Cahermoyle House Ardagh, County Limerick is providing shelter to almost 90 Ukrainian men, women and children.
Cahermoyle House Ardagh welcomes almost 90 fleeing Ukrainian refugees
By I Love Limerick correspondent Ava O’Donoghue
Almost 90 Ukrainian men, women and children have found shelter at the historic Cahermoyle House in Ardagh, County Limerick.
Cahermoyle House, a former nursing home, was built in 1870 on some 43 acres of land. After undergoing refurbishments in recent months, the house will now provide shelter to Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war.
Refugees began arriving in Ardagh late on Saturday night, and the local community quickly began to organise support and supplies for the Ukrainian arrivals.
Local community groups acted fast, setting up appeals and donation drives. A fundraiser set up by St Kieran’s GAA raised €5,150 in just 2 days – well over its goal of €2,500.
Alongside the monetary donations were clothes, toys, and other essential items.
Extra washing machines and tumble driers have been donated locally and all of the rooms at the temporary accommodation have been fitted with new mattresses and bed linen.
“The rooms of Cahermoyle House Ardagh are done nicely, with plenty of supplies coming from Buttevant Convent,” said Killeedy Community Alert. “The Ukrainian refugees are comfortable and are in a lovely setting.”
St Kieran’s GAA is still accepting donations of essential items such as basic clothing; socks, underwear and pyjamas, as well as toys for boys and girls ranging from the age of three months to 13.
Pet food is also being accepted as there are some dogs and cats at Cahermoyle House. Firewood, coal, firelogs and briquettes are especially important donations as the house is such a large building.
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