Miltown Malbay Book Club To Bring Asylum Seekers On New Year Holiday

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A women’s group from Miltown Malbay is extending a hand of friendship to asylum seekers in Clare.

Members of a local book club regularly visit the direct provision centre in Knockalisheen in Meelick and have decided to take the residents on holiday in the new year.

They have seen a huge outpouring of support, with the donation of a bus and accommodation in West Clare for the group so far.


Fiona Whyte from the Miltown Malbay Melting Pot book group says it’s about giving these families an element of normality – even if it’s only for one weekend: