From:                              FridayCommunique

Sent:                               Friday 22 January 2021 14:42

Subject:                          Friday Communiqué - 22nd January 2021



Good Afternoon All,


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


We continue to receive wonderful entries for our Super Connectors Photo Competition. Click this link to see some of the entries that caught our attention this week and please continue to keep sending in your entries to be in with a chance to win a Shop Local Voucher. 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 the next five weeks. Next week’s interview is with a Representative from 3rd Age/Seniorline (Ita Healy OPC Chairperson) who will speak about loneliness and isolation for groups during Covid so tune in on Tuesday 26th January @ 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 contact details, 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.


Please note that all requests to use the PPN Zoom account are now to be made by emailing Anna-marie at Further information on what details are required can be found in the Resources Section below.


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






·         **NEW** Accord Catholic Marriage Advice Service. Click Here

·         Did you know that the HSE have translated some of their key information posters into 28 different languages so that the message will reach far and wide? Click here  

·         NYCI – Guidance for Youth Organisations. Click Here

·         About the Irish Health System – A Guide for Refugees and other Migrants. Click Here

·         Jigsaw Advice – Starting a difficult conversation with Young People. Click Here

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

·          HSE Partner Pack Updates. Click Here 

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

·         PPN Zoom Account. Click Here






·         **NEW** Louth PPN FREE Graphic Design Skills Course 11th February – Limited Places. Click Here

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

·        **NEW** Meath Partnership Webinar on Critical Thinking and Problem Based Learning 28th January. Click Here

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

·         **NEW** Outcomers Drogheda – FREE LGBTQ+ Workshops via Zoom. Click Here

·         **NEW** Upcoming Webinar 27th January: Parenting with Tweens. Click Here

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

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

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

·         Information and Education Programmes – Community Addiction Studies Course. Click Here

·         Louth Library Online Services commencing 20th January – Clever Little Handies Week 2. Click Here

·         Irish Hospice Foundation – 2021 Workshops. Click Here

·         Volunteering Opportunities with Age & Opportunity. Click Here

·         Institute of Public Administration – Modular Skills Provision Programme. Click Here

·         Genesis Programme – Parent + Child Programme. Click Here

·         Genesis Programme – Incredible Years Parents Programme. Click Here

·         Free Art and Ageing Spring Programme from IMMA. Click Here





·         **NEW** Ciste Sheachtain na Gaeilge le Energia 2021- Fund for Irish Language Week open until 29th January. 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

·         Irish Hospice Foundation announces new grant scheme to support creativity. Closing date 29th January. Click Here

·         Heritage Sector Support Scheme 2021closing date 15th January. Click Here

·         Conservation Grants 2021 – Closing date 29th January 2021. Click Here





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

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

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

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

·         **NEW** NYCI – Must watch documentary: ‘Growing up at the end of the World’. Click Here  

·         Louth Volunteer Centre – Bubble Buddies Update. Click Here

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

·         Operation Transformation 2021 – Filming in Dundalk. Click Here

·        Louth Library Online Services. Click Here

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





·         Arts Council Newsletter January 2021. Click Here




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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.