This week’s Raphoe community notes have just been published.
Still a few places remaining! Delighted Grainne from Harmony Babies -Baby Reflexology Classes will be back with us here in Raphoe Family Resource from 26th May from 10.30 – 12 for 5 weeks. Suitable for babies to pre-walkers Places are free but limited. Contact them on 074 9145796/0873641503 or via text/WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger to secure you and your little one’s place.
Community Garda Drop In Clinic
Community Garda Drop In is taking place on Tuesday 13th June between 6pm-7pm. If you need passport/forms signed/stamped or information or guidance, feel free to call in, no appointment necessary.
Mindful Meditation – Via Zoom
Relax in your favourite armchair in the comfort of your own home and take away the stress of the day. Mindful meditation ongoing via zoom every Monday at 6PM. This programme is part funded by Donegal ETB. There are still some spaces remaining. Cost is €10 per participant. To book your place or for more info contact Marie on 0749145796 or 0873641503 or Via text, Messenger/WhatsApp.
Raphoe’s Men Shed
The Men’s Shed group meet every Thursday at 12 Noon in “The Shed”. If you have a few hours to spare why not come along and join in. The men are planning a few day/walking trips over the next few weeks and are currently enjoying art classes with Marty and have just completed the sheds for life programme organised by the Irish Men’s Shed Association. For more info contact Marie on 0749145796 or 0873641503.
Big Brother Big Sister
In 2023, Big Brother Big Sister is again calling on adult volunteers to step forward and give just one hour a week to meet with a young person from age 8-18 for whom life may be a little challenging. Your support can make a real difference. We are currently looking for both male and female volunteers in the Letterkenny and surrounding areas. Contact us today, Julie: 0860484459, Finghin: 0868213756 or alternatively click the link here: https://www.foroige.ie/express-your-interest.
As a parent or guardian, parenting is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do, however the Family Resource Centre recognises at times life throws up challenges and these can be overwhelming. Some examples of the support we can offer; making routines, establishing boundaries and dealing with challenging behaviours.
The Family Resource Centre can help through listening ear, parenting programmes, one to one support, and a drop-in clinic to offer support on issues that are affecting home life. They also provide sign posting or referrals to other services. For any further information please call Laura, family support community development worker, on 08733350658.
The breakfast club takes place Monday – Friday from 8.40am – 9.00 am. This is to support families with cost of living crisis that many families are currently experiencing. Please contact Melanie or Laura for further information on 0749145796, 0873641503 or firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message on their Facebook page. Supported by the Toy Show Appeal.
Little Smiles with Big Dreams & Toddler Group
Baby and toddlers takes place every Wednesday morning in the FRC from 10:30am to 12. Light snacks will be provided for the kids and a cup of tea for the adults. Cost is €2 per family. Please note the change of venue.
Would you like to join a group and get to know other ladies in your community? The women’s group meet every second Monday at 8pm. Everyone welcome and always love seeing new faces. For more information, please contact Laura on 0749145796 or 0873350658 or via WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.
Breakout takes place every Thursday from 4pm–6pm in the Family Resource Centre. They are delighted to welcome new and existing members to our new Raphoe group. A safe place for LGBTIQ+ young people and their friends. To book a place, contact via email@example.com or 0860776813. Raphoe Family Resource Centre offering a safe space on alternate Thursday nights for all LGBTIQ+ young people and their friends.
Youth Support Worker – CE scheme conditions apply
Donegal Youth Service are looking to recruit a youth Support Worker for the Family Resource Centre, Raphoe 19.5 hours per week, applicants must be 21 years and over and 1 year unemployed/receipt of a social welfare payment. For more information please contact the Resource Centre on 0749145796 or 0873641503.
Raphoe Walking Group
Raphoe Walking Group meet every Thursday morning at 10.30am in the FRC. Come along and join the group for a walk and a cuppa!
Seniors Alert Scheme
Raphoe Family Resource Centre is registered under Pobal’s Senior Alert Scheme to provide personal alarms to those over 65 years living alone for significant periods of time during the day, or is a carer to someone else in their household. The purpose of the scheme is to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their own homes with
confidence, independence and peace of mind providing them with a free personal monitored alarm which can be worn as a pendant or around their wrist like a watch. If you feel you or someone you know would benefit from this scheme, please contact 0749145796 or 0873641503 for more information or to make an application.
Would you like to talk to someone about your concerns around drugs/alcohol? Free, confidential – non-judgemental service providing up to date information and practical supports, including CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness practices, Brief Solution Focus Therapy and the Smart Recovery Principles. Drop in Group/Individuals every Monday at 10am-12pm in the Raphoe Family Resource Centre.
Letterkenny C.D.P is a community Development Project providing a Community Response to Alcohol/Drug misuse throughout Co. Donegal. They provide non-judgemental support guidance and education to drug/alcohol users, their families and the community. Contact the Outreach worker for the Finn Valley area, Karen Gallen on 087 388 5080
Raphoe Tidy Towns Appeal
The Application for Raphoe Tidy Towns 2023 is presently being completed for submission. They need your help for the town for this year’s Tidy Towns Competition. Judging is usually during June, July and August.
Now is the time to get ready so during June please:
- Keeping your area litter free
- Removing weeds or overgrowth from boundary walls
- Painting your homes/properties and tidying your gardens
- Keeping green areas well mown and tidy
- Putting out hanging baskets or window boxes
- Respecting wildlife and recycling your waste
- Cleaning up derelict buildings or sites
- Making financial donations, donating paint, flowers or shrubs for the town
A sincere thank you from all in the Tidy Towns for all of the help over the years. Thank you From all in Raphoe Tidy Towns 2023. Tel 074 9145692.
Community Room Volt House
The community room is available free to local groups or individuals at the Volt House Raphoe. The room is ideal for groups to hold meetings. This room has been kindly funded by local businesses and may be booked via reception. For further information please telephone reception on 074 9173966.
Raphoe Tidy Towns Local History Project
Have you any old photos of the town or surrounding district? Any subject matter will be welcome to be part of the towns collection. Subjects such as weddings, community days/activities, individuals, sporting events, school photos, farming, bands, Christmas, snow, or any subject.
Original photos will be scanned/copied and returned. Please call in and ask for Hilary on Mondays, Thursdays: 9.30am until 4pm or Fridays: 9.30am until 3.30pm. Further information from the Tidy Towns Office 074 9145692.
Raphoe Volt House Community Centre
Congratulations to ST Eunans National School on being crowned All Ireland Champions in the FAI ~Schools Competition. Well done to the team, teachers, and coaches. What a great achievement.
In 1947, Vincent Hamilton (R.I.P.) left Raphoe to go to Scotland. He settled in Cardenden and raised his family there. His grandson, Michael Cunningham, as a tribute to him and to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Scotland, plans to retrace his steps and walk from Cardenden to Raphoe, leaving Scotland on Saturday June 10th and planning to be in Raphoe on Saturday
June 17th. His aunt Kathleen Dunlop would like everyone to give Michael a warm Raphoe welcome, and would like everyone to join her and her family meet Michael on his arrival at The Suile Centre, (time to be confirmed for the 17/6/23) where refreshments will be served, and everyone is very welcome.
Good luck to all students doing or about to start exams, from everyone in the Volt House.
Great news from Criunniú na nÓg , their event for Saturday 10th June in the Suile Center is fully subscribed.Tags: