Tralee Woman To Hold Coffee Morning To Help Children In Calcutta

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Aedemar O’Regan.

A COFFEE morning is to be held tomorrow (Saturday) by a Tralee woman who is travelling to India this March to help children living on the streets of Calcutta.

Aedemar O’Regan, from Oakpark, is a teacher in St Francis’ School in Rochestown, Co. Cork. She is travelling with another teacher in the school and 80 other students and teachers from Cork and Tipperary on the trip which is organised by the Hope Foundation.

They will visit schools and orphanages in Calcutta and help wherever they can on the week long stay in late March.

The coffee morning, which takes place in The Meadowlands Hotel from 10am to 12 noon, is to raise funds to bring materials they need for the trip to aid the children.


  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    Nice to know Indian children are being helped by Irish do-gooders when so many Irish children live in poverty and homeless today! Great trip abroad…..LOL.

    • Claire Lynch says:

      Hi Matty. Can you leave the details of the coffee morning that you are holding to raise money for the Irish children? Thanks, Claire

  2. Matty O'Leary says:

    Hi Clare, what are you doing raising money for children of a nation that developed and maintains a “nuclear triad” – referring to the nuclear weapons delivery of a strategic nuclear arsenal which consists of three components: land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), strategic bombers, and submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs). India is one of only four nations on the planet that can afford to develop and maintain this M.A.D. weapon system.

    Indeed India is Asia’s third-largest economy spent $50.6 billion in 2016, up from $46.6 billion last year. India now has the fourth-largest defence budget, followed by Saudi Arabia and Russia. While Russia was at the fourth place last year, in 2016, it slipped to the sixth spot.
    India needs to spend $61.11 billion a year, or 3.77% of its gross domestic product, to tackle the alarming levels of extreme poverty and rural distress and, simultaneously, beef up the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to provide guaranteed jobs for the rural poor, International Labour Organization (ILO) director-general Guy Ryder.

    In comparison:
    Ireland is a small neutral nation allocated €922 million in Defence funding for 2017.
    In 2018, Ireland has almost 800,000 people living in poverty with a quarter of a million of these are children, Social Justice Ireland has said.

    So, why are you even being allowed to groom our Irish children to supplement India spending!

    Yes Claire, a coffee morning is the answer to fix it all – how simple of me?
    I shell end child poverty in Ireland by copying your excellent example.

    • Well said Matty!! I am sure these ladies will do excellent work on their WEEK long trip. Charity starts at home.