Social Inclusion Week 2017

The first Social Inclusion Week for County Kildare will take place from 25th to 29th September.
This exciting new initiative is being coordinated by the County Kildare LEADER Partnership in association with the Social Inclusion Pillar of the Kildare Public Participation Network (PPN). The aim of Social Inclusion Week is to promote social Inclusion and to highlight the great work that is already being done in the County to address issues of Social Exclusion. This will be done through a series of events across the County.

Download Social Inclusion Week 2017 Calendar of Events (PDF)



Social Inclusion Week 2017 coordinated by the County Kildare LEADER Partnership in association with the Social Inclusion Pillar of the Kildare Public Participation Network (PPN)

Social Inclusion Week Calendar of Events 2017

Monday 25th September

Free CV Review and Career Guidance Service

9am – 5pm
Kildare Local Employment Service (County Wide)
Contacts:
Leixlip 01 6245414
Athy 059 8632685
Naas 045 895555
Newbridge 045 435666
Kildare Town 045 521950

Walking Tour of Celbridge Abbey
10:30am – 1pm (Meeting at The Abbey)
St John of Gods
Contact Elizabeth Gannon

Tuesday 26th September

Free CV Review and Career Guidance Service
9am – 5pm
Kildare Local Employment Service (County Wide)
Contacts:
Leixlip 01 6245414
Athy 059 8632685
Naas 045 895555
Newbridge 045 435666
Kildare Town 045 521950

Art and Photography for All
10:30am – 1pm
Enjoy Viewing the wonderful art and photography in the Abbey
St. John of God’s
Contact Elizabeth Gannon

Open Morning with Rehab Care Kildare
11am – 1pm
Opportunity to meet Rehab staff and service users and get to know the services they provide as well as the activities being carried out in the centre and in the community.
Contact Noreen Farrell 087 1152826

Walk on The Curragh
11am meeting at Lumville House
Hosted by KARE
Contact Anne Crowe

Irish Wheelchair Association Open Day (Athy)
11am -3pm
Promotion of the diverse work carried out by the organisation and the official opening of the wheelchair accessible garden area for service users as developed by the Rural Social Scheme participants.
Contact Ciaran Bergin 059 8638259

Athy Horse Project
11am – 12pm
Presentation on horses in Traveller Culture highlighting the work being undertaken by the Horse Project in Athy. The presentation will include a short film.
Contact Michelle Murray 085 7532378

Wednesday 27th

Free CV Review and Career Guidance Service
9am – 5pm
Kildare Local Employment Service (County Wide)
Contacts:
Leixlip 01 6245414
Athy 059 8632685
Naas 045 895555
Newbridge 045 435666
Kildare Town 045 521950

Public Services Open Day
10am – 3pm
Hosted by Discover One Self (D1S)
Day will include coffee morning and community talks on site ; “The impact of addiction on all the family” (Time and speaker to be confirmed), and “Removing stigma and pathways to recovery for all the community” (Declan Nolan, Time to be confirmed).
Contact Declan Nolan 087 1185335

Leixlip Community Walking Group
10:30am – 1pm Meeting at The Hub in Leixlip
Community Walk hosted by St. John of God’s
Contact Elizabeth Gannon

Music For All
10:30am – 1pm Celbridge Abbey
A morning of musical workshops with St John of God’s
Contact Elizabeth Gannon

Disability Audit of Kildare Town
11am meeting at Aras Bhride
Members of County wide disability access groups will come together to carry identify and document barriers to disability access on the town street -scape.
Contact Majella O’Keefe

Open Morning Irish Wheelchair Association (Clane)
11am -2pm John Sullivan Resource Centre
Invitation to the community to come and see the variety of work carried out by the centre.
Contact Helen O’Connor or Eileen O’Brien on 045 861346 (Dial 1 for the centre)

Soccer
2pm Kilcullen Community Centre
Hosted by Kare
Contact Anne Crowe, KARE

Community Talk “Positive parenting in difficult times” Dr. Rosario Power
7pm Athy Community Library
Hosted by Discover One Self (D1S)
Book through Athy Library.

Thursday 28th

Free CV Review and Career Guidance Service
9am – 5pm
Kildare Local Employment Service (County Wide)
Contacts:
Leixlip 01 6245414
Athy 059 8632685
Naas 045 895555
Newbridge 045 435666
Kildare Town 045 521950

Diversity and Anti-Racism Training
10am -4pm County Kildare Leader Partnership (Staff Training)

Yoga on The Lawn
10:30am Celbridge Abbey
Enjoy gentle yoga in the beautiful surroundings of Celbridge Abbey
Hosted by St. John of God’s
Contact Elizabeth Gannon

Basketball
11am (venue to be confirmed)
Hosted by Kare
Contact Anne Crowe

Ireland Shed a Tear
7pm Riverbank Theatre Newbridge
Written to commemorate the first anniversary of the Carrickmines tragedy, Ireland Shed a Tear? is a new play by acclaimed writer and actor, Michael Collins (Pavee Lackeen, Killinaskully, Glenroe, King of the Travellers). Using song and poetry, it portrays the life experiences of one Traveller family, while engaging the wider community in a dynamic and lighthearted way.
Hosted by Kildare Traveller Action and The Riverbank Theatre and Arts Centre
Contact Riverbank box office for tickets.

Friday 29th

Free CV Review and Career Guidance Service
9am – 5pm
Kildare Local Employment Service (County Wide)
Contacts:
Leixlip 01 6245414
Athy 059 8632685
Naas 045 895555
Newbridge 045 435666
Kildare Town 045 521950

Ireland Through My Eyes : Photographic Exhibition
Photography undertaken by Newbridge Asylum Seekers Support Group (NASSG)
An opportunity to view Ireland and Co. Kildare through the eyes of Asylum Seekers living in Newbridge.
The exhibition will be available to travel throughout the County following its launch.
(Details to be confirmed – possibly hanging in council from Monday…)
Contact Zoryana 085 1016897 0r James 089 9775177

Coffee Morning
10am – 2pm Parish Centre, Prosperous
Coffee morning to highlight intercultural work being carried out with Syrian Refugees in the Hazel Centre, Monasterevin.
Hosted by Focolare
Contact Anna McHugh 086 3142493

Youth Mental Health Awareness Workshop
5pm – 9pm Glenroyal Hotel Maynooth
Hosted by IGBO Ireland
Discussion on the challenges facing young people in Ireland with a particular focus on youth (aged 14-25) from ethnic minority groups. Interactive and participative.
Contact Stephanie Obijianu 086 3644146

DARA Project Official Opening
10am – 12pm Unit 1 and 2 Athy Enterprise Centre
Local Hero Eric Donovan and other special guests will officially open the DARA Project, and showcase their work, in collaboration with Athy Men’s Shed.
Contact carmel@cuntykildarelp.ie

Closing Event
1pm – 3pm Kildare County Council Chamber
Formal Closing of Kildare Social Inclusion Week 2017 with music, drama and refreshments
Contact Denise Croke 087 1411669

Check out County Kildare Social Inclusion Week on Facebook for up to date information on Events and Activities for Social Inclusion Week.

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