Renowned chef Mark Doe to host men’s cookery demo with Recovery Haven Kerry
To celebrate International Men’s Health Week, cancer support charity Recovery Haven Kerry has organised a live cookery demonstration with renowned chef, Mark Doe, on Tuesday, June 15th
Open to all men dealing with cancer, the free Zoom cook-along event will take place from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, where the famous Just Cooking cookery school founder will share some of his expertise with participants.
Mark has chosen a simple marinated chicken in pitta bread with wedges and coleslaw as his dish of choice for the evening and will be taking participants through the steps to create their very own meal via this live cook-along event.
“We wanted to do something special to mark International Men’s Health Week and we are honoured that Mark has agreed to come on board to host this exciting event,” Recovery Haven manager Siobhan Mac Sweeney said.
“The free event is open to all men who are dealing with cancer, not just our own clients, so we are encouraging as many men as possible to sign up for what promises to be a great, fun evening.”
Anyone interested in taking part is required to register in advance by phoning Recovery Haven Kerry on 0667192122. Once registered you will receive a Zoom link to join the cook-along on the evening as well as the list of ingredients you will need.
The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) are interested in getting your views on Public Participation Networks (PPNs).
PPNs were first set up six years ago. They are now operational in all counties in Ireland and have over 18,000 groups with over 1.5 million members registered with them.
The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) has appointed Mazars consultants to carry out an independent structural review of the PPNs to guide their future development and ensure that the structures in place allow for effective representation of their communities in local decision-making.
This survey is the first part of a number of consultations that will take place as part of the review and we are looking to hear from all those who have an interest in the PPNs about your experiences.
DRCD is very grateful to all stakeholders who take the time to fill in this survey, whatever your interest, as the answers you provide will inform later consultation phases.
You can access the survey by clicking on this link: https://mazarsconsultancy.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eD8bn33TuAufL9Q
More information about the aims and timeline of the review are included in the link.
If you have any questions about the review, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerry PPN Plenary Meeting
The Kerry PPN Secretariat are delighted to welcome
Dr Breandán Ó Caoimh as the guest speaker for the
June 2021 PPN Plenary meeting.
Date: Wednesday 30th June 2021
Venue: Zoom link to follow
Dr Breandán Ó Caoimh is an independent consultant working in the fields of social research, local development, community planning, evaluation, project management and organisational change. A human geographer, he was a senior lecturer and director of quality in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, and retains close linkages with the college. He is a research affiliate of the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD), based in Maynooth University.
Compost Tea Making Workshops taking place in June,
Transition Kerry are delighted to invite you to one of two workshops on Compost Tea Making in Moyderwell Allotments. Please feel free to share with any of your allotment contacts.
Would you like to learn how to;
During this workshop Peter Colleran will introduce you to the basics of making compost tea (Good Compost) before he demonstrates the steps involved and the equipment needed.
Peter is passionate about the benefits of compost tea for plant and soil health and its impacts are evident throughout Moyderwell community allotments
What is compost Tea?
In its simplest form, compost tea is the water extract of composted manure and/or plant materials. The resulting tea is rich in a diverse population of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and soluble plant nutrients.
Workshop 1: Tuesday, June 22nd 10.30am-12pm
Venue: Moyderwell Allotments, Tralee
Cost: Suggested donation €10
Workshop 2: Wednesday, June 23rd 6.30pm-8pm
Venue: Moyderwell Allotments, Tralee
Cost: Suggested donation €10
To register please email email@example.com before Friday 18th June, stating which workshop you would like to attend. Numbers are limited.
Minister Humphreys Launches Public Consultation on Ireland’s first ever
National Outdoor Recreation Strategy
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, has launched a public consultation on Ireland’s first ever National Outdoor Recreation Strategy.
The delivery of the strategy is a key commitment in Our Rural Future, the Government’s ambitious five-year policy to revitalise Rural Ireland.
The consultation will last for three weeks and will involve members of the public giving their views on how best to improve and develop our outdoor amenities such as our trails, cycleways, waterways, beaches, mountains, bogs and forests.
The public are also being asked to consider ways to develop activity tourism and outdoor pursuits such as cycling, rock climbing, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, sailing, paragliding and hang-gliding.
The consultation will run for the next three weeks with the closing set scheduled for 5pm on 23 June 2021.
How to participate
To input your views on outdoor recreation, please complete the online questionaire.
For those who would like to submit their views by hard copy, the form is available to print and can be sent by post to Outdoor Recreation Public Consultation, Department of Rural and Community Development, Government Buildings, Ballina, Co. Mayo, F26 E8N6. Any questions on the consultation process can be emailed to NORS@drcd.gov.ie.
Minister O’Brien Launches the Summer Stars Programme for 2021 and Opens the New Library in Clondalkin, Co. Dublin.
Mr. Joe O’Brien, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, has launched the Summer Stars Reading Adventure, which is a reading programme that will take place in library branches over the summer months. This programme is being supported by a range of online activities such as story time sessions, quizzes and a national short story competition taking place in public libraries throughout the country.
The National Summer Stars Reading Adventure is part of the Right to Read literacy initiative that encourages children to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and to participate in reading and a range of events and activities at their library.
The Minister said:
“The Summers Stars programme is a fantastic annual event which sees libraries delivering a reading programme and a variety of activities for the whole family, such as online story time sessions, quizzes and a national short story competition. The range of activities being provided also includes treasure hunts, magic shows, Harry Potter nights, craft workshops, Summer Book Bus and LEGO challenges.”
“Summer Stars is free to all children and I encourage parents and children to contact their local library and get involved.”
The programme is in its eighth year and the focus of the campaign is to support and co-ordinate children and families in literacy and reading development activities.
The initiative takes place in all 330 public libraries and is co-ordinated at national level by the Right to Read Steering Group, chaired by the Department of Rural and Community Development in collaboration with Libraries Development in the LGMA.
The Department of Rural and Community Development provided funding of €1 million under its Library Capital Programme towards the overall €6.2 million cost of the new library.
Consultation on Draft Data Protection Commission Strategy 2021-2026
The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has published a draft regulatory strategy document for 2021-2026 for what it believes will be five crucial years in the evolution of data protection law, regulation, and culture.
In developing this draft Strategy for stakeholder consultation, the DPC has been careful to give conscientious thought to the needs and insights of its stakeholders, the legislation under which it must regulate, the context in which it currently operates and the various future states for which it must prepare. It has also taken account of the academic theories that are emerging in respect of effective regulation and behavioural economics.
The breadth of the DPC’s regulatory remit cuts across all areas of personal and public life; both at national and international level. In order to develop a Regulatory Strategy that will provide effective direction for such a vast operational remit, the DPC has been careful to take careful account of the wider context in which it regulates, the needs of its diverse stakeholders and the evolving nature of the fast-paced and non-traditional sectors it regulates.
The Strategy is arranged according to fundamental goals, underpinned by the DPC’s mission, vision and values, which collectively contribute to the delivery of its strategic priorities. In putting this document out for consultation, the DPC wants to make sure it hears as many points of view as possible before committing to a definite course of action.
This draft of the Regulatory Strategy is published for the purpose of consulting with all stakeholders. All interested parties are invited to respond to this document by making submissions/ providing their observations and comments on this document to the DPC by 30 June 2021.
Any responses should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Knitting Across the Nation, Cruinniú na nÓg Sat 12 June 2021
Airfield invite fledgling knitters to join us online for knitting across the nation: Airfield to Aran.
Saturday, 12 June 2021 – workshops 10am, 12pm & 2pm
Junior knitters (8-18yrs) are encouraged to join our online workshops to explore the heritage of Irish wool, wool processing, natural plant dyes and creative knitting. Registered participants will receive a free starter kit* and can get creative by hand knitting and decorating a pair of handwarmers using 100% Airfield Jacob sheep wool or explore creative ways to source and use natural plant dyes. *While stocks last. T&Cs apply.
For more information or to register online visit www.airfield.ie/cruinniu-na-nog
The International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA) is hosting a side event at the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 14th Conference of State Parties on the theme of: Right to education; challenges with inclusive education and accessibility during COVID-19.
This session will review global best practices in research and practice for inclusive physical education for children experiencing disability. Speakers include professionals and academics from Spain, Ireland, Latvia, Canada, the United States, Kenya and Finland.
The session will build upon the UN Human Rights Report on Article 30 and in particular pages 13-14 on the education sector https://undocs.org/A/HRC/46/49. The session will include brief descriptions of specific research and practical programs followed by a moderated discussion of how inclusive physical education can be best positioned and designed post pandemic.
Event Title: Global examples promoting the right to education through adapted and inclusive Physical Education for children experiencing disabilities.
Time and Date: Monday June 14th 2021 8:30-9:45am (New York)
David Legg, Professor, Mount Royal University, Canada
No need to register so be sure to mark your calendar.Warmest regards,