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Line dancing, visit to Cultural Centre, and Multicultural cookery being planned for Spring 2018

Monaghan Community Network is tasked to deliver a Cultural Awareness Programme and the Cross Community Engagement Programme as partner delivery agents with Monaghan County Council. Both programmes, which involve 48 different events, are supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). There are a number of events upcoming in these programmes early in 2018, and Line Dancing will be starting in Ballyalbany in February as part of the Cross Community Engagement programme. Dancing has proved to be a good way to promote direct cross community and cross border contact that will build friendships and break down invisible barriers. A visit to the Tommy Makem Arts and Community Centre in Keady is planned as part of the Cultural  Awareness project. Also taking place will be the usual monthly meetings, and a Multicultural Cookery course is also pencilled in to the activities.

The Community Network office is based at the YWCA Building, North Road, Monaghan. Tel: 047-30912. E-mail info@monaghannetwork.ie  See the Monaghan Network website and “Like” the Facebook page “Co Monaghan Community Network”

A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the

Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

PEACE IV Programme Boilerplate

  • The Special EU Programmes Body is

a North/South Implementation Body

sponsored by the Department of Finance

in Northern Ireland and the Department of

Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland.

  • It is responsible for managing two EU

Structural Funds Programmes, PEACE IV

and INTERREG VA which are designed

to enhance cross-border co-operation,

promote reconciliation and create a more

peaceful and prosperous society.

  • The Programmes operate within a clearly

defined area including Northern Ireland, the

Border Region of Ireland and in the case of

INTERREG VA, Western Scotland.

  • The PEACE IV Programme has a value of

€270 million and aims to promote peace

and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and

the Border Region of Ireland.

  • For more information on the SEUPB please

visit www.seupb.eu

Study visit to GPO Dublin on 13th December 2017

GPO Dublin. Image source: https://www.gpowitnesshistory.ie/

The beautiful neoclassical facade of the GPO Dublin’s GPO provided a fitting location for a Monaghan Community Network study visit on Wednesday 13th December 2017 to engage ethnic minorities and minority faith communities, an event of the Cultural Awareness Programme which is supported by the PEACE IV programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). This event was chosen because culture-aware approaches contribute to understanding, preventing, mitigating and recovering from conflicts. The study visit to the GPO, Dublin explored a visual and chronological history of the uprising from all perspectives, from the social unrest leading up to 2016, the different factions that came together, what it was like in the GPO and what the public thought of it all. The GPO played the central role in the 1916 rebellion that eventually led to the Irish Free State and independence from England 10 years later.

The GPO as an iconic post office of Dublin is intrinsically woven into history, bearing the bombs and bullets of 1916, and later the explosion that obliterated Nelson’s pillar which had been in the city since 1809. Built (and rebuilt) mostly of granite with Portland stone at the front, it will be 200 years old in 2018. The still bullet – holed front of it is 220 foot long, with a portico of 6 fluted Ionic columns, and bearing three statues – Mercury, the God of financial gain & commerce; the Virtue Fidelity on the right (My word is my Bond) with a hound at her feet and a key in her right hand, and Hibernia resting on her spear and holding a harp.

The 1916 Rising exhibition weaved together all the disparate groups involved in the 1916 Rising and their backgrounds. As well as the re-creation of the scene in the GPO during the Rising, there are a number of other videos providing direct insight into the period before, during and after 1916 that explained what happened and the impact on the establishment of modern day Ireland. Also of huge interest during the study trip was the role of women in the Rising.

Also on view were a number of original artefacts telling the unique stories of those involved, perhaps the most poignant being Pearse’s surrender note written from Arbour Hill Prison 3 days before his execution, and the silver Olympic medal won in the 1912 Olympics by Rising participant Michael Walker. While the rebels were ultimately defeated, public opinion was changed by the executions, and eventually led to independence for 26 counties of Ireland in 1922. There was also an opportunity to reflect on the evolution of all the Irish flags down the years.

Despite its fame as an iconic place of Irish freedom,  the ironic truth is that ground rent for the GPO continued to be paid to American and English landlords until the 1980s, a reminder if it was needed that in a lot of Irish and  international history, things are not always black and white.

The study event provided equal reflection on all those who suffered on all sides during the rebellion from civilians who suffered the most (54%, including 40 children under 15), to the rebel forces, British Armed Forces and DMP (Dublin Metropolitan Police). The aftermath was no prettier for the following 6 years with the War of Independence and Civil War 1922 to follow. As William Butler Yeats put it in his poem Easter 1916, “All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born”.

A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

PEACE IV Programme Boilerplate

  • The Special EU Programmes Body is

a North/South Implementation Body

sponsored by the Department of Finance

in Northern Ireland and the Department of

Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland.

  • It is responsible for managing two EU

Structural Funds Programmes, PEACE IV

and INTERREG VA which are designed

to enhance cross-border co-operation,

promote reconciliation and create a more

peaceful and prosperous society.

  • The Programmes operate within a clearly

defined area including Northern Ireland, the

Border Region of Ireland and in the case of

INTERREG VA, Western Scotland.

  • The PEACE IV Programme has a value of

€270 million and aims to promote peace

and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and

the Border Region of Ireland.

  • For more information on the SEUPB please

visit www.seupb.eu

 

 

Social dancing in Smithboro….. taking steps to integration, whatever way you turn

Social dancing has proved to be a very successful event of the Cross Community Engagement Programme which is run by Monaghan Community Network as partner delivery agent with Monaghan County Council. This Cross Community Engagement Programme and the Cultural Awareness Programme involve 48 different events which are supported by the PEACE IV programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). The first four social dancing classes have attracted participants from Monaghan, Cavan, Fermanagh and Armagh, and “new communities” in the area. The participants have enjoyed mixing with new people, engagement in learning and trying out many traditional dances, and for the “new” communities, a chance to practice the use of the English language. Another series of four social dances started last Monday night, 11th December in Smithboro, and these will continue after Christmas; again it is hoped to reach out to community groups from both traditions in Co Monaghan and Co Armagh, and groups from interface areas along the border who suffered during the conflict.

A meeting of the Cross Border Advisory Group took place last Thursday 7th December 2017 in an Armagh venue, and a study trip to Dublin’s GPO, which is intended to engage ethnic minority and minority faith communities is planned for Wednesday 13th December 2017.

New events of Monaghan Community Network, December 2017

Social dancing has proved to be a very successful event of the Cross Community Engagement Programme which is run by Monaghan Community Network as partner delivery agent with Monaghan County Council. This Cross Community Engagement Programme and the Cultural Awareness Programme involve 48 different events which are supported by the PEACE IV programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). The first four social dancing classes have attracted participants from Monaghan, Cavan, Fermanagh and Armagh, and “new communities” in the area. The participants have enjoyed mixing with new people, engagement in learning and trying out many traditional dances, and for the “new” communities, a chance to practice the use of the English language. Another series of four social dances will begin again next Monday night, 11th December in Smithboro, and again it is hoped to reach out to community groups from both traditions in Co Monaghan and Co Armagh, and groups from interface areas along the border who suffered during the conflict.

The next meeting of the Cross Border Advisory Group will be (tonight) Thursday 7th December 2017 in an Armagh venue, and a study trip to Dublin’s GPO, which is intended to engage ethnic minority and minority faith communities, will take place next Wednesday 13th December 2017. Monaghan Network includes community groups from all traditions, nationalities and cultures in Co Monaghan, and facilitates linkages among networks from both sides of the border; full details on all the activities are available from the Community Network Office. The Community Network office is based at the YWCA Building, North Road, Monaghan. Tel: 047-30912. E-mail info@monaghannetwork.ie  See the Monaghan Network website and “Like” the Facebook page “Co Monaghan Community Network”

A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the

Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

PEACE IV Programme Boilerplate

  • The Special EU Programmes Body is

a North/South Implementation Body

sponsored by the Department of Finance

in Northern Ireland and the Department of

Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland.

  • It is responsible for managing two EU

Structural Funds Programmes, PEACE IV

and INTERREG VA which are designed

to enhance cross-border co-operation,

promote reconciliation and create a more

peaceful and prosperous society.

  • The Programmes operate within a clearly

defined area including Northern Ireland, the

Border Region of Ireland and in the case of

INTERREG VA, Western Scotland.

  • The PEACE IV Programme has a value of

€270 million and aims to promote peace

and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and

the Border Region of Ireland.

  • For more information on the SEUPB please

visit www.seupb.eu

Community Network’s “Cross Community Engagement Project”

A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

County Monaghan Community Network is tasked to deliver two projects as Partner Delivery Agents with Monaghan County Council. The funding is awarded under Priority 1: Promoting Peace and Reconciliation; the promotion of positive relations characterised by respect, where cultural diversity is celebrated and people can live, learn and socialise together, free from prejudice, hate and intolerance. The Cultural Awareness Programme aims to celebrate multiculturalism and diversity, to value the skills and cultures of all communities, indigenous and new, and ensure they are allowed to achieve their full potential, have the same opportunities as their Irish peers, and to participate fully in the economic, social, political and cultural life of their communities.

A residential cross border/cross community study visit took place to the site of the Battle of the Boyne at Oldbridge, Co Meath, followed by a residential visit to An Grianán centre for lifelong learning, Termonfeckin, Co Louth from 3rd to 5th November 2017. This tour provided a shared learning experience for all participants, who all learned something more about each other’s historical and cultural background. It also provided a chance to explore an area of history where they may not have traditionally been comfortable visiting. The weekend provided an increased awareness and respect for diversity and different cultures.

Co. Monaghan Community Network Ltd  provides a forum for community groups in Co. Monaghan to promote community development and peace building, and to address common issues.  The Community Network is based at the YWCA Building, North Road, Monaghan. Tel: 047-30912  E-mail info@monaghannetwork.ie www.monaghannetwork.ie

PEACE IV Programme Boilerplate

The Special EU Programmes Body is a North/South Implementation Body sponsored by the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland. It is responsible for managing two EU Structural Funds Programmes, PEACE IV and INTERREG VA which are designed to enhance cross-border co-operation, promote reconciliation and create a more peaceful and prosperous society. The Programmes operate within a clearly defined area including Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and in the case of INTERREG VA, Western Scotland. The PEACE IV Programme has a value of €270 million and aims to promote peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland. For more information on the SEUPB please visit www.seupb.eu

 

Chef Len’s cookery demonstration

Off to view the “Irish Trader” surrounded by the Irish Sea. The ship was run aground in 1974 during storms in the Irish Sea and it has remained on the flat sandy beach ever since.
It has lost a lot of its form and now lacks the qualities that once made this a great Irish landscape photography destination.

The beach at Termonfeckin, just beyond Seapoint Golf Link, Nov 2017

An Grianan, the centre at Termonfeckin for lifelong learning offers a range of courses, including Arts, Crafts, Leisure, Personal Development and Self Care.

Group about to leave An Grianán, Termonfeckin

Recently restored 18th century Oldbridge House, the Battle of the Boyne centre

Cannonball above the front entrance at Oldbridge House

The Battle of the Boyne 1690 was a sectarian and ethnic conflict, in many ways a re-run of the Irish Confederate Wars of 50 years earlier.

Selection of crafts from the Bag making sewing class.

Human Bingo provided great networking and English language opportunities and fun!

Restored Octagonal Walled Garden at the Battle of the Boyne site. The Coddington family, who established this estate in 1724 had a great interest in formal landscape design. The gardens include Peach House, Dog Kennels, Gardeners’ Bothy, and the traditional Orchard re-planted with native Irish apple-tree varieties.

Bernie guards her Christmas craft

 

Social dancing starting in Smithboro Hall on Monday 6th November 2017

Co. Monaghan Community Network invites you to Social Dancing Classes which will take place for 6 weeks in Smithboro Hall, starting on Monday 6th November at 8pm. Expert tuition provided, as well as a chance to put your fancy footwork into practice. It’s great craic, and everyone is welcome, just turn up on the night. For all queries, please contact the Monaghan Community Network office on 047-30912.

Co. Monaghan Community Network Ltd  provides a forum for community groups in Co. Monaghan to promote community development and peace building, and to address common issues.  The community forum is based at the YWCA Building, North Road, Monaghan. Tel: 047-30912  E-mail info@monaghannetwork.ie www.monaghannetwork.ie

PEACE IV Programme Boilerplate: The Special EU Programmes Body is a North/South Implementation Body sponsored by the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland. It is responsible for managing two EU Structural Funds Programmes, PEACE IV and INTERREG VA which are designed to enhance cross-border co-operation, promote reconciliation and create a more peaceful and prosperous society. The Programmes operate within a clearly defined area including Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and in the case of INTERREG VA, Western Scotland. The PEACE IV Programme has a value of €270 million and aims to promote peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland. For more information on the SEUPB please visit www.seupb.eu

June Monthly Meeting and “Go for Life” walk

The final “Go for life” walk  will replace our next monthly meeting and will take place in Mullyash Community Centre, Mullyash, Co Monaghan on Monday 13th June 2016 at 7pm.

Registration commencing at 7pm at Mullyash Community Centre, Mullyash, Co Monaghan

Supper will be served afterwards along with some light entertainment.

Cost per person will be €5.00.

Can you please contact us to confirm your attendance (for catering purposes) on 04730912.    

Looking forward to seeing you all there,

“Go for life” walk in Knockatallon

Thanks to everyone who came out to Sliabh Beagh, Knockatallon for our “Go for Life” walk. What a lovely evening we had. Thanks to Paddy Sherry for leading the walk and to Kathleen in Sliabh Beagh for the lovely refreshments afterwards.

May Meeting

Another great turn out for our May meeting. Thanks to Tydavnet Parish Show Committee for hosting us and for the lovely home baking they provided for the tea. Thanks to Tiernach Ronaghan for his excellent presentation on Eye Health, it was very interesting & informative.

CMCN Monthly Meeting

The next monthly meeting will be hosted by Tydavnet Parish Show Committee in Tydavnet Community Centre on Monday 9th May 2016 at 8.30pm. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

“Go For Life” Walk

The next “Go for Life” Walk will take place on Monday 23rd May 2016. Registration commencing at 7pm at Sliabh Beagh Hotel in Knockatallon, Co Monaghan. Refreshments will be served afterwards. €5 per person. Come along and enjoy. All welcome.

CMCN 2015 A.G.M.

Our A.G.M. is being held in Ballyalbany Church Hall on Monday September 21st at 8.30pm. We expect a good turn out as usual and please remember to bring your completed membership affiliation forms.