2009 Pride of Place

A prize giving ceremony to acknowledge the success of the entries to the Donegal Pride of
Place competition, took place on 1st July in the Ramada Hotel, Letterkenny. Each of the groups
will be presented with a cash award and a certificate to mark their participation in the Donegal
Pride of Place Awards Scheme 2009.

Donegal County Council received a great response to the 2009 Donegal County Pride of Place
Award Scheme, with 23 entries received from community and voluntary groups across
Donegal. Applications were short-listed, and 11 groups were invited for interview

Group Category
Cara House Family Resource Centre,
Letterkenny Over 2,000
Habinteg Housing Association (Ireland),
Lifford Integration
Ardara Parish Council Heritage
Comharchumann Oileán Arainn Mhóir Teo Islands
Forbairt na Rosann Teo, An Clochán Liath 500-1,000

Runners Up
Project Category
Coiste Sheáin Bháin Heritage
Comharchumann Thoraí Teo Islands
Aislann Chill Chartha Teoranta Heritage
Coiste Pobal Ghort a Choirce Over 2,000
Coiste Forbartha Dhobhair 500-1,000
Ard McGill Project Under 200-Housing Estate

The winners of the Donegal Pride of Place competition were nominated to compete in the Co-
operation All Island Pride of Place competition. The judges visited these groups on the 7,8 & 9
July. The results of the All-Island competition will be announced in November.


Uaireanta Oscailte an Chomharchumainn Lúnasa 2009 - Comharchumann Opening Hours August 2009

3 Lúnasa/August 2009 Saoire Poiblí/Public Holiday, Druidte/Closed

Open from 9:00-12:30 from 4 August to 14 August

Oscailte óna 9:00-12:30 ón 4 Lúnasa go dtí 14 Lúnasa

There will be no home deliveries from 4 to 14 August

Please order building materials, fuel & heating oil in advance, for delivery during week commencing: 27th July 2009.


Scéim Shóisialta Tuaithe-Rural Social Scheme

13 Iúil 2009 - 13 July 2009

Tá Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhóir Teo ag lorg léirithe suime sa Scéim Shóisialta Tuaithe.
Le bheith rannpháirteach sa SST ní mór duit na critéir atá leagtha amach thíos a shásamh:
Bheith ag fáil cúnamh feirme
Bheith i d’fheirmeoir féinfhostaithe le tréaduimhir reatha
Bheith i d’iascaire féinfhostaithe le ceadúnas iascaireachta
Ní mór d’iarrthóirí a bheith i dteidil íocaíocht de chuid na Roinne Gnóthaí Sóisialta agus Teaghlaigh.
Más mian leat suim a léiriú sa scéim nó má theastaíonn tuilleadh eolais uait, déan teagmháil leis an chomharchumann ag 074 950533.

Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhóir is seeking expressions of interest in the Rural Social Scheme.
To be eligible to participate in the RSS, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be in receipt of Farm Assist
Be a self-employed farmer with a herd or flock number
Be a self employed fisherman with a fishing licence
In addition to the above, participants must be in receipt of one of the qualifying payment(s) from the Department of Social & Family Affairs. To obtain further information or to register your interest in this scheme contact An Comharchumann on
074 9520533


Citizens Information - Faisnéis do Shaoránaigh

A Free Advice & Confidential Service

The Dungloe Citizens Information Officer will be in attendance

In Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhóir Teo

On Friday the 31st of July 2009
Between 10.30am – 1.00pm

Dealing with Social Welfare Entitlements, Housing Grants, Insulation Grants, Health Entitlements; Employment Rights, Family Matters, Consumer Rights, Education etc.

Forms & Information on Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance.

No Appointment Necessary


Nuachtlitir Pobail - Community Newsletter

Tá an comharchumann ag ullmhú nuachtlitir pobail faoi láthair.  Duine ar bith ar mhian leis/léi eolas nó nuacht a roinnt leis an phobal,  is féidir teangbhail a dhéanamh leis an chomharchumann leis na sonraí cuí.  

A community newsletter is currently being prepared by an comharchumann.  Anyone wishing to include information/news in the newsletter can do so by contacting an comharchumann with relevant details. 


074 9520533


Mórtas Ceantair Dhún na nGall 2009 – Donegal Pride of Place 2009

Pride of Place is an all-island competition which is directed towards recognising improvements by local communities to create civic pride in their area. The competition focus is on people coming together to shape, change and enjoy all that is good about their area.

Arranmore’s application in this years competition was short listed and subsequently selected by Donegal County Council to represent Donegal County Council in the 2009 Pride of Place Competition, island’s section. Judging will take place on the island in early July. An comharchumann is seeking the assistance of volunteers to prepare for the visit of the judges. All help will be much appreciated. For further information or to offer your assistance, please contact an comharchumann.

074 9520533