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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.




Are you :

  •  Thinking about a career in Youth and Community Work?
  •  Interested in gaining a Professional Qualification in Youth and Community Work?
  •  Involved with Youth and Community Work and would like to know more?
  •  Committed to principles of Social justice, rights and equality?

UCC BYCW brochure 2017-2018


Places on the Youth & Community Work Course are mainly reserved for mature students (23 years and over on January 1st 2018) *. No formal academic qualifications are required. However, successful applicants are required to demonstrate their potential to complete an undergraduate degree. Applicants are also expected to have some relevant experience working or volunteering in the sector. Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview.

*There are also FETAC/QQI and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) entry routes.


There are two parts to the application for this course. First, mature students must apply on-line through the CAO by February 1st 2018 at Then, you must register for the MSAP (Mature Student Admissions Pathway), a two hour written assessment, which will be held on March 3rd 2018. You must register for the MSAP assessment (fee €78) by February 4th 2018, using your CAO number (MSAP accepts late registration until Feb 18th 2018 subject to additional late fee of €35). There are also FETAC and ACE entry routes.

Details of registration and the assessment test are available For more information, please contact UCC’s Admissions Office on (021) 4902272.

University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork



Information Sessions to raise awareness of the link between Alcohol & Cancer

Thursday, 23rd November

Information sessions open to the public to raise awareness of the link between alcohol and cancer will take place next Thursday 23rd of November at 11am in the Youth Centre in Knocknaheeny and 2pm in The Hut in Gurranabraher. These information sessions hosted by the HSE Cork & Kerry Alcohol Strategy Group and in partnership with the Cork Cancer Action Network will mark this year’s European Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm. The European theme for 2017 is to highlight the link between alcohol and cancer.

The World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reviewed the scientific evidence in 2010 and confirmed that alcohol can cause 8 types of cancer including that of the mouth, larynx (voicebox), oesophagus (foodpipe), pharynx, bowel, breast, pancreas and liver.

Lord Mayor of Cork Councillor Tony Fitzgerald will officially launch the information sessions and there will also be guest speakers from the Irish Cancer Society and the Cork Cancer Research Centre. The HSE “ask about alcohol” Campaign launched earlier this year will be highlighted at these events. “Drink less and gain more; energy, sleep, wellbeing, health” is a key message of the campaign, which also promotes people to drink less and reduce your risk of cancer.

These awareness raising information sessions are open to the general public, young people, parents, educators, healthcare workers and people who are worried about themselves or a loved one to attend. There will be information stands as well as presentations at each event for people to gather a greater awareness about the link between alcohol and cancer.

Tesco Community Funding for Friendly Call Cork

Brenda Barry from Friendly Call Cork being presented with a cheque for €294.12 from Tesco Paul Street as part of the Tesco Community Fund on Tuesday, 5th September 2017. 

Thank you to all Tesco customers and employees for your support. This generous funding will go towards our bi-monthly Friendly Call Afternoon Tea events.

For further information on Friendly Call Cork, please contact Brenda at 087 6366407 or at

Full details available FRIENDLY CALL CORK 2017


The Substance Use Issues in Youth & Community Work Course 2017/18 -QQI/FETAC Level 5

This course is delivered in conjunction with the Cork College of Commerce.

SUI Course Brochure 17-18

SUI Application 2017-18


This part time evening course is designed to promote good practice among those who work (paid / voluntary positions with young people and in various capacities across communities. It provides a critical perspective on some of the issues including community development and drug / alcohol issues which can affect young people and communities and encourages the development of coherent responses at individual and organisational level. The two components should promote the ability of learners to work safely and effectively in youth and / or community work settings. The programme also aims to provide the participants with the necessary knowledge and skills in sourcing and / or resourcing applicable supports systems, both within and outside their communities.


Please take a look at  the entry requirements (on the brochure attached) and if you  have any questions  you can contact me on either the partnership’s landline or on my mobile or by email  (details below). The course fee for successful applicants is €125.  Please feel free to forward this email to applicable contacts / colleagues etc. and if you are working or liaising with any groups or mentors,  I am very open to popping along to go over the course entry details with them.



The SUI Course 17/18 documents can be viewed and downloaded from the Partnership’s website at


Graduates will receive a QQI /FETAC Level 5 Combined Component Award.

Course Modules:

(1) Understanding Community Development  

(2) Substance Use Issues in Youth and Community Work


Application Closing Date: Monday 28th  of August 2017

Information Session & Interviews: 12th September 201

When: Tuesday 7.00 — 10.00 pm (evening)

Course Duration: October 2017 — April 2018

Venue: Cork College of Commerce Campus

Course Modules: (1) Understanding Community Development & (2) Substance Use Issues in Youth & Community Work.


Celebrate our learning – Exhibition in Hollyhill Library

Celebrate our learning

from 7th 30th June

Exhibition in Hollyhill Library

An exhibition of work from Cork City Partnership supported Community Arts Initiatives in

Knocknaheeny, Gurranabraher, Churchfield, Fairhill & Ballyvolane

Works exhibited, include a wide range of photographs & paintings, produced by local people

To get involved in these and similar Community Arts Initiatives

Contact: Margo Hayes, Cork City Partnership at 087- 1962023