Monreagh Heritage Centre
Celebrating Our Industrial Past on Saturday 26th August
Flax and Linen were major industries in Counties Donegal and Tyrone, and other parts of Ireland, up until the 1950s. With the introduction of synthetic materials such as nylon, the linen industry virtually collapsed. Nowadays, very few people know how flax and linen was produced and processed. With that in mind, we’re hosting a Heritage Afternoon on Saturday 26th August from 2pm to 5pm, with an opportunity to witness a little bit of our industrial past being brought back to life.
Everyone is welcome! Local man, Colm ‘the flax man’ Clarke, who worked at linen as a young lad, will be on hand to pull and ‘stutch’ the flax into linen. Tommy ‘the miller’ will demonstrate how a farmer’s fiddle was made. Maureen will spin the linen into thread. Mary will be in the cottage baking bread over an open fire; the same recipe that was handed down from generations past. Roy will be feeling the heat as he pounds away in the forge.
Local man Thompson Graham will be talking about the local dairies and displaying his huge collection of vintage milk bottles. Mervyn will be turning wood into art and demonstrating his craft. We will also have a collection of classic and vintage vehicles on display on the grounds of the Monreagh Centre During 2016 (from May to September) we filmed the whole process of sowing, pulling and processing flax. We will be showing this short film from 3:00pm to 3:30pm.
From 3:30pm we will be joined by Highland and Country dancers, Ken and Linda, Followed by live bluegrass music. It will be an afternoon of interest to young and old alike.
We hope to see you there and admission is free.
Raphoe Family Resource Centre Afterschool and Homework Club 2017/18
Registration for the Afterschool/Homework Club will take place on Tuesday 5th September 2017 from 3pm – 6pm at the Resource Centre, The Volt House, The Diamond, Raphoe. Reg Fee €7. For more information please contact: 074 9145796 or 0873641503
Donegal Youth Service Community Employment Project
Vacancy: Youth Support Worker
Location: Raphoe Family Resource Centre
19.5 hours per week
Applicants must be eligible for Community Employment (terms / conditions apply – General rule 21 years old and 1 year unemployed). Contact your local Intreo/DSP Office for confirmation.
For further details or Application form Contact:
Lee Stephenson 074 – 91 29630 or send C.V. (with PPS Number and Date of Birth.) to Lee Stephenson, CE Supervisor, Donegal Youth Service, 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
Email; email@example.com or call in to Raphoe Family Resource
Centre, Volt House, The Diamond, Raphoe. Tel: 0749145796
Donegal YMCA STEP 2017-18 Programme Recruitment
YMCA’s Support, Training and Enterprise Programme (STEP) in Letterkenny is currently recruiting for their September 2017 to June 2018 programme. The 47 week full-time programme offers a full FETAC/QQI Level 4 major award in Employment Skills. There are components in Communications, Work Experience, Career Planning, Customer Service, Information Technology, Computer Applications, Functional Maths, Understanding Interculturalism and Team Working.
There are also two work placement components totalling 6 weeks within the course. The aim of the programme is to support participants in gaining employment or accessing further education. The programme is primarily aimed at early school leavers who are unemployed and between the ages of 17-25 years, having left school at least 6 months previously. Participants receive the equivalent of SOLAS training allowances and also receive a transport & meal allowance.
The course is funded by the Department of Education and Skills and the European Social Fund.For further information and application forms please contact Stewart on 0868395954 or phone the centre 074-9161485. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want to give the Gift of Sight?
Niamh Coyle will be collecting glasses to donate to Lion’s Club International who will send them to people who desperately need them in developing countries such as Africa, India and Eastern Europe. There are collection boxes in Coyle’s Centra Raphoe, Louise Masterson’s Opticians Raphoe and Raphoe Pharmacy. Niamh is working towards her Chief Scout Award and An Gaisce. The spectacles must be in good condition for people to wear and you don’t need to send the case. Your glasses will make a difference. Thank you!!
St Columba’s Conference SVP Raphoe
Would you like to bake or donate cakes, scones, pastries etc for a Coffee morning & Cake Sale later this year probably around Halloween in aid of our local SVP Conference? If you can help please give your name to Catherine Laird 0877629686 or Bernadette Gallagher 0876819148. Please help us to help others. Thank You. Raphoe SVP Conference.
Raphoe Tidy Towns Vacancies
The Tidy towns will have the following vacancies for the next C.E Project due to commence in September. 4 General Environmental workers, 1 Caretaker/cleaner & 1 Secretarial/ Accounts Administrator. For an application form please contact the Supervisor on 0879473527 or 9145692. Vacancies open to male and female applicants. DSP eligibility criteria for community employment applies for all posts. Thank You.
Raphoe Tidy Towns Local History Project
Have you any old photos of Raphoe & District? We are particularly interested in photos of community or church events, farming, local people & characters, schooldays, sports days or indeed any other photographs of interest. All original photos will be scanned or copied and the original returned. All those donating photos will be acknowledged. Donations may be left for the attention of Martin or Hilary in the Tidy Towns office at the Volt House. Tel 9145692.
50-50 Bonus Ball
There was no winner of the Bonus Ball this week. The jackpot will roll over to next week!! To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!
Raphoe Friday Club
The Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group. There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.