LSC are running a free workshop for 10-12 year old Girls and Boys, at Temperance Hall on Saturday the 24th of February 2018. Each workshop will last 2 hours where children will be introduced to the world of Robotics. The aim of the event is to inspire young people to explore Engineering career paths and highlight the diverse opportunities Engineering has to offer.
Looking for something to do with the family during mid-term break? Kids go free all next week 14th to 17th February 2018 at Michael Collins House, 7 Emmet Square, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, P85 D235. Adult tickets just €5. Join us for daily guided tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm or take the self guided tour with interactive displays, audio visuals and family fun activity sheets. An enjoyable, entertaining and educational experience for all the family.
Tomorrow Friday 9th Feb 2018 is Rang 2 turn to go on cake sale duty. A little ahead of schedule to get in ahead of Lent which starts on Wednesday. So please remember to send in at least €1 with each child going to school tomorrow to buy a bun or a cake from 2nd class.
Plastic Free Kinsale, a new community initiative to reduce unnecessary plastic use and increase recycling, was launched on the 25th January 2018 by Madeleine Murray and Tara Shine.
Ireland is one of Europe’s top 5 plastic waste producers, producing 61 kilogrammes per person, per year. Now that China, who in 2016 took 95% of Ireland’s plastic for recycling, has signalled that it will no longer accept our waste, reducing the amount of plastic we consume is a must.
Tara and Madeleine held a sustainability focus group with householders and businesses in Kinsale, the results of which made it clear that people want to do the right thing to reduce waste and live healthy and sustainable lives. However, people feel overwhelmed and frustrated by lack of clarity around what they should do and confusion abounds around the information on offer. Plastic Free Kinsale was born, an initiative dedicated to tackling this messaging issue and providing simple and accessible information. Their aim is to mobilise action in homes, business, clubs and schools in the town, and to have fun doing it.
Launching Plastic Free Kinsale, Tara said, ‘we all see the plastic washed up on our beaches and get frustrated with the amount of plastic packaging we end up with when we do our shopping. Hopefully Plastic Free Kinsale can help to empower more of us to make a difference through our actions.’
Plastic Free Kinsale’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are used to share top tips, facts and solutions. This includes three simple things each club, school, household and business can take to reduce plastic waste. Everyone is encouraged to get involved. Discussions with people in town also revealed a demand for face-to-face events; so a recycling workshop has been organised in conjunction with Transition Towns Kinsale and Tidy Towns for the 22nd February, at 7.30 pm at the Friary. Other workshops, presentations, beach cleans and family events will be organised throughout the year.
‘We hope to play our small part in making sustainability smarter and more convenient,’ said Madeleine. ‘We believe that while people may not be experts on the environment or climate change, they are very much experts on their family’s health and well-being and financial security and have more power than they realise. We are giving the right information in a user friendly way. We are really thrilled with the positive reactions we are getting around.
Children's Road Race on SUNDAY 11th March 2018 at 11:00am. Entries will be taken on the morning of the event and it is open for all children of Primary School age. Those who are in Juniors - First Classes must have a parent run with them. The cost of entry is €10.
There will be a conversational Irish night class commencing soon in the community school. There will also be a beginners class run on a Monday night with Rob Ó Foghlú. Registration is Tuesday night 23rd January 2018 from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. For further info contact Linda Dreelan 0878491935 or 0214773174 Cost: €85.
Kinsale GAA presents KINSYNC
Get those lips ready to rock!
Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd February 2018
7:30pm - over 18s only
Tickets €15 from Maurice Murphy's Paint Shop
In aid of Kinsale GAA, Ladies and Men's Club.
Carrigaline United Football for All is an inclusive FAI soccer programme for girls and boys from 6-18 years. Its mission is to plan, coordinate, develop and deliver opportunities to participate in team sports to children and teens that may not ordinarily have the chance to do so. The programme provides ability centric training to players with varying needs, including ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Hearing Impairment, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome