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Friday, 26 April 2019

Pride in Our Community 2019 - Entries Can Include

Entries can include

    Community walks and trails, Playgrounds, Community Fields, Community Centre renovations, upgrades to monuments and amenity areas, River clean-ups, Community Signs, Biodiversity areas, Community gardens, allotments, Graveyard restoration, Floral displays on streetscape, all weather facilities, tree planting  Websites etc

Pride in our Community 2019 Awards and Categories

Anti-Litter Award

A project that prevents  or reduces litter in the community, Eg anti Dog fouling measures, recycling measures and waste reduction measure.

This category is for a project that has restored a historical site, or developed a site of  historical /cultural significance.
Eco Friendly  Project
Biodiversity is basically a fancy word for nature. It was formed by merging together the two words ‘biological’ and ‘diversity’. It simply means the enormous variety of life on the planet. From the tiniest bacteria to the largest elephant... if it’s alive it’s part of biodiversity. Groups that embrace  preserve and protect wildlife, embrace the concepts of re-thinking, repairing, refurbishing, along with re-using and recycling items in their project.  Growing wildflowers is probably one of the most beautiful biodiversity projects you can undertake  Birds are a very welcome visitors all year round. So are our main Pollinators the Bees.  Be part of the All Ireland Pollinator plan

Who are the Socially Excluded? They include: Asylum seekers and refugees, Early school leavers, Older people living alone, Homeless persons, People with a disability, Single parents, Travellers, Unemployed persons, especially the long term unemployed , Marginalised men, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Does your project allow participation in society by any of the above?
Does your project enhance the experience of tourists to your area?  Does your project attract more visitors to your area?
Best Small Village / Area with population of less than 1000

Best project from a Large urban Area Population over 1000 people. Awards will be presented in each of the County Council Divisions. 
 Best New Entry 
Best Project by a community group who have not entered previously or best newly developed project.
In order to support the work of groups in maintaining existing projects we have introduced this award in recent years. Are you maintaining an existing project not entered in the last two years to a very high standard ?  You can now enter a new and existing project in the same year
A project that promotes healthy living. For example walkways, trails, walking routes, outdoor exercise equipment, playgrounds, etc

There are no limits on Innovation and creativity so it is up to you to impress us with ideas. Most innovative project incorporating new and unique features and inspiring others
This award will be presented to a Youth Club or Youth Project who undertake a project that is of benefit to their community.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Pride in our Community Existing Projects

Did you know that you can now enter a previously entered project under our Best Maintained Category. This means that Community Groups can enter a new Project as well an existing Project.

Meditation Session Tonight Fermoy

Our April Monthly Meditation session takes place this Wednesday 24th from 7.30 - 8.30pm in the Fermoy Community Resource Centre. Place are limited at these monthly sessions, so to avoid being disappointed please book-in early with Jacinta on 0858742320.

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Jacinta McCormack
Community Health Worker
Fermoy Community Health Project
085 8742320

Staying In Touch Glanworth Wed May 15th

Calling all seniors Groups in the North Cork Area.

Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire and Glanworth Community Council
cordially invites members of your group  to a evening of
Information refreshments Music
Song and Dancing
to Local Musicians
Glanworth  Community Centre
 Wednesday May 15h  at 7.30pm sharp.

RSVP with Numbers attending by  May 8th

Kindly supported by the HSE Community Work Dept

Time Table for Evening

Introductions and Welcome   7.30pm

Staying In Touch   7.45 pm 
Speaker Mary Allen 
Community Connect 

Making Cork an Age Friendly County 8.15 pm
Speaker Liz Downes 
Cork Age Friendly Council

This will be followed by 
Music and dancing if you wish to Local Musicians
We would love to see you or your group there.

A Raffle will be held to defray expenses

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

My Town, My Plan community training

Dear all

Please find attached an invitation to the first session of SECAD’s My Town, My Plan community training programme which will take place at eight different venues in South and West Cork in May 2019.

This free training programme is aimed at community group members and individuals who are interested in planning for their own town and surrounding areas.  It will run throughout 2019 in your town and will allow you and your neighbouring community members to discuss the future of your own area.  Topics to be covered will includeEnterprise and Asset Management, Social, Community and Volunteer supports and Climate Change.

Funded through the LEADER programme with trainers from the Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CIT), each area will choose the topics most relevant to them.
The first meeting in May 2019 will be critical as it will allow Hinks-CIT to shape a specific training programme for your town and surrounding villages / catchments that will be delivered from September 2019.
We need as many people from different backgrounds, interests, ages and cultures to participate.  Please take this opportunity to become part of this important process aimed at sustaining your community’s vibrancy and resilience.


Fernhill House Hotel, Clonakilty
Tues 14 May 7-9pm
Saile Sports and Leisure Centre, Kinsale
Wed 15 May 7-9pm
The West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen
Mon 27 May 7-9pm
Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery
Tues 28 May 7-9pm

MY Place, Mill Road, Midleton
Tues 7 May 7-9pm
Great Island Community Centre, Cobh
Mon 20 May 7-9pm
Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre, Carrigaline
Tues 21 May 7-9pm
Cumann na Daoine, Catherine St, Youghal
Wed 22 May 7-9pm

Places on the SECAD My Town, My Plan training programme are limited, so please call to reserve a place by contacting Nuala at SECAD on 021 4613432 or

We look forward to hearing from you, please feel free to contact me on 021 4613432 if you have any queries.

Kind regards

Nuala O’Connell
SECAD Partnership CLG
Midleton Community Enterprise Centre,
Owennacurra Business Park,
Co. Cork.

phone: + 353 21 4613432
The Crystal Project is holding a six week block of information and support sessions for families of people with dementia. It will begin onWednesday 22nd May 2019 and will run each consecutive Wednesday evening for six weeks. It will be held from 7-9 pm on the floor 2 of Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre. It is free of charge and any family members are welcome to attend.

A range of topics will be covered including:
  • An overview of dementia  
  • Changing relationships
  • Communication strategies
  • Personal care
  • Nutrition and eating well
  • Understanding behaviour
  • Engaging in activities
  • Safety at home
  • Looking after yourselves
  • Accessing information and support
  • Legal issues

I have attached an application form. If you are interested in attending please email it or post it to The Crystal Project, Memory Resource Room, Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre, Mallow, Co. Cork by Friday 10th May 2019.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch, contact details below
All the best
Sheena Cadoo

Occupational Therapist / Crystal Project Lead  | Cork Kerry Community Healthcare | Health Service Executive| Memory Resource Room  | Floor 2 | Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre| Gouldshill | Mallow | Co Cork | Eircode: P51Y8EC.
Working week: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Tel. 022/58700 | Mobile 086 787 1818 | E-mail:

Dementia information and support for families
Application Form

Date of birth :
Mobile number :
Email address :

What is your relationship to the person with dementia?  __________________________________________

When was your relative diagnosed with dementia?        __________________________________________

What challenges is your relative experiencing?

What challenges are you experiencing?

Are there any topics you would like included?

Please return this form to or
The Crystal Project, Memory Resource Room, Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre, Mallow, Co. Cork
The Crystal Project is a joint initiative between the HSE, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Family Carers Ireland, UCC, families affected by dementia and GPs. The Crystal Project is the trading name of Mallow Dementia Project Ltd, a company limited by guarantee without a share capital registered in Dublin No 545740,
CHY No. 21361 with a registered office at Memory Resource Room, Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre, Mallow, Co Cork. .