Weekly News 3rd May 2021

03 May 2021

Annual General Meeting: The AGM of Dunnamaggin Development Group will take place in June 2021. We would very much like to hold the AGM in person but with Covid19 still with us it will more than likely be via Zoom. A date and time will be set shortly.

Dunnamaggin GAA: Juvenile GAA players return to training - This week saw our juvenile players return to training under covid restrictions. Our U15's were the first team back on Monday night with U13's and Minors following later in the week. Saturday morning in glorious sunshine saw the U5,7,9 & 11's return to action at various stages throughout the morning. Everyone was delighted to be back and it was great to see everyone back in the field. Both our pitches in Kilmoganny and Dunnamaggin are in super condition thanks to Colm and Dick for all the work.

Juvenile pitch redevelopment- Our Juvenile pitch redevelopment took another step closer to being finished this week when the ball catch net and concrete bases for the goals on the road end were put in place. Later this week the goals will go up to complete the job. Special thanks to all our members and especially the Lotto Syndicate members who are making this development possible. It was great to see the U9's be the first ones to train on the pitch Saturday morning.

Dunnamaggin Hurling GAA membership - Thank you to all the Dunnamaggin Hurling GAA club members who have embraced the new online GAA system of paying membership it has worked very well. If you still have to pay your membership please go to www.foireann.ie create an account, select your membership type and click pay which will direct you to Stripe where you can pay your membership. Thank you.

Dunnamaggin Development Group: Workshops via Zoom - We have successfully obtained gran aid from Kilkenny County Council to provide some online workshops for the community. These will take place on Tuesday evenings over May and June. The workshops start with Basic First Aid with Niamh Doyle on Tuesday May 11th and 18th from 7.30pm to 9pm. Five Ways to Wellbeing with Gina DElaney of Mental Health Ireland on May 25th, 7.30pm to 9pm and an Introduction to Yoga with Audrey Walsh on June 1st and 8th from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. To register for any of the workshops please email us on dunnaparish@gmail.com or private message through our facebook page Dunnamaggin Community News.

Take part in ‘A Vision for Dunnamaggin’ We are currently undertaking a community-wide survey for all to get involved in. We are asking everyone who lives, works, learns or wants to have their say about Dunnamaggin to take part. The survey until the 15th of May and will help inform Dunnamaggin’s five-year development plan. The development plan will look at how to sustainably enhance the village through improved green space, heritage and community amenities.‘A Vision for Dunnamaggin’ survey and public engagement workshops is delivered by Workhouse Union for us with funding from Kilkenny LEADER Partnership. The survey is available online through the Dunnamaggin Community facebook page or you can request a survey by emailing us at dunnaparish@gmail.com.

Dunnamaggin LFC: ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the coming season for NEW and existing members All juvenile trainings start back in just 2 weeks! So make sure and register ASAP. The Foireann system will be used to complete all club registrations and secure payments online via stripe. Players, mentors and parents or guardians who were involved in club activities last year should already have a Foireann account as it uses the same platform as the Return to Play/Health Questionnaire system You can access the Foireann system on www.foireann.ie See also the club instructional YouTube video for help on the Foireann platform at this link https://youtu.be/Zc1dOrSzric Contact Club registrar Sabrina Bass with any queries on registration 086 318 3877 Or Club development officer Eléna Byrne on queries about Club teams 087 7691174

Pat Walsh Memorial Committee: The 16th May this year will see the first showing of the Documentary about Pat Walsh and the sacrifice he made during the War of independence when he lost his life on May 18th 1921 resulting from injuries sustained in battle. Michael Benson Productions have been working on this since September of last year and it has been a project of passion for everyone involved. We look forward to sharing the finished project with everyone and seeing it take its place in preserving the stories of the people who helped shape Irish history.
The Parent Council of Coláiste Éamann Rís are having a clothes collection until May 21st. Plenty of time to clear out wardrobes etc. All bags can be left at the front of the school. All covid precautions will be taken. This is a great way to get rid of unwanted clothes while at the same time helping the school raise much needed funds. Fundraising has come to a standstill due to covid. Please donate only clean clothes and please no carpets, mats (including toilet and bath mats), duvets, blankets, pillows, material, school or work uniforms.

Family Carers Ireland in partnership with An Garda Síochána, the National Ambulance Service Community First Responder Schemes, The Irish Red Cross and The Order of Malta has developed an Emergency Card Scheme for family carers. When a family carer has an unplanned hospital admission there is a risk that the person who needs their care and support could be left at home alone and uncared for. The Emergency Card Scheme is intended to give peace of mind to family carers as well as ensuring that the person they care for remains safe in such emergencies. For more details on the scheme, visit our website on www.familycarers.ie or call our Freephone Careline 1800 24 07 24.

Recovery College South East, Kilkenny – Upcoming Zoom workshops for May/June 2021 Recovery College South East is offering free online interactive workshops, Upcoming online workshops for May and June are:

Conversations about Suicidal Thoughts and Healing the Mind (6 week workshop)

Wednesday 5, 12, 19, 26 May and 16 and 23 June, from 11am – 1pm

Music for Mood (5 week workshop)

Friday 7, 14, 21, 28 May and 4th June, from 11am – 1pm

Further information from Recovery College South East, tel. (086) 1746330, e-mail recoverycollegesoutheast@gmail.com See also www.recoverycollegesoutheast.com

A new Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer (SBLO) has been appointed for South East Community Healthcare (Waterford, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary). The SBLO can provide support to individuals and families in the immediate aftermath of a death by suspected suicide. This is a support service and the SBLO will refer service users to counselling or therapeutic interventions where required. People can self-refer or referrals are accepted by all agencies with consent from the individual or family.
The role is managed by Pieta and is fully funded by HSE Mental Health nationally. The new SBLO is Kelly Higgins who may be contacted by phone or by e-mail: 085-8073040 or Kelly.higgins@pieta.ie