Wellbeing

Mental Health

Mental Health & Wellness Videos

With support from Healthy Ireland, KSP are launching a series of mental health & wellness videos on Wednesday 15th April 2020. The videos will have celebrities and athletes from Kildare (including Ryan Hennessy of Picture This, Ray D'Arcy of RTÉ, former Kildare footballer, Johnny Doyle, Alison Miller, former Irish rugby international & Mícheal Ó Muircheartaigh) speaking about the difficulties that we are all facing during this pandemic and how physical activity can alleviate some of the stress. The series will also promote KSP and the resources which are available.

In conjunction with resources provided by the HSE & Mental Health Ireland, KSP post positive messages using KSP branded templates to continue to spread the importance of mental health during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Live Stream Concert & Sing-Alongs

As a response from Kildare County Council's Music and Health programme, this live stream sing-along is an initiative is aimed at residents of Nursing Home & any music lovers experiencing loneliness or isolation at this time, led by Sadhbh O'Sullivan, a musician and Arts in Health practitioner based in Kildare.  The project can be accessed through YouTube – Contact Sadhbh for more information.

Backyard Biodiversity Species:

The National Biodiversity Data Centre are inviting everyone to submit sightings of any of 20 species that we know commonly occur in gardens.

https://www.biodiversityireland.ie/projects/additional-survey-schemes/backyard-biodiversity/species/

 

Flower-Insect Timed Counts (FIT Counts)

Watch a 50x50cm patch of flowers for 10 minutes and record how many insects visit.

This survey runs from April to September and anyone can take part.

https://pollinators.ie/record-pollinators/fit-count/

 

Learn about Heritage

The River Liffey Stories

Online collection of stories connected to the River Liffey. The River Liffey Stories is a collaboration between County Wicklow, County Kildare and South Dublin Heritage Departments with Bailey & Blake video productions.

Here on The River Liffey Stories you can find fascinating information about Ireland’s capital river from the source to the sea. Join us from the Liffey’s source in the majestic Wicklow Mountains as it meanders through towns and villages of beautiful County Kildare and County Dublin before reaching the sea in Dublin Bay. This journey explores the history, geology, flora and fauna, and the people of the river through the ages until the present day. https://www.facebook.com/pg/leinsterheritage/videos/

 

Pollinators

Learn about what you can do for pollinators: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBIKqFywxTY

Learn about different bee species and what they need you to do to help them survive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXHAHHHki_E

 

Promotion of Kildare Audio guides:

The Story of County Kildare https://www.abartaheritage.ie/product/the-story-of-kildare/

Celbridge Heritage Trail https://www.abartaheritage.ie/product/celbridge-heritage-trail-audio-guide/

Kildare Monastic Trail https://www.abartaheritage.ie/product/kildare-monastic-trail-audio-guide/

Kildare Town Heritage Trail https://www.abartaheritage.ie/product/kildare-town-heritage-trail-audio-guide/

The story of the Curragh https://www.abartaheritage.ie/product/story-of-the-curragh-audio-guide/