Major new youth service announced for Belturbet

A major new youth service has just been announced for Belturbet in County Cavan.

It’s an extension of the Bounce Back Youth Service which currently operates in some towns throughout the county, and is managed by Youth Work Ireland and the ISPCC. Belturbet has been identified as having a lack of dedicated youth services and support workers, and a dedicated youth drop-in cafe or youth space.

Under the new project, three youth workers will be based in Belturbet to provide services which support young people experiencing difficulties with drug and alcohol abuse, anti-social behaviour and mental health.

The project will also involve the development of a Youth Resilience Group Work Programme to help young people cope with the challenges of life today.

Maureen McIntyre, who is the Youth Officer with Cavan Monaghan ETB who are administering the project, says a number of concerns were raised about the lack of youth services in Belturbet in the past.

Basket Weaving Workshop 27th May

Create your own hand crafted willow basket in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere which you will be able to take home with you.

All materials and tools provided.
A light lunch will be provided also.

Cost for the full day is €65.
Places are limited early booking advisable.
For further information and bookings please contact Eddie on 086 8458106.

Community Notices

IRISH CHURCH MUSIC ASSOCIATION REGIONAL GATHERING – The Irish Church Music Association holds its second Regional Gathering in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre Tuesday, May 16th, commencing @ 7:30 p.m. ending @ 9:30 p.m. The fee is €10.00 per person. ICMA members half price. Co-ordinators for the Workshop are Fr Turlough Baxter and Sr. Moira Bergin, with Derek Mahady and Paul Flynn as Musical Directors. All choir members, music directors, organists, cantors and instrumentalists are welcome to take part.

BELTURBET HISTORY GROUP Did you work in Irish Shoes Supplies, Bostik, etc.? Meeting in Parish Club Rooms Monday, May 8th @ 8.00 p.m. please bring photos and share memories to record, with a view to compiling a local History of Belturbet.

ALZHEIMERS TEA DAY – in Oak View Nursing Home, Belturbet, Friday, May 12th from 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Fr. Jason and students from Breifne College are travelling to Mazabuka Zambia – Friday May 12th to spend time with the Sisters of Mercy. It is the same community in which Sr. Rita spent two years. Anyone who wishes to donate sets of colouring pencils, markers, copies, pencils, pens etc. for Fr. Jason to bring with him to schools in Mazabuka, can do so and he will ensure that they go to good homes. If you wish to make a small donation, the money donated will be given directly to the Sisters in Mazabuka for use in their Projects. Please put your name on the envelope and it will be given to them.

CONVENT OF MERCY N.S. – Congratulations to the 14 pupils who won prizes in the 25th National Windows Poetry Competition.
Congratulations to Aisling McKernan who won 1st prize in the Ulster Community Games Handwriting Competition. Aisling will go on to represent Ulster in the All Ireland Final in August

BELTURBET COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION. Meeting this Wed., May 10th in the Goods Store Community Hall, Station @ 8.00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair in the Town Hall Civic Centre Sunday December 4th

Enquiries to 0876894808/ 0876305441/ 0873155130.

​More details to follow

 

Parenting Course – Skills for Parenting 4 – 12 year olds

Parenting Course – Skills for Parenting 4 – 12 year olds:
CONVENT OF MERCY N.S.
Course commencing – Monday, November 7th for six weeks – ending December 12th in the Convent of Mercy N.S.Cavan Monaghan ETB has kindly agreed to provide the facilitator and subsidise part of the course manual. The overall cost to each participant is €5.00. A limited number of places still available, if you wish to book a place on the course please contact Gráinne @ 049-952 2992 – Monday – Wednesday 9.20 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.

 

 

Basket Weaving Event October 29th

Create your own hand crafted willow basket in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere which you will be able to take home with you. All materials, tools and light lunch provided. For further information please contact 086 8458106

 

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New Belturbet Foróige Youth Club

New Belturbet Foróige Youth Club

Breffni Integrated is working with Belturbet Community Development Association and Foróige to try and start a Foróige Club Youth Club in Belturbet.  There are huge benefits for young people and for the town in setting up a new club.  Breffni Integrated will be holding an initial meeting in Belturbet on Wednesday 8th June from 8pm-9pm in the Town Hall for new leaders

We will be looking for people who are willing to train with a Foróige Development worker to be leaders of the club.  Training is provided free of charge and becoming a leader can also help leaders gain new skills and work experience.

To find out more about Foróige see http://www.foroige.ie To find out more or to register your interest in becoming a leader contact Sandy Holland Tel: 071 9853321 or check out https://westcavan.com/local-community-groups-lcgs/new-belturbet-foroige-youth-club/

There are a number of ways that a Foróige club can be set up and these are outlined below.  We will be considering what is the most appropriate type of club for Belturbet at our first meeting.