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Irish Heart Foundation seeks big hearts in Westmeath to volunteer

As part of a national volunteering drive for its annual Happy Hearts appeal in May, the Irish Heart Foundation head of fundraising Aidan Stacey is urging the people of Westmeath to fly their county flag for the campaign.

Mayo volunteers clocked up 28,000 voluntary hours in 2012

Mayo Volunteer Centre has announced that more than 430 volunteers signed up with the Volunteer Centre in 2012, an increase of 13 per cent on 2011 levels and a record high for the organisation.

Young volunteers can apply now for Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards

Are you an outstanding youth volunteer? Do you care for an elderly neighbour or raise money for charity? Have you travelled to the developing world on a charitable mission? Do you volunteer in your local community? If so, apply now for the 2013 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards.

Castlebar councillors call for lifeguard service and beach control

Members of Castlebar Town Council have called on Mayo County Council to take control of the beaches in Mayo with regard to the provision of lifeguard services, toilet facilities and the drinking of alcohol by members of the public.

Our older people deserve recognition not just for creativity but also vitality

As the month of May moves merrily along with summer 2012 showing few signs of life, at least it can be noted at this time of year that the members of the older generation among us are more vital and visible than ever. Bealtaine (Irish for May) — the name given to the month-long celebration of creativity in older people through the staging of arts, entertainment, and activity events in the community — is currently running full steam ahead with everything from dawn chorus get-togethers rousing our seniors from their beds to late-night concerts keeping them dancing into the wee small hours.

National Volunteering Week

Mayo Volunteer Centre is calling for volunteers to get involved in Ireland’s first National Volunteering Week from May 14 to May 20.

Ask not what your community can do for you...

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Volunteering is about making time for others and contributing to your community. Yet it also has personal benefits - it can introduce you to new ways to thinking, broaden your horizons and experience, and equip you with skills to make you attractive to potential employers.

Traffic corps to pay a visit to Westport to deal with boy racers

The traffic corps is being asked by Inspector Joe McKenna to “pay a visit to Westport” following claims that car enthusiasts are gathering near the roundabout on Altamount Street, which is leading to residents not having a “good night’s sleep” due to the noise of loud exhausts.

Volunteering should be mandatory — you will gain more than you give

“Ireland’s greatest indigenous renewable energy source, worth €3 billion per year, is neither wind, wave, solar, nor biomass — it is volunteering”.

Westmeath wins e-Government award for online services

Westmeath County Council has been announced as a winner in the annual e-Government Awards, held in Dublin recently. The council was one of five short-listed candidates in the Local Government category and took the award for their suite of online services which includes a newly-redeveloped website, rural transport initiative and online services for elected members.

 

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