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|Save Rural Ireland Campaign|
By Paddy Byrne, President of Muintir
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Recently, renowned chef, food writer and TV personality Darina Allen highlighted the need to Save Our Small Shops. Which essentially is about saving the very fibre of every local economy, on a national scale.
Muintir na Tire, along with a number of national bodies, came together earlier this year to launch their Save Rural Ireland campaign. It's a campaign that aims to improve the existing standard of life in rural Ireland. But, crucially, it's a campaign that ultimately spreads to all urban areas also.
The significance and the mere symbol that the small shop represents in this country cannot be overstated. And we are grateful to somebody as well-known and regarded as Darina Allen for highlighting this.
We will campaign, lobby and exercise every means possible to protect and better the life of people in rural Ireland. What happens in rural Ireland economically has a knock-on effect socially and we wish to highlight too that retrospectively this has an impact on urban areas.
The simple example of the small shop that Darina Allen referred to is not just about one stand-alone building employing one or two people. It's about a long list of local suppliers whose livelihoods can depend on a few or maybe just one shop. It's also about the social connection, adding vibrancy to an area, and basically securing the viability of every community.
The Local Multiplier Effect is long established and recognised and means that every €1 spent locally circulates approximately five times and so is worth €5 to the community. Of course local shops must recognise consumers are under increasing price pressure and must ensure they have competitive offerings. Where they do, the consumer should remember that there is no point in complaining in a few years that there is nowhere local to buy an emergency pint of milk if they never supported the local shop before.
Population trends of course are a factor in the social and economic changes of the country. The number of people living in rural Ireland now makes up 38% of the total population. Five decades ago this figure was 54%, and percentage is dropping at a rate of 1% every two to three years.
The power of the people is what will decide the future of every village and town. Bringing all those networks of people together through community councils, community alert groups and the many bodies and associations that Muintir na Tire serves as the umbrella body for are among our most powerful tools to mend and improve our state.
And the power of the masses will dictate to an extent any policy change at government level.
Event: Launch of Bandon Town Heritage Map
Location: Bandon Heritage Centre, Bandon, Co. Cork
Details: County Archaeologist Mary Sleeman together with Divisional Services (West) have embarked on preparing a number of heritage maps for many of the historic towns within County Cork's Western Divisional Area. Come along on the night to hear more about the project and indeed the launch of the Bandon Town Heritage Map.
Date/Time: August 27th at 20:00
Event: The Medieval Heritage of Midleton
Location: My Place, Midleton, Co. Cork
Details: A HERITAGE WEEK EXTRA! From Mainistir na Corann to Midleton - 1177 to 1670. Free public local history lecture. Thurs 27th August, 20.00. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event: ‘Flax from Ancient Times – and ‘Churchtown’s Historic Link to Flax’
Location: Booney House, Churchtown, Co. Cork
Details: As a contribution to National Heritage Week, Churchtown Historical & Heritage Society is staging a Flax-themed Programme at the Booney House on Sunday August 30th. Denis Hickey will give talks on ‘Flax from Ancient Times – and ‘Churchtown’s Historic Link to Flax’ while Noel Linehan will present specimens of the plant, and will speak on the cultivation and milling process. The growing of flax as part of the new Greening Environmental Programme and its importance as a wild bird cover, will be the theme of a talk by Yvonne Coleman, a Glas planner in Agri-Envoirnonmental Science. Yvonne is representing Teagasc at the event. The Programme, which begins at 3.00pm will additionally feature music both instrumental and vocal. Refreshments will be provided. Like all events at the Booney House, admission is free, but booking is essential. Contact Noel Linehan on 022-48249 or Denis Hickey at email@example.com.
A Get together will take place on Tuesday 22nd September, 11—1 PM at the Youth Centre—Ballroom, Ashes Quay, Fermoy.
A) Reviewing the Project
B) Assessing need for further developments
C) Inputs from guest speakers, notably Diarmuid Cronin,
Muintir Na Tira, Community Alert
Followed by Refreshments
Please let me know if you and or your group will be attending?
More on the Invitation to PPN Member Groups to nominate to Council Committees For members registered to the Community & Voluntary Electoral College
Monday, 17 August 2015
Event: See the RNLI "Hope in the Great War" Exhibition at Camden Fort Meagher
Location: Camden Fort Meagher, Crosshaven
Additional Information: Internationally recognised as being "one of the finest remaining examples of a Coastal Artillery Fort in the world" Camden Fort Meagher, Crosshaven hosts the RNLI "Hope in the Great War" Exhibition each Saturday and Sunday throughout July. An ideal way for families and young children to learn about the astounding work of RNLI volunteers during the First World War. The exhibition focuses on heroic rescue stories told in an atmospheric multimedia display and brought to life by community art projects. Camden Fort Meagher is proud to have been chosen as the only location in Ireland to host this UK based interactive exhibition in 2015! Click here for further details on the exhibition. The fort is open every weekend until September 14th and is an ideal family day out with lots to see and do, including underground tunnels and chambers, exhibitions and harbour view Tearooms. There is also a full line-up of events throughout the summer with live music, military re-enactments and more! Admission: €5 per adult, €4 for 4-18 years old and children under 4 go free. For times and further information, click on http://camdenfortmeagher.ie/ or follow us on Facebook!
Event: Curach agus Kayak Workshop
Location: Meitheal Mara, Crosse's Green, Cork City
Additional Information: Did you know that there are around 10 different types of curach? And for its size, it is one of the best sea-boats in the world. From his workshop, Padraig Ó Duinnín gives an insight into the building of and heritage of native boats. An raibh a fhios agat gur ann do timpeall 10 gcineál curach difriúla? Agus dá mhéid, go bhfuil sé ar cheann de na báid-farraige is fearr ar domhan! Óna cheardlann, tugann Padraig Ó Duinnín léargas ar thraidisiún tógála agus dearradh na mbád dúchasacha. Is ócáid dátheangach í seo. This is a bilingual event and please note that booking is advised by firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 021 4310841. Thanks to Meitheal Mara and Gael Taca for facilitating the event.
Event: National Heritage Week
Location: Over 50 locations throughout the County
Additional Information: Over 162 events have been registered for the County of Cork this year as part of National Heritage Week, the highest yet. To see the full list of events see the attached County Cork Heritage Week Events Guide 2015. Any updates/amendments to events will be featured on www.corkcoco.ie/heritage available to view by clicking here and be sure to check the site regularly.
Event: Mallow Field Club visit Annakissa Church and Clenor Graveyard
Location: meet at 18:30 at the Mallow Garda Station, Mallow, Co. Cork
Additional Information: The Mallow Field Club is taking a field trip to visit Annakissa Church and Clenor Graveyard on Tuesday 1st September. The event will be guided by heritage experts Séamus Crowley and Mehaul Magner.
Event: Youghal Celebrates History 13th Annual Conference: "The Fitzgeralds of Desmond"
Location: Mall Arts Centre, Town Hall, Youghal, Co. Cork
Additional Information: The 13th Annual Youghal Celebrates History Conference takes place from the 18th to 20th September 2015 and will focus on the "Fitzgeralds of Desmond". A wonderful line up of events and speakers has been organised over the few days and for full information visit www.youghalcelebrateshistory.
Event: The 7th Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition
Location: Millenium Hall, City Hall, Cork
Additional Information: For a number of years now a must wonderful event takes place in the City Hall each year, entitled the "Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition". It is a day for the County's hard-working Heritage and Historical Societies to highlight and showcase the heritage they preserve and protect locally to other like-minded groups and indeed to the hundreds of visitors who attend on the day. This year the exhibition will take place on Friday, 2nd October, 2015, and all of the County Heritage Groups are invited to participate on the day. Please see the attached document for more information.
Fort Camden Meagher is now open for the summer season. For more information click here
Skibbereen Heritage Centre is now open for the summer season. For more information click here
The world's largest Battle Scene of the Battle of Waterloo is currently on display at the Toy Solider Factory in Kilnamartyra. For more info see www.toysoliderfactory.ie.
County Cork has a number of wonderful museums which are now open for the summer season including Allihies Copper Mine Museum, Bandon Heritage Centre, Cobh Museum, Clonakilty Museum and Kinsale Museum to name but a few. Be sure to support our museums by paying a visit over the summer months.
Sunday, 16 August 2015
Saturday, 15 August 2015
This year the exhibition will take place on Friday, 2nd October, 2015, and all of the County Heritage Groups are invited to participate on the day. Please see the attached document for more information.