Published on May 15, 2013
Sandra McLellan TD speaks on the lack of ambulance cover in Cork east which was highlighted following the recent tragic death of Vakaris Martinaitis (2). When he had fallen and an emergency call was made, his parents were informed that there was no ambulance available. Click on the video below.
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Special Olympics Ireland’s annual collection day, sponsored by eircom, took place last Friday (26th April). 4,000 volunteers took to the streets of villages, towns and cities all over Ireland at over 200 collection points on the day. Special Olympics Ireland thanks the people of County Cork who supported Collection Day and the volunteers who collected in Clonakility, Cork City, Macroom, Mallow, Fermoy, Skibbereen, Kinsale, Bandon, Youghal, Cobh, Dunmanway, Charleville , Mitchelstown, Bantry and the Fermoy Toll Road.
By 7.30am on Friday, Special Olympics and Collection Day were trending on Twitter as collectors and donators across the country joined the conversation on social media about Collection Day. Newspapers and radio stations all over Ireland supported the day and their readers and listeners also came out in force to donate. Companies organised collector teams and coffee morning fundraisers and many of our Special Olympics clubs joined collection teams on various streets and other strategic locations.
Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to donate to an on-street collector last Friday; you can still donate by texting the word SPECIAL to 50300 to donate €2. (100% of the €2 donation will go to Special Olympics Ireland). Donations can also be made on-line at www.specialolympics.ie.
Speaking about the day, Matt English, CEO Special Olympics Ireland said “On behalf of Special Olympics Ireland, I would like to sincerely thank every single one of the 4,000 volunteers who went out to collect for us last Friday. Their dedication to Special Olympics is very much appreciated. I would also like to thank everyone who donated on the day, either by donating to an on street collector, texting to donate €2, donating at our website or by hosting a coffee morning. Every cent raised will go towards supporting our on-going programme of sports training and competition for people with an intellectual disability in their local community.”
“I would also like to extend thanks to eircom, sponsors of our Collection Day, for their continued support of Special Olympics Ireland. We are blessed to enjoy such a partnership with eircom which has already spanned almost thirty years. We thank them for delivering collection day buckets and signs across the country, hosting a breakfast event in their headquarters on the day, and we thank all the eircom staff members who volunteered to collect last Friday” he added.
For further information about Special Olympics Ireland please visit www.specialolympics.ie
Open day on Thursday April 25th from 11 – 1 pm in our centre on the Golf Links Road, Youghal.
SECAD takes part in STAR Awards Ceremony at the Burlington
‘Inspiring Communities – Time to Change’ Youghal
It was with great pride when SECAD learned that its flagship pathway programme ‘Inspiring Communities – Time to Change’ was shortlisted for the prestigious STAR Awards 2013 (Showcasing Teamwork, Awarding Recognition). The STAR Awards are an awards initiative coordinated by AONTAS as part of the annual Adult Learners’ Festival to acknowledge the fantastic work undertaken by adult learning projects throughout Ireland. The awards celebrate the positive contribution that these projects make to our society, our economy and our local communities.
After a month of hard deliberation the independent STAR Awards Judging Panel drew up a shortlist of projects from 115 fantastic nominations. A total of 35 projects were shortlisted from the five categories; Ulster, Munster, Leinster, Connaught & Nationwide. The winners of each category were subsequently announced by John Lonergon (former Mountjoy governor) at the Awards Ceremony on 25th February last in Dublin. The ceremony was officially opened by Minister for Education & Skills, Ciarán Cannon.
SECAD attended the ceremony at the Burlington Hotel, represented by SECAD chairman, John Horgan & Programmes Manager, Toni MCaul. We were delighted to be accompanied on the day by two adult learners from the programme, Mary Sisk and Mary McCarthy, both of whom completed the Youghal programme. The delegation also comprised Evelyn McGrath from Cumann na Daoine, our local community partner in Youghal and our principle tutor on the programme, Catherine Ann O’Connell.
The ceremony itself was likened to the Academy Awards, which coincidentally had been held the previous evening, complete with drum-roll, spotlight cast on the winners, and full festive ambience in the packed conference centre. While SECAD’s nomination did not make the final cut and was outclassed in the end by Ballybeg Horticultural project in the Munster category, it was generally agreed that all shortlisted projects were winners on the day and a credit to furthering the cause of adult education and addressing inequalities in access to education and employment.
Therese O Connell set up Youghal Cancer Support Group and Drop In Centre in 2009 having survived Cancer herself. She saw the need for other cancer sufferers, survivors and their families to have a support network nearby. Having spent time using the facilities at the fantastic A.R.C. Cork Cancer Support House in Cork City, she aspires to have such a centre here in Youghal to facilitate families in the East Cork and West Waterford area.
The group now meets in a premises kindly loaned to them by Canon Brown. The members of Youghal Cancer Support Group and Drop In Centre are trained on an ongoing basis and are fully affiliated with the Irish Cancer Society. They also network with other Cancer Support Groups and Centres throughout Ireland.
The aim of the group is to purchase a premises of their own to open a new Cancer Support and drop in Centre for East Cork and West Waterford. It will cover Clashmore, Ardmore, Dungarven, Tallow, Cappoquin, Lismore, Youghal, Killeagh, Castlemartyr, Midleton, Cloyne, Ballycotton, and all the townlands in between.
The group aim to provide a Holistic Centre in which people with cancer and their families may find emotional support and practical help. When complete they will run information evenings and have a wide variety of complimentary therapies available such as counselling, stress management, massage, reflexology and yoga.
During the past few years many fundraisers have been held and more then €30,000 has been raised. Anthony O Driscoll and his wife Tina (who run a dairy farm and kennels just outside Youghal) met Therese some months ago and were so inspired by her enthusiasm and commitment that they have rallied a group of local farmers into fundraising action. This band of farmers now aims to run a Charity Livestock Sale in Dungarvan Mart on February 25th next.
Having gathered the immediate support from T.J. Mc Sweeney-Knockanore, Willie Keane-Ardmore, John Landers-Killeagh, Marie O Sullivan-Ardmore, Matt Hurley-Park, Kieran Hallahan-Aglish and Elaine Flavin-Youghal, a committee was formed which rapidly gathered many more supporters. Members of this group will be calling on livestock farmers from Midleton to Dungarvan requesting the donation of an animal (or the price of one)-for auction in Dungarvan in February. This will be the bulk of their fund raising effort.
To ensure the participation of all, they are asking those who make their living from other types of farming and from the farming community-to dig deep and contribute as much as they can to this worthy cause that will benefit the whole community. Anyone who wishes to be involved is welcome. All donations will be gratefully received.
Dungarvan Mart Monday 25th February 2013
If You Think You Can Help Please Contact:
Patsy Fleming – Clashmore – 087 9822950
TJ Mc Sweeney – Knockanore/Tallow – 086 2748380
Kieran Hallahan – Aglish to Cappoquin – 087 2549759
Willie Keane – Ardmore to Dungarvan – 087 2612578
John Landers – Killeagh/Castlemartyr/Mogeely – 086 8123207
Anthony O’ Driscoll – Youghal/Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge –0861744771
Visit the Irish Cancer Society Website www.cancer.ie
Rosarii Griffin of Killeagh (Presenter on Youghal Local Radio CRY104FM) is running the NY Marathon on November 4th 2012 in aid of ‘Action Lesotho’, an Irish NGO based in Lesotho.
The funds raised will go towards Lesotho’s orphaned and vulnerable children whose parents have died as a result of HIV and AIDS. These children have nobody to fend for them, and are relying on groups such as Action Lesotho for assistance. This assistance comes in the form of a feeding, health and education programme provided by Action Lesotho, ensuring vulnerable children get at least one nutritious meal a day. Many children seeking assistance come from ‘child-headed’ households, where the eldest often 12 year old siblings is responsible for the care and welfare of the entire family – his or her younger siblings.
All donations, great and small, very gratefully received and will go a long way. For instance, €5 (the price of a cup of coffee and scone) will feed a family for a week, or a child for a month.
To assist, donations can be made directly to www.actionlesotho.ie or sponsorship can be made out to ‘action lesotho’ and sent to Rosarii at 25 Cork Road, Killeagh, Co. Cork.
Rosarii would like to thank all her family, friends, work and radio colleagues and AC club members for their ongoing support and encouragement.”
South & East Cork Area Development (SECAD) and Age Action Ireland Officially Launch the Midleton Care & Repair Service
The official launch of the Midleton Care & Repair Service will be held at the offices of SECAD at the Midleton Enterprise Centre, Owenacurra Business Park, Knockgriffin, Midleton on Friday the 19th of October at 11.30am.
David Stanton TD will officially launch this fantastic service helping over 65’s and people with disabilities in the Midleton Area.
The ‘Care & Repair Programme’ is been supported by a dedicated Garda vetted team from within SECAD and incorporating Garda vetted workers from the Tús Initiative.
The Midleton Care and Repair service has a dedicated phone line 021-4621190 where all calls will be logged and then the dedicated Care & Repair team will call to assess the job.
The service is available to the over 65’s or any person with a physical disability.
Users of the service are asked to pay for materials and a small donation if they can afford to.
CEO of SECAD Mr Ryan Howard said “This is a really important day for SECAD. In launching the ‘Midleton Care & Repair Service’ we will be providing essential supports into our Community in partnership with ‘Age Action Ireland’. A Key element of these services is the fact that we can deliver these services through our SECAD Tús programme”.
John O’Mahony from Age Action Ireland will also speak at the launch.
‘Care & Repair, enabling people to live independently in the Community in increased comfort and safety’
Media Contact for SECAD: Derek Kiely South & East Cork Area Development
Tel: 021-4613432: Mob: 089-4191901: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
South and East Cork Development (SECAD) held its innovative ‘Time to Change’ programme at Cumann na Daoine, Catherine Street, Youghal on Wednesday 19th September 2012.
The programme is designed to help people who are currently unemployed or who want to return to the workplace to evaluate where they are now and to develop new skills to reach their full potential. The 10 week programme is funded by SECAD and free to participants.
Inputs by specialists on adult education, career development, CV preparation and social welfare advice forms an important part of the programme. There is one to one support for each participant and confidentiality is assured at all times.
A number of events will be held throughout the SECAD area to publicise the programme starting with the Opportunities Mornings. . The speaker at all events will be former Olympian, Gillian O’Sullivan. The Opportunities Morning in Youghal will be held on Wednesday, 19th September and the speaker will be Dr Michael Ryan from the Centre for Education and Developing Human Potential at LIT-Tipperary. They will talk about how self-motivation, resilience and positive thinking can enable us to become fulfilled and happy human beings.
Agencies that can provide support to people who are out of work have been invited to come along to meet people. These include the Department of Social Protection, VEC, FÁS, Volunteer Centre, etc. The event starts at 10.00am to give visitors the opportunity talk to people from the agencies. At 11.00am the guest speaker will be invited to talk and participants from previous courses will also speak about how the course has helped them. The Opportunities Morning is open to the whole community. Come along to get information from the agencies and others present, and maybe to sign up for the next course.
A coffee morning will also be held before the course begins to give potential participants the opportunity to come in to meet the tutor and to discuss whether the course would be suitable for them. Courses will start in during the first week of October. For further information please contact SECAD on 021-4613432 or info@secac
Visit the website http://www.secad.ie/
Time to Change’ Autumn 2012 Schedule – Youghal
Wednesday, 19th September, ——- Showcase event – Cumann na Daoine, Youghal
Wednesday, 26th September,————- Information morning – Cumann na Daoine
3rd/4th October, ——————————— Course start date – Cumann na Daoine
29th October –————————————————— 2nd November, Mid-term
12th/13th December, —————————————————- Course completion
At First Cut! Youth Filmmaking Project & Festival we know that You’ve put countless hours & loads of energy & creativity into your film. But now what? Our goal at First Cut! above all else is to get your work seen by an audience that will appreciate your efforts? So here it is. Your chance to get your film on the big screen.
OPEN CALL REMINDER: Deadline Friday next September 14th
For Details on how to send us your short film go to http://www.firstcutfilmfestival.com/young-filmmakers-youth-shorts-programme-saturday–sunday.html
First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2012 Cobh Co Cork opens on Saturday October 6th.
This is THE place to be if you want your short films in front of a live audience on the BIG SCREEN! We have a truly amazing Festival Programme this year..with a
focus on Animation and Script. We are putting the finishing touches to the Programme but here goes.. we are delighted to reveal just some of this years highlights!
Fighting Words, www.fightingwords.ie/
On Monday October 8th we are delighted to have this great organisation on board for our Schools Day and we will screen this film made with Brown Bag, http://vimeo.com/42277271
With animated film, everything you can imagine becomes possible: you can shape your very own world just the way you want it.
We are thrilled to welcome Jan Caspers and Gary Rosborough to Cobh. Their skills and experience will we hope bring amazing opportunities to young people in Cobh over the 4 days following the Festival weekend and in the months and years to come.
This Festival is dedicated to supporting and celebrating young filmmaking talent by bringing together young people with an interest in the film industry and offering them opportunities to view new films and participate in filmmaking workshops.
This year we have Acting for Film, Editing, Scriptwriting, Fresh Film Festival, Cinemobile..
We cant wait for the Spike Music Video Screenings!
Congratulations to the amazing talented 7 selected young bands/musicians from County Cork who are currently working with Cormac O Connor, The Maple Rooms.
Fear Stalks The Land
Katie O Shaughnessy
Waking Up Sunday
Do you enjoy watching films? First Cut! Festival will be announcing a full Programme of shorts, features, animated & digital films, documentaries, drama, horror and more..
All will be shown in Cinemobile in Cobh in October!
The Cinemobile, one of the most adventurous projects of the National Millennium Committee, is a magnificent, state-of-the-art 100-seater mobile cinema. With over 300,000 visitors to date, the Cinemobile brings the magic of the movies to your doorstep.
This is a Free Festival and is Open to all young people who are interested in films and filmmaking,
We look forward to hearing from you,
Mary Mc Grath, Coordinator
First Cut! Film Project
Entries are now open for First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2012
Submission Deadline: 14th September
Open to all filmmakers under the age of 21, all film genres accepted
No Entry Fee!
First Cut! Youth Film Project working in association
with Cork Film Centre is funded by The Arts Office of Cork County Council
and South and East Cork Area Development Ltd, (SECAD).The First Cut! Film Festival receives financial assistance from the Arts Council.
THE YOUGHAL BOWLING CLUB regulary meet every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm and every Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm. Last Thursday night ( 30th August 2012) at the Youghal GAA Centre, a very enjoyable evening of friendly bowling was had by all. The catering layed on by the Youghal club was second to with no small thanks to John Hamshaw and Pat and Vina for this. The club boast membership of 60 and is one of the biggest indoor bowling clubs in county Cork.
Calli O’Sullivan, Captain of the Midleton Bowling Club, heaped much praise on the facilities provided by the Youghal Club and thanked them for invitation and for the food and facilities provided form them. It is great fun and extened an open invitation to the Youghal for another match. Contact John Hamshaw or Pat and Vina O’Leary for more information on the Youghal Bowling Club. Contact Con O’Sullivan or Liz Butler for the Midleton Bowling Club.