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Report on MIA's International Women's Day Activities
14, Mar 2009 - 10:35

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International Women’s Day was a celebrated in style recently in Mayo Intercultural Action. It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase some of the wonderful projects undertaken by women from the craft circle in MIA and the direct provision hostel in Ballyhaunis in the past few months. Carmel Balfe and Merovee Guerin, community artists who worked on these projects with MIA, both spoke about the work and the wonderful experience for everyone involved.
Chinere enjoying Interational Women's Day. Photo Alison Laredo.

Project co-ordinator, Thérèse Ruane, gave an interesting talk on the roots of International Women’s Day and its relevance to women today. Brid Kivneen facilitated intercultural singing by exchanging songs from different cultures.
Merovee Guerin and Maureen o Boyle admiring the 'MIA Bag project'. Photo Alison Laredo.

Women from many different nationalities were in attendance, including, Burma, Nigeria, Kenya, New Zealand, Poland, Russia and Ireland. The relaxed informal atmosphere was enhanced by wonderful culinary offerings and a deep understanding that despite our different backgrounds we all recognise what it means to be a woman living in Mayo in 2009.
Sheila, Mary, Faith and Caroline showcasing their achievement in a communal quilt project. Photo Alison Laredo.

If you want to find out about upcoming projects and events in Mayo Intercultural Action, please contact MIA on 094-9044511 or email You can view recent activities on


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