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Are you entered in the Good Causes Awards 2019?
COMMUNITY organisations, sports clubs and projects from
Inishowen who benefited from National Lottery Good Causes funding
have just over one week to apply for the Good Causes Awards 2019.
The entry deadline is Friday, March 29.
This awards initiative, with a total prize pool of €95,000, honours
the inspiring work and achievements of thousands of projects, clubs
and individuals all over Ireland.
Individuals, community projects and organisations in Inishowen which
received funding in the years 2016 and 2017 are eligible to apply.
Applications for the awards are now open and people can check
Daffodil Day takes place this Friday
Volunteers in Inishowen will be taking to the streets on
Daffodil Day, this Friday, March 22 to help raise crucial funds for
people affected by cancer.
With incidences of cancer on the rise, the Irish Cancer Society says
it needs to raise €4m in donations on the day to meet increased
demand for its free support services. Over the course of Daffodil
Day, 150 people will receive a cancer diagnosis in Ireland and over
40,000 people will hear the words ‘you have cancer’ by the end of
2019. Show your support by buying a daffodil from a local volunteer
this Friday or donating at
Saoire respite centre opens in Letterkenny
Saoire, Tusla’s new residential respite centre in Letterkenny,
officially opened last week. Tusla is the dedicated state agency
responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children.
Saoire provides a respite and support service for children and young
people between the ages of six and seventeen who are living at home
or in foster care and require additional supports to maintain their
placement in a family environment. This typically means spending a
few nights at the centre surrounded by friendly staff, enjoyable
activities and an opportunity to avail of a range of supports and
interventions offered to help equip them better for family life.
Free Talk: Irish Women on the Move
Donegal County Museum invites you, on Saturday 23rd March at 2pm, to
hear Dr Jennifer Redmond offer insights into story of the women who
left Ireland after Independence. Even though more women than men
have emigrated from Ireland, women's migration to Britain has been
less well studied. Irish women and Donegal women could be found in
all walks of life in Britain. Women worked on farms, in factories,
shops, hospitals, and in offices.
She will also discuss the public commentary made about Irish women
from the pulpit, press and politicians, who thought the women to be
flighty, in need of guidance and prone to moral failures away from
All welcome, suitable for adults and young adults. Admission is
free. For information contact Donegal County Museum, High Road,
Letterkenny on 074 91 24613 or email
Tribute to the late Dessie Larkin 19.03.19
Tribute to the late Dessie Larkin by Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill,
Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council...
On behalf of Donegal County Council I would like to convey our
deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Dessie
Dessie was a great member, diligent and articulate. He was a proud
Letterkenny man but a great Donegal man. He was both Mayor of
Letterkenny and of Donegal and we as a county will be the poorer for
not having Dessie with us.
Tree Planting Event in Buncrana 07.03.19
Tree Planting Event on Saturday, March 9, 2019: Another great
opportunity to plant trees in Buncrana. Buncrana gardener George
McDermott has found an ideal spot for Buncrana Tidy Town to create a
new hedgerow of hawthorns and it's ideal for the Pollinator Plan.
This is a 100-metre strip close to the Crana river and near the new
Cockhill Bridge. Lots of volunteers required on the day. Please meet
at the car park opposite Cockhill church at 10am.
Does your garden need of a face-lift?
RTE1's long running series "Super Garden" is on the hunt for
gardens in need of a makeover in the Inishowen area. Do you have a
garden in need of a face-lift?
If you have a garden in need of transformation and don’t know where
to start, why not apply for a makeover and give your patch of grass
the Super Garden treatment.
Super Garden follows five emerging garden designers as they
transform real gardens and compete for the prestigious honour of
having their design recreated at the Bloom by Bord Bia horticulture
If you would like to submit your garden for a free makeover, then
please email your contact details along with a short video
introducing you and your nominated garden to
Deadline for application is Tuesday, 5th March.
e r: Paintings by Jude at Fort Dunree
Care e r: Paintings by Jude at Artlink, Fort Dunree form 2nd -
24th March 2019. Patrick Clafferty - the artist known as “Jude” -
has been invited by Artlink to showcase a collection of his work at
the Saldanha Suite, Fort Dunree, this March.
Jude has entitled the exhibition Care
e r, and
selected work produced during the past three years. The title of the
exhibition ironically reflects on the fact that, for the past few
years, he has been thrust into the emotionally challenging role of
full-time carer for his two ageing parents.
The opening reception is Saturday 2nd March, 2 - 4 pm. The
exhibition runs until 24th March and is open daily from 10.30am -
Community fund is open for applications
Crockahenny Wind Farm, near Buncrana, reminds local
organisations that the fourth round of its community fund is open
for applications. The fund, which is valued at over €4,000 this
year, remains open for applications until mid-March 2019.
Applications can be made online at
www.windfarmcommunityfunds.ie until Friday 15th March at 5pm.
Funding is available to support local organisations in the delivery
community projects and initiatives. Since the launch in 2014, the
fund has committed to investing over €21,000 in 20 community
projects within the vicinity of the wind farm.
Council seek operator to replace Flybmi
Derry City and Strabane District Council has expressed its
disappointment at news that Flybmi have gone into administration and
will no longer operate the Derry to London Stansted route.
The Council would like to reassure the public that they have been
involved in urgent discussions, since the announcement was made, to
assess the situation and put into place measures to secure a new
operator. The Council spokesperson concluded that it is committed to
securing an immediate replacement airline for this vital air route
and will provide an update as soon as it is in a position to do so.
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