Mothers’ Union


Raheny was the first Branch fo the Mothers’ Union in Ireland set up in 1887 by the then Rector’s wife Annabella Hayes. In establishing the organisation here she was emulatin the example fo Mary Sumner, who had started the first Mothers’ Union Branch in 1876 in Winchester, England.

In 2003 Coolcoock Branch joined with us and subsequently in 2018 members from Clontarf Branch became part of our Branch.

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month, September to May, unless otherwise announced in the All Saints’ Hall. We have church services, various talks, craft days, outings and meals out, plus lots of fun. We also visit other Branches within the Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough. Our projects include-

  • Christmas Shoe Boxes for Darndale Creche
  • Knitting for premature babies in our various Maternity Hospitals
  • Providing our local Woman’s Refuge with toiletries, toys, ect.

Mothers’ Union is a world wide organisation with about 4 million members. Work overseas includes training members in their local communities, promoting parenting, literacy and development programmes, family life programmes.

We campaign for a just society by-

  • Drawing attention to social concern issues
  • Supporting gender equality
  • Lobbying Governments
  • Contributing to programmes at the United Nations
  • Promoting Fair Trade

More information can be obtained from the MU website at

New members are always welcom and con contact either Jean Leeson – 086 1945579 or Dorothy Carroll – 087 6327693