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Celebrating Irish generosity for St Patrick’s Day

As the world prepares to celebrates St Patrick’s Day, here in Trócaire we wanted to celebrate something uniquely Irish – our generosity.

Ireland is the most charitable country in Europe and the second most generous nation worldwide, which was no surprise to us here in Trócaire.

Trócaire fundraisers

Recently a report by the Charities Aid Foundation ranked Ireland 2nd globally in terms of the percentage of the population that gives money to charity each month, volunteers time to charity, and helps strangers.

Ireland was the highest ranked European country and second globally, just behind the United States. Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom make up the top five.

Trócaire supporters

Every year Trócaire is humbled by the generosity and support we get from families, communities and parishes around the country not only during our Lenten campaign but throughout the year.

Thank you & Happy St Patrick’s Day!


First collage. Top: Karen Fagan, 16, Anna Colgan, 16 and Michelle Larkin, 16 of Mac Daras community school in Tempelogue, Dublin.Last weekend, they took part in a sponsored cycle on South King Street in Dublin, opposite the Gaiety and cycled the distance from Ireland to Uganda – over 8,000 miles! – to raise money for Trócaire.

Bottom right: Students from MacDara take part in bikeathon.

Bottom left: Gavin O Mahony Limerick Hurling Captain and Justin Kilcullen – Director of Trócaire with Trevor Vaughan as Justin visited Corpus Christi Primary School in Moyross on Ash Wednesday.

Second collage: Top: The children of Corpus Christi National School, Moyross, Limerick made their own Trócaire box with their school’s symbol on it!

Credtis. Mac Dara’s photos by Alan Whelan. Corpus Christi photos by Brian Arthur/Press 22.

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