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Clon Gaelscoil phones can give voice to pupils with autism

GAELSCOIL Mhichíl Uí Choileáin in Clonakilty has launched an appeal to families of the school and the community of the greater Clonakilty area to donate old mobile phones to the school which can be turned into a voice for children in the school’s ASD Classes. For every 220 phones collected, Autism Ireland will donate an iPad to a pupil. Since the initial class was set up in September 2011, teachers and

Walk from A to B 2014

The dates for the 4th annual Walk from Allihies to Bonmahon have been set and preparations have begun. An intrepid group will leave Allihies in West Cork on Saturday 16th of August and will arrive in Bonmahon on the Copper Coast in Co. Waterford on Saturday 23rd after walking a total of 144 miles.

New traditional Irish music course for Cape Clear Island

IN 2014 Colaiste Phobal Chléire offers an exciting new week long traditional music for young musicians between the ages of 10 and 18 years of age. It is aimed at those who have already developed an interest and ability in traditional music and who would both enjoy and benefit from an intensive week of formal tuition, informal practice and group sessions. The course will focus on the student’s main instrument

Conor Cusack inspires with a passionate speech on mental health in Kinsale

CONOR Cusack delivered an inspiring speech, when he attended a Positive Mental Health event in Kinsale recently, organised by Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS). More than 300 people attended the event. From the outset, Conor specified that he was not a professional, and that he was speaking in a personal capacity, and that his ultimate aim was to portray a message of hope.  

Mercy Heights student awards

Chloe Kelleher a student at Mercy Heights Secondary School, Skibbereen who published a cook book in 2013 and raised over €40,000 for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin has qualified for the final of the Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, an All-Ireland recognition programme for outstanding young volunteers. The final takes place on March 26th in Donegal town. Pictured presenting an award certificate is Clive Byrne, Director of NAPD