Meet Éirinn, THE WMOF2018 MASCOT!
Éirinn is the official mascot for the World Meeting of Families 2018! She loves to play, sing and dance and would like to say a big “Hello” to all the boys and girls attending the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, 2018!
Why is she called Éirinn?
Éirinn means ‘Ireland’. Ireland is home to the World Meeting of Families 2018. In the Irish language, Éirinn is usually used with a preposition. We have chosen to use it as a name, as have many people all over the world.
Where is Éirinn from?
Éirinn is from Galway, a county in the West of Ireland. She is a breed of sheep known as ‘The Galway’, one of the native sheep breeds of Ireland.
Why a sheep?
The Sheep is a very special animal that appears in the Bible. The Parable of the Lost Sheep is one of Jesus’ great stories that appears in the Gospels. It is about a shepherd who leaves his flock of ninety-nine sheep to find the one which is lost. Just like each sheep is a member of the flock, each one of us is an important member of God’s family.
Who created our Mascot?
Éirinn was created by Mårten Jönmark, a two-time Emmy award winning Director, Animator and Storyboard Artist who has worked on TV shows such as Peter Rabbit, Doc Mcstuffins and The Octonauts. He is currently working hard on the second Season of the Disney show Vampirina at Brown Bag Films.
Colouring Pictures of Éirinn
You can download two colour-in pictures of Éirinn:
Éirinn features on our Humans of World Meeting of Families 2018 page. To read her story and others, please click here.