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SECAD Noticeboard Week 4 July 2012

SECAD Noticeboard Week 4 July 2012

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Nowadays many people use their smartphone for everything bar washing the dishes. With the school holidays in full swing and the kids suffering from cabin fever with the lack of a decent summer, South & East Cork Tourism have released a smartphone version of the new Ring of Cork tourist website. The name of the website is simply www.ringofcork.ie and will work on both your computer and your smartphone. This new website lists loads of things to do, places to see, restaurants to eat, and if you’re not from the area, places to stay. It really is a one-stop-shop for local tourism and is sure to be a handy reference for both locals and tourists alike.



According to South & East Cork Tourism’s marketing officer Billy Mulqueen, “The new website is easy to use, quick to navigate, and covers tourist attractions and activities from Youghal all the way to Roberts Cove outside Crosshaven. You can also download the many brochures produced under the Ring of Cork banner such as the 100 Festivals guide and Great Places to Eat around the Ring of Cork”. With the tourist season in full swing and many local festivals ramping up, click on www.ringofcork.ie and see for yourself.

For more information on the Ring of Cork, contact Billy Mulqueen at 021-4613432.”







Carrigaline Soccer Club embrace the Tús Programme


“It’s made a tremendous difference to us, we are up to date on all our emails and our  website on a daily basis and we are grateful for SECAD’s Tús Initiative” these are the words of the Chairman of Carrigaline AFC Willie Walsh in relation to the Tús initiative and it’s participant Rachel Bodsworth.

The club founded in 1972 on the ground where the Carrigaline Court Hotel now sits, now is based a little further down the road, where the club moved to in 1982.

When Carrigaline moved to their new ground, there was a lot of levelling out to do on the site, but since those early exciting days of development for the club, there is now a facility that would be the pride of any amateur football club.

Two top class pitches, one of those a full size all weather surface, great parking and viewing facilities and a magnificent club house are all in place and working well.

Willie Walsh, Chairman of Carrigaline AFC with Tús Participant Rachel Bodsworth and Tús Supervisor Mark O'Connell

 (Picture Joe Dilworth)


Rachel Bodsworth who is responsible for the administration at the club on behalf of SECAD on the Tús programme is just as enthusiastic as the club, she said “Tús is brilliant, it is a great way to gain further experience and I see it as a stepping stone to bigger and better things. I am very happy here and I hope that this opportunity leads to full time employment in this area, with training on packages like ‘Sage’ and the experience I am getting from the Tús placement I am very optimistic”.



Community Support

SECAD’s community support work includes capacity building for community groups, investment into community facilities and amenities, village enhancement and working with specific initiatives such as a youth film project, a men’s shed, a youth mental health project and a sports development programme.

Under the Local Community Development Programme we aim to prioritise people and disadvantaged communities, which means that we target those furthest from access to education, training and employment, and those at highest risk of social exclusion. There are four goals under this programme:

1. Promote awareness, knowledge and uptake of a wide range of statutory, voluntary and community services.
2. Increase access to formal and informal educational, recreational and cultural activities and resources.
3. Increase people’s work readiness and employment prospects.
4. Promote active engagement with policy, practice and decision making processes on matters affecting local communities.

Under the Rural Development Programme SECAD offers grants to eligible projects which fulfil the criteria of the Rural Development Programme. This programme covers both urban and rural areas in the SECAD catchment area. If you wish to apply for funding for your community, SECAD staff will advise you on how to develop your idea and also put you in contact with the necessary expertise you may require from other agencies.

Whether your project is only at the idea stage or may have developed further, you can telephone and arrange to meet one of our Development Officers or for them to call to you to discuss your proposed project.

For Further Information about our Community Support please contact Nuala O Connell, Development Officer 021-4613432 or email noconnell@secad.ie





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