1916 Bursary Fund
Information on the 1916 Bursary Application Form FAQs
Please read the information below carefully. Closing Date: Monday 20th May 2019
Late Applications cannot be accepted under any circumstance.
The 1916 Bursary Fund is a targeted funding scheme established by the Department of Education and Skills to support implementation of the National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education 2015-2019. The National Access Plan is working to increase the numbers of students who are currently under-represented in higher education. The Bursary is being offered to socio-economically disadvantaged undergraduate students commencing third level education in September 2019 for the first time - and will fund the entire duration of a student’s programme of study.
The HSE are distributing National Lottery funding to community groups and voluntary organisations. They are providing this funding under the Respite Care Grant Scheme and the National Lottery Grant Scheme.
Groups and organisations who provide Health and Personal Social Services can apply for funding.
Amounts of between €500 and €10,000 are available for suitable projects.
Midlands Career Expo
The Mullingar Chamber is delighted to announce our first Midland Careers Expo. This one-day event will take place on Saturday 23rd March at the Irish Manufacturing Research AM Lab, National Science Park, Dublin Road, Mullingar.
The event is orientated around Midland companies and is designed to showcase the excellent opportunities available to employees closer to home. With commuter levels at an all-time high skilled employees are looking to reduce their commute time and spend more time with family.
Mullingar was named as the host town for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2020. The event is the world’s largest annual celebration of Irish music, language, song and dance. It attracts in the region of 500,000 visitors to the host town every year. The announcement was received with excitement and jubilation by Comhaltas people and lovers of traditional culture in Co. Westmeath.
The event is organised by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, and will be hosted in Mullingar in conjunction with a local team led by Westmeath County Board of Comhaltas, the Mullingar Branch of Comhaltas and Westmeath County Council.
Joe Connaire, chairperson of Westmeath Comhaltas, thanked the members of the Ard Comhairle for putting their trust in Mullingar to host this magnificent event, saying “We are deeply honoured and humbled by the ringing endorsement we have received from the Ard Comhairle of Comhaltas, both in the town of Mullingar and in the members of our voluntary bid committee who have put in a huge amount of work to get us to this day. We are bringing the Fleadh back to its roots, back to where it all began, and back to where our great organisation was founded. Is ceart é a rá go bhfuil an Comhairle Chondae fíor-riachtanach mar comhghuaillí chun Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann a eagrú í gceart”.
This month sees the return of the annual AOIFE (Association of Festival and Events) Pop Up Advice Clinics to engage with the 30 plus Festivals and event organisers in the County.
AOIFE’s Executive Director and Multi-Media Assistant will be traversing the Country again this spring season in an effort to meet local member festival and event organisers. Modelled on other Network offerings – the POP Up Advice Clinics are facilitated locally to allow organisers to meet AOIFE personnel and get a steer on some of their problems.
The Advice Clinics will be held in Westmeath as follows:
Wednesday, 27th February – Raddisson Blu Hotel, Athlone from 11:00am – 2:30pm.
Wednesday, 27th February – Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar from 3:30pm to 6:00pm.