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Dedicated to…

The Irish Blessing is dedicated to each and every one of our key workers and those they care for on the island of Ireland. The list below contains the dedications of those who were involved in the recording.

174 Trust NI | Action Trauma NI | Adelaide House Care Home Belfast | Air Ambulance NI | Altnagelvin Hospital Derry | Alzheimer’s Society Ireland | Alzheimer’s Society NI | Annahilt Care Home Down | Antrim Area Hospital | Antrim Area Hospital Cardiology Dept | Antrim Road Medical Centre Belfast | ARI Thursday Club Ballybrown | Autism NI | Aware NI | Ballyclare Together Antrim | Ballymena Foodbank Antrim | Bangor Food Bank and Community Support | Barnardos Ireland | Beacon Hospital Dublin | Belfast City Council Staff | Belfast City Hospital Renal Unit | Belfast City Nightingale Hospital | Breast Cancer Research UK | Cairnhill Nursing Home Bray | Camphill Community Glencraig | Cancer Ireland | Carers | Carlow Womens Aid | Carrick Community | Causeway Hospital Antrim | Cavan Garda Station | Christian Concern | Christians Against Poverty Carrickfergus Antrim | Clonakilty Community Hospital Cork | Clondalkin Towers Direct Provision Centre for Asylum-Seekers | Coaching 4 Christ | College Students |Community of Nazareth | Compassion Londonderry | Connolly Hospital Woodlands Ward Dublin | Cork Penny Dinners Cork | Corrymeela Community | Craigavon Area Hospital Armagh | Craigavon Medical Staff and Workers | Craigavon Area Hospital Intensive Care Unit | Crown Jesus Ministries | Daffodil Nurses Ireland | Debsandy Foundation Ireland | Delivery Drivers | Doctors of the HSE | Dom Research Centre Antrim | Down Hospital | Downs Syndrome Association | Downshire Primary School Hillsborough Down | Dublin Christian Mission | Dundalk Group of Parishes | Dungiven Young Farmers Derry | Essential Workers | Everyone Affected by Coronavirus | Everyone who stayed at home | Exodus Lisburn Antrim | Farranlea Community Nursing Unit | Fields of Life | Firefighters for Christ | First Responders | Fivemiletown Coronavirus Response Group Fermanagh | For the Glory of God | frontline19.com | Frontline Workers | Glaslought Community Monaghan | Glebe House Nursing Home Kilternan Dublin | Glenabbey Manor Care Home Antrim | Glengara Park Nursing Home Glenageary Dublin | Glenview Care Home Cabragh Tyrone | Grace Ministries Thailand | HomePlus Belfast | Hope for the Homeless Cork | Hope Trust | Hosford House Homeless Shelter Belfast | Hospitals and Medical Teams | Hospital Chaplains | In memory of Steven Malagraph (ER nurse NY) | Key Workers | Key Workers in Ballymena and Surrounding areas of Co Antrim | Latin Link | Limerick Prison Staff | Limerick Suicide Watch | Lisburn Foodbank Antrim | Louth County Hospital | MacMillan Cancer Support | Magee Christian Union | Marie Curie Hospice Belfast | Marie Curie Nurses | Mayo General Hospital Castlebar | Mayo University Hospital | Meath Diocesan Choir | Melissa Annette and Her Cleaning Staff | Merchants Quay Homeless & Drug Service Dublin | Mercy Hospital Cork | Methodist World Development and Relief | Middletown Community Forum | Mount Tabor Nursing Home Dublin | Mountvale Nursing Home Dromore Down | Mustard Seed Project | National Bible Society of Ireland | New Wine Ireland | Newtownabbey Foodbank Antrim | Newtownards and Comber Parish | NHS All Trusts | NHS Organ Donation | NHS Staff | NI Ambulance Service | NI Chest Heart & Stroke | NI Childrens Hospice | NI COVID Charities | NI Hospice | NI Scrubs | Nicholson House Care Home Lisburn Antrim | Northern Health & Social Care Trust | Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service | Novas Homeless Help Limerick | Nurses in Ireland | Nursing & Care Homes in Newtownabbey Antrim | Omagh Palliative Care Unit Staff | Order of Malta Coalisland Tyrone | Origin Ballymoney Antrim | Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda | Parents of Small Children | Parishes of Drumcree Armagh | Parishes of Springfield, Brookfield and Jobstown Dublin | Peace Haven Trust Services Greystones Co Wicklow | Pieta House | PIPS Charity | Portadown Health Centre Armagh | RCCG Missions | Researchers | Resourcing Pastoral Carers Course – Association Christian Counselling NI | River House Residential Home Newcastle Down | Rotunda Maternity Hospital Dublin | Royal School of Church Music | Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children Belfast | Sacred Heart Residence Raheny Dublin | Saints and Sceptics Armagh | Sligo University Hospital | South Belfast Food Bank | Southern Area Hospice Newry | Sperrinview Special School Dungannon | Spirit Radio | St Francis Hospice Dublin | St Patricks Nursing Home Baldoyle Dublin | St Vincent de Paul Society| Storehouse Belfast | Street Angels Homeless Group Cork | Students studying in Belfast | Summer Madness | Tallaght University Hospital Dublin | Teachers and Home Schoolers | Team Hope | Tearfund | Temple Street Childrens Hospital | The Bereaved | The City of Derry / Londonderry | The Firs Assisted Living Facility Ballygawley Tyrone | The Homeless | The Joint Newtownards Churches Response to Covid-19 | The Light House Christian Mission Dublin | The Link Family and Community Centre Down | The Marginalised in Ireland | The Meadows Care Home Richhill Armagh | The People of Ireland | The People of Tullow Carlow | The People Who Stayed at Home | The Rental Unit Ulster Hospital Dundonald Down | The Ulster Scots Bible Translation Project | The Whole World | Those Affected by Covid-19 | Those Sick and Alone in Hospital | Those With Addictions | Tiglin Challenge | Tiō Associates | Trinity House Care Home Garvagh Derry | Trócaire | Ulster Hospital | Via Wings Dromore Down | Welcome Organisation Belfast | Wicklow Churches Together | World Health Organisation | Young People Across Ireland | Zoe Community Dublin

Contributing Churches and Organisations

Abbey Church Newtownards Down | Abbeyleix & Killermogh Union of Parishes Laois I Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church Dublin | All Nations Church Dublin | All Saints Clooney (COI) Londonderry | All Saints Parish Ballymena Antrim | Amazing Grace Fellowship (Elim) Westport Mayo | Annaghmore Parish Church Armagh | Antrim Baptist Church | Archdiocese of Armagh | Ardkeen Parish Kircubbin Down | Armagh City Vineyard | Ballyclare Presbyterian Church Antrim | Ballycraigy Congregational Church Newtownabbey Antrim | Ballydown Presbyterian Church Down | Ballylinney Presbyterian Church Antrim | Ballywillan Presbyterian Church Portrush Antrim | Balteagh Presbyterian Church Derry | Banagher Parish Derry | Banbridge Road Presbyterian Church Down | Bangor Elim Church Down | Bangor West Presbyterian Church Down | Belfast City Vineyard | Beragh Evangelical Church Omagh Tyrone | Betania Church Dublin I Boyle Group of Parishes Roscommon I Braid Catholic Parish Antrim I Braniel Church Belfast | Calry Parish Church Sligo | Carland Presbyterian Church Dungannon Tyrone | Carlow Methodist Church | Castlebar Christian Fellowship Mayo | Cathedral of The Assumption Carlow | Causeway Coast Vineyard Coleraine Derry | Cavanaleck Church Fermanagh | Christ Church Lisburn Antrim | Christ Church Presbyterian Church Rathgar Dublin | Christian Assembly Church Dublin | Christian Fellowship Church (CFC) Belfast | Church of Ireland Lower Shankill Belfast | Church of the Most Holy Redeemer Clonard Belfast | Church of The Incarnation Fettercairn Tallaght Dublin | Church of The Nazarene Larne Antrim | Comber Methodist Church Down I Corboy Presbyterian Church Longford I Corner Stone at The Well Wicklow | Cornerstone Church Bray Wicklow | Cornerstone City Church Derry | Crescent Church Belfast | Crescent Taizé Dock cafe Belfast | Crinken Church Shankill Dublin | Derg Parish Church Tyrone | Donabate Presbyterian Church Dublin | Dromore Cathedral Down | Drumcree Parish Portadown Armagh | Drung Parish Group (COI) Cavan | Dublin West Community Church Dublin | Dun Laoghaire Evangelical Church Dublin | Dunboyne and Rathmolyon Group (COI) Dunboyne Meath | Dundalk Group of Parishes Louth | Dundalk Community Church Louth | Dundonald Elim Church Down | East Belfast Mission | Elevate Community Church Limerick | Elim Church Ballymoney Antrim | Elmwood Presbyterian Lisburn Antrim | Emmanuel Church Portadown Armagh | Encounter Community Church Limavady Londonderry | Enniscorthy and Monart Union of Parishes (COI) Wexford | Every Nation Dublin | First Presbyterian Church Ballymoney Antrim | Fisherwick Presbyterian Church Belfast | First Presbyterian Church Bangor Down | Fitzroy Presbyterian Church Belfast | Gateway Church Tullow Carlow | Glenabbey Church Newtownabbey Antrim | Good News Christian Church Cobh Cork | Grace Community Church Richhill Armagh | Granshaw Presbyterian Church Down | Greek Orthodox Community of the Annunciation Ireland | Greenisland Baptist Church Antrim | Greenland Presbyterian Church Antrim | Greenwell Street Presbyterian Church Newtownards Down | Greystone Road Presbyterian Antrim | Healing Rooms Dublin | Hill Street Presbyterian Church Lurgan Armagh | Hillsborough Presbyterian Church Down | Hillside Community Church Ballymena Antrim | Holy Cross Church Tramore Waterford | Holy Faith Sisters Dublin | Holy Family Parish Belfast | Holy Rosary Church Belfast | Holy Trinity Church Rathmines Dublin | Holy Trinity Church of South India Dublin | Holywood Baptist Church Down | Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church Ireland | Journey Community Church Down | Joymount Presbyterian Church Carrickfergus Antrim | Kildare and Leighlin Diocese Carlow | Kilgariff (COI) Clonakilty Cork | Killeshandra (COI) Cavan | Killinchy Presbyterian Church Down | Kilkenny Community Church Kilkenny I Kill-o-the-Grange Church Dublin | Kilternan Parish Church Dublin | King’s Community Church Dublin I Knockbreda Parish Church Belfast | Lakelands Elim Carrick-on-Shannon Leitrim | Legacurry Presbyterian Church Down I Life Church Portlaoise Laois I Light for the People International Church Roscommon I Lisburn Cathedral Antrim | Lisburn Reformed Presbyterian Church Antrim | Living Water Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group Dublin | Loughshore Parishes Newtownabbey Antrim I Mahon Methodist Church Armagh | Manorhamilton (COI) Leitrim | Mid Antrim Vineyard Ballymena Antrim | Moneymore Presbyterian Church Londonderry | Mountain View Church Kilmacanogue Wicklow | Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (Dublin HQs) I Mountain of Fire and Miracles Drogheda Louth I Mountpottinger Methodist Church Belfast | Newmills Presbyterian Church Dungannon Tyrone | Newtownards and Comber Parish Down | Newtownbreda Baptist Church Belfast | North Clare Community Church Clare | Open Arms Church Kildare | Open Arms Church Shankill Dublin | Open Door Church Newry Down I Orangefield Presbyterian Church Down | PatrickswellBallybrown Parish Limerick I Parish of the Travelling People Dublin | Portstewart Baptist Church Londonderry | Portadown Methodist Circuit Armagh I Railway Street Presbyterian Church Lisburn Antrim | Ravenhill Presbyterian Church Antrim | Redeemed Christian Church of God Open Heavens Glasnevin Dublin | Redeemed Christian Church of God Limerick | Redeemer Central Belfast Antrim | Regent St Presbyterian Church Newtownards Down | Richhill Quaker Meeting House Armagh | Richhill Presbyterian Church Armagh | River Of Life Church – Le Chéile Athlone Westmeath | Saintfield and Carrickmannon Parish Down | Saintfield Road Presbyterian Church | Sandford and St Philips Grouped Parishes Dublin | Shannon Christian Church Clare | Sligo City Church Sligo | St Andrews Church Killyman Tyrone | St Andrews Presbyterian Church Bangor Down | St Bartholomews Church Ballsbridge Dublin | St Bernadettes Castlereagh Belfast | St Catherines Church Dublin | St Columbas Church Omagh Tyrone | St Finbarrs (COI) Monaghan | St Finians Lutheran Church Dublin | St Finnians Belfast I St Galls Church Bangor Down | St John the Evangelist Parish Falls Road Belfast | St Johns (COI) Middletown Armagh | St John The Baptist (COI) Clontarf Dublin | St Marks Armagh | St Marks Church Ballymacash Lisburn Antrim | St Marks Church Pearse Street Dublin | St Marks Dundela Belfast | St Mary and St Annes Cathedral Cork | St Marys Chapel Lane Belfast | St Marys (COI) Julianstown Meath | St Matthews Ballygawley Tyrone | St Nicholas Church Collegiate Galway | St Patricks Cathedral Dublin | St Patricks Granard Longford I St Patricks Church Derrygonnelly Fermanagh | St Patricks Kenmare Kerry | St Patricks Parish Ballymoney Londonderry | St Patricks Ballymena and Ballyclug Parish Antrim | St Patricks Church Ballymoney Antrim | St Patricks Church Rochestown Cork | St Pauls Church Articlave Coleraine Derry | St Peters Church Dunboyne Meath | St Salvators Church Emyvale Monaghan | St Swithins Church Magherafelt Derry | Solid Rock Church Dublin | Star of the Sea Church Meath I Strandtown Baptist Church Belfast I Straid Congregational Church Antrim | Tallaght Methodist Church Dublin | The Church of Mary Saintfield Down | The Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish of Carryduff and Drumbo Down | The Table Gathering Kells Antrim | Thriving Life Church Newtownards Down | Toberdoney Presbyterian Church Antrim | Trinity Church Dublin | Tullamore Presbyterian Church Offaly I Tullyallen Presbyterian Church Armagh | Ulster University Magee Christian Union Londonderry | United Parish of Ballynure & Ballyeaston (Ballyclare) | Warringstown Presbyterian Church Craigavon Armagh | West Church Ballymena Antrim | West Community Church Blanchardstown Dublin | Wexford Christian Community Church Wexford | Whiteabbey Presbyterian Church Newtownabbey Antrim | Wicklow Parish Wicklow | Willowfield Church Belfast | Windsor Baptist Church Belfast

Choirs and Musical Groups

African Gospel Choir Dublin | Altnagelvin Hospital Choir Eglinton Derry | Ballymena Academy Chamber Choir Antrim | Belfast Community Gospel Choir | Cantiunculae Choir Belfast | Celtic Psalms Ballycastle Antrim and Dungannon Tyrone | Diocesan Choir Trim Meath | Discovery Gospel Choir | Donagh Community Choir Monaghan | Glenstal Monks Glenstal Abbey Limerick | Sligo Gospel Choir | Our Lady of Victories Gospel Choir Dublin | Holy Faith Past Pupils Choir Dublin | Irish Church Music Association | Island of Ireland Peace Choir Omagh – Waterford | New Irish Arts Ireland | Ossia Youth Choir | Redeemed Christian Church of God Regional Choir Ireland | The Priests | Tipperary Gospel Choir

 

Christian Ministries and Representative Groups

Autumn Soul Methodist Belfast/Sligo I Evangelical Alliance Ireland I Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland I Fire Fighters for Christ Portglenone Antrim | Four Church Leaders Group I Heart of David Cork I Irish Church Together I Irish Council of Churches I Koinonia John the Baptist Community Ballymena Antrim I National Bible Society of Ireland I New Wine Ireland | OpenSkies Worship Antrim | Order of Malta Tyrone | Release Prison Ministries Lucan Dublin | Saints and Sceptics Apologetics Ministry Armagh | Spirit Radio Wicklow | Summer Madness Belfast | The Dock Café Belfast | The Hub Belfast | The Ulster Scots Bible Translation Project I TIO Associates Ireland | Treasure Unravelled I Turas Belfast I Wired Worship Donegal I YWAM Ireland I Zephaniah Dancers

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28 Comments

  • Sabrina

    I simply loved it. Be thou my vision has been played at every Christening, Wedding and Funeral in my family for generations so was particularly moving. The ecumenical message of gratitude and hope uplifted my heart! Thank you

  • Alexander Cupples

    Thank you so so much. It has brought me to tears seeing the Irish church sing in unity in all these shapes, sounds and colours

  • Markus from Switzerland

    Great idea, thanks for the encouraging blessing and its vision. Our hope is in the Almighty and eternal God.

  • Martin Decrinis

    The irish blessing reached the mountains of Austria on pentecosts evening to move our hearts. Thank you all !

  • Sylvia McKee

    I absolutely loved this. You brought my beautiful homeland together as one and it filled my heart and soul with great joy. I was born in Belfast City Hospital and It was great to see that it was included in this amazing video as well as Dublin, the birthplace of my mother. I love my homeland. Thank you.

  • Eleanor Muller

    Thank God, Thank You for our Families & Friends that live in that little island across the Atlantic Ocean—- Ireland— that prayer & the people who participated brought the rainbow to a broken United States of America. To our friend Thomas MacNicholas, thank you for sending us hope & love.

  • Mary Palermo

    Thank you for such an amazing experience – I keep replaying the blessing since my friend sent it to me the other day. It has brought me such calm and joy and hope. I keep looking to see if I recognize anyone involved. Such a huge undertaking which is travelling around the world! Thanks again – a very grateful Irish lady in the US

  • Hannah-Mary oDonoghue

    Thank you all for this beautiful rendition of a blessing over Ireland & beyond… I was glad to see that Co. Kerry, land of my birth, was represented! It brought tears to my eyes… and much joy to my soul. Again, THANK YOU to each person who contributed. God bless all of you & your families.

  • Beryl

    Thank you for The Irish Blessing – from Western Australia – what a blessing for us all in the diaspora

  • Erin Clary

    Tears are running down my face. It is Sunday and our activities are still limited but this video was ‘going to church’ for me. Beautiful and touching. When I am in Ireland I feel like every step is on Holy Ground. The Irish people, my heritage, have suffered so much over all the years but God has always been constant. How wonderful, after all the burdens, to see inclusivity so clearly. God loves us all. May God bless all who had a part in bringing this blessing to others.

  • Christina McKerrow

    Good morning, blessed people. My brother-in-law (in Bangor) sent me the Irish Blessing this morning.
    I read that you have over 300 churches involved and I am inviting you to add me – one more – from Canada. I live in Kingston, Ontario and am a member in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. We have been blessed to have virtual worship services for the past 13 weeks, and have two other opportunities to keep in touch with one another.
    At the moment there is no sign of our churches opening up.
    Last month the sermons focused upon the island of Iona, Columba and the Celtic Crosses. At the moment I am working on a project on the Island and its Irish/Scottish history. A number of years ago, I spent a week on that island – it was a revelation to be on that thin place. Christina McKerrow

  • Brenda Dhaene

    this brought me to tears and Be Thou My Vision is one of my favorite hymns. this I have shared with many people on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
    Brenda (nee O’Connor) Dhaene – Duncan, B.C.

  • Christine Day

    This was so wonderful and uplifting to watch. It is one of my most favourite hymns. The image of the Peace Bridge in my home town of Londonderry was really special, as well as the names of many places I know in Londonderry and Belfast.
    Thank you so much from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

  • Brother Christopher Ford, FSC

    This made my day. God bless you all for bringing so many people together to do this! Thank you so much for this musical gift.

  • Ed Santavicca

    What a very moving, uplifting and worshipful experience! I live in the US, but my grandmother came over from Ireland 100 years ago and I still feel the pull to that great island! It is so wonderful to see the Christian unity in this performance. Thank you.

  • Stacy Aannestad

    I’ve been a bit obsessed lately with these “The Blessing” videos from around the world (“The Blessing” being the Bethel Music/Kari Jobe worship song), and have loved them all, but the fact that you all did your own IRISH blessing with “Be Thou My Vision” just charmed my socks off (metaphorically speaking — I was barefoot at the time). Well done all of you. Beautiful, touching, soul-stirring, and so thoroughly Irish, while also being so thoroughly universal to the entire body of Christ. I love that Moya Brennan is in this — and that she is just “one of the body” and not highlighted as a celebrity. Thank you for blessing Ireland and the world with this gorgeous piece.

  • Jonas Laurince

    I really like the Irish blessing, specially the words of Saint Patrick at the end of the song and the Aaronic Blessing in several languages !!!

    May God bless you !!!

    Jonas Laurince
    from Haiti

  • Clare Keany

    What a joy to watch! I got goosebumps and tears. The scenery was breathtaking and I clapped so the whole household could hear. Just beautiful!

  • Lynn Nadjarian

    My Celtic heritage pulls at my heart and tears come as I listen. So far away from Australia n we feel part of you still even though it’s over 100b years since my forebears came here. I think our minds n hearts have a memory, it’s in our DNA! Go softly n safely ❤

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