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.)

“People’s Debate” on TV3 Tonight Recorded in Charleville Park Hotel

The “People’s Debate” with Vincent Browne tonight 28th January 2015 includes many contributions and references to IRD Duhallow and LEADER.  The television programme is on TV3 at 10pm.  Our thanks to IRD Duhallow for alerting us to the programme which was recorded in Charleville last Friday night.  (S.R.)

Pension and Budget Changes Information Seminar on Tuesday 25th Nov.

Pension and Budget Changes Information Seminar

Tuesday November 25th 7.30p.m.

The Duhallow Women’s Forum will hold an Information Seminar on Pension entitlements and will highlight the changes that will take place in the budget for 2015 and how these may affect you. This seminar is free for everyone but we do ask that you register your interest by contacting Mary Creedon on 029 60633.  (S.R.)

IRD Duhallow Business Awards

The IRD Duhallow  Business Awards which hosted in conjunction with “The Corkman” newspaper hailed the  18  entrepreneurs from across the barony of Duhallow at a lavish function in the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket last night. A brilliant night for Millstreet's K&L Deliveries on winning the Best Established Category in addition to securing the Overall Gong for Best Business 2014. For the Customer Service Category, Michael and Pam Thornton's Coolefield House emerged a popular winner. Well done to all Millstreet nominees on gaining selection for the prestigious awards ceremony that included K & L Deliveries, Coolefield House, Nibbles Food Emporium, Justin Photography and the Millstreet E Centre.
The IRD Duhallow Business Awards which hosted in conjunction with “The Corkman” newspaper hailed the 18 entrepreneurs from across the barony of Duhallow at a lavish function in the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket last night.
A brilliant night for Millstreet’s K&L Deliveries on winning the Best Established Category in addition to securing the Overall Gong for Best Business 2014.
For the Customer Service Category, Michael and Pam Thornton’s Coolefield House emerged a popular winner. Well done to all Millstreet nominees on gaining selection for the prestigious awards ceremony that included K & L Deliveries, Coolefield House, Nibbles Food Emporium, Justin Photography and the Millstreet E Centre.   We thank John Tarrant for the important photograph and caption.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Winners at the IRD Business Awards

Millstreet had two winners at the IRD Business Awards which were held in Newmarket last night. A huge congratulations to Mike & Pam Thornton Of Coolefield House B&B on winning the award for Best Customer Service, and to Gordon and Breeda O’Keeffe of K & L who won their award as the Best Established Business. Other finalists from Millstreet on the night were Eleanor Leahy of Nibbles who was also in the Best Customer Service category, Justin Black of Just Born Photography in the Creative Industry category, and the Millstreet E-Centre in the Community Enterprise category.

SAOI Network Videography Group at Wallis Arms Hotel

A very pleasant meal was enjoyed by the members of the SAOI Network Videography Group at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Thursday, 6th Nov. 2014.  The coordinators of the uplifting occasion - Mary O' Sullivan and Paddy Buckley - expressed delight at not only the very fine meal but with the many sharings of interesting and humorous stories related afterwards when Jack Roche shared his thoughts regarding the many benefits which resulted following the particpation of the Group in the two-year videography and film course organised by IRD Duhallow.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
A very pleasant meal was enjoyed by the members of the SAOI Network Videography Group at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Thursday, 6th Nov. 2014. The coordinators of the uplifting occasion – Mary O’Sullivan and Paddy Buckley – expressed delight at not only the very fine meal but at the many sharings of interesting and humorous stories related afterwards when Jack Roche shared his thoughts regarding the many benefits which resulted following the particpation of the Group in the two-year videography and film course organised by IRD Duhallow. Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The Aldworth Family of Newmarket Court’

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Duhallow Ancestry, a working group of IRD Duhallow will launch their premier exhibition The Aldworth Family of Newmarket Court; their influence and contribution to life in Duhallow and beyond on Friday, October 17th at 7.30 p.m. at the James O’ Keeffe Institute in Newmarket, Co. Cork. All welcome to attend.

Should you require any further information or to register your attendance, please contact James at 029-60633.

Click the poster (right) to see it full size.

Update (21st Oct): The exibition has been extended for another week until the 27th. details and new photos below:

‘The Aldworth Family of Newmarket Court’

‘The Aldworth Family of Newmarket Court’ is currently showcasing information of information of historical and genealogical interest in the main building at the [read more …] “The Aldworth Family of Newmarket Court’”

IRD Duhallow Business Awards 2014

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In order to recognise all the ambassadors in business, last Wednesday the launch of the IRD Duhallow Business Awards 2014 in conjunction with The Corkman was held at the James O’Keeffe Institute in Newmarket. This is the second year of the highly successful awards which duly recognises the sustainability, creativity as well as the innovation which business in the region have showcased, as well as [read more …] “IRD Duhallow Business Awards 2014”

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.)

Upcoming: Guided Bog Walk

2014-07-27 International Bog Day at Barna Bog - posterAs part of ‘Discover Duhallow: A Day of the Region’ and to celebrate International Bog Day IRD Duhallow are hosting a guided walk through Barna Bog this Sunday (27th of July).

Commencing at 1pm the walk will include discussions about the flora and fauna of this wonderful habitat.

The event will be followed by light refreshments.

To register, contact Kieran @ 029-60633. Click the map below to see how to get there

2014-07-27 International Bog Day at Barna Bog - map

IRD Duhallow

Map of Communities in IRD Duhallow

IRD Duhallow is a community-based Integrated Rural Development (IRD) company that was established in 1989. The company combines the efforts and resources of the State Bodies, Local Authorities, Local Communities and individual entrepreneurs for the benefit of the local areas. The main objective of IRD Duhallow is to establish and to support initiatives directed towards the generation of enterprise for the benefit and welfare of communities in Duhallow who may be deprived due to rural population, immigration, lack of training, economic deprivation or poor infrastructure.

IRD Duhallow have recently updated their website and all the up to date information is there, including the Monthly Newsletter, DART Timetables, info on grants, Duhallow Initiatives, a communities section, and much more.

from IRD Duhallow