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Help Needed For Lovely Day Out For Syrian Refugees Based In Roscommon

By Sarah

July 10, 2017 at 3:22pm


In one of the nicer things we've heard today, a Go Fund Me page has been set up to raise money for a lovely sightseeing day out for a group of Syrian refugees who are currently living in Ballaghaderreen in Roscommon.

Volunteers are planning to bring a group of people, mostly women and children, up to Dublin for a day of fun and exploring.

The say that "since moving to Roscommon, this group of individuals havn't been given the opportunity to explore their new home in Ireland. We think that they deserve a chance to see all the amazing sights in Dublin City, and a day out in town is the least we could do.

"For this trip to Dublin we are focusing on Women and Children who have found the move particularly challenging and we hope to have future day trips to give the rest of the group the chance to experience what Ireland has to offer."

Plans so far include museum admission and a trip round the city on the Viking Splash Tour.

What are funds needed for?

Volunteers are hoping to raise €500 to fund a return bus from Ballaghaderreen to Dublin for 27 Women and Children with any remaining funds going towards sightseeing activities for the day.  

Lunch and refreshments will be provided free of charge for the group by the Silkd Road Cafe, Dublin Castle. 

This heartwarming day out is being planned with the help of The City of Sanctuary , The Irish Red Cross and The Silk Road Cafe, and we can't think of a nicer move to try to make the newcomers of Roscommon feel welcome.

You can find out more information and donate to this worthy cause here.

P.S. If you have any ideas for places in Ireland you think the group should see let us know!

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