Dáilcheantar Dhún na nGall Thiar Theas

Dáilcheantar Dhún na nGall Thiar Theas
Dé Máirt 22 Feabhra díreoidh Barrscéalta ar 
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta ar dháilcheantar 
Dhún na nGall Thiar Theas, le díospóireacht 
bheo sa stiúideo le seisear de na 
hiarrthóirí, nó urlabhraithe ar a son. 

Páirteach sa chlár beidh An Tánaiste Máire Ní Chochláin FF,
Brian Ó Domhnaill FF, Piaras Ó Dochartaigh SF,
Donnchadh Mac Fhionnghaile FG, Seán Ó Gallchóir,
urlabhraí thar ceann Frank McBrearty LO,
agus Seán Ó Maolchallann, urlabhraí thar ceann
John Duffy ón gComhaontas Glas. 
Áine Ní Churráin a bheidh ina cathaoirleach
ar an díospóireacht a chraolfar beo
Dé Máirt 22 Feabhra 11 am ar
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta 92-94 fm. 
Foilsithe ar Gaelport.com 22 Feabhra 2011

General Election 2011 - VOTING ON THE ISLANDS

THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, Heritage and Local Government has released its list of polling dates for over 2,500 people living on the islands along the west coast of Ireland.
The figures in brackets below indicate the number of people included on the official Register of Electors as of 1 February, 2011.

Note that the supplement to the Register has not been included in these figures.

23 February
Donegal South-West: Arranmore (523), Gola (25), Inishboffin (67), Inishfree (9), Tory Island (136)
Mayo: Clare Island (115), Inishbiggle (29), Inishturk (50)

24 February
Galway West: the three Aran Islands (989), Inishboffin (166) (NOTE: this date is under weather review and voting will go ahead as scheduled, weather permitting)

25 February
Cork South-West: Bear Island (179), Clear Island (122), Dursey Island (9), Hare Island (29), Whiddy Island (14), Long Island (11), Sherkin Island (102)


PUBLIC MEETING RE Dungloe Community Hospital


When the politicians come knocking on your door please remember to ask them
this question.  When will Dungloe hospital get back its 44 bed allocation?
 Since December 2010, our local hospital in Dungloe has lost 14 beds.  Does
anyone recall the weeks and weeks of icy cold weather?  Note: any elderly
person in need of COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Care was denied due to the ongoing
closure of 14 beds in our hospital.  Remember, it is OUR COMMUNITY HOSPITAL;
the patients are our relatives and our friends.
 We must demand that the HSE re-open these beds again and replace the staff
which due to retirements, maternity leave, sickness e.t.c.  Nurses are not
being replaced.  This is hat has led to the closure of beds.  Sorry, but
this is simply not good enough.  There are plenty of nurses who do not have
sufficient work or indeed any work.  The “moratorium” on new employment must
be lifted.

 Our population is rural and isolated.  Perhaps the powers that be think
that it is ok for our elderly to have no COMMUNITY HOSPITAL available to
them?  Is it ok to wait for a bed to become free by another patients death?
 Sadly, someone must die to make space for another.

What about the Carers, there is no respite available for these people who
are caring for people in their homes and are in need of a break?  Figures
released tell us that there were 30 people waiting for a bed at Christmas.
 Some of our Carers are elderly themselves and are not able to cope.

We cannot allow money to be put before the most vulnerable members of our
Society. It will take years, if ever for these cuts to be reversed.  There
is also the worry locally about the privatisation of our hospital.  Action
needs to be taken by this community to keep our hospital accessible to all.
 There is now no hospice bed available to our community residents.  Shall we
do something about our COMMUNITY HOSPITAL or shall we say nothing and hope
that this too shall pass?

Let us, as a community get together to ensure that those with
responsibility for this outrageous cut back on our elderly population do not
conveniently forget that those 14 beds ever existed.  14 beds = 14 patients
who are unable to access a bed in our local hospital due to “cut backs”


Cruinniú Eolais - Information Session - Comhar na nOileán - LEADER FUNDING

A LEADER funding information meeting will be held in An Chultúrlann @ 7:00pm on Monday 14th February.
Majella Ní Chriocháín, CEO, Comhar na nOileán, will be in attendance to provide information/guidance to individuals who are interested in applying for funding for projects they are considering. If you have an idea and you are considering developing it, come along to the meeting where you will get up to date information about LEADER funding.


Cookery Demonstrations - Taispeántais Cócaireachta

Cookery Demonstrations
An Chultúrlann
April 4, 5, 6 & 7.

An Comharchumann is delighted to have engaged the author, broadcaster and chef instructor, Frank Moynihan, who will present a series of cookery demonstrations in the Chultúrlann on the evenings of April 4, 5, 6, & 7. 

Frank Moynihan is best remembered from his years as Food Correspondent on the RTE 1, Gay Byrne show
and he is author of a best selling cookery book 'A Pinch of This.’
Book your seat now!! €12.00 covers all 4 sessions.
Each session will last 2.5 hours.
Tickets:  Contact an comharchumann.


Scaireanna Comharchumainn - Comharchumann Shares

Is féidir le daoine a bhfuil suim léirithe acu i gcúrsaí agus tionscnamh forbartha, eolas a fháil ón choiste bainistíochta nó ó oifig an chomharchumainn faoin dóigh le scair a chéannacht sa chomharchumann, Individuals interested in development matters and projects who wish to purchase a share in an comharchumann can obtain information in relation to the purchase of shares from an comharchumann office or from the management committee

Seán Ó Baoill Sailor
Jane Uí Mhurchú
Dónal Ó Gallachóir
Seamus Ó Baoill Stacamór
Sharon Uí Dhónaill
Peadar Ó Domhnaill
Dónal Mac Ruairí
Donnchadh Ó Domhnaill
Tomás Ó Coisdeabhla

Bailte Slachtmhara 2011 - Oibrithe Deonacha - Tidy Towns 2011 - Volunteers Wanted

Anyone interested in helping out with the 2011 Tidy Towns Application, please contact an comharchumann. All offers of help will be welcome and appreciated. 074 9520533

Bailte Slachtmhara 2011 - Oibrithe Deonacha

Cuirfear fáilte roimh chuidiú ó dhaoine a bhfuil suim acu cuidiú le iarratas agus obair ullmhuchain le haghaidh chomortas na mBailte Slachtmhara. 074 9520533


Ciorcal Comhrá – Conversational Irish

Tá an comharchumann ag lorg léirithe suime ó dhaoine ar mhian leo a bheith páirteach i gciorcal comhrá chun cibé Gaeilge atá acu a chleachtadh nó chun feabhas a chur ar an Ghaeilge atá acu. Tá sé i gceist ag an ghrúpa teacht le chéile uair sa tseachtain má tá spéis léirithe ann.
An Comharchumann is seeking expressions of interest from individuals who would like to form a conversational Irish group with a view to practicing and/or improving their Irish language skills. If there are sufficient participants interested, the group will meet on a weekly basis.

Suim a léiríú/tuilleadh eolais: 074 9520533