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A Day At The Races

We are taking the reins once again and we are lining up for our fundraising day at the races at Windsor race course on 7 September. We are champing at the bit to get out and have fun and meet old friends once more so please come along for the racing. The poster says we… Read More

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The Times That Are In It

Things have been tough for Aisling as for everyone else but signs are that we may be heading into more stable waters thanks to the wonderful institution of the NHS which has pulled out all the stops in delivering vaccines to the people in the UK. Things are taking a more steady course in Ireland… Read More

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Sona Fheile Padraig

When I think of St. Patrick’s Day last year I remember my disappointment that it was the very day the pubs closed. At least the one I had hoped to spend a good part of the day in. Pat Logue decided quite early on before the government announced the first lockdown that he would not… Read More

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Pops Johnny Connors

Johnny was 82 years old so he had a long life when he passed and it was also a very full, varied and fulfilling life. Not only did he leave behind many children and grandchildren but he also left behind a legacy written in words and music to rival many famous authors and songwriters from… Read More

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John Glynn Jr

We would like to remember John Glynn Junior who died suddenly and tragically on 11 September. John’s father, also John, was one of the founders of the Aisling Project way back in 1994 and currently mainstay of the project. John Jr was part of the Aisling family, volunteering with the project and helping out in… Read More

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Bhoys from the Big House

When I was working in Arlington House and was first putting together the Aisling Project in 1994 I was approached by Jim McCool who was working as a researcher at the University of North London (now London Met). Jim was from Armagh and had been a student on the groundbreaking Irish Studies Course. He knew… Read More

Lockdown Summary from March 23rd 2020 to June 30th 2020

Aisling continues to provide support for up to 200 clients during the pandemic. In line with government guidance we work as best we can remotely from home when we are able. Whilst most of our clients are coping with remote contact sometimes we need to do face to face contacts to support clients with hospital… Read More

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Twice Blessed

Michael Hogan was buried recently at the Islington Crematorium in East Finchley. Michael died a few months ago at the beginning of the Corona virus alert but he turned out not to have had the virus. He was in University College hospital for a long time and died there. Things are a bit mixed up… Read More

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Keeping communities safe and in contact

The Aisling Project has worked with some of the most vulnerable members of the irish community in London during the last 25 years since we began our mission. Aisling started out to help isolated and vulnerable long-term emigrants get in touch with their families in Ireland and return for rehabilitative breaks. The project has had… Read More