On the eve of Easter, the Ukrainian community gathered with our friends at the Sonairte Eco-Center near Leytown for a charity Easter picnic. The event was organized by Maria Starukh – Director of the Association of Ukrainians in the Republic of Ireland (AURI).
Thanks to the assets of our community, in particular @Halyna Royko, Easter cakes were baked and painted, and children decorated Easter eggs. All funds raised during the event will be directed to those in need.
The event was supported by local government representatives Sharon Tholan, and Elaine McGinty. Kim and Paul from Sonairte were wonderful giving all their time today and providing a wonderful welcome and atmospheric day that will remain in the memories of those recently arrived broken-hearted families. Big thank also to Michael O’Grady for support by providing us a bus!
The Ukrainian and Irish peoples know each other’s traditions together, as now more than 23,000 Ukrainians have found refuge on the Emerald Isle.
Today we spent a happy time together and will continue to make interesting and bright events that will become a cultural bridge between our peoples. Together they sang “Oh in the meadow red viburnum” and talked about its importance. With each step, we are getting closer!
We believe in peace after victory and we know that good will win!
Easter is near. Light always conquers darkness!
Glory to Ukraine! Glory to Heroes! Thanks for Ireland!