Weekly News 15th Feb 2021

15 February 2021

Dunna Dash: many of you may be wonedering if the Dunna Dash is going ahead maybe in a virtual format this year. Our traditional date occurs during level 5 lockdown. The committee would like to hold it later in the year when restrictions lift it in its current format as to us the essence of the Dunna Dash is the participation of the kids and families attached to the school . If this still can’t be done due to further restrictions then maybe virtually later in year . Safety of people is priority at the moment. Something to look forward to for the community

'My home place’ a collaboration between the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council, as part of the Keep Well campaign, KCLR and Ossory Youth, is a new series of 10 programmes (18th Jan- 22nd March) featuring stories and memories of people about growing up and living in Co. Kilkenny. To accompany the series, students attending Ossory Youth art classes are creating art works in response to stories. Tune in to KCLR every morning just after the 11am news. To listen back, and to see the wonderful artwork go to https://kclr96fm.com/documentary/my-home-place/

St Leonard's NS Dunnamaggin are taking applications for enrolments for September 2021.Please email the school for an application form dunnamagginschool@gmail.com
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 5th March 2021

GAA Club Registration. A number of members have been in touch regarding the club registration this year which would usually occur in the next few weeks. As soon as we get the go ahead to return to training and reopen our facilities we will circulate details when and how to register. In the meantime please continue to observe the national health advice and stay safe.

Kilkenny Mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people

The Kilkenny Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) has developed a poster which outlines the various mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people in the county and how each service is accessed. You can contact the PPN office at ppnkilkenny@kilkennycoco.ie for a pdf version of the poster.

City and County Development PLan Consultation: Kilkenny Local Authority have organised a consultation webinar for all PPN members and stakeholders for TONIGHT WEDNESDAY 10th of February at 7PM on the draft City and County Development Plan 2021-2027. You are encouraged to take part and have your say on what is important for you, your community and your county. If you have an interest, please email us here in the PPN on ppnkilkenny@kilkennycoco.ie and we can send you the link.

Big Brother Big Sister: Foroige's Big Brother Big Sister (BBBS) programme is now available in Kilkenny. Twenty-two year ago this programme went international, and in 2011 Ireland became one of 14 affiliate countries to match children in need of positive adult influences with men and women who wanted to give back to their community. For more information on the programme visit https://www.foroige.ie/our-work/big-brother-big-sister/about-big-brother-big-sister-bbbs/bbbs-refer-young-person