RAPHOE LOCAL NOTES
Week ending Friday 10th February 2012
ON-LINE COMMUNITY DIARY LAUNCH
The Family Resource Centre in association with Donegal Local Development Company Limited’s Volunteering in the Community Programme is pleased to announce the launch of the Raphoe On-line Community Diary at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st February in the Family Resource Centre.
The On-line Community Diary is an initiative undertaken by Melissa Laird and Jason Toner, two of the participants from the Volunteering in the Community Project. The On-line Community Diary provides the opportunity for local groups, organizations, sports clubs, schools, Churches etc to promote an upcoming event and to avoid clashing with another event, a common enough occurrence in small communities. The Diary page is still under construction but for a preview please log on to www.raphoecommunitydiary.com
The Launch will include a step-by-step guide to accessing the On-line Diary demonstrated by Melissa and Jason. Everyone is welcome to attend the launch and light refreshments will be available.
For those organisations without Internet access you can contact the Family Resource Centre with details of your event and these will be uploaded for you by staff. We would like to thank Mr Lee Scanlon for his support in developing the On-line Diary.
Jason and Melissa are currently drafting a Directory of community, sporting, recreational and educational organizations and if you would like to have your organization included please telephone 074 9145796.
The Volunteering in the Community Programme is funded by the International Fund for Ireland.
SPEAKING UP REACHING OUT PROJECT
The selection of participants for this new free cross-border project for people with physical, sensory or intellectual disabilities is now taking place. The project, a joint initiative between the Family Resource Centre and Mencap is a training and development project with a focus on raising disability awareness within communities and community organizations and workplaces. Twenty participants from a selected area of Donegal and from the Strabane District Council area will come together from early February until end of November 2012 to undertake training in personal development, computers, disability awareness training, communication skills, group work and of course to meet new friends and to have fun.
If you are interested in finding out more about the project or wish to participate then please telephone Tony on 074 9145796.
The Speaking Up Reaching Out Project is a project supported by the European Union INTERREG IVA Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body and delivered by Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) Community Awareness Programme.
TRAINING PROGRAMMESCOMMUNITY GARDENING
Raphoe Family Resource Centre has had many queries from members of the community around organising an accredited community gardening course. We are hoping to run this course in Feb/ Mar 2012. The programme will approximately last for 6 weeks and will cover topics such as soil preparation, planting seeds, planting out, sowing indoors and pest control in the garden. If you would like to participate in this course please contact us on 074 9145796.
If you’re in or around Raphoe and would like to keep fit join us on a Healthy Walk every Thursday meeting at the Raphoe Family Resource Centre at 9.30a.m. Everyone Welcome!
RAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES /
Tuesday: – 3rd & 4th Classes from 3.15 – 4.00pm; and for 5th & 6th Classes from 4.00 – 5.00 p.m.
Wednesday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.15 – 3.15pm; 1st & 2nd Classes from 3.15 – 4.45 p.m. Teen Club for 1st – 3rd Secondary Students 7.15 – 9.00 p.m.
Thursday: Junior & Senior Infants from 2.15 – 3.15; 1st & 2nd Classes from 3.15 – 4.45 p.m. Teen Club for Transition / 4th and 5th years from 7pm – 9pm.
Registration forms are now available at the Family Resource Centre for all the above activities/programmes.
Raphoe Family Resource Centre offers a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public. This person-centred service is for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality. The service operates on an appointment basis only.
Please contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m.
WEEKLY EMPLOYMENT LIST
Raphoe Family Resource Centre receives an updated weekly employment list and if you are interested in receiving this list please contact 074 9145796 or call into the Centre for more details.
Pilates Class in Raphoe Family Resource Centre, every Monday from 2.00 – 3.00 p.m.
JOAN’S JIVE CLASSES FOR WOMEN & MEN
Jiving with Joan has resumed in Raphoe Family Resource Centre every Tuesday Night from 8.30 p.m. – 10.00 a.m. All Welcome
STAGE DOOR DRAMA
Drama class every Monday from 5.00 – 6.00p.m. Information please contact Aisling on 0876360059
LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMS
Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a friendly baby and toddler group situated in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. We are open every Wednesday morning from
10.30 – 12 noon. Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a group that focus on fun for the kids and the opportunity for parents, grandparents and extended family to have discussions with other adults. It is a great way to introduce your child to a social environment while you can discuss parenting tips with others. There is no charge but your kiddies will enjoy playing with all our lovely toys, having messy play, singing and dancing and a light lunch is provided.
FOX N CREW HIP HOP/STREET DANCE CLASS
Dance Classes in Raphoe Family Resource Centre every Wednesday, 5 – 8 yr olds from 5.00 – 6.00 p.m. and 9 – 15 yr. olds from 6.00 – 7.00 p.m. Fee €6.00 for further information contact: – 0858409804 / 0876142326
RAPHOE BOXING CLUB
On Sunday night last club coach Brendan Ryan travelled to the Oak LEAF A.B.C in Derry’s show grounds with seven young Raphoe boxers to take part in a novice schoolboy tournament and the boxers Dylan Kelly, James Toye, Liam Crawford, Oran Devine, Shay McKinney, Liam McMonagle and Shay McElhinney all did themselves proud as they turned in very impressive performances.
The Raphoe clubs first major tournament of the 2012 season will take place in the Cathedral Hall Raphoe on Friday 23rd March and club coaches Brendan and Danny Ryan and Tommy Stewart hope to have 14 quality contests down for decision on the night when a local selection come up against the N.W. All-Stars.
The Raphoe club have been granted planning permission to erect a new changing room with toilets and showers and a very sincere thanks goes out to Paul Quinn, Architectural Services and Councillor Frank McBrearty and Senator Jimmy Harte for their generous input into this project.
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.
SLIMMING WORLD GROUP
Slimming World Group meets in the Volt House Hall the Diamond, Raphoe, Every Thursday at 5.30 p.m. & 7.30pm. Tel. Dervla on 086 1211004.
ST MARY’S GAA
Anyone between the ages of 14 -30 interested in Cardiac Screening contact Julia Blake at 0862611290.
Boxercise Fitness Class @ Cathedral Hall, Raphoe. Tues Morn 10-11am & Thurs Evening 6-7pm. Fantastic all over body workout and very good fun. Female instructor. Info @ 0863238437.
RAPHOE TIDY TOWNS APPEAL 2012
The Tidy Town Application for Raphoe in 2012 will be arriving as usual in the coming weeks therefore the Tidy Towns Committee are seeking your great help and support as always. In recent weeks the Tidy Towns scheme workers have collected up to 50 bags of litter from some of our approach roads with a number still to do for Spring Clean 2012. The Strabane road and the road from Ballinalecky to Sheldon’s lane were very badly littered. The area on the Convoy road at Brae head wood is very bad and it is shameful to see so much illegal dumping at this beautiful area near the waterfall. Other areas have been noticed also and the details have been passed on to the Co Council authorities for investigation. You can help us this year again by keeping your properties/businesses and gardens to a good and tidy standard, donate paint, shrubs or flowers, tidy derelict properties, put out window boxes or hanging baskets & keep your area litter free. The success of Tidy Towns each year is community effort by all in Raphoe from children right through to our seniors which is very much appreciated.
If you can help us in any way it will be very much appreciated. Special thanks to all the Tidy Towns staff, Fas & Dept’ of Social Protection Ballybofey & Letterkenny, Donegal Co Council Roads dept’, Ms Suzanne Tinney Donegal Co Council, DLDC Rural Scheme & RCIA Ltd The Volt House, all local Schools & Churches, & our entire community for their ongoing support over many years. If you can help or require further information on Tidy Towns activities please contact the office on 9145692 the Supervisor’s Mobile on 0879473527 or call in to the Office at the Volt House.
Thank You from all in Raphoe Tidy Towns 2012.
SENIORS SECURITY AND PERSONAL ALARMS
Sensor Lights, Internal Lights, Seniors Personal Alarms monitored smoke detectors & monitored carbon monoxide detectors for senior citizens.
For further information or an application form for any of the above please contact Martin Laird at the Tidy Towns Office the Volt House Raphoe telephone 9145692.
Geoffrey and Evelyn Devenney, wish to thank everyone who supported them so freely and generously in their recent Coffee morning for the Irish Cancer Society. A total of €2320.00 was raised. This fundraising event is part of the Relay for Life event which will take place in LYIT on the 26th & 27th February. This event will celebrate the lives of those affected by cancer.
CONVOY BROWNIE GUIDE UNIT “Convoy Brownie Guide Unit are celebrating their 50th birthday this year.
To mark the occasion we are having a 50th celebration on Friday 24th February in St. Mary’s Hall Convoy @ 7.30pm.
If you are a past member of Convoy Brownies we would be delighted if you would come along and share in the celebration with us. There will be many memories and photographs on display. If you have any photographs or memorabilia, we would love you to share them with us.
Please let us know if you can come on the night, you can e-mail us at
Leslie Matthews Big Fundraising “Leap Year” Concert in aid of The Donegal Hospice in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday 29th February 2012 at 8.00p.m sharp (doors open at 7.15p.m). Admission €10 or £10 pay at the door (tickets can be purchased from The Mount Errigal Hotel.
Irish dance classes for girls and boys in Cathedral Hall Raphoe each Wednesday evening from 4.00p.m to 5.30p.m.
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: