From:                                         FridayCommunique

Sent:                                           Friday 12 February 2021 17:43

Subject:                                     Friday Communiqué - 12th February 2021


Good Afternoon All,


Apologies if some of the links were not working in the previous email. I hope you will find they are all working now.


Welcome to this week’s edition of the Friday Communiqué!


*****Only 1 week left to submit your entries for our Super Connectors Photo Competition so don’t miss out on the chance to win 1 of 3 Shop Local vouchers. Over the next week, as you connect with your older loved ones using digital technology, take a pic and send it in to us at and we will enter you into our draw. Click Here *****


Louth County Council is supporting Healthy Irelands #KeepWell campaign by undertaking a series of LIVE LMFM interviews on The Gerry Kelly Show every Tuesday for five weeks. Next week’s final interview (Week 5) is with Mary Deery, Community Development Officer who will discuss the importance of enabling older people to use digital technology and the Super Connectors Programme so tune in on Tuesday 16th February @ 2.30pm. Click here for interview schedule.  

Remember, Louth Community Call remains fully active and are here to assist those who are elderly and/or vulnerable in our Community. For the Helpline Number, Click here and please circulate this information within your Networks so that all those who are elderly or vulnerable at this time can be looked after.


Stay Safe!


Best regards, 


Gráinne Carroll

PPN Coordinator






1.   Government ‘Keep Well’ Campaign. Click Here

2.   HSE Updated COVID-19 Resources. Click Here

3. COVID-19 Information  – HSE Communications Stakeholders Updates. Click Here

4.   Resilience and Recovery 2020 – 2021: Government Plan for living with COVID-19. Click Here

5. IMPORTANT MESSAGE from The Department of the Taoiseach on the Brazilian Variant of COVID-19. Click Here





·         **NEW**Supporting Children campaign in light of intensified COVID-19 restrictions. Click Here

·         **NEW** Pull the blinds to keep cosy. Click Here

·         Covid 19 Information Campaign #LouthTogether. Click Here

·         Parenting and Family Support Services. Click Here

·         PPN Launch Video Highlighting Work of Community Groups. Click Here

·         One Family and Louth Library Services. Click Here

·         **REMINDER**Super Connectors Photo Competition – Closing Date 19th February. Click Here

·         HSE Partner Pack Updates. Click Here

·         NYCI – Guidance for Youth Organisations. Click Here

·         Irish Hospice Foundation – New Bereavement Support Line. Click Here

·          PPN branded, reusable Face-mask on offer for PPN Members. Click Here

·         PPN Zoom Account. Click Here






·         Befriending Training: Keep Well – Staying Connected. Click Here

·         Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) ‘Zoom Virtual Open Day’. Click Here

·         Louth Monaghan Alzheimer Virtual Cáfe 2021.  Click Here

·         Community Addiction Studies Course. Click Here

·          Cruinniú na nÓg Survey. Click Here

·         Minecraft Workshop presented by Louth Library Service. Click Here

·         Louth Libraries Online Services. Click Here

·         National Development Plan Consultation Deadline Extended. Click Here  

·         Louth Local Sports Partnership – Keep Well initiatives to keep you moving. Click Here

·         Oriel Windfarm Public Consultation + Webinar on 10th February. Click Here

·         Irish School of Ecumenics:  Education and Research Programme. Click Here

·         The Genesis Programme and CYPSC  - Keep Well Initiatives. Click Here

·         HSE Mental Health and Wellbeing – Stress Control Programme. Click Here

·         Irish Hospice Foundation – 2021 Workshops. Click Here

·         Volunteering Opportunities with Age & Opportunity. Click Here

·         Genesis Programme – Parent + Child Programme. Click Here

·         Genesis Programme – Incredible Years Parents Programme. Click Here





·         Louth LCDC launch COVID-19 Emergency Fund – Round 2 - Closing date 19th February. Click Here

·         Creative Ireland Louth – Community Grants 2021. Closing date 9th February. Click Here





·         **NEW** Louth Library Service – Ireland Reads. Click Here

·         **NEW** Droichead Arts Centre Announce the return of Slow Sessions with Brendan McCreanor. Click Here

·         **NEW** Creative Spark launch of their Online Classes. Click Here

·         **NEW** M.A.D. Youth Theatre Free Drama Workshop for 8-12 year. Click Here

·         **NEW** New Research – Mapping Youth Art Provision in Youth Work Setting. Click Here

·         **NEW** NYCI is hiring a STREAM in Youthreach Programme Specialist. Click Here

·         **NEW** Cybersafeireland are hosting a series of workshops for Children, Parents and Professionals. Click Here

·         **NEW** Free Workshop – Introduction to Recovery Education. Click Here

·         **NEW** LMETB Staying Connected Initiative. Click Here

·         **NEW** Invitation to National No Smoking Day Webinar. Click Here

·         **NEW** Culture Connect hosting an Intercultural Mediation focus group Wednesday 17th February. Click Here

·         **NEW** Education and research programme exploring the theme“Is There A Common Good?”. Click Here

·         Louth PPN are so excited to launch our Promotional Video. Click Here

·         Louth Volunteer Centre – Bubble Buddies Initiative Update. Click Here

·         AAEX Online Exhibition. Click Here

·         The Genesis Programme – Valentine’s Day Card Competition. Click Here

·         Louth PPN Groups featured in The Argus and Drogheda Independent + Information on PPN Video Release. Click Here

·         Bio-diversity Ireland – Pollinator Plan Guidelines for Sports Groups, Tidy Towns and more. Click Here

·         An Post Postcards Initiative and Community Supports throughout COVID-19. Click Here

·         The Genesis Programme – Additional date for Magician Show + Mini Athletics. Click Here

·         Louth Volunteer Centre – Tap into a new Volunteer base. Click Here.

·         Louth PPN Environmental Pillar launch their own logo and Booklet. Click Here





·         **NEW** February edition of The Arts Council Newsletter. Click Here

·    DRCD National Tidy Towns Newsletter. Click Here

·    SEUPB Winter Edition Newsletter. Click Here  





Please DO NOT reply to this email or send any information for inclusion in the Friday Communiqué to this address. Please use the PPN address only.


Please note that after it has been removed from the FC, all information shared through the Friday Communiqué remains available on the Louth PPN website under the ‘Latest News’ Section on the Home Page and/or on the COVID-19 Page.


If you have any important updates/information on your services and would like this to be included in the FC for circulation to all PPN Members, please email by 5pm every Thursday. We also welcome any pictures/feel good stories of the fantastic work you are doing throughout our towns and villages that you might like to share with us.  


** We would like to ask members to let us know of any groups that are currently not registered with Louth PPN but that are dealing with vulnerable people. We also ask that you please circulate the Friday Communiqué to people outside of your groups so they too can avail of our updates. Many thanks and stay safe.