List of Clare PPN Community & Voluntary member groups

List of Clare PPN Community & Voluntary member groups

 

Deerpark Residents Assoc Ltd
Cooraclare Tidy Towns Committee
Shannon St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Meelick Graveyards Committee
Newmarket on fergus village centre residents association
Clare Irish Countrywomen?s Association
Newmarket on Fergus Men’s Shed
Meelick Development Committee
Woodcock Hill Enhancement Committee,
Clare Leader Forum
Mountshannon Tidy Towns
Clare Says No To CETA/TTIP
Cratloe Community Council
Riverdale Residents Association
Burren Animal Rescue
Clare Says No To CETA/TTIP
Acquired Brain Injury Ireland
Old Military Barracks Residents Association
Ballyea Development Association
Shannon Archaeological and Historical Society
Clarecastle & Ballyea Heritage & Wildlife
Clarecastle Village Market
Tubber GAA
Kilmihil Active Retirement
Newmarket on Fergus GAA Club
Fracking Free Clare
Miltown Malbay Tidy Town Committee
Tulla Community Council
Old Forge Residents Ass.
Doora Pastoral Council
The Shannon Venue Ltd
Ballyea Community Group
Newmarket on Fergus Tidy Towns
Shannon Hibernians AFC
Lahinch/Furglan Comunity Alert Area
Kilavoher Community
Lissycasey Community Playground
Shannon Athletic Club
Clare Archaelogical and Historical Society
Milltown Malbay Farmers Market
Bunratty Search and Rescue Service Ltd
Ballyvaughan Community Development Group
Clarecastle GAA
Ennis Macra na Feirme
Lions Club of Ennis
Public Banking Forum of Ireland
Corofin Tidy Towns
Shannon Tidy Towns
Sixmilebridge GAA Club
Liscannor Harbour Association
Generation in Action
Kilkee Development Association
Kildysart Squash Club & Gym
RESPOND Housing Association
TrainingOrg
Killaloe/Ballina Local History Society
Shannon Town Utd AFC
Quin Village Tidy Towns
Active Retirement Clare
Keelgrove Ballyglass Residents Asociation
Sixmilebridge Kilmurry Mens Shed
Ennis Tidy Towns
Dúchas na Sionna
Quin Community Text Alert Service
Ennis Men’s Shed
Kilballyowen Development Company Ltd
Kildysart Tidy Towns
Ballybeg Rockmount Community Alert Group
Cratloe GAA Club
O’Callaghan’s Mills GAA
Clondegad GAA Club
Clonlara GAA Club
Purple Flag Working Group
Carrigoran House
Meadowcourt Residents Association
O’Briensbridge Community Group
Ogonnelloe Hurling Club
Newmarket Handball Club
Clarecastle Men’s Shed
Spancilhill/Clooney Community Alert
Clare Roots Society
Carrigaholt Development Association Ltd
Ballynacally Tidy Towns
Ennistymon GAA Football Club
Kilkeedy Graveyard Conservation
Doonbeg Community Development Co. Ltd
Maigh Dara Residents Group
Clare Intercultural Network
Inagh Development Ltd
Rosán Bunraite Residents Association
Corofin Tourism Association
Banner Ladies GFC
Doonbeg Football Club
Ballyea Hurling Club
Promote Ennis
Tulla Scouts – 12th Clare
Dun na hInse Resident Association
St Senan’s Rugby Club
MURDAF – Clare Community Cluster
Feakle Community Council
5th Clare Scout Group
Powerscourt Residents Committee
14th Clare Scout Group
Clonard Riverdale Residents Association
Clouna Community Alert
Gleann an Oir Residents Association
St Senan’s Kilkee GAA Club
Ennistymon Recreation & Leisure
Second Chance Animal Rescue Limited
Parkville FC
Clarecastle Playground Committee
Corofin Local Development Association
Kildysart Community Group
Kilmihil Tidy Towns
Cronan Estate Residents Association
10th Clare Mountshannon Scout Group
Ballinruan Development Association
Tulla GAA
Bunratty Local Development Association
Kilmurry Harvest Festival
Ballynacally Community Alert
Barefield Tidy Village
Ballyvaughan Fanore Walking Club
Newmarket on Fergus Community Centre CLG
Oidhreacht an Chláir
Clare Walks LTD
Wolfe Tones na Sionna GAA Club
Kildysart Community Centre Committee
Scarriff Foróige Youth Clubs
Ennis Street Arts Festival
Kilmaley GAA Club
Éire Óg Camogie Club
Clarecastle Scouts
Loop Head Tourism
Newmarket Macra na Feirme
Seol Sionna
Ennistymon and District Community Organisation
Crusheen GAA Club
Meelick GAA Club
Clare Volunteer Centre
Bodyke Tidy Towns
Clarisford Association
Feakle Muintir na Tire
Ballyalla Lake Working Group
Ogonnelloe Community Centre Ltd
Clonlara Leisure, Athletic & Sports Society Ltd
RESPOND Support, Stone Court Residents Assoc
Killaloe/Ballina Mens Shed
Lisdoonvarna Failte Ltd
Oakleigh Wood Residents Association
St Josephs Doora Barefield GAA Club
Clarecastle Community Lotto
C.L.G. Coiste Chontae an Chláir
Shannon Archaeological and Historical Society
Cratloe Active Retirement
Kilmihil Peoples Park
St Josephs Miltown GAA
Tuamgraney Development Association
Meitheal Kilmaley Development Co Ltd
Tulla Courthouse & Community Development Ltd
Shannon Gospel Choir
Tic Toc Puppets
The Burren Way Limited
Bodyke GAA Club
Clare Garden Festival
Cullaun Sailing Club
Ennistymon Tidy Towns
Eire Óg Ladies Football Club
I.C.A.
Castlecarraig Riding Club
Clarecastle Community Development Ltd
Clarecastle Tidy Towns
St Breckans GAA Club
Shannon Men’s Shed
Shannon Swimming & Leisure Centre
East Clare Community co-operative Society Ltd
Kilkee Chamber of Commerce
Ballynacally Development Association
Clare Community Games
Art In Studios
Corofin Community Playground,Baunkyle,Corofin,Ennis,Co.Clare
Boheraroan Estate
Ballyvaughan Playground Association
Residents Association of Carraig Dubh
Miltown Malbay Development Company
Quilty Action Group
Kildysart Graveyard Committee
Scariff Community Council
Rape Crisis Mid West
Crovraghan Slipway Project

List of Clare PPN Social Inclusion member groups.

List of Clare PPN Social Inclusion member groups.

 

Redeem Christian Church of God
The Gathering of Godly Worshippers
Pobal
Shannon Active Retirement Association
Clare Center for Independent Living.
West Clare Family Resource Centre
Clare Older People’s Forum
Clare Immigrant Support Centre
Clare Crusaders Childrens Clinic
Ennis & Clare Samaritans
Ennis Mental Health Association
LINKS Lisdoonvarna Nurturing Knowledge & Solidarity
Polish Irish Association
Hype Youth Group
Clare Haven Services
Obair Social Inclusion Project
North West Clare Family Resource Centre
Seeking Vision Ltd
Inis Housing Association Ltd
Camphill Community Mountshannon
Friends of Ennistymon Hosp Co
Multicultural Council of Ireland
Clarecare
Cuan an Chláir
Fishbowl Youth
Brothers of Charity Clare
Clare Youth Service
Clare Network of NCPD
Clare Accessible Transport
Co. Clare Citizens Information Service
Shannon FRC
Association for Nigerian community in clare
West Clare Community & Education Centre Ltd
Tulla (Clare) Reaching Out
Society of St Vincent de Paul, Clarecastle
Inagh Housing Association Ltd
Clare Women’s Network
Arás Mhuire Housing Association Ltd
District Day Care Centre
Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre
Foundation Ministries
Employability Clare
NCPD-THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR (THE STATUS OF) PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES LTD
Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC Clare)
The Willow Counselling Centre
Clare Housing Action Group
Haven Horizons

Clare PPN statement on the proposal to open a direct provision centre in Lisdoonvarna

March 1st 2018

Clare Public Participation Network Statement on the proposal to open a direct provision centre for asylum seekers in Lisdoonvarna 

This week Clare PPN received an informal request to provide a chairperson for a public meeting between the community in Lisdoonvarna and RIA the Reception and Integration Agency which has the responsibility for the procurement and administration of state provided services for asylum seekers and refugees. RIA were responsible for the tender process which determined that the King Thomond Hotel in Lisdoonvarna was a suitable location for a direct provision centre. Following a meeting of the secretariat of Clare PPN which took place on February 27th 2018 Clare PPN turned down the invitation to chair the meeting in Lisdoonvarna which took place last night.

At Clare Public Participation Network’s plenary meeting which took place on November 30th 2017 those attending from Clare PPN’s Social Inclusion College identified ending the system of direct provision and working to support those currently living in direct provision in Clare as one of the priority areas for Clare PPN in 2018. Clare PPN secretariat decided that chairing a meeting between the community and those who wish to open a direct provision centre would compromise the position taken by its social inclusion members which committed Clare PPN to lending its support to efforts to end the system of direct provision in Ireland.

Clare PPN’s secretariat and social inclusion representatives fully recognise and agree with Ireland’s obligations to accept and support asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. They furthermore consider that diversity and inward migration are beneficial to host communities and in particular to rural Ireland where populations are declining. Clare PPN secretariat and social inclusion representatives do not however consider the system of direct provision suitable for the needs of asylum seekers. They insist that system of direct provision itself is a barrier to integration, to family life and to self- sufficiency which denies those within it the opportunity to reach their potential and to live safe dignified lives. Clare PPN has previously taken action to support the resettlement of refugees in various areas in Clare and will continue to do so when the opportunity presents itself. Clare PPN will do its best within its resources to ensure that it supports and welcomes the people who come to live in direct provision in Clare and reaches out to those already living in the direct provision centre in Knocknalisheen, whilst continuing to voice its opposition to the system of direct provision which it considers an abuse of human rights and a failure of the state.

Clare PPN would further recommend that communities should be fully informed and consulted on all plans that affect them and notes that consultations with relevant stakeholders such as schools, doctors and other service providers do not appear to have taken place in Lisdoonvarna. Representatives from Clare PPN attended the meeting which took place last night in Lisdoonvarna and noted that many people attending raised concerns that could easily have been addressed through proper planning, information sharing and consultation. Clare PPN calls on RIA and the Department of Justice to act in the interests both of asylum seekers and host communities to ensure that the necessary services, staff vetting and resource provision take place before any attempt to relocate people to any area.

About Clare PPN

Clare PPN is a network of community, voluntary, environmental and social inclusion groups from Clare. It exists to facilitate the formal participation by the community sector in Clare County Council’s decision making structures. It is funded jointly by the Department of Housing, Planning Environment Community and Local Government and Clare County Council but is independent and its activities are directed by its members through an elected secretariat.

Clare PPN’s website is www.clareppn.ie and they are on twitter @clare_ppn and https://facebook.com/clareppn/

Brief report from Creative Ireland Clare Focus Group meeting January 16th 2018

Creative Ireland Clare – Focus Group, January 16th 2018  Lead by Deirdre Enright

I was invited to attend the above focus group as a representative of Clare PPN last week. We received short notice of the invitation and so I asked on social media if there was anything in particular that people wanted raised at the focus group-  here’s how I got on and what I learned-

The first thing to say was that this focus group was about how Creative Ireland Clare might achieve its aims in 2018. Creative Ireland is a national initiative which was started as a result of the perceived success of the 1916 100 anniversary commemorations around the country- as I remember the idea behind it was to try and capture the energy and enthusiasm for events at local level organised by communities and local authorities into something lasting which could build on culture and community for everyone’s benefit.  More on Creative Ireland here https://creative.ireland.ie/en

Part of Creative Ireland’s plan involved setting up Creative Ireland Teams in all local authority areas which include Arts office staff, Library Staff, Heritage Staff, Rural and Social Development Staff and others.  Last year’s Creative Ireland Clare Plan is here  https://creative.ireland.ie/en/local-plans/clare

The purpose of this focus group seemed to be to examine how Clare County Council’s Creative Ireland Team and in particular the Arts Office could best use the funds available to help make the arts thrive in Clare. The total funding per county for Creative Ireland is €94,000 this year. This does not include local government funding for the arts or arts council funding etc it is just a Creative Ireland fund. Creative Ireland has also got an ambitious plan to enhance arts and cultural participation in schools but that is funded separately to the general Local Authority Fund.

The discussions were on the need for arts infrastructure, for artists to be supported with places to make large works, for the money to go directly to artists, for the money to be used to help provide professional arts staff who might be able to support artists/festivals in getting work done and made.

Because it was a focus group rather than a strategy session things were more brainstormed than decided upon but in an attempt to sum up the main themes of the discussion or the main points of agreement-

Clare could do with a creative hub or space where people could make work and network –an arts place.

The arts and cultural scene in Clare has a severe lack of human infrastructure-  staff paid in sustainable positions to promote and develop the arts in Clare – and to help artists and festivals with the business of keeping themselves working- funding, grant applications, promotions, work spaces etc.  The Arts Office has only one full time staff member and so growing the arts and being available and accessible to people county wide is a huge ask at this level of staffing.

The arts office could also do with its own dedicated website separate from Clare County Council’s main page. This would help it communicate, promote arts events and be more accessible to people in the county.

Clare needs to ensure that artists can where possible earn sustainable livelihoods in Clare and that those who are from the county and leave for university or to go further afield are included in the artistic life of the county where possible –so attention should be paid to artists living and working in Clare and to the internal and international diaspora many of whom are engaged in the arts.

A suggestion was also made to investigate the possibilities of corporate supports such as businesses that might want an artist in residence etc as a way of putting arts at the core of life in Clare.

The focus group concluded with that with the next step being for Deirdre Enright the consultant to collate the findings from all the sectoral focus groups they conducted and to help draft a creative Ireland programme for 2018 from it.

This is not the County Arts Development Plan 2018 – although some issues raised at the focus groups may be reflected in that plan. Apparently there will be consultation on that in the near future- I will keep you posted if I hear anything about that.

Join us for Rural Rejigs in Corofin Community Hall Saturday 9th December

Clare Public Participation Network and Clare Local Development Company invite you to Rural Rejigs- a day of ideas and discussions on how our communities can thrive. 

Clare PPN Rural Rejig

When: Saturday December 9th 2017

Where: Corofin Community Hall

What time: 09.30 – 5.00 pm

Tickets are free and you can register at this link: 

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/rural-rejigs-tickets-39708599490?aff=efbeventtix

Please note that children are most welcome and there will be childcare and activities for children during the day but please book a child ticket at the link above for each child. This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Clare Public Participation Network and Clare Local Development Company are holding a community think- in this Saturday December 9th in Corofin Community Hall.  The day which is free of charge and open to the public will provide an opportunity for people from all over Clare to discuss and learn from each other’s efforts in building vibrant thriving communities. There will also be invited guest speakers from organisations such as award winning start up social enterprise FoodCloud, Social Farming Ireland, Loop Head Tourism, Wild Kitchen, Feasta, Clare County Council, the Leader Programme in Clare and others.

The day’s events will be chaired by Clare based journalist and author Michael McCaughan, who during his time as the Latin American Correspondent for the Irish Times and Guardian Newspapers reported extensively on communities’ efforts to organise themselves in places such as Bolivia, Colombia and Mexico. There will also be music from internationally renowned Palestinian percussionist Raed Said who will discuss the role of art and culture in communities under pressure.

Speaking on the plans for the day Clare PPN Coordinator Sarah Clancy said;

‘Very often people involved in community development don’t get a chance to get together to think or plan, we have to keep reacting, keep chasing funding and deadlines and trying to provide services on a shoestring.  Even though community groups and activists are vital to the survival of all that is good about rural Ireland they are under a lot of pressure now and Clare PPN wants this day to be a break from that- a day at the end of the year to regroup, to think, and to imagine what is possible for us to achieve working together in County Clare.

Clare PPN and Clare Local Development Company invite everyone with an interest in building sustainable thriving and inclusive communities to come and join us in Corofin on Saturday. The only request we have is that attendees come with open minds and a willingness to share their experiences and to listen to others.

Lovely vegetarian lunch will be provided by Moonbear Catering and childcare and activities will be available.

Guest speakers joining us include: 

  • Micheal McCaughan, Journalist and author
  • Stephanie Jaeger of Social Farming Ireland
  • Dr Mark Garavan, Applied Social Care Lecturer GMIT
  • Oonagh O’Dwyer – Wild Kitchen
  • Eoin MacCuirc Founding Director of award winning social enterprise FoodCloud
  • Cillian Murphy, Loop Head Tourism
  • Raed Said- Master Percussionist from Palestine
  • Leonard Cleary- Acting Director of Rural Development Clare County Council
  • Gloria Callinan, Clare Local Development Company

Programme for the day: 

Clare PPN calls for emergency plan to be put in place for roadside dwelling Travellers during weather alerts

Clare PPN Logo

Clare Public Participation Network Statement:  Date: 17/10/2017 

Clare PPN calls for emergency plan to be put in place for roadside-dwelling Travellers during weather alerts.

Clare Public Participation Network’s Social Inclusion Representatives commend Clare County Council and the county’s emergency services for their swift actions and clear and frequent updates during the status red weather alert which accompanied ex hurricane Ophelia on the 15th  of October. It came to the representatives’ attention however that there had been no provisions made to ensure the safety of the members of the Traveller community who live on the roadside in temporary dwellings. People contacting the Council’s emergency number were advised that no plan was in place for roadside dwelling Travellers and that they should ‘stay put’ until the storm abated. Clare PPN calls on the Council management and on elected representatives to ensure that a contingency plan is immediately put in place for any future such weather events which would at a minimum offer temporary secure shelter to all of those who need it. Clare PPN’s Social Inclusion Representatives are concerned that a failure to do this could result in injuries or fatalities which could be prevented by advance planning and so it calls on all those responsible to take action before the winter sets in fully.

Signed:

Mary O’Donoghue, Local Community Development Committee.

Sarah Clancy, Local Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee.

Dermot Hayes, Social Development Strategic Policy Committee.

George Atijohn, Clare Public Participation Network Secretariat.

Damon Matthew Wise Âû, Physical Development Strategic Policy Committee.

Details: Enquiries about anything to do with Clare PPN can be directed to sarah@clareppn.ie or 087 1617375.

Notes: 

Clare PPN is a network of community, voluntary, environmental and social inclusion groups from Clare. It exists to facilitate the formal participation by the community sector in Clare County Council’s decision making structures. It is funded jointly by the Department of Community and Rural Development and Clare County Council but is autonomous and its activities are directed by its members through an elected secretariat.

Clare PPN’s website is www.clareppn.ie and they are on twitter @clare_ppn and https://facebook.com/clareppn/