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.)
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 continue reading…
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.
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 continue reading…
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Sign Language Classes
Workshops for Women who are or will be seeking Employment!
Grow Your Own Training Course for Women
Personal Development Training Course
Start Your Own Business Training Course
Full details of all the above courses are given here: continue reading…
I n f o r m a t i o n S e m i n a r
Conservation in Duhallow
Date: 7th July 2011
Location: James O’Keeffe Institute,
Newmarket, Co Cork.
Guest Speaker: Mr John Lusby
Raptor Conservation Office BirdWatch Ireland.
Booking is advisable
To book your place or if you have any further queries please contact Katie Crowley 029 60633
Are you at present seeking Employment?
Job Search Strategy & Skills Workshop which will enable participants to Learn to Tap into the hidden Jobs Market; Develop Techniques for Effective Networking; Telephone Techniques to secure an in Interview; Source suitable Potential Employers using Career Decisions unique Virtual Career Centre. Additionally participants will be shown the smart way to job hunt in today’s fast moving environment and develop methods for researching employers.
Interview Skills Workshop which will help participants learn how to prepare for meeting with prospective employers. Participants will learn techniques for reducing pre-interview nerves; identify Interview Checklist of Dos and Don’ts and also learn about grooming and Dress Guidelines.
Each workshop will be two days in duration from 10a.m. to 4p.m. Places will be limited therefore registration is necessary. If you would like to book your place or would like to receive further information please contact Mary on 029 60633.
IRD Duhallow’s Bird Watching Group are hosting a Dawn Chorus Meeting on Sunday the 15th May 2011
Date: Sunday the 15th May 2011, 5.00am
Meeting Point: James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co Cork.
Duration 1.5-2 hours
Light Refreshments will be served Admission is FREE of charge
Booking is essential for further information please contact Katie Crowley on 029 60633