• The Irish Blessing Shared Worldwide

    One week since its launch, The Irish Blessing has received 450,000 views on YouTube and has featured today, Trinity Sunday, in a variety of Services and programmes around the world. In York Minster, Archbishop John Sentamu accompanied by his wife, the Revd Margaret Sentamu, laid down his crozier of office on the high altar, with The Irish Blessing playing as he did so. Dr Sentamu requested the piece for his last act after 15 years as Archbishop, because his favourite hymn is ‘Be Thou My Vision.’ On Premiere Radio and BBC Radio Ulster today, The Irish Blessing received special features, with the presenters of ‘Kintra’ saying the song is, “really…

  • Irish Sign Language Version

    We are grateful to Aisling Dragoi who has translated The Irish Blessing into Irish Sign Language for us. You can view her video now on our YouTube Channel, and directly, by clicking the link below! Irish Sign Language Translation of The Irish Blessing Please share and subscribe to our YouTube Channel or follow us on your preferred social media platform.  

  • Dedicating The Irish Blessing

    Each of the churches or groups who submitted a recording to The Irish Blessing dedicated their blessing to a local facility that has been working throughout the pandemic.  You can view the dedications here. We would invite each church or group who participated to contact the facility or organisation they dedicated their blessing to and let them know! Since its release on Sunday it is evident that The Irish Blessing has reached audiences far beyond our own shores and has become a blessing for a global audience, at a time when the world is in need of blessing on so many fronts. We consider everyone who watches, shares or prays,…

  • Abundant Blessings

    In the short 48 or so hours since its release The Irish Blessing has met with a response that has been overwhelming. Already there are 290k+ views, and a quick glance at some of the comments from places such as, Uganda, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, USA and Australia, to name just a few, gives some idea of how this blessing has touched the hearts of many at this time. Media outlets across the island of Ireland, including the two main broadcasters, RTE and the BBC, have taken up the story of The Irish Blessing and the intention behind it; a blessing of protection and gratitude for all our frontline…

  • Each one of you is a part of it!

    “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” 1 Corinthians 12:27   The scale of this project has surpassed all expectations! We could never have anticipated that we would have almost 420 submissions from 300 churches and Christian organisations across Ireland. Miraculously, our team managed to include every single vocal and instrumental audio recording submitted, into the audio mix! The monumental task of editing the video is now underway. Given the volume of submissions, the length of the song, and the time constraints we are under, it will be technically impossible to feature everyone in the video, although our team is…

  • Who Will You Bless?

    The Irish Blessing will ring out over the island of Ireland on Sunday 31st May, Pentecost; blessing all our key-workers and those they are caring for. Each person who submitted a recording was asked to name a local facility or organisation to dedicate their blessing to. This could be, a care home, hospital, foodbank, local charity. community volunteer orgnisation, post office, local shop, transport service, or any other facility or organisation whose staff have continued to work all through the lockdown to keep the rest of us safe. We would invite all of you who are following The Irish Blessing to identify a facility/organisation in your local area that you…

  • 4 Days to Go

    It is great to see the momentum gathering and the anticpation now building to see The Irish Blessing release on Sunday. We have had submissions from more than 250 churches across Ireland. The team has had so many messages of encouragement and support and there is a great sense of being carried by the prayer that is going on out there for The Irish Blessing. Help us to maximise the impact by subscribing to our YouTube Channel and sharing our social media posts today on your preferred platforms. You’ll find all the links below. The more shares we get, the further this travels and the more people will hear about…

  • Share The Prayer

    Thank you for supporting The Irish Blessing. Many of you have submitted recordings, whilst many others have kept The Irish Blessing in your prayer. We want to thank each one of you for getting behind it. All of you are a part of The Irish Blessing. But we need your help… On Sunday 31st May, Pentecost, The Irish Blessing will be bestowed on the key-workers on our island and all those they are working to help. In the spirit of Pentecost, we ask you to help us spread the word about The Irish Blessing far and wide, so that the name of the Lord will be exalted across our island…

  • Latest Update

    We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…The response to The Irish Blessing has been amazing with submissions from every corner of Ireland. The word from our production team is that they are beyond impressed with the quality of submissions, and with the fact that so many of you have shared your musical gifts with us. There is a deep sense of blessing and gratitude amongst the team, as we watch and listen to the recordings. It seems that many of you have taken to heart Matthew 5:13-16.  This week, the team will be working hard to bring all these individual gifts together into one big gift of blessing,…

  • A Special Prayer

    Br. Darren O’Reilly, a consecrated Brother of Koinonia John the Baptist, offered us all this beautiful prayer today. We thought it deserved a place on our website so that you might pray it together with us,  over the coming days! Lord, Your gift of love, Your promise of presence, Your covenant of hope, are the foundations of this ministry – a project in preparation for centuries, but an alliance from the beginning of age. Your people are suffering, and as we cry out for blessing, for hope, for strength, for new life; we know that You hear, we know that You care and we know that You are in control.…

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