Coill Dubh/Donadea Community Employment
Scheme (in association with FAS) have the following vacancies:
Millicent Golf & Country Club, Clane receptionist/secretary
(computer skills an advantage).
Grange Castle, Carbury, Co. Kildare Tour Guide/Tearoom
Manager (training provided).
All applicants for above positions must be 25 years and
in receipt of at least one yearís unemployment benefit or
unemployment assistance or lone parents allowance or disability
Retain all secondary benefits. 19.5 hour week. Pay rates
as per current FAS terms and conditions. Training and development
courses available to successful applicants. Telephone 045
869086 for further information.
Last September we started transition year. At first we werenít
sure if we had made the right decision but a few weeks on
we were all really glad we decided to do it.
During the year we got to do so much itís almost unbelievable.
We got to do self-defence, which was really enjoyable and
very practical. We also did First Aid for 6 weeks, which
was very useful. At the end of the course we got an exam
and if we passed we got a certificate saying we can perform
First Aid. We also did a law course where we learned about
the legal system from barristers. At the end of the course
we did an exam and we got to visit the Four Courts to see
a real life court case. We also got to do work experience
every Friday. This was a really useful part of Transition
Year that gave us a taste of the world of work and helped
us with our career decisions.
On top of these activities we had classes where we did our
usual academic subjects and some new ones like Environmental
Studies and European Studies. We were also very free to
do large projects during the year like decorating 2 classrooms
and designing a memorial garden. We also got to do enterprise
where we had to set up and run our own business. Another
very worthwhile part of the year was the Gaisce Awards.
These are given out by the presidentís office to people
who complete the necessary tasks. For our community involvement
part we helped out with the publishing of this newsletter.
Apart from our educational experiences this year we also
got to make new friends. Itís amazing how close we all were
at the end of the year. We really enjoyed transition year
and if we were given the choice again we would do it in
Young at Heart Group
The Young at Heart Group which meets in Newtown Parish Hall
each Thursday from 10-2 pm. will be taking their annual summer
break in July. The exact date has yet to be confirmed. The
group resumes in September. Contact Marion at 869303 for more
St. Peterís Well
The feast of St. Peter and St. Paul falls on June 29th. As
a result of last yearís beautiful gathering at St. Peterís
well, many people present called for a similar event each
year. This year we will have a small ceremony at 8pm on Friday
29 of June at St. Peterís Well ,Greenhills, Donadea ,all are
welcome to attend. If you would like to help at cleaning up
around the well contact the Tir Na Mona office for details
about the times and dates we propose to tidy it up.
(required for special needs teenager)
Under the auspices of the E.H.B., we wish to employ a female
aged 18+ as a partner to a 16 yr. old girl for social activities
and involvement in the local community. The person undertaking
this assignment must be outgoing, have a caring nature and
be aware of the loneliness Ė both for parents and children
Ė that can exist in our society. The rewards of contact with
such a person can be unique. This post would be ideal for
a 3rd Level student wanting weekend work for 5 hours or more
each week. If interested, please contact Kevin or Mary Conliffe
at 045 860525.
Get Well Soon Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Alan Byrne
from all his friends in the Tir na Mona area.
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