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Host Families Wanted
Host families wanted for 13 to 17 year old Spanish students for the month of July 2023. Host families must have children in this age group. Generous rates paid. Please phone 087 4088282 or 087 2323062 for further information.

Cuidiu Breastfeeding Support Group is a new group for breastfeeding mothers, expectant mothers and partners.
The group will meet on Mondays from 11am - 12 noon in Buncrana Library. A fully trained voluntary Breastfeeding Counsellor will be available for support and information. Bring a cuppa and have some craic. Everyone very welcome! Contact Eilis on 087 7460249.

ALONE seek volunteers
Would you be willing to provide companionship or make calls to older people once a week? ALONE are seeking volunteers in your area. Full training and support provided. If interested please sign up here: https://alone.ie/volunteers/ .
For more information, contact Catherine on catherine.gallagher@alone.ie or on 086 0753868.

Buncrana Parkrun (5k Walk/Run) every Saturday Morning at 9.30am sharp. Meeting at the Shore front. Free entry. Coffee afterwards in the Fishermans Wharf with 10% discount, see you there. Visit www.parkrun.ie/buncrana/ for more info.

Men’s Coffee Night: Open to all men who want to talk to other men about any issues affecting their lives - Lily Rose, Main Street, Buncrana on Thursdays at 7pm.

Tea & Toast is a positive mental health group set up to help mums. That's mums to be, new mums, experienced mums or gran mums. We meet in Cockhill Youth club once a month for a moan, groan, cuppa and goodie whilst listening to speakers share their knowledge and wisdom. It's on Wednesday evening from 7:30 - 9:30pm and no kids. It's a great way to meet new people, understand motherhood is tough but we are all in it together.

Free Multimedia Course in Buncrana:
The Donegal ETB course is 100% free and for those in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment may be entitled to a Training Allowance also.
This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in gaining an IT (Information technology) qualification. Learners can chose themselves what modules they are interested in, with most people starting off with ECDL. The learner can stop there if they wish to or they may decide to continue learning to gain additional qualifications to assist them in obtaining employment and or entry into some of our Further Education Training Programs such as Software Developer or Automated Software Tester course which runs in conjunction with Pramerica. For more information call 074 91 20500.

AA: If Alcohol is causing you problems in your life, we have meetings in Buncrana, Saturday at 11.30am & Sunday at 8pm in St Teresa’s Room (behind The Oratory).

Local Link Donegal: An extension of the Friday Local Link service that runs from Clonmany, Urris and surrounding areas into Buncrana has increased to include an additional service on Tuesdays.
To book your seat on either service call the Local Link Office the day before on 074 97 41644. Free Travel Pass Accepted. Fares: €2.50 single & €5 return.

Are you looking to go back into employment? People 1st in conjunction with the WISE Project can help you with the following: Dedicated Personal Employment Advisor, Advice & Assistance with CV preparation, Interview techniques, Job applications and much more. WISE is free and funded by the ESF, open to women of all ages, who are currently not working or who are in receipt of social welfare payments that are not classified as ‘jobseeker’ payments. To find out if you’re eligible, call Penny on 086 1452252 .

Samaritans Helpline Call Free: 116 123.

Desertegney Parent & Toddler Group, everyone welcome to join us for a cuppa, chat & play Thurs 10am –12noon, upstairs in Dunree FC.

Irish youth club for 10-18 year olds meets every Thursday from 5.30pm - 6.30pm at Tullyarvan Mill, Buncrana. Annual Foróige registration fee €30 (max €40 per family). Weekly club fee €2. See CE Óige - Foróige Club, Bhun Cranncha Facebook page or call Joleen on 086 232 5402 for further information.

Volunteers required for Buncrana youth clubs. If you are over 18 years old and want to gain experience working with young people or have an interest in youth work then please contact Joleen on 086 232 5402 for further information. Garda Vetting will be carried out and child protection and youth work training will be provided.

Buncrana Parent & Toddlers group meeting every Wednesday & Thursday in St Mary’s Hall Buncrana from 10-12pm €3 per family. All welcome.

Sliabh Sneacht Centre: Drumfries Walking Group every Friday meeting outside the Ballyliffin Hotel at 10am for the Arda walk. The walk will last approx one hour with light refreshments served afterwards. Everyone welcome.

AA - If alcohol is causing problems in your life, the AA has meetings in Buncrana on Saturday at 1.30pm and Sunday at 8pm in St Teresa’s Room (behind The Oratory).

Buncrana Junior Foróige Club (10 - 12 year olds) from 6.15pm - 7.30pm at The Exchange, Castle Ave, Buncrana. New members welcome! Call Joleen on 086 232 5402 for further information.

Sliabh Sneacht Centre: Contact us on: 074 93 61 742 / Text: 087 148 6001 or email: info@sliabhsneachtcentre.ie .

WISE - Women’s Integration, Skills and Employment. People 1st in conjunction with the WISE Project can help our clients with the following: Dedicated Personal Employment Advisor; Advice & Assistance with … CV, Interview preparation, Job applications plus Career Planning & Job Brokering; Access to Employment Opportunities; Support in your New Job for the first 6 months; and much more - Contact Gemma on 086 145 2252.

Buncrana Senior Citizens Committee: Anyone who has a personal monitored alarm should check them monthly to make sure that the battery is still working. If anyone has an alarm that is no longer in use, could they please return it to Jim Henderson or any committee member. Tel 074 9361666.

Inishowen Outreach Clinic: Do you have a hearing loss and need more info? tel. 9188252 text 0868858194 for appointment.

Illies Community Development pitch and multipurpose hall available for booking sports activities or birthdays parties. For details or bookings telephone 086 2556216.

Golf for Girls: Any girls under 18 interested in learning to play golf please contact Sheila on 0864000395 for details.

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