Fáilte Ireland ‘Tourism in the Community – A Business Toolkit for Community Projects’
Link to the toolkit via this link HERE
FESTIVAL & PARTICIPATIVE EVENTS PROGRAMME FOR COUNTY KERRY 2021
CLÁR FÉILTE AGUS IMEACHTAÍ RANNPHÁIRTÍOCHTA DO CHONTAE CHIARRAÍ 2021
17th August 2021
Kerry County Council are pleased to announce an open call for funding under Fáilte Ireland’s Regional Festival & Participative Events Programme 2021.
The Festival & Participate Events Programme aims to support Festivals and Participative Events that will drive domestic tourism and help to improve the visitor experience in Kerry. To be considered for funding under this Programme, festivals/events must generate a minimum of 100 visitor or tourist bed nights in paid accommodation. A project minimum expenditure of €5,000 must be demonstrated in the case of both festivals and participative events.
Please Note: There is no guarantee of funding and eligible applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis against the criteria set out in the Programme Guidelines.
All Projects must adhere to Government restrictions and guidelines. Further information on Public Health Guidance is available on the HSE and Government websites and is updated frequently. https://www.gov.ie/en/ or https://www.hse.ie/eng/
Closing date for receipt of completed applications forms and supporting documentation is 5pm on Friday 3rd September 2021.
Applications received after this date will not be considered.
Voucher Pilot Scheme Promotion
Graft – Bringing art to the streets of Tralee.
We are delighted to introduce a new project which aims to introduce flashes of colour and creativity onto bland utility cabinets and other voids throughout the streets of Tralee.
The project entitled Graft aims to enable local artists to transform these spaces into works of art, bringing vitality and creativity to the streets of Tralee, and ultimately creating a town wide gallery of public art.
The project follows similar community art initiatives which have been successfully developed in cities around the world which have made use of these unused public spaces by transforming them into artworks to help brighten up the streetscape and helping to make a more vibrant urban environment.
Thanks to funding from Kerry County Council’s Arts Act Grant and Community Support Fund we have commissioned a number of artists from Tralee to create bespoke artworks for specific sites throughout the town.
The first three works which have being created by local artists Ciaraíoch, Kieran Herlihy and RAISE can been seen on Ivy Terrace, Barrack Lane and Edward Street respectively, with more works in the pipeline.
The project would not have been possible without the vision and support of Kerry County Council, in particular we would like to thank Megan and Kate in the Arts Office as well as Jean and Colm in the Tralee Municipal Office and not forgetting ESB Networks who permitted the use of their utility boxes.
Open Call | Graft 2021
Following the success of last year’s initiative in which five local artists created bespoke artworks on throughout the town of Tralee, we are delighted to invite artists to be involved in Graft 2021.
Graft aims to enable local artists to transform the utility boxes which litter our streets into works of art, bringing vitality and creativity to the streets of Tralee, and ultimately creating a town wide gallery of public art.
The project follows similar community art initiatives which have been successfully developed in towns and cities around the world which have made use of these unused public spaces by transforming them into artworks, helping to brighten up the streetscape and creating a more vibrant urban environment.
Thanks to the continued support and funding from Kerry County Council’s Arts Office we are issuing an open call for artists, designers and creatives to submit proposals to create bespoke artworks for specific sites in the town.
Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 3rd of September.
For further information on the project please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is supported by Kerry County Council’s Arts Act Grant, with thanks to ESB Networks who permitted the use of their utility boxes.
Dip in the Nip Kerry in aid of Recovery Haven Cancer Support House
Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry is thrilled to join forces with Fenit-based Wild Water Adventures to organise Kerry’s first ever, women’s-only charity Dip in the Nip this September!
The exciting collaboration is the first of its kind in the Kingdom, where women of all ages are being invited to bare all and take to the water on September 18th 2021 to raise funds for the well-known cancer support charity.
Billed as a fun, exciting and empowering event for women right across the country, this fundraising event is open to all women – including those who have experienced cancer themselves, those who are supporting a friend or family member on their caner journey or those who want to remember and honour a loved one who they lost to the disease.
The location of the event will be kept top secret until a few days the event, but organisers are promising a truly fun and exhilarating morning for all involved with music, refreshments and some great prizes up for grabs after the dip.
Registration, priced at €40 (plus booking fee), is now open through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/kerrys-first-dip-in-the-nip-tickets-164974191247 and via all Recovery Haven Kerry and Wild Water Adventure’s social media platforms.
Everyone who signs up will receive a custom swimming cap, a medal to mark their participation and will be automatically entered into a draw for some great prizes.
Pre-registration is vital, however, as entries cannot be processed on the morning of the event
Heritage Week – Virtual Tour Killaclohane Portal Tomb
Welcome to National Heritage Week!
Opening Times – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission Adults/Student/Senior Citizen €5.00
PhD research on older adults, lifelong learning,
digital skills and social connections
Sandra Flynn, a PhD researcher from Cork, is conducting a study on digital skills and lifelong learning amongst older adults in Ireland and is looking for participants
In my role as Secretary and Digital Communications Officer for my local Tidy Towns group I am familiar with the work of the county public participation networks and request that you consider promoting my research through your network website and social media channels. I would be very grateful for any support you can offer and for ease of distribution suggest the following text for distribution to your members by email or newsletter.
The study aims to explore the experiences of older adults and lifelong learning, with specific focus on intergenerational exchanges and digital skills. Little is known about the concept of intergenerational learning in Ireland outside of formal learning environments. By taking part in this study your insights will help contribute to our understanding of the contribution intergenerational learning can make to lifelong learning and digital skills development of older adults.
Participants aged 55 years and over are invited to one of two parts as appropriate.
Part a) involves an anonymous online survey for those who access the Internet through any digital device. The survey takes no longer than 15 minutes to complete and may be accessed through this link: https://wp.me/p8OE8C-g8. Participants wishing to continue to an optional 45-minute interview with Sandra to share their experiences further, may enter their contact details at the end of the survey.
Part b) applies to those who do not access the Internet and would be interested in sharing their experiences with Sandra in a telephone interview. If you know anyone who you think may be interested, please pass this information along and ask them to contact Sandra directly at 086-847 2348 to arrange an interview.
If you have any questions about the study please contact Sandra by email at email@example.com
Links to share on social media platforms are as follows:
To view and share on Facebook please click here: https://www.facebook.com/100010178042098/posts/1464478513901403/?d=
To view and share on Twitter please click here: https://twitter.com/SandraEFlynn/status/1425000088615673857?s=20
To view and share on LinkedIn please click here: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6832679754068504576/
If you have any questions or ideas about how I can reach older adults who are not online and would be interested in speaking with me please contact me at this email address or by telephone at the number below.
Maharees Conservation Association will host a one-hour webinar to celebrate the wild birds that depend on the coast of Maharees and Castlegregory. The webinar, which is funded by the Community Water Development Fund and the Kerry County Council Community Support Fund, will take place to coincide with National Heritage Week and Water Heritage Day.
Tralee native and wildlife enthusiast, Ed Carty will deliver the webinar which aims to raise awareness of and appreciation for the diverse set of bird species to be found along the North side of the Dingle Peninsula. Tralee Bay Wetlands will run a free event on Tuesday 24th August to support the webinar. Join Ed Carty and Alan Balfe, the Ecologist at Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco and Activity Park, where they will lead a walk around the Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco Park and introduce you to the Bird Life and the Wetlands Habitat.
Date: Tuesday 24th August 2021
Sunday, 22 August, 7.00-8.00 pm
The event is free and those interested are invited to send us an email to register for the event and to receive the webinar link.