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Craft Fair in the Hub, Peamount Hospital, Newcastle, Co Dublin. Come visit our stand if passing, lots of felt crafts and batik cards from our artisans in Kathmandu. See below for details.




Sunday 9th September 2018, Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin for a wonderful FREE family day out to attend the Nepal Ireland Day. A day of both Nepalese and Irish culture, fun and food.


A Touch of Providence. The story of Nepal Leprosy Trust

The beautiful story on the history of NLT from its early days to the present, told in our new publication  “A Touch of Providence”. You can get a glimpse Eileen Lodge’s remarkable story in this book. She is the founder and still lives in Kathmandu today.

A5-in size, the book has 160 pages and 130 pictures from different periods of NLT’s history and from different perspectives and voices. It will be especially interesting  to anyone who knows the work of NLT or who is interested in Nepal.

Email to secure your copy. Cost €10 + post and packaging.

A Touch of Providence, the story of Nepal Leprosy Trust




Dhumaura village people in south-eastern Nepal, January 2018
Dhumaura village people in south-eastern Nepal, January 2018

Hosted by Kate Harrison in support of Nepal Leprosy Trust Ireland

Venue:  Navan Road, Dublin 7

Time and date: 10am – 1pm on Friday 25th May 2018

The morning will include a presentation by Vera McEvoy,

 coordinator of Nepal Leprosy Trust (NLT) Ireland



Why I Went to Nepal

Hear the story of Dhumaura village people in south-eastern Nepal, January 2018
Hear the story of Dhumaura village people in south-eastern Nepal, January 2018

A presentation by Vera McEvoy, hosted by Sheelagh Gibson with Nepalese supper provided.

Venue: Straffan, Co Kildare

Time and date: 5pm – 7pm on Saturday 17th February 2018

Suggested donation payable on the night: €12 in support of Nepal Leprosy Trust Ireland

Contact Vera at for further information



Thank you for supporting our craft fairs throughout 2017 and for purchasing batik cards and felt products made as part of our income generating projects in Nepal. It is very much appreciated by ourselves and the craft makers that benefit.

Wishing your a very healthy 2018.



Last change to buy your smiling Santa’s in the Kildare area for Christmas 2017.

MAKE IT! Food and Gift Fair, tomorrow 7th December 2017 from  4 – 9.30pm in Áras Chill Dara building in Devoy Park, Naas, Co Kildare. Come say hello and see our wonderful crafts.

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We are attending our second Craft Fair is on in Glenroyal Hotel Craft Fair, Maynooth, Co Kildare this Sunday 3rd Dec 2017. Hope to send these to new homes…we have a baby one this year also, who was sleeping at time of photo shoot! Pop in and say hello to us if you are nearby.

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Winter Craft Fare at Florence & Millie Studio, Clane, Co Kildare on Sunday 5th November 2017, 12pm – 5pm.

Call into see us, Christmas felt crafts and batik cards for sale.

Wool felt crafts, made in Nepal.
Wool felt crafts, made in Nepal.


Nepal Ireland Family Day, Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin on 10th September 2017. Free cultural event for all the family.

NLT Craft for sale.
NLT Craft for sale.

Come visit us at our craft table.


Nepalese Cultural Event in Limerick 8th April 2017.

Exciting event, do call in and say hello.


We support World Leprosy Day, 29th January 2017.

If you are interested in supporting our work by having a coffee morning or talk about leprosy do get in touch by email at:




Christmas Charity Fair in Limerick, 6th December 2016

Fourth-year students from Limerick Institute of Technology – LIT raise funds for Nepal Leprosy Trust Ireland with Christmas Sale.


Craft Fair in Celbridge on Wednesday 23rd November. (email for venue details)

Christmas Craft Fair in Salesian College Celbridge on Sat and Sun 26th and 27th November 2016. Get some of these happy chaps before they are all sold out.Felt Santa




You are warmly invited to attend the Nepal Ireland Day 2016

on 4th September 12pm – 5pm in Farmeigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin


The event will comprise of a cultural program with performances from both Nepalese and Irish artists. The event will also include a photo exhibition of photographs taken by Irish tourists who travelled to Nepal after the Earthquake that hit the country on 25th April 2015, delicious Nepalese Food Stalls, Nepalese Handicraft Stalls and various other activities and performances.

Acting Ambassador at Embassy of Nepal in London, Tej Bahadur Chhetri, who has been playing a vital role in strengthening the relationship between Nepal and Ireland both at people level and Government level, said, “Relations between Nepal and Ireland has grown by leaps and bounds in last 17 years. I am fully confident that this relationship is destined to extend rapidly in future for the mutual benefits of both countries. Events like ‘Nepal Ireland Day’ will immensely contribute to this cause.”

Nepal Ireland Society has been organizing Nepal Day in Ireland since 2013 with support from Office of Public Works (OPW), Ireland.

In connection with Nepal Ireland Day 2016, President of Nepal Ireland Society and Nepal Tourism Board Honorary Public Relation Representative for Ireland- Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya said,  “This year, we are renaming the event as ‘Nepal Ireland Day’ to celebrate the completion of 17 years of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland. This event will also help in deepening the close connection between the two countries.”

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Conference to mark one year anniversary of Nepal Earthquake

To mark the first year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Nepal the Nepal Embassy London, the Nepal Ireland Society, ActionAid and Engineers Without Borders Ireland are hosting “Nepal Conference” on Saturday 30thApril. The event will take place from 10am to 3pm in the Demonstration Theatre, Simon Perry Building, Trinity College Dublin.


Over 8,000 people were killed and more than 21,000 injured in the earthquake which hit on 25th April 2015.

The conference is open to the public and will be very useful for anyone interested in visiting Nepal after the earthquake, with information and advice provided on the day. There will be a focus on post-earthquake recovery projects, including project collaboration and peer networking. The aim of the conference is to create a platform for interaction, networking and information sharing for all International Non-Governmental Organisations and individuals based in Ireland who have been working in Nepal or have an interest in Nepal. More information contact


Join us at our Craft stall at the ACRE Christmas Fair, Celbridge on 28th and 29th November 2015. Map link below.

These happy felt Santa cones were made in our Kathmandu workshop just before the first earthquake.

They are looking forward to meeting you soon! You cant resist smiling back at them, do call in.

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Find location for Craft Fair:


Nepal Earthquake Conference 2015, Dublin 22nd August.

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For more information, please click on the link below:


Vintage Afternoon Tea Party

Sunday 28th June at 2.30pm, in aid of our Earthquake Relief Fund.

Many thanks to each and every person who attended or supported our Vintage Afternoon Tea Party last Sunday 28th June 2015.
Your generosity is truly amazing, we raised €2,710.

This amount will provide 30 families (of 5 people) with the following earthquake relief supplies: tarpaulin, warm clothing, blankets, food and medicine for a month.  It is profit from the afternoon tea tickets, generous donations, craft sales and the raffle.

It very much exceeds our wildest expectations!

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Photos: Emily Thomas.


Art Exhibition in aid of Nepal Leprosy Trust’s Earthquake Fund closed 26th June 2015.

Borders lll: from Kathmandu to Kerry and Beyond.

Above images by, A. Foster, M. Gillard, K. Hendy, G. Leonard, P. Quinn, L. Watkins, and D. Walsh.
Above images by, A. Foster, M. Gillard, K. Hendy, G. Leonard, P. Quinn, L. Watkins, and D. Walsh.


Borders lll exhibition in the Laois Arthouse.
Borders lll exhibition in the Laois Arthouse.
Fun at Borders lll exhibition, Vera McEvoy and artist Stephanie Barcoe (r).
Fun at Borders lll exhibition, Vera McEvoy and artist Stephanie Barcoe (r).



Thank you to all who sponsored us in the  VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on 1st June 2015 in Dublin

We are raising funds to provide transport for patients to and from Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital. Public bus transport leaves patients on the main road just outside Bardibas village and the last part of the journey to the hospital is all uphill. We commenced this fund in early 2014.