Community Consultation for Residents of Murphy’s Terrace

A series of community meetings with residents of town residents in Kanturk, Newmarket and Millstreet will be held in September to consult with people on issues which may affect them with a view to assisting in the development projects where sources of funding become available. Locally there is a meeting about Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet which will be held at 8pm, Wednesday 18th of September in the Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet. Further information available on 029-60633.

“Discover Duhallow” News Magazine Launched by IRD Duhallow

Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)  This is the first issue of the recently launched “Discover Duhallow”.  It’s available free in the local shops and will appear on a regular basis.   Each area in Duhallow is given at least one page to share its local news.         Every success to all those associated with this uplifting new publication “Discover Duhallow” which will undoubtedly be a wonderful source of communication throughout Duhallow and beyond.  We look forward to sharing useful information, updates and images relating to Millstreet Parish.  For over thirty years the “Clara News” publication which appeared nine times per year was an all-important aspect of Millstreet life and was greatly missed when it ceased publication some years ago.   Our local website www.millstreet.ie has now become the central means of communication here in Millstreet (and John Tarrant’s Millstreet Notes in the weekly “Corkman” as well as Eily Buckley’s Weekly Report on C103) but an actual colour publication which one can physically hold and pass on to others will certainly also be warmly welcomed.   And we all look forward also to having lots of insights into the many other towns, villages and townlands of Duhallow as portrayed in future editions of “Discover Duhallow”.  Heartfelt congratulations to IRD Duhallow on taking this very welcome initiative.  (S.R.)

Training for Family and Voluntary Carers

The Duhallow Carers Group will be organising a number of courses for Family & Voluntary Carers under Dormant Accounts Funding. All are welcome! For full details or to register for any of these courses, please contact 029-60633 or visit irdduhallow.com/upcoming-events

[read more …] “Training for Family and Voluntary Carers”

Young Adult Survey

IRD Duhallow’s Youth & Education Working Group is conducting a survey aimed at young adults in the Duhallow, Sliabh Luachra & Lee Valley area. It is open to all young people aged 18-35 and covers a range of topics such as lifestyle preferences, housing issues, urbanisation and rural resettlement after young adulthood. This will form part of IRD Duhallow’s youth planning going forward and is one of few surveys of this type. This survey is being conducted as part of a LEADER funded project in conjunction with Dr. Brendan O’Keeffe of the GESERA Institute for Action Research. The link to the survey can be found here which takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

IRD Meeting in Cullen Pipe Band Hall

IRD Duhallow will be conducting a Community meeting in Cullen Pipe Band Hall on Thursday 2nd May at 8pm. The meeting will involve a series of short presentations and a group workshop to understand the challenges and opportunities in the area. The knowledge gathered will help inform future planning for our programmes and the area at large. These are the last in the series of community meetings that IRD Duhallow has ran across the area over the months of March & April. All members of the community are invited to attend a meeting in their locality which will be attended by representatives of IRD Duhallow Board and Staff.

A short online consultation which is part of this process is available at the following link  https://forms.gle/sszdnZ1fhKb4sE2B8

Upcoming Community Meeting

IRD Duhallow is holding a community meeting to give people from the Millstreet, Aubane, Ballydaly and Derrinagree areas an opportunity to discuss their ideas and plans for their communities as well as hear of opportunities. The forthcoming Local and European Elections in May are an opportunity to lobby your public representatives for the services, infrastructure and resources required in your communities, when they come looking for your vote. The meeting will take place on 8th April at 8pm  in the Canon O’Donovan Centre, Millstreet will be attended by representatives of IRD Duhallow Board and Staff.

irdduhallow.com /  029-60633 / facebook.com/IRDduhallow

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Furniture Revamp Sale

IRD Duhallow Revamp is hosting a massive clearance sale in Newmarket on the 15th and 16th of January 2019. There are amazing bargains to be made! IRD Duhallow REVAMP is a furniture recycling and re-use initiative which was established with 3 key purposes: 1. provide sheltered training and employment opportunities, 2. helping our environment by reducing landfill and fly tipping, and 3. providing quality up-cycled furniture at low cost to pensioners, low income families, people who are marginalised and unemployed because of mental health difficulties and other reasons.

Fostering Work Place Equality

There is still time to book your place for IRD Duhallow’s Breakfast Seminar on Wednesday November 28th at 8am in the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket.

The keynote speaker will be Laura Reidy. Laura is a Senior HR Consultant with the HR Suite. She works across a wide range of industries and sectors providing business owners and managers with best practice advice on all HR related issues including People Management and Employment Law to both small and large scale organisations.  [read more …] “Fostering Work Place Equality”

Social Media – Challenges for Parents at IRD Duhallow on 12th Dec. at 7:30pm

Click on the Poster to enlarge. We thank Conor Judge of IRD Duhallow for the article. (S.R.)

IRD Duhallow are delighted to announce that Dr. Maureen Griffin of MGMS Training Ltd. will hold a public seminar on ‘Social Media – Challenges for Parents’ on Wednesday December 12th in the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket at 7.30pm. All parents, guardians, teachers and those with a responsibility for young people are invited to attend.

Dr. Griffin is a nationally renowned forensic psychologist who has worked close with An Garda Síochána, Irish Defence Forces and the HSE. Dr.Griffin has visited over 700 schools across Ireland to discuss internet safety for primary and post-primary school children. The seminar will provide an overview of what is currently popular among Irish students, what the potential dangers are and will offer practical advice on how to protect children when they are online or using their mobile devices. Issues such as social networking sites (e.g. Instagram); social messaging/chatting apps (e.g. snapchat); video-streaming sites (e.g. YouTube); mobile device safety; screen time & sleep; grooming; sexting and cyber-bullying will be addressed with time provided for Q&A. Parents and guardians must be regularly updated on the safe use of the internet given the increased time children spend online and the speed at which the industry changes. Dr. Griffin will provide a brief overview of mainstream sites and upcoming applications with the aim of providing knowledge to parents and teachers who are better placed to manage the virtual world. [read more …] “Social Media – Challenges for Parents at IRD Duhallow on 12th Dec. at 7:30pm”

IRD Duhallow Training Courses for Autumn 2018

The new IRD Duhallow Training Courses Brochure ( Autumn/Winter 2018) is currently being distributed across the Duhallow region. There are seventy odd courses that will be run this Autumn in the following sectors: Business / Career Preparation / Marketing & Sale / Food / Agriculture / Horticulture / Health & Safety / Health Care / Human Resource / It / Personal Development / Warehousing / Craft.

The list of courses is below, but for full details read the brochure from IRD Duhallow  here [read more …] “IRD Duhallow Training Courses for Autumn 2018”

Recruiting Tús/RSS Participants

Would you like to be involved in keeping our communities attractive for residents and visitors? Cullen, Millstreet and Ballydaly Communities are currently recruiting Tús/RSS participants for village and countryside enhancement projects and environmental maintenance work. For further information regarding eligibility please contact Sheila Roche or Sheila O’Keeffe on 029 60633.

Upcoming Courses at IRD Duhallow

Infection Prevention and Control 5th February 9.30am – 5.30pm  €200.00 10 Nights
Advanced Excel by Night 5th & 12th Feb 7pm – 10pm  €100.00 2 Nights
Performance Management 7th February 9.30am – 5.30pm  €150.00 1 Day
End of Life Awareness Training 7th February 6pm- 9pm  €20.00 1 Day
Lamh 2 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th Feb 7pm – 9.30pm €200 8 Nights
Risk Management 9th February 10am – 1.30pm €60 ½ Day
OFA by Night 19th-24th Feb 7pm- 9.30pm €199 5 Nights
EPI Pens 20th February 9.30am – 1pm €75.00 1 Day
Tele Sales 21st February 9.30am – 5.30pm  €125.00 1 Day
Search Engine Optimisation 28th February 9.30am – 4.30pm €75 1 Day
Payroll QQI L5  22nd Mar – 24th May 6.30pm – 9.30pm  €350.00 10 Nights
Project Management QQI L6 5th, 6th & 14th March 9.30am – 5.30pm  €540.00 3 Days
Intermediate Sugar Craft 1st March 7pm – 9pm €996 Nights
Supervisory Management QQI L6 6th February 6.30pm – 9.30pm  €450.00 10 Nights
Bright Pay Payroll 6th March 9.30am – 5.30pm  €150.00 1 Day
CPR 7th March 6pm – 9pm  €20.00 1 Day
GDPR & Data Protection 15th March 9.30am – 5.30pm €991 Day
Customs 22nd March 9.30am – 5.30pm  €225.00 1 Day
Intermediate Excel 27th March 9.30am – 5.30pm  €100.00 1 Day
Training Delivery & Evaluation 28th March 9.30am – 5.30pm  €450.00 5 Days
Continence Promotion and Nutrition Training 18th April 6pm – 9pm  €20.00 1 Day
Patient Moving and Handling Instructor 19th & 26th April 9.30am – 5.30pm  €300.00 3 Days
Safeguarding Training 4th April 6pm – 9pm  €20.00 1 Day
Advanced Excel by Day 17th April 9.30am – 5.30pm  €100.00 1 Day
Pivot Table Training 25th April 7pm – 9.30pm  €60.00 1 Night

Courses can be booked online by clicking on irdduhallow.com/upcoming-events/

IRD Duhallow AGM

IRD Duhallow will hold their Annual General Meeting and launch of Progress Report 16-1 on Wednesday 27th July 2016 at 8pm at the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co. Cork.

The Directors of IRD Duhallow in recognition of the strong role local communities and businesses play in the success of the Company are holding an open meeting with all members of Communities, Voluntary Groups and Businesses invited to attend.

Duhallow Business Awards 2016

 

ird-business-awards-2The Duhallow Business Awards Networking Banquet takes place on the 24th of November, and there ‘s a lot of local interest with the following Millstreet based finalists and their categories:

  • Duhallow Today, Best Start Up Enterprise
  • Munster Fire & Safety, Best Established
  • O’Flynn Medical, Best Established
  • Noirins Boutique, Women Led Business
  • Cloverhill, Great Place to Work Award

… and Caroline Dowling of Flextronics is also scheduled as the guest speaker.

Best of luck to everyone [read more …] “Duhallow Business Awards 2016”

IRD Duhallow AGM

IRD Duhallow Ltd - logoIRD Duhallow will hold their Annual General Meeting and launch of Progress Report 15-16 on Wednesday 27th July 2016 at 8pm at the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co. Cork.

The Directors of IRD Duhallow in recognition of the strong role local communities and businesses play in the success of the Company are holding an open meeting with all members of Communities, Voluntary Groups and Businesses invited to attend.

IRD Duhallow 2016 Primary Schools Debate Event

Prizewinning Teams from Tullylease and Liscarroll at Monday night's Annual IRD Duhallow 2016 Primary Schools Debating Competition held at the James O'Keeffe Institute in Newmarket. It was indeed a privilege participating in the Judging Panel at the wonderfully interesting event where the Teams spoke with such sincerity, clarity, humour and uplifting enthusiasm. Well done to all involved in this annual praiseworthy occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Prizewinning Teams from Tullylease and Liscarroll at Monday night’s Annual IRD Duhallow 2016 Primary Schools Debating Competition held at the James O’Keeffe Institute in Newmarket. It was indeed a privilege participating in the Judging Panel at the wonderfully interesting event where the Teams spoke with such sincerity, clarity, humour and uplifting enthusiasm. Well done to all involved in this annual praiseworthy occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

4IRD Primary Schools Debate Event 2016 -6002IRD Primary Schools Debate Event 2016 -600Ird Duhallow personnel and many other supporters are to be complimented on such a splendidly organised event. [read more …] “IRD Duhallow 2016 Primary Schools Debate Event”

IRD Duhallow Notices

Crime Prevention Information Seminar

Sergeant John Kelly Crime Prevention Officer will give a Crime Prevention Talk on Tuesday the 3rd of November at 7.30p.m. in the James O’ Keeffe Institute, Newmarket. This night will promote crime prevention and how to reduce the opportunities for criminals to commit crime in your home. Mr. Diarmuid Cronin, Community Alert Development Officer will also be available to explain details of the Community Alert Initiative. Registration is essential by contacting Mary Creedon on 029 60633. This seminar is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Refresher FETAC Level 5 Occupational First Aid

IRD Duhallow is seeking to run two courses in Refresher Fetac Level 5 Occupational First Aid. There will be a maximum intake of 10 participants per course. It will be a requirement for participants to bring their FETAC Level 5 Occupational First Aid cert with them on the day. Please note you have up to 3 months from expiry date to revalidate. Places will be limited. Names are currently being taken and if you are interested in participating or to find out more information please contact Mary on 029 60633.

We thank Mary Creedon of IRD Duhallow for these Notices.  (S.R.)

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

[read more …] “IRD Duhallow Warmer Homes Scheme”

National Heritage Week 2015 Continues – Survey & Free Cultural Bus Tour

Please note that there are two remaining events which are taking place during National Heritage Week 2015 in Duhallow.

If you would like to take part in the Duhallow Town and Village Urban Survey Project, please email duhallow @eircom.net for the relevant worksheet. If you live locally or in a building that you think you would like to include in this survey, please contact James for further information on 029-60633 or download and follow the instructions on the worksheet attached.The Sliabh Luachra Cultural Trail Bus Tour will depart Bruach na Carraige Rockchapel at 2 p.m. on August 30th 2015 as part of National Heritage Week 2015. There will be a visit to local points of interest en route with a seisiun following at Bruach na Carraige. All are welcome to attend, no charge. To reserve your seat and for further information, please contact James on 029-60633 or email duhallow @eircom.net.

Please spread the word to anybody in your committees or communities who you think may be interested in participating in these two community orientated events.

Yours sincerely,

James Buckley

Community Archivist

IRD Duhallow

AGM of IRD Duhallow in Newmarket on 29th July 2015

Pictured at the AGM of IRD Duhallow on Wednesday, 29th July 2015 at the James O'Keeffe Institute, Newmarket.  From left:  John Paul O'Shea, Cork Co. Mayor; Maura Walsh, CEO, IRD Duhallow and John Walsh of Aubane.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Pictured at the AGM of IRD Duhallow on Wednesday, 29th July 2015 at the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket. From left: John Paul O’Shea, Cork Co. Mayor; Maura Walsh, CEO, IRD Duhallow and John Kelleher of Aubane. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

21AGM of IRD Duhallow on 29th July 2015 -800 11AGM of IRD Duhallow on 29th July 2015 -800 9AGM of IRD Duhallow on 29th July 2015 -800The very well attended AGM was chaired by Cormac Collins, Chairman IRD Duhallow while a very impressive annual report was delivered by Maura Walsh.  Anne Maria Bourke outlined the excellent financial report.   Let’s observe a further selection of images from the important occasion where delicious refreshments were [read more …] “AGM of IRD Duhallow in Newmarket on 29th July 2015”

Buildings of County Cork: A Seminar by Frank Keohane on Cork’s Built Heritage – at IRD Duhallow on 9th July 2015 at 7.30pm

We thank James Buckley of IRD Duhallow for the following notice of a very interesting Seminar:

Buildings of County Cork: A Seminar by Frank Keohane on Corks’ Built Heritage 

IRD Duhallow will host a seminar on July 9th 2015 at 7.30 p.m in the James O’ Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co. Cork. A  Chartered Surveyor and Architectural Historian, Frank been working through the Buildings of Ireland Charitable Trust in­ the production of this survey which will be published by the Yale University Press in 2015 as part of one of the *Pevsner Buildings of Ireland Series. This seminar will address the development of structural heritage in Co. Cork and talk through his survey while giving an overview of the history of architectural heritage in the city and county. Previous projects which Frank Keohane has been involved have been the conservation of Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin, St. Canice’s Cathedral in Kilkenny and Johnstown Castle in Wexford. IRD Duhallow, are advocates of built heritage and conservation and look forward to welcoming Frank Keohane for what should be a fascinating insight into the heritage of our county. For further information and to register your attendance, please contact James at 029-60633.

*Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, (1902 – 83), was one of the greatest writers in the 20th century on the subject of built heritage and associated architecture. Born in Germany, Pevsner later moved to London where he became Professor of History of Art at Birbeck University (University of London), Professor of Fine Art (at Cambridge) and a Gold Medalist at the Royal Institute of British Architects.

“Round the Fireside” on c103 Tonight Relates to Bealtaine Festival 2015

Pictured at the recent recording of "Round the Fireside" with Jimmy Reidy at Freemount Heritage Centre where the theme was the launch of Bealtaine Festival 2015 coordinated by IRD Duhallow.  The programme is scheduled for transmission tonight (Monday, 27th April) on c103 at 9.50pm.  Happy Listerning!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Pictured at the recent recording of “Round the Fireside” with Jimmy Reidy at Freemount Heritage Centre where the theme was the launch of Bealtaine Festival 2015 coordinated by IRD Duhallow. The programme is scheduled for transmission tonight (Monday, 27th April) on c103 at 9.50pm.  Re the Kanturk Historical Walking Tour – there is a slight error in the official booklet – that walk takes place on Wednesday, 20th May at 2.30pm.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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LTV2 Millstreet Programme No 255 now Online

LTV2 Millstreet Programme No 255 is now online,on this weeks Programme we feature the opening of the New Pitch and Putt Course and Public Walk over at the James o Keefe Institute in Newmarket along with music by Ann and Ruben Keane, Mike Condon and Peter Lane, we hope you enjoy this Programme.

[read more …] “LTV2 Millstreet Programme No 255 now Online”

Newmarket Pitch & Putt New Course Opens Today at 1.00pm

We thanks Helen from IRD Duhallow for the poster and the information.  Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)
We thank Helen from IRD Duhallow for the poster and the information. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

It is today, Sunday 22nd March 2015 which marks the official opening at 1pm of Newmarket Pitch & Putt.  All are very welcome to attend.

Newmarket Pitch & Putt is a new state of the art course located on the grounds of James O’Keeffe Institute Newmarket, Cork which will open in early March. This course is a newly renovated 18 Hole Course on scenic surrounds, redesigned to USGA standards making it more challenging and interesting for families, groups & single players alike. It guarantees a thoroughly enjoyable experience for young & old. Membership is now open. Membership fees are as follows:

Single €100
Family €220
Couple €180
OAP €90
Under 16 €70
Student €80
Green Fees €8
Associate Membership €60

For those interested in experiencing Pitch & Putt for the first time prior to investing in clubs a hiring facility is also available where clubs are free with green fees & balls can be hired at €2 each. The facility will open from April – September: Monday- Sunday 8.00am-10.00pm October-March: Monday- Sunday 8.00am-7.30pm.

For further information on becoming a member or using the facility please contact 029-60633. You can also like our Facebook page ‘Newmarket Pitch & Putt’ to keep up to date with upcoming events and competitions.

Newmarket Pitch & Putt New Impressive Course

Newmarket Pitch & Putt is a new state of the art course located on the grounds of James O’Keeffe Institute Newmarket, Cork which will open in early March. This course is a newly renovated 18 Hole Course on scenic surrounds, redesigned to USGA standards making it more challenging and interesting for families, groups & single players alike. It guarantees a thoroughly enjoyable experience for young & old. Membership is now open. Membership fees are as follows:

Single €100
Family €220
Couple €180
OAP €90
Under 16 €70
Student €80
Green Fees €8
Associate Membership €60

For those interested in experiencing Pitch & Putt for the first time prior to investing in clubs a hiring facility is also available where clubs are free with green fees & balls can be hired at €2 each. The facility will open from April – September: Monday- Sunday 8.00am-10.00pm October-March: Monday- Sunday 8.00am-7.30pm.

For further information on becoming a member or using the facility please contact 029-60633. You can also like our Facebook page ‘Newmarket Pitch & Putt’ to keep up to date with upcoming events and competitions.

We thank Jacinta Carroll, IRD Duhallow for this notice.  (S.R.)