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Cavan Care Group

Cavan Care Group

On Tuesday the Rehabcare Cavan centre in Drumalee were conducting their research into accessibility around their building. The group have started their Innovating Communities course, training in design thinking. Their key goal is to understand the...

Monaghan Learning Network

Monaghan Learning Network

The group at the National Learning Network in Monaghan Town went out into the community yesterday and conducted their research into understanding what activities their age group would want and benefit from in the town. They made 3 bright and eye-c...

Ballymote Community Council Constitution

Ballymote Community Council Constitution

Great news! Seeing excellent outcomes from the course breathing life into Ballymote; The 3rd draft of Ballymote’s community action plan has been completed, and the 1st draft of their Community council constitution has been created! 

Shining lights of the Barnesmore Gap

Shining lights of the Barnesmore Gap

This is a wee throwback to one of our first groups that got started with Innovating Communities. It might look spooky, but this night walk is one of the trial walks the group ran in February to test activities within their proposed Recreation Corr...

Pop up cinema

Pop up cinema

St Mogues had their pop up cinema event last Friday showing Ferris Buelllers Day out as well as running a pop-up cafe and some games. The students were inspired by various community projects and the concept of a pop-up space was something that was...

Ballymote

Ballymote

The working group held their town hall event on thursday the 28th of April. There was a great turnout from the community and the need for a representative and inclusive community council to be established was cemented.   There will be a follow up ...

Blended Design Thinking learning session

Blended Design Thinking learning session

We held a blended Design Thinking learning session in our Ardee Office for the Friends of Ardee Bog last week.Lots of events coming up in the near future.#biodiversity #climatechange 

Ideas from the lakeshore amenity development group

Ideas from the lakeshore amenity development group

The rivers and lakeshore amenity development group in cavan have been working on ideas for their boardwalk!

St Mogues transition year students are working on tackling food sustainability

St Mogues transition year students are working ...

The transition year students from St.Mogues college working on ‘Tackling Food Sustainability in our Community’ worked on innovative solutions that responded to the insights they gathered from their community engagement. The students conducted thei...

The St Louis Monaghan Town Transition Year students group are tackling waste

The St Louis Monaghan Town Transition Year stud...

The St Louis Monaghan Town Transition Year students group are tackling waste, as they experience an excessive use of plastic in school. As a team, they designed a survey to aid their research and gain insights from other pupils on the topic. The s...

A magazine of thanks

A magazine of thanks

This week, Challengers of the Attracting People to Live and Work in County Monaghan course organised a thank you to the 40 school children who participated in an activity designed in the weekly course workshops. In response to the question: 'What ...

Time to Ideate!

Time to Ideate!

It’s after the Easter Break and we’re back with a Spring in our step! This week, the students of Abbey Vocational School will begin the exciting Ideate Phase of the Design Thinking process. Using the insights they’ve gathered so far, they will gen...

Ardee bog

Ardee bog

🌱Ecological group 'Friends of Ardee bog and community members' have created a survey as part of their community engagement for their Innovating Communities challenge 'An Ecological Assessment of Ardee Bog'.🌱⭐️If you are interested to know about bo...

St.Louis ‘Daily Deeds’

St.Louis ‘Daily Deeds’

St Louis Monaghan Town Transition Year students Challenge is to tackle waste, as they experience an excessive use of plastic in school. As a team, they designed a survey to aid their research and gain insights from other pupils on the topic. Throu...

St mogues’ community pop-up cinema

St mogues’ community pop-up cinema

Location: Templeport hall Date: Friday, 29thStart time: 8pm St Mogues College is having their first pop-up Cinema as a way of developing the community, creating a space for socialising, bringing people to the area, creating potential job opportuni...

Ballymote Townhall

Ballymote Townhall

Ballymote have been preparing for hosting a Townhall to bring the community together to create a community structure that will help them work together and access resources.

The PEAvolution!

The PEAvolution!

Our Innovating Communities group ‘Tackling Climate change at a local level’ ran their ‘PEAvolution’ stall at Sligo farmers market during St.patrick's long weekend. The group was promoting local food growing to build our appreciation for nature and...

Litter no more!

Litter no more!

The Transition Year students of Ballinamore Community School have now completed two lessons in their Innovating Communities Design Thinking course. They have chosen the Challenge of tackling a litter problem in Ballinamore Community Garden. The gr...

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