Care PPN, Clare Immigrant Support Centre and Clare Women’s Network invite you to
The Big Hello Intercultural Picnic
Saturday May 4th 2019 2pm – 4.30 Pm Clare PPN Offices, Clonroad Business Park, Clonroad, Ennis.
We extend an invitation to people from Clare, and to people living in Clare from anywhere… so whether you are from Bodyke or Bangalore, Cork or Colombia, from Limerick or Latvia, from Scarrif or South Africa consider yourself invited. We will have vegetarian food from Moonbear Catering, Moroccan food from Laila, henna tattoos and entertainment. And while we are calling it a picnic we have indoor spaces in case it rains!
We want to invite people from all the diverse communities that make up the Clare population to get together and meet us and learn about what our organisations do and how you can be involved and what better way for us to do this than to get together and share food and enjoy ourselves on this holiday weekend. Our venue is accessible and children are more than welcome in the company of their parents or adult guardians.
Please feel free to bring food or drink from your country to share.
Please get in touch if you have any special requirements for attending and we’ll do our very best to help call or text us on 087 1617375 or email email@example.com
We’d also appreciate it if you could call or text to let us know you are attending so we can make sure we have enough food and treats!
Did you know that everyone living in Clare since September 2018 is entitled to vote in the forthcoming local elections? At our Big Hello Multicultural Picnic we will have a voter registration stand so that anyone who needs to register to vote in the local elections which will take place on May 24th can do so. If you’d like to register just bring along some photo ID and proof of address. For people in the international protection system your ID number and blue card is all you need.
Meet the Candidate and Voter Registration Events
Clare Public Participation Network Press Release
Clare PPN ‘Hustings’: Meet the Candidates & Voter Registration Events
Clare PPN is delighted to be hosting a ‘Meet the Candidates & Voter Registration’ event in each Electoral Area in Clare County Clare in the run up to the 2019 Local Elections. Candidates are invited to address their voters and those attending will be given the opportunity to have their questions answered by the candidates. These events will be MC’d by Peter O’Connell Editor of the Clare Champion, Gloria Callinan of Clare Local Development Company, Fiona McGarry of Clare FM’s Morning Focus programme and Christy Sinclair Secretariat Member of Clare PPN.
At each of these five events Clare PPN in collaboration with An Garda Siochana, will also be hosting a one-stop shop for voter registration where people will be assisted to register for the supplementary register of electors if they are not already registered to vote. This is important for young people, in particular those who have turned 18 or will turn 18 on or before 24th May 2019. All of those who will be 18 or over at the time of the election are eligible to vote so long as they get on the register in time.
Clare PPN would also like to make sure that those who have migrated to Ireland from other countries are aware that they can vote in local government elections regardless of their citizenship so long as they are on the register or the supplementary register and we would like to extend a particular welcome to people from all backgrounds, countries and ethnicities to attend these events and take the opportunity to get even more involved in how the communities they live in are governed.
Anyone concerned should check the register at www.checktheregister.ie to see if they are registered and if not they need to fill in form RFA2 (https://www.checktheregister.ie/PublicPages/AppForms.aspx ) and bring it and photo ID and proof of address to their local Garda Station and have it stamped and return it to Clare County Council before the cut-off point of May 7th 2019.
Or else they can just attend one of the five events listed below and bring their ID and proof of address with them and we’ll get their registration in order for them with the help of our community Guards.
So come along, inform and be informed!!!
The dates are as follows:
• Killaloe Municipal District: 23rd April @ 7pm, Kilkishen Cultural Centre
• Kilrush Electoral Area: 24th April @ 7pm, An Teach Cheoil, Kilrush
• Shannon Municipal District: 25th April @ 7pm, Shannon Oakwood Hotel
• Ennis Municipal District: 26th April @ 8pm, Cloughleigh Community Centre
• Ennistymon Electoral Area: 30th April @ 7pm, The Falls Hotel
If you have any questions/comments please do not hesitate to email: firstname.lastname@example.org