Cystic Fibrosis Ireland
We will be supporting Cystic Fibrosis Ireland again this year. We raised €1100 for of this worthy cause in 2017, the same amount as in 2016.
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. in 2017 we raised €1000 for them, having raised €1100 the year before.
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.