Tag: rural life

Pride of Place

We had our visit from the Pride of Place judges on Tuesday – right in the middle of the power cut – but thanks to locals and the CE team who rallied around with a portable gas cooker and a generator, we were able to carry on with the presentation and, most importantly, the refreshments …

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What we did in 2018

Lisacul Community Development held their AGM on 20th February and presented a report on activities for 2018. The report uses the broad headings from the Memorandum and Articles of Association so that we can measure ourselves against our objectives. If you think you can help us improve our performance in any of the areas listed …

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Back to School….

… for adults. We applied for funding from GRETB to help us run a furniture up-cycling/restoration course and the course has now been running for two weeks under the careful guidance of Tom Finan. We spent the first week on health and safety as we’ll be using chemicals and sharp implements while we revamp and …

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Hardhats Will Be Worn

We’re delighted to announce that Lisacul Childcare have been awarded over €50,000 from the 2018 Childcare Capital Programme which is overseen by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. The award will enable us to refurbish the existing classroom in the Community Centre by putting in new windows and a new ceiling, and build a …

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The Annual Review

Lisacul’s Community Development Company finally had their AGM last week after the Beast from the East moved off. Peter McDonagh was re-elected as Chair, Tom Coppinger was re-elected as Treasurer, and with Michelle Mahon stepping down, Elizabeth Care was elected as Secretary. The committee also produced a Review of what was achieved in 2017. The …

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Diary dates

It’s all getting a bit busy here in Lisacul, so we thought we’d better make a little list. Here are some of the things we have planned for the year – there are some we haven’t put on the list because we’re waiting for a final sign-off. The events all take place in the Community …

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You are cordially invited…

Please come along. We want to do some serious showing off and we need an audience. We’ve had a great year and we want YOU to come and help us plan the coming year. And if you’re abroad and reading this, send us your ideas!

Committee Meeting January

We had our January meeting on the fourteenth and the minutes are below. Remember, anyone in Lisacul is welcome to come to a meeting. We’d be delighted to see you.   Minutes of the meeting held on 17th January 2018 In attendance Peter McDonagh (Chair), Tom Coppinger (Treasurer), Laura Beirne, Breege Corrigan, Elizabeth Care,  Margaret Tynan. …

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Men’s Shed Ballaghaderreen

The Men’s Shed movement is coming to Ballaghaderreen and will be welcoming members from the surrounding areas to their new premises – a shed, of course – at the back of Solan’s Pub. The new venture will kick off with an open afternoon on Saturday 16th December from 12 to 3pm when tea and sandwiches …

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Cemetery Mass 2017

This year’s Cemetery Mass is on 23rd July at 10am and once again we will welcome friends and family of villagers coming to pay their respects and remember those who have passed on with tea and coffee in the Main Hall at the Community Centre after the Mass. The Centre is, as you know, being …

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