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Ballyvolane / Dublin Hill – HAVE YOUR SAY – Community Consultation

Cork City Partnership and the Ballyvolane Community Association are holding 3 community consultation events in the Ballyvolane/Dublin Hill area.

We invite you to come along to tell us what the needs and issues are in this area.

Wednesday 26th September – St. Oliver’s Church, Car Park, 11.00am – 4:30pm

Thursday 27th September – Lidl Car Park, Ballyhooly Road, 9.30am – 5:30pm  and in Glen Rovers, GAA Club, Ballincollie Road, 6:30 – 8:30pm

We want to hear from you!

If you have any questions or can’t make it on either day and would like to give some feedback, please contact: Ann Long – Community Development Worker on 087 1308913 or email:


Youth Information and Advocacy Worker

YMCA Ireland requires a Youth Information and Advocacy Worker (p/t) for our Youth Information and Advocacy Service (Cork City and West Cork)The post involves the delivery of youth information and advocacy services to young people in the Cork City and West Cork area using a number of methodologies. These include digital and social media, publications, signposting, one on one advocacy and public advocacy. This will be done by ensuring effective networking both between YMCA programmes and services and external agencies.

The successful candidate will have a relevant third level qualification and have at least two years’ experience working with young people in a formal or informal context. The post holder will be expected to be in sympathy with the aims and purposes of the organisation as reflected in Challenge 21.

This will be a part time post (21 hours / week).

The salary scale for the post will be YMCA Scale A2 €31,047 (pro rata).

Job description and application form available on

Closing date for receipt of application forms is Wednesday 19 September 2018 at 5:00pm.

Shortlisting will Apply

Non Violent Resistance Programme – 8 week course

NVR is an 8 to 10 week programme running Wednesday mornings from 19th September to 28th November 2018.#

Time: 10am to 12 noon Place: 46A Sprigg’s Road Gurranabraher

This NVR Programme will be delivered by trained NVR Facilitators, Michael Collins and Mella Magee.

Michael Collins is a Youth Worker and Mella Magee is a Community Development Worker with Cork City Partnership. Both Michael and Mella are experienced facilitators in the delivery of parenting and NVR programmes.

For more information or referral to this NVR programme contact either of the facilitators.

Michael Collins

Mobile: 086 008 0963

Mella Magee

Tel: 021 4302310 Mobile: 087 196 2022


NVR brochure _FINAL_ MM & MC_2018

Substance Use Issues and Community Work Course 2018-19

Commencing September 2018

  • Substance Use Issues (SUI) & Community Work Course (QQI  Level 5)  in conjunction with Cork College of Commerce. The SUI course promotes good practice amongst those working in a paid or voluntary capacity with young people or communities affected by substance misuse. Delivered on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm to 9.30pm over 22 weeks of the academic year, from September to April. Includes add on Child Protection and SafeTalk training. Open for applications from May to August.

For further details see: SUI Course Brochure 18-19 and

Substance Use Issues Community Work App 18-19

or Contact Jackie in CODAAP for more information.

Community Reps needed for South Centre city on Cork Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force

Are you interested in representing your area on Cork Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force?

If yes, you or a representative of your community group are invited to a meeting on community representation in the SOUTH Centre of Cork City on the Task Force (CLDATF) on the 10th May 2018.

*Cork South City Centre includes Middle Parish/Evergreen Street, City Hall A, Greenmount, Turners Cross A, South Gate, Gillabbey A, City Centre A & B.

The community meeting will have  a presentation on the work of community reps on the CLDATF, a discussion on the rep role & the opportunity for you to participate in change in your Community?

Poster advertising community rep info meeting_South Parish 10 May 2018

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.