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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Clashmore and Kinsalebeg Community Council

Clashmore and Kinsalebeg Community Council

April 2017 

This is an occasional newsletter designed to let you know what has been happening in your Community and what is coming up.
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So, what's been happening........

We have a new bridge - you might have noticed that

The Contractors and Council engineers worked through the winter months to get the bridge finished. It was opened on the 13th March 2017.
And loads of people have been out this weekend picking up the rubbish that our neighbours throw out of their car windows
So what else has been happening:

The Heritage Group has been working on finishing the survey of the churchyard. The next part of the survey takes place at the Heritage Centre at 10 am on Saturday 8th April. If you are interested in history or heritage please come along. You'll be very welcome.
In addition, the Community Council has applied for a grant from Waterford Leader Partnership to carry out a survey of the Distillery Chimney but a decision won't be made until June.

The Climate Change Group has been in talks with Sustainable Energy Ireland and has registered as a sustainable community. They are also talking to Waterford City and County Council about future projects  - do you have an idea which you would like to be considered?

The Healthy Community Group ran Operation Transformation and over 300 lbs was lost in Clashmore and Kinsalebeg. The biggest losers were Patsy Collins and Noel Nugent.

The Healthy Group have also been talking to Pat McCarthy of Youghal First Responders who cover Clashmore, Kinsalebeg and Ardmore. Pat pointed out that the average wait for an ambulance is 40 minutes after you dial 999 but it can be longer with local ambulances being diverted to Tipperary and Kilkenny on occasions. Would you know what to do if a friend or relative needed help?

We could write letters to TDs and protest or we could try and do something ourselves to improve the situation.
We've decided to do something.

On the 24th and 26th April in the evening, Pat will be running a course on how to use defibrillators. Then on the 4th May,  we will start a 3-week evening course on First Aid supported by Wexford and Waterford Education Training Board, which will cover 
  • accident scene management
  • bleeding and wounds
  • fractures
  • burns
  • medical emergencies
  • choking
  • recovery position
  • cardio pulmonary resuscitation
  • making an emergency call
  • accident reporting.
Places will be limited on these courses so if you want to take part email your details to or give your name to Colette Beresford in the Rising Sun.The courses will be free but there will be a small charge to cover the hall costs and refreshments.

The Education Training Board have also agreed to sponsor computer training programmes and we hope to have those running in May.
Other Upcoming Events:
Sunday 2nd April 12 noon 
Donie Scanlon Remembrance Walk and Cycle at Clashmore GAA club

Saturday 15th April 5.30pm
A good old Hoe Down at the Decies Bar with food, drink and good music.
In aid of Strings and Things Festival.

Sunday 16th April after church
Cake sale in Old School House in aid of Clashmore/Kinsalebeg Ladies Football Team.
(and Ladies Football are open to all the community to encourage teamwork, physical activity, fun and group participation.  If anyone -  8years old and upwards - would like to come along and take part, get information or train you would be very welcome.)
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Ballyclough Food Rescue

Ballyclough Food Rescue

4th April, 7 – 9pm

Ballyclough Community Hall, Cork

Chefs from the local gem Longueville House will be providing a 1-Pot meal made from food that would have been thrown away or rejected by local supermarkets, businesses or restaurants, served up by members of the Ballyclough Parents community.
Shortly after the meal is served, there will be a viewing of the documentary ‘Demain’ in the side room, a film about a group of people searching for solutions to the world’s ecological issues. Stay chatting in the main hall over the meal, or relax in front of this thought provoking film in the side hall.
Tickets €8: All proceeds will go towards the Ballyclough NS Sensory Room. Tickets must be purchased in advance of the event using this link.

FREE public talks on Your Good Self programme

A series of FREE public talks will take place in participating libraries during 2017 as part of the Your Good Self programme
The talks will be given by the staff of the HSE Psychology Services. If you are interested in attending, please contact the library holding the talk for further details. While the talks are free to attend, booking is advised.

Title of talk
Date and Time
Mobile Library at Midleton Day Care Centre
Positive Mental Health for Older Adults”
Tuesday 4th April at 11.30am
Introduction to Mindfulness
Tuesday 4th April at 11.00am


Introduction to Mindfulness
Wednesday 5th April at 6pm
Making the most of your retirement
Friday 7th April at 11.00am
Getting to Know Your Baby & Toddler
Thursday 4th May at 10:30 am


An Introduction to Stress Management
Tuesday 9th May at 11am
Positive Mental Health for Older people
Friday 12th May at 11am

An Introduction to Mindfulness
Friday 12th May at 10 am

Dr. Rosarie Crowley
Clinical Psychologist 

NLN open Day Hollyhill Cork

Hello, NLN Hollyhill Cork is having an Open Day on Wednesday, 5 Apr 2017, all about our free CETB and HSE-funded courses that help anyone aged 16-65 (needing extra supports or different approaches) get a job, a better education and/or improve their life. We'd be very grateful if you would post these two posters to your Facebook page, and let your clients and contacts know about this opportunity.

The Open Day has lots of interesting workshops, free refreshments, and is open to anyone who'd like to know more about what we do. It would help if people could book for the workshops by Monday 3rd April. If you have any queries, please call us on 021 430 0144. Many thanks, Jim Hyde (Instructor).

Monday, 27 March 2017

Fidelma Hurley Castlehaven RIP

The Board of Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire was saddened to hear of the death of former County Secretary Fidelma Hurley of Castlehaven. Fidelma was a good friend to all in Muintir na Tire and made the regular journey to Cork City to attend County Executive Meetings and events. She diligently carried out her duties as County Secretary and she was also a tireless worker and fundraiser on behalf of Castlehaven Community Council. Her family and in particular her husband Bernard, and sons David, Dermot, Aidan and their families will miss her greatly.
Fidelma was also a former committee member of Castlehaven GAA Club and for years she prepared the food for the players after training and matches and everyone connected to Castlehaven were deeply saddened to hear of her passing. Our sincere regrets to all of them and to all her relatives and friends at this difficult time. Mass will be offered for the repose of her kind soul. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a ainm.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Job Opportunity Mitchelstown

Ballyhoura Development is the Local Development Company that provides supports to communities, individuals and businesses in East Co Limerick and North East Co Cork.

We are seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacancies:

After-School Manager
(25 hours/week)

The After-School Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of the delivery of a childcare service, with a focus on consistent, high quality, child-centred standards of care and compliance.

This position is based in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork.

Detailed job specification is available to download from:

To apply please send CV and cover letter by email only to

Closing date for receipt of applications is 30th March 2017

Future vacancies may be filled from this recruitment. Canvassing in any form will disqualify. Ballyhoura Development is an equal opportunity employer.

Directory of Drug / Alcohol Services in Cork & Kerry 2017

Hi folks, 

A pdf of Directory of Drug / Alcohol Services in Cork & Kerry 2017 is now available

 I will be dropping off hard copies of this to services and to various contacts / networks etc. across the city over the coming months. If you would like hard copies please feel free to contact me to arrange this. You might forward this to all applicable contacts & colleagues.


Jacqueline Daly
Community Development/Drug & Alcohol Worker
Community Outreach Drug/Alcohol Awareness Project (CODAAP)
Mob: 087 1962030  Email:
Cork City Partnership Clg.,
Level 1,  Heron House,Blackpool Retail Park,
Blackpool, Cork. T23 R50R
Tel: 021 4302310

Job opportunity North Cork

CDYS is a voluntary youth and community organisation providing a range of quality services responding to the needs of children, young people, their families and communities in the Diocese of Cloyne.

Applications are invited for the following

Outreach Counsellor – To work with young people and Families  
35 hours a week – Initial 12 month contract  

CDYS is recruiting for the post of Outreach Counsellor to work with young people and families as part of a pilot project across CDYS Services in North Cork. This project is delivered in partnership with TUSLA: Child and Family Agency and the HSE Alcohol and Addiction Services.   

The post seeks to provide low cost counselling and family support services to young people / families on a referral and appointment basis. We are seeking a highly qualified and highly motivated professional to work across our services.  

·         Applicants should be suitable qualified (see job description) 
·         Candidates must be I.A.C.P. / I.A.H.I.P. accredited with at least two years post registration experience / Or another recognisable accrediting body.
·      A minimum of 2 years experience of working with young people /families in a community setting.

For further information, full job description and Application Form, please go to
Completed Application Form by post only on or before:

April 11th 2017
Brian Williams,
CDYS Regional Office,
Mallow Youth Centre,
New Road,

Co. Cork

Thursday, 23 March 2017

The Transformation Game, Intercultural Awareness & Embodiment and Empowerment

Hello from SHEP.  You may be feeling the cold on these windy March days, but we don’t think that you’ll regret venturing out to participate in one of these  great workshops or the forthcoming short course.  In fact, the experience will probably warm you inside and out!

There is still time to book for the Transformation Game, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday.  It’s a lovely gentle process, which can surprise and delight.

Then there is the Intercultural Awareness day with Maureen Sheehy on Saturday April 1st.  We’re lucky to have Maureen to facilitate this day.  She was the principal author of a training manual in this area, and has extensive experience in helping people explore and develop their intercultural awareness in an enjoyable way together.  

The ten-week Embodiment and Empowerment course offers participants the opportunity of tuning into themselves at a deep level, through movement and visualisations.  It will take place on Thursday nights in Ballincollig, beginning on April 6th.

Give yourself a gift – it would be hard to find better value anywhere!

Warm wishes –
Mary Mangan

The Transformation Game – a weekend workshop with Noel Bradley
Would you like help to explore some issue in depth or effect some transformation in your life? 'The Transformation Game’ offers you the opportunity of doing this. Mirroring the inner journey of life, the process invites people to explore aspects of their lives. It can enable participants to identify their gifts and strengths, to explore their intuitive abilities and to face blocks that hinder their psychological and spiritual development. The process enables you to develop trust in yourself and in others and in the movements and inspirations that you experience.  

Dr. Noel Bradley is an experienced facilitator and counsellor who has been involved in training community leaders and in personal and spiritual growth work for more than thirty years. He has worked as a trainer in SHEP’s Social Awareness & Community Empowerment course for many years. He trained in this 'Transformation Game' process in Findhorn.
When:    Sat. 25th & Sun. 26th March 2017  from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. both days.
Where:  Training Room 3, SHEP Centre, Ballincollig.
Cost:      €70
Intercultural Awareness – a day-long workshop with Maureen Sheehy
The day on Intercultural training will be participative and interactive and will aim to help participants –
·         reflect on one’s own cultural identity
·         consider intercultural communication styles and how one’s own style differs from that of others and the implications of this if one is working/training in an intercultural setting
·         explore differences in cultural values and beliefs and how these affect our behaviour, judgements and interaction with others who are different
·         intercultural theory will be offered where appropriate
Why participate in this workshop?
544,357 non-Irish people of 199 nationalities were resident in Ireland during the April 2011 census. Statistics for the last census are not yet available. The population of the Irish Republic is approximately 4.5 million. So one ninth of our present population were born elsewhere.
“Ireland has become an increasingly diverse society over the past decade and the different nationalities that make up the population of Ireland have an increasingly important impact on the economy and society,” said Deirdre Cullen, Senior Statistician at the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
Maureen Sheehy has worked as a trainer for SHEP for over 20 years. Her background is in education and communications. She worked in Africa for eight years and has worked briefly in several countries.  She is also a trainer with Partners Training for Transformation.  As part of that group, she and others gathered and developed resources and engaged in intercultural work with community groups, organisations and intercultural groups in both Ireland and elsewhere. This eventually led to the publication of an intercultural training manual ‘Partners’ Intercultural Companion to Training for Transformation’. During this intercultural training day she will be drawing from many of these resources.
When: Saturday 1st April 2017 10.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Where: Training Room 1,             SHEP Centre, Ballincollig
Cost: €25

Embodiment and Empowerment - a 10- week course with Clair Lalor
Our sense of security lies in, or is anchored by, a felt sense - the feeling of ourselves in our bodies.  This course explores our connection to our felt sense of our body, its sensations, and responses on a physical level.  In doing so, we will also become aware of how we experience the emotional, and mental aspects of our being and our experience of living. Through exercises and visualizations from somatic movement, early developmental patterns, yoga and authentic movement we will explore what our own experiences are from “inside “ the body and the special awareness we have to see ourselves from outside and moving in the spaces between ourselves and others.
Clair Lalor is a somatic movement educator and therapist, a yoga teacher (BWY), SHEP tutor & trainer, sensorimotor trauma therapist, and shiatsu therapist. She also trained in process-oriented psychotherapy for 10 years.

When: Thursdays 7.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.  10 weeks.
                April 6th – June 8th 2017

Where:  Training Room 2, SHEP Centre, Ballincollig

Cost:      €90

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Mary Mangan
The Social and Health Education Project
Village Centre, Station Road, Ballincollig, Co. Cork.
(021) 4666180
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Friday, 17 March 2017

Successful AGM For Cork County Muintir na Tire

 Annette Lane Chairperson of Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire welcomed the large attendance at last nights AGM. She especially welcomed Deputy County Mayor Mr Kevin Conway, newly elected National President of Muintir na Tire Michael Sweeney and Mr. Niall Garvey Chief Executive. She said it gave her  great pleasure to present the 2017 Annual Report which provides the details of the work which Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire progressed during 2016. 
She went on to say 'During 2016 Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire made significant progress in the delivery of our main work programmes. In  community development we continued our supports to Community Councils. Community Councils who continue to  provide stable and dynamic leadership for local Communities.  We will continue to promote Community Councils and support their efforts. We also continue to forge strong links with other groups and agencies as we believe that community work straddles many facets of life, from health to education and the environment.'
She said ' We also contributed to the third County  Mayors Awards for the Community and Voluntary sector. We organised a series of very successful Health Information Seminars during the year in conjunction with HSE Cork North Community Work Department , We also work closely with the Mitchelstown and Fermoy Community Health Networks'
She went on to say 'We also organised a very successful ‘Pride in our Community Amenity’ and the Cork School Garden  competition in conjunction with Cork County Council and Griffins Garden Centre This continues to be very inspirational & reflect the huge voluntary commitment around the county by volunteers, teachers & children'
She thanked her fellow directors, staff, and especially the dedicated members of Community Councils and community groups all over County Cork for the huge contribution they make to their local areas every  year. She Said 'I want to pay tribute to them for their dedication and commitment to maintaining and developing services and facilities in their local areas.'
We would like to thank all those who helped the County Federation during 2016 especially the HSE Community Work Department  Cork North,  Environment Department Cork County Council, Department of Social Protection and all who helped us in any way.    
Mr Kevin Conway deputy Mayor congratulated Muintir on their contribution to rural Ireland and particularly in County Cork and he was particularly impressed by the Cork Schools Garden Competition which is instilling a love of nature and gardening in school children and which will pay huge dividends going forward.  
Newly appointed National President Michael Sweeney congratulated the Cork County Federation on their work for Muintir in Cork County. He said that Muintir na Tire will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of Rural Ireland and he was delighted to announce that new Community Development workers are being appointed soon to supplement the existing Community Alert staff under CEO Niall Garvey.  
Deputy County Mayor Kevin pictured with Niall Garvey CEO Muintir na Tire at AGM Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire in Ballyphehane

Mr. Michael Sweeney President Muintir na Tire with Wayne Halloran Dungourney Clonmult at AGM Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire in Ballyphehane

Finbarr Motherway Patricia Kirby Helen Kennedy and Anne O Neill Of Killeagh at AGM Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire in Ballyphehane

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Singing for the Brain’. during Fermoy Friendship Week 2017.

A unique event will take place at the Alzheimer's Day centre at Rathealy Road on Tuesday 28th March, 10.30 – 12 pm ; it is called ‘Singing for the Brain’.  This event  will form part of the itinerary for Fermoy Friendship Week 2017.  On the morning Fiona Flavin, choir coordinator for 'Singing for the Brain' will be on hand to demonstrate how it works.  Fiona is currently running a similar group in Mallow.  You do not have to be a Tenor or Soprano to attend; no singing experience or talent is necessary and we hope it will be a fun and sociable experience.   This  event is free and an open is issued to all members of the community.