JOHN ENRIGHT FESTIVAL: The Castleconnell John Enright Festival (October 11– 13). Keep these dates free for October! This year we commence the inaugural Castleconnell John Enright Festival. John Enright was a three times World Champion Flycaster from the 1890s and is a famous Castleconnell son. The festival incorporates Spey Casting, Flycasting, ‘Have A Go’ Competition, Children’s Art Workshops, Trad night at Guerins, a One Act Play (Life of John Enright) at the ACM Holly Tree Theatre, Children’s Entertainment (Parish Hall), Cabaret at the Castleoaks Hotel, Riverside Art, Memories of Castleconnell Shop, Historical River Tour, John Enright Memorabilia Exhibition and more. We look forward to seeing you there!”
CASTLECONNELL PROJECT LIMITED — JOB VACANCIES: The Castleconnell CE Scheme has vacancies for Childcare workers for the ACM Kidz Childcare Centre. This is a developmental opportunity and no experience is required - accredited Training will be provided to support your future career. Please contact your local DSP/FAS Employment Services office at the ACM Community Centre, 14-15 Castle Street, Castleconnell for further details. Note that eligibility to participate on CE Scheme is generally linked to those who are 25 years of age or over and are in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more. Garda Vetting will also apply.
WORDPRESS COMPUTER TRAINING COURSE: This is a new Training Course to learn how to create your own interactive website for your community group. At the end of the course participants will have to set up their own FREE website or blog which they will be able to continue to use afterwards. Participants will learn how to change themes and widgets in the sidebar, how to create posts and static pages. Participants on the course will be able to upload photos to their posts and pages, create galleries and slide shows, and create a navigation bar, categories and tags. They will also learn how to change personal settings, allow or disallow comments and to fight spam.
Participants will need to have previous knowledge of how to use a computer, browse the internet, check email and good knowledge of basic computer programmes such as word and excel. Participants will also have the option of going on to complete the advanced course in WordPress which covers synchronizing accounts to get more visibility through Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, inserting ‘Follow us’ buttons, embedding YouTube videos, customizing the navigation bar, creating a contact form etc. on a WordPress.com site. The training will be held at the ACM Community Centre, 14-15 Castle Street, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick on 12th of October 10am to 2pm, cost is €25 and places are limited. Contact ACM Community Centre at 061 372750 to book.
TRAINING COURSE FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISES: Ballyhoura Development is planning a training course in October next titled Sustainable Development for Community Groups and Social Enterprises.
This is a Fetac level 5 minor award and is designed to enable the learner to understand the concept of sustainable development as it relates to the environment, society and economic issues and to develop the skills of critical thinking, problem solving, environmental auditing, community assessment and education for sustainable development. The Fetac module descriptor is attached for more information.
The cost of this course is €70 per person - the course in heavily subsidised by Ballyhoura Development. This course is limited to two community members per community and we would like to see participants taking part that are involved in community activity. The venue is not yet confirmed for this course but it will more than likely be held in Bruff, Hospital, Kilmallock or Charleville. Contact ACM Community Centre at 061 372750 to book…
COMHAIRLE NA NÓG: With the countdown to amalgamation now in full throttle, thirteen members of Limerick’s two Comhairle na nÓg held an historic joint residential at the Killary Adventure Centre, Connemara, recently.
The thirteen young people, who were drawn from the City and County Comhairle na nÓg respectively, spent the time getting to know one another ahead of next June’s merger. ‘The young people spent time discussing their respective Comhairle, their roles within it and the mixed emotions they have ahead of the amalgamation,’ said Claire Donaldson, co-ordinator for both City and County Comhairle na nÓg. Away from the discussion table the young people enjoyed some of the many delights that Killary provides, such as high ropes, gorge walking and the water trampoline. ‘The residential was great experience for all as it gave the young people a chance to get to know one another in a relaxed and friendly environment,’ explained Ms. Donaldson. Comhairle na nÓg (Youth Council) are local youth councils that give young people the opportunity to be involved in local services and developments that affect young people. In recent years Limerick’s two Comairlí have produced publications that have garnered national attention as they address topics such as bullying and sexual well-being.
REMINDER: Evergreen Rambling House will resume for their seventh year on this Friday, with a “Culture Night,” at 8 to 10.30pm. “Please join us for song, story telling, monologues, light music and humour, at ACM Centre, Castleconnell. Admission free on ‘Culture Night’.”