Order of Malta
On the 18th of January 2017, a lady named Maire from the Order of Malta visited our school. She is an officer in charge.
She is a medical scientist. The order of Malta is a volunteer ambulance service. They are mainly seen at GAA and Rugby matches, road races and local events. They contribute immediate first aid. Each member of the order of Malta carries around a medical bag.
The order of Malta originated when tourists travelled to Jerusalem to see where Jesus was born. They were called ‘crusaders’. It was setup by St Gerard to help sick children and adults.
They first settled in Malta which is now the headquarters. The order of Malta meets once every two weeks to learn first aid.
Maire showed the class many procedures including how to bandage and do CPR. There are many cadet units around Ireland. The ones in Galway are in Craughwell and Mervue.
I really enjoyed Maire’s visit. I hope I could join the order of Malta in the future.