Network November


  • ENNIS, November 8th Clare Education Centre.
  • NEWMARKET ON FERGUS, November 9th, Obair.
  • KILLALOE, November 16th Killaloe Hotel.
  • KILRUSH, November 23rd Teach Cheoil.
  • ENNISTYMON, November 30th Courthouse Gallery.

All events will run from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm.

What: Free community networking and training events taking place in Clare this November.

Who: These five events are a collaboration between Clare Volunteer Centre, Clare Public Participation Network, and Clare Local Development Company.


Media Contact: Sharon Meaney, Clare Volunteer Centre Manager  065 68455 13/

Clare Volunteer Centre, Clare Public Participation Network and Clare Local Development Company invite members of the public to join them at one of five free networking and community knowledge events they are hosting around the county this November.  Each event will include three short workshops on the topics of understanding conflict, recruiting volunteers, and making funding applications. These friendly, free events will also give those attending a chance to learn about the host organisations and what they have to offer community groups. After the workshops there will be a light lunch and a chance to network and meet the other attendees.  Sarah Clancy of Clare Public Participation Network said ‘In a rural county like Clare it is really important that our community organisations and groups know how to collaborate and work effectively together. We hope these events will make that process a bit easier and be supportive and enjoyable to those involved in making their communities better places to live’.

Workshops at each event are as follows:

Strengthening your volunteer programme – how to recruit the right volunteer

Do you need to recruit more volunteers for your organization ? How do you find the right volunteer? This short workshop goes through the basics that any organization needs to know.  This session will be delivered by Sharon Meaney, Clare Volunteer Centre Manager.

Fundraising and funding applications for community groups

Does your community group need support with how and where to apply for funding? This short practical workshop will look at some of the different funding opportunities available to community groups. This session will be delivered by Monica McKenna, Community Development Officer from Clare Local Development Company.

Understanding conflict – an introduction

This session will introduce participants to some of the underlying dynamics involved in interpersonal conflict with a view to helping people work positively together. This session will be delivered by Sarah Clancy of Clare Public Participation Network who is a trained mediator.

The Network November events are open to all those interested though advance booking is essential.

You can reserve a place online here (make sure you select the correct location!)

8th November: Ennis tickets
9th November: Newmarket on Fergus tickets
16th November: Killaloe tickets
23rd November: Kilrush tickets
30th November: Ennistymon tickets

or by phone to Clare Volunteer Centre on 065 68 455 13   Places for each workshop are limited to 20.       

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