Thursday, 27 October 2016

Tourism Award for Oysterhaven Project at twelfth Annual Pride in Our Community Competition


Oysterhaven Nohoval Residents Association have won runner up Best Tourism Project at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards held in Oriel House Ballincollig.
Their project is at the Cush Beach Oysterhaven Belgooly is a series of information stands regarding local birds, butterflies, wildflowers and rocky shore life all situated along a path to the beach ending with a viewing area and seat. The beach is now fully wheelchair accessible.
Mayor of County Cork Councillor Seamus McGrath congratulated them and said that it was great to see the effort being put in by them and other community groups in developing locally-based Amenity/ Projects which are of long-term benefit to their local community all over County Cork’

Mr Sean Holland Chairman of the organising committee was keen to point out that competition also seeks to make local people conscious of their local environment and promotes litter free communities. He said the competition is open to all voluntary groups in County Cork. Sean added that the organisers had simplified the competition after consulting with local groups. He urged any group that were planning a project or were maintaining an existing project to consider entering the competition

Mount Uniacke are win New Entry Award at twelfth Annual Pride in Our Community Competition



Inch Tidy Towns secured second place New Entry Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards held in Oriel House Ballincollig.
Their Project included the renovation of the old Pump in Mount Uniacke village by adding a bed of colour hanging baskets and a fresh coat of paint. Trimming of hedges on each side. It also included a new bed at entrance to village on right hand side as you come from Killeagh. This is to add summer colour and winter interest. This is all part of a plan to restore old features in the Inch /Mount Uniacke area.
Mayor of County Cork Councillor Seamus McGrath congratulated them and said that it was great to see the effort being put in by them and other community groups in developing locally-based Amenity/ Projects which are of long-term benefit to their local community all over County Cork’

Mr Sean Holland Chairman of the organising committee was keen to point out that competition also seeks to make local people conscious of their local environment and promotes litter free communities. He said the competition is open to all voluntary groups in County Cork. Sean added that the organisers had simplified the competition after consulting with local groups. He urged any group that were planning a project or were maintaining an existing project to consider entering the competition

Innishannon Tidy Towns win Social Inclusion Award at twelfth Annual Pride in Our Community Competition


Innishannon Tidy Towns have won Second Place for a Social Inclusion Project at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards held in Oriel House Ballincollig. On Easter Monday 2016 seven ball rooted oak trees were planted by Tidy Towns in Innishannon to commemorate the seven signatories of the 1916 Proclamation. They were planted in the historic Bleach Field (now the G.A.A. grounds) where linen was bleached in the 1750's and overlooked by Dromkeen Wood planted by the then landlord of Innishannon Thomas Adderley. Beside these oaks we placed two benches, one with the date and relevant planting details, the other with the names of the seven signatories. Between the two seats a huge stone which was already in place and on this they had engraved the official logo and details of 1916-2016.
Mayor of County Cork Councillor Seamus McGrath congratulated them and said that it was great to see the effort being put in by them and other community groups in developing locally-based Amenity/ Projects which are of long-term benefit to their local community all over County Cork’

Glounthaune Tidy Towns win Eco Friendly Award at twelfth Annual Pride in Our Community Competition


Glounthaune Tidy Towns have won Joint Second Place Eco Friendly Project at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards held in Oriel House Ballincollig. Their Japanese Eradication Project was praised by the Judges as an example to others dealing with this issue.
Mayor of County Cork Councillor Seamus McGrath congratulated them and said that it was great to see the effort being put in by them and other community groups in developing locally-based Amenity/ Projects which are of long-term benefit to their local community all over County Cork’

Mr Sean Holland Chairman of the organising committee was keen to point out that competition also seeks to make local people conscious of their local environment and promotes litter free communities. He said the competition is open to all voluntary groups in County Cork. Sean added that the organisers had simplified the competition after consulting with local groups. He urged any group that were planning a project or were maintaining an existing project to consider entering the competition

Dripsey Tidy Towns Wins Best Maintained Award at twelfth Annual Pride in Our Community Competition



Dripsey Tidy Towns have won the Best Maintained Category at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards held in Oriel House Ballincollig. Their project involved maintaining the approach into Dripsey from the Coachford side. This includes two of their projects. The Lanterns & Baskets on the Bridge (2014) & the Cottage Project (2015). They continue to keep these projects looking beautiful all year round with both seasonal and summer flowers.
Mayor of County Cork Councillor Seamus McGrath congratulated them and said that it was great to see the effort being put in by them and other community groups in developing locally-based Amenity/ Projects which are of long-term benefit to their local community all over County Cork’

Mr Sean Holland Chairman of the organising committee was keen to point out that competition also seeks to make local people conscious of their local environment and promotes litter free communities. He said the competition is open to all voluntary groups in County Cork. Sean added that the organisers had simplified the competition after consulting with local groups. He urged any group that were planning a project or were maintaining an existing project to consider entering the competition

Coolagown win Award for Creativity and Innovation at twelfth Annual Pride in Our Community Competition



Coolagown Development Group have won second place in the Innovation and Creativity Category at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards held in Oriel House Ballincollig.
Their Rainwater Harvesting Project was praised by the judges.  Rainwater is pipped from the church roof into a seven-thousand-gallon tank, which is then pumped up and down the village through 3kms of pipes, with fifteen taps at various locations throughout the village for use by all householders.
County Cork Councillor Seamus McGrath congratulated them and said that it was great to see the effort being put in by them and other community groups in developing locally-based Amenity/ Projects which are of long-term benefit to their local community all over County Cork’

Mr Sean Holland Chairman of the organising committee was keen to point out that competition also seeks to make local people conscious of their local environment and promotes litter free communities. He said the competition is open to all voluntary groups in County Cork. Sean added that the organisers had simplified the competition after consulting with local groups. He urged any group that were planning a project or were maintaining an existing project to consider entering the competition

Connonough Community Development Group are Joint Second best Heritage Project at twelfth Annual Pride in Our Community Competition


Connonough Community Development Group have won an award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards held in Oriel House Ballincollig. Their Project which involved Cleaning and Refurbishment of Mass Rock on N71near the village of Connonagh Leap. was praised by the Judges

Mayor of County Cork Councillor Seamus McGrath congratulated them and said that it was great to see the effort being put in by them and other community groups in developing locally-based Amenity/ Projects which are of long-term benefit to their local community all over County Cork’

Mr Sean Holland Chairman of the organising committee was keen to point out that competition also seeks to make local people conscious of their local environment and promotes litter free communities. He said the competition is open to all voluntary groups in County Cork. Sean added that the organisers had simplified the competition after consulting with local groups. He urged any group that were planning a project or were maintaining an existing project to consider entering the competition

Ms Annette Lane of Cork County Federation Muintir ná Tíre said these projects highlight the important link between our surroundings and our quality of life. It is no co-incidence he said that people travel the length and breadth of the county, visiting beauty spots – beautiful scenery which lifts their spirits and hearts. The impact that amenity projects developed are enormous she added
She thanked the County Mayor Seamus McGrath and Cork County Council for providing support for all of the groups in bringing this principle home.  He said these projects brighten up communities and enhance the natural beauty of the surroundings in which we live as well as attracting tourists.

Carrigaline win Best 1916 Commemoration Project at twelfth Annual Pride in Our Community Competition


Carrigaline Tidy Towns have secured the Best 1916 Project Category Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards held in Oriel House Ballincollig.
Carrigaline Tidy Towns created the 2016 Centenary Garden in commemoration of the 1916 Rising & the Proclamation of Independence. It is based on the Map of Ireland & includes a Proclamation Plaque, seven newly planted trees (one for each of the signatories) a seat and a flag pole.
County Mayor County Cork Councillor Seamus McGrath congratulated them and said that it was great to see the effort being put in by them and other community groups in developing locally-based Amenity/ Projects which are of long-term benefit to their local community all over County Cork’


Mr Sean Holland Chairman of the organising committee was keen to point out that competition also seeks to make local people conscious of their local environment and promotes litter free communities. He said the competition is open to all voluntary groups in County Cork. Sean added that the organisers had simplified the competition after consulting with local groups. He urged any group that were planning a project or were maintaining an existing project to consider entering the competition

Castlelyons Bridebridge are overall winners of twelfth Annual Pride in Our Community Competition


Members Of Castlelyons Bridebridge Tidy Towns and Heritage Group receive the Pride of County Cork Award from Mayor of County Cork Cllr. Seamus McGrath at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel.
All the groups that participated in this year’s Pride in Our Community Competition converged from all corners of the county to attend the Awards ceremony in Oriel House Ballincollig. The judging team were very impressed this year with the high standard of the projects that were involved and found it very difficult to choose an overall winner but Castlelyons Bridebridge scooped first place in the Best Small Village Project and the  Pride Of County Cork Award. Their project involved the erection of a monument to Thomas Kent at Fr Ferris Park to honour all aspects of his life the rifle, rosary beads and pioneer badge, also included in the monument is a picture of Thomas with his brother William and also some poetry written by Thomas himself.
The County Mayor Seamus McGrath praised Pride of County Cork Winner Castlelyons Bridebridge, all the winners of the other categories and all those who entered the competition this year.  He said that it was great to see the effort being put in by community groups in developing projects that highlight the wonderful county we live in. He thanked Muintir na Tire for organising the competition and said ‘this great competition recognises and rewards community groups who develop new or existing locally-based Amenity/ Projects which are of long-term benefit to the local community’.

Mr Sean Holland Chairman of the organising committee was keen to point out that competition also seeks to make local people conscious of their local environment and promotes litter free communities. He said the competition is open to all voluntary groups in County Cork. Sean added that the organisers had simplified the competition after consulting with local groups. He urged any group that were planning a project or were maintaining an existing project to consider entering the competition

Ms Annette Lane of Cork County Federation Muintir ná Tíre said these projects highlight the important link between our surroundings and our quality of life. It is no co-incidence he said that people travel the length and breadth of the county, visiting beauty spots – beautiful scenery which lifts their spirits and hearts. The impact that amenity projects developed are enormous she added
She thanked the County Mayor Seamus McGrath and Cork County Council for providing support for all of the groups in bringing this principle home.  He said these projects brighten up communities and enhance the natural beauty of the surroundings in which we live as well as attracting tourists.

Pride in Our Community 2016 Results.
Award/ Winners
Best project in a Large Town South Cork- Carrigtwohill
Best project in a Large Town North Cork Mitchelstown
Best project in a Large Town West Cork - Bandon
Joint Second Placed Best Heritage Project Saleen
Joint Second Placed Best Heritage Project Connonough
Winners Best Heritage Project Kinsale
Eco Friendly Project
Joint Second Place Eco Friendly Project Glounthaune
Joint Second Place Eco Friendly Project Ballincollig
Winners Eco Friendly Project Rosscarbery
Pride in our Community Awards 2016
Second Place Social Inclusion Project Innishannon
Winners Social Inclusion Project Bishopstown Curaheen
Second Place Best New Entry  Mount Uniacke
Winners Best New Entry Cuskinny Cobh
Second Place Best Tourism Project Oysterhaven
Winners Best Tourism Project Cobh
Second Placed Best Maintained Project Berrings
Winners Best Maintained Project Dripsey
Winners Healthy Village Project Riverstown
Second Place Most Creative Coolagown
Winners Most Creative Project Dromina
Second Placed 1916 Project Tullylease
Winners  1916 Project  Carrigaline
Joint Second Place Best Small Village Project Baltimore
Joint Second Place Best Small Village Project Rostellan
Winners Best Small Village Castlelyons Bridebridge

Overall Winner and Pride of County Cork 2016 Award Castlelyons Bridebridge


Full competition details are available from Cork County Muintir ná Tíre 8 Sidney Place, Wellington Road, Cork City Tel: 021-4500688  or email admin@muintircork.com


Mr Sean Murphy President Muintir na Tire presents Carrigtwohil Tidy Towns with the Best Town In South Cork Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Mr Sean Murphy President Muintir na Tire presents Mitchelstown Community Council  with the Best Town In North Cork Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Mr Sean Murphy President Muintir na Tire presents Bandon Tidy Towns with the Best Town In West Cork Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Lisa Murphy Environment Directorate presents Kinsale Tidy Towns with the Best Heritage Project Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Dr.Mary Stack Environment Directorate presents Rosscarbery Tidy Towns with the Best Eco Friendly Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Marie O Connor Environment Directorate presents members of Bishopstown Curraheen Youth Project with the Social Inclusion Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Mr Paul Hartnett Environment Directorate presents Cobh Tidy Towns with the best New Entry Award at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Margaret Searson Muintir na Tire presents the Best Tourism Award to members of Cobh Tourism at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Mr Seamus Forde Muintir na Tire presents the Best Maintained Project to members of Dripsey Tidy Towns at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Mr Brendan Scahill Community Work Department HSE South presents the Healthy Village Award to members of Riverstown Tidy Towns at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Annette Lane Chairperson Muintir na Tire Cork presents the Most Creative Project  to members of Dromina Community Council at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Mr Conor Nelligan Heritage Officer Cork County Council Presents the Best 1916 Project Award to Carrigaline Tidy Towns at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel 

Mr Ted O Leary Senior Executive Officer Cork County Council presents the Best Small Village Award to members of Castlelyons Bridebridge Tidy Towns and Heritage Group at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards in Oriel House Hotel

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

2017 Strokestown International Poetry Festival Competitions



The 2017 Strokestown International Poetry Festival Competitions are now open for entries. The closing date for the competitions has been brought forward, to facilitate the publication of a festival anthology in which poems from shortlisted entrants for the two main competitions, English and Irish, will feature alongside the work of the well known judges and other poets who will read at the 2017 festival. Maura Dooley and Paddy Bushe will judge the Strokestown International Poetry Prize for a poem in English, which carries a prize of €2000. Duais de hÍde, which carries a prize of €500 for a poem in Irish, will be judged by Cathal Ó Searcaigh. Shortlisted poets for each of these competitions will also be asked to read a selection of their poems as part of the festival, and will receive a reading fee of €200. The Percy French Prize for humorous poetry will be judged by Margaret Hickey, and the Roscommon Poets’ Prize by Jessamine O’Connor.
Further information at www.strokestownpoetry.org  and from 071 9633759 - closing date for receipt of applications Friday 2 December.

Free online courses for library users


Library users in County Cork can now access hundreds of free online courses via their local library. Ranging from Art to Accounting, Pet Care to Psychology and much more in between! Further information at  www.corkcoco.ie/library

Horticulture Tools & Equipment Course Mitchelstown


Big interest in new East Cork heritage book


Saleen, East Ferry and the adjacent areas of Jamesbrook and Rathcoursey are unspoilt gems in East Cork. It is a region rich in heritage dating back to prehistoric times. This scenic area is favoured by walkers and is a popular bird watching location.
For the past few years, Saleen & District Residents’ Association has facilitated an annual heritage walk of the area, led by local historian Charles Hayes. These walks, popular with all ages, have generated lively discussion as participants share their knowledge of the area. Such discussions prompted the need to gather hitherto undocumented oral evidence, memories and stories of the Saleen, Bawnard, Rathcoursey, East Ferry and Jamesbrook areas, from current and former residents, before the opportunity is lost forever.
This information has been included in a new heritage book ‘Times & Tales of an East Cork Community’ which will be launched on Saturday November 12th at 7pm in Saleen National School. The stunning, full colour, hardback edition, with 280 full-colour pages, encompasses a unique mix of geography, history, archaeology and lore while also recording social history, local ‘characters’, local customs and lifestyles. It documents the many significant buildings and features of the area and the many changes from prehistoric times, through to Penal times and up to the present day.
In addition to written heritage, ‘Times & Tales’ provides a photographic record of the area. Saleen & District Residents’ Association appreciates the wide support of the local community in providing old photographs. These have been complemented by a range of recent photographs of people and places. We are particularly grateful to Austin Cleary (East Cork Studios) for the amazing front cover image of Poulnabibe Dolmen and also for many other images throughout the book.
The author Charles Hayes, a native of the area, is widely respected in East Cork and beyond. He taught History and Geography for many years in St.Mary’s High School, Midleton and has previously written a number of post-primary history and geography text books. ‘Times & Tales’ is edited by Michele O’Driscoll and published by the members of Saleen and District Residents’ Association, all of whom worked on a totally voluntary basis for the project. We are thankful to the numerous individuals and bodies who have contributed in so many ways to ‘Times & Tales’ and hope that all will now enjoy the fruits of what has been a big community event.
‘Times & Tales’ will be a delight to anyone living in, connected with or just merely interested in the area. It contains something for everyone … stories of land and sea – including farming, fishing, sailing, rowing and smuggling and local faces and places past and present. Learn about the former thriving fishing village of Rathcoursey, the Queenstown businessman who accepted the ‘King’s Shilling’ or local ‘characters’ with nicknames such as ‘Dublin’ and ‘Angel’.
All are welcome to the launch on Saturday November 12th at 7pm in Saleen National School. ‘Times & Tales’ will be introduced by guest speaker Mr Barry Crockett, former Master Distiller in Midleton Distillery.
Interest in this limited-edition book has been such that many copies have already been pre-purchased. To order a copy, contact Jerry O’Brien at 086-8262746 or Liam Robinson at 086-2457019/021-4636995 (9am to 6pm). The book will also be on sale at the launch. Priced at €25, this is a book to treasure and a wonderful Christmas gift.
Any profits from the project will be used by Saleen and District Residents’ Association for further conservation and appropriate developments in the local area.

Keep in touch with Saleen & District Residents’ Association at www.facebook.com/saleenassociation

Muintir na Tire - Community Alert - Property Log-Book


Launched formally at the Cork County Joint Policing Committee which took place on Monday, 24th October at 2.30p.m.  in Vertigo Suite, Floor 17, County Hall, Cork.

Ms. Josephine Feehily, Chair of the Policing Authority was the invited Key-note speaker,

The meeting was followed by a Press launch of the Cork County JPC Strategic Plan 2016 – 2021 and of the Joint Policing Committee supported Muintir na Tire / Community Alert Property Log-Book.

The Property Log Book, provides local community groups of which almost 1000 have already registered with the Cork Co Council Public Participation Network.

The possibility of combining;
1.            Involving Members.
2.            Crime Prevention and 
3.            Fund Raising

Achieving as a consequence;
1.            Restoration of stolen property.
2.            Convictions.
3.            Decrease in thefts and burglary.

By providing the benefit of;
  1. Having all details of property stolen to hand for a crime report.
  2. Enabling Gardaí to restore recovered property to the rightful owner.
  3. Enabling Gardaí to link the criminal in whose possession a stolen item is found, to the crime.
  4. Deterrence factor of widespread publicity about the logging of items, to criminals considering a theft.
  5. A measurable decrease in thefts – eventually.
  6. A valuable fund raising initiative, for local groups who get behind the project.
  7. A valuable Crime Prevention and profile raising exercise by local groups.

This project is not, and should not be confused with property marking which is a valuable additional deterrent.

Gardaí frequently recover stolen property, but then the problem arises as to whom, a particular item belongs to.
Indeed, frequently linking a criminal to a robbery, depends on a victim proving that an item belongs to him.

The Property Log Book is a long term project – because there is a mind-set change / paradigm shift required, which will only come about as a result of members of local community groups promoting the use of the log book and getting the message across that it’s a “no-brainer” not to have the details completed should an item of property happen to be stolen.

This project is simple basic common sense, a focus on being prepared for the worst rather than hoping for the best.

Recognising that all community organisations face a dual challenge of how to increase the involvement of their membership, and the invariable struggle to raise funds.
Cork Co Council in association with Muintir na Tire - Community Alert will be distributing the Property Log Book, in bulk at a nominal cost to community groups registered with the Cork Co PPN and Muintir na Tire - Community Alert.

They hope it will quickly find a place in every home.

The Joint Policing Committee Strategic Plan 2016-2021 which was launched at the meeting describes as being among its functions the need;
To identify and promote actions that will enhance security – personal and property related – within the Cork region.


The Joint Policing Committee Strategic Plan 2016-2021 also describes as being among its functions the need;
Develop a programme of actions that will reduce the incentive for acts of crime to occur within the Cork region. 
Develop a programme of actions that will increase the detection and prosecution rates relating to acts of crime occurring within the Cork region. The Property Log Book fulfils that function.

Diarmuid Cronin.
Community Alert Officer, Southern Region.

021 - 7339011
086 – 8567770
086 – 6000752 

Deadline for Text Alert Rebate Scheme nears


On the 22nd Sept 2016 at the Ploughing Championships, the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, has announced a major new incentive for group Text Alert networks. The new Text Alert Rebate Scheme, which will be administered by Muintir na Tíre, will provide increased funding for all eligible Text Alert Groups.

Speaking at the Muintir na Tire / Community Alert stand, when she visited the National Ploughing Championships, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald said that the funding for the Community Alert programme now incorporates a new €100,000 rebate scheme for local groups registered under the Garda Text Alert Scheme.

Muintir na Tíre CEO, Niall Garvey, welcomed the announcement saying it was the culmination of intensive lobbying by Muintir na Tíre. He said “Text Alert has been a phenomenal success in preventing crime. Muintir na Tíre, in partnership with an Garda Síochána, has rolled this programme out to almost 1,000 local community groups, mainly Community Alert groups.”

He added “Until now, the groups have been responsible for their own costs and have accepted this as a means to reduce crime in their areas. However, this new scheme recognises those efforts and costs, and will go some way towards reducing the burden on local residents.”

Under the scheme, eligible groups will receive a rebate of at least €100 towards their operating costs. Groups can apply by completing a simple application form available at www.muintir.ie/Text-Alert-Rebates or by contacting Muintir na Tíre Community Alert Development officers, before 31 October next. This scheme will be fast-tracked with payments made before the end of the year. It will then be reviewed in early 2017.

In conclusion Mr Garvey said “Community Alert, and Text Alert, represent the most positive way communities can prevent crime and increase safety in their areas. Since it was launched at the Ploughing Championships three years ago, Text Alert has developed incredibly to involve over 164,000 subscribers with an estimated 3 million text messages sent in the last year.” He said “we look forward to continuing this positive partnership with an Garda Síochána and the Department of Justice and Equality.” Niall Garvey, CEO, Muintir na Tíre (086) 2460136 / ngarvey@muintir.ie

For any assistance contact your Community Alert Development Officer.
Diarmuid Cronin
021 – 733 9011.
086 – 856 7770.
086 – 600 0753.


  

National Strategy Angling Development Capital Grant Scheme 2016

Inland Fisheries Ireland is inviting applications for its €500,000 National Strategy for Angling Development Capital Grants Scheme

Inland Fisheries Ireland Funding Survey

National Strategy Angling Development Capital Grant Scheme 2016

We are writing to you to let you know that Inland Fisheries Ireland has recently launched a new €500,000 Capital Works Fund which will help improve access to angling.

We are now inviting applications for this funding which is available to all groups and individuals including local development associations, tidy towns, angling clubs and others looking to improve access to angling. The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 8th of November 2016.
This fund is aimed specifically at ‘shovel ready’, capital access projects. The types of projects eligible for funding include:
  • Clearing and fencing along rivers/ lakes to allow access for angling
  • Abled and disabled friendly angling stands
  • Car parks to improve access for anglers (new car parks and upgrades to existing carparks)
  • Walkways to improve access for anglers
  • Stands, styles, footbridges and boat slips
  • Accessible angling boats / angling boats
We are now calling on relevant groups to apply for funding. Applications can be submitted via the online application form available at www.fisheriesireland.ie/funding.
To improve the time required to award funding and to commence angling works, we are only accepting applications via this online form. Please read our application guidelines before completing the application form.
The funding scheme forms part of Inland Fisheries Ireland’s National Strategy for Angling Development which aims to ensure that Ireland’s fish stocks and angling infrastructure are protected and enhanced for the economic value and recreational benefit which they offer to communities across Ireland.  You can find out more information about the National Strategy for Angling Development and this funding call by visiting www.fisheriesireland.ie/funding
Please note that funding for more complex and larger angling access improvement projects will be announced in early 2017. Inland Fisheries Ireland invites those wishing to deliver more complex projects to submit an expression of interest. Expressions of interest should be completed through this link-https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NSADEOI - and will be open until the end of November 2016.
Thank you for your support in helping us develop a world class inland fisheries and sea angling resource. We look forward to working with you.
Yours sincerely,
Suzanne Campion
Head of Business Development
Inland Fisheries Ireland

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

ANAM Cara supporting bereaved parents... Parent Evening on Wed 2nd Nov 19:30 Brú Columbanus,



Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 2nd November from 19:30 to 21:00 in Brú Columbanus, Cardinal Way, Wilton, Cork

If you think you know someone who might benefit, please consider passing the below information on to them. A parent told us recently:

Nothing is normal after the death of a child and it never will be again. Anam Cara helps. People may say that after, for example, two years you should just be able to pull up your socks and get on with it, but life is not like that when you lose a child. There is no timeline for getting over grief, it’s a continuous, daily thing. I would encourage any bereaved parents to come along. I know that anything that is unknown is often really scary, however, it's important people know there is no pressure or onus on anyone to talk at the meetings, just being there can help.

We would stress that this meeting is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age their child died, the circumstances of their death or whether the death was recent or not. However, please note that the meeting is open to bereaved parents only.

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 2nd November from 19:30 to 21:00 in Brú Columbanus, Cardinal Way, Wilton, Cork. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

If you yourself are supporting or potentially supporting bereaved parents, you might be interested in viewing the Anam Cara videos atanamcara.ie/videos. These involve testimonies from bereaved parents and couples who attend the Anam Cara groups. Anam Cara has also produced an Information Pack for Bereaved Parents, a free copy of which can be ordered by emailing info@anamcara.ie or ringing our Information Line on 085 2888 888.

Take Care


Kind Regards,
Clodagh Curley
On Behalf of

Anam Cara Parental and Sibling Bereavement Support
HCL House,
Second Avenue,
Cookstown Industrial Estate,
Tallaght,
Dublin 24

Monday, 24 October 2016

PRIDE IN OUR COMMUNITY AWARDS 2016

The suspense is building ahead of this year's Pride in Our Community Awards which will be held this coming Wednesday at 7.30pm in Oriel House Hotel Ballincollig.
The “Pride in our Community “Competition is open to all voluntary groups in County Cork. The Mayor of County Cork Councillor Seamus Mc Grath will present the Awards to local community groups who have developed amenity projects in their area.
 There are many different categories including Small Area/ Village Award, Best Large Town in Each Division, Best Heritage Project, Most Eco Friendly Project, Social Inclusion Award, Best New Entry, Best Tourism Project, Best Maintained Existing Project, Healthy Town/Village Award, Innovation and Creativity, Best 1916 Commemorative Project and the overall winner will get the Pride of County Cork Award.
Previous years entries include Community walks and trails, Playgrounds, Community Fields, Community Centre renovations, upgrades to monuments and amenity areas, River clean-ups, Community Signs, Biodiversity areas, Community gardens, allotments, Graveyard restoration, Floral displays on streetscape, all weather facilities, tree planting etc.
Last years overall winners were Waterloo Renewal Group in Blarney and this year over forty groups from all corners of the county have entered. It promises to be a great night.

Clontead Parish History to be launched in Riverstick

Clontead Parish History Book

Official Launch at Riverstick Community Centre
Friday November 25th at 7pm
All Proceeds in aid of Belgooly & Riverstick Community Centres.

Please Vote for Eating Disorder Video

Hi all,

Please check out this video and Vote For Eating Disorder Video


Kind Regards


___________________________
Brendan Scahill
(Community Worker, HSE, South)
Community Work Departmnet
Community Services
HSE
Old Library
St. Mary’s Road
Cork City

LOW COST COUNSELLING available to Travellers in North Cork.

A Low Cost Counselling initiative is being launched by Traveller of North Cork (TNC) in association with Bethany Bereavement Support Group, Coisceim & Healthy Minds, on Wednesday the 26th October in The Mercy Centre Mallow at 10 30 am.

All Travellers availing of this Service will be offered support/counselling within a week of contacting Bethany Bereavement Support Group & Coisceim. 
Healthy Minds (John Walsh) is available on Monday mornings 10 am – 1pm at Mallow Primary Health Care.
If you are interested in attending this event please RSVP to Pauline O' Grady-Noonan.0876912440

Community Health Development Worker
Travellers of North Cork (TNC)
Riverside,
Doneraile,
County Cork



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