• Subscribe to our newsletter

    Email address

  • Archives

  • Tags

  • Newswatch Categories

  • Irish nun recognised for work in India

    Monday, March 30th, 2009

    An Irish nun has been recognised in Carlow for her fifty years of working with the poor in India.

    Sister Cyril Mooney (72), A Bray native who moved to India when she was twenty, runs programmes in Calcutta aimed at helping street children.She was honoured in Carlow by the Friends of Calcutta group, who organised a “This is Your Life” tribute. It was attended by over 200 people including the Indian ambassador.

    Sr Mooney has previously received one of India’s highest honours, the Padma Shree; she is one of the few foreigners to be so honoured.

    Read the report in the Irish Times:
    Irish nun honoured for 50 years of helping street children of India