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ChangeX launch €70,000 fund in Donegal 31.01.23

ChangeX has launched the Accenture Sustainable Community Challenge. The initiative, designed to enable community groups to kick start sustainability projects in their own locality, is now open for applications. Successful applicants will receive the resources, seed funding and support needed to start a project in their local community, empowering them to build thriving and sustainable communities.

You can choose from a portfolio of proven ideas that have already had a positive impact in other communities in Ireland and around the world. Ideas include Community Fridge, which supports the sharing of surplus food and the reduction of food waste, and Open Orchard, which connects communities through the planting of fruit trees in public places.

Groups, individuals, and organisations who are passionate about building a thriving community are encouraged to apply to roll out one of the six initiatives for their community at . Seed funding will be allocated to qualifying applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.


Art in the Park 31.01.23

1st - 28th February 2022
Outdoor exhibition at Swan Park, Buncrana
Opening Reception Wednesday 1st February 11.30am

Eight artists are making final preparations for Art in the Park II, at Swan Park, Buncrana, celebrating St Brigid's Day, Imbolc and the start of spring.

A much loved public space for generations, Swan Park was bequeathed to the people of Buncrana by Harry Swan, whose family ran a successful milling business in the town from 1868 until the early 1980s.

Artlink hopes that the exhibition will encourage people to get out and about as we emerge from winter, with the added benefits of experiencing the natural features and rich resources of Swan Park. All of the artworks have been carefully chosen for the whole family to enjoy and interact with and are sensitively woven into the beautiful landscape of the park. Our aim is to make art in the area more visible in open air settings; to bring art out of the gallery and into places where we spend our leisure time.

Everyone is welcome on Wednesday 1st February at 11:30am to the official opening with a walk through Swan Park by some of the artists who will introduce their work. This will be followed by refreshments at the Anglers Centre, at the entrance to the park.

The exhibition is accompanied by the following community events, taking place at the Anglers Centre. To book just send an email to .
• Saturday 18th February 11am - 1pm: Dreamcatcher Workshop
• Saturday 25th February 11am - 1pm: Stained Glass Demonstration


North West Simon Community Tea Day 31.01.23

Thursday February 16th has been designated regional Tea Day for North West Simon Community. Be the change, make a difference and host your very own Tea Day and support people experiencing homelessness in your local community and help raise much needed funds to sustain the work and services in Donegal.

Anyone can host a Tea Day with family, friends, work colleagues or neighbours. Your club, school, hospital or restaurant/café can get involved – the possibilities are endless!

You can make a difference by following these 5 simple steps: -

1. Register your Tea Day by emailing or calling 087 0552478
2. If Thursday February 16th doesn’t suit, choose your own date around that time
3. Promote it - Share on your preferred social media platform
4. North West Simon will provide posters
5. Lodge the money – You can lodge the money directly or we would love you to call to the office so we can thank you personally and get a snap with a presentation cheque for all your efforts.

Your time, effort and contributions will enable North West Simon Community to continue to provide vital services to prevent and resolve homelessness in the North West. All money raised locally stays locally.


ASI in Moville, Inishowen 11.11.22

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) welcomes new service centre users to its recently reopened services. The ASI services in Moville offer dementia specific, person centred care to meet the needs of the person with dementia and their families in a warm, welcoming and safe environment while providing support and stimulation.

The ASI works with each person to ensure they feel comfortable and supported and meet their individual needs as far as possible. An estimated 2,451 people live with dementia in Donegal.

The ASI Moville Social Club is held in Moville Day Centre every Thursday from 1pm - 3 pm.

Borrow books using your phone

Donegal Library Service is delighted to launch their new Library app. The app is free and can be found on both iTunes and Google Play by searching for Donegal Library Service. The app is user friendly and allows you to enjoy content quickly and easily, locate the opening hours for your nearest Library and check the Whats On calendar for events.

In addition you can use the self check in and self check out feature in Buncrana Library. The book will automatically be issued to your library account. You can also scan the barcode of any book in a bookshop and place a request in your local Library if it is available.

For easy management you can keep track of the whole families library cards and loans in one place on your chosen device. It’s free, simple to use and a useful feature for book lovers of all ages.


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