Our Mission Statement —Aims and Objectives
We wish to "Walk in Margarets footsteps" by providing events that can raise monies for local charities.
We strive at all times to promote our local area and support all business and individuals in the area and nationally
We will promote our local Culture, Heritage and Arts whilst protecting our environment and run all activities in a sustainable and responsible manner
We wish to achieve these goals by inviting people to come and "Walk in Margarets footsteps with us" tapping into the interest in Margaret, Ireland and our immediate locality and forging links with partners both locally, nationally and abroad.
Last year, we celebrated the bicentennial of Margaret of New Orleans, Margaret Haughery, nee Gaffney, born on Christmas Day 1813 in Tully, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim in Ireland. The Margaret Movement i had a Grand event on Saturday 15th June 2013 inTully, Carrigallen.
We greeted people from around the world particularly from New Orleans and the USA. Craft people displaying and useing their unique talents, music, songs, dance, drama and art were aoll part of the celebration drawing on the organic talent in Carrigallen.
Margaret's history is lengthy and complex and you can access
it here on our History Button or in the Menu above. We would
also like to recommend our Facebook Page and the Facebook page of the New Orleans Margaret Movement: Beloved
Margaret Haughery of New Orleans. If you need further details
on the Margaret Movement or if we can help you in any way in regard to Margaret, you can Email us.
Prayer for Beatification
Margaret of New Orleans 1813-1882
Dear God of mercy and compassion,
your words—"As long as you did it for one of these,
the least of my brethern, you did it for me—
inspired Margaret of New Orleans to devote her life to helping
feed and clothe, not only the under-privileged children of
New Orleans, but also the destitute, the orphans, the poor,
the sick and the elderly of that great city.
We commend to you her charitable work on behalf of
the underprivileged Catholics, Protestants, Jews, black and coloured creeds, for whom she worked so tirelessly.
With faith and trust in our hearts, we pray for her
beatificationso that she may continue to encourage us to lead humble and charitable lives. We pray also that the work of Margaret of New Orleans will help to inspire today's rulers of society to develop a more positive attitude towards the less well-off in their care.
< Left: Recently erected lectern at Margaret's cottage.
Design by Tony Fahy. Text by Helen Corcoran, Bernie O'Rourke and
Above: Margaret's Birthplace in Tully, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim, Ireland
Top: Margaret and children, a sculpture outside the Health Centre in
Carrigallen designed and sculpted by Fred Conlon,
from Strandhill in Co Sligo