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SMA Dromantine Summer Camp 2019 – Report by Fr. Fergus Tuohy SMA (Camp Chaplain)

One of the most attractive aspects of the SMA Summer Camp is FAITH. Along with Sport and Games, it always was, and still remains,...

Celebrating 60 years of the SMA Family Vocations Community

Introduction: Family Vocations Community (aka Family Vocations Crusade) celebrates its DIAMOND JUBILEE this year. It was founded in 1959 and has given 60 years of...

The SMA Missionary Family – Working for Africa in Ireland

In August 2018, the World Meeting of Families takes place in Ireland, a location apparently favoured in part by the rich missionary tradition of...

The SMA Summer Camp 2017 on video with breathtaking views of Dromantine

We are delighted to present a wonderful video of the 2017 SMA Summer Camp at Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre. There are breath taking...

Friends of Africa

Friends of Africa (FOA) was formed in 1998 after some of those who had attended the Boys Camp at Dromantine and their friends met with...
FOA-Breaktime

Laity and Mission: A growing phenomenon

A recent seminar took place in Rome addressing the relationship between Laity and Mission. The initiative was born in response to the growing concern...
FOA-Future

With an eye on the past we press forward into the future

  As part of the Friends of Africa 15th anniversary celebration (Saturday 12 October 2013) we had presentations on the three countries where FOA members work,...
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Large crowds flock to Dromantine Family Fun Day

The 2013 Dromantine Family FunDay - on 9 June - took place in glorious sunshine, attracting the largest crowds for many years. Fr Eddie...