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Yeppoon couple to lead Australian pilgrimage to World Meeting of Families conference in Dublin

Mark and TInk Boyd

A QUEENSLAND couple with seven children will lead the official Australian pilgrimage to the ninth World Meeting of Families conference in Dublin in August. Mark and Tink Boyd, from Yeppoon, first attended a World Meeting of Families conference in Mexico City in 2009 after an invitation from then Rockhampton Bishop Brian Heenan. “It just opened our eyes to the evangelising ... Read More »

Irish priest has received more love in Brisbane than anywhere in the world

Fr Pat Doran

“ONE day we buried twelve children …” – victims of war and famine, and as Fr Pat Doran thinks of them almost 60 years later the memories come flooding back, and so do the tears. Those children and thousands like them are close to the heart of the Holy Spirit Father nearing retirement from his Brisbane parish. In the little ... Read More »

Yeppoon primary teacher represented Ireland in AFL International Cup

Irish teacher Robert McElhone

PLAYING football at the 2017 AFL International Cup for his native Ireland at the MCG and finishing third in the world was an unforgettable experience for Yeppoon primary school teacher, Robert McElhone. Mr McElhone and his Irish team joined 20 other nations for the two-week amateur carnival in Melbourne from August 5-19. A teacher at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School ... Read More »

Easter Rising hero remembered 100 years on

William Ryan

BRISBANE Catholics are rallying to make sure the unmarked grave of an Irishman who risked his life for the independence of Ireland soon has a headstone. About 130 people gathered around the grave of William Ryan at Nudgee cemetery last Sunday on the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin. Mr Ryan joined fellow Irish citizens on Easter Monday, ... Read More »

A walk of faith on Ireland’s holiest mountain

IF you’re ever on the west coast of Ireland, take some time out, strap on your walking shoes and take a spiritual adventure to Croagh Patrick. Croagh Patrick, which overlooks Clew Bay in County Mayo, is considered the holiest mountain in Ireland. It is renowned for its Patrician Pilgrimage in honour of St Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint. It was on ... Read More »

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