Fingal PPN and Fingal County Council’s Community Department will be documenting a diary of “good news stories”.
These are stories that highlight the fantastic community spirit of Fingal in response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

Please let us know about community initiatives which have been set up to offer support to those most impacted by the crisis. Please share your stories, initiatives, poems, or examples of volunteers who are going above and beyond for their community. Tag us on Twitter @fingalppn, @fingalcommunity, @fingalcoco share on our Facebook page at Fingal Public Participation Network or submit your news here and show us what you are doing to provide support to anyone impacted by the crisis.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #CoronavirusSolidarity and #communityCall.

  • Guidance for Community and Voluntary Sector on Returning to the Workplace

    As Phase 3 of the Governments Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business commences today (Monday, 29th June 2020), I am delighted to advise you of a new resource available on the Pobal website here

    In response to requests and queries from many sectors including the community and voluntary sector and organisations we work closely alongside, Pobal working with the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) has prepared a detailed webpage providing an overview of the available guidance on how to re-open safely, based on the current recommendations of the Government of Ireland, the Health & Safety Authority (HSA), the Health Service Executive (HSE) and other representative bodies.

    Useful resources, information and links to official Government and Public Health websites and a breakdown of steps which can be applied in relevant settings are available on this webpage which can be found by visiting www.pobal.ie

    Please be advised the information and guidance detailed on this webpage has been prepared as a support for the Community & Voluntary sector as organisations prepare to reopen essential community services and facilities. However, it should be noted that there is a need for individuals and organisations to exercise personal responsibility and good judgement in their activities. This is especially important given the varied nature of the activities being undertaken.

    We wish you the very best of luck with your planning and preparations to reopen offices, community centres and other services over the coming days and weeks.

    Yours sincerely,

    Paul Skinnader

    Executive Director

    Pobal, MTek II Building, Armagh Road,

    Monaghan, Co. Monaghan H18YH59

    W:  www.pobal.ie

    Registered Charity Number: 20029609

  • Face Coverings and Cloth Masks Information from HSE
  • Update from CYPSC
  • Message of Thanks to Fingal PPN from Fingal County Council outgoing Mayor Eoghan O’Brien
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    Just a quick note as I finish my term as Mayor to thank everyone involved with the PPN for the work that the PPN does on behalf of the people of Fingal. I always enjoyed the PPN engagements and it was a pleasure to have been in office for the signing of the MOU between Fingal PPN and Fingal County Council. Please pass on my thanks to the members of the PPN for the warm welcome and courtesy that they showed to me at the various events and occasions over the course of my term.

    The people involved in the PPN perform a vital role in guiding the direction of this Council and the collaborative relationship that exists is one that I hope will continue into the future as we all do our best to improve Fingal as a place to live, work and do business in.

    Thanks again and keep up the great work! 

    Regards,

    Eoghan

  • National BeActive Day – Sunday 28th June

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    Fingal is challenged to be active on Sunday, 28th June as part of the Sport Ireland National BeActive Day.

    Fingal Sports Office is one of 29 Local Sports Partnerships in the country who are coming together to celebrate a day of physical activity and sport and want you to join in and be active.

    Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Fingal Sports Office  has been working hard to ensure the people of Fingal remain physically active.

    As part of a national network of 29 Local Sports Partnerships (LSP) Fingal Sports Office has adapted by using online resources, printed booklets and other innovative means, to ensure that everyone in their community has the opportunity to share in the enjoyment as well as the mental and physical health benefits of sport and physical activity.

    International guidelines recommend children are active for at least 60 minutes a day and adults for 30 minutes a day, National BeActive Day is a fun and inclusive way of getting in your daily physical activity.

    Launching the event, Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, John Treacy encouraged as many people as possible to take part, “The last few months have been very difficult for people but it has been highly encouraging to see people look after their own health and well-being through taking part in regular sport and physical activity. Research has shown that unprecedented numbers of people are out walking and cycling, which is great to see. As we begin to come out of the restrictions, I think it is more important than ever that we continue to exercise and be physically active every day. I am really looking forward to National BeActive Day and challenge you all to get active, pick a new activity or sport and enjoy it”.

    Marion Brown, Principal Sports Officer commented, “National BeActive Day is an opportunity to get everyone in the household up and active. You can do it just for fun or add a competitive element by keeping scores or splitting in to teams. No matter what you do, we encourage you to be active and have some fun, and let’s make Finglal the most active county this weekend!.”

    The Local Sports Partnerships have developed a printable list of games and activities to give you some inspiration, all of which are fully adaptive for people of all abilities and skill levels. With suggestions to make the games harder or easier, there is a game for everyone. Simply print out the games or display them on your phone and be active.  Or why not get creative and create your own games, activities or challenges?

    Fingal  Sports Office is running a competition for the most creative National BeActive Day activity in the county so make sure to share a photo or video on social media and tag in @SportIreland and #fingalsportsoffice and the hashtag #NationalBeActiveDay to be in with a chance of winning a prize!

    If you are not on social media, you can email a photo or video of your activity to sports@fingal.ie to be in with a chance of winning a prize!

    For more information on the home sports day visit https://www.sportireland.ie/participation/beactive-day

    For more information contact:

    Marion Brown

    Marion.brown@fingal.ie  

    Available Resources:

    Website: www.sportireland.ie/participation/news/national-be-active-day 

    Downloadable Booklet : https://www.sportireland.ie/sites/default/files/media/document/2020-06/booklet_no_lsp.pdf

    Downloadable Poster:  https://www.sportireland.ie/sites/default/files/media/document/2020-06/poster6.pdf

  • My Mind Counselling – Covid 19 project

    From this week, MyMind is providing fully subsidised counselling appointments for people affected by Covid-19 and front-line workers.  A substantial grant has been awarded by DoHC/Slaintecare to support this.
    These online counselling appointments are available over the next three months through MyMind’s bespoke digital platform. Where there is no internet access, therapists will provide support over the phone.


    For more information, we’ve put together this short video or you can visit:  

    https://mymind.org/covid-19-project

    Short video:https://www.dropbox.com/s/ngcn6nd0kate4ke/MyMind%20Online%20promo%20video_Short%20version.mp4?dl=0

  • Live-saving, innovative 24/7 text service launches in Ireland
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    A new text based mental health service funded by the HSE launches today.

    ‘50808’ is a first of its kind for Ireland, a free 24/7 text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis. Crisis Volunteers are available 24/7 for anonymous text conversations. The aim is to provide immediate support in the short term and connect people to resources that will help them in the future.

    Doireann Garrihy launches the service via a Zoom event with Simon Harris TD, Minister for Health, Jim Daly, Minister for Mental Health and Anne O’Connor, Chief Operations Officer HSE.

    Anne O’Connor, Chief Operations Officer, HSE, said “The impact of this pandemic will be different for all of us and while not everyone will need mental health support, for those that do it’s important to have a variety of services that meet those needs. Picking up the phone and asking for help can appear daunting, but texting 50808 will connect you to a trained listening Crisis Volunteer. Parallel to this important service, the HSE, through our Psychosocial Response Project, is aligning the different levels of supports that are available online, by phone and text to improve accessibility to mental health resources for those who might be struggling at this time.”

    45 out of the 326 fully trained volunteers are HSE employees.


    Need information and advice on COVID-19? Go to www.hse.ie/coronavirus

  • Huntstown Rise Residents enjoy “Tea at Three” #CoronavirusSolidarity

    Huntstown Rise Residents enjoyed a tea at three session on their green space. Neighbours get a chance to chat to each other while socially distancing. Saturday the 30th May was the first session and they plan to host a tea at three get together every Saturday

    Read more about the Tea at 3 initiative below: 

    http://streetfeast.ie/tea-at-3/
  • Tyrelstown GAA here to help #CoronvirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    With everything going on at the moment please remember all the vulnerable people in our area most of whom are not on social media make sure they are okay and have what they need.

    If there is any vulnerable or elderly people in our area you know of and can’t get into for whatever reason let us know and we will check in on them or any vulnerable people who need anything let us know we will try our best to help.

    Please look out for each other.

    Regards

    Jonny Ahearne

    Chairperson

    #yourclub #yourcommunity

  • St. Brigids GAA Club here to help #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall
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  • Mask Up For Rush #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Masks are now being offered to the over 50’s and vulnerable people. The Community Centre will be open Mon-Fri from 11.30-12,30, for collection. One per person.

  • Portmarnock Clubs come together to support Portmarnock’s Big Night In Fundraiser #CoronvirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    A huge thank you to all that supported the Portmarnocks Big Night In fundraiser this weekend.

    The ambitious fundraising target of €10,000 was reached this evening and the money raised will be shared equally among the 5 charities.

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/portmarnocks-big-night-in

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    During these tough times Order of Malta #Volunteers across the country have been active behind the scenes giving up their free time doing our part in the fight against #Covid19. Blanchardstown unit have been no different. We have been doing daily medications deliveries for those who are most vulnerable, providing emergency ambulance cover at COVID Assessment hubs, and doing patient transports bringing people to important hospital appointments and to get tested.

    If you want to support us in these activities you can donate as little as a euro to help us help the community.

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/t92j39-order-of-malta-ambulance-…

    We can be contacted on the details below if you or anyone you know needs help getting to an appointment, or their prescription or shopping collected (All must be prepaid).

    #SavingLives #TouchingLives #ChangingLives

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  • Oldtown Community Council thank “Friends of Clonmethan” #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    A group of residents got together to create “friends of Clonmethan” and have been cleaning up Clonmethan church and graveyard the past few weeks and this week installed 2 lights to light up the church at night, they have a website “Clonmethan.org ” and a really nice addition to the community.

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  • O’Dwyers GAA Virtual Road to Croker #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Amazing efforts from our volunteers over the last 24 hours. Final km tally is 2085.5km!! Huge achievement. Thank you to John O’Brien for a hugely successful day for Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm

    Donations for our Virtual Rd to Croker

    The aim is to try and cover the distance from O’Dwyers to Croke Park as many times as possible by completing individual walks, runs or cycles.

    Link to donate below⬇️🙏🙏

    https://bit.ly/3e27XPI

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  • Na Dubh Ghall GAA update on Community Volunteers #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    As you maybe aware Ingrid and her team of community volunteers have been hard at work since the lockdown was introduced in helping out in the community.

    We stopped counting how many people we had helped when the number surpassed 300 and that was many weeks ago. From doing shopping, helping out with washing, fixing plumbing, picking up prescriptions, dog walking and drop in welfare checks and a chat, we have met so many fantastic people and been delighted to be able to strengthen our community when we are at our most vulnerable.

    Today was a momentous day, we have been told by the Tony the store manager of SuperValu Sutton, that the store was not just the number one store in Dublin taking part in GAA Club Together scheme but… the whole of the country!

    Throughout this time we have been working tirelessly with other clubs such as BeannEadair and Naomh Barróg to make sure all the people in our areas where looked after no matter where the area lines start and stop. We are stronger together.

    We were absolutely delighted when Tony went on to tell us that Na Dubh Ghall was the number one club in the country for Club Together deliveries. 🎉

    We would like to say a big thank you to Ingrid and her team Laura, Ray ,Gareth ,Karen, Lesley, Ann, Ciara, Susan, Brendan but to name a few of our many many volunteers. We had so many people reach out and offer help. For a small club we know our members and friends have the biggest hearts!
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    It’s great news to receive and it makes us so proud of our club and community. We still have along way to go before life returns to normality. We can’t wait for the day we can swing open the changing room doors, roll out the footballs and hear children playing again. But for now we must #StayHome and look after each other and our community.

    Na Dubh Ghall

  • Drynam Volunteer Group clean up #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Great socially distant community effort to clean up our lovely estate today. ❤️❤️ @fingalcommunity

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  • A Message from Donabate Portrane Community Centre #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Good morning to everyone in our community. We are missing everyone, all our classes, the sport, the laughter, the coffee, and we just wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing. It’s been a strange times, with lots of changes for everyone, working from home, not working, home schooling, volunteering, looking after ourselves and each other. But we are all doing our best.
    Now that we are in the first phase of the Governments phased re-opening we wanted you to know that we are working on the centres re-opening plan. We have lots of enquiries about when we are opening. The centre cannot re-open until we are given the green light from Fingal County Council and the government. But when we can open, when it is deemed safe, we will be ready. Things will be different; there will be changes throughout the centre. What we are planning may not work perfectly, and if it doesn’t we will change it, until we have a system that works as best as it can. We will listen to you and your advice and comments – this is your centre, your space. We promise that our Health and Safety, our hygiene and cleaning regimes will be of the highest standards. We are in this together and we will work on this together.
    From everyone at DPCC.
    #Holdfirm ”

  • Crosscare Swords Youth Service positivity packs #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Our Swords Youth Service have been reaching out to young people to help them with their mental health through positivity packs! Pic’d here are Shona,Thomas,Eugene and Annemarie. So much thought and care went into putting these together that we just have to share the contents list below. Well done team! #InThisTogether #COVID19

    The boxes included;
    A journal and an activity pack “the great isolation book”, a sensory toy for stress relief (also important for our young people on the ASD spectrum) markers, highlighters, pens, post cards with stamps (to encourage them to keep in touch with older relatives who may not have technology), a plant pot and sunflower seeds, an adult colouring book, a movie night pack with microwave popcorn and drinks, leaflets on minding your mental health and a green mental health awareness ribbon along with hot chocolate and marshmallows

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  • Castleknock Hurling & Football Club fundraising for Sonas #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Word of thanks from CEO of Sonas 😁

    Keep up the great work guys 💙💛👏🏻🚴🏻‍♂️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼🚴🏼‍♀️

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  • Castleknock Community raise €2460 towards weekly coffee & scone drop to those cocooning #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    So many of you donated to our recent GoFundMe fundraiser and helped raise an astonishing €2460 towards the running of our weekly coffee and scone drop to those cocooning in our Community.

    Since we started this project on the 18th March, we have delivered roughly 700 coffees and scones,

    Your donations will help us continue this service until the end of June.

    Thank you so much for your support. Please know you have helped lift the spirits of so many in need right now ❤️

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  • Blanchardstown Traveller Development Group delivering support #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Blanchardstown Traveller Development Group staff delivering support to families on sites during the Covid-19 pandemic. Thanks to Lorna and Rosaleen and the community response involved and all the other groups as well as our phc workers and ce

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  • Blakestown Community & Resource Centre received €1750 from Touchstone Pharmacy for their Covid-19 Meals Distribution #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Due to social distancing we had to get a very large cheque made for Touchstone Pharmacy’s donation to our Covid-18 Meals Distribution initiative. Many thanks to Peter and his team in Mulhuddart!

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  • Beann Eadair CLG raise €20,000 for Jigsaw #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Our brillo mentors, seeing we were just shy of our final Jigsaw fundraising goal, did a whip around to get us over the big round number of €20,000 (€20,095 to be exact!!!!!) Speaks volumes.
    Phenomenal achievement for our little club. Little but mighty together. Thanks Seamus et al 👏👏 .. yiz are deadly. Perfect note on which to finish 💙💙

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  • A message from Ballyboughal covid support group: #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    •••We would like to say a special thank you to Joey & all the staff at Campus Mace Ballyboughal.
    70 gift bags, filled with lovely treats were delivered this evening by our volunteers to the Senior citizens & some vulnerable members of our community.
    It was lovely to see so many smiling faces. They want us to pass on their gratitude to our local Mace shop•••

    While restrictions remain in place our covid support service will continue.
    If we can help, please get in touch.
    Thank you. 😀

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  • Baldoyle Family Resource Centre working behind closed doors and remotely #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Online Staff meeting today. Planning for getting the centre ready for opening when the government allow and working on our September to December timetable.

    We have an exciting new community project starting soon. Full details next week.
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    Remember we are still here working behind closed doors and remotely.

    Meals on Wheels service is running as normal thanks to Brendan, Jenni and Ciara. Contact 8326115 and leave a message.

    Senior Alerts Scheme is running as normal too, contact Joan on 087 917 1359.

    Listening Ear Community and Family Support Phone Line operating weekday contact Joan on 087 917 1359 or Rachel on 086 723 6460

    Counselling Coordinator is available to contact you, email counsellingcoordinator@bfrs.ie

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  • Balbriggan Women’s Development Group have PPE ready for distribution #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    P.P.E ready to be distributed in our community. Thanks to Fingal County Council for their continued support during this difficult time.

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  • Balbriggan Youthreach deliver food to Balbriggan Meals on Wheels #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Balbriggan Youthreach were delighted to deliver food to Balbriggan Meals on Wheels charity.

    We were delighted to be able to give something back as Meals on Wheels are great supporters of our work experience programme

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  • 89th Bremore Scout Group put the “OUT” back in Scouting #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    BIG NEWS

    89th Bremore Scout Group want to help put the “OUT” back in Scouting. We know that it can be difficult to get motivated while we are under the current restrictions, but that is why it is more important than ever.

    We want to help the members of our group and their families to get some fresh air into their lungs and get out for some exercise within the 2k radius from home.

    Having a goal helps to motivate yourself so we decided to set 2 goals to get super motivated.

    GOAL 1 – We want YOU to run/jog/walk a Marathon in May. That is a distance of 42.2Km. Broken down it’s under 1.4Km per day (about 16 mins at a good pace). Starting on Friday 1st May

    GOAL 2 – While doing this there is an option to raise funds for Balbriggan Cancer Support Group via a Go Fund Me page (link below). This is completely optional, but it would be a lovely gesture. Our goal here is to raise €500 for them.

    How will it work?

    We have set up a “Team” on an Activity Tracking App called Team Fit – available on Android and IOS. You can use it to log your activity. You don’t have to do it every day. You can go for longer runs/walks as long as you add up to 42.2Km for the month of May. We can keep an eye on how everyone is getting on in the app and what your total distance is. If you have another activity tracker that you prefer, no problem. You can log your activity manually in the Team Fit app and it will still add your distance in. All you need to get started is a code to join the team. We will send that out via private pages and ask that you do not share it with anyone outside of the group.

    Leaders will be posting messages of encouragement on our social media platforms and on private parent pages as well.

    Let’s get out of the house.

    Stretch our Legs.

    Fill our Lungs.

    Refresh our Minds.

    Feel the Weather.

    Marathon in May – Let’s do it

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  • 153rd Lusk Scout Group Leader featured on RTE School Hub #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Not only a role model for all of our Young People in Lusk, today our Group Leader Aoibheann Bird was featured on RTE School Hub for her contribution to Science and particularly for championing the role of women in the sciences.

    BRAVO Aoibheann!

    You can catch the replay on RTE Player – Season 1 Lesson 7 of RTÉ Home School Hub

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  • 153rd Lusk Scout Group make Easter art for Lusk Community Unit #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Some members of our younger sections have been busy this week making cards and drawing pictures for the residents and staff of Lusk Community Unit. We are so thankful to all workers at this time and will hopefully spread some Easter Cheer through this artwork.

    To our Young Artists, and our Frontline Workers, we say:
    B-R-A-V-O, BRAVO!

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  • Older People and Alcohol Webinar Wednesday 10th June 2.30pm #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    North Dublin Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force in collaboration with Fingal PPN and Fingal Age Friendly

    North Dublin Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force have seen a significant and deeply worrying increase in demand for services since restriction measures have been put in place. Some people are struggling with unemployment, not being able to see loved ones, fear of contracting COVID-19 and a host of related impacts. Unfortunately, it seems that some people are turning to substances to help them cope.

    North Dublin Regional Drug & Alcohol Force have been delivering some online training to people working with vulnerable adults in order to allow them to intervene early where they see problematic alcohol or drug use. One cohort they have concerns about in relation to drinking are over 55’s

  • Philip Walsh from Malahide – Mayor for the day on his 27th Birthday! #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Mayor Eoghan O’Brien was delighted to attend Philip Walsh’s 27th birthday street party yesterday. Philip sadly lost his dad very suddenly 7 weeks ago and his mam Deirdre is battling cancer so they’re going through a very tough time. Philip’s uncle Fintan got in touch with Councillor O’Brien on Friday to ask him to pop down & he was delighted to do so.

    Councillor Eoghan O’Brien handed over the chain of office so that Philip could be Mayor for the day. He stepped up to the role very well and the consensus was that the chain suits him far better than it does Eoghan!

    Fair play to Olive Kelly for getting the ball rolling and Robbie and Claudine Keane for sending the request for birthday cards viral. Nicky Byrne also paid a visit along with messages from Paul McGrath, some of Phillip’s WWE heroes and lots of other well known sports stars and celebrities.

    The day started with an emergency services drive by with presents and cards dropped off by Dublin Civil Defence, the Coast Guard, Dublin Fire Brigade, the National Ambulance Service and An Garda Síochana led by local Inspector Dermot McKenna. Loads of local people and businesses dropped by with cards and presents to make it a birthday Philip won’t forget for a long time! The celebrations even featured on RTE News!

    The community spirit on display was incredible and Eoghan O’Brien was honoured to have been asked to join in the day. Well done all involved and once again, happy birthday Philip!

    🎂🎉🎊🎂🎉🎊🎂🎉🎊🎂🎉🎊

  • Balbriggan Women’s Development Group reusable masks available #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    The Balbriggan Women’s Development Group has been working hard sewing reusable masks for vulnerable members in their community (people with underlying health condition and senior citizens). If you are in need of a mask you can text them your address on 087 2829915 and one of their volunteers will deliver the mask/s to you.
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  • Aster Family Support FANTASTIC FRIDAY #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Aster Family Support wish to thank Tusla, CYPSC Fingal and Fingal County Council for their ongoing support. Helping us to continue providing services to all the families that are linked in with us especially through our COVID-19 response. Delivering Food packs, Children’s Activity packs, baby packs, PPE packs and personal care packs. Giving us the opportunity to continue engaging and supporting the families in the Fingal area.

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  • Man o’War GFC here to help #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Our team of trustworthy Garda Vetted club volunteers is available to help with your shopping and other errands if you need to stay at home. With support from the GAA, we are now registered with Fingal County Council’s new Covid-19 Community Response helpline on 1800 459 059. We are coordinating requests from the local townlands with our friends in Balrothery Community Volunteers. Each of our volunteers carries a letter of verification. Fingal Public Participation Network – FPPN Balrothery Village Balrothery Football Club Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club #ItsInOurHands #Covid19 #longcogaidhabú

    Our team of trustworthy Garda Vetted club volunteers is available to help with your shopping and other errands if you need to stay at home. With support from the GAA, we are now registered with Fingal County Council’s new Covid-19 Community Response helpline on 1800 459 059. We are coordinating requests from the local townlands with our friends in Balrothery Community Volunteers. Each of our volunteers carries a letter of verification. Fingal Public Participation Network – FPPN Balrothery Village Balrothery Football Club Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club #ItsInOurHands #Covid19 #longcogaidhabú

  • Balrothery Community Volunteers out in force! Thanks to Kasia for the face masks #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Thanks to all the volunteers who have been out and about “TRYING” to find addresses to deliver these kind donations from Andrews Spar, Balrothery Balrothery Pharmacy Fingal Public Participation Network – FPPN and also Kasia for the face masks. So if you see anyone looking lost wearing a hi vis please point them in the right direction 😂
    Reminder that all our volunteers are An Garda Síochána vetted and helping ALONE Ireland Fingal County Council #CommunityRespone #CoronavirusSolidarity Councillor Tony Murphy #YOUARENOTALONE #COMMUNITYCALL

    Man O’War Gfc
    Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club
    Balrothery Football Club

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  • Man o’War GFC supporting free fruit and veg hampers #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Thomas Garry and Country Crest were back on the road today delivering another round of free fruit and vegetable hampers to our Man O’War Senior Citizens and neighbouring families. Their generosity knows no bounds. Thanks to Michael and Gabriel Hoey and all the team. Country Crest Farming Country Crest Farm Shop Fingal Public Participation Network – FPPN Fingal County Council Balbriggan.info

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  • Donate a window flower planter to an older person being supported by ALONE and PACE Social Enterprise will deliver it for free.

    PACE Shop is now online and open for business.

    www.shopatpace.ie

    PACE have partnered with Alone and you can buy a window box to be donated to Alone and we will deliver directly to their location.

    All deliveries over €70 euros are free for everyone (within Dublin)

    There are some great deals for summer bedding and beautiful windowsill boxes for all. Check out the shop online!

  • Ballyboughal Covid Support Group delivering beautiful postcards #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall #HoldFirm

    A beautiful gift from Ballyboughal covid support group to the cocooning senior members of our community.
    Postcard went down a treat. 💙❤️

    We are still here to help you with grocery shopping & essentials or if you
    just need a chat we are there too!
    Call 086 8334411

    See the video of this beautiful postcard on Ballyboughal Community Council Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Ballyboughal-Community-Council-758157534341892/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBKe55D0QgtQEdsUzn0phl0AypLKFjyCnNRVx2_hp_YsBBPy2xDxvSVH4eooFQdmQNVXNVhPBkNGDvh

  • Oldtown Community Council have invited 12 family’s of fairy’s to the Village for the local children to see on their Village walks #CoronavirusSolidarity

  • Oldtown Community Council & Wild Geese GAA answer the Community Call #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    On March 12th Oldtown Community Council joined with Wild Geese GAA to provide a covid response for people in our area, although it is a tough time for so many, the response has been amazing, so many people in our community have helped each other out and we will continue to help out, be very proud of your area, stay safe

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  • Oldtown Community Council distributing masks in the local community #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall #HoldFirm

    Oldtown Community Council distributing masks to people cocooning, 2 masks per person and instruction on use and washing, special thanks to all the people involved in making over 300 masks. #COMMUNITYSPIRIT

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  • Lanesborough & Cityside One clean-up by Carmel and Cecilia #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall #HoldFirm

    Thank you to the lovely Carmel from lanesborough who is a regular volunteer at our community events, who did a clean up today along st margarets road outside lanesborough estate. I also met the lovely Cecilia from cityside One estate, who took litter pickers and bags and who also plans to do some volunteer cleanups herself. This is deadly and very positive for our community and area and of course the environment! . Thanks to all who have got in touch so far and are doing their bit.🌿🌿🌻🌻🌳
    Also sharing pic of cityside ones wisteria while it blooms today and a photo of it back in 2014! Bit of a difference..Also our lavender…dont talk about the lavender..we all miss that!
    Also the ‘ex fountain’ when it was forgotten about and an eyesore before volunteers got involved and made great changes and improvements🌸🌸💐💐🏵🌷🌻🙌🙌

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  • Local Meakstown Resident Julie and her children do park clean up #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall #HoldFirm

    Well done to local resident Julie and her two kids for park clean up yesterday morning. Our heroes! Due to covid, fingal clean ups will be much less as workers being deployed elsewhere.
    Thanks for taking care of our environment and bringing pride to Meakstown! I have fingal bags, pickers and gloves if anyone wants them..pm. Yes it’s frustrating when people carelessly litter but it’s even worse if our community was to not care at all!. Kids enjoy helping out and making a diff..even if it’s for half an hour. Their help brings a nice clean park for all ages to enjoy 🍀🍀🌿🌿🐝🐝🐞🐞🌻🌻

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  • O’Dwyers GAA Volunteers responding to the Community Call #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall #HoldFirm

    O’Dwyers GAA jumped at the chance to sign up to the Fingal County Council COVID -19 Community Response Forum to provide help and support to members of the community who need a helping hand. We put a call out to our members for help and unsurprisingly people stepped up in numbers.

    Since April 1st we have 32 Volunteers on daily stand by ready to answer a call from somebody in need.

    To date we have answered 50 call outs from people that needed assistance. Requests have ranged from , groceries , prescriptions , human contact and garden maintenance.

    Please do not be afraid to call if you need assistance. 0851173361

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  • Alan Ardiff charity auction for Balbriggan Meals on Wheels

    Recently the fabulous artist and jeweler #AlanArdiff held a charity auction on his FB page to raise money for charities. Balbriggan Meals on Wheels are delighted to thank Lorna Lulu and Alan Ardiff as Balbriggan Meals on Wheels were one of the charities who benefited through the donation of €300 made by Lorna Sweetman. Thank you Lorna! This is most thoughtful and really helps us out in this era of online fundraising.

  • Cairde Balbriggan Women’s Group delivering Personal Care Packs to the Community #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall #HoldFirm

    Cairde Balbriggan office is very busy. The women’s group are preparing and delivering Personal Care Packs to community members.

    Social distancing in action – women wear protective gear and keep 2 meter distance. These essential hygiene and personal protective goods will help communities stay healthy. Volunteering and acts of kindness are maintaining social connections which is good for mental wellbeing. Integration in Action – migrant women supporting local communities #inthistogether

    Well done Sarah Duku, Mwanaidi Dermany, Betsy Sam, Ayo Yucuf, Fausat Shekoni, Khadijah.

    Thank you to Fingal County Council for support

  • Empower thank FoodCloud for donations #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall #HoldFirm

    A huge thank you to FoodCloud for donations of baby food that will be distributed to vulnerable families across Fingal

  • Handcream for Helpers going strong #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall #HoldFirm

    Handcream for Helpers are delighted to say we have the next two hampers ready to go to nursing homes. We will be delivering these hampers this week to Earlsbrook House Nursing Homes & Beneavin Lodge.

    A huge thanks to everyone that has donated hand creams over the past few weeks. We are now collecting for the next hamper so donations are still needed.

    Please message the facebook page if you have any unopened hand creams to donate and we will arrange collection. Alternatively you can drop them off at Rookswood, Dublin Road, Malahide, were we have a collection box at the gate. You can also post to this address. Many thanks Joanne

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  • Happy 10th Birthday Nathan from Balbriggan Volunteers for Self-isolation #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall #HoldFirm

    Happy birthday to Nathan who is 10. Balbriggan Volunteers for Self-isolation sent a little treat to cheer him up as he has been isolating for 11 weeks now with his mam. So happy birthday from all at Balbriggan SIV

    Also thank you to the Macari’s crew for the 25 portions of burgers and chips all the SIVYS were very happy!

  • Aster Family Resource Centre #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall #HoldFirm

    Aster Family Resource Centre wish to thank Fingal County Council for their continued support to our service

  • Story & Poetry Competition #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall #HoldFirm

    Cocooning short story & poetry competition: open to seniors living in Fingal. The theme is a special memory/event that is connected to Cocooning during Covid-19. Entries will be recorded in a Fingal Memory Makers book #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall #HoldFirm

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  • Rivermeade Children send greetings to Oakwood Lodge Nursing Home #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    The children from the Rivermeade Community, neighbours of ours here in Oakwood Lodge Nursing Home, have created some fabulous artwork and PERSONALISED Greeting CARDS for our residents and dropped them in. We would like to say a HUGE HUGE THANK YOU to the children and their parents for making such an effort for our staff and Residents. You really cheered us all up by your thoughtfulness. The smiles on our residents faces as they read the cards show how much they appreciated and enjoyed them. As they say “a picture paints a thousand words”. Thank you all from the bottom or our hearts from the Staff & Residents of Oakwood Lodge Nursing Home, a Grace Healthcare Ireland Nursing Home
    For more information visit www.gracehealthcare.ie

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  • Ballyboughal fron garden party winners #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    The winners of our front garden party photos go to ………
    Martin McGinley
    Brenda McCann
    Rena Rowe
    3 x €20 vouchers for Mario’s will be dropped to you over next couple of days…
    We received so many beautiful pictures, so it was a tough decision.
    Thank you Lar Lynch for pics and
    Thank you to all of you for joining in with the fantastic community spirit that is, Ballyboughal Village… 💚✅

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  • READY, STEADY, GO…FOR MARATHONFAMILIES #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall
    Six years ago, Fingal County Council and MarathonKids Ireland worked together to develop the MarathonKids programme which last year saw 3,300 primary school children in Fingal run a marathon (42Km) in school over an 8-week period. As we find ourselves in these unprecedented times, we are adapting the programme to suit the lives we are living, and the restrictions placed on us. MarathonKids is becoming MarathonFamiles and can be completed within a 5km radius of home.   The MarathonFamilies programme aims to encourage families to run together and take this opportunity to challenge your whole family to complete a Marathon together, whether that is all of you doing a marathon each or doing one as a group.   Under the government guidelines it’s important individuals remain within a 5km radius of their home and although participants will run 42km to complete a marathon the max distance anyone will have to run in any single day is 2.7km. See the full press release with all the details here   You can enrol here and begin your family’s marathon journey today!  
  • Fingal Libraries delivery service #CoronavirusSolidarity #Community Call
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    Fingal Libraries is offering a delivery service aimed at people who are cocooning. So if you or someone you know is cocooning and would like books or DVDs contact 1800 459 059 or 01 8905000 or email library@fingal.ie

     #InThisTogether More at https://bit.ly/2SNnL0v

  • BCIL receives goodie bags from Blanchardstown Centre #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall
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    BCIL would like to send a Huge Thank you for the incredible amount of goodie bags that they have received to give to clients who are cocooning at this difficult time. Donated by Niamh and the team of Blanchardstown Centre. Thanks a million they have not all been delivered yet but here are some of the Happy clients whom have received theirs 🥰🥰 STAY SAFE xx

  • Message for frontline workers from Swords Residents #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    What a bright, uplifting and positive message for all our frontline workers. Swords residents saying “Thank you and Stay safe!”

  • Andrews Spar donations delivered by Balrothery Volunteers #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Andrews Spar donations delivered locally around Balrothery area. Massive thanks to all who donated and delivered.

  • Spiderman doing the rounds in Portmarnock #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Attention all kids (big and small!) Spiderman is visiting houses in Portmarnock to check that everyone is safe. Keep an eye out for him!

  • Prosper in the Lodge, Balbriggan busy building skills at home #CoronavirusSolidarity #Community Call
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    Each week Prosper staff are sending out visual recipes, cooking tutorials and interesting activities. As you can see from the photos, there have been some delicious meals made!

    A WhatsApp group has been set up to encourage everyone to keep in touch with friends and share pictures of what they are doing.

    David has taken up a new hobby of running and now runs every Friday. He said, “running is great Friday at 4pm”.

    Each week there is a photography theme, and last week’s theme was nature. This was popular and some beautiful images were captured.

  • Foroige receiving support from local businesses #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Local business in North County Dublin are displaying astounding generosity in their support for the community. Foroige are delivering Covid-19 crisis care packages for families in need in the area. Foroige Coastal North Dublin and Balbriggan have received donations of freshly baked goods, essential food items and fruit and veg hampers from Skinny Batch Coffee Shop, Country Crest Farm Shop and Crosscare Food Bank. The impact these food parcels are making to families is remarkable and the gratitude expressed has been huge. Thank you to all involved for the quiet acts of kindness

  • Art Competition by ASTER Family Resource Centre #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    A four weeks arts competition for primary school age boys and girls living or attending school in Balbriggan by ASTER Family Resource Centre to keep children engaged and entertained during the Covid-19 period. To tap in to the creative and the imaginative world of children and to highlight the artistic skills of children in Primary schools.

  • Rush Masks Up #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Rush Community Council starting a project two weeks ago to produce cotton face masks for distribution to over 65’s in the village and those who were cocooning. With financial support from Fingal County Council we purchased material, elastic and packing bags, Local seamstress Carmel made a pattern, a group of willing volunteers set to work stitching and making over 1500 masks. On Friday May 1st members of Rush Athletic and St Maurs GAA together with other volunteers delivered the masks around the village. Chairperson Eamon Price was delighted with the response from the public, people are pleased that they can now use the masks when the restrictions are lifted to go to the shops. Rush Community Council Centre Manager Debbie Donnelly will continue to distribute the masks over the next couple of weeks to the vulnerable members of our community. A great example of ‘community working for community’

  • Portmarnock Lions Club supporting their Community #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Portmarnock Lions support their Community during Covid-19

    Portmarnock Lions Club having recognised the difficulties that some of our local residents may be having with cocooning or who are possibly vulnerable.
    We have undertaken some initiatives to assist this group.
    Arrangements have been made for three meals to be delivered totally free of charge each Tuesday to such members of our community. In excess of 186 meals are sourced from a company owned by a local Portmarnock family, Kilbride Classic Cuisine (www.kilbridecc.com) each week and are delivered with the assistance of volunteers from our local GAA Club, Naomh Mearnog. So far over 800 meals have been delivered and we plan to conyinue this until restrictions have been lifted for those aged over 70.
    The people that we deliver to have expressed their delight with our effort and many messages of thanks and support have been received from them and their families both here in Ireland and abroad.
    Plans have been put in place to continue this service while the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact on our country.
    This initiative is in line with the ethos of Lions International where every euro or food donation that is collected goes directly to beneficiaries.
    We are delighted that Portmarnock Golf Club have come on board to support us. Far removed from their famous course they have commenced producing bread which they are baking in their kitchens on a weekly basis, which we now distribute to the people that we deliver meals to. This is a fabulous gesture by one of the world’s oldest and most famous golf clubs which was founded in 1894. The golf club has long been a supporter of our Lions Club and this is a further example of their support to the community.
    We are very grateful to our local GAA Club who provide the drivers and transport co-ordinated by Danny Harrington to deliver the food each week and Kilbride Classic Cuisine for their support to us in this project. We acknowledge the support of Insp. Dermot McKenna, Garda Michael Bolton, Malahide Gardai and the advice forthcoming from the community nurses at Portmarnock HSE clinic not just now but throughout the year.

    During the present Covid-19 pandemic older and vulnerable persons have become very conscious of their environs and while a lot of the over 70s are cocooned there are occasions when they may need to leave their homes for example to visit their doctor. During these trips a many of these people feel that wearing additional protective items will help to keep them safe and prime among these safeguards are gloves and face masks. In this regard we have have combined with a local company who have diversified their business to provide reusable cotton masks. Over 500 masks have been manufactured and delivered to care homes and we have taken delivery of a further 180 masks for the community in the event of they becoming a requirement at a later stage. We are very grateful to Curtain World who have provided the masks.
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  • MIND Ireland Covid-19 PPE Kits #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    MIND Ireland is supporting people tested COVID-19 Positive with PPE kits and other essential items. Please contact 0877859269 if you or any family/friends/neighbours/work colleagues have been diagnosed and a kit will be organised for you by MIND Ireland.

  • Telephone support service from Fingal Counselling Service #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall
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    Fingal Counselling Service is a community based voluntary counselling service providing confidential, non-directive counselling. We are located in the BASE Resource centre. However the building was closed on 18th March due to the outbreak of COVID 19 and we are no longer able to deliver our one to one in person therapy sessions.

    Fingal Counselling Service was set up in 1995 in response to a crisis in our community.  We believe that there are many people in our community dealing with bereavement and isolation and who need support. In response to this need, we have set up a Telephone support service to offer assistance to members of our community. The helpline is manned by our professional counsellors and will run for the duration of the Covid 19 crisis. Anyone can access this support by calling 01 8902596, leave their name and contact number and we will return your call.

  • Fingal Community Alert #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Fingal Community Alert is a voluntary group who work in conjunction with the Department of Environment & Pobal. They make applications through Pobal for a personal security alarm on behalf of vulnerable senior citizens.

    Any persons over the age of 65 is eligible to apply for these alarms, and they are free if you have a working landline. They also receive 1 year’s free monitoring.

    Anyone who doesn’t have a landline will have to pay €72 per annum.

    We can be contacted on 

    Tel No:     01-8436707 / 086-2567042

    Email:      fjfdub@gmail.com

    Website:  www.fingalcommunityalert.com

    Hopefully we can be of some support to you during this time of crisis, so feel free to contact us anytime.

    Frank Fleming, Chairperson

  • Aster Family Resource Centre #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    ASTER Family Resource Centre would like to thank Tesco Balbriggan for their continued support to their service.

  • SPRING IN BALBRIGGAN ARTS COMPETITION #CoronavirusSolidarity , #communityCall.
    A four weeks arts competition for primary school age boys and girls living or attending school in Balbriggan. The aim is to promote positive mental health for children during the COVID-19 crisis.The aim of this project is:  To keep children engaged and entertained during the covid-19 period.  To tap in to the creative and the imaginative world of children.  To highlight the artistic skills of children in Primary schools There are forty two participants from twelve primary schools in Balbriggan, Skerries and Balrothery. The winners will be announced on Friday the 1st of May by a special super hero. #CoronavirusSolidarity #communityCall.
  • “Keep your distance” Clean up in River Valley Park #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Last Saturday the committee members from Fingal DOG organised a “keep your distance” clean up of the River Valley Park, in conjunction with Swords Tidy Towns and the local Civil Defence, assisted by Councilor Ann Graves, Councilor Dean Mulligan and a group of volunteers of men women and children from the surrounding area. All gave up a couple of hours of their time to help improve the local area and pick up large quantities of drink cans, bottles, some dog waste and general litter

    Well done to all involved – great work!

  • Fingal DOG raising money for Meals on Wheels & Alone #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall
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    Fingal DOG’s goal is to raise 2000 Euro to help get us all out of lock down and back to safety and back to our parks and beaches .please join in and help the people in Fingal that are working hard for our safety.

    To bring a smile and help those most vulnerable in these uncertain times they have some of Jägers many moods during lock down . 🐶

    What number describes your mood today ?.🤔

    Decide a number, take a snap of you and your pooch feeling the same mood and post your pics in the comment section on Fingal DOG’s page and please donate €5 to the gofundme🤩

    All monies will be donated to Fingal Meals on Wheels and Alone who are doing great work during the pandemic.

    You can donate as many times as you wish . 🤓 Gofundme link on Fingal DOG’s Facebook page

  • St. Finians GAA Club, here to help #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    If you need groceries delivered, prescriptions collected or just to talk, please contact covidsupport@fingal.ie freephone 1800459059 or call 018905000. Emma Webster is one of our club’s volunteers and we are ready to help

  • A huge thank you to Fins Volunteers #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    A huge thank you to the Fins Volunteers who are assisting on a daily basis in our community. The past few days they have had more than 40 people assisting Fingal and Swords Lions Club with a trolley collection in JC’s, Dunnes – Pavillions and SuperValu. This helped encourage a great response to the appeal. Every day they have volunteers shopping for those who cannot leave their homes. This is so important to those who need assistance. Thanks so much to all for the continued generosity in the Community. KEEP SAFE AND THANKS SO MUCH

  • St. Sylvester’s GAA Club – Great Community Spirit #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    St. Sylvester’s GAA Club have been busy for a number of weeks now helping with shopping, walking dogs and delivering groceries for the Community of Malahide.

  • FINGAL DIGIFIT HOME WORKOUT VIDEO SERIES CONTINUES #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall
    High five to the amazing Fingal Sports Office who have been working hard to make sure you are too! We hope you have been following all the great videos and enjoying the exercises. Hot off the press is Digifit Video 15 – view it here The videos are all available to view on the Fingal Learning Portal  or on Facebook and Twitter – Just search @fingalsports to try out the latest video.   More fantastic resources available are: Tips to stay fit and healthy while working from home https://learning.fingal.ie/mod/page/view.php?id=600   Skills Challenge videos aimed at kids and they’re all on the Learning Portal too https://learning.fingal.ie/course/view.php?id=137   Sporting Facts lesson plans & quizzes available for anyone to access. Again these are mainly aimed at primary school kids https://learning.fingal.ie/course/view.php?id=12  
  • Naomh Mearnog have completed 500 messages so far during Covid-19 #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Many thanks to the Naomh Mearnog Volunteer group who have completed 500 messages for neighbours in their community who are self isolating including their partnership with JW Smyths butchers

  • Movie Night in Seabury Dale #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Seabury Dale Movie Night! Something to cheer us all up!! Amazing!!! Credit to Conor Doyle. This is Community Spirit! Tonight’s showing was Mamma Mia 🙂

  • A generous donation from RK Flooring #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    A huge thank you to local business man Ronan Kelly from RK Flooring for his generosity leaving money in Cates Cafe, Donabate for crews from the National Ambulance Station in Swords who are proud to serve the local Community – Frank Rafferty

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  • Frank McMorrow and all the amazing Aer Lingus Pilots #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Frank McMorrow a mentor with Binn Eadair GAA Club in Howth, is one of the amazing Aer Lingus pilots who are putting in multiple 30 hour shifts to get vital medical supplies from China back home to our Health Workers and Frontline Heroes in Ireland. Thank you to Frank and all his colleagues for this amazing work.

  • We miss you all – Peter & Paul’s School, Balbriggan #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    A beautiful mural by Pshemeck of all the pupils’ names. See if your child can find theirs! Photograph by Ronan Kelly

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  • Baldoyle United Green Bin Challenge #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall #GreenBinChallenge

    U12A Stephen Courtney takes on the #GreenBinChallenge. Keepy Uppys down the length of the front garden and into the bin! Class and calm skills from Stephen.

  • A Front-garden Dinner-party in Ballyboughal and surrounding Communities #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    You are invited to dinner this Saturday at 3pm in your own front garden.
    The weather is expected to be lovely🌞and we want a chance to get our whole community together while we are apart. ❤️💙
    Spread the word to everyone especially our senior residents..
    If you have a flag, make sure it’s up.
    We’ll want picture sent in so we can share your front garden fun.
    Community is everything so let’s do it!

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  • Minister Canney welcomes Young Social Innovators “Open Call to Teenagers” for solutions to the challenges of COVID-19 #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Mr Seán Canney TD, the Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, has today (Monday, 20th April) welcomed an initiative by Young Social Innovators (YSI). It calls for young people across Ireland to put forward solutions on how to respond to the challenges of coronavirus in their communities.

    The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live, work, learn, connect, communicate, travel and care for each other. YSI’s new research has found that 68% of young people in Ireland are optimistic that society will change for the better in the aftermath of coronavirus.  Young people have plenty of ideas about how to tackle these challenges in new and creative ways and need to be heard.

    Minister Canney said:

    “Young Social Innovators has come up with a fantastic idea in challenging teenagers to come up with creative ideas to the challenges faced during these difficult times.  The ‘Open Call for Teenagers’ gives them a platform for their voices to be heard, to find ways to tackle some of the problems that we as a community are facing now and into the future.  I would encourage teenagers to think about what is working for their community, what can be done better and how can we make a difference.”

    The Young Social Innovators have launched an ‘Open Call to Teenagers’.  This initiative invites teenagers to create, explore and make a difference around the issues caused by the Coronavirus. The ‘Open Call’ is asking young people for their ideas on how to tackle the problems in their communities. Young Social Innovators believe that young people have a powerful role to play and their ideas and voices are important. The ‘Open Call’ will run from 20th April until 31st May and is open to young people aged between 13-19.

    The ideas with the most potential to impact, as a result of the Coronavirus, will be given the opportunity to pitch to a digital panel of team leaders from across Government, NGOs and business, which will be hosted by Virgin Media.

    It is important that we understand how young people are doing amidst such crisis and uncertainty. The level of awareness among young people, their interest in staying informed, their knowledge of Government guidelines, and their high levels of commitment to following them is encouraging.  However, while many young people are remaining positive, there are others who may not be managing as well and they should be encouraged to express how they are feeling, particularly around the many frustrations they may have.

    Minister Canney stated:

    “This initiative provides young people with an avenue to contribute and participate in the discussions around what kind of world we wish to live in after this crisis.  We need to listen to young people’s anxieties and provide them with a platform to express these while also considering potential solutions.”

    For more information, visit: youngsocialinnovators.ie.

  • Rush Scouts donate to ANEW Support Services, Swords #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    ANEW Support services for Mother & Babies based in Swords received a large donation of baby food, nappies and cleaning materials. In the photo is Fiona from Covid-19 Community Response Fingal County Council and Betty Lynch ANEW staff member. Thank you to Rush Scouts for all your hard work over the weekend

  • DAA Staff donate an hours pay for Covid-19 response #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Richard Davis put out a suggestion on a work WhatsApp group to see if colleagues would be interested in donating an hours pay. The answer was a resounding yes! Within 48 hours he had nearly €3000. The money bought 1000 surgical masks, 200 safety goggles and 60 bottles of disinfectant. All equipment was delivered to Beaumont hospital, also 300 Easter eggs to Temple Street Children’s Hospital and another donation to Help The Homeless. Richard stated: “I’m lucky to have a great bunch of colleagues and hopefully our small donation goes a long way.

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  • Balbriggan Women’s Development Group sewing masks for the Community #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    The Balbriggan Women’s Development Group has embarked on sewing reusable  masks for the vulnerable members in the Community (people with underlying health condition and senior citizens). Contact us on 0872829915.

  • Kasia Wasiak making face masks from her home in Balbriggan #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Kasia Wasiak is a polish lady living in Balbriggan with her young family. She runs her own photography Business in Drogheda Street Balbriggan. As her business is closed and she wanted to make a contribution to the volunteers working in the community, Kasia started making face masks from home. These masks have been distributed to a number of groups in Balbriggan and Balrothery completely free of charge

  • Hand Cream for Helpers #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall
  • Irish Red Cross Dublin 15 supporting the community #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Irish Red Cross Dublin 15 are out each day in the community supporting the elderly and vulnerable with shopping, prescription, essential items and helping where they can. Please call if you need them or know someone who does. They will help you

  • Balrothery Community Volunteers helping during Covid19 #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Balrothery Community Volunteers out and about helping during Covid – 19. If you or anyone needs support in the village or surrounding areas please do not hesitate to contact 0852567522 or email help@balrothery.com

  • President Higgins has thanked children, parents and teachers for continuing to learn at home, while schools are closed #CoronavirusSolidarity #Community Call
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    In his letter, the President said that while it’s a difficult time for many young people, they have risen to the challenge.

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  • Message from Malahide Sea Scouts #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall
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    In this strange and uncertain time, our community is pulling together to support one another. Malahide Sea Scouts group, in partnership with the Covid-19 Fingal Community Response Forum, has assembled a team of volunteers who are available to support you and our community.

    If you are a healthcare worker we are available to help

    If you are cocooning we are available to help

    Many of you who grew up in Malahide may have parents still living in the area who would welcome some contact or support from our scout group

    We would be delighted to help with shopping, pick up prescriptions, deliver meals, do DIY, gardening, walk the dog, or lift the phone to check in on people.

    Our volunteers have a range of experience and expertise in various fields and are ready and willing to provide any help and support they can

    You may not need us today, but please know we are available over the coming weeks.

    Simply email community@malahideseascouts.ie and we will respond.

  • Blanchardstown Community Policing Unit Checkpoint #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall

    Blanchardstown Community Policing Unit on Covid19 Checkpoint encountered this family exercising within 2kms of their home who were aware of Social Distancing but are from the same family unit!!!

  • Thank you to Malahide Garda Station #CoronavirusSolidarity #CommunityCall