So what’s your New Years resolution? How about playing your part in the Homecoming Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Mullingar?
In just 8 months time Mullingar will play host to 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 each year, and will be the biggest event ever hosted in Mullingar and Co Westmeath.
The event is organised by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and will be hosted in Mullingar in conjunction with the local Fleadh Executive Committee and Westmeath County Council.
Westmeath Community Development are playing our part and working with Fleadh Executive Committee on accommodation, volunteering and administration.
The offices of Westmeath Community Development will close on Monday December 23rd 2019 and will reopen on Thursday January 2nd 2020.
On behalf of the Board and Staff of Westmeath Community Development, we would like to wish all our clients, communities and friends a very Happy Peaceful Christmas and New Year.
Westmeath Community Development
The Dept of Rural and Community Development has opened consultations on the Draft National Volunteering Strategy for 2020-2025. The purpose of the Strategy is to recognise, support and promote the unique value and contribution of volunteers to our society.
Last December, the Department launched a ‘Call for Input (CFI)’ to inform and seek views from stakeholders on key topics as a first step to developing a National Strategy on Volunteering. Over 120 submissions were received and reviewed by the Department. From this an advisory group was established to work with the Department on the drafting of a ‘National Volunteering Strategy’. A pdf of the National Strategy on Volunteering is available at the link below
The closing date for submissions is Friday 31st January 2020. Submissions can be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by post to:
Community & Voluntary Supports and Programmes Unit,
Department of Rural and Community Development,
10-11 Leinster Street South,