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Raphoe Family Resource Centre CLG.

Raphoe Family Resource Centre provide Computer and internet access, photocopying, CV preparation and weekly employment lists via email.  If you need any help on these areas, please call in to us or give us a call.  If you are interested in any of our following courses or programmes or would like to join in on any of our groups, please call in to see us or contact us on 0749145796 / 0873641503.

All children & youth programmes are finished now within the Centre other that those registered for the summer programme in conjunction with School completion, Springboard & Ourselves – any questions don’t hesitate to call.  

Day trip to Slieve League (adults)

The adults have headed off to Slieve League on Thursday 27th June 2024 – we hope they had a great day out to start off their summer regardless of the weather!

Raphoe Men’s Shed                                                                                                             

 The Men’s Shed group meet every Thursday at 12 Noon in “The Shed”. The shed is back in full swing for 2024!  If you have a few hours to spare why not come along and join in!  New members are always welcome for a cuppa in the shed!  For more info contact Marie on 0749145796/0873641503.

Family Support                                                                                                                              

 As a parent or guardian, parenting is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do, however the Family Resource Centre recognises at times life throws up challenges and these can be overwhelming.  Some examples of the support we can offer; making routines, establishing boundaries and dealing with challenging behaviours.

The Family Resource Centre can help through listening ear, parenting programmes, one to one support, and a drop-in clinic to offer support on issues that are affecting home life.

We also provide sign posting or referrals to other services. For any further information please call Laura our Family Support Community Development Worker on 08733350658.

Raphoe Walking Group

Raphoe Walking Group will continue to meet every Thursday morning at 10.30am, here in the FRC.  Come along and join the group for a walk and a cuppa!!

Seniors Alert Scheme

Raphoe Family Resource Centre is registered under Pobal’s Senior Alert Scheme to provide personal alarms to those over 65 years living alone for significant periods of time during the day, or is a carer to someone else in their household. The purpose of the scheme is to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their own homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind providing them with a free personal monitored alarm which can be worn as a pendant or around their wrist like a watch. If you feel you or someone you know would benefit from this scheme, please contact us on (074) 9145796 or 0873641503 for more information or to make an application.

S.T.A.R.T Project                                                                                                            

 Would you like to talk to someone about your concerns around drugs/alcohol? Free, confidential – non-judgemental service providing up to date information and practical supports, including CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness practices, Brief Solution Focus Therapy and the Smart Recovery Principles. Drop in Group/Individuals every Tuesday 10am-12pm in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. Letterkenny C.D.P is a community Development Project providing a Community Response to Alcohol/Drug misuse throughout Co. Donegal. We provide non-judgemental support guidance and education to drug/alcohol users, their families and the community. Contact our Outreach worker for the Finn Valley area, Karen Gallen on 087 388 5080

OTHER COMMUNITY NEWS

Volt House

Mary’s Meals are hosting a CAR BOOT SALE in the ~Diamond Raphoe on Saturday 29th June, from 9am to 1pm. Bag a Bargain while helping a worthy cause.

Teddy bear making class in the Volt House, Thursday June 27th and Thursday July 4th. This event is hosted by Tj’s Teddies Entertainment and more information can be obtained by contacting  www.tjsteddies.com or calling Donna on 0874539307.

Rinka kid’s fitness with Eibhlin continues classes on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Volt House, Tuesday from 4.30pm is the “Dram Fit Class” and Wednesday is Regular Rinka from 6pm. Her first ever RINKA strength Club summer camp, in Raphoe on Monday & Tuesday July 29th & 30th from 1.30pm to 4pm Age 8 -13yr olds.  For more information contact Eibhlin on 086 8473188 or RINKA Kids fitness page on Facebook.

Saint Columb’s Cathedral -17 London Street Derry, BT48 6RQ are hosting a wonderful Festival of Cloaks and workshops from the June through to 31st August, Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pmwith wonderful displays of ceremonial cloaks including St Brigid’s commemorative cloak,  live music recitals and workshops. This is a free event and more information can be found on www.stcolumbscathedral.org/events or Telephone 00447794666754 email linda@stcolumbs.net

Wellness Café

Connect in a safe place with friendly people who put the We in Wellness, Drop into Lifford Courthouse on Wednesdays between11.00AM and 12.30PM. For more information telephone 0749141430 Facebook: @donegalwellnesscafes

Donegal Volunteer Centre

Looking to volunteer locally, we have a wide range of volunteer roles available! For more information contact Eamonn on 0871039730/Office 07491 26740

Age Action – Care & Repair, Volunteers needed

Age Action’s Care and repair does small DIY jobs, free of charge, for older people to help them maintain their homes and independence.  We are currently recruiting volunteers for this role who have skills in small repairs and home improvements, as well as their own basic tools and transport.  Care and repair volunteers can do minor home decorating, tack down carpets, change light bulbs, move furniture, hang pictures, basic gardening and much more!

We are currently piloting the programme in Donegal and are looking for volunteers in the following areas:                                     

     Letterkenny           Stranorlar        Drumkeen       Raphoe

    Lifford                    Ballybofey       Convoy

If you are interested in this role please contact us on:014756989, volunteering@ageaction.ie

Raphoe Tidy Towns Local History

Have you any old photographs of the town, local people/characters, weddings, farming, harvest time, sport, school days, community events, Easter, summer, Halloween, Christmas, or any indeed any subject relating to Raphoe & District. The Tidy Towns Local History would love to hear from you just call in to the Volt House, Wednesday to Friday from 9.30 to 4pm and ask for Hilary. Your originals will be copied/scanned and returned to you. All photographs will be indexed and recorded as part of the town’s history for future generations. Further information from Martin or Bernadette on 074 9145692.

Bottle and Can Banks

The new bottle and can banks are now located at the top of the Mart Car Park. Thanks to Mrs Ann Harkin, the mart management, Donegal Co Council and the Tidy Towns for getting this service back in the town. Please use the facilities responsibly and keep the area tidy. Thank You.

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