This week’s Raphoe Community Notes are out.
Raphoe Family Resource Centre provides Computer and internet access, photocopying, CV preparation and weekly employment lists via email.
Breakfast club will start back on Monday the 4th of September from 8.40am to 9.10am. For more information/to register please call 0749145796/0873641503 or contact on WhatsApp/Facebook.
After school club registration
Registration for After School club will take place on 6th September. From 8:30am to 4pm and 6pm-8pm. Cost is €10 per child for the year. Place note places are limited.
Up and coming courses will include Art, Crochet, Zumba, (subject to funding) Women’s Health & Social Inclusion Programme, ASIST – Applied suicide intervention skills training. Keep an eye on the Facebook page/Raphoe notes in the weeks ahead for more details.
Helping Hands scheme
Do you live alone or are no longer in a position, due to age or disability, to carry out odd jobs? Raphoe Family Resource Centre, supported by DLDC Tus Scheme have a helping hands project where odd jobs can be carried out such as grass cutting, path clearing, tidy ups, painting etc. Only outdoor work is permitted. Unfortunately, with the increased costs of fuel and materials means that this service is no longer free of charge. From Monday 3rd July there will be a €5 euro charge for all work carried out and €15 euro for power washing. If you require any additional information, please call into the FRC and speak to Marie or give us a call on 0749145796/0873641503.
Raphoe Men’s 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 trip to auld Lamma’s Fair in August and have recently visited the Boardwalk in Carrigart For more info contact Marie on 0749145796/0873641503.
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. For any further information please call Laura our family support community development worker on 08733350658.
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 0749145796/0873641503.
Raphoe Walking Group
Raphoe Walking Group will continue to meet every Thursday morning at 10.30am in the FRC during the summer period. 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 (074) 9145796 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 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 outreach worker for the Finn Valley area, Karen Gallen on 087 388 5080.
Connect in a safe place with friendly people who put the We in Wellness, drop into Lifford Courthouse on Wednesdays between 11am and 12.30pm. For more information telephone 0749141430 or check out Facebook: @donegalwellnesscafes.
Rainbows Ireland provides peer group support to children and young people who have been impacted following bereavement or parental separation or a divorce. When significant change and loss happens in a family, the entire family can be affected, including children and young people. Children and young people can generally find it difficult to understand their feelings and often do not have the words to express how they feel. Rainbows provides group support for children of a similar age and loss experience. Meeting others in a similar situation can be very supportive for children and young people.
Rainbows is a free service and is not a counselling group or professional therapy. If you would like your son/daughter to attend Rainbows or you would like to know more: Please contact Sally Mooney or Claire O’Kane Finn Valley Family Resource centre on 074 – 9131245 or email email@example.com. Rainbows will be starting in September subject to numbers.
Raphoe Tidy Towns
Raphoe Tidy Towns have a vacancy on their Community Employment Project for a Shop worker in the local SVP shop in Raphoe. Dept of Social Protection eligibility criteria for Community Employment applies for this post. The job is part time for 19.5 hrs per week. For an application form please contact Martin Laird at the Tidy Towns office email firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone or text 0879473527.
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 town’s 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 & 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.
Heritage Week continues at the Volt House, with a wonderful exhibition entitled ‘Our heritage in Pictures’ showing scenes of Raphoe and district and a selection of the rich cultural and heritage traditions of the area. There are school pictures, sports clubs, and photos of people at work and at play, there is something for everyone, so try and get along and maybe see a picture of your younger self. The exhibition is proving very popular with locals and tourists alike. Lots of memories being relived and some great stories being told. Due to its popularity the photo exhibition is being extended for another week until August 25th .Everyone is very welcome.
Also in the Volt House on Friday 18th August from 11am to 2pm there will be a Family History and Research Day. Come along and get help researching your family tree with our guest expert Louise Roulston. Confidential and free.
On Saturday 19th August, there will be a guided walking tour, leaving the Volt House at 12 noon. Taking a gentle stroll through ‘The Smallest Cathedral City In Europe’, learning about the Monastic Site and Raphoe’s strong political association, as well as the origin of the town’s name.
Sunday August 20th, why not visit Ros Ban Wildlife Garden, near Mongorry road, Raphoe open from 2 -5pm A garden with a Celtic theme, displaying medicinal plants and educational posters and designed to encourage wild life.
On Wednesday 6th of September the autumn programme for yoga will resume in the Suile Centre from 7 – 8pm To book contact Erin on (087) 450 2904 or via Facebook: yoga with Erin.
Some good news this week, the black cat that was found in Braehead has been reunited with its owner.