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Mayo grandmother meets the Pope

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Castlebar grandmother Catherine Wiley, who is the founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association, met Pope Francis at the Vatican last Sunday. Speaking after the meeting, Ms Wiley said, “I felt very blessed, honoured and emotional. I hope this will create awareness of the calling of grandparents and their vital role in society.”

Catholic Grandparents’ Association event to tackle issues affecting young people

The Catholic Grandparents’ Association is hosting a social gathering in the Castlecourt Hotel, Westport, on May 8. The event is open to the public and there is no admission fee.

Mayo grandmother speaks at World Family Congress

Catherine Wiley, a grandmother from Mayo, has addressed the World Family Congress in Milan this May, asking: “Will our grandchildren be Catholics?”

It’s grandparents and grandchildren’s day at Brigit’s Garden

Brigit’s Garden is offering a unique opportunity for grandparents and grandchildren to have fun together on Sunday from 1pm to 5.30pm.

Belmullet woman is crowned Mayo Grandparent of the Year

Cadbury Roses and Friends of the Elderly announced the Mayo winner of the 2011 Grandparent of the Year competition. Maureen McAndrew from Belmullet was nominated by her 18-year-old grandchild Holly McAndrew. Her loving entry was highly complimentary of her grandmother: “My granny is a kind and loving person and a great parent and grandparent. She is a remarkable woman who was a young widow and had a hard life but always cared for her 10 children. My 16 cousins and I are very grateful to have her in our lives! She deserves to be grandparent of the year because she looks after us all with her prayers, home-made brown bread, chicken soup and a few euro on pension day! She might be 85 but she is always great fun to be around and I am very thankful to have her!”

Betty Walsh is 2011 Kilkenny Grandparent of the Year

The Kilkenny winner of the 2011 Grandparents of the Year competition was announced this week and Betty Walsh from Kilkenny was crowned the Kilkenny winner.

Grandparents to remember 9/11 victims in Knock this Sunday

This Sunday (September 11) thousands of grandparents are expected to attend the annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage in Knock hosted by the Catholic Grandparents Association. The Archbishop of Tuam, Dr Michael Neary, will be the chief celebrant with Fr Benny McHale as the homilist. EWTN’s Kathy Sinnott will deliver a reflection. Liam Lawton and Ann Marie Gibbons are guest singers with music under the direction of Finola Higgins-Cosgrove.

September date for National Grandparents’ Pilgrimage

Grandparents take note, the second ever National Grandparents’ Pilgrimage has been scheduled for Knock Shrine on Sunday September 14.

Parents of multiple births invited to attend get together

Parents of multiple births in Galway are invited to attend a get together at Busy Bees in Oranmore on Tuesday March 3 at 3pm.


The role grandparents play in a child's life is a very special one. With a lifetime of experience behind them, they can offer their grandchildren the gifts of wisdom, love, patience, and time.

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