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Week Ending 13th June 

Sunday 13th June 2021 –  11th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Anniversaries:

Kathleen Noonan – Spittle.

Special Collection This Weekend Saturday 12th June and Sunday 13th June:

Diocesan administration, that is for the running of the diocese.  This is due this weekend Saturday 12th June and Sunday 13th June.  Thank you in anticipation.

Ordination Anniversaries:

June is the month when many Priests Celebrate the Anniversary of their Ordination to the Priesthood.  We Congratulate them All and Thank them, for their Years of Service.  Please remember to pray for Priests you know or Priests who may have ministered to you or family members down through the years.  We remember those who are gone to their eternal reward. Please pray for Vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life.  Thank you.

Leaving Certificate Examinations:

The exams started on this Wednesday 9th June.  We wish all our students all the best.  A special prayer for them is included in this week’s newsletter.

Examinations Prayer:

Lord pour out your spirit of wisdom on (N) and on all students doing the examinations.

Help them to remain calm, to attend carefully to the questions asked, to think clearly, to remember accurately and to express themselves well.

Grant that they may reflect the best of the work they have done and the best of the teaching they have received.  Accept their best efforts in these examinations and in the greater task on earth.

May your love be upon them O Lord as they place all their trust in you.

We ask this through Christ our Lord Amen.

Novena to the Sacred Heart:

This concludes on this Friday June 11th.  We will pray this Novena before Mass, each morning.

Application For Position of Director Of Pastoral Planning and Development In The Archdiocese Of Cashel & Emly:

 Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly

Invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of

Director of Pastoral Planning & Development

This is a 3-year Fixed-Term Contract

The purpose of this role is to assist the Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly and its constituent parishes and agencies in the establishment of the 2021-26 ‘Seeds of Hope’ strategic plan for the pastoral work of the Archdiocese.

The Director will work under the guidance of the Archbishop of Cashel & Emly and the Diocesan Pastoral Council and the Council of Priests.  The role is critical to the implementation of pastoral initiatives and programmes at parish level, working closely with parish pastoral teams and other pastoral groups as required.

The appointed person will be accountable to the Archbishop of Cashel & Emly.

A detailed job description is available on www.cashel-emly.ie
Closing date for applicants by post or email, on or before 5 pm on
Friday 25th June 2021 to:

Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly,
Archbishop’s House, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, E41 NY92

Email: pastoral.office@cashel-emly.ie
Phone: (0504) 21512

Please note that incomplete or late applications will not be considered
The Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly is an equal opportunity employer.

Public Masses:

Welcome back to our public worship.  Public Mass this Saturday at 8pm and on Sunday at 10am. Attendance is limited to 50, all the usual arrangements are in place.  Let’s protect each other.

Sunday Mass Obligation:

There is no obligation to attend Mass at this time.  If you feel nervous or unsure you are free to delay your return.  It may take a bit of courage to return to normal routines including attending Mass in Public. 

Ballylanders Parish Lotto:

Congratulations to Breda Hanley, Carraturk on winning the spot prize in the Parish Lotto on Thursday 3rd June.  Thanks for your support 

10am Sunday Mass On Ballylanders Church Facebook:

10am Mass on Sunday will be available on The Ballylanders Church Facebook Page.

Church Post Box:

There is a Post Box in the Church Porch.  It is checked every day please feel welcome to use it.

Masses On Television Radio and Online:

Daily and Weekly Masses are available on RTE One (Sundays at 11am) and RTE News TV Channel Daily Monday to Friday at 10.30am.  (Sundays if there is no Mass on RTE 1 Sunday Mornings at 11am then it is on at 2.15pm on RTE News TV Channel), RTE Radio 1 Extra (Sundays at 11am) , Radio Maria Ireland (Daily Monday to Sunday check times in notice below) and EWTN Television and Radio (Daily Monday to Sunday check times) and Online at www.churchservices.tv  You can access Masses and religious services from County Limerick and all over Ireland by using www.churchservices.tv

RADIO MARIA IRELAND:

RADIO MARIA IRELAND is an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station.  Daily 10am Holy Mass, Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies – all commercial free – Listen via TV on Saorview – Channel 210; Download our FREE APP – “RADIO MARIA IRELAND”, streaming on www.radiomaria.ie  Please join our growing faith family!

Totus Tuus Magazine:

Due to the Covid 19 Outbreak Totus Tuus magazine is now being delivered straight to your door.  If you would like to start receiving Totus Tuus to your home then please phone Fiona at 086 – 876 0058.

Covid19 Telephone Helpline Numbers:

  • Parish Notice / SeniorLine:

If you are an older person and would like someone to talk to, particularly since Covid-19, consider phoning SeniorLine.  We are Ireland’s national confidential service for older people.  We are open every day of the year from 10am-10pm.  We are older people too, trained to listen and support.  We would love to hear from you.  Freefone 1800 80 45 91.

  • COVID-19 Support Line for Older People:

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19.  Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary.  The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

  • We Reflect Campaign | Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line:

Many people have experienced the death of someone they love during the COVID-19 pandemic.  It may have been a COVID-related death or a death from other causes.  In the face of such loss, our Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line, in partnership with the HSE, is there to provide connection, comfort and support for anyone grieving in these exceptional times.  A national Freephone service 1800 80 70 77, available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday.

Ballylanders Newsletter:

Please note that the Ballylanders Newsletter is available every Thursday afternoon online at www.ballylanders.com   A new Newsletter will be added there every Thursday.  It is also available on the Ballylanders Community Facebook.  A special thank you to Ballylanders Community Facebook, for providing us the opportunity to show our Ballylanders Newsletter, on their Facebook Page every week.  The Newsletter will be left online at www.ballylanders.com  for 2 weeks where after that date it will be removed from screen and will be available to download if so wished.

Ballylanders GAA Funding For Defibrillator In The GAA Grounds Update Thursday 3rd June:

Thank you to everyone who supported the funding for the AED, we have now reached our target so we will receive the AED and the training for our members who wish to avail of it.  Thank you so much for all your kind and helpful donations as a club and community we are so grateful.

Multiple Sclerosis Society Galtee Walk 2021:

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY OF IRELAND

FERMOY BRANCH NORTH & EAST CORK

The 40th Annual Galtee Walk in aid of the Fermoy Branch Multiple Sclerosis Society takes place on Sunday the 20th of June from 10.15am; it will be a walk with a difference again this year.  Because, it will be a VIRTUAL walk.

As we all adapt to a new landscape, with our determined effort and your support we truly hope, we can continue to provide the supports and services our local MS community need.  We are sorry we cannot meet as usual on the slopes of the wonderful Galtee Mountains but we will have to walk and support each other in a different way and we will have fun while at the same time raising much needed funds. (No amount is too small).

Branch Chairperson Joe Tobin said, “in line with public health guidance on Covid-19, the Fermoy MS Branch is fully co-operating with the measures necessary to contain the Covid-19 coronavirus.  The 2021 committee took the decision to cancel the walk on the mountain for a second year and to go online with our Virtual Galtee walk.”

During this health emergency, like all other charities our fundraising has ceased, so we have had no flag days, no Church Gate Collections, no fundraising dances etc. So this virtual Galtee Walk will possibly be our only fundraising activity for the remainder of the year.

Our voluntary branch here in Fermoy, like all other branches across the country are a support network for people and families living with MS in our community and the surround areas.

To get involved join us on the 20th June at 10.15am LIVE on Facebook Fermoy Multiple Sclerosis Society Annual Galtee Walk / Facebook don’t forget to take your photos and send to our page. #msgalteewalk40

We encourage you to go to the page now and see the updates and the information of how to get involved, and back by popular demand we have our; Forest Walk Visualisation;

What in previous years was a family fun day out on the Galtee Mountains will this year be a fun family wherever you choose to participate.  Remember adhere to social distancing.  Wear comfortable walking shoes / boots, don’t forget the bottle of water; be safe, be seen, and wear your Hi-Vis Vest.

MS is one of those diseases that has many different forms and can take various paths through a person’s lifetime making each person’s journey individual.  Thankfully over the past number of years scientific research has provided a number of treatment options using Disease Modifying Therapies which are tailored to the individual and can assist in altering the course of the disease.

It is in supporting Research Programs through MS Ireland that we gain invaluable information about this disease and possible treatments.  MS Ireland through their 33 voluntary Branches throughout Ireland provides a number of valuable supports and service to people and their families living with the challenges of MS.  Information Line: 1850 233 233

So why not join the Facebook page, invite your friends, family and work colleagues knock the dust off those walking boots and take the challenge for those in your local area with MS on Sunday 20th of June.  (Father’s Day).

No sign up needed, you can do your walk any day any time the choice is totally yours.  This is a way we can all do something individually but at the same time collectively because the more people who join and support us the more we can achieve our goal.  This won’t happen without amazing people like you.  We will have great fun and I will look forward to seeing the pictures on social media of you getting out there, I am up for it, are you?

Donations can be made in the following ways:

All money raised stays local to provided services to our members in the community

1 . https://mysplink.com/msireland/msfermoybranch

2 . Directly to our Bank Account: The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland Ltd Fermoy Branch

IBAN IE 13

BOFI 9028 6458 2432  83

BIC BOFI IE 2D

3 .Post to M. Lonergan, PRO, Fermoy Branch MS Society, Strawhall, Fermoy, Co. Cork

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland is a limited company registered in Dublin, Ireland with registered offices at 80 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4.

Company Registration Number 296573.  Charity Number 5365.

Mary Sheahan-Lonergan PRO

087-6682834

THE SLIABH EVEREST CHALLENGE:

Sunday 20th June from Sunrise to Sunset.

Climb the Sliabh Riagh Mountain.  By working in teams, our goal is to climb the height of Mount

Everest 8,848 meters, the heights point in the world.

To book your slot between 3.45am – 8pm please contact Morgan (087) 6489237.

Also Stroll through the Glen from 3pm – contact Bridget to book your slot (086) 3594571.

Meet at appointed time at Glenbrohane Church car park (eir code V35DK70).

Bucket collection throughout the day for Irish Pilgrimage Trust (www.irishpilgrimagetrust.com).

(Covid 19 guidelines from HSE / Government to be adhered to at all times).

Glenbrohane Community Association.

Town And Village Renewal Scheme 2021 (T&V):

Town And Village Renewal Scheme 2021 (T&V):

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, recently announced details of the 2021 Town and Village Renewal Scheme with €15 million in funding to help revitalise rural towns and villages post Covid-19.

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is funded under Project Ireland 2040 and is a key initiative of Our Rural Future – Ireland’s Rural Development Policy 2021-2025.  The objectives of the 2021 Town and Village Renewal Scheme are being re-focused to align with the commitments within Our Rural Future.

Limerick City and County Council is seeking expressions of interest from town/village community groups and/or business interests who may have suitable projects for consideration under this competitive scheme.  To download the Expression of Interest form click here.  To download the Scheme Outline, click here.

The 2021 Scheme will prioritise tackling vacancy and dereliction in towns and villages, creation of remote working opportunities and supporting town centre living.  Other interventions referenced in Our Rural Future, such as upgrading shopfronts and street facades, green spaces and parks and promoting areas as destinations for remote workers will also be supported.

Specifically the scheme aims to target projects as follows;

Projects that bring vacant and derelict buildings and sites back into use as multi-purpose spaces, e.g, Tourism, Cultural or Community Hubs.

Projects that bring vacant properties in Town Centres back into use as Remote Working Hubs. This also includes funding for the repurposing of existing community or publicly owned buildings in town or village centres to facilitate remote working.

Projects to support the upgrade and enhancement of shop-fronts and street facades in towns and villages.

Projects to develop parks, green spaces and recreational amenities in town centres to make them vibrant hubs for community enjoyment, and to increase footfall for local businesses.

Marketing campaigns targeted at attracting remote workers and mobile talent to their county / region; and promotion of specific town / villages to attract new customers and / or business investment.

Projects that support and enhance the night-time economy in line with emerging recommendations from the Night-Time Economy Taskforce.

Regeneration projects that support active and vibrant town and village centres; these projects should be identified in town and village masterplans (or similar) developed in collaboration with the local community, businesses and the other relevant stakeholders in the town or village.

A maximum of 8 proposals can be selected for progression to full application stage, for submission to the Department of Rural and Community Development.  The minimum grant funding available is €20,000. The 8 applications to the Department can consist of:

  • 1 application up to €500,000;
  • 2 applications up to €250,000;
  • 4 applications up to €100,000; and
  • 1 project development measure up to €50,000.

The Project Development Measure has been introduced this year and provides grant funding in respect of feasibility / development costs for one strategic large-scale project.

After the closing date, all expressions of interest will be assessed with regard to the priorities detailed in the Scheme Outline and the proposals alignment with the commitments in Our Rural Future – Ireland’s Rural Development Policy 2021-2025.

Closing date for submission of Expressions of Interest is 4pm, Friday 18th June, 2021.

The Scheme Outline, Expression of Interest form and Our Rural Future – Ireland’s Rural Development Policy 2021-2025 can be downloaded in the supporting documents at the end of the page.

Further enquiries can be directed to:

Email: townandvillagerenewal@limerick.ie
Phone: 061 557531, 061 557117 or 061 557356.

Community Enhancement Programme: 2021:

Community Enhancement Programme: 2021

Limerick City and County Council and Limerick Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) invite applications for funding under the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Community Enhancement Programme 2021.

The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) was launched by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD.  Funding of €4.5 million have been ring fenced to support community groups and sports clubs impacted by Covid-19.  The allocation for Limerick is €152,942.00.

What projects are eligible for funding?

The following provides a non-exhaustive list of projects that could receive funding under the programme:

  • Development/renovation of community centres
  • Once off maintenance of premises.
  • Community amenities
  • Development of youth clubs or facilities
  • Development of sports / recreation facilities
  • Improvements to town parks and common areas and spaces
  • CCTV equipment
  • Public realm improvements
  • Streetscaping
  • Development of play / recreation spaces
  • Energy efficiency type projects
  • Purchase of equipment
  • Adaptations or equipment needed as a result of COVID-19

CEP grants are also available for costs associated with reopening of a facility or the sustainability of the facility.  These include costs such as utility bills, etc.  Project proposals that have not previously received public funding during Covid in the past 12-18 months will also be prioritised by the LCDC where possible, subject to the overall quality of the project.  To ensure appropriate monitoring and governance, the Department is stating that only costs falling due for payment in 2021 are eligible.

Target groups

This funding is targeted towards enhancing community facilities for individuals and communities that are impacted by disadvantage as identified in the LECP.

All applications for funding under this programme will be reviewed and assessed to ensure consistency with the Limerick Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP).

In deciding the final allocations of funding to projects, the LCDC may take account of a number of factors including geographical balance, previous funding received by the applicant and the desirability to fund a variety of projects.  The relative disadvantage of the area where the facility is located or the area it serves will form part of the decision process along with cross-reference being made to the HP (Hasse Pobal) Deprivation Index. Click here for link.

How to apply

All applicants must complete the 2021 application form.  Please see application form and guidelines below.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon on Friday 9th July, 2021.  Late Applications will not be accepted.

Completed application forms including supporting documentation to be submitted as follows;

By Post:

Limerick LCDC

Community Enhancement Programme

Urban & Rural Community Development

Community Development Directorate

Limerick City and County Council

Merchant’s Quay

Limerick

V94 EH90

By Email: cep@limerick.ie

Ballylanders Parish Fundraiser Online Lotto Result Draw Thursday  3rd June:

Numbers:                   6, 14, 18, 24.

Jackpot:                     €625 not won.

Lucky Dip:                €25 winner Breda Hanley.

Next Jackpot:            €650.

Next Draw:                Thursday 10th June 2021 at 8pm.

The money raised goes directly to Ballylanders Parish.  Please support our Lotto.  To join contact / go to www.ourfundraiser.ie/org/ballylanders 

Thanking you for your support.                                                                          

Ballylanders Ladies Football ‘Split the Pot’ Draw Result – Saturday 5th June:


Winner:                   Congratulations to Pamela Higgins.

Jackpot:                  €170.

Next Draw:              Saturday 19th June 2021.  Draw takes place every Fortnight on Saturdays at 10pm.  Thank you for your continued support.

Ballylanders GAA Club Fortnightly Lotto Results – Saturday 29th May:

Numbers:              8, 19, 26, 27

Winner:                 No Match 4 winner. 

                              5 Lucky Dip winners of €20 each,

                              1. Bobby Kelly, 2. William Tobin,

                              3. Catherine Frewen (Online), 4. Moss Lane,

                              5. Tom Sheehan.

Next Draw:            Saturday 12th June 2021.

Next Jackpot:        €7,800

Thanking you for your continued support.

Parish Newsletter:


Send your emails to coshleanewsletter@gmail.com.  By Tuesday or Wednesday.   All information to be in by 4.00pm on Wednesday, of the week it goes to print please.  You can now view our Newsletter online at www.Ballylanders.com.  We can now add pictures to the online Newsletter please send in with your news, you can email us or drop it in and we will do the work for you.  To ensure that the Ballylanders Newsletter can keep running we would like to ask Readers New and Old if they would like to contribute to the running costs.  If this is something you would like to do please see below Account Details, we at Ballylanders Newsletter, would like to Thank You all in advance for your continued support in this, essential community project. 

Account Number:                     65027815

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BALLYLANDERS NEWSLETTER

Week Ending 6th June

Sunday 6th June 2021 – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Corpus Christi

Anniversaries:

Mary O Rourke – Glenaholisha, Bridie Lane – Ballybrien. 

Recently Deceased: 

Jim Murphy – Kilgarriff, May He Rest In Peace, Donal Elliot – Kilgarriff, May He Rest In Peace.

Corpus Christi:

This traditional feast gives thanks to Jesus for giving us His body and blood in Holy Communion. This is His way of giving us strength to live a good Christian life.   It is always a great privilege to receive Jesus in Holy Communion 

Special Collection Saturday 12th June and Sunday 13th June:

This collection is to cover the administration of the diocese.  This is due next weekend Saturday 12th June and Sunday 13th June.  Thanks for your generosity.

Leaving Certificate Examinations:

The exams start on Wednesday.  We wish all our students all the best.  A special prayer for them is included in this week’s newsletter.

Examinations Prayer:

Lord pour out your spirit of wisdom on (N) and on all students doing the examinations.

Help them to remain calm, to attend carefully to the questions asked, to think clearly, to remember accurately and to express themselves well.

Grant that they may reflect the best of the work they have done and the best of the teaching they have received.  Accept their best efforts in these examinations and in the greater task on earth.

May your love be upon them O Lord as they place all their trust in you.

We ask this through Christ our Lord Amen.

Novena to the Sacred Heart:

This starts on this Thursday June 3rd to Friday June 11th.  Novena to the Sacred Heart.  This annual Novena begins on June 3rd.  We will pray this Novena before Mass, each morning.

Public Masses:

Welcome back to our public worship.  Public Mass this Saturday at 8pm and on Sunday at 10am. Attendance is limited to 50, all the usual arrangements are in place.  Let’s protect each other.

Sunday Mass Obligation:

There is no obligation to attend Mass at this time.  If you feel nervous or unsure you are free to delay your return.  It may take a bit of courage to return to normal routines including attending Mass in Public. 

Ballylanders Parish Lotto:

Our winner for Thursday 27th May was Margaret Halpin, Killeen.  We congratulate her and thank her for her support.  The Lotto is going very well the numbers are building all the time.  Thanks for all your support. 

10am Sunday Mass On Ballylanders Church Facebook:

10am Mass on Sunday will be available on The Ballylanders Church Facebook Page.

Church Post Box:

There is a Post Box in the Church Porch.  It is checked every day please feel welcome to use it.

Masses On Television Radio and Online:

Daily and Weekly Masses are available on RTE One (Sundays at 11am) and RTE News TV Channel (Daily Monday to Friday at 10.30am and Sundays (If there is no Mass on RTE 1 Sunday Mornings at 11am then it is on at 2.15pm on RTE News TV Channel), RTE Radio 1 Extra (Sundays at 11am) , Radio Maria Ireland (Daily Monday to Sunday check times in notice below) and EWTN Television and Radio (Daily Monday to Sunday check times) and Online at www.churchservices.tv  You can access Masses and religious services from County Limerick and all over Ireland by using www.churchservices.tv

RADIO MARIA IRELAND:

RADIO MARIA IRELAND is an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station.  Daily 10am Holy Mass, Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies – all commercial free – Listen via TV on Saorview – Channel 210; Download our FREE APP – “RADIO MARIA IRELAND”, streaming on www.radiomaria.ie  Please join our growing faith family!

Totus Tuus Magazine:

Due to the Covid 19 Outbreak Totus Tuus magazine is now being delivered straight to your door.  If you would like to start receiving Totus Tuus to your home then please phone Fiona at 086 – 876 0058.

Covid19 Telephone Helpline Numbers:

  • Parish Notice / SeniorLine:

If you are an older person and would like someone to talk to, particularly since Covid-19, consider phoning SeniorLine.  We are Ireland’s national confidential service for older people.  We are open every day of the year from 10am-10pm.  We are older people too, trained to listen and support.  We would love to hear from you.  Freefone 1800 80 45 91.

  • COVID-19 Support Line for Older People:

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19.  Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary.  The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

  • We Reflect Campaign | Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line:

Many people have experienced the death of someone they love during the COVID-19 pandemic.  It may have been a COVID-related death or a death from other causes.  In the face of such loss, our Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line, in partnership with the HSE, is there to provide connection, comfort and support for anyone grieving in these exceptional times.  A national Freephone service 1800 80 70 77, available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday.

Ballylanders Newsletter:

Please note that the Ballylanders Newsletter is available every Thursday afternoon online at www.ballylanders.com   A new Newsletter will be added there every Thursday.  It is also available on the Ballylanders Community Facebook.  A special thank you to Ballylanders Community Facebook, for providing us the opportunity to show our Ballylanders Newsletter, on their Facebook Page every week.  The Newsletter will be left online at www.ballylanders.com  for 2 weeks where after that date it will be removed from screen and will be available to download if so wished.

Ballylanders GAA Funding Page for Defibrillator in the GAA Grounds:

A funding page went up for Ballylanders GAA to raise funds for a much needed Defibrillator in the GAA grounds.  Your support would be greatly appreciated for this vital LIFESAVING DEFIBRILLATOR.  Please see the Ballylanders GAA website for details.

THE SLIABH EVEREST CHALLENGE:

Sunday 20th June from Sunrise to Sunset.

Climb the Sliabh Riagh Mountain.  By working in teams, our goal is to climb the height of Mount

Everest 8,848 meters, the heights point in the world.

To book your slot between 3.45am – 8pm please contact Morgan (087) 6489237.

Also Stroll through the Glen from 3pm – contact Bridget to book your slot (086) 3594571.

Meet at appointed time at Glenbrohane Church car park (eir code V35DK70).

Bucket collection throughout the day for Irish Pilgrimage Trust (www.irishpilgrimagetrust.com).

(Covid 19 guidelines from HSE / Government to be adhered to at all times).

Glenbrohane Community Association.

New Defibrillator Upgrade / Update:

Ballylanders Defibrillator Group are delighted to announce that our new defibrillator the Defib Tech Lifeline AED has arrived.  It has been installed on the wall of Mitchelstown Credit Union, Ballylanders branch in a temperature regulated box.  We wish to extend our sincere thanks to all of the members of the community who contributed to our Go Fund Me Fundraiser last year.  The generosity of the community was amazing.  Funds raised will cover the cost of the new unit and of training for members of the community who are interested in becoming first responders.  Retraining of our current group members will commence immediately.  Any persons who is interested in doing First Responder Training with use of the AED are asked to contact Juliette on 087 6894410.  Sincere thanks to everybody who supported our unit.

Town And Village Renewal Scheme 2021 (T&V):

Town And Village Renewal Scheme 2021 (T&V):

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, recently announced details of the 2021 Town and Village Renewal Scheme with €15 million in funding to help revitalise rural towns and villages post Covid-19.

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is funded under Project Ireland 2040 and is a key initiative of Our Rural Future – Ireland’s Rural Development Policy 2021-2025.  The objectives of the 2021 Town and Village Renewal Scheme are being re-focused to align with the commitments within Our Rural Future.

Limerick City and County Council is seeking expressions of interest from town / village community groups and / or business interests who may have suitable projects for consideration under this competitive scheme.  To download the Expression of Interest form click here.  To download the Scheme Outline, click here.

The 2021 Scheme will prioritise tackling vacancy and dereliction in towns and villages, creation of remote working opportunities and supporting town centre living.  Other interventions referenced in Our Rural Future, such as upgrading shopfronts and street facades, green spaces and parks and promoting areas as destinations for remote workers will also be supported.

Specifically the scheme aims to target projects as follows;

Projects that bring vacant and derelict buildings and sites back into use as multi-purpose spaces, e.g, Tourism, Cultural or Community Hubs.

Projects that bring vacant properties in Town Centres back into use as Remote Working Hubs. This also includes funding for the repurposing of existing community or publicly owned buildings in town or village centres to facilitate remote working.

Projects to support the upgrade and enhancement of shop-fronts and street facades in towns and villages.

Projects to develop parks, green spaces and recreational amenities in town centres to make them vibrant hubs for community enjoyment, and to increase footfall for local businesses.

Marketing campaigns targeted at attracting remote workers and mobile talent to their county / region; and promotion of specific town / villages to attract new customers and / or business investment.

Projects that support and enhance the night-time economy in line with emerging recommendations from the Night-Time Economy Taskforce.

Regeneration projects that support active and vibrant town and village centres; these projects should be identified in town and village masterplans (or similar) developed in collaboration with the local community, businesses and the other relevant stakeholders in the town or village.

A maximum of 8 proposals can be selected for progression to full application stage, for submission to the Department of Rural and Community Development.  The minimum grant funding available is €20,000. The 8 applications to the Department can consist of:

  • 1 application up to €500,000;
  • 2 applications up to €250,000;
  • 4 applications up to €100,000; and
  • 1 project development measure up to €50,000.

The Project Development Measure has been introduced this year and provides grant funding in respect of feasibility / development costs for one strategic large-scale project.

After the closing date, all expressions of interest will be assessed with regard to the priorities detailed in the Scheme Outline and the proposals alignment with the commitments in Our Rural Future – Ireland’s Rural Development Policy 2021-2025.

Closing date for submission of Expressions of Interest is 4pm, Friday 18th June, 2021.

The Scheme Outline, Expression of Interest form and Our Rural Future – Ireland’s Rural Development Policy 2021-2025 can be downloaded in the supporting documents at the end of the page.

Further enquiries can be directed to:

Email: townandvillagerenewal@limerick.ie
Phone: 061 557531, 061 557117 or 061 557356.

Reminder Applications Closing this Friday – Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2021:

Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2021

The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) supports the provision of outdoor infrastructure that is, in the main, freely available to the public.  The type of projects typically funded by the Scheme include trails, walkways, cycleways, greenways, blueways, mountain access routes, bridleways and open water amenities at bogs, rivers, lakes and beaches, including tidal pools.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are being sought for project proposals under Measure 1 of the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme, which provides funding for Small Scale Repair / Development / Promotion and Marketing with a maximum grant up to €20,000.  A maximum of seven EOIs can be shortlisted for onward submission of applications to the Department of Rural and Community Development.

The Scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development in partnership with Fáilte Ireland.

The Expression of Interest form for Measure 1 and Scheme Outline can be downloaded via the links below.

  • Download the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2021 – Scheme Outline here.
  • Download the ORIS 2021 Measure 1 – Expression of Interest Form here.

Completed Expressions of Interest with supporting documentation should be submitted to ORIS@limerick.ie by 4pm, Friday 4th June, 2021.

Closing date will be strictly adhered to.

Queries can be directed by email: oris@limerick.ie or by phone: 061 557356/ 557117 or 061-557531.

Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2021
Urban and Rural Community Development
Community Development Directorate
Limerick City and County Council
Merchant’s Quay
Limerick V94 EH90

National Carers Week is almost here!:

June 7th – 13th

We are very pleased to be able to share the exciting range of activities and events that are available during National Carers Week.  Full details of the events are attached to this email as an image file.

You can also access a full list through our online events calendar – https://smex-ctp.trendmicro.com:443/wis/clicktime/v1/query?url=https%3a%2f%2ffamilycarers.ie%2fevents&umid=bbfa043d-7fa1-4913-a28e-c18b820f7c44&auth=3851052a65d9657d2ab4c1fa657bb1ebb1940985-5de0c0bf1c56368a3a0cf44366aaaa050d8b88af

Registration for each event is made through Eventbrite – https://smex-ctp.trendmicro.com:443/wis/clicktime/v1/query?url=https%3a%2f%2fwww.eventbrite.ie%2fo%2ffamily%2dcarers%2direland%2dclare%2d26362127125&umid=bbfa043d-7fa1-4913-a28e-c18b820f7c44&auth=3851052a65d9657d2ab4c1fa657bb1ebb1940985-fe66784c5bc2bcb7e0231d7431d691796034393f

Please be sure to get registered for as many events as you would like to attend, there is a great selection and hopefully something of interest to you.

If you are unsure in navigating the Eventbrite registration feel free to send a quick email to vward@familycarers.ie and we will assist you – include your telephone number in case we need to call you in relation to this.

** There is an end of week raffle and each attendance during the week is equal to an entry in this raffle.  The more events you attend, the more raffle entries you will receive!

We are really looking forward to celebrating National Carers Week with you.

Minister O’Gorman announces roll out of Summer of Play initiative with €6m in funding for outdoor play:

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., today announced the Summer of Play initiative to support and encourage children and their families to get outside and play as restrictions ease in the coming months.  The initiative will see grants, supports and information resources rolled out over the summer months, creating opportunities for children and their families to enjoy a summer of play. This coincides with the Ministers launch of a new parenting e-learning course from Tusla and a number of research reports on parents and parenting in Ireland, to mark Global Day of Parents. Parents have a critical role in ensuring positive outcomes for children, and the past year has been particularly challenging.  This day is an opportunity to recognise and appreciate all people in a parenting role.   As part of the Summer of Play launch, the Minister announced €6 million in funding to support outdoor play.  The funding is being rolled out through two grants: The Playing Outside Grant for Early Learning and Care and School-Aged Childcare services will provide €5.5 million in funding for services to enhance their outdoor spaces. €450,000 for the Local Authorities Play and Recreation grant will fund the refurbishment and development of playgrounds and play areas across the country.  The projects funded encompass a wide range of initiatives that will deliver diverse benefits to children and young people and have a positive impact on communities.  They include projects such as sensory gardens, learn to cycle tracks, and natural play trails. The Minister also announced a resource for families to support their children’s play – Let’s Play IrelandThe Let’s Play Ireland website, which was originally launched in 2020 and gives families access to a range of play resources for children, has now been updated and relaunched for summer 2021.  The resource includes content on activities for parents to enjoy with their children, tips on supporting children with their feelings, and ideas and activities for learning through play. Launching the Summer of Play, the Minister said: “We all know that play is how children grow, learn and discover.  And after a tough year, it will also be how children reconnect with their family, friends and their communities and recover from the impact of the pandemic. “In response to the very difficult times children have experienced because of the pandemic, we want to help make sure that children get outside, play, and have fun.  To that end, I’ll be announcing funding, supports and resources throughout the summer for them to do just that. “The Let’s Play Ireland website on gov.ie has been updated and is packed with new resources for children and families to enjoy.  The two grants I’m announcing today will further support this by providing safe, inclusive spaces for children to play in their communities: Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare services have already risen to the challenge of adapting to the current Covid-19 restrictions by enhancing their outside spaces to support children to spend more time outside.  The Playing Outside Grant will help services to further develop their outdoor spaces for learning and play. The Local Authorities Play & Recreation Grant will support works to ensure playgrounds are safe and inclusive for all children to enjoy, which will be so important as the restrictions due to Covid-19 are lifted. A series of other exciting funded initiatives will roll out of over the coming weeks – all of them promoting a summer of play”. Welcoming the announcement, Ruth (8) said: “I love playing because it’s so much fun with my friends.  I love moving around, it makes me happy and joyful”. The Summer of Play was also welcomed by Elise (8), who commented: “I’m excited to play because it’s fun and my friends are kind”.  Hugh (4) commented: “I really, really, really like playing.” For more information on the Summer of Play initiative, go to gov.ie/children.
Contact Information Department of Children, Equality, Disability Integration and Youth. media@equality.gov.ie
Playing Outside Grant under the Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare Capital Programme The objective of this grant is to support services to enhance their outdoor spaces for play and learning. .  The Playing Outside Grant will be administered by Pobal on behalf of the Department.  Pobal will provide further information on the application process to services, including detailed application guidelines, in early June.  The application process will open on 18 June. The breakdown of the grant allocation to services is as follows and is available to Tusla registered early learning and care and school-age childcare services that are in receipt of DCEDIY funding: Number of Children Registered  Grant Amount Available Number of Services Supported 1-49 €1000 3405 50-100 €2000 800 100+ €2,500 124     4329 Local Authorities Play & Recreation Capital Grant scheme All 31 Local Authorities will benefit from funding for 52 projects under the Capital Grant Scheme in 2021. The purpose of the 2021 DCEDIY Play and Recreation Capital Funding Scheme is to support refurbishment of play and recreation amenities for children and young people; to include the provision of new equipment, the refurbishment of existing play facilities, with an emphasis on natural play areas. The application process was open to all Local Authorities, each Local Authority could apply for up to three separate projects; with funding being capped at €30k for each Local Authority (the awarding of this funding is contingent on the Local Authority co-funding each successful project with 25% of the funding allocated by DCEDIY). A key criteria of the scheme is that proposed projects must be accessible and inclusive for all children; other criteria measured included the added value of each project to young people and assurances regarding the safety of facilities comprising the proposed projects. Let’s Play Ireland 2021 The Let’s Play Ireland campaign and online resource was originally launched in 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The campaign aimed to provide supports and resources to help families support their children’s play and provide them with opportunities to play safely while restrictions continued. Let’s Play 2021 will focus on promoting a summer of play, with the online portal on gov.ie providing access to a range of play resources for children.  As well as activities for parents to enjoy with their children, the online resources also give tips on supporting children with their feelings, and ideas and activities for learning through play.   Additional resources will be developed and added to the Let’s Play Ireland 2021 online portal on gov.ie over the coming weeks and month. Other funded initiatives under Let’s Play Ireland 2021 Campaign will be announced throughout the summer. The online resources are available at gov.ie/letsplayireland. National Play Day National Play Day will commence on the first weekend in July.  In advance of this, additional grants will be announced to fund events held by Local Authorities to promote play and recreation in local communities and focus where possible on children who face additional challenges.

Statement From The Department Of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth: Mother and Baby Homes Records:

Statement from the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth: Mother and Baby Homes Records:

Department seeks updated contact detail for individuals who may be named in archive of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, and related institutions
In 2015, the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters was established by the Government to provide a full account of what happened to the women and children in these homes from 1922 to 1998. Earlier this year, following the publication of the Commission’s report and the dissolution of the Commission, the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth became the data controller for all the personal data contained in the Commission’s records and databases. The Department is now responsible for protecting and fulfilling important rights of the individuals who are identified or identifiable in the Mother and Baby Homes (MBH) records.  These rights are recognised in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union. As data controller, and as part its commitment to fulfilling data protection rights of individuals, the Department is inviting those who may be identifiable in these records to provide up to date contact details.  This will allow the Department to make contact with these individuals, should their data be included in records requested under GDPR.   Those who may be identified or identifiable in the records include: Former residents of one of the institutions;Relatives of the former residents, including adoptive family members;Mother and Baby Home employees or service providers;Person who gave evidence to the Confidential Committee;Members of a religious order associated with the MBHs;Healthcare Professionals associated with the MBHs;State officials associated with the MBHs; A public information campaign will run over the coming weeks to ensure all individuals who may wish to contact the Department are aware of this.
Contact Information Department of Children, Equality, Disability Integration and Youth. media@equality.gov.ie
Anyone who wishes to contact the Department to provide up to date contact details should email, write or call with their: Name,Details about how they might be identified in the Mother and Baby Home archive,Preferred contact details. Address for letters: Information Management Unit. Dept of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Miesian Plaza, Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Email address: imumediacampaign@equality.gov.ie Phone number: +353 1 647 3281 Information will be maintained securely and only seen or used by those processing data protection requests. More information is available at the dedicated website at gov.ie/MBHrecords, including information in relation to the types of data the Department holds and how that data is used by the Department. This website also provides information on how to make a Subject Access Request.  This relates to Subject Access Requests under GDPR only and not to the Proposed Birth Information and Tracing General Scheme and Heads of Bill that was published by the Minister on 11 May 2021.  That Scheme must pass through the Houses of the Oireachtas before it becomes law. In the meantime, applications to the Archive held by the Department can be made by submitting a subject access request.  Further information in relation to the Birth Information and Tracing legislation is also available on the website          

Ballylanders Parish Fundraiser Online Lotto Result Draw Thursday  27th May:

Numbers:                   1, 8, 20, 23.

Jackpot:                     €600 not won.

Lucky Dip:                €25 winner Margaret Halpin.

Next Jackpot:            €625.

Next Draw:                Thursday 3rd June 2021 at 8pm.

The money raised goes directly to Ballylanders Parish.  Please support our Lotto.  To join contact / go to www.ourfundraiser.ie/org/ballylanders Thanking you for your support.                                                                         

Ballylanders GAA Club Fortnightly Lotto Results – Saturday 29th May:

Numbers:              8, 19, 26, 27

Winner:                 No Match 4 winner. 

                              5 Lucky Dip winners of €20 each,

                              1. Bobby Kelly, 2. William Tobin,

                              3. Catherine Frewen (Online), 4. Moss Lane,

                              5. Tom Sheehan.

Next Draw:            Saturday 12th June 2021.

Next Jackpot:        €7,800

Thanking you for your continued support.

Ballylanders Ladies Football ‘Split the Pot’ Draw Result – Saturday 22nd May:

Winner:                  Congratulations to Saoirse Leahy

Jackpot:                 €132

Next Draw:            Saturday 5th June 2021. 

Draw takes place every Fortnight on Saturdays at 10pm.  Thank you for your continued support. 

Parish Newsletter:

Send your emails to coshleanewsletter@gmail.com.  By Tuesday or Wednesday.   All information to be in by 4.00pm on Wednesday, of the week it goes to print please.  You can now view our Newsletter online at www.Ballylanders.com.  We can now add pictures to the online Newsletter please send in with your news, you can email us or drop it in and we will do the work for you.  To ensure that the Ballylanders Newsletter can keep running we would like to ask Readers New and Old if they would like to contribute to the running costs.  If this is something you would like to do please see below Account Details, we at Ballylanders Newsletter, would like to Thank You all in advance for your continued support in this, essential community project. 

Account Number:                     65027815

B.I.C.:                                        MIEUIE21
Sort Code:                                 99-10-62
BAN:                                          IE82MIEU99106265027815

                

This is an online lotto which will greatly assist with supplementing our parish income which has been so badly affected by Covid 19. All money raised will go directly to the upkeep of the church now and into the future and your support is greatly appreciated.

Anyone interested in joining will be able to sign up online. The weekly option of €2 per line will allow everybody to support us but if you can contribute 3 lines for €5 it would be much appreciated. 

To sign up you will need to go to the website www.ourfundraiser.ie/org/ballylanders

Everyone has a chance of winning and it could be you. Please invite your friends, neighbour’s and family to take part. And keep an eye on the Ballylanders Church Facebook page, our parish newsletter and website for updates on the lotto.


Pastoral Letter (16th May)