Fundraiser for Clare To Kabwe trip. Saturday June 1st. 4 Cyclists, Gary Kiely Landscape and Leisure (Kilrush), Martin Culligan, John Moloney and Mike Davis cycling the 400km perimeter of Clare in 1 day! Starting and finishing in Kilkee. Be there to cheer them in as they finish - at O’ Meara’s Bar between 9-10pm. Bucket

2024-05-16T10:22:16+00:00By |


  Thirteen years ago, in January 2011, a group of children started in Pre-School in Sables Nua. These children, like all of our children, were drawn from the streets and compounds (slums) of Kabwe and for thirteen years we educated, clothed, fed and medically took care of them. In November last those children, now very

2024-05-16T10:29:01+00:00By |

Farewell To Mr. Kieran

Time flies when you're having fun and Mr. Kieran's three month stay in Sables Nua has come to an end.Mwende bwino on your journey home to Ireland and thank you for everything. Go raibh maith agat. We hope to see you again soon.

2024-04-22T17:27:33+00:00By |

help! Judogi Wanted.

We have started to train the next generation of judokas in Sables Nua Judo Club. 35 youngsters have signed up for our new beginners' classes, 15 girls and 20 boys but... we don't have judo suits for them. Anybody out there in the Judo world able to help out just let us know - we'd

2024-04-22T17:26:00+00:00By |

Final Day of Trip

Our judokas brought their visit to Ireland to an end in style today. It was Day 2 of the Kata Course with Iura Sensei atJUDO IRELAND's Dublin School of Judo and after two days of intensive judo our guys had the honour of being presented with their certificates and belts by Fr. Jude McKenna and

2023-05-09T11:20:40+00:00By |

Great Day in Ballygall.

Friday saw our visitors dropping in to St. Kevin's, Ballygall to meet with the locals travelling to Kabwe in 2025. As well as the judo demonstration (and ice-creams!) the occasion was marked with a tree-planting ceremony - an apple tree now grows in the grounds of St. Kevin's to celebrate the growing relationship between Sables

2023-05-09T11:19:33+00:00By |


Eoghan O'Donnell, the Dublin Senior Hurling full-back, and a former ZAMDA Volunteer came to meet the lads and presented them with a most welcome set of Dublin jerseys. The judokas were guests of the Dublin Co. Board at the Leinster Championship game vs Wexford and got a chance to cheer their new hero on to

2023-05-09T11:18:30+00:00By |

Experience Gaelic Games.

Experience Gaelic Games. Our Culture Vultures decided to get a taste of Irish Culture and thanks to Mr. Cormac, Madam Georgina and Coach Adam of Experience Gaelic Games they got stuck in to some hurling, football and handball - and weren't bad at all. For good measure, the session was filmed by R.T.E.'s News2Day programme.

2023-05-09T11:17:36+00:00By |

Sables Nua Tourists Suffer Set-Back!

Sables Nua Tourists Suffer Set-Back! St. Fintan's 4 Sables Nua 2 Hosts, St. Fintan's, have put down a marker for the second leg of this Inter-Continental tie which will take place in Don Bosco stadium in four weeks. Serious training ahead!

2023-05-09T11:16:37+00:00By |

‘Boker Boys’ Face Uphill Task!

The first leg of the Intercontinental Cup fixture ended in a 2-5 victory for the Zambian visitors meaning the return leg in Kabwe in six weeks will be a challenging one for the Wexford C.B.S. boys. The hosts tried to sabotage the visitors' preparations by filling them with sweets, chocolate, chicken fillet rolls and crisps

2023-05-09T11:15:42+00:00By |