SECAD Noticeboard October 2012 Week 5

SECAD Noticeboard October 2012 Week 5

The Men’s Shed Midleton in association with SECAD, Respond Housing and Midleton Community Forum

The Men’s Shed is a voluntary group focused on men’s health and wellbeing in the Midleton area. In these challenging times it is essential that men of all ages are allowed the opportunity to maintain their dignity and self-esteem whilst also being productive and supportive of their community. This project combines both these concepts.  We are currently looking for good men like you to join our group so if you feel you may be interested please contact us any time.

The Men’s Shed Mission Statement:

“Our intention is to provide a safe and friendly environment where men of all ages and backgrounds can relax together, Work together and socialize together.
We strive to complete projects which benefit the community whilst always respecting and supporting each man’s dignity”

If you are curious about the ‘Men’s Shed’ group please feel free to contact Tom Danaher at 086- 4412948


South and East Cork Tourism

South & East Cork Tourism has come through an extremely busy period with an AGM, two training courses, and a familiarisation trip in quick succession. Its AGM was held on Friday September 28th in the Midleton Park Hotel with representatives of many local tourism providers on hand to hear reports on the group’s activities in the past year. Guest speaker this year was Josephine O’Driscoll, Failte Ireland, who updated those present on The Gathering 2013 and the follow-up from the recent community meetings held around Co. Cork. As part of a series of training courses run for its members, there were two Social Media for Tourism workshops held in Midleton and Carrigaline in the past month. These courses are tailored for the needs of those working in tourism who wish to maximise their online presence on the likes of Facebook and Twitter. Twenty five members took part on Familiarisation Trip on October 9th which took in The Courtyard, Midleton, Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry Design Centre, and the Ballymaloe Cookery School and Gardens.







‘South & East Cork Tourism members outside Ballymaloe House on their recent Familiarisation Trip’

The next event for members is a workshop on TripAdvisor and Managing Your Online Reputation on November 15th in the Castlemartyr Resort.

For more details about South & East Cork Tourism, visit or e-mail

Bikes for Africa

SECAD is looking for any old bicycles to be donated for repair for Africa. Joe Dilworth and Robert Colan-O’Leary are urging anyone who has an old bike that is no longer wanted no matter what the condition, to bring that bike to Unit 13 in the Midleton Business Park. To make arrangements just call SECAD at 021-4613432 and ask for the bike repair team.

When the bicycles are fully repaired they will go to different charities who bring bikes out to Africa, so if you can bring in any bicycles they just might make a huge difference to somebody  in Africa.





Official Building Launch Nears!

The official launch of SECAD’s new building development will take place on Friday the 9th of November in the Midleton Community Enterprise Centre.

The official opening of SECAD’s brand new offices and rooms will be performed by Minister Simon Coveney alongside the CEO for SECAD Ryan Howard.

SECAD strives to be an integral part of the South and East Cork Community and whenever possible try to deliver as many support services as possible and now with brand new offices, rooms and facilities in place, the greater community will benefit even further.

More details to come in next week’s SECAD Noticeboard.


Latest News on Business Training Support from SECAD Business Focused Training Programmes

SECAD are delighted to announce 6 new Business Focused Training Programmes. The first of these programmes will commence on November 8th 2012 in the Radisson Blu Hotel. Little Island.

The Training Programmes are;

  • How to do Market Research
  • Managing Costs and Cashflow
  • How to Pitch your Business and Generate Sales
  • Social Media and Online Marketing
  • Start Your Own Business
  • Grow Your Business

These programmes have been designed in response to the specific needs of would be Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners in the South and East Cork Area.

Please contact Liam Fitzgerald on or 021 4613432 if you would like more information or to discuss your specific needs.

These training programmes are funded through the Rural Development Programme 2007- 2013 and are open to individuals and businesses eligible under this programme.


Sports Development

Participants are being sought for a part-time (2 mornings a week), six week course which will run in Garryduff Sports Centre, Rochestown from Thursday, 8 November. The purpose of the course is to introduce participants to the basics of developing sports and physical activity programmes and clubs within the community for different ages and levels of ability.

The course is targeted particularly at people who are unemployed or who have been out of work for some time and it will give them the skills necessary to get involved in sports development in their communities.

The course would be very beneficial for anyone who is already involved in a club or team, as it offers the skills, knowledge and qualification opportunities to benefit those in a coaching/mentoring role.

The course will take place every Tuesday and Thursday morning between 10am and 1pm. The syllabus consists of modules including, Activity Leadership, Games For All, Code of Ethics in Children’s Sport, Adult Guidance Services, FAI, GAA and Basketball Coaching Modules and practical skills for group and event management and organisation. Participants will also be given the opportunity to organise and co-facilitate a group activity session or event for their local community.

Claire Hurley, Sports Development Officer with the Cork Sports Partnership said that, “this is the perfect opportunity for people who have an interest in sport and or coaching to gain extra knowledge, qualifications and experience in the area. If you are out of work, and looking to up skill in the area of sport and or physical activity, then this is the ideal opportunity to do so”.

For further information about the course and what’s involved please contact the Cork Sports Partnership on 021 4665081 or log on to and download an application form, alternatively you can email Claire Hurley The cost of the course is €25 and it will not affect any benefits or entitlements you may be on. The course is available to people 18 and over.


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