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Humphreys encourages local groups to apply for National Lottery Funding
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 12:09
Fine Gael TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Heather Humphreys, has encouraged local community groups in Co Monaghan to apply for funding under this year’s National Lottery Grant Scheme.
“I am very pleased that the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald TD, has provided a fund of €500,000 under this year’s National Lottery scheme.
“The Scheme is targeting small scale projects and it is envisaged that the level of grant awarded will typically be for an amount less than €15,000. The scope of the scheme is for the provision of services to children and young people. Grants will be provided for once-off projects including providing equipment for youth clubs, youth cafes, sports clubs, summer camps, day trips, equipment for playschools/crèches and other once-off programs.
“Priority will be given to projects and activities that involve culture, play and recreation, children and youth led initiatives and vulnerable and hard to reach children and young people.
“The Department of Children and Youth Affairs are currently accepting applications and application forms and further information on the scheme are available on the Department’s website at www.dcya.gov.ie. The closing date for applications is Friday 18th October however I encourage any local groups who may be interested to submit their applications as soon as possible,” said Deputy Humphreys.
Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend & Poetry Awards
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 11:51
The Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend & Poetry Awards will take place on Friday the 27th of September to Sunday the 29th of September 2013.
The Patrick Kavanagh Centre have an array of literary talent lined up for their Annual Patrick Kavanagh weekend together with musical performances, drama and of course the Annual Poetry Awards which never fails to surface new and exciting poetic talent. They hope to stimulate, energise and debate, encourage participation and make new friends in the process.
The event will take place in the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, which is dedicated to Ireland’s best loved poet. The Centre is situated in the picturesque and tranquil village of Inniskeen nestling among the Monaghan drumlins.
The weekend will get underway on Friday 27th September at 7.15pm with the Annual Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Awards.
Speakers this year will include: Professor Harry Clifton, Anthony Cronin, Dermot Healy, Catherine Kilcoyne, Mary Delaney.
For more information on this event, please visit their website here.
Strong showing from Monaghan in 2013 Tidy Towns Competition - Humphreys
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 14:03
Local Fine Gael TD, Heather Humphreys, has praised the performance of the local towns and villages who took part in this year Supervalu National TidyTowns competition.
The results were announced by the Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Phil Hogan TD at the Helix in Dublin on Monday last and Deputy Humphreys said that this year’s competition had seen another strong showing from Monaghan’s participants.
“In total, 832 towns and villages took part in this year’s competition. Given that high number of participants, it is very encouraging to see how well the Monaghan entries fared with Glaslough and Carrickmacross both winning gold in their respective categories.
“Further to this, in the County Awards, Inniskeen were commended for their performance while Scotshouse won an Endeavour Award.
“Rockcorry, Ardaghey, Tydavnet, Drum, Greenan’s Cross, Ballinode, Scotstown, Castleblayney, Clones and Monaghan all had strong performances also.
“I would like to congratulate all of the towns and villages from the county who took part in this year’s competition. It is important also to pay tribute to the local people who volunteer their time and effort in order to make their communities a better place. These volunteers take great pride in their local areas and the fruits of their work can be seen in the well cared for towns and villages that we have throughout Co Monaghan,” said Deputy Humphreys.
Tidy Town Sucess 2013
Monday, 09 September 2013 14:43
Congratulations to the hard working volunteers who again did Carrickmacross proud with their effort this year in the Tidy Towns Competition and got a Gold Medal Award for 2013. The awards were announced today the 9th of Sept and Moynalty, County Meath was over all winner.
Volunteers are always needed so if you have time to spare get involved. To see some of the Tidy Towns work please click here >>
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