In the run up to the launch of Trocaire’s 2015 Lenten Campaign which focuses on the effects of climate change – Trocaire’s CEO Mr. Eamonn Meehan visited Barntown National School and Bishop’s Office at Summerhill, Wexford.

Eamonn Meehan took the opportunity to thank the people, religious and priests of the diocese of Ferns for over 40 years of support for Trocaire and in particular he thanked the diocese for the 250,000 euros it donated over the past twelve months, in its response to the Philippines typhoon and the 2014 Lenten appeals.

The Lenten Campaign will get underway next Wednesday (Ash Wednesday) and the focus this year is Ethiopia and climate change.

Trocaire boxes can be collected at all churches this weekend.

Diocesan Representative to Trocaire Fr. John Carroll encouraged the people of the diocese to ‘continue in the valiant effort that is close now to half a century of generosity which has raised millions of euros in Ferns, euros which have enabled countless opportunities to emerge for our brothers and sisters in the developing world, opportunities born of justice and solidarity, opportunities born of a shared Gospel calling.”


  1. Eamonn Meehan, diocesan representative to Trocaire Fr. John Carroll and school principal Louisa O Brien chat with members of the school council at Barntown National School where Mr. Meehan addressed the weekly Friday morning school assembly.
  2. Wexford town curate Fr. Aodhan Marken chats with Trocaire’s CEO Mr. Eamonn Meehan.
  3. Clonard curate Fr. Barry Larkin chats with Trocaire’s CEO.
  4. Bishop Brennan and Wexford town based priests Fr. Ciprian (the Friary), Fr. Barry Larkin (Clonard) and Fr. Aodhan Marken (Wexford) at the launch of the Lenten Trocaire Box Appeal for Lent 2015 with Hanna Evans and Eamonn Meehan (CEO, Trocaire).
  5. Wexford Franciscan Guardian Fr. Ciprian chats with Trocaire’s CEO Mr. Eamonn Meehan at the launch of the Lenten Campaign at Bishop’s House.

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