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Tourism Awareness Course

Hi All, sorry for the delay in publishing this one, but SECAD are putting on a Tourism awareness Course.  Read on for more details.   We are commencing a short course in Tourism Awareness next week here in SECAD. The Course will run on Tuesday and Thursdaymornings from 10am – 1pm for three weeks. We will cover topics such as Irish Culture, Built Heritage, Biodiversity and Developing a guided tour.   This course is perfect for anyone interested in developing a guided tour in their own community. It would also be beneficial for anyone interested in tour guiding on a professional level.   If you would be interested in taking part please get in touch as soon as you can as places on the course are limited.     Tourism Awareness Training Course for Community Groups   Venue: SECAD Offices, Owenacurra Business Park, Midleton. Start Date: Tuesday November 11th   Time: 10am-1pm Duration: 3 weeks -2 mornings per week   This 6 session course has been specifically developed to encourage community volunteers to develop local tours in their Parish or community. The course covers the topics of Ecology, Heritage and Irish Culture. The Course also looks at the communication and

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New DVD of Killeagh Folklore

Killeagh historical group will launch a DVD titled “Killeagh Folklore Through The Ages” in killeagh hall at 8pm. on Tuesday December 2nd

Training for Defibrillator

DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING Hi All, our next defibrillator training will take place on November 27th. Depending on what suits best, we can put it on in the morning OR the evening. The course lasts 4 hours and costs €30. you will learn how to treat an infant, child and adult CPR and how to manage someone who is choking. You will also learn how to recognise the signs of a stroke. If you are interested in this training (or at a later date) please contact any of the people listed below for more details. Noreen Lynch 086 330 8043 Deirdre Fitzgerald 086 151 3409 Claire Geaney 086 064 9146 Martin Daly 086 128 1698 Carmel McNamee 087 204 0156

Conor Cusack to talk in Mitchelstown about Depression

  For more information – follow this link

Open Forum Night

Open invitation to all members of the community to attend open forum in Killeagh Hall on Wed October the 29th at 8pm. Topic on the night is Killeagh 2020 and how to get there. Guest speaker on the night, Detective Sergeant Kiara Brennan’ crime prevention. If you like debate or lively discussion or have fresh ideas on how to improve our community then this is a night for you. Tea, biscuits and chat will be served afterwards. New or old to the area come on down and help us to make a difference. Looking forward to seeing ye.

Alive-O Festival 2014

After a VERY successful Alive-O Festival last year, we’ve decided to do it all again! Here’s the schedule of events: Friday 17th:               Primary Schools Talent Show – 7:00pm in Killeagh Hall Saturday 18th:          Produce Morning – 10:00am in Killeagh Hall Saturday 18th:          Traditional Irish Night – 8:15pm in Inch Hall Sunday 19th:             Exhibition of Children’s Art & Poetry – 3:00-5:00pm in Killeagh Hall Wednesday 22nd:    Inter Cultural Exchange -10:30 – 12:30 in Killeagh Hall (Hosted by the Monday Club) Sunday 26th:            Community Mass – 11:00am in Killeagh Church Wednesday 29th:    Open Forum at 8:00pm in Killeagh Hall

Make a short film

Make a Short Film – A Two-Day Film Making Workshop inMidleton with Cork Young Filmmakers   A hands-on two day workshop geared towards young people, aged from 12 to 21, with a keen interest in enhancing their film making skills is now open for applications.  Young filmmakers working as a group will learn film making techniques. You will script your own drama, shoot the scenes, act, direct and crew a short film under the guidance of professional filmmakers from Cork Film Centre.   DAY 1: will include hands-on workshops in using equipment and in film theory. It will also include the preparation of the story for the short film. DAY 2: will be all action, a full day devoted to the shooting of a short digital film, giving participants the opportunity to experience the film making process in more depth.   The workshop will take place on Tuesday, 28th and on Friday, 31stOctober, 10.30 am – 4.00 pm, at the Town Park Lodge, Youghal Road,Midleton.   No experience is necessary, but early booking is essential as places are strictly limited. There will be a nominal fee of €10 for the entire course.   The Cork Young Filmmakers Programme is supported by Cork County Council and SECAD.   Places will be offered on

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Starting your own business?

Are You Thinking about Starting Your Own Business?   If you are thinking about starting your own business, SECAD is providing a course called the AIR² Programme.   Development Officer at SECAD Sinéad Conroy said “AIR² stands for Am I Ready; Am I Right and helps you to decide if you are suited to self-employment and if you are, how do you go about setting up your own business. The course involves two half day sessions per week over 5 weeks and leads to a FETAC Level 5 Award on the National Framework of Qualifications”.   The AIR2 Programme will be taking place in Ballincollig, Glanmire and Midleton starting the week of 27th October 2014.   The course tutor in Ballincollig and Glanmire will be Veronica Murphy who said “Based on our experience of running this course over the last number or years, this programme is a “must- do” for those considering a business idea or thinking of setting up a business. The programme has been very successful in terms of opening up business and employment opportunities for past participants”.   Sessions 1 – 3 look at helping the participants to identify their entrepreneurial traits; assessing if they are ready to be their

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Letters from the past

We received the following letter recently from Teresa Lee. The letter was written by her father in 1961, and details his walk along Glenbower to Mt. Uniake. Interestingly, Teresa’s great grandfather was named James Lee, and served as Mayor of Ypres for a period during World War I. Hope you enjoy it!   Sunday 20th August 1961. ” Dear Margaret, Our ramble yesterday to Glenbower Wood was a lovely day and father would have been delighted to know we were all there in his old childhood haunts. Bus from Youghal to Killeagh where Maureen (my Mum) bought some lovely Abernethy’s bread, fresh ham, tomatoes and we brought tea in the picnic flasks. Took the road through the Glenbower demesne with it’s old araucarias and beeches and fine blackberry bushes. After the metal bridge, we took the upper path to a cottage at the cross tracks known in the last century as Lee’s cross for it was Grandfather’s first house in the Glenbower estate. Thence by a woodland path through larches with here and there eucalyptus growing, the leaves now turning red, to the gate where the Ballinlough townland begins.  We had a picnic on the side of the hill above

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Agri Diversification Enterprise Training

Agri Diversification Enterprise Training   Are you a member of the farming community?   Would you like to Diversify your farm?   Do you have a business idea that could add value to your current farm business?   SECAD’s Agri Diversifcation Enterprise Training will allow participants to assess the commercial viability of their business idea and generate a well-structured business plan.   Participants will be guided through the aspects that they need to consider when setting up a new business on their farm.   Training will consist of one to one mentoring, group sessions and a visit to a successfully diversified farm. Programme topics include:   Market Research techniques Business planning Financial planning and management Marketing and the use of Social Media   Group sessions will take place in SECAD, Midleton Community Enterprise Centre, Owennacurra Business Park, Knockgriffin, Midleton, Co. Cork.   To reserve a place on this programme or to find out more information please contact Kieran Butler on 0214613432 or email:   Start date to be confirmed. Click on the link below to download a flyer Agri Diversification Enterprise Training flyer

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