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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

European Economic & Social Committee Civil Society Prize

The 14th EESC civil society prize will reward effective, innovative, and creative initiatives carried out on the territory of the EU which support people with mental health conditions and promote an environment fostering mental well-being on an individual or collective basis.

It is open to non-profit initiatives carried out by natural persons, civil society organisations and private companies officially registered within the European Union. It has a total value of EUR 50 000 and can be shared among up to five winners.

The aim of the award is to raise awareness of the contribution that civil society can make to promoting a European identity and citizenship in a way that underpins the common values that are the foundation of European integration. The deadline for submitting applications is 30 September 2023, 10 a.m. (CEST).

Full details available here.

Alliance for Insurance Reform Launch Enough is Enough Campaign

The Alliance for Insurance Reform recently launched its Enough is Enough campaign to mark the commencement of legislation rebalancing the duty of care between occupiers and the public. These proportionate changes to the law require increased personal responsibility when on other people’s property, a higher threshold for trespassers to meet if they seek to bring a personal injury claim and the introduction of a concept known as the voluntary assumption of risk; meaning where people are able to understand and appreciate an increased risk of injury associated with certain activities such as playing a sport, they can assume these risks without having automatic recourse to a compensation claim in the event of injury (where there is no negligence).

The Enough is Enough campaign seeks to highlight the negative impact unjustifiable and unfair claims have on organisations, including charities. Such actions are not victimless pursuits and result in increased premiums that can be difficult for small organisations to meet. Unfair claims may be harder to bring owing to the change in legislation but ultimately what is required is a change of mind-set – unfair claims need to become socially unacceptable in view of the harm they cause. Please support this campaign on social media or wherever you see it over the coming months.


‘Enhancing Social Inclusion in 2023 – Galway Regional Event’ taking place on 6 September 2023, is the second of three regional events to mark our anniversary.

The focus of the day will be on Pobal, Government and communities in the Galway region working together to create an inclusive society.

Joe O’Brien TD, Minister of State with Responsibility for Community Development and Charities at the Department of Rural and Community Development will attend the event and deliver the keynote address.

Please find the agenda and further details of the event here.

KICKSTART YOUR NEW BUSINESS Training & Mentoring Support Programme

Kickstart is a complete online 14-week incubator programme for starting a new business. On completion successful learners will gain a QQI Level 5 in Business Planning

Thrive is a business growth programme (2-year programme) and often a natural progression from Kickstart once a business is set-up and trading


See HERE for details

Book a room in Ardnacassa Community House N39 A4W9 for FREE

It is FREE but booking is essential. Please call us at 0861695043 for availability.

Room 1 caters for 10-12 people approximately.

Room 2 caters for 4 people approximately.

Room 3 caters for 6-8 people approximately.

Drug Related Intimidation Reporting Programme Briefing

Responding to the needs of individuals and families that experience Drug Related Intimidation.

Please see below registration link to the September online Drug Related Intimidation Reporting Programme briefing session. This briefing session will provide workers with information about the structured intervention for individuals and families that are experiencing drug related intimidation. This information may help build confidence and enhance capacity of workers responding to this issue.

Please feel free to disseminate this email and link to your networks, funded projects, local services, or anyone that may be interested in having this information.

To register click on the Eventbrite link here.  After you register the zoom link will be emailed to you.

Thursday 14th September – 10am to 11am

County Longford Drug & Alcohol Forum

CHIME The National Charity for Deafness and Hearing Loss

Our free and confidential clinics provide a one-on-one space where you can receive information and advice about deafness and hearing loss. Join us to learn more about topics such as tinnitus, assistive technologies, minor hearing aid repairs, and low-cost hearing aid batteries. We are here to help and support you in any way we can.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH CLINIC For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.


When:             10am – 1pm First Tuesday of every Month, starting from 4th July

Where:            Longford CIC, Level 1, Longford Shopping Centre (Just above TESCO),

Contact:           Email:

Tel. 086 8252538

Turn2Me offering free counselling to Ukrainians

Turn2me, a national mental health charity, is offering all Ukrainians staying in Ireland up to 6 free one-to-one counselling sessions. The charity is also offering free online support groups for Ukrainians. The initiative is funded by a grant from the Community Foundation Ireland, as part of the Ireland for Ukraine project.

Sessions will be conducted by a mental health professional, in English. Ukrainians will be connected to psychotherapists who have experience working with clients who have experienced a traumatic event.

Follow the below steps to avail of these free counselling sessions:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Create a new account”
  3. Input all your details as directed, for “Company code / Refugee Code” Input “UKR”
  4. Once registration is completed, all counselling slots within Turn2Me’s free service, and their weekly support group will be available for registration in advance of the scheduled date and time.

REGARI Recovery College and TUS Collaboration

Public Survey re Digital and ICT Strategy

Have your say on digital local government

Local government is developing a new Digital and ICT Strategy.

We would like to understand how you currently use digital and online services and how you’d like to use digital local government services in future.

A survey has been developed to help better understand the needs of the public and businesses.  The findings from the survey will be used to inform the new Strategy.

Your views will help us to:

  • Deliver better online local government services
  • Plan for the future of digital and ICT in local government
  • Understand what works well for members of the public or businesses
  • Understand where we need to do more to help people to use and access online local government services


Please complete the survey online at

The survey will close on 11th August 2023

New Bus Route 426 Longford to Roscommon

Click here for new Bus Route 426 Longford to Roscommon

Opening Coffee Morning Ardnacassa Community House, Longford 28th July