Leitrim PPN Newsletter – Christmas 2018

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Leitrim Public Participation Network – Líonra Rannpháirtíochta Poiblí Liatroma

Inside this issue:
Rounding Up 2018
Things to do over Christmas

Dec. 21 2018
Vol 1, Issue 17
Training & Opportunities


Everybody is busy at this time of year so we won’t keep you too long in this Christmas Newsletter. It’s enough to say that it’s been a busy year for us and for you in your communities. To keep things short and sweet for you, we are just listing items with links to the full article. Just click on the things you are interested in.

Ongoing Processes

We are delighted to have two processes in train that exemplify participation in policy making  – Waste Water Treatment Research and the Forestry Policy Review (still open -see below). Both of these are important at local level but have national implications and are being watched by other PPNs across the country. Also on an Environmental note, people have signed up to join the Leitrim Local Environmental Network. This is ongoing so get in touch if you want to be part of it. Tidy Towns and other groups are welcome to be part of the LEN – for more, CLICK HERE

Defibrillators in Leitrim

Back in February, on the back of a letter Leitrim PPN sent to the National Ambulance Service registering concern over the delays in response times, South Leitrim Community Network asked about a list of all the defibrillators in County Leitrim. We are delighted to publish an online map of Public Defibrillators that we have been notified of. This work was done in collaboration with Leitrim Volunteering Information Service. It was great to work in partnership with them and Leitrim Development Company during 2018 and we look forward to more of that in the coming months. The map is not complete so let us know what we’re missing. For more on this CLICK HERE.

Thank You Very Much…

Thanks to you all for your active membership – sending in notices, photos, events and inviting us to share your activities and to all of you who entered Awards competitions, local and national. Thank you for your likes and shares on Facebook and your kind comments in emails and in person. The support for the work is much appreciated.Thanks for the tea and cakes when out visiting!

Thanks also to the Leitrim PPN Representatives on committees and boards and the Secretariat that keep the processes rolling. 

Nollaig Shona 2018 and Best Wishes for a Healthy and Happy 2019.


What Do You Think about Forestry in Leitrim?

Get Your Responses in by the first week in January to have your voice heard –

Radio Interview with Shannonside FM Background to Questionnaire – CLICK HERE

Heritage Forum – Call for Nominations

The Leitrim Heritage Forum is a new structure which  will form a partnership between Leitrim County Council and heritage stakeholders in Leitrim. They  will work together to address heritage priorities, promote best practice guidance and meet local heritage needs. A priority of the Forum will be writing the Leitrim Heritage Plan, which will set out the priorities for Heritage in Leitrim over the next 5 years.

The Heritage Forum will consist of 22 members including 3 Leitrim PPN Representatives of the Community Sector. For More – CLICK HERE


Become a Citizen Scientist on your Christmas Walks in LeitrimCLICK HERE
A recipe book specially for Leitrim by celebrity chef, Catherine Fulvio – CLICK HERE
Celebrate Nollaig na mBan for NW Simon Community – CLICK HERE
Operation Transformation! Walks in Leitrim – 12th and 13th Jan. 2019CLICK HEREFor the most up to date information keep an eye on our Facebook Page.


Plenty of courses with qualifications and some are funded.

Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB Courses in Leitrim – CLICK HERE
Organic Horticulture at the Organic Centre, Rossinver – CLICK HERE
An Cosan Virtual Community College – Spring Courses online shortly – CLICK HERE
Volunteer Ireland Training Schedule for 2019 – CLICK HERE


The following Funding Streams are open or ready to apply for now:

NWRDATF St. Patrick’s Day Alcohol Free Events – Closes 11/01/2019
Energia Get Ireland Growing – Closes 18/01/2019
Waterways Ireland Heritage in the Community – Closes 31/01/2019
Historic Structures Fund 2019 – Closes 31/01/2018
Built Heritage Fund 2019 – Closes 31/01/2019
Arts Councils Artists’ Bursaries – Closes 31/01/2019
Arts Council Youth Ensembles Scheme – Closes 31/01/2019


The following Consultations (known to us) are currently open:

To Modernise the Electoral Registration Process – Closes 15/03/2019
Heritage Ireland 20130 – Closes 28/02/2019
Children’s Data Processing and Data Rights – Closes 01/03/2019
Leitrim PPN Forestry Policy Review – Closes 2nd week in Jan. 2019

Nollaig Shona from Leitrim PPN

We do our best to publish the local and most relevant funding opportunities in the newsletter. There are others. Remember to keep an eye on our Facebook or Twitter communications and the website: www.leitirimppn.ie

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