Fermoy Area Sports and Community Awards 2014

Fermoy Enterprise Board and Fermoy Credit Union, in conjunction with main sponsor McCarthy Insurance Group , are proud to announce that this coming November 8th in the Corrin Event centre they will host the Fermoy Area Sports and Community Awards. This is the first staging of such Awards in the Fermoy Area for many years.…

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2014 Irish Rural Link Annual Conference

Annual Conference 2014 Rural Learning Míchael Ó Muircheartaigh Prof. Ciarán Ó Catháin – President Athlone IT Alice McDonnell – Le Chéile Billy Murphy Chairperson – Irish Rural Link Dr. Maura Farrell – NUIG Swedish Rural Parliament Friday 9th Moate Business Park Moate Co. Westmeath ************* Rural learning May Access to education and skills training The…

Avondhu Blackwater Alum Awarded Top Honours at Irish Planning Institute

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership is delighted to take this opportunity to offer warm congratulations to Cathal O’Meara, who is a recent recipient of the Irish Planning Institute’s International Planning Award. The project which led to Cathal’s awards victory involved the development of a network of cycle routes in Guatemala City, Central America, leading to a changed…

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Recruit for Fifth Tús Scheme

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Ltd has been administering the Tús, community work placement scheme, since June 2011 to much success. The Tús initiative is a community work placement scheme providing short-term one year working opportunities for unemployed people in the Community and Voluntary sector. The Scheme is funded by the Department of Social Protection and the…

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Marketing Course 2013 Places Available: http://wp.me/pqEOi-uK

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership’s Business Marketing Skills courses are due to return in January 2013 and we are now accepting Applications for places on the programme. To date over 14 new positions have been created by employers who have participated in the training, in addition to those who have seen surges in their sales and revenues…

Cork SportsAbility Day 2012

The Cork Sports Partnership and the Cork SportsAbility Forum in conjunction with UCC Disability week 2012 are hosting this year’s ‘SportsAbility Day’ in the Mardyke Arena on Saturday the 8th of December from 12-3pm. The aim of ‘Sports Ability Day’ is to showcase the range of sports activities available to people with disabilities, all of…

National Digital Switchover Week 17th to 23rd September

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte today announced details of National Digital Switchover Week which will take place from 17th – 23rd September, 2012. Organised by the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources (DCENR) in partnership with The Wheel and Irish Rural Link, the week will see 26 local Digital Outreach Champions across the country…

Wildflower Meadow at Briscoe Terrace, Fermoy

Students of Bishop Murphy School recently planted up a small patch of bare ground at Briscoe place Fermoy. Last April this was a patch of bare soil but is now flourishing as a small meadow, complete with a range of wildflowers including poppies, daises, marigolds, cornflowers and many more flowers that are becoming increasingly rare…

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…

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…

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…

Survival Essentials for Charities 2011:

Do you need a ‘workout’ for your organisation to equip it to survive and thrive in these very challenging times? If you feel the need to know what is ‘out there’ to help you, but you don’t have much time, come to The Wheel’s one-day-workout for community, voluntary, charitable organisations. A one-day training day for…

National Heritage Week 2011, 20th to 28th August

Every year millions of Europeans visit historical monuments and sites throughout Europe on European Heritage Days. These are a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union in which over forty countries participate each year. The main aim of European Heritage Days are to promote awareness of our built, natural and cultural…

Minister Coveney Awards Farmers Market Good Practice Standard 2011-2012 to 30 Farmers Markets and Invites Further Applications by 24th May 2011

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD announced this week the award of the Farmers’ Market Good Practice Standard 2011-2012 to 30 farmers markets. (Details annexed). The Minister said he was delighted to see the interest in the Standard. His Department and Bord Bia would welcome further applications up to 24th…

Innovating for Good 2011 – A National Conference for the Community, Voluntary, Charitable Sector in Ireland

With far-reaching reform of the Public Sector on the cards, community, voluntary and charitable organisations will have to redefine their relationship with the State. The new Programme for Government acknowledges “the vital role of the community and voluntary sector working in partnership with local communities, State agencies and local authorities”. But what does this partnership…

TidyTowns Competition Launch

The TidyTowns competition for 2011 was officially launched by Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, together with Mr. Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of SuperValu, sponsors of the competition. Speaking at the launch in Farmleigh, Minister Hogan said, “SuperValu and my Department are asking people to get out and ‘get…