RAPHOE LOCAL NOTES
Week ending Friday 7th September 2012
The afterschool programme will re-commence on Tuesday 11th September with 3rd & 4th Classes from 3-4pm followed by 5th & 6th Classes from 4-5pm. Wednesday 12th September-Junior & Senior Infants from 2-3pm; 1st & 2nd Classes from 3-4pm and Youth Café from 7-9pm; Thursday 13th September-Junior & Senior Infants from 2-3pm and 1st & 2nd Classes from 3-4pm.
TRAINING FOR TRANSFORMATION
In 1999 the Family Resource Centre (then Raphoe Youth & Community Project) brought the Training for Transformation Programme to Raphoe. At that time 20 community leaders/activists participated in the training over several months. Training for Transformation is built on the idea of building a “temporary learning community”, and by doing so, learning the tools of building a sense of community in our own places built on three distinct realities; that everyone feels a sense of being safe and accepted, that everyone feels they are important, significant and has a part to play, that everyone feels a common bond, a sense of solidarity.
Training for Transformation is ideal for developing leadership capacity at grassroots level, creating and deepening a sense of community among diverse groups, particularly those with a history of conflict, and developing skills for community building by experience, a process that is inclusive, participative and built around fostering human relationships.
Partners, the community education agency working in Ireland for over 25 years and who delivered the programme in Raphoe in 1999 is now keen to return to Raphoe and East Donegal to run the Programme again and are in the process of drafting an application to the Department of Foreign Affairs. To support that application Partners are keen to base the application on the needs of groups around East Donegal, and will visit the area shortly to hear first hand the needs of local organisations.
In the meantime, if you are interested in participating in the training please contact Tony on 074 9145796.
YOUNG PARENTS Pathways Programme
Are you 18-28 years old??
If so, this free course could help you with
-paediatric first aid
you will get assistance with childcare and career progression, accredited training and an opportunity to meet new people.
If anyone is interested please contact: 028 8225 0962/048 8225 0962
The Family Resource Centre will be hosting a 3 hour refresher workshop for those who previously participated in Asist training within the past 18 –24 months.
The workshop will be held on Thursday 4th October from 7–10pm. Tea/coffee available. To book a place please contact 074 9145796.
A support group for parents or carers will be held in Raphoe Family Resource Centre at 7pm every second Tuesday starting on 11th September. This is an informal support group for parents or guardians of a child with delayed communication or learning skills.
BORDER VILLAGES SOCIAL INTEGRATION PROJECT:
Raphoe Family Resource Centre in conjunction with the Border Villages Social Integration Project is hosting a facilitated discussion at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th September on the following themes: belonging, fitting in, identity, feeling welcome, feeling at home, being a ‘blow in’, creating a diverse community where all are welcome.
If you are someone who has recently moved to or back to the Raphoe/Convoy areas then this discussion might be of interest to you. If you are a longstanding member of either community that people have moved in to and wish to help support the creation of a diverse community then please feel free to come along. The discussion should last for about two hours and will be facilitated by Owen Donnelly of the Peace and Reconciliation Group, Derry. Light refreshments will be available.
The Border Villages Social Integration Project is supported by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed for the Special EU Programme Body by Donegal Co. Council.
Healthy Walks Following the success of our walking group on Thursday mornings, thanks to Joe Porter we are also starting walks on Thursday nights, meeting here in the Centre at 7.15pm. If anyone is interested in coming along, please do. Walks take place at 9.30am and at 7.15pm.
Zumba classes will be held in Raphoe Family Resource Centre from 7pm- 8pm starting on Monday 10th September. Admission is only €5 per class and will run for 6 weeks. Everyone welcome!
Parents Plus Programme Early YEARS 0-6 year olds
Springboard Family Support Project are running an eight week Parents Plus Programme- A Practical & Positive guide to parenting Children. Topics include being a responsive parent, encouraging and supporting Children, promoting children’s language and development, helping children concentrate and learn building co-operation in young children, managing tantrums, misbehavior and problems. To book a place on our forthcoming autumn programme, contact Springboard office on 074 9173918, date to be confirmed, Time 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m., Venue Springboard, Castlegrove Raphoe. (Childcare & travel can also be provided)
RAPHOE KURLING CLUB
Raphoe Kurling Club is starting back on Monday 3rd September in the Volt House Hall. All new members welcome from 7.00 – 8.00 p.m.
Dancing Classes will commence on Monday 10th September from 8.30 – 9.30 p.m. in the Volt House Hall. €5.00 per person. Everyone welcome. For further information contact Margaret Parke on 085 7067208.
Fetac Level 5 Food Safety & HACCP Training will take place in Safetech, Rossview Business Park, Port Road, Letterkenny. The training which is free to those in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance, One-Parent Family Allowance etc will take place in 2 groups: –
Group 1: Thursday 27th September x 4 Thursdays
Group 2: Friday 28th September x 4 Fridays
The training will take place from 10.00am-5.00pm each day. For further information or to book a place please contact Margaret at 043 6685289.
LEGION OF MARY PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 23rd September. Everyone welcome. Please contact Anne Kelly, Raphoe 0879644865 or Catherine Craig, Raphoe 087 9175383
RAPHOE CUB SCOUTS
Registration for the new scouting year will take place on the 14th September 2012 from 7.30-9.00 pm in the Scout Den.
The new running group is continuing in Raphoe every Monday, meeting at the Royal and Prior school car park at 7 pm. This group is suitable for beginners and intermediate runners. Fee: €3 per person per session. For more information contact Gerard mc Granaghan at 0862117980.
RAPHOE BOXING CLUB
The boxers and officials of the Raphoe boxing club would like to extend a very sincere thanks to boxing coach Brendan Ryan who has decided to call it a day after 24 years loyal service to the local club. Brendan along with Tommy Stewart and Peter O’Donnell founded the Raphoe club way back in 1988 and everyone at the club convey best wishes and good health to Brendan in the years ahead as your loyalty is greatly appreciated.
Training is now in full swing at the Raphoe club after the summer break and the clubs new head coach Gary Mc Cullagh, his assistants, Gerard Mc Granaghan, Tommy Stewart and Stephen Mc Bride are on hand every Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights from 6pm to 9pm and all new and former members (boys and girls) are very welcome to attend. Club boxers will be taking part in the Ulster Novice Intermediate Championships in Belfast from 24th-28th September and club boxers will also feature in the Ulster 9 counties Novice Championships for boys and girls 11, 12 and 13 year olds in Toome Co. Antrim from 6th-13th October.
RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:
Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.
RE-CYCLING OF CANS AND GLASS IN RAPHOE
Donegal County Council wish to inform members of the public that the glass and can recycling facilities in Raphoe have been relocated to Raphoe Hardware, Lifford Road, Raphoe Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm.
The Bring banks are now located in the Raphoe Hardware car park near to the entrance of the shop. Thank You.
BALLYLENNON PW COOKERY BOOK LAUNCH
Ballylennon Pw ladies present their cookery book “Country Kitchen – Tried and Tested” to be launched at a Cookery Demonstration by Jenny Bristow on Wednesday 26th September 2012 at 7.45 p.m. in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny. Proceeds in aid of Oncology Unit Patient Comfort Fund, Letterkenny General Hospital and Nanyuki Girls School Kenya, latest project by Derek and Linda Roulston, Newtowncunningham. Tickets are €10.00, Books are €10.00. Tickets from Mount Errigal Hotel, or any Ballylennon PW member or contact 087 6593055
Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org every Thursday to meet the print deadline.Tags: