A group of volunteers «Safe Harbor for Ukraine» with the cob of war evacuated 40 children and women to Cork, provided the shelter in the host families and continued the integration of Ukrainians, including comprehensive assistance and adaptation to the new community.
An important part of the recovery of the trauma of war for children and women was to unite Ukrainians together, so John and Siobhan Dennehy, together with Rory Dennehy and Derry Cronin from Cronin’s coaches, organized a bus to Castlegregory, Co Kerry for forty Ukrainian refugees. Kerry is famous for the majestic nature of the region, the best beach and, without a doubt, one of the best locations for water activities.
Over the weekend, May 28, 29, our Ukrainian families were able to enjoy the goodness of Irish nature. Forty Ukrainian guests tried various water activities, including surfing lessons from Jamie Knox Watersports. For the first lesson, the children got up on the boards by the absolutely and caring guidance of instructors and volunteers. Adults had fun jumping from trampolines in the ocean, trying kayaks and catamarans, surfing, and just sunbathing and enjoying the ocean.
In the evening, the Ukrainian community together with Irish families was invited to a barbecue and communication. During national songs, Irish and Ukrainians danced the national hopak together, sang folk songs, cooked food and enjoyed Kerry’s scenery.
Ukrainians also prepared small gifts for John and Rory Dennehy, who are the organizers of this charity tour. With big gratitude in their hearts for their help, refugees presented the symbols of Ukraine and T-shirts with a popular saying about the russian ship.
Such incredible care heals injured hearts and gives confidence in the future of Ukrainians in Ireland.
Good will win, appreciative to the attentive heart of Ireland and benefactors who save people.
Autor: Svitlana Solntseva
4 North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7, D07 RHA8, Ireland