Newsletter 3rd May 2018

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Inside this issue:
News & Updates
Upcoming Events
Funding & Training

May 3rd 2018
Vol 1, Issue 9

News & Updates

Since Last time…

  • Over 30 PPN Members attended GDPR Training with Cyberia Ireland;
  • PPN Reps attended Leitrim Local Community Development Committee and Joint Policing Committee Meetings;
  • Sligo IT has been contacted with a view to exploring research options for a solution to waste water treatment for housing in Leitrim and the wider North West;
  • Leitrim Comhairle na nÓg launched Use Your Brain Not Your Fists – a national campaign for youth safety.
  • Outreach work meeting member groups started.


North West Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force

The next meeting of the NW Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force takes place in Carrick on Shannon on May 24th. Leitrim PPN has 2 representatives on the Task Force and if you have any questions about supports to the community in general or for individuals – treatment and prevention – please get in touch. If your query is sensitive you can be put in touch with the reps directly.

PPN Representation

Notices are sent out asking for questions before the reps attend.. After initial meetings with some of the groups, questions are already coming in for future meetings on housing, estates and policing. If you have any questions about representation please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Love Where You Live – Leitrim 2018

Well done to all the entrants to the Love Where You Live – Leitrim Awards 2018. Competition has increased in all the categories with 100 entries from all over the county. Entrants will be contacted soon about a time for judging. Looking forward to meeting you all.


A joint initiative of Leitrim PPN and Leitrim Volunteering Information Service is looking to map the locations of all public defibrillators in County Leitrim. We will be contacting all groups in the next week or so to outline the project and look for your help. Keep a lookout for the communications.

Resource Worker Outreach

Leitrim PPN Resource Worker, Tracy Ferguson, will be out and about in the community over the coming weeks hoping to meet all the groups registered with Leitrim PPN. The purpose of this is to help make the purpose and use of the PPN clear and to find out what matters to your group.

Tracy will be available at

  • Rossinver Community Centre on Thursday 17th and Thursday 31st May and
  • Ballinamore Tourism Offices on Thursday 10th and Thursday 24th May (AM).

If your group wants to arrange a time to meet before the dates are confirmed just contact Tracy by mobile at 087 183 1253 or by email:


Last week, Leitrim Comhairle na nÓg launched a campaign aimed at young people warning of the dangers of random acts of aggression. It asks people think about the consequences of their actions and to act in the interests of safety.

The campaign arose from the death of young Leitrim man, Andrew Dolan, who died from injuries received after an unprovoked attack. Andrew is the late son of well-known hoteliers, Rosie and Joe Dolan. The campaign has received national coverage in the Irish Times, Examiner and RTE TV news.

Take a look at this important video and share as widely as possible.
For more info CLICK HERE




North West Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force


The next NWRDATF meeting takes place in Carrick on Shannon on May 24th.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or matters you want to raise.

PPN Rep, Mary McKeiran with Comhairle Members at the launch of Use Your Brains Not Your FistsÓ
PPN Secretariat Representaive, Mary McKiernan, with young members of Leitrim Comhairle na nÓg at the launch of #UseYourBrainNotYourFists.

100 Years of Women’s Suffrage


The North Leitrim’s Womens Centre, in association with Mohill Family Resource Centre and Exit Does Theatre will be producing a living theatre performance piece in October this year. Supported by the Peace IV Programme through the Leitrim Peace Partnership and Leitrim County Council.
See more HERE


Leitrim Development Company will be having induction training on Thursday the 3rd May from 7:00pm to 9:30pm in the Leitrim Development Company Building, Church St. Drumshanbo, for the Failte Isteach programme. This will consist of a general introduction to the Failte Isteach programme and an overview of the requirements of the volunteer role.
All are welcome to attend and learn about the Failte Isteach programme,and volunteers can still sign up on the night if they wish.


Lough Rynn, Mohill will host the 2018 Lough Rynn Regatta on Saturday May 5th. This year’s event is what organisers term a “dry run” as they prepare for the launch of a full Grand League regatta in 2019. The event will be run using the Grand League format but wins will not qualify for GL points, although this will be a full status regatta. Parking is available at the golf club about a kilometre way from the Lough, a free shuttle bus will be run to take people to the site of the regatta.

Celebration of Syrian Culture
Join Leitrim International Group
for a day of Syrian Culture.
Music, Food, Face Painting
and Games
Suitable for all the Family
Saturday, May 5th
The Market  Yard,
Carrick on Shannon
1 pm – 4 pm.



Leitrim Environmental Group has issued a request to groups to refrain from using glysophate weedkiller products when making your communities beautiful this year. This follows on from a successful campaign and motion passed by Leitrim Council to do the same. For full details please click the link below.



The Local Youth Club Grant Scheme (LYCGS) supports volunteer-led youth club/group activities at a local level. The Scheme, which provides grant aid towards the costs of running clubs/groups, is part-funded by the proceeds of the National Lottery. Funding for the Scheme is provided by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) and is administered locally by Education and Training Boards (ETBs) on behalf of DCYA. The closing date for applications is
Friday 11th May 2018 at 5pm.
For more information about the scheme and application forms CLICK HERE

Adult Guidance in Education
Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim Education & Training Board is hosting a free 3-day workshop for anyone considering a return to education and would like a bit of advice.Tueday May 29th – Thursday May 31st
North Connaught College, Tubbercurry, Sligo
10 am – 1 pm daily


Launch of New Community Water Development Fund 2018

Waters & Community Funds

The Local Authority Waters & Communities Office are pleased to announce the launch of an open call for applications to a Community Water Development Fund 2018. Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 28 May at 19.00hrs.

This fund is open to all community and voluntary groups to assist in the protection and management of water quality, both locally and in the wider catchment.Types of projects considered will include:

  • Capital projects such as restoration/habitat conservation/natural flood mitigation measures.
  • Projects that promote public awareness/education and events such as biodiversity days, surveys, training workshops, surveys and plans, etc.
  • General amenity such as beach clean, improving amenity areas, bird watching facilities, etc.
Grants awarded will range from up to €5,000; up to €10,000 and up to €25,000.
For more info
for more info

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:

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