Cystic Fibrosis Ireland
We will be supporting Cystic Fibrosis Ireland again this year. We have raised €3,265 for of this worthy cause over the past three years.
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetically inherited disease that primarily affects the lungs and the digestive system. Ireland has the highest incidence of Cystic Fibrosis in the world – approximately 1 in 19 Irish people are said to ‘carry’ one copy of the altered gene that causes Cystic Fibrosis.
CF Ireland (CFI) is a voluntary organisation that was set up by parents in 1963 to improve the treatment and facilities for people with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland. CF Ireland also co-operates with medical professionals to give maximum assistance to both parents and children/adults with Cystic Fibrosis.
St. Colmcille’s National School
We will be supporting out local primary school again this year. We have raised €2,800 for them, over the last three years.
Scoil Naisuínta Cholmcille Naofa Maoin (St. Colmcille’s N.S., Moone) is a rural six-teacher, co-educational school. It is located in the village of Moone which is situated off the N9 Motorway between Castledermot and Kilcullen, Co. Kildare. The school was built in its present location in 1952. The original school, which is still in use today as the parish hall, was built in 1911.
There are 133 children on roll at present and they also participate in and enjoy many sporting activities such as Gaelic Football, basketball, soccer, tag rugby and swimming.