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The HSE National Social Inclusion Office is hosting the 2nd ‘Families Matter’ Live Webinar on Wednesday 20th September

The HSE National Social Inclusion Office is hosting the 2nd ‘Families Matter’ Live Webinar on Wednesday 20th September


This online event aims to support family members impacted by a loved one’s substance use and will include:

  • Overdose response: How to recognise and respond to an opioid overdose (including rescue breaths guidance and the administration of naloxone)
  • Family supports: Information on the types of supports that are available for families impacted by a loved one’s substance us
  • Relapse: Information on the risk of relapse and potential overdose following detoxification
  • Questions and answers: Support families by answering questions


  • Dr Denis O’Driscoll – Independent Chair of the HSE Naloxone Quality Assurance Group
  • Jenny Smyth – HSE National Social Inclusion Office, Naloxone Project Lead
  • Joe Slattery – Northstar Family Support Project, Co-Ordinator
  • Jason Farrell – HSE National Social Inclusion Office, National Drug Treatment Centre and Cuan Dara, Director of Nursing


For information on the Families Matter live webinars and to register for the next webinar on Wednesday 20th of September please go to


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Cian’s Kennels Mizen2Malin Cycle 2023

Starting this Sunday September 17th 2023 a group of cyclists from Longford will cycle 670km, starting at Mizen Head, Co Cork and finishing on Friday 22nd September at Malin Head in Co Donegal.

The cycle has been organised by Longford charity ‘Cian’s Kennels’ the only registered National charity based in Longford

Cian’s Kennels is a charity set up in March 2020 in memory of 15-year-old Cian Neary. Cian was diagnosed with Cancer in September 2018 and sadly passed away on September 23, 2019.

When in hospital, what Cian especially missed was his dog Cooper and his family managed to bring Cooper to Dublin and base him in kennels near the hospital.

Cian’s Kennels was established, in Cian’s memory, with the resolve to bring pets closer to sick children and their families.

Cian’s Kennels arranges transport for a family pet to be brought to and from their home anywhere in Ireland. The pet is kennelled at the DSPCA pet hotel facility in Dublin and brought from there to Crumlin hospital for visits at the Cian’s Kennels visiting unit with all costs covered by the Charity

Cian’s Kennel is funded entirely by fund raising and donations and for 2023 the Charity’s main fundraising event is the Mizen2Malin cycle.

The cyclists will arrive in Longford on Wednesday 20th September and will have a pit-stop at Sherpack Ltd, Templemichael Business Park N39 K721 at approximately 12.30pm

With the backing of the Management Team, we would like to demonstrate Longford County Council’s support for Cian’s Kennels and their cycle and invite you to do so in one of the following ways:

  • Join the cyclists for a short spin through Longford town from the Machinery Yard, along Earl Street, Ballymahon Street, Dublin Street and the Ballinalee Road to Sherpack Ltd

If you would like to participate, email us at and further information will be issued closer to the day.

  • Cheer the cyclists on as they make their way through the town
  • Donate to Cian’s Kennels – we will place a bucket in the Canteen next week for the duration of the cycle

If you would like further information on Cian’s Kennels, the Website is

REGARI Recovery College and MLM Recovery Education Service

National Disability Authority Annual Conference 2023: Public and Political Participation of Disabled People

National Disability Authority Annual Conference 2023: Public and Political Participation of Disabled People

Guaranteeing the equal participation of disabled people in political and public life in Ireland – United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) Article 29

Date: Thursday, 26 October 2023

Time: 9:30am – 4.15pm

Location: Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road and Online

Cost: Free of charge. Registration required.

We would like to invite you to our Annual Conference 2023: Public and Political Participation of Disabled People.

This year’s event will take an in-depth view of all the implications of Article 29 of the UNCRPD in Ireland, which focuses on the participation of disabled people in political and public life.

The conference will look at issues around accessible voting, and the public and political representation of disabled people in Ireland. Disabled people, public officials and elected representatives will discuss barriers faced by disabled people and propose solutions. We will look at international practices and present learning from other countries which could inform potential solutions to address the challenges and barriers faced in Ireland.

Speakers confirmed so far include:

  • Art O’Leary, Chief Executive, An Coimisiún Toghcháin (The Electoral Commission),
  • Cahir Hughes, Head of Electoral Commission Northern Ireland,
  • Robbie Sinnott, Voice of Vision Impairment,
  • John Dolan, CEO, Disability Federation Ireland (DFI),
  • Ivana Bacik, TD, Labour Party.

The conference programme is available on our website and will be updated as more speakers are confirmed.

We encourage all relevant stakeholders to attend, including professionals who are preparing to implement the Electoral Reform Act 2022 and individuals whose lives will be impacted by it, including:

  • Disabled Persons Organisations and other disability organisations
  • Policy makers
  • Public sector officials
  • Local authority officials
  • Individuals with disabilities and their families

The conference will be a hybrid event, in-person at the Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road or online via Zoom.

You need to register to attend, but the event is free of charge.

Irish Sign Language interpretation and real-time captioning will be available.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or by phone on 01 608 0400.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Annual Conference 2023!

Empowering Communities through Circular Opportunities

This programme is an opportunity for participants / colleagues in your network to engage in sustainable training,

The benefits and supports of this project are multidimensional at individual, community, or organizational level, to develop solutions to address climate action and face the many challenges in the transition to Circular Enterprise.

This can be achieved through education & training and learning by doing.

If this interests your network, Please complete the application form here.

Connect Café Mental Health Ireland

HUGG Healing Untold Grief Groups (18-25 year olds)

Chime The National Charity for Deafness and Hearing Loss

National Allotments and Community Gardens Week 14th-21st Oct 2023

Community Gardens Ireland are a voluntary, independent, inclusive group that works with all agencies and groups that promote environmental awareness and support community gardening and food growing in all parts of the island of Ireland.

Next month, we are running the first ever National Allotments and Community Gardens Week in Ireland from 14th to 21st October 2023.

We are asking members of allotments and community gardens from all over Ireland to celebrate their spaces, invite members of the public in, and show how they are growing with nature!

Contact: Dónal McCormack, Chairperson Community Gardens Ireland, 0862371290

Click here for more details.

DEW Digital Entrepreneurship for Women 3rd October

Training Sessions from The Wheel

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We wish to inform you that training sessions provided by The Wheel have been uploaded to the website. These training sessions include-

  • Basics of Employment and HR Practice
  • Successful Communication for Community Groups and Voluntary Boards
  • Leading Communities- The Role of the Board or Committee Member
  • Social Media
  • Procurement
  • Strategic Planning

The link to our website can be found here.

Promoting Wellness for Women – MenoWell Longford