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16
OCT
2019

MCC Arts Office: News & Events October 2019

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An Evening of Music, Song, Poetry & Dance with Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Manchán Magan, Éamon Ó Donnchadha, Tom French, Éanna Ó Cróinín, Bernadette Nic Gabhann, Jack Lynch, Nigel Davey & Na Casaidigh. In Anam an Athar: Fr Eoghan O’Growney, Priest & Patriot Athboy Priest, scholar, and key figure in the Gaelic revival of the late 19th century, Fr Eoghan O’Growney will be celebrated with a night of traditional music, song, poetry        and dance at Solstice. Where:  Solstice Arts Centre, Navan When: Thursday 17th October at 8pm Tickets: €16 / €14 (conc) Phone (046) 9092300 or...
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16
OCT
2019

ESB Networks Smart Metering: Information Event 22nd October

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As part of the National Climate Action Plan ESB Networks will replace 2.4 million electricity meters with next generation smart meters in every home, farm and business across Ireland by the end of 2024. Meath County Council is hosting an information event at Buvinda House where ESB Networks will be available to answer your questions on the day and provide a brief overview of the programme   Date: Tuesday, October 22nd 2019 Venue: Meath County Council Offices, Buvinda House, Navan Time: 16.00 – 19.00 RSVP: sinead.bruton2@esb.ie   Context As part of the National Climate Action...
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15
OCT
2019

FASN Quiz Night – 1st November

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10
OCT
2019

Meath JPC: Public Meeting 16th October

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Meath County Council’s Joint Policing Committee is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, 16th October 2019 at 7.30pm in the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells. The purpose of the Joint Policing Committee (JPC) is to provide a forum for consultation, discussion and recommendations on matters affecting the policing of the local authorities administrative area of Co Meath. Members of the public are invited to attend and make their views known or ask questions of the members of the committee with regard to general policing and crime prevention.  To facilitate the preparation of a full response to...
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10
OCT
2019

Julianstown & District Community Association: Public Meeting 16th October

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Julianstown & District Community Association are holding a public meeting to discuss traffic in Julianstown and its effect on the residents of South Drogheda and East Meath. The meeting will take place in the Glenside Hotel on the 16th October at 8 pm
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09
OCT
2019

Púca Halloween Festival: Call for Volunteers

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The Puca Halloween festival is an exciting new Halloween Festival celebrating Samhain and its origins in the Boyne Valley. It is taking place this Halloween in the Boyne Valley and they are looking for volunteers to become Artists Trainees or Festival Assistants. Become an artist trainee and help artists with a music venue or art installations. Artist Trainee – link Volunteer as a festival assistant in a public facing role welcoming visitors and with crowd control amongst other roles. Event Volunteer – link
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09
OCT
2019

Information Meeting: What’s happening in the Inny River and L. Sheelin catchment? 16th October, Oldcastle

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The Inny River with Lough Sheelin is one of 190 catchments throughout Ireland which have been prioritised to protect and restore water quality. The priority area for action spans the three counties of Cavan, Meath and Westmeath and includes an area north of Ballyheelin townland, west of Mountnugent village and as far south as Oldcastle and Dromone. All tributaries terminate in Lough Sheelin lake before outflowing from the catchment at Finnea. You are invited to a community meeting about what it means to be a part of an area for action. This is a new way of working to improve water quality...
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08
OCT
2019

Have your say on Boyne Greenway proposals

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Boyne Greenway –Drogheda to Mornington: Non-Statutory Public Consultation Meath County Council is opening a process of public consultation on Friday the 30th of August around proposals that could provide a pedestrian and cycle facility from Drogheda Town to Mornington. The Consultants working on the Scheme have considered a number of options and identified an emerging preferred route. This forms the basis for our “Emerging Preferred Scheme” which seeks to achieve a comprehensive solution that provides a cycle and pedestrian route, and considers the environmental and ecological constraints...
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08
OCT
2019

Create & Dublin Fringe Festival announce 2019 Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary

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  Create, in partnership with Dublin Fringe Festival, are delighted to announce that the 2019 Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award takes the focus of Collaborative Arts and Theatre.   The objective of the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme Bursary Award, offered once a year, is to support individual professional artists whose practice centres on collaboration with individuals or groups (non-arts professionals). The AIC Bursary Award 2019: Collaborative Arts and Theatre aims to support individual professional artists working in collaborative socially engaged forms of...
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08
OCT
2019

Meath Local Sports Partnership – October Update

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Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection  Tuesday 22nd October | 6.30pm-9.30pm | Kells Peoples Resource Centre, Kells This workshop will highlight the main principles of the Code and look at measures that clubs can take to create and maintain the safest possible environment for sport for young people. Cost: €20 per person for clubs in Meath, €30 per person for clubs outside Meath. To book a place, please call Lynn on 046-9067337. For full list of courses please see http://www.meathsports.ie/events/    Safeguarding 2 Club Children’s Officer Training  Monday 14th October |...
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07
OCT
2019

RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service: 10th & 12th October dates

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The RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service is coming to Meath This October the RSA’s Check it Fits service in partnership with Toyota will be visiting County Meath. Did you know it’s the law that all children under 150cms or 36kgs must use a child car seat appropriate to their weight and height. In Ireland as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted which can lead to serious injury or even death in a collision. Since October 2013, the RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service has checked over 35,000 child car seats and restraints in Ireland. Worryingly, 79% of seats required a major...
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07
OCT
2019

Have your say on Meath County Council’s Corporate Plan for 2019-2024.

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Meath County Council is currently reviewing its Corporate Plan, which is scheduled for adoption by the full Council at its meeting on December 2. As part of this process, Meath PPN member groups have an opportunity to input into the formulation of the new Corporate Plan for 2019-2024. You can provide your views here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCC-CorporatePlan The closing date for responses is Tuesday, October 29 at 5pm. The consultation is semi-structured in nature, in that you are provided with an outline of key elements of the Corporate Plan and asked to respond to these. Not all...
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03
OCT
2019

Free local CPR training in your community: Irish Heart Foundation

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  The Irish Heart Foundation have developed the FREE Hands for Life CPR Programme which is very kindly sponsored by Abbott and ESB Networks.   Why are we asking you to help us? 13 people die from a cardiac arrest every day in Ireland and over 70% of these will happen in the home. Therefore, the chances are that if you ever need to perform CPR it will be on someone you know and care about, so we want to ensure that if you ever encounter this scenario you will be prepared by knowing how to perform CPR.   CPR is a simple skill and by attending this one-hour course your level...
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30
SEP
2019

Smart Metering – Information Event 22nd October

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As part of the National Climate Action Plan ESB Networks will replace 2.4 million electricity meters with next generation smart meters in every home, farm and business across Ireland by the end of 2024. Meath County Council is hosting an information event at Buvinda House where ESB Networks will be available to answer your questions on the day and provide a brief overview of the programme Date:             Tuesday, October 22nd 2019 Venue:          Meath County Council Offices, Buvinda House, Navan Time:            4pm – 7pm RSVP:           sinead.bruton2@esb.ie   Navan and...
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27
SEP
2019

Kells MD: What would make your community the best place to belong? Have your say on Friday 4th October in Kells.

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The Meath PPN wish to bring member groups in the Kells Municipal District together to discuss the following questions:   What would make your community the best place to belong? What do we have and what do we need to help our community to be as great as it can be for us and for the many generations that follow on from ours?   The event will take place from 7pm on the 4th October in the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells.   We will be looking to tap into your local knowledge so that future planning in Meath will take into consideration what you want for your area.   The...
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27
SEP
2019

Embracing Diversity – A Future Together: Seminar, Ballyhaunis 18th October

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A one-day seminar, Embracing Diversity – A Future Together, will take place in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo on Friday 18th October 2019.   The seminar will examine and chart what has been achieved in the area of Intercultural Integration in a small town and develop recommendations for mapping an integrated future for the town and towns of similar composition.   Contributors will include academic experts and experienced practitioners and will feature strong local community participation. Speakers include Anastasia Crickley, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, Dr Veronica Cassidy, Dr Tony Barrett, Dr...
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27
SEP
2019

Fostering information evening: Claremont Stadium, 10th of October at 7pm

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This is a free information event and a current foster will tell of her experience with fostering on the night. Tea/Coffee and biscuits served
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27
SEP
2019

Spark Change Awards & FASN

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  The Family Addiction Support Network (FASN) is delighted to announce that their organisation has been shortlisted for the Spark Change Awards in the Campaigner, Storyteller, Includer and Connector categories FASN is one of eighteen organisations who have been shortlisted as finalists across six categories. The event will take place in Dublin Castle, Dame Street Dublin 2 – 6pm-8.30pm Friday 18th October 2019 and we would be delighted if you or a representative could attend and support us. Please click on the link to register yo...
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27
SEP
2019

Youth Daffodil Challenge

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  Following on from our young people’s enthusiasm with the recent climate change marches worldwide, let’s see if we can put positive actions by them into making a real difference in our communities with this Youth Daffodil Challenge!   Step 1. Sign up, 400 daffodil bulbs will be delivered to your school or community group. Step 2. Choose an area or public space in your community to plant them. Step 3. When in Bloom, cut and sell with all proceeds to go to The Irish Cancer Society.   This is a practical way that children and youth groups can help with climate...
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26
SEP
2019

2018 Annual Report of PPNs

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Mr Seán Canney TD, the Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development launched the 2018 Annual Report of the Public Participation Network (PPNs) on the 25th September. The statement from Minister Canney is available here A copy of the PPN Annual Report is available below to download: PPN Annual Report 2018 Some as the key highlights of the report are outlined below:  
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23
SEP
2019

Charity Impact Awards

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The 2019 Charity Impact Awards is now open for entries The Charity Impact Awards celebrates the positive impact charities make in people’s lives by telling the stories of these organisations and the people behind them. For information on awards categories please see here The closing date for nominations is the 2nd October 2019 www.charityimpactawards.ie  
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23
SEP
2019

Kells MD: What would make your community the best place to belong? Have your say on Friday 4th October in Kells.

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The Meath PPN wish to bring member groups in the Kells Municipal District together to discuss the following questions:   What would make your community the best place to belong? What do we have and what do we need to help our community to be as great as it can be for us and for the many generations that follow on from ours?   The event will take place from 7pm on the 4th October in the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells.   We will be looking to tap into your local knowledge so that future planning in Meath will take into consideration what you want for your area.   The...
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20
SEP
2019

Meath Garda Youth Awards 2019

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Please find an application form below: Application Meath Garda Youth Awards 2019
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19
SEP
2019

MCC Climate Action Strategy

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Meath County Council officially launched it’s Climate Action Strategy on the 16th September 2019. Copies of the strategy are available to download below: MCC Climate Action Strategy MCC Climate Action Strategy – Executive Summary The Climate Action Strategy sets out over 150 actions and addresses both adaptation and mitigation, covering 8 thematic areas. Videos to highlight actions individuals can take to make a difference and promote Meath as a climate resilient county have also been made (links below): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL8SCemJNe0 https://youtu.be/3FvFQ5bke78...
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19
SEP
2019

10 Steps to Sustainable Community Financing: Event in Athlone 25th Sept

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Bank of Ireland are working with the Wheel to support the delivery of a number of free workshops in selected Bank of Ireland locations in autumn 2019. These workshops are aimed at local community groups and leaders in helping them develop a more sustainable funding model for the future. This course will provide you with a process and tools to adequately asses your own particular situation and come up with a funding model that stable, suitable and sufficient to your needs. By the end of the course you will: • Understand what sustainable funding is and how it could work for your...
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13
SEP
2019

RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service is coming to Meath

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  The RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service is coming to Meath!   This October the RSA’s Check it Fits service in partnership with Toyota will be visiting County Meath. Did you know it’s the law that all children under 150cms or 36kgs must use a child car seat appropriate to their weight and height. In Ireland as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted which can lead to serious injury or even death in a collision.   Since October 2013, the RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service has checked over 35,000 child car seats and restraints in Ireland. Worryingly, 79% of seats...
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13
SEP
2019

Meath Sports Partnership – Autumn E-Zine

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The latest Meath Local Sports Partnership  E-Newsletter for Autumn 2019 is now available. Packed full of news, updates & upcoming events. Click here to view Meath LSP Autumn/Winter Ezine    
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13
SEP
2019

Free Online Training with SCOPE & The Wheel

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Are you a small organisation with less than five staff? Or perhaps your community group is 100% volunteer-led. If you or your volunteers are in need of training, then you may be in luck! Together with our European partners, The Wheel is developing an e-learning platform especially for small nonprofits. Our SCOPE training platform will cover the following key topics: Governance Fundraising Financial Management Risk Management Communications   Modules will provide entry level information and training on important matters related to running a nonprofit. One of the goals of SCOPE is to...
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13
SEP
2019

DRCD Rural Policy Consultation – Town Hall events

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The Department of Rural and Community Development is currently developing a new, whole-of-Government rural development policy for Ireland.  This will follow on from the Action Plan for Rural Development which was published in January 2017 and reaches the end of its three-year timeframe in 2019.   The Department is now holding two public consultation events, in September and October, to inform the next phase of rural development policy for Ireland. These workshops will seek to obtain the views of people living and working in rural Ireland on the challenges and opportunities facing...
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10
SEP
2019

MCC Arts Office: News & Updates – September 2019

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Meath County Council Arts Office is delighted to present Following Contours, an exhibition by Bernadette Tuite.   Tuite is the Meath County Council Arts Office Going Solo Graduate Award recipient of 2019. Following Contours will show at the Toradh2 Gallery located in the newly renovated former Courthouse in the centre of Kells town from 2nd September. The exhibition will feature a combination of beautifully hand-crafted sculptural ceramic vessels, landscape photography and an audio soundscape. Accompanying the art works will be material samples, a video and sketch books; all intended...
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10
SEP
2019

Rural Policy 2020 – Public Consultation Survey

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The Department of Rural and Community Development is currently developing  a new whole-of-government rural development policy for Ireland. This will follow on from the Action Plan for Rural Development which was published in January 2017 and reaches the end of its three year timeframe in 2019. The new rural policy will be forward looking with a 5 year timeframe and will focus on strengthening our rural communities and economies. It will take account of emerging economic, societal and international developments. These include changing demographics within rural communities, the increasing...
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09
SEP
2019

Púca Halloween Festival: Information Sessions

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  PÚCA – Where Halloween’s Story Begins Information Sessions Don’t Miss Out, Be Part of the Festival   Ireland’s Ancient East will play host to the newly established contemporary and awe-inspiring Púca Festival which is designed to capture the original and authentic spirit of Samhain across 3 breath-taking nights of music, food, light and spectacle (October 31st – November 2nd).   Fáilte Ireland, Louth County Council and Meath County Council, together with Curated Place would like to invite you to an information session to discuss how Púca...
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06
SEP
2019

Social Justice Ireland: Training and Facilitation Programme – Autumn / Winter 2019

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Training and Facilitation Programme Our new Training and Facilitation Programme is now available! All training is available to PPN staff, Secretariat Members, PPN Representatives and Member Groups. In addition, any aspect of this programme can be delivered at county level to a specific PPN or PPN member group. It can also be delivered on a thematic or a regional basis as requested. We are committed to offering training which is useful and relevant, and so will work with you to customise our programmes to the needs of the target group in each area. More information is available by...
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05
SEP
2019

Programme: Parenting When Separated

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Parenting when separated – information PWS Application (1)
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04
SEP
2019

Development Perspectives – trainer recruitment, Meitheal Programme

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Development Perspectives (DP) is seeking to fill the role of Trainer within “Meitheal”. Meitheal is a new Development Education strategic partnership programme for the adult and community education sector in Ireland. DP is the lead partner in the consortium, which also includes AONTAS, Concern Worldwide, Irish Rural Link and the Adult and Community Education Dept of Maynooth University This part-time role is based on a salary of €30,000 (pro-rata) and will commence in late September / early October up until the end of 2021. A full job description can be found at...
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04
SEP
2019

Funding Point Meath Digest: September/October 2019

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The September-October 2019 Funding Point Digest for Meath is available to download below: Meath Local Funding Digest – Sep – Oct 2019
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02
SEP
2019

Review of Local Community Development Committees

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The Department of Rural and Community Development (the Department) commenced a review of Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in October 2017. The review sought to assess strategic and operational development of LCDCs in the three years since they were established and to identify opportunities to strengthen and support them in the coming years. Please find a copy of the completed LCDC Review Report below: Review of LCDCs 2019
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30
AUG
2019

Defibrillators – application process is open

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Application Process for Defibrillators Application forms are available here: MPPN Defib Application Form 1 All completed applications, meeting the criteria outlined must be submitted to meathppn@meathcoco.ie by the closing date of Friday 20th Sept 2019   Who can apply? Applicant groups will need to: Be set up as a Cardiac First Responders group and registered with the National Ambulance Service Be registered with the PPN Provide the supporting documentation required Have a suitable location for the device and all relevant permissions to attach the defibrillator Have appropriate...
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30
AUG
2019

Insurance Survey – Results

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Thank you for responding to the insurance survey Please find reports below regarding both Meath and national results. Meath Insurance Summary (1) Insurance Nat.Survey Final The information gathered has been reviewed by the Secretariat and they are looking at some key actions to address the cost of insurance to include public liability, activities within groups that increase costs, group schemes, impact on the cost if a risk assessment is carried out by groups and proposing a national campaign on both reducing the cost of insurance for groups and reducing the number of claims being made....
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30
AUG
2019

What would make your community the best place to belong?

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What would make your community the best place to belong? Meath Public Participation Network will be organising an event in your area to get your views. We will be looking to tap into your local knowledge so that future planning in Meath will take into consideration what you want for your area. You will be asked to consider and give your views on the following:     It is important to us to have your input and we ask that your group attend the event in your District. We will advise you when and where we will be holding the events over the coming weeks so watch out for our emails....
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28
AUG
2019

Sustainable, Inclusive and Empowered Communities Strategy

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Sustainable, Inclusive and Empowered Communities: A Five-Year Strategy to Support the Community and Voluntary Sector in Ireland 2019-2024 Published: 28 August 2019 From: Department of Rural and Community Development The Strategy to Support the Community & Voluntary Sector in Ireland sets out a long-term vision for our communities in Ireland. With actions to be implemented over the next five years, the Strategy sets a general direction of travel for Government policy in relation to community development, local development and the community and voluntary sector for the coming years. It...
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28
AUG
2019

Halloween Festival and Events Seminar – Sept 14th Ballinasloe

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Next month sees the first ever Halloween Events Seminar run by AOIFE (Association of Irish Festival and Events) to engage with 110 plus Halloween event organisers in the Country. AOIFE’s Executive Director and Creative Director with some keynotes from successful pioneering Halloween events will deliver the day long programme which is targeted for community groups, volunteers and not for profits who wish to use the growing popularity of the Samhain tradition to produce a fun, creative and safe events. Founded in 1993- the Association of Irish Festivals and Events Association is the fourth...
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28
AUG
2019

LMETB Community Education Autumn 2019 Direct Tuition Application NOW OPEN

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The LMETB Community Education Autumn 2019 Direct Tuition Course Application is now open.   Please find information & Autumn 2019 application form below: Autumn 2019 Community-Education-Service-Application-Form-Tuition Hours and Advert   The closing date for returning completed application forms is Friday 6th September 2019   Please post to Jackie Breen, Community Education Facilitator, Further Education & Training, LMETB, Abbey Road, Navan, Co. Meath.   Further information:   Jackie Breen Community Education Facilitator (Meath) Further Education &...
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28
AUG
2019
22
AUG
2019

The Game of Bridge 

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This year the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland (CBAI) is having a major promotion on the game of bridge throughout Ireland. The basic aim is to get people to learn this great card game and then experience the joy and pleasure that bridge will give them when playing in a bridge club. The way the promotion is being done is by having venues such as shopping centres, community centres, libraries, bridge clubs, etc. where club members will meet and greet people and hand out a leaflet and information on bridge classes in the area of the venue. The promotion will also be supported by...
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21
AUG
2019

Community Environment Action Fund 2019 (previously Local Agenda 21)

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The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund (LA21) which has operated since 1997, promotes sustainable development by assisting small-scale environmental projects at local level. The Scheme has been renamed the Community Environment Action Fund from 2019 onwards.   The projects involve partnership arrangements between local authorities and various local groups including community groups, schools and environmental NGOs. The Community Environment Action Fund assists sustainable development from the ground-up and facilitates, at local level, the achievement of the objectives of...
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21
AUG
2019

Fresh Start programme in Meath: recruitment now open

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What is Fresh Start? Fresh Start is a vocational and personal development programme based in Navan in Co. Meath. The programme was developed to meet the needs of people who may need extra support in transitioning between being at home, out of work or not fitting in to the traditional school system to progressing to further education, part time or full time employment. Over the last number of years we are seeing a significant increase in anxiety exacerbated by isolation and lack of social interaction. We have redeveloped the Fresh Start Hybrid programme in 2018 to cater for people who may...
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16
AUG
2019

Keep in touch – Re-Registration of Meath PPN Member Groups

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Why re-register? We would like to stay in touch with you and hope that you will continue your membership of Meath PPN. The current Meath PPN register is almost 5 years old.  Membership and contact information will have changed over time.  All PPNs are requested to re-register groups and ensure the accuracy of membership records in accordance with GDPR and good governance.   What is the process for re-registration? We will be making contact with the primary contact for each group registered with Meath PPN before 2019 Emails will be sent  during the  week commencing 19th August. The...
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16
AUG
2019

Heritage Week in County Meath 2019

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Get a chance to a be an archaeologist at a community dig in Trim, reminisce about past times in Navan, hear traditional Japanese Taiko drummers at Newgrange, enjoy a guided tour of Devenish lands at Dowth and the Kells TypeTrail, learn about bats in Athboy, or enjoy free admission and tours of OPW sites. These are just some of the activities you can engage in during Heritage Week in Meath. National Heritage Week 2019 will take place from Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th August 2019 and this year’s theme is ‘’Pastimes | Past Times’. Heritage Week is a chance to get out and about and explore...
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16
AUG
2019

Arts Office: News & Events – August 2019

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Meath County Council Arts Office is delighted to present a 10-year retrospective exhibition by the Kells Type Trail Collective entitled: A Canvas of Type A Canvas of Type will show at the Toradh2 Gallery located in the newly renovated former Courthouse in the centre of Kells town from 5th July and will continue until 23rd August 2019. Coinciding with this year’s Type Trail Festival which is currently in its tenth year, A Canvas of Type looks back at some of the pieces submitted to the festival since its inception a decade ago. The annual Type Trail festival celebrates typography and...
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15
AUG
2019

AONTAS: New Website for Adult Learning Pathways

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www.OneStepUp.ie The revamped www.OneStepUp.ie website has been launched as part of an information campaign to raise awareness about the One Step Up Information and Referral Service managed by AONTAS. The new website is more interactive and user-friendly than ever. AONTAS provides this free information and referral service under the European Agenda for Adult Learning project ‘Increasing Pathways, Increasing Participation’. One Step Up guides thousands of adult learners every year towards information sources and a range of services that support them into education. Please click here for...
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15
AUG
2019

Meath Joint Policing Committee (JPC) – Vacancy

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Meath Joint Policing Committee (JPC) Meath Joint Policing Committee (JPC) was established in 2009 under the Garda Síochána Act 2005. Its overall aim is to act as a forum for consultation, discussion and recommendations on matters affecting policing. The Joint Policing Committee’s stated role outlines the need to: Keep under review: the levels and patterns of crime, disorder and anti social behaviour (including the patterns and levels of misuse of alcohol and drugs) and the underlying factors that contribute to these issues. Advise the local authority and the Garda Siochana on how...
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15
AUG
2019

Development Perspectives – Newsletter

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Please find a link below to  the Development Perspectives Newsletter: DP Newsletter Link   Contact: +(353)-41-9801005 info@developmentperspectives.ie www.developmentperspectives.ie  
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14
AUG
2019

National PPN Conference Carlow, 10th & 11th October 2019: Agenda

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Following on from the success of Sligo in 2017 and Athlone in 2018, this year’s Conference, which is being hosted by Carlow PPN, will be held on 10th & 11th October in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Carlow. Please find a the a copy of the National PPN Conference Agenda 2019 and also a link to Eventbrite  for booking details. The Annual Conference is a means to showcase the operation of PPNs in practice and highlight best practice experiences. It makes for an ideal setting to hear of the achievements of PPNs within their respective counties in partnership with stakeholders and an ideal...
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13
AUG
2019

Meath Digital Strategy Draft – Have Your Say

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Following on from the Public Consultation and Stakeholder engagement in February and March 2019, we have now drafted the Meath Digital Strategy- “Meath, a connected county”. A copy of the draft strategy is available below to download: Meath Digital Strategy -2020- 20190719 This strategy seeks to address your priorities to improve Digital Infrastructure, improve Digital Skills training, improve the opportunities for business and employees through digital tools and improve the Council services. We want to get your feedback on this draft strategy which will have annual progress targets to...
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13
AUG
2019
09
AUG
2019

Meath Local Sports Partnership – August Updates

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  Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection Tuesday 24th September | 6.30pm-9.30pm | Claremont Stadium, Navan This workshop will highlight the main principles of the Code and look at measures that clubs can take to create and maintain the safest possible environment for sport for young people. Cost: €20 per person for clubs in Meath, €30 per person for clubs outside Meath. To book a place, please call Lynn on 046-9067337. For full list of courses please see http://www.meathsports.ie/events/     Safeguarding 2 Club Children’s Officer  Thursday 19th September |...
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07
AUG
2019

Heritage Week 2019 – Newsletter

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Only two weeks to go… With only two weeks to go until the start of National Heritage Week 2019, excitement is building around the country as community groups and organisations make final preparations ahead of the multitude of events taking place nationwide between 17 – 25 August. This year’s theme of Pastimes | Past Times explores how our free time has been shaped by hundreds of years of storytelling, craft, sport, music and more. In the video below, Chief Executive Officer of the Heritage Council, Virginia Teehan talks about this theme, and encourages communities across...
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06
AUG
2019

Pakman Award -Showcase your Environmental Achievements

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The Pakman Awards were launched in 2015 by Repak to replace the Repak Recycling Awards and allow more accessibility to the awards for all organisations who demonstrate their sustainability and environmental efforts. The Pakman Awards are national awards that recognise excellence in waste management and recycling among businesses, organisations, community groups and initiatives in Ireland.   The Pakman Award – Community Recycling Initiative of the Year category. This award is open to community groups, initiatives or those in a partnership with their Local Authority such as Bring...
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02
AUG
2019

Get Involved in the Dig Blackfriary Site 13th – 24th August

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Hi Everyone, We are delighted to announce that we are hosting another community dig this year at the Blackfriary site! Dates: Tuesday August 13th to Saturday August 24th (Closed Sunday 18th). This will be a continuation of our community phase of the Blackfriary Excavations; The Medieval Garden Restoration Project. We plan to open two new cuttings focused on the edge of the monastic gardens where the Medieval town boundary hopefully is! For those of you who haven’t been with us before, below is some information. Feel free to pass this along to anyone you know may be interested. What is the...
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29
JUL
2019

Don’t Forget to Have Your Say

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Please see below consultations currently open for submissions: Draft SPC Scheme for Meath County Council – feedback welcome on the Meath County Council scheme for Strategic Policy Committees. Meath Digital Strategy Draft – input welcome on the issues, needs and actions contained in the strategy Draft Litter Management Plan for Meath – input welcome on the plan to manage litter in our county Proposed Amendments to Foreshore Byelaws 2010 – check out the proposal & maps and give your feedback All available on https://consult.meath.ie/
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29
JUL
2019

Quality Label Workshop, Athlone 13th August

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European Solidarity Corps Quality Label Workshop, 13 August 2019, 10am – 3pm  Youth Work Ireland Midlands, Golden Island, Athlone. The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people aged 18 -30 to volunteer, engage in a traineeship or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe. European Solidarity Corps participants embrace the values of solidarity, respect for human dignity and human rights, and believe in the promotion of a fair and equal society in which pluralism,...
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29
JUL
2019

State Recognition for Boyne Currach Making

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Boyne Currach Making was given official recognition by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD at the recent launch the permanent National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage.  This measure represents official State recognition of cultural practices all around Ireland and will serve to protect and promote these practices for generations to come. The development of the National Inventory of Ireland’s Intangible Cultural Heritage is an integral part of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht’s work under the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the...
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25
JUL
2019

Join in the Family Fun in Julianstown 28th July

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Julianstown Summer Festival  In Julianstown Village Garden on Sunday 28th July, 2019 from 2 pm to 4 pm Magician, Wooly Wards Petting Farm, Balloon Modelling, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Games, Craft Workshop Admission €10 per family which includes light refreshments All wlcome to come along and enjoy this family fun day.
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23
JUL
2019

Environment and Nature Fund for Communities

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A chara, I am contacting you from The Community Foundation for Ireland to keep you up-to-date with the new developments regarding our Environment and Nature Fund 2019. This year we committed to further supporting our Environment and Nature Fund and with match-funding from the Environmental Protection Agency EPA and we have established a fund of €100,000 to focus on creating Sustainable Communities through the Circular Economy and Sustainable Consumption and Waste. We are inviting community groups to apply for one of three grants, who are interested in or already working towards these...
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19
JUL
2019

Proposed Amendments to Foreshore Byelaws 2010 – Public Consultation

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Please find attached the Proposed Amendments to the Foreshore Byelaws 2010 (amendments in red), together with a map of the area concerned: Proposed Amendments to Foreshore Byelaws 2010 Map_Amendments to Foreshore Byelaws 2010 The Council will publish the Proposed Amendments to Foreshore Byelaws 2010 at the following link  https://consult.meath.ie from Friday July 19th, 2019.   Meath County Council is seeking the views and comments of all interested parties.  The public consultation period will take place from 19th July 2019 to 30th August 2019. Submissions and observations can be...
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19
JUL
2019

Have your say on the Draft Litter Management Plan for Meath

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  Meath County Council has prepared a Draft Litter Management Plan for County Meath 2019 – 2021. Please find a copy here –  Meath Draft Litter Management Plan 2019 – 2021 (2)   The plan will go on Public Display on Friday 19th July for a 6 week period. It will be available do download free of charge from our website at https://consult.meath.ie   Submissions/observations can be made: In writing to Senior Executive Officer, Environment Section, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Navan, Co Meath By email to environment@meathcoco.ie Online at our consultation...
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19
JUL
2019

National project to catalogue all local authority services

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The LGMA is working on a major project to catalogue all of the services provided to the public by local authorities. The local government sector provides about 500 public services. The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) is working on a national project to produce 1 common catalogue of these services. The service catalogue will help to better inform the public about local authority services and how to access them.   Click here for project updates. Catalogues completed so far: The first phase of our project is completing the Local Government Service Catalogue by functional area...
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18
JUL
2019

Meath Digital Strategy Draft – Have Your Say

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Following on from the Public Consultation and Stakeholder engagement in February and March 2019, we have now drafted the Meath Digital Strategy- “Meath, a connected county”. A copy of the draft strategy is available below to download: Meath Digital Strategy -2020- 20190719 This strategy seeks to address your priorities to improve Digital Infrastructure, improve Digital Skills training, improve the opportunities for business and employees through digital tools and improve the Council services. We want to get your feedback on this draft strategy which will have annual progress targets to...
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10
JUL
2019

Free CPR training: Cultur Centre, Navan – 27th July

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Cultúr Migrant Centre in Navan are running free CPR training on  Saturday 27th July 2019. There are 3 time slots to choose from but spaces are limited & booking is essential.
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10
JUL
2019

Have your say on the Draft SPC Scheme for Meath County Council

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On July 1st 2019, Meath County Council approved its draft Strategic Policy Committee Scheme 2019-2024. A copy of the draft Scheme is available below to download:  SPC Scheme Approved July Council The draft Scheme will go on public display from Monday, July 8 to Friday, August 9, 2019. Submission can be made via Email to corporateservices@meathcoco.ie Online portal https://consult.meath.ie Writing to Corporate Services, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, County Meath C15 Y291   Submissions will be accepted on the draft scheme until 5pm on August 9th.
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08
JUL
2019

Member Survey on Insurance Costs & Impact

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The impact of insurance costs on community & voluntary groups has been an ongoing issue for our PPN members. The Secretariat of Meath PPN has been active in trying to address this issue on behalf of the membership. The collection of evidence is the next step to show how insurance costs are impacting on member groups and support the case for resolution. To achieve this, a request has been sent to all members take part in a national PPN survey. The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete. Collated responses will show the current position for groups in Meath and feed into a collective...
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08
JUL
2019

Family Addiction Support Network

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Is someone else’s behaviour causing you anxiety, worry stress? We Can help!  Family Addiction Support Network group deals with addiction within the family. Contact our helpline on the numbers below: 042- 9355251 087 -9046405   Email: info.fasn@gmail.com Website: https://fasn.ie/ Supporting Families with loved ones in addiction.  
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08
JUL
2019

CORE Magazine – Summer Edition

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Please find the latest CORE Community Magazine below for download CORE Magazine – SUMMER_2019   CORE Meath is a community-led initiative situated in Navan. We act as a hub that connects with and provides services to the community, local charities, and businesses. One of our main projects is our monthly community magazine (available in print and online). The magazine offers free space to community organizations, arts and culture groups, an events page, amongst others. We do not include paid advertisements, but we do feature a Meath business section. All are welcome to submit...
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08
JUL
2019

Arts Office – News & Events July 2019

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Meath County Council Arts Office is delighted to present a 10-year retrospective exhibition by the Kells Type Trail Collective entitled: ‘A Canvas of Type’ Exhibition Launch  Friday 5th July from 6pm – 7pm, all are welcome to attend. A Canvas of Type will show at the Toradh2 Gallery located in the newly renovated former Courthouse in the centre of Kells town from 5th July and will continue until 23rd August 2019. Coinciding with this year’s Type Trail Festival which is currently in its tenth year, A Canvas of Type looks back at some of the pieces submitted to the festival since its...
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08
JUL
2019

CORE Ireland: Themed Cryptic Poker Run Event, 27th July

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  Themed Cryptic Poker Run 2019 Saturday 27th July Day Event Starts at 11am Evening Function Starts at 8:30pm On the 27th July we will be hosting a Themed Poker Run in aid of the charity Core Ireland. The daylong event will engage your puzzle solving and teamwork skills in what promises to be a fun day out for friends and families. Each team can have up to four people with an entry ticket costing €40. When you purchase your ticket you will receive an email with a link to a registration form. Please complete the registration form as soon as you receive it. You can start at any time...
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05
JUL
2019

Kids go Free on Local Link services for the Month of July

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The Kids go Free on Local Link services for the Month of July. Anyone up to the age of 19 can travel There are lots of service both daily and weekly in Co. Math that teens can avail of: Daily we have Athboy/Navan service morning and evening, Ashbourne to Balbriggan, Stamullen to Balbriggan , Killyon, Longwood, Kildalkey to Trim Weekly  Kildalkey, Longwood, Killyon, Ballivor , Athboy, Moynalty, KIlmianhamwood, Drumconrath ,Castletown, Moynalty, Carlanstown, Oristown, Slane, Bohermeen, Beaupark, Rathkenny  Kentstown to name a few Cinema service every Friday evening from Ballivor, Kildalkey...
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05
JUL
2019

Funding Point: Meath Digest July-August 2019

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The July -August 2019 FundingPoint Digest for Meath is available to download below: Funding Point Meath LOCAL DIGEST – July – Aug 2019
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05
JUL
2019

Laterlife Network: Home Directory – revised edition

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The new edition of the Meath Laterlife Network Home Directory is available to download below: Home Directory July 2019 E-Version    
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05
JUL
2019

Meath Local Sports Partnership – July updates

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  Training & Education Courses Dates for training and education courses for September – December 2019 including Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection Training, Safeguarding 2 Club Children’s Officer (CCO) Training, Safeguarding 3 Designated Liaison Person (DLP) Training and Sports Injuries First Aid are now available on http://www.meathsports.ie/events/. To book please call Meath LSP office on 046-9067337.   Disability Inclusion Training Meath LSP in association with CARA are hosting a Disability Inclusion Training Course on Saturday 20th July in Navan Rugby...
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05
JUL
2019

Blood Donation Clinics: Navan & Athboy, July 2019

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The Irish Blood Transfusion Service Mobile Unit will be located in Navan & Athboy at the dates and times below:   Scoil Naomh Eoin, Navan Monday 15th July, 2019 Tuesday 16th July, 2019 Wednesday 17th July, 2019 Thursday 18th July, 2019 From 5:00pm to 8:30pm   Darnley Lodge Hotel, Athboy  Wednesday 24th July, 2019  From 4:30pm to 8:00pm   Help Ensure Essential Blood Supplies are Always Available by Giving Blood Regularly Please Support This Essential Service If you are fit and healthy, aged 18 to 65 (between 65 and 70 years if you have donated in the last 10 years), over...
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03
JUL
2019

Grants for Sustainable Communities: The Community Foundation for Ireland

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The Community Foundation for Ireland have established a fund of €100,000 to focus on creating  Sustainable Communities through the Circular Economy and Sustainable Consumption and Waste. We are inviting community groups to apply who are interested in or already working towards these elements of sustainability through implementing local actions focused on national ‘Circular Economy’ priorities. The benefits of reducing consumption and improving waste practices will assist communities socially, environmentally and economically by increasing the significance of all reusable resources. This...
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03
JUL
2019

RESCHEDULED: The Wheel: “A Europe for Citizens” – Information Event

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RESCHEDULED: The event will take place in September 2019   The Wheel is delighted to invite you to a special evening in Kells on Tuesday 16 July 2019 with Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee TD. Supported by The Wheel’s European Programme and hosted by Marjan Boers, our Regional Representative in your area, this event will ignite interactive discussions on: Europe:  What does it mean to you? The Wheel’s European Programmes Manager, Deirdre Finlay, will facilitate a discussion on European citizenship and invite Minister of State, Helen McEntee TD, to provide an input...
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26
JUN
2019

Arts Office – News & Events 25th June 2019

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  Meath County Council Arts Office is pleased to present Borderline, a solo exhibition by Meath artist and production designer Kieran McNulty. Borderline will show at Toradh Gallery in Ashbourne Library and Cultural Centre from 24th June 2019 and continue throughout the summer until the end of August. Borderline is a collection of works created over the past two years inspired by the artists hometown of Mornington, Co Meath and the River Boyne. The artist states: ‘I am interested in the everchanging environment of the river; its human and political histories, its changes in physical...
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25
JUN
2019

Community Pillar: Election of a Representative to the Meath LCDC – 4th July 2019

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The election of a representative from the Community & Voluntary Pillar to the Meath Local Community Development Committee  will proceed on the 4th July 2019. We wish to thank all 5 candidates who have entered the process: Majella Gilsenan, Oldcastle Tidy Towns Hugh McAtamney,  Ashbourne South Community Text Alert Garret O’ Brien, Meath East Community Association Seamus O’Neill, Silverlawns Residents Association Stephen Trodden, Ashbourne and District Lions Club The election will be held on Thursday 4th July in Buvinda House from 7pm. Candidates will have the opportunity to give a...
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19
JUN
2019

Climate Action Strategy for County Meath – Public Consultation

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Notice is hereby given that Meath County Council has prepared a draft Local Authority Climate Change Adaptation Strategy in accordance with the provisions of The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 and the National Adaptation Framework (NAF), 2018. The Climate Change Adaptation Strategy takes on the role as the primary instrument at local level to: ensure a proper comprehension of the key risks and vulnerabilities of climate change bring forward the implementation of climate resilient actions in a planned and proactive manner and, ensure that climate adaptation...
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17
JUN
2019

New Funding Opportunity for Recent Arts Graduates through the Artist in the Community Scheme

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Create, the national development agency for the collaborative arts, are pleased to announce a NEW Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme award for Recent Graduates, introduced in 2019. The AIC Scheme is funded the Arts Council, and managed by Create. Recent Graduate Research and Development Award (with Mentoring) Recent Graduate artists are defined as those of any age, who have graduated from an undergraduate degree programme in the arts in the past three years and are interested in developing or exploring, or are establishing a professional career in collaborative arts practice. This award...
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13
JUN
2019

Save the Date: National Stakeholders Forum 11th October – Mobile Phone & Broadband Task Force

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  What: Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce –National Stakeholder Forum- When: 11 October 2019, 9.30am to 1pm approximatively Where: 1 Windmill Lane, Dublin 2, D02 F206 Who:  The event will be presided by Minister of Sate Seán Canney, and moderated by Jess Kelly, Radio and TV Broadcaster.   Formal invites will be sent closer to the date. We hope you can join us.   The Taskforce Secretariat
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12
JUN
2019

Meath Sports Partnership: Summer eZine

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Meath Local Sports Partnership has put together a summer ezine edition which is packed full of news, updates & upcoming events. Why not check it out?   Click here to view Meath LSP Summer Ezine  
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10
JUN
2019

Shine’s “Finding MY Way”: Trim FRC

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Shine’s “Finding My Way” course is taking place in the Trim Family Resource Centre, 1st July to 26th August 2019 It is an 8-week recovery oriented course for people with self-experience of a mental health difficulty, covering the following topics:  …Find My Own Way in Recovery …Take Ownership of and be Empowered in My Recovery …Overcome Self-Stigma …Understand My Rights and Entitlements …Be able to Self-Advocate …Be Effective in my Communication with others …Enhance My Life and Career Plans …See the Amazing Me and Building Resilience   The course is free of charge and...
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07
JUN
2019

Arts Office – News & Updates

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  Meath County Council Drama League of Ireland Bursary Award Closing Date: 19th June at 12 noonThis award is intended to fund a week – long residential stay at the Drama League of Ireland Summer School at the University of Limerick. The residency is open to directors, designers and actors working in theatre, living in County Meath.Please address application queries to: artsoffice@meathcoco.ie or phone 046 9097414.Application forms available from  https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/arts/meath-county-council-arts-fundingCompleted Applications must be submitted by Post to:...
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06
JUN
2019

Pobal guides to preparing & applying for funding

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Please find Pobal guides below in relation to preparing & writing an application for funding: Pobal Guide – preparing to apply for funding Pobal Guide – writing a funding application
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06
JUN
2019

An Cosán Virtual Community College: May 2019 Prospectus

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The 2019-2020 course prospectus for the An Cosán Virtual Community College is available to download below: An Cosán VCC Programme Prospectus May 2019 Please note that the closing date for the submission of expressions of interest for certificate programmes is the 14th June 2019. For further information: Email info@ancosanvcc.com or phone 01 5341847
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06
JUN
2019

Spark Change Networking Event and Showcase: 20th June, Athlone

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Spark Change Networking Event and Showcase Venue: The Engineering Building in Athlone IT. Date/Time: Thursday, 20 June (6.30-9pm). Event details: This event we will showcases community groups who are working to become more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. Groups will share learnings about the successes and challenges for these communities and create a space for you to network and share stories, experience and solutions. This valuable networking opportunity will inspire transformative action with local and global impacts and highlight the contribution towards...
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05
JUN
2019

Become an Agewell Companion

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   Become an Agewell Companion AgeWell engages men and women aged 50 and older as companions to visit less able older people in their homes. We are now extending this very successful service to Navan and surrounding areas and all areas of East Meath. Companions help to: reduce Isolation identify evolving health problems and link older people to healthcare and Community Services.   As a companion, you are trained to use the AgeWell Smartphone App, which helps to keep older people living independently in their own homes and also promotes social engagement and good health.         IS...
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04
JUN
2019

Free Event to learn more about Sustainable Communities 20th June

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Spark Change Networking Event and Showcase Venue: The Engineering Building in Athlone IT. Date/Time: Thursday, 20 June (6.30-9pm). Event details: This event we will showcases community groups who are working to become more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. They will share learnings about the successes and challenges for these communities and create a space for you to network and share stories, experience and solutions. This valuable networking opportunity will inspire you to take transformative action with local and global impacts and highlighting the contribution...
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31
MAY
2019

Community Education Tuition Support

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For more information and application –  Read More – Summer 2019 Community-Education-Service-Application-Form-Tuition Hours
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28
MAY
2019

Opening of Primrose Lane Oldcastle 2nd June

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Oldcastle Tidy Towns would like to bring to your attention the official opening of “Primrose Lane” this Sunday 02nd June in Oldcastle. Primrose Lane will provide the community with a safe place to walk for all the family including people with reduced mobility. We are very excited to announce its official opening and hope our community and visitors make use of this beautiful walk way. For more information – Read More  
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24
MAY
2019

dlr Age Well Expo: June 9th 2019

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dlr Age Well Expo: June 9th 2019 | The Pavilion at Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin   The world’s population is getting older, with many of us living longer and healthier lives and experiencing older age very differently from our grandparent’s generation. By 2036, the over 65s will increase by 250%. By 2041, the over 80s will increase by 400%. By 2060, one in three Europeans is expected to be over 65. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council presents the first dlr Age Well Expo on Sunday June 9th 2019. The event will take place in the Pavilion at Leopardstown Racecourse and showcase...
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24
MAY
2019

Get Involved in the Development of your County

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I wish to advise you that there are two vacancies for Public Participation Network Representatives on the Local Community Development Committee in Meath in line with the agreed protocols for the committee. One vacancy exists for the community college and one for the social inclusion college. Information & nomination documents are available to download below. Please note that there are separate forms for each college Role of PPN LCDC Representative Nomination form for LCDC Social Inclusion Nomination form for LCDC Community   For online information on the role of the LCDC,...
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23
MAY
2019

FREE ONLINE TRAINING: Call for participants in pilot training programme

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The Wheel’s SCOPE Project Participation & Planning SCOPE is a two year ERASMUS+ funded project that The Wheel is coordinating with partners from Ireland, Scotland, Finland, Latvia and Estonia. The project will run until September 2020. The SCOPE project is focused on building an e-learning platform that will support the training needs of staff and volunteers in small charities, community and voluntary groups as well as social enterprises. Modules featured on this platform will include: Governance   Risk Management   Financial Management   Communications  ...
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22
MAY
2019

Sustainable Energy Community Launch 6th June

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Join Meath County Council for the launch of the Sustainable Energy Community partnership. View electric cars, meet local SEC communities and SEAI experts to start your own SEC journey.   The launch event also includes an opportunity for community groups to engage with the Batterstown SEC and it’s partners (5.30-7.00pm) on their experience of the process and the leadership and community engagement required to drive the initiative forward. For this element of the event, please register using this Eventbrite link  
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22
MAY
2019

CFI Environment & Nature Fund

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The Community Foundation for Ireland (communityfoundation.ie) have announced a new Environment & Nature Fund. The aim of of the €200k grant fund is for community groups to work with ecologists to develop a local biodiversity plan for their townland. Full details are available here The closing date for applications is June 28th 2019.
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22
MAY
2019

Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme 2019: extension of closing date to 31st May

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Closing date extension: The closing date for receipt of applications for the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme has been extended to 4pm Friday 31 May.   The 2019 Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme was announced previously by Minister Josepha Madigan T.D. Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The Scheme aims to encourage local peatland communities, local groups, local schools and interested parties to engage with her Department in relation to the conservation of raised bog Special Areas of Conservation, Natural Heritage Areas and other raised bog areas to promote...
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22
MAY
2019

Residents: What’s happening in your estate?

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What’s happening in your estate? Lets meet, share & discuss Members of residents associations and community groups to meet and discuss your experiences in looking after estates and common green areas. When: Wednesday 19th June 2019 Time: 7pm to 9pm Where: Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne Refreshments provided   What are the issues in our estate? Who is responsible? How do we work together now? How do we work together better?   To register attendance, please use this Eventbrite Link or email meathppn@meathcoco.ie
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21
MAY
2019

“Rendez-vous aux Jardins” – 7-9 June: European Garden Celebration

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Come sign up for “Rendez-vous aux Jardins” 7-9 June 2019, a garden event organised across Europe. Rendez-vous aux Jardins is a festival to help people across Europe discover or rediscover more than 3 000 parks and private and public gardens over a weekend in June. Open to garden owners and managers, Parks Departments and all responsible for gardens in Ireland Special events and demonstrations offer a chance to explore our garden heritage, to appreciate the skills and knowhow of gardeners, landscape designers and parks managers. The French Ministry of Culture is proposing a...
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20
MAY
2019
17
MAY
2019

Free Carbon Monoxide Alarms for the Elderly and Vulnerable

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Hello Did you know that an average of 41 people a year die from fire and 6 from Carbon Monoxide poisoning, with many additional injuries. If you keep an eye on the national and local news you will see that many of these deaths happen in rural Ireland and where people are living alone or are vulnerable. But many of these deaths are preventable if working alarms are installed. Whilst new homes are obliged to install Carbon Monoxide alarms due to building regulations, the same is not true of older homes. So we can make a difference. Muintir na Tíre has been allocated pilot funding by the...
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17
MAY
2019

Recovery College (Dublin & North East): Programme & Application

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For more information and the application form – Read More – Recovery College Application 19 Self Love-Drogheda-Summer Poster 2019 (2) Self Love-Balbriggan-Summer Poster 2019 (2)
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17
MAY
2019

Dunshaughlin Famine Graveyard Commemoration Ceremony 26th May

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Dunshaughlin Famine  Graveyard Commemoration Ceremony  will be held on Sunday 26th May at 3pm in the Famine Graveyard behind Dunshaughlin Workhouse on the Dublin Road.  This is an annual event and coincides with National Famine Commemoration Ceremonies which are being held countrywide in May. It is estimated that there are 1,000 people buried here.   There will be refreshments afterwards in Dunshaughlin Pastoral Centre  a talk on” Life in the Workhouse “.  Everyone is welcome to join us.
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15
MAY
2019

Sustainable Energy Community Launch: 6th June

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To register, please click on this Eventbrite link
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14
MAY
2019

National Disability Authority’s Annual Conference 2019: 17th October

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Save the Date – NDA Annual Conference 2019   Event:               NDA Annual Conference 2019 – The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Past Lessons and Future Aspirations When:  Thursday 17th October 2019, 10.00am – 16.00pm Where:              Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin Cost: Free of charge   The theme of the National Disability Authority’s Annual Conference 2019 will be implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). The conference will provide an opportunity to share valuable Irish and international...
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14
MAY
2019

The Wavelength Project: Gaisce – The President’s Award

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Registration fees have been waived for all Wavelength participants For further information click here to contact Hannah Wavelength is made possible thanks to the generous support of The Coca Cola Foundation.  
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14
MAY
2019

National PPN Conference: Carlow 10th & 11th October 2019

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Dates for your diary: 3rd National PPN Conference Carlow, 10th & 11th October 2019. The National PPN Conference provides an invaluable networking opportunity for Resource Workers, PPN Secretariats, local authority staff and elected representatives to share experiences and to learn from one another. It is also an opportunity for the Department and the National PPN Advisory Group to interact with all stakeholders and advise of the latest developments in relation to PPNs. The Annual Conference is a means to showcase the operation of PPNs in practice and highlight best practice...
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14
MAY
2019

Wilder Wander

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Wilder Wander are an Irish nature/heritage company, developing tours for community groups and public/private sector using our location-based nature exploration app, Wilder Wander (https://wilderwander.com). The idea is to get people out and about on trails, in parks etc. to learn, have fun and take some exercise. Our tours are perfect for families, schools and tourists too.   Wilder Wander are looking to connect to community groups and other organisations who might like to create fun tours for locals and visitors in their areas. There are a few schemes at the moments (e.g. village...
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14
MAY
2019

Community Finance Ireland

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Community Finance Ireland is a Charity which provides loans exclusively to other third sector organisations such as community groups, charities, sports clubs and social enterprises in the Republic of Ireland. Further information on CFI and it’s range of financing supports is available to download here A brief explanatory Video  on Community Finance (Ireland) is available by clicking on the following link (Ctrl+ Click to follow Link) – Community Finance (Ireland) Animation Community Finance (Ireland) Website
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07
MAY
2019

“Monks and Vikings…a story of Kells”: Saturday 11th May

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Kells by Candlelight in association with Kells & District Tourism Network are hosting a family event in the Old Courthouse, Navan Road, Kells on Saturday, May 11th.   A pageant “Monks and Vikings…a story of Kells”  will be performed at 2pm and 3pm by the Kells Musical and Dramatic Society  with a  musical interlude performed by The Mc Carthy Brothers.   
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03
MAY
2019

FundingPoint May-June 2019

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For information on the latest funding schemes available – Read More – Funding Point Digest May – June 2019
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03
MAY
2019

Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2019

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The Town & Village Renewal Scheme has been launched by Minister Ring on 16th April 2019.  As in previous years towns and villages of less than 10,000 population (as per the 2016 census) qualify for the scheme.  The main focus for the 2019 T&V Scheme will be on public realm type activities and the enhancement of town centre amenities.   Meath County Council is now seeking Expressions of Interest from groups for projects in their areas which could qualify for funding.  The minimum grant that can be applied for is €20,000 and the maximum is €100,000.  The scheme outline and the...
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03
MAY
2019

Trim MD: Secretariat Vacancy

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A vacancy has arisen on the Secretariat for the Municipal District of Trim. The role of the Secretariat is to facilitate the implementation of decisions taken by the PPN, ensure the proper functioning of the network, the co-ordination of activities and communication with all the PPN members. The Secretariat currently meets on a monthly basis. Travel expenses are provided for attending PPN meetings. The Secretariat of the Meath PPN consists of 12 members, representing the three PPN Pillars – 2 reps each from the Environment, Social Inclusion and Community/Voluntary Pillars, and all 6...
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03
MAY
2019

Dept. Rural and Community Development: Consultation events re Rural Policy

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The Department of Rural and Community Development will be holding a series of Stakeholder Consultation events to inform the development of the next phase of rural policy which will take place in May and June. This future rural development policy, from 2020, will build on the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development 2017 – 2019. DRCD would value the input of Public Participation Networks to a discussion around the challenges and opportunities for rural Ireland, as well as an identification of actions required to realise rural Ireland’s potential. Up to 3 PPN representatives can...
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03
MAY
2019

CORE Community Magazine: May 2019 issue

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CORE Meath is a community-led initiative situated in Navan. We act as a hub that connects with and provides services to the community, local charities, and businesses. One of our main projects is our monthly community magazine (available in print and online: CORE Community Magazine – May 2019. In this magazine, we explore and highlight topics relevant to everyone in our community. This includes short articles with information on a local charity, business, event, or anything current happening in or around our community. Some of our themes include : Health & Wellbeing Sport Arts...
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03
MAY
2019

Meath Chamber: European Election Hustings 14th May

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Meath Chamber presents The Meath European Election Hustings: A unique opportunity for the business community to engage directly with EU election candidates Date: Tuesday 14th May 2019 Time: 8.00 – 9.30am Venue: The Newgrange Hotel, Navan, C15 A6WV Admission:  FREE of charge – Early booking is advised as places are limited. Bookings: www.countymeathchamber.ie   The candidates participating will be: Mairead McGuinness – Fine Gael EEP Dominic Hannigan – The Labour Party Michael O’Dowd – Renua Ireland Peter Casey – Independent Saoirse McHugh – The Green Party Matt Carthy –...
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02
MAY
2019

Gaeltacht Summer College Scholarships 2019 

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Applications are now open for the annual Meath County Council Gaeltacht Scholarship scheme. Twelve grants of €150 each will be made available to students attending second level schools in the county. These grants will be recoupable against fees paid at recognised residential Irish colleges during the summer of 2019. The scholarships are being sponsored by Meath County Council as part of the local Creative Ireland programme. Applications and full particulars below.  Closing date for receipt of applications is the 10th May 2019. Meath Scoláireachtaí Gaeltachta 2019.docx Meath Gaeltacht...
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01
MAY
2019

Meath Local Sports Partnership: May Update

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  Royal County 5km/10km (Pre-Registration closing 2nd May) Bank Holiday Monday 6th May | 10.30am & 11am | Kells Pre-Registration for the Royal County 5km & 10km Run/Walk closes on Thursday 2nd May at midnight online. After this date, entry is only available from 9am on the day in the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells. Early bird registration is €15 for 10km event and €10 for the 5km event. Cost includes t-shirt, refreshments and chip timing. Cost on the day is €20 for 10km and €15 for 5km. T-shirts are on a first come, first served basis at sign in. The event is organised by Meath...
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30
APR
2019

Julianstown Street Feast, Sunday 5th May 12noon

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All welcome to the Julianstown Street Feast taking place in Julianstown Village Garden on Sunday 5th May from 12 noon to 2 pm. Street Feast is a day of local lunches across Ireland hosted by you and your neighbours. They can be anywhere really – out on the street, in a local park or in your front garden. There are lots of good reasons to have a Street Feast, but it’s really just a great excuse to eat great food, celebrate your local community and meet new people who live near you. Bring food to share with your family, friends and neighbours Tea/Coffee and Drinks for younger...
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30
APR
2019

Knowth Lecture Series 2019

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Venue: Knowth Farm Buildings (beside Knowth Monument) Admission is free but places & parking are very limited. Advance booking only by email please to brunaboinne@opw.ie  
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29
APR
2019

Have your say on National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland

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The Department of Rural and Community Development has published a draft National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland  for public consultation, seeking the views of stakeholders and the public to inform the policy. Please find a link below to the draft policy and consultation process: Launch of public consultation on National Policy on Social Enterprise  
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29
APR
2019

Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme 2019

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The 2019 Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme was announced today by Minister Josepha Madigan T.D. Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The Scheme aims to encourage local peatland communities, local groups, local schools and interested parties to engage with her Department in relation to the conservation of raised bog Special Areas of Conservation, Natural Heritage Areas and other raised bog areas to promote public engagement and awareness of our natural heritage. The Scheme will support a diverse range of initiatives from events, education programmes, promotions,...
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29
APR
2019

MCC Arts Office: News & Updates 29th April

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Meath County Council Arts Office is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Navan based visual artist Mary Clarke entitled SILENT: LISTEN. SILENT:LISTEN will show at Toradh Gallery in Ashbourne Library and Cultural Centre from 8th April 2019 and continue throughout the spring. The exhibition forms part of Meath County Council’s Bealtaine Festival Programme which, co-ordinated by Age & Opportunity, is Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age. SILENT:LISTEN is a collection of new abstract painted works and prints on photographic paper inspired by...
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26
APR
2019

Meath Environmental Plenary: 11th May 2019

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To help us face the challenge of climate change and biodiversity loss, Meath PPN wish to bring community groups together to learn & share  in a day of talks and activities.   The day will take place in the beautiful grounds of Dalgan Park, Navan.   Invited speakers will address the challenges facing our community & environment:   How we can make Meath communities resilient to climate change          Karen Mahon, Cool Planet Champion –Meath   Bringing Sustainable Development Goals to life in Meath:           Caitriona Rogerson, Irish Environmental Network   How...
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18
APR
2019

Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) 2019

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The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) 2019 has been launched by Minister Ring on 29th March 2019.  It will provide funding for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure and for the necessary maintenance, enhancement and promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas across Ireland.   The 2019 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) will provide funding under 3 separate measures: Measure 1: Small maintenance/promotion of existing infrastructure (maximum grant €20,000) Measure 2: Medium scale repair/upgrade and...
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17
APR
2019

The Ignite Fund: Social Innovation Fund Ireland

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The Ignite Fund is a €550,000 fund created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland in partnership with several private philanthropists and the Department of Rural and Community Development. The Department of Rural and Community Development provides match funding for all philanthropic funds raised by Social Innovation Fund Ireland from the Dormant Accounts Fund.   The objective of the Ignite Fund is to spark meaningful social impact in communities across Ireland by providing support to some of the most innovative charities and social enterprises. We are seeking applications from...
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17
APR
2019

Meath Disability Network: Information Event May 3rd 2019

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Meath Disability Network is a group of interested, supportive and proactive people working together to make Co Meath a better place for people with disabilities. The Network is holding an information event on the 3rd May 2019 in the Ardboyne Hotel.   Order of proceedings 9.30am-10.30am Registration and Tea/Coffee. 10.30am Formal opening of event and welcome by DSP Minister and TD Mrs Regina Doherty. 11.00am Topic 1. Transport and Parking. 11.30am Topic 2. Housing. 12.00pm Topic 3. Advocacy and Personal Assistant support. 12.30am- 1.00pm Q & A, thank you and wrap up of event....
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17
APR
2019

The RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service is coming to Meath

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This April the RSA’s Check it Fits service in partnership with Toyota will be visiting County Meath. Did you know it’s the law that all children under 150cms or 36kgs must use a child car seat appropriate to their weight and height. In Ireland as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted which can lead to serious injury or even death in a collision.   Since October 2013, the RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service has checked over 35,000 child car seats and restraints in Ireland. Worryingly, 79% of seats required a major adjustment, of which 3% were deemed not fit for purpose...
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17
APR
2019

Helping Hands – information sessions for community groups on improving your grant applications.

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Helping Hands – information sessions for community groups on improving your grant applications.   The Helping Hands initiative is a series of six events providing information to community groups on how to submit good applications for grant funding. They aim to provide hints and tips on how to make a better application and how to identify local supports that community groups can draw upon. The events are aimed at community groups that have had no success or limited success previously, but all are welcome to attend.   The events in each area are run by the Department of Rural...
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17
APR
2019

Pride of Place 2019: Now Open for Applications

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The 2019 Pride of Place competition is now open for applications. Further details and an application form can be obtained from The Community Department, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath C15 Y291 or by email prideofplace@meathcoco.ie or alternatively from our website: http://meath.ie/Community/PrideofPlace/   The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm Friday, 7th June, 2019
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12
APR
2019

MCC Arts Office: Updates 12th April

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Teacher Artist Partnership: CALL FOR ARTISTS The TEACHER-ARTIST PARTNERSHIP CPD programme (T.A.P.) is a Creative Ireland, Department of Education and Skills led and approved Summer Course offering  FULLY PAID TRAINING AND IN-SCHOOL RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS (across all art forms) Open to artists, working in any art form, who are committed to sharing their practice with children and teachers in a modern primary school environment Specialist, week-long training 1st – 5th July 2019 based in Navan Education Centre to prepare the artist for the unique requirements of working...
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12
APR
2019

Meath Environmental Plenary: 11th May 2019

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To help us face the challenge of climate change and biodiversity loss, Meath PPN wish to bring community groups together to learn & share  in a day of talks and activities.   The day will take place in the beautiful grounds of Dalgan Park, Navan.   Invited speakers will address the challenges facing our community & environment:   How we can make Meath communities resilient to climate change          Karen Mahon, Cool Planet Champion –Meath   Bringing Sustainable Development Goals to life in Meath:           Caitriona Rogerson, Irish Environmental Network   How...
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10
APR
2019

HSE National Lottery Grants: Open for Applications

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The HSE are distributing National Lottery funding to community groups and voluntary organisations. We are providing this funding under the Respite Care Grant Scheme and the National Lottery Grant Scheme. Groups and organisations who provide Health and Personal Social Services can apply for funding. Amounts of between €500 and €10,000 are available for suitable projects. https://www2.hse.ie/services/national-lottery-grants/national-lottery-grants.html    How to apply You should send your application form, declaration form and your organisation’s banking details to your local...
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10
APR
2019

Meath Sports Partnership: Spring E-Zine

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The latest Meath LSP E-Newsletter for Spring 2019 is now available, packed full of news, updates & upcoming events. Click here to view Meath LSP Spring Ezine Highlights of this Issue: Royal County 5km/10km: On Bank Holiday Monday May 6th, the town of Kells will welcome runners, joggers and walkers for the 9th Royal County Run/walk.  Early bird pre-registration closes on 2nd May. See http://www.meathsports.ie/event/royal-county-5km-10km-run-walk/ to register!
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09
APR
2019

Community Enhancement Programme 2019: Open for Applications

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The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) is a Capital Grant programme which provides funding to enhance community facilities and address disadvantage in County Meath. Meath Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is responsible for allocating funding to projects. Applications are now invited from Community and Voluntary groups in County Meath for a Small scale capital grant of €1,000 or less or for a Capital Grant in excess of €1,000. The project must benefit the local community and relate to a priority identified in the Meath Local Economic Community Plan (LECP) in order to be...
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08
APR
2019

Golashane Farm Nature Reserve: Nominated for EU award

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Golashane Farm Nature Reserve in Meath has been shortlisted for a Rural Inspiration Award for contribution to biodiversity and the community. There is a public vote and the project would appreciate your support:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R3JDP7G . Just click on  Golashane – it’s the photo with the frog in it. There is also lots of information on habitat creation. European Rural Inspiration Awards Golashane Farm Nature Reserve
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08
APR
2019

St Vincent’s GFC: Official Pitch Opening, 28th April

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St Vincent’s GFC are having the official opening of our 2 new pitches and walking track on Sunday April 28th @ 2pm. Our new bishop will perform the blessing and the president of the G A A will also attend. At 3 pm Andy McEntee’s Meath team will play Roscommon in a challenge match. This will be the final challenge match for both teams before they play in their respective provincial championships.
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08
APR
2019

Kells Local Heroes: Good Friday Litter Pick, 19th April 2019

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Kells Local Heroes are having their annual Good Friday Litter Pick on 19th April next. Work to include all the 9 approach roads into Kells Volunteers meeting at the Church car park at 10am and finishing up with refreshments in the Westway Bar at 12pm.
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05
APR
2019

Have your say on the Meath & Louth Migrant Strategy

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Meath County Council and Louth County Council are developing a joint Migrant Integration Strategy for 2019-2022 and would like to hear your views on issues in your area that need to be addressed such as accessing public services, finding a job, learning English, taking part in sports or arts or connecting with the local community. The population of Counties Meath and Louth have become more diverse over the last number of years. It is timely for both counties to focus on integration and inclusion of new communities and to consider what is needed to enable the areas to enjoy the benefits of...
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05
APR
2019

Royal County 5km & 10km

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Get your running shoes on..The Royal County 5km & 10km returns to Kells!! The 9th annual Royal County 5km & 10km event returns to Kells on May 6th Bank Holiday Monday. This well run event starts and finishes at the historical landmark of the Round Tower on Canon street in Kells. The Royal County event is open to club runners, joggers & walkers alike – whether it’s your first 5km distance or you are trying to break the course record, a warm welcome awaits you in Kells. Registration is currently open – see www.meathsports.ie; early bird registration is €10 for 5k distance &am...
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04
APR
2019

Anti Dumping Initiative 2019

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Under the Anti Dumping Initiative 2019, funding is provided to Local Authorities who in collaboration with local community groups arrange for the cleanup of locations which are subject to continual dumping. Since the introduction of the scheme in 2017  MCC have in collaboration with community groups and Coillte etc drawn down funding for about 10 locations and also purchased smart technology  equipment as the scheme allows for.   This year the Initiative is somewhat expanded  and provides for applications which are processed by the WEARLAs (Regional Waste Enforcement Offices) to...
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04
APR
2019

EPA National Climate Conference, 15th May 2019

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The EPA National Climate Conference, in collaboration with the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment will take place on 15th May 2019 at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Speakers: Charles Sabel (Columbia Law School), Maria Vassilakou (Mayor of Vienna), Marie Donnelly (Former Director Renewables, Research & Innovation and Energy Efficiency at DG Energy, EC) and Margaret Desmond (Head of Climate Services Section, EPA) Event Time: Registration: 08:00-09:00 Opening of Conference: 09:00 Event Date: 15 May 2019 Location: Aviva Stadium, Dublin.   This Conference...
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03
APR
2019
03
APR
2019

Traveller & Roma Pride Week 2019: Call for Applications

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The Minister of State with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration & Integration, David Stanton TD, has today announced that applications can now be made for funding for events to celebrate Traveller and Roma Pride Week 2019. Funding of up to €2,000 is available to applicants operating at national, regional and local level to community-based groups in order to host events between 30 May and 16 June 2019. Announcing the fund, Minister Stanton said: “I’m delighted to make funding available again this year to assist the Traveller and Roma community to mark Traveller and Roma...
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02
APR
2019

National Walks Scheme: Open for EOI

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Calling all walking committees and interested groups: The Department of Rural and Community Department has the responsibility for the implementation of the Walks scheme. It is intended to expand the scheme in the near future and expressions of interest are now being sought for suitable trails to be included to enable the speedy expansion of the scheme.  Criteria for a trail is set out in the attached expression of interest form. Walks Scheme-EOI form If you are aware of a trail that meets the criteria and which could be put forward for inclusion in the National Walks Scheme, please...
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01
APR
2019

Family Communication Training from One Family: 21-23 June 2019

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One Family has 45 years experience working with one parent families, people sharing parenting, and separating. From June, we will facilitate our three-day Family Communications programme in Dublin. This is an evidence-informed programme developed through funding from the HSE that was externally evaluated in 2014 through the Family Support Agency. It specifically supports people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and separating families but is suitable for use with other family units e.g. grandparent/grandchild. The programme is relevant for one to one work with groups of parents, and may...
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01
APR
2019

Arts Office MCC: News & Updates

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Meath County Council Arts Office – Awards & Bursaries 2019: Closing Date for Applications 12pm Wednesday 3rd April Meath County Council Arts Office is seeking applications for various awards and bursaries. The awards are intended to support organisations, community groups, schools and individuals with projects to enhance long-term development and sustainability of the arts in the County. Visit  www.meath.ie  for information on the different grants available and to complete application forms. Completed and signed application forms for all grants with accompanying support...
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01
APR
2019

CORE Community Magazine: New Edition

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The latest issue of the CORE Community Magazine is available to download: CORE Magazine March 2019 CORE wish to invite all community groups who would like to have a regular editorial space in a monthly issue to get in touch. Events listing will also be kept updated. There is no charge as this is part of CORE’s service to the  community. Contact: info@coreireland.ie
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28
MAR
2019

An Taisce National Spring Clean: Julianstown Saturday 6th April

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An Taisce National Spring Clean takes place in Julianstown  Saturday 6th April, 2019 from 10.00 am Meet at Whitecross National School Litter Pickers, Gloves, Bags and High Vis Jackets will be supplied We would like to cover all the roads leading to our village Can you help get your friends and neighbours to give a hand   Roads to be covered are:- Main Dublin to Drogheda Road, Ballygarth Manor, Castle Grove, Ballygarth Road, Mosney Road, Moorechurch Road, Pilltown Road, Minnistown Road, Julianstown to Laytown Road, Preston Park, Aney View, Duleek Road. Mosney Road, Briarleas, Shallon,...
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26
MAR
2019

Microfinance Ireland & LEO: Information Sessions on Thursday April 4th

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The Local Enterprise Office are hosting two Microfinance Ireland Information sessions on Thursday the 4th of April. The details of which are as follows: Session One: Thursday 4th of April 10am-12pm,Buvinda House, Dublin road, Navan, Co.Meath Session Two: Thursday 4th of April 2.30pm-4.30pm- City North Hotel and Conference Centre, Gormanston, Co.Meath   If you or anyone you know is interested in applying for a Microfinance Ireland loan, this event may be of interest to you. This event is free to attend. To book your place visit :...
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26
MAR
2019

Age Friendly Recognition & Achievement Awards 2018/2019: Open for Applications

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  Dublin City Council and the Dublin City Age Friendly Programme are kindly hosting this years National Age Friendly Recognition and Achievement Awards ceremony on 14th November 2019 in Dublin. This is the fourth annual Awards event for the Age Friendly Ireland Programme and the awards ceremony itself will be held amid an evening of entertainment in Dublin’s Croke Park (more to follow). The primary aim of these awards is to recognise and reward achievement in age friendly initiatives around Ireland.  We are now putting out a call for applications to the Awards under the eight WHO...
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22
MAR
2019

New Age Project: Seminar 30th March

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Join us for a discussion around the clash of culture between  migrants and their Irish-born young adults. Time: 10am Saturday 30th March 2019 Venue: Parish  Room, Ground Floor, St. Anne’s Resource Centre, Navan Please contact Priscilla 0899539478 / 046903120 The event is hosted by the Migrant Network Group & Cultúr Migrant Centre   The Migrant Network Group formed from women coming togther to address some of the issues facing migrants in their bid to integrate. The aims & objectives of the network include To empower and support migrants, particularly those who are most...
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20
MAR
2019

Meath Befriending Service: Meath Volunteer Centre

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Meath Befriending Service: Providing companionship to people who are socially isolated through a home visit from a befriending volunteer.   About Meath Befriending Service Meath Befriending Service is a project run by Meath Volunteer Centre. Meath Befriending Service recruits and trains volunteers to visit people who are socially  isolated. The Service is designed to alleviate the negative impacts loneliness can have on people and improve clients wellbeing through social interaction. All Meath Befriending Service volunteers are screened, Garda vetted and supported by professional...
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20
MAR
2019

Have your say on the new National Heritage Plan: extended public consultation

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The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht  has launched a public consultation on the development of a new national heritage plan- Heritage Ireland 2030. The public consultation phase has been extended to the 31st March 2019 Heritage Ireland 2030 will be formed around three themes: National leadership; Supporting stronger heritage partnerships; Building community and local involvement in heritage   Each of these Themes will have specific actions and objectives, shaped by public consultation. The final Plan will identify lead agencies and a review process for the...
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20
MAR
2019

MCC Arts Act Funding – Awards & Bursaries 2019

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Arts Act Funding – Awards & Bursaries 2019 Meath County Council Arts Office is seeking applications for various awards and bursaries. The awards are intended to support organisations, community groups, schools and individuals with projects to enhance long-term development and sustainability of the arts in the County. Visit Meath.ie link below for information on the different arts grants and to complete application forms. http://www.meath.ie/CountyCouncil/Arts/NewsandEvents/Name,70460,en.html   Completed and signed application forms for all grants with accompanying support material,...
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19
MAR
2019

Human Rights & Equality Grants Scheme 2019

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is now accepting applications for the Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2019. Please find information booklet & application form below to download: IIHREC 2019-20 Grants Scheme Guidance 6 March Final (1) IHREC 2019-20 Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme 2019 Application Form The deadline for applications is 17.00 on Monday 15 April 2019.
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12
MAR
2019

Arts Office MCC – News & Updates

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Meath County Council Arts Office   Arts Act Funding – Awards & Bursaries 2019 Meath County Council Arts Office is seeking applications for various awards and bursaries. The awards are intended to support organisations, community groups, schools and individuals with projects to enhance long-term development and sustainability of the arts in the County. Visit Meath.ie for information on the different arts grants and to complete application forms. Completed and signed application forms for all grants with accompanying support material, must be sent by post and received by...
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12
MAR
2019

Final Call for LEO Meath Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition: Closing Date 15th March 2019

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LEO Meath is currently hosting a competition to find Meath’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2019: The competition has an investment fund of €50,000 The competition falls under 3 categories –   –        Best Business Idea; –        Best Start Up Business (Trading up to 18 months) –        Best Established Business (Trading over 18 months)   Open to applicants aged 18 – 35 (as at 31.12.19) Closing Date for Applications is 15th March 2019 (23.59) via www.ibye.ie   Apply at www.ibye.ie  – it only takes a few minutes to be in with a chance of winning a share of...
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08
MAR
2019

National Community Weekend 4th-6th May 2019

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Last September, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring, TD, announced the launch of a National Community Event, to be held for the first time over the May Bank Holiday weekend, 2019. Local communities are asked to come up with ideas for events in their areas. The event is a celebration of the great spirit of community that exists across the country and an effort to help people who share communities to come together, get to know each other and deepen the sense of community in their area.   Events could be centred round food, sport, the environment, health,...
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08
MAR
2019

PPN Handbook: Consultation Process

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The Department of Rural & Community Development and the National PPN Advisory Group are conducting a review of the User Guide for PPN Members. The Department wish to consult with all stakeholders in relation to the current User Guide and obtain their views on how a future guide/handbook might assist stakeholders as a resource that informs, guides and instructs in a user friendly way that is understood by all. Please find information contained in the document below regarding the process to take part in the consultation: PPN Consultation document – Stakeholders  
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08
MAR
2019

AgeWell Programme

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The AgeWell Team is dedicated to supporting people as they age, improving well-being and health and creating nurturing communities for older adults. AgeWell engages older adults – Peer Companions called AgeWells – to conduct home visits to older people primarily living alone. These peer companions provide social engagement to improve well-being. In addition, if required they may act as a link to the health care system and community services to promote health and build stronger connections between older adults and what services are available to them in their community. For more information...
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08
MAR
2019

Have your say on the HI Healthy Meath Strategy

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Meath County Council is committed to making the county a healthier place to live and work as part of the Governments initiative around ‘Healthy Ireland 2013 – 2022’. ‘Healthy Ireland’ is the national framework for action to improve the health & wellbeing of the people of Ireland (further information available at http://www.healthyireland.ie. As part of this process, we are developing a five year ‘Healthy Meath’ Strategy and we would appreciate your input. Please take a couple of minutes to fill out the survey link...
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06
MAR
2019

Daffodil Day – Friday 22nd March

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Daffodil Day is Friday, 22nd March 2019 Join thousands of people across Ireland in the fight against cancer this March by buying daffodil pins, or flowers at The Lime Kiln in Julianstown.   Daffodil Day is the Irish Cancer Society’s biggest fundraiser, taking place each year in March and raising millions of euro to support cancer patients and their loved ones by providing free advice and support, as well as by funding life-saving cancer research.
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28
FEB
2019

EU Projects Seeking Irish Partners

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The Wheel, Ireland’s national association for community, voluntary and charitable organisations are the National Contact Point for a grant scheme called Europe for Citizens which funds projects relating to European democratic engagement, migration and cultural heritage. County councils can apply and usually make up the majority of partners in projects. The Call for Proposals is now open for the Network of Towns strand and closes 1 March 2019 @ 11am   Also, the following projects are looking for Irish partners NOW so let me know on any of the following: Alzira, Spain:                 ...
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27
FEB
2019

Governance Workshops – Meath Partnership

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Please find link to an application form below: Application Form – MP Governance Training  
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26
FEB
2019

Children & Youth Funds: Call for applications from Social Innovation Fund Ireland

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Social Innovation Fund Ireland are calling for applications to two funds aimed at organisations empowering children & young people through education and positive mental health. Applications are open until May 17th 2019   Children & Youth Mental Health Fund This fund is open to innovative mental health initiatives offering preventive programmes or interventions for children and young people with mental health challenges and difficulties. To find out more about the Youth Mental Health Fund click here.   Children & Youth Education Fund  This fund is open to...
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22
FEB
2019

Have your say on integrating new communities in Meath & Louth

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Have your say about Migrant Integration Issues in Counties Meath & Louth Meath County Council and Louth County Council are developing a joint Migrant Integration Strategy for 2019-22 and would like to hear your views on issues in your area that need to be addressed such as accessing public services, finding a job, learning English, taking part in sports or arts or connecting with the local community. The population of Counties Meath and Louth have become more diverse over the last number of years.  It is timely for both counties to focus on integration and inclusion of new communities...
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22
FEB
2019

Festival & Events Pop Up Advice Clinics in Meath: 7th March

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This month sees the return of the annual AOIFE (Association of Festival and Events) Pop Up Advice Clinics to engage with the 30 plus Festivals and event organisers in the County. AOIFE’s Executive Director and Multi-Media Assistant will be traversing the Country again this spring season in an effort to meet local member festival and event organisers. Modelled on other Network offerings – the POP Up Advice Clinics are facilitated locally to allow organisers to meet AOIFE personnel and get a steer on some of their problems. Founded in 1993- the Association of Irish Festivals and Events...
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22
FEB
2019

Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund: Call for Applications

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The Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund is the first fund in Ireland to support charities and social enterprises that seek to enhance the economic mobility of women, and is designed specifically to equip these organisations to expand their business acumen, drive growth and deepen their impact across Ireland. The Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund is a €1.8 million fund over three years created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland in partnership with Bank of America and the Department of Rural and Community Development. The Department of Rural and Community Development provides match...
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22
FEB
2019

DM Thomas Foundation: Central Grants Programme

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The next deadline to apply to the DM Thomas Foundation Central Grants Programme is 7th May 2019. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to registered charities for projects that improve education and health for young people in three key areas; Children and young people with disabilities; Children and young people who are sick in hospital; Children and young people who are life limited (requiring palliative care).   The Foundation is a small charity and generally will not make awards of over £30,000 (per year) for up to two years. Funding can be requested for one-off projects or for up...
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20
FEB
2019

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland – open for applications

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Social Entrepreneurs Ireland are inviting applications for support from start-up to scale-up through a suite of programmes. Please see link below for further information: http://socialentrepreneurs.ie/support/  
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20
FEB
2019

Regional Festivals and Participative Events Small Grant Scheme 2019

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Regional Festivals and Participative Events Small Grant Scheme 2019 is now open This fund is open to festivals and participative events that will harness overseas visitors for the benefit of local tourism. The fund is towards marketing costs and the Promoter must demonstrate that the festival or event has marketing and PR activity targeting overseas visitors to County Meath.  The Fund is being provided by Fáilte Ireland and is being administered by Meath County Council.  The total fund available is €11,000.  This amount will be distributed amongst applicants.  You...
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19
FEB
2019

The Wheel: Meet, Share & Learn Event, 13th March

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The aim of this event is to provide an opportunity for C&V group members to meet with other organisations in the community, find out how they are dealing with common challenges, share possible solutions and build relationships. The session will also focus on the implementation of the Charities Governance Code. When: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 – 2pm to 4.30pmWhere:  Kells People’s Resource Centre, Lord Edward St, Townparks, Kells, Co. MeathCost: Free to attend For further information and registration, please click on this link:...
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19
FEB
2019

CORE Community Newsletter

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The CORE February Newsletter is available to download below: CORE wish to invite all community groups who would like to have a regular editorial space in a monthly issue to get in touch. Events listing will also be kept updated. There is no charge as this is part of CORE’s service to the  community. Contact: info@coreireland.ie
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19
FEB
2019

Birdwatch Ireland Meath – Mornington Outing, 23rd Feb

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All are welcome to an outing to Mornington with Michael Gunn to see the array of birds species that live in this habitat . Date: 23rd of Feb (Saturday) Time: 12pm – 3pm Directions: Meet at the Bird Sign near the OLD Church at Mornington. The old Church is about ½ km north of the new Church on the banks of the Boyne estuary. The sign is beside the coast road from Drogheda
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18
FEB
2019

Arts Office – News & Events 15th February

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Meath County Council Arts Office  – First exhibition of 2019 at Toradh Gallery in Ashbourne Library and Cultural Centre. The Fragility of Culture by Trim based artist Dermot McNevin is a collection of new abstract painted works on canvas, accompanied by an original film piece inspired by the traditional Irish Harp. Enveloped in themes of colonialism, heritage, resistance and change, McNevin presents an intriguing collection of 14 paintings culminating in an impressive visual display. Utilising a palette of sumptuous earthy tones, McNevin uses linear patterns and horizontal...
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15
FEB
2019

Community Sports Hub Navan – February Programme

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The aim of the Community Sports Hub Navan is to increase the number of people of all ages participating in sport and physical activity within the local community.
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15
FEB
2019

DRCD Customer Action Plan and Customer Charter

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The Department of Rural and Community Development intends to produce a Customer Action Plan and Customer Charter in line with the public service’s Customer Charter Initiative as part of its commitment to providing a quality customer service. The Department is keenly aware of the importance of communicating its message, both externally to its clients, customers and stakeholders and internally among its staff and our agencies. To this end, a survey has been created so that we can better gauge and consequently better serve the needs of our customers. The survey may be accessed and completed...
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15
FEB
2019

Meath Local Sports Parnership – February Updates

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Meath Local Sports Partnership  – February Update MLSP Training & Education Courses Sports Injuries First Aid Training is taking place on Wednesday 27th February, 6.30pm-10pm in Windtown Unity Centre, Navan. This course is aimed at coaches, mentors, teachers, players and volunteers. The course covers a comprehensive range of topics to prepare participants to administer First Aid care. Participants will learn practical skills so that they can deal competently with situations that may arise. Cost: €30 per person for clubs in Meath, €40 per person for clubs outside Meath....
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15
FEB
2019

Facilities Management Training – April 2019, Carmichael Centre

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Development Trusts Northern Ireland (DTNI) is hosting professional facilities management (FM) training events this spring in collaboration with Carmichael in Dublin. The FM course will follow the Institute for Workplace and Facilities Management professional standards framework and cover the fundamentals of health and safety, energy, contract management and much more. Training will take place on the 17th & 18th of April 2019 in the Carmichael Centre, Dublin 7 Course fee €250 includes lunch & training materials Please see the attached document below for further information.
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13
FEB
2019

Anti-Litter Initiative 2019

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Groups are invited to take part in Meath County Council’s Anti-Litter Initiative 2019. You may have taken part in the past or may be an entirely new entrant. Either way this is a great opportunity for your group to get involved in your local community.  It is not a competition, each participating group is trying to achieve a high standard of cleanliness in their local area, and there is a grant for those that achieve high standards over the whole month of the competition.  Information in relation to Judging There will be 2 rounds of judging over a 4 week period.  Judging...
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11
FEB
2019

Have your say on Meath’s Digital Strategy

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Meath County Council is developing a Digital Strategy to set out ambitions to meet the needs and aspirations of the people of County Meath enabling them to benefit from digital technologies and infrastructure throughout the county. Digital is the nearly instant, free and flawless ability to connect people, devices, physical objects and information anywhere. It involves not just Broadband telecommunications being delivered under the National Broadband Plan, but considers mobile & wireless networks, the introduction of new technological tools & equipment, online services and...
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11
FEB
2019

National Community Event 4th-6th May 2019

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Last September, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring, TD, announced the launch of a National Community Event, to be held for the first time over the May Bank Holiday weekend, 2019. Local communities are asked to come up with ideas for events in their areas.  The event is a celebration of the great spirit of community that exists across the country and an effort to help people who share communities to come together, get to know each other and deepen the sense of community in their area.   Events could be centred round food, sport, the...
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11
FEB
2019

Community Amenity Project Scheme

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Applications are invited from Communities within the County and registered with the Public Participation Network (PPN) for the development of sporting, recreational, environmental, amenity, heritage and cultural facilities. The Community Amenity Project Scheme is a new grant scheme which is being introduced by Meath County Council for an initial three year period subject to availability of funding.  The scheme provides financial assistance to Communities within the County and registered with the Public Participation Network (PPN) for the development of sporting, recreational,...
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11
FEB
2019

Have your say about the integration of new communities in Meath & Louth

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Counties MEATH and LOUTH – New Joint Migrant Integration Strategy 2019-22 Have your say about Migrant Integration Issues in Counties Meath & Louth Meath County Council and Louth County Council are developing a joint Migrant Integration Strategy for 2019-22 and would like to hear your views on issues in your area that need to be addressed such as accessing public services, finding a job, learning English, taking part in sports or arts or connecting with the local community. The population of Counties Meath and Louth have become more diverse over the last number of years.  It...
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01
FEB
2019

Community Grant Scheme 2019

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Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area for the Meath County Council Community Grant Scheme 2019.  The range of grant categories available under the Community Grant Scheme 2019 are: Residents Association Tidy Towns Equality and Social Inclusion Recreation and Sport Festivals & Events Burial Ground Further details and application forms can be obtained from The Community Department, Meath County Council, Buvinda House,...
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01
FEB
2019

Presentations given at Meath PPN Meeting 30th Jan 2019

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The plenary meeting of the Meath PPN took place on Wednesday evening last. The meeting was well attended with good engagement from the attendees. Karen Mahon, PPN Secretariat gave an opening address and overview of PPN activity since 2018. Please find a copy of Karen’s presentation below for download: Áine Bird, Community Section  Meath County Council provided an overview of grant schemes and funding streams available. Please find a copy of Áine’s presentation below for download: Catherine McDonald, Charities Regulator gave a presentation on available web resources for groups and how to...
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25
JAN
2019

Check out Sports Events and Training

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The latest Meath Local Sports Partnership E-Newsletter for Winter/Spring 2019 is now available. Packed full of news, updates & upcoming events! Click here to view Meath LSP Winter/Spring Ezine
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24
JAN
2019

Have your say on the new National Heritage Plan

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The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht  has launched a public consultation on the development of a new national heritage plan- Heritage Ireland 2030. Heritage Ireland 2030 will be formed around three themes: National leadership; Supporting stronger heritage partnerships; Building community and local involvement in heritage Each of these Themes will have specific actions and objectives, shaped by public consultation.  Have your say Submissions from the public are sought by 28th February 2019 and can be made via an online survey, e-mail or by post.   Visit...
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24
JAN
2019

2019 Schools Pride of Place Gardening Scheme

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Meath County Council has launched 2019 scheme. Further information is available on the link below: http://meath.ie/Community/PrideofPlace/PrideofPlaceSchoolsGardeningScheme/
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24
JAN
2019

Suicide prevention training in 2019

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To implement the Connecting for Life strategy, suicide prevention training will take place in Meath & Louth in 2019. For detail on the programmes, delivery schedule & bookings , please see the link below https://bookwhen.com/suicidepreventiontraininglouthmeath
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23
JAN
2019

Meath PPN Plenary 30th Jan 2019 – Programme

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Wednesday 30th January @ 6.00pm Programme for Public Participation Network Plenary Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath 5.30pm – 6.00pm Registration, Refreshments   Time   Speaker   Topic 6.00pm – 6.10pm Karen Mahon PPN Secretariat Member Welcome and Introduction   6.10pm – 6.25pm Aine Bird Meath Co. Co. Community Department Funding schemes 6.25pm – 6.40pm Question & Answers     6.40pm – 7.10pm Catherine Mc Donald Charities Regulator Office What is a charity? Board members/Trustees 7.10pm – 7.35pm Round Table Discussion Question & Answers    ...
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23
JAN
2019

Give Your Views on Volunteering

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The Department of Rural and Community Development have published a ‘Call for Input’ on the development of a national volunteering strategy. The document poses a number of questions on the current state of volunteering in Ireland, the challenges faced by volunteers and organisations and how we can develop the future of volunteering. Answers to these questions will inform the development of a national volunteering strategy.
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23
JAN
2019

Employer Based Training – NLN Programme

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The National Learning Network Navan are now recruiting for the Employer Based Training  Programme What is Employer Based Training? EBT is a vocational and personal development training programme based in Navan in Co. Meath. The programme was developed to meet the needs of people who may need extra support in transitioning between being at home, out of work or not fitting in to the traditional school system to progressing to further education, part time or full time employment. It is designed to help you get a job. This work based training course offers you a work placement in a job that...
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23
JAN
2019

X-HALE 2019 Training & Short Film Competition Grant Opportunities Now Open

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The Irish Cancer Society X-HALE 2019  Youth Worker Training and Short Film Competition grant opportunities are now open for applications! Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide.  Supporting young people to be smoke free and empowering them to take action on tobacco will save lives and improve life opportunities for generations to come.     Since 2011, the Irish Cancer Society has provided grant assistance, training and resources to over 270 youth organisations nationwide to support their participation in X-HALE, our youth smoking prevention and...
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23
JAN
2019

Become a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate

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Development Perspectives are currently recruiting for our SDG advocate programme, the SDG Advocate programme offers 26 active citizens an opportunity to represent their community, by becoming one of Ireland’s positive changemakers. The 8month training course will allow the advocates to deepen their understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, represent the project internationally and lead transformative change in Ireland. We are looking for community activists, change makers and global thinkers to apply for the chance to take part by February 19th. The...
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21
JAN
2019

Arts Office – News & Events

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  Meath County Council Arts Office is thrilled to announce the launch of its first exhibition of 2019 at Toradh Gallery in Ashbourne Library and Cultural Centre. The Fragility of Culture by Trim based artist Dermot McNevin is a collection of new abstract painted works on canvas, accompanied by an original film piece inspired by the traditional Irish Harp. Enveloped in themes of colonialism, heritage, resistance and change, McNevin presents an intriguing collection of 14 paintings culminating in an impressive visual display. Utilising a palette of sumptuous earthy tones, McNevin uses...
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21
JAN
2019

Community Employment Programme Opportunities

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Community Employment Programme Locations: Navan, Kells, Dunboyne, Ashbourne Are you on a Social Welfare payment for a year or more and over 21 years of age? You can train FREE OF CHARGE for a QQI Level 5 Qualification in Healthcare with work experience included, keep your Social Welfare payment and receive a supplement of €22.50.  This is a great opportunity to gain a qualification and valuable experience. Healthcare Assistants are in high demand, opportunities exist for Full Time, Part Time and Flexible Working Hours in the Health Care Industry. Previous participants of this course...
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18
JAN
2019

Free English Classes for Immigrants

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18
JAN
2019

Irish Wetland Bird Survey 22nd January

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25 Years Of The Irish Wetland Bird Survey – Talk by Niamh Fitzgerald This winter marks the 25th Anniversary of the Irish Wetland Bird Survey. To mark this event, Niamh Fitzgerald one of the project organisers, will be giving a talk on the history of this survey and showing some of the results it has compiled over the last 25 years. All welcome! Venue:Navan Education Centre, Athlumney Road, Navan Date:22nd of January (Tuesday) Time:8.00pm – 9.00pm
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17
JAN
2019

Slane Bypass, Have You Local Knowledge to Share?

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N2 Slane Bypass Meath County Council is currently progressing the N2 Slane Bypass through its Transportation Department . Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) outline a framework for the phased approach to the development, management and delivery  of Major National Road Schemes in Ireland and MCC, with the N2 Slane Bypass is structured so as to ensure consistency in this approach. Please see below a summary of progress to date: Scope and Pre-Appraisal – Ensure project alignment with current TII strategic programmes and Plans – This Phase is complete Concept and Feasibility – Develop and...
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11
JAN
2019

Do you have a question about your group?

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Come and join us for the Meath Public Participation Network Plenary on January 30th at 6pm in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan where you can find out what’s new on funding and from the Charities Regulator. Read More – PPN Plenary Invite
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11
JAN
2019

Social Innovation Fund Now Open

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Please see link and information below regarding the Social Innovation Fund and upcoming showcase. Read More – https://mailchi.mp/bfdb3fddc8dd/social-innovation-fund-ireland-launches-two-new-funds-1808077?e=f3e7766abb The Showcase will take place at 5.30pm on the 17th of January at the Royal College of Physicians 6 Kildare St, Dublin
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11
JAN
2019

Well-being Day Dundalk 18th January

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For more information – Read More – Winter Wellbeing Day Poster 2019
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19
DEC
2018

Navan Cycle Route, Give Your Views

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For more information on making a submission  – Navan cycle route newsletter (REVISED)
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19
DEC
2018

Free Office Furniture to Community Groups

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Office furniture available free to groups. Must be able to view and remove on Tuesday 8th January 2019 from 10am to 3pm at the former Meath County Council Offices, Railway Street, Navan. For more information contact the Community Section on 0469097400 or email community@meathcoco.ie  
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19
DEC
2018

Funding and Governance Information Session 30th January

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Save the Date 30th January at 6pm in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan. Up to date information on funding and the Charities Regulator. Check out – PPN Plenary Invite
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18
DEC
2018

Your Future, Your Views

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What is a Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES)? The RSES will identify the Eastern and Midland region’s key strategic assets, opportunities and challenges and set out policy responses to ensure that people’s needs – such as access to housing, jobs, ease of travel and overall well-being – are met, up to 2030 and beyond. The RSES provides a: Spatial Strategy – to manage future growth and ensure the creation of healthy and attractive places to live, work, study, visit and invest in. Economic Strategy – that builds on our strengths to sustain a strong economy and support the creation...
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18
DEC
2018

Get Fit for Free

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A Chara, Please see below for Meath LSP’s latest email update: Contents: Operation Transformation National Walks 2019 Training & Education Courses Men on the Move Operation Transformation National Walks 2019  Meath Local Sports Partnership and Sport Ireland have linked up with the OT team to promote National Walk Day on Saturday 12th January. Organisers welcome all ages and abilities along on the day and would like to see families getting involved. The event is ideal for beginners to come out and give it a go. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In the interest of safety...
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17
DEC
2018

Give Your Views on Volunteering

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National Volunteering Strategy – Call for Input Please note that the Department of Rural and Community Development has launched a Call for Input (CFI) in order to develop a national volunteering strategy. The Department would like to promote this CFI process as widely as possible in order to encourage engagement with interested stakeholders. The closing date for submissions is 14 February 2019. Further details on the CFI, including a downloadable submission form, can be found at https://drcd.gov.ie/ or by contacting volunteer@drcd.gov.ie or (076) 100 6950. Please don’t hesitate to get in...
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17
DEC
2018

Carranstown Community Projects Grant Scheme 2018

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  Meath County Council & Indaver Community Liaison Committee Carranstown Community Grant Scheme 2018 Meath County Council and the Indaver Community Liaison Committee invite applications for grant assistance, under its Carranstown Community Grant Scheme 2018, from community groups and organisations in the Carranstown / Duleek and surrounding areas. The scheme is funded by Indaver Ireland Ltd and administered by Meath County Council with an indicative fund for allocation in 2019 of approximately €90,000. Application Forms Applications Forms and further details on the Carranstown...
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29
NOV
2018

Santa at the Lime Kiln 11th December

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Julianstown & District Community Association and The Lime Kiln Invite all our Residents and especially our Younger Residents Santa, Mrs. Claus and The Elves will be calling to The Lime Kiln on Tuesday 11th at 6.30  p.m.  Santa will have a wee gift for all the children. Wrap up warmly and watch Santa arrive on his little red vintage tractor! Mornington Gospel Choir will get things rolling with Christmas Carols RAFFLE ON NIGHT  ADMISSION: DONATION TOWARDS 2019 PROJECTS FOR JULIANSTOWN VILLAGE
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26
NOV
2018

Seasonal Time Change, Give Your Views

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Closing date for submissions on seasonal time changes this Friday 30th November. For more information – Read More – TimeConsultation
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23
NOV
2018

Free Training Workshop on Computing for Children

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“Trinity College Dublin and the National Parents Council (Primary) are pleased to invite you to apply to join a free training workshop on Saturday morning 8th December in Dublin. OurKidsCode ( http://www.ourkidscode.ie/) is a joint project between the School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the National Parents Council (Primary) (NPC) funded by Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Discover programme. The OurKidsCode Workshops aim to support parents/guardians who wish to develop their primary-school children’s interest and activity in...
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23
NOV
2018

Talk on helping birds in your community 29th November Slane

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Free talk on the birds in your community – For more information – Read More – Helping Birds in Your Community
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22
NOV
2018

Recycle Your Old Toys and Make Way for the New!

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There is a free collection of Old Toys at Navan Trim and Kells Recycling Centres on Saturday 1st December. All childrens toys – bikes, dolls, teddies, electronic equipment – will be taken free of charge. It doesn’t include bunk beds, cots, prams etc. There is no gate fee on the day for Toys and Recyclables. Any queries contact environment@meathcoco.ie
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22
NOV
2018

Art Exhibition 1st – 2nd December

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Exhibition Launch On Saturday, 1st December between 1pm and 4pm Emilie Dineen will launch his exhibition of fine art photography: Shadows in the Valley All are welcome to attend this exhibition launch, drinks reception and artists talk. The exhibition will continue on Sunday 2nd December from 10am until 4pm. Emile Dinneen is a film-maker and photographer living in County Meath. Shadows in the Valley is his photographic journey through the Boyne Valley – part cinematic visual essay, part screenplay, part poetic personal testament. Developed with the assistance of Meath County Council...
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19
NOV
2018

Arts Events

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 Meath County Council Cultural Services Announce Francis Ledwidge Award 2018. Following the success of the Francis Ledwidge 1917 – 2017 Centenary Commemorations, Meath County Council Cultural services is delighted to announce the launch of the Meath County Council  Francis Ledwidge Award 2018. This award, supported by Creative Ireland is aimed at poets, and is designed to help support and nurture the rich poetry culture alive in Ireland today. Named in honour of the famous Irish war poet and soldier: Francis Ledwidge ‘Poet of the Blackbirds’; The Francis Ledwidge Poetry Award seeks to...
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19
NOV
2018

Human Rights Day 7th December

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For more information on Cultúr Event for Human Rights Day –  
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13
NOV
2018

What’s new?

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Dear PPN Member To check out what’s new you can access our PPN website www.meathppn.ie and facebook page Meath Public Participation Network. If your group is organising an event, fill me in and I will advertise it through the Public Participation Network. Just to give you notice in advance, the Community Grants Scheme will be announced towards the end of January for 2019. Funding/Schemes For the November grants update – http://www.meathppn.ie/grants/ New Defibrillator application process – http://www.meathppn.ie/grants/ Francis Ledwidge Award –...
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09
NOV
2018

Commemoration Service Enfield 11th November

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09
NOV
2018

Brush up on Your Cooking!

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Don’t miss the upcoming ‘Food – Making the Most if it this Christmas’ cookery demonstration with Catherine Fulvio Celeriac and Thyme Bisque, Turkey Breast with Pancetta, Mushroom Stuffing and Marsala Sauce, Apple and Ginger Cranberry Sauce, Hasselback Potatoes, Baileys and Orange Truffle Torte….. Lots of spot prizes to be won.
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09
NOV
2018

Armistice Day Rememberence Dunshaughlin

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DUNSHAUGHLIN Armistice Day Centenary On 11th November, Dunshaughlin Historical Society, with the involvement of students from the Community College will mark the ending of the Great War a century ago. At Dunshaughlin Courthouse at 11 o’clock, bells will ring in the village followed by a two minute silence and a short ceremony to respectfully remember those who died on all sides of World War 1. Immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Hall there will be a display and short talks on the local war experience with music from that time and refreshments.
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09
NOV
2018

Local Sports in Your Area

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A Chara, Please see below for Meath LSP’s latest email update: Contents: Sports Injuries First Aid Training Safeguarding 3 Designated Liaison Person Workshop Community Sports Hub Navan Late Night League Mature Movers Social Dancing for 40+ Sports Injuries First Aid Training  Monday 12th November | 6.30pm-10pm | Windtown Unity Centre, Navan This course is aimed at coaches, mentors, teachers, supervisors, players and volunteers. The course covers a comprehensive range of topics to prepare participants to administer First Aid care. Participants will learn practical skills so that they...
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09
NOV
2018

Apply to become a Climate Ambassador

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We’re delighted to announce that applications are now open for An Taisce’s Environmental Education Unit’s Climate Ambassador programme for 2019. The programme is open to secondary and third level students and adult members of the community. This includes primary teachers, members of other environmental groups, sports groups, community groups, businesses and anyone interested in learning more and taking action on climate change. Our strength is the diversity and passion of our volunteers. If you’d like to learn more about climate change & communications, take action, share your...
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08
NOV
2018

Free Digital Skills Training to Get Online

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For more information on how you can avail of free training – Read More – DCCAE Brochure 6pg DL Getting Citizens Online Prog Gaeilge (2) -Read More -DCCAE Brochure 6pg DL Getting Citizens Online Programme
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08
NOV
2018

Are You Winter Ready?

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  Check out information on preparing for winter – Read More – Be Winter Ready Booklet 2018 – Version 3 18102018 – pdf – Read More – Winter Ready Community Resilience
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08
NOV
2018

Free Biodiversity Workshop Places Available

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For more information on this free biodiversity workshop – Read More – Biodiversity workshop DL flyer_lowres
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26
OCT
2018

Artists with Disabilities Award

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 Project Arts Centre and Arts & Disability Ireland announce a major new Production Award for Theatre and Contemporary Dance artists with disabilities. This Production Award is designed to support the production and presentation of ambitious new work by individual artists with disabilities. ·    A Production Award of €40,000 for presentation of new work at Project Arts Centre, ·    Mentoring support from Lucy Ryan, a consultant Producer, for 4 short-listed artists, prior to the final application round, ·    Production support for the final successful applicant. In order to assist...
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26
OCT
2018

Meath County Council Cultural Services announce Francis Ledwidge Award 2018.

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 This award, supported by Creative Ireland is aimed at poets, and is designed to help support and nurture the rich poetry culture alive in Ireland today. Named in honour of the famous Irish war poet and soldier: Francis Ledwidge ‘Poet of the Blackbirds’; The Francis Ledwidge Award seeks to support Irish poets both financially and creatively. The awardee will receive a week long residential stay at one of Ireland’s finest artists’ retreats: the prestigious Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan, and a cash prize of €1,500.   To enter, applicants must submit a biography,...
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26
OCT
2018

Kells Pool Closure until Spring 2019

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26
OCT
2018

Funding for Groups in Navan

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Meath Partnership is delighted to announce the launch of the Community Alliance Navan Fund. Funding is now available for local groups working within communities in Navan to play a greater role in promoting community spirit and facilitating social inclusion. For further information Guidelines_Application Community Alliance Navan Fund 2018 or an application form Community Alliance Navan Grant Scheme Advertisement If you require more information get in touch with Natasha Bagnall, Meath Partnership on 046 9280790 or natasha.bagnall@meathpartnership.ie.  
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24
OCT
2018

Summerhill Remembrance Day Event

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Remembrance  day  for  soldiers  from  the  community  of  Summerhill who  served  in  the  First  World  War. Venue;  Summerhill  Community  Centre, (bowls  room)  Date;  Sunday  28th  October  2018.  Time  4:00  PM Guest  speakers;  Mr  John  Bruton (once  Taoiseach)  Historian  Mr  Noel  French  &  Mr  Christopher  Grey. Admittance  free, all  welcome.
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24
OCT
2018

Give Your Views on the National Digital Strategy

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This public consultation process will inform the drafting of Ireland’s new National Digital Strategy. The Strategy aims to ensure that we support and shape the impact of technology for good and manage the transformation in an inclusive and citizen centric way. The public consultation aims to give the public and interested stakeholders a chance to tell Government what priorities should be addressed in the Strategy. Through answering the series of questions, your submission will help us carve out the issues and priorities that matter to the people of Ireland, and create a strong new...
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24
OCT
2018

Training and Networking for Groups

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Meet, Share and Learn Venue: Droichead Arts Centre, Barlow House, Narrow West Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Date/Time: 11 Oct 2018 – 2:00pm to 4:30pm Cost: FREE Event overview: This event is an opportunity to meet with local community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises. Come along to meet with other organisations in your community, share learning and build relationships. Charity Trustees – Board Roles & Responsibilities Venue: Drogheda (venue tbc) Date/Time: 13 Nov 2018 – 6:00pm to 8:30pm Cost: (€45/ €70) Event overview: This evening training session is...
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08
OCT
2018

Join in the conversation

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Public Participation Network (PPN) Members What needs to happen to make things better in your community? Come and have your say at a PPN meeting in your District on the following dates: District Venue   Date/Time Navan MD  Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan 7pm – 9pm Tuesday 9th October Ashbourne  Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne   7pm – 9pm Tuesday 16th October Kells MD Headfort Arms, Kells 7pm – 9pm Tuesday 23rd October Trim MD Trim Castle Hotel, Trim     7pm – 9pm Wednesday 24th October   You will have the opportunity to: discuss what would make your community a better place...
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05
OCT
2018

Meath Sports Partnership Update

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For information events happening around Meath – Read More – Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection Safeguarding 2 Club Children’s Officer Training Safeguarding 3 Designated Liaison Person Training Coach Training Programme Community Sports Hub Navan Community Walks Slí na Sláinte Routes Social Dancing for 40+ Learn 2 Cycle Autism and Intellectual Disability Camp
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05
OCT
2018

Getting Ready for Brexit

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Following the decision taken at Cabinet on 18 July in Derrynane, the Government launched the Getting Ireland Brexit Ready public information campaign. As part of the campaign, public outreach events will be held across the country over the coming weeks. These events will be taking place in the following venues and I would encourage anyone with queries relating to becoming Brexit-ready to attend. Scheduled events, dates and times are as follows: Location Date Event Registration Páirc Uí Chaoimh, The Marina, Cork 5 October 9.30 a.m. to 12.15 p.m These events will host ‘Getting Ireland...
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28
SEP
2018
28
SEP
2018

Give Your Views on the Revised Beach Management Plan

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Revised Draft Beach Management Plan & Natura Impact Statement (NIS) for Laytown, Bettystown & Mornington Submissions/observations are now invited from all interested parties by 12 October. To view the documents, and make a submission/observation, visit https://consult.meath.ie/
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28
SEP
2018

Secure Your Business

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Free Exhibition on Securing your Business by An Garda Síochána – Read More – Business Security Expo – Poster (2)
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28
SEP
2018

Suicide Alertness Training

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Louth and Meath PPN in conjunction with the HSE Suicide Prevention Office have organised SafeTalk Suicide Alertness Training for members of PPN Community groups, which will take place on Monday 8th October at 9.30am in Barlow House, Drogheda. This is a half day training course, and is limited to 20 participants, so early booking is advised. There is no cost to attendees. It is recommended that anyone who has bereaved or affected by a suicide within the past 12 months do not attend, as structured training like safeTALK is probably not what they need. For more information for persons...
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28
SEP
2018

Get Fit Free

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24
SEP
2018

Check out the PPN meeting date in your area

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Meath PPN are running a series of public meetings in your local area. Come along and join in the discussion. For more information – Read More –Meeting Advertisement
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19
SEP
2018

Funding for Digital Innovation

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The Digital Innovation Programme 2018 (DIP) is an initiative of the Department of Rural and Community Development (the ‘Department’). It is designed to encourage local authority led projects that support digital development. These projects will provide innovative digital solutions to issues, or identify solutions to digital issues and should be scalable and replicable by other local authorities. For more information and application – DIP 2018 Scheme Outline (Final) For scheme summary – Digital Innovation Programme 2018  
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19
SEP
2018

Free Courses on Mental Health

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Finding My Way: This is an 8 week recovery orientated course specifically for people with self experience of a mental health difficulty. (Info sheet attached) Venue: The Unity Centre, Windtown, Navan Dates: Monday 1st October to Monday 26th November. One session per week. Times: 7pm to 8.30pm each night More information – Navan Info sheet Family Drogheda Information Recovery and the Family: This is a 7 week recovery orientated course specifically for family members who are actively supporting a loved one with self experience of a mental health difficulty. (info sheet attached)...
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18
SEP
2018

What’s happening in Ashbourne?

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Ashbourne Public Realm Strategy July 2018 The Vision for the Public Realm is to develop a high quality, attractive and coherent town centre, reflecting the heritage of the town and its people; where streets and spaces of the town centre are distinctive and contribute to sense of place; and where the town centre presents a clear and legible streetscape in which pedestrian and vehicular access is convenient and self-evident. A strong people focussed public realm that connects the streets, spaces and facilities of the town centre, will underpin the long term social and economic vitality of...
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14
SEP
2018

Join in the American Tea Party Ashbourne 6th October

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American Tea Party in aid of Pieta House – Read More – Lions_American Tea Party POSTER 2018  
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14
SEP
2018

Free Support for Older People Living Alone

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For more information on how you or a family member can avail of the support service in the home – Read More – printfriendly_agewell_client info booklet (1); agewell_participant_poster_a4 (1); agewell_client referral (with consent) (1);
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14
SEP
2018

Trim Family Resource Board Members Needed

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12
SEP
2018

Free Seminar on Security for Businesses

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Free Business Security Exhibition in Ardboyne Hotel on 3rd October 2018 which will include three free seminars on cyber security, fraud and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). For more details – Read More – Business Security Expo Poster
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07
SEP
2018

Support World Suicide Prevention Day 10th September

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Unfortunately, every year more than 800,000 people throughout the world die by suicide and up to 25 times as many make a suicide attempt. The theme for this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day is Working Together to Prevent Suicide. As members of communities, it is our responsibility to look out for those who may be struggling, check in with them, and encourage them to tell their story in their own way and at their own pace.  Offering a gentle word of support and listening in a non-judgemental way can make all the difference. As World Suicide Prevention Day approaches, the HSE would like...
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07
SEP
2018

Grants for Sports Clubs, Apply Now.

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The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, are pleased to announce that the 2018 Sports Capital Programme is now open for applications. Applications are being sought from sports clubs, voluntary and community groups, national governing bodies of sport and local authorities.  Third level colleges, Education and Training Boards and schools may only apply for funding jointly with sports clubs. Following a review of the last round of the programme it has been agreed that an even greater emphasis should be...
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07
SEP
2018

Public Meeting, Policing in Your Community, Give Your Views.

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Public Meeting for Meath Joint Policing Committee Meath County Council’s Joint Policing Committee is holding a public meeting on: Wednesday 17th October at 7.30pm in the Ardboyne Hotel ,Navan The purpose of the Joint Policing Committee (JPC) is to provide a forum for consultation, discussion and recommendations on matters affecting the policing of the local authorities administrative area of Co Meath. Members of the public are invited to attend and make their views known or ask questions of the members of the committee with regard to general policing and crime prevention.  To facilitate...
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07
SEP
2018

Check out the latest funding news

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For information on the latest grant schemes – Read More – Fundingpoint Local Access – Meath County Council Sep – Oct 2018_final
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06
SEP
2018

Community Reuse Network Ireland Upcoming Events

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– EVERYDAY REUSE CONFERENCE:  The CRNI conference, on the 27th September “Everyday Reuse: Engaging Consumers & Businesses” will explore in a highly interactive way how to change habits to make reuse part of our everyday decision making – at home and in business.  With speakers from across retail, authorities and research institutes, including the EPA, Oxfam, IKEA, Hubbub, Zero Waste Scotland, Sustainable Consumption Institute, WRAP UK, Rediscovery Centre and more, this conference will aim to inform future reuse policy and communications. Full programme...
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06
SEP
2018

Disability Conference 25th September

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Dear colleague You are cordially invited, by the National Disability Authority, to this event which will take place in the Hogan Suite, Croke Park Conference Centre on Tuesday, 25 September 2018. The National Disability Authority is the independent state body providing expert advice on disability policy and practice to the Government and the public sector, and promoting Universal Design in Ireland. The theme for our Annual Conference 2018 is: ‘Achieving Better Outcomes for Persons with a Disability: using data as a tool to guide policy and practice’. The context for this theme is set out...
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06
SEP
2018

Information Day on Grant Aid to develop ‘close-to-home’ Woodland Amenity Projects

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Please find below an Invitation to an Information Day about the NeighbourWood Scheme hosted by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. 85% grant aid to develop ‘close-to-home’ woodland amenity projects for local communities Dear Sir/Madam I am writing to inform you of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine’s NeighbourWood Scheme.  This is a funding package aimed specifically at supporting communities, local authorities and other social partners in the development of local woodland amenities.   The Department, through the NeighbourWood Scheme, provides grant...
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06
SEP
2018

Festival in Drumconrath 21st – 23rd September

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For more information – Read More – Máire Poster 2018
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06
SEP
2018

Trim Family Resource Centre Want Your Views

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To take part click on the link below to take a short survey about what’s needed in our community, please share and encourage your family and friends to take part as well. THANK YOU from all in Trim FRC https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7CKNP3X Many Thanks Justyna Justyna Doherty Community Development Worker, Trim Family Resource Centre, 22 Mornington Drive, Trim, County Meath. Telephone: 046 9438850 Mobile: 0867802768 E-Mail: devworkertrimfrc@gmail.com
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06
SEP
2018

Free Suicide Alertness Training for Community Groups

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Louth and Meath PPN in conjunction with the HSE Suicide Prevention Office have organised SafeTalk Suicide Alertness Training for members of PPN Community groups, which will take place on Monday 8th October at 9.30am in Barlow House, Drogheda. This is a half day training course, and is limited to 20 participants, so early booking is advised. There is no cost to attendees. It is recommended that anyone who has bereaved or affected by a suicide within the past 12 months do not attend, as structured training like safeTALK is probably not what they need. For more information for persons...
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17
AUG
2018

Check out Free Events for Heritage Week 18th – 26th August

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HERITAGE WEEK 2018 KICKS OFF IN MEATH Get a chance to a be an archaeologist at a community dig, enjoy the Salmon of Knowledge Festival in Trim, try your hand at writing your name in Ogham at Knowth, enjoy a family fun day at Balrath Woods, learn about bees and bee keeping in Oldcastle, Dunboyne and Kilmessan, or enjoy free admission and tours of OPW sites. These are just some of the activities you can engage in during Heritage Week in Meath. For full details of all events taking place in Meath throughout the week Heritage Week booklet 2018 or pick up your copy of the County Meath Heritage...
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16
AUG
2018

Become a Certified Trainer

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For more information – Read More – TTT Flyer Autumn 2018 (2)
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10
AUG
2018

Funding Announced under CLAR Programme

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Minister Ring today launched a further measure under the CLÁR programme to recognise the role that volunteer organisations play in the provision of vital services to provide transport services to and from medical support services for those with significant mobility issues, and to and from designated cancer treatment hospitals and centres under the National Cancer Care Programme. Details of the funding measure and the application form are attached and are available on the Department’s website at https://drcd.gov.ie/about/rural/clar/. The closing date for applications under this measure is...
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10
AUG
2018

Funding For Men’s Sheds

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Community Enhancement Programme  Community Enhancement Programme – Application Guidelines pdf, 180kb The Department of Rural and Community Development has allocated funding for capital equipment or minor capital works in Men’s Sheds. This is a ring-fenced fund, under the existing Community Enhancement Programme. The application process is being administered by Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs). Applications for this ring-fenced funding can be made on the application form below. All Men’s Sheds in Ireland that are affiliated with the Irish Men’s Shed Association are...
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10
AUG
2018

East Meath Cycle Tour 12th August

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Date for your Diary:  East Meath Cycle Tour on Sunday 12th August at 10am from St. Patrick’s G.A.A. Club Stamullen.  A cycling sportive that caters for all levels of fitness through the beautiful Boyne Valley.  There are three routes to choose from 45km for beginners, 70km and the 100km Challenge.  There are refreshments on route and after the cycle.  Parking and Showers facilities on site. All proceeds go to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. Cycling Ireland approved – Fee €20 Cycling Ireland Members €25 Non Cycling Ireland Members (to cover insurance). Full details on...
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10
AUG
2018

Get Active, Get Involved

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Meath Local Sports Partnership are running a number of events, check out what suits you. Meath Running Group Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection Safeguarding 2 Club Children’s Officer Training Safeguarding 3 Designated Liaison Person Training Sports Injuries First Aid Training Community Sports Hub Navan Mature Movers Swim Ability Programme    
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09
AUG
2018

Fresh Start, Apply Now

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Aim of Fresh Start The aim of Fresh Start is to support a person to establish structure and routine in their life while building awareness around stress and communication so that an individual has a plan to move forward. All modules are delivered therapeutically to encourage the individual to take responsibility for their health and their future. Typically students progress from Fresh Start to part time employment or to further education. Details: 12 Months 12 People on Programme Mon – Fri (9am-3.15pm) Flexible Location is Kennedy House, Kennedy Road, Navan, Co. Meath QQI Level 3...
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08
AUG
2018

Free Digital Skills Course, Register Now

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For more information – Read More – Digital Skills Flyer for Cortown
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08
AUG
2018

National Advocacy Service

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The National Advocacy Service is a free, independent and confidential service fully funded by the Citizens Information Board. NAS provides advocacy to people with disabilities over the age of 18. This includes elderly people who have disabilities, people with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities and  people experiencing mental health issues. We have a particular remit to provide advocacy services to people who may be isolated from their community of choice or mainstream society, live in residential services, attend day services, people who may communicate differently and who...
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25
JUL
2018

Blackfriary Community Dig

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The Medieval Garden Restoration Project Join us in a new and exciting phase of the excavation! Take part in the excavation and processing of finds! Open to all over 18, all fitness levels 14th to 27th August 2018, 10.00am to 4.30pm Griffin Park, Trim, Co. Meath
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17
JUL
2018

WOULD YOU LIKE A GRANT TO IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNITY / VOLUNTARY GROUP’S COMMUNITY FACILITIES?

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COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME 2018 is a new grant programme which provides funding to enhance community facilities and address disadvantage in County Meath. Applications are invited from Community and Voluntary groups in Meath for a Small scale capital grant of €1,000 or less or for a Capital Grant in excess of €1,000. Examples of projects that could receive funding: – Development/renovation of community centres – Once off maintenance of premises. – Community amenities – Youth clubs or facilities – Sports/recreation facilities – Improvements to town...
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10
JUL
2018

Free Event for Teenagers

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Guth Gafa 2018 Programme now online at guthgafa.com Guth Gafa presents a special teenage event – Teenagers, get yourselves and all your friends down to Headfort House in Kells on Friday 20th July from 12 noon for a great day of films, fun, music and pizza – and ALL FREE This year, Guth Gafa are proud to be partnering with Meath County Council’s Arts Office to present a selection of films for teenage audiences, as part of our day-long event on Friday 20th July, called Teenage Dreams. The day will be completely free for any secondary level students in County Meath, and will include...
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09
JUL
2018

Support Your Child With Computer Coding

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We, in Trinity College are working with the National Parents Council on a new project, OurKidsCode that is aimed at working in partnership with parents to support their children’s learning about computer coding. Before the supports are fully developed we would like some information from you as parents and your children about your current level of knowledge, familiarity and confidence with computer technology, so that we can develop materials that will make a difference. No matter what your current level of knowledge about computing we would really appreciate it if you and your...
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09
JUL
2018

Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme Open

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Dear Colleagues, The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is delighted to issue a call for proposals under the Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2018. The Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2018 aims to encourage leadership and excellence with a view to creating a deeper culture of human rights and equality in Ireland. It will support eligible activities that relate to one or both of the themes of: Intercultural Understanding and Diversity; B. Supporting the Implementation of the Public Sector Duty. The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 31st of Jul...
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09
JUL
2018

Under 9’s Girls Blitz Duleek/Bellewstown LGFA

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Duleek/Bellewstown LGFA are running their U9s Meath CC/ Indaver Blitz August 24th. Places are limited. This is a great team event for U9 girls. Goodie bags are provided to all participants and refreshments on the day.  
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09
JUL
2018

Check out Meath Local Sports Partnership Activities

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For More Details – Read More – Meath Heritage Cycle Tour Volunteers needed! Community Sports Hub Navan Multi Sport Activities Training & Education Courses Wheelchair Skills Workshop Wheelchair Sports and Crafts Camp Mature Movers Meath Heritage Cycle Tour There’s still time to register for the Meath Heritage Cycle Tour! The Sport Ireland Meath Heritage Cycle tour returns for its 10th year on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July! Ambassadors for 2018 are Saoirse McGrath (Meath Rose 2018) & Cillian O’Sullivan (Meath footballer). The 11km Family Spin takes place at 5pm on...
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09
JUL
2018

Summer Camp in Trim

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For more information on the Trim Resource Centre Summer Camp – Read More – Summer camp 2018 (1)
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09
JUL
2018

Living Better Using Less

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LIVING BETTER – USING LESS A new online toolkit is available to support those developing sustainable communities that are economically thriving, environmentally healthy and socially resilient: https://www.sustainabletoolkit.ie/. The toolkit has online resources such as videos, action ideas, case studies and information supports under the below 5 key themes: 1) Ecological integrity: In a world of changing climate, over reliance on earth’s resources and loss of biodiversity, communities can be part of a wider movement of change towards a sustainable future. 2) Health & Well-being:...
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03
JUL
2018

New Funding News

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For the latest edition on funding available – Read More – Fundingpoint Local Access – Meath County Council July – Aug 2018
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22
JUN
2018

Peatlands Scheme for Communities

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Grants to local community groups, organisations and individuals under the Scheme will support a diverse range of initiatives with community benefit from events, education programmes, promotions, exhibitions, development of conservation management plans, monitoring or surveying work to inform peatland restoration projects, publications, invasive species and fire control measures, anti-littering initiatives to local environmental improvements in the area of the designated raised bogs. For more information on application – Read More – Peatlands Community Engagement Terms and...
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22
JUN
2018

Fundraiser for Kilmainhamwood Daycare Centre

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Donate a once loved Dress WE ALL HAVE A DRESS, JEWELLERY, OR FASCINATORS IN OUR WARDROBE THAT WE KNOW WE ARE NOT GOING TO WEAR AGAIN! (OBVIOUSLY GOT TOO BIG!!!) ALL SIZES WELCOME MUST COME CLEAN AND ON A HANGER DELIVER TO KILMAINHAMWOOD DAY CENTRE BEFORE THE 28th JUNE OR CALL 0863213759 OR 0868261714 TO MAKE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS. THANKS IN ADVANCE Pre-loved Dress Sale takes place Kilmaimnhamwood Day Care Friday 29th June 2018 at 7pm. All Welcome
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21
JUN
2018

Outdoor Regional Infrastructure Grant Measure 1 Meath Partnership

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The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2018 has been launched by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, T.D. The 2018 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme is part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and provides funding for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure or the necessary maintenance, enhancement or promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas across Ireland.  The 2018 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme will have three measures. Measure 1: Small Scale Maintenance/Promotion and...
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21
JUN
2018

Broomfield Festival Collon Starting 21st June

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For details on what’s happening – Read More – Broomfield festival
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21
JUN
2018

Contribute to the review on funding

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Please see details on how you can contribute to the review on Local Government Funding – Read More – LG Finance Consultation Document Read More – LG Finance Review PPN Co-ordinator
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21
JUN
2018

Check out Trim Family Resource Events

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For more information – Read More – Summer camp TFRC 2018 (1) Family Fun Run – Read More –  
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18
JUN
2018

Give Your Views on Climate Action

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Meath County Council  draft Climate Action Strategy has been launched.  Please note that the draft strategy will be on public display for a 6 week period from the 18th June until the 31st July 2018 and that submissions can be made on line via https://consult.meath.ie/en/browse The draft strategy comprising of the following documents can be accessed via the following links: https://consult.meath.ie/en/browse Executive Summary.pdf Climate Action Strategy.pdf Climate Change Risk Assessment.pdf Baseline Emissions Inventory.pdf  
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18
JUN
2018

Steam Threshing Festival Sunday 12th August

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12th August the annual Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival. For further information please see us on Facebook Moynalty Steam Threshing or https://www.moynaltysteamthreshing.ie
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15
JUN
2018

Free Recycling Workshops

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Community groups in Meath are being offered FREE Upcycling workshops in the award-winning Rediscovery Centre (in Dublin 11) as part of the Reuse Academy, is a partnership between the Eastern Midlands Regional Waste Office and the Rediscovery Centre. The Reuse Academy aims to promote reuse skills in areas such as furniture upcycling, fashion upcycling and bike repair. The Reuse Academy is offering a limited number of FREE courses facilitated by skilled trainers from the Rediscovery Centre and suitable for community groups, youth clubs, men’s sheds and secondary schools. Bernadine Carry,...
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15
JUN
2018

Recreational Infrastructure Scheme Open Now

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The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2018 has been launched by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, T.D. The 2018 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme  is part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and provides funding for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure or the necessary maintenance, enhancement or promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas across Ireland.  The 2018 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme will have three measures. Measure 1: Small Scale Maintenance/Promotion...
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13
JUN
2018

Recycle Your Mattresses For Free

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11
JUN
2018

DEFENCE FORCES VETERANS PARADE & CEREMONY TRIM SUNDAY 24TH JUNE’18

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For more Information – Read More – Poster Memorial Day 2018
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11
JUN
2018

Capital Funding Available For Groups

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Please see information CommunityEnhancementProgrammeApplicationGuidelines2018 (2) and in CommunityEnhancementProgrammeApplicationForm2018 (2) in relation to the Community Enhancement Scheme (CEP) which was launched by Minister Ring on the 31st of May 2018. The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) is a new programme for 2018.  It builds on and replaces the Communities Facilities Scheme and the recast RAPID programme, which launched in 2017. The CEP provides funding to communities across Ireland to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas. The CEP is funded by the Department of Rural and...
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08
JUN
2018

What should be included in the Be Winter Ready Leaflet?

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The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) is taking the lead this year in producing the ‘Be Winter Ready’ leaflet . The focus this year will be on ‘Community Supports’ and  DRCD would welcome input from community groups and other stakeholders. The leaflet is intended to provide helpful information about how to prepare for the winter in terms of community supports available (or that should be available) to the public during times of particularly severe weather.  We hope to publish the leaflet in autumn 2018. Extreme weather conditions are a challenge for communities and, as...
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29
MAY
2018

Be the influence for change

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Voices for Change is a practical one-day training that will help you improve your policy influencing skills and ability. You’ll start the day with an invaluable introduction into how government policy is actually made in Ireland and the ways in which community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises on the ground can have a real and profound impact on public policy. You will also get to carry out some practical exercises, which will equip you to become a more effective policy influencer in your own community – which, when working in concert with others, can...
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29
MAY
2018

16th Annual Gay Health Forum 1st June 2018

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The 16th Gay Health Forum (GHF) is this Friday 1st June and you can find the details for the forum here. Feel free to share this event with your colleagues or anyone that you think would be interested in attending. Places are limited so make sure to book your place today. GHF16 presents an opportunity for clinical and community service providers, public health, surveillance, protection and promotion for those involved in HIV, sexual health and other health related work with Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) and LGBT+. The forum is a great networking event where we can share and acknowledge...
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29
MAY
2018

Sign up for the Regional Gathering on Climate Action

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National Dialogue on Climate Action: A Government of Ireland initiative  Join us for our first Regional Gathering to explore how we, as a nation, can work together to take action on climate change. Have your say on what you think are the major climate issues facing Ireland, share ideas on how we can work together to raise awareness, unlock opportunities, build resilience, and inspire action. When: 11am – 4pm, Saturday 23rd June 2018 Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath This is a free ticketed event and we’re keen to involve a wide range of groups and individuals from across...
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24
MAY
2018

How should we plan for future unexpected weather events?

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Re :Dublin City University Research Study & Questionnaire on Storm Emma. A chara, The Department, together with the Office of Emergency Planning, is assisting Dublin City University with research on the experiences of citizens in the light Storm Emma with a view to assisting Government bodies plan for future weather events of this nature. Accordingly, the Department requests that the attached link/questionnaire be distributed to PPN members for their awareness and with a request that they assist in this research by completing the questionnaire at http://bitly/2ry7TS3.  Mise le Meas,...
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24
MAY
2018

Streetfeast in Your Area, Get Involved

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3 Weeks Until Street Feast 2018 Ireland’s National Day of Street Parties and Community Celebrations Sunday, 10 th June 2018 Registrations are now OPEN. Get your free party pack: www.streetfeast.ie Over 1200 Street Feasts registered to take place around the nation so far with 39 planned in Meath! Only 56% of us know our neighbours well, only 49% of us have four or more close friends and only 1 in 3 feel a sense of belonging in their local community. The good news is that hosting a Street Feast in your neighbourhood will make a difference! Tuesday 22nd May 2018 – Street Feast are...
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22
MAY
2018

Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund 2018

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Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund 2018 – This Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level – Apply by 5pm, 20th June 2018 Environmental Awareness Do you have a project or initiative that could help to increase awareness of environmental issues locally, or that could help your community to become more sustainable? If so, you may qualify for financial assistance from the Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund 2018. This Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale,...
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15
MAY
2018

European Minimum Income Bus Tour

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    “Social Welfare for All? A Local and European Perspective on Adequacy and Accessibility” Dear all, After launching its anti-poverty campaign at the end of April, the European Minimum Income Bus arrives in Ireland this week! See below a link to the programme, outlining details of the European Minimum Income Bus Tour as it travels around Ireland from May 18th to May 21st. The bus has been travelling around Europe highlighting the need for accessible and adequate social welfare supports for the poorest in society. The Irish tour will visit Limerick, Longford and Dublin, where...
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14
MAY
2018

Africa Day Event 25th May

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Come and join us in the Meath County Council Offices to celebrate the best of African culture. Africa Day Event 2018
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14
MAY
2018

Events for Heritage Week

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Heritage Week 2018 will take place from 18-26 August and event registration is now open at www.heritageweek.ie. This year we’re asking you to ‘Share A Story, Make a Connection’.   It is your chance to share heritage stories in new ways, with new people. Everyone from young people to new arrivals to Ireland to retired people is encouraged to get involved and share your stories. Take a look at our list of 100 Event Ideas for inspiration! National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and is a highlight of Ireland’s celebration of the European Year of Cultural...
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14
MAY
2018

Join in the Volunteer Roadshow 14th to 20th May

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Please see attached this year’s Meath Volunteer Centre Road show Schedule. This year National Volunteer Week 2018 takes place from Monday 14th – Sunday 20th May. The theme of National Volunteer Week 2018 is ‘Volunteering Builds Better Communities’. The Roadshow will stop in five different locations throughout Meath during National Volunteer Week. We are looking to promote local volunteers and organisations,  gathering pictures of volunteers in action and bringing them around the County to be displayed at the road show events.
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14
MAY
2018
14
MAY
2018

Dunshaughlin Famine Graveyard Commemoration 20th May

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Please see attached information Poster Famine Graveyard on our annual Dunshaughlin Famine Graveyard Commemoration Ceremony which will be held on Sunday 20th May at 3pm in the Famine Graveyard (behind Dunshaughlin Workhouse). This will be followed by a talk on “Belgian Refugees in Dunshaughlin Workhouse during World War 1” by Mr. Jim Gilligan. Light refreshments – everyone is very welcome.  
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04
MAY
2018

Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018 now open

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Meath County Council Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018  The Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018 has recently been launched by Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring TD.  For 2018, there will be €15 million in funding for rural towns and villages for projects. The scheme is specifically targeted at rural towns and villages of two category populations, Category 1 is towns/villages of population of 5,000 or less and Category 2 is towns with a population 5,001 to 10,000 based on the 2016 Census figures.  The primary focus of the 2018 scheme will be on town/villages...
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04
MAY
2018

Join in Streetfeast 2018

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Feast with your neighbours on Sunday 10th June We’re inviting you to take part in and spread the word about this year’s Street Feast, the national day of street parties and community celebrations. It’s being hosted by neighbours and community groups all over Ireland this 10th June. It’s a perfect excuse to share good food and conversation, strengthen connections with your neighbours and have a bit of craic. Free DIY Street Feast Packs Once again, we’re posting out free DIY Street Feast Packs to Street Feast Hosts. Each contains a handy guide to help make your feast...
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04
MAY
2018

National Sandcastle and Sand Sculpturing Festival 8th July

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National Sandcastle and Sand Sculpturing Festival Bettystown Beach Sunday July 8th 2018  Children Families and Adults (various categories)  meatheastsands@eircom.net  www.nationalsandcastles.ie  Sandcastle Building Competition (various age categories) 1st 2nd and 3rd Prizes in each category   Senior and Junior Sand Sculpturing Competition Junior Sculpturing up to age 16years Senior Sculpturing over 16 years 1st 2nd and 3rd Prizes in both categories   €2 each entrant Sandcastles €5 each entrant Sand Sculpturing
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04
MAY
2018

Board Member Vacancies CIS and MABS

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Good afternoon, An advertisement for the recruitment of Chairpersons and Board Members for the 5 new Regional CIS companies and 5 new Regional MABS companies is live on the CIB website and Activelink. Please see links see below. MABS Boards: http://www.citizensinformationboard.ie/en/news/2018/news20180501_1.html CIS Boards: http://www.citizensinformationboard.ie/en/news/2018/news20180501_2.html https://www.activelink.ie/content/community-exchange/volunteering/36881 Dublin North Regional Citizens Information Service Board – Dublin City Council area north of the Liffey, with...
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04
MAY
2018

Join all PPN Members on the 16th May

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Meath Public Participation Network are holding a meeting for all members on Wednesday 16th May 2016 in Meath County Council Offices, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath. Registration from 5.30pm. You will have the opportunity to meet with services in Meath and find out about the work they do and to hear about the different funding schemes and grants that are available through the Community Department, Meath County Council and Meath Partnership. For more details on the programme for the evening – Read More – Programme for Information Plenary 1    
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01
MAY
2018

Duck Race in aid of Family Addiction Support Network 7th May

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The Search for the Quickest Quacker in Town!! Hundreds of Rubber Ducks Race to Benefit Families in the North East. On Bank Holiday Monday May 7th   2018, the Family Addiction Support Network will host their annual Open Garden Day, Car Boot Sale and Rubber Duck Race at the beautiful gardens of Brendan & Jackie McKenna, Muff, Kingscourt, Co Cavan.  A great crowd is expected again this year at the event. The gardens were lovingly developed by Brendan over the years and this year’s event will be all the more poignant as he passed away suddenly earlier this year in January. The McKenna...
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01
MAY
2018

SCREENING OF ‘THE NANNY RIVER SOURCE TO SEA’ 6th May

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DULEEK HERITAGE GROUP ARE PROUD TO PRESENT THE PREMIER SCREENING OF ‘THE NANNY RIVER SOURCE TO SEA’. Sunday 6TH May 2018 @ 3pm in the Courthouse. This is a free event all welcome.
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30
APR
2018

Community Integration Grants Closing 3rd May

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Communities Integration Fund announced to support migrant integration in local communities The Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration at the Department of Justice and Equality, Mr. David Stanton T.D.,  launched the Communities Integration Fund 2018 at The Ark Children’s Cultural Centre in Dublin on Wednesday 21 March 2018.   €500,000 is available from the Office for Promotion of Migrant Integration in 2018 to support community organisations to promote migrant integration, raise intercultural awareness and combat racism in their local communities.  ...
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27
APR
2018

Gaeltacht Summer College Scholarships 2018 

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Gaeltacht Summer College Scholarships 2018  Applications are now open for the new  Meath County County Council  Gaeltacht Scholarship scheme. 10 grants of €150 each will be made available to students attending second level schools in the county.The grants will be recoupable against fees paid at recognised residential Irish colleges during the summer of 2018.The scholarships are being sponsored by Meath County Council as part of their programme for  Bliain na Gaeilge. For the application form Read More  – Application Gaeltacht For more information Read More  – Application...
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27
APR
2018

Volunteers needed for the Royal County

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Volunteers Required! Volunteers requested to assist at the Royal County 5km/10km Run/Walk on Bank Holiday Monday 7th  May in Kells. Volunteers will be asked to assist at registration or to act as marshals along the route. Contact Meath LSP office on 046-9067337 or email mlsp@meathcoco.ie for more information.
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27
APR
2018

Community Education Support

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For more information – Read More –LMETB Community Education Support For an application form – Read More – LMETB Community-Education-Service-Application-Form-Tuition Hours
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27
APR
2018

Pride of Place Awards Now Open for Applications

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“The aim of Pride of Place is to work in partnership with communities, to encourage best practice, innovation and leadership in providing vibrant sustainable communities that improve the quality of life for all.” Meath County Council Pride of Place 2018 Meath County Council 2018 Pride of Place competition is now open. Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns / Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations. In 2018 the competition includes the following categories: Housing Estate Small Housing Estate Medium Housing Estate Large Residential Streetscape...
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26
APR
2018

New Navan Road Scheme Consultation 1st May

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For more information Read More – Consultation New Road Navan
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24
APR
2018

Happy Heart Appeal needs Volunteers

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On Friday 11th May we will be holding our annual Happy Hearts Appeal. We are asking our supporters in Co Meath to take part by volunteering their time on the day or hosting an event in support of the Irish Heart Foundation. Funds raised through this Appeal will go directly to fund vital services like our live-saving CPR programmes. When someone is trained in CPR, they have the power to save someone’s life. By volunteering or hosting an event in your community this May you are becoming a lifesaver. With fatalities from cardiac arrests over 5,000 each year we desperately need more...
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17
APR
2018

May 16th, Come Along and Find Out More about Services in Meath

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Meath Public Participation Network are holding an information event on May 16th, 6pm to 8.30pm in Meath County Council Offices, Dublin Road, Navan, as part of the Plenary meeting. The event will include information stands, updates from the Meath County Council Community Section, the Children and Young People Services Committee (CYPSC), the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP) and more. For more details – Read More – PPN Plenary Invite
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13
APR
2018

Events in Dalgan

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Check out events in Dalgan – Read More – A Spring Day in Dalgan 2018 Boyne Valley Field Club – Bumblebee 2018 Event  
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13
APR
2018

Consultation on Poverty and Social Inclusion

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For your information,  EAPN Ireland and Community Work Ireland  will be hosting the Social Inclusion Forum 2018 Preparatory Meetings/Workshops around Ireland like Monaghan, Clare, Donegal, Wicklow and Cork. For details, please see information below and  the attached flyer Social Inclusion Forum Consultation on Poverty which may interest to attend/participate.      These workshops are free, but registration is essential.     To register for Monaghan, Donegal or Wicklow, please email enquiries@eapn.ie and to register for Clare, Tipperary or Cork, please email info@communityworkireland.ie....
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13
APR
2018

National Spring Clean in Julianstown

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An Taisce National Spring Clean in Julianstown & District Community Association are organising our Annual Spring Clean  on  Saturday 21st April, 2018 Starting 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at Whitecross National School Bags, Gloves, Litter Pickers and High Vis Jackets Supplied Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear Meath County Council are supplying the Skip & Equipment (Thank you) This is a great opportunity to get Julianstown’s Roads and back Roads cleaned Fill the bags, leave them at side of road and they will be picked up Please tell your friends and neighbours and...
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13
APR
2018

Funding for our Waterways through Communities

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The Waters and Communities Office has recently launched a Community Water Fund providing grant-aid to angling and community groups Attached are the following: Press release with details of the fund –LAWCO PR Fund Guidance Notes –  LAWCO Guidance Notes Community Water Development Fund 2018 Application Form – LAWCO Community Water Fund Application Form 2018 This is an excellent opportunity for community groups to obtain grant-aid for projects relating to their local waterbody. Examples of eligible projects is available on pg.’s 2&3 of the attached guidance notes. If...
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12
APR
2018

Check out free sports activities in Navan

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Community Sports Hub Navan – our aim is to get the local community of Navan more active, more often! Check out our Facebook page – Community Sports Hub Navan for latest updates on new and exciting opportunities to get involved in sport and physical activity or take a look at our ‘What’s On’ list of programmes – please see Community Sports Hub Navan What’s On 5docx. Spaces are limited and will be on a first come basis! *Registration is required for the FUNdamentals programme.  If you would like more information on Community Sports Hub Navan, please contact Margo Finnegan on...
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04
APR
2018

Have Your Say on the Future of Europe

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MEATH | Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe by European Movement Ireland Ireland’s society and economy has been transformed by our membership of the EU, but a lot has changed since we joined in 1973. Every organisation, even successful ones like the European Union, needs to go through a process of renewal. The European Union is 60 years old and it is time to start a conversation about a new vision of a Europe. The EU is looking to its citizens for guidance on what they want from the EU and how it can work better for them. How can the EU support jobs and growth? How can it...
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27
MAR
2018

Mental Health Recovery Courses Available

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Applications are now open for upcoming Summer term courses in the North Dublin and Meath Areas. For more information see promotional poster and applications forms attached here. Know Yourself Your Triggers Your Tools Summer 2018 Poster (2) Barriers Bridges Summer 2018 Poster (2) RC-Application-Form-Year-Two (2) Please circulate this information to all friends, colleagues community & service networks. Course Arrangements (North Dublin) Course: ‘Know Yourself, Your Tools and Your Triggers’ Dates:  Apr 25th – May 30th (Time: 11.00 – 1.00) Venue: Recovery College Room,...
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27
MAR
2018

Hill of Tara Conservation Management Plan- Public Consultation

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NEWS / 21 March 2018 The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, TD, has announced details of an online consultation process where the public can give their views on the Hill of Tara in County Meath as part of her Department’s proposals to develop a new plan for the future preservation and management of the State-owned lands at the hill. The Conservation Plan is being developed by the Discovery Programme and the Heritage Council. The Hill of Tara is one of the richest archaeological landscapes in Ireland.  The hill contains around 150 archaeological monuments,...
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21
MAR
2018

Make it Meath Promotion

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As part of our promotion of Meath and the Make It Meath campaign, the Economic Development team  have launched a suite of videos to highlight local business heroes. The videos feature Pre Paid Financial Services, Meade Potatoes, Slane Distillery, Alltech and MTM Engineering. These videos will serve as a  platform to promote further investment into County Meath . Please feel free to share these videos with family and friends. Access to all videos can be found at the following link http://bit.ly/2GybkOD
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21
MAR
2018

Consultation on Loneliness

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To whom it may concern, Recently I have established the Loneliness Taskforce in collaboration with Seán Moynihan of ALONE to coordinate an All-Ireland response to the epidemic of loneliness and social isolation in Ireland. As part of the Loneliness Taskforce we have been working with a range of groups to help increase awareness about the issue and to produce a set of recommendations for Government, state agencies and all policy members. It is known that loneliness and social isolation are some of the greatest public health risks of today. Loneliness is now as prevalent in the young as it...
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16
MAR
2018

CE scheme places available Laytown/Bettystown area

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Employment Opportunity with East Meath Community Employment Scheme East Meath Community Development Company is pleased to announce the launch of the new Community Employment scheme in the area. We have recently appointed our scheme Supervisor and we are now taking applications for community employment workers. We have vacancies for up to and including 25 workers. If you are unemployed or if you know someone who is eligible please pass on the word that applications are now open on the Jobs Ireland website. If you are you aged 21 or over and unemployed and in receipt of a Social Welfare...
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15
MAR
2018

Notice of Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation

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Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant, Bridgwater, Somerset, United Kingdom – Notice of Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation – Information and how to make a submission. Deadline is close of business Tuesday 17 April 2018 http://bit.ly/2EHchXd
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15
MAR
2018

Digital Skills for Citizens Grant Scheme

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Dear Stakeholder I wish to advise you that the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, through the National Digital Strategy Division of this Department is funding community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations to provide citizens with basic digital skills training under the “Digital Skills for Citizens” Grant Scheme. The scheme aims to provide citizens who have never used the internet with the confidence, motivation and skills to reap the benefits of today’s digital world. In 2017 over 22,000 people availed of this training. In 2018, 13 organisations will...
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15
MAR
2018

Community grant to re-engage the public in recycling

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A new grant was rolled out this week to dislodge any remaining confusion about what goes in our recycling bins and will support local communities to do their part in meeting our national recycling responsibilities. The grant scheme is part of a campaign to re-engage the public in recycling and will be run by VOICE – Ireland’s leading environmental ENGOs tackling waste – and will receive significant funding from Repak. [1]  We are asking community groups to engage in face-to-face conversations with their neighbours to clear up recycling confusion and to understand barriers...
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15
MAR
2018

Arts Grants 2018

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For more information on the Arts Bursary – Read More –Bursary Awards 2018
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09
MAR
2018

Information sessions for your group

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Just a reminder that there are a number of information sessions remaining on governance and data protection that may be of interest to your group. For more details – Read More – Training information 2018
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06
MAR
2018

Funding news available for your group

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Check out the latest edition on the funding news – Read More – Fundingpoint Local Access – Meath County Council Mar – Apr 2018
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28
FEB
2018

Closing date for Community Grants Extended to 9th March 2018

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Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area for the Meath County Council Community Grant Scheme 2018.  The range of grant categories available under the Community Grant Scheme 2018 are: Residents Association Tidy Towns Equality, Social Inclusion & Active Elderly Recreation, Sport & Youth Activity Festivals & Events Burial Ground Further details and application forms can be obtained from The Community Department, Meath...
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27
FEB
2018

Training cancelled this Thursday 1st March in Dunshaughlin

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Please note that due to the weather forecast for Thursday evening, the training for the Ratoath Municipal District has been rescheduled to the following Thursday 8th March. For more details – Read More – Training information 2018
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23
FEB
2018

Coaching Children in Sport Seminar

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Attention all coaches, parents/guardians, volunteers and community leaders! Do you want to ensure that the child is at the centre of your coaching? Do you want to understand the importance of developing FUNdamental movement skills so children can reach their full potential? If so, don’t miss this hugely important seminar! Guest Speakers: Sheelagh Quinn, Coaching Ireland Mick O’Dowd – Former Meath football Manager Liam Moggan – Sport Psychologist & Former coach educator with Coaching Ireland Date: Thursday 1st March Time: 7pm-9pm Venue: Newgrange Hotel, Navan Cost: €10 per person...
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23
FEB
2018

Are you interested in becoming a Board Member?

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Good afternoon, An advertisement for the recruitment of Chairpersons and Board Members for 3 new Regional CIS companies and 3 new Regional MABS companies is live on the CIB website and Activelink. Please see links see below. MABS Boards: http://www.citizensinformationboard.ie/en/news/2018/news20180209_1.html CIS Boards: http://www.citizensinformationboard.ie/en/news/2018/news20180209.html https://www.activelink.ie/content/community-exchange/news/35397 South Munster Citizens Information Service Cork, Kerry South Munster Money Advice and Budgeting Service Cork, Kerry North Leinster Citizens...
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23
FEB
2018

Car sharing the new way to drive

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Meath County Council approved a pilot for a car sharing service across 5 locations in the County.  Go Car is a car sharing initiative, anyone with a current drivers licence can register and then use the cars on a pay-per-trip basis, 24/7, 365 days a year this allows users the freedom to access a vehicle where and when they need it. Further information on the scheme is attached and available at the following link https://www.gocar.ie/ As part of the pilot, GoCar delivered 1 car to each of the following 5 locations – Ashbourne, Kells, Navan, Ratoath and Trim.   The success of the pilot will...
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13
FEB
2018

Is there a dumping black spot in your area?

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Dear Member I attach herewith Circular WP03.18 Circular WP03 18_ADI 2018 in respect of the 2018 Anti Dumping Initiative and under which funding is being provided by the Department of Communications Climate Action and the Environment to support local authorities and community organisations in addressing black spots which are subjected to continuous dumping. As the Circular states over 200 projects were funded under last year’s scheme 4 of which were projects jointly undertaken by Meath County Council and Local Community Groups . The Criteria applying to the scheme is attached and if you...
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12
FEB
2018

Community Heritage Grant Scheme Open

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Meath County Council, in association with the County Meath Heritage Forum, is pleased to announce the Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2018. The grant scheme is an action of the County Meath Heritage Plan 2015-2020 and the aim of the Scheme is to support community groups and organisations to undertake projects that will gather information, help to appropriately manage and promote an awareness and appreciation of our heritage. Meath County Council encourages projects which relate to all aspects of our heritage including: monuments, archaeological objects, heritage objects, architectural...
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09
FEB
2018

PPN news update

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Read More – PPN Newsletter 01.2018
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09
FEB
2018

Application for defibrillators open

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Due to the interest last year the PPN has purchased a further five external defibrillators. The application process is now open for First Responder Groups to apply for a defibrillator. For more information on the application process – Read More – Application Process for Defibrillators For the application form – Application Form 1
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09
FEB
2018

Training for Groups in Your Area

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The PPN have organised training on governance, the charities regulator and data protection in each of the Municipal Districts in response to members highlighting the need for information on these areas. For more information on the remaining sessions – Read More – Training information 2018      
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02
FEB
2018

Have your say on Mental Health Services

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Give your views on Mental Health Reform – Read More – MHR National Consultation Leaflet Mental Health Service User Survey – Mental Health Family, Friends, Carers Survey  
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02
FEB
2018

Environmental Competition for Schools

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Teenagers invited to create video stories about the stuff we consume   – The EPA launches The Story of Your Stuff competition for secondary schools  1 February 2018: Following the success of last year’s competition, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to launch the 2018 The Story of Your Stuff.  competition for secondary schools.  This year the EPA is teaming up with big-wave surfer and marine social scientist Easkey Britton to promote The Story of Your Stuff.  The competition invites students to choose an everyday object – perhaps a pen, a mobile phone, a banana, a...
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02
FEB
2018

Closing date for applications extended to 7th February

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For more information – Read More – Age Friendly Awards
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02
FEB
2018

Latest Edition Library News

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For the latest edition of library news – Read More – Jul to Dec 2017 library newsletter
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02
FEB
2018

Funding for Social Enterprise

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Newsletter The Social Enterprise Development Fund is now open for applications. The Social Enterprise Development Fund is a €1.6 million fund which will be delivered over two years, 2018 – 2020. The fund was created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) in partnership with Local Authorities Ireland and Meath County Council and funded by IPB Insurance and the Department of Rural and Community Development. The fund will reward up to eight social enterprises per year, who will receive a cash grant of €50,000. The awardees will come from a mix of urban, town and rural settings. Awardees...
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26
JAN
2018

Football clubs, your chance to get involved

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The FAI are rolling out a programme to encourage more involvement by people from diverse backgrounds to get involved in local clubs. For more information – Read More – Click to view and Read More – Integration through Football
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26
JAN
2018

Free Recycling Workshops for Groups

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VOICE Ireland’s Recycling Ambassador Programme http://voiceireland.org/rap/  was launched on November 29th by Environmental Minister Denis Naughten, http://voiceireland.org/waste/recycling-ambassador-programme-launch/ with a new and clear message about what you can now recycle in your household recycling bin in Ireland. The programme is delivering free interactive workshops to groups and at local events sharing the information face to face with the public.  It will be backed up by an ad campaign and the same clear message from bin companies, in early 2018. The programme is funded by...
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25
JAN
2018

Have your say on Ashbourne’s future.

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Ashbourne Public Realm Strategy goes to Public Consultation The Vision for the Public Realm is to develop a high quality, attractive and coherent town centre, reflecting the heritage of the town and its people; where streets and spaces of the town centre are distinctive and contribute to sense of place; and where the town centre presents a clear and legible streetscape in which pedestrian and vehicular access is convenient and self-evident. A strong people focussed public realm that connects the streets, spaces and facilities of the town centre, will underpin the long term social and...
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24
JAN
2018

Meath County Council Community Grants Scheme 2018

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Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area for the Meath County Council Community Grant Scheme 2018.  The range of grant categories available under the Community Grant Scheme 2018 are: Residents Association Tidy Towns Equality, Social Inclusion & Active Elderly Recreation, Sport & Youth Activity Festivals & Events Burial Ground Further details and application forms can be obtained from The Community Department, Meath...
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22
JAN
2018

Anti – litter Initiative Underway for 2018. Get involved.

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Hi All It’s that time again!   We are told that Our health, wellbeing and longevity is dependent on the following factors:  25% Genes : 75% Environment  Since we can’t do anything about our family!!, I cordially invite you to take part in the Anti Litter Initiative and make the most of our environment! Please fill out the application form and send back to me, by email or by post, no later than 5pm Friday 23rd February.  Late entries won’t be accepted this year as the judging schedule is tight. For more Information – Read More – anti- litter information For the application form...
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19
JAN
2018

Open Call – National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage

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Open Call – National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage The nationwide call for submissions to Ireland’s National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage is now open. Intangible cultural heritage represents living forms of heritage that cannot be touched – unlike, for example, our built heritage. It refers to the practices, representations and expressions that are central to the lives and identities of our communities, groups and individuals. Interested parties should fill out and submit an Expression of Interest form, found here. Expression of Interest forms will be accepted...
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19
JAN
2018

Training for Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Facilitators

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For more information – Read More – WRAP Facilitator Training Info For an application form – Read More – WRAP Facilitator Training Form 2018
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19
JAN
2018

Streetfeast is back for June 2018

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Hi, I hope you had a wonderful festive season with friends and family! We’ve been taking stock, gathering our thoughts for the year ahead, and we’re very excited to be coming to you with Street Feast 2018. So please, save the date! Sunday 10th June 2018 is Street Feast day; Ireland’s national day of neighbourhood lunches and street parties, bringing people together and strengthening local connections through food and conversation. Growing bigger every year, we saw 130,000 people take part nation-wide in 2017. We’re very excited for the year ahead and look forward to working with you...
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19
JAN
2018

Winter mental health wellbeing activities

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For more information on courses – Read More – Mindfulness Poster Louth Area Spring Term 2018  
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19
JAN
2018

Stop Food Waste Week 22nd – 28th

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A Chara, Please find  information in Read More Stop Food Waste Week – Jan newsletter on Stop Food Waste Week which takes place from 22nd – 28th January.There will be a screening of the award winning ‘Just Eat It’ movie at the Solstice Arts Centre on Thursday 25th January at 7.30pm http://www.foodwastemovie.com/about/ Tickets are on sale from the Solstice Arts Centre 046 9092300 or at www.solsticeartscentre.ie Tickets are €5 which goes to the Vincent de Paul Charity. We have some tickets to give away and if you wish to be in with a chance of winning 2 tickets, please reply to this...
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16
JAN
2018

Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitator Training

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For more information – Read More – Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitators Training WRAP Facilitator Training Form 2018
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12
JAN
2018

Broadband, have your say!

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Public Consultation – National Broadband Plan – Intervention Strategy – from 2nd January to 1st February 2018 The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment are seeking your views on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA) of the National Broadband Plan – Intervention Strategy. In addition the Department is consulting on the updates to its High Speed Broadband Map. Visit http://bit.ly/2Cs7eZU if you would like to make a submission
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12
JAN
2018

Funding for Conservation Projects

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Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018 – Apply before January 31st Deadline The Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) operated by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DCHG) will operate again in 2018 with a total of €2 million in funding nationally. Meath County Council has received an allocation of €50,000 under this scheme and is inviting applications. Priority will be given to small-scale, labour-intensive projects which should demonstrate a range of conservation skills and support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals,...
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12
JAN
2018

Join in the Future Planning for our Region

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Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy for the Eastern and Midland Region Pre-Draft Public Consultation – Submissions to be made by 5pm on 26th January 2018 The purpose of the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) is to support the implementation of the emerging National Planning Framework (Ireland 2040 Our Plan) and the economic policies and objectives of the Government by providing a long-term strategic planning and economic framework for the development of the region over a period of between 12 years and 20 years. The Issues Paper is the first stage in the process of...
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12
JAN
2018

Beware of Bogus Waste Collectors

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You are responsible for your waste, from when it leaves your front gate to where it ends up for disposal. Under the Waste Management Regulations all waste collectors must have a valid Waste Collection Permit. If a ‘man with a van’ arrives at your gate seeking to take and dispose of your waste, there is every chance that your waste will end up dumped in a bog, in a field or on the beach. Do not give your waste to bogus collectors. Check their waste collection permit. Do not allow bogus collectors to profit from the destruction of your environment. If you are approached by a bogus...
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12
JAN
2018

Motor Tax Office has moved

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Paying your Motor Tax? We have relocated to: Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath,  C15 Y291 Google Map: https://goo.gl/59LjLP Telephone: 046 9097000, Fax: 046 9097001 (Motor Tax former contact telephone and fax number – 046 9022416 and fax 046 9027158 – are discontinued) You can also pay at www.motortax.ie
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12
JAN
2018

Funding for Structures at Risk

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Structures at Risk Fund 2018 – Apply before January 31st Deadline The fund is intended to assist with works to safeguard structures protected under the Planning and Development Acts, proposed Protected Structures, and, in certain cases, works to structures within Architectural Conservation Areas, where, in the opinion of the Department, an urgent need for works to such structures has been demonstrated. The minimum level of funding available under the SRF will be €15,000 to a maximum grant of €30,000. The minimum level of funding for a fifth project of a historic house in private...
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11
JAN
2018

New Road Public Consultation Navan

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For more information – Read More – Consultation Navan New Road – Scheme Location
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09
JAN
2018

Ashbourne town centre, information event 16th January

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Meath County Council invites the residents of the surrounding areas, members of the public and interested parties to participate in a public consultation on the Ashbourne Public Realm Plan. To facilitate participation in the consultation, Meath County Council and their Planning Consultants, Brady Shipman are holding a public information event at the Ashbourne Library on Tuesday, 16th January, 2018 between 8p.m. and 9.30p.m.  Vision for Ashbourne Public Realm  The Vision for the Public Realm is to develop a high quality, attractive and coherent town centre, reflecting the heritage of the...
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05
JAN
2018

Annual Report for PPN’s 2016

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Read More – Annual Report 2016
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05
JAN
2018

Age Friendly Awards Apply Now

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For more information – Read More – Age Friendly Awards
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05
JAN
2018

Laterlife Directory

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For more information on the services available for older people – Read More – Home Directory Final eVersion
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05
JAN
2018

Be a part of the Future of Policing in Ireland

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Dear JPC Administrator The Commission on the Future of Policing is undertaking a series of regional open evenings throughout January. These are informal opportunities for representatives of community and interest groups, as well as individuals, to meet members of the Commission and discuss their views on the future of policing in Ireland. I would be grateful if you could forward this invitation to members of your Joint Policing Committee, as well as your colleagues involved in policing and social inclusion, and others who may be interested in attending. A list of dates of these events is...
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15
DEC
2017

30KM estates in Meath

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Ashbourne SpL 2017 Kells SpL 2017 Laytown/Bettystown SpL 2017 Navan SpL 2017 Ratoath SpL 2017 Trim SpL 2017
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13
DEC
2017

Consultation on the Libraries Strategy 2018-2022

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New Public Library Strategy 2018-2022 Public Consultation A chara, I would very much appreciate if you could assist our Public Consultation on the development of the new strategy for public libraries 2018-2022 letting your PPN network know the Public Consultation has commenced. The public consultation for the new Public  Libraries Strategy 2018-2022 is advertised today Friday 8 December 2017. It is published in the Irish Times, the Independent and the Examiner. We have uploaded all information on the process to our website. You will see responses can be made electronically through the...
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13
DEC
2017

Carranstown Grant Scheme

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For more information – Read More –http://www.meath.ie/Community/CommunityInformation/CommunityGrants/CarranstownCommunityProjectsGrantScheme/
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01
DEC
2017

Educational Grants for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations

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For more information – Read More – Spring-2018 Community-Education-Service-Application-Form-Financial-Grant
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01
DEC
2017

Wondering what you can recycle!

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For more information – Read More http://recyclinglistireland.ie/ For the new recycling list – Read More – the-new-recycling-list
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01
DEC
2017

Annual Christmas Set Dance Ceili

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The Annual Christmas Set Dance Ceili takes place in Teach Raithneach Heritage & Cultural Centre, Starinagh, Collon, Co. Meath  on Sunday 10th December 2017 from 4 to 7 pm. Music is by The Tara Ceili Band and Fear an Ti, John Mc Evoy will call the sets. You don’t have to be a dancer to enjoy this event, you can come along and enjoy the Music and Dancing.The very best of refreshments will be served. Contact Gerard on 087 2729154 for details.
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01
DEC
2017

Invitation to contribute to the Decade of Centenary Commemorations public consultation

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Dear Secretary The State’s approach to commemorating the significant historical events during the first half of the Decade of Centenaries, culminating in the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, was underpinned by a supportive structure of public consultation and guiding principles set out in the initial Statement of the Expert Advisory Group to the Government on Commemorations. Between 2018 and 2023, the State will recall significant historical events that took place between 1918 and 1923.  A consultation process is now underway to stimulate a public conversation around how the...
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28
NOV
2017

Age Friendly Information Session Trim

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An Information morning on Trim: An Age Friendly Town will take place on: Tuesday December 5th Location: Trim Castle Hotel Time: 10.30am to 2pm For more information – Read More – Information session Age Friendly Trim
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28
NOV
2017

Information on personal alarms for older people

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Dear Sir/Madam, The New Seniors Alert Scheme was recently launched by Minister Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development in Third Age Foundation in Summerhill, Co. Meath. Please see link here to the Ministers press release. The objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme (SAS) is to encourage community support for the vulnerable older people in our community through the provision of personal monitored alarms to enable older persons, of limited means, to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind. The scheme is administered...
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24
NOV
2017

Free training for people who have experience or interest in mental health service improvement

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Service User and Carer/family member Capacity Building Training Programme November, 2017 – February 2018 Sessions 1 – 5 will run from 20th November – 18th December.  All Mondays.  We will inform participants when the final 5 sessions will run, 2018. *Each session will run from 2.00pm – 5.00pm.  Lunch will be provided at the Trim Family Resource Centre, prior to each session.  Served at 1.15pm Venue: TRIM Family Resource Centre, 15 Wellington Avenue, Trim, Co. Meath Sessions: 1. Service User involvement, history, context and current status.   Monday 20th November, 2017, 1.00pm – 5.00pm...
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24
NOV
2017

Contribute to the Irish social enterprise policy and implementation roadmap by December 15th

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Mr. Michael Ring, T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development, has announced a research partnership between his Department and the Social Finance Foundation with a view to producing research outputs which will support the development of an Irish social enterprise policy and implementation roadmap in early 2018. As part of this research we are looking for social enterprises and those with an interest in the sector to contribute ideas and issues.  Your views can be submitted through an online consultation which can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IrelandSEP This...
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24
NOV
2017

Information for groups on funding, governance and regulation

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For more information – Read more – Guidance for Charity Trustees Internal Financial Control Guidelines for Charities Guidelines for Charitable Organisations Fundraising from the Public Fundraising Presentation – top 5 tips Regulation Presentation Meath ppn
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10
NOV
2017

Free Recycling Guidance Workshops for Groups

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Free Recycling Guidance Workshop/ Talk Many of us are confused about what can and cannot be recycled in our recycling bins.  VOICE Ireland’s Recycling Ambassador Programme will show you – categorically – what you can recycle in your household bin, in this free, fun, interactive workshop. The Recycling Workshops are being offered across Ireland, to help people improve Ireland’s recycling rates and reduce levels of contamination in household recycling bins. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to get your your recycling bin sorted...
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10
NOV
2017

Human Resources Workshop

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Meath Partnership are running  a workshop on Human Resources. For more information – Read More – Human Resource Workshop 2017
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10
NOV
2017

Myles Dungan Series of Lectures, Kells

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You are warmly invited to The Bookmarket Café, Kells for this interesting series of lectures. WHO: DR. MYLES DUNGAN WHEN: 7.30 – 9.00 pm PHASE 1: 13, 20, 27 November, 4 December PHASE 2: 22, 29 January, 5, 12 February WHERE: The Book Market Café, Kells The ‘Wild West’ – it’s always been part of our lives. Now it’s back in the White House! Find out all about the real thing in the first Hinterland Lectures series. In association with: 1820 – 1920; TICKETS: Phase 1 (Lectures 1 – 4) €35; Phase 2 (Lectures 5 – 8) €35; Phases 1 & 2: €60; Places limited. Please book your place at The...
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10
NOV
2017

Recycle your old toys free

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Free collection of Old Toys will take place at ALL recycling sites – Navan, Trim and Kells Friday 10th  and Saturday 11th November from 8.45 – 4.45pm.
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10
NOV
2017

Kells Kick Start Initiative Nov 24th and 25th

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Kells Kick Start Initiative – Solving our own problems: a weekend of generating ideas Kells has been selected as the pilot town for the Irish Walled Town Network (IWTN) ‘Kick Start Initiative’ (funded and facilitated by the Heritage Council). As part of the initiative a two day town specific regeneration seminar will take place on November 24th and 25th 2017. Five mentors will help the people of Kells come up with sustainable answers to the town’s social and economic challenges. Solving our own problems builds upon the successful Bigger Picture Conferences organised by Kells Local...
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10
NOV
2017

Meath Archaeological and Historical Society Talk Trim

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Thursday 16 Nov: Meath Archaeological and Historical society invites you to a talk: “Excavations at Bective Abbey” by Dr Geraldine Stout, in Trim Library, at 8pm. All Welcome. Inquiries to J. Clancy, PRO, 01 8259438; website www.mahs.ie
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27
OCT
2017

Important Information for your group 18th November, Navan

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Meath Public Participation Network are running an information session on Saturday 18th November in the Newgrange Hotel, Navan, 10.30pm to 3pm. Drop in and view the information stands, attend the information workshops and meet other groups. For more information on the event – Read More – PPN Plenary Invite – Programme for Information Plenary
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27
OCT
2017

Meath’s Future is your Future, have your say

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The Department of Housing Planning and Local Government, on behalf of the Government, has prepared a draft National Planning Framework called Ireland 2040 Our Plan. Earlier this year, Government consulted with people across Ireland through a national campaign asking for views and opinions about making a plan for Ireland. Thousands of submissions were received, reviewed and considered before a draft plan was drawn up. A draft of Ireland 2040 – Our Plan is now available, together with a number of environmental reports (including a Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report) and...
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27
OCT
2017

Laterlife Final Roadshow Navan

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You are cordially invited to attend the final HOME Roadshow & Launch of The HOME Directory: a guide to staying healthy, safe and living at home in County Meath At the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan,  7th November: 10am-1pm. For more details – Invitation to Final HOME Roadshow
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23
OCT
2017

Interested in finding out more on the business of Artisan Food and Speciality Produce

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Meath Partnership would like to extend an invitation to anyone in Meath interested in starting their own Artisan Food or Speciality Produce business or expanding their existing enterprise, to attend a LEADER Information Workshop at; 3pm on Wednesday 18th October 2017 in Tankardstown House​, Slane. Topics on the night will include an overview of; LEADER programme, application process, evaluation process, what LEADER can & can’t fund, application form, supporting documentation required procurement process For further information, please call Jacqui on 046 9280790 ext. 225.Please help...
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23
OCT
2017

Biodiversity Farm Photo Competition Deadline 25 October

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Biodiversity and Environmental Challenges The deadline to submit your photos for the National Rural Network biodiversity farm-photo competition is Wednesday 25th October 2017. The National Rural Network (NRN) wants you to let us know about the biodiversity – the range of plants, animals, insects and other living things – on your farm or in your local area. Take a photo, add a caption and email it to us to win some great prizes and to help us paint a picture of biodiversity in all its forms in rural communities in Ireland. Send your photos to farmphoto@nationalruralnetwork.ie....
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23
OCT
2017

Inspiring Innovation in Further Education and Training Conference

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Louth Meath Educational Training Board are hosting a conference on Future Education and Training. The conference will showcase how the InEcVET project supported the development of innovation in local education and training services in Meath and Louth and will provide local communities with the prospect of finding out about the availability of learning opportunities on their doorstep and the positive impact FET training can have on communities in Meath and Louth. Online registration is available at...
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16
OCT
2017

Message from Meath County Council – 16th Oct – Ophelia

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Meath County Council wishes to advise that due to the hurricane Ophelia status red warning, its public offices will close from 11.00am this morning. This includes the Motor Tax Office, Libraries, and all Council run services. People are advised to heed the weather warnings in place and avoid any unnecessary travel. If you must travel, please watch out for fallen trees and debris. Do not cycle or walk, particularly in coastal areas, and do not touch any fallen wires. Emergency services and Council crews are remaining on standby but will only be responding when it is safe to do so. Basic...
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13
OCT
2017

Information meeting on your waterways

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Information session on Plans for Waterways in Meath River Basin Management Plan – Engagement and Feedback on Areas for Action – Information sessions will be held on Thursday 19th October in Buvinda House. This is an opportunity for you to express any concerns or comments before the River Basin Management Plan is published. WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE (WFD) – RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT PLAN ENGAGEMENT AND FEEDBACK ON AREAS FOR ACTION Thursday, 19th October, 2017 Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 Y291. The draft River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) for the second...
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13
OCT
2017

Drop off your hazardous waste for free

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06
OCT
2017

Public Meeting on Policing in Meath 11th October

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Give your views on policing in your area – Public meeting Wednesday 11th October 7.30pm in the Trim Castle Hotel, Trim.  
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06
OCT
2017

Suicide Prevention, have your say.

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‘Connecting for Life’ is Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide 2015–2020.  The vision of ‘Connecting for Life’ is ‘an Ireland where fewer lives are lost through suicide and where communities and individuals are empowered to improve their mental health and well-being’. The goals are: –        To facilitate a better understanding of suicidal behaviour, mental health and well-being. –        To support communities capacity to prevent and respond to suicidal behaviour –        To target approaches to reduce suicidal behaviour and improve mental health amongst those...
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06
OCT
2017

Information workshop for Tidy Towns 18th October

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An information workshop which will be of interest to Tidy Towns Groups who wish to incorporate a low carbon policy into their work and projects will take place in Meath County Council Offices, Buvinda House, Dublin Rd, Navan on Wednesday 18th from 10am – 1pm. Refreshments will be provided. Places are limited, so please let me know if you wish to attend by Friday 6th October. For more information – Read More – Climate change workshop and contact – Bernadine Carry -: Meath County Council | Environment Department Buvinda House | Navan | Co. Meath ‘: +353 46 9097222...
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06
OCT
2017

Leader Workshop for Artisan Food or Speciality Producers

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Meath Partnership would like to extend an invitation to anyone in Meath interested in starting their own Artisan Food or Speciality Produce business or expanding their existing enterprise, to attend a LEADER Information Workshop at; 3pm on Wednesday 18th October 2017 in Tankardstown House​, Slane. Topics on the night will include an overview of; LEADER programme, application process, evaluation process, what LEADER can & can’t fund, application form, supporting documentation required procurement process For further information, please call Jacqui on 046 9280790 ext. 225.  Please help...
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06
OCT
2017

Text Alert Rebate Scheme

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On 20 September 2017, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, renewed the Text Alert Rebate Scheme for a further year. Muintir na Tíre will administer this scheme on behalf of all eligible Text Alert Groups. The scheme will see groups receive a rebate on their eligible operating costs. The exact amount of the rebate will be determined after all applications have been received but you cannot receive more than the total of eligible costs which are submitted. To be eligible, groups must: ·         Have registered with An Garda Síochána using form TA1, before 31 August 20...
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06
OCT
2017

Need paint to finish that project?

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The Rediscovery Centre in association with the Eastern Midlands Waste Region is running a unique paint competition  to receive up to 40 Litres of free recycled indoor emulsion paint to complete their community project . To apply tell us what shared indoor space you will paint and why your group should receive the paint. The completed projects will then be judged and the overall winner will receive a €500 cash prize and a year long membership to the Rediscovery Centre Paint programme.To apply please complete the online application form – Read Mo...
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04
OCT
2017

Waste Survey

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For more information on the outcomes on the waste survey – READ MORE – Waste Survey 2017 – Press Release Waste 07.17
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04
OCT
2017

Plenary Information Session, Save the date 18th November.

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Meath Public Participation Network is organising an information event for all members to take place in the Newgrange Hotel on Saturday 18th November 11am to 3pm. Drop in and view the information stands and participate in the workshops. For more information –  Read More – PPN Plenary Invite
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29
SEP
2017

Renewable Energy Strategy for Meath

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Meath Environmental Network, a consortium of diverse groups with a common interest in the natural environment have worked together on the proposal to provide a Renewable Energy Strategy for County Meath – Read More – Renewable Energy Strategy Proposal 2017
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29
SEP
2017

Ireland’s Young Film Maker of the Year 2018

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Fresh Film Festival are calling for entries for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2018. The application form is attached here –  Read More –FFF2018 Application Form and if you require more information please see: http://freshfilmfestival.net/
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22
SEP
2017

Cultúr invites you to the JUMP Programme launch 6th October

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Cultur Migrant Centre invites you to the launch of the Jobs for U Migrants Progressing Programme on 6th October – Read More – Cultur Invite
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22
SEP
2017

Safety and Security in your Home

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Information session on safety and security in your home for the over 55’s – Read More – Roadshow poster Dunshaughlin
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22
SEP
2017

Navan Clean Up 29th September

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We are doing the Clean Up Navan Campaign again for 2017, beginning on Friday 29th September at 10am, aiming to maintain the ‘Cleaner than European Norms’ status which was achieved in the latest IBAL Anti Litter League. We are meeting at Buvinda House (new Meath County Council Offices) at 10am to distribute pickers and bags.  Volunteers will then take part in litter picking and cleaning in the local area.  Meath County Council will collect the bags.  We will finish for refreshments in Buvinda at 12 noon. Cleaning kit and hi viz vest will be provided. Please let me know if you can attend in...
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19
SEP
2017

LEADER Festival Funding Call

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Meath Partnership is inviting Expressions of Interest from Festival and Event Organisers across Meath under the LEADER programme 2014 – 2020 by 4pm on Monday 25th September For more information – Read More – Meath LDS Chapter 4 Investing in Festivals and Cultural Events 2018 Call Brief Investing in Festivals and Cultural Events 2018 Call Brief Expression of Interest – Online  
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15
SEP
2017

Free Evening of Song and Dance at St Mary’s Community Centre Navan 22nd September

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Culture Night  –   Friday  22nd  Sept. Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann –  Craobh na hUaimhe  (Navan)  are holding an evening of music, song and dance at  St Mary’s  Community Centre, Navan (hall in church grounds).    7.30  –  9.30   pm Young musician  especially welcome –  bring your instruments and dancing shoes. Anyone interested in traditional music and wishing to find out  what’s happening around the area should come along  and join in the fun.   No charge   –   refreshments served. Further   information   –   call   Bill Slattery  ...
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15
SEP
2017

Celebrate the Autumn Equinox

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Join in the events to celebrate the Autumn Equinox – Read More – Autumn Equinox Events  
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15
SEP
2017

Wilkinstown celebrates Ledwidge

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Free event to celebrate Ledwidge’s love of Wilkinstown – Read More – Ledwidge Event Wilkinstown
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15
SEP
2017

PPN National Conference 19th October

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The first National PPN Conference will take place on the 19th October – Read More – National PPN Conference
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15
SEP
2017

Social Enterprise Workshop Series Starting 28th September

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Meath Partnership invite you to the first of the Autumn Series of Social Enterprise Workshops – Read More –Social Enterprise Workshop
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13
SEP
2017

Athboy Forum AGM Monday 25th September

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For more information – Read More – Athboy Development Forum AGM
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13
SEP
2017

Interested in Volunteering or already involved

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For more information on becoming a volunteer, drop in and meet your local Volunteer Placement Officer – Read More – Are you already a Volunteer, check out the training you can avail of – Read More –Volunteer Leadership Training- flyer              
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12
SEP
2017

Road Safety Authority Check it Fits Information

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Check out the time and location nearest you for checking out your child seats – Read More – CiF Locations Meath
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12
SEP
2017

Meet the Wheel 27th September, Claremont Stadium

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We are delighted to invite you to a special evening with Marjan Boers, The Wheel’s Regional Champion for Meath, Louth and Cavan to learn more about how The Wheel can support you and your organisation. The event will take place in Claremont Stadium, Navan on Wednesday 27 September, from 7-9pm, (registration, tea and coffee from 6.45pm). The Wheel is Ireland’s national association for community, voluntary and charitable organisations. Our vision is for a thriving community, voluntary and charitable sector at the heart of a fair and just Ireland. Through the size and diversity of our...
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12
SEP
2017

Ledwidge Seminar, Slane Castle, 14th October

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Meath County Council and the Francis Ledwidge Museum Committee, in collaboration with Gerald Dawe (Trinity College Dublin), are organising a one-day seminar to mark the centenary of the death of Francis Ledwidge in Slane Castle on Saturday 14th October 2017. Please find seminar programme attached – Ledwidge Seminar Programme Admission (which includes lunch and refreshments ) costs €20. For online booking – please use link below. https://solsticeartscentre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873579280 – Or alternatively please contact Francis Ledwidge Museum on 041-9824544 or...
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08
SEP
2017

Beach Clean Up – Register Now

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08
SEP
2017

Meath Partnership Train the Trainer

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To train as a trainer in your specialised field – Read More – TTT Flyer
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08
SEP
2017

Help Our Charities and Reduce Food Waste

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NEW COMMUNITY FOOD CLOUD UNDERWAY –  We are delighted to announce that we are currently registering with Food Cloud Ireland to establish a Community Food Cloud.  Many thanks goes to the ongoing support from local volunteers, Trim Parish and St. Vincent’s De Paul to get the initiative up and running.  Trim Food Cloud is due to start in October when Aldi and LIDL come on board with Food Cloud Ireland.  At the moment we are seeking support of business in the town to donate equipment and facilities such as Fridge, Freezer, 8ft x 6ft Portacabin and a storage cupboard. The initiative will...
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07
SEP
2017

Volunteers wanted for Graveyard Survey Kilberry

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To volunteer Read More- Graveyard Survey poster
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07
SEP
2017

Submit your policing questions for Trim Public Meeting

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Read More on how you can take part
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07
SEP
2017

Street Feast 2017 Update

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Check out Street Feast 2017 – Read More – Street Feast Report 2017 pptx – Street Feast Meath Locations 2017  
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06
SEP
2017

Irish Dancing Classes in Collon

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Set Dancing Classes resume Set Dancing Classes resume in Teach Raithneach, Heritage and Cultural Centre, Starinagh, Collon, Co. Meath on Monday 11th September, starting at 8.30 pm. It is not necessary to have a partner to participate, and its never too late to start. An excellent way to exercise and enjoy yourself at the same time. Contact Gerard on 087 2729154 for further information.
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01
SEP
2017

Meet The Wheel in Meath: Networking, Supports and Services for your Organisation

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We are delighted to invite you to a special evening with The Wheel and myself (Marjan),  Regional Champion for Meath, Louth and Cavan to learn more about how The Wheel can support you and your organisation.The event will take place in Claremont Stadium, Navan on Wednesday 27th September, from 7-9pm, (registration, tea and coffee from 6.45pm).The Wheel is Ireland’s national association for community, voluntary and charitable organisations. Our vision is for a thriving community, voluntary and charitable sector at the heart of a fair and just Ireland. Through the size and diversity of our...
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01
SEP
2017

Volunteer Ireland Awards

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Nominate your volunteers – Read More – Volunteer Ireland Awards 2017
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01
SEP
2017

FUNDING WORKSHOPS WITH INLAND FISHERIES

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For more information – Read More –  Inland Fisheries Funding Workshops
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01
SEP
2017

What do you want from your local library?

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The Department of Housing Planning, Community and Local Government, in conjunction with the LGMA and the Libraries Development Committee, has commenced the development of a new 5 year strategy for the public library service in Ireland. As part of our early consultation on developing the new strategy, we would like to invite the Public Participation Network to give some feedback on the progress of the Strategy developed to date – this is in advance of a more detailed public consultation which will take place in the Autumn.   Recent enhancements to the library service have greatly increased...
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01
SEP
2017

RECYCLE YOUR WASTE

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For more information on making the most of your waste – Read More – http://www.meath.ie/CountyCouncil/Environment/Recycling/
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01
SEP
2017

MUSIC EVENT IN TARA

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Celebrate with music on the Hill of Tara – Read More – Meath Beo press release pdf
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