Clare PPN calls for support for the National Platform of Self Advocates

Ireland’s only independent organisation run by people with intellectual disabilities ‘The National Platform of Self Advocates’ is facing closure in January 2020 due to a lack of funds. Clare PPN has contacted the Minister for Justice and Equality calling for him to step in and provide secure sustainable funding for this invaluable organisation. The rights of people with intellectual disabilities are human rights and as such require the state to progressively realises these rights as it agreed when Ireland signed and then ratified the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) You can read our letter to Minister Charlie Flanagan here:  Clare PPN Calls for support for National Platform of Self Advocates

Clare County Council – Arts Development Plan 2019-2023

Clare County Council – Arts Development Plan 2019-2023

In January 2019, Clare PPN held a consultation session with artists and stakeholders from all around the county on the draft Clare Arts Plan 2019 – 2023, ensuring a cultural and artistic vibrancy in Co. Clare. This resulted in a comprehensive submission which fed into the final document.  Thank you to everyone who took part.

This Clare PPN submission can be viewed here:  Clare PPN submission to the Clare Arts Plan 2019 – 2024

The final Plan published by Clare Arts Office can be viewed here: Clare County Council – Arts Development Plan 2019-2023

Traveller Women Talking – Christmas Lunch with Brigid Quilligan

Calling Traveller Women from Clare we invite you to

Traveller Women Talking – a Christmas Lunch and discussion with guest speaker Dr Brigid Quilligan 

Monday December 2nd at 12.00 – 2.30 pm

Temple Gate Hotel Ennis

Clare Public Participation Network, Clare Local Development Company and the HSE Travellers Primary Health Care Project are delighted to invite Traveller women of any age from Clare to join them with special guest Dr Brigid Quilligan of the Kerry Traveller for a Christmas Lunch and Talk in the Temple Gate Hotel on Monday December 2nd at 12.00- 2.30 pm. Please note that this event is organised only for women from the Traveller community. Please do not book tickets for this unless you are covered by that description.

Join us for a relaxed morning where women from the Traveller community will get together to learn from and support each other in reaching their potential in life and work. There will be a short talk given by Brigid Quilligan with plenty of time for discussion and questions.

Brigid Quilligan is the manager of the Kerry Travellers Health and Community Development Project. She is a proud Traveller woman and feminist, former director of the Irish Traveller Movement and tireless activist and advocate for the rights of Travellers, women and human rights for all. She was awarded an honorary Doctorate by UCC in 2017 and you can read more about her here https://www.ucc.ie/en/conferrings/honorary/archive/dr-brigid-quilligan-degree-of-doctor-of-laws.html

This will be followed by a Christmas lunch to celebrate the great work done and contributions made by the Traveller Primary Health Care Workers and Link Workers over the course of 2019. Please note that this event is for Traveller women or women with Traveller heritage whatever their lifestyle, status or age, sexuality etc

Just in case you’re worried -we also love men! -We already held a similar event for men and hope to have more events like these in 2020 should there be interest in them but this event is just for the women.

IMPORTANT! Places are limited and must be reserved in advance by calling us on 087-1617375 or booking a ticket on the Eventbrite below

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/traveller-women-only-christmas-lunch-with-brigid-quilligan-tickets-83638493987?aff=ebdssbeac

This event is organised by the HSE’s Traveller Primary Health Care Project, Clare Local Development Company’s SICAP programme and Clare Public Participation Network but will be delivered by members of the Traveller Community.