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‘Chernobyl children’s trip gives them hope, that is the way I see it.’

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The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred in 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the western USSR and Europe. 31 people died directly as a result of the accident.

Castlebar group work with children of Chernobyl

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On April 28, 1986, a team of workers at a Swedish power plant raised the alarm when they detected radioactive particles on their clothing.

After twenty-eight years, Chernobyl remains a ‘ticking time bomb’

We, all of us, have a problem with keeping things in mind, with remembering what it is important to remember, while allowing other things that might have seemed important at the time to fade. We can, perhaps, be forgiven for such lapses of recollection. We are, after all, bombarded 24/7 with an unprecedented flood of information, from every corner of the globe.

Roses set to Bloom in Mullingar

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The 2013 Rose of Tralee paid a flying visit to Mullingar last week to launch the 2014 Westmeath Rose competition.

Clarenbridge generosity results in ‘Home of Hope’ for orphaned children

Chernobyl children have Clarenbridge locals to thank for giving them a new ‘Home of Hope’ as part of Chernobyl Children International’s de-institutionalisation programme.

A quiz with a difference

In aid of the Erris Children of Chernobyl, there will be an audio-visual quiz in The Western Strands, Belmullet, at 9pm on Thursday, February 9.

A quiz with a difference

In aid of the Erris Children of Chernobyl, there will be an audio-visual quiz in The Western Strands, Belmullet, at 9pm on Thursday February 9. Maximum of four people per team. €40 per team.

Westmeath Rose of Tralee to visit Chernobyl children’s project

This year’s Westmeath Rose of Tralee, Teresa Donohoe, has been invited to join a group of Roses, escorts, and Adi Roche to visit an orphanage in Vesnova, Belarus in aid of the Chernobyl Children’s Project International.

Chernobyl children arrive for Christmas in Kilkenny

Christmas celebrations started on Wednesday last for local girl Andrea Keogh as she welcomed Maryna Tsitive and Nastya Zaitsava, two Chernobyl girls who will be spending the holidays with her at her home in Kilkenny.

Loughrea and Athenry students get certs for Chernobyl fundraising

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The Transition Year Students of Gairmscoil Mhuire, Athenry and St Raphael’s College, Loughrea, were presented with their certificates from Pat Dillon of the Sunflowers Chernobyl Childrens Charity, for their efforts in raising awareness and money for the Sunflowers Christmas Craft Fair Fundraising Event, which is to be held at the Raheen Woods Hotel on Sunday December 11. The students entered a poster competition, Georgia Dennis Hurlock and Ceire Maher of Gairmscoil Mhuire and Annabel Hynes of St Raphael’s College, were joint winners.


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