by Clare Public Participation Network



Corofin Community Hall




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Clare Public Participation Network and Clare Local Development Company invite you to


a day of ideas and discussions on how our communities can survive and thrive into the future.

When: Saturday December 9th 2017

Where: Corofin Community Hall

What time: 09.30 - 5.00 pm

What is it? This informal event will be a chance for people from Clare and beyond to get together and swap ideas with other people who are involved in trying to make their communities lively thriving places to live. As well as our fabulous line up of speakers it'll be a day of people telling their own stories of what makes them tick, of what they have done well, what they got wrong and what keeps us going. We'll have facillitated group discussions on what makes a sustainable community, on tactics and strategies for working well with other people, on social enterprises and cooperative approaches and on the role of art and culture in community building, we'll also have an information session on what our local agencies have planned in terms of rural development and if that was not enough to be going on with we'll have music from Palestinian master percussionist Raed Said and local woman Katie Theasby and a community lunch.

We hope that those attending will be inspired and will themselves inspire others to keep working towards building communities that are inclusive, resiliant and sustainable places for this and future generations. All are welcome, and tickets are free, all we ask is that you come with open minds and a willingness to listen and share your own experiences.

Vegetarian lunch provided by Moonbear Catering.

Childrens activites organised by qualified childminders.

Tickets are free of charge but must be booked in advance.

Guests who will be joining us include...

  • Micheal McCaughan, Naomi Klein's favourite journalist -need we say more...
  • Gloria Callinan, Leader Programme Clare Local Development Company
  • Stephanie Jaeger of Social Farming Ireland
  • Dr Mark Garavan, Applied Social Care Lecturer GMIT
  • Oonagh O'Dwyer - Wild Kitchen
  • Eoin MacCuirc, Founding Director of the amazing Foodcloud Social Enterprise
  • Sinead Mercier, Green Party Energy Policy Researcher
  • Leanord Cleary, Clare County Council Rural Development Director
  • Cillian Murphy, Loop Head Tourism

Special Guest: Master Percussionist Raed Said will be joining us all the way from Jerusalem to play some music and discuss the role of art and culture in communities under pressure.

NB: Children are most welcome at this event and we will have childcare provided on site but please book tickets for all children attending so we know how many lunches to get ready and remember that all children attending are their parent's or guardian's responsibility at all times.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

For more details or to contact the organisers please email sarah@clareppn.ie or mmckenna@cldc.ie


Clare Public Participation Network

Clare Public Participation Network is a network of community, voluntary, environmental and social inclusion groups from Clare. It exists to facilitate the formal participation by the community sector in Clare County Council’s decision making structures. It is funded jointly by the Department of Housing, Planning, Environment, Community and Local Government and Clare County Council but is independent and its activities are directed by its members through an elected secretariat. 

Clare PPN’s website is www.clareppn.ie and they are on twitter @clare_ppn and https://facebook.com/clareppn/

Rural Rejigs at Corofin Community Hall

Corofin , Clare, Ireland