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Read report on “Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence” seminar held by Wexford Soroptimists at the Riverbank House Hotel. (Simon Bourke,
The Wexford People)

Eadoin Lawlor, President 2019 SI Wexford

The new 2019 Wexford President Eadoin Lawlor receiving her chain of office from immediate Past President Mary Kerr.
Breaking the silence on domestic violence

SI Wexford events

Nollaig na mBan lunch 2019



Some of the attendees at SI Wexford's Nollaig na mBan lunch.

Once again SI Wexford held a very and enjoyable Nollaig na mBan lunch at the Ferrycarrig Hotel in January 2019.

SI Wexford held their annual Nollaig na mBan lunch an 7th. January 2018.

The event was held in aid of Wexford Rape Crises Centre.

What a wonderful Charity Lunch. Good company, good meal with wine followed by local professional singers and pianist to entertain. Photos show President Mary with SI National President of Ireland, Teresa Irwin and with other guests as well as other Soroptimists and guests.

Participants in the local heats of the Public Speaking competition in Wexford, November 2018.

Participants in the local heats of the Public Speaking competition in Wexford, November 2018.

Soroptimist Wexford organised a very successful "afternoon teaparty" in lovely sunshine to
raise funds for "Dragon boating" a water-based team-paddling sport which originated in
China over 2000 years ago. Research has shown that a gradual programme of upper-body
exercise in those treated for breast cancer can help improve movement to the area of
surgery/or radiation therapy.

The boat has been renovated by volunteers from the Wexford Boatclub.
The money raised will be used for the purchase of paddles.

Just some of Wexford Soroptimists' activities:

Participating in the International Conference in Istanbul.

Meeting fellow Soroptimists in the Netherlands.

Drawing Attention to "Violence Against Women".

Visit to The Netherlands April 21 to April 25, 2016

National President Sarah McCormack, IPP Margaret Geraghty and members of SI Drogheda, Athlone and Wexford visited The Netherlands by invitation of Club SI Lisse-De Bollenstreek.

The purpose of the visit was participating in fundraising events organised by the Dutch Soroptimists in conjuntion with UNICEF to raise money for their project "Syria Back to School". The purpose of this project is to build schools outside the refugee camps to educate Syrian children and thus prevent "a lost generation".

The events included touring the tulip fields, the famous "Keukenhof" flowergardens, a private view of the floats being prepared for the annual flower parade. Visiting the city of Haarlem incl. Frans Hals museum, a canal trip through Amsterdam, visit to the Royal Palace and a wonderful dinner cooked by members of the guest club!

The highlight of the visit was a concert in the National Concert building in Amsterdam by the Russian pianist Misha Fomin. Prior to the concert Soroptimists from various European countries attended a special gathering chaired by Int. President Elect Mariet Verhoef-Cohen.

On that occasion a cheque for € 300.000.- was presented to the Director of UNICEF.

This project runs for 3 years and is currently at the start of the 3rd year. The target set was € 300.000.- and it is a remarkable achievement that this goal has already been reached!

Hopefully more money will be raised in the coming months to allow more children to benefit from a very much needed education.


Irish Soroptimists visiting Amsterdam

Congratulations to the Dutch Soroptimists - it was a pleasure to meet you and to support your wonderful work.

Handing over of insignia to incoming SI Wexford President.
SI Wexford was delighted to welcome National President Maria Finnegan to their annual Nollaig na mBan lunch in aid of Down Syndrome Wexford.


Soroptimist Wexford raising money for our charities at the Sunday car boot sale.....hard work on a very hot day starting at 6 a.m........ Thank you Ingrid and Slaney Flowers for the loan of the vans!

Public Speaking Competition SI Wexford.

21 wonderful young girls participated in the competition.

Excellent presentations, interesting President Dorcas said "we are in awe" of you

Wexford finalist Public Speaking Competition 2016

Public Speaking Competition Final 2015 / 16

The Lord Mayor of Dublin and Georgia Mai Murphy representing SI Wexford at the National Finals of the Public Speaking Competition at the Mansion House in Dublin, Saturday 5th. May, 2016.

SI Wexford Annual General Meeting 2016

Nollaig na mBan lunch 2016

Nollaig na mBan 10th. January 2016.

SI Wexford hosted a lunch attended by National President Sarah McCormack and 240 guests in aid of the Wexford Hospice. Guests enjoyed a lovely meal on a beautiful day.

We would like to thank all our guests for their generosity as an amount of €8031.- was raised for Wexford Hospice Homecare.

Nollaig na mBan 10th. January 2016.

The annual “Nollaig na mBhan” lunch was held at the Ferrycarrig Hotel in Wexford. The event was attended by National President Sarah McCormack who spoke about the ideals and purpose of Soroptimism  and (in her capacity  as Senior Manager with HSE in charge of  “Healthy Ireland”)  about the importance  of participating in “Operation Transformation”.

The Lunch was attended by 240 people who enjoyed a lovely meal, some wonderful entertainment, met old friends and made new friends.

A big “Thank You” to President Alma Hynes and her Committee for organising this very successful afternoon.

This was a fundraising event and a substantial amount of money was raised for the “Wexford Hospice”.

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