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Our Mission Statement — Aims and Objectives

"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.














"Walking in Margaret's Footsteps"

Prayer for Beatification

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
helpingfeed 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
Becky Thomas.

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

Below: Event held in aid of the Margaret Mardi Grá International Jazz, Trad and Food Festival—inspired by the works and deeds of Margaret on the 1st July 2016.