Weekly News 20th April 2020

20 April 2020

Dunnamaggin Development Group: we are aware of the challenges still facing the elderly and vulnerable in our community who are cocooning. Dunnamaggin Development Group in conjunction with Dunnamaggin GAA Club and Kells Community Group has established a group of volunteers who will deliver medication, groceries, fuel etc.. to your door. If you need this service or have concerns and just need a chat please contact the following, who will in turn co-ordinate with the other volunteers. We have a very special community in Dunnamaggin Parish, lets get through this together. Stay Safe. DUNNAMAGGIN: Jim Hickey: 087 9667739; Mary Farrell 087 6350095 and James Rossiter . KILMOGANNY: Willie Kearney 087 2872573, Matt Doran 087 2470458 and Jane Fallon 085 1698534. KELLS: Philip Tallon 087 2831590, Mairead O'Donnell 086 1961417 and Inez Sheridan 087 6715364.

Kells Handball Club Report to April 19th 2020: In the Adult County 40 x 20 championships in Senior Singles Diarmuid Burke (Kells) defeated Keith Bourke (O’Loughlin’s); Patrick Funchion (Kells) dft Shane Dunne (Clogh); Brendan Burke (Kells) received a walkover from Brian Mahon (Clogh) and Peter Funchion (Kells) defeated Diarmuid Burke (Kells). In the Senior Singles semi final Peter Funchion (Kells) defeated Brendan Burke (Kells) and in the other semi final Patrick Funchion (Kells) defeated Ciaran Neary (Talbots Inch). In the Final of the County Senior Singles it was the two brothers, making it a Funchion Final, with Peter Funchion (Kells) overcoming his brother Patrick Funchion (Kells) in the 3rd game in a close encounter. Well done to you all.

The Recovery College South East (RCSE) team of Clare Fitzpatrick (co-ordinator) and David Dwyer (Lead peer Educator) have done some wonderful work and are delighted to let you know about their online inter-active workshops, which can be accessed by Zoom over the coming weeks, either on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. If you are interested in taking part in any of these sessions, just contact them either by email or text with details of your name, mobile phone number and email address. They will then send you a link, which will allow you to take part in these workshops, as they happen. Their contact details are as follows:- Email: recoverycollegesoutheast@gmail.com Phone: 086 1746330 The courses/workshops in the Recovery College are for everyone, as mental health is everyone's business. We are all directly or indirectly affected by it and particularly in these challenging times. Workshops can be seen here at this link https://www.recoverycollegesoutheast.com/online-workshops.html

BINGO online, fun for all the family play every Sunday, buy your card at the shop in Kells and Kilmoganny €2, for online cards email info@planreview.ie. Prizes for the first 10 full houses. Live stream on Facebook.com/KellsCommunity/ at 8pm Sunday. Join in for some virtual fun with your neighbours and friends and support the communities of DKK.

HSE, Health & Wellbeing is offering a Stress Control Online programme via Stresscontrol.org. This 3 week programme is free of charge to the public and delivered by Dr. Jim White, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Stress Control Ltd.

It has never been more important for people to have evidenced based supports from a trusted source, to help them manage and deal with the range of emotions individuals and families are experiencing at the moment. This initiative encourages participants to be their own therapist by managing their thoughts and emotions and developing techniques to help them maintain good mental health.


There are six free sessions available: Each session will play twice a day (at 2pm and repeated at 8.30 pm) on Mondays and Thursdays and began on the 13th April. They are 90 minutes long and cover the following topics. Participants can join at any stage for one or more session. How to Participate: Go to http://stresscontrol.org and follow instructions about how to ‘Subscribe’ free to Stress Control’s YouTube page. You will then receive notifications when a new session is available.

1: What is stress? Mon, 13th April, 2 – 3.30pm, 8.30 – 10pm

2: Controlling your body, Thurs, 16th April, 2 – 3.30pm, 8.30 – 10pm, 

3: Controlling your thoughts, Mon 20th April, 2 – 3.30pm, 8.30 – 10pm

4: Controlling your actions, Thurs, 23rd April, 2 – 3.30pm, 8.30 – 10pm

5: Controlling panicky feelings Getting good night’s sleep,Mon, 27th April,2 – 3.30pm,8.30 – 10pm

6: Boosting your wellbeing,Tying it all together,Controlling your future,Thurs, 30th April,2 – 3.30pm,8.30 – 10pm