Pictures from County Mayor Presentation to Sean Radley at Cork County Hall last Monday Night

Here is just a selection of Photos taken at Cork County Hall last Monday Night of Sean Radley being recognised by the County Mayor John Paul O`Shea for his Irish Broadcasting Hall of Fame Award.A large number of supporters from Millstreet accompanied Sean Radley on the Night with them all travelling together on the C.A.R.T. (Carriginma Area Rural Transport) Bus,a great Night was had by all and we must thank Breeda Piggot for the lovely Photos.

IRD Duhallow Warmer Homes Scheme

IRD DUHALLOW WARMER HOMES SCHEME

Free Insulation Service

If you are in receipt of one of the following payments you may be eligible to receive insulation services free of charge:

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Fuel Allowance

or

Family Income Supplement

or

Jobseekers Allowance
(for more than 6 months and have children under 7 years of age)

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Houses must be owner occupied and constructed before 2006

Contact IRD Duhallow on 029 60633

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Historic Graves Surveying

IRD Duhallow is seeking to train communities in historic graveyard recording and publication. We are calling on all communities from the following areas to get involved because only with the help of volunteers will we be able to tell, record and publish local stories of people and place. If you can take a photograph you can learn the survey system. All training will take place from 9.30a.m. to 4p.m. Please look at the dates below and if you think you will be able to come along please give Mary Creedon a ring on 029 60633.

  • Old Kilcorney: Friday 6th and Saturday 7th of February
  • Drishane: Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of February
  • Taur: Friday 27th and Saturday 28th February
  • Lyre: Friday 6th and Saturday 7th of March
  • Lismire: Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of March
  • Dromtariffe: Friday 20th and Saturday 21st March
  • Kiskeam: Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of March
  • Rockchapel: Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th of April                We thank IRD Duhallow for this notice.  (S.R.)

Basic Sign Language Classes – IRD Duhallow

Basic Sign Language Classes

IRD Duhallow will hold Basic Sign Language Classes beginning on the 30th of September. The classes will run for two nights per week for 4 weeks and will cover such topics as: Vocabulary, Expressions, Family, Numbers, Hospital, Colours, Conversation, Fun Stories etc. The Sign Language Classes will empower and educate participants in the use of Sign Language thereby heightening awareness of those with disabilities in our community. Please note that there is a course fee of €55 per person to take part in this course. If you are interested in participating or require further information please contact Mary at 029-60633.   We thank Mary of IRD Duhallow for this notice.  (S.R.)

Superb IRD Duhallow Youth Film Now on YouTube

To view the very recently launched IRD Duhallow Youth Film on YouTube it may be found under #yoloduhallow.   The superbly produced film features young people from the many areas of IRD Duhallow enthusiastically demonstrating their marvellously energetic skills.   We thank Tríona from IRD Duhallow for alerting us to this truly uplifting insight into all the various aspects of the much appreciated IRD Duhallow.  The brief video includes Students from Millstreet Community School demonstrating their excellent skills at the Astro Turf Centre and also at Green Glens.   (S.R.)

Clara Loop Walk on Sunday Celebrating Bealtaine Festival 2014

Enthusiastic and energetic participants in Sunday's Clara Loop Walk were blessed with dry weather conditions and special refreshments provided by IRD Duhallow on their return from the 2 to 3 hour walk.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Enthusiastic and energetic participants in Sunday’s Clara Loop Walk were blessed with dry weather conditions and special refreshments provided by IRD Duhallow on their return from the 2 to 3 hour walk. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)


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Let’s Talk & Walk on Sunday 25th May in Newmarket

Click on the Poster to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Click on the Poster to enlarge.  (S.R.)

On Sunday next IRD Duhallow together with IFA, Coillte, Mental Health Ireland and See Change are organising a walk in the Island Wood Newmarket with a focus on Raising Awareness on Mental Health.  The theme of the day is “Let’s Talk and Walk”

The Green Ribbon Walk is a month long campaign that is taking place during May to raise awareness and promote positive mental health.

As you well know, peoples reasons for living in the countyside are many and varied including being born and reared there or made a deliberate decision to move, people tend to associate living in the country with having a better environment, more space, being more relaxed and possibly being safer, while these facts to a large extend are true country life does not always live up to its perceived idyllic image and there can be many associated difficulties with [read more …] “Let’s Talk & Walk on Sunday 25th May in Newmarket”

“Round the Fireside” on c103 Tonight at 9.50 Relates to Bealtaine Festival Throughout Duhallow with Special References to Millstreet

On c103 in Jimmy Reidy’s long established and very popular series “Round the Fireside” the second programme which will focus on the current Bealtaine Festival, is scheduled to be broadcast on this Monday, 19th May at its usual time of 9.50pm.  (S.R.)

“Round the Fireside” Recordings Focus on the Bealtaine Festival 2014…First of Two Recordings Now Being Broadcast on c103 Until 11.00pm

The enthusiastic group of people from Duhallow and beyond who recently participated in two "Round the Fireside" radio programmes with Jimmy Reidy on c103 where the focus was on the forthcoming Bealtaine Festival which is being coordinated by Louise Burke of IRD Duhallow and her dedicated team.   The c103 programmes will be broadcast on Monday, 28th April 2014 and on Monday, 19th May at 9.50 pm.  The recordings took place in Freemount's Heritage Centre.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
The enthusiastic group of people from Duhallow and beyond who recently participated in two “Round the Fireside” radio programmes with Jimmy Reidy on c103 where the focus was on the forthcoming Bealtaine Festival which is being coordinated by Louise Burke of IRD Duhallow and her dedicated team. The c103 programmes will be broadcast on Monday, 28th April 2014 and on Monday, 19th May at 9.50 pm. The recordings took place in Freemount’s Heritage Centre. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

IRD Duhallow Filming at Millstreet Astro Turf This Morning

Coordinators Tríona and Louise from IRD Duhallow with videographers supreme, Noreen and Leo Fitzgerald filmed Students from Millstreet Community School at Millstreet Astro Turf Centre this morning for what promises to be a truly superb promotional IRD Duhallow film project.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Coordinators Tríona and Louise from IRD Duhallow with videographers supreme, Noreen and Leo Fitzgerald filmed Students from Millstreet Community School at Millstreet Astro Turf Centre this morning for what promises to be a truly superb promotional IRD Duhallow film project.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

25IRD Duhallow Filming at Millstreet Astro Turf 2014 -80022IRD Duhallow Filming at Millstreet Astro Turf 2014 -8009IRD Duhallow Filming at Millstreet Astro Turf 2014 -800Noreen and Leo filmed the recent Boherbue Comprehensive School 40th Anniversary Video which proved hugely popular becoming viral on YouTube and featuring on RTÉ.  This forthcoming promotional video is indeed in good hands as demonstrated this morning in Millstreet.   Here we share further images from the [read more …] “IRD Duhallow Filming at Millstreet Astro Turf This Morning”

IRD Duhallow Presents Tonight an Illustrated Talk by Jim Wilson entitled “A Trip to the Antarctic”

            IRD Duhallow Bird Watch Group are delighted to welcome Jim Wilson to IRD Duhallow on Tuesday 8th April. Jim recently returned from ten weeks in the Antarctic and will be sharing his photographs, experiences and knowledge of this vast continent and its amazing bird and wildlife.

 Jim is a wildlife writer, international wildlife tour guide, broadcaster and filmmaker. He established the long running Garden Bird Survey in 1987 and a regular contributor to the Mooney Show on RTÉ Radio 1. Jim’s Publications include the best selling “Irelands Garden Birds”2008 and most recently Jim has written an innovative new photographic field guide “The Birds of Ireland” 2013 with Mark Carmody.

Date:                      Tuesday 8th April 2014

Time:                      7.30pm

Location:               James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket,

Registration:                Essential 029   60633

Julia Clifford Concert – “The Role of Women in Traditional Irish Music”

Julia Clifford Concert – “The Role of Women in Traditional Irish Music”

IRD Duhallow will hold a concert in conjunction with the Duhallow Women’s Forum on Thursday the 7th of November, entitled “The Role of Women in Traditional Irish Music”. A wide variety of guest musicians and speakers will range from the Sliabh Luachra area and further afield. In addition at this event we will be launching the Sliabh Luachra Cultural Trail which promotes the unique tradition of Sliabh Luachra music and culture. This concert will be held in the James O’ Keeffe Institute in Newmarket and will commence at 8p.m. Tickets cost €10.00 which include refreshments at the break and the proceeds will go to the James O’ Keeffe Building Fund. Registration is essential for this event at 029 60633 and doors will open at 7.30p.m.   We thank Mary McHugh of IRD Duhallow for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Duhallow Ancestry are currently researching the Aldworth Family of Newmarket Court and would like to source any items of interest including, photographs, documents, books, mementos etc., that anyone would be willing to loan for this project. All information would be greatly welcomed and can be handed into the JOK Institute by contacting Evelyn Mc Auley on 60633.

 We thank Mary McHugh of IRD Duhallow for this  further important notice.  (S.R.)

IRD Duhallow Training Courses

Personal Development Training Course

IRD Duhallow is now taking names for women interested in undertaking a Personal Development Training Course which will commence in September and will include the following modules: Positive versus Negative Thinking, Saying No, Developing Self – Esteem, Rights and Responsibilities, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Anger Management, Listening to your Intuition, Management of Feelings. The duration of this course will be once a week for eight weeks. Places will be limited for this programme and anyone interested is asked to contact Mary Mc Hugh on 029 60633.

 

Interior Design Training Programme

IRD Duhallow is seeking to run an eight week intensive Interior Design Training Programme in September which will take participants through the design process from the ideas stage through to specifics including limitations of budget and size. Participants will develop sample boards as a visual aid and an in depth look into colour theory, styles, flooring, fabrics, lighting, wall finishes etc. It is the aim of this programme to encourage participant’s creativity and importantly how to apply this creativity to their own designs. Places will be limited for this programme and anyone interested is asked to contact Mary Mc Hugh on 029 60633.

Most Interesting Illustrated Talk on Otters in Ireland Tonight at IRD Duhallow

April being Environmental Awareness Month 2013
April being Environmental Awareness Month 2013 a most interesting illustrated talk was given by Guest Speaker, Denise O’Meara introduced by Dr. Fran Igoe at IRD Duhallow, Newmarket tonight.   Also launched was Kieran Murphy’s very impressive Otter Road Sign.  Kieran (middle of front row behind sign) from Millstreet is a member of the Life Team – the Environmental Section of IRD Duhallow.   Click on images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Disability Financial Talk at IRD Duhallow on Tuesday, 26th February at 7.30pm

DISABILITY FINANCIAL TALK

Information Seminar on this Issue will take place on Tuesday February 26th at 7.30p.m.

IRD Duhallow is seeking to hold a special needs financial talk as it is clear that with the impact of the economy affecting all parents who have children with special needs we are sure you will get great information, tips and strategies to improve your family’s personal financial situation. The financial talk will cover how budget 2013 will affect your family, tighter rules for entitlements and benefits, how to apply and appeal a decision, how to write a will to protect your child’s future, how to choose the right guardians and trustees, changes to your child’s inheritance and savings and strategies to create a brighter financial future for your child. It is important that all families regardless of their personal circumstances can benefit from expert advice in this area.

Registration is essential for this seminar so please contact Mary McHugh on 029 60633 for more information.

We thank Mary McHugh for this important update.  (S.R.)

Upcoming Training Programme: Duhallow Historic Graves – Care, Conservation and Surveying

All Community Members and Individuals interested in learning more about Historic Graves and how to Care for them, Conserve and Record them are invited to take part in an upcoming training programme delivered by IRD Duhallow. This training programme will link in with Archaeologists to ensure that [read more …] “Upcoming Training Programme: Duhallow Historic Graves – Care, Conservation and Surveying”

Oral History training in Duhallow 2012

IRD Duhallow is funding a training project in Oral Heritage Studies which will examine the wealth of our recorded folklore and oral history sources in Ireland at local and national level. This training forms part of a wider project in Duhallow to document elements of our heritage, local history and genealogy. “Oral History” can be a difficult term to describe but IRD Duhallow is seeking to perform training for the people of Duhallow to allow them to record both formal and informal accounts through the spoken word. This training is seeking to preserve others firsthand accounts of the past and to record these accounts accurately. While libraries and classrooms are full of history books, these books may only portray a small portion of our community’s true history. We are linking in with the University of Limerick over a 24 week period ensuring that the course will be participative and skills based. Participants will receive training in interviewing, writing, digitisation and presentation skills. For more information or an application form please contact Mary Mc Hugh on 029 60633.

Spectacular Period Costume Launch of “Discover Duhallow”

The official launch of the “Discover Duhallow…A Day of the Region” Programme on Friday 20th July 2012 was a truly colourful occasion as Minister Jimmy Deenihan, Dept. of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in the company of many special Guests commented on their delight at witnessing such an impressive event which clearly involved so much dedicated preparation.   (S.R.)

Here we share the wonderful colour of the superb occasion which took place at the James O’Keeffe Institute in Newmarket.   A special marquee had been put in place for the [read more …] “Spectacular Period Costume Launch of “Discover Duhallow””

Community Diary Advertising from IRD Duhallow

EQUALITY FOR WOMEN MEASURE EXTENSION 2007 – 2013

Grow Your Own Training Course for Women

An eight week Training course on how to Grow Your Own Fruit and Vegetables will be delivered over the Autumn period. This programme will be open to women who are interested in growing their own fruit and vegetables and it will give participants the information and knowledge needed to grow successfully – what to grow, when and how to grow it. Modules will include planning a kitchen garden, crop rotation, sowing seeds and manuring, growing under cover, weed control etc. If you are interested in this course and would like to register please contact Mary McHugh on 029 60633.

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Titanic Ceremony of Remembrance Night…19th April 2012

IRD Duhallow in April will be hosting a Night in honour of the Duhallow people who set out on the Titanic on its maiden voyage. Dr. Michael Martin (Titanic Trail author and creator) will be the keynote speaker and Sr. Maureen Cahill will facilitate a prayerful ceremony. This event will take place on the 19th April at 7.30p.m. in the James O’ Keeffe Institute, Newmarket. Everyone is welcome to come and share in the evening as we remember those who survived and perished on that fateful journey. Registration is essential. Please contact Mary on 029 60633.

Titanic Ceremony of Remembrance Night on 19th April

TITANIC CEREMONY OF REMEMBRANCE NIGHT

IRD Duhallow in April will be hosting a Night in honour of the Duhallow people who set out on the Titanic on its maiden voyage. Dr. Michael Martin (Titanic Trail author and creator) will be the keynote speaker and Sr. Maureen Cahill will facilitate a prayerful and ritual ceremony. This ceremony will take place on the 19th of April at 7.30p.m. in the James O’ Keeffe Institute, Newmarket. Everyone is welcome to come and share in the evening as we lovingly and prayerfully remember those who survived and perished and we will honour their ancestors. Registration is essential. Please contact Mary on 029 60633.

Internet & Email Training Course by IRD Duhallow

IRD Duhallow is currently organising an Internet and Email Training Course which will commence on the 1st of March and will run one night a week for seven weeks in the James O’ Keeffe Institute, Newmarket from 7p.m. to 9p.m. The module is designed to provide learners with the necessary skills and knowledge required to access a website, use a web browser, access web addresses, search engines, email, Internet Security, Social Networking etc. will also be covered. Only a very basic knowledge of computers is required from participants. The total course cost per participant is €30. If you are interested in participating or require further information please contact Mary McHugh on 029 60633. Please note that places on this course are limited.

Nora Herlihy Conference at Newmarket on 2nd December 2011

Nora Herlihy Conference

IRD Duhallow will host their annual conference in conjunction with the Duhallow Women’s Forum on Friday  2nd December, entitled “The Role of Rural Women in a Recession – A Conference in honour of Nora Herlihy – Credit Union Pioneer” Guest Speakers on the day include Orlaith Carmody former RTE Journalist and director of Mediatraining.ie, Nicole Byrne founder of 11890 Ltd. also we will be having representatives from the Credit Union Movement, UCC and IRD Duhallow. In addition and importantly at this event Jimmy Deenihan TD & Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs will launch “The Origins, Ethos and Evolution of Co-operative Credit in Ireland – Celebrating the Centenary of the Birth of Nora Herlihy”

This conference will be held in the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket from 11.00a.m. to 4.30p.m. For further information and to book your place, please contact Mary McHugh at 029-60633.