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13
JUN
2024

Meath PPN Linkage Group Project: upcoming meetings & mapping workshops

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Linkage Groups bring together members of the PPN with a common interest to discuss their views and issues in a specific policy area. Linkage Groups are a pathway for members to work together to have a real and meaningful input into and influence on the policy area they are most interested in. The next round will also be more interactive and focused, with some issue-mapping exercises that will shape what work the linkage group will undertake in the future. We will also look at facilitators for the different groups and how we will approach nominating and electing PPN representatives to the...
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13
JUN
2024

Broomfield & District: 5km Family Walk for Gaza – 15th June, Collon 2pm

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Teach Raithneach are hosting a family 5km for the people of Gaza.. €10 per person or €20 per family. Registration at 1.30pm. All support would be greatly appreciated. More details here
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13
JUN
2024

Kells TypeTrail 2024: launch day – 27th June 7pm

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Kells TypeTrail launch event for this year’s TypeTrail will take place on Thursday the 27th of June, 7pm, St Columba’s Church of Ireland, Kells – We look forward to once again & turning Kells into a Canvas of Type… More details: https://www.facebook.com/KellsTypeTrail
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10
JUN
2024

LEADER Funding Programme: Open for applications

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The vision for LEADER in County Meath is to deliver “a county which fulfils its social and economic potential, that is a preferred location for living and doing business, and one that provides its citizens and communities with the highest standards of living and quality of life”. Project proposals that address this vision and contribute to the delivery of the Local Development Strategy (LDS) will be prioritised for funding. With a dedicated project budget of €4 million, the LEADER Programme 2023-2027 represents a significant investment in the future of County Meath. This...
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10
JUN
2024

Core Ireland: Art Therapy Day Workshop – 25th June 2024

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Core Ireland are holding an upcoming “Discover Yourself Through Art Therapy” workshop, happening on June 25th 2024. This special event is designed to help you explore your inner self and uncover what makes you unique through the transformative power of art therapy. It’s a journey of self-discovery you won’t want to miss! No previous art making experience required. Everyone is an expert in their own journey.  Why Join Us? For more information or to register please email to : info@coreireland.ie  We can’t wait to see you there! Warm...
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07
JUN
2024

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan: June 2024 newsletter

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  Newsletter: June 2024 The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is a framework bringing together different sectors across the island of Ireland to create a landscape where pollinators can survive and thrive. Its implementation is coordinated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre. To spot this month: keep an eye out for the Red-tailed Bumblebee This bumblebee is very common and is often spotted in gardens. The females are entirely black with a red tail. Photograph: Jonathan Derham.     Submit your bumblebee sightings     To do this month: Make sure your garden doesn’t have any hunger gaps...
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06
JUN
2024

North Irish Sea Array Windfarm: update & information

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The North Irish Sea Array Windfarm Limited will be submitting planning permission next week for the proposed development to An Bord Pleanála under Section 291 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, to carry out the proposed development.    The project website continues to serve as an important resource. This includes the current design, a precise project map layout, photomontages, a project timeline and details on the range of surveys which have been carried out to-date.   Home | NISA – North Irish Sea Array Offshore Wind Farm  Please find a copy...
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06
JUN
2024

Hinterland Festival of Literature & Arts: 17-30 June 2024, Kells

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Hinterland are delighted to announce their programme for Hinterland Festival of Literature and Arts. Join them in Kells, Co. Meath for over 50 different events running from 27 – 30 June for yet another weekend of literature, laughter, debate, art, music, ideas and reflection – mingling with some of the finest writers, thinkers and artists, as you wonder from venue to venue, around Kells beautiful heritage town.Hinterland is an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival based in the spiritual home of the Book of Kells. Their 12th festival promises an illuminating journey of debate,...
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06
JUN
2024

World Refugee Day: Cultúr celebration – Wednesday June 19th, 2024

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You are cordially invited to join us at the Cultúr Migrants Centre’s WORLD REFUGEE DAY celebration on Wednesday, June 19th, 2024, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Ground, Navan. This year’s theme, “OUR HOME IS ALSO GLOBAL,” highlights the interconnectedness of our world and the importance of extending warmth and hospitality to those seeking safety. Let’s come together and strength our bonds as one welcoming community for all
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06
JUN
2024

RISE Community Fund: open for applications -1st July 2024

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The RISE Community Fund supported by National Broadband Ireland and Granahan McCourt is aimed at addressing the rural digital divide, The fund will award 5 monthly grants of €1,000 each to empower local businesses, community groups, farms and social enterprises to enhance their digital strategy. The Fund offers an immediate financial injection into your local community, boosting the digital ecosystem. COUNTY MEATH Successful Applicants Announced: August 17th 2024.   Your organisation must be located within the County selected for that calendar month.
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06
JUN
2024

Meath Arts Office: Summer 2024 Newsletter

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Please a link below to the Summer 2024 edition of the Meath Arts Office Newsletter. Meath Arts Office Summer 2024 Newsletter (PDF, 719.26 kb)
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05
JUN
2024

Meath Culture Night 2024: Event Grant Scheme.

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Meath Arts Office have launched their Meath Culture Night 2024 Event Grant Scheme. Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday September 20th. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes extend their opening hours and organise special and unique events and workshops which are available to the public free of charge.  Culture Night is particularly suited to venues seeking to encourage new audiences and organisations such as local arts groups,...
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05
JUN
2024

Healthy Meath: Newsletter – June/July 2024

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The latest edition of the Healthy Meath Newsletter is now available to read by clicking on the link: below: June/July 2024 Healthy Meath Newsletter June/July 2024 Healthy Meath Newsletter
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31
MAY
2024

Climate Conversations: national consultation

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People and communities across Ireland invited to have their say on a transition to a low-carbon future To take part and have your say, individuals and communities can visit the Climate Conversations portal and share views on our collective goals, The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications today launched Climate Conversations 2024 which invites people and communities from across the country to have their say on how we can achieve a transition to a competitive, low carbon economy and society by 2050 in a way that is fair and that works best for people and the...
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31
MAY
2024

Trim Family Resource Centre: See what we’ve planned for June 2024!

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31
MAY
2024

Trim Summer Bridge: Mondays – starting 3rd June

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The Trim Castle Bridge Club are running Summer Bridge in Trim. It takes place in Knighstbrook Hotel every Monday, starting the 3rd of June, at 730pm. It is open to all grades of Bridge players. 
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28
MAY
2024

National Age Friendly Recognition & Achievement Awards 2024: open for applications

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Age Friendly Ireland is thrilled to announce that we are now open for applications to the National Age Friendly Recognition and Achievement Awards 2024. Each year a local authority hosts the awards event, and we are excited to reveal that Fingal County Council are hosting this year’s event on the 7th of November 2024 in the Crowne Plaza, Northwood, Santry, Dublin. Again this year we have eight categories of awards, aligning to the WHO themes: We are seeking innovative projects from across this range of areas that have real impact on the lives of older people and have the potential to be...
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28
MAY
2024

Waters and Communities Award – TidyTowns Competition 2024

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Community groups can play a vital role in the protection and improvement of our natural water environment. Together, we can protect our waters for future generations to enjoy. This year, we are encouraging applicants to demonstrate how they have promoted their local ‘Wild Waters’ – a local stream, river, estuary, canal, lake, beach or coastal area. Wild Waters are those where the naturalness of the water body is protected or enhanced through the work of a Tidy Towns group. Tidy Towns groups can demonstrate a range of community initiatives along their local waterbodies...
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28
MAY
2024

National Sandcastle Competition in Bettystown – 29th June 2024

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Discover the Magic of the National Sandcastle Competition in Bettystown. Join us for the 21st anniversary of the National Sandcastle Competition on Bettystown Beach, Co. Meath! Date: Saturday, 29th JuneTime: Sculptures at 10 AM, Sandcastles at 2 PM Enjoy building stunning sandcastles or sculpting a masterpiece. Experience a unique family fun day out. Compete for fantastic prizes, including a top prize of €500 for senior sculpture, prizes galore in categories for all ages: Why Bettystown Beach?Renowned for its golden sands and welcoming atmosphere, it’s perfect for a fun and relaxing...
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27
MAY
2024

Meath PPN: Report from Plenary Session – 14th May 2024

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Please find a link below to a Report from the Meath PPN Plenary meeting which took place in Dunshaughlin on Tuesday 14th May 2024: Plenary Report Meath PPN – 14th May 2024
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24
MAY
2024

Dunboyne and Clonee Pedestrian and Cycle Scheme: consultation

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The Dunboyne and Clonee Pedestrian and Cycle Network is envisaged to be a flagship scheme for connectivity of the towns of Dunboyne and Clonee to both public transport hubs and the Greater Dublin Area Cycle Network.   This scheme has the potential to promote and enhance walking, cycling and the use of public transport by providing a superior network of footpath and cycleway connections for both towns’ residents. The deadline for submissions on the Dunboyne and Clonee Pedestrian and cycle scheme has been extended until 7th June 2024 at 12:00 noon....
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24
MAY
2024

EU Sparks for Climate Citizens Hackathon Championship: 5th – 8th June 2024

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Louth County Council and Cork Smart Gateway we are organizing a virtual hackathon that belongs to the EU Sparks for Climate: Citizen Hackathon Championship programme, an initiative supported by the European Commission. This is a fully online event taking place between the 5th – 8th June and is open to teams, community groups, researchers, research groups, students and individuals from across Ireland. Two teams from Ireland will go forward to the EU Finals and will receive mentorship ahead of this to develop their ideas. There is a €5,000 prize for the top team in the EU finals. A...
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24
MAY
2024

Census 2022 Profile 6: Homelessness

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The Central Statistics Office has today (23 May 2024) published Census 2022 Profile 6: Homelessness – https://www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpublications/ep/p-cpp6/censusofpopulation2022profile6-homelessness/ Profile 6 details the number of people who spent Census Night either in accommodation designated for homeless people or sleeping rough. The report provides information on the numbers of males and females who were homeless, their ages, as well as their family status. This profile shows that over 10,300 people were counted as Homeless in Census 2022. All of the Census 2022 results are...
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24
MAY
2024

An Cosán: NOW ENROLLING for BA degree programmes!

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An Cosán courses are tailored for part-time, mature students. They’re delivered primarily online, which means learners can enrol from anywhere in the country. One workshop per module is held in our community education centre in Tallaght. We offer additional supports, including financial assistance, laptop loans, digital skills support, and 1:1 mentoring, tutoring and counselling. We particularly welcome applications from learners who are: – socio-economically disadvantaged;– members of the Irish Traveller or Roma communities, or– have a disability APPLY at this link before 7th June...
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23
MAY
2024

Rochtain: Free Advocacy Training from ICCL – needs survey

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Over the past few months, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) in conjunction with St. Stephen’s Green Trust have been offering training on political advocacy and communications through our Rochatin programme. .The programme has so far provided three rounds of training to over 150 organisations across the county. In addition we have delivered several 1-1 trainings on the political system and how groups can hone their messages to improve their impact on policy. We are now moving into the next phase of the project. Over the next few months, we want to take this training on the road...
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23
MAY
2024

Community Bike Rides: Cycling Ireland

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Community Bike Rides are free group rides, offered by our Cycling Ireland trained volunteers, ranging from 10km-50km. You can read more about Community Bike Rides here: Community Bike Rides | Cycling Ireland
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22
MAY
2024

Meath Arts Grants: closing dates – 30th May 2024

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The Annual Arts Grant, Community Arts Grant, Drama League of Ireland Bursary, Festival Grant Scheme and Professional Artist Development Fund are now Open for application. Application forms are available at https://meathcocoarts.submit.com/ Information on the funding streams and the application process can be found at https://bit.ly/MCCArts The closing date for these schemes is 1pm, Thursday 30th May 2024. If you have any queries, please contact artsfunding@meathcoco.ie
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20
MAY
2024

2024 Pride of Place: Closing date for entries is 31st May

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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. Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other voluntary groups for this years Pride of Place initiative. Groups can enter up to four categories and also nominate a Volunteer of the Year Application forms can also be downloaded and should be sent to Community Department, Meath County Council, Buvinda House,...
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20
MAY
2024

Meath Local Sports Partnership: News Bulletin for Spring/ Summer 2024

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Please find a link below to the Meath Local Sports Partnership News Bulletin for Spring/ Summer 2024: MLSP-E-Bulletin-May-2024.pdf (meathsports.ie)
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20
MAY
2024

Healthy Meath: Health Checks Project

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Healthy Meath have recently extended its free health checks project. Participating pharmacies are listed below: •    O’Shaughnessy’s Pharmacy, Haggard St, Trim. 046-9431928 •    All Care Pharmacy, Knightsbridge Nursing Home, Trim. 046-9436585 •    Your Local Pharmacy, Unit 2 The Green, Main Street, Dunboyne. 01-8015412 •    Haven Pharmacy Kavanagh’s, Unit 4&5 Dunshaughlin Shopping Centre. 01-8259801 •    Mc Nally’s Pharmacy, Unit 10 Main Street Lower, Duleek. 041-9814846 •   ...
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20
MAY
2024

CREATE: News & Opportunities – May 2024

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News from Create   Catalyst Residency Recipient 2024 announcement: Fatoumata Gandega Web: www.create-ireland.ie/catalyst-residency-recipient-2024-announcement-fatoumata-gandega Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios are delighted to announce Fatoumata Gandega as the recipient of the 2024 Catalyst Residency Award. Fatoumata Gandega is a multidisciplinary artist who focuses her craft on the sense of belonging from the Black and Brown immigrant experience in Occident. Through her work, she aims to amplify marginalised voices by exploring intersectional identities and community...
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20
MAY
2024

Healthy Meath: SunSmart Initiative

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Healthy Meath is supporting communities to be SunSmart this summer by providing free sunscreen! We’re installing 15 sunscreen dispensers in community locations throughout the county, including playgrounds, beaches, and sports clubs. Learn more about staying SunSmart at: https://rb.gy/fazhot   #HealthyMeath
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16
MAY
2024

Meath events: Biodiversity Week 2024

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Wildflowers & Sphagnum mosses of Girley May 18th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – details here Biodiversity Week Bat Walk – Navan May 17th    9:30 pm – 11:00 pm – details here Biodiversity Week Bat Walk – Moynalty May 18th 2024    9:00 pm – 10:30 pm – details here Restoring River Habitats with Inland Fisheries Ireland May 19th 2024    10:00 am – 12:00 pm – details here World Bee Day: Bumblebee Walk May 19th/05/2024    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – details here World Bee Day: Local Community Actions Online Information Session May 20th/05/2024  7:00...
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16
MAY
2024

North Meath Alzheimer Social club: Ballinlough GFC – Tuesday 21st May 2024

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Please see poster attached with the details of the next Social Club for North Meath . Tues 21st May 2024 2-4pm Ballinlough GFC  Co. Meath Contact: Samantha Scally 086 3808698 or email samantha.scally@alzheimer.ie
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13
MAY
2024

Music Capital Scheme 2024: Music Network

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Music Capital Scheme 2024 is now open for applications. The scheme supports funding for the purchase of musical instruments and equipment to individual professional musicians and non-professional groups nationwide. The three awards which are now available are outlined below;   This year there is a total of €542,000 in funding available through these three awards. The Scheme is now open for applications and the deadline for applications is 2pm, Tuesday 25 June 2024.   You can find further details of the scheme on the Music Network website at...
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10
MAY
2024

30 Years of The Discovery Programme at Tara: May 12th 2024: MAHS event

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“Reflections on 30 Years of The Discovery Programme at Tara” Sunday, May 12th, 2024St Columban’s College, Dalgan Park, Navan(from 3-5pm) Speakers: Edel Bhreathnach, Conor Newman, Joe Fenwick and Roseanne Schot Dr Edel Bhreathnach is a medieval historian with a particular interest in  interdisciplinary studies that connect archaeology, history and literature. She was CEO of The Discovery Programme: Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland  (2013-2019), a Visiting Fellow to All Souls College Oxford (2016) and Adjunct Professor, UCC School of History (2016-2023). Her publications...
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09
MAY
2024

Meath PPN Plenary: May 14th 2024 – Speakers & Registration

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We are building up next Plenary event in Dunshaughlin on the 14th May 2024. The event will be held in the the Dunshaughlin Pastoral Centre behind St. Patrick’s Church, Main Street, Dunshaughlin, Meath A85 W886  The meeting will start at 7pm with registration from 6.30pm. A Plenary meeting is open to all member groups and is an opportunity to network, learn and help build the PPN together for communities in Meath.  Agenda items include: Presentations from Fire Service, Meath Volunteer Centre, Fionn Murray, HARP Renewables and Meath’s...
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08
MAY
2024

African Day 2024: Cultúr event in Navan O’ Mahoney’s – 11am-3pm

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Cultúr Migrants Centre welcome all to our  Annual Africa Day, to be held on the Saturday 30th of May 2024  The event will be take place from 11.00pm  till 3pm at Navan O’Mahonys GAA Club, Brews Hill, Navan C15 V383. Come along an experience African storytelling, different workshops and a taste of African food
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08
MAY
2024

Coca-Cola Thank You Fund 2024: open until 24th May

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The Coca-Cola Thank You Fund 2024 is now open for applications! A fund of €200,000 / £171,000 will be available to support community-based projects and programmes across Ireland and Northern Ireland that are focused on empowering young people aged 16-25 by engaging in models of innovative and inclusive practise under the following two focus areas: To learn more about this opportunity please read the full fund criteria and review the application form on the IYF website – https://iyf.ie/coca-cola-thank-you-fund-2024/   All applications must be made via the online portal. This...
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08
MAY
2024

E-Male Matters Newsletter – Men’s Health Week 2024

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Pleased find a link below to our special Men’s Health Week 2024 edition of ‘E-Male Matters’ – the newsletter of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI).  We’re now only a few weeks away from International Men’s Health Week (MHW), which will take place from Monday 10th – Sunday 16th June 2024.  This week offers an ideal opportunity for everyone to do their bit to improve the health of men and boys.  The theme for the island of Ireland this year is ‘Know Your Numbers’ and everyone is being reminded that men’s health counts.  Full details...
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08
MAY
2024

Connecting Nationwide: May 2024

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Please find a link to the May 2024 edition of Connecting Nationwide: here
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07
MAY
2024

Meath PPN Plenary: May 14th – Speakers & Registration

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We are building up next Plenary event in Dunshaughlin on the 14th May 2024. The event will be held in the the Dunshaughlin Pastoral Centre behind St. Patrick’s Church, Main Street, Dunshaughlin, Meath A85 W886  The meeting will start at 7pm with registration from 6.30pm. A Plenary meeting is open to all member groups and is an opportunity to network, learn and help build the PPN together for communities in Meath.  Agenda items include: Presentations from Fire Service, Meath Volunteer Centre, Fionn Murray, HARP Renewables and Meath’s Biodiversity...
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07
MAY
2024

Enfield Rathmolyon Parish: Family Fun Day – 9th June 2024

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We have a summer experience a fun family day open to all in the community. Old fashioned games, music, ice cream & more 9th June 2-5 in the Parish field Enfield  Please find a link below with details: https://enfieldrathmolyonparish.ie/2024/04/parish-draw-family-fun-day
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07
MAY
2024

Moylagh JFK 50 Mile Challenge: 15th June 2024

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Covering a spectacular region of Meath, Cavan and Westmeath. In aid of The Irish Cancer Society, LARCC and Palliative Care Starting on the 15th June 2024 For information please visit: https://www.50milechallenge.com Take up the challenge of completing 50 miles under 20 hours or less. Why not walk part of this challenge and still support this great cause! Sponsorship Cards – Minimum of €50 per walker Details of training walks will be advertised nationally and on the Moylagh JFK 50 Mile Challenge pages on Facebook.
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02
MAY
2024

Meath Biodiversity Action Plan 2025 – 2030: Pre-draft Public Consultation – closing date for submissions: 27th May 2024

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The Pre-draft Public Consultation on the Meath Biodiversity Action Plan 2025 – 2025 commenced Monday 15th April 2024. With the support of the Meath Biodiversity Working Group and Meath Heritage Forum, Meath County Council would like to hear your views on nature and your ideas on how we should be addressing the biodiversity crisis at a local level. A discussion paper has been pulled together to inform the consultation process and can be downloaded by clicking on the link below: Discussion Paper To make a submission, you can: All submissions are due by 5pm on Monday 27 May 2024. Any queries...
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02
MAY
2024

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan: May 2024 newsletter

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  Newsletter: May 2024 The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is a framework bringing together different sectors across the island of Ireland to create a landscape where pollinators can survive and thrive. Its implementation is coordinated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre. To spot this month: keep an eye out for the Red Mason Bee This is one of our more distinctive solitary bees – look out for rounded abdomen with orange hairs. This species is commonly found in gardens and will nest in existing cavities – usually loose masonry or bee boxes. It’s reckoned that just one of these females...
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01
MAY
2024

Community Recognition Fund 2024: Round 2 – open for applications

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The Community Recognition Fund 2024 aims to support the development of community infrastructure and facilities for the entire community in recognition of the contribution being made by communities across the country in welcoming and hosting significant numbers of arrivals from Ukraine and other countries.   The scheme details set out that only areas which have high levels of new arrivals will be deemed eligible for this scheme.  In Meath, areas with the highest numbers of Ukrainians are Stamullen, Bettystown, Duleek, Ashbourne, Oldcastle, Athboy, Donore, Gormanstown and...
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30
APR
2024

Darkness into Light 2024: Saturday 11th May – Meath events

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Please find Meath events and locations below. All events will be listed here: https://www.darknessintolight.ie/about/venues Duleek Start time: 4:15 Location: The Commons Loop, Duleek, Meath A92 TK20 View Facebook Page Sign up for Meath Enfield Start time: 4:15 Location: St Marys National School, Johnstown Road, Enfield, MEATH A83 X316 View Facebook Page Sign up for Meath Fairyhouse, Racecourse Start time: 4:15 Location: Fairyhouse Road, Ratoath, Meath A85 XK30 View Facebook Page Sign up for Meath Laytown/Bettystown Start time: 4:15 Location: Pat’s, Centra, Laytown, Meath A92 DEC2...
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30
APR
2024

Living Well: Free group programme for adults living with any long-term health – next start dates in May 2024

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The Living Well Programme is a free, online or in-person 6–week programme for adults with long-term health conditions. A long-term health condition is one, which can be treated and managed but usually not cured. Examples include asthma, COPD, diabetes, stroke, menopause, long covid, multiple sclerosis, heart conditions, arthritis, Crohn’s Disease and many more.  The Living Well programme supports people to develop the skills and confidence to live well with their health condition.   Our upcoming May programme dates, & details are as follows: T book a place, please contact:...
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29
APR
2024

Take Me to the River: Project launch – 8th May 2024, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan

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Join us at Solstice Arts Centre on Wednesday 8 May for the launch of Take Me to the River, a creative public engagement project bringing communities together in the fostering and long-term preservation of the waterbodies in Meath. A collaborative vision between Solstice Arts Centre and architectural practice Cineál Research & Design, Take Me to the River will combine artistic activities, scientific knowledge, and playful activism to raise awareness about our relationships and responsibilities to our local waterways as citizens and residents of the county. We will be joined by Cineál...
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29
APR
2024

Meath Arts Funding – Grants, Awards & Bursaries 2024 

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The Arts Office is pleased to announce the launch of the Arts Act Funding – Grants, Awards & Bursaries 2024  which sees five individual grant and bursary competitions: The Annual Arts Grant, the Community Arts Grant, the Festivals Grant Scheme, the Drama League of Ireland Bursary and The Professional Artists Development Fund. Full details available at  https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/arts/meath-county-council-arts-funding
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29
APR
2024

Act Out Youth Theatre Production 2024 – “Innovations” – 7th May @ Solstice Arts Centre, Navan

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Act Out Youth Theatre In association with the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan Proudly present INNOVATIONS Act Out Youth Theatre return to the stage with an evening of original theatre that imagines what if we could invent the future we want… This evening of quality live theatre will showcase the creativity & imagination of Meath’s most exciting young talent. The young theatre-makers will present innovative works challenging “What is” & considering “What if”: What if we could have the future we want – Living peacefully & in harmony with our planet – Well first, we must...
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29
APR
2024

Meath County Council Arts Office: Spring 2024 Newsletter

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Please find a link below to the Meath County Council Arts Office Spring 2024 newsletter.
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29
APR
2024

ALONE CIN Conference 2024 – 23rd May , Maynooth

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The Community Impact Network (CIN) is a national network focused on building the collective leadership and capacity of organisations to meet the needs of older people in Ireland.  With just 1 month to go to our conference, we have Key Note Speakers on – The Economic Value of Ageing, The future for Older Person & Housing, Care in the Community.   The afternoon we will have a CIN membership led learning and networking. This is one day per year to meet, network, to hear from experts, as well as to contribute to the discussions.  Do not miss out! For:
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22
APR
2024

CommUnity Connect Louth and Meath: Consultation Events – 1st & 2nd May 20024

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Healthy Meath would like to invite you to a consultation on our new project, ‘CommUnity Connect Louth & Meath’. When: Wednesday, 1st of May, 10am-12pm in the Ardboyne Hotel Navan OR join us online on Thursday, 2nd of May, 7pm-8.30pm What is ‘CommUnity Connect Louth & Meath’? “CommUnity Connect Louth & Meath’” seeks to provide proactive guidance and support to individuals in our community before they reach critical points in their mental health and wellbeing journey ‘Think UpStream’. How do we plan to do this? We will provide free customised training specific to...
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22
APR
2024

Meath’s Digital Strategy: Have Your Say!

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Meath County Council is requesting feedback from the public on the key features to be included in the updated Meath Digital Strategy. The Digital Strategy sets out Meath County Council’s 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. Visit – www.meath.ie/county-meath-local-digital-strategy.
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2024

Meath PPN Plenary: Save the Date – 14th May 2024

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The Meath PPN will be holding a Plenary event on the 14th May 2024. The event will take place in the Dunshaughlin Pastoral Centre from 7pm to 9pm. Please find a registration link for the plenary: https://forms.office.com/e/prFFk4zcdp
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17
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2024

Meath Biodiversity Action Plan 2025 – 2030: Consultation

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Following the launch of the 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan, all local authorities are required to have Biodiversity Action Plans in place by the end of 2026. With the appointment of a Biodiversity Officer, supported by the Heritage Council’s Biodiversity Officer Programme, Meath County Council are commencing this process and plan to finalise a Local Authority Biodiversity Action Plan by early 2025. With the support of the Meath Biodiversity Working Group and Meath Heritage Forum, Meath County Council would like to hear your views on nature and your ideas on how we should be...
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17
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2024

Dunshaughlin Tidy Towns: Earth Day Event – 22nd April 2024

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The count down is now on to the Dunshaughlin Tidy Towns Earth Day Event! We’re very excited to meet everyone next week. Don’t forget if you have any books to contribute to the book swap, please reach out to Dunshaughlintidytowns@gmail.com before Monday 22 April 2024.
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17
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2024

Transformative Education: A Pathway to Climate Action – Meath Partnership

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Enrolment for our “Transformative Education: A Pathway to Climate Action” course is now open. By blending innovative pedagogical approaches with the pressing urgency of climate change, this program aims to deepen participants’ understanding of climate science while fostering emotional connections to the issue. The program focuses on enhancing climate awareness, fostering emotional connection, inspiring behavioural change, and promoting youth empowerment to cultivate informed advocates capable of driving sustainable change globally. This course, hosted by Meath Partnership is...
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17
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2024

CREATE: News & Opportunities – April 2024

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    OPPORTUNITIES & NEWS – April 2024     ‘Haraway Blackboard’ 2nd edition by M.Lennon for KinShip Tentacular Thinking Exhibition 2023 (cropped section)     News from Create   Eascair: Celebrating the Afro-Irish Community Date: 19 AprilTime: 12 noon – 8pmVenue: Dance Ireland, Foley Street, Dublin 1Web: www.create-ireland.ieAdmission: Free, booking requiredTo book: www.danceireland.ie ‘Eascair’ is a cultural event celebrating the contribution of Afro-Irish artists to Ireland’s rich cultural scene, with a focus on people of the African diaspora in the arts, led by dance...
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15
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2024

Healthy Meath Microfund Grant Scheme Now Open!

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The Healthy Meath Microfund grant scheme is now open for applications. Full details can be found here. Applications close on the 7th of May at 5pm. To apply for the grant please visit: https://submit.link/2zE About the Healthy Meath Micro Fund 2024 The purpose of the Local Community Development Committee’s (LCDC) Healthy Meath Micro Fund is to encourage and support community and voluntary groups to take an active part in improving and protecting health and wellbeing at all stages of life, reducing health inequalities, and creating an environment where everyone can play their part in...
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15
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2024

Navan Choral & Instrumental Festival: 2nd to 12th May 2024

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Navan Choral & Instrumental  hosts competitions for solo singers, pianists, instrumentalists, primary school/youth choirs, post primary/youth choirs and adult choirs. It is an opportunity for all competitors to showcase their talent, meet other competitors and gain confidence in their performance. Our highly regarded  Adjudicators provide expert feedback to all competitors.   The public are invited to attend all the competitions to experience and enjoy the richness of the many performances. Entry for the public is free of charge. Further details on our website   ...
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15
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2024

NISA North Irish Sea Array (NISA): Consultation event – Village Hotel, Bettystown 16th April

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The North Irish Sea Array (NISA) are holding public consultation events for the offshore renewable energy project, This will be our third round of these sessions with an event next week in The Village Hotel, Bettystown from 4-8pm on Tuesday 16th April 2024. This event will run on a drop-in basis, and we welcome you to come along to speak with the team on the project’s proposed design.
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15
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2024

Clár na nÓg: Youth Sector Updates – April 2024

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National Youth Council of Ireland – NEWS & UPDATES Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls Resources you might like Remember to check out our News Feed for regular updates. Free STEAM Activity KitsWould you like to enhance your skills in engaging young people? Or looking for new activities that will foster their curiosity and creativity? As part of the NYCI STEAM programme we are offering youth, voluntary and community workers the chance to explore STEAM activities without the cost barriers (subject to on-going availability).Find out more >> Intro to STEAM Taster SessionsWe’re...
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11
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2024

Free for Volunteers: Training in Community Mental Health Peer-Support

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Cycle Against Suicide have provided the new dates for our training in Mental Health Peer-Support to all the community clubs and associations in your network.   This training is offered free to all community volunteers in a drive to bring Peer-Support to the heart of communities as a critical part of mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Our next scheduled dates: Course:     Cycle Against Suicide’s free* Community Mental Health Peer Support Training Delivery:   Online via Zoom from 7-10pm on 4 evenings over 2 weeks  Dates:   Option 1: May: Mon 13th, Wed 15th & Mon...
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10
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2024

Julianstown: An Taisce National Spring Clean – 13th April 2024

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An Taisce National Spring Clean will take place this Saturday 13th April at 10.00 am. Meet in the Community Garden to pick up your bags, litter pickers, gloves and high vis jackets. Light refreshments at 12 noon Please spread the word as this is a great way to get all the back roads cleared of litter in the village. There will be skip at the  Julianstown Community Garden and if you fill a bag – leave it and it will be picked up.
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10
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2024

Say Hello, How Are You? on May 15th 2024

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The Hello, How Are You campaign will take place in 2024 on May 15th! Hello, How Are You? is a campaign about connecting with those around us and engaging in open conversations about mental health. It’s about asking the question, ‘How Are You?’ with meaning, and really listening to the response. How will you celebrate making new connections and promoting mental and wellbeing on May 15th? Watch this space for news, updates and more!
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10
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2024

Raising Digital Natives: Webinar – April 24th 2024: Meath Partnership

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Meath Partnership are holding an upcoming webinar ‘Raising Digital Natives’ with Caitriona Carey from CyberSafeKids and Ana Mirkovic from the Digital Communication Institute. The Raising Digital Natives webinar brings experts from Ireland and Croatia to provide parents with not only an awareness of the digital world, but concrete actions that parents can take to safeguard their children in the digital world. It is relevant for parents and caregivers of children under 15, and anyone working with families or young people. The webinar takes place on April 24th, 11am-1pm on zoom. You can...
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10
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2024

SAOR training day: April 25th via Zoom

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SAOR Screening and Brief Intervention Problem Alcohol and Substance Use Next Training Day: Thursday, April 25th,  Via Zoom SAOR Screening and Brief Intervention for Problem Alcohol and Substance Use (2017)1 is a step-by-step guide for practice developed in response to problem alcohol and other drug use. The model can be used in a wide variety of settings, including community, statutory, voluntary, justice and education services. By following this model, many professionals and volunteers have been given the confidence and competence to screen for problem alcohol and drug use and...
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09
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2024

Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2024 – closing date extended to 15th April

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The aim of the Community Heritage Grant 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 in Meath. Meath County Council encourages projects which relate to all aspects of our heritage including monuments, archaeological objects, heritage objects, architectural heritage, flora, fauna, wildlife habitats, landscapes, genealogy, local history, geology, as well as heritage gardens and parks. Projects relating to local history and traditions,...
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09
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2024

2024 Local Youth Club Grant Scheme: open for applications until 26th April

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Under the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme (incorporating the National Quality Standards for Volunteer-led Youth Groups), one-off grants are being made available to local youth clubs/groups to assist with their development needs including supporting administration, programme and services costs. Louth and Meath Youth clubs/groups are invited to apply for one-off funding under the following Local Youth Club Grant Scheme 2024 Application form may be downloaded from LMETB website: https://www.lmetb.ie/further-education-training/youth-education-training-and-services/local-youth-club-grant-scheme/...
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2024

LAWPRO Catchment Support Fund 2024: closing date 16th April 2024

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The Local Authority Waters Programme Catchment Support Fund 2024 is open for applications. The LAWPRO Catchment Support Fund aims to build the capacity of non- governmental organisations working in the area of water quality in Ireland by providing funding towards their core costs. This funding would provide support to: Who can apply? The scheme is open to not-for-profit non-governmental water focused organisations with demonstrated catchment relevance. Ineligible Organisations: Private companies, individuals, public bodies or organisations controlled either directly or indirectly by any...
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2024

Meath Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2024: closing date for applications – Monday 8th April 2024

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Meath County Council, in association with the County Meath Heritage Forum, organises the Community Heritage Grant Scheme. The grant scheme is an action of the County Meath Heritage Strategy 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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2024

Community Safety Awareness Day: 25th April 2024 – Navan O’Mahonys GAA Club

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Cultúr Migrant Centre are hosting an event to mark Community Safety Awareness Day on the 25th April 2024 (12:30pm – 3:30 P.M) in Navan O’Mahonys GAA Club, Brews Hill, Townparks, Navan, Co Meath, C15V383, This event is part of BE SAFE IN YOUR SPACE project, funded by the Department of Justice This event aims to foster collaboration and raise awareness about safety issues within the migrant community and beyond. The Community Safety Awareness Day will feature a series of engaging activities, including safety workshops, cultural performances, panel discussions, and information booths. We...
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2024

CommUnity Connect Louth and Meath: Consultation events – 1st & 2nd May 2024

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CommUnity Connect Louth & Meath: Shaping a Resilient Future Together – Your Input is Key!” Healthy Meath would like to invite you to a consultation on our new project, ‘CommUnity Connect Louth & Meath’. When: Wednesday, 1st of May, 10am-12pm in the Ardboyne Hotel Navan OR join us online on Thursday, 2nd of May, 7pm-8.30pm What is ‘CommUnity Connect Louth & Meath’? “CommUnity Connect Louth & Meath’” seeks to provide proactive guidance and support to individuals in our community before they reach critical points in their mental health and wellbeing journ...
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04
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2024

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan: April 2024 newsletter

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  Newsletter: April 2024 The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is a framework bringing together different sectors across the island of Ireland to create a landscape where pollinators can survive and thrive. Its implementation is coordinated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre. To spot this month: keep an eye out for the Tawny Mining Bee This is one of our most distinctive solitary bees – look out for deep red hairs on the thorax and orange hairs on the abdomen. It usually comes out of hibernation in April and will be around until June. It nests by making little volcano-like burrows into...
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2024

Healthy Meath: Newsletter – April/May 2024

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The latest edition of the Healthy Meath Newsletter is available to view by clicking here The latest edition of the Healthy Meath Newsletter is available to view by clicking here
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2024

Meath Community Grant Scheme 2024: closing date – Friday 5th April 2024 5pm

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The Community Grant Scheme is available to Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area.  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 2024.  The range of grant categories available under the Community Grant Scheme 2024 are: Application forms can...
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29
MAR
2024

Trim Family Resource Centre: Events in April 2024

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29
MAR
2024

Community Response to Dual Diagnosis: first Open Dialogue Forum meeting – 16th April 2024 Rathmullan, Drogheda

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This new interagency project aims to enhance the community capacity to respond to dual diagnosis, by establishing an Open Dialogue Community Forum, where people with lived experience, participants from either mental health or addiction services, their family members, frontline staff from both community & public sector providers and other key community advocates, can come together to learn from each other’s experience & expertise. The first Open Dialogue Forum will take place on Tuesday 16th April, in St Nicholas’ GAA in Rathmullan, Drogheda – from 11am to 1pm. Register your...
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29
MAR
2024

Dyslexia: A Talk for Parents & Teachers – 23rd April 2024 6.30pm, Navan Library

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Meath Library Services are holding a talk on Dyslexia for parents and teachers in Navan Library on  April 23rd @ 6.30pm.  Katie Tuite, MEd, Dyslexia Specialist will be giving the talk. Booking essential: navanlib@meathcoco.ie 046-9097361
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29
MAR
2024

Notice of Proposed Variations No. 1 and No. 2 to the Meath County Development Plan 2021–2027

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Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 13 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) that Meath County Council has prepared proposed Draft Variations No. 1 and No. 2 to the Meath County Development Plan 2021-2027. Public Display The proposed draft Variations No. 1 and No. 2, together with their respective Strategic Environmental Assessment and Appropriate Assessment Screening Reports and Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Screening Report (Variation No. 2 only), will be available for inspection from Wednesday 27 March until 4.30pm on Friday 26 April 2024 at the offices of...
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27
MAR
2024

Glencree Intercultural and Refugee Programme Bulletin

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Please find a link below to the latest edition of the Glencree Intercultural & Refugee Programme Bulletin:
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27
MAR
2024

EirGrid Update: East Meath North Dublin Grid Upgrade

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The East Meath-North Dublin Grid Uprade is a new 400kv underground electricity cable proposed between Woodland Substation, near Batterstown in Co. Meath, to Belcamp substation near Clonshaugh in North Dublin. This upgrade will strengthen the electricity grid in the east of Meath and the north of Dublin to improve the transfer of power across the existing transmission network. Please note that the planning application for the East Meath North Dublin Grid Upgrade project will be submitted to An Bord Pleanála tomorrow, Thursday 28th March 2024. The start of the consultation period has been...
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27
MAR
2024

World Autism Day: Coffee Morning – 2nd April 2024 10am in An Tobar, Adrbraccan

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To celebrate World Autism Day, the Meath Autism Network will be holding a coffee morning on Tuesday the 2nd of April at 10am in An Tobar Adrbraccan C15 XD6H
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27
MAR
2024

Guidelines for Outdoor Activity Events

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National guidelines have been developed to help people to organise a successful and responsible outdoor activity event in Ireland’s countryside. The guidelines were developed by Comhairle na Tuaithe, the national advisory body on outdoor recreation, as part of Embracing Ireland’s Outdoors 2023-2027. Please find links below: Guidelines for Outdoor Activity Events: Download or View https://assets.gov.ie/286188/f07e312b-6913-4e9d-a52a-73356ce4180e.pdf https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/640ca-guidelines-for-outdoor-activity-events/
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27
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2024

Community and Disability Newsletter – Issue Two, 26 March 2024

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Welcome to Issue Two of our Community and Disability Newsletter.   Click here to view this email in your browser. Each quarter we bring you news of our work in the area of community and disability. Our work centres on empowerment, participation engagement and collective action, and it continues to expand and strengthen. As a federation, our 123 member organisations provide supports and services to thousands of persons with lived experience of disability every day in the community.  In this edition we are focusing on the local elections which take place on Friday 7 June. We are...
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25
MAR
2024

Launch of Ríocht na Midhe 2024: Wednesday 27th March at 7:30 pm

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Ríocht na Midhe 2024 will be launched by Thomas Pakenham (Patron)  on Wednesday 27th March 2024 Ardboyne Hotel, Dublin Road, Navan – 7.30pm. A lecture will follow – “Waiting for the Light – Sunrise and Sunset at the Boyne Valley Tombs” by Clare Tuffy Reception and book fair – members and guests – 6.30-7.30pm Inquiries to Tom French, Hon Sec., 087 4119633.086 8554107
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25
MAR
2024

2024 SuperValu TidyTowns Competition: launch

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Media Release: 23rd March 2024: The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, in association with the Managing Director of SuperValu, Mr. Ian Allen, has today (March 23rd, 2024) launched the 2024 SuperValu TidyTowns competition. In place since 1958, the competition, administered by the Department of Rural and Community Development and sponsored by SuperValu, has grown beyond a competition into a national sustainability movement. Its success benefits towns, villages and communities all over Ireland in real and meaningful ways, making them more attractive and...
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25
MAR
2024

ALONE: Round Table Discussions on Transport for Older People

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The ALONE Community Impact Team are inviting all groups/organisations and services who support older people to join us at one of our Round Table Discussions on Transport for older people where we will discuss: These Round Table Discussion will be held: Please see attached the official invite and see below the registration form if you are interested. Round Table Discussion on Transport – Registration Form We would be delighted to see you on the day. The Community Impact Team
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22
MAR
2024

Community Recognition Fund 2024: Meath

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The Minister for Rural & Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, together with her colleague Minister Joe O’Brien TD, have announced a further €50 million in national funding under the Community Recognition Fund to deliver projects over 2024 and 2025. The Community Recognition Fund was first introduced last year to recognise the huge efforts made by communities in welcoming and supporting people coming to Ireland. Meath County Council has been allocated €1,188,066 under the 2024 Community Recognition Fund. Local authorities, in collaboration with communities, will be funded to...
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22
MAR
2024

ESB Energy for Generations Fund

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ESB’s Energy for Generations Fund sees €1m per year disbursed to charities on the island of Ireland working primarily in social inclusion (access to education and employment). In addition, the fund also supports charities working in the area of homelessness. Please find details here: https://esb.ie/who-we-are/our-story/efg-funds 2024 closing dates for applications are: The application link for applying will be live from April 1, 2024. If you require additional information, email efgfund@esb.ie. Who can apply? In order to apply to ESB’S Energy for Generations Fund, projects must...
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22
MAR
2024

National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2024

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The National Lottery are seeking entries to this year’s Good Causes Awards. The competition will culminate with a National Final awards ceremony which will take place on the 12th of October 2024 in Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare. Who can enter this year’s awards? You can enter the National Lottery Good Causes Awards if you or your organisation, project or club has received funding through the following National Lottery part-funded schemes between 2019-2023: Further information is available at the link below: https://www.lottery.ie/good-causes-awards
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21
MAR
2024

Heritage Council: Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2024 – closing date 25th March

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The Heritage Council Community Heritage grant scheme closes for applications on 25th March 2024. The scheme is open to Voluntary and community groups for example Tidy Towns groups, local action groups & societies, parish councils, church councils & select vestries and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) including not for profit trusts. See https://ow.ly/OJqL50QWIRf for all the details.
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20
MAR
2024

Strategy for World Heritage in Ireland 2024 – 2034: Public Consultation

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Prior to the finalisation of the draft Strategy for World Heritage in Ireland 2024 – 2034, the department is seeking any views on its vision, draft goals, strategic objectives, and actions and on challenges for delivering the strategy. The purpose of a Strategy for World Heritage in Ireland 2024 – 2034 is to provide the overarching framework for effectively implementing the 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention in Ireland over the next ten years. The key reasons for developing this national strategy are: Additional background information on the draft strategy is available in the public...
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20
MAR
2024

Public Consultation: Shared Mobility Hubs

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Eamon Ryan, Minister for Transport, has published for public consultation an Issues Paper on Shared Mobility Hubs. Shared Mobility Hubs: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities: Download or View The Climate Action Plan 2024 (CAP24) and the National Sustainable Mobility Policy (SMP) include several actions to expand the availability of shared mobility options in Ireland. This paper outlines the rationale for the development of shared mobility and mobility hubs in the context of Ireland’s emissions reduction targets, as well as setting out some of the key issues to be...
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20
MAR
2024

NPWS Grants for Small Recording Projects 2024

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The NPWS Grants for Small Recording Projects 2024 scheme is now open. Applications for up to €5,000 are being sought from the recording community for Irish natural history-related projects. For more information see: https://www.npws.ie/…/npws-grants-small-recording… Deadline: 5pm 8 April 2024 The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is an executive agency of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and is the statutory body responsible for Nature Conservation and Natural Heritage in Ireland. NPWS depends on accurate information on species and habitats to...
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20
MAR
2024

Science Week Funding Call

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Science Week Call is a funding call for public engagement projects that can connect people across society with science during Science Week, using innovative and creative methods. Science Week takes place from the 10-17 November 2024. The application process for Events is open until the 15th of April if you or any project partners you are aware of might be interested in applying. Full details on the Call can be found here – https://www.sfi.ie/funding/funding-calls/sfi-science-week-call/
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20
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2024

CREATE: News & Opportunities – March 2024

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  OPPORTUNITIES & NEWS – March 2024     Photograph of the photograph taken by Veronica Campelo, Nos/Otras Project.Silvina Sisterna, previous Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios Residency Recipient.     News from Create   AIC Scheme 2024 (Round One) open for applications Deadline: 25 March, 5pmWeb: www.create-ireland.ie Applications are open for Round One. This includes the following awards: Research and Development Award (without mentoring) Research and Development Award (with Mentoring) Recent Graduate Research and Development Award (with Mentoring) Project...
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14
MAR
2024

Meath landowners: supports to create space for nature – The Hare’s Corner

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Meath Landowners to be offered ‘hassle-free’ support to create more space for nature on their land Meath landowners can apply for support to create wildlife ponds, mini-woodlands, mini-orchards, or ‘plans for nature’ on their land. Applications are welcomed through an online portal from March 15 to March 31, 2024. The Hare’s Corner, an innovative biodiversity initiative coordinated by the Burren-based landscape charity Burrenbeo Trust, is being rolled out this year to landowners in Meath in conjunction with Meath County Council. This follows the recent successful piloting of the...
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14
MAR
2024

Sports Injuries First Aid Course: 21st March 2024 6.30pm

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Date: Thursday 21st MarchTime:  6.30pm to 10pmVenue: MDL grounds, Trim Rd, Navan The Sports Injuries First Aid Course is aimed at coaches, mentors, teachers, supervisors, players, athletes and volunteers. Anyone wishing to be able to deal with minor sports injuries. This 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. Course Content This course has an emphasis on dealing with minor Sports Injuries. On...
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14
MAR
2024

Open Call: Summer School on Collaborative Practice and Social Change

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Create and Counterpoints Arts are pleased to announce the 2024 Summer School on Collaborative Practice and Social Change for up to 14 artists and cultural activists. The Summer School will take place over six days: 10 – 15 June 2024, at Killary Lodge, Co Galway. The deadline for submission is 5pm, Monday 15 April 2024. In a world increasingly shaped by the erosion of democracy and public trust, together with the impact of global displacement, the Summer School on Collaborative Practice and Social Change invites socially engaged artists and cultural activists to take part in...
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13
MAR
2024

Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2024: Meath County Council

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Meath County Council, in association with the County Meath Heritage Forum, organises the Community Heritage Grant Scheme. The grant scheme is an action of the County Meath Heritage Strategy 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 heritage, flora, fauna,...
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12
MAR
2024

Have your say on Meath’s Digital Strategy

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Meath County Council is requesting feedback from the public on the key features to be included in the updated Meath Digital Strategy.  The Digital Strategy sets out Meath County Council’s 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. Over the life span of the 2020 Digital Strategy, all the participants have delivered several changes and new initiatives.  From the introduction of online application forms, online training programmes, digital skills classes for...
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12
MAR
2024

Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination: 20th March 1pm – event in Navan Travellers’ Workshop

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Join Cultúr Migrants Centre and Navan Travellers’ Workshop as we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination with an engaging conversation about Diversity in Ireland. On Wednesday, 20th March 2024, from 1 pm to 4 pm @ Navan Travellers’ Workshop (C15 D5 DR). Let’s come together to celebrate our differences, promote understanding, and stand in solidarity against discrimination. Let’s Stand Together Against Racism! To participate, contact Ángel at angel@cultur.ie or 087 3315169. Let’s make our voices heard and create a more inclusive society for...
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11
MAR
2024

The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan: Newsletter -March 2024

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  The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is a framework bringing together different sectors across the island of Ireland to create a landscape where pollinators can survive and thrive. Its implementation is coordinated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre. To spot this month: keep an eye out for the Hairy-footed Flower Bee The Hairy-footed Flower Bee (Anthophora plumipes) was first recorded from Ireland in March 2022 in Dublin City. It is a large solitary bee, but can look like a bumblebee. The males and females can be different to each other. The female can resemble a small black bumblebee...
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11
MAR
2024

AIC Scheme: Artist Mentoring Award – Open Call

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Create invites expressions of interest from collaborative socially engaged artists, or artists interested in/transitioning into collaborative socially engaged arts, who wish to avail of a focused period of mentorship to develop and consolidate their practice. The Mentoring Award is funded through the Artist in the Community Scheme (AIC), managed by Create on a devolved basis for The Arts Council. The AIC Scheme is a primary vehicle for collaborative socially engaged arts practice in Ireland. The closing date for Expressions of Interest is 5pm, Monday 13th May 2024. Further details and...
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11
MAR
2024

Irish Environmental Network: Connecting Nationwide Newsletter – March 2024

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Please find a link below the March 2024 edition of the Connecting Nationwide Newsletter from the Irish Environmental Network. Connecting Nationwide March 2024: https://conta.cc/48II0Re
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11
MAR
2024

Rape Crisis North East & Meath Women’s Refuge: counselling post recruitment

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Rape Crisis North East Clg (RCNE) in collaboration with Meath Women’s Refuge & Support Services are recruiting A Fully Accredited Part-time Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Please find details in the document link below:
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11
MAR
2024

Check it Fits: service in Meath on 12th, 13th 14th March 2024

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The Check it Fits service is back on the road and coming to Meath! The Check it Fits service is a full-time, nationwide, free expert service which aims to put parent’s and guardian’s minds at ease that their child’s car seat is safely and securely fitted in their car. No booking necessary just arrive on the day.    Smyths Toys Navan  10.00am – 5.30pm Tuesday 12th March Aldi Trim  10.00am – 5.30pm Wednesday 13th March  Aldi Ashbourne  10.00am – 5.30pm Thursday 14th March  The service is quick, it’s easy, it’s free and it is coming to...
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11
MAR
2024

Public Consultation on Green Paper on Disability Reform extended to July

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The deadline for the public consultation on the Green Paper on Disability Reform is being extended to 31st July 2024 in response to requests from individuals, Disabled Person’s Organisations and disability groups to have further time to make their submissions. The Green Paper, published in September 2023, is a discussion/consultation document on how best to support people with disabilities into the future. Its purpose is to start a structured conversation on the future of long-term disability payments. In extending the deadline for submissions, Minister Humphreys said: “I know from...
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07
MAR
2024

Community Grant Scheme 2024: new closing date – Friday 5th April 2024

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The Community Grant Scheme is available to Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area.  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 2024.  The range of grant categories available under the Community Grant Scheme 2024 are: Application forms can also be...
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06
MAR
2024

Trim Women’s Shed: Fashion Show 22nd March 2024

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The Trim Women’s Shed was set up in April 2023 with the aim of providing a safe space for women over the age of 18, to come together to learn new skills, establish new friendships and to empower each other.  Since the Shed began we have been able to hold many workshops for our members and our membership currently stands at 298 members.  We would love our own home to cater for all of  the workshops but we are thankful for the opportunity to rent spaces within some of the local community spaces.   As we are approaching our 1st birthday we are holding a Fashion Show in Trim...
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06
MAR
2024

E-Male Matters: Newsletter – Spring 2024

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The Spring 2024 edition of ‘E-Male Matters’, the newsletter of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI), is available at the link below: You can also access an online copy of this newsletter (and earlier editions) at: www.mhfi.org/newsletters/about-e-male-matters.html     
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05
MAR
2024

Town and Village Renewal Scheme (Project Development Measure)

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Minister Humphreys recently launched the 2024 Project Development Measure (PDM), via the Town and Village Renewal Scheme (TVRS). Meath County Council are now seeking expressions of interest for potential projects and these must be submitted by Friday 22nd March  2024 to tro@meathcoco.ie.  The expression of interest form (to be returned) is available here. The Town Centre First (TCF) policy is a major cross-government policy that aims to tackle vacancy, combat dereliction and breathe new life into our town centres. It supports “Our Rural Future”, Ireland’s rural development policy which is...
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04
MAR
2024

Meath Community Grant Scheme 2024 – open until 8th March for applications

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The Community Grant Scheme is available to Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area.  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 2024.  The range of grant categories available under the Community Grant Scheme 2024 are: Application forms can...
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01
MAR
2024

Slane and District Men’s Shed

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Slane and District Men’s Shed is open for new members. Give us a call! The Shed has a fully equipped woodwork area metalwork area, computer room, fitted kitchen, canteen, exercise room, recreational room, and outdoor recreation rooms also. We do projects for the local community, organized LMETB classes and walks and outings. We work in association with ALONE, Age Action Ireland, and other groups Call us in 086 600 3636 https://www.facebook.com/slanemensshed • Company • Skills • Projects • Health • Craic • Well Being
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29
FEB
2024

Heritage Council: Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2024

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The Heritage Council is now accepting applications from community groups and not-for-profit non-governmental organisations around the country for its Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2024. A broad range of project types are eligible for funding under the scheme including: This scheme is intended to enable communities and heritage non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to continue their work on existing projects or to start new initiatives. Projects that can be commenced after an offer date in mid-April and completed before 15th November 2024 can be considered under this scheme. The scheme...
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26
FEB
2024

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland: New Social Club in North Meath

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The North Meath Alzheimer Social Club will be for people with dementia, their families or carers will commence  Tuesday 19th March 2024  from 2-4pm  Ballinlough GFC, Ballinlough Co. Meath A82 VW27. Contact: Samantha Scally 086 3808698. The  Social Club will be for people with dementia, their families or carers.  This Club gathering will be a social meeting, monthly, where people can drop in to chat, access information and support, meet other people as well as to exchange ideas and experiences.  The Club will aim to plan fun activities, and provide an informal, flexible and...
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26
FEB
2024

Dates for the Mental Health Peer Support Training with Cycle Against Suicide

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*Cycle Against Suicide offer it free to all volunteers in clubs and associations in a drive to encourage one of them to take on this vital role for their club or association and help bring Peer-Support to the heart of communities as a critical part of mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Our training in Mental Health Peer-Support creates a compassionate network within a club and a community. Our training transcends traditional boundaries, breaking down the stigma associated with mental health discussions. The benefits are profound and far-reaching. Trained peer-supporters are...
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21
FEB
2024

Pride of Place 2024: Open for Applications

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Pride of Place 2024 is Open for Applications! 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. Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other voluntary groups for this years Pride of Place initiative. Groups can enter up to four categories and also nominate a Volunteer of the Year Closing date for applications is Friday, 31st May 2024. For more information on the...
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21
FEB
2024

CREATE: Opportunities & News – February 2024

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    OPPORTUNITIES & NEWS – February 2024 Image by Kate O’ Shea and Mpho Mokotso.Type ‘Rent Strike’ by Josh Macphee from Justseeds Open Type Project. News from Create   Planning, Printmaking and Publishing for the People with Mpho Mokotso and Kate O’ SheaDeadline for applications: 19 March, 4pmWorkshop date & time: 3 April, 10am – 4pmLocation: Dublin City CentreWeb: www.create-ireland.ieAdmission: Free but application is essentialEmail: producer@create-ireland.ie Exploring the creative intersection between socially engaged planning, print and publishing with...
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19
FEB
2024

Cultúr: Poster Campaign event in Trim Resource Centre – 21st February 2024

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Cultúr Migrants Centre is inviting you to the launch of the Cultúr Poster Campaign in Trim, Co Meath, which will take place on Wednesday, 21st February 2024, at 5:30 p.m. in Trim Resource Centre, Trim (C15FC03). The poster campaign is the result of collaborative work between migrant and refugee leaders, service providers and community organisations. Based on a consultation process, ten key issues were identified as the most critically affecting communities. The posters were designed to provide relevant information about these critical issues to be shared and displayed in key venues...
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19
FEB
2024

Core Ireland: Fun Quiz Event – 2nd March 2024 7.30pm

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Core Ireland: New Date  for Quiz Night Fundraiser Prepare to flex your mental muscles and put your knowledge to the test at our exciting quiz night! When? Saturday the 2nd March at 7.30pm Where? Paddy Fitzsimons Lounge Cost? €40 for a team of 4 Help raise funds for Adult Mental Health Recovery Educational Book Your Team
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19
FEB
2024

Meath Community Resource and Supports: Booklet for Families with Additional Needs – launch event 29th February 2024

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Launch of the Meath Community Resource and Supports Booklet for Families with Additional Needs Thursday 29th February at 10.30m in the Ardboyne Hotel. This is a free event for parents and services and a great opportunity to meet the services in the booklet so please feel free to share.  You can book by clicking the below link or through the QR code on the invite or poster. Bookings must be made through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/tusla-child-and-family-agency-29149809253 Look forward to seeing you all on the morning
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15
FEB
2024

Vision Ireland: Free Digital Literacy Courses

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Are you ready to embark on a journey towards digital empowerment? Vision Ireland Labs is thrilled to announce our FREE Digital Literacy Courses, designed to equip people with low vision or no vision essential digital skills! Weekly Course topics include: How much is it to join?The course is delivered free. Who would benefit and Who can join?Anyone with a Vision impairment (and family members) over the age of 60, but all ages are welcome. Service events are open to registered service users with Vision Ireland. If you wish to become a registered service user visit www.vi.ie or please...
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14
FEB
2024

Trim People’s Transition: community workshops – 21st February 2024

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We are kicking off the Trim People’s Transition next Wednesday 21 February with a community workshop, that will take place at 1.30pm and again at 7pm. This will be an introduction to our People’s Transition project and an opportunity for local people in Trim to share their views with us on what they see as local challenges and opportunities for environmental, economic, and social sustainability. 
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12
FEB
2024

2024 Lunar New Year Celebrations: Year of the Dragon – 18th February in Navan

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2024 Lunar New Year Celebrations will be hosted soon by the Thai and Asian Community group in collaboration with Cultúr Migrant Centre. This year, we are thrilled to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. The event is set to be a vibrant celebration of cultural diversity, boasting a lineup of exciting activities. The celebration will begin with a captivating traditional lion dance, followed by a captivating Kung Fu demonstration that will leave you mesmerised. Furthermore, we will be providing engaging workshops in Origami, Calligraphy, and arts and crafts, which will include lantern making...
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08
FEB
2024

Launch of Meath PPN Linkage Groups: save the dates!

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February 2024 will mark the upcoming launch of Meath PPN Linkage Groups and we would love for you to be part of this journey.   What are Linkage Groups? Linkage Groups bring together members of the PPN with a common interest to discuss their views and issues in a specific policy area. This is a pathway for members to work together to have a real and meaningful input into and influence on the policy area they are most interested in. When will the Linkage Groups meet? The Linkage Groups will hold their inaugural meetings from 7.30pm to 8.45pm in Buvinda House, Navan on the following dates:...
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08
FEB
2024

Local Authority Waters Programme: National Photography Competition

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What’s it all about? Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) has launched a nationwide competition “My favourite waterbody” on World Wetlands Day to highlight the connection people have with their favourite river/ lake/ or beach by sharing a picture of their favourite waterbody. We would like to hear why you love this particular location so feel free to send on a few lines with your entry. The competition is open to anyone across Ireland, entrants under 18 years of age must be submitted by a parent/ guardian If your photo includes children then only a parent/guardian may...
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08
FEB
2024

Mental Health Peer Support Training with Cycle Against Suicide

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Course:     Cycle Against Suicide’s free* Mental Health Peer Support Training Delivery:   Online via Zoom from 7-10pm on 4 evenings over 2 weeks  Training Dates:   To Register:   Email training@cycleagainstsuicide.com  or book online at www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/register-to-become-community-buddy/
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07
FEB
2024

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan: February 2024 newsletter

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View this email in your browser   Newsletter: February 2024 The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is a framework bringing together different sectors across the island of Ireland to create a landscape where pollinators can survive and thrive. Its implementation is coordinated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre. To spot this month: keep an eye out for large bumblebee queens that have emerged from hibernation The two most common bumblebee queens you will spot this month are the Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) and the White-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lucorum). They are similar to each...
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07
FEB
2024

Development Perspectives SDG Advocate training

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The Development Perspectives SDG Advocate training is a great chance for people interested in developing skills and taking on a project to make positive change in their work or volunteering environments. This year’s project is open to anyone in the Adult and Community Education Sector who is passionate about sustainability and interested in joining a group of diverse, creative and innovative people to further their GCE skills and contribute to achieving the SDGs in Ireland.  For further information and application form. https://developmentperspectives.ie/advocate.html 
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06
FEB
2024

Annual Online Gathering of Community Growers: Saturday 2nd March 2024 11am

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Community Gardens Ireland are a voluntary, independent, inclusive group that works with all agencies and groups that promote environmental awareness and support community gardening and food growing in all parts of the island of Ireland.  Next month, Community Gardens Ireland & Social Farms & Gardens Northern Ireland are together organising our 3rd annual online gathering and forum! The event starts at 11am on Saturday 2nd March.   This free event takes place online and will include speakers from allotments, community gardens & groups across Ireland.  This...
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06
FEB
2024

SAOR Training: February 29th 2024 10am

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SAOR Screening and Brief Intervention Problem Alcohol and Substance Use Next Training Day: Thursday, February 29th, 10am – 3:30pm SAOR Screening and Brief Intervention for Problem Alcohol and Substance Use (2017)1 is a step-by-step guide for practice developed in response to problem alcohol and other drug use. The model can be used in a wide variety of settings, including community, statutory, voluntary, justice and education services. By following this model, many professionals and volunteers have been given the confidence and competence to screen for problem alcohol and drug use and...
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02
FEB
2024

Artist in the Community Scheme: applications open & info session dates

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Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers Artist in the Community Scheme grants to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work together on projects. The scheme is managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts. Applications are now open for the Artist in the Community Scheme (Round One) 2024.  This includes the following awards: Applications are open until the 25th March, and further information can be found on our website.  Create is pleased to announce an upcoming online information session on applying to the Artist in the Community...
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02
FEB
2024

Age & Opportunity: Active National Grant Scheme

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What is the Age & Opportunity Active National Grant Scheme? The Age & Opportunity Active National Grant Scheme is funded by Sport Ireland and offers financial supports to local clubs, groups and organisations, nationwide who promote increased participation in recreational sport or physical activity for older people. When can I apply for the grant? We are delighted to announce the Age & Opportunity National Grant Scheme is open for applications on Thursday 1st February 2024 and will close at 12pm midday on Friday 1st March 2024.  How do I apply for the grant?...
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02
FEB
2024
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FEB
2024

Drogheda Joint Local Area Plan: Consultation Notification

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Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Section 20(1) of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended) that Louth County Council and Meath County Council intend to enter consultation prior to preparing a Joint Local Area Plan for Drogheda. Join the conversation and ‘Have Your Say’ in shaping the future development of Drogheda! To encourage participation in this process Louth County Council and Meath County Council has prepared a Pre-Draft Issues Paper, which is available for inspection/download at the following locations, from Wednesday 31st January 2024 to Friday 15th March 2024...
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02
FEB
2024

Census 2022 Spotlight Series: Volunteering in Ireland

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The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (01 February 2024) released the Census 2022 Spotlight Series: Volunteering in Ireland. This publication looks at volunteering in Ireland in April 2022 and provides information on the types of volunteering, the age breakdown of volunteers, their locations and more. Volunteering is integral to a huge range of organisations and activities which people in every town, village, city, and county in Ireland participate in and rely on every day. This publication will help us to better understand volunteering in Ireland today. In Meath, 14% of the...
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01
FEB
2024

Meath County Council: Community Grant Scheme 2024 – now open

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The Community Grant Scheme is available to Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area.  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 2024.  The range of grant categories available under the Community Grant Scheme 2024 are: Application forms can also be...
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01
FEB
2024

Meath Local Sports Partnership: Winter 2024 Initiative

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The  ‘Winter Initiative’ launched in November by Minister for Sport and Physical Activity, Thomas Byrne is supported by Sport Ireland, the network of local sports partnerships and national governing bodies of sport. The “Winter Initiative” provides opportunities locally for women, men, children, grandparents, cousins, neighbours, friends, work colleagues to get out walking, running, cycling or participating in some form of physical activity. Local clubs and groups are also encouraged to post and advertise their events and activities online...
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31
JAN
2024

Healthy Meath Newsletter: February & March 2024

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The February March edition of the Healthy Meath Newsletter is now available here or by clicking the image below.
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31
JAN
2024

Rochtain: advocacy initiative – Irish Council for Civil Liberties

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ICCL is proud to present our new advocacy initiative, Rochtain. With supporting funding from the St. Stephen’s Green Trust, Rochtain will work to democratise and enhance the advocacy capacity of community and voluntary organisations through training, information seminars and 1-1 support. Further details of the initiative can be seen below, and you can register your interest by filling out our short needs assessment survey here:  Rochtain survey link What is Rochtain? Rochtain is the Irish word for “access” or “attainment”. Over the last number of years, ICCL has observed a...
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31
JAN
2024

Trim Family Resource Centre: upcoming events in February 2024

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31
JAN
2024

Youth Democracy Festival: Dublin event – 13th February 2024

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Do you want to shape society, your future, democracy and the future of Europe? Does Democracy depend on YOUth?   Share your ideas and be part of the Youth Democracy Festival happening throughout Europe as part of the Mobilise Europe = Engaging Together (MEET) project – this festival is here to hear YOU!   Objectives Designed for Extra information Participation Consent Form for under 18yrs: On registering you will receive a link to a participation consent form that will be required to get filled in by parent/guardian in order to attend the event.  Please email this consent...
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29
JAN
2024

International Mother Language Day 2024: 20th February – Cultúr Event

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Join us at the Navan Library in Meath on Tuesday, 20th February, at 6 pm for a unique and inspiring evening to celebrate International Mother Language Day hosted by Cultúr Migrants Centre! We’re bringing together a diverse community for a multi-language reading of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS. Let’s celebrate Ireland’s rich linguistic tapestry and embrace the beauty of different languages. Whether you’re a language enthusiast or just curious, this event promises a cultural journey like no other! To be part of this heartwarming experience, reach out t...
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29
JAN
2024

Kells Musical Society Panto: The Pied Piper – opening on Thursday 8th February 2024

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BOOKING OFFICE IS NOW OPEN 087 7101671 or  kellstheatre@gmail.com It’s panto time in Kells Oh no it’s not, oh yes it is!!!! FROM Thursday 8th February to the Sunday 18ST February 2024 over two weekends. RATS RUNNING RAMPANT IN KELLS!! Dress up the kids young and old, order the popcorn, flex your vocal chords and book your seats early for another action pack, fun filled roller coaster ride down in panto land with the longest running pantomime in the county yes, its Kells musical and dramatic society’s 47th Enchanting panto ‘The Pied Piper’.  Written and Directed by John...
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29
JAN
2024

ALONE’s Community Impact Network: Training for organisations supporting Older People

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ALONE’s Community Impact Network (CIN) provides the opportunity to be part of a collaborative national network that supports organisations working with older people across Ireland. In 2023, the Community Impact Network worked directly with over 200 organisations through the delivery of training, support and resources. Full details about the CIN membership can be found here We are delighted to release our Training Schedule for quarter 1 which include training on key areas such Safeguarding, boundaries, Dementia, Cancer, Mental Health, and Grief & Bereavement. Training Information Find...
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29
JAN
2024

Garda Recruitment Campaign 2024

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An Garda Síochána, in partnership with the Public Appointments Service, has commenced its latest Recruitment Competition for New Garda Trainees. This recruitment drive is again, focused on encouraging members of our communities who may not have previously considered training to become a Garda. Please find attached information resources which may be of assistance, including helpful Powerpoint Presentation slides can be found at It’s A Job Worth Doing Campaign 2024 – Garda   Further information can be found at booklet (publicjobs.ie) The competition, which is now open will...
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26
JAN
2024

Home Energy Clinic: 6th February 2024 Trim Library 2-5pm

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Local libraries across Ireland are gearing up to host Free Home Energy Clinics aimed at bringing energy awareness and efficiency to our communities and homes. The Meath session will take place on Tuesday 6th February 2024 in Trim Library from 2pmto 5pm These Energy Clinics, led by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), are set to make a significant impact on our daily lives, showcasing how to reduce our use and energy bills while increasing our comfort. Why You...
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25
JAN
2024

HSE National Lottery Grant Scheme 2024

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The HSE distributes National Lottery funding of amounts between €300 and €10000 to community groups and voluntary organisations for one-off projects and services that improve the health of communities. The groups applying must provide health or social care services to the community. For example, you might help people with a disability, older people, carers or disadvantaged groups. Public bodies, including the HSE, cannot apply for this funding. Closing date for applications is the 16th February 2024. Details:...
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25
JAN
2024

Navan: Traffic Changes – Sunday 28th January 2024

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From 4.00 pm on Sunday, January 28th, changes will be made to the management of traffic on Bridge Street, Ludlow Street, and Market Square as part of the Navan Town Scheme, Navan 2030. Bridge Street / Ludlow Street Traffic will be reversed on Bridge Street / Ludlow Street:   Market Square Traffic will be two-way on Market Square from the Kennedy Road/Trimgate Street junction (at the Central) to the ‘Bull’ sculpture at Market Square.   Meath County Council aims to enhance connectivity between regional and inter-urban bus services and the town’s local bus services and taxis...
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23
JAN
2024

Community Amenity Project Scheme: capital grant scheme now open

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Applications are invited from Groups within the County who provide services or amenities for the development of social, sporting, recreational, environmental, amenity, heritage and cultural facilities. The Community Amenity Project Scheme is a capital grant scheme which is administered by Meath County Council subject to availability of funding.  The minimum project application is €10,000 with a maximum project application of €100,000 per Municipal District per annum. Further details and application forms can be obtained our website:...
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23
JAN
2024

Ireland’s Public Consultation on the future of the European Union’s Cohesion Policy

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The Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, today 22nd of January  launched Ireland’s public consultation on the future of the European Union’s Cohesion Policy.  This forms part of a wider process which is being facilitated by the Department of Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform in advance of negotiations on the post 2027 Cohesion Policy Legislative Package expected to be presented in mid-2025. This public consultation will be followed by a National Forum meeting later in the year. The combined results will contribute directly to...
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23
JAN
2024

Ballivor Wind Farm: Bord na Móna – update

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Project: Ballivor Wind Farm – Significant Additional Information The purpose of this email is to provide you with an update on the proposed Ballivor Wind Farm. As you may be aware, on the 31st March 2023, Bord na Móna Powergen Ltd submitted a planning application to An Bord Pleanála for the proposed project. In response to submissions received in respect of this planning application, Bord na Móna Powergen Ltd. provided Additional Information to An Bord Pleanála. An Bord Pleanála has deemed this to be significant additional information.   This significant additional information,...
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22
JAN
2024

Local Enhancement Programme 2024: open for applications until 9th February

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Applications are invited from Community and Voluntary groups in County Meath for funding from the Local Enhancement Programme. The Local Enhancement Programme 2024 is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.   It will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas with funding to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities, energy efficiency type projects and purchase of equipment. Meath Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is responsible for allocating funding to projects. The total allocation for Meath for 2024 is as...
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18
JAN
2024

Meath Local Sports Partnership: Winter/Spring 2024 E-zine

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Please find a link below to the Meath LSP Winter/Spring 2024 Ex-zine: MLSP-E-Bulletin-Jan-2024.pdf (meathsports.ie)
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18
JAN
2024

Community Addiction Studies Course – beginning on the morning of Wednesday 14th February

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The Community Addiction Studies Course is now enrolling! The next CASC will be slightly different this year as we move to a daytime session on Wednesday mornings in Drogheda. Please find a link below which sets out the programme content and commitment required.  EOI & details link: https://forms.gle/DBEDU14L824Kt5LHA
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17
JAN
2024

Community Climate Action Fund: online workshop – 24th January 2024 7pm

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Join us for an information workshop designed to support local community groups in Meath to access the Community Climate Action Fund. Our online Zoom session will take place on Wednesday 24th of January @7PM, is an engaging 1.5-hour workshop and offers a comprehensive introduction to the five key themes of the fund: Home/Energy, Travel, Food and Waste, Shopping and Recycling, and Local Climate and Environmental Action. The first workshop will also offer interactive breakout sessions to explore how these themes can translate into impactful projects in your community.  Enhance your funding...
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16
JAN
2024

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan: January 2024 newsletter

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Newsletter: January 2024 The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is a framework bringing together different sectors across the island of Ireland to create a landscape where pollinators can survive and thrive. Its implementation is coordinated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre. To spot this month: keep an eye out for winter bumblebees January is still a quiet month for sightings. The normal lifecycle of most Irish bumblebees ends when the workers and males die off and the newly mated queens hibernate through the cold winter months. However, in recent years, the Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus...
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16
JAN
2024

UNGUARDED by Anthony Kinahan: National Tour @ Solstice Arts Centre – 1st February 2024

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Droichead Arts Centre and An Táin Arts Centre Proudly Present UNGUARDED Written & Performed by Anthony Kinahan Directed by Anna Simpson THURSDAY 1st FEBRUARY 2024 | 8PM | €18/€16 Solstice Arts Centre, Railway st., Navan, Co Meath Tickets: www.solsticeartscentre.ie  / 046 9092300 When a father’s world falls apart, he must battle through obstacles to ensure a future for him & his son. Love; Laughter; Loss & Families left behind: UNGUARDED is a touching, & often comedic, new drama – developed by Louth actor/theatre-maker Anthony Kinahan – that uses imaginative...
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16
JAN
2024

Mental Health: events in January 2024

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First Fortnight events: registration link is here Connecting for Life training: registration link is here National Grief Awareness Week: resources available here
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15
JAN
2024

Heritage Grants 2024: closing soon – 17th January 2024

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𝐂𝐋𝐎𝐒𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐒𝐎𝐎𝐍 – 𝐂𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐩𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐖𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝟏𝟕𝐭𝐡 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒 The following funding is now open for applications. Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2024The Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2024 (BHIS) is for the repair and conservation of structures that are protected under the Planning and Development Acts. Historic Structures Fund 2024The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund will be on conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public. Historic Structures Fund 2024 – Historic...
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15
JAN
2024

Grants & Funding: current opportunities – 15th January 2024

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Please find an update below on current funding programmes for community groups which may be of interest.   These programmes are open for applications now and will close in the coming days and weeks. Community Action & Facilities  Environment Heritage & Conservation: Arts:
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11
JAN
2024

***POSTPONED***Core Ireland: Quiz Night – Friday 19th January 2024

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16th January 2024 Dear Quiz Enthusiasts, We regret to inform you that the upcoming pub quiz scheduled for 19th January has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. We understand that this may cause some inconvenience, and we sincerely apologize for any disruption this may cause to your plans. The new date will be rescheduled for late February.We will send out another reminder closer to the date with all the details. In the meantime, please stay tuned for updates and continue to sharpen your trivia knowledge! Thank you for your understanding and continued support. Core Ireland...
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11
JAN
2024

How to plant a hedgerow: new resources from Biodiversity Ireland

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The National Biodiversity Data Centre is delighted to release two new free resources exploring the importance of native hedgerows, and how to plant them to help biodiversity. We would like to thank the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) project for funding these resources. Protecting Farmland Pollinators was an EIP project funded under the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. Why are hedgerows important? Hedgerows are an integral part of Ireland’s landscape, evident from an aerial perspective, they hold immense value for...
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11
JAN
2024

Spring Flowers Project: National Biodiversity Data Centre

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National Biodiversity Data Centre and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) welcome your records for Spring Flowers. This project is a joint pilot between the BSBI and the Data Centre which was kicked off in 2017, and comprises an agreement between both parties to target 20 easily identifiable spring flowers for recording, along with the provision of a special on-line recording form specifically for the project. Not only does it encourage people to record their observations of early-flowering species that can be otherwise lacking in data but like all recording, is...
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10
JAN
2024

Boyne Greenway, Navan to Oldbridge: Information event – Slane 11th January 2024 2pm-8pm

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The Boyne Greenway Way, Navan to Oldbridge is a proposed 26km greenway extending from Andy Brennan Park in Navan westwards to Oldbridge estate joining the existing greenway. The project is currently at Option Selection stage and Meath County Council have developed an Emerging Preferred Route. It is proposed to progress the Navigation Restoration as a separate project to the greenway. Public Consultation is an essential element in the development of any greenway. An in-person public information event will be held on Thursday 11th January 2024 from 2pm to 8pm in the Conyngham Arms Hotel,...
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10
JAN
2024

LMETB Community Education Spring 2024 Programme- closing date for applications is 12th January 2024

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The application call for Louth and Meath Education and Training Board’s (LMETB) Community Education Spring 2024 programme is open until Friday 12th January 2024.. This is an exciting opportunity for community groups in the Meath and Louth areas to avail of a wide range of courses. Community Education is committed to promoting lifelong learning and supporting people to reach their full potential. The Spring term offers an excellent range of courses, including but not limited to art and crafts, health and well-being, and horticulture and IT courses. The application process is...
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10
JAN
2024

Tech Help Hub: free tech advice in Trim & Athboy

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Drowning in tech troubles? Join us at the FREE Digital Café every Tuesday and Wednesday. Your gadgets, our expertise—let’s simplify the digital world together!  Event Details: Tuesdays 10am – 12pm Trim Library  Wednesdays 9am – 1pm (Trim FRC Offices) 2pm – 4pm (Athboy Library) Just drop-in any time between the listed times and get the help you need! For more info, call 0469438850 or email Brandon@trimfrc.ie. Let’s tech it easy together! #TechSupport#DigitalCafe#GetConnected
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10
JAN
2024

Community Addiction Studies Course (CASC) now enrolling

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Please find more information in the link below: CASC Jan 2023 – information & application document
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08
JAN
2024

Grants & Funding Update- January 2024

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Best wishes to all for the New Year from Meath PPN. Please find an update below on some current funding programmes for community groups which may be of interest.   These programmes are open for applications now and will close in the coming days and weeks. Community Action & Facilities  Environment Heritage & Conservation: Arts: Community Education
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02
JAN
2024

Local Enhancement Programme 2024: now open for applications

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Applications are now invited from Community and Voluntary groups in County Meath for funding from the Local Enhancement Programme. The Local Enhancement Programme 2024 is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.   It will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas with funding to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities, energy efficiency type projects and purchase of equipment. Meath Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is responsible for allocating funding to projects. The total allocation for Meath for 2024 is...
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22
DEC
2023

Happy Christmas & Best Wishes for 2024 from Meath PPN

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The Secretariat and staff of Meath PPN would like to wish everyone in the network a very happy Christmas and every peace, happiness and success in 2024. As a way of marking the end of 2023, please find a report link here from the November 2023 Plenary event with useful presentations included for the year ahead. We look forward to working with you next year to support community connection, action & participation across Meath.
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22
DEC
2023

Community Climate Action Programme: grant fund for Meath community groups

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Under the Community Climate Action Programme, Meath County Council will support small, medium, and large-scale projects that will shape and build low-carbon, sustainable communities through a fund of €811,000.  Projects must align with the theme: ‘Building Low Carbon Communities’ with additional funding also available under the theme ‘Shared Island Community Action.’ What Grants are Available? You could apply for a small grant of up to €20k, medium grant of €21-€50k or for a larger project grant of €51-€100k. There are two grant categories: 1) Local Community Projects...
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22
DEC
2023

Traveller Accommodation Programme 2025-2029

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1. Notice of intention to prepare new Traveller Accommodation Programme for the period 2025-2029 2. Notice of intention to carry out an assessment of existing and projected Traveller accommodation needs. Notice is hereby given that in accordance with the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act, 1998 Meath County Council (being the relevant Housing Authority specified under the Act) intends to prepare a new Traveller Accommodation Programme for the period of 2025 -2029. In accordance with the provisions of the above Act, Meath County Council intends to carry out an assessment of the existing...
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21
DEC
2023

Census 2022 Profile 8: The Irish Language and Education – Meath

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The Central Statistics Office has published Census 2022 Profile 8: The Irish Language and Education https://www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpublications/ep/p-cpp8/census2022profile8-theirishlanguageandeducation/ Profile 8 looks at two distinct aspects of the Census 2022 results, the Irish language and the education of the population in detail. The report includes details on how many of us speak Irish, how often we do so, and to what level it is spoken. The topic of Education provides insights into the levels of qualifications achieved in the population, the age full-time education is ceased,...
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21
DEC
2023

E-Male Matters Newsletter – December 2023

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Please find a link below to the Christmas 2023 edition of ‘E-Male Matters’ newsletter of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI).  I hope that you will find something of interest to you in it.  You can also access an online copy of this newsletter (and earlier editions) at: www.mhfi.org/newsletters/about-e-male-matters.html     Best wishes, Coli Colin Fowler, Director of Operations, Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI)
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19
DEC
2023

Community Climate Action Programme: grant fund for Meath Community Groups

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Under the Community Climate Action Programme, Meath County Council will support small, medium, and large-scale projects that will shape and build low-carbon, sustainable communities through a fund of €811,000.  Projects must align with the theme: ‘Building Low Carbon Communities’ with additional funding also available under the theme ‘Shared Island Community Action.’ What Grants are Available? You could apply for a small grant of up to €20k, medium grant of €21-€50k or for a larger project grant of €51-€100k. There are two grant categories: 1) Local Community Projects...
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15
DEC
2023

LMETB Community Education Service: Call for Applications – Spring 2024

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We are pleased to announce that the application call for Louth and Meath Education and Training Board’s (LMETB) Community Education Spring 2024 programme is now open. This is an exciting opportunity for community groups in the Meath and Louth areas to avail of a wide range of courses. Community Education is committed to promoting lifelong learning and supporting people to reach their full potential. The Spring term offers an excellent range of courses, including but not limited to art and crafts, health and well-being, and horticulture and IT courses. The application process is...
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15
DEC
2023

Winter Wellness Calendar: Mental Health Ireland

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Please find link below to the Mental Health Ireland Winter Wellness Calendar.   https://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/winter-wellness/ The link also contains a list of support over Christmas.
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15
DEC
2023

PPN Annual Report 2022

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The Department of Rural and Community Development are delighted to inform you that the PPN Annual Report 2022 is now live on our website. To read the bilingual version, please follow the link below- https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/2c4a7a-public-participation-network-annual-reports/#2022
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15
DEC
2023

CREATE: News & Opportunities – December 2023

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    OPPORTUNITIES & NEWS – December 2023     Create National Networking Day 2023. Photo: Brian Cregan.     News from Create:  2023 in Review Web: www.create-ireland.ie/2023-in-review/ Season’s Greetings from Create! I would like to share with you just some of our highlights of the year – visit our website to read more about our activities and programmes throughout the year.  In 2023, we facilitated the awarding of over €250,000 in funding via the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme, the largest annual spend on AIC awards since Create began managing the scheme on behalf of the...
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15
DEC
2023

2024 Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris Artist’s Residency Bursary

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Meath County Council Arts Office, in partnership with the Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris, is pleased to announce the 2024 artist’s residency bursary. Continuing their partnership for a sixth year, Centre Culturel Irlandais and Meath County Council Arts Office will work together to support an individual artist from Meath to spend a month in Paris.  Open to practising professional artists of all disciplines living in County Meath, the bursary will provide a month-long residency at the prestigious Parisian centre, and include travel from Ireland, accommodation, and a stipend of €800...
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12
DEC
2023

Boyne Greenway: Consultation on Navan to Oldbridge Route

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The Boyne Greenway Way, Navan to Oldbridge is a proposed greenway extending from Andy Brennan Park in Navan westwards to Oldbridge joining the existing greenway, an overall length of approximately 26km. It is envisaged to be a flagship scheme for tourism in the county with the potential to promote and enhance the local tourist economy, as well as providing a superior public leisure and recreation amenity for the county’s residents. The Boyne Greenway is currently at Option Selection stage, and Meath County Council now presents the Emerging Preferred Route. A feasibility report has been...
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12
DEC
2023

Navan Cycling Initiative: free bicycle lights for groups in Navan

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The Navan Cycling Initiative have some bicycle lights that we’d love to distribute to residents associations in Navan who might be interested. Please get in touch by email to secretary@navancycling.ie
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08
DEC
2023

Winter Solstice at Newgrange: live stream on December 21st 2023

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The Winter Solstice sunrise will stream live again this year from inside the passage tomb at Newgrange, the Office of Public Works (OPW) has announced. People across the world are invited to tune into this phenomenal event, which can be viewed live on gov.ie/opw and heritageireland.ie At sunrise on the shortest day of the year, for 17 minutes, direct sunlight can enter the monument to illuminate the chamber of the Stone Age tomb through a small opening above its entrance called the ‘roof box.’ Find out more at https://bit.ly/NewgrangeSolstice
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07
DEC
2023

National Disability Strategy: call for written submissions

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The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth are leading the development of a new National Disability Strategy. DCEDIY have requested the National Disability Authority to lead on certain elements of the consultation. The consultation consists of a number of strands including online thematic focus groups, a national questionnaire and town hall style in person meetings. There will be more information here in the coming weeks. There is also an option to make a video submission – see here for an ISL video on how to make a submission . Disability...
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07
DEC
2023

Clár na nÓg: Youth sector updates – December 2023

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National Youth Council of Ireland: News Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls Resources you might like Remember to check out our News Feed for regular updates. Read our most recent update >> We’re hiring: Equality and Intercultural Programme OfficerThe National Youth Council of Ireland’s Equality & Intercultural Programme wishes to recruit a full-time Equality and Intercultural Programme Officer. Find out more and apply >> NYCI Summer School 2024: Register your Interest!The NYCI Summer School is a partnership project between NYCI’s Youth Arts & Global Youth Work Programmes. It...
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07
DEC
2023

N2 Slane Bypass and Public Realm Enhancement Scheme

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Meath County Council, in conjunction with Transport Infrastructure Ireland, are developing the N2 Slane Bypass and Public Realm Enhancement Scheme to improve road safety along the N2 through Slane village and to allow the village to thrive and develop without the current levels of vehicular congestion. The application for development consent for the N2 Slane Bypass and Public Realm Enhancement Scheme has been finalised and has been submitted to An Bord Pleanála. The scheme is a multi-modal transport solution which addresses a number of transport needs for the local community, businesses...
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06
DEC
2023

Climate Action Grant Fund for Meath Community Groups

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From Wednesday, December 6, community organisations in Meath with an interest in helping to address climate action in their local areas can apply for a Department of Environment, Climate and Communications grant fund that will be administered by Meath County Council.  Under the Community Climate Action Programme, Meath County Council will support small, medium, and large-scale projects that will shape and build low-carbon, sustainable communities through a fund of €811,000.  Projects must align with the theme: ‘Building Low Carbon Communities’ with additional...
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05
DEC
2023

Jack Holmes – Rest in Peace

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It is with sadness that we wish to let you know of the passing of Jack Holmes, the  PPN Secretariat representative for the Ashbourne Municipal District.  Jack passed away peacefully on Friday 1st December 2023. We honour the service of Jack to the Meath PPN & the Secretariat and condolences to all  his family and friends. Please find notice link here Condolences can be sent here Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.
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05
DEC
2023

Carranstown Environmental Projects Grant Scheme 2023

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Meath County Council and the Indaver Community Liaison Committee, under its Carranstown Environmental Project Grant Scheme 2023, invite applications for grant assistance 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. Examples of projects eligible for funding are: For more information, please see this link: https://bit.ly/CarranstownGrants2023 Applications Forms and further details on the Carranstown Environmental Project Grant Scheme are available from Community...
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05
DEC
2023

National PPN Conference 2023: reports & presentations

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w PPN have published the Report from the National PPN Conference 2023 available below: Report – National PPN Conference 2023  Presentations given at the conference are available to download below: Wicklow PPN have also set up a page on our website – National Conference 2023 where the report, lots of photographs and the conference presentations etc. are uploaded
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05
DEC
2023

Census 2022 Profile 7: Employment, Occupations and Commuting – Meath

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The Central Statistics Office has today published Census 2022 Profile 7: Employment, Occupations and Commuting – https://www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpublications/ep/p-cpp7/census2022profile7-employmentoccupationsandcommuting/ Profile 7 looks at the topics of Employment, Unemployment and Commuting providing statistics, analysis and data tables.  The report looks at people at work or unemployed, occupations and industrial sectors as well as the commuting patterns of workers, students and children in school or childcare. This profile shows that almost 170,600 people living in...
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05
DEC
2023

Non Violent Resistance Programme (NVR): Trim Family Resource Centre & SMART Project

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Trim Family Resource Centre and SMART Project will be running a Non Violent Resistance Programme (NVR) for parents who experience child to parent violence at home. NVR programme helps to empower parents to take positive action to end the violent and controlling behaviours. The programme has proven to be effective for many families where young people are controlling, violent or  abusive towards their parents/ carers. Prior registration is required – closing date for registration is  25th January 2024. An introductory one to one session with parents will take place at the start of...
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04
DEC
2023

Jack Holmes – Rest in Peace

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It is with sadness that we wish to let you know of the passing of Jack Holmes, the  PPN Secretariat representative for the Ashbourne Municipal District.  Jack passed away peacefully on Friday 1st December 2023. We honour the service of Jack to the Meath PPN & the Secretariat and condolences to all  his family and friends. Please find notice link here Condolences can be sent here Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.
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30
NOV
2023

***Postponed***Workshop: Sustainable Waste & Resource Management – Wednesday 13th December 2023, Navan

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***Session will be re-scheduled in the New Year*** MeathPPN are hosting a workshop for community groups to improve local environment and climate action projects in Navan and surrounding areas This half day workshop will help committees to better understand the need for sustainable solutions at a local level and how to do more with less. A workshop in 4 parts: Please find a registration link here below to book a place: Registration link – Sustainable Waste & Resource Management Workshop 13.12.2023 Meet Your Trainer: Gavin Harte – Sustainability Consultant, Climate Action...
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30
NOV
2023

National Broadband Ireland: Survey works in the Dunshauglin Deployment Area – week beginning 28th December 2023

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National Broadband Ireland are scheduling to begin prebuild survey works in the Dunshauglin Deployment Area W/B 28th December 2023. Please find a link to a map of the survey area below: The work will involve surveying of existing EIR, overhead and underground, infrastructure as follows;            The vans will be branded and the surveyors will have branded Visi vests, hi-vis jackets, hard hats and carry information leaflets if requested by a member of the public.   Please Note – there will be no excavation/build works being completed at survey stage.
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29
NOV
2023

Trim Family Resource Centre: See what we’ve planned for December 2023!

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29
NOV
2023

European Climate Pact: Call for Partners

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We are pleased to announce that the call for the European Climate Pact Partners is now open. If your organisation is eager to address the climate crisis and contribute to a sustainable future, it could be an ideal candidate to become a European Climate Pact Partner.    The European Climate Pact promotes collaboration among people and organisations, establishing a platform to exchange innovative ideas, resources, and best practices in the joint effort to tackle climate change.    By becoming a Partner of the Climate Pact, your organisation can gain recognition for its...
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29
NOV
2023

Community Grant Scheme 2024: Waterways Ireland

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Waterways Ireland is delighted to announce the launch of its 2024 Heritage and Biodiversity in the Community Grants Scheme in support of the Waterways Ireland Heritage and Biodiversity Plan.  A fund of €20,000 has been allocated to assist community based heritage and biodiversity projects which compliment or fulfil the delivery of the Waterways Ireland Heritage and  Biodiversity Plan along the Barrow Navigation, Erne System, Grand Canal, Lower Bann, Royal Canal, Shannon Navigation, Shannon-Erne Waterway and the Ulster Canal (Upper Lough Erne to...
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29
NOV
2023

2nd George Eogan Memorial lecture: “Excavations at the French Cistercian Grange of Beaubec, Co. Meath” – Sunday 3rd December 2023

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The 2nd George Eogan Memorial lecture: “Excavations at the French Cistercian Grange of Beaubec, Co. Meath” by Dr Geraldine Stout (Patron) Sunday, 3rd December, 2023 at the Boyne Valley Hotel, Drogheda (3pm) (Eircode: A92 EY89) In this lecture, Dr Stout will talk about the final results of three seasons of are search excavation at Beymore, Co. Meath (on the Mc Cullen family farm) – the site of Beaubec, a medieval farm established by a small community of French Cistercian monks from De Bello Becco Abbey in Normandy. The lands had been granted to the monks by Hugh de Lacy who had built...
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27
NOV
2023

Meath PPN Plenary: 7pm November 30th, Wilkinstown Community Centre

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Just a friendly reminder that we are holding our second Plenary meeting for Meath PPN  on the 30th November 2023. The event will be held in the the Wilkinstown Community Centre Balsaw, Wilkinstown, Navan, Ireland, C15v123  The meeting will start at 7pm with registration from 6.30pm. Information on the speakers is below. There will be tea/coffee and light refreshments served as well as a raffle for all those in attendance. A Plenary meeting is open to all member groups and is an opportunity to network, learn and help build the PPN together for communities...
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27
NOV
2023

Heritage Organisation Support Fund: Heritage Council

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The Heritage Organisations Support Fund aims to build the capacity of non-governmental organisations working in the heritage sector in Ireland by providing funding towards their core costs. This funding would provide support to: Funding available:The maximum amount available per organisation is €60,000. We envisage the average offers to be in the €30,000 – €60,000 range and that about 30 to 40 organisations will be supported by this scheme. Funding will be allocated on a competitive basis. This will be in line with the assessment criteria set out on Page 10. Organisations that fit...
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27
NOV
2023

National consultation on a new National Disability Strategy

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Are you interested in sharing your experience and suggesting what a National Disability Strategy could include to improve the lives of disabled people? If so, we invite you to join our online thematic focus groups to discuss various issues related to disability. The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) are developing a new National Disability Strategy. They have asked the National Disability Authority (NDA) to conduct some elements of the consultation on their behalf. The overall focus of the consultation is to inform a set of strategic actions that...
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27
NOV
2023

Funding for Architectural Heritage Conservation

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Grants, schemes and incentives to support the conservation of architectural heritage.  The Build Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) is for the repair and conservation of structures that are protected under the Planning and Development Acts. The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund is on conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public. Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2024 The Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2024 (BHIS) is for the repair and conservation of structures...
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27
NOV
2023

Meath PPN Plenary – 7pm November 30th, Wilkinstown Community Centre

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Just a friendly reminder that we are holding our second Plenary meeting for Meath PPN  on the 30th November 2023. The event will be held in the the Wilkinstown Community Centre Balsaw, Wilkinstown, Navan, Ireland, C15v123  The meeting will start at 7pm with registration from 6.30pm. Information on the speakers is below. There will be tea/coffee and light refreshments served as well as a raffle for all those in attendance. A Plenary meeting is open to all member groups and is an opportunity to network, learn and help build the PPN together for communities...
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22
NOV
2023

MCC Arts Office Winter 2023 Newsletter

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Please find a link below to the Meath County Council Arts Office Winter 2023  Newsletter:
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22
NOV
2023

€1 Million Fund to support Men’s Sheds: DRCD

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Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD has today (Monday, 20th November 2023) announced a new €1 million Fund to support Men’s Sheds across the country. Under the initiative, grants of up to €3,000 will be provided to 435 Men’s Sheds across the country. The funding is designed to assist Men’s Sheds with their running costs such as their heating, electricity utility and insurance bills. The Minister made the announcement at ‘Shedfest’, the National Conference of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association (IMSA), in Virginia, County Cavan. Eligibility...
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22
NOV
2023

2024 Parent Peer Support Fund: open for applications until 15th December 2023

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The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, has today 17th November 2023 launched the 2024 Parent Peer Support fund. The fund is open to organisations working with parents and/or children and young people to facilitate the development and support of parent peer support groups. Beneficiaries of the initial round of Parent Peer Support funding included organisations working with parents of LGBTI+ children, parents of children with a disability and parents of children who have recently migrated to Ireland. This year, a total of €75,000 will be...
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21
NOV
2023

Healthy Meath: Healthy Lifestyle Campaign

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The Healthy Meath – Healthy Lifestyle Campaign aims to raise awareness of the association between lifestyle habits and the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer occurring amongst the population of County Meath. Are you an active community group or sports organisation looking for a new health and wellbeing challenge? Healthy Meath are looking for groups to get involved in our new campaign which aims to support communities to promote healthier lifestyles. Each group will receive a FREE campaign starter pack! More information at https://bit.ly/3QDc5un or...
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20
NOV
2023

Meath County Council’s Draft Climate Action Plan 2024 – 2029: Have Your Say

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Meath County Council’s Draft Climate Action Plan 2024 – 2029: Working together to create a climate resilient, biodiverse rich, environmentally sustainable and climate neutral economy that supports healthy lifestyles and jobs growth. Meath County Council is seeking submissions on the Draft Climate Action Plan – 17th November 2023 to 8th January 2024 All stakeholders and members of the public are invited to contribute towards the Draft Climate Action Plan 2024 – 2029 which sets out to create a more climate resilient, biodiverse rich, environmentally sustainable and climate...
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20
NOV
2023

Cultúr Poster Campaign: launch event 12th December 2023

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Cultúr Migrants Centre will launch the Cultúr Poster Campaign in Co Meath on Tuesday, 12th December 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in Navan Library, C15 RW31. The poster campaign is the result of collaborative work between migrant and refugee leaders, service providers and community organisations. Based on a consultation process, ten key issues were identified as the most critically affecting communities. The posters were designed to provide relevant information about these critical issues to be shared and displayed in key venues to reach the general public. The Poster Campaign will be a valuable...
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20
NOV
2023

CREATE: News & Opportunities – November 2023

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News from Create   Create News 34 – Evaluate This! Thinking out loud on process-based evaluation Web: www.create-ireland.ie/publication/create-news-34/ Evaluating socially engaged arts practice can be a sensitive issue. This wide-ranging term describes a variety of artworks and projects, and so, how best to evaluate socially engaged practice evokes competing opinions about its character and value. In March 2023, Create invited Dr Gráinne Coughlan, postdoctoral researcher at TU Dublin, to unpick some of the assumptions around evaluation in conversation with artist Dr. Susanne Bosch. This...
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17
NOV
2023

Christmas Fair at Teach Raithneach, Collon

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Broomfield and District Residents Association are holding a Christmas Fair on Sunday December 10th, from 11AM – 5PM, at Teach Raithneach, Starinagh, Collon, Co. Meath (A92 W283)
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14
NOV
2023

Cultivating Mental Health in Rural Ireland Conference: Portlaoise, 20th November 2023

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The Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, with the support of The Department of Health and the Health Services Executive, is hosting the ‘Cultivating Mental Well-being in Rural Ireland’ conference on 20th November. The conference features a distinguished list of panellists who will share their perspectives on mental health and discuss how we can promote and support health and well-being in the farming community. Minister of State with responsibility for Farm Safety at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Martin Heydon, T.D. will open the conference and...
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14
NOV
2023

Meath PPN: Plenary Meeting – 30th November 2023 7pm

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Meath PPN is pleased to announce that the second Plenary meeting for the Meath PPN will take place on the 30th November 2023. The event will be held in the the Wilkinstown Community Centre Balsaw, Wilkinstown, Navan, Ireland, C15v123  The meeting will start at 7pm with registration from 6.30pm. A Plenary meeting is open to all member groups and is an opportunity to network, learn and help build the PPN together for communities in Meath.  Agenda items include: Please find a link below to register for the event: Registration Link: Meath PPN Plenary November...
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13
NOV
2023

Community Climate Action Fund: online workshop – Wednesday 15th November 2023 3pm

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Meath PPN are hosting the Climate Action Team for an information workshop on the new Community Climate Action Programme fund. Under the fund Meath has been allocated €811,000 across five different themes.  This workshop is for all PPN member groups and will take place at 3PM on Wednesday 15th November. To register for the workshop please click here. The workshop will be recorded and made available to members who are not able to join on the day.
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13
NOV
2023

Family Addiction Support Network: range of services & supports to families and loved ones affected by addiction

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𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗔𝗦𝗡 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀: 𝗡𝗼𝘄 𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝟮𝟰-𝗛𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗽𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 – 𝟬𝟴𝟳 𝟵𝟬𝟰𝟲𝟰𝟬𝟱 𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘾𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙣, 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙜𝙝𝙖𝙣, 𝙇𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙝 & 𝙈𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙝 * At FASN, we are dedicated to bridging the gap and ensuring that our support services are accessible to you whenever you need them. We have always been committed to providing support to families and loved ones affected by addiction. * We understand that everyone’s journey is unique, and for many, time constraints can make attending face-to-face meetings challenging. * That’s why we have expanded our services to include one-on-one...
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13
NOV
2023

“Cracking the Case”: Chief Superintendent Christy Mangan Talk in Dunshaughlin Library – 16th November 2023

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Join Dunshaughlin native, Christy Mangan, as he shares his experiences as a Chief Superintendent involved in some of the major Irish crimes in recent times. Christy Mangan, a son of Clare and the late Oliver Mangan, entered the gates of the Garda Training College in Templemore as a 20-year-old in 1982, beginning a career that would last for 40 years and would see him involved in some of the most high profile cases of that period. In his career, Mangan participated in or led over 100 murder investigations. And he set up the Garda cold case unit to examine some of the state’s most...
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13
NOV
2023

SAOR Screening and Brief Intervention Problem Alcohol and Substance Use: Next Training Day: Wednesday November 29th, 2023. 10am – 4pm

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SAOR Screening and Brief Intervention for Problem Alcohol and Substance Use (2017)1 is a step-by-step guide for practice developed in response to problem alcohol and other drug use. The model can be used in a wide variety of settings, including community, statutory, voluntary, justice and education services. By following this model, many professionals and volunteers have been given the confidence and competence to screen for problem alcohol and drug use and either engage in a brief intervention or refer to specialist services if necessary. SAOR training is delivered in a 90 minute...
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13
NOV
2023

Irish Environmental Network: November 2023 Newsletter

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The Connecting Nationwide Newsletter for November 2023 is available at the link below: https://conta.cc/4755KyF
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13
NOV
2023

Clann Credo: 2022 Annual Report

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Calling all community groups, approved housing bodies, family resource centres, sports clubs, charities and social enterprises – the Clann Credo Annual Report is out!  It contains lots of interesting information about their performance and several case studies to give you the human and community stories behind the numbers.  You can find it on their website HERE: https://bit.ly/471trIm Or, you can request a hard copy by emailing info@clanncredo.ie. The social finance offered by Clann Credo is designed for community groups and comprises term loans and bridging loans.  Your...
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10
NOV
2023

Sustainable Energy Communities: online workshop 13th November 2023 7.30pm

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Join us for a FREE Online Workshop on Sustainable Energy Communities on Monday 13 November from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Topics covered include: Click here to join the meeting Meeting ID: 368 391 662 613Passcode: NFsJ2G Please note the meeting link will go live at 7.20pm
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10
NOV
2023

Community Water Development Fund: Nature Based Solutions (NBS) Workshop – Monday 13th November – 7.30pm – 8.45pm

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The event will take place next Monday night with the purpose to highlight our community water development fund (see link here) and the increasing importance of nature-based solutions in water quality management in Ireland. We welcome all interested parties to attend for this informative Microsoft teams workshop to help community groups to understand the positive collaborations groups can have with the local authority waters programme (LAWPRO) for the betterment of their local water environments and also the importance crucially more and more of the aforementioned nature based solutions in...
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10
NOV
2023

Clár na nÓg – youth sector updates: November 2023

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National Youth Council of Ireland: News Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls Remember to check out our News Feed for regular updates. Read our most recent update >> Connect with your Community this One World Week!Numbers for our in-person One World Week events this year are limited, so make sure to register as soon as you can! We have events for young people and youth workers alike, and we’d love to see you there.Find out more and register >> Youth Arts SPEAKS – Call to ParticipateAre you aged 18 to 25 and passionate about youth arts and creativity? Join our Youth Arts...
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10
NOV
2023

PPN Snapshot of the year 2022

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Before the release of the Public Participation Network Annual Report 2022 we have uploaded a preview to the report on our gov.ie website. The  “Snapshot of the year” is a look back on events for PPNs in 2022. To access please click here.  
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10
NOV
2023

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan: November 2023 newsletter

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To spot this month: keep an eye out for queen bumblebeesThe normal lifecycle of most Irish bumblebees ends when the workers and males die off, and the newly mated queens hibernates through the colder winter months. Occasionally, at this time of year you can still see some bumblebee queens fattening up for hibernation. If you spot any queen bumblebees that you’re able to identify, it’s very useful to let us know what plant it was feeding on. Last November, queens were observed feeding on Ivy and on garden plants like Mahonia, Comfrey and Hebe. Photo below is the Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Joe...
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10
NOV
2023

FLAG (Fisheries Local Action Group Programme): public meetings 16th &17th November 2023

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Public Meeting 16th November 2023Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan | 5.30 pmFairways Hotel, Dundalk | 8 pm 17th November 2023Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire | 7pm This is your local community. Please share your viewsContact: FLAG.strategies@ie.gt.com FLAG (Fisheries Local Action Group Programme) is a Community Led Local Development scheme that seeks to: “enable a sustainable blue economy in coastal, island and inland areas, and fosterthe development of coastal communities This consultation will aid in the development of a strategy to seek funding from Priority 3 of the European Maritime,...
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10
NOV
2023

FLAG (Fisheries Local Action Group Programme): survey

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FLAG (Fisheries Local Action Group Programme) is a Community Led Local Development scheme that seeks to: “enable a sustainable blue economy in coastal, island and inland areas, and foster the development of coastal communities” This consultation will aid in the development of a strategy to seek funding from Priority 3 of the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) North East FLAG invite you to offer your views on what support is needed to secure the sustainable development of your local coastal community.• What are the area s strengths?• What are the challenges...
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10
NOV
2023

Meath Local Sports Partnership: November 2023 Update

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Please see Meath LSP’s planned programmes below:  Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection Workshop 21st November | 6.30pm-9.30pm | Zoom (FULLY BOOKED, waiting list in place) 30th November | 6.30pm-9.30pm | Zoom  This workshop will highlight the measures that clubs can take to create and maintain the safest possible environment for sport for young people. This course is essential for anyone who is in contact with children in their club. Cost: €20 per person for clubs in Meath, €30 per person for clubs outside Meath. Places are limited. To book a place,...
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09
NOV
2023

Meath PPN: Plenary Meeting – 30th November 2023 7pm

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We are pleased to announce that the second Plenary meeting for the Meath PPN will take place on the 30th November 2023. The event will be held in the the Wilkinstown Community Centre Balsaw, Wilkinstown, Navan, Ireland, C15v123  The meeting will start at 7pm with registration from 6.30pm. A Plenary meeting is open to all member groups and is an opportunity to network, learn and help build the PPN together for communities in Meath.  Agenda items include: Please find a link below to register for the event: Registration Link: Meath PPN Plenary November 2023...
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09
NOV
2023

Sustainable Energy Communities: online workshop 13th November 2023 7.30pm

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Join us for a FREE Online Workshop on Sustainable Energy Communities on Monday 13 November from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Topics covered include: Click here to join the meeting Meeting ID: 368 391 662 613Passcode: NFsJ2G Please note the meeting link will go live at 7.20pm
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09
NOV
2023

Community Water Development Fund: Nature Based Solutions (NBS) Workshop – Monday 13th November – 7.30pm – 8.45pm

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The event will take place next Monday night with the purpose to highlight our community water development fund (see link here) and the increasing importance of nature-based solutions in water quality management in Ireland. We welcome all interested parties to attend for this informative Microsoft teams workshop to help community groups to understand the positive collaborations groups can have with the local authority waters programme (LAWPRO) for the betterment of their local water environments and also the importance crucially more and more of the aforementioned nature based solutions in...
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09
NOV
2023

Affordable Housing Scheme: Baker Hall Phase 2 Navan Co Meath

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Please be advised that Meath County Council have another Affordable Housing Scheme at Baker Hall, Navan, Co Meath in conjunction with the Land Development Agency and Glenveagh coming soon. We are launching the application process for Phase 2 of Baker Hall , Navan along with the remaining houses in Phase 1. The online portal to apply for this affordable housing scheme will open for applications on the 30th November at 12noon. Further information can be located on our website and the new government website affordablehomes.ie. 
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07
NOV
2023

Healthy Meath Newsletter – November/December 2023

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The new edition of the Healthy Meath Newsletter can be found at the link below: November December 23 – HM Newsletter (meath.ie) Read the latest edition of the Healthy Meath Newsletter HERE!
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03
NOV
2023

Community Climate Action Fund – Online Workshop

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Meath PPN are hosting the Climate Action Team for an information workshop on the new Community Climate Action Programme fund. Under the fund Meath has been allocated €811,000 across five different themes.  This workshop is for all PPN member groups and will take place at 3PM on Wednesday 15th November. To register for the workshop please click here. The workshop will be recorded and made available to members who are not able to join on the day.
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31
OCT
2023

Free IT Classes: how to use phones, tablets, laptops, etc – Trim & Athboy

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Digital and IT support drop in café at Trim Library tomorrow morning. If you need help with your phone, laptop, making CV, using Word or anything else just pop on down anytime between 10am and 12pm and receive the help you need! Also running on Wednesdays at Trim FRC and Athboy Library. Just drop in, it’s completely free and no booking is required! Come on down and learn something new! Tuesdays 10am -12pm Trim Library Wednesdays 9am-1pm – Trim FRC Offices 2pm-4pm – Athboy Library Call 046 943 8850 or email brandon@trimfrc.ie for more info.
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31
OCT
2023

WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan): 2-Day course with Trim FRC – 7th & 14th November 2023

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Improve and maintain your own mental health with the Trim Family Resource Centre. Our 2 day Wellness Recovery Action Plan will be running on November 7th & 14th. The WRAP programme helps you develop your own personal Wellness Action Plan that you can use on a daily to manage your own wellness and wellbeing. €20 per person. For more information and to register for the programme contact info@trimfrc.ie or phone 046 9438850
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27
OCT
2023

Guide for Inclusive Community Engagement in Local Planning and Decision Making: 2nd Edition

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A Guide for Inclusive Community Engagement in Local Planning and Decision Making Find out more https://www.gov.ie/…/bcc24-a-guide-for-inclusive…/
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27
OCT
2023

Census 2022 Profile 5: Diversity, Migration, Ethnicity, Irish Travellers and Religion – Meath

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The Central Statistics Office has today published Census 2022 Profile 5: Diversity, Migration, Ethnicity, Irish Travellers and Religion https://www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpublications/ep/p-cpp5/census2022profile5-diversitymigrationethnicityirishtravellersreligion/ Profile 5 looks at the diversity of the population in Ireland, including country of citizenship, ethnic group or background, and languages spoken. Recent migration in the year leading up to the census, Irish Travellers, and religion are also covered. This profile shows that there were 7,296 people living in Meath in April 2022 who...
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27
OCT
2023

Public Consultation on Migrant Integration Strategy

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The Minister of State for Community Development, Integration and Charities, Joe O’Brien, has launched a public consultation on migrant integration strategy. The consultation seeks input from the public to inform the development of a national strategy for migrant integration that will set out the Government’s commitment to supporting and promoting migrant integration and provide a framework for action.  The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth is seeking your views on the challenges, needs and opportunities in supporting and promoting migrant...
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27
OCT
2023

Our Rural Future: Minister Heather Humphreys confirms details of €1.5 million in support of SuperValu TidyTowns Groups

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Our Rural Future: Minister Heather Humphreys confirms details of €1.5 million in support of SuperValu TidyTowns Groups Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D., has today (Friday, 27th October) confirmed details of the allocation of €1.5 million to support local TidyTowns groups with their preparations for the 2024 SuperValu TidyTowns competition, and has urged eligible groups to ensure they avail of the funding. This allocation will provide top-up funding of between €1,000 and €4,000 for eligible TidyTowns groups across the country. All of the SuperValu...
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27
OCT
2023

AnamCara: Supporting Families through Grief and Trauma – online workshop 23rd Nov 2023

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AnamCara are holding an online Workshop on Thursday 23rd November for anyone working with family members who are bereaved in traumatic circumstances. Please find a registration link below: Meeting Registration – Zoom Purpose of this Workshop To expand the understanding of how traumatic events and bereavement affect people, and what can be offered to help. Aim of workshop To complement each organisation’s/professional’s expertise in working with grief. Key Objectives of this workshop • Explore what responses and reactions can be more complex (traumatic grief, PTSD) and require...
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27
OCT
2023

Let’s talk about mental health for Men: November 20th 2023 – Barbican Centre, Drogheda

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The event will feature three well known public speakers that will speak about their own experiences on mental health, the tools to cope and a discussion to how we can reduce the stigma around mental health for everyone. While the focus is on men’s mental health the forum is open to everyone who wants to attend and the important role the female has in our lives- the wife, mother, sister, girlfriend, etc that can have a positive impact as part of a support system.
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24
OCT
2023

Halloween Amnesty at local Recycling Centres

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There is a Halloween Amnesty at local Recycling Centres! There will be NO CHARGE for Beds, Headboards, Couches, Armchairs, Outdoor & Indoor Tables and Chairs for all Meath based householders on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th October from 9am to 4pm at Meath Recycling Centres listed below. All visitors must be resident in Co Meath and €2 gate entry charge applies. Enquiries to environment@meathcoco.ie
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24
OCT
2023

LAWPRO Community Water Development Fund 2024: open for applications

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Local community or voluntary groups can now apply for a Community Water Development Fund (CWDF) grant to deliver a project in 2024. This Fund helps local communities deliver projects and initiatives that enhance your local water environment, delivering multiple benefits for water quality, biodiversity and climate action. The Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) administers the Fund on behalf of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. There will be €520,000 available in grants under the 2024 Call. Interested community and voluntary groups can download...
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23
OCT
2023

SAOR Training: online 26th October 2023 – Screening and Brief Intervention Problem Alcohol and Substance Use

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SAOR Screening and Brief Intervention for Problem Alcohol and Substance Use (2017)1 is a step-by-step guide for practice developed in response to problem alcohol and other drug use. The model can be used in a wide variety of settings, including community, statutory, voluntary, justice and education services. By following this model, many professionals and volunteers have been given the confidence and competence to screen for problem alcohol and drug use and either engage in a brief intervention or refer to specialist services if necessary. SAOR training is delivered in a 90 minute...
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19
OCT
2023

Clann Credo: Financing community ambition

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Calling all community groups, approved housing bodies, family resource centres, sports clubs, charities and social enterprises – If you are planning a project or service that delivers a social benefit in your local community, Clann Credomay be able to help!  The social finance offered by Clann Credo is designed for community groups and comprises term loans and bridging loans.  You may need a bridging loan to enable you to avail of grant aid offered by a public body and/or you may require a term loan to deliver your project or service where grant aid is not available or...
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19
OCT
2023

Womens’ Shed with an Edge: Event on 18th November 2023 in Ballinlough

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Save the date! 18th November at 6pm Swish Event at Ballinlough GAA Centre in aid of Women’s Shed with an Edge Enjoy an evening of fun and fashion… and pick up a bargain! Drop your pre-loved clothes to O’Reillys “Nearby” shop, Ballinlough from 16th -31st October. Swish event begins at 6pm with refreshments followed by style talks with Simply Style with Fi.
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19
OCT
2023

Creative Facilitation Skills Course: Dublin North East Recovery College

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Dublin North East Recovery College are delivering a Creative Facilitation Skills Training Course on the 6th & 13th November from 10 am-4 pm in the Recovery College. In this two-week course participants will explore and develop roles, skills, methods and challenges involved with creative group facilitation, with a view to supporting groups working in recovery-orientated spaces.  In the course, students will explore the roles of a creative facilitator, creative facilitation techniques, group process, session planning and working creatively with challenges. The course fee...
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19
OCT
2023

Barnardos Boarded Out Practical Support Service for Adults.

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The Boarded Out Practical Supports Service is a free national service available to any adult whether in Ireland or abroad who was boarded out as a child prior to the Child Care Act 1991. The Boarded Out Service Community workers can visit people in their homes and communities or offer support over the phone. Boarded Out is a term used to describe children who were raised with families other than their own in Ireland. This was also referred to as been nursed out, farmed out or fostered out.  This happened mainly between 1920 and 1970. Children were boarded out in both urban and rural...
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19
OCT
2023

Women Connecting Europe Graduation Event on Friday 20th October @ 3pm

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Cultur Migrant Centre and Social Hackers Academy are holding a Women Connecting Europe Project Graduation Ceremony! 🎓 Join Us for The Graduation Ceremony! 🎉 📆 Date: Friday, 20th October ⏰ Time: 3pm (Irish time) / 5pm (Athens time) 📍Location: The Unity Centre, Dunloe Park, Windtown, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland We’re celebrating your achievement as women who participated in the WordPress and Soft Skill course in tech as part of the Woman Connecting Europe project supported by the European Union and led by Cultur Migrant...
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19
OCT
2023

Online Workshop on Healthy Relationships: 1st November 2023 11am

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The Meath Wellness Hub are delighted to announce a free online wellness workshop for Building Healthy Relationships. Date: 1st November 2023 11am-12noon Please find Eventbrite link below. The Importance of Healthy Relationships Tickets, Wed 1 Nov 2023 at 11:00 | Eventbrite
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19
OCT
2023

CREATE: News & Opportunities- October 2023

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News from CREATE: Collaborative Arts as Collective Pedagogy with Aida Sánchez de Serdio Martín Workshop date: 29 NovemberTime: 11am – 5pmLocation: Dublin City CentreWeb: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/collaborative-arts-as-collective-pedagogy-with-aida-sanchez-de-serdio-martin/Admission: Free but application is essentialDeadline for applications: 14 November, 4pmContact: producer@create-ireland.ie Collaborative and socially engaged arts practices involve an exchange of expertise – a form of both embodied and tacit knowledge between artists, community members and...
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19
OCT
2023

Clár na nÓg: Youth Sector Updates – October 2023

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National Youth Council of Ireland: News Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls Resources you might like In the media Remember to check out our News Feed for regular updates. Read our most recent update >> Budget 2024: Thank you for over 5000 signatures!Our Youth Work Changes Lives open letter campaign has now closed, and in total an amazing 5,565 of you added your names to our call for a Budget 2024 that invests in youth work and young people. We’ve been sending out the open letter and it’s already appeared in nearly every local paper around the country. This wouldn’t have...
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19
OCT
2023

NTR Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund: closing date 27th October 2023

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The NTR Wind Farm Community Benefit Funds are open until Sunday 29th October 2023, SECAD support is available up to Friday 27th October. The NTR Wind Farm Community Benefit Funds provides an excellent opportunity for local community groups to develop projects in proximity to NTR wind farms. If you are unsure about a possible project, please get in touch with us and we will do our best to advise. Further information is available here: https://www.communitybenefitfunds.ie/ntr/help/ With regards to large community infrastructure projects, it is possible to submit an application...
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16
OCT
2023

Launch of Parnell Banner: Thursday 19th October 2023 7.30pm – Dunshaughlin and District Historical Society

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Dunshaughlin Library Thursday 19th October, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.  Dunshaughlin and District Historical Society invites you to the unveiling of an historical Parnell banner from the locality. The event will be held in Dunshaughlin Library on Thursday 19th October at 7:30pm. The Historical Society used generous funding from Meath Partnership to engage Rachel Phelan, an expert textile conservator, to prevent further damage to and deterioration of the banner. The aim was to preserve the history and look of the banner, and make it safe for display. The banner dates to the early years of twentieth...
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16
OCT
2023

SafeTALK: Trim GAA Club House – Wednesday 18th October 2023 10am

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SAFETalk alertness training that prepares attendees, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. The workshop will inform participants on how to provide practical help by using the steps of TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keepsafe) and also gain information on the supports and resources available locally.  10:00am – 1:30pm 18th October Trim GAA LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE For more information and to book your place, see: https://bookwhen.com/suicidepreventiontraininglouthmeath…
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16
OCT
2023

A Basic Introduction to Energy Information: workshops across Meath

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Meath County Council is committed to working with communities and homeowners from across the county to assist them in managing their day-to-day energy needs. To assist homeowners, the Council has organised FREE “Basic Introduction to Energy information” workshops to provide tips and information on how to reduce energy use and options for installing new energy systems in homes, community facilities and places of work to make them warmer, more efficient and to help save money. This event will also provide information on the significant grants available to homeowners and community groups to...
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11
OCT
2023

LAWPRO Community Water Development Fund 2024: open for applications

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Local community or voluntary groups can now apply for a Community Water Development Fund (CWDF) grant to deliver a project in 2024. This Fund helps local communities deliver projects and initiatives that enhance your local water environment, delivering multiple benefits for water quality, biodiversity and climate action. The Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) administers the Fund on behalf of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. There will be €520,000 available in grants under the 2024 Call. Interested community and voluntary groups can downlo...
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11
OCT
2023

World Food Day: October 16th – Best Before: It’s still OK to eat.

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The EPA’s Stop Food Waste programme is the national campaign to reduce household food waste in Ireland, providing guidance and resources to help people make the most of their food, keep it fresher for longer and avoid food waste. On World Food Day, we want to remind everyone that Best Before dates are about quality not safety. If food looks, smells and tastes alright then it’s food to eat, even if the Best Before date has passed. Do you know what Best Before means? It’s about quality not safety, so use your judgement! Does it look, smell and taste alright? Then it’s still OK to eat!...
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11
OCT
2023

E-Male Matters Newsletter – Autumn 2023

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Please find a link below to the Autumn 2023 edition of ‘E-Male Matters’ – the newsletter of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI).  I hope that you will find something of interest to you in it.  You can also access an online copy of this newsletter (and earlier editions) at: www.mhfi.org/newsletters/about-e-male-matters.html     There’s no denying that the state of men’s health on the island of Ireland is often poor.  However, there are things which can be done to change this situation and men, themselves, can play a key role in doing this.&nbs...
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11
OCT
2023

Tinnitus Community Event: Sunday, October 22nd 2023

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Tinnitus is the continuous ringing in the ear. About 10-15% of Irish people experience this. Unfortunately, there is not a solid community for tinnitus in Ireland. As part of the National PPI Ignite Festival, Tinnitus Éire, an upcoming community for tinnitus in Ireland together with Trinity College Dublin and Sing Ireland at University of Limerick are organising the “Sing Your Tinnitus Story – a co-creative poetry and chorus workshop”.  Date: Sunday, October 22 Time: 11:00 – 15:00 (Tea/coffee and lunch provided) Venue: Samuel Beckett Dance...
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10
OCT
2023

Kells Family Resource Centre: Wellness Workshop – 13th October 2023

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October 13th: Dive into self-care at our Wellness Workshop from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Kells Family Resource Centre. This workshop is all about learning self-care strategies and understanding how to support your mental health. It’s essential for both you and your community. Community Support: Irish people, along with those who have made this land their home, are known for their remarkable generosity in offering help. However, sometimes we struggle to ask for help when we need it the most. Let’s change that together! Workshop Highlights: Join us for introductions, personal...
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10
OCT
2023

Meath Local Sports Partnership: October 2023 Update

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Please see Meath LSP’s planned programmes below:  Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection Workshop 21st November OR 30th November | 6.30pm-9.30pm | Zoom  This workshop will highlight the measures that clubs can take to create and maintain the safest possible environment for sport for young people. This course is essential for anyone who is in contact with children in their club. Cost: €20 per person for clubs in Meath, €30 per person for clubs outside Meath. Places are limited. To book a place, please call Trish on 0469067887 or email...
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10
OCT
2023

Take Back Control: October QUIT Campaign in Meath

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This October the HSE is inviting smokers to ‘Take Back Control’ this month by signing up to the 28 day no smoking challenge.  Those who quit for 28 days are five times more likely to quit for good.  More information about the campaign can be found in the attached documents or at #TakeBackControl We hope that this campaign will see a good take up of our excellent stop smoking services.  If you know someone who would like support to quit smoking, there is free support available for anyone who wants to quit.   As of 2022 HSE Stop Smoking Services are able to offer...
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09
OCT
2023

Teagasc & MHI: mental health webinar on 10th October 2023 10am

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To celebrate World Mental Health Day on Tuesday, 10th October 2023, a webinar on “Maintaining Mental Health Safety In Challenging Times” will be hosted by Mental Health Ireland and Teagasc.  Farm safety with regard to Mental Health will be discussed as part of the Webinar. The Webinar is a public event and is free of charge.   Those interested in Mental Health among farmers are most welcome to register. Register for the webinar at the link below: https://www.teagasc.ie/news–events/national-events/events/maintaining-mental-health-and-safety-in-challenging-time.php
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09
OCT
2023

IGNITE Training Programme for young people in Meath (15-27 years)

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Meath Partnership are running a FREE training course for young people aged between 15-30yrs in County Meath (Consent required for under 18yrs) There are 4 courses on offer: Hospitality, Agriculture, Sports and Fitness and Horticulture. The training takes place 2 days a week for 15 weeks, there are no exams, it is a practical hands on course, which included one on one career guidance and CV prep. The course will start when we have 8-10 participants and will take place in a location convenient to all, some practical aspects might be on site, however transport can be provided if needed....
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05
OCT
2023

Boyne Valley Tourism Strategy: community consultation event – 6th October 2023

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Local Consultation on new Boyne Valley Tourism Strategy 2024-2030 to include County Meath On Friday, 6th October 2023, we invite you to share your feedback regarding the Boyne Valley Tourism Strategy & Action Plan 2024-2030, noting as follows: Your opinion – via consultation: Online consultations will take place on Friday, 6th October 2023 at the following times To book your preferred consultation time: NOTE: consultations will be led by Julie O’Brien, Director Runda Hospitality & Tourism Solutions. Your opinion – via survey As a member of the Boyne Valley community your opinion...
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02
OCT
2023

Know Your Locality – Meath: free online course October 10th – November 7th 2023

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Course Dates and Times: October 10 – November 7 (five sessions (6.45pm – 8.30pm GMT) in total on October 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7. Where: From your home! Equipment: You will need access to the internet and a device (preferably a laptop or PC) Field trip: The course will include a field trip in the local area (venue TBC) on Sunday October 22, 11am – 1pm. Enrolment Status: OPEN, Course Type: Local Geology/Archaeology/History Instructor: Dr Stephen Mandal Cost: FREE, Application Deadline: n/a (until fully booked) Steps to enjoy the weekly Know Your Locality course: The series consists...
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02
OCT
2023

Trim Family Resource Centre: Events in October 2023

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02
OCT
2023

Boyne Valley Tourism Strategy: community consultation

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Local Consultation on new Boyne Valley Tourism Strategy 2024-2030 to include County Meath On Friday, 6th October 2023, we invite you to share your feedback regarding the Boyne Valley Tourism Strategy & Action Plan 2024-2030, noting as follows: Your opinion – via consultation: Online consultations will take place on Friday, 6th October 2023 at the following times To book your preferred consultation time: NOTE: consultations will be led by Julie O’Brien, Director Runda Hospitality & Tourism Solutions. Your opinion – via survey As a member of the Boyne Valley community your opinion...
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29
SEP
2023

Draft County Meath Heritage Strategy 2023-2030: Public Consultation – closing date 4th October 2023

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The County Meath Heritage Forum, facilitated by the Heritage Office of Meath County Council, has prepared a Draft Meath Heritage Strategy 2023-2030. The aim of the strategy is to identify key priorities and increase awareness, appreciation and enjoyment of the built, natural and cultural heritage of Meath for all. The Draft Meath Heritage Strategy 2023-2030 is available to view here Submissions/Observations Meath County Council invites you to take part in the public consultation to help shape the Strategy by making a written submission via one of the following two...
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29
SEP
2023

Census 2022 Profile 3: Households, Families and Childcare – Meath

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The Central Statistics Office has today published Census 2022 Profile 3: Households, Families and Childcare which looks at the family situations and living arrangements of the population and the different types and sizes of family composition and household. Childcare arrangements (which was a new question on the Census 2022 form) are also detailed in this report. The press release for Meath is available here – https://www.cso.ie/en/csolatestnews/pressreleases/2023pressreleases/pressstatementcensus2022resultsprofile3-householdsfamiliesandchildcaremeath/ The national press statement...
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29
SEP
2023

Meath & Louth Mental Wellbeing Network and Ambassador Programme Launch: 10th October 2023

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Healthy Meath and Louth in collaboration with SOSAD Ireland are holding a launch event for our Mental Wellbeing Network and Ambassador Programmes. It is taking place on World Mental Health Day on Tuesday the 10th of October at 11am in St Peters Church of Ireland, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Please find full details of the event in the image below. If you will be attending please RSVP by emailing meathhif@sosadireland.ie or calling 0833688886 by October 3rd. For more information on the Network and Ambassador Programme please click HERE.
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29
SEP
2023

Stop Food Waste: How to make the most of your veggies

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Versatile Vegetables – How to make the most of your veggies! We buy delicious and nutritious vegetables to eat with most meals, yet they often end up going to waste in a lot of Irish households. In fact, according to the 2022 EPA survey, veggies rank as the fourth most commonly thrown out food item in the home. Think back to the last time you bought veggies, did you use them all up? Or did some go to waste? Veggies are so versatile there is always something you can do to use them up, even limp veggies or those passed their Best Before Date. Taking simple steps to Stop Veggie Waste If...
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29
SEP
2023

Seminar: “50 Years of the NI Peace Process” 14th October 2023 – MAHS

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50 Years of the NI Peace Process – Retrospective and Reflections. A Seminar in association with the Meath Peace Group and Meath County Library. Saturday 14th October, at St Columban’s College, Dalgan Park, Navan, 1.30-5.30pm Speakers to include: Sean Donlon, Dermot Nesbitt, Brid Rodgers, Tim O’Connor, Lily Kerr, Pat Hynes, Katy Hayward, Duncan Morrow. Booking is essential via Eventbrite: (click on the link just below to book and/or see more details.) 50 Years of the Northern Ireland Peace Process: Retrospective & Reflections Tickets, Sat 14 Oct 2023 at 13:30 |...
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28
SEP
2023

Census 2022 Profile 4: Disability, Heath and Carers – Meath

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The Central Statistics Office has today published Census 2022 Profile 4: Disability, Health and Carers. This profile looks at the types and extent of long-lasting conditions or difficulties experienced by the population, on our general health, and of carers providing unpaid care in Ireland. It shows that more than 43,000 people in Meath experienced at least one long-lasting condition or difficulty while more than 87% in the county stated that their health was very good or good. The press release for Meath is available here –...
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28
SEP
2023

Community Sports Hub Navan: October 2023 Programmes

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The Community Sports Hub Navan returns with a new suite of 4 to 6 week programmes in October! Please see timetable of programmes attached. Registration is mandatory for all programmes and camps Registration is available here: https://www.meathsports.ie/community-sports-hub-navan/
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28
SEP
2023

World Mental Health Day 2023: 10th of October – online wellness workshops: Meath Partnership

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Meath Wellness Hub are delighted to announce THREE free online wellness workshops for World Mental Health Day 2023. Join us online for a day of fantastic wellness speakers. Raising awareness of mental health and driving positive change. WHEN: 10th of October Where: Zoom (zoom links will be sent after registration) For more information please email: wellnesshub@meathpartnership.ie Register now on event brite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/world-mental-health-day-workshops-meath-wellness-hub-tickets-717817450317?aff=oddtdtcreator
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28
SEP
2023

EAPN Ireland September 2023 NewsFlash

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Welcome to the September 2023 edition of the EAPN Ireland NewFlash. This month, you’ll find updates from EAPN Ireland, news from our network members, and the latest EAPN Europe and EU news. If you have any news, events or updates you would like us to include in the October NewsFlash, please email tim.hanley@eapn.ie. To learn more about our work, and for the latest updates, please visit our website, or follow us on Twitter/X, Facebook, or Instagram.  In solidarity,Paul, Maureen and TimThe EAPN Ireland Team   EAPN IRELAND NEWS   BUDGET 2024EAPN...
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27
SEP
2023

FREE Online Creative Art Programmes with Helium Arts

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Registrations are now OPEN for our FREE ONLINE Autumn / Winter Art Programmes – A chance for children and young people (ages 6-15) with *lifelong physical health conditions to explore their creativity and grow in confidence, while making new friends and having fun along the way! Our online programme consists of both on and offline creative activities and is available nationwide so children and young people can take part wherever they are! To sign up for a programme please click on the links...
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25
SEP
2023

Walktober 2023

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Meath LSP invite you to take part in our FREE ‘Walktober’ Challenge. This hugely popular programme returns for its third year with two challenges for the month of October: a 30km walking challenge & 80km walking challenge. Both challenges are supported with a walking calendar which includes daily targets and tips to help achieve your weekly/monthly challenge. Our 30km challenge is designed to slowly increase your physical activity and walking levels whilst providing you with an achievable target by month end. Suitable for anyone who wants to increase their...
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22
SEP
2023

Small area population statistics are available for Meath: CSO

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CSO launches interactive map for Census 2022 Small Area data which provides detailed information about every community in the country. Have you ever wondered how people in your local area travel to work or school? Or how many people volunteer in local community groups or sporting activities? Or how many people of your age live in your area which might support a new business idea? The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (21 September 2023) published the Small Area Population Statistics (SAPS) from Census 2022. This is the most detailed set of data produced from the Census 2022...
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22
SEP
2023

Community-led peatland conservation: Study visit event at Killyconny Bog, Mullagh – 28th September 2023

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Join Killyconny Bog Project and the Community Wetlands Forum next Thursday, 28 September, for a study visit to Killyconny Bog SAC to hear about the importance of the work and the role of the community in supporting its conservation and continued protection. The day will begin with tea and coffee at St.Kilian’s Heritage Centre, Mullagh, Co. Cavan, A82 HW77 at 10:30am. At the centre, we will hear from members of the Killyconny Bog project who will speak about the importance of the bog and their work in galvanising community support for its conservation,  as well as the many...
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22
SEP
2023

Information for voters with disabilities: Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

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The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage recently uploaded information on special arrangements to assist electors with certain disabilities to exercise their voting rights. The information is available in a range of different languages. Please click here to access the information.
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22
SEP
2023

Meath County Council Arts Office: Autumn 2023 Newsletter

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Please find a link below to the Meath County Council Arts Office Autumn 2023 newsletter:
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22
SEP
2023

CREATE: News & Opportunities -September 2023

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        News from Create  Create National Networking Day 2023 Date: 19 OctoberTime: 10am – 7:30pmVenue: Project Arts Centre (Address: 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2)Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/networking-day-2023/Admission: €20 (General)/ €10 (Concession)To book: www.bit.ly/CreateClimatePACEmail: info@create-ireland.ie We are delighted to announce that booking is now open for our National Networking Day 2023: Collaborating on Climate Justice, hosted on 19 October at Project Arts Centre in Dublin. The event will feature guest speakers...
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22
SEP
2023

Bereavement Support Workshop: Thursday, 5th October 2023

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Bereavement Support Workshop for those working with people bereaved through suicide: Louth and Meath – Thursday, 5th October 2023 at 9am This workshop, funded by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention, is specifically for professionals and key contact people who, in the course of their work, come into contact with people who have been bereaved through suicide. It explores the unique needs of suicide bereavement, so that participants become more equipped to provide support in the safest and most effective ways possible. This workshops aims to; This workshop covers five key...
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20
SEP
2023

Culture Night 2023: events in Meath

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Culture Night takes place on Friday 22nd September with a bumper programme of events taking place throughout the county with events in Ballivor, Duleek, Dunshaughlin, Kells, Navan and Summerhill. There’s a wide choice of events with something for everyone including music, dance, visual art, storytelling, literature, sculpture, food, craft and Concert in the Park. Details on events in Meath is available at the link below:
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20
SEP
2023

Core Ireland: Mental Wellbeing Fun Event Postponed to October 15th 2023

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Due to circumstances beyond our control our football fundraiser has been postponed and will now be taking place at Navan Adventure Centre on Sunday October 15th from 11am. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. If you have any further enquiries please call us on 085 228 95 79 or email us on hello@coreireland.ie
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19
SEP
2023

National Heritage Keepers Programme: open For new applications

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National Heritage Keepers Programme Opens For New Round of Applications: Lift the lid on your local heritage! Burrenbeo Trust, is thrilled to announce the latest round of the National Heritage Keepers Programme. The National Heritage Keepers Programme is a fantastic opportunity for schools and communities across Ireland. It empowers them to delve into their local built, natural, and cultural heritage and then provides funding to allow them to take action. This programme offers various learning formats, including in-person, online, and blended options, making it accessible to a wide range...
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19
SEP
2023

Community Foundation Ireland Biodiversity Fund: now open for applications.

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The Community Foundation Ireland Biodiversity Fund is now open for applications. There are two strands to this year’s grant round: 1- We are inviting community groups to apply for a grant to engage an ecologist and develop a Community Biodiversity Action Plan (CBAP) for their local area.. 2- We are inviting any organisation who has a CBAP to apply for funding to implement recommendations contained in it. Please find a link to the application form in our Criteria document below:https://www.communityfoundation.ie/…/Biodiversity-Fund… This grant round closes on Friday 13th...
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18
SEP
2023

SafeTALK: Nobber GFC Pitch , Thursday, 21st September at 7pm

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SafeTALK  is a half-day alertness training that prepares attendees, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive.  SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognise these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources. Participants learn how to provide practical help by using the steps of TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keepsafe) and also gain...
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18
SEP
2023

Culture Night 2023 – Friday 22nd Sept: Events in Teach Raithneach hosted by the Broomfield & District Residents Association

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Broomfield & District Residents Association will be celebrating Culture Night 2023 on Friday 22nd September 2023 Events will take place in Teach Raithneach Heritage & Cultural Centre, Starinagh, Collon. A92 W283. Starting at 7pm Ceili and Old-time Music and Dancing with Paddy and Oliver, Irish and Ceili Dancing with the Farrelly School of Irish Dancing, Children’s Art Corner, Photos from the Past, Art Exhibition from the Teach Raithneach Art Group, Children’s Film and Refreshments. Everyone welcome. Failte Isteach!  
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18
SEP
2023

“The Road to Kells – Prehistoric Archaeology of the M3, Navan to Kells and N52 Kells Bypass Road Project”  – lecture on 20th September 2023 7.30pm – Meath Archaeological & Historical Society

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The lecture “The Road to Kells – Prehistoric Archaeology of the M3, Navan to Kells and N52 Kells Bypass Road Project” will be given by Fintan Walsh (Archaeological Project Director) and Jerry O’Sullivan (Transport Infrastructure Ireland Archaeologist). The book, The Road to Kells by Fintan Walsh (TII Heritage 12) can be ordered from Wordwell Books and is free to view in digital format on the TII website.  https://www.tii.ie/technical-services/archaeology/publications/tii-heritage/Road-to-Kells-webPDF.pdf Venue: Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub...
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14
SEP
2023

Meta Data Centre Community Action Grants: open for applications until 20th October 2023

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Meta is excited to launch our annual Meta Data Centre Community Action Grants! The 2024 application period is now open: https://datacenters.atmeta.com/grants Grants are available to not for profit organisations, government entities and schools for projects in County Meath that do one of the following: Apply now: https://datacenters.atmeta.com/grants
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14
SEP
2023

Kells Theatre School: workshops for children – drama, singing, dance, creative storytelling and writing: now enrolling

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KELLS THEATRE SCHOOLHelping children live their theatre dream!!!ENROLEMENT IS NOW UNDERWAY FOR 2023/2024 Kells Theatre School is now entering its twenty-third year with very successful workshops and end of year productions. Some of last year’s show items were, our mini musical ‘Mulan’ ‘The Famine Pageant and Zany land of Oz’ Comedy sketches chorus singing and solos Along with show and pop medleys, Monologues and poems. The students acted, Danced and sang well known show and pop songs and solo singers got their chance to shine. The aim of the school is to introduce children and teens to...
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14
SEP
2023

‘The Flowers of May’: New play coming to the Kells Theatre on 30th Sept 2023

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Two and one productions present ‘The flowers of May’ in Kells Theatre Saturday 30th Sept at 7,30pm. The play brings you inside the world of 2 parents raising a child with the disability of Autism while facing up against the social stigmas that come with it. A sensitive play not to be missed. Admission €12 To bool phone the theatre 0877101671 or email kellstheatre@gmail.com Please support your local theatre.
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13
SEP
2023

National Disability Authority Annual Conference 2023 – Public and Political Participation of Disabled People

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National Disability Authority Annual Conference 2023: Public and Political Participation of Disabled People Guaranteeing the equal participation of disabled people in political and public life in Ireland – United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) Article 29   Date: Thursday, 26 October 2023 Time: 9:30am – 4.15pm Location: Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road and Online Cost: Free of charge. Registration required.   We would like to invite you to our Annual Conference 2023: Public and Political Participation of Disabled People. This year’s event will take...
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13
SEP
2023

Draft County Meath Heritage Strategy 2023-2030: Public Consultation

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The County Meath Heritage Forum, facilitated by the Heritage Office of Meath County Council, has prepared a Draft Meath Heritage Strategy 2023-2030. The aim of the strategy is to identify key priorities and increase awareness, appreciation and enjoyment of the built, natural and cultural heritage of Meath for all. The Draft Meath Heritage Strategy 2023-2030 is available to view here Submissions/Observations Meath County Council invites you to take part in the public consultation to help shape the Strategy by making a written submission via one of the following two...
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13
SEP
2023

EirGrid announces the Best Performing Option for the East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade

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EirGrid, the operator and developer of Ireland’s electricity grid has announced the Best Performing Option for the East Meath-North Dublin grid upgrade. This will see a high-capacity, 400kV underground connection built between Woodland substation, near Batterstown in County Meath, and Belcamp substation near Clonshaugh. After the prior announcement of the Emerging Best Performing Option in March of this year, further assessments have taken place, as well as continued engagement with landowners, communities and statutory stakeholders to ensure that all factors are considered in determining...
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12
SEP
2023

Meath Local Sports Partnership: Autumn/Winter Ezine 2023

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The latest Meath LSP E-Newsletter for Autumn/Winter 2023 is now available! Packed full of news, updates and upcoming events.  Click here to view: Meath LSP Autumn/Winter Ezine 2023
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11
SEP
2023

National Allotments and Community Gardens Week 14th-21st Oct 2023

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The first ever national Allotments and Community Gardens Week will be taking place in Ireland from 14th – 21st October 2023! We are running this event to raise awareness of allotments and community gardens, to highlight how important they are and to detail the huge benefits of community gardening for communities, individuals, and the environment.  The 2023 theme is “Growing with Nature” and we are hoping to get as many allotments and community gardens involved.  Some examples of activities during the week are:  1) Organise a tour or an event (in person or virtual!) at...
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08
SEP
2023

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan: September 2023 Newsletter

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The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is a framework bringing together different sectors across the island of Ireland to create a landscape where pollinators can survive and thrive. Its implementation is coordinated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre. To spot this month: keep an eye out for the Common Carder Bumblebee By September, many of our bumblebees are thinking about hibernation. One of the last to be spotted is the Common Carder Bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum), which still flies into October. Keep an eye out for this very common bumblebee this month. It is variable and can become...
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08
SEP
2023

Core Ireland: August 2023 Newsletter

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The August 2023 edition of the CORE Ireland’s Mental Fitness newsletter is out now. We hope you enjoy reading it and we hope you will share it with your family, friends and contacts. Click Here to Read Click Here to Read
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08
SEP
2023

Affordable Housing Scheme at Baker Hall, Navan, Co Meath

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Meath County Council in conjunction with the Land Development Agency and Glenveagh are making twenty-six new affordable homes available for purchase by eligible applicants at Baker Hall, Navan, Co Meath. Current Price, Minimum prices to be paid by eligible purchasers for dwellings and the typical gross income limits for eligibility for each type of dwelling: 2 Bedroom Mid Terrace House – Current Price – €305,000, Min. Purchase Price – €240,549*, Max. Household Income Limit – €65,194  3 Bedroom Terraced...
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08
SEP
2023

Get Ireland Cycling: short survey

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Cycling Ireland is preparing a Get Ireland Cycling Strategy. They want to hear from as many people as possible to help picture cycling at the moment and how to get more people onto bikes. Please help Cycling Ireland by completing this short Community Survey. There’s even a prize draw for those who complete the survey! Thanks. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GetIrelandCycling-Community
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08
SEP
2023

Clár na nÓg – training, events, opportunities and more

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National Youth Council of Ireland News Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls Resources you might like: Remember to check out our News Feed for regular updates. Read our most recent update >>
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08
SEP
2023

SafeTALK: upcoming training in Meath & Louth

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Please find details and dates of upcoming programmes provided by the National Office of Suicide Prevention in Louth/Meath.  All the courses listed can be booked through the booking online system.  Louth Meath Safe talk dates Date and Time Venue 25.8.23 at 9am Drogheda Educate Together (closed workshop for specific group) 14.9.23 at 6.30pm Dundalk FC, Oriel Park, Dundalk 16.9.23 at 7pm Roche Emmets GFC, Roche Emmets Clubhouse, Co. Louth 21.9.23 at 7pm Nobber GFC, Nobber Gaelic Grounds, Nobber, Co. Meath 11.10.23 at 9.30am DKIT, Dundalk, Co. Louth 18.10.23 at 10am Family Resource...
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08
SEP
2023

Irish Environmental Network: Connecting Nationwide Newsletter – September 2023

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Below is a link to the IEN newsletter for September, and it’s full of interesting events, consultations and updates. Connecting Nationwide this September (constantcontact.com) Of particular interest to PPN reps and groups might be the following:
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07
SEP
2023

Draft Town Centre First Plan for Enfield

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Enfield is one of 26 towns across the country that has received funding to develop a Town Centre First Plan, which aims to map out future development, focus on tackling dereliction and vacant properties, and make the Town centre a more attractive place to live, work, socialise and run a business. This initiative aims to help re-imagine and revitalise rural communities as part of the National Town Centre First Policy. The Enfield Town Team which was formed in May 2023, with the support of Meath County Council have developed a draft Town Centre First Plan for Enfield. For the...
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05
SEP
2023

Meath Joint Policing Committee: Public Meeting – 21st September 2023

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COUNTY MEATH JOINT POLICING COMMITTEENOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGThursday 21st September 2023 at 7.00 p.m.Location: The Village Hotel, Eastham Road, Bettystown, Co MeathMembers of the public are invited to attend this meeting. The function of the Joint Policing Committee is to serve as a forum for consultation, discussion and recommendations on matters affecting the policing of the local authority’s administrative area of County Meath. Members of the public have the right to attend this meeting, to have their views heard and to put questions to the Committee. To facilitate the preparation of...
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05
SEP
2023

Non-Violent Resistance Programme: starting online 22nd September 2023

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FREE 6 week online course to help parents/ caregivers learn new techniques that address challenging, destructive or violent behaviours from children or teenagers. Starting online 22nd September: 10:30am-12:30pm Contact Navan Family Resource Centre on 046-9073178 for more information or to book your place.
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05
SEP
2023

Empowering Parents Workshop: 19th September 2023 – SICAP & Meath Wellness Hub

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SICAP and Meath Wellness Hub are delighted to announce our Empowering Parents event on Tuesday 19th September at the Ardboyne Hotel #Navan Registration opens from 9.30am and the event will begin at 10am sharp. Register now Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/…/empowering-parents-tickets… For more information contact caoimhe.donnellan@meathpartnership.ie / wellnesshub@meathpartnership.ie
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SEP
2023

NTR Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

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The NTR Wind Farm Community Benefit Funds are open from now until Sunday 29th October 2023, SECAD support is available up to Friday 27th October. The NTR Wind Farm Community Benefit Funds provides an excellent opportunity for local community groups to develop projects in proximity to NTR wind farms. If you are unsure about a possible project, please get in touch with us and we will do our best to advise. In response to the recent community consultation, applicants to the Ora More Wind Farm, Co Fermanagh,  Altaveedan Wind Farm, Co Antrim and Boolard & Rathnacally, Co. Cork...
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04
SEP
2023

Julianstown Drama Group: outdoor theatre event – Saturday 23rd September 2023

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“The Peppers of Ballygarth” Julianstown Drama Group present ‘The Peppers of Ballygarth’ in the outdoor theatre of Sonairte on Saturday September 23rd at 4PM. Come along and enjoy this historical farce about the local legend. Book your tickets here.
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01
SEP
2023

Meath Film Festival – September 16th & 17th

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The second annual Meath Film Festival takes place at the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan on the 16th & 17th of September. Our 2 day programme includes the award winning documentaries, “North Circular” and “Pray for Our Sinners”, as well as the feature film, “Sunlight”. Each screening will be followed by Q&As with the filmmakers.  We will also hold animation and editing workshops, short film programmes, and a 24 Hour Film Challenge, in which participants must shoot and edit a project in one day. Those who complete the challenge will have their short...
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30
AUG
2023

Green Ribbon Campaign 2023: mental health awareness

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The annual See Change Green Ribbon campaign is now in its 11th year and runs for the month of September – https://seechange.ie/green-ribbon/ . The aim of the campaign is to spread awareness about all mental health difficulties and  to help end mental health stigma and discrimination. This year’s launch will take place on Friday 1st September.  For the month of September, See Change will roll out their social media campaign and will be supporting workplaces, organisations and the general public across Ireland to start having open and honest conversations about mental...
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30
AUG
2023

Menopause: All you Need to Know – talks in Ashbourne Library 12th Sept & Trim Library 19th September 2023

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We are delighted to have ‘Wellness Warrior’ & menopause author Catherine O’Keefe with us this Autumn. Catherine is a Menopause Workplace Consultant, founder of Wellness Warrior, and creator of the Menopause Success Summit. Catherine is the author of the best seller All you need to know about menopause. She helps organisations implement a comprehensive menopause strategy that leads to meaningful change. Catherine is on a mission to shatter the menopause taboo, for good. Booking is essential for both sessions. Please contact the relevant library to book a place. These...
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28
AUG
2023

Healthy Meath Newsletter – September / October 2023 Edition

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Please find the latest edition of the Healthy Meath Newsletter linked here Read the latest edition of the Healthy Meath Newsletter HERE!
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28
AUG
2023

Become a Community Buddy: launch event 8th September, Kells FRC

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Calling Adults of all ages from Boomers to Milenials! Are you looking to fill your Friday mornings with laughter, friendship, and meaningful conversations? Connect with locals and newcomers, share stories, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea together. Let’s foster a strong sense of community. Your lived experiences are invaluable, and we can’t wait to learn from you!Find out about our Community Buddies initiative  Kells FRC invites you to our Launch Coffee Morning on Friday 8th September   Date: every Friday from 8th September Time: 10am-12pm Location:...
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25
AUG
2023

Supporting Children with Back to School Anxiety

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To book, click here: https://bit.ly/3KTA5rg
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25
AUG
2023

IT & Digital Skills Initiative for Older People

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The Age Friendly Alliance are running a free 8 week IT initiative, to allow older people learn digital skills from Transition Year students in secondary schools in Meath. This initiative is free and it is only open for people over the age of 55 to apply. If you are over 55 and living in Meath, and want to learn more about your smart phone, laptop, tablet etc, then why not get in touch and let us know you would be interested. Please see the attached poster for details, and for sending out among your groups. We are currently gathering a list of names and/or groups that might be interested...
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25
AUG
2023

Kells Musical Society: “Oliver meets Annie” – new show on 21st -24th September 2023

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Kells Musical Society presents a musical treat Oliver meets Annie for all the family in Kells Theatre on Thursday 21stat 7.30pm, Friday 22nd at 7.30pm, Saturday 23rd at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and Sunday 24th at 2.30pm September 2023.   Two matinees on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th at 2.30pm.   The Musical is full of great foot tapping songs from both shows Oliver and Annie.  A very talented cast of 80 performers – children, teens and adults will whisk you away to London Town where the musical is set.
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25
AUG
2023

CREATE: news & opportunities August 2023

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News from Create: Save the Date: Create National Networking Day 2023We are delighted to announce our National Networking Day 2023, hosted on Thursday 19 October at Project Arts Centre in Dublin.   This year’s event will explore the intersections between collaborative arts practices and climate justice. It will draw on examples of best practice, community engagement and grassroots activism while convening artist practitioners and civil society organisations concerned with these vital issues. This event is a unique opportunity for those working in the field to meet with like-minded...
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25
AUG
2023

Survey: Needs of Cyclists

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An appraisal of the needs of cyclists along the developmental continuum​​​​​​​ Cycling Ireland are working on a MSc research project in partnership with SETU, Ulster University and Northern Regional College.  Cycling Ireland are keen to hear from non-members and anyone involved in cycling across the island of Ireland. If you would like to take part in the survey (which takes approximately 10 minutes) then please click on this link https://setu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b7PpEyGJXHaYqlE What is the purpose of the study? The proposed study aims to conduct an appraisal of the needs of...
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24
AUG
2023

Future use of Town Lands in Ratoath: Have your say

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Meath County Council has recently acquired 2 no adjoining sites in the centre of Ratoath. The combined size of these sites is approx. 1.3Ha. Meath County Council would now like to engage with the local community in Ratoath, via this non statutory consultation process in order to get an understanding of what the community would like to see developed on the site, bearing in mind the existing current site zoning. The consultation material will be on display in the Community Centre in Ratoath (during opening hours) from Monday 28th August 2023 until Friday 15th September...
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24
AUG
2023

New call for applications to the LEADER Food Initiative (LFI).

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€883,000 in funding has become available to be allocated under a new call for LEADER Food Initiative projects. This initiative aims to support Artisan, Micro, Small food producers and farm diversification enterprises. This grant aid is also for investment in local processing facilities, which allow farmers to sell their products into the local and wider domestic markets. Medium enterprises (over 20 employees) are not eligible under this initiative. The maximum amount of funding permitted per project under this call is €200,000 and funding proposals must not be for less than €5,000 per...
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24
AUG
2023

Irish Girl Guides North East: Autumn 2023 Newsletter

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Please find a link below to the the Autumn 2023 Newsletter from the Irish Girl Guides – North East Region.
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24
AUG
2023

Free Health Checks: Healthy Meath

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Healthy Meath – Chronic Disease Risk Management Programme Launching in County Meath In association with Heart Month, Healthy Meath are launching a free chronic disease risk management programme in community pharmacies in Kells and Oldcastle on Monday, September 4th. The purpose of the pilot programme is to provide free health checks to the population to identify risk behaviours that lead to the development of chronic diseases including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Advice and support to manage and reduce identified risk factors aims to support a reduction in chronic disease...
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24
AUG
2023

SHINE: mental health supports

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Who we are Shine is a national organisation providing information and support for people affected by mental health difficulties. We support individuals and family members through recovery-focused: What we do We aim to empower people with mental health difficulties and their families through support, information and education. We also advocate for social change by promoting and defending the rights of all those affected by mental health problems to equal treatment and quality services. How we can help you Groups for people with lived experience of mental health difficulties Sharing...
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23
AUG
2023

Healing Through Creativity Workshops: Starting on the 4th September in Laytown

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The Healing Through Creativity Workshop offers a unique opportunity for participants to harness the therapeutic power of artistic expression. Facilitated by the outstanding Anne McDonald (B.A., M.Phil), professional life coach, creative writing teacher, and award-winning spoken word performer, this free workshop encourages attendees to channel their emotions, stories and struggles into creative works. Through painting, writing, and other forms of artistic exploration, individuals can find healing and release while connecting with others who share similar experiences. The workshop...
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23
AUG
2023

RISE Program: starting October 2023

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The RISE Program is an online program assisting loved ones of those struggling with family members with substance misuse issues. Facilitated by the RISE Foundation, this program acknowledges the often-overlooked toll that addiction takes on families and friends, the program provides a virtual space for connection, learning, and growth. Through interactive webinars, virtual support groups, and personalised resources, participants can access tools to navigate the challenges of supporting someone on their journey toward recovery. The program runs for 10 weeks x 3 hour sessions beginning in...
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21
AUG
2023

WorkAbility: Inclusive Pathways to Employment Programme

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The WorkAbility: Inclusive Pathways to Employment Programme is a new programme co-financed by the EU Employment, Inclusion, Skills, and Training Programme (EIST) 2021-2027 and the Department of Social Protection (DSP). The programme will provide funding support to local, regional, and national projects that are focused on achieving improved employment outcomes for people with disabilities through a range of support measures. The aim of the WorkAbility Programme is to ensure people with disabilities are fully supported to find and maintain employment and organisations which...
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21
AUG
2023

World Suicide Prevention Day 2023: Resources

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One month to go until World Suicide Prevention Day 2023! World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is an opportunity to raise awareness of suicide around the world, to highlight efforts that take place globally, nationally and regionally, and to highlight the role of the individual. Celebrated every year on 10 September, this day aims to encourage ‘Creating Hope Through Action’. The theme draws attention to the fact that there is an alternative to suicide and aims to inspire confidence and light in all of us. Resources We have a variety of resources on our website for World Suicide...
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18
AUG
2023

Help Identify Knowledge Gaps in Irish Peatland Research 

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The aim of the Peat Hub Ireland project is to identify how much progress has been made in Ireland in sustainably managing its peatland resource and to highlight knowledge gaps that may exist. Peatland research has expanded rapidly in the last two decades encompassing a diverse and often complex evidence base, as countries seek to manage this resource sustainably and meet climate and biodiversity targets. In this context, it is important to synthesise existing knowledge and provide a roadmap for the future. In order to do this successfully and represent the wide evidence base involved in...
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16
AUG
2023

Dry Stone Wall Project, Kilskyre: Heritage Week Event 17th August 2023 2pm

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A short history of Dry Stone Walling in Ireland. The heritage and Biodiversity value of dry stone walls, and a demonstration of the final stages of completing the Dry Stone Retaining Wall Project at Kilskyre, Kells, Co Meath. This was a collaborative project and included a very strong contribution from a Master Builder from the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland together with members of the Pride of Place group and Gardeners Dynamic. 17 August, 2pm – 4pm Further Information Kilskyre Pride of Place ‘Habitat group’
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15
AUG
2023

Duleek Heritage-led Regeneration Plan – consultation event 16th August 2023

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Meath County Council in conjunction with the Heritage Council are preparing a Heritage-Led Regeneration Plan for Duleek and have engaged Sheridan Woods Architects + Urban Planners to prepare the plan in collaboration with all who have an interest in Duleek. The Duleek Heritage Led Regeneration Plan will focus on the historic core of the town, and it aims to set out the actions that will help Duleek achieve its potential for residents, communities, businesses and visitors though heritage led regeneration initiatives. We would like to hear your views about your experience of Duleek, what...
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14
AUG
2023

Ballinlough & Kilskyre Women’s Shed: event on 26th August 2023

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Ballinlough & Kilskyre Community are holding a Women’s Shed event in Ballinlough Community Centre What is Women’s Shed? ‘A place to enjoy other people’s company, get involved in activities with others, pass on skills, or just simply pass the time of day with other women. Members decide for themselves what they would like to do and participation is optional. Join us in Ballinlough Community Centre (GAA Pitch) for a Coffee Morning on Saturday 26th August from 12 – 2 See you then!
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14
AUG
2023

Meath Mental Wellbeing Network

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As part of the Healthy Ireland fund, Healthy Meath in collaboration with SOSAD Ireland are launching the Meath Mental Wellbeing Network. Meath Mental Wellbeing Network There are lots of groups offering support and promoting positive mental health across County Meath. Healthy Meath would like to gather all of that information and have it accessible in one place. Groups and organisations offering support and promoting positive mental health in Meath are asked to provide information about where they are, what they do, if they offer a service and how to contact them. This information will be...
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11
AUG
2023

Heritage Week 2023 – Events in Meath

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Get a chance to experience a pop-up print shop in Kells with the National Print Museum, be an archaeologist for a day at the Black Friary Medieval Family Day in Trim, celebrate Navan its People and its Past, hear about the Barn Owl Survey in Meath, enjoy a guided walk and talk on Girley Bog, visit an exhibition on 100 years of Living Heritage through Sport and attend the launch and exhibition of Bellewstown: Pictures from the Past.  These are just a few of the activities you can engage in during Heritage Week in Meath. National Heritage Week 2023 will take place from Saturday 12th to...
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11
AUG
2023

Sports Capital Funding Programme 2023: information webinar – 15th August

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Meath Local Sports Partnership in partnership with Louth, Monaghan & Cavan Local Sports Partnerships have engaged the services of 2into3 Consultants to deliver an information session to clubs, sporting bodies and schools who wish to submit an application for this year`s Sports Capital Programme (SCP).   The information session could provide would-be applicants with valuable insight about the Dos and Don’ts of completing the application process and help reduce the number of invalid applications. See https://www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie/ for more information.   The...
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11
AUG
2023

Duleek: Heritage-led Regeneration Plan – consultation event 16th August 2023

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Meath County Council in conjunction with the Heritage Council are preparing a Heritage-Led Regeneration Plan for Duleek and have engaged Sheridan Woods Architects + Urban Planners to prepare the plan in collaboration with all who have an interest in Duleek. The Duleek Heritage Led Regeneration Plan will focus on the historic core of the town, and it aims to set out the actions that will help Duleek achieve its potential for residents, communities, businesses and visitors though heritage led regeneration initiatives. We would like to hear your views about your experience of Duleek, what...
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10
AUG
2023

Have your say on digital Local Government: survey closing on the 11th August 2023

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The Local Government Management Agency is developing a new Digital and ICT Strategy. We would like to understand how you currently use digital and online services and how you’d like to use digital local government services in future. A survey has been developed to help better understand the needs of the public and businesses.  The findings from the survey will be used to inform the new Strategy. Your views will help us to: The survey will close on 11th August 2023.
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10
AUG
2023

Meath Local Sports Partnership: August 2023 Update

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Please see Meath LSP’s planned programmes below: Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection Workshop Safeguarding 2 Club Children’s Officer (CCO) Workshop Safeguarding 3 Designated Liaison Person (DLP) Workshop Sports Injuries First Aid Workshop Come n Try Rounders Skryne Come n Try Cricket for Women & Girls Soccer for Women & Girls 16+ Come n Try Beach event for Women & Girls 13+ Navan Cycling Initiative – 14k Female only cycle Activator Pole Walking Pop Up Pool Oldcastle Introduction to Open Water Swimming Learn 2 Cycle Ashbourne    ...
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10
AUG
2023

Meath Pride: events on Saturday 19th of August

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Saturday 19th of August hosts Meath Pride which will be held in Duleek & Gormanstown Co meath. Starting this amazing afternoon with LGBTI affirming yoga with instructor Lou 11am to 11.30am at the CourtHouse main street Duleek.  Showtime hosted by Syren Kalls, Call Me Sinn & Kobrah Kage 12 to 3pm at the CourtHouse main Street Duleek. Family Fun afterwards with Dj Sean  Bring your Picnic and relax on the green. Saturday night 19th 9pm Drag me to the Huntsman  Hosted by Syren Kalls, Call Me Sinn & Kobrah Kage & Dj Sean  Tickets only event €10: available to...
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10
AUG
2023

Ground Investigations – Kildare Meath Grid Upgrade: Notice from Eirgrid

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Following the announcement that EirGrid has submitted a Strategic Infrastructure Development planning application to An Bord Pleanála for the project in April 2023, EirGrid has been preparing for Ground Investigations along the route.  These works are required to determine the presence of underground services, to identify the ground conditions, and to help design the layout and location of the proposed cable.   The Ground Investigations will be undertaken by experienced contractors, who will be supervised by EirGrid and their specialist engineering partners.  The proposed Ground...
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08
AUG
2023

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan: August 2023 newsletter

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Newsletter: August 2023 The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is a framework bringing together different sectors across the island of Ireland to create a landscape where pollinators can survive and thrive. Its implementation is coordinated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre.   To spot this month: new hoverfly recorded in Ireland for the first time – can you find any more populations? The Hornet Plumehorn (Volucella zonaria) established in Britain in the 1940s, and was recorded for the first time in Ireland last month. It was spotted in July by David McAdams & Killian...
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04
AUG
2023

Water Heritage Day 20th August: events & clean ups

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Navan: 10am: Boyne Riverside clean-up 12 noon:  Nature walk or riverside cycle Wild About Navan: https://www.facebook.com/wildaboutnavanmeath Trim: 10am: Boyne riverside clean-up 12.30pm: Kick sampling demo Trim Tidy Towns: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php Oldbridge: 10am: Boyne riverside clean-up Followed by Boyne Logboats talk Boyne Rivers Trust: https://www.facebook.com/BoyneRiversTrust Sonairte Eco Centre: 12noon: Guided walk along the River Nanny Sonairte: https://www.facebook.com/Sonairte
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04
AUG
2023

Have your say on digital Local Government

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Have your say on digital local government The Local Government Management Agency is developing a new Digital and ICT Strategy. We would like to understand how you currently use digital and online services and how you’d like to use digital local government services in future. A survey has been developed to help better understand the needs of the public and businesses.  The findings from the survey will be used to inform the new Strategy. Your views will help us to: Deliver better online local government services Plan for the future of digital and ICT in local government Understand what...
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04
AUG
2023

Sports Capital Funding Programme 2023: information webinar – 15th August

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Meath Local Sports Partnership in partnership with Louth, Monaghan & Cavan Local Sports Partnerships have engaged the services of 2into3 Consultants to deliver an information session to clubs, sporting bodies and schools who wish to submit an application for this year`s Sports Capital Programme (SCP).  The information session could provide would-be applicants with valuable insight about the Dos and Don’ts of completing the application process and help reduce the number of invalid applications. See https://www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie/ for more information. The webinar will take...
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04
AUG
2023

Sports Capital & Equipment Programme 2023: register by 25th August & apply by 8th September

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Local project maximum grant increased from €150,000 to €200,000 Regional project maximum grant increased from €300,000 to €500,000 Specific focus on climate action, sustainability and gender equality Further information  can be found at gov.ie/sportscapital  Applications can be made online only from 9am on 17 July until 5pm on 8th September 2023 The deadline for registration with OSCAR system is 5pm on Friday 25th August 2023   The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme is the government’s primary vehicle for supporting the development of sports facilities and the purchase of...
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03
AUG
2023

Climate Conversation 2023

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The Climate Conversation 2023 is now open. People across the country are invited to have their say on how we can all play our part in securing our sustainable future. Government, communities, industry and individuals each have a part to play to help Ireland shift to a carbon-neutral future. We want to hear how we, as a government, can engage, enable and empower people to take action and realise the potential of moving towards carbon neutrality. Becoming a climate resilient society will help us to cope with the impacts of a changing climate and we are committed to achieving this future...
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03
AUG
2023

IGNITE Programme: free training for young people in Meath

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Free Training Programme for 18-27 year olds in Meath – Igniting ‘your potential’  In collaboration with Meath Partnership we aim to deliver the IGNITE initiative to address the training and employability needs of the youth in Meath with a specific focus on skills-based training and confidence building to enhance skills and to ignite potential. Programme Details: Blended training through a mix of: Support in career planning: Programmes coming up under the Ignite programme in Meath in September 2023: Introduction to: Find Out More:...
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03
AUG
2023

Get Ireland Cycling: short survey

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Cycling Ireland is preparing a Get Ireland Cycling Strategy. They want to hear from as many people as possible to help picture cycling at the moment and how to get more people onto bikes. Please help Cycling Ireland by completing this short Community Survey. There’s even a prize draw for those who complete the survey! Thanks. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GetIrelandCycling-Community
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02
AUG
2023

Duleek: Heritage-led Regeneration Plan – consultation event 16th August 2023

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Meath County Council in conjunction with the Heritage Council are preparing a Heritage-Led Regeneration Plan for Duleek and have engaged Sheridan Woods Architects + Urban Planners to prepare the plan in collaboration with all who have an interest in Duleek. The Duleek Heritage Led Regeneration Plan will focus on the historic core of the town, and it aims to set out the actions that will help Duleek achieve its potential for residents, communities, businesses and visitors though heritage led regeneration initiatives. We would like to hear your views about your experience of Duleek, what...
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02
AUG
2023

National Hub Strategy: Stakeholder Consultation – closing date 15th August 2023

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Background A National Hub Network Inter-departmental Working Group, chaired by the Secretary General of the Department of Rural and Community Development, was established in October 2020 to oversee the strategic development of the national hub network. The working group includes representation from key Government Departments, State Agencies and relevant public bodies. Part of its initial work programme was to (inter alia): Develop and map a national dataset of remote working hub infrastructure, facilities and services Identify appropriate development models for different remote working...
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01
AUG
2023

Trim Family Resource Centre: Events in August 2023

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31
JUL
2023

CORE Ireland: July 2023 Newsletter

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The new edition of the CORE Ireland’s Mental Fitness newsletter is out now. We hope you enjoy reading it and we hope you will share it with your family, friends and contacts. Click Here to Read Click Here to Read
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28
JUL
2023

National Heritage Week: 12-20 August 2023 – events in Meath

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National Heritage Week celebrates Irelands cultural, built and natural heritage. The theme for  2023 is Living Heritage: exploring the traditions, practices, knowledge and skills passed down through generations.   Meath Events: Events taking place place in Meath over the course of Heritage Week can be found here: https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings?q=&where%5B%5D=meath#listings   National Heritage Week, an initiative by the Heritage Council, celebrates all things heritage. It brings together communities, families, organisations, cultural institutions, academics and...
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28
JUL
2023

Free Bulky Waste Drop Off Days at Meath Recycling Centres

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Free Drop Off week at Navan Recycling Centre starting Monday 31st to Saturday 5th August.  Trim Recycling Centre – Tuesday 8th Aug to Saturday 12th. Kells Recycling Centre – Monday 14th Aug to Saturday 19th. Thorntons Recycling Centre Dunboyne – Tuesday 8th August to Saturday 19th.   All standard bulky household waste accepted – Couches, beds (mattresses not included), chairs, tables, wardrobes, outdoor furniture, garden equipment, toys, trampolines, flooring – tiles, carpet, boards, sanitary ware. €2 gate fee applies. All queries should be emailed to...
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28
JUL
2023

When a Stroke strikes act F.A.S.T.

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The Irish Heart Foundation’s Act F.A.S.T. campaign aims to raise awareness of the signs of stroke and the importance of calling an ambulance as soon as possible. F.A.S.T. stands for Face, Arms, Speech and Time. Face – can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped?Arms – can the person raise both arms?Speech – can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?Time – call 112 or 999 for an ambulance if you spot any one of these signs. If you recognise any of the signs of a stroke, call 112 or 999 immediately.
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27
JUL
2023

Census 2022 Profile 2 Housing: Meath

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The Central Statistics Office has today published Census 2022 Profile 2 Housing in Ireland, which presents a comprehensive picture of the housing landscape in Ireland in April 2022. Profile 2 shows that the rate of homeownership is continuing to decline and that there has been an increase in the number of renters aged 65 and over. In Meath, the housing stock grew by 11% to 78,759. There were 5% fewer vacant dwellings and the number of holiday homes grew by 41%. The national press statement is available here Further results are available here   If you have any queries on Profile 2...
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27
JUL
2023

Cycle Against Suicide: Community Buddy Training Programme 

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The team at Cycle Against Suicide are delighted to announce our autumn training dates for our ‘Community Buddy’ training Programme. This training programme is our community-focused positive mental health initiative and is free for anyone volunteering within their community. Full details including registration are available at: https://www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/register-to-become-community-buddy/   Dates for Autumn 2023 – 4 evenings 7-10pm over 2 consecutive weeks:  Option 1: September 2023: Wed 20th and Thurs 21st & Mon 25th and Tues 26th Option 2: November...
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27
JUL
2023

Turn2Me: free online mental health services

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Founded 14 years ago as an online service by Oisin & Diarmuid Scollard after they lost their brother Cormac to suicide. turn2me has established itself as a leader in early intervention suicide prevention mental health services in Ireland.  It has developed robust escalation processes to keep participants safe. Turn2Me works online to provide a free, safe, anonymous and confidential space to anyone +18 in Ireland seeking support with their mental health and wellbeing. We have a deep understanding of the needs and online behaviours of those who are seeking mental health suppor...
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26
JUL
2023

Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2023

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The Town & Village Renewal Scheme provides funding for projects that make our towns and villages more attractive and sustainable. Following on from the announcement by Minister Humphreys of the launch of the 2023 Town and Village Renewal Scheme please now find below scheme details and the expression of interest form relating to the 2023 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. The 2023 Town and Village Renewal Scheme is designed to support the revitalisation of rural Ireland through a renewed focus on town centre regeneration and enhancing economic and social vibrancy in line with Our Rural...
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24
JUL
2023

Na Fianna GFC Enfield: Family Fun Day 6th August & Summer Camp 8th -11th August 2023

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Na Fianna GFC Enfield are holding a family fun on Sunday 6th August at the GAA grounds in Enfield. Free entry and lots of fun for all the family. And their Summer Camp will run for boys and girls, 5-13 years of age, from Tuesday 8th – Friday 11th. To register for the Summer Camp, follow this link here.
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21
JUL
2023

Sports Capital & Equipment Programme 2023: registration deadline – 25th August 2023

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Local project maximum grant increased from €150,000 to €200,000 Regional project maximum grant increased from €300,000 to €500,000 Specific focus on climate action, sustainability and gender equality Further information  can be found at gov.ie/sportscapital  Applications can be made online only from 9am on 17 July until 5pm on 8th September 2023 The deadline for registration with OSCAR system is 5pm on Friday 25th August 2023   The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme is the government’s primary vehicle for supporting the development of sports facilities and the purchase of...
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21
JUL
2023

LMETB Community Education : Autumn 2023 Programme – open for applications

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We are pleased to announce that the application for LMETB Community Education programme Autumn 2023 is now open. This is an exciting opportunity for community groups in the Meath and Louth areas to avail of a wide range of courses. Community Education is committed to promoting lifelong learning and supporting people to reach their full potential. The autumn term offers an excellent range of courses, including but not limited to, art and crafts, health and wellbeing, horticulture and IT courses. The application process is straightforward and user-friendly, with links to apply available...
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20
JUL
2023

Meath Climate Action Plan 2024-2029: Have your say – survey link

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𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡’𝐬 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧 Meath County Council are requesting your views, observations and suggestions for consideration in the preparation of the draft Climate Action Plan. Your submissions will help shape Meath’s Climate Action Plan. Take the Survey at: https://consult.meath.ie/en/surveys Make your Submissions at: https://consult.meath.ie/en/browse Open now! Closes 5pm Monday 14th August 2023
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20
JUL
2023

Core Ireland: Walk & Talk in Blackwater Park – Tuesday 1st August 11am

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This August instead of a coffee morning we will be having a walk and talk in Blackwater Park. Please meet us outside the playground at 11am! All welcome! Please share with anyone who may be interested. We hope to see you there! Benefits of Walking Stress reduction Improve mood Boosted cognitive function Reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety Enhanced self-esteem Social interaction Improves sleep Provides a sense of accomplishment
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19
JUL
2023

‘Wells for Wellness and Other Tools’: Health and Wellbeing Workshop – 3rd of August 2023 10am: Recovery Education Service

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Midlands Louth Meath CHO Recovery Education Service are delivering an Online Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshop called ‘Wells for Wellness and Other Tools’ on the 3rd of August from 10am – 12pm. We hope that you can join us for this workshop. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no pressure to engage should you choose to just sit and listen. We aim to create all of our workshops collaboratively with people with lived experience of mental health challenges, their family members/carers/supporters, community partners and staff working in the mental health services,...
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19
JUL
2023

Learn about Lizards: Girley Bog- Sunday 23rd July 2pm

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Join Rob Gandola and Girley Bog Meitheal this Sunday, July 23rd at 2PM for a slow ramble around the bog to learn about some of its smaller reptile and amphibian residents! Meeting at 2pm at Drewstown/Coillte car park, Girley Bog. Entrance from the R154
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18
JUL
2023

Meath Climate Action Plan 2024-2029: Have your say – consultation process

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Have your say! Meath County Council are requesting your views, observations and suggestions for consideration in the preparation of the draft Climate Action Plan.   Online: Survey: https://consult.meath.ie/en/surveys Submissions: https://consult.meath.ie/en/browse Open now! Closes 5pm Monday 14th August 2023   Online Workshop: Wednesday, July 26th 3:00pm to 4:00pm To register for the workshop please click here.   In person workshops: Locations of the nine Decarbonisation Zones engagement workshops can be seen in the graphic below.
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18
JUL
2023

CREATE: Arts sector news and updates July 2023

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News from Create: Open Call: The West’s Awake, Creative Places Tuam Deadline for submission: 19 July, 5pm Event date: 19-20 August Location: Tuam, Co Galway Web: https://creativeplacestuam.ie/the-wests-awake/ Email: cpt@create-ireland.ie The West’s Awake community weekend, running the 19th and 20th August in Tuam town, invites local community groups, creatives and artists of all forms to be part of a showcase of Tuam’s creativity and talent. Programmed throughout the town, it will showcase all that Tuam has to offer, in a weekend of family events and happenings. If you would like to...
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18
JUL
2023

Suicide Prevention: information & resources

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Pieta are offering a Summer Series of Workshops for Parents: Understanding Suicide and Self-Harm in Balbriggan and surrounding areas.  Please click on the link below for more details. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/summer-series-workshop-for-parents-understanding-suicide-self-harm-tickets-670771464507?aff=ebdsoporgprofile   The International Association of Suicide Prevention’s “Reach In, Reach Out” podcast series aims to encourage understanding around the complexities of suicide, reduce stigma surrounding the topic and spark meaningful conversations.  In the episode linked below...
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17
JUL
2023

Launch of National Library Strategy

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Ambitious new strategy along with 66-point action plan to place libraries ‘at the heart of our communities’  Unprecedented investment to transform library facilities into multi-purpose social and educational spaces Every single library user to be given free access to a book club Huge increase in library activities from computer and language classes to cultural events and exhibitions Treble the number of ‘My Open Library’ facilities, which provide library access 365 days per year 50% increase in payments made to authors Ireland’s newest library in Portlaoise officially opens; €7.5 million...
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17
JUL
2023

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

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Venue Street Name Town Date Time Aldi Ashbourne Bridge St, Milltown, Ashbourne, Co. Meath, A84 KV09 Ashbourne Wednesday 02 August 2023 10.00am – 5.30pm Smyths Toys Navan 2A, Navan Retail Park, Athboy Rd, Moathill, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 T384 Navan Thursday 03 August 10.00am- 5.30pm   The ‘Check it Fits’ Service is a full-time, nationwide, free expert service which aims to put parent’s, grandparent’s , and guardian’s minds at ease that their child’s car seat is safely and securely fitted in their car. The service is quick, it’s easy, it’s free and it is coming to Meath where our...
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14
JUL
2023

Have your say in Meath’s Climate Action Plan: information events July/August 2023

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Join our Climate Action Team for a presentation on your area’s Decarbonisation Zone where you can provide your views, observations and suggest actions for consideration in the preparation of Meath County Council’s draft Climate Action Plan. Ashbourne Library: Tuesday 18th July 7.30pm to 8.30pm Duleek, Bellewstown & district Community Facility: Wednesday 19th July 7.30pm to 8.30pm Dunboyne Library: Saturday 22nd July 1pm to 2pm Ratoath – Glascarn Studio: Monday 24th July 7.30pm to 8.30pm Dunshaughlin Library: Tuesday 25th July 7.30pm to 8.30pm Navan Library: Thursday...
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13
JUL
2023

Moynalty Yoga Festival: 29-30 July 2023

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Prgramme detials available at the link below: https://www.facebook.com/MYogaF2022/ 
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13
JUL
2023

Climate Action Plan: online workshop – 26th July 2023

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Join Meath’s Climate Action Team for a presentation on Decarbonisation Zones where you can provide your views, observations and suggest actions for consideration in the preparation of Meath County Council’s draft Climate Action Plan. This workshop is for all PPN member groups and will take place at 3PM on Wednesday 26th July. To register for the workshop please click here.
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13
JUL
2023

Circular Economy Action Plans: supports

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Community Foundation Ireland is now inviting applications from groups interested in developing  local Circular Economy Action Plans. Local groups will be supported through Online Training, resource packs and access to experts to develop Community Circular Economy Action Plans which will be supported by grants of up to €2,500. See full details below on the timeline, background to the fund as well as criteria and details on how to apply. Closing Date for Applications Friday 28th July. Background The Circular Economy Fund was set up in 2019 under Community Foundation Ireland’s wider...
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13
JUL
2023

Census 2022: Profile 1 Population Distribution & Movements – Meath

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        The Central Statistics Office has published Census 2022 Profile 1 Population Distribution and Movements. This is the first in a series of eight thematic profiles which will provide detailed results on specific areas of Census 2022. Profile 1 concentrates on the distribution of the population across our towns and cities, the place of birth of the usual residents of each county, and population movements into, within, and out of each county since 2016. Profile 1 shows that in April 2022, there were 49 towns in Ireland with a population of 10,000 people or more. A further 164 towns...
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13
JUL
2023

Review of the Private Residential Rental Sector: Public Consultation

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The Housing for All Action Plan Update (November, 2022) stated the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage would commission a comprehensive review of the private rental sector. This review will take into account the significant regulatory changes over the past several years in the residential rental market. It will draw conclusions on how our housing system can be enhanced to provide an efficient, affordable, viable, safe and secure framework for both landlords and tenants. A central element of the review is the public consultation. We are encouraging the public to give their...
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13
JUL
2023

Meet and Code: grant support for coding events

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Meet and Code is back in Ireland for 2023, and charities can apply for a grant to host a virtual coding event for young people during September or October. The Wheel is proud to have been Meet and Code’s partner in Ireland since 2018. Meet & Code fund digital and coding events of all kinds — from IT workshops to robotics courses and events with trendsetting subjects like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). They are so excited to learn about your ideas for this year.   Who can enter? The Meet and Code fund is open to registered charities located in the...
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13
JUL
2023

Cultural Capital Scheme

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The Cultural Capital Scheme will provide funding for projects that reduce an organisation’s carbon footprint and will, for the first time, include funding for organisational energy audits.  Projects that provide additional capacity for artists and artistic production, as well as those that address access issues, will also be supported. Examples of what will be funded, include: Refurbishment and upgrading of facilities Energy audits Projects that reduce the organisation’s carbon footprint including energy upgrade projects e.g. insulation, solar panels, LED lighting. Projects that address...
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13
JUL
2023

International Decade for People of African Descent: Funding call -closing date 20th July 2023

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The purpose of the International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD) Funding Call 2023 is for proposals to host local, regional and national events to mark and celebrate the Decade. A total of €150,000 is available to be awarded to successful applicants. This funding, up to a maximum of €5,000 for each approved Event, will be available for suitable Events to mark the Decade and celebrate the culture of People of African Descent. The event should ensure that all of the following are achieved: Involve the active participation of members of the African community and/or People of...
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13
JUL
2023

2023 LGBTI+ Community Services Funding

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€900,000 is being made available to applicant groups, to support community services & promote visibility and inclusion of LGBTI+ people. Funding aims to promote inclusion, protect rights and to improve quality of life and wellbeing for LGBTI+ people in Ireland. There are two streams of funding; Scheme A will support new initiatives but is also open to applications from existing LGBTI+ NGOs for funding to maintain and enhance existing services and initiatives. This will assist these organisations build capacity and maintain existing and well-established LGBTI+ supports. Scheme B will...
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13
JUL
2023

EAPN Ireland: July 2023 NewsFlash

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Welcome to your European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland NewsFlash for July 2023. In this month’s edition you’ll find the latest news from EAPN Ireland, including our recent submissions and publications. We also have updates from several of our members, including key reports, updates and calls to action, as well as the latest position paper and two new reports from EAPN Europe.   EAPN IRELAND NEWS:   PRE-BUDGET 2024 SUBMISSION EAPN Ireland’s Pre-Budget 2024 Submission, calls for the prioritisation of measures which enable Ireland to meet its anti-poverty...
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13
JUL
2023

Connecting Nationwide: Newsletter July 2023 – Irish Environmental Network

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Please find a link below to this months newsletter, Connecting Nationwide: https://conta.cc/43aocmW   Of particular interest to Clean Up Groups might be government consultation on disposable vapes. As the background to the consultation points out, these are littered everywhere at the moment, and pose a risk to litter pickers and the environment as their batteries leak, as well as being a waste of plastic and lithium, a non-renewable resource. Have your say by July 27th.  For those looking to plant or maintain hedgerows, there’s a webinar coming up next Monday outlining the new Hedge...
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13
JUL
2023

Innovative project to co-produce Mental Health & Wellbeing workshops: MLM CHO Recovery Education Service and Regari

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Midlands Louth Meath Recovery Education Service and Regari Recovery College would like to have as many voices as possible involved in this exciting and innovative co-production project.   Our aim is to co-produce Mental Health & Wellbeing workshops for delivery within TUS as part of a new elective module. These co-production sessions are open to anyone (aged 18+) with an interest in mental health and well-being. (*Meeting point in the TUS canteen beside shop at 1.45pm for anyone unfamiliar with room locations.)   If you are interested in attending any of these sessions,...
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12
JUL
2023

Sports Capital & Equipment Programme 2023

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Local project maximum grant increased from €150,000 to €200,000 Regional project maximum grant increased from €300,000 to €500,000 Specific focus on climate action, sustainability and gender equality Further information  can be found at gov.ie/sportscapital  Applications can be made online only from 9am on 17 July until 5pm on 8th September 2023   The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D., and the Minister of State for Sport and Physical Education, Thomas Byrne T.D., today (12th July 2023) announced that a new round of the Sports...
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12
JUL
2023

Affordable Housing Scheme at The Willows Dunshaughlin Co Meath

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Meath County Council have offering an Affordable Housing Scheme at the Willows, Dunshaughlin Co Meath. The online system to apply for this affordable housing scheme will open on Monday the 31st July 2023 at 12 noon and will close at 12 noon on Tuesday the 22nd August 2023. Further information can be located on our website.
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11
JUL
2023

Local Property Tax Public Consultation 2023: Meath

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Notice of Consideration of Setting a Local Adjustment Factor   Meath County Council welcomes written submissions from the public covering the potential effects of varying the basic rate of the Local Property Tax on businesses, individuals and on local authority services.   For more info and to make a submission visit https://bit.ly/LPTMCC2023Submissions.   Please a link below to a Frequently Asked Questions document: Local Property Tax Public Consultation FAQs (MSWORD, 19.22 kb)
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11
JUL
2023

Clár na nÓg: youth sector training, events, opportunities – July 2023

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National Youth Council of Ireland – News Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls Youth Consultation on Action Plan for Youth Services Survey deadline Jul 20 Young Voices – Core Group Delegates deadline Aug 1 NUI Certificate in Youth Arts deadline Aug 28 NYCI Annual Report 2022 download now Action Plan for Youth Services session plan download now Virtual Showcase of STEAM in Youth Work visit now Interactive map: Global Youth Work and the SDGs in the Irish Youth Sector add your work now   Remember to check out our News Feed for regular updates. Read our most recent update...
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11
JUL
2023

CORE Ireland: June 2023 Newsletter

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The June 2023 edition of the CORE Ireland’s Mental Fitness newsletter is out now. We hope you enjoy reading it and we hope you will share it with your family, friends and contacts. Click Here to Read Click Here to Read
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11
JUL
2023

Trim Family Resource Centre: Programmes in July 2023

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10
JUL
2023

Healthy Meath Newsletter: July-August 2023 Edition

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The latest edition of the Healthy Meath Newsletter is now available! Healthy Meath Newsletter_July_August 2023 – pdf A copy is also available here   The newsletter signposts to various Health and Wellbeing initiatives and online resources available throughout July and August 2023 Hopefully this month’s newsletter will provide some inspiration to support your health and wellbeing goals!
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10
JUL
2023

Meath Local Sports Partnership: Updates – July 2023

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Please see Meath LSP’s planned programmes below: Games on the Beach Bettystown Come n Try Orienteering Meath Running Group HER Outdoors Week Family Multi-Sport Activities Community Sports Hub Navan Summer Camps National Play Day Inclusive Summer Camps Learn 2 Cycle Bettystown   Games on the Beach Bettystown  Get the sunscreen ready as Games on the Beach returns once again to Bettystown on Wednesday 12th July! This Games on the Beach programme will include a wide range of exciting new games and sporting initiatives for children and teenagers. We are delighted once again to be...
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07
JUL
2023

National Sandcastle and Sculpture Competition – Bettystown Beach, July 29th

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The 20th National Sandcastle and Sculpture Competition takes place on Saturday 29th July from 10AM on Bettystown Beach. Please see attached competition rules and for further information see the follow link: National Sandcastle & Sculpture Competition. Rules 2023a
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05
JUL
2023

Family Resource Centre Navan – Autumn Schedule

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Please see attached Autumn programme for Family Resource Centre Navan. For further info contact them directly on 046 9073178 or through their Facebook page.
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04
JUL
2023

Ireland Community Play Fund

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ChangeX’s Ireland Community Play Fund supported by the LEGO Foundation, will be providing micro grants to non-profits, community-based organisations, schools, preschools and even groups of passionate individuals to take cool ideas, like KABOOM!, Playworks and My Mini Growing Space, and implement them in communities across Ireland. for how your community group can apply for funding to host its own ‘learn through play’ event. Pleases see link here: Ireland Community Play Fund
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27
JUN
2023

Boyne River Trust: Survey for Boyne Vision

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The Boyne Rivers Trust is conducting a survey on community opinion of the Boyne catchment area. The aim of this work is to discuss the future and vision(s) of the River Boyne and its catchment. Please find a  link to survey here: https://forms.gle/X87xFB2APkLLpwuW6 The survey is being conducted by Development Perspectives and the Centre for Freshwater and Environmental Studies in Dundalk Institute of Technology on behalf of the Boyne Rivers Trust. The outcomes of the survey, along with recent public consultations will be collated into a report called the “Boyne Vision”.  ...
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26
JUN
2023

Summer Camps: Trim Family Resource Centre

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It’s Summertime, that means our always popular Summer Camps and Workshops are almost upon us! This year is bigger than ever as we’ll be running 4 whole weeks of fun! To register for any events, please contact the office 046 9348850 or fill out our interest form here   Summer Camps & Workshops 2023 Schedule View this email in your browser
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22
JUN
2023

Hinterland Festival, Kells: 22-25 June – festival of literature and arts

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The 2023 Hinterland Festival takes place in Kells, Co. Meath from 22 – 25 June Hinterland is an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival based in the spiritual home of the Book of Kells. This year’s festival promises an illuminating journey of debate, discussion, reflection and imagination – on the world as it is, and how it might be. View all events Download programme For tickets & details please see this link: https://www.hinterland.ie/
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22
JUN
2023

Games on the Beach Bettystown: Wednesday 12th July 2023

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Get the sunscreen ready as Games on the Beach returns once again to Bettystown on Wednesday 12th July! This Games on the Beach programme will include a wide range of exciting new games and sporting initiatives for children and teenagers. We may even have a few activities for parents!! Meath Local Sports Partnership are delighted once again to be working with Foróige , East Coast Family Resource Centre , Volleyball Ireland and @irelandhandball in what promises to be a great day! We are organizing two sessions: 11am – 1pm (Children 8-12yrs) 2pm – 4pm (Teens 13-17yrs) Each session will...
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22
JUN
2023

Get Meath Growing 2023: prizes for community groups

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As part of their ongoing partnership supporting communities and schools in Meath, Grow It Yourself and Meta are sowing the seeds of sustainability in Meath, to inspire and engage communities across the county to get growing nutritious food this summer. Growing your own not only provides a local source of fresh, delicious, nutritious food, but it’s also a powerful positive environmental activity that we can do at a local level, supporting biodiversity and soil health – and of course that sense of community spirit! Get Meath Growing is part of the national Get Ireland Growing campaign,...
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21
JUN
2023

2022 Community Support Fund: successful projects in Co. Meath

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Ministers announce successful projects under 2022 Community Support Fund Small grants to benefit community groups across Meath Ring-fenced funding to support growing network of Women’s Sheds   Press Release: 21 June 2023 Ministers Humphreys and Joe O’Brien announce €328,578 for 205 local projects in Meath under the Community Support Fund 2022 Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, have today announced the successful projects in Co. Meath under the 2022...
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21
JUN
2023

Circular Economy Fund: Community Foundation Ireland

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Community Foundation Ireland is now inviting applications from groups interested in developing  local Circular Economy Action Plans. Local groups will be supported through Online Training, resource packs and access to experts to develop Community Circular Economy Action Plans which will be supported by grants of up to €2,500. See full details below on the timeline, background to the fund as well as criteria and details on how to apply. Closing Date for Applications Friday 28th July.   Background The Circular Economy Fund was set up in 2019 under Community Foundation Ireland’s wider...
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20
JUN
2023

Pollinators & Sustainable Gardening: Free Biodiversity Workshops June 22nd & 29th 2023

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Pollinators and Sustainable Gardening: How you can make a difference  Free Biodiversity Workshop Free Admission – Book early as places are limited Advance Booking Only – heritage@meathcoco.ie  Thursday, June 22nd 2023 (Part 1) Thursday, June 29th 2023 (Part 2) 7pm – 9.30pm Meath County Council Offices Buvinda House, Dublin Road Navan, Co Meath C15 Y291 The purpose of these workshops is to give attendees the tools to put the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan into practice to effectively improve their area for wildlife, increase pride in their area and reduce pollution. Note: There is...
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20
JUN
2023

Wild About Navan’s Gather the Tribe: community event 24th June 2023 – Navan

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Wild About Navan are gathering people together who are interested in cultivating connections, sharing local knowledge, protecting nature, and building capacity, to empower our community to work better together on local issues. This initiative is for everyone who feels part of, or wishes to connect better with the town and the community who live here. To kick off the initiative, we invite you to gather together over a morning of short talks, a shared lunch, and conversations to stimulate and inspire our community. Sharing stories that connect us to this place as well as our local expertise...
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15
JUN
2023

Free Health Initiatives in Meath: June & July 2023

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Healthy Meath have a number of FREE healthy lifestyle initiatives taking place over the summer including:  Blood pressure and pulse checks  Nutrition workshops  Online fitness classes For more information or to book your spot, email community@meathcoco.ie or call 046-9097400
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15
JUN
2023

World Refugee Day: event 20th of June at 6:30 pm Solstice Arts Centre Navan

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It is with great pleasure that we invite you to an event to mark World Refugee Day, organised by Cultur Migrant Centre. The event is scheduled to take place on the 20th of June at 6:30 pm at the Solstice Arts Centre Navan. This year’s theme is “Hope away from Home,” and we are excited to share this special day with you. The event will feature a variety of performances and presentations, including music, and film screenings. There will also be an opportunity to hear from families hosting refugees and people working with the refugee community. As we look forward to this...
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15
JUN
2023

Nitrous Oxide: safety warning poster

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  Please find a link to the poster below to download a copy: Poster – Nitrous Oxide – JPC Subcommittee
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14
JUN
2023

Meath Local Sports Partnership: Summer 2023 Ezine

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The latest Meath LSP E-Newsletter for Summer 2023 is now available! Packed full of news, updates and upcoming events. Click here to view: Meath LSP Summer Ezine 2023
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14
JUN
2023

PPNs & Local Climate Actions: research for report to Joint Oireachtas Committee

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Climate Action needs to come from the community and PPNs and their member groups are ideal for guiding, supporting and leading local climate action. Is your group or PPN actively involved in Climate Action? Would your PPN or group like to get involved in Climate Action in the future? Do you have plans for this? Do you want to know more about what’s involved in Climate Action and ways your PPN or group might take part? Do you want to be involved helping PPNs to work effectively on Climate Action?   We know that Climate Change is already a problem now we need to understand how PPNs can...
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14
JUN
2023

2023 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS)

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The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme provides funding for the development of new and existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas. The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has launched the 2023 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. The 2023 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) will see the development of natural amenities such as Ireland’s mountains, lakes, beaches, bogs, walkways, greenways and blueways. Meath County Council is seeking expressions of interest for projects under the following headings: Application...
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13
JUN
2023

Climate Action: Active Hope – event 17th June 2023

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Climate Action: Active Hope – Stories of Local Action and Effective Response to the Climate Crisis Hosted by Gardeners Dynamic! & Kilskyre Pride of Place Kilskyre Camogie & Hurling Club Hub on Saturday 17th June 10-4pm Funded by Irish Aid /Saolta. Free Event, but booking essential. Tickets – Eventbrite Donations welcome “Community Classroom” c/o Kilskyre PoP  
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12
JUN
2023

Arts Office: Summer 2023 Newsletter

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Please find a link below to the Summer 2023 newsletter of the Meath County Council Arts Office: Meath Arts Office Summer 2023 Newsletter
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12
JUN
2023

Carer’s Day – Wednesday June 14th: Louth East Meath Family Carer’s Support Group

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The next meeting of Louth East Meath Carer’s Support Group takes place this Wednesday 14th June from 1PM in St. Peter’s COI Parish Hall. For more information contact William on 0874615465.
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08
JUN
2023

Trim Family Resource Centre: events in June 2023

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07
JUN
2023

Cruinniú na nÓg 2023: 10th June 2023 – events programme

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A National Day of Creativity for children and young people, Cruinniú na nÓg will take place on Saturday 10th June 2023. Cruinniú na nÓg is a national initiative that celebrates and encourages participation in culture and creativity through performance, theatre, art and music workshops, readings, screenings, special events and much more. It is about giving children and young people the opportunity to express themselves through a specially curated programme of cultural and creative activities where they can share their ideas, learn new skills, and have fun! All events are free of charge,...
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07
JUN
2023

Pollinators & Sustainable Gardening: Free Biodiversity Workshops June 22nd & 29th 2023

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Pollinators and Sustainable Gardening: How you can make a difference  Free Biodiversity Workshop Free Admission – Book early as places are limited Advance Booking Only – heritage@meathcoco.ie  Thursday, June 22nd 2023 (Part 1) Thursday, June 29th 2023 (Part 2) 7pm – 9.30pm Meath County Council Offices Buvinda House, Dublin Road Navan, Co Meath C15 Y291 The purpose of these workshops is to give attendees the tools to put the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan into practice to effectively improve their area for wildlife, increase pride in their area and reduce pollution. Note: There is...
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07
JUN
2023

Understanding Autism Workshop: 13th June 2023, 10.15am Navan

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Meath Partnership have organised a talk called Understanding Autism on Tuesday June 13th in the Newgrange Hotel, Navan at 10.15am. The talk will be delivered by Zarah Byrne, Training Manager with Autism charity, AsIam. The talk is open to everybody and will cover the following topics: What is Autism? And What is it Not? – What is it Like to be Autistic? – Communication, social & sensory differences – Building Inclusive Communities – Questions & Answers   Tickets can booked at this link: https://understandingautismmeathpartnership.eventbrite.ie/
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06
JUN
2023

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan – June 2023 newsletter

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****  View this email in your browser *** To spot this month: keep an eye out for the Red-tailed Bumblebee This bumblebee is very common. The females are entirely black with a red tail. Submit your bumblebee sightings   To do this month: Make sure your garden doesn’t have any hunger gaps Try to make sure that your garden has something flowering from March to October for pollinators to feed on. In mine, it’s currently the Clover in the lawn as well as various trees and shrubs (Laburnum, Lavender, Wallflower, Catmint). The bumblebees and solitary bees are earning their keep at...
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06
JUN
2023

Irish Girl Guides: recruitment for Volunteer Leaders

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Following on from the celebration of National Volunteer Week, Irish Girl Guides are looking to recruit additional volunteer Leaders to support our increasing membership, following the downturn during the pandemic. Why do we Lead?  https://youtu.be/nUGNJE-9mwQ   Irish Girl Guides (IGG) is an all-female voluntary organisation. We enjoy non-formal educational activities called the Journey Programme The girls are supported by a team of Volunteer adult Leaders age 18+, some are Parents, some people who enjoy working with young people and some are women who have enjoyed Guides as children....
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06
JUN
2023

SafeTALK: Ashbourne Tuesday 13th of June at 5.15pm

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SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares attendees, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive.  SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognise these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources. Participants learn how to provide practical help by using the steps of TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keepsafe) and also gain information on...
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06
JUN
2023

EPA Water Conference 2023: 14-15th June 2023

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The full line of of speakers and talks for #EPAWater2023 has now been announced. . The EPA Water Conference will be held on 14 and 15 June 2023 in Salthill, Galway. This event will be both in-person and online, and you can register now. It is FREE to attend online. There will be sessions on: Water quality, policy and context Agriculture The future of water Health, water and emerging issues Book your place now
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06
JUN
2023

Our Rural Future: Launch of €16 million Fund to support Outdoor Adventure Activities

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Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys launches €16 million Fund to support Outdoor Adventure activities Outdoor Recreation and Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) to provide major boost to rural and adventure tourism €16 million fund to develop our mountains, lakes, rivers, beaches, blue-ways, bogs, forest walks and uplands Focus on supporting outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, cycling, swimming, kayaking, sailing, paragliding and kite-surfing Additional project applications allowed for counties with inhabited off-shore islands to enhance their tourism potential   Press Release: Thursday...
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06
JUN
2023

Good Governance Awards: open for entries

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The Good Governance Awards have now opened for entries. Any nonprofit organisation in Ireland, whether a charity, Company Limited by Guarantee, sports club or social enterprise, can enter its annual report and financial statements into the Awards for free and it will receive individual feedback to help improve future annual reports. The awards are open for entries until September 13th. Annual Reports can be submitted at: https://goodgovernanceawards.ie/submit-entry/
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06
JUN
2023

Progressing the Play Agenda: information session – 22nd June 2023

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Progressing the Play Agenda The first in a series of PlayBoard NI engagements within the Republic of Ireland focusing on enhancing play opportunities. Date: Thursday 22 June 2023 Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm Location: Online Play is the main occupation of childhood (from birth through to the older years), providing children with opportunities to develop physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially as well as developing lifelong skills such as creativity, imagination, self-confidence, self-esteem, and resilience. Every child, regardless of their background or community in which they...
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06
JUN
2023

Breaking the Silence Over a Cuppa: SOSAD

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Join us this June on our campaign to get people chatting about mental health over a cuppa. Come together, check in with each other, and break the silence. ☕ #breakingthesilence Don’t forget to tag us @sosadireland_official to show how you hosted your own tea/coffee morning this June! 💚 Contact fundraiserlouth@sosadireland.ie to get your fundraising pack.
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06
JUN
2023

EAPN Ireland AGM 2023 & Workshop: 8th June 2023 11am

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Please join us on Thursday 8th June 2023 for the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland 2023 Annual General Meeting and Workshop on ‘Building Solidarity for Ending Poverty in a Challenging Environment’. DATE: Thursday 8th June 2023 TIME: 11am-1pm (AGM starts at 11am, Workshop starts at 11:45am) HYBRID EVENT: Carmichael House, 4 North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7, D07 RHA8, or online via Zoom.   REGISTRATION: To register please email: enquiries@eapn.ie. Please indicate if you are registering for the full EAPN Ireland AGM or for the Workshop, and whether you wish to...
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06
JUN
2023

Core Ireland: May 2023 Newsletter

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30
MAY
2023

Wild About Navan’s Gather the Tribe

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Gather the tribe! Wild About Navan are gathering people together who are interested in cultivating connections, sharing local knowledge, protecting nature, and building capacity, to empower our community to work better together on local issues. This initiative is for everyone who feels part of, or wishes to connect better with the town and the community who live here. To kick off the initiative, we invite you to gather together over a morning of short talks, a shared lunch, and conversations to stimulate and inspire our community. Sharing stories that connect us to this place as well as...
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30
MAY
2023

Boyne Vision Public Consultation – Events in Trim, Kells and Virginia

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Development Perspectives (DP) and the Centre for Freshwater and Environmental Studies in Dundalk Institute of Technology are hosting a number of consultations and workshops in Trim, Kells and Virginia over the next few weeks.  These workshops are open to all members of the public, but places are limited so register your interest early. Express your interest in attending: Trim, 7th June – Trim Family Resource Centre: https://forms.gle/eZF1aAZAzgDZPDx3A Kells, 8th June – Headford Arms Hotel: https://forms.gle/sd4bH8aEDYQMsssbA Virginia, 12th June – Virginia Show Centre:...
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30
MAY
2023

Older people (age 55+) invited to complete the following active travel survey.

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Older people (age 55+) are invited to complete the following active travel survey to document their experiences of walking, cycling and wheeling (wheelchair or mobility scooter). Click here to fill in the survey. This research is commissioned by Transport Infrastructure Ireland with the objective of making active travel safer for older age groups. It is being carried out by Sustrans and CFE Research. Active travel means making journeys by walking, cycling, and wheeling. These modes of travel are generally for purposeful reasons, include going to the shops, getting to work, running errands...
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26
MAY
2023

Communities Connect Project: Volunteers needed to help new arrivals to Ireland find their feet

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Communities Connect Project: Volunteer Mentors needed We are recruiting volunteer mentors to help new arrivals in Ireland to find their feet. Two/three meetings a month for 5 months. Focus on work, education, social services, travel, culture etc. mentors and mentees can both learn about each other’s cultures and ways of life. It’s an opportunity for mentees to learn about their new country and an opportunity for the mentors to make valuable use of their knowledge and experience. Training and support provided Government funded project. For more info call Archie at 0872525336 O...
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26
MAY
2023

SOS: New dates for Supporters Programme for Family & Friends

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The next SOS Supporters Programme will start next week online over Zoom.  It is an 8-hour programme held over 3 sessions. We are currently recruiting participants for the programme. The dates are as follows – Thursday 1st June 6pm to 9pm Thursday 8th June 6pm to 9pm Thursday 15th June 6pm to 8pm   The Supporter’s Programme is for anyone who is supporting a loved one (spouse, relative, friend etc) who is struggling with their mental health.   The programme teaches supporters practical skills they can use to support their loved ones, it gives information on what supports are...
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26
MAY
2023

SafeTALK: Ashbourne Tuesday 13th of June at 5.15pm

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SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares attendees, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive.  SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognise these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources. Participants learn how to provide practical help by using the steps of TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keepsafe) and also gain information on...
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26
MAY
2023

Governance for Change: what supports are available for disabled people to take up lead roles in organisations: Online event 13th June 2023 11am

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Explore what supports disabled people might access to take on local and national board roles and to build inclusion into structures. This discussion will take place on Zoom from 11am to 1pm on Tuesday 13th June. To register email info@ilmi.ie   ILMI’s vision is an Ireland where disabled persons have freedom, choice and control over all aspects of their lives and can fully participate in an inclusive society as equals. Building an inclusive society will ensure that disabled people have the power to inform how systems and services are designed and delivered. Inclusion will be achieved...
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26
MAY
2023

Bereavement Support from the Irish Hospice Foundation

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The Bereavement Support Line (funded by the HSE but run by the Irish Hospice Foundation) is a freephone bereavement support line that is open 10am to 1pm Mon to Fri.  For emotional support (and signposting) for anyone bereaved OR for professionals or family/friends who are supporting the bereaved person.   Free Bereavement resources which might be useful to you: https://hospicefoundation.ie/our-supports-services/bereavement-loss-hub/bereavement-support-line/ www.bereaved.ie (free bereavement resources) https://www.childhoodbereavement.ie/ (free resources for bereaved...
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25
MAY
2023

Biodiversity Week 2023: events happening this weekend in Meath

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Lots of great events happening this weekend in Meath for the final weekend of #BiodiversityWeek2023! Find full details under the ‘Meath’ tag: https://biodiversityweek.ie/events-calendar/ Sonairte National Biodiversity Week 2023
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25
MAY
2023

Walk and Talk: Restoring Grassland Biodiversity – Hill of Lloyd, Kells, Saturday 27th May

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Restoring Grassland Biodiversity – Hill of Lloyd, Kells Biodiversity Week 2023 – Walk and Talk – Saturday 27th May Join ecologists from Flynn Furney Environmental Consultants, on behalf of Meath County Council, for a walk to learn about a multi-year grassland management project at the Hill of Lloyd. This project aims to trail a range of grassland management strategies on the site to find the best approach for biodiversity. A range of surveys for plants, mammals, habitats and birds have been undertaken at the site. This walk and talk is open to all members of the public....
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25
MAY
2023

E-Male Matters Newsletter – Men’s Health Week 2023

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Please find a link below to the special Men’s Health Week 2023 edition of ‘E-Male Matters’ – the newsletter of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI).  E-Male Matters – Men’s Health Week 2023 – pdf   I hope that you will find something of interest to you in it.  You can also access an online copy of this newsletter (and earlier editions) at: www.mhfi.org/newsletters/about-e-male-matters.html   We’re now only a few weeks away from International Men’s Health Week (MHW), which will take place from Monday 12th – Sunday 18th June.  This week...
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25
MAY
2023

Ireland’s First National Philanthropy Policy

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Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, announced (on Tuesday, 23 May) the commencement of a Public Consultation on Ireland’s First National Philanthropy Policy. This National Philanthropy Policy developed by Government in collaboration with key stakeholders is intended to deepen understanding and knowledge, create an enabling environment and accelerate engagement with philanthropy in Ireland for social good. The Department is now giving you the opportunity to have your say on the draft policy, including the vision, mission, values...
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22
MAY
2023

Meath PPN Plenary 20th May 2023

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Thank you to everyone that attended our Plenary event last Saturday. We hope you enjoyed the day. Please find links to documents below: Meath PPN Constitution: A link to the document is here Meath PPN Workplan: A link to the document is here Fire & Rescue Service Meath County Council: A copy of the presentation given is here Communities in Action: Protecting our waterways (LAWPRO): A copy of the presentation given is here Climate Action  Team, Meath County Council: A copy of the presentation given is here
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19
MAY
2023

Pollinators & Sustainable Gardening: Free Biodiversity Workshops June 22nd & 29th 2023

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Pollinators and Sustainable Gardening: How you can make a difference  Free Biodiversity Workshop Free Admission – Book early as places are limited Advance Booking Only – heritage@meathcoco.ie  Thursday, June 22nd 2023 (Part 1) Thursday, June 29th 2023 (Part 2) 7pm – 9.30pm Meath County Council Offices Buvinda House, Dublin Road Navan, Co Meath C15 Y291 The purpose of these workshops is to give attendees the tools to put the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan into practice to effectively improve their area for wildlife, increase pride in their area and reduce pollution. Note: There is...
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