Mullingar Brings Christmas To Ghana

Mons. Daniel Buor is looking forward to spending his second Christmas in Mullingar.  Mons. Buor is chaplain in St Francis Medical Centre, Ballinderry and frequently helps the priests at the Cathedral. 

Originally Ghana in West Africa, Mons. Buor returned home for four weeks last September with a special gift from Westmeath GAA.  He was given a set of GAA "cúl camp" sports kits for young children in his locality. 

Mons Buor explains:

"As soon as I got home to my place in Ghana, I went to a number of schools and parishes which I know to be well run.  In each place, the children were overjoyed by the sports kits the GAA had sent them. 

"Children in Ghana love sports and now they even know about Gaelic games.  I don't think they will ever compete in the All Ireland championships but for them, at least this year, Christmas came early in Ghana.  On their behalf, I am very grateful to the Cathedral parish and to Westmeath GAA."

A similar gift of sports jerseys was presented to Sr Mary Hardiman who works among the poor in Haiti.  The delivery to Haiti was transported by the Haven building group and Sr Mary will have a report shortly.

Photo above:  Mons. Daniel Buor is pictured with staff and pupils at Adekyee School in the Diocese of Jasikan, Ghana (West Africa) after the children received the "Cul Camp" sports jerseys from Westmeath GAA.

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