Category Archives: Community

Brave New Pioneers of an Ancient Tradition

Teenagers writing and performing their poetry, who’d’ve thunk it? Stephen Murray did, a Poetry Slam Champ himself, he got the bright idea to find young poetic voices from around Ireland and have them compete in an International Slam Fest in Atlanta … Continue reading

Posted in Challenge, Community, Fun | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Good Hair Day – @SavingGracy

 Next time you’re having a bad hair day, when you can’t straighten those curls, or tong in some waves (and that’s just the guys), think of ten year old Gracy and her hair buddy Aoibheann. Grace has lost all her lovely … Continue reading

Posted in Community | Leave a comment

Food and Fun in Kerry

  The oldest food fair in Ireland takes place in June, with the freshest food ideas and a whole lot more. Outdoor foody fun from barbeques to food foraging on The Cow’s Lawn, to a food trail through the old heritage town of … Continue reading

Posted in Community | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Magical Bog

  From dancing to walkabouts, from landscape to Art, the Conamara Bog Week has something magical for all ages and imaginations. Celebrating it’s 31st birthday this year, it goes from fun to more fun, and is a must for anyone breezing through … Continue reading

Posted in Community | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Dub Lit Fest – Help it Happen

 9 days,  29 venues, over 90 authors…the International Literature Festival Dublin turns Dublin into a literary festive hub from the 16th to 24th of May. Can you help? Volunteers needed for all sorts of roles, from ticketing in venues, dealing with customers, audience … Continue reading

Posted in Community | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Walk and Talk – Exercise for Mental Health

Walk and talk, connect with others and Nature… The Green Ribbon mental health awareness campaign takes place in May.  As part of the campaign, Mental Health Ireland has teamed up with the Irish Farming Association, a founding partner of the See Change … Continue reading

Posted in Challenge, Community | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Positive Pedal Power

  We all have dark days, some darker than others. And for some the days can be beyond darkness…but there is always a way back to brighter days…and Breifne Earley is one of many who found such a way. Put … Continue reading

Posted in Challenge, Community | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Time to Tidy

Spring is springing up everywhere, crocuses and daffs are reminding us that the Winter is behind us and Summer is in our semi-distant future…tidy town committees and volunteers are dusting off spades and trowels. Maybe you’ve thought about pitching in? … Continue reading

Posted in Community | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Extra Food+Hungry Folk+Your Time=Fulfilment

Got some time and energy to spare? The good food people over at Foodcloud need volunteers to help rescue unwanted food, and get it to those who need it, and maybe a few little jobs in between…so if you like … Continue reading

Posted in Challenge, Community, Innovation | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

One Man Found a Dog

One evening, Joe Molloy was followed home from the shops by a cheeky Jack Russell. Now Joe was fond of dogs, he already shared his home with two canines, but they weren’t interested in a new four-legged lodger in the … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Innovation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment