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03
FEB
2023

County Meath Heritage Strategy 2023 – 2030: Pre- Draft Consultation

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The County Meath Heritage Forum, facilitated by the Heritage Office of Meath County Council, is preparing a new County Heritage Strategy and we would like to hear your views. The County Heritage Forum includes elected representatives, representatives from the community and voluntary sector and a wide range of organisations and state agencies with an active interest in or responsibility for Meath’s heritage. The Heritage Act, 1995 states that the national heritage includes: Monuments, Archaeological Objects, Heritage Objects, Landscapes, Heritage Parks and Gardens, Seascapes, Inland...
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02
FEB
2023

Family Addiction Support Network – service of commemoration: Friday 24th @ 7pm, Dundalk

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FASN has organised a Commemoration Service 7pm  Friday 24th February 2023 in St Joseph’s Monastery St Alphonsus  Rd Dundalk Co Louth A91 F3FC to bring families and communities together to commemorate family members who have died through addiction and associated issues, to promote support, hope and encouragement to those in addiction and to acknowledge the harm experienced by families impacted by  a loved one’s alcohol and other drug misuse. We are finalising our programme of events and will forward it on when confirmed. We ask you to save the date in your calendar and look forward to...
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02
FEB
2023

Exploring Self Care: Online Workshop – Wednesday 22nd February @ 10:00am

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The team in the Midlands Louth Meath CHO Recovery Education are holding an online workshop “Exploring Self Care” on Wednesday 22nd February at 10.00am.   You can book this workshop directly online on our Eventbrite page http://mlmrecoveryed.eventbrite.com or contact us as per details below.   Mary French, Louth Meath Peer Recovery Educator, Phone: 086 4643562 Email: mary@mentalhealthireland.ie OR mary.french1@hse.ie   Joanna Kelly, Louth Meath Recovery Education Facilitator, Phone: 087 718 1604 Email: Joanna@mentalhealthireland.ie OR Joanna.kelly3@hse.ie
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02
FEB
2023

Guide for Inclusive Community Engagement in Local Planning & Decision Making

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Minister Joe O’Brien launches new Guide for Inclusive Community Engagement in Local Planning and Decision Making  New resource guide will support consultation and engagement at local level Focus on ensuring the most marginalised are consulted and heard Handy ‘how-to’ reference guide on engagement available to all organisations   ‘A Guide for Inclusive Community Engagement in Local Planning and Decision Making’ is available here Media Release: Thursday, 2nd February 2023 Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development, Integration and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, has...
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02
FEB
2023

Climate – Community – Collaboration: Information event in Solstice Arts Centre 8th February 2023 at 7.30pm

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Solstice invites you to an information evening for those interested in co-operating on an application for ‘Creative Climate: Action Fund II’ by Creative Ireland. The evening will include the sharing of ideas, thoughts and practice under the theme of waterways and rivers in County Meath. This meeting aims to identify inclusive participation and qualitative ideas from the public, communities, arts, agricultural, science and creative sectors to create an ambitious proposal for the county. We are seeking interdisciplinary partnerships to engage and connect people to the profound...
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01
FEB
2023

HSE National Lottery Grant Scheme: closing date 17th February 2023

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The HSE is offering National Lottery grants to community groups and voluntary organisations that provide health or social care services to the community. For example, you might help people with a disability, older people, carers or disadvantaged groups. The deadline for applications is noon on Friday, 17th February, and applicants will be informed of results on 2nd June. Projects can include: buying equipment and small fixtures and fittings such as hoists, tables and chairs; running camps, classes, courses, personal development training, information or activity events. You must be able to...
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01
FEB
2023

HeadStart Fund: support for organisations & projects working to improve the mental well-being and health of the young people – Rethink Ireland,

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The HeadStart Fund is a three-year, €3,000,000 Fund created by Rethink Ireland in collaboration with the Z Zurich Foundation and the HSE. We invite applications from projects and organisations that have an innovative approach to effecting positive mental health, with a proven track record of impact and a vision to scale. All young people can benefit from better mental health and The HeadStart Fund recognises that you don’t need to be at a ‘crisis point’ to access mental health support. Therefore, the projects/organisations who apply for the HeadStart Fund will be working across the full...
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01
FEB
2023

Social Enterprise Development Fund 2023:Rethink Ireland

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Rethink Ireland is delighted to welcome applications to the sixth year of its trailblazing €4.4m Social Enterprise Development Fund (2018 – 2023) in partnership with Local Authorities Ireland and funded by IPB Insurance and the Department of Rural and Community Development through the Dormant Accounts Fund. This Fund focuses on continued seed funding for start-up social enterprises, elevated funding for enterprises at the next stage and offering a business course across all Local Authority regions in Ireland. Please join us for our application clinics to find out more and answer any...
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31
JAN
2023

Changing Lives Initiative – workshop in Trim FRC 13th Feb 2023

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The Changing Lives initiative, as a part of the early intervention approach to ADHD, are holding an Information session for parents on Monday 13th February 6.30pm to 8.30pm in Trim Family Resource Centre, the Bungalow at 15 Wellington Avenue, C15FC03. All parents who are struggling or worried about their child’s behaviour are welcome to attend and learn about ADHD, what it is and what it is not. For more information or to register, contact Annemarie on aomurchu@archways.ie or ph. 087 2403847 General Leaflet Changing Lives Initiative – pdf
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30
JAN
2023

Well Grants: private water supply & improvement works

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Meath County Council administers grants on behalf of The Department Of Housing, Local Government and Heritage for improvement works to a private water supply.   What is a Well Grant? A Well Grant is a grant to bore a new well, upgrade existing well or install a treatment system.   What is the Well Grant Scheme For? The objective of the grant scheme for a private water supply to a house is to assist households dependent on these supplies where capital expenditure is incurred in order to remedy supplies that are not wholesome and clean, or where the quantity of water supplied is...
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27
JAN
2023

Community Recognition Fund 2023

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On 24th January 2023, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys and Minister of State Joe O’Brien, announced details of a €50 million Community Recognition Fund.   The allocation for Co. Meath is €1,231,685.  This major initiative, the first of its kind, is designed to specifically support communities across the country that have welcomed and are hosting families and citizens 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...
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25
JAN
2023

Community Support Fund 2023: open for applications until 10th February 2023

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Applications are now invited from Community and Voluntary groups in County Meath for funding from the Community Support Fund, which was launched by the Department of Rural and Community Development.   The Community Support Fund will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas With their non-pay running costs for example energy costs (electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges) or other non-pay operating costs for example rental/lease costs, insurance bills. Groups will also be able to use the funding to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities,...
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24
JAN
2023

Project Long Game: Event schedule – 28th January 2023

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Tickets are now available, free of charge, for Project Long Game on Saturday, January 28th at the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, 9:30am to 12:30pm. Join a host of local and international experts to discuss sport, sustainability and YOUR club. See the full event schedule here. Learn about our speakers and sustainability experts here.
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24
JAN
2023

Conference: Breaking the cycle of Addiction related Stigma – attitudes, beliefs, language & behaviours – 10th February 2023

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Conference on Stigma:  Breaking the cycle of Addiction related Stigma – attitudes, beliefs, language & behaviours  On Friday 10th February 2023 from 10am – 4pm (registration from 9.15am) in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, Co Laois   This Conference is being organised and funded by the Midland Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force (MRDATF) & HSE CADS (Community Alcohol & Drug Service). The overall aim of the event is to highlight the damaging effect of stigmatising language and attitudes to those who experience addiction.  It also aims to break down the myths and...
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20
JAN
2023

Funding for Architectural Heritage Conservation: closing date 23rd January 2023

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The Build Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) is for the repair and conservation of structures that are protected under the Planning and Development Acts. Closing date for this scheme is 23rd January 2023   The Historic Structures Fund is on conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public. Closing date for this scheme is 23rd January 2023   A wide range of other funding opportunities can also be found here.
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20
JAN
2023

First Aid Classes for 13-16 yr olds: starting 24th Jan 2023 – Youth Work Ireland

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Youth Work Ireland – First Aid Classes for 13-16 yr olds  starting next Tuesday in Unity Centre, Windtown, Navan  @ 5pm.
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20
JAN
2023

Music Capital Scheme applicant supports starting 23rd January

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Music Network in relation to the current round of the Music Capital Scheme, which provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to individual professional performing musicians and non-professional performing groups. More information on the scheme is available on our websitehttps://www.musicnetwork.ie/whats-on/music-capital-scheme-2022 . There are a number of free applicant support sessions available during January and early February 2023. Please see the details below.   CHOOSING PROPOSED INSTRUMENTS FOR PURCHASE Zoom seminar for Organisations, 23rd January, 10.30am...
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20
JAN
2023

Outreach: Worker Position & App Happy Tender

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Outcomers are seeking to employ a:  Full-time, Regional LGBTI+ Community Outreach Worker Creating LGBTI+ Visibility & Support in the North East region The post will require an enthusiastic, experienced person with a passion for community development work. The primary goal of the role is to engage with services and individuals to develop a range of supports for LGBT people living in the North East. Furthermore, to support the work of existing groups to develop new and sustainable supports. Full details of this post can be found on activelink here.   Outcomers are tendering for an...
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20
JAN
2023

Family Resource Centre Navan: 5 week programme for Understanding Parenting & Sex in Today’s World

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Family Resource Centre Navan are running a 5 week programme for Understanding Parenting & Sex in Today’s World. Starts 25th Janaury 2023 for 5 weeks (10am-12pm). Contact: 046 9073178
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19
JAN
2023

Health & Wellness Open Day: Meath Travellers Workshop – Thursday 26th January 11am

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Health and Wellness Open Day – A free event open to everyone to take place in Meath Travellers Workshop Thursday 26th 11am-3pm
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19
JAN
2023

Suicide Prevention & Self Harm Training Sessions: HSE Louth Meath

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HSE LOUTH MEATH Suicide Behaviour Awareness & Self-Harm Training Programmes: January to April 2023   Online Training Programmes:                                                                                                                                               LivingWorks Start is targeted at anyone over the age of 18yrs who wants to help prevent suicide and develop the skills to assist someone who may be at risk of suicide. It can be completed in 1½ hours and includes a four-step model and impactful simulations which are undertaken and put into practice during the...
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18
JAN
2023

Meath Local Sports Partnership: Spring 2023 E-Newsletter

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The latest Meath LSP E-Newsletter for Spring 2023 is now available! Packed full of news, updates and upcoming events. Click here to view: Meath LSP Spring Ezine 2023
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18
JAN
2023

Proposed Development at the Former Spicer’s Bakery, Ramparts Car Park and Andy Brennan Park

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Meath County Council has sought approval from An Bord Pleanála for the redevelopment of lands in their ownership at Athlumney, Navan which include the former Spicers’s Bakery, the Ramparts Car Park and Andy Brennan Park.  A Planning Application was submitted to An Bord Pleanála on the 22nd of December. Details available here  The proposed development consists of: Preservation works to the former Spicers Bakery (Protected Structure RPS no. 90881) Change of use and extension of the existing office building into café/retail use with a stepped plaza, covered band stand and access paths. A...
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18
JAN
2023

Consultation on Liability of Clubs, Societies and other Unincorporated Associations: Law Reform Commission

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Submissions are invited from all interested parties on the Commission’s Consultation Paper on Liability of Clubs, Societies and other Unincorporated Associations. The relevant media release can be found here (as Gaelige). The full text of the Consultation Paper can be found here. An executive summary of this Consultation Paper can be found here. A plain English summary of this Consultation Paper can be found here. Tá achoimhre ar an bPáipéar Comhairliúcháin as Gaeilge ar fail anseo: Cliceáil anseo   Details of the various options to submit your response can be found here (i)...
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18
JAN
2023

Artist in the Community Scheme 2023: deadlines announced

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The Arts Council’s Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme, managed by Create, offers awards to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects. The AIC scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts. The aim of the AIC scheme is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists. It is essential that consultation take place...
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18
JAN
2023

CREATE: News & Opportunities – January 2023

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News from Create A message from our Director  Firstly, I want to warmly welcome you all to this, the first edition of our eBulletin for 2023, and wish you all the best for the coming year. None of you will need me to inform you of the challenges and changes in the wider world that we have become accustomed to dealing with in recent times. However, since I joined Create in the latter part of 2022, I can say that I have been deeply impressed and hugely enthused by the dedication and ingenuity of our small team and the artists and communities we support all across the country. Our recent...
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18
JAN
2023

New to Meath: new brochure on services & supports available

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In partnership with Meath County Council Community Department and Meath Library Service the New to Meath booklet provides the most up to date information to anyone who has recently moved to Meath. New to Meath Brochure – pdf Although not exhaustive the guide provides information and advice on the various agencies in Meath and nationwide to assist you in settling into the county. The publication of this guide has been funded by the National Integration Fund and Meath County Council.
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16
JAN
2023

Public information event: N2 Slane Bypass & Public Realm Enhancement Scheme: 19th January 2023 from 3pm

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Meath County Council are holding a public information event in the Conyngham Arms Hotel, Slane on Thursday 19th January 2023 from 3pm to 8pm.  Residents of Slane and surrounding areas, members of the public and interested parties are welcome to this event.   For further information on this project please see the scheme specific website: www.n2slanebypass.ie   Source: https://www.meath.ie/council/news/n2-slane-bypass-and-public-realm-enhancement-scheme  
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16
JAN
2023

World Cancer Day 2023: webinar practical steps to reduce our cancer risk -on 2nd February

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The Irish Cancer Prevention Network is hosting a free public webinar covering practical steps to reduce our cancer risk on Thursday 2nd of February from 1pm to 2pm ahead of World Cancer Day (4th February). Learn how we can all take action to reduce cancer risk through a series of presentations and discussions with a panel of experts. Topics covered will include: Smoking tobacco and passive smoking Vaccinations HRT   Speaking at this year’s webinar are: Dr Paul Kavanagh, Consultant in Public Health Medicine with the HSE Tobacco Free Ireland Programme Dr Treasa Kelleher, Specialist in...
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16
JAN
2023

EVIDENT Research Project on energy decision making

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The EVIDENT project is an EU-funded HORIZON research project (learn more at the project website) exploring behavioural biases in energy decision making. As part of this project, TCD researchers are examining the factors which impact an individuals’ decision making around energy appliance decisions. This study seeks to understand how factors such as financial literacy (i.e. knowing how to make informed and effective financial decisions), and environmental literacy (i.e. the understanding, skills and motivation to make decisions that will positively impact the environment) might impact...
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13
JAN
2023

Meath: Remote Working Hubs 

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   Interested in remote working in a Remote Working Hub near you? Contact your nearest hub – simply click on your preferred hub below to find contact details. Meath County Council are working with Connectedhubs.ie to provide a simple easy booking system to access co-working spaces, and also with Grow Remote to promote the remote working opportunities for the highly skilled work force who want to change jobs to improve their quality of life.   Source: GoRemote – Remote Working Initiative | Meath.ie
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13
JAN
2023

Living Well Programme: January 2023

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What is the Living Well Programme? Living Well is a free group self-management programme. Self-management is what a person does every day to manage their long-term health condition. This may include making choices to improve your health such as becoming more active, eating more healthily and stopping smoking. It may also include more complex tasks such as taking medication, monitoring your symptoms, coping with the emotional aspects of the condition and communicating with healthcare professionals. Living with a long-term health condition can be challenging but may be especially so during...
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13
JAN
2023

South East Meath Youth Diversion Project: Foróige

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The South East Meath Youth Diversion Project (SEM YDP) has expanded. YDP’s are projects which aim to divert young people from becoming involved or further involved in anti-social behaviour or criminal behaviour.  YDP’s focus on nurturing the personal development of young people and their civic responsibility. The project supports young people (12yrs -17yrs) who have or are at risk in the following areas; family issues education achievement and attainment negative peer group lack of prosocial activities substance use have been involved in or are at risk of engaging in...
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13
JAN
2023

RISE Programme – January 2023

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CYPSC Rise poster final 2023-1 – pdf
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11
JAN
2023

Community Sports Hub Navan: “Come & Try” Community Activities – January 2023

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Meath Local Sports Partnership – Community Sports Hub Navan Once Off “Come & Try” Community Activity Programmes January 2023   Family Orienteering Orienteering  Saturday 21st January fantastic outdoor activity that combines running/walking with navigation Blackwater Park Open to families: Children 5 yrs + & parents / guardians 10:30am –12:00pm https://bit.ly/3HgsFxb   Family Adventure Walk Saturday 28th January Come & Try the Adventure walk app for Children in Blackwater Park Blackwater Park Open to families: Children 5 yrs + & parents / guardians 10:30am –...
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10
JAN
2023

Sustainable Development Goals National Stakeholder Forum – Tuesday 17th January 2023

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  The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications is holding a meeting of its National Stakeholder Forum on the UN Sustainable Development Goals on Tuesday 17th January. The meeting will take place on Tuesday 17 January online and in-person in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin from 10.30am – 4.30pm. The aim of the event is to discuss what ‘what national and local policy makers should take into account when developing policy to ensure that no one is left behind.’ The PPNs can bring a focus on local policy from a community sector perspective to the event. For more information about...
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09
JAN
2023

Community Water Development Fund 2023: online fund clinic webinar – Friday 13th Jan 2023 at 11am

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The Community Water Development Fund 2023 funding call is now open. An Online Fund Clinic webinar will be hosted by LAWPRO on Friday 13th January 2023 at 11am. Register here   The Community Water Development Fund is open to all community and voluntary groups to assist in the protection and management of water quality, both locally and in the wider catchment. The Fund has been in operation since 2018. Since that time, we have awarded €2m in grant aid to 629 grant recipients to fund all types of water related projects. Examples include: feasibility studies; surveys and plans;...
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09
JAN
2023

MEDIA STATEMENT: HSE Public Health, Area A (Cavan, Louth, Meath, Monaghan and North Dublin)

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6th January, 2023: Public Health Area A is highlighting the high levels of flu, COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses in circulation in the community and is urging the public to get their flu and COVID-19 vaccines. Dr Lois O’Connor, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, HSE Public Health Area A, said: “The surge of respiratory illnesses in the community is putting significant pressure on our health services across the region. We can reduce this burden by staying at home from work, school and crèche if you are sick, and getting your flu and COVID-19 vaccines.” “We are seeing very high...
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09
JAN
2023

Public Consultation on the next Government Policy Framework for the Participation of Children and Young People in Decision Making

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We want to hear from you! The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, has launched a public consultation on the next Government Policy Framework for the Participation of Children and Young People in Decision Making. You can submit your views up until Thursday 19th January 2023.   Purpose The views and opinions collected from this consultation will be considered and will help inform the next policy framework for children and young people’s participation in decision-making in Ireland. This policy framework will build on the achievements of the...
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09
JAN
2023

Meath Heritage Forum: Call for Representatives from Meath PPN

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Call for nominees to represent Meath Public Participation Network on the Meath Heritage Forum.   Meath Heritage Forum is seeking representatives from Meath PPN to advise and assist with the review and implementation of the new County Heritage Plan. The Heritage Forum will be made up of representatives of those people involved in the care and protection of heritage within the county. It is envisaged that the process of preparing the plan will maximise co-operation and co-ordination of effort among stakeholders in order to achieve the best results for our local heritage. The Heritage...
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09
JAN
2023

EIRGRID: Strategic Environmental Assessment of Eirgrid Grid Implementation Plan 2023 – 2028: SEA Scope Consultation

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EirGrid have prepared a Draft Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Scoping Report in relation to the Grid Implementation Plan 2023 – 2028. We commenced a consultation period on this on 07 December 2022 and we are welcoming consultation submissions until 30 January 2023. Further information is available here: https://consult.eirgrid.ie/consultation/strategic-environmental-assessment-eirgrid-grid-implementation-plan-2023-2028-sea-scope-consultation   Introduction EirGrid is the national electricity Transmission System Operator (TSO) with responsibility for the making of certain...
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06
JAN
2023

Community Support Fund 2023: now open for applications

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Applications are now invited from Community and Voluntary groups in County Meath for funding from the Community Support Fund, which was launched by the Department of Rural and Community Development.   The Community Support Fund will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas With their non-pay running costs for example energy costs (electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges) or other non-pay operating costs for example rental/lease costs, insurance bills. Groups will also be able to use the funding to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities,...
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06
JAN
2023

Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Strategy Consultation

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The Department of Education and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth are jointly developing the successor strategy to the the National Strategy Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life 2011 – 2020 and the Interim Review of the Strategy (2017-2020). A wide-ranging consultation process is underway to support the development of this strategy. The public and education stakeholders and partners, including teachers and early years educators, learners and parents, are invited to participate through an online survey.   Online survey Survey link: Take the...
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04
JAN
2023

Historic Structures Fund 2023: open for applications until 23rd January 2023

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The 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.  Closing date for receipt of applications under this scheme is 23rd January 2023 While the primary responsibility to care for and maintain a protected structure rests with the owner, the Historic Structures Fund will invest essential capital in our valuable built heritage and help the owners and custodians of historic structures to safeguard them into the future for the benefit of communities and the public. There are...
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04
JAN
2023

Waterways Ireland: Heritage in the Community Grants Scheme 2023

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In support of the Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan,  we are delighted to announce the Heritage in the Community Grants Scheme 2023 is now open for application! A fund of €20,000 has been allocated to assist community based heritage projects which compliment or fulfil the delivery of the Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan along the Barrow Navigation, Erne System, Grand Canal, Lower Bann, Royal Canal, Shannon, Shannon-Erne, and the Ulster Canal (Upper Lough Erne to Clones). Applications will be considered from communities seeking assistance for projects related to inland waterways’...
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04
JAN
2023

Tá Ciste Tacaíochta do Sheachtain na Gaeilge le Energia 2023 oscailte go dtí 27 Eanáir 2023

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Tá Ciste Tacaíochta do Sheachtain na Gaeilge le Energia 2023 oscailte anois Cuireann Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia deontais bheaga ar fáil do chraobhacha Chonradh na Gaeilge agus grúpaí pobail le himeachtaí a reáchtáil le linn na féile. Coinníollacha: Caithfidh an t-imeacht a bheith ar siúl idir 1 agus 17 Márta 2023 Caithfidh an Ghaeilge a bheith lárnach san imeacht, is féidir leis an imeacht a bheith dátheangach Ní féidir le scoileanna cur isteach ar an gciste Ní féidir le grúpaí ach iarratas amháin a chur isteach Caithfear an t-imeacht a chlárú ar PEIG sula gcuirfear aon mhaoiniú a...
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04
JAN
2023

Community Addiction Studies Course QQI Level 5: open for applications until 27th Jan 2023

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Aim of Programme: The purpose of the Community Addiction Studies Course is to enable people to: Learn about drugs and their effects Develop an understanding of addiction Examine their own attitudes Become more effective in their personal responses Develop the skills and knowledge to become more effective in responding to drug misuse in their own communities Duration:  100 Hours (held over 20 sessions) Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 27th Jan., interviewing Wednesday 1st February and start date Tuesday 7th February Organisation of Programme: Part-time   The programme will...
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03
JAN
2023

Project Long Game – sustainability in sport: Workshop 28th January 2023

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SAVE THE DATE!! Sports clubs take note – exciting and informative workshop about Sustainability in Sport on January 28th 2023. Make it your club’s New Year resolution! Register at: www.projectlonggame.ie Join the community of sports people in Meath who are working together for sustainability through sport. Working together for healthier communities, healthier local economies and a healthier environment. Join us at the launch event for Project Long Game on Saturday, January 28th at the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan. Register here for more details on the Project Long Game...
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03
JAN
2023

Community Monuments Fund 2023: closing date 30th January 2023

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Meath County Council in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage are inviting applications for the Community Monuments Fund 2023. The grant scheme offers funding for the conservation, maintenance, protection and presentation of archaeological monuments. The Community Monuments Fund has 3 streams: Stream1 for essential repairs and capital works for the conservation and repair of archaeological monuments. Stream 2 for the development of Conservation Management Plans/Reports aimed at identifying measures for the conservation of archaeological monuments and...
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03
JAN
2023

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2023: closing date 23rd January 2023

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The Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2023 (BHIS) is for the repair and conservation of structures that are protected under the Planning and Development Acts. Closing date for receipt of applications under this scheme is 23rd January 2023 Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2023 – List of Approved Projects BHIS 2023 Application Form A (MSWORD, 910.34 kb) BHIS 2023 Guidance Booklet for Applicants (PDF, 1.32 mb) BHIS 2023 Guidance Application Form (PDF, 750.51 kb) BHIS HSF 2023 FAQ (PDF, 534.62 kb) Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2022 – List of Approved Projects (PDF, 72.34 kb)...
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03
JAN
2023

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2023 (BHIS) – Routine Maintenance and Minor Repairs

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As part of the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2023 (BHIS) the Department will again be providing a funding stream under this scheme for works of routine maintenance and minor repairs, which were not previously eligible for funding under the scheme. Qualifying and Non Qualifying Works are set out in Section 7 of the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2023 (BHIS) Guidance Circular below. Closing date for this scheme is 23rd January 2023 Application form & guidance documents: BHIS 2023 Application Form A (MSWORD, 910.34 kb) BHIS 2023 Guidance Booklet for Applicants (PDF, 1.32 mb) BHIS...
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03
JAN
2023

Heritage Capacity Fund 2023: closing date 16th January 2023

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The Heritage Capacity Fund is a grant scheme for not-for-profit heritage-focused non-governmental organisations (ngos) with a demonstrated national relevance.   The Heritage Capacity Fund aims to build the capacity of non-governmental organisations working in the heritage sector in Ireland by providing funding towards their core costs: to support developing and strengthening the skills, processes, and resources that heritage organizations need to survive, adapt, and thrive following the C19 pandemic. to support heritage organisations who play a key role in the heritage infrastructure...
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03
JAN
2023

Project Long Game – sustainability in sport: Workshop 28th January 2023

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SAVE THE DATE!! Sports clubs take note – exciting and informative workshop about Sustainability in Sport on January 28th 2023. Make it your club’s New Year resolution! Register at: www.projectlonggame.ie Join the community of sports people in Meath who are working together for sustainability through sport. Working together for healthier communities, healthier local economies and a healthier environment. Join us at the launch event for Project Long Game on Saturday, January 28th at the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan. Register here for more details on the Project Long Game...
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03
JAN
2023

Sustainable Development Goals National Stakeholder Forum – Tuesday 17th January 2023

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  The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications would like to invite you, your colleagues and community members to  to join us at our next National Stakeholder Forum. The meeting will focus on the principle of  Leaving No One Behind. The meeting will take place on Tuesday 17 January online and in-person in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin from 10.30am – 4.30pm.   We would like to hear from you about what you believe national and local policy makers should take into account when developing policy to ensure that no one is left behind. The messages developed as part of this...
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03
JAN
2023

Trim Family Resource Center: January 2023 Events

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After the bumpy ride of uncertainty that was the previous two years, 2022 felt like a real return to form in a lot of ways for us. Hopefully we can keep that ball rolling as we go into 2023! In fact you can get a taste of our 2023 right here as you can find our January 2023 plans above and we also put together a handy form that you can fill out and register your interest for any programmes that peak your interest. Check it out here: https://forms.gle/gReJYf6g7SV2TvSt6
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23
DEC
2022

Community Support Fund 2023: now open for applications

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Applications are now invited from Community and Voluntary groups in County Meath for funding from the Community Support Fund, which was launched by the Department of Rural and Community Development.   The Community Support Fund will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas With their non-pay running costs for example energy costs (electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges) or other non-pay operating costs for example rental/lease costs, insurance bills. Groups will also be able to use the funding to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities,...
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23
DEC
2022

Community & Voluntary Sector Energy Support Scheme: re-open for applications until 20th January 2023

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The Community and Voluntary Energy Support Scheme (CVESS) launched on the 21 November to provide for a once-off payment to eligible charities and community and voluntary sector organisations towards their energy costs for 2022. Given the level of interest, the scheme will re-open for applications until Friday, 20 January 2023 at 3pm (15:00 hrs). Organisations that have an application in draft will be able to complete and submit their application.  Organisations that have already submitted their application will not be able to reapply.  Please note that the application process for...
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23
DEC
2022

TidyTowns: Happy Christmas and Newsletter 11 2022

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Please find attached the 11th issue of the TidyTowns Newsletter 11/2022, also attached is information and an invitation on the next SDG National Stakeholder Forum will be held on 17 January 2023. Tidy Town Newsletter – Issue 11 of 2022 Invitation to the SDG NSF – LNOB The SuperValu TidyTowns competition returned to normal this year with Adjudicators visiting 882 centres.  Thanks to the thousands of TidyTowns volunteers across the country for their tremendous efforts in keeping our towns and villages looking their best. Congratulations to Trim, Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2022...
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23
DEC
2022

LEVEL UP: Training programme for young people in Trim & South Meath

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LEVEL UP is a programme for young people, who are currently out of employment or education and are in need of extra support in the Trim and South Meath Area. The programme is open to young people aged between 16 and 24 years. The programme will be based on the needs of the individual young person and will include a variety of activities, training and of course work experience which will enhance their C.V. The Project will help young people who find it hard to bridge the gap between leaving school and seeking employment, education or further training. In the past Level Up has supported...
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23
DEC
2022

Non Violent Resistance Programme for Parents: Trim

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Non Violent Resistance 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 6th February 2023. An introductory one to one session with parents will take place during the month of February and group sessions will start on 1st March 2023. The programme will run for 8 weeks every Wednesday (excluding Easter school holidays)...
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20
DEC
2022

Community Support Fund 2023: now open for applications

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Applications are now invited from Community and Voluntary groups in County Meath for funding from the Community Support Fund, which was launched by the Department of Rural and Community Development.   The Community Support Fund will support groups, particularly in disadvantaged areas With their non-pay running costs for example energy costs (electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges) or other non-pay operating costs for example rental/lease costs, insurance bills. Groups will also be able to use the funding to carry out necessary repairs and improvements to their facilities,...
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19
DEC
2022

Carranstown Community Grant Scheme 2022

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Meath County Council and the Indaver Community Liaison Committee, under its Carranstown Community Grant Scheme 2022, 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.   Areas which qualify for the Grant Scheme The area that Carranstown Grant Scheme applies to is marked in red in the map below.  Grants are allocated at the discretion of the Liaison Committee. Carranstown Defined Area Map (PDF, 1.11 mb)   Examples...
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19
DEC
2022

Draft Residential Zoned Land Tax Maps: January 1st deadline for submissions

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Landowners have until midnight on Sunday January 1st 2023 to check and make submissions on draft maps Meath County Council are reminding members of the public that they have until Sunday January 1st 2023 to check and make submissions on draft maps that show lands in Meath that may be subject to the new Residential Zoned Land Tax. The Residential Zoned Land Tax is a new tax aimed at increasing housing supply by activating zoned, serviced residential development lands (including mixed-use lands) for housing. Land which is identified and is zoned for housing (include land zoned mixed-use)...
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19
DEC
2022

FASN: 5K & Family Fun Run – Dundalk 1st January 2023

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The FASN 5K & Family Fun Run will take place this New Year’s Day, 1.1.2023 at 12 pm. This fundraiser is organised the Family Addiction Support Network (FASN) with an Garda Siochana, Louth Division. Race Route: Start at Pedestrian Walkway beside Friary School, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Cash & Spot Prizes on the day. For more information about how to register for the race please visit our website www.fasn.ie or the FASN Facebook page –https://www.facebook.com/fasnsupport   The Family Addiction Support Network is a non-profit organisation that provides support and education to...
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16
DEC
2022

Meath Heritage Forum: Call for Representatives from Meath PPN

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Call for nominees to represent Meath Public Participation Network on the Meath Heritage Forum.   Meath Heritage Forum is seeking representatives from Meath PPN to advise and assist with the review and implementation of the new County Heritage Plan. The Heritage Forum will be made up of representatives of those people involved in the care and protection of heritage within the county. It is envisaged that the process of preparing the plan will maximise co-operation and co-ordination of effort among stakeholders in order to achieve the best results for our local heritage. The Heritage...
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16
DEC
2022

Bogus Callers – Criminals impersonating Gardai to gain access to homes

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Sergeant Patrick Smyth, Crime Prevention Officer for Meath is warning homeowners to be aware of bogus callers due to an increase of reported incidents across Meath in the last week and significantly with two incidents reported in Ashbourne on the 6th of December, one incident in Duleek on the 13th December and another similar incident in Dunboyne on the same date.   Sergeant Smyth is appealing for people to be vigilant in the run up to Christmas as these criminals appear to be specifically targeting our elder community whom reside in rural areas. The Criminal is calling to the...
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16
DEC
2022

Music Capital Scheme 2022

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the Music Network have launched the Music Capital Scheme 2022. The scheme, which comprises three different awards, supports the purchase of musical instruments and is designed to respond to a broad range of capital needs within the music sector in Ireland. The three awards available are outlined below; please note which awards are most relevant to your organisation/members: Music Capital Scheme – Award 1 supports the purchase of musical instruments by non-professional performing groups Music Capital Scheme – Award 2 supports the purchase of musical instruments by individual...
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16
DEC
2022

RISE Programme 2023

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CYPSC Rise poster final 2023-1 – pdf
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16
DEC
2022

CREATE: news & opportunities – December 2022

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News from Create 2022 in Review Web: www.create-ireland.ie/2022-in-review/ Welcome to our final eBulletin in 2022. This was a year filled with professional development opportunities, artist advisory support, awards, bursaries, public events, capacity building and more. As the work of collaborative/ socially engaged artists continued to evolve through 2022, we were delighted to be able to support their work throughout the year and across the country. Some particular highlights for the Create team were hosting our first ever in person Creative Places Tuam Ory’Sta conversation in Tuam, with...
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14
DEC
2022

Meath Local Sports Partnership: December 2022 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 Sports Inclusion & Disability Awareness Workshop Community Walks Mums on the Move Active Women Circuits Meet n Train Online Yoga for Women Socia-ball Youth Basketball Mature Movers Run Jump Throw Programmes Community Sports Hub Navan   Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection Workshop 19th January OR 1st...
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14
DEC
2022

GOAL Mile: Kilbride GFC, Clonee – St.Stephen’s Day 2022 @12 noon

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All the community groups in Kilbride are again coming together this year to organise a GOAL Mile on St Stephen’s Day at 12 noon at Kilbride GFC Grounds. We are hoping to make the event truly a community event for all age groups in our community and wider and will be linking up with the Tidy Towns, GAA, Scoil Bhride, Scouts, ICA, Church, Bowls and other community groups, businesses and residents to support this fun event. We hope that it will be a great opportunity for the community to meet up in a safe environment on the day and add to the Christmas spirit as well as, of course,...
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14
DEC
2022

Check the Register: voter registration uodate & 16/17 year olds can now pre-register

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Improvements to voter registration process launched with the new Check the Register campaign. Public encouraged to confirm and update their details online www.checktheregister.ie. Registering to vote now possible online, year-round 16 and 17 year olds can now pre-register online   The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien T.D. and Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, T.D. together encouraged the public to confirm and update their details on the electoral register or to register for the first time using a newly upgraded...
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14
DEC
2022

Community Addiction Studies Course QQI Level 5: open for applications until 27th Jan 2023

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  Aim of Programme:The purpose of the Community Addiction Studies Course is to enable people to: Learn about drugs and their effects Develop an understanding of addiction Examine their own attitudes Become more effective in their personal responses Develop the skills and knowledge to become more effective in responding to drug misuse in their own communities Duration:  100 Hours (held over 20 sessions) Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 27th Jan., interviewing Wednesday 1st February and start date Tuesday 7th February Organisation of Programme: Part-time   The programme...
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14
DEC
2022

Community & Voluntary Energy Support Scheme (CVESS): grants announcement

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Minister Humphreys and Minister Joe O’Brien announce funding to support 180 community and voluntary groups with their energy bills Community and Voluntary Energy Support Scheme to support groups in every county with their energy bills 180 applicants to benefit from grants under first tranche of scheme The scheme remains open for applications until January 20th, 2023 with further tranches of funding set to be announced in the coming weeks.   Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State, Joe O’Brien TD, have today (Tuesday, 13th December)...
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13
DEC
2022

The Changing Lives Initiative Programme 2023

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Following a successful 3.5 year EU funded project to deliver and evaluate a new Early Intervention Programme for ADHD, the programme is now set to be delivered in Counties Louth and Meath from January 2023 with the support of funding from the Health Service Executive. The Changing Lives Initiative (CLI) is a community-based programme, which creates a better understanding of ADHD and provides an early intervention programme for families with children experiencing behaviours consistent with ADHD. The programme is targeted at families with children aged 3-7 who are demonstrating behaviours...
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12
DEC
2022

HSE Health & Well Being: “Countdown to Christmas’’ Calendar

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This calendar has daily self-help messages, tips and lots of encouragement to help you maintain your health and wellbeing in the countdown to Christmas. Trying out new things can boost our wellbeing, bring a sense of accomplishment and help to improve our self-confidence and resilience. Download your copy of the Countdown to Christmas Calendar 2022 Access the interactive version of the Countdown to Christmas Calendar 2022
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12
DEC
2022

National Broadband Ireland (NBI): surveying works in Meath – Ageragh, Carnans Lower, Doon, Trohanny

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Surveying and design works for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) rollout continues in Meath from 12/12/2022. National Broadband Ireland (NBI) are the company undertaking the fibre network roll-out to enable high speed internet connectivity for 544,000 premises across the country. NBI would like the public to know that contractors will be on the ground in these counties, both inspecting and recording pictures of infrastructure such as poles, cables and underground ducts. The teams have been fully trained in physical distancing practices, hygiene, appropriate use of personal protective...
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12
DEC
2022

LMETB Community Education Spring 2023 Programme – now open for applications

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Applications are open till Friday 13th January 2023 for Community & Voluntary Groups to apply for direct/online courses. For an online application form, click on https://forms.office.com/e/1VMWtguUiN LMETB Community Education Spring 2023 Application for FREE direct/online tuition hours for community & voluntary groups in Meath and Louth. Applications are now invited from community groups and voluntary organisations for support regarding the delivery of educational programmes under LMETB’s Community Education Programme, click on Spring Application to apply online In line with...
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09
DEC
2022

Details of €1.4 million in funding for TidyTowns Groups

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Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces details of €1.4 million in funding for TidyTowns Groups  Minister encourages Tidy Towns committees to avail of funding for 2023 projects Grants of between €1,000- €4000 for almost 900 groups Emphasis on projects that promote green spaces, parks and biodiversity   Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced the details of €1.4 million in funding to support TidyTowns groups prepare for the 2023 SuperValu TidyTowns competition. As part of the initiative, grants of between €1,000 and €4,000 will be...
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09
DEC
2022

Поради для українських водіїв: What you need to know about driving in Ireland.

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Поради для українських водіїв What you need to know about driving in Ireland. Що вам потрібно знати про водіння в Ірландії. Что нужно знать о вождении в Ирландии.   New temporary EU rules ensure that people fleeing Ukraine and living in Ireland under temporary protection can continue to use their Ukrainian driving licence. They won’t have to exchange it for an EU driving licence or sit a driving test.  Professional truck and bus drivers with qualifications obtained in Ukraine, will be temporarily recognised in the EU following a training course and any checks, as required. Нові...
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07
DEC
2022

Meath Local Economic & Community Plan: consultation extended until 22nd December 2022

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Public consultation for the Meath Local Economic and Community Plan 2023-2029 Have your say in the new six-year plan to support economic and community development Meath County Council is encouraging people to share their views and vision for the County as part of a public consultation period for the Meath Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) 2023-2029. The LECP is a six-year plan to support the economic and community development of County Meath. It is developed by Meath County Council, in consultation with its stakeholders, including the people living and working in the County. To...
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06
DEC
2022

Community Water Development Fund 2023: open for applications

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The Community Water Development Fund 2023 funding call is now open and you can apply now to get funding for your project. The Fund is open to all community and voluntary groups to assist in the protection and management of water quality, both locally and in the wider catchment. The Fund has been in operation since 2018. Since that time, we have awarded €2m in grant aid to 629 grant recipients to fund all types of water related projects. Examples include: feasibility studies; surveys and plans; biodiversity signage; water conservation measures; invasive species control; riparian management...
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06
DEC
2022

Embrace FARM: farm accident support network – services & supports available

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Since 2014, Embrace FARM has worked for farm families affected by sudden loss or trauma through the compassionate provision of peer to peer support groups, the annual remembrance service, and residential bereavement weekends. It was founded by the Rohan family in the aftermath of their own personal tragedy. A Registered charity since 2017, Embrace FARM is the only charity of its kind in Ireland that  offers supports solely dedicated to farm families affected by trauma and sudden loss. Embrace FARM also advocates for those affected by farm accidents. Their services include peer to peer,...
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02
DEC
2022

Trim FRC: See what we’ve got in store for December 2022!

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TFRC-December 2022-Monthly – pdf
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02
DEC
2022

Training needs of volunteers, staff and management of small C&V groups and organisations: DRCD & Pobal survey:

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Pobal, on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development, is carrying out an assessment of training that may be required by members of small community and voluntary groups and organisations in Ireland. Are you an employee or a volunteer in a small, community based non-profit organisation, group or association? If so, we would like to hear from you and learn what training or supports you may need in this role. We would also like to learn more about your training experiences and preferences. You can complete the survey here. The survey should take less than 10 mins to complete...
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02
DEC
2022

Meath Parenting Support Champions event for parents: Trim 10am 8th December 2022

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Meath Parenting Support Champions are hosting a fun morning for all parents highlighting the supports available. This will happen in The Trim Castle Hotel Thursday 8th 10am to 12pm. Details available on the range of parenting supports provided through psrenting24seven.ie.
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02
DEC
2022

Meath County Council Arts Office & Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris: 2023 Artist’s Residency Bursary

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Continuing their partnership for a fifth 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 €750.00 towards expenses. During the residency, the successful artist will have the opportunity to develop their creative practice and ideas and gain inspiration...
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01
DEC
2022

Census 2027 Public Consultation

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The Central Statistics Office (CSO) would like to advise you that, as part of the preparatory work for Census 2027, a public consultation on the content of the census form will open today Wednesday 30 November and will close on Wednesday 21 December.   For the first time, an online response option is being planned alongside the paper-based option in Census 2027. We are inviting members of the public, interest groups and organisations to make submissions on the topics to be covered and on the resulting outputs. For reference, the 2022 census form is available here.   Full details...
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30
NOV
2022

Community & Voluntary Sector Energy Support Scheme: Open for applications until 2nd December 2022

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The Community and Voluntary Energy Support Scheme is open for applications to groups until the 2nd December 2022.   The Community and Voluntary Energy Support Scheme (CVESS) provides for a once-off payment to eligible charities and community voluntary sector organisations for their energy costs for 2022. Announced as part of Budget 2023, this scheme will provide once-off support to organisations within the Community and Voluntary sector which fall outside the parameters of other energy support schemes being delivered by Government such as, the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme...
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30
NOV
2022

Meath Local Economic & Community Plan: consultation open until 9th December 2022

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Public consultation for the Meath Local Economic and Community Plan 2023-2029 Have your say in the new six-year plan to support economic and community development Meath County Council is encouraging people to share their views and vision for the County as part of a public consultation period for the Meath Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) 2023-2029. The LECP is a six-year plan to support the economic and community development of County Meath. It is developed by Meath County Council, in consultation with its stakeholders, including the people living and working in the County. To...
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29
NOV
2022

Irish Garden Bird Survey: now open

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The Irish Garden Bird Survey is open to everyone and it couldn’t be easier to take part! It’s a great way for you and everyone in your house to really get to know your garden birds and is now a firm winter tradition in many households across the country. BirdWatch Ireland have been running this survey for 30 years and we’re delighted to have the Ballymaloe group as the survey sponsors. By taking part you’re helping provide us with really important information on how our garden and countryside bird populations are faring during the harsh winter months each year. The survey is open to...
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29
NOV
2022

If you’re aged 12-17 we want to hear your views on mental health: Ombudsman for Children

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The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, works to make sure that children (everyone under 18) have their rights respected in Ireland. One part of his job is to listen to what children think. You can get more information about Niall and the work of the Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) at www.oco.ie. Children have 42 rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. You can find more information at www.oco.ie/itsyourright about your rights.   What is mental health? Mental health is about your thoughts and emotions. It is how you think and feel about...
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29
NOV
2022

Bioeconomy Action Plan Consultation

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The bioeconomy encompasses sectors, systems, associated services and investments to conserve, produce, regenerate, use, process, distribute or consume biological resources including ecosystem services. Bioeconomy allows economic and social value to be added to biological resources, providing sustainable solutions in and across all economic sectors in a sustainable, renewable, and circular manner. The bioeconomy considers our use of biological resources in a holistic way, supporting food and nutrition security, mitigating, and adapting to climate change, reducing dependence on...
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29
NOV
2022

Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS): Public Consultation on Review

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Why we are launching a public consultation In September 2021, the Government launched ‘Housing for All – a New Housing Plan for Ireland’. Action point 4.9 of this plan is to carry out a review of the Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) and to consider the role of the RAS in the private market, taking account of the impact of the Housing Assistance Payment scheme (HAP) and Approved Housing Body (AHB) participation. The review is to be completed by the end of Q1 2023, after which the implementation phase will begin. The submission process is an opportunity for stakeholders and members...
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28
NOV
2022

Meath Parenting Support Champions event for parents: Trim 10am 8th December 2022

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  Meath Parenting Support Champions are hosting a fun morning for all parents highlighting the supports available. This will happen in The Trim Castle Hotel Thursday 8th 10am to 12pm. Details available on the range of parenting supports provided through psrenting24seven.ie.
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25
NOV
2022

Community & Voluntary Sector Energy Support Scheme: Open for applications until 2nd December 2022

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The Community and Voluntary Energy Support Scheme will open for applications to groups until the 2nd December 2022.   The Community and Voluntary Energy Support Scheme (CVESS) provides for a once-off payment to eligible charities and community voluntary sector organisations for their energy costs for 2022. Announced as part of Budget 2023, this scheme will provide once-off support to organisations within the Community and Voluntary sector which fall outside the parameters of other energy support schemes being delivered by Government such as, the Temporary Business Energy Support...
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25
NOV
2022

Meath Local Economic & Community Plan: consultation open until 9th December 2022

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Public consultation for the Meath Local Economic and Community Plan 2023-2029 Have your say in the new six-year plan to support economic and community development Meath County Council is encouraging people to share their views and vision for the County as part of a public consultation period for the Meath Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) 2023-2029. The LECP is a six-year plan to support the economic and community development of County Meath. It is developed by Meath County Council, in consultation with its stakeholders, including the people living and working in the County. To...
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24
NOV
2022

Wellness Workshop: Kells – Tuesday 6th December 2022 – understanding and taking charge of your mental health

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SOS are delighted to be bringing a Wellness Workshop to the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells, Co Meath, on Tuesday 6th December 2022. A Wellness Workshop is an opportunity for you to take time out and learn a wide range of simple practical and effective tools and tips that you can use in your everyday life to improve your own wellness. Topics covered in the workshop include: relaxation and stress management feeding the Wolf of Hope the relationship between thoughts and emotions how to develop a wellness toolkit and daily wellness plan a tool to help you find balance in everyday life  ...
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23
NOV
2022

National Parks and Wildlife Service: Public Consultation on a new Strategy Statement

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The first Strategy Statement for the National Parks and Wildlife Service will set out the core mission and values of the NPWS, together with our key strategic priorities as an organisation for 2023-2025. We are seeking your views as to what our priorities should be, over the coming 3 years. What are the most important goals you think the NPWS should work toward over the period? Do you have good ideas as to how to reach those goals? How should we measure progress? Public Consultation on a new Strategy Statement for the National Parks and Wildlife Service – Draft Strategy Statement...
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22
NOV
2022

WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan ): Trim 5th & 12th December 2022

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Trim Family Resource Centre are running our WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan ) in Trim on the 5th & 12th Dec at 9.30am – 12.30pm on both mornings. For more information or to register, please conact info@trimfrc.ie or phone 046 9438850
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22
NOV
2022

Youth Work Ireland Meath: information event in Navan 1st December 2022 10.30am

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Would you like to find out more about Youth Work Ireland Meath services and supports? Would you like to be in with a chance to win some prizes? Would you like a nice warm cuppa on a cold December morning? Then why not drop into us at our Youth Café in St Mary’s Church Grounds, Navan next Thursday 1st Dec anytime between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Our Youth Work Team will be on hand to answer questions on how you or young people can involved in our programmes. We look forward to seeing you then. https://www.youthworkirelandmeath.ie/our-servi...
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22
NOV
2022

East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade: public consultation closing date approaching – 30th November 2022

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EirGrid, the national grid operator, has identified 4 potential routes for the new 400kv underground electricity cable, connecting Woodland substation near Batterstown in Co Meath to Belcamp substation near Clonshaugh in Dublin. Have your say on the options at: https://consult.eirgrid.ie/content/east-meath-north-dublin-grid-upgrade-consultation   EirGrid is encouraging members of the public to submit their views on the East Meath – North Dublin Grid Upgrade, before the public consultation closes on November 30 next. The operator of Ireland’s electricity grid commenced a 12-week...
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22
NOV
2022

Connecting Cultures: Volunteer training – Navan & Drogheda, Co Meath

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Meath Partnership are delighted to invite you to our 4-day long intensive volunteer training program in Drogheda, as part of our “Connecting Cultures: Sustaining Our World” project. This training program is being delivered for individuals from a migrant or refugee background living in or working in and around County Meath, who are yearning to network with the community and take part in sustainability-oriented volunteering activities. Activities: Group workshops with guest speakers from local community organisation Activities focusing on intercultural dialogue   What you...
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22
NOV
2022

Regional Water Resources Plan – Draft RWRP North West Public Consultation

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Irish Water today begins a three-month public consultation on the draft Regional Water Resource Plan – North West (RWRP-NW). The plan sets out options for providing a more secure, reliable and sustainable water supply for 732,700 customers in the North West region over the next 25 years. The plan includes counties Cavan, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Monaghan, Sligo and parts of Clare, Longford, Louth, Meath and Roscommon. Eight islands off the coast of Ireland are also included in the region. Irish Water’s National Water Resources Plan will be the first resources plan for the entire...
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22
NOV
2022

Pop up Gaeltacht san Uaimh: Teach Tabhairne Ryan’s, Déardaoin 24 Samhain, 8:00i.n.

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Pop up Gaeltacht, Teach Tabhairne Ryan’s, Déardaoin 24 Samhain, 8:00i.n. Tá fáilte roimh gach duine. Bí linn – Is cuma cén leibhéal Gaeilge atá agat.
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21
NOV
2022

Healthy Meath: Focus Group Events

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Healthy Meath recently conducted a Healthy Meath public consultation survey, Following analysis of the Healthy Meath survey returns we are now planning the next stage of consultation and would like to invite you to attend a focus group. The purpose of the focus group is to get a more in-depth view on the health priorities for Meath, why they are prevalent and how they could be addressed over the next few years. Please see below options for focus groups: 1st December – Ashbourne Library, 5.45pm – 8.45pm 6th December – Kells Library, 1pm – 4pm 9th December – Navan Library, 10am...
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21
NOV
2022

Community & Voluntary Sector Energy Support Scheme: Open for applications from 21st November to 2nd December 2022

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The Community and Voluntary Energy Support Scheme will open for applications to groups on Monday, November 21st.   The Community and Voluntary Energy Support Scheme (CVESS) provides for a once-off payment to eligible charities and community voluntary sector organisations for their energy costs for 2022. Announced as part of Budget 2023, this scheme will provide once-off support to organisations within the Community and Voluntary sector which fall outside the parameters of other energy support schemes being delivered by Government such as, the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme...
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21
NOV
2022

CREATE: news & opportunities – November 2022

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News from Create We are Hiring! Research and Learning Programmer Deadline: 8 December, 5pm Web: www.create-ireland.ie/we-are-hiring-research-and-learning-programmer/ Email: recruitment@create-ireland.ie Create has an exciting new job opportunity for a part-time (3 days weekly) Research and Learning Programmer. The Research and Learning Programmer is a busy, varied and exciting role which presents the successful candidate with an opportunity to make a real contribution to the organisation’s development and to its continued success in the coming years. The function of the role is to advance...
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21
NOV
2022

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: Talk Wed 23rd November 2022: Dalgan Park, Navan @ 7.30pm

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The Law of the Innocents, otherwise known as Lex Innocentium or Cáin Adomnáin has been described by scholars as an early Geneva Convention. This talk will tell the story of the law, describing the gathering of kings and eminent clergy who assembled in Birr in 697 AD to agree a law that would protect women, children, clerics and other unarmed people in time of conflict. The law was instigated by Adomnán, abbot of Iona, otherwise known as St. Eunan, a man driven by a passionate concern for the innocent, the vulnerable, the weakest in society, a concern that was unique for its time in...
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18
NOV
2022

Meath Local Economic & Community Plan: consultation open

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Public consultation for the Meath Local Economic and Community Plan 2023-2029 Have your say in the new six-year plan to support economic and community development Meath County Council is encouraging people to share their views and vision for the County as part of a public consultation period for the Meath Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) 2023-2029. The LECP is a six-year plan to support the economic and community development of County Meath. It is developed by Meath County Council, in consultation with its stakeholders, including the people living and working in the County. To...
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18
NOV
2022

Community Support Fund: new €10 m fund to support community groups with running costs

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Ministers Humphreys and Joe O’Brien announce €10 million Fund to support parish halls and community centres with energy bills New Community Support Fund to assist thousands of community groups across the country  Support available for Parish Halls, Community Centres, Local Development Associations, Social Clubs, ICA Groups, Senior Citizen Groups, Men’s Sheds, Women’s Sheds and more  Small grants to help groups with running costs and rising energy bills  Applications from groups supporting rural pursuits and activities welcome   The once-off fund will be allocated under the Department’s...
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16
NOV
2022

Meath Disability Action Group: Monday 5th December 2022 Navan

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The Irish Wheelchair Association is launching a new Disability Action Group in Navan This group will bring people together from across the Navan region to meet on a regular basis and focus on the issues that matter most. The IWA is looking for people who are passionate for change and who are interested in working together with others in the community to identify issues and lobby for equality in all areas, including access to the built environment, the great outdoors, housing, education, health, employment, etc. The Irish Wheelchair Association is now calling on people with disabilities to...
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15
NOV
2022

Irish Hospice Foundation: : Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week 2022 – how we can all help a grieving child

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Every November, the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) organise a series of events across Ireland to highlight bereaved children’s needs and provide a voice for them to be heard. Children are the “hidden mourners” in our society.  They will feel their loss over a lifetime, and in different ways as they grow and learn to understand the real meaning of death and loss. Every child has different needs, perspectives and understandings of what death means. This week marks Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week for 2022. As adults we know that grief is a normal reaction to loss,...
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14
NOV
2022

Launch €10 million Fund to support community & voluntary groups with energy costs: DRCD

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Ministers Humphreys and O’Brien launch €10 million Fund to support community and voluntary groups with energy costs  Financial supports to be paid out to groups as early as end of 2022 New scheme designed to support sector with increased energy bills Application process to open on Monday November 21st Full scheme details are now available here   Media release: Saturday, 12th November 2022 Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State, Joe O’Brien TD, have today launched a new €10 million Fund to support community and voluntary groups with the...
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14
NOV
2022

Pop up Gaeltacht do leanaí / for children: Solstice Theatre, Navan, Saturday 19 November 2022

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Pop up Gaeltacht do leanaí ar súil in Amharclann an Grianstad, An Uaimh, Dé Sathairn 19 Samhain. Bréagáin agus Leabhair ar fáil. Bígí linn! Fáilte roimh gach duine. Pop up Gaeltacht for children in the Solstice Theatre, Navan, Saturday 19 November. Toys & books provided. Join us! All welcome.
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10
NOV
2022

Meath Local Economic & Community Plan: online information & feedback session – November 15th 2022 at 7pm

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Public consultation for the Meath Local Economic and Community Plan 2023-2029 Have your say in the new six-year plan to support economic and community development   Meath County Council is encouraging people to share their views and vision for the County as part of a public consultation period for the Meath Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) 2023-2029. The LECP is a six-year plan to support the economic and community development of County Meath. It is developed by Meath County Council, in consultation with its stakeholders, including the people living and working in the County....
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10
NOV
2022

Meath County Council: conservation seminar – 8th December 2022 7pm

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Meath County Council will be hosting a Conservation Seminar to give an overview of the Grants available and administered through Meath County Council on behalf of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage for Recorded Protected Structure, Vernacular Structures and Buildings within Architectural Conservation Areas – an opportunity to meet with fellow owners to share knowledge and information. Event: Conservation Seminar Date: Thursday, 8th December 2022, 7pm to 9pm Venue: Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co Meath C15 Y291   Register at:...
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10
NOV
2022

What Works Festival of Learning 2022

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Announcing the Line-up for the What Works Festival of Learning 2022! Registration for the What Works Festival of Learning is now open, and here is a flavour of what you can expect during the week!   Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman will launch the Festival on Monday November 21st at 11 am. Speakers at the launch include Hanna Vseviov, Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia, Catherine O’Donohue from Tusla, Ciara Ni Raghallaigh and Niamh Kerrigan from the Parents Plus Special Needs Programme, and Ian Power from SpunOut.ie.  ...
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10
NOV
2022

Consultation process to develop a policy on Irish-medium education outside of the Gaeltacht

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The Department of Education has opened a public consultation process, seeking the views of interested stakeholders, to inform the development of a new policy for Irish-medium education outside of the Gaeltacht. Complete the online questionnaire here Members of the public and interested stakeholders, including young people, parents/guardians, teachers/early years educators, school leaders, members of school boards of management, school management bodies, education stakeholders and Irish-language stakeholders are invited to have their say on this important topic. The insights and...
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09
NOV
2022

Meath Local Economic & Community Plan: online information & feedback session – November 15th 2022 at 7pm

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Meath County Council and the Meath Local Community Development Committee want your input into the next Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) for the county. Join us for an online information and feedback session on Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm to learn more about the LECP, and to share your ideas! At this session, we will present key information on the LECP and ask for feedback on our proposed goals and objectives. Your feedback will be captured on the following key draft high level goals : A healthy and resilient County A dynamic economy that supports and meets the needs of its...
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09
NOV
2022

Rural Ideas Fora: A Socially Inclusive Rural Ireland -15th November @ 10.30am

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The Department of Rural and Community Development is continuing its series of Rural Ideas Fora.  These events focus on specific themes within Our Rural Future, the national rural development policy published in March 2021, and are an opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities that impact on rural communities and economies. Attendees will learn more about ongoing work relating to key objectives contained in the policy, and hear from a panel of key stakeholders. The last of our events for 2022 will be held online next Tuesday, 15 November from 10.30am to 12.30pm.   Them...
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08
NOV
2022

Free Drop off Days for Old/Broken Toys: Navan, Kells, Trim & Dunboyne Recycling Centres – 7th-12th November 2022

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Want to Recycle Old Toys before Christmas? You can drop off old toys at Navan, Kells, Trim and Dunboyne Recycling Centres this week from today Monday 7th to Saturday 12th November, from 9am to 4pm. These events are for Householders Only – No Commercial customers. Gate Fee of €2 is payable per vehicle per visit. Enquiries to  environment@meathcoco.ie Please note that if you have toys in good condition to give away, please donate directly to a local charity shop, as these toys won’t be donated.
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08
NOV
2022

IAF Hometwown Architect Open Call – Reimagine your Town Centre

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We are delighted to let you know that we have this week launched Hometown Architect, a Reimagine open call to support communities and architects with a vision to create vibrant town centres across Ireland. Since the launch of our Reimagine placemaking programme in 2019, the Irish Architecture Foundation has been connecting communities with architects to co-design solutions for issues in the local built environment. Hometown Architect, with funding support from the Arts Council, Department of Rural and Community Development, and Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage...
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08
NOV
2022

E-Male Matters Newsletter – Autumn 2022

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Please find a link below to the Autumn 2022 edition of ‘E-Male Matters’ – the newsletter of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI).: E-Male Matters – Autumn 2022 – pdf   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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08
NOV
2022

NTR Wind Farm Community Benefit Funds 2022 Closing date 21st November 2022

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The NTR Wind Farm Community Benefit Funds provides an excellent opportunity for local community groups to develop projects in proximity to NTR wind farms. The eligibility criteria are broad, and many types of projects are eligible to apply. If you are unsure about a possible project, please get in touch with us and we will do our best to advise. With regards to large community infrastructure projects, it is possible to submit an application requesting funding on a multi annual basis. If your group decides to submit a project of this nature, please ensure you give a clear explanation of...
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07
NOV
2022

Resilience: Screening of Music & Spoken Word BCP Event – 15th November 2022 7pm

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You’re invited for a evening of culture, chat and song to celebrate community Resilience: Revel Once Again. Hosted by Joe Rooney, this screening of music and spoke word is provided free to bring communities together and features artists from across Co. Meath and includes conversation with former Meath GAA Coach Andy McEntee on the importance of community. It’s currently being screened in Rathkenny Hall, Kilskyre Community Activity Centre and Cormeen Sports Complex with other sites to follow. Anyone interested should contact Rathkenny Hall, Kilskyre Community Centre, Cormeen Sports Complex...
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07
NOV
2022

Communities Caring for Water Conference 2022: 26th November

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The Communities Caring for Water Conference is back. This year’s focus will be on how communities are collaborating for water quality, opportunities to integrate Nature Based Solutions in the urban and rural environment, Citizen Science initiatives and an introduction into how communities can get involved in their local Catchment Management plans. When: Saturday 26th November Where: Collins Barracks, Dublin & also Online More information & registration: Communities Caring for Water Conference 2022 – Local Authority Water Programme  
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07
NOV
2022

Sonairte: Talk About Trees – Saturday 12th November 11am – 3pm

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Sonairte Community Tree Nursery: Talk About Trees – Saturday 12th November 11am – 3pm Join us on Saturday the 12th of November for a in depth look at Irelands need to focus on our native trees and the everyday importance they play in our lives. On the day we will have a presentation by renowned expert Gerard Clarke who spent many years  with CRANN, Ireland’s leading voluntary tree organisation, dedicated to the promotion and protection of our trees, hedgerows and woodlands. We will cover the topics of Irelands tree biodiversity, our native species, how trees can be wildlife  corridors and...
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03
NOV
2022

Meath Local Economic & Community Plan: consultation open

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Consultation has started on the development of the next Local Economic and Community Plan for Meath. The Meath Local Community Development  Committee  would like to hear from all communities and  community groups.  Please see https://consult.meath.ie/ for details  Consultation phase will be open until 9th December 2022.   The Local Economic and Community Plan is a 6-year statutory plan which sets out the objectives and actions needed to promote and support economic and community development in a county. Economic and local and community development, may have different challenges and...
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03
NOV
2022

Meath Local Sports Partnership: November 2022 Update

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Please see Meath LSP’s planned programmes below: Community Sports Coaching Programme Winter Initiative Safeguarding 3 Designated Liaison Person (DLP) Workshop Socia-ball for Women 0-3k & 3-5k Running Programmes Youth Social Basketball Mature Movers Circuits for Over 40’s Learn 2 Cycle Trim Run Jump Throw Programmes   Community Sports Coaching Programme Meath LSP are delighted to announce the return of our hugely successful Community Sports Coaching programme. The aim of the Community Sports Coaching Programme is to develop the skills of community leaders, coaches and...
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03
NOV
2022

Men’s Sheds: Minister Humphreys announces €800,000 support

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The initiative will see grants of €2,000 provided to over 400 Men’s Sheds nationwide to assist them with running costs such as electricity or insurance bills. The individual grants will be distributed to the over 400 Men’s Sheds via its representative body, the Irish Men’s Sheds Association (IMSA).   2 November 2022: Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, has today   announced funding of €800,000 to support Men’s Sheds. The initiative will see grants of €2,000 provided to over 400 Men’s Sheds nationwide to   assist them with running costs such as electricity...
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03
NOV
2022

Hi Digital: Free digital skills training for older people & community organisations.

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What is Hi Digital? ALONE and Active Retirement Ireland have partnered with Vodafone Ireland Foundation to deliver a new nationwide 5-year digital skills training programme for older people called Hi Digital.  The programme has been developed to help bridge the digital divide by offering free digital skills training to older people and upskilling the organisations that support them. The Plan aims to train 230,000 older people. The programme consists of three different strands:   Online learning A new FREE online learning platform has been created at hidigital.ie where older people...
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02
NOV
2022

Have your say in a Healthy Meath!

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Have your say in a Healthy Meath! Healthy Meath request the input of individuals, agencies, groups and organisations to help identify the health risks, health priorities and associated target groups across County Meath. The output of this survey will be used to support our planning for health and wellbeing activities across the County for the next three years. Complete the short survey here https://forms.office.com/r/N5H84jLpaw
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02
NOV
2022

Residential Zoned Land Tax Consultation

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The Government’s Housing For All – A New Housing Plan for Ireland proposed a new tax to activate vacant land for residential purposes as a part of the Pathway to Increasing New Housing Supply.   The Residential Zoned Land Tax was introduced in the Finance Act 2021. The process to identify land to which the tax applies is now underway and the tax will be payable from 2024. The objective of the tax is to activate land that is serviced and zoned for residential use or mixed use, including residential use, in order to increase housing supply and to ensure regeneration of vacant and idle...
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02
NOV
2022

Mental Health Support Programmes: SOS

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As October is World Mental Health month please see attached and below information about Mental Health community programmes All scheduled programmes can be found on the programmes calendar on our website https://suicideorsurvive.ie/programme-calendar/ which is updated regularly.   The Eden Programme  Suicide or Survive run the Eden Programme in person in Dublin. It provides a safe space where participants can develop the skills to monitor and manage their own mental health, build a range of supports appropriate to their individual needs and move away from suicide as an option of...
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02
NOV
2022

Department of Health: Prevention & Education Funding Programme

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The Department of Health is advertising a call for applications to a new funding programme which has been designed to strengthen the prevention of drug, alcohol and tobacco use and the associated harms among children and young people. This funding programme will be open to Drug and Alcohol Taskforces, HSE/Community Healthcare Organisations (CHOs), the community and voluntary sector, and academic bodies. An information document outlining the call, an application form & the recorded webinar have been made available on the Department’s website – which can be found here. The deadline for...
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01
NOV
2022

Creative Lives Awards 2022 open for applications

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Creative Lives Awards 2022 open for applications Community groups across the UK & Ireland encouraged to enter annual awards shining a spotlight on everyday creativity. The Creative Lives Awards – formerly the Epic Awards – are an annual celebration of creative participation. They’re a chance for groups who get together regularly to make life better for people in their communities to have their achievements recognised and rewarded. Creative groups of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to enter, providing volunteers play a key role in organising, delivering and participating in the...
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01
NOV
2022

Trim Family Resource Centre: November 2022 programmes

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Trim FRC November 2022 programme – pdf
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28
OCT
2022

An Ghaeilge ar an Uaimh Oíche Eolais / The Irish Language in Navan Information Night: Dé Máirt, 1 Samhain,7 i.n / Tuesday, 1 November, 7pm

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An bhfuil tú i do chónaí san Uaimh? An bhfuil suim agat an Ghaeilge a chur chun cinn i do cheantar? Bí linn chun níos mó a fháil amach faoi. An Ghaeilge ar an Uaimh Oíche Eolais, Leabharlann na hUaimhe. Dé Máirt, 1 Samhain, 7 i.n.   Do you live in Navan? Are you interested in boosting the Irish language in your area? Join us to find out more. The Irish Language in Navan Information Night, Navan Library, Tuesday, 1 November, 7pm
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28
OCT
2022

Trim announced as Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2022

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Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces Trim Co. Meath as Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2022 €1.4 million announced in grant aid for over 930 SuperValu TidyTowns groups nationwide Rosscarbery in Co Cork named Ireland’s Tidiest Village; Cahir in Co  Tipperary wins Young Person’s Award Minister Humphreys hails third highest number of entries ever as full awards ceremony returns to RDS Minister also confirms new sponsorship deal with SuperValu until 2027   Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today (28th October) announced Trim, Co. Meath as Ireland’s...
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28
OCT
2022

Have your say in a Healthy Meath!

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Have your say in a Healthy Meath! Healthy Meath request the input of individuals, agencies, groups and organisations to help identify the health risks, health priorities and associated target groups across County Meath. The output of this survey will be used to support our planning for health and wellbeing activities across the County for the next three years. Complete the short survey here https://forms.office.com/r/N5H84jLpaw
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28
OCT
2022

Meath Local Economic & Community Plan: consultation open

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  Consultation has started on the development of the next Local Economic and Community Plan for Meath. The Meath Local Community Development  Committee  would like to hear from all communities and  community groups.  Please see https://consult.meath.ie/ for details  Consultation phase will be open until 9th December 2022.   The Local Economic and Community Plan is a 6-year statutory plan which sets out the objectives and actions needed to promote and support economic and community development in a county. Economic and local and community development, may have different...
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27
OCT
2022

Public consultation on the development of a National Horticulture Strategy to 2030

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Food Vision 2030 recognised the value of the Irish Horticulture Sector as the 4th largest agriculture sector in Ireland and called for a strategy to set out a road map for the industry to 2030 focussing on economic, environmental and social sustainability. With a turnover in 2021 of €521 million and directly employing over 6,600 people while occupying less than 1% of total land, horticulture contains a diverse range of sectors, such as mushrooms, potatoes, field vegetables, protected fruit, protected vegetables, outdoor fruit, and amenity crops such as nursery stock, protected crops...
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25
OCT
2022

Meath LECP: Pop-Up Consultations – locations & dates

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Hub Planning will be taking to the streets to get the publics input on the social, economic and community development of County Meath. Say hello at one of our locations below!   Friday 28th October 2022 Kells (10am-11.30am) – Outside Centra on Bective Square Nobber (12.00=13.30pm) – Outside Centra Navan Town (14.30-16.30pm) – Across from Navan Shopping Centre   Thursday 3rd November 2022 Bettystown (10.00-11.30am) – Outside Tesco on Narrow Ways Slane (12.00-1.30pm) – Outside Mimnagh’s Gala Trim (14.00-15.30pm)  – Outside Spar on Market...
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25
OCT
2022

Community Challenge/Green Care Hackathon – Bective Mill, Saturday, 5th November 2022

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Meath Partnership and UCD would like to invite interested persons to take part in a community challenge which will be taking place on Saturday, 5th November from 10:00 – 18:00 in Bective Mill. As part of this event, we will be working alongside the owners at Bective Mill, Navan, Co. Meath (C15H519), to identify environmental challenges that occur in across Meath and Ireland, and we will work in groups to propose solutions to these challenges. During the day, we will have: Workshop sessions on addressing climate related challenges; Input from key-note speakers; Yoga sessions with Sinead...
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25
OCT
2022

Age Friendly Ireland: newsletter

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Please find a link below to recent Age Friendly Ireland Newsletter: Age Friendly Ireland Newsletter_21102022 – pdf   All Age Friendly Ireland newsletters are available on the website www.agefriendlyireland.ie
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21
OCT
2022

Meath Local Economic & Community Plan: consultation now open

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  Consultation has started on the development of the next Local Economic and Community Plan for Meath and we’d like to hear from all communities and  community groups.  Consultation phase will be open until 9th December 2022.   The Local Economic and Community Plan is a 6-year statutory plan which sets out the objectives and actions needed to promote and support economic and community development in a county. Economic and local and community development, may have different challenges and approaches, but both are mutually supportive in creating strong communities and local...
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21
OCT
2022

Healthy Meath Public Consultation Survey 2022

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Have your say in a Healthy Meath! Healthy Meath request the input of individuals, agencies, groups and organisations to help identify the health risks, health priorities and associated target groups across County Meath. The output of this survey will be used to support our planning for health and wellbeing activities across the County for the next three years. Complete the short survey here https://forms.office.com/r/N5H84jLpaw
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21
OCT
2022

Launch of new initiative to support Women’s Sheds: DRCD

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Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys launches new initiative to support Women’s Sheds  Special Fund of €100,000 to support growing network of Women’s Sheds Organisers urged to get in touch with Department to avail of grant funding Funding to assist Women’s Shed movement to grow and expand Minister: Women’s Sheds are on the rise and I want to support them   Media Release: Thursday, 20 October 2022 The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced a new fund of €100,000 to support Women’s Sheds. The initiative, the first of its kind, is in...
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21
OCT
2022

Parent Peer Support Fund: DCEDIY

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Minister O’Gorman invites applications to the Parent Peer Support Fund. €50,000 will be made available for initiatives promoting parent peer support groups. Successful applicants stand to receive grants of up to €2,000 to carry out parent peer support group projects throughout Ireland.   Press Release: Thursday 20 October 2022 The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, is pleased to announce €50,000 in funding for organisations under the Supporting Parents – Parent Peer Support Fund. The aim of the initial pilot fund is to make it...
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19
OCT
2022

Eirgrid: East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade – Webinars & Information Days

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EirGrid, is launching a 12-week public consultation on September 7 to seek the public’s input in identifying a route for the East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade. The 400kV underground cable circuit from Woodland substation, near Batterstown in County Meath, to Belcamp substation, near Clonshaugh in north Dublin, was identified earlier this year as the best-performing technical option. The project is needed to address the increased electricity demand in east Meath and north Dublin, due to economic activity and population growth, while also reducing the use of fossil fuels for electricity...
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18
OCT
2022

Kells Public Realm & Regeneration Plan: Have Your Say: event 19th October & online survey

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The first public consultation process for the Kells Town Centre Public Realm and Regeneration Plan  has been opened by Meath County Council and BDP Design. The plan will seek to be the catalyst for the revitalisation of the town centre and surrounding areas whilst pursing a continued pattern of development that respects the inherent characteristics of the natural and built environment. Our starting point for the project is to hear from the people of Kells and this survey is an important part of that process.   Consultation Event – 19th October 2022 Venue: Kells Municipal...
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17
OCT
2022

EirGrid East Meath North Dublin – Public Consultation (6 weeks remaining)

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We have now reached the half way point in the East Meath North Dublin Public consultation with another 6 weeks to go. Submissions can be made as follows by Sunday 30th November 2022 Email: EastMeathNorthDublin@eirgrid.com Online: Consult.eirgrid.ie Questionnaire: https://consult.eirgrid.ie/content/east-meath-north-dublin-grid-upgrade-consultation   EirGrid is responsible for a safe, secure, and reliable supply of electricity – now and in the future. We develop, manage, and operate the electricity transmission grid. The East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade involves a transmission...
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17
OCT
2022

SafeTALK: suicide alertness training – Navan Thursday 29th November 2022 9.30am-1pm

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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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17
OCT
2022

Embracing Communities Event: Trim 19th October 2022 11am

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Staff and volunteers at Trim Family Resource Centre are excited to invite families and community members to come along to the event in Trim Castle Hotel on 19th October from 11am to 1pm. We hope this in person event will raise awareness of the varied supports available locally and break the stigma of  accessing those supports. There will be stands, live performances from Singing and Dancing groups, guest speakers from our community and funding agencies, and refreshments.  We will also be launching our new 3 year Strategic Plan on the day so you will get to hear more about the areas of...
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17
OCT
2022

StayOn project: free training workshops

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As part of the StayOn project, Meath Partnership are offering free training workshops for young people aged 20-29 who are not currently in employment. Participants will receive life and career coaching, skills training, and get to have their say about the issues affecting youths in their communities before working together to develop policies that can help to combat these issues. The training workshops – Food Production, Digital Content Production, and Aromatherapy, will commence at the beginning of November in Meath Partnership’s office based in Kells, Co. Meath. If you require any...
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14
OCT
2022

Healthy Meath Public Consultation Survey 2022

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Have your say in a Healthy Meath! Healthy Meath request the input of individuals, agencies, groups and organisations to help identify the health risks, health priorities and associated target groups across County Meath. The output of this survey will be used to support our planning for health and wellbeing activities across the County for the next three years. Complete the short survey here https://forms.office.com/r/N5H84jLpaw
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14
OCT
2022

Halloween Amnesty at Recycling Centres

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In order to divert combustible materials from Bonfires, there will be no charge for the following bulky waste items for all Meath based householders at Recycling Centres listed below on Friday and Saturday, 28th and 29th of October 2022   Beds, Mattresses and Headboards Couches and Armchairs Outdoor and Indoor Tables and Chairs   These items will be accepted from 9am – 4pm at the following locations: Navan Recycling Centre   C15NX24 Kells Recycling Centre  A82VK23 Trim Recycling Centre  C15FN73 Thorntons Recycling Centre Dunboyne  A86X446 Panda Recycling Centre  C15P586...
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14
OCT
2022

No Shame Game: Official launch: 19th October 2022 – Involve Youth Project

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Involve youth project Meath are holding a launch event for our Award-winning Youth Mental Health Board game in the Newgrange Hotel Navan Co. Meath on the 19th October @ 6.30pm. On the night you will meet some of the young people involved with making the game &  learn about the history behind the game. This event has been funded through the European year of youth mini grant from Leargas our national agency on behalf of the European commission.
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14
OCT
2022

Meath History Workshop: Decade of Centenaries conference- 22nd October 2022

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As we approach the end of the Decade of Centenaries, the Meath History Workshop will host a conference in Navan on Saturday, 22 October, presenting new research on the Revolution and its aftermath in County Meath and reflecting on how we have commemorated the seminal events of the period. The conference is being hosted by the Meath History Workshop, a group of local historians who have been active for the past decade and more in researching the history of the county. The event has received support from Meath County Council’s Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Programme. Please find a...
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14
OCT
2022

CREATE: News & Opportunities – October 2022

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News from Create   Booking is now open for the Creative Places and Create Networking Event 2022 Date: 10-11 November Location: Tuam, Co. Galway Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/creative-places-and-create-networking-event-2022/ Email: info@create-ireland.ie Admission: €10 – €25 To book: https://CPCreateNetworkingEvent2022.eventbrite.ie This two-day event will explore how support and solidarity intersect with and inform the development of critical relationships in socially engaged, collaborative arts practice. We are delighted to host the event this year in Tuam, home of the...
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14
OCT
2022

Innovative Social Finance Product Pilot for Ireland: Roadshow Details

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The Irish Social Finance Eco-system is poised to introduce its first new financial product in over 20 years, following research undertaken by Rethink Ireland, Community Finance Ireland, and Dublin City University, in association with the Irish Social Enterprise Network. The research project has been supported by the European Commission via the EaSI Technical Assistance for Social Finance programme. Through a mix of repayable loans, non-repayable loans and crucially, non-financial support, the product is primarily targeting first time borrowers from the social enterprise and community...
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14
OCT
2022

Community Centre Investment Fund: €12.5 million allocated to support almost 600 Community Centres nationwide

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New Fund brings unprecedented investment to benefit community centres in every county  Grants of up to €25,000 for the upgrade of Community Centres, Parish Halls, GAA Clubhouses, Youth Facilities and Men’s Sheds  Minister Humphreys: Community Centres are the heart of towns, villages and parishes across the country   Media Release: Wednesday, 12th October 2022 The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced funding of over €12.5 million for the upgrade and development of almost 600 Community Centres nationwide. The new Community Centre...
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14
OCT
2022

Living Well Programme: November 2022

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What is the Living Well Programme? Living Well is a free group self-management programme. Self-management is what a person does every day to manage their long-term health condition. This may include making choices to improve your health such as becoming more active, eating more healthily and stopping smoking. It may also include more complex tasks such as taking medication, monitoring your symptoms, coping with the emotional aspects of the condition and communicating with healthcare professionals. Living with a long-term health condition can be challenging but may be especially so during...
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14
OCT
2022

NYCI: One World Week resources

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The National Youth Council of Ireland have prepared a resource pack for One World Week. The resource is called Globalisation – The Youth and The Truth  Download your copy of the resource pack [FREE] >> One World Week 2022 is just around the corner. Our week-long festival of activities, inspiration and youth activism is on from November 19th – 26th. Keep your eyes peeled next week for the big reveal!   Youth 2030 – Global Youth Work Programme Youth 2030 is a partnership between NYCI and Irish Aid, working in consortia with Concern Worldwide, Maynooth University an...
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12
OCT
2022

Healthy Meath Public Consultation Survey 2022

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Have your say in a Healthy Meath! Healthy Meath request the input of individuals, agencies, groups and organisations to help identify the health risks, health priorities and associated target groups across County Meath. The output of this survey will be used to support our planning for health and wellbeing activities across the County for the next three years. Complete the short survey here https://forms.office.com/r/N5H84jLpaw
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12
OCT
2022

Survey on An Garda Síochána’s diversity and integration strategy: Irish Centre for Diversity

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Plesase find al link below to an Irish Centre for Diversity survey about An Garda Síochána. The survey is an opportunity for community groups to tell us what they think and feel about An Garda Síochána’s diversity and integration strategy and how this is helping An Garda help better serve all of its communities, especially people from diverse and minority backgrounds. It is entirely confidential and anonymous so you can feel confident responding to questions openly and honestly. It takes around 10 minutes to complete. The survey is part of a continuous process of seeking and responding to...
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11
OCT
2022

Meath Energy Expo: Saturday 22nd October 2022

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Meath Energy Expo takes place on Saturday, October 22nd in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan between 10.00am and 4.00pm. The free event is being run by Meath County Council and will see a host of energy advisors come together under one roof to provide information and practical advice to help you save money in your home and business! The expo will showcase local suppliers and installers of home energy retrofits including heat pumps and solar energy systems. There will also be information stands detailing home energy efficiency upgrades, retrofitting grants, and information from the SEAI to help...
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10
OCT
2022

Irish Hospice Foundation: Arts & Community Engagement Grants

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The Irish Hospice Foundation with Creative Ireland are offering Seed Grants to support communities’ creative exploration of grief or memorialisation. Grants of up to €2,000 are available with up to 15 awards on offer. Full details are on the IHF website: https://hospicefoundation.ie/seeds IHF are inviting applications from groups and /or individuals nationwide before the closing date of Friday 28th October at 5.00pm.   IHF Seed Grant Programme 2022 – 2023 Irish Hospice Foundation with Creative Ireland sets out to inspire and support the work of groups, organisations and...
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07
OCT
2022

Kells Public Realm & Regeneration Plan: Have Your Say: event 19th October & online survey

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The first public consultation process for the Kells Town Centre Public Realm and Regeneration Plan  has been opened by Meath County Council and BDP Design. The plan will seek to be the catalyst for the revitalisation of the town centre and surrounding areas whilst pursing a continued pattern of development that respects the inherent characteristics of the natural and built environment. Our starting point for the project is to hear from the people of Kells and this survey is an important part of that process.   Consultation Event – 19th October 2022 Venue: Kells Municipal...
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07
OCT
2022

Meath Age Friendly Older Persons Council Event: 19th October 2022

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The Meath Age Friendly Older Persons Council  will be holding an event in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan on Wednesday 19th October 11am-2pm.   To register to attend, please contact: Áine Bird, Community Section, Meath County Council Email: community@meathcoco.ie Tel: 046 9097400  
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07
OCT
2022

Sports Inclusion & Disability Awareness Workshop: 11th October 2022 7pm

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Meath Local Sports Partnership in conjunction with Cavan Sports Partnership are delighted to announce we will be hosting a sports Inclusion and Disability Awareness Webinar. This is a FREE webinar will be delivered Online and is aimed at people who are interested in taking the first step in making their activities inclusive. Tuesday October 11th 7:00pm-8:30pm Zoom Free   For more information please contact Sports Inclusion Disability Office Terry Donegan on 0469067887 or email tdonegan@meathcoco.ie
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07
OCT
2022

Embracing Communities Event: Trim 19th October 2022 11am

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Staff and volunteers at Trim Family Resource Centre are excited to invite families and community members to come along to the event in Trim Castle Hotel on 19th October from 11am to 1pm. We hope this in person event will raise awareness of the varied supports available locally and break the stigma of  accessing those supports. There will be stands, live performances from Singing and Dancing groups, guest speakers from our community and funding agencies, and refreshments.  We will also be launching our new 3 year Strategic Plan on the day so you will get to hear more about the areas of...
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07
OCT
2022

Trim Family Resource Centre: October 2022 Programme

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07
OCT
2022

Maynooth & Environs Joint Local Area Plan 2024-2030: Consultation

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Kildare County Council and Meath County Council are commencing the preparation of a Joint Local Area Plan (LAP) for Maynooth and its environs. The Joint LAP will incorporate a framework for guiding the future development of transportation, housing, retail, heritage, employment, and social and community infrastructure in Maynooth. Kildare County Council and Meath County Council invite you to get involved and to help shape the Maynooth and Environs Joint Local Area Plan 2024-2030. This consultation provides the opportunity for you to submit comments and suggestions on the topics raised in...
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06
OCT
2022

Social Enterprise Data Collection Initiative

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Social Enterprise data collection initiative is a research programme being undertaken on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development by a consortium of Amárach Research; ILDN and SERI. The survey outcomes will ensure that the Department is in a better position to support the sector and develop social enterprise policy, with a strong and robust evidence base. We are seeking to scale and scope the size of the social enterprise sector in Ireland. We all know that social and community based organisations are having a huge impact locally, regionally and nationally. This survey...
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06
OCT
2022

Meath Archaeological Society: upcoming events

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Excavations at Dowth Hall  Sunday October 9th 2022 George Eogan Memorial Lecture “EXCAVATIONS AT DOWTH HALL” Dr Clíodhna Ní Lionáin (Project Archaeologist, Devenish Lands at Dowth) Conyngham Arms Hotel, Slane – 3 pm   Meath History Workshop – Decade of Centenaries Places can now be booked for the Meath History Workshop’s Decade of Centenaries conference on Saturday, 22 October. A booking system is in place so we have an indication in advance of how many are likely to attend – a requirement for organising catering on the day. Download Brochure Booking is via...
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05
OCT
2022

Meath Local Sport Partnership: October 2022 Update

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Please see Meath Local Sport Partnership’s planned programmes below: Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection Workshop Safeguarding 2 Club Children’s Officer Workshop Safeguarding 3 Designated Liaison Person Workshop Sports Inclusion & Disability Awareness Workshop 0-3k Walk to Jog Programme Trim Active Women Circuits Dunboyne Chair Pilates Pickleball Circuits for Over 50’s Run Jump Throw Programme   Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection 1st November OR 21st November | 6.30pm-9.30pm | Zoom This workshop will highlight the main principles...
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05
OCT
2022

Clár na nÓg – youth sector updates October 2022

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National Youth Council of Ireland News Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls Anxiety in Young People & how the Youth Work Sector can support Youth Mental Health Oct 10 Assessing Young People’s Needs in Youth Arts and STEAM Projects Oct 11 Racial Justice in Youth Work Oct 12, Nov 15, or Dec 8 Caring for the Caregiver: A Mindfulness Programme for Compassionate Self Care Oct 13 – Dec 1 Design and Evaluation of Youth Arts and STEAM Projects Oct 18 Developing Funding Applications for Youth Arts & STEAM Projects Oct 25 Local to Global Online Training Oct 25 Young Voices EU...
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05
OCT
2022

DRCD & Pobal survey: Training needs of volunteers, staff and management of small C&V groups and organisations

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Pobal, on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development, is carrying out an assessment of training that may be required by members of small community and voluntary groups and organisations in Ireland. Are you an employee or a volunteer in a small, community based non-profit organisation, group or association? If so, we would like to hear from you and learn what training or supports you may need in this role. We would also like to learn more about your training experiences and preferences. You can complete the survey here. The survey will take max. 15 mins to complete and is...
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03
OCT
2022

Meet the man who started Independent Living in Europe: Online event with Dr Adolf Ratzka 5th Oct from 5pm to 6pm via Zoom

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FREEDOM and CHOICE Marking 30 years of Independent Living in Ireland! Want to know more about independent living? Join @ILMIreland for 4 online events over October exploring what it is and How to get it! Email info@ilmi.ie to register. Session 1: Dr Adolf Ratzka 5th Oct from 5 pm to 6 pm via Zoom – All welcome. Topic: “The Importance of Understanding Independent Living for disabled people” Dr Ratzka, is quoted as saying: “Independent Living does not mean that we want to do everything by ourselves or that we do not need anybody or like to live in isolation. Independent Living means...
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03
OCT
2022

Meath Age Friendly Older Persons Council Event: 19th October 2022

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The Meath Age Friendly Older Persons Council  will be holding an event in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan on Wednesday 19th October 11am-2pm.   To register to attend, please contact: Áine Bird, Community Section, Meath County Council Email: community@meathcoco.ie Tel: 046 9097400    
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29
SEP
2022

Healthy Meath Newsletter

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The Healthy Meath Newsletter is a new resource which will signpost to various health and wellbeing events / programmes / information happening across Meath each month. The content of the newsletter will incorporate the Healthy Ireland themes including: Mental Health Nutrition Physical Activity Sexual Health Spaces & Places for Health and Wellbeing Tobacco & Alcohol Older People Workplace Wellbeing   Read the latest edition here: Healthy Meath Newsletter October 2022 – pdf   If you have anything you would like included in the Healthy Meath newsletter please send it...
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28
SEP
2022

2021 Text Alert Rebate Scheme has now opened for applications from Meath

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The Department of Justice has renewed the Text Alert Rebate Scheme for a further year with an investment of €150,000. Muintir na Tíre will administer this scheme on behalf of all eligible Text Alert Groups. Under the scheme, eligible groups will receive a rebate of up to €350 towards their operating costs. To be eligible, groups must: Be an active Community Text Alert group. Activity may be demonstrated by sending messages, holding meetings, etc. Have registered with An Garda Síochána using form TA1, before 31 December 2021. (this would normally have been submitted at the time you...
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28
SEP
2022

Make Way Day 2022 30th September – online survey tool

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Every corner of Ireland will be put to the test for basic access issues this Friday, September 30th when the #MakeWayDay22 campaign returns, with a testing twist! The campaign organisers the Disability Federation of Ireland, have developed an online tool that campaigners can use to test and rate their local area along with using MWD stickers to highlight the issues faces by people. The online tool empowers people with disabilities to survey their area for obstacles and rate its accessibility. The tool will be available at www.makewayday.com on Friday the 30th of September.    
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27
SEP
2022

Count Meath Joint Policing Committee (JPC): Public Meeting 13th October 2022 at 7pm, Ratoath

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          COUNTY MEATH JOINT POLICING COMMITTEE NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Thursday 13th October 2022 at 7.00 p.m. Location:  The Venue Theatre, Ratoath Community Centre, Main Street, Ratoath, Co Meath Members 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...
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27
SEP
2022

Dementia Information Event: Navan Library 4th October 2022 4-7pm

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The Alzheimer Society of Ireland are taking it’s  Dementia Mobile information service to Navan Library on 4th October from 4pm-7pm. The aim of the event is: raise awareness about local ASI services and about dementia, distribute leaflets to people passing-by, invite people on-board to view information and resources; and facilitate private one-to-one conversation on-board
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27
SEP
2022

NTR Wind Farm Community Benefit Funds 2022: Now Open

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The NTR Wind Farm Community Benefit Funds are open from today Monday 26th September 2022 until Monday 21st November 2022. The NTR Wind Farm Community Benefit Funds provides an excellent opportunity for local community groups to develop projects in proximity to NTR wind farms. The eligibility criteria are broad, and many types of projects are eligible to apply. If you are unsure about a possible project, please get in touch with us and we will do our best to advise. With regards to large community infrastructure projects, it is possible to submit an application requesting funding on a...
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27
SEP
2022

Embracing Communities event in Trim – 19th October 2022

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Come and join Trim FRC team, volunteers and groups, and local and national  organisations we are working with in your community on 19th October in Trim Castle Hotel. Find out what we do and how we do it! The event will be a great opportunity to hear more directly from people who are behind the scenes of many initiatives and services we help to organise in Trim and South Meath area. We hope that the event will raise awareness of what is available locally and break the stigma of accessing the supports. There will be Guest speakers, workshops and refreshments. Please sign up via...
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26
SEP
2022

Non-Domestic Microgen Scheme (NDMS): grant support for installation of solar PV for your business, farm, school, community centres, or other non-profit organisation.

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The Non-Domestic Microgen Scheme (NDMS) provides financial assistance to help businesses and other sectors to install solar PV panels to generate electricity on site. Grants are available for systems up to 6kWp (Approx. 16 Panels or 25m²) with a potential of savings between €2,000 – €3000 annual electrical costs (depending on installation size and current utility rates). To apply log on to the SEAI website and follow the outlined steps.   Press release: Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, 22 September 2022 Minister Ryan launches new solar PV grants for...
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23
SEP
2022

Energy Workshop : Bettystown Tidy Towns SEC – 4th October 2022 8pm

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As part of the Bettystown Tidy Towns Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) Energy Master Plan, we are holding a Energy Workshop. Venue: Scoil Olibhéar Naofa Coast Rd, Bettystown, Co. Meath, A92 H762 Date and Time:  Tuesday October 4th at 8pm    Presented by: The Energy Team, info@energyteam.ie   The Energy Workshop will cover, Achieving Conservation and greater efficiency from your energy use Understand what is renewable energy and what are the sources of renewable energy Up to date technologies and products people need to use in managing the energy needs in their homes and places...
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23
SEP
2022

Age Friendly Meath: Older People’s Council Open Event – 19th October 2022

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Age Friendly Meath  Invites you to join the Older People’s Council Open Event Taking place on Wednesday 19th October 2022 from 11am until 2pm at the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Co Meath. Guest Speakers on Crime Prevention/Dementia/Wills/Planning for the Future Yoga and Information Stands Lunch provided.   To register email: community@meathcoco.ie Or contact: Áine Bird, Community Section, Meath County Council on 046 9097400
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23
SEP
2022

Digital Folklore, Stories and Mapping Programme: Meath Arts Office & Michael Fortune

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Calling all artists, creatives, heritage experts, folklorists and community facilitators in Co. Meath. Are you interested in folklore, oral history, local customs and traditions? – if so – please continue reading. Starting at the end of September Meath Arts Office are teaming up with Michael Fortune (from folklore.ie) to deliver this once off online programme for the county. Since the late 1990s Michael has been using film and video to record and share folklore in communities through the length and breadth of Ireland and in recent years he has been sharing his digital skills,...
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23
SEP
2022

Tusla: Short guide for parents who are newly arrived in Ireland

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Tusla have produced a guide for parents who have newly arrived in Ireland offering information on the structures in place regarding Child Protection and Children’s rights. Please find a link below to the guide: Tusla – Short guide for parents who are newly arrived in Ireland – pdf
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21
SEP
2022

European Year of Youth Micro Grant Scheme: closing date 15th October 2022

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To celebrate European Year of Youth 2022, Léargas’ European Year of Youth Micro Grant Scheme aims to fund activities and events that: shine a light on the great work that is already happening around the country during European Year of Youth support you to take this opportunity to try out something completely new in partnership with the young people in your organisation or community   What type of activities or events could be funded? Any activity taking place within the Republic of Ireland before 31 December 2022 that support young people’s engagement with any of the priorities...
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21
SEP
2022

What Works Workshops with Involve

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Involve youth Project Meath have secured funding through the Dormant Accounts funds to deliver 5 FREE workshops on the development of their youth mental health board game. Four of these workshops will be held Nationally and 1 online throughout the month of November. Athlone 2nd November Tipperary 9th November Leitrim 23rd November Trim 30th November online 16th November   Each workshop will include a backstory on how the game was developed, tips on how to create your own game, a game demonstration and a free game for each participant (max 2 per organisation/school/youthreach). Click...
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21
SEP
2022

LOTE Online for Kids: free online database of 1850+ digital books in 50+ languages

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Meath County Library Service is delighted to announce a new eService – LOTE Online for Kids. It is a free online database of 1850+ digital books in 50+ languages, that allows children to enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English). All you need to get started is a library card from Meath libraries. More information can be found on our website here – https://bit.ly/3qRYkf2
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19
SEP
2022

Trim FRC: Winter Autumn 2022 Newsletter

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.   Trim FRC Autumn Winter Newsletter 2022 – pdf
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19
SEP
2022

CREATE: Opportunities & News – September 2022

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OPPORTUNITIES & NEWS – September 2022   News from Create Save the Date: Creative Places and Create Networking Event Date: 10-11 November Location: Tuam, Co. Galway Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/save-the-date-creative-places-and-create-networking-event/ Email: info@create-ireland.ie Creative Places and Create are pleased to announce our Networking Event, hosted in 2022 by Creative Places Tuam, on the 10th and 11th November. This Networking Event will explore how care and solidarity intersect with and inform the development of critical relationships in socially engaged,...
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16
SEP
2022

Reminder: Meath PPN Secretariat Nominations & Closing Date 18th September 2022

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This is a gentle reminder for all Meath PPN member groups regarding the Secretariat nomination process which is open until Sunday 18th September 2022. Thank you for the nominations received to date.   The Secretariat is an important function of any PPN and it is vital that the process is accessible and and representative of MDs and Pillars. Please click thorough on the link below for details on the role of a Secretariat member and pass onto anyone interested in putting themselves forward. Information / Brief Sheet: Meath PPN Secretariat – pdf   There are 12 seats on the...
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16
SEP
2022

Age Friendly Meath: Older People’s Council Open Event – 19th October 2022

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Age Friendly Meath  Invites you to join the Older People’s Council Open Event Taking place on Wednesday 19th October 2022 from 11am until 2pm at the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Co Meath. Guest Speakers on Crime Prevention/Dementia/Wills/Planning for the Future Yoga and Information Stands Lunch provided.   To register email: community@meathcoco.ie Or contact: Áine Bird, Community Section, Meath County Council on 046 9097400
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16
SEP
2022

Eirgrid: East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade – Community Forum

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The Eirigrid East MEath North Dublin Update Project is currently in its 2nd week of a 12 week consultation. This project is a proposed development to reinforce the network between East Meath and North Dublin. All project information is available at https://www.eirgridgroup.com/the-grid/projects/cp1021/the-project/ Please find a map link below which lays out the project area: https://jacobs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=35bccd3d36b1498697f46be92ec6922c   EirGrid are currently in the process of setting up a East Meath-North Dublin Community Forum to support community...
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16
SEP
2022

Free Biodiversity Events this Autumn: Irish Environmental Network

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Our Autumn Biodiversity Webinar Series is now open for registration! Join our biodiversity experts for these lunchtime webinars, and learn about our diverse habitats and species, what is causing biodiversity loss, and what can be done by government and communities to help halt this loss. Beginning with an introduction to biodiversity, and continuing with topics of Freshwater, native woodlands, marine environment, bogs, and farming. Plus more to be announced!  Details and speakers below, or click here to see the full collection. An Introduction to Biodiversity Sept 22nd, 1pm – 2pm...
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15
SEP
2022

Age Friendly Ireland: Policy to Practice Webinar 8 – Social Participation: 20th September 2022

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Ireland is uniquely positioned as the first Age Friendly Country in the world, with full affiliation across all administrative areas to the World Health Organisation’s global Age Friendly Cities and Communities Programme. Age Friendly Ireland is thereby acknowledged as an international leader in terms of Age Friendly principles and practices. To showcase the work undertaken by the Programme since 2009, we are hosting a series of international webinars over the coming months. Eight webinars will be delivered in total, each one focusing on one of the eight World Health Organisation domains...
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14
SEP
2022

Eirgrid: East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade – Webinar #1: 14th September 2022 at 7pm

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EirGrid, is launching a 12-week public consultation on September 7 to seek the public’s input in identifying a route for the East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade. The 400kV underground cable circuit from Woodland substation, near Batterstown in County Meath, to Belcamp substation, near Clonshaugh in north Dublin, was identified earlier this year as the best-performing technical option. The project is needed to address the increased electricity demand in east Meath and north Dublin, due to economic activity and population growth, while also reducing the use of fossil fuels for electricity...
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14
SEP
2022

Meta Community Action Grants: now open for applications

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The 2023 Meta Data Centre Community Action Grants program has opened for local schools and not for profits with an October 21 application deadline.   The grants are available to projects in Meath that address critical community needs by doing one or more of the following: Putting the power of technology to use for community benefit. Connecting people online or off. Improving local science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.   Applicants can learn more about how to apply and the applicable terms and conditions  at datacenters.fb.com/grants.   Posts...
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13
SEP
2022

Not Around Us: new campaign to support smoke-free environments

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What is Not Around Us? Not Around Us is about creating smoke and vape free spaces in areas where children and young people are likely to be. The purpose of Not Around Us is to: Help to protect children and young people from second-hand smoke exposure. Contribute to the de-normalisation of smoking for children and young people. Reduce the environmental nuisance, cost of cleaning and damage that discarded tobacco products create. Signpost to HSE Quit services.   What do I need to do? Meath PPN members can get involved by promoting your club or community group based location as a smoke...
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13
SEP
2022

Biodiversity Grant: Community Foundation for Ireland

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With the support of the Department of Housing, Local Government, and Heritage, The Community Foundation’s Environment and Nature Fund has been devised to enhance biodiversity in communities throughout the country by combining the expertise of qualified ecologists with the skills, experience and enthusiasm of local community groups.   There are currently two grant rounds open to applications: To develop Community Biodiversity Action Plan and Projects (CBAPPs) OR To implement recommendations from a previous CBAPP   Organisations can apply once to one of the grant rounds above....
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13
SEP
2022

Public Consultation: Part 8 proposal for a pedestrian and cycle scheme in Navan

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Meath County Council Active Travel Section is currently undertaking a Statutory Public Consultation in relation to Part 8 proposal for a pedestrian and cycle scheme in Navan. As part of this process, the Meath County Council Active Travel Section wishes to consult with a wide selection of representative groups of persons with disabilities in an effort to identify any additional inputs to the decision-making processes concerning issues relating to persons with disabilities. In this regard, the Active Travel Section of the Transportation Department of Meath County Council would like you to...
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13
SEP
2022

Meath Local Sports Partnership: Newsletter – Autumn/Winter 2022

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The latest Meath LSP E-Newsletter for Autumn/Winter 2022 is now available! Packed full of news, updates and upcoming events. Click here to view: Meath LSP Autumn/Winter Ezine 2022
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12
SEP
2022

Kells Family Resource Centre: Autumn Programme 2022

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KFRC Autumn Programme 2022 – pdf
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12
SEP
2022

Champion Changemakers Weekend: closing date for entry – 21st September 2022

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CHAMPION CHANGEMAKERSTM WEEKENDS Champion ChangemakersTM is a weekend long ‘Dragons Den’ type event which will be hosted by members of the Community Enterprise Association Ireland (CEAI) in five different locations across the country from September 23rd next. The focus of the weekend is to work with local communities in Ireland – individuals or groups – to identify, address and solve social, environmental or economic challenges which exist around them. Anybody interested in getting involved will find details of the host enterprise centres/hubs on the CEAI website and should sign up here...
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12
SEP
2022

SAOR Brief intervention Training – online September 29th 2022

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SAOR Screening and Brief Intervention for Problem Alcohol and Substance Use Next Training Day: Thursday, September 29th, 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
SEP
2022

Meath PPN Secretariat: Extension of Nomination Deadline

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Following a number of conversations and emails from groups, that a lot of focus this week has been on back to school issues and a large number of groups have not yet met since before the summer break, it has been decided to extend the deadline for receipt of nominations by 2 weeks. This will allow groups the time to discuss the nominations, get the signatures required and return the forms.   Meath PPN is flexible and responsive to feedback it receives. The Secretariat is an important function of any PPN and it is vital that the process is accessible and and representative of MDs and...
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09
SEP
2022

National Disability Authority Annual Conference 2022: 20th October

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National Disability Authority Annual Conference 2022: Date: Thursday 20th October 2022 Time: 10.00am – 4.15pm Location: in-person at Croke Park Conference Centre and remote attendance through the virtual event platform   The National Disability Authority would like to invite you to our Annual Conference. The conference will be a blended event, registration is available here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RV2BBBK The 2022 conference will examine Article 9 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) on Accessibility. The conference will be of...
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09
SEP
2022

Online Mindfulness Workshop: Tuesday 13th Sept – Meath Partnership

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Next Tuesday 13th Sept we are holding an online mindfulness session for Parent & Caregivers.   Now that the children are back to school, it is time to carve out some time for you! Join us for an online Mindfulness workshop on Tuesday September 13th. Leona McDonnell of Leona McDonnell Mindfulness and Wellness will host this calming and restorative session covering topics such as Mindful Parenting; Self-Compassion; Building your child’s emotional health and resilience & Positive role modelling. You will also have the opportunity to practice some meditation in the workshop. To learn...
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09
SEP
2022

Outcomers: Support Group & Session Updates

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Please find Outcomers updates below:   Support Group for Trans Young People Our support group for trans young people between the ages of 8 and 12 is returning on September 24th, from 12pm to 2pm. Parents / guardians with children who are gender non-conforming or questioning their gender are welcome to bring them along to meet other young people, and to meet other parents as well. Outcomers has a parent’s support group that stays connected on whatsapp, that any parents of trans young people are welcome to join as well to keep up to date on information and upcoming events.  ...
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09
SEP
2022

Glencree Bulletin: 9th September 2022

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Glencree news :   You can join our Peace walk fundraiser event:     Vacancies :   Professionally Qualified Social Worker – Louth/Meath 12/9/22 Professionally Qualified Social Worker – Cavan/Monaghan 12/9/22 Social Work Team Leader – Cork 12/9/22  Foróige: Project Worker – HAY Youth Diversion Project 15/9/22  St. Michael’s House: Direct Support Workers – Day Services 15/9/2022 Depaul: Project Worker 16/9/22 Pavee Point: Traveller Mental Health Advocacy Joint Coordinator 19/9/22 General Manager – Governance Data Subject Rights and Breaches 19/9/22 Professionally...
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08
SEP
2022

Clár na nÓg – youth sector updates: September 2022

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Below you’ll find your usual round-up of opportunities, updates, and events from across the youth sector. NYCI News Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls Invitation to Tender: Exploring Ethnic Diversity Amongst Youth Workers deadline Sep 10 Call for Applications: Climate Youth Representative for COP27 deadline Sep 12 Youth Mental Health Hub: Sharing Practice and Showcase Event (Ulster) Sep 12 Global Youth Work Learning Network Sep 13 Skills Summary in Youth Work Training Sep 16 Responding to a Disclosure Sep 21 Creative Drama Techniques in Youth Work Settings Sep 26 Introduction...
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07
SEP
2022

Creative Lives Event in Ashbourne Library on 22nd September

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Ashbourne Library Flyer – pdf   Join Age Friendly Ireland in Ashbourne Library on Thursday 22nd September from 11am to 2pm and discover creativity within your community with all activities FREE of charge. A Day of inspiring Free creative engagement for older people. The programme includes workshops on dancing, singing, craft as well as performances and much more. There is also information and exhibitions from Men’s Shed and Active Retirement Association. Find out more at https://www.creative-lives.org/medley
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07
SEP
2022

EirGrid launches public consultation for East Meath-North Dublin Electricity Grid Upgrade – CP1021

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Following on from the Public Information Days held in early June, EirGrid are launching a public consultation for East Meath-North Dublin Electricity Grid Upgrade. As part of this, EirGrid will consult with the public over the next 12 weeks to identify where the grid project should be built. The consultation will include information days, open days and webinars, where the EirGrid project team will provide information about four proposed route options. Below is the press statement that is issuing to local media on Wednesday September 7th. More information is available at What’s...
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06
SEP
2022

Champion Changemakers: Hackathon Weekend 23rd September 2022 – open call

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The Community Enterprise Association Ireland (CEAI) secured funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development under the 2021 ARISE (Awareness Raising Initiatives for Social Enterprise) Scheme to support community driven social innovation responses to community challenges in regions around Ireland where we have member centres and hubs located. This funding has now been allocated across five locations and will support the hosting of regional hackathons – the Champion Changemakers Weekends – by CEAI members from September 23rd next. These weekends will take...
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06
SEP
2022

Energy Workshop : Bettystown Tidy Towns SEC – new date 4th October 2022

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As part of the Bettystown Tidy Towns Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) Energy Master Plan, we are holding a Energy Workshop. Venue: Scoil Olibhéar Naofa Coast Rd, Bettystown, Co. Meath, A92 H762 Date and Time:  Tuesday October 4th at 8pm    Presented by: The Energy Team, info@energyteam.ie The Energy Workshop will cover, Achieving Conservation and greater efficiency from your energy use Understand what is renewable energy and what are the sources of renewable energy Up to date technologies and products people need to use in managing the energy needs in their homes and places of work...
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05
SEP
2022

Public Consultation on Ireland’s 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan

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Ireland’s 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan (NBAP) has been in development since October 2021. The Plan will set the national biodiversity agenda for the period 2023-2027 and aims to deliver the transformative changes required to the ways in which we value and protect nature.   Why are we launching a Public Consultation Stakeholder engagement has been central to development of this draft of Ireland’s 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan. Extensive engagement with stakeholders, as well as consultation with the wider public, will strengthen the actions proposed and help to ensure...
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05
SEP
2022

‘Let’s Talk about Alcohol and Pregnancy’: webinar 9th September 2022 12.30pm – HSE Health & Wellbeing Alcohol Programme

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The HSE Health and Wellbeing Alcohol Programme have an upcoming Webinar, Let’s Talk about Alcohol and Pregnancy on 9th Sept from 12.30 – 13.45 for International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day. Register here. This event has recently been approved for 1 CPD point by the RCPI. This webinar will explore how to effectively communicate about the risks of alcohol during pregnancy and have challenging conversations about alcohol and pregnancy. New videos demonstrating alcohol brief interventions with pregnant women will be launched. This webinar is aimed at all health and...
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01
SEP
2022

Meath PPN Secretariat: Extension of Nomination Deadline

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Following a number of conversations and emails from groups, that a lot of focus this week has been on back to school issues and a large number of groups have not yet met since before the summer break, it has been decided to extend the deadline for receipt of nominations by 2 weeks. This will allow groups the time to discuss the nominations, get the signatures required and return the forms.   Meath PPN is flexible and responsive to feedback it receives. The Secretariat is an important function of any PPN and it is vital that the process is accessible and and representative of MDs and...
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01
SEP
2022

Autumn Medley of Creativity: 22nd September 2022 – Ashbourne Library

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Older people from across Meath are invited to a creative day in Ashbourne Library from 11 until 2 on the 22nd September 2022, with dance, singing, painting, craft, exhibitions and more. Explore your creative side! Further details here: https://www.creative-lives.org/medley
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01
SEP
2022

Trim Family Resource Centre: programmes in September 2022

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Trim FRC September-Monthly-2022 – pdf
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01
SEP
2022

Act Out Youth Theatre: Registrations Open for Weekly Workshops 2022/2023

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  Act Out Youth Theatre is delighted to announce we are now accepting New Registrations for Weekly Workshops for the 2022/2023 year: Time & Place: Navan – Tuesday evenings from 18:00-19:30 – starting from 20th September @ the Solstice Arts Centre. Dunshaughlin – Monday evenings from 18:00-19:30 – starting from 26th September @ the Pastoral Centre   Cost: €160 for whole year or €80 x 2 instalments in September & January. Facilitators: Anthony Kinahan, Artistic Director (Actor/Theatre-maker) & Mark O’Reilly (Actor/Theatre-maker)   Previous Performance...
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AUG
2022

NCBI Roadshow Event: Navan 13th September 2022

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The National Council for the Blind in Ireland (NCBI) are running advocacy roadshow events throughout September 2022. These events are being held in local libraries and are open to all members of the public. The Meath event will take place on the 13th September 2022 in the Navan Library, Railway Street C15 RW31 from 11am to 3pm These events will provide an opportunity for us to  showcase the work that our blind and vision impaired service users are doing in NCBI’s local advocacy networks – https://www.ncbi.ie/policy-advocacy/become-an-advocate/ We  are looking forward to meeting you.
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29
AUG
2022

Trim Family Resource Centre: community consultation – open until Wednesday 31st August 2022

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Trim FRC are currently carrying out a community consultation which will inform our upcoming 3 year strategic plan. An important voice in our consultation are the community and statutory agencies working in the local area. Your input will support how we as a community based support service moving forward 2023-2025. Use this link here to access a short questionnaire . Please complete it by 31st August for your input to be added.   Kind regards Justyna Doherty Coordinator, Trim Family Resource Centre
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29
AUG
2022

Slane Public Realm Plan 2022

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Meath County Council in conjunction with BDP Planning Consultants has prepared a Public Realm Plan for Slane. The Slane Public Realm Plan sets out the future approach to the streets and spaces of the village. The plan includes an understating of the existing influencing factors facing the village. A series of objectives as well as proposed interventions (informed by stakeholder consultation) are set out to achieve the vision for Slane. The Plan Considers: Placemaking to improve the image, user experience and perception of the village, The potential of the village as a destination for...
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29
AUG
2022

Let’s talk about the Social Model of Disability & why that matters! ILMI Webinar 7th September 3pm

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Everything you wanted to know about disability but were afraid to ask Part 3: Let’s talk about the Social Model of Disability: and why that matters! Webinar on Zoom: Wednesday 7th September 3-4pm   The Social Model of disability has driven much of the successes of the Global Disability Rights Movement. Developed by disabled people it informs many key policy approaches including the UNCRPD. But how much do we know about what the social model means, its importance to disabled people and its practical implications for policy development and investment in the inclusion of disabled...
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26
AUG
2022

Meath PPN: Secretariat Nominations

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The Meath PPN are currently seeking nominations from registered groups for places on the Secretariat of Meath PPN. An information brief is available below on what the Secretariat is: Information / Brief Sheet: Meath PPN Secretariat – pdf   There are 12 seats on the Secretariat of Meath PPN, made up of 1 person from each of the 6 Municipal Districts of Meath, and 2 people from each of the pillars (community, environment & social inclusion). Each group can nominate one member and this person can stand for position of the groups Municipal District (MD) and/or the pillar of the...
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26
AUG
2022

PPN Stakeholder Online Training – registration open

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An online only self-paced training videos programme for  all PPN stakeholders has been developed with SJI. Registrations for the online only training is now open. Social Justice Ireland is providing this training on behalf of the Department. SJI will continue to provide the existing training programme (Creating Capable Communities), with the support of Waterford IT, throughout the year. The online only training covers the following: An Introduction to the PPNs (2 Modules) Local Government Budgets PPNs and Local Government Effective Participation in Consultations Effective Facilitation...
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26
AUG
2022

Family Addiction Support Network: online RISE Family Therapeutic programmes beginning September & October 2022

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Family Educational Program for Family Members living with addiction issues  Does someone you love have alcohol or/and drug issues? We know how difficult this is. Addiction is a complex issue that affects individuals and their families  Addiction is a complex issue that affects individuals and their families  and the and the and the the wider community. Families can become disconnected, our relationships suffer  and we feel isolated and helpless. FASN are hosting the highly recommended Family Educational Program for Family Members developed by the Rise Foundation which offers practical...
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26
AUG
2022

Drug Related Intimidation – DRIVE project event on Wednesday 7th Sept, 11am, Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross

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A Drug Intimidation & Violence Engagement (DRIVE) roadshow event will take place in the Nuremore hotel, outside Carrickmacross, from 11am to 1.30pm on Wednesday 7th September 2022. The event will be facilitated by Siobhan Maher, the national DRIVE lead. It would be great to see colleagues from across the region attending this workshop with Siobhan, where she will outline the role that all public and community services can play in supporting people experiencing drugs related intimidation & violence. While the Gardai nominated liaison Inspectors have a particular role in relation to...
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26
AUG
2022

National Broadband Ireland (NBI) surveying works: Lisnagrew, Crocknacross, Germanagh, Nobber – 29th August 2022

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National Broadband Ireland (NBI) surveying works in Meath Surveying and design works for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) rollout continues in Meath on WB 29/08/2022. National Broadband Ireland (NBI) are the company undertaking the fibre network roll-out to enable high speed internet connectivity for 544,000 premises across the country. NBI would like the public to know that contractors will be on the ground in these counties, both inspecting and recording pictures of infrastructure such as poles, cables and underground ducts. The teams have been fully trained in physical distancing...
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26
AUG
2022

Skills and training needs of volunteer managers: Survey – Pobal & DRCD

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Pobal, on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development, is carrying out an assessment of training that may be required by those who manage volunteers. If you are a person who manages volunteers, whether you are paid or unpaid, we would like to hear from you and learn what training or supports you may need in this role.   You can complete the survey here: Training needs assessment of those who manage, organise or coordinate volunteers    The survey will take max. 15 mins to complete and is open until 9th September. If you have any questions about the survey or are...
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24
AUG
2022

Meath Traveller Workshop: Pre-Apprentice Taster Course

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Please find attached information and referral form received from Meath Traveller Workshop for a Pre-Apprentice Taster Course. MTW Poster for Course PDF MTW Application form   Contact either Laura or Marina for more details,  046-9027801 Laura.travellerheritage@gmail.com, or Marina.travellerheritage@gmail.com
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24
AUG
2022

ACORN: Support programme for early-stage female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland

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Early-stage female entrepreneurs, living in rural Ireland, are invited to apply for a place on the ACORNS programme, now in its eighth year. The intention is to provide up to 50 entrepreneurs with the knowledge, support and networking opportunities that will help them to meet and even exceed their current aspirations. ACORNS is designed for nascent female rural entrepreneurs. To qualify for consideration, a woman (i) must have recently set up a new business which she owns or part owns, and which has generated sales no earlier than end June 2019 or (ii) must be at an advanced stage of...
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24
AUG
2022

Connecting Cultures – Sustaining Our World: Launch event 6th September 2022 1pm

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Meath Partnership is very excited to launch our new Irish Aid funded project, ‘Connecting Cultures: Sustaining Our World – a GCE approach to inclusion and sustainability’, on the 6th September at 1pm. This innovative multi-stakeholder project aims to support community practitioners and migrants/refugees/asylum seekers (primarily people in Direct Provision centres), Adult and Community Education practitioners, volunteer centres and the general public, to engage in Global Citizenship Training with a specific focus on the environmental pillar of the SDGs. This project recognises the...
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23
AUG
2022

Town Centre First plan for Enfield: Have your say until the 24th August 2022

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The Town Centre First policy was published by the Government in February 2022 to “to create town centres that function as viable, vibrant and attractive locations for people to live, work and visit, while also functioning as the service, social, cultural and recreational hub for the local community.” Enfield was one of the towns selected for funding under the first phase of the National Town Centre First Plan Initiative in 2021. The Town Centre First plan will shape a vision for the future of Enfield town centre and will focus on the delivery of regeneration projects. Launching the...
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23
AUG
2022

LMETB Community Education Service – Autumn 2022: open for application until 9th September

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Applications are now invited from Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations for support regarding the delivery of educational programmes under LMETB’s Community Education Autumn 2022 Programme. In line with Government guidelines for usage of funding, priority will be given to courses/programmes which aim to work with individuals and groups that experience particular barriers to participation in adult learning. It facilitates those who wish to access learning locally, as a step to more active community involvement or certified learning. Courses should address the following: Specifically...
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22
AUG
2022

Core Ireland Recovery College course: Art of the Matter – 8th September – 6th October 2022

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Feeling creative? Then join in the next Core Ireland Recovery college art course “ART OF THE MATTER” starting Thursday the 8th of September in the Enterprise center Navan. In this course, participants will develop art skills by engaging with many art forms and mediums. Build self-confidence, self-awareness, and self-compassion through the 5-week course. To register your interest please click on the link below and fill out the form: Register
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19
AUG
2022

Level Up Project: Trim FRC – programme for young people living in Trim and South Meath area

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Level Up programme for young people to develop important life skills and  workplace competencies will be back in Trim FRC from September 2022, The programme can be accessed by young people living in Trim and South Meath area aged 16 to 24 who are currently out of employment or education and are in need of extra support. The programme seeks to bridge the gap between early school leaving and further training, education or employment pathways. Level Up aims to develop the confidence, competence and resilience among young people in order to support them in progressing into exploring work...
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18
AUG
2022

Trim Family Resource Centre: community consultation

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Trim FRC are currently carrying out a community consultation which will inform our upcoming 3 year strategic plan. An important voice in our consultation are the community and statutory agencies working in the local area. Your input will support how we as a community based support service moving forward 2023-2025. Use this link here to access a short questionnaire . Please complete it by 31st August for your input to be added.   Kind regards Justyna Doherty Coordinator, Trim Family Resource Centre
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18
AUG
2022

CREATE: News & Updates – August 2022

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News from Create Damien McGlynn appointed as Director of Create Web: www.create-ireland.ie/damien-mcglynn-appointed-as-director-of-create/ Create is pleased to announce the appointment of Damien McGlynn as Director of the organisation. Damien has worked in the cultural sector across Ireland, the UK and Europe for 15 years. He is currently the Ireland Director of Creative Lives, where he has managed major public engagement projects such as Creative Places: Edenderry and the Get Creative Festival, while also playing a leading role in a number of Creative Europe and Erasmus+ projects. Prior...
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17
AUG
2022

Town Centre First plan for Enfield: Have your say until the 24th August 2022

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The Town Centre First policy was published by the Government in February 2022 to “to create town centres that function as viable, vibrant and attractive locations for people to live, work and visit, while also functioning as the service, social, cultural and recreational hub for the local community.” Enfield was one of the towns selected for funding under the first phase of the National Town Centre First Plan Initiative in 2021. The Town Centre First plan will shape a vision for the future of Enfield town centre and will focus on the delivery of regeneration projects. Launching the...
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17
AUG
2022

Clár Extra -youth sector updates NYCI: 16th August 2022

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National Youth Council Ireland News Upcoming training, deadlines, and call Responding to a Disclosure Sep 21 Introduction to Circus Skills in Youth Work Oct 3 Caring for the Caregiver: A Mindfulness Programme for Compassionate Self Care Oct 13 – Dec 1 Introduction to Circus Skills in Youth Work Oct 3 One World Week 2022 Nov 19 – 26 Are You on the Map? Development Education and SDG Work Nationwide add your work now Global Youth Work – Local to Global training on demand   Remember to check out our News Page for regular updates. Read our most recent update >>
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16
AUG
2022

LMETB Further Education & Training Open Day: 18th August 2022

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Meet with us at LMETB’s Further Education and Training Open Days LMETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service will host Open Days in Dundalk, Drogheda and Navan on Thursday 18th August from 10am- 1pm. The Open Days are open to all and will give you the opportunity to find out more about the full-time and part-time Education and Training Opportunities on offer in LMETB for adult learners and school leavers. You can call in anytime between 10am and 1pm on Thursday 18th August to any of the following venues: Imperial Hotel, Dundalk, D Hotel, Drogheda, or Newgrange Hotel Navan. No...
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16
AUG
2022

LMETB: REACH Funding 2022 (formerly MAEDF funding) – closing date 2nd September

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Louth and Meath Educational and Training Board (LMETB) wishes to invite applications from Community Education Groups in the Louth/Meath area for the above funding stream. The purpose of this fund is to support Community Education and to improve engagement by disadvantaged learners with education and training. Grants are awarded to qualifying applications by LMETB and funded by SOLAS and the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.    Application forms and further details are available here.   Alternatively, you should email reach@lmetb.ie for a copy of...
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15
AUG
2022

Rural Ideas Fora – Public Transport & Opportunities for Rural Ireland: 23rd August 2022

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The Department of Rural and Community Development is continuing its series of online stakeholder engagement events, to discuss a number of important topics featured in ‘Our Rural Future – Rural Development Policy 2021-2025’. The events will provide an opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities that impact on rural communities and economies. Attendees will learn more about ongoing work relating to key objectives contained in the policy, and hear from a panel of key stakeholders. The theme of our first event is: Public Transport and the Opportunities for Rural Ireland With a...
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15
AUG
2022

Connecting Cultures – Sustaining Our World: Meath Partnership & Irish Aid Project

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Meath Partnership are delighted to announce that we have received funding from Irish Aid for a new project, Connecting Cultures – Sustaining our world: a GCE approach to sustainability and integration.   The starting point for this project is conduct research on Global Citizenship Education and the impact on integration in Ireland, with a focus on Co Meath.   Once the study is completed, it will be used as a basis for the following activities: training workshops and mentoring sessions educational activities bringing together educators and people living in Direct Provision in...
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12
AUG
2022

Kells AC 5km Heritage Run – 12th August

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The Kells Athletic Club are hosting the Kells Heritage 5k Run 2022 on August 12th @8pm . To register please find link below MyRunResults.com
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12
AUG
2022

Artist in the Community Scheme Awards Now Open

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The Arts Council’s Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme, managed by Create, offers awards to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects. The 2022 Round 2 Deadline for the AIC Scheme is Mon 26 September. 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 Realisation Award   Applications are now open, via English and Irish, available on this page.   
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11
AUG
2022

Cycle Against Suicide – events organised for World Suicide Prevention Day Sept 10th 2022

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Each year 3 out of 4 suicides are male For World Suicide Prevention Day 2022,  Cycle Against Suicide calling on all to help make a change Cork Spinoff – Saturday September 3rd Coast to Coast – Saturday and Sunday, September 10th & 11th  N2 – Portugal: End to End. – September 30th to October 7th   www.cycleagainstsuicide.com Cycle Against Suicide aims to raise awareness of the issue of suicide among men this September.  With 3 out of 4 suicides each year being male, there is a particularly pressing need now for a targeted approach to mental health...
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11
AUG
2022

Energy Poverty Strategy Review

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Energy poverty is a complex issue linked to a household’s income, the energy performance of their home, and the cost of the energy used to heat, power and ventilate their home. The Strategy to Combat Energy Poverty, published in 2016, set out a number of actions aimed at alleviating the burden of energy poverty on the most vulnerable in society. It reflected the growing connection between alleviating energy poverty and achieving national climate action objectives. In this regard, one of the Strategy’s main objectives was to address energy poverty through improving the energy...
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11
AUG
2022

Public Consultation on Digital Public Services

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Department of Public Expenditure and Reform are looking for your help on how we can improve Irish public services by making it easier for you to use public services digitally. Do you have ideas for improving public services as we put them online? Are there reasons you don’t use public services online? Are there public services you think should be available online? If so, then this consultation is for you!   Rather than making assumptions about your experiences and preferences, this consultation aims to understand what your priorities are in terms of what services should be put online...
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10
AUG
2022

Meath Local Sports Partnership: August 2022 Update

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Please see Meath LSP’s planned programmes below:   Multi-Sport Activity Days Meath LSP are delighted to announce our countywide Multi-Sport Activity Days in association with Meath County Council funded development officers. This new and exciting programme will bring together coaches from the FAI, Meath GAA, Meath LGFA, Basketball Ireland and Leinster Rugby. With fun being our main objective, these multi-sport activity days will provide a great opportunity for participants to try a range of sports & activities. Children from 6yrs-13yrs are welcome to take part! All...
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10
AUG
2022

North East Family Support Service: MQI & HSE

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Please find details, brochure and referral form below for Merchants Quay Ireland’s Northeast Family Support Service. The new Family Support Service for the Northeast covers Counties Louth and Meath. It will be delivered by Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI) and is funded by HSE Addiction Service CHO8.    Northeast Family Support Service Brochure (2) – pdf MQI NEFSS Referral Form – word
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10
AUG
2022

Champion Changemakers Weekend: Community Enterprise Association Ireland (CEAI)

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The Community Enterprise Association Ireland (CEAI) secured funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development under the 2021 ARISE (Awareness Raising Initiatives for Social Enterprise) Scheme to support community driven social innovation responses to community challenges in regions around Ireland where we have member centres and hubs located. This funding has now been allocated across five locations and will support the hosting of regional hackathons – the Champion Changemakers Weekends – by CEAI members from September 23rd next. These weekends will take...
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09
AUG
2022

Understanding & Managing Depression: online course 11th August 2022 – Innovation Recovery

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This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding depression, and explore ways of managing it. Date: 11th August 22 Time: 10:00 am– 12:00 pm For further information, or to register your interest, please contact us via: Email: recoverycollege.east@southerntrust.hscni.net Telephone: (028) 30257012 or (00353)860318919
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08
AUG
2022

Ukrainian Independence Day Event – 24th of August 2024 at 11am : Cultúr Migrant Centre

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Cultúr Migrant Centre invites you to join us to mark Ukrainian Independence Day on Wednesday 24th of August 2024 at 11.00 am in the Parish Centre, Navan, Co Meath. (C15WOYX). Cultúr’s statement for this year’s Ukraine independence day in standing in Solidarity with All Ukrainians is, No to War and Peace in Ukraine! At least 12 million people have fled their homes since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to the United Nations (UN). More than five million have left for neighbouring countries, while seven million people are still thought to be displaced inside Ukraine...
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08
AUG
2022

Public Consultation on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland

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The Housing Commission are holding a public consultation seeking views on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland. The consultation asks submissions to consider whether there should be a constitutional amendment and if so what form it should take. The Commission is encouraging as many people as possible to have their say in this consultation on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland. Members of the public, public representatives, organisations involved in housing, people working in related policy and legal areas are now invited to send in submissions to assist the Commission in its task of...
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08
AUG
2022

Community Gardens – research paper

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Title: “In the garden: capacities that contribute to community groups establishing community gardens” International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (Volume 14, 2022 – Issue 1) Author: Dr Gerard Doyle, Department of Environment and Planning, TU Dublin The article can be sourced by clicking on the link below: https://doi.org/10.1080/19463138.2022.2045997   Abstract: Based on case studies in Dublin, Ireland, this paper examines the motives for individuals to establish community gardens therein. The paper also outlines the capacities required for community...
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03
AUG
2022

Recruitment & Training Opportunities Event Week: 8 -12 August 2022

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Event locations- dates & times Drogheda – D-Hotel Monday 8th August – 10am to 3pm – Eircode A92 HF5F Monaghan – Pastoral Centre – Tuesday 9th August – 10am to 3pm – Eircode H18 VK77 Navan – Claremont Stadium – Thursday 11th August – 10am to 3pm – Eircode C15 TX9T Dundalk – St. Gerard’s Hall – Redemptorist Church – Friday 12th August -10am to 3pm – Eircode A91 F3FC   The Service providers below will be in attendance to provide you with information to help you  upskill/change careers and...
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03
AUG
2022

International Protection Integration Fund 2022

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€1,000,000 will be made available to community based organisations for initiatives supporting the integration of International Protection Applicants. Successful applicants stand to receive grants of up to €50,000 to carry out integration projects at national, provincial, or local levels throughout Ireland. Applicants can access a detailed guidance document and complete an online application form here. For queries, contact: ipss.transition.team@equality.gov.ie The closing date for receipt of applications is 12pm on Wednesday 24th August 2022.   PRESS RELEASE, 26 July 2022 Minist...
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02
AUG
2022

TidyTowns Newsletter 7/2022

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Please find attached the 7th issue of the TidyTowns Newsletter 7/2022.  We have also included a word document that contains the links in the newsletter. TidyTowns Newsletter- Issue 7 of 2022  – pdf TidyTowns Newsletter links Issue 7 of 2022 – word   If you are aware of any initiatives that would be of interest to groups please let us know.  If you want to submit an article or highlight a particular campaign for inclusion in an upcoming issue please email it to us along with some photos to tidytowns@drcd.gov.ie   Please note the newsletter is also available on our...
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02
AUG
2022

Act Out Youth Theatre Summer Project 2022: PERFORMING, EMOTION & RESILIENCE

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Time & Place: 9TH – 11TH August @ Solstice Arts Centre, Navan – 10.30-16.00 each day. Cost: €90 Lead Facilitators: Anthony Kinahan (Artistic Director) & Mark O’Reilly (Ass. AD) Places are limited & open to new & existing members (aged 14+). Previous Performance  Training/Experience is advantageous. Email actoutmeath@gmail.com to express interest.   Act Out Youth Theatre are delighted to announce their 3 Day Summer Project for 2022 – PERFORMING, EMOTION & RESILIENCE – in the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, from 9th-11th August. Over the course of the 3 days,...
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29
JUL
2022

Be Summer Ready: Government campaign resources

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The Government today launched the ‘Be Summer-Ready’ 2022 Public Safety Information Campaign. This campaign provides advice across a wide range of topics on staying safe this summer. Please find links to resources below. Full details and materials available here:  https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/9e76d-be-summer-ready/ Weather conditions Be firewise and military ranges Health preparedness Road safety Water safety You and your farm Schools and the workplace People with disabilities Travelling abroad   Please find a link to Be Summer Ready Booklet 2022 here Full details and materials are...
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29
JUL
2022

Scaling-up Scheme for Social Enterprise 2022: announcement

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Innovative €1.5 million Scheme to increase the impact of social enterprises Further details can be found here. Applications open at 10am on 2nd August 2022 and close at 3pm on 15th September 2022.   Media Release, Friday, 29th July 2022 Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, TD, today (29th July 2022) announced a Pilot Dormant Accounts Funded €1.5 million Scaling-up Scheme for Social Enterprise designed to improve the impact and sustainability of social enterprises that address economic, social and educational disadvantage. The scheme, comprising of two...
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29
JUL
2022

Core Ireland: coffee morning – 2nd August 11am

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Core Ireland is excited to announce a Special Guest speaker for our next #Coffee4Core coffee morning in Leon’s Navan   Miss Navan 2022 & Miss Ireland 2022 Finalist, Anna Clarke will be there to speak about Mental Fitness and Wellbeing All are welcome to attend, where we will have a chat and a coffee, followed by an open dialogue. Join in the conversation on improving community mental health in Meath
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28
JUL
2022

Climate Change in Rural Ireland: Older People’s Perspectives – Research Project (Age Friendly Ireland)

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  Are you aged over 55 years? From a rural or agricultural background?   Maynooth University and Age Friendly Ireland Research Manager would like to hear your thoughts of climate change on   older people in rural Ireland If interested in taking part, please contact Adrienne at Adrienne.mccann@mu.ie for further information Or You can complete the survey here: https://maynoothuniversity.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/climate-change-in-rural-ireland   If you wish to request a hardcopy of the survey please contact Adrienne at 087 335 4932
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27
JUL
2022

Croí Cónaithe Towns Fund Scheme – vacant property refurbishment grant scheme in Meath

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The Croí Cónaithe (Towns) Fund, to be delivered by local authorities, will provide new choices for people to live in towns and villages in Ireland, initially through the provision of a grant to support the refurbishment of vacant properties, with priority given to areas where the level of vacancy or dereliction is high. The fund will apply in towns and villages with a population of over 400 people.  Qualifying properties must be within the town or village boundary as defined by the local authority or walkable to the town/village centre along public footpaths. A grant of up to a maximum of...
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25
JUL
2022

Meath Vibrant Communities: event in Cultúr 27th July 2022 12pm

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Cultúr Migrant Centre are hosting a Meath Vibrant community event on Wednesday the 27th of July 2022. This event is for all in the community
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25
JUL
2022

Louth Meath Integration Programme: Workshop Needs Survey

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As part of Louth and Meath County Councils’ ongoing work in the area of integration, a short survey has been prepared for PPN members to better understand their educational needs in relation to creating more inclusive spaces for migrants within their organisations and activities.   Therefore, we would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete our survey. This survey will inform the development of a workshop series that will take place in the autumn.   The needs analysis can be accessed at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WNYQVMD  ...
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22
JUL
2022

National Heritage Week 2022 (13th -21st August) – Meath Events

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National Heritage Week 2022 National Heritage Week, an initiative by the Heritage Council, celebrates all things heritage. It brings together communities, families, organisations, cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation. This year, we are celebrating the full return of in-person events as well as continuing with digital heritage projects which attracted so many new people to National Heritage Week over the last two years. The Heritage Council invites individuals, communities and organisations to develop...
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21
JUL
2022

Core Ireland: coffee morning – 2nd August 11am

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Core Ireland is excited to announce a Special Guest speaker for our next #Coffee4Core coffee morning in Leon’s Navan   Miss Navan 2022 & Miss Ireland 2022 Finalist, Anna Clarke will be there to speak about Mental Fitness and Wellbeing All are welcome to attend, where we will have a chat and a coffee, followed by an open dialogue. Join in the conversation on improving community mental health in Meath
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21
JUL
2022

CREATE: News & Opportunities – July 2022

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News from Create:  Commission Opportunity, The Hugh Lane Gallery and Create Deadline: 22 August, 5pm (GMT) Web: www.create-ireland.ie/the-hugh-lane-gallery-and-create-announce-a-major-commission-opportunity/ Email: CreateHLGCommission@create-ireland.ie The Hugh Lane Gallery and Create are delighted to announce this significant opportunity for a collaborative/ socially engaged artist(s) to embark on a major commission. Following on from their successful partnership on the CAPP commission (2017) awarded to Seamus Nolan’s Traveller Collection which investigated the idea of archive,...
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20
JUL
2022

Meath Vibrant Communities: event in Cultúr 27th July 2022 12pm

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Cultúr Migrant Centre are hosting a Meath Vibrant community event on Wednesday the 27th of July 2022. This event is for all in the community
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19
JUL
2022

Age Friendly Ireland: Newsletter – Friday 15th July 2022

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Please find a link below to the latest edition of  the Age Friendly Ireland Newsletter (15th July 2022). Age Friendly Ireland Newsletter_15072022 – pdf   All Age Friendly Ireland newsletters are available on www.agefriendlyireland.ie
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19
JUL
2022

Clár Extra: NYCI Youth Sector Update – July 2022

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National Youth Council of Ireland – Updates: Upcoming training, deadlines, and call Young Voices – Minority Voices for Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures 2.0 Jul 27 Youth2030 Young People’s Committee 2022 deadline Aug 1 Caring for the Caregiver: A Mindfulness Programme for Compassionate Self Care Oct 13 – Dec 1 Introduction to Circus Skills in Youth Work Oct 3 One World Week 2022 Nov 19 – 26 Are You on the Map? Development Education and SDG Work Nationwide add your work now Meditation Sessions series ongoing   Remember to check out our News Page for regula...
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19
JUL
2022

National Meals on Wheels Network: New Development Officer

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Introduction of the National Meals on Wheels Network Development Officer. The National Meals on Wheels Network was established in 2015 under the umbrella of Irish Rural Link. The network website and interactive map were both launched in September 2021 in Portlaw, Co. Waterford by Minister Mary Butler, Minister of State for Older People. mealsonwheelsnetwork.ie  The map enables service users and their families to identify the nearest meals on wheels provider to them but also highlights the gaps that exist in certain areas of the country. Meals on Wheels is a critical component of the...
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19
JUL
2022

MAHS: Talk in Oldcastle Library Thursday, July 21st at 7:30

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Meath Archaeological and Historical Society presents a talk by Frank Cogan and Tracey Holsgrove: ‘The 5th Meath Battalion and Cumann na mBan in North Meath’ in the Library, Oldcastle, on Thursday, 21 July 2022 at 7.30 pm   On the 102nd anniversary of the death in action of his uncle, Commdt Seamus Cogan, O/C of the 5th (Oldcastle/Stonefield) Battalion of the Old IRA, Frank Cogan, author of the just-published book Unsettled Territory – the 5th Battalion , Meath Brigade, 1917-21, will give a talk on the Battalion described as ‘the most active unit in the old Meath Brigade’ in the War...
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18
JUL
2022

Community Food Initiatives (CFI): funding from Safefood

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The Community Food Initiatives (CFI) is a healthy eating programme funded by safefood. The programme runs over a three year cycle (2022-24) and its purpose is to provide people with the knowledge and skills to provide healthy food options for themselves and their families. safefood, as a North / South body established under the Good Friday Agreement, provides CFI funding to organisations in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland. The programme is managed by SECAD Partnership on behalf of safefood.   CFI at Home safefood is inviting organisations who are not currently...
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18
JUL
2022

2022 LGBTI+ Community Services Funding Call: closing date 20th July 2022

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€900,000 is being made available to applicant groups, operating at national, regional and local level, to support community services and promote visibility and inclusion of LGBTI+ people Funding basis will now include a ‘core support’ feature which will enable LGBTI+ NGOs to maintain and enhance existing services and initiatives. Funding aims to promote inclusion, protect rights and to improve quality of life and wellbeing for LGBTI+ people in Ireland. Grant scheme is open to applications from existing LGBTI+ non-government organisations and community organisations working with LGBTI+...
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18
JUL
2022

Coca‑Cola Thank You Fund 2022: open until 20th July 2022

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Now in its 12th year, the Coca‑Cola Thank You Fund was set up in 2011 to mark the 125th anniversary of the company. Over the years, the Coca‑Cola Thank You Fund has supported projects including community, social and education programmes aimed at youth, healthy and active lifestyles and environmental leadership. To date €1,255,00 has been given to 121 non-profit organisations across the island of Ireland. In 2022, Coca‑Cola will donate a further €100,000 to youth-orientated non-profit groups committed to support young people to build sustainable communities. For the purposes of the Fund,...
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18
JUL
2022

ESB Energy For Generations Fund

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Charities working in the areas of suicide prevention, homelessness and education access and support can apply to the Fund for project specific funding. Every quarter ESB allocates an amount from the Fund for disbursement. The amount may vary because of the volume of applications received or seasonal considerations – wintertime and Christmas may require more funding than summer. Applications submitted during each quarter are appraised at the end of the quarter and funding allocated accordingly.   What will ESB fund within the areas of focus? Suicide Prevention We will fund...
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18
JUL
2022

Older Persons Fund 2022: Community Foundation for Ireland

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The Older Persons’ Fund was established by The Community Foundation for Ireland and Atlantic Philanthropies in 2014 to promote the civic engagement of older people, as a means of working towards making a difference in their communities. The Older Persons’ Fund seeks to support older people’s voices at a local and national level and their capacity to engage fully in all strands of society. In line with this goal, the mission of The Older Persons’ Fund is to support strategic community based and national activities promoting Older People as Active Citizens and Advocates – including...
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15
JUL
2022

Town Centre First plan for Enfield: Have your say until the 24th August 2022

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The Town Centre First policy was published by the Government in February 2022 to “to create town centres that function as viable, vibrant and attractive locations for people to live, work and visit, while also functioning as the service, social, cultural and recreational hub for the local community.” Enfield was one of the towns selected for funding under the first phase of the National Town Centre First Plan Initiative in 2021. The Town Centre First plan will shape a vision for the future of Enfield town centre and will focus on the delivery of regeneration projects. Launching the...
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15
JUL
2022

Louth Meath Integration Programme: Workshop Needs Survey

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As part of Louth and Meath County Councils’ ongoing work in the area of integration, a short survey has been prepared for PPN members to better understand their educational needs in relation to creating more inclusive spaces for migrants within their organisations and activities.   Therefore, we would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete our survey. This survey will inform the development of a workshop series that will take place in the autumn.   The needs analysis can be accessed at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WNYQVMD  ...
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14
JUL
2022

Climate Conversation 2022: have your say

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The Climate Conversation 2022 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. Reaching our ambitious climate goals will require changes to many aspects of our lives including our homes and workplaces, how we power and heat them, how we travel, how we grow our food, how much waste we create and how we manage that waste. Everyone, including Government, communities and individuals, will need to work together to make Ireland carbon-neutral for a sustainable future. Becoming a climate resilient society...
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14
JUL
2022

2022 LGBTI+ Community Services Funding Call: closing date 20th July 2022

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€900,000 is being made available to applicant groups, operating at national, regional and local level, to support community services and promote visibility and inclusion of LGBTI+ people Funding basis will now include a ‘core support’ feature which will enable LGBTI+ NGOs to maintain and enhance existing services and initiatives. Funding aims to promote inclusion, protect rights and to improve quality of life and wellbeing for LGBTI+ people in Ireland. Grant scheme is open to applications from existing LGBTI+ non-government organisations and community organisations working with LGBTI+...
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14
JUL
2022

Survey on Just Transition: Irish Rural Link & Social Justice Ireland

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Irish Rural Link and Social Justice Ireland are undertaking a joint research project examining rural communities, wellbeing and a Just Transition. The purpose of this survey is to get the views of rural dwellers and rural communities on a Just Transition, and how the wellbeing of rural communities can be improved. At this very important juncture in Irish life, as we begin to implement the policies to meet our national climate goals by 2030, your views and the views of your wider network are vital to developing a clear picture of the potential impact on rural communities acros...
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14
JUL
2022

Kells AC 5km Heritage Run – 12th August

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The Kells Athletic Club are hosting the Kells Heritage 5k Run 2022 on August 12th @8pm . To register please find link below MyRunResults.com
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14
JUL
2022

AIC Scheme Bursary Award 2022: Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity

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Create is pleased to partner with the Irish Network Against Racism (INAR) to offer the 2022 AIC Scheme bursary award on Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity.   This bursary is designed to support individual professional artists whose practice centres on collaboration with individuals or groups (non-arts professionals). The AIC Bursary Award 2022: Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity specifically aims to support an individual professional artist working in collaborative socially engaged arts practice who is from a minority ethnic background, has first-hand experienc...
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14
JUL
2022

Our Rural Future: New Voucher Scheme for Remote Working Hubs

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Our Rural Future: New Voucher Scheme for Remote Working Hubs goes live At least 10,000 hot desk days to be provided free of charge Register for your vouchers at ConnectedHubs.ie   The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced that the Connected Hubs Voucher Scheme has gone live. At least 10,000 hot desk working days will be provided free of charge over the course of the Scheme, which is aimed at both existing hub users, as well as those accessing hub facilities for the first time. It is intended that the scheme will run over two phases....
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14
JUL
2022

Explore Your Shore! with the National Biodiversity Data Centre

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The National Biodiversity Data Centre is running a coastal survey for marine wildlife. This is a Citizen Science project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and is a great way for the Public to get involved in biodiversity data collection on their local shore while contributing to a nationwide project that will update our knowledge of Irish coastal species distribution, while looking at these species as indicators of Climate Change and Water Quality. The Explore Your Shore! project has its own website at www.exploreyourshore.ie and is on Facebook @ExploreYourShore   Please...
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14
JUL
2022

EAPN Ireland workshop (online) July 20th – Research draft on the demand for basic necessities

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EAPN Ireland Workshop (online)- Research draft “An Analysis of the Increasing Demand for Basic Necessities as provided by the Community and Voluntary Sector”  Wednesday July 20th 11.00am-13.00pm  Due to the preference expressed by attendees, this event is now ONLINE only. A zoom link will be sent out to attendees in advance of the event.    As many of you are already aware, EAPN Ireland is currently doing a research project entitled “An Analysis of the Increasing Demand for Basic Necessities as provided by the Community and Voluntary Sector.”  The project aims to examine...
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11
JUL
2022

Women’s Hour: Stories on Identity Across Our Shared Island

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Join the Women’s Council of Ireland this Thursday 14th July at 7pm for Women’s Hour: Stories on Identity Across Our Shared Island, run as part of the All-island Women’s Forum. Celebrate women and the diversity of identity on this island with this special storytelling session by registering here.
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11
JUL
2022

Traveller Pride 2022

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Traveller Pride 2022 takes place form July 11th – July 24th, with lots of events planned right across the country, with several events happening around Meath also. Check out the programme here or you can download the brochure below. Traveller_Pride_2022_Events
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05
JUL
2022

Joint Migrant Integration fund for PPN actions

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As part of Louth and Meath County Councils’ ongoing work in the area of integration, a short survey has been prepared for PPN members to better understand their educational needs in relation to creating more inclusive spaces for migrants within their organisations and activities. Therefore, we would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete our survey. This survey will inform the development of a workshop series that will take place in the autumn. We are extending the survey by a few weeks to receive more responses. The needs analysis can be accessed at the...
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28
JUN
2022

Publication of independent report reviewing Public Participation Network structures

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Minister Joe O’Brien announces publication of independent report reviewing Public Participation Network structures  Review identifies strengths and weaknesses of Public Participation Network structures The Department to work with stakeholders to identify priorities and guide future action   The full PPN Structural Review Report is available here   Media Release: Monday 20th June 2022 Minister for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, has published the independent review of the Public Participation Networks (PPNs), fulfilling a commitment made in the Programme for...
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28
JUN
2022

Trim Family Resource Centre: Events in July 2022

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TFRC-Monthly-July-2022 – pdf
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28
JUN
2022

Local Property Tax Public Consultation June 2022

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Meath County Council welcomes written submissions from the public on this matter specifically covering the potential effects of varying the basic rate of the Local Property Tax on businesses, individuals and on local authority services.   Notice of Consideration of Setting a Local Adjustment Factor The Finance (Local Property Tax) Act, 2012 (as amended), makes specific provision that elected members of a local authority may pass a formal resolution to vary the basic rate of the Local Property Tax for their administrative area by a percentage known as the local adjustment factor. At...
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28
JUN
2022

Equality & Human Rights in the Public Service: eLearning module from IHREC

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To support public bodies to understand and meet their obligations under the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty set out in Section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014. 1 The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) have developed a new eLearning module called Equality and Human Rights in the Public Service. The purpose of the eLearning is to build understanding of equality and human rights concepts, legislation and approaches to implementing the Public Sector Duty.   What will you learn? There are three units in the eLearning module. Unit...
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28
JUN
2022

National Learning Network: Navan training courses

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28
JUN
2022

Young People’s Committee: NYCI Youth2030

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The National Youth Council of Ireland are very excited to announce the third year of the ‘Young People’s Committee’. Since 2020, The National Youth Council of Ireland’s Youth 2030: Global Youth Work programme has welcomed a group of young people to support a strong youth participation movement around global justice issues that matter to them.  The work of the committee will enhance young people’s knowledge, understanding, critical thinking, and participation on global justice issues affecting Ireland and the world. Last year’s group had the opportunity to review and advise on the work of...
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28
JUN
2022

Living Well: Group Programmes starting in September 2022

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What is the Living Well Programme? Living Well is a free group self-management programme. Self-management is what a person does every day to manage their long-term health condition. This may include making choices to improve your health such as becoming more active, eating more healthily and stopping smoking. It may also include more complex tasks such as taking medication, monitoring your symptoms, coping with the emotional aspects of the condition and communicating with healthcare professionals. Living with a long-term health condition can be challenging but may be especially so during...
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28
JUN
2022

Ireland Community Play Fund: Change X & LEGO Foundation

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Play is critical for children’s well-being and skills development and we can all play a role in building more playful communities. Supported by the LEGO Foundation, this €80,000 Challenge is dedicated to helping you create more playful experiences for children in your community, school or neighbourhood across Ireland. How it works Apply below and register to get your project page Use your project page to complete the 30 Day Challenge Submit a photo and your action plan Once you’re active let us know what impact you are having in your community   THE CHALLENGE    Who can...
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27
JUN
2022

Public Consultation : Draft Litter Management Plan 2022-2024

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Notice of publication of Draft Litter Management Plan 2022-2024 Notice is hereby given under Section 10 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997, as amended, that Meath County Council has published a Draft Litter Management Plan 2022-2024. The draft plan has been prepared for the prevention and control of litter in the County and sets out appropriate objectives for the three year period A copy of the draft plan is available for public inspection during normal opening hours at the offices of Meath County Council for a period of four weeks from Monday 27th June until Friday 29th July 2022. The...
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24
JUN
2022

Cycle Against Suicide: Community Buddy Programme – training dates in July 2022

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Cycle Against Suicide’s aim is the prevention of suicide and our message is ‘It is OK not to feel OK. And it’s Absolutely OK to ask for help’. Our training programme provides people working or volunteering in their communities with the skills to be the stepping stone to help others in their communities who might be in distress and need a helping hand to cope or, if necessary, a hand in taking the next step towards healing. Our training is free of charge and is an important link between communities and professional wellbeing services.   JULY Training Dates...
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24
JUN
2022

Carmichael: FREE training workshops for charities and non-profits in Ireland in 2022

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Carmichael have added new Free workshops to the Recovery and Resilience Training Programme, which is funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland as part of a wider Covid-19 Fund for Recovery. The Community Foundation for Ireland hopes that this funding will strengthen the skills base of the sector around fundraising, digital, governance and leadership, and build resilience among volunteer and staff teams. This programme is run in collaboration with Volunteer Ireland. Below is a list of available workshops: Charities Governance Code – September 6, 2022 at 18:00 Voluntee...
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24
JUN
2022

Protect Our Dunes Campaign

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The Climate Action Regional Offices in collaboration with local authorities, NUI Galway, Leave No Trace, Clean Coasts, Green Schools and the Dublin Bay Biosphere are running a public awareness campaign over the summer months to highlight the importance and fragility of sand dune systems as natural coastal protection and important habitats. The campaign will be launched on Saturday 25th June as part of World Sand Dune Day.   Sand dune systems provide natural coastal protection against coastal storms, flooding and erosion as well as being important habitats for unique plants and...
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24
JUN
2022

Community Foundation for Ireland: Ukraine Fund – closing date 30th June 2022

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A coalition of Ireland’s leading media organisations have come together to launch a public fundraising campaign to aid the growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The ‘Ireland for Ukraine’ campaign aims to raise funds for people affected by the conflict, which includes those who have been displaced. 50% of the total funds raised will be awarded to the international aid agencies: Irish Red Cross, Trócaire, UNICEF and Concern. The other half will be distributed to Irish charitable organisations and local community groups that will assist the anticipated 200,000 Ukrainian...
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23
JUN
2022

Kells TypeTrail 2022 – opening at 7pm 23rd June

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TypeTrail Launch Thursday 23 June 2022, 7pm Venue: Church of Ireland Kells TypeTrail brings together a wide range of artforms highlighting our unique heritage of lettering as a form of communication. Each year one word is translated into a variety of languages reflecting the diversity of the community in Kells with the aim of providing a means to bring individuals and groups together. This year’s word is ‘ Now’.
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23
JUN
2022

Hinterland Festival Kells: 23rd -26th June 2022

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The 10th Hinterland Festival of Literature and Arts take place in Kells, Co. Meath  from 23 – 26 June for over 60 different events running 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. Browse the full programme here. Tickets are now on sale: here
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23
JUN
2022

Kinship Care Support Group

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Kinship care is when a child or young person lives full-time with a relative or family friend because they are not able to be cared for by parents, for a variety of reasons.   If you are a kinship carer, it really helps to know that you are not alone. Trim FRC, in collaboration with Kinship Care (based in Treoir), would like to organise a meeting for Kinship Carers, to have an opportunity to connect with other carers and to access further information about being a kinship family. If you would like to attend a support group, or if you know any kinship carers in the area who may be...
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22
JUN
2022

CREATE: News & Opportunities – June 2022

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News from Create   Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios Remote Residency 2022 recipient: Nasrin Golden Web: www.create-ireland.ie/create-and-fire-station-artists-studios-remote-residency-2022-recipient-nasrin-golden/ Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios are pleased to announce Nasrin Golden as the recipient of the 2022 Remote Residency Award. Nasrin Golden is an Iranian/ Irish Visual Artist who attempts to convey the healing and reconciliation of conflict inherent to the human condition. This residency award will allow Nasrin time to develop and integrate her creative...
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22
JUN
2022

Information from Ukrainian authorities re: Ukrainian Matura & University entrance exams

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Update from the Louth Meath Education  & Training Board:   The Ukrainian authorities have confirmed that this year the final schooling examination – known as the “Matura”, has been cancelled. Students from Ukraine will be given school-leaving certificates based on their academic status achieved during the 1st semester of the current school year and the 2nd semester if this is available. The procedures of receipt of school-leaving certificates are being worked through by the Ukrainian authorities. We also have been advised that university entrance exams for Ukraine will take place...
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22
JUN
2022

National Sandcastle & Sculpturing Competition – Bettystown Beach 24th July 2022

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  The Sandcastle Competition is back!!  This annual event has been running since 2003 It will be taking place on Sunday July 24th on Bettystown beach, starting from 2:30pm! Judging will commence at 4pm. We hope to see all the regular faces and lots of new ones too! The categories are as follows: Under 5’s Under 8’s Under 13’s Family Junior Sculpture Senior Sculpture   There will many prizes up for grabs on the day including cash prizes for the Junior and Senior Sculpture categories. Junior Sculpture Prizes 1st- €50 2nd- €30 3rd- €20   Senior Sculpture...
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20
JUN
2022

Core Ireland: Footgolf Fundraiser – 26th June 2022

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Come along to this fun-filled day and experience a sport for all ages that combine football and golf into a fantastic activity, suitable for work colleagues, friends, and families. When? Sunday the 26th June at 11 am Where? Navan Adventure Centre Cost? €60 for a team of 4 Actress Mary McEvoy and Navan District Councillor Yemi Adenuga will open the event   We would like you to enter a team, sponsor a hole or donate prizes. Help raise funds for Adult Mental Health Recovery Educational Courses such as:- Song Craft: –  The participants have just completed this 6-week creative...
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17
JUN
2022

Louth Meath Integration Programme: Workshop Needs Survey

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As part of Louth and Meath County Councils’ ongoing work in the area of integration, a short survey has been prepared for PPN members to better understand their educational needs in relation to creating more inclusive spaces for migrants within their organisations and activities.   Therefore, we would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete our survey. This survey will inform the development of a workshop series that will take place in the autumn.   The needs analysis can be accessed at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WNYQVMD  ...
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17
JUN
2022

HSE Partner Pack 17th June 2022

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Thank you for your continuing support in helping to share information about important health service updates and COVID-19. Our highlight communications updates for you this week are:   Health Service Updates   HSE urges more people to get their COVID-19 vaccine or booster The HSE is urging those who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine or a booster and who have not yet received it to get their vaccine. This is particularly important given the recent increase in the numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19. Dr Colm Henry, HSE Chief Clinical Officer, said: “While there was a...
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17
JUN
2022

Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2022: now open for Expressions of Interest

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Following on from the announcement by Minister Humphreys of the launch of the 2022 Town and Village Renewal Scheme please find  below scheme details and the expression of interest form relating to the 2022 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. TVRS 2022 Scheme outline – pdf 2022 TV Expression of Interest form – word   The priorities for the 2022 scheme are briefly set out below with further details in the scheme outline document: Priority A1 Projects that bring vacant/derelict buildings and sites back into use as multi-purpose spaces Projects that bring vacant properties in...
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17
JUN
2022

Outcomers: “Proud in North East” & Pride 2022

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Outcomers LGBT Support Service present “Proud in North East” to celebrate Pride 2022 Outcomers with the support of Outcomers Drogheda and LGBT+ youth groups in Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan would like your support to give visibility to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community across the North East region. We would like to ask you to fly the flag for LGBT+ Visibility. We are excited to invite business owners and service providers around the counties to join the celebration by placing a rainbow flag in their front windows to create visibility and representation for...
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17
JUN
2022

Save the Date – NDA Annual Conference 2022: 20th October 2022

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Save the Date – NDA Annual Conference 2022 Theme: From an accessibility to a universal design approach – learning from the public and provide sectors When:  Thursday 20th October 2022, 10am – 16.15pm Where:  This will be a blended event with the physical venue at Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin and virtual access also available Cost: Free of charge   This year’s event will examine Article 9 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) on Accessibility. This conference will take a holistic approach to examining the barriers facing persons...
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16
JUN
2022

Meath Local Sports Partnership: Summer E-Zine 2022

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The latest Meath LSP E-Newsletter for Summer 2022 is now available! Packed full of news, updates and upcoming events. Click here to view: Meath LSP Summer Ezine
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16
JUN
2022

Budgeting Tips for Home & Family Life: webinar 21st June at 10am – Meath Partnership

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Meath Partnership are hosting a webinar next Tuesday 21st June at 10am on budgeting tips for home and family life .   To register, please contact caoimhe.donnellan@meathpartnership.ie or text 085 252 4333  
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14
JUN
2022

Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2022: now open for Expressions of Interest

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Following on from the announcement by Minister Humphreys of the launch of the 2022 Town and Village Renewal Scheme please find  below scheme details and the expression of interest form relating to the 2022 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. TVRS 2022 Scheme outline – pdf 2022 TV Expression of Interest form – word   The priorities for the 2022 scheme are briefly set out below with further details in the scheme outline document: Priority A1 Projects that bring vacant/derelict buildings and sites back into use as multi-purpose spaces Projects that bring vacant properties in...
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13
JUN
2022

Social Inclusion Forum 2022: closing date for registration – 16th June 2022

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Social Inclusion Forum 2022 “Maintaining Momentum: Implementing the Roadmap for Social Inclusion” Conference Overview The Social Inclusion Forum is an annual national event hosted by the Department of Social Protection. It provides people affected by poverty and social exclusion, as well as the community organisations representing them, the opportunity to come together with officials from relevant Government Departments and the Minister for Social Protection to discuss poverty and social inclusion policy and the related issues of common concern. It also allows for discussion...
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13
JUN
2022

Age Friendly Ireland: Webinar – Civic Participation & Employment 14th June 2022 12pm

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REGISTER NOW for A SPOTLIGHT ON AGE FRIENDLY IRELAND | POLICY TO PRACTICE | WEBINAR 7 – Civic Participation and Employment on Tuesday 14th June, 12pm to 2pm. A Spotlight on Age Friendly Ireland is hosting a series of international webinars over the coming months, each one focusing on one of the eight World Health Organisation domains for Age Friendly Communities (Housing, Community Support & Health Services, Social Participation, Respect & Social Inclusion, Communication & Information, Transportation, Outdoor Space & Buildings, Civic Participation & Employment)....
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13
JUN
2022

Biodiversity Workshops – 16th & 23rd June 2022

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13
JUN
2022

Sanctuary Run 2022: Sunday 19th June

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The first ever Sanctuary Run will take place on Sunday June 19th, the eve of World Refugee Day, at the Cross-Country Track in the Sport Ireland Campus, Dublin 15. This is a 5km non-chipped, timed event, with an optional donation to our partner Trócaire during the online registration. It is a FREE event, welcoming both WALKERS and RUNNERS & open to EVERYONE in the community. We encourage people to register early, as the number of places is limited to 750. The Sanctuary Run 2022 is being supported by Athletics Ireland, Trócaire, Strava and UNHCR Ireland. You will find the link to...
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10
JUN
2022

World Ocean Day Event: Bettystown Beach – 11th June 2-5pm

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Bettystown Tidy Towns are hosting an event on Bettystown beach on Saturday June 11th,  2pm to 5pm,  to mark World Ocean Day. Meath Local Sports Partnership will be located at the beach volleyball nets with volleyball coaches. Come down and try it out. With the introduction of the Deposit Return Scheme, DRS, why not have a look at a DRS machine, you won’t miss their truck! Or discover more about marine life in the Life Under Water tent. Ever wonder what it is like to save a life at sea? You can meet some of the brave crew from Boyne Fishermans Rescue and Recovery who will be there...
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10
JUN
2022

Core Ireland: Footgolf Fundraiser – 26th June 2022

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Come along to this fun-filled day and experience a sport for all ages that combine football and golf into a fantastic activity, suitable for work colleagues, friends, and families. When? Sunday the 26th June at 11 am Where? Navan Adventure Centre Cost? €60 for a team of 4 Actress Mary McEvoy and Navan District Councillor Yemi Adenuga will open the event   We would like you to enter a team, sponsor a hole or donate prizes. Help raise funds for Adult Mental Health Recovery Educational Courses such as:- Song Craft: –  The participants have just completed this 6-week creative...
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10
JUN
2022

Siel Bleu Ireland: Online Wellness Event – 13th June 2022

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Online Wellness Event: 13th June 2022 at 11am Ireland’s first-ever fitness challenge and event for older people facilitated by Siel Bleu Ireland, a not-for-profit social enterprise. Participants of the ‘30 Days to Better Way Challenge’, Siel Bleu at Home members and people who join the challenge or register for the Wellness event are being treated to Ireland’s first wellness event dedicated to older people. Taking place on June 13th, members will enjoy talks from leading health specialists on the importance of active ageing, exercise sessions from Siel Bleu Ireland’s...
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10
JUN
2022

New Public Library Strategy: public consultation

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A public consultation on a new public library strategy has just been launched by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D. This is an ambitious plan to develop public library services over the next five years. We want to understand people’s attitudes towards the public library service and also get their feedback on how services can be improved in terms of access, use and visibility of the public library. The consultation will assist in the development of a new Public Library Strategy which will be published next year.   Have your say on the new strategy...
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10
JUN
2022

FRC Navan: Summer camp for children with additional needs – 19th-21st July 2022

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Tusla Family Resource Centre – 3 day summer camp for children with additional needs
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10
JUN
2022

UN Youth Delegate Programme – open for applications until 24th June 2022

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The National Youth Council of Ireland, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs, are now accepting applications for the United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2022 – 2023. The programme is a truly amazing opportunity that will see two young people aged 18-25 join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations, and give voice to issues concerning young people in Ireland and around the globe.   The aims of United Nations Youth Delegate Programme Ireland are:  To provide a platform for young people from Ireland to be represented at the United Nations;  To directly...
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10
JUN
2022

START Campaign from SafeFood

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START is a public health campaign from safefood, the Departments of Health in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Healthy Ireland, the Health Service Executive and the Public Health Agency.   ‘Let’s go easy on the treats’ Parents and guardians told us they know their children are having more treats and they want advice for talking about it and giving children less treats. ‘Let’s go easy on the treats’ encourages parents and guardians to keep treats to small amounts and not every day, and we’re offering lots of tips at makeastart.ie   Useful resources There are a range of...
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03
JUN
2022

2022 Community Safety Innovation Fund: open for applications until 8th June 2022

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Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, T.D., has announced the launch of the Community Safety Innovation Fund (CSIF) funding call. The open call for Community Safety Innovation Funding will run until 8 June 2022. €2 million has been made available to support the development of community safety through innovative, local community based initiatives:   The Community Safety Innovation Fund will: Allow proceeds of crime to be directed into community projects to support community safety. Ensure that the most appropriate proposals to improve community safety will access the funding they need....
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03
JUN
2022

HSE Partner Pack – 2nd June 2022

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Thank you for your continuing support in helping to share information about important health service updates and COVID-19. Our highlight communications updates for you this week are:   Health Service Updates: HSE encouraging the public to help protect our hospitals and emergency departments over the June bank holiday weekend As the June bank holiday approaches, the HSE is encouraging the public to consider all care options before attending Emergency Departments as we need to protect our EDs for those patients who need urgent and emergency care. This year, hospitals have reported...
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03
JUN
2022

European Year of Youth: micro grant scheme

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Aim of the Year The European Year of Youth is putting the spotlight on young people, bringing many exciting opportunities for young people and those who work with them across a variety of sectors. The Year pursues the following four objectives: Renewing the positive perspectives for young people, with a particular focus on the negative effects the COVID-19 pandemic had on them, while highlighting how the green and digital transitions and other Union policies offer opportunities for young people and for the society at large; Supporting young people, including through youth work, especially...
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03
JUN
2022

Second Report on Ireland’s Well-being Framework & Analysis of the Well-being Dashboard: Publication

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Reports available at: www.gov.ie/wellbeing-framework Press Release: 2.6.2022  , Department of the Taoiseach  Today  (2nd June 2022) the government published a Second Report on Ireland’s Well-being Framework – ‘Understanding Life in Ireland: A Well-being Framework’. The Framework is about helping improve our understanding of quality of life in Ireland and measuring how we are doing overall as a country. It does this by bringing economic, societal and environmental impacts together under 1 Framework. It also places a particular focus on equality and sustaining well-being into the future. It...
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02
JUN
2022

National Age Friendly Recognition Awards 2022

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The Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme is part of a worldwide, World Health Organisation (WHO) inspired movement which embraces the challenges and opportunities that our ageing population presents by facilitating local authorities to take the lead on changing thinking about ageing, and how services are planned and delivered.   With live events cancelled all around the world during the Covid pandemic, the Age Friendly Ireland shared service, hosted by Meath County Council, is thrilled to announce that we are back and looking forward to our first live awards event since 2019.  ...
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02
JUN
2022

Biodiversity Workshops 16th & 23rd June 2022

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01
JUN
2022

Traveller and Roma Pride Week July 18th 2022: funding call

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The Traveller Pride Week Steering Committee announces a funding call for Traveller and Roma Pride Week July 18th 2022 Events must celebrate Traveller and/or Roma culture Funding of up to €2,000 is available to applicants   The Traveller Pride Week Steering Committee announces that applications can now be made for funding for events to celebrate Traveller and Roma Pride Week 2022. Funding of up to €2,000 is available to applicants operating at regional and local level to community-based groups and organisations in order to host events the week of July 18th – 22nd. In accordance with...
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31
MAY
2022

Identification of Bathing Waters: Public Participation – closing date 9th June 2022

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Local authorities must identify official bathing areas in their area every year so that they can be monitored for safety, water quality and their level of use. To help with this process, Meath County Council are asking people who swim at beaches, lakes and rivers to tell them if they think they should maintain existing designated bathing waters designations or give a new official bathing area designation to areas that are commonly used for swimming, but not identified at the moment.   Under European and Irish law, Irish local authorities must identify bathing waters each year so that...
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31
MAY
2022

2022 Community Safety Innovation Fund: open for applications until 8th June 2022

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Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, T.D., has announced the launch of the Community Safety Innovation Fund (CSIF) funding call. The open call for Community Safety Innovation Funding will run until 8 June 2022. €2 million has been made available to support the development of community safety through innovative, local community based initiatives:   The Community Safety Innovation Fund will: Allow proceeds of crime to be directed into community projects to support community safety. Ensure that the most appropriate proposals to improve community safety will access the funding they need....
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31
MAY
2022

East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade: Public invited to EirGrid information days and webinars –

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Eirgrid are currently running an 8-week awareness campaign around the East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade, to keep communities informed of the latest updates on this project.   The East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade will strengthen the electricity network in the east of Meath and the north of Dublin, to improve the transfer of power across the existing transmission network. The project will add a high-capacity 400 kV underground electricity connection from Woodland substation near Batterstown in County Meath to Belcamp substation near Clonshaugh in north Dublin.  We need to...
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30
MAY
2022

Support group for parents of children with additional needs: 8th June 2022 in Navan FRC

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A support group for parents of children with additional needs are meeting on the 8th June at 10.30am in the Family Resource Centre Navan. All are welcome
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30
MAY
2022

Sanctuary Run 2022: Sunday 19th June

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The first ever Sanctuary Run will take place on Sunday June 19th, the eve of World Refugee Day, at the Cross-Country Track in the Sport Ireland Campus, Dublin 15. This is a 5km non-chipped, timed event, with an optional donation to our partner Trócaire during the online registration. It is a FREE event, welcoming both WALKERS and RUNNERS & open to EVERYONE in the community. We encourage people to register early, as the number of places is limited to 750. The Sanctuary Run 2022 is being supported by Athletics Ireland, Trócaire, Strava and UNHCR Ireland. You will find the link to...
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30
MAY
2022

Arts Council: Festival Investment Scheme – closing date 2nd June 2022

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The Arts Council round one of the Festivals Investment Scheme (FIS) is for festivals that commence between 1 January 2023 and 30 June 2023. The Arts Council offers financial support to small-to-mid-scale festivals to deliver high-quality arts experiences for audiences, and prioritises programmes engaged with, and relevant to, local communities or communities of interest. It is important to note that funding under this programme is offered on a once-off basis. Therefore, those offered awards in previous funding rounds of the Festival Investment Scheme should not assume that funding will be...
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30
MAY
2022

Community Centre Investment Fund: information session 1st June 2022

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Community Centres Investment Fund: Guidelines and a sample application form are now available at www.gov.ie/communitycentresfund. Information event on Wednesday 1 June from 2.30pm to 4pm. Participants must register using this link   Press release, Wednesday 18th May 2022 Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, has today opened the pre-application information event for the new €15 million Community Centres Investment Fund. Over 600 people registered to attend the online information event hosted by the Department of Rural and Community Development today. The...
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30
MAY
2022

EU LIFE Programme: National Information Day 2nd June 2022

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The LIFE Programme is the EU’s funding instrument for Environment and Climate Action, and is structured into four sub-programmes: Nature and Biodiversity; Circular Economy and Quality of Life; Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; and Clean Energy Transition.   Details on the EU LIFE Programme are available here: EU LIFEProgramme   The Dept. of Environment, Climate and Communications will be holding a LIFE National Information Day online on Thursday 2 June 2022, from 9.00-12.30. Please find a link below to register to attend:...
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30
MAY
2022

Coffee4Core: coffee morning 7th June 2022 11am

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Tuesday the 7th June kicks of Core Ireland’s Monthly Coffee Mornings All are welcome to attend Experience Trialogue and Recovery College Course taster sessions such as Yoga and Mindfulness Creative Art Song Craft   Guest Speakers, Actress Mary McEvoy, Navan District Councillor Yemi Adenuga  
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30
MAY
2022

Turas Counselling Service: Dual Diagnosis Case Worker Vacancy

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Turas is a Dundalk based community addiction service providing a range of supports to people with addiction. Our aim is to support people overcoming addiction to live healthy and meaningful lives. Thanks to funding from Mental Health Ireland, we have been able to collaborate with the local HSE community mental health team to develop the new position of Dual Diagnosis Case Worker. The post holder will liaise between Turas and local community based mental health services to provide support for clients with both addiction and mental ill health. The role will involve working cases in...
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30
MAY
2022

The Certified Proud Fund: open for applications until 11th June 2022

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Do you have a project which makes Ireland safer for the LGBTQ+ community? Do you work for an organisation which promotes LGBTQ+ visibility? Do you help provide services to vulnerable members of the community? The Certified Proud Fund is now accepting applications for the 2022 grant round. The fund is open to all charities, non-profit organisations and projects that work towards the betterment of LGBTQ+ people.  We want to hear from all corners of the community! So whether you are a charity working with vulnerable members of the LGBTQ+ community or a queer sports club, the Certified Proud...
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30
MAY
2022

Midlands Louth Meath CHO Recovery & Wellbeing Education: May/June 2022 timetable

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Midlands Louth Meath CHO Recovery and Wellbeing Education are providing Free community workshops Longford Westmeath region.   Venue: Women’s Community Projects Mullingar. Bishop Gate Street Mullingar Co Westmeath.   Tuesday 31st May, 10am – 12pm Exploring Self-Care: In this workshop, participants will be invited to develop your self-care.   Tuesday 7th June, 10am – 12pm Wells for Wellbeing and Other Tools: In this interactive session, we will explore a range of wellbeing tools.   Tuesday 14th June, 10am – 12pm Mindfulness and Meditation: The Aim for...
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30
MAY
2022

Public Consultation on Review of the National Adaptation Framework

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Ireland’s strategy for the application of climate adaptation measures to reduce the vulnerability of the State to the negative effects of climate change, and to seek opportunities for any positive effects that may occur, is contained in the 2018 National Adaptation Framework (NAF). The strategic vision for the Framework was to develop a ‘climate resilient Ireland’. It sets out a high-level vision of the capacity of Ireland’s social, economic and environmental systems to cope with climate change by responding or reorganising in ways that maintain their function, identity and structure,...
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30
MAY
2022

E-Male Matters Newsletter – Men’s Health Week 2022 edition

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A special Men’s Health Week edition of ‘E-Male Matters’ – the newsletter of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) is now available online at the link below: https://www.mhfi.org/emale108.pdf      We’re now only a few weeks away from International Men’s Health Week (MHW), which will take place from Monday 13th – Sunday 19th June.  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 ‘MISSION: isPOSSIBLE’ and the call to men (and those who support the...
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27
MAY
2022

Pride of Place 2022: closing date for entries – 27th May 2022

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Meath County Council Pride of Place 2022 Meath County Council 2022 Pride of Place competition is now open.  Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns / Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations. In 2022 the competition includes the following categories: ·         Housing Estate Small ·         Housing Estate Medium ·         Housing Estate Large ·         Apartment Complex ·         Residential Streetscape ·         Best Bee Friendly Front Garden ·         Village/ Townland >500 ·         Small Town 500 – 2000 ·         Large Town >...
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26
MAY
2022

CREATE: News & Opportunities – May 2022

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News from Create:   2022 Summer School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice, Create and Counterpoints Arts Deadline: 6 June, 5pm Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/2022-summer-school-on-cultural-diversity-and-collaborative-practice/ Create and Counterpoints Arts are pleased to announce the 2022 School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice for up to 15 artists. We are delighted to host the 2022 School in person over five days: 13-17 July, at Killary Lodge, Co Galway. Influenced by global and translocal practices, the Summer School is shaped by the diverse life...
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25
MAY
2022

M.A.H.S. Annual General Meeting: Friday 27th May 2022, 7pm Meath County Library

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The Meath Archaeological and Historical Society will hold its AGM this Friday, May 27th in the Meath County Library, Railway St., Navan at 7:00 pm. This will be followed by a a panel discussion: “COUNTY ARCHIVES AND THE LOCAL HISTORIAN” with County Archivist Patricia Fallon and other local experts.   Other news: There is a book launch ‘Unsettled Territory’ on Thursday June 2nd in the Meath County Library, Railway St., Navan at 7:30 pm. It is about the 5th Battalion (Meath Brigade) in North Meath 1917 – 1921 and is a comprehensive account researched and written by...
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25
MAY
2022

New Communities Partnership: Migrant National Forum – 26th May 2022, 6pm-8pm

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NCP Migrant National Forum’s online launch will take place on Thursday 26th May 2022, 6pm-8pm. The main aim of the event is to create a platform where migrant communities, community workers and service providers can assess their needs in the area they live, as well as discuss barriers which hinder social inclusion, integration, and engagement with Local Authorities. The NCP has undertaken consultations to organise local migrants support groups with a view to set up regional committees formed by local representatives which will then select their regional representative to sit on NCP...
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24
MAY
2022

Pride of Place 2022: closing date for entries – 27th May 2022

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Meath County Council Pride of Place 2022 Meath County Council 2022 Pride of Place competition is now open.  Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns / Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations. In 2022 the competition includes the following categories: ·         Housing Estate Small ·         Housing Estate Medium ·         Housing Estate Large ·         Apartment Complex ·         Residential Streetscape ·         Best Bee Friendly Front Garden ·         Village/ Townland >500 ·         Small Town 500 – 2000 ·         Large Town >...
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24
MAY
2022

Louth Meath Integration Programme: Workshop Needs Survey

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As part of Louth and Meath County Councils’ ongoing work in the area of integration, a short survey has been prepared for PPN members to better understand their educational needs in relation to creating more inclusive spaces for migrants within their organisations and activities. Therefore, we would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete our survey. This survey will inform the development of a workshop series that will take place in the autumn.   The needs analysis can be accessed at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WNYQVMD We would...
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24
MAY
2022

Consultation: Johnstown & Community Use Plan Survey 2022

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It is proposed to carry out an updated public consultation exercise with residents and stakeholders of the Johnstown area in advance of the preparation of the community use plan for the land adjacent to Dunville estate. The survey is short and won’t take long to complete. The closing date for returning the survey is Wednesday, 1st June 2022. The survey is available at: https://bit.ly/CommunityUsePlan
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23
MAY
2022

Ireland’s Second SDG National Implementation Plan: final round of consultation

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The Department of Environment, Climate and Communications has launched the final round of consultation on the draft of Ireland’s Second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) National Implementation Plan. The consultation will be open for submission until Close of Business Tuesday 14 June 2022. A link to the consultation can be found here. The draft Implementation Plan aims to build on the structures and mechanisms developed as part of Ireland’s first National Implementation Plan and to develop and integrate additional approaches in areas identified through review and consultation as...
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23
MAY
2022

Relove Fashion Competition

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ReLove Fashion 2022/23 – The Relove Fashion Competition is a sustainable fashion design competition open to secondary schools that encourages students to take a deeper look at how their clothing is made and offers an opportunity for them to design a unique piece of sustainable fashion. The competition is open to local authorities in the Eastern, Midlands and Dublin region. The project partners with the Rediscovery Centre, the National Centre for the Circular Economy, which provides a creative movement connecting people, ideas and resources for greener, lowcarbon living. As part of...
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23
MAY
2022

New National Cycle Network for Ireland: public consultation

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Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) launched plans for an ambitious National Cycle Network (NCN), a planned core cycle network of 3,500km that will criss-cross the country, connecting more than 200 villages, towns and cities. The network will include cycling links to transport hubs, education centres, employment centres, leisure and tourist destinations, and support “last mile” bicycle deliveries. The network will make it easier and safer for more people to cycle for commuting, leisure and tourism, reducing reliance on the car. The public is invited to have their say on the New...
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20
MAY
2022

Farm Safety Sticker Competition: Farmers4Safety & AgriKids

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Farmers4Safety and AgriKids are launching a Farm Safety Sticker Competition ‘Stick 2 Safety’  19th of May 2022 This Summer, Farmers4Safety and AgriKids are teaming up to bring you a farm safety sticker competition, ‘Stick 2 Safety.’ The competition, launched today Thursday the 19th of May, calls on Ireland’s Communities (Schools, Farmers, Community Groups etc.) to get ‘stuck in’ and help create a safer future on our farms by designing a window sticker that will be printed and promoted nationwide. We will provide a template for you to design a sticker on any farm safety theme.  The theme...
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20
MAY
2022

Minister O’Brien to hold event to thank volunteers for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Media Release: Thursday, 19th May 2022 Minister O’Brien to hold event to thank volunteers for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic Volunteers thanked for their invaluable contribution during the pandemic Event to be held in Dublin Castle by the Minister of State, with regional events around the country Recognition of volunteers comes during National Volunteer Week 2022   Mr. Joe O’Brien TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, will today (19th May) host an event to acknowledge the enormous contribution made by volunteers during the COVID-19...
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20
MAY
2022

Outcomers: Outreach Project Manager tender

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Outcomers is currently tendering for an Outreach Project Manager for Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan. Please find a link to the tender brief below. Tender Brief Outcomers
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20
MAY
2022

Culture Night 2022 Event Grant Scheme

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Meath Arts Office are pleased to announce the launch of a new CULTURE NIGHT 2022 EVENT GRANT SCHEME. Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts taking place on September 23rd 2022. This new Award supports Artists, venues and local arts/cultural organisations who wish to host a Culture Night event in County Meath. Maximum amount available €1,000. Closing date for applications is 17th June 2022 at 1pm. Enquiries re applications can be sent to artsfunding@meathcoco.ie
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19
MAY
2022

Evening Ramparts Cycle: 19th May 6pm

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Join us at 6pm. You can still register here: https://eventbrite.com/…/evening-nature-ride-for-bike… #BikeWeek
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19
MAY
2022

Meath Africa Day 2022: 21st May Claremont Stadium, Navan 12-4pm

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Cultúr Migrant Centre would like to cordially invite you to their annual Meath Africa Day Event on the 21st of May 2022 from 12 – 4 pm in Claremont Stadium, Navan, County Meath. All are welcome to attend.
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19
MAY
2022

LMETB Community Education Summer 2022: Closing date 20th May for applications for FREE Direct/Online Tuition Hours for Community & Voluntary Groups in Meath and Louth

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Applications are now invited from Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations for support regarding the delivery of educational programmes under LMETB’s Community Education Programme, click on Summer Application to apply online   In line with Government guidelines for usage of funding, priority will be given to courses/programmes which aim to work with individuals and groups that experience particular barriers to participation in adult learning. It facilitates those who wish to access learning locally, as a step to more active community involvement or certified learning. Courses...
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19
MAY
2022

Community Centre Investment Fund: information session 1st June 2022

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Community Centres Investment Fund: Guidelines and a sample application form are now available at www.gov.ie/communitycentresfund. Information event on Wednesday 1 June from 2.30pm to 4pm. Participants must register using this link   Press release, Wednesday 18th May 2022 Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, has today opened the pre-application information event for the new €15 million Community Centres Investment Fund. Over 600 people registered to attend the online information event hosted by the Department of Rural and Community Development today. The...
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19
MAY
2022

Clann Credo: webinar on managing construction projects – 24th May 2022 2pm

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Clann Credo is hosting an online event for community groups that are considering construction projects. Here is the link to the Eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/managing-development-project-costs-tickets-329523783507   Managing a construction project can be very intimidating, but many community and non-profit organisations have overcome this challenge in order to realise their vision for the future. Clann Credo has huge experience in supporting community and not-for-profit organisations to manage construction projects. We’ve seen the amazing impact that these projects have...
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19
MAY
2022

NE-RDATF: strategic review – link to brief stakeholder survey

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The North Eastern Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force (NERDATF) is currently engaged in the development of a new strategic plan for the period 2022 – 2025. As part of this process, we want partners and stakeholders to have a role in shaping the strategy. To gather your views in relation to where we are as an organisation and how we should evolve in the time ahead to meet the evolving and emerging needs across the Region, we have developed  ways to participate in the consultation process.   Survey We invite all of our stakeholder and partner organisations to complete an...
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19
MAY
2022

EirGrid: information days on East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade

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As part of its ongoing awareness campaign on the East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade, EirGrid, operator and developer of the electricity grid, will hold an information days over the coming weeks. The upgrade is a response to increased electricity demand in the greater Dublin area, and is required to reduce the use of fossil fuels for electricity generation in the capital. More broadly, the project will also strengthen the network in anticipation of the future development of renewable energy, onshore and offshore, growing housing demand and electrification of transport. For more...
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19
MAY
2022

New Communities Partnership: Migrant National Forum – 26th May 2022, 6pm-8pm

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NCP Migrant National Forum’s online launch will take place on Thursday 26th May 2022, 6pm-8pm. The main aim of the event is to create a platform where migrant communities, community workers and service providers can assess their needs in the area they live, as well as discuss barriers which hinder social inclusion, integration, and engagement with Local Authorities. The NCP has undertaken consultations to organise local migrants support groups with a view to set up regional committees formed by local representatives which will then select their regional representative to sit on NCP...
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19
MAY
2022

Preparatory Workshops for the Social Inclusion Forum 2022

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Please find details below around Preparatory Workshops for the Social Inclusion Forum 2022 The workshops will take place starting on May 31st running until June 10th, with options to attend workshops online or in person in Dublin or Galway.  These workshops will provide people with an overview of the Roadmap for Social Inclusion and the workshop themes, and provide the opportunity for civil society, communities, and stakeholders to discuss the issues. Feedback from the workshops will be presented to the opening Plenary of SIF 2022. The Social Inclusion Forum is taking place on Jun...
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19
MAY
2022

Ukraine – Public Health Guidance and Resources

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For your information, guidance and resources developed by HSE Public Health as part of the HSE response to displaced people fleeing war in Ukraine is available on the HPSC website and can be accessed via the following link: https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/specificpopulations/migrants/ukrainianrefugees/publichealthresources/   This page contains guidance for managers and staff of congregate settings and for healthcare professionals on Public Health and Clinical Priorities for displaced people fleeing the war in Ukraine Prevention and management of COVID-19 in congregate settings Prevention...
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19
MAY
2022

Meath Local Sports Partnership: May 2022 Update

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Please see Meath LSP’s planned programmes below.   Bike Week (14th-22nd May) Bike Week will take place from 14th – 22nd May 2022! As part of National Bike Week, cycling events will be happening all over Meath, organised by Meath LSP, Meath County Council, community groups, cycling groups and cycling clubs. Bike Week promotes cycling for everyone, supports a dynamic cycling culture in the county and aims to increase the number of people cycling across Meath. Bike Week is a celebration of all that is great about cycling. Bike Week will feature a broad range of different events...
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19
MAY
2022

Core Ireland: CE Scheme Oppertunities

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Core Ireland have two  CE  scheme opportunities open with details below:   Office Administrator / Personal Assistant to the Chairperson https://jobsireland.ie/en-US/job-Details?id=2225198   Office Administrator https://jobsireland.ie/en-US/job-Details?id=2225203
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19
MAY
2022

National Biodiversity Week 2022

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We are delighted to announce the launch of National Biodiversity Week this Friday 13th May. This 10 day celebration of Ireland’s nature and eco-systems will see over 100 events taking place all across the country, both online and off. From whale watching and bat walks, to community action workshops and family friendly events there is something for everyone. As well as daily events, you can take part in the Backyard Bioblitz online where we will have experts on hand to identify your finds. Get the whole family involved in the search for little critters, with our Biodiversity...
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19
MAY
2022

Meath Dresser Project

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I have just been commissioned by the Arts Office of Meath County Council to produce a collection of dressers as part of ongoing The Dresser Project. So if you are in Meath and have a dresser or know where there is one, I’d love to hear about it. All you need to do is Phone, Message, Email or WhatsApp me with any info or even a quick snap if you had one. My aim is to document 10-15 dressers and the photos will be part of an exhibition and event in September for the Arts Office. The dresser in this photo belonged to a Meath man called Paddy McMahon and is now housed in The Moynalty Museum....
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19
MAY
2022

Clár Extra – Youth sector updates NYCI

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National Youth Council  of  Ireland  – News Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls NYCI Youth Arts Summer School 2022 May 18 – Sep 15 Child Protection Awareness Programme May 19 Invitation to Tender: Content Creation for Skills Summary May 19 Young Voices, Young Changemakers – EU Youth Dialogue May 28 Designated Liaison Person Training May 31 Skills Summary in Practice: Experience Sharing Event Jun 9 Skills Summary in Youth Work Training in Dublin Jun 10 & 24 Eco Arts in Youth Work Settings Jun 13 Introduction to Circus Skills in Youth Work Oct 3 Are You on the Map?...
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19
MAY
2022

Family Resource Centre National Forum: Member Support and Engagement Officer

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The Family Resource Centre National Forum is recruiting a Member Support and Engagement Officer. Please find details in link below: www.activelink.ie/node/90707
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19
MAY
2022

Our Rural Future: €15 million fund to develop recreational facilities on Coillte lands

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Funding for five year strategic partnership designed to support communities and boost rural tourism Major investment across 260 recreational forests and 12 forest parks Some 3,000km of walking trails and cycleways to be improved under the initiative   Media Release, Friday, 13th May 2022 Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces  €15 million to boost tourism and develop recreational facilities on Coillte lands  Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (13th May 2022) announced €15 million in funding as part of a new five year strategic partnership...
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19
MAY
2022

National Census to establish key information about social enterprise in Ireland

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Minister Humphreys announces a National Census to establish key information about social enterprise in Ireland.  Inclusive project will involve all social enterprise stakeholders. Media Release: Thursday, 12th May 2022 Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, TD, today, 12th May 2022 announced a new initiative designed to gather key information about social enterprise in Ireland. The National Social Enterprise Census will gather important data about social enterprises in Ireland. The initiative will help inform policy and the rollout of future supports in a move...
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19
MAY
2022

Creative Ireland: Stakeholder Questionnaire

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In 2022, approval will be sought from Government for a new Creative Ireland 2023-27 programme. The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) has contributed to the development of a memorandum to Government, stressing our commitment to the new programme. DCEDIY, through the Youth Reform, Strategy & Participation Unit, are currently seeking the views of stakeholders in relation to the development of the Creative Youth Plan 2023-2027. The aim of this process is to provide an opportunity to stakeholders to participate in and contribute to the development...
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19
MAY
2022

EPA National StopFoodWaste campaign May 2022

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Environmental Protection Agency’s National StopFoodWaste campaign for May For May, the focus is on ‘knowing what you need before you shop’. We are giving people simple tips around checking your cupboards, fridge and freezer to find out what you have and what has run out then making a plan before you go shopping so you only buy what you need and reduce your food waste. There is also a campaign blog that you can link to here. Know What Food you Need Toolkit
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19
MAY
2022

What Works Initiative: ‘Sharing Knowledge’ Fund

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Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, is pleased to announce a €200,000 ‘Sharing Knowledge’ Fund, which will be rolled out as part of the What Works initiative and funded through Dormant Accounts Funding. The ‘Sharing Knowledge’ Fund builds on the 2021 What Works ‘Learning Together’ Fund to support learning, share knowledge, open peer discussions and develop strong professional relationships. The aim of the Fund is to support professionals working in children, youth, and family services with their learning requirements, peer interaction,...
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09
MAY
2022

Community Grant Scheme 2022: re-opened for a second call for groups who have not yet applied for funding this year: closing date 13th May

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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. The 2022 scheme has re-opened for a second call for groups who have not yet applied for funding this year.     Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations who have yet to apply for funding this year to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area for the Meath County...
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09
MAY
2022

LMETB Community Education Summer 2022 Application for FREE Direct/Online Tuition Hours for Community & Voluntary Groups in Meath and Louth

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Applications are now invited from Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations for support regarding the delivery of educational programmes under LMETB’s Community Education Programme, click on Summer Application to apply online   In line with Government guidelines for usage of funding, priority will be given to courses/programmes which aim to work with individuals and groups that experience particular barriers to participation in adult learning. It facilitates those who wish to access learning locally, as a step to more active community involvement or certified learning. Courses...
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06
MAY
2022

Join Team Core

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Please help us get the word out by sharing  this message! Click the links below: Share it Tweet it Link it Forward it https://coreireland.ie/teamcore/
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05
MAY
2022

BrakeFest 2022: Saturday 21st May, Buvinda House

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Meath County Council is hosting their Brakefest event to celebrate all things Biking as part of Bike Week. Book your place today via event master https://eventmaster.ie/event/VbeMIERTwv or use the QRCode below.
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05
MAY
2022

General Scheme of the Charities (Amendment) Bill 2022: Publication

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Press Release: Friday 29th April Minister Humphreys publishes the General Scheme of the Charities (Amendment) Bill 2022 Legislation important to ensure public trust and confidence in the Charities Sector   The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D., has today published the General Scheme of the Charities (Amendment) Bill 2022.The Heads of Bill were approved by Government this week. The Bill proposes to update existing charity law to improve the ability of the Charities Regulator to conduct its statutory functions and ensure greater public trust and...
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05
MAY
2022

Clár na nÓg – Youth Sector updates: training, events, opportunities and more: NYCI

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NYCI News Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls Young Voices – Minority Voices: Make Your Voice Heard! May 7 NYCI Youth Arts Summer School 2022 May 18 – Sep 15 Eco Arts in Youth Work Settings Jun 13 Introduction to Circus Skills in Youth Work Oct 3 Are You on the Map? Development Education and SDG Work Nationwide add your work now Meditation Sessions series ongoing   Remember to check out our Covid-19 hub for more resources, training, and advice. Read our most recent update >>   Invitation to Tender: Content Creation for Skills Summary NYCI is looking for...
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05
MAY
2022

EirGrid: launch of awareness campaign for East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade

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EirGrid are today (4th May 2020) launching an 8 week awareness campaign, for the proposed project linking Woodland substation in East Meath to Belcamp substation in North Dublin. The East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade aims to significantly improve the electricity transmission grid in the local area using an underground cable. A copy of the press release we are releasing to local today is below for information. Up-to-date project information will appear at following link as the project progresses – The Project (eirgridgroup.com) – including a new brochure. Over the coming...
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04
MAY
2022

Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme: closing date 18th May

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Organisations across Ireland Invited to Apply to the Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2022 €400,000 National Programme Calls for Projects to Promote Economic Equality and Support Public Sector Duty to Human Rights/Equality Organisations and groups across Ireland, who work on issues of human rights and equality are being invited to apply to the Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2022, which has been opened today by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) The focus of this year’s grant scheme is to support projects that contribute to advancing greater...
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04
MAY
2022

Clann Credo: webinar on managing construction projects – 24th May 2022 2pm

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Clann Credo is hosting an online event for community groups that are considering construction projects. Here is the link to the Eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/managing-development-project-costs-tickets-329523783507   Managing a construction project can be very intimidating, but many community and non-profit organisations have overcome this challenge in order to realise their vision for the future. Clann Credo has huge experience in supporting community and not-for-profit organisations to manage construction projects. We’ve seen the amazing impact that these projects have...
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04
MAY
2022

National Outdoor Recreation Strategy – Second public consultation

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The Deptartment of Rural & Community Development are delighted to announce the launch of the second phase of public consultation for the National Outdoor Recreation Strategy today. The consultation can be accessed at the following link – https://www.gov.ie/en/consultation/42e3a-public-consultation-on-a-national-strategy-on-outdoor-recreation/   and will be open until 17 May 2022.
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03
MAY
2022

Community Centres Investment Fund: DRCD

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A new capital fund, called the Community Centres Investment Fund has recently been launched by the Department of Rural and Community Development. The Community Centres Investment Fund envisions larger scale investments in Community Centres in order to make necessary improvements to better serve the community. This is a new capital fund of €15 million which will provide funding for the improvement and refurbishment of existing community centres in both urban and rural areas.   Funding will be available under 3 Categories, with grants of between €10k and €300K available: • Category 1 :...
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03
MAY
2022

Community Grant Scheme 2022: re-opened for a second call for groups who have not yet applied for funding this year: closing date 13th May

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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. The 2022 scheme has re-opened for a second call for groups who have not yet applied for funding this year.     Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations who have yet to apply for funding this year to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area for the Meath County...
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03
MAY
2022

The Community Foundation for Ireland: grants to develop and enhance green space

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The Community Foundation for Ireland has partnered with AXA to launch a grant round that enables local community organisations to develop and enhance a green space. Eligible organisations can apply for €3,000 to €20,000 to develop and enhance a green space in their local area.   Successful projects will include all of the following aspects: The green spaces will be on public land that is accessible to all members of the community.   Exceptions apply for specific cases, for example refuges, schools, or community day care centres where the land might not be accessible to the whole...
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03
MAY
2022

Public Consultation on the Autism Innovation Strategy

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Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Disability, Anne Rabbitte, has launched a public consultation to inform the design and development of the Autism Innovation Strategy. (Read the Press Release here.) The Autism Innovation Strategy will identify key areas where individuals with autism face particular challenges and barriers, focusing on particular areas which may not be addressed by other national strategies. It will play an important role in shaping future policies and strategies that are adopted to address challenges and barriers faced by the community of neurodiverse...
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03
MAY
2022

EPA’s Stop Food Waste programme

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The EPA’s Stop Food Waste programme is the national food waste prevention campaign, providing guidance and resources to help people adopt good food management behaviours and reduce their food waste.   This May, we will make people aware that knowing what food you need to buy can help you avoid food waste. The simple steps we want people to take are to: • Know what food has run out, know what food you have and know what meals you want • Record what food you need and plan your food shop.   Information and resources are available on the campaign blog:...
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03
MAY
2022

Ireland’s humanitarian response to Ukraine crisis – How businesses can help

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An online platform for businesses to pledge offers of supplies and services to help Ireland’s humanitarian response to the Ukraine crisis has been set up by the government. An online form will capture business offers to supply or donate goods or services into a central register to help with the humanitarian effort. Please note, this register is intended for business offers only. Although all offers of supplies and services are hugely welcome, please be aware that not all offers of assistance may be required or be suitable to be called upon. The online form below can be completed and...
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03
MAY
2022

Boyne Greenway: Public Consultation on Significant Further Information

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Meath County Council has sought approval from An Bord Pleanála to carry out the following development at Drogheda, County Louth to Mornington, County Meath – Boyne Greenway: Significant further information in relation to the proposed development has been furnished to An Bord Pleanála and will be available for inspection from 25th April 2022 to the 20th May 2022. Submissions and observations in relation to that information may be made free of charge to An Bord Pleanála and must be received no later than 5.30pm on 20th May 2022 Full notice at https://bit.ly/3xfZwgy    ...
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03
MAY
2022

Irish Hospice Foundation: Pledge to Plant fundraising campaign

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  Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) has launched Pledge to Plant – its plant, grow, sell initiative to raise vital funds    Pledge to Plant has been created to give anyone wishing to support the work of Irish Hospice Foundation the chance to plant seeds and grow flowers, plants and vegetables to sell to family, friends and colleagues to raise vital funds for services supporting those facing end-of-life and bereavement. Anyone registering to get involved in Pledge to Plant will receive a free supporter pack full of information, planting tips and complimentary seeds to get started...
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03
MAY
2022

Bealtaine – Age and Opportunity with Meath Libraries

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The lovely month of May celebrates Age and Opportunity and focuses on creativity in older age through the Arts. Meath County Council Library Service and Meath Arts Office have a lovely selection of events and activities as part of our celebration of Bealtaine. Our headline event will see Irish singer and songwriter, Michael Brunnock, perform two intimate concerts in Dunshaughlin and Ashbourne Libraries. Brunnock has toured extensively in Ireland, Europe and the States, opening for the Frames and The Swell Season on recent sold-out American tours. These concerts are supported by Meath Arts...
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MAY
2022

Irish Community Action on Alcohol Network: I-Mark Champions Training – 13th May 10am-12pm

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On Friday, May 13th Paula Leonard, National Lead, Community Action on Alcohol will be delivering a two hour I-Mark Champions Training session from 10am -12 noon. This training is available to all ICAAN members and to organisations who have signed up and adopted the ‘I-Mark: Supporting Independence From Alcohol Industry Influence’.   When: May 13, 2022 10:00 AM – 12 noon Dublin Register in advance for this webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zhwzCCyfTBqHmIFmf-8VAA In this session, participants will learn about : The inherent conflicts of interest between the motives...
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APR
2022

Knowth Lecture Series 2022

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Knowth Lecture Series 2022 Free Admission – Places and Parking are very limited Advance Booking Only – brunaboinne@opw.ie  8pm – Knowth House Farm Buildings (Beside Knowth Monument)
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APR
2022

National Rural Safety Forum: engagement day 27th April 2022

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This Wednesday, April 27th, the National Rural Safety Forum are organising a National Community Engagement Day.  Running in over 500 venues across Ireland, Communities are being invited to meet with local Gardaí along with representatives from the Irish Farmers Association and groups involved in the National Rural Safety Forum. Please details for Meath below:  County Town Location Time MEATH BALLIVOR Centra, Main Street, Ballivor 1600-1630hrs MEATH KENTSTOWN Londis, kentstown 2pm to 4pm MEATH KILMESSAN Centra, Main Street, Kilmessan 1100-1130hrs MEATH KILTALE Gala, Circle K, Kiltake...
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APR
2022

Launch of €15 million Community Centre Fund

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Minister Humphreys announces details of new €15 million Community Centre Fund Grants of between €10,000 and €300,000 available for upgrade and refurbishment works to Community Centres   The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (15th April) announced a new €15 million capital fund to support community groups for the upgrade and refurbishment of Community Centres.  This is an investment in both rural and urban communities across the Country. The Community Centres Investment Fund will support community groups with the upgrade and development of...
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APR
2022

Pride of Place 2022: now open for entries

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Meath County Council Pride of Place 2022 Meath County Council 2022 Pride of Place competition is now open.  Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns / Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations. In 2022 the competition includes the following categories: ·         Housing Estate Small ·         Housing Estate Medium ·         Housing Estate Large ·         Apartment Complex ·         Residential Streetscape ·         Best Bee Friendly Front Garden ·         Village/ Townland >500 ·         Small Town 500 – 2000 ·         Large Town >...
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APR
2022

Calling all Members! Meath PPN Online Plenary Event 27th April 2022

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Please save the date for a Meath PPN online Plenary event on Wednesday 27th April 2022 at 7pm A Plenary meeting is open to all member groups and is an opportunity to agree a path forward to develop and build the PPN together for communities in Meath. We are getting in touch & look forward to seeing you on the 27th April. Contact: meathppn@meathcoco.ie   
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APR
2022

Community Grant Scheme 2022: open for new applications until 13th May 2022

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COMMUNITY GRANT SCHEME 2022 Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations who have yet to apply for funding this year to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area for the Meath County Council Community Grant Scheme 2022.  The range of grant categories available under the Community Grant Scheme 2022 are: Residents Association Tidy Towns Equality and Social Inclusion Recreation and Sport Festivals & Events   Please find link below to  Community Grant Scheme Application Form...
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19
APR
2022

Outcomers statement following Sligo murders

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Outcomers are shocked and saddened by the terrible murders of two men in in the past few days in Sligo, we send our deepest sympathies to the family, loved ones, and friends of these men and to the LGBT community in Sligo as they try to come to terms with this awful tragedy. Bernardine Quinn Manager of Outcomers has said “I would never have expected to have seen this news in our country in 2022, this is so hard to comprehend.  Outcomers have been working closely with the Garda Diversity Office and have been in contact with other LGBTI+ organisations across the country today as we plan how...
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13
APR
2022

TidyTowns Newsletter : Issue 4/2022

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Please find a link below to the 4th issue of the TidyTowns Newsletter 4/2022.  TidyTowns Newsletter 0 Issue 4 of 2022   Also included a word document that contains the links in the newsletter: Newsletter links Issue 4 of 2022   Please note the newsletter is also available on our website, link attached https://www.tidytowns.ie/about-us/newsletters/  
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13
APR
2022

Meath Local Sports Partnership: Spring/Summer Ezine 2022

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The latest Meath LSP E-Newsletter for Spring/Summer 2022 is now available! Packed full of news, updates and upcoming events. Click here to view: Meath LSP Spring/Summer Ezine 2022
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13
APR
2022

Correspondence items from MCC Housing SPC meeting 11.4.20222

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Please find correspondence items below for information as agreed at Meath County Council – Housing, Community and Cultural Development SPC meeting 11th April 2022. Correspondence_DRCD-Minister of State – insurance costs community groups Correspondence_DRCD-Minister of State – voluntary community-based organisations & input Correspondence_DRCD-Minister of State – small community-based groups & Charities Governance Code Correspondence_DoF Mininsiter fof State – insurance costs for community groups
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12
APR
2022

Pride of Place 2022: now open

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Meath County Council Pride of Place 2022 Meath County Council 2022 Pride of Place competition is now open.  Applications are invited from Community Groups, Tidy Towns / Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations. In 2022 the competition includes the following categories: ·         Housing Estate Small ·         Housing Estate Medium ·         Housing Estate Large ·         Apartment Complex ·         Residential Streetscape ·         Best Bee Friendly Front Garden ·         Village/ Townland >500 ·         Small Town 500 – 2000 ·         Large Town >...
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12
APR
2022

Dragonfly Ireland Survey 2019 – 2024

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The National Biodiversity Data Centre is running a countrywide survey for Dragonflies and Damselflies in 2022. This is a Citizen Science project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and is a great way for the Public to get involved in biodiversity data collection in their local area while contributing to a nationwide project that will update our knowledge of Irish Dragonfly and Damselfly distribution, while looking at these species as indicators of Climate Change and Water Quality.   We are also running training workshops for the public in Dragonfly and Damselfly...
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11
APR
2022

Act Out Youth Theatre Presents: deLIBERATIONs – 14th April

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Act Out Youth Theatre in association with the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan proudly present deLIBERATIONs Act Out Youth Theatre celebrate their return to the stage with an evening of original theatre that explores themes of Dilemma, Discovery & Gender. Time/Date – 14th April 2022 @ 8pm Location – Solstice Arts Centre, Railway st, Navan, Co Meath Tickets – €10 (€8 conc.)   Please welcome back to the stage Act Out Youth Theatre, as they present an evening of quality live theatre that showcases the creativity & imagination of Meath’s most exciting young talent....
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11
APR
2022

Курси англійської мови для дорослих: English classes for English Classes for Ukrainians in Meath: LMETB- LMETB

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LMETB Navan have a range of days/times: please call one of our Adult Guidance Counsellors – Shona Dunne – 086 078 7988 or Eilís Coyne – 087 953 9357 for more information
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11
APR
2022

StayOn Project: Free Conversational English Workshops

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The StayOn Project are delivering free conversational English workshops. We are offering these workshops both online and in-person. Our in-person workshop will take place on Tuesday mornings (April 12th – May 24th) from 9.30am – 12.00pm, in Oaklawns Community Centre, Oaklawns, Clogherboy Park, Navan, Co. Meath (C15 XV8C).  (Please note: There will be no in-person Workshop on May 3rd). Our online workshop will take place on Friday mornings (May 13th – June 3rd) from 9.30am – 12.00pm, via Zoom.   Join our workshops to meet new people while improving your conversational English...
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11
APR
2022

Involve Youth Services: Travelling Community – information & inclusion training programmes

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Involve Youth Services specialises working with the Travelling Community and delivers two different trainings, STATUS (Supporting Travellers Advance through Universal Services) and Traveller Culture and Identity Programme (TCIP). Both trainings can be delivered in person or online depending on the needs of your organisation.   Traveller Culture and Identity Programme (TCIP) The Traveller Culture and Identity Programme (TCIP) is designed to inform and educate participants about aspects of Irish Traveller History, Irish Traveller Culture and the issues which affect Irish Travellers...
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11
APR
2022

National Broadband Ireland (NBI) surveying in Meath: Carnaross Area, starting 11th April 2022

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National Broadband Ireland (NBI) surveying in Meath Surveying and design works for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) rollout continues in Meath on WB 11th of April. National Broadband Ireland (NBI) are the company undertaking the fibre network roll-out to enable high speed internet connectivity for 544,000 premises across the country. NBI would like the public to know that contractors will be on the ground in these counties, both inspecting and recording pictures of infrastructure such as poles, cables and underground ducts. The teams have been fully trained in physical distancing...
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11
APR
2022

National Broadband Ireland (NBI) surveying in Meath: Trim Area, starting 11th April 2022

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National Broadband Ireland (NBI) surveying in Meath Surveying and design works for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) rollout continues in Meath on WB 11th of April. National Broadband Ireland (NBI) are the company undertaking the fibre network roll-out to enable high speed internet connectivity for 544,000 premises across the country. NBI would like the public to know that contractors will be on the ground in these counties, both inspecting and recording pictures of infrastructure such as poles, cables and underground ducts. The teams have been fully trained in physical distancing...
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09
APR
2022

Covid-19 Volunteer Recognition: ***new closing date – 20th April 2022 for nominations***

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***Closing date for nominations extended to 20th April 2022*** Portal now open at www.volunteer.ie/about-us/covid-19-volunteer-recognition/ Local authorities, PPNs, volunteer involving organisations and volunteer centres asked to nominate volunteers from their communities before closing date of 20th April Events will take place during National Volunteer Week to recognise their contribution   Media Release: Thursday, 24 March, 2022 Minister of State in the Department of Rural and Community Development, Joe O’ Brien  TD, today  launched  the Volunteer Ireland nomination web portal...
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09
APR
2022

Basic Income for the Arts Pilot Scheme: opening 12th April 2022

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The Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme will run over a three year period (2022 – 2025) and will be open to eligible artists and creative arts sector workers. Eligibility will be based on the definition of the arts as contained in the Arts Act 2003; ““arts” means any creative or interpretative expression (whether traditional or contemporary) in whatever form, and includes, in particular, visual arts, theatre, literature, music, dance, opera, film, circus and architecture, and includes any medium when used for those purposes”. The overarching objective of the scheme is to address the...
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09
APR
2022

Women’s Development Programme: coffee morning 18th May 2022, Trim FRC

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Upcoming coffee morning in Trim Family Resource Centre. This is an introduction to our Women’s development programme and an opportunity to meet previous participants over a cuppa. For more information contact: Caroline Morris, M: 0876031108, T: 046 9438850
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09
APR
2022

Outcomers: Events & Supports

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Please see information below from Outcomers  on their upcoming events. Website: http://outcomers.org/   Online chats with Dr. Brinkmann Dr. Brinkmann is a gender psychologist based in West Cork. The sessions she facilitates are not medical sessions, they are spaces for trans young people and their parents to meet others in similar situations to discuss challenges and joys in their life and to ask Lisa questions. These have been very successful since they began in 2020, and the demand has continued to grow. As they are on zoom, they are not restricted to one geographical area. They...
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09
APR
2022

Launch of 2022 SuperValu TidyTowns Competition

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Press Release 7 April 2022 Minister Heather Humphreys Launches 2022 SuperValu TidyTowns Competition The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, in association with the Managing Director of SuperValu, Mr. Ian Allen, has today (April 7th 2022) launched the 2022 SuperValu TidyTowns competition. In place since 1958, the competition continues to grow from strength to strength. It is administered by the Department of Rural and Community Development and sponsored by SuperValu.   Speaking at the launch of the competition in Ennis this morning, Minister for Rural...
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06
APR
2022

HSE online training 8th April 2022: Understanding trauma and supporting the needs of people fleeing war and / or persecution

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HSE Cork Kerry Community Healthcare in conjunction with the HSE National Social Inclusion Office and HSE Mental Health are delivering the following FREE training: Understanding Trauma and Supporting the Needs of People Fleeing War and / or Persecution.   The training takes place on: Date: Friday 8th April 2022 Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm Location: Zoom   Who is this training for? The training is for anyone working with or supporting children adults and / or families who have fled war and /or persecution, including those providing support to people who have already arrived in Ireland...
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06
APR
2022

Core Ireland: Coffee4Core Coffee Morning – 7th April 2022 11-12.30pm

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Core Ireland is delighted to host it’s first of many coffee mornings at Leon’s Café, Navan on the 7th of April from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm At this event we will be promoting Mental Health Awareness and upcoming Recovery College Courses Find out what and where your local Mental Health services are. Literature for these services available at the event   Recovery Course Taster session includes: Song Craft Creative songwriting course. Express yourself through the art of songwriting. Channel your creativity and explore/develop talents in a group setting. Trialogue (Open...
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06
APR
2022

Clár na nÓg – NYCI Youth Sector Updates: April 2022

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NYCI News Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls Time and Energy Management – World Health Day Webinar April 7 Street Art in Youth Work Settings Apr 12 Introduction to Circus Skills in Youth Work Apr 25 Garda Vetting Review: Consultation with Youth Sector Apr 29 Working with young Asylum-Seekers and young people in Direct Provision May 3 Youth Mental Health First Aid May 3 – 4 NYCI Youth Arts Summer School 2022 May 18 – Sep 15 Eco Arts in Youth Work Settings Jun 13 Are You on the Map? Development Education and SDG Work Nationwide add your work now Meditation Sessions...
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05
APR
2022

Act Out Youth Theatre Presents: deLIBERATIONs – 14th April

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Act Out Youth Theatre in association with the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan proudly present deLIBERATIONs Act Out Youth Theatre celebrate their return to the stage with an evening of original theatre that explores themes of Dilemma, Discovery & Gender. Time/Date – 14th April 2022 @ 8pm Location – Solstice Arts Centre, Railway st, Navan, Co Meath Tickets – €10 (€8 conc.)   Please welcome back to the stage Act Out Youth Theatre, as they present an evening of quality live theatre that showcases the creativity & imagination of Meath’s most exciting young talent....
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05
APR
2022

Irish Hospice Foundation: Artist Commission to Support Healthcare Workers

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Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF), with the support of The Creative Ireland Programme, offering commissions for artists to develop new creative work in support of the health and wellbeing of care staff in the HSE.   The pandemic brought many things to people’s attention including the value that creative practice plays in people’s lives, and the crucial roles of care staff in hospital settings.   The Arts & Engagement Programme at IHF, founded at the start of the pandemic, has been supporting the role of creative practice for people affected by dying, death and bereavement. It...
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05
APR
2022

Inside-Out Educator Training: Meath Partnership

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Online training opportunity for practitioners and educators which Meath Partnership are delivering this April  as part of a new project called Inside Out. This 3-day training course will: – Give an insight into the importance of communication within the family unit. The topics will include online safety, trauma informed communication practice, stress management for parents and mental health and wellbeing supports. – Train attendees in the new Inside-Out curriculum developed specifically for parents. Attendees will receive family learning support packs with a range of materials...
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04
APR
2022

Save the Date: Meath PPN online Plenary event – 27th April 2022 7pm

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Please save the date for a Meath PPN online Plenary event on Wednesday 27th April 2022 at 7pm A Plenary meeting is open to all member groups and is an opportunity to agree a path forward to develop and build the PPN together for communities in Meath. We will be in touch with more information soon in preparation for the event & look forward to seeing you on the 27th April.
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03
APR
2022

Ukraine Crisis: support links and resources

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Please find links below to resources for Ukrainian  people arriving in Ireland and options to offer support:   Irish Government: Ireland’s response to the situation in Ukraine; Реакція Ірландії на ситуацію в Україні; Реакция Ирландии на ситуацию в Украине See the full details. // Дивіться повну інформацію. // Смотрите полную информацию. https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/bc537-irelands-response-to-the-situation-in-ukraine/ How businesses can help: online platform  for pledges. Details here   Citizens Information Centre: Information page: Coming to Ireland from Ukraine...
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03
APR
2022

Public Consultation on National Lottery Funding

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The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has commissioned Indecon International Consultants to support an independent review of the allocation and utilisation of National Lottery funding. The National Lottery is operated under licence by Premier Lotteries Ireland, on behalf of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. The Department seeks to review the system for the allocation and utilisation of National Lottery funding. This consultation is seeking views on the future policy framework for the allocation of Good Causes funding. In  particular, the Department is seeking views...
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03
APR
2022

Barnardos: online safety webinars

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  Barnardos are hosting free online safety webinars for Parents in April and May. These 45 minute webinars are free to register and we generally have two webinars a month. See below to register your place on an upcoming webinar, and download this flyer for more information. Webinar dates: Wed, 6 April – 7.00pm Wed, 27 April – 8.00pm Tue, 10 May – 7.30pm   Please see https://www.barnardos.ie/…/online-safety…/for-parents to register
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03
APR
2022

Free Electrical Recycling Day: Ashbourne, Saturday 23rd April

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Free Electrical Recycling Day – Ashbourne – Saturday 23rd April Do you have any old electrical items you need to recycle? Drop off any household electrical item with a plug or battery including:  Large Electrical Appliances  Computer Equipment & Home Entertainment Devices  Small Household Appliances  All Used Batteries at Ashbourne Retail Park on Saturday 23rd April between 8am and 4pm.
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03
APR
2022

E-Male Matters Newsletter – Spring 2022

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Please find a link below to the Spring 2022 edition of ‘E-Male Matters’ – the newsletter of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI). E-Male Matters – Spring 2022 – pdf   Online copy of this newsletter (and earlier editions) available at: www.mhfi.org/newsletters/about-e-male-matters.html
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31
MAR
2022

Курси англійської мови для дорослих: English classes for adults – LMETB

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LMETB Ulranian Support English Classes – pdf   If you recently came from Ukraine or another country and you want to learn English, please contact LMETB Adult Learning Service at alsmeath@lmetb.ie, or FreePhone 1800 991898 to talk All levels, classes morning/afternoon/evening.
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29
MAR
2022

Core Ireland: Coffee4Core Coffee Morning – 7th April 2022 11-12.30pm

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Core Ireland is delighted to host it’s first of many coffee mornings at Leon’s Café, Navan on the 7th of April from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm   At this event we will be promoting Mental Health Awareness and upcoming Recovery College Courses Find out what and where your local Mental Health services are. Literature for these services available at the event   Recovery Course Taster session includes: Song Craft Creative songwriting course. Express yourself through the art of songwriting. Channel your creativity and explore/develop talents in a group setting. Trialogue (Open...
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28
MAR
2022

Communities Integration Fund 2022: closing date 6th April

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€500,000 will be made available to local community-based projects nationwide to support the integration of migrants. Grants of up to €5,000 will be allocated to successful organisations to support integration initiatives.   How to apply: Applicants can access a detailed guidance document and complete an online application form here. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 pm on Wednesday 06 April 2022.   The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, today (10th March 2022) approved €500,000 in funding under the...
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28
MAR
2022

Ashbourne Road Race 2k/5k/10k : 24th April 2022

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St Andrew’s AC, Ashbourne are delighted to be hosting our 2K/5K/10K Road Race this year on Sunday 24 April through the roads of Ashbourne. 2K – Age 12 and under. Starts 9:30am. Medal Only – €5 5K – Age 13-16. Starts 10am. Chipped. Medal Only – €10 5K & 10K – Age 17+. Starts 10am. Chipped. Medal for all & T-Shirt for first 200 registrations – €20   Register Here: https://www.myrunresults.com/events/st_andrews_5k__10k/4326/details   This race is an AAI affiliated race. Starts and finishes at Donaghmore Ashbourne GAA Club A84 YY47. ...
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MAR
2022

EirGrid: information days on Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade

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As part of its ongoing public engagement, EirGrid will host six information days about the Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade over the next 2 weeks. Earlier this month, the national electricity grid operator announced the emerging best performing route option for the project. The 400kV underground cable will connect Dunstown Substation in Kildare and Woodland Substation in Meath. EirGrid’s project team will be coming to six locations across Kildare and Meath from March 29 to April 7 next, to answer any questions and hear the views of the public as the team works towards finalising a route in...
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24
MAR
2022

Launch of nomination portal for recognition of volunteers who made a contribution during the pandemic

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Portal now open at www.volunteer.ie/about-us/covid-19-volunteer-recognition/ Local authorities, PPNs, volunteer involving organisations and volunteer centres asked to nominate volunteers from their communities before closing date or 13th April Events will take place during national volunteer week to recognise their contribution   Media Release: Thursday, 24 March, 2022 Minister of State in the Department of Rural and Community Development, Joe O’ Brien  TD, today  launched  the Volunteer Ireland nomination web portal which will  accept nominations from relevant organisations of...
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24
MAR
2022

Курси англійської мови для дорослих: English classes for adults – LMETB

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LMETB Ulranian Support English Classes – pdf   If you recently came from Ukraine or another country and you want to learn English, please contact LMETB Adult Learning Service at alsmeath@lmetb.ie, or FreePhone 1800 991898 to talk All levels, classes morning/afternoon/evening.
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23
MAR
2022

Apprenticeship Expo: 29th March 2022, Trim

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1 Week Countdown to the Apprenticeship Expo, Tuesday 29th March 9am-5pm, Knightsbrook Hotel Trim,   The Apprenticeship Expo is a one-stop-shop for everything Apprenticeships! Meet employers with jobs on offer Live demos, career advice, speaker sessions, CV Clinics and more….. take that first step on your career path. REGISTER FOR FREE www.apprenticeshipexpo.ie
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23
MAR
2022

Census 2022 (3rd April): online resources

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Census 2022 will take place on Sunday 3 April 2022. This is a major undertaking for the Central Statistics Office, which involves counting every person in the State on that night (Census Night).  Promoting and maximising awareness of, and participation in, the census, which is so important for our communities, our counties, and our country. We have developed a dedicated website, www.census.ie, to provide comprehensive information about the census and to assist the public in completing their census form.   The website is available in English and Irish. It also includes a page of...
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23
MAR
2022

TidyTowns Newsletter: Issue 3 March 2022

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Please find a link below to the 3rd issue of the TidyTowns Newsletter 3/2022. TidyTowns Nesletter – Issue 3 of 2022 – pdf   We have also included a word document that contains the links in the newsletter. Newsletter links Issue 3 of 2022 1 – word   Please note the newsletter is also available on our website, link attached https://www.tidytowns.ie/about-us/newsletters/
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23
MAR
2022

Glencree Intercultural & Refugee Bulletin 23.03.2022

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Events:   The Immigrant Council of Ireland in partnership with DCU are hosting a series of webinars (4 in total) on Diversity in Politics in Ireland, Migrants Voting & Running for elections; Women in Politics; Political Party Membership and How to Run a Successful Political campaign. These comprehensive webinars, taking place between March and April 2022, will be delivered by various local councillors and migrant leaders in Ireland.  See more info and register here.   The African Professional Network of Ireland are hosting a Women In STEM #BreakTheBias event in collaboration with...
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15
MAR
2022

Cultúr Migrant Centre Community Response for Ukrainian Families

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The number of Ukrainians arriving in Ireland is increasing daily. Many of those arriving will need to be accommodated in our local communities and supported by community organisations. Cultúr wants to be prepared to welcome and support those in need. In order to do so, Cultúr needs extra capacity to respond to the increasing demands that is placed on our services. We are asking members of the community and cooperate sector to support our work with the Ukrainian community in the form of financial donations, translation support, and donations of other skills. Please donate to support our...
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15
MAR
2022

Community Heritage Grants Scheme 2022: closing date 22nd March 2022

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Introduction Meath County Council, in association with the County Meath Heritage Forum, is pleased to announce the Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2022, which is an action of the County Meath Heritage Plan. The aim of this 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.   Who may apply? The scheme is open to community groups/organisations or individuals who are carrying out local heritage projects within County Meath. Only one grant...
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15
MAR
2022

HSE Partner Pack Update: 10th March 2022

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We hope this message finds you well. Thank you for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19 and important health service updates. Our highlight communications updates for you this week are:   Information on healthcare services for Ukrainian nationals Ukrainian nationals arriving in Ireland will be able to get health care services from the HSE including access to GPs, community care and hospital or emergency care. Ukrainian nationals will be able to get the same health services as people who are already living here and will be able to apply for a medical...
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15
MAR
2022

Máire Mhac an tSaol – Gradam Fhilíocht na Gaeilge

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In onóir do Mháire Mhac an tSaoi, 1922-2021, Is cúis áthais do Sheirbhísí Cultúir Chomhairle Chontae na Mí bunú Ghradam Fhilíocht na Gaeilge Mháire Mhac an tSaoi a fhógairt   In honour of Máire Mhac an tSaoi, 1922-2021, Meath County Council Cultural Services are pleased to announce the establishment of the Máire Mhac an tSaoi Poetry in Irish Award   https://www.meath.ie/council/news/maire-mhac-an-tsaol-gradam-fhiliocht-na-gaeilge   Sonraí:  Is éard atá i gceist leis an ngradam ná Máistir-Rang aon lae le Louis de Paor do chúigear rannpháirtithe. Níl aon fhoirm iarratais. Tá...
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15
MAR
2022

Living Well: Group Programmes starting in April 2022

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What is the Living Well Programme? Living Well is a free group self-management programme. Self-management is what a person does every day to manage their long-term health condition. This may include making choices to improve your health such as becoming more active, eating more healthily and stopping smoking. It may also include more complex tasks such as taking medication, monitoring your symptoms, coping with the emotional aspects of the condition and communicating with healthcare professionals. Living with a long-term health condition can be challenging but may be especially so during...
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14
MAR
2022

Garda Trainee 2022: closing date for applications – 16th March

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An Garda Síochána is the national police service of Ireland directed and controlled by the Garda Commissioner. The mission of An Garda Síochána is “Keeping People Safe”. An Garda Síochána is in and of the community and community policing is the key to and at the core of the ethos of the Organisation. The Government has approved an overall vision for the Garda workforce to bring the strength of the service to 15,000 Garda members. The Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland calls for a reflection of the diversity of Irish Society within An Garda Síochána, “diverse not only in...
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