Two former volunteer workers at Carrick-on-Suir’s Camphill Community from Italy and Germany have tied the knot and now have a baby.
Cosimo Mangione came to Camphill, Carrick on Suir from Italy in April 2000 where he met his wife to be Ramona who arrived from Germany in September of the same year.
They both came to spend a year as volunteers with the Camphill Community.
While in Carrick on Suir they often worked together on the farm in Ballinagrana,
Having completed their year, they travelled together to Germany where Ramona started a speech therapy school in Heidelberg and Cosimo worked as a care assistant in a hospital.
In 2004, Cosimo entered the University of Bamberg to study social work and he graduated in 2008.
He subsequently worked in a centre for immigrants and refugees and with people with special needs as well as teaching applied sciences at two universities in Frankfurt and Nurnberg.
However most importantly, Cosimo and Ramona married last year and have had a baby, named Emilio.
The couple would like to thank all in Camphill for the encouragement they received during their time in Carrick-on-Suir where they met.