Get to Know Your Neighbours on 14-15 July!

How well do you know your own neighbours? Macra na Feirme’s Know Your Neighbour Weekend (14-15 July) is a great opportunity to reach out, network and make new friends. Get to know your neighbours and other groups in your area by hosting a: * morning tea * barbeque * picnic in a local park * cheese and…

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Minister Hogan Announces Funding Of €337,000 For Local Environmental Initiatives

Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government today, (11 June, 2012) announced funding for local environmental initiatives by communities, individuals and not-for-profit groups and organisations.  The Minister has allocated funding of €337,000 to local authorities to fund projects under the Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund 2012. Matching funding…

Buttevant Walled Town Day 2012

On Sunday June 17th the grounds of Buttevant Castle will return to their medieval roots. For one day only, the second annual Buttevant Walled Towns Day will recreate the sights, smells and sounds of 13th century Ireland. Organised by the local community and sponsored by the Heritage Council through the Irish Walled Towns Network, this…

Tús Supervisor Vacancy

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Limited is taking applications for a Tús Supervisor. Tús is a community work placement initiative that provides short-term quality and suitable working opportunities for people who are unemployed while at the same time carrying out a broad range of services of benefit to the community and in a variety of community settings.…

Composting demonstrations in Mallow in May

In conjunction with the County Council and the Stop Food Waste programme (www.stopfoodwaste.ie) Donal O’Leary will be doing a series of composting workshops free of charge, at the garden allotment site behind the ITW HiCone factory at Quartertown Industrial Estate, Mallow. The workshops will be on the 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and…

Watergrasshill and Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Join forces for Village enhancement

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership and Watergrasshill Community Council joined forces this week to work on a village enhancement project. John O’Keeffe, Eamon Kavanagh, Derek Corrigan, Andrzej Maziarz and Adrian Browne, which form Avondhu Blackwater Partnership’s Roaming team of skilled maintenance workers and gardeners, arrived on Monday to lend their support to the programme. Over two and…

Digital TV! Its time to switch!

If you’re interested in getting involved or would like further information, please contact: Veronica Gubbins East Cork Digital Outreach Champion Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Ltd., The Showgrounds, Fermoy, Co. Cork Mob: 086 369 7396

National Spring Clean Month in Coolmona Fermoy

National Spring Clean Month is upon us again and great work was recently carried out by the eager residents of Coolmona in Fermoy. The Spring Clean initiative, coordinated by Avondhu Blackwater Partnership, Fermoy Tidy Towns, Fermoy Town Council, and An Taisce is built on the principal of keeping your own locality tidy and has been…

Buttevant Area Enhancement Plan

The Buttevant community and Avondhu Blackwater Partnership have just finished several months’ hard work with the publication of the Buttevant Area Enhancement Plan. This plan sets out the needs of the town as defined by the community.  Recently Buttevant has started to pay more attention to its impressive heritage including the Town Walls, Buttevant Castle, The Friary…

WORKLINKS: a FETAC Certified Programme for Jobseekers in the Mallow Area

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership, in association with Fusion Training & Development, are running a certified programme for those wishing to exit unemployment and return to the Labour Market. The programme is part-time and runs three mornings a week for twelve weeks.  The course is FREE of charge and does not affect social welfare entitlements. The programme…

Clondulane Public Meeting

Clondulane Public Meeting How would you change your community to improve your quality of life? How would you like to see Clondulane in 5, 10 or in 20 years time? In order to guide the development of Clondulane towards your needs, your community is meeting to share their visions and explore the funding available from…

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Community Development Training

Are you a new or existing Community Group? Avondhu Blackwater Partnership is currently offering Community Development training to members of community and voluntary groups. Course content, timing and duration will be tailored to meet the needs of your group. Modules can include Committee Skills, Project Planning, Financial Planning, Officers roles, Communication and PR (web-site and…

‘Men’s Shed’ for Fermoy

Are you a man living in Fermoy or surrounding areas?  Do you have time on your hands?  Would you like to get involved in a new community initiative aimed at sharing stories, skills and knowledge and exploring opportunities to help improve your current situation? If you have ideas worth discussing with other men in the…

Rathcormac Village Enhancement Plans

Last Wednesday saw the culmination of several months’ hard work between Rathcormac community and the Avondhu Blackwater Partnership.  This work culminated with the completion of a village and area enhancement plan for the wider Rathcormac area. Regular meetings and public workshops have taken place between the Rathcormac community and Avondhu Blackwater’s Cathal O’Meara who assisted…

Fermoy Enhancement Works

Work on the Fermoy area landscaping plans are well underway with Rathcarrig estate receiving a significant greening of its parking space. Saturday the 11th of February saw the Irish Tree Centre undertake a significant amount of paving removal and replacement with box hedging, hornbeam and flowering trees. While the immediate impact of such works is…