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Cork Institute of Technology host Friendly Call Clients at Coffee Morning

A huge Thank you to all at Cork Institute of Technology who hosted a

Friendly Call

social coffee morning in the Dining Hall in the Tourism Building for Clients and Volunteers of Friendly Call Cork on Tuesday, 10th April.

All our clients and volunteers had an absolutely fantastic morning in CIT. From the moment we arrived we couldn’t have been looked after better. The students were all so brilliant from greeting us, to guiding us into the Dining Hall and the wonderful cakes and  treats were just superb. Most importantly, all our clients really appreciated the time that the students and the entire team gave to having a chat with them.

Most of our clients had never been to CIT before and I know now that those living in the area will become frequent visitors to the campus.

To Margaret Linehan, Ruth Farrell, Orla Flynn and all the team and students who made this visit possible, thank you so much.

Cork Long Life Learning Festival – Updates from our Events around the City!

Women enjoying learning in the community !

This photograph (right) shows women attending   a holistic therapy workshop on how to make natural, good for your skin beauty products. Included in the photograph is tutor Molly Hartigan. This workshop was organised by

Cork City Partnership as part of its involvement in Corks Lifelong Learning Festival 2018.


Making a dreamcatcher workshop…







Arts and Crafts from the Cork Youth Café Network on display this week in Blackpool Library – fantastic work by all involved.







Knitting, Crochet and sewing by the Happy Hookers (The Glen Knitting, Crochet and Cross Stitching Group) on display this week in Blackpool Library as part of Cork s Lifelong Learning Festival.4








As part of Corks Lifelong Learning week there is display of photography, painting and crafts in CCPs Knocknaheeny Outreach Office, Knocknaheeny Community Building – all welcome.


2018 Lifelong Learning Festival – March 19 – March 25

The 2018 Lifelong Learning Festival runs from March 19 – March 25. Details of the hundreds of events taking place are in the Festival Brochure on

Cork City Partnership is running 17 events. A brief summary of these is outlined below. 

This is an opportunity to encourage people to get involved in learning in their communities.

Booking is required for some events – this can be done through the local outreach offices or by contacting me.

2018 CCP LLL Events. For Information/ bookings contact CCP Offices or Margo Hayes 087 1962023
Booking required
1 Community Art Exhibition Tues Mar 20 – Sat Mar 24 . 10-5pm Blackpool Library
2 Pilates Class Thur Mar 22. 10-11.30am The Lough Community Centre
3 Exhibition of Art, Craft and Photography Tues Mar 20 – Sat Mar 24 . 10-5pm Ccp Knocknaheeny Office
4 Flower Arranging Demo Fri Mar 23. 10-12pm Ccp Knocknaheeny Office
5 Cookery Demo Wed Mar 21. 7-9pm Ccp Knocknaheeny Office
6 Zumba Class Thurs Mar 22 7.30-8.30 Knocknaheeny Youth Centre
7 Basic Computer Class Tues Mar 20 10-11am Ccp Knocknaheeny Office
8 Make Your Own Dreamcatcher – Art Workshop Tues 20. 11-1pm Ccp Knocknaheeny Office
9 Container Planting Class Fri Mar 23. 10.30-12pm Ccp Knocknaheeny Office
10 Alcohol Awareness Pod Mar 21,  1-4pm Blackpool Shopping Centre
11 Pilates Class Tues 20, 10-11.30am The Hut, Churchfield / Gurranabraher
12 Make your own facemask with aromatherapy oils Tues 20, 10-12 Community House, 26 Bridevalley Park
13 Fairhill Mens Art Group Open Class Wed Mar 21. 10-12pm Community House, 26 Bridevalley Park
14 Bake & Eat Workshop Tues Mar 20. 10-12pm Glen CCP Outreach Office
15 Zumba Class Wed Mar 21, 7-8pm Glen Sports and resource centre.
16 Health & Fitness Class Thurs Mar 22, 10-11am Glen Rovers H& F Club
17 Start Your Own Business Thurs Mar 22 . 7-8.30 Heron House.


Cork Intercultural Dialogue Network – Invitation

A discussion evening with food, chat and chat world music will help plan future actions of the cork Intercultural Dialogue Network.

Date & Time: Thursday 22nd February 2018, 6.30- 9.30 pm Food at 6.30 pm sharp. First come, first served!

Venue: Nano Nagle Centre. N.B. *Enter from Evergreen Road* (through the entrance for the *Cork Migrant Centre*)

Tickets: There is no charge for this event but attendants must book in advance on eventbrite / Facebook.

To Register: Please register by Monday 19th February on the link: or through Facebook on

Download Invite to Cork Intercultural Dialogue Discussion Evening 22 Feb 2018

Community Representatives wanted for Cork North West

Any person interested in nominating themselves to be a community representative for Cork North West on the Cork Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force must register by email with  Joe Kirby, co-ordinator of the Task Force by close of business Wednesday 14th February.

Please  fill in an expression of interest form and email to Joe on to register your nomination for the position.

See also information sheet on the process (one pager on area based process – link) and further details on required criteria for community representatives.

Area includes: Knocknaheeny, Hollyhill, Churchfield, Gurranabraher, Farranree, Fairhill,                        Blackpool, Shandon Street and Sunday’s Well.

Expression of Interest form_Cork NW

One pager on area based process for communit meetings_Jan 2018

Web to Work Event, 6 Mar, Blackpool Library

How to use your smart phone and computer to find the job you want!! Free Event

CV Tips – Where to look for Jobs – How to Apply – Job Apps for phones and Tablets

Register on Job Websites.

Date: Tuesday 6th March

Time: 11.00 am – 1pm

Venue: Blackpool Library, Red Forge Road, Blackpool, Cork

Download poster here Web to Work Event

This is a free event

“BECOMING A CITY of SANCTUARY” Information Event & Art Exhibition

Monday, 5th February 2018, 11.30a.m., CORK CITY LIBRARY, FREE ADMISSION

Learn about Cork City becoming a City of Sanctuary, listen to personal stories of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants, organisations and projects that support integration in Cork City.

Participate and engage with Maria Wojdylo Kelly’s Art Exhibition

“Language of Life: Language of Humanity. Safety. Sanctuary. Set of Web.”

Official Launch at 1p.m. — all welcome.

11:30a.m. Presentations on Cork becoming a City of Sanctuary; Personal stories of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants;

Presentations from organisations and projects that support integration in Cork City.

1p.m. Launch of the Art Exhibition “Language of Life: Language of Humanity. Safety. Sanctuary. Set of Web.” by Maria

Wojdylo Kelly. Art Exhibition includes photography, poetry, performance and interactive activities.

1.30p.m. Further presentations from organisations and projects that support integration;

Personal stories of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants.


Poster for 05.02.2018 Info Event Art Exhibition


Cork Traveller Women’s Network – Travellers on Film

Cork Traveller Women’s Network

are delighted to announce our new partnership with the

Triskel Arts Centre

and invite you to the launch at

Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street Cork

on Thursday, 1st Feb 11am – 1pm

with a special screening of :

Travellers on Film

a presentation from the IFI Irish Film Archive


(imagefrom the MacDonagh Pictures, a film by Ian Palmer)


The programme, which was co-curated by IFI and Minceirs Whiden, features a broad selection of footage of Irish Travellers from the 1940s to the present day and includes documentary films about Traveller funerals (1940s); Traveller crafts (1950s) ; Traveller nomadism; campaigns for Traveller rights; and contemporary Traveller culture. It also includes fictional representations of Travellers.

After the showing Maria Joyce of National Traveller Women Forum, Kathleen Sherlock of Minceirs Whiden, and Ann Burke of the Southern Traveller Health Network will lead a discussion on how Irish Travellers have been portrayed on film, has this played a part in the stereotyping of Irish Travellers, what if anything has changed over the years.  Active audience participation in this discussion is encouraged


Please Note: This is a  FREE BUT TICKETED event. To Book: 021 4272022 & ) 

Cork Traveller Women’s Network has retained 50 tickets for our members and colleagues from Traveller projects. NB if you would like to access these tickets, please RSVP to or let one of our staff know.