Coast Guard announce Joint Search and Rescue Games 2012
THE SEVENTH JOINT SEARCH AND RESCUE (JSAR) competition between the Irish Coast Guard and HM Coastguard Northern Ireland will take place in Youghal, Co. Cork over the weekend of 11-13 May 2012. The competition is organised by the volunteer members of the Youghal Coast Guard unit under their volunteer leader Mike Lee. The unit has worked closely with the Town Council in profiling the event and the town itself.
The purpose of the games is to increase the level of professionalism of all Coast Guard members on the island and to enhance cooperation between the Divisions through friendly competition. The Games normally have a theme and this year’s theme is “Walter Raleigh”.
Twelve team members from each of the Divisions – Dublin, Malin, Valentia and HM Coastguard Northern Ireland will compete in JSAR12. Two four-man teams from each Division will be drawn and the remaining members will be entered as combined teams. A wide range of Coast Guard skills will be tested throughout the competition. Members will be tested on the following skills – leadership, search planning and coordination (afloat and ashore), rescue throw-bag, chart work, knots, communications, silva compass work and pacing, and salvage pump.
There has been a tradition of cooperation and joint training between many of this weekend’s participants going back to the 1980s. Indeed the modern Irish Coast Guard began to develop its cliff rescue capability from that time when personnel from Belfast Coastguard District provided training and external assessment to Coast Guard Units. The joint Search and Rescue games are another step in the initiative of developing joint training programmes between the Irish Coast Guard and the Northern Ireland Coast Guard.
The Games provide a forum for the national Maritime SAR Management to discuss policy in an informal and friendly environment and for volunteers from both jurisdictions to exchange their experiences.
The teams will compete for a number of awards with the winning team being presented with the Kirwan Cup.
Related Video: Video below of the Irish coastguard helicopter undergoing trials with Wildcat 53 ‘Island Tiger’ off Cork harbour, Ireland 2010
Coast Guards coordinated response to a simulated emergency at Lighthouse Hill, Youghal. Photo: Youghalonline/archive/2006/mh
Adult Education Taster Course
This course is designed for adults who may be considering a return to education.
3 mornings per week
East Cork Further Education and Youthreach Centre, Youghal
Begins week of April 16th for 6 weeks
- Study Skills
For further information and to book a place, contact: Sharon Ormonde 087 0903250
List of FAS Courses for 2012 for Youghal
- Warehouse & Forklift Training – start date 26th of March in Cumann na Daoine – 6wks
- Retail Sales – start date- 16th of April 2012 – 4 weeks
- Telesales Course – start date is the 19th of April – 12 weeks
- Security Personnel Course – starting on the 14th of May 2012.– 5 weeks
- Healthcare Assistant Course – start date – 26th of May 2012 -36 weeks
- Office Administration Traineeship Course – start date – Sept 2012 – 32 weeks
If your interested in any of the above course please contact Tracey Murphy from FAS on 021 4948943 or alternatively call into the FAS Clinic in Cumann na Daoine on the 1st or 3rd Wednesday of each month to register.
Official opening of the end of year exhibition on Tuesday 22nd June 2010, 7-9pm in Jack O Patsy, Friar Street, Youghal
On Tuesday the 22nd of June the FETAC 5 Art Craft and Design class of 08 to 10 will Launch an Art Craft & Design Exhibition in the Jack O Patsy Premises, Friar st Youghal. The exhibition will run on 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June.
This is the culmination of two years work for the students and all will have some of their artworks on display. The artworks will cover a wide range of materials with the students exhibiting paintings, ceramics, drawings, photos and printmaking/batik pieces.
For the students this was a long journey that started on Tuesday the 30th September 2008 when a group of students entered the East Cork Further Education Center in Youghal. They were all there to take part in the FETAC level 5 course in Arts Craft and Design.
What made this group of students a little bit different then the normal student is that the age of this group ranged from 25 upwards. Despite the age, it was like the first day in school for many of the class.
The course funded under the Back to Education Initiative, was suitable for those who wanted to prepare a portfolio for application to third level art courses or for those who wished to develop their talents in a wide range of visual and artistic skills.
The course subjects covered many facets of artwork from drawing, ceramics, painting, printmaking, design, photography and communications. This course would run for two years, three mornings a week. Patricia Burns the course coordinator welcome the class to the school and before they knew what was happening had them sketching, painting and drawing.
This was to be the normal for the next two years as the students moved from one subject to the next, exploring the world of Art Craft and Design along the way. Some of the students had painted or been involved in one way or another in the subject matter but for most it was all new.
There’s nothing like sitting in front of a large clean blank canvas and being told paint something, It is a daunting task but after the first brush stroke the fear melts away as you become lost in a world of colour, shade, style and before you know it its time to clean up and go home.
Many of the students spent a lot of their own time at home, outside of the normal study hours finishing paintings, ironing batiks, sketching a ceramic piece for the kiln the next day, such was the enthusiasm and enjoyment involved.
Throughout the two year course these students went to galleries, went on field trips to photograph, paint and explore our natural world and then try to capture those moments on canvas in clay or on film. Like many things the course came to an end but not before many of the students had discovered a new talent or a better understanding of Arts, Crafts and design.
Some of the students have already applied to third level courses in colleges in our area, others have found a new way to spend their leisure time, and all of the students who finished the course were agreed on one thing. It was an amazing experience, surrounded by great teachers, students who became good friends and those who all shared a common love for Art Craft and Design.
So if you’re in town why not pop in to the Jack O Patsy on Friar St Youghal to support these local artists on this exhibition of work.