Youghal Celebrates in Cork Lifelong Learning Festival

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Members of the Youghal Adult Education Network are delighted to join in the celebrations during the 2009 Cork Lifelong Learning Festival with 2 days packed with free workshops, talks, displays and performances for young and old.  Now in its 6th year the festival has mainly been limited to Cork city – but this year Youghal is taking the initiative to bring the festival to Cork County.

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On Tuesday March 31 the focus is on the East Cork Further Education and Youthreach Centre,  with a programme which includes briefing sessions on how adults return to education, as well as hands on workshops in beauty therapy, ceramics, organic gardening and family learning.  While visiting the centre why not visit the information displays and enjoy the art exhibition, or enjoy coffee and scones in the morning prepared by Youthreach students. On Thursday April 2 the festival moves to Cumann na Daoine’s new building on Catherine St.  Call in any time from 10am – 2pm to visit displays of art and craft as well as information stands from UCC, FAS, Pobalscoil na Trionoide and the VEC adult guidance service.  Chat with fellow learners and members of Cumann na Daoine’s many groups, or join in free workshops on paper flower making or cake decorating.  The afternoon Features performances from the Windy Lane puppet theatre.

Kino Korner is a mini film festival which will feature screenings of short films of community interest – many linked to Youghal.   Kino Korner films will be shown in both venues on March 31 and April 2.

Festival programmes with detailed information and event times are available from a variety of locations throughout Youghal and surrounding areas (including Cumann na Daoine and the East Cork Further Education and Youthreach Centre).

For further information contact Cumann na Daoine, tel 024 91900 or the East Cork Further Education and Youthreach Centre on 024 92804

March 31st and April 2nd 2009
Co. Cork VEC
East Cork Further Education and
Youthreach Centre
Open Day
TUESDAY, MARCH 31ST 2009
Briefing Sessions

10.00 How Can Adults Return to Education? – Patricia Walter, Adult Guidance
Counsellor
10:15 Adult Education Opportunities in the Youghal Area – Shirley
Deane, Adult Guidance Information Officer
10:30 Education and Training Supports – John Dooley, Jobs Facilitator,
Department of Social and Family Affairs
10:45 Adult Education Taster Course – Sharon Lupton, Equality for All
Coordinator
Coffee Morning
Tea, Coffee and Scones organised by Youthreach Students
Workshops
11:30-12:30 Introduction to the ECDL – Ken Keating
An overview and introduction to the ECDL course.
12.00 – 1.00 Family Learning -Sally Hayes and Yvonne Fitzgerald
The Family Learning workshop will look at how the parent is the child’s
first and most important teacher and how we can encourage and support
a child’s early learning.
1.00 – 2.00 Beauty Therapy – Mini Facial Workshop – Debbie Long
Learn about skincare and skin types, carry out a mini-facial. This is a
hands on practical experience, it will be fun and informative in a relaxed
atmosphere.
2.00 – 3.00 Dyslexia Awareness Workshop for Adults – Ruth Doherty and Cathy
O’Mahony
This workshop will highlight some of the difficulties in coping with dyslexia
as an adult and look at some strategies that can be used to cope
with it, including spelling and mind mapping.
2.30- 3:30 Organic Gardening Workshop – Selvi
Iyilikci
Selvi will give an overview and an introduction
to the principles of organic gardening.
2:30 – 3:30 Ceramics Workshop – Eileen Singleton
This will be a practical workshop introducing
the art of ceramics .
Workshops are free and places will be filled on a first come first served basis
Information and Exhibitions
9:30 – 1.00 Information and Display by Youghal Adult Learning Service
Students and Volunteers will be on hand to tell people about the service
that is available for adults who left school early and would like to
brush up on their reading, writing and spelling skills.
11.00-4.00 Exhibition of work by Youthreach Students
11.00-4.00 Display and Information Co. Cork VEC Adult Guidance Service
Information on our Adult Guidance Service and Adult Education Opportunities
in the Youghal Area.
Patricia Walter, Adult Guidance Counsellor will be available to meet
people individually to help them make choices around their education
and training needs.
11.00-1.00 Display and Information from Cork County Childcare Committee –
Aileen Carey, Childcare Development Worker
The Cork County Childcare Committee Ltd. provides a range of supports
to Childcare facilities and Childminders located throughout Co.
Cork. See www.corkchildcare.ie for more information.
11.00-1.00 Department of Social and Family Affairs
11:30-1.00 Open Studio in the Art Rooms
Opportunity to see Art Students at work and
courses available
10.00 – 4.00 Art Exhibition by HSE users.
Kino Korner – Tuesday
The following short films will be shown in the East Cork Further Education & Youthreach Centre
Contacts
Youthreach Carol Newman 024-93869 yry@eircom.net
BTEI Patrick Callinan 024-92804 bteieastcork@eircom.net
Adult Learning Cathy O’Mahony 024-93674 youghaladultlearning@gmail.com
Adult Education Nuala Glanton 022-50982 nglantonvec@eircom.net
Adult Guidance Patricia Walter 086-8287570 patriciawaltervec@eircom.net
Adult Guidance Shirley Deane 028-40294 info@wcaded.ie
All will be available during the open day to answer queries.
11 to 12:45 Written Off
Following the lives of 11 adults with reading and writing difficulties as
they return to education.
12:45 to 2:00 3 Short Films from Youghal Produced and Directed Maximillian Le
Cain
12:45 to 1 News Report
This film stars the Transition Year Students of Coláiste Eoin.
1 to 1:30 Afternoons with Johnny
Critically acclaimed at last years Cork Film Festival and coming from
our very own St. Raphaels. Institutionalised at a young age John Wallace
developed as a prolific artist over subsequent years.
1:30-2 Moll Goggin
From Youthreach Youghal comes a classic tale embedded in the folklore
of Youghal. It is a tale of the Sea, the Land & the Tragedy of Love.
2 to 2:30 The Guide
Fair City actor Tom Hopkins (“Christy”) gives a moving account of his
return to learning at a recent adult education celebration in Youghal
2:30 to 3 Youghal Farmers’ Market
Duncan Stewart and Eco Eye visit the farmers’ market in Youghal.
Frameworks Films- working in collaboration with Cork Communities:
3 to 3:30 Educating the Class
With the Community Women’s Education Initiative find out their stories
as they return to education
3:30 to 4 Over Here
With the Cope Foundation Mallow and the Brothers of Charity
(Southern Services) CARITAS Training Centre discover the wonderful
work that goes on not far from the main street.
Kino Korner
Thursday in Cumann na Daoine
Missed them first time around? Or were they so good
you’d like to see them again? Either way drop
in to Cumann na Daoine, Catherine St to view any of the following short
films during their open day on Thursday 2 April:

11.00-12.45 Written Off
Following the lives of 11 adults with reading and writing difficulties as they
return to education.
12.45 – 2.00 3 Short Films from Youghal Produced and Directed Maximillian Le
Cain
12.45 – 1.00 News Report
This film stars the Transition Year Students of Coláiste Eoin.
1.00 – 1.30 Afternoons with Johnny
Critically acclaimed at last years Cork Film Festival and coming from our
very own St. Raphaels. Institutionalised at a young age John Wallace developed
as a prolific artist over subsequent years.
1.30-2.00 Moll Goggin
From Youthreach Youghal comes a classic tale embedded in the folklore of
Youghal. It is a tale of the Sea, the Land and the Tragedy of Love.
2.00 – 2:30 The Guide
Fair City actor Tom Hopkins (“Christy”) gives a moving account of his
return to learning at a recent adult education celebration in Youghal
2.30 – 3.00 Youghal Farmers’ Market
Duncan Stewart and Eco Eye visit the farmers’ market in Youghal.
Frameworks Films- working in collaboration with Cork Communities:
3.00 – 3.30 Educating the Class
With the Community Women’s Education Initiative find out their stories as
they return to education
3.30 – 4.00 Over Here
With the Cope Foundation Mallow and the Brothers of Charity(Southern
Services) CARITAS Training Centre discover the wonderful work that goes
on not far from the main street.
THURSDAY 2 APRIL
CUMANN NA DAOINE, CATHERINE ST, YOUGHAL
Why not drop into Cumann na Daoine’s new building on Catherine St
(formerly the League of the Cross Hall) during their festival open day?
Meet fellow learners who will display their work – from computers to cake
decorating there’s something for everyone. The morning showcases
adult learning opportunities in Youghal while the afternoon features performances
from the Windy Lane puppet theatre-a treat for all ages.
Drop In Information Morning 10am-2pm
Call in at any time from 10am to 2pm and find out more about adult
learning in Youghal. Visit displays, chat with group members and meet
with members of Cumann na Daoine’s groups and others involved in
learning provision in this new community building.
Cumann na Daoine’s groups – find out about the Women’s Group,
Men’s Social Club, Food Cooperative, Walking Group, Disability
Awareness and Action Group, Music Group and more
Youghal Lace – members of the Youghal Family Support Group display
their skills at needlework
Crafty divas – Youghal’s latest craft group showcase their skills
Pobalscoil na Tríonóide – View a display of work from participants
in adult education classes
Social & Health Education Project-information on family courses
County Cork VEC Adult Guidance Service – chat about options
with the adult guidance counsellor
UCC-Meet with representatives from the UCC Centre for Adult &
Continuing Education
FAS – find out about courses and training options available through
FAS , and view the on line classes available through e-college
Photographic Exhibition from the East Cork Photographic Group
FREE WORKSHOPS
10 – 11am Paper Flower making is an old tradition
among Traveller women. Try
your hand at paper flower making and
find out more about this tradition with
representatives of the East Cork
Traveller Advocacy Project.
10.30 – 11.30: Learn how to decorate cakes
the professional way – workshop led by Oonagh
Poynton of Rhincrew Cookery Classes
12-12.30 Briefing Session: Education and Training Supports
Speakers include John Dooley, Dept of Social & Family Affairs, as well
as representatives of the VEC’s Adult
Guidance Service & Cumann na Daoine.
3 – 3.30 Shadow Puppet Performance
and Enjoy a performance of shadow
4 – 4.30 puppets from Youghal’s own
renowned Windy Lane puppet theatre. Not just for children!
All events are free. Spaces for the workshops and puppet performances are limited and
will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Lifelong Learning Festival
Members of the Youghal Adult Education Network
are delighted to join in the celebrations during
the 2009 Cork Lifelong Learning Festival.
Now in its 6th year festival events have mainly
taken place in Cork City. This year Youghal is
taking the initiative to bring the festival to Cork
County, with two days of information, events and
workshops for young and old. All festival events
are free-so drop in and find out more about the
wide range of learning opportunities available in
Youghal.
Members of the Youghal Adult Education Network participating in the
Youghal festival include:
Cork County VEC, East Cork Further Education & Youthreach Centre,
Golf Links Road, Youghal. Tel 024 93869 (Youthreach) or 92804 (BTEI)
Cumann na Daoine, Catherine St, Youghal Tel 024 91900
Dept of Social and Family Affairs, Hanover St, Cork. Tel 021 4806804
East Cork Traveller Advocacy Group, c/o HSE, Ellis House, Ballyvolane,
Cork. Tel 021 4529023
Pobalscoil na Tríonóide, Youghal. Tel 024 25836
South & East Cork Area Development, Midleton Community Enterprise
Centre, Knockgriffin, Midleton. Tel 021 4613432
St Raphael’s Centre, Youghal. Tel 024 92422
Youghal Family Support Group, c/o Presentation Sisters, Front Strand,
Youghal. Tel 024 93039

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