Friday, October 16, 2020

Children’s Influenza Vaccination Programme - Kinsale Medical 2020

Children’s Influenza Vaccination Programme - Kinsale Medical ONLY

Kinsale Medical will commence a children’s influenza vaccine clinic for 2 to 12-year old’s next Thursday 22nd and Friday 30th October from 5pm. This clinic will be held in the Primary Care Centre adjoining Kinsale Medical.

This is for children registered to Kinsale Medical, please ring 021 4772253 for an appointment time.

If you or your child is feeling unwell please do not attend your appointment. We would ask you to please cancel your appointment so we can give your appointment time to another child.


Please read carefully the following links. This information and consent form is also available on the Kinsale Medical Website, the consent form should be printed off and brought with you to your child’s appointment.

Supporting the Health and Wellbeing of the VHR Learner

Dear Principal



Health and Wellbeing of Learners who are at Very High Risk to Covid-19  - Webinar for Parents and Teachers

Monday 19 October 2020 at 7:00pm


This webinar will look at possible impacts the current school year is having on Very High Risk (VHR) students and their families.


The focus of this webinar is to provide relatable and practical ideas to support VHR students in these uncertain times.

Topics covered include:

•             What is wellbeing?

•             The Emotional Brain,

•             Wellbeing and The Pillars of Health,

•             Resilience Tools and Ideas to Support VHR Students, and

•             Supporting the VHR Student in Creating a Wellbeing Plan.



Presenter: Dorothy Scarry


Dorothy is a specialist in Psycho-social Risk, Stress Management and Mental Health. She is a member of the Irish National Teachers Organisation, Teaching Council, Association of Health Promotion Ireland and the Society of Occupational Medicine. She is Mental Health First Aider and has also completed further CPD in Health Coaching, Mindfulness and Nutrition. Dorothy has recently co-written the INTO online course Leadership and Wellbeing. As a parent, teacher, mental health specialist and leadership & wellbeing specialist, Dorothy fully appreciates the challenges faced by parents and is well placed to offer guidance to parents in these difficult times.


Book here:





West Cork Education Centre,
The Square,
Co. Cork
Phone: +353 (23) 8856756 / 8856757
Fax: +353 (23) 8856752

Art Psychotherapy Kinsale


I hope you don't mind me emailing you some information. I would drop in with cards or leaflets and to say hello if it wasn't for the times we are living in with covid at the moment!

I am starting up an art psychotherapy practice in Kinsale and specialise in working with children and teenagers. I have several years of experience as a social worker and a child art psychotherapist working within Tusla, CAMHS, disability services etc. I have also worked in schools, including a part-time role in an Educate Together primary school offering 1:1 work for students in need of some support. I have spent the last 3 years working with a therapeutic service for children in Dublin but am returning to Kinsale now.

I know that there is a lot going on for young people at the moment, with the anxiety surrounding the covid situation as well as the changes in terms of school and socialising on top of the usual challenges that can arise. I would be most grateful if you can keep my service in mind for those that may benefit. I have attached a short flyer but I am more than happy to talk to anyone interested in knowing more about the method and how it may be helpful, including the principal or any of the staff at the school. 

Many thanks for your time and best wishes.


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Seesaw for Parents Webinar

 Dear Principal,

We are delighted to announce a repeat Seesaw for Parents webinar on Thursday 24th of September from 8.30 -9.30pm. We received extremely positive feedback from our first parent webinar last week with over 400 parents in attendance. 

We would be very grateful if you could let the parents in your school know about this upcoming webinar. Registration details are in this link   

Kind Regards,

Le Chéile Online Learning Team

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Club Na Mara Afterschool Club

We are currently trying to establish the feasibility of reopening our Afterschool Club in September 2020. Our plan is to continue the hour of Afterschool for the Junior Classes from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.  

We will extend our Homework Club to 5pm and we will be charging a daily rate per child. We will no longer be offering an hourly drop-in service. Between 2.30pm and 5pm, a daily charge will apply regardless of pick up times earlier than 5pm.

Places will be very limited so please contact me at as soon as possible with your inquiries.

Míle buíochas
Trish Ryan 

Friday, March 13, 2020

Message from Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician at Cork University Hospital 13 March 2020

"I hope you all stay safe during this difficult time. The children will get through this no problem. Pediatric hospitals are empty in Italy at present after 3 weeks of school closure as the usual viruses stopped circulating. Remember with corona children are vectors, not victims. In most epidemics, young children are the transmitters. Therefore for school closure to be effective, it’s really important that the kids aren’t mixing with other kids while out of school. They will give it to each other silently pass it on to our loved ones. What we do now will contribute to how this develops in Cork. Avoid situations that the children will interact. If the community responds to this it will shut it down more than anything we do in the hospital. From my experiences in the hospital this last week I would say that coronavirus is closer to all of us than we realise and the degrees of separation for all of us is getting narrower. I’m not that good at social media but if this could be shared as widely as possible with parents in Cork it will help."

Friday, February 28, 2020

National Tourism Day Friday 17th April 2020

Looking for something to do during the 2020 Easter break?  As part of National Tourism Day 2020 there will be FREE access and guided tours of Charles Fort on Friday 17th April 2020 and 100+ more top tourist attractions nationwide.   You need to book places now to avail of this free offer which can be done from the Tourism Day 20 website.  Locations included are the Guinness Storehouse, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Spike Island, Garnish Island, Fota House and Arboretum, Cobh Heritage Centre and many many more!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

KYSS - Free Mental Awareness Talk

Monday 24th February 2020, 8pm
Trident Hotel Kinsale

Girl Guides Coffee Morning Friday 21st Feb 2020

Girl Guides Coffee Morning Friday 21st Feb 2020
9 am to1 pm at Temperance Hall, Kinsale.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Ladies and Gents

Looking for a new way to enjoy getting active and fit, meet new and interesting people and be part of a team environment!!

Kinsale GAA is the club for you!
(Football, Hurling, Camogie)
Our Adult teams include:
Ladies –Senior Football, Junior C Football & Camogie, U21A Football
Men - Intermediate Football, Junior A Hurling, Junior B Football, U21B Hurling & Football

Looking to get involved in playing GAA again; Or maybe to take it up for the first time?  
Why not get in touch and come along to a training session. The GAA is a great way to keep fit & healthy and make good friends along the way!!!!
For more information please contact Conor O Brien 086-4095570 (Mens)  
Catherine Murphy 087-2168734 (Ladies Football) – Trish Ryan 087-9475367 (Camogie) OR Email OR Message us on FaceBook.

Girls & Boys
Why not give Football & Hurling/Camogie a go!

Kinsale GAA is the club for you!

Our Underage Girls & Boys teams include:
From Under 6 (born 2014/2015) to
Minor U18 (born 2002)

You’ll make good friends and have lots of fun along the way!!!!

For more information please contact:
Emma O Callaghan (0863926527)
Message us on FaceBook.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Show Me Science Clubs in Kinsale

Show Me Science is returning to St. Multose Hall, Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:30, starting the 11th of January 2020. This club is suitable for 7-12-year-olds.

For this term we will explore :

Brilliant Botany
Sunny Solar System
Boats and Buoyancy
Super Slime
Doctor in Training
Fantastic Food Science

€60/€55 each for siblings

Text or PM to book on 087610534