safeTALK Training - Tuesday 20th March

We are partnering with the Regional Suicide Resource Office to deliver safeTALK training in the Cathedral Parish Centre, Carlow on Tuesday 20th March. There are still some places available - Contact 051 874013 for further details.


LGBTI Network Get Together

 

Carlow County Development Partnership CLG is delighted to be leading out on this project through Healthy Ireland funding. We are looking at the needs of the LGBTI community in Carlow.

Please spread the word and if you cannot attend the meeting on Saturday, please ensure to fill out the survey monkey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LGBTICARLOW


International Women's Day March 8th

International Women's Day ( March 8th ) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.  It is celebrated in many countries around the world.  It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.

Running Order

 9 .45am        -           Opening/Welcome (Fr Conn O  Maoldhomnaigh

                            President Carlow College – St Patrick’s)

10.00am      -         Mary White – (Former Minister of State for Equality, Human Rights, and Integration)

10.20am      -       Catherine Lane (National Women’s Council)

10.40am      -          Avril Bailey (Psychotherapist - Dublin Human Givens Centre)

11.00am - 11.30am    -   Break

Workshops

(Free - please sign up at entrance desk)

11.15am - 12noon Venue – Cobden Hall

Zumba Dancing – ‘Fusion Fitness’ Leslie Dempsey

                                           

11.15am - 1.00pm Venue – Student Union

 Arts & Crafts –  ‘Mural Mayhem’ Jean Robertson

                                      

11.00 - 11.30am  Venue – Paul Cullen Room

               Mindfulness (Karl Duffy – Carlow County Development Partnership)

 

11.30am - 12.15pm Venue – James Fintan Lawlor

Healthy Living – ‘Body & Soul’ –Rachel Doyle  

                                              ‘Blueberry Soul’

                                      

 12.15pm - 1.30pm  Venue – Thomas Wall

Developing Resilience and Emotional Well-Being

                                     Avril Bailey – ‘Dublin Human Givens’

                                          

 1.40 pm - 2.30pm

Mental Health Support – Stories of Hope

Josie Funcheon (GROW) – Geraldine Kelly (TUS)   

 

2.40 pm - 3.30pm

The Launch of Photographic Exhibition VISUAL – ‘Press for Progress’

Schools Art Competition

 

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Care and Repair - Severe Weather Contact Information

In response to recent weather warnings which are predicted to reach all areas this week, our Care and Repair team are proactively contacting our elderly clients to ensure that they are safe, warm and well during this current cold spell. If you know of any older people who you feel may be alone, vulnerable or in need during these extreme cold conditions, please call or visit them so that they have peace of mind and know they are not alone.

An Garda Síochána and the Defence Forces in conjunction with the Carlow Older Persons Forum have linked in with our Care and Repair team to offer emergency services to those who may live in very isolated areas or find themselves in need of emergency assistance. If you or someone you know requires emergency assistance through the above services please contact –

Bagenalstown Garda Station: 059-9774120

Carlow Garda Station: 059-9136620

Tullow Garda Station: 059-9151222

Advice for older people and those with elderly relatives or neighbours

  • Eat and drink warm food and beverages frequently
  • Wear warm layers
  • Ensure you have sufficient supplies of food, fuel and medicine
  • Keep your home warm and avoid unnecessary trips outside
  • If you do have to go outside, wear shoes with a good grip and a scarf around your mouth to reduce the risk of a chest infection
  • Ask a relative or neighbour for help if you require it and stay in touch by phone

Should you wish to contact our Care and Repair service, please phone 059-9720733 for further advice.


Hacketstown Community CORE Officially Opened

It was a momentous day for Hacketstown on Friday 23rd February as its new Community CORE was officially opened. This represents a huge achievement for the members of Hacketstown Community Development Association who are eager and enthusiastic about the CORE.

The CORE building (situated in the old CRISP centre) has recently been donated to the community of Hacketstown by Carlow County Council. Hacketstown Community CORE will be a focal point for educational and recreational courses for the entire community in Hacketstown. The community hub will also act as an information point and drop-in centre as well as a meeting place for all age groups.

Senator Jennifer Murnane O’Connor, Councilors John Pender and Andrea Dalton, alongside representatives from Carlow County Development Partnership CLG, Carlow Volunteer Centre, Carlow PPN (Public Participation Network), St Catherine’s Community Services Centre, KCETB, and many more were present.

Speaking at the opening, CEO of Carlow County Development Partnership Mary Walsh highlighted several streams of funding and services that will be forthcoming through LEADER, SICAP and the Tús scheme, which has already been operational in Hacketstown for the past five years.  Mary also paid particular tribute to the Tús workers who assisted with the refurbishment of the centre and getting the CORE building ready for the opening day.

Chairperson of Hacketstown Community Development Association Mary Doyle was enthusiastic in her vision for the centre, "The Core means 'the centre, the  place to go to'. This is a huge achievement for the members of our Hacketstown Community Group and will act as an information point and drop-in centre as well as a meeting place for all age groups". 

Over the next few months, Carlow County Development Partnership will offer programs such as Online Safety, Nutrition Workshops, Yoga, Mindfulness, Safe Pass, Manual Handling, First Aid, Computer Training and many more.

The CORE will also be central to the Care and Repair scheme, of which there are currently 21 members catering to the home and social needs of the elderly in the Hacketstown area.


Visit of Lithuanian Ambassador to Carlow

Carlow County Development Partnership were delighted to be part of the Carlow delegation which welcomed the visit of the Lithuanian Ambassador Egidijus Meilūnas to the county yesterday, February 21st. He was accompanied by Dr. Giedrius Janauskas Vice Dean in the Humanities Department at the University of Kaunas. The visit acknowledged the positive contribution made by the Lithuanian community in the county and explored possible areas of co-operation in the future, including schools and cultural projects. The Carlow delegation consisted of the Cathaoirleach of the Council, William Paton, Kathleen Holohan,  Chief Executive Carlow County Council, John Brophy, the Chair of Carlow LCDC, the Chief Officer Michael Brennan , John Shorthall,  County Librarian, Fr Conn Ó Maoldhomhnaigh, President of Carlow College, Helen Maher,  Programme Board Chair: Citizenship and Community Studies, Carlow College and Karl Duffy,  Social Inclusion Manager of Carlow County Development Partnership,

We have supported the Lithuanian community over the past few years in capacity building events around maintaining their own culture,  and through funding towards the Lithuanian preschool premises and also through our support in the SICAP Programme for the Carlow Integration Forum and its events. The chairperson of the Forum is a Lithuanian National, Sandra Kazlauskaite, who has been involved in numerous programme with us over the years, included the holistic Body Mind and Soul Programme as well as in her role as co-ordinator of Failte Isteach – a community based volunteer language and welcome programme which we also fund.

We wish to continue and develop this support for the community going forward beyond or support for the pre-school,  and this support will begin with two small school-based projects over the next few months.

Firstly, to celebrate the important year of the centenary of regaining Lithuanian statehood in 1918, we are going to organize and sponsor a prize in one of the schools in Carlow town for the best project by a child which focuses on Lithuanian history or culture. We will aim this at children aged around 10, and hope that the Ambassador himself, or someone from the Embassy staff will help us to select the winner.

Secondly, we are going to link a class from a Carlow National School  – over the internet – with a school in Lithuania, maybe to develop a common project on the different cultures.  Once again the Ambassador agreed to help us identify an appropriate school in Lithuania.

The meeting also discussed the psychological challenges around young people developing their identity between two cultures and explored possible research ideas between the University in Lithuania and Carlow College.

Overall, a very positive exchange of ideas and energy.


Leader Rural Development 2014-2020 call for proposals

Carlow County Development Partnership CLG is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from Enterprises who have 10-20 full time employees who serve the domestic market only,

If you require more information please contact

Clare O’Shea

Development Officer.

Rural Development Division,

Carlow County Development Partnership Ltd.,

Main St.,

Bagenalstown,

Co Carlow.

Tel:       (059) 97 20733

Fax:      (059) 97 20737

Email: coshea@carlowdevelopment.ie


Resident Associations and Community Groups morning

It was great to be a part of such a fantastic event as the Resident Associations and Community Groups morning organised by the Community Section of Carlow County Council this morning.  Carlow County Development Partnership had both our Sicap Team and Tús Team represented.  There was a great turn out from the resident associations and community groups.

If you would more information on the Tús Programme Click here or contact us in the office at 059-9720733