The former ‘Blue Nuns’ convent on Monument Hill in Fermoy is set to become the home of a family of eight who have fled the war in Ukraine.

Previously home to ‘The Little Company of Mary’, more affectionately known as ‘The Blue Nuns’, the house on Monument Hill was recently refurbished and offered to help house those fleeing the war in Ukraine.

According to Fr Brian Boyle, the idea to offer the convent building was broached some weeks ago during a discussion between Fr Boyle and some members of the local St Vincent de Paul Society around the same time as the public meeting held in the Fermoy Community Youth Centre organised by the Blackwater Ukrainian Solidarity Group.

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