"Walking in Margaret's Footsteps"
FOUNDED IN 2008, The Margaret of New Orleans Community Association was established to create a memorial cottage to commemorate Margaret Haughery's (nee Gaffney) Birthplace and to raise public awarness of her ife and work. The organisation wishes to continue to follow in her footsteps by raising funds for local charities and to work with our partners in the U.S. to have Margaret beatified.
Our mission statement and aims and objectives are as follows:-
♥ 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 by forging links with partners both locally, nationally and abroad
Last year, we celebrated the bicentennial of Margaret of New Orleans—born on Christmas Day 1813 in Tully, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim in Ireland. The Margaret Movement had a grand event on Saturday 15th June 2013 inTully, Carrigallen.
People were greeted 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 all 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 the 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.