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Friday, 31 May 2019

The Cork Summer Show 2019

The Cork Summer Show is one of the largest events of it’s kind in Ireland attracting over 50,000 visitors in 2018. Organised by the Munster Agricultural Society, the Cork Summer Show has been running in one form or another for over 200 years, since 1806. It is Cork’s oldest and largest agricultural, gardening, food and family event which takes place every June in Curraheen, Cork. 

The Cork Summer Show is on Saturday June 15th & Sunday June 16th 2019 from 9am to 6pm each day in Curraheen Showgrounds, Cork.

 A fantastic day out for all the family. Book your EARLY BIRD tickets to get the best deal ! Children under 12 go in FREE!

Friday, 24 May 2019

Cork County Council’s Community Enhancement Programme 2019 Opens for Applications

An allocation of €160,672 is available to Cork County Council’s Local Community Development Committees for 2019. The funding will support a broad range of projects aimed at enhancing facilities in disadvantaged communities. All funding will support small scale capital projects and 30% of the total available funding is set aside for projects of €1,000 or less.
Last year, The Community Enhancement programme delivered renovations of community centres and community amenities, improvements to common areas, the purchase of equipment, signage, and more throughout County Cork for a wide variety of community organisations.
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Patrick Gerard Murphy spoke highly of the programme, noting “As a County, we have a broad range of goals including economic prosperity, health, safety, social cohesion and happiness. Every town and village faces its own challenges in achieving these goals. The Community Enhancement Programme empowers community groups and organisations to overcome these challenges and provide targeted improvements in their communities. Last year, communities in Cork were able to avail of over €600,000 for local improvements. I encourage all interested parties to apply, so that we can repeat the success of last year’s projects”.
In order to facilitate the boundary transition, the deadline for applications for both County Cork and Cork City has been set at 28th June. Groups applying from the boundary transition area should submit their applications to Cork City Council. Cork County Council customers can apply online at

National Bike Week 2019

National Bike Week 2019 (22nd - 30th June) – Club & Community Event Applications

National Bike Week is back for 2019 and Cork Sports Partnership is offering Clubs, Community Groups and Organisations the opportunity to get involved! National Bike Week, which is an initiative from the Department of Transport, Sport and Tourism to promote cycling throughout Ireland, will take place from 22nd - 30th of June 2019. Cork Bike Week plays an integral part of National Bike Week with 6,195 people taking part across 72 Cork events in 2018. In 2019, with your help, we hope to exceed this.

Cork City Council & Cork County Council have secured funding from the Department of Transport, Sport and Tourism to support a limited number of Club & Community cycling events during Bike Week 2019. Cork City & County Council are offering your Club or Community Organisation the opportunity to organise your own National Bike Week event to celebrate cycling within your community during the week-long celebration.

Funding available
Funding is limited for events in 2019. The following maximum amounts are available:
ü  €400 for Club & Community Events (This is subject to the amount of applications received)

Club/Community Organisation Event Criteria:
ü  The event MUST be FREE & take place during Bike Week (22nd - 30th June 2019)
ü  Family Fun Cycles (10k, 20k, 30k etc)
ü  Recreational/Leisure Cycles focusing on including non-club members, the lapsed cyclist, families, beginners etc
ü  Focus of inclusion, non-competitive, community focus, family, local school participation.
ü  Bike Maintenance, skills, drills and games

If you would like to take part in National Bike Week 2019 by organising your own cycling event and would like funding to support the event, please complete the attached application form and return to me by 5pm on Friday 7th June.

For more info see:   

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

4th Annual Conference "Living with Dementia in Rural Ireland"

Environment and Nature Fund 2019

Community Foundation for Ireland

Environment and Nature Fund 2019

The grants scheme 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.


Opening Date for applications                      17 May 2019
Closing Date for applications                        28 June 2019
Grants will be made by                               End September 2019
Studies should be carried out                      Feb 2020 - Nov 2020
Progress Report due                                   Early December 2020
Community Biodiversity Plan due                March 2021             
Grantee Learning Event                              March 2021
This year, we have established a fund of €200,000 and are inviting community groups to apply for grant funding to engage an ecologist and develop a Community Biodiversity Plan (CBP) for their local area. Within the scheme, three levels of grant funding will be offered:

Strand 1: Grants of up to €5,000 for community groups to work with an ecologist to classify their local habitats, assess their condition and extent, map them, and define a suite of actions to enhance biodiversity
Strand 2: Grants of up to €7,500 for community groups who carry out the work outlined in Strand 1 in collaboration with one or two land managers/owners to classify habitats at landscape scale with a focus on field boundaries (hedgerows, treelines and stone walls), assess their condition and extent, map them and define a suite of actions to enhance biodiversity
Strand 3: Grants of up to €10,000 for community groups who carry out the work outlined in Strand 1 in collaboration with three to five land managers/owners to classify habitats at landscape scale with a focus on field boundaries (hedgerows, treelines and stone walls), assess their condition and extent, map them and define a suite of actions to enhance biodiversity

Grants will support community groups who wish to carry out ecological studies in their local areas with a view to developing a Community Biodiversity Plan. It is expected that studies will be carried out by qualified ecologists between February 2020 and November 2020, with final CBPs to be submitted by funded community groups to The Community Foundation for Ireland by March 2021.

Priority will be given to projects that focus heavily on engaging the wider community and demonstrate an intention and capacity to work closely with local landowners/ managers and with their chosen ecologist to produce a coherent, accessible and achievable Community Biodiversity Plan.

A resource pack will be provided to all successful applicants and will include a directory of ecologists who have been trained and briefed by The Community Foundation for Ireland in relation to the scheme, its proposed methodologies and its intended outcomes. These ecologists have agreed to a daily rate for their work of €330 exclusive of VAT and inclusive of travel and subsistence.

Groups may work with an ecologist whose name does not appear in the directory, provided they are suitably qualified and agree to the terms set out in the study criteria.


The ultimate aim of the funding scheme is that successful community groups will develop a Community Biodiversity Plan based on the expert recommendations arising from the ecological study of their area. Further to this, each ecologist will be expected to submit their collected data to the National Biodivserity Data Centre by the end of March 2021.

The Fund Will Not Cover:

Core or ongoing overhead costs of grantee organisations, Equipment costs, Promotion of religious causes, Work that has already taken place, Non-charitable activities, General political donations, Sponsorship or fundraising events, Work taking place outside the Republic of Ireland

Applicant Requirements:

Groups may apply for only one strand of funding
Applications must be from community and voluntary groups that possess charitable aims and are not for profit
Groups must demonstrate capacity and willingness to work with a qualified ecologist and, where possible, local landowners/ land managers
Applicant organisations should have an annual income of not more than €2,000,000
You must submit either your organisation’s Annual Accounts or most recent set of Audited Accounts
Applicant organisations must have an organisational bank account
A copy of a recent bank statement must be submitted with your application. This is for account verification only and all financial transactions may be redacted before submission
Proposals must include clear, detailed, realistic costs and timescales
Applicants must be prepared to evaluate and learn from their work as well as to share project learning and outcomes through the participation in a grantee learning event in March 2021
We encourage applicant organisations to consider adopting The Governance Code for charities       
A commitment to equal opportunities must be demonstrated
Organisations working with cohorts under the age of 18 will be required to produce a copy of their Child Protection Policy
Reporting Requirements:

Successful applicants will be expected to:

Acknowledge the support of The Community Foundation for Ireland on any materials associated with the grant
Submit an Progress Report in December 2020
Submit a copy of their Community Biodiversity Plan in March 2021
Participate in a grantee learning event in March 2021
Ensure that data collected from the ecological study is submitted to the National Biodiversity by March 2021
How to Apply:

Once you have ensured that you meet all of the grant criteria above, you can then make an online application by clicking on the link below.

Closing Date: 4.00pm on 28th  June 2019

NOTE: Your application will be acknowledged. If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail, please contact us at or on 01 874 7354.

Monday, 20 May 2019

Defy Dementia: "100 Days to a Younger Brain"

Why attend this Brain Health Talk?
Do you want to reduce your risk of developing dementia, maximise your memory & learn how simple lifestyle changes can boost your brain in 100 days

Dementia is one of the most prevalent chronic illnesses in the world, with an estimated 77,000 sufferers in Ireland, affecting up to 8% of people aged over 60 and costing the state €2bn p.a.

Professor Sabina Brennan

Inspirational Speaker, Psychologist, Neuroscientist and Best-Selling Author Professor Sabina Brennan (PhD., C.Psychol.,PsSI.) is bringing her not-to-be-missed brain health talk to Clonakilty's Inchydoney Hotel on Tues. May 28th.

Sabina translates complicated neuroscience into a simple-to follow 100 day programme that will improve our memories, defy dementia and look after our most precious organ: our brains.’

Recently listed as one of Ireland’s Women of the Year 2018 for impact in her field, Dr Sabina Brennan is a research psychologist, an Assistant Professor at ADAPT, Trinity College Dublin, and an excellent science communicator. Her scientific research at the Institute of Neuroscience has focused on understanding dementia risk and protective factors to establish how decline in cognitive function might be prevented or delayed.

Invest in your brain health. Come along to hear this serious subject being discussed by the passionate, entertaining and multi award-winning Professor Sabina. Learn how simple lifestyle changes can boost your brain health & reduce your risk of developing dementia

Signed copies of No. 1 New Best-selling book 
Signed copies of her new No. 1 best-selling book '100 days to a YOUNGER BRAIN' will also be on sale on the night.

This advisory community health initiative is brought to you as a fundraiser by Darrara Muintir na Tire Community Centre, Clonakilty, and follows their hugely successful sell-out talk with Prof. Sabina at Darrara Community Centre in 2016.

Book early:
Please note that capacity is limited and we are expecting a number of large groups, so early booking is advised to ensure you get your seat.

Ticket info:
You can pre-book online, via the organising committee or pay at the door on the night.
Online booking link:
Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa Hotel:
Contact us:
M: 086 375 3986

Saturday, 18 May 2019

We must plan for an older population

We have to realise that people are living much longer  and that the majority of children born in the developed world will live to be 100.

Older people represent a rapidly increasing % of the population. In the last census in 2016 Cork County had - 54,116 people over 65  which represented 13% of total population of the county.
It is expected that the world 65+ population will double in size from 11% today to 22% by 2050 and that will mean that for the first time in world history there will be more 65+ than under 5. 

These were some of the figures given by Cork County Older Peoples  Council  (OPC) Vice Chairperson Liz Downes at a Health Information Seminar organised by Cork County Muintir na Tire and hosted by Glanworth Community Council.

The OPC  brings the concerns and experiences of older people to the Age Friendly Alliance and is the voice of older people to the decision making process of the Age Friendly Initiative throughout the County.

The Age Friendly Alliance is made up of Cork County Council •Cork University Hospital •Mercy Hospital •HSE •Bus Eireann •Local Link Bus •Cork Chamber •Garda Siochana •OPC Chair and Vice Chair •the four  Age Friendly Towns •CIT •UCC as well as representatives of the OPC

The OPC capitalises on the vast knowledge of older people to find ways of solving challenges that older people face and allows direct involvement of older people in deciding priorities, shaping actions and bringing about change.

Success to date includes Age Friendly Parking, Age Friendly Seating and the Age Friendly Libraries
Strategy 2018-2022.  Actions planned include raising the standard of facilities in terms of space and accessibility and improvements are dependent upon funding, availability of Premises and planning as well as local issues.  Digital Skills Training; Training and Upskilling on digital devices with   Age Action in libraries for free.

Pics From the Health Seminar in Glanworth.

Pride in Our Community 2019 REMINDER Closing Date June 1st

  • This is a reminder that we are now taking entries for 2019.

    There are three ways for a group to enter:
    • Online Here (It takes Just a few minutes)
    • Contact us at 0214500688 and we will send you an entry form
    • Print out the entry form and send it to us by post or email 
    If you have any difficulties feel free to contact us. For more information on the Competition click here
    Closing Date for Entries is June 1st 2019 

  • Has your group developed or are you in the process of improving amenities in your local community? 
  • Are you a Tidy Towns Group in the process of improving your area ?
  • Are your group planning Community walks and trails?
  • Playgrounds, Community Fields?
  • Community Centre renovations? 
  • upgrades to monuments and amenity areas?
  • River clean-ups, 
  • Community Signs, Murals?
  • Biodiversity areas, Community gardens, allotments? 
  • Graveyard restoration? 
  • Floral displays on streetscape? 
  • All weather facilities, tree planting, Floral bedding etc?

If the answer to any of the above questions is yes then feel free to enter the Pride in Our Community Competition which has a Prize Fund of over €10.000

It is open to all communities in county Cork big and small. 

Friday, 17 May 2019

Loneliness Kills

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has rated loneliness as a higher risk to health than smoking and as great a risk as obesity.
‘Loneliness is by far the most unrecognised health crisis of our generation…young, old, rich, poor, urban or rural’
Researchers also say lack of social interaction increases the chances of suffering degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
The WHO has found that participation in leisure, social, cultural and spiritual activities in the community helps people maintain self-esteem and create or develop supportive and caring relationships.

In 2018 A Loneliness Task Force was set up by Dr. Keith Swanick in collaboration with Sean Moynihan of ALONE, to co-ordinate a response to the epidemic of loneliness and social isolation in Ireland.In 2019 – A Report entitled ‘A Connected Island: An Ireland Free From Loneliness’ was published.
According to Dr. Swanick ‘Loneliness is by far the most unrecognised health crisis of our generation…young, old, rich, poor, urban or rural’
Mary Allen Programme Co-ordinator at Blackwater Community Connect speaking at a Health Seminar run by Muintir na Tire Cork and Glanworth Community Council said there are many ways of coping with Loneliness .
These include 
Getting Busy – being busy is effective in dealing with loneliness
People find that feeling needed or useful is important to them
Volunteering with something you care about
L-r Finbarr Motherway Cork County Muintir na Tire, Mary Allen Community Connect, Liz Downes Cork Older Peoples Council Pauline O Dwyer Glanworth Community Council  and Christy Roche Cork Older Peoples Council  pictured at the Glanworth event
      Community Connect is a Community Service targeting older people who may feel lonely or isolated, especially those who live in rural and remote communities in North Cork and the surrounding area.  As well as helping to alleviate loneliness, the service gives people an opportunity to participate in community activities.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

The NDA Research Promotion Scheme (Homelessness) 2019

NDA Research Promotion Scheme 2019

The NDA Research Promotion Scheme (Homelessness) 2019 is now open for applications. The focus of research topics for this year is
‘People with disabilities experiencing homelessness’.
Closing date for receipt of applications is:  12 noon on 30 May 2019.
If you have any queries please email Damhnait O'Malley at

The Hospital Saturday Fund Charity

The Hospital Saturday Fund was founded in 1873, at a time when poverty, overcrowding and ill-
health were prevalent and little help was available for those needing costly hospital care.

Which organisations may apply?

 Charities (registered medically related charities)
The Hospital Saturday Fund will consider giving grants towards medical projects, capital
projects, medical care or research, hospice/respite care and in support of medical training. The
Hospital Saturday Fund will also consider grants for running costs. For UK NHS hospitals only,
applications will normally be accepted for projects only, the application to detail the scope of
the project with supporting documentation, the amount requested and a copy of the hospital’s
Annual Report (or the hospital’s related charity raising funds for the project).

The Hospital Saturday Fund has two grant categories: -
1. Standard grants of up to £2,000 or €3,000 OR –

2. Large grants to up to £10,000 or €13,500 (please note this is the maximum sum that HSF
will grant). Large grant applications should be towards specific projects, research or
equipment rather than running costs.

Organisations may make one application for a meeting and can apply for a standard or a large
grant. The Grant Making Committee (GMC) meets quarterly.
How to Apply
Applications for grants should be made online at :
Deadline: 17 Jun 2019 (large grants)

ESB Energy for Generations Fund

Energy for Generations Fund Our aim with the Energy for Generations Fund is to maximise the impact of our investment by taking a more strategic approach to effect change. Funding is only part of the jigsaw – we also want to leverage the skills and knowledge we have within the company to bring about more sustainable and positive outcomes.

Eligibility 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. The guideline application amount is c. €10,000. This is neither a minimum nor a maximum, rather an indication of the scale of the resources available. Average funding awards in recent years have been c. €6-7,000.

Visit the ESB website for full application details:
Deadline: 14 Jun 2019

The Old Butter Roads Food Festival 2019

The festival returns for the third year running and, this time, the flagship event will be the Old Butter Roads Food Festival (May 24-26) taking place over two days in the award-winning O’Mahony’s Gastropub & Courtyard, in Watergrasshill, where food writer Joe McNamee’s Grub Circus curates and hosts a family-friendly programme of fun food-related events for all ages as well as assembling a range of top guest speakers and contributors including Irish food legend Darina Allen, for the Old Butter Roads Food Symposium.

The festival kicks off on the Friday night (May 24th) in O’Mahony’s gastro-pub, in Watergrasshill—freshly crowned as Best Gastropub in Munster, at the recent Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) Awards—with music and storytelling from the Gab Group before Joe McNamee’s Grub Circus takes over on Saturday morning to present an eclectic two-day programme that promises fun, food and frolics, along with the more serious business of the Old Butter Road Food Symposium.

 The Courtyard will host a BBQ stall and ‘market’, with stalls featuring Old Butter Roads members’ produce and children are especially well catered for over the course of the weekend with nationally-renowned actor and puppeteer Dominic Moore bringing his puppet show to ‘Granny’s Garden’, the specially designated kidzone, adjacent to the Courtyard.
Moore will also oversee hands-on butter making sessions, allowing children to make their own butter and a Kidz Kookoff Kompetition will see two teams of children under chef mentors competing against each other for some lovely prizes. There is also face-painting and other entertainment.

For further details contact Maire Ni Mhurchu, Chairperson (; tel. 087 412 9698), Lenka Forrest, Secretary (; tel. 083 8534355) or Patricia Cronin (; tel. 085 866 5143).

The Concern Project Us

Project Us
Project Us is a movement for change that invites individuals, groups, schools and communities to come together to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals and our role in bringing them about.
Over a cup of coffee in a Concern ‘World Café’, you and your community group will have the opportunity to discuss how issues at local level connect to the UN’s Global Goals – the international pathway towards creating a more equal world by 2030. Project Us is a forum for people to share ideas, find our voices and connect with one another. And then turn talking into action!

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The SDGs are 17 global goals with 169 targets covering a broad range of issues including ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, gender equality, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting ocean and forests. The SDGs are about the 5 ‘Ps’; People, Planet, Peace, Prosperity and Partnership.

What is a World Café?
Prior to the start of each Project Us event the Concern team set up the venue to look like a café, with a number of round tables for 6-8 people, decorations, and of course coffee, tea and nibbles. The Café is facilitated by the Concern team, who ask three simple questions about a chosen SDG. The Café ‘patrons’ discuss the questions, writing the various points of view on the ‘table cloth’, which are collected and formed into a reported. Each World Café session lasts 60-90 minutes.

The Concern Project Us team is available to set up a World Café in your school, business or community group. Everyone is welcome to attend. It will be a dynamic evening of dialogue, debate, questions and ideas. Register your interest with Concern here  or  for more information.

Wilder Wander

Create your own fun interactive nature/heritage tours & games.
 If your community group is interested in creating tours for visitors to local woodlands, gardens, rivers or parks in your local area you may wish to join the Wilder Wander App.

Wilder Wander are an Irish nature/heritage company, developing tours for community groups and public/private sector using their location-based nature exploration app, Wilder Wander ( The idea is to get people out and about on trails, in parks etc. to learn, have fun and take some exercise.

 For more information please contact Vicki O’ Donnell on 087 6592511 or

CROSSWORD: A Brand New Play by Katie Holly coming to a Library near you!

Crossword is a new play written by the talented Cork author Katie Holly.  It goes on tour to Library branches in County Cork as part of the Bealtaine Festival from Tuesday May 21st. Commissioned by Cork County Council’s Arts Office in association with Cork County Library Service. Cork County Council gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council for this project.
Welcoming this initiative,  County Mayor Cllr. Patrick Gerard Murphy said, “ The object of commissioning the play was to stage a piece of drama that touched on some issues encountered by people as they age in a humorous and sensitive way and to take that play on tour during Bealtaine to a variety of libraries in the County.”
The play’s author, Katie Holly, is a graduate of Drama and Theatre Studies from University College Cork.  In the past four years she has established herself as one of Ireland’s most interesting new playwrights Her first play Marion starring Laura O'Mahony (RTE's 'Bridget and Eamon' and 'The School') premiered at Cork Midsummer Festival 2016 Her second play Sharon featured at Cork Midsummer Festival in 2017 and was immediately invited to West Cork Fit Up Festival where Graham Norton attended and tweeted about the show which was a massive boost to cast and crew! 

Crossword looks at the lives and motivations of two characters, Brian and Harry, through a series of interactions in their local Library. Harry, an older man, recently retired, seeking to keep himself active and informed, and Brian a young arts graduate looking for a job and trying to decide a career path for himself. Brian searches the job section of the newspapers.  Harry does the crossword.  From two different generations, they have two very different reasons for being in the library...and different things to be angry about; everything from the problems of retirement, to the reduction of the pink snack from three pieces of chocolate to two...Crossword is about finding the language to say how you are feeling - and then finding someone to whom you can say it.

Crossword is at the following Libraries  and  Admission is free
Tuesday May 21st             Clonakilty Library at 11 a.m. (tel.  023 8844830)
                                                Skibbereen  Library at 2.30 p.m. (tel.  028 22400)

Wednesday May 22nd     Macroom Library at 11 a.m. (tel. 026 42483)
                                                Carrigaline  Library at 2.30 p.m. (tel. 021 4371888)

Thursday May 23rd           Bantry library at 11 a.m. (tel.  027 50460)
                                                Dunmanway Library  at 2.30 p.m. (tel. 023 8855411)

Friday May 24th                 Mallow Library  at 11 a.m. (tel. 02221821)
                                                Charleville Library at  2.30 p.m. (tel. 063 89769)

Tuesday May 28th             Midleton Library  at 11 a.m.  (tel. 021 4613929)
                                                Fermoy Library at 2.30 p.m.  (tel. 025 31318)

For further information contact Sinead Donnelly in the Arts Office at  Cork County Council

Monthly Health & Well Being Talks "Eating Disorders"

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Africa Day 2019

Cork City Council to launch a vibrant programme of events to mark Africa Day 2019

Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr Kieran McCarthy will officially launch Africa Day 2019 on Friday, 17th May at 6.30pm in the Atrium, Cork City.

Please find attached this year’s Africa Day 2019 Programme of Events for your information. Cork City Council invites you to attend any of these exciting events to celebrate Africa Day 2019. All are welcome to attend and entry is free.

Walks to support of the Green Ribbon campaign

In partnership with Irish Farmers' Association Coillte Mental Health Ireland the annual 'Let's Walk and Talks' will be happening around the country. Please come along and help #EndTheStigma

Sunday 19th May - Doneraile Wildlife Park at 3pm

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Staying In Touch Glanworth Wed May 15th

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

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

Friday, 10 May 2019

Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme

The Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme, established by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, T.D., seeks to encourage local peatland communities, local groups, local schools and individuals to engage with her Department in relation to the conservation and revitalisation of raised bog Special Areas of Conservation, Natural Heritage Areas and other raised bog areas and to promote public engagement with and awareness of our natural heritage.

The Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme will support in 2019 a diverse range of initiatives from events, education programmes, conservation management plans, public amenity and recreational measures to invasive species and fire control measures near/within raised bog Special Areas of Conservation/Natural Heritage Areas or other raised bog areasand which will encourage communities to enhance their natural surrounding areas and raise awareness of environmental issues and concerns.

For more information please click here

Or  contact:
Peatlands Management Unit,
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Ph (053) 9117361 / (053) 9117384

Closing date for applications is 4pm, Friday 24 May, 2019