Sunday, 29 March 2015

School Garden Competition. PowerPoint not required until End of May

All schools must submit a PowerPoint Presentation before 
the end of May 2015 in which they tell us what have done in their garden. 

The PowerPoint presentation should tell the judges all or any of the following:
  • Who was involved?
    • Teachers, Gardener, Parents, Which Classes, Local Community, Men's Shed Group, GIY Ireland,Community Council, Tidy Towns. etc.
  • Is it a new or established garden?
    • If it is new, Who was involved in planning and construction? 
  • Unique features?
    • Tell us about them.
  • What did you grow?
    • Vegetables, flowers, trees, shrubs, grasses.
  • Bidiversity and Environment elements. 
    • Contribution to biodiversity, water conservation,reduce reuse re-cycling etc.
  • Size of Garden (approx)
    • for schools entering with limited space, window displays,courtyards Tubs and Container Gardens. 
  • Any other feature you would like to highlight.

Please note PowerPoints must be limited to TEN slides and should include lots of photographs. Please do not include animations or music.

Closing Date for submission of PowerPoint presentation is 5pm Friday May 29th 2015

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Closing date for entering School garden Competition is 27 March 2015

Closing date for entering  the Competition is the

 27 March 2015

If you haven't sent in your entry form please do it before March 27th
 



  • To enter online go to muintircork.com and follow links.
  • Enter by post, fill out entry form and return to us at 8 Sidney Place, Wellington Road, Cork City.
  • Email a scanned entry form to admin@muintircork.com.

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Happy Gardening



For more details contact admin@muintircork.com or  phone 021-4500688

County Mayor to Launch Pride in Our Community 2015

County Mayor Alan Coleman will launch the 11th Annual Pride in our Community on April 13th in County Hall. This years competition will have all new categories and it is now even easier than ever to enter. Groups may enter online or in the normal way by sending in an application form. Forms are available by telephoning 0214500688, Or go to muintircork.com where you can enter or request an information leaflet.

Fermoy Friendship Week continues

Fermoy Friendship Week  continues with lots of events yet to come. Light entertainment follows today Wednesday and Thursday with a social afternoon in the Youth Centre hosted by the Mens’ Club on the Wednesday and on the Thursday by groups located at the Community resource centre.
On Friday a training session will be provided on Traveller culture and this will be delivered by members of the Traveller Cultural Awareness team in Cork.  Places will be limited for this event.

News From Heritage Section Cork County Council Conor Nelligan

Hi All,


IRISH GEORGIAN SOCIETY 2015 GRANT SCHEME



The Irish Georgian Society, through the support of its London Chapter, is pleased to announce an open call for applications to its Conservation Grants Scheme 2015. Now in its second year, the Grants Scheme aims to provide financial support for works to structures of significant architectural merit. A total of €50,000 is available and grants will be awarded in two categories:

* A core grant for one larger project that is considered of particular importance and which would especially benefit from the support of the Irish Georgian Society.
* Smaller grants for projects such as the repair of roofs, fanlights, doorcases, ironwork, historic stained glass windows, decorative plasterwork etc. and for the provision of essential conservation advice.

Expressions of interest providing general details of proposed conservation projects are to be submitted to the Irish Georgian Society by Monday 6th April 2015. A shortlist of preferred projects will be selected about which more detailed information will be sought. A final decision will be reached in June. Guidelines and an application form can be downloaded here.



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ARTS COUNCIL FUNDING FOR 2016 PROJECTS



The Arts Council has announced details of a new funding programme for Arts Projects that will be inspired by or reflect on the centenary of the 1916 Rising. €1 million will be available for ambitious projects, in any artform, up to €500,000 and with no lower limit . The Open Call for National Projects gives artists and arts organisations the opportunity to engage with the centenary through the creation of ambitious projects. An International Jury will select the final projects. Responses will be sought for projects which;

* are large in ambition, but which can be realised in a range of scales, from large to small,
* are in any art form or cross disciplinary,
* engage with the public, as audience members and/or participants.

Guidelines and application forms will be available from the Arts Council www.artscouncil.ie from March 25th. The closing date for initial proposals is April 15th. In addition to the Open Call for National Projects, The Arts Council will also shortly announce details of its 16x16 Artists' Bursaries, a special 2016 strand of touring as well as a large scale national event.For further information see the (attached document.



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IRISH WALLED TOWN NETWORK GRANTS 2015



"The Heritage Council established the Irish Walled Towns Network in April 2005 to unite and co-ordinate the strategic efforts of local authorities involved in the management and conservation of historic walled towns in Ireland, both North and South. The Irish Walled Towns Network is formally linked to European Walled Towns (EWT), which is the international association for the sustainable development of walled towns, walled cities and fortified historic towns. There are currently 27 Members in the Network (26 walled towns in the south, 1 in the north)"

The IWTN has just announced details of two funding schemes: - 1)Funding for Capital Works, and 2) Funding for Heritage Interpretation. These two seperate funding streams will cover a range of different projects and for further information see the two attached documents (IWTN Capital Projects 2015 and IWTN Heritage Interpretation 2015). The window for applications opens on Saturday 21st March 2015 and all applications must be submitted online via www.heritagecouncil.ie by 5pm on Monday, 13th April 2015. Only members of the Irish Walled Town Network can apply under these schemes.



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HERITAGE WEEK TRAINING FOR EVENT ORGANISERS



"On Thursday April 9th 2015 a training day for event organisers will take place in Dublin Castle. It promises to be a very enjoyable day with a great mix of ideas and areas covered that will be of use to you as you plan your events for National Heritage Week 2015. Some of those who were recognised for their events in 2014 will present their successful ideas. Topics covered will include Social Media, creating Creative Events and Media Relations. We will also discuss the theme of Industrial and Design Heritage and how to create some wonderful experiences for NHW 2015". This will be a most productive day and there are only a few spaces remaining. To book a place fill in the attached short form.

The Heritage Council, thanks to Niamh Donnellan (Heritage Week Coordinator), has also published a very useful document - "101 Events Ideas for National Heritage Week 2015" which is available to view by clicking here.

For all of those looking to promote their Heritage Week event, details can be registered with the Heritage Council as of April 9th 2015 with a closing date of May 31st 2015. Events listed after this deadline will not make the National Events Book/Leaflet but details can be added to the Heritage Week website up until August 21st 2015. See www.heritageweek.ie for more information.



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UPCOMING HERITAGE EVENTS (March / April 2015)



Date/Time Wednesday 04th March 2015 at 13:15 (launch) - exhibition running until April 10th 2015
Event: Library Exhibition entitled "Religious Art of Cork Graveyards"
Location: LHQ Gallery in the County Library, Carrigrohane Rd., Cork
Additional Information: The exhibition is being hosted by the Library in partnership with the Heritage Section of Cork County Council and will be launched by the Mayor of County Cork, Cllr. Alan Coleman, on Wednesday 4th March, 2015 at 1.15pm and will run until April 10th, 2015. The exhibition consists of a range of Gravestone Rubbings carried out as part of the Historic Grave project www.historicgraves.com funded by West Cork Leader, SECAD, IRD Duhallow and Ballyhoura Leader through the Rural Development Fund. These rubbings will be scanned to exhibition boards with accompanying text and exhibited in LHQ gallery. The objective of the exhibition is to show the art work that is to be found in the graveyards around us and encourage people to look for this art work themselves. All are welcome to attend the launch. However, as space is limited you are requested to RSVP to corkcountylibrary@corkcoco.ie by Monday March 02nd.



Library Exhibition on Graveyards 2015



Date/Time Wednesday 04th March until 20th March 2015
Event: Irish Military Archives historical exhibition on the Irish Volunteers @Cork City and County Archives
Location: Cork City and County Archives, Séamus Murphy Building, 32 Great William O'Brien Street, Blackpool, Cork
Additional Information: HISTORICAL EXHIBITION: 'Irish Volunteers 1913-1918', from the Irish Defence Forces Military Archives, also with some original archival documents from the Cork Archives collections. The exhibition, which is kindly hosted by the CCCA is open to all, free of charge, from 10am to 5:30pm.



Irish Military Archives historical exhibition on the Irish Volunteers @Cork City and County Archives




Date/Time Thursday 19th March 2015 at 18:00
Event: The Diarmuid Whelan Memorial Lecture - Professor J. J. Lee - "Interpreting 1916"
Location: Aula Maxima, UCC, Cork
Additional Information: Joe Lee is one of Ireland's most celebrated historians. Currently Glucksman Chair of Irish History at New York University, he was Professor of Modern History / History at UCC from 1974-2002. He is best known for his two ground-breaking books, The Modernisation of Irish Society (1973, 2008) and Ireland 1912-1985: Politics and Society (1989), currently on its eleventh reprint. Professor Lee's current research focuses on Irish and Irish-American historiography in a transnational context. Ireland 1912-1985 contained characteristically thought-provoking perspectives on the 1916 Rising and its context, and this lecture, in memory of his former graduate student Diarmuid Whelan, will build on those insights in the context of current debates about how best to commemorate this seminal event.



Date/Time Friday 20th March 2015 at 13:00
Event: Mainistir na Corann - of Monasteries, Mad Monks and the medieval origins of Midleton - by Tony Harpur
Location: Midleton Library, Midleton, Cork
Additional Information: Tony Harpur will give a fascinating insight into the medieval origins of Midleton, focusing on the monasteries and monks of the time. The expected duration of the talk is 45 minutes and all are most welcome. For further information contact Mary Mitchell or Eimer Kelliher in Midleton Library



Date/Time Sunday 22nd March 2015 from 11am
Event: Final Opening Day of Kilmurry Old Museum
Location: Kilmurry Museum, Kilmurry, Lissarda, Co. Cork
Additional Information: The old museum in Kilmurry which has been running for the past 50 years in its current location will be open for one final day on Sunday March 22nd from 11am. This will be the last chance to see the old museum before artefacts are moved to the new facility. The meeting hall in the new 'Museum and Cultural Facility' is now open to the public and people are invited to take a look around the new building on the day. Following the closing of the old museum, work will commence on the fit out of the new display. Light refreshments will also be served. All Welcome.

The association is keenly aware of the need for a community meeting space in Kilmurry and we firmly believe that the new facility will be enjoyed by people not just from Kilmurry village but also from the wider community. This project is being driven with the knowledge that it will benefit all local communities in the lee valley who wish to promote the history and heritage of their area and also to have a meeting room available to groups who wish to promote their own particular ambitions. Kilmurry Museum holds around 400 objects and has considerable integrity as a collection. It has maintained focus on the locality and on its archaeology and history. The collections fall into three principal categories. Archaeology and historic landscape of this part of the Lee Valley ,Local history and traditional life, War of Independence in County Cork and the Civil War.

The old museum has the original wheel from a Black and Tan Crossley Tender burnt at the Kilmichael Ambush, presented to the Museum by General Barry .It also has the original chassis plate from Crossley Tender at Kilmichael Ambush .General Tom Barry's suitcase, presented to the Museum by General Barry is also present in the museum .Original iron cross marking the site of Kilmichael Ambush.Wheel of the hearse which carried the remains of Lord Mayor Terence MacSwiney for burial Death mask of Terence MacSwiney.Books, photographs and letters by Terence MacSwiney and other family memorabilia. Rifles form the War of Independence ,proclamation Poster from 1918 election. Prison items from both Kilmainham Gaol and Frongoch Internment Campare also in display in the museum. There are many more items that are of huge interest on display in the old museum for the final time. The grand opening of the new museum and cultural centre will take place in early 2016. The museum has been in existence in the village for 50 years. It will be the public last chance to view items in the old museum before artefacts are moved to the new museum".



Date/Time Wednesday 25th March 2015 at 19:30
Event: Launch of O' Donovan Rossa Commemorative Programme 2015
Location: West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Originally scheduled for March 16th, this event will now take place at 19:30 on Wednesday 24th March. This event will see the official launch of the programme of events in Cork (regarding the centenary commemoration of Cork Fenian Jeremiah O' Donovan Rossa) and will take place in the West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen, at 19:30. A wonderful lineup of events has been scheduled and all are welcome to attend on the night.




Jeremiah O' Donovan Rossa Launch





Date/Time Wednesday 25th March 2015 at 20:00
Event: Illustrated Talk: "From Crookstown to Vienna in the Middle Ages - bad news travels fast"
Location: Kilmurry Museum, Kilmurry, Lissarda, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Dr. Dagmar O' Riain-Raedel Medieval Historian (UCC) will gave a talk on From Crookstown to Vienna in the Middle ages' bad news travels fast'. Wednesday 25th March at 8:00pm at Kilmurry Museum. This should be a most fascinating talk and all are welcome on the night.



Date/Time Saturday 28th March 2015 at 20:30
Event: A Night at the Movies in Ballinacurra House (Film "Terror at Sea")
Location: Ballinacurra House, Cork
Additional Information: Saturday Night at the Movies, " Terror at Sea " the best Lusitania film, courtesy Kinsale Film Society, in aid of schools project. For more information email dermotryannews@gmail.com.



Date/Time Wednesday 01st April 2015 at 19:45 (reception from 19:00)
Event: Illustrated Lecture - The Design of Cork's Street Furniture
Location: The Clarion Hotel, Cork City
Additional Information: The Cork Decorative and Fine Arts Society presents an illustrated lecture titled "The Design of Cork's Street Furniture". This exciting talk will be give by author Tom Spalding on the night and all are welcome. See www.corkdfas.ie for more information.



Date/Time Wednesday 08th April 2015 at 20:00
Event: The Mass Rocks of County Cork
Location: Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Additional Information: Dr. Hilary Bishop, Liverpool John Moores University, will give a talk on the numerous Mass Rocks located within the County of Cork. This talk has been organised by the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society. All welcome, no cover charge.



Date/Time Thursday 09th April 2015 at 20:30
Event: A Talk on the "Famine in Kinsale" - by Gerry McCarthy
Location: Acton's Hotel, Kinsale, Cork
Additional Information: The Famine in Kinsale, with Gerry McCarthy, Acton's Hotel at 8.30 p.m. For more information email dermotryannews@gmail.com.



Date/Time Saturday 11th April 2015
Event: O' Donovan Rossa Commemoration in Clonakilty
Location: Various throughout Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Cumann Seanchais Chloch na gCoillte in association with Daonscoil an Fhomhair are holding a commemoration to O'Donovan Rossa on April 11th, starting with a lecture by Traolach Ó Donnabháin trí mheán na Gaeilge at 3pm in the Parish Centre, Clonakilty. Following this, Gerry Motherway will deliver Pearse's Oration at 4pm in Emmet Square. Traolach will then lead a historical walk of Clonakilty, starting at 4.15 and this will be followed by a music session with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí in O'Donovan's Hotel at 5pm. This should be a most fitting commemoration and all are welcome on the day. See the attached poster for more information.





Date/Time Sunday 12th April 2015
Event: The Launch of "the World's largest Battle Scene of "the Battle of Waterloo""
Location: The Toy Soldier Factory, Kilmamartyra, Macroom, Cork
Additional Information: On the 18th June 1815, over rolling countryside between two ridges 11 miles south of Brussels, the entire course of European history changed. On the Battlefield at Waterloo, the tactical skill and staying power of the Irish born Duke of Wellington opposed Napoleon Bonaparte's military brilliance, in an effort to decide the providence of Europe. If you have never been to Waterloo, or indeed to any battlefield, fear not as the Toy Soldier Factory will be displaying Phase 1 of the world's largest battle scene "The Battle of Waterloo" in Ireland's and Europe's only Toy Soldier Factory. The huge Diorama totaling 26 x 13 feet (8x4 Metres) in size, houses 15,000 hand cast and hand painted Prince August Model Soldiers by Andre Rudolph from Germany. It took Andre 8 passionate years to complete his creation. The mighty scene will arrive on Irish shores over the next few weeks and will be transported carefully to its new home in the tiny village of Kilnamartyra just outside Macroom town in West Cork.

Lars Edman MD of the Toy Soldier Factory is honoured and excited at Phase 1 of a 5 year plan to implement carefully the three day long struggle of The Battle of Waterloo. "We are delighted with the way the new construction of the enormous room is going, where the large battle scene will reside for the next five years. This June will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. We have to showcase this battle correctly to emphasize to the public how important it was to Europe's history so we are planning to incorporate a multimedia show with lights and sound effects in future development into this epic installation as this was a defining moment in Europe's history, ending 23 years of war" says Lars Edman. Lars quoting the words of the renowned Dublin born Duke of Wellington "It was the most desperate business I ever was in: I never took so much trouble about any battle - and never was so nearly beat."

The Unveiling of the Large Battle of Waterloo diorama will take place on Sunday April the 12th and "maybe even before that date. Keep a close eye on our Facebook" Lars says. The demand for this event is extremely high and therefore you are urged to book as soon as possible by going to their web site on www.toysoldierfactory.ie . Tel: 026 40342 or follow their event page on Toy Soldier Factory Visitor Centre Facebook page.





Date/Time Thursday 16th April 2015 at 20:00
Event: Illustrated Lecture - Gallipoli 1915 - The 100th Anniversary
Location: Blarney Secondary School (Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál), Blarney
Additional Information: Due to circumstances beyond our control, this lecture, originally advertised for the 9th April, has been deferred to 16th April. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Continuing our series of Lectures commemorating the official foundation of Blarney Village in 1765, Blarney & District Historical Society presents an illustrated lecture titled 'Gallipoli 1915 - The 100th Anniversary'. Our guest speaker, Mr. John Mulcahy, will detail this ill-fated campaign during which thousands of Irish soldiers died . At least five soldiers from Blarney and nearby localities were among the many thousands of casualties on the infamous beaches. Lt Edward Charles Ellis, Clogheenmilcon, whose memorial plaque is in the Church of the Resurrection, Blarney, was but one of these victims of the horror of that campaign Everybody Welcome. Enquiries to Brian Gabriel 0872153216.



Date/Time Monday 20th April 2015 at 20:00
Event: The Battle of Aubers Ridge and the Last Absolution of the Munsters
Location: Ballincollig Rugby Club, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Author Gerry White will give an anniversary lecture on the Royal Munster Fusiliers involvement in the3 Battle of Aubers Ridge and the famous painting of Fr. Gleeson's general absolution of the soldiers. Attendance on the night is €3 (annual subscription for all lectures €10). Event organised by the Muskerry Local History Society, for more information contact Rod MacConaill (086 1089524) or Dermot Lucey (087 9331135).



Date/Time Tuesday 28th April 2015 at 14:30
Event: The Lusitania with Dermot Ryan
Location: Temperance Hall, Kinsale, Cork
Additional Information: The Lusitania with Dermot Ryan at the Temperance Hall at 2.30 pm. For more information email dermotryannews@gmail.com.



Date/Time Thursday 30th April 2015 at 20:00
Event: Illustrated Lecture: "Holy Wells: patterns and rituals"
Location: Radisson Park Hotel, Cork Airport, Co. Cork
Additional Information: A wonderful lecture by Dr. Shane Lehane entitled "Holy Wells: patterns and rituals" takes place Thursday 30th April at 8pm. This event has been organised by the Ballygarvan and District Local History Society and takes place in the Radisson Park Hotel, Cork Airport at 8pm. Admission to lectures are free to members. €5 on the night for non-members. For further information contact Secretary Tom Ryan - email thomasf11ryan@gmail.com.



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Le meas,

Conor Nelligan
Heritage Officer

Heritage Unit, Planning Dept. Floor 3,
County Hall, Carrigrohane Rd. Co. Cork

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

ARTS COUNCIL FUNDING FOR 2016 PROJECTS




The Arts Council has announced details of a new funding programme for Arts Projects that will be inspired by or reflect on the centenary of the 1916 Rising. €1 million will be available for ambitious projects, in any artform, up to €500,000 and with no lower limit . The Open Call for National Projects gives artists and arts organisations the opportunity to engage with the centenary through the creation of ambitious projects. An International Jury will select the final projects. Responses will be sought for projects which;

* are large in ambition, but which can be realised in a range of scales, from large to small,
* are in any art form or cross disciplinary,
* engage with the public, as audience members and/or participants.

Guidelines and application forms will be available from the Arts Councilwww.artscouncil.ie from March 25th. The closing date for initial proposals is April 15th. In addition to the Open Call for National Projects, The Arts Council will also shortly announce details of its 16x16 Artists' Bursaries, a special 2016 strand of touring as well as a large scale national event.For further information see the(attached document.

IRISH GEORGIAN SOCIETY 2015 GRANT SCHEME





The Irish Georgian Society, through the support of its London Chapter, is pleased to announce an open call for applications to its Conservation Grants Scheme 2015. Now in its second year, the Grants Scheme aims to provide financial support for works to structures of significant architectural merit. A total of €50,000 is available and grants will be awarded in two categories:

* A core grant for one larger project that is considered of particular importance and which would especially benefit from the support of the Irish Georgian Society.
* Smaller grants for projects such as the repair of roofs, fanlights, doorcases, ironwork, historic stained glass windows, decorative plasterwork etc. and for the provision of essential conservation advice.

Expressions of interest providing general details of proposed conservation projects are to be submitted to the Irish Georgian Society by Monday 6th April 2015. A shortlist of preferred projects will be selected about which more detailed information will be sought. A final decision will be reached in June. Guidelines and an application form can be downloaded here.


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

INKWELL THEATRE this Friday 20th at 8pm.

FREE EVENT!!!!!!
Tracton Arts & Community Centre invites you to a FANTASTIC FREE CONCERT at our INKWELL THEATRE this Friday 20th at 8pm. 
Come and enjoy this fantastic evening of exceptionally talented singers from CORK & CANADA. 
Light refreshments included after the Concert. All Welcome.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Suspended Coffees Movement Founder to Launch Friendship Week


There's an old tradition in Naples, Italy called 'Caffè Sospeso' where someone who is pretty well off would buy a coffee and an extra cup which was suspended for someone less fortunate.
That great tradition was the inspiration for Cork man John Sweeney's Suspended Coffees Movement, which is now in operation in over 1,800 coffee shops in 20 countries in the world.
John tells  how an idea that originated in Fermoy has managed to touch so many people across the globe. "While the idea was about giving someone a coffee it soon became much more. I created a Facebook page that only shares good heart-warming content and people loved it." The project is so important to John because he's been through tough times throughout this project and knows how much of a difference a small gesture can make. "We didn't have a thing, I wasn't able put food on the table, but I stuck at it because I believed in it and the impact it was having,"

John will launch Fermoy Friendship Week in the Fermoy Youth Centre next Wednesday 18th March at 11 am.




CONVERSATION ABOUT ADHD IN THE COMMUNITY




WE  EXTEND AN INVITATION TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND TO PARENTS/ ADULTS LIVING WITH ADHD TO ATTEND OUR PRESENTATION AT THE FERMOY FRIENDSHIP WEEK

CONVERSATION ABOUT  ADHD IN THE COMMUNITY
in FAMILIES- EDUCATION- HOME

venue

YOUTH CENTRE ASHES QUAY, FERMOY 

TUEDAY 24TH MARCH 2015

7pm - 8 30pm

All Welcome

ADHD .Attention deficit hyperactive disorder is a neurobiological condition often manifested by a development disability.
 An estimated 60,000 children in Ireland have ADHD however the true figure could be much higher.
It is claimed that over 120,000 adults are undiagnosed with ADHD
Until recently it was thought that people with ADHD ‘ outgrew’ the condition, we understand that recent studies suggest that 60% will continue with a modified form in to adulthood.
The support group was formed almost 20 years ago to support families including children, young persons, and adults living with the ADHD condition. We hold parent support meeting every Wednesday 10 00am-1 00pm , except school holidays, Evening Meetings Second Monday each Month 7-45pm – 9 30


ADHD Child and Family Support Group Cork


A.D.H.D. Centre
Bessborough Centre
Blackrock
Cork
Tel: 021-4515032
Email: info@adhdcork.ie

Infant Mental Health


       A very informative 
Talk on Infant Mental Health 

 will take place on 
 Monday 23rd, 7.30 PM
at the 

 Fermoy Youth Centre



            Provided by Fermoy IMH Learning Network



            Open to Everyone

               Organised by Fermoy Community Network 

as part of 
Fermoy Friendship Week

AOSTA MINI JAMOBOREE at The Hazel Tree Thu May 28th

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On Thursday May 28th
At 7 p.m. in The Hazel Tree
Doneraile
 Mallow

  MUSIC BY: DAVE REA

Tickets For €10 available from Bridie Milward.
Contact Number : 086-8079612
Last Date For Booking Is : Friday 15th May.
Please made cheques payable to AOSTA
Groups requested to Please Bring Spot Prizes

























FRAMEWORK POLICY FOR LOCAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – PUBLIC CONSULTATION

A public consultation process for a national framework policy for local and community development was commenced recently by the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. Advertisements have been placed in national newspapers and a copy of the draft framework policy is available on the Department's website (click here). The public consultation process will close at 5pm on Friday 10 April, 2015.
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STRUCTURES AT RISK SCHEME 2015


Cork County Council is now inviting applications under the Structures at Risk Fund, 2015. This scheme was introduced by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the amount of funding being made available nationally is €624,000, to be divided amongst the 31 Irish Local Authorities.

The purpose of the Structures at Risk Fund (SRF) is to assist with works to safeguard structures protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended); including works to proposed protected structures, and in certain cases, works to safeguard structures within Architectural Conservation Areas, where, in the opinion of the Department, an urgent need for works to such structures has arisen and has been demonstrated. Only structures in immediate danger of significant deterioration will qualify for consideration for funding by the Department. The scheme is not intended to assist in the carrying out of routine maintenance, alterations or improvements.

Due to limited capital resources available only two applications from each Local Authority will be accepted for consideration by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

The attached document outlines the operation of the scheme and includes the relevant application forms. Anyone interested in applying must ensure their application (completed form together with accompanying documents such as photographs, method statements, etc.) is submitted to the Heritage Unit of Cork County Council, no later than 16.00 on Friday the 13th of March 2015, in order to comply with the timescales set out by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, for this scheme. Applications will be assessed under the criteria of the scheme. Two applications will then be chosen for submission to the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for consideration of funding. Please be advised that incomplete or late application forms will not be accepted under any circumstances. 

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Fermoy Friendship Week,


The people of Fermoy are looking forward to a host of events which are taking place in the town to mark Fermoy Friendship Week, Locals and in particular local school children are being encouraged to embrace the sentiments of the week by carrying out random acts of kindness. Participating schools have also been provided with Random Acts of Kindness boards and over the course of the week, students, teachers and staff are asked to be more conscious about being kind and nice to others and to write stories of kindness on the board, as a way of spreading the message about the week and raising people's spirits. Please click the following link for the story of how Bishop Murphy Memorial School took up the Random Acts of Kindness Challenge.

Fermoy Friendship week takes place from March 23rd -27th   and groups and people in the community are being called on to mark the week in their own way, with small events and little acts of kindness. Organised by Fermoy Community Network, this year the project will have a Launch on the 18th March, the week before the actual event and this in itself promises to be an attraction.  Guest speaker will be local man, John Sweeney who has risen to prominence with his involvement with the suspended Coffees initiative.  John is the embodiment of being a kind and loving Friend and his actions show us quite explicitly how we can all make a difference to this world by making it a little bit nicer for everyone particularly those excluded and downtrodden.

There's an old tradition in Naples, Italy called 'Caffè Sospeso' where someone who is pretty well off would buy a coffee and an extra cup which was suspended for someone less fortunate.
That great tradition was the inspiration for Cork man John Sweeney's Suspended Coffees Movement, which is now in operation in over 1,800 coffee shops in 20 countries in the world.
John tells how an idea that originated in Fermoy has managed to touch so many people across the globe. "While the idea was about giving someone a coffee it soon became much more. I created a Facebook page that only shares good heart-warming content and people loved it." The project is so important to John because he's been through tough times throughout this project and knows how much of a difference a small gesture can make. "We didn't have a thing, I wasn't able put food on the table, but I stuck at it because I believed in it and the impact it was having,"
The week itself kicks off on Monday 23rd March with a talk on infant mental health and will be provided by members of a local learning network that has been meeting in Fermoy since 2010 on learning about infant mental health.  The key message is that mental health is something that starts from a young age and there are simple ways that we can encourage and help promote positive infant mental health.
The following evening will have a talk in the Youth centre at 7PM on ADHD and this will be provided by Joe Jeffers who is the co-ordinator of a support group for parents based in the city.
Light entertainment follows on Wednesday and Thursday with a social afternoon in the Youth centre hosted by the Mens’ Club on the Wednesday and on the Thursday by groups located at the community resource centre.

The final day a training session will be provided on Traveller culture and this will be delivered by members of the Traveller Cultural Awareness team in Cork.  Places will be limited for this event.

UPCOMING HERITAGE EVENTS from Conor Nelligan


Hi All,

Since the last update a number of additional heritage events have been scheduled and these are now included in full below. Also note that the closing dates for the Structures at Risk Scheme and the Heritage Council Community Grant Scheme are fast approaching (March 13th and 20th respectively) – full details below.

Date/Time Wednesday 04th March running until April 10th 2015
Event: 
Library Exhibition entitled "Religious Art of Cork Graveyards" 
Location: 
LHQ Gallery in the County Library, Carrigrohane Rd., Cork
Additional Information: The exhibition is being hosted by the Library in partnership with the Heritage Section of Cork County Council and was launched by the Mayor of County Cork, Cllr. Alan Coleman, on Wednesday 4th March, 2015. The exhibition consists of a range of Gravestone Rubbings carried out as part of the Historic Grave project www.historicgraves.com funded by West Cork Leader, SECAD, IRD Duhallow and Ballyhoura Leader through the Rural Development Fund. These rubbings have been scanned to exhibition boards with accompanying text and exhibited in LHQ gallery. The objective of the exhibition is to show the art work that is to be found in the graveyards around us and encourage people to look for this art work themselves. All are welcome to attend the exhibition.

Library Exhibition on Graveyards 2015



Date/Time Wednesday 04th March until 20th March 2015
Event: 
Irish Military Archives historical exhibition on the Irish Volunteers @Cork City and County Archives 
Location: 
Cork City and County Archives, Séamus Murphy Building, 32 Great William O'Brien Street, Blackpool, Cork
Additional Information: HISTORICAL EXHIBITION: 'Irish Volunteers 1913-1918', from the Irish Defence Forces Military Archives, also with some original archival documents from the Cork Archives collections. The exhibtion, which is kindly hosted by the CCCA is open to all, free of charge, from 10am to 5:30pm.

 
Irish Military Archives historical exhibition on the Irish Volunteers @Cork City and County Archives



Date/Time Thursday 05th March 2015 at 20:00
Event: 
Illustrated Lecture - The Story of Blarney Castle Grounds
Location: Blarney Secondary School (Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál), Blarney
Additional Information: Continuing our series of Lectures commemorating the official foundation of Blarney Village in 1765, Blarney & District Historical Society presents an illustrated lecture titled 'The Story of Blarney Castle Gardens'. Our guest speaker, Mr. Adam Whitbourn, is the highly acclaimed, Head Gardener of the beautiful Blarney Castle Estate and Rock Close. He will give a history of these fantastic gardens, their purpose and on-going projects. Adam also writes a regular monthly column in the Muskerry News. Everybody Welcome. Enquiries to Brian Gabriel 0872153216 .

Date/Time Friday 06th March 2015 at 19:30
Event: 
Illustrated Lecture: "Coachford & District: The World War I Experience (with new material)"
Location: 
Coachford National School, Coachford, Co. Cork
Additional Information: This lecture will be given by Anthony Greene and should prove a most fascinating insight into World War 1 and its impact on this local area. The event has been organised by ACR Heritage and all are most welcome on the night. Further information can be obtained by emailing acrheritage@gmail.com
ACR Heritage March 2015

Date/Time Saturday 07th March 2015 from 11am to 5pm
Event: 
Exhibition and Lectures on Fermoy's War - World War I
Location: Palace Theatre, Fermoy Community Youth Centre, Fermoy
Additional Information: Interest is growing in the World War 1 event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 at the Palace Theatre in Fermoy. The event will not only serve to remind us of those who died in the war, but is particularly concerned to commemorate those who survived the war and returned to Fermoy, Mitchelstown and the local villages and town lands. If you know of anyone who fought in the war and survived, we particularly look forward to welcoming you. The Western Front Association will conduct research into military records. If you want to research an ancestor, to do so and to make the most of their expertise and their findings, please provide as much information as possible, such as date of birth, service number, the name of the regiment. This is a great opportunity for people to reflect on those who returned from battle to a changed world where their story was not to be told and who had to, as a result, bear their burden of horror and mayhem in silence. We will create a dynamic wall of commemoration to honour the survivors of the war and hope that you will help us add as many names as possible to it on the day. Every local family had some experience of the war and most knew somebody directly involved in it. This one-day event will be an opportunity to add these survivors of the war to the historical record. Military service research, remarks and talks by military historians, memorabilia and personal experiences of learning about this historical period will be the order of the day. For more information, please contact Kieran Barry at (025) 32042 and see the attached poster

Date/Time Sunday 08th March 2015 from 12 noon to 4pm
Event: 
Tree Planting Event in Macroom 
Location: Macroom Golf Clubhouse, Macroom, Co. Cork
Additional Information: "2015 marks the 90th Anniversary of her gift of Macroom Demesne by Olive, Lady Ardilaun - who shortly after passed over in 1925. We acknowledge as Environmentalists, the enormous responsibility of safeguarding Olive's beloved Veteran Trees placed on Trustees. As Parnell's ancestor Sam Hayes stated - "We can never be too careful with Trees we already possess". Trees love care" - Ted Cook
National Tree Week, from March 1st to 8th inclusive, is a weeklong promotion of our native Irish Trees and all the heritage and splendor they encompass. Throughout the County of Cork, local schools, Tidy Town Groups and Community Councils are busy planting trees in recognition of the week and thanks to tree expert Ted Cook, on Sunday March 8th, from 12 noon to 4pm, there will be a community planting project in Macroom's castleground, directly opposite the Macroom Golf Clubhouse. People can try their hand at planting a tree so bring a packed lunch; a few gardening tools and of course dress for all seasons!

Date/Time Tuesday 10th March 2015 from 10am to 8pm
Event: 
Cultural and Heritage Studies Open Day at CSN 
Location: 
Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Tramore Road, Cork City
Additional Information: For a number of years now CSN has been running a very popular and very successful course entitled "Cultural and Heritage Studies". There will be an open day on Tuesday 10th March for all to attend and to find out more about the course. This course which covers archaeology, folklore, local history and much more "is an exciting, entertaining, deep exploration of Irish culture that provides students with the skills, knowledge and practical know-how". For more information visit the CSN Website.
Cultural and Heritage Studies at Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa 2015



Date/Time Tuesday 10th March 2015 at 20:00
Event: 
Lusitania Slideshow and Talk 
Location: Bandon Library, Bandon, Cork
Additional Information: Paddy O'Sullivan, Maritime Historian, will present a virtual tour of the Lusitania in Bandon Library on Tuesday March 10th at 8.00pm. Everybody welcome!

Date/Time Thursday 12th March 2015 at 20:30
Event: 
Illustrated Lecture: The Life and Times of John B. Keane by Billy Keane
Location: 
The Parish Centre, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Additional Information: One of Ireland's most prolific literary figures, John B. Keane lived most of his life in Listowel, where as a publican he was provided with a rich source of inspiration for his humorous and passionate plays, novels and short stories. His vast list of plays include The Field, Sive, Many Young Men of Twenty, Big Maggie and many more. He also wrote many fine novels. A member of Aosdána and a founding member of the Society of Irish Playwrights, he won many awards for his literature, including a Gradam medal, the Abbey Theatre's highest award, in 1999. Well-known broadcaster and journalist Billy Keane is, like his father, a publican and novelist. He too possesses a fountain of knowledge on the colourful characters of his native Listowel. Rather than following in his father's footsteps he sees himself as walking beside his father. Who better to speak on the life and times of John B? This event has been organised by Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage and all are most welcome to attend.
 
Date/Time Friday 13th March 2015 at 20:00
Event: 
White-tailed Sea Eagles - an illustrated talk by Dr Allan Mee (Golden Eagle Trust)
Location: Park Hotel, Glengarriff, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Dr Allan Mee will be talking about biology and behaviour of the White-tailed Eagles, the potential benefits to tourism and how people can help ensure the reintroduction project succeeds. For further information on the White-tailed Eagle Project generally see www.goldeneagletrust.org. Further details are also available via www.facebook.com/glengarriffwoodsnaturereserve or ring Clare Heardman (NPSW) on 027 63636

Date/Time Monday 16th March 2015 at 20:00
Event: 
Landmarks of East Muskerry - past and present
Location: Ballincollig Rugby Club, Co. Cork
Additional Information: Tim O' Brien will give a fascinating slideshow on the key historic features of the East Muskerry local area, taking in the parishes of Blarney, Donoughmore, Grenagh, Aghabullogue, Inniscarra, Ballincollig and Ovens. Attendance on the night is €3 (annual subscription for all lectures €10). Event organised by the Muskerry Local History Society, for more information contact Rod MacConaill (086 1089524) or Dermot Lucey (087 9331135).

Date/Time Thursday 19th March 2015 at 18:00
Event: 
The Diarmuid Whelan Memorial Lecture - Professor J. J. Lee - "Interpreting 1916"
Location: Aula Maxima, UCC, Cork
Additional Information: Joe Lee is one of Ireland's most celebrated historians. Currently Glucksman Chair of Irish History at New York University, he was Professor of Modern History / History at UCC from 1974-2002. He is best known for his two ground-breaking books, The Modernisation of Irish Society (1973, 2008) and Ireland 1912-1985: Politics and Society (1989), currently on its eleventh reprint. Professor Lee's current research focuses on Irish and Irish-American historiography in a transnational context. Ireland 1912-1985 contained characteristically thought-provoking perspectives on the 1916 Rising and its context, and this lecture, in memory of his former graduate student Diarmuid Whelan, will build on those insights in the context of current debates about how best to commemorate this seminal event.

Date/Time Monday 23rd March 2015 at 7pm
Event: 
Talk on George Boole, the man and his life 
Location: 
Aula Maxima, UCC, Cork
Additional Information: "Monday 2nd November 2015 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Boole, first Professor of Mathematics at University College Cork. The bicentenary year will be celebrated with a series of events, conferences and exhibitions in our George Boole 200 programme". On the evening of March 23rd will be a most fascinating lecture on George Boole and his work, given by Prof Patrick Fitzpatrick and Ms. Olivia Frawley. All are welcome to attend and one can register for the event by clicking here.
George Boole Talk


Date/Time Wednesday 01st April 2015 at 19:45 (reception from 19:00)
Event: 
Illustrated Lecture - The Design of Cork's Street Furniture
Location: The Clarion Hotel, Cork City
Additional Information: The Cork Decorative and Fine Arts Society presents an illustrated lecture titled "The Design of Cork's Street Furniture". This exciting talk will be give by author Tom Spalding on the night and all are welcome. See 
www.corkdfas.iefor more information.


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I hope this update is of interest and all the best for now,

Le meas,

Conor


STRUCTURES AT RISK SCHEME 2015



Cork County Council is now inviting applications under the Structures at Risk Fund, 2015. This scheme was introduced by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the amount of funding being made available nationally is €624,000, to be divided amongst the 31 Irish Local Authorities.

The purpose of the Structures at Risk Fund (SRF) is to assist with works to safeguard structures protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended); including works to proposed protected structures, and in certain cases, works to safeguard structures within Architectural Conservation Areas, where, in the opinion of the Department, an urgent need for works to such structures has arisen and has been demonstrated. Only structures in immediate danger of significant deterioration will qualify for consideration for funding by the Department. The scheme is not intended to assist in the carrying out of routine maintenance, alterations or improvements.

Due to limited capital resources available only two applications from each Local Authority will be accepted for consideration by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

The attached document outlines the operation of the scheme and includes the relevant application forms. Anyone interested in applying must ensure their application (completed form together with accompanying documents such as photographs, method statements, etc.) is submitted to the Heritage Unit of Cork County Council, no later than 16.00 on Friday the 13th of March 2015, in order to comply with the timescales set out by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, for this scheme. Applications will be assessed under the criteria of the scheme. Two applications will then be chosen for submission to the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for consideration of funding. Please be advised that incomplete or late application forms will not be accepted under any circumstances.

All applications shall be submitted to the Heritage Unit, Planning Department, Floor 3, County Hall, by 16:00 on Friday the 13th of March 2013. The submission must include an electronic version of the application and associated documents, the size of which shall not exceed 15MB.

Please click here for further information and for the application form itself. For all additional queries please contact the Conservation Officer, Heritage Unit, Floor 3, County Hall, Cork, 021-4276891.

HERITAGE COUNCIL COMMUNITY GRANT SCHEME 2015



A community based grant scheme for 2015 has been recently announced by the Heritage Council. This grant scheme will make up to €600,000 available throughout the Country and a wide range of different applications can be applied for (examples include educational, repairs to buildings, conservation plans, research, etc.). 

While the scheme is geared at community groups individuals may also apply where they can make a strong case that their project will benefit the local community. 


For full details see the attached Scheme Guide and any applications must be submitted using the Heritage Council's Online Application System (www.heritagecouncil.ie/grants/ ) prior to the closing date of 5pm on March 20th 2015.

 Applicants are advised to apply in advance of the closing time to avoid any technical difficulties, etc.

CORK COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK



Date:             Monday, 23rd March 2015
Time:             12.30 – 2.30pm
(tea/coffee available from 12.30 : presentations start at 1pm)
Hosted by:  YMCA
Venue: YMCA, 11-12 Marlboro Street, Cork.

Presentation 1              YMCA Signposts Project (Edel Stout)   
Presentation 2              Local and Community Development Programme Consultation (Siobhan O’Dowd)
Presentation 1              to be confirmed
Discussion    
AOB                                

Next Meetings:  Tuesday 12th May & Thursday, 8th October

Light lunch will be provided at 2pm Please RVSP: YMCA (021) 4270187  so they can plan for lunch. Thanks!

Membership of the network is open: please feel free to forward this to colleagues in your community and voluntary organisation who may be interested or to other community and voluntary organisations.

Directions and Parking:  The YMCA is at 11/12 Marlboro Street, South Mall above the AIB and directly opposite Clancy’s bar/restaurant. The  nearest parking: Paul St. Shopping Centre, Grand Parade Q Park or City Hall Multi Storey.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Yours,

Katherine Harford,  Niche Community Health Project
Siobhan O’Dowd, Ballyphehane Togher CDP
Deirdre Seery, The Sexual Health Centre
Jim Sheehan, SHEP.

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