We are a home care provider and are hosting an open recruitment day in Gullane's hotel on Thursday, 21st of March from 11am to 3pm.
This year's St Patrick's Day Parade starts at 2pm on Sunday 17th March from the Fair Green towards St Michael's Square and we expect a great turnout.
The good news is we've checked the weather forecast and SO FAR it's promising to be a dry one this Sunday so come along and enjoy a family day out in Ballinasloe!
Contact Carmel Grealy on 087 6207477 if you have any entries or queries. All participants to gather at 1:30pm at the Fair Green.
If you are uploading any photos to social media be sure and use #stpatricksballinasloe so we can find and share them.
Grow remote is a nationwide network across Ireland bridging the gap between community, company and employee to support the creation of working from home or in a co-location, in towns and villages of rural Ireland. From Valentia to Letterkenny, Castlebar to Tubercurry, Gorey to Caherciveen, and many in between, there are circa 56 chapters across the country with over 600 members and growing by the day.
Chapters meet regularly, either over video call or face to face, and support each other to bring the remote working community together. As eloquently said by co-founder, Tracy Keogh, 'Talent and skills are distributed evenly throughout the country, but opportunity is not'. Grow Remote seeks to address this gap by bringing parties together, create the possibility of retaining more talent in the local community, so everyone can benefit ! More time with family, lower commuting costs, more money in circulation in the locality, more time spent in the community.
From research we know there are over 200,000 remote jobs already in Ireland, so let's have more of them being carried out in Ballinasloe and East Galway! Grow Remote has spread its wings outside Ireland and currently there are chapters in Portugal, California, Canary Islands, Germany. If you are working from home or if you would like to find out about remote roles, or if you are seeking talent for your company, that can work from home, get in touch and join up on the Ballinasloe Chapter
Looking forward to meeting for coffee and a chat Thursday 14th March at 7pm to talk about Grow Remote!
Bottom line, compliance is often seen as a necessary evil, especially if it is driven by regulation or legislation rather than customer demand. The work to ensure compliance is often seen as something that must be done rather than something that should be done in a way that can add value and not just prevent an undesirable event or outcome.
The Compliance Team are not only here to lend you a helping hand, whatever your compliance needs, but we do so in a way that can help you achieve better processes, reduced administration and overall add value to your business. We do this with you, not for you.
We provide you with expertise in the following areas:
Eoghan Kenny is founder and CEO of The Compliance Team, Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre, Ballinasloe. If your business needs guidance on being fully compliant you can visit their website below or email Eoghan.
Don’t miss out on a hilarious night of entertainment at Ballinasloe Town Hall from the AIMS Award winning Ballinasloe Musical Society's latest offering of Sister Act!
Nightly at 8pm from Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd March.
Get your tickets online at www.ballinasloetownhall.com, from Gerry Strong Photography or from our Booking Office phone number 087-3663937
The Pulse Club was officially launched on the 8th January 2019 and is an initiative of the Ballinasloe Area Community Development. The Club was open for membership from January of this year with a subsidised €50 annual fee for the first year.
The two key objectives of the Pulse Club are to:
Take a look below about what people are saying about it!
Joe Glennon & Renate Kohlmann talk about The Pulse Club
Denis Naughten TD - Greenway
Eugene Murphy TD - The Pulse Club
IDA, LEO and Enterprise Ireland
Denis Naughten - Broadband Plans
The Pulse Club Launch
Take a look at these 5 fantastic videos below showcasing what Ballinasloe has to offer as a town - an ideal investment opportunity.
Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe, is hosting a Heritage Day to celebrate the 100 years since the foundation of our school.
On Saturday March 9th, Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe, in conjunction with the Heritage Officer, Galway County Council, is hosting a Heritage Day to celebrate the 100 years since the foundation of our school. The focus of this day is the contribution of women to society over the past one hundred years and the role of education in enabling women to do so.
Mairead Mc Guinness MEP will open the event. There will be two key note speakers. Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, granddaughter of Hannah and Francis Sheehy Skeffington and lecturer in Plant Ecology in NUIG will speak. Micheline has travelled extensively and given countless talks on her grandparents’ role in the Irish fight for Independence. Eithne Treanor, past student, who began her 25 year career in Journalism in the USA with ABC News and has since worked with Sky News, BBC World, Bloomberg and CNBC will give a presentation of Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles”. She now lives in Dubai where she runs a media and communications training consultancy.
The afternoon will feature a lively Discussion Forum featuring six past students who have forged interesting career paths. They will talk about their educational experiences in our school and where it has brought them in life. On the panel will be: Zoe Carol, Fashion Designer, Dr Caitriona Cormican, G.P. and Galway County footballer, Margaret Curley, currently the Series Producer of the Marian Finucane Show on RTE Radio 1, Anne Marie Hayes, Primary Teacher, Galway camogie player and TV Sports pundit with RTE 2 TV, Dr Aideen Ryan, Postdoctoral Researcher, NUIG and Anne Walsh, Senior Lecturer in Marketing Programme, NUIG
There will also be a section on the history of our school from its beginnings in 1919, told by present students with contributions from a Mercy Sister, Sr Loreto McLoughlin, who is herself a past pupil and who was actually taught by the foundress of the school.
There will be exhibitions and short presentations in various classrooms in the afternoon, including a re-creation of an old classroom. A series of short videos filmed by Transition Year students related to the history of our school will be shown. Recordings of interviews students made with past students and lots of photographic displays from former school days will be available to view also. We will have short video contributions from past students who are unable to be with us on the day such as Geraldine Lynagh, Virgin Media (TV3) and Amie Doherty, an established and award winning film and TV composer, arranger and conductor in Hollywood.
We will have the “Our Irish Women” exhibition on view on the day. This project was an initiative undertaken by The Museum of Country Life, Castlebar together with the Heritage Office, Galway Co Council and iCAN. As 2018 was the centenary of women voting for the first time the aim of the project was to highlight the achievements of women from various localities who have made a contribution to a local , national or international community in any aspect of life and who perhaps have never been recognised for their contribution. The exhibition had been on display in The Museum of Country Life, Turlough House, Castlebar during Oct and Nov 2018. It has been made available to us for March 9th courtesy of the Museum.
Our students will have a very active part in the day’s events. Our beautiful choir and trad group will provide wonderful musical interludes and we will have an exhibition of some of our students’ art work, creative pieces and project work. And much more besides.
This is a free event in Ardscoil Mhuire and open to the general public. Please register your interest in this event on Eventbrite. Registration will also take place at 9.30am on March 9th in the school. We look forward to welcoming our past and present students, staff, parents and interested members of the general public on the day.
Programme of Events
9.30 am – 10.00 am Registration
10 am - 10.30 am Welcome address from Patricia Kilgallen
Official opening by Mairead McGuinness MEP
10.30 am Musical Interlude by Ardscoil Mhuire school choir
10.40 am “Echoes of the Past: The History of Ardscoil Mhuire” Written by Claire Dempsey and presented by our students
Sr Loreto McLoughlin “Scoil Mhuire to Ardscoil Mhuire, a short history”
11.00 am Musical Interlude by Ardscoil Mhuire school Trad Group
11.10 am “Fighting for the vote: Hanna and Francis Sheehy Skeffington’s activism in the early 20th century” by Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington
12.00 pm Musical Interlude by Ardscoil Mhuire school Choir
12.05 pm – 1.30 pm Walking tour of the various exhibitions on view in the school building and lunch
1.30 pm -3.00 pm Musical Interlude by Ardscoil Mhuire school Choir
Discussion panel with past students Zoe Carol Wong Margaret Curley Dr Caitriona Cormican Ann Marie Hayes, Dr Aideen Ryan, Ann Walsh
Moderated by Mary O’Rourke Former TD and Minister for Education
3.15 pm – 4.15 pm Musical Interlude by Ardscoil Mhuire Trad Group
“The Success Principles” a presentation by Eithne Treanor
Musical Interlude by Ardscoil Mhuire school choir
Our school choir and trad group are led by Caroline Jackson and accompanied by Lisa Loughnane. Our MCs are Aisling Doherty and Rachel Whyte our Student Council Presidents 2018-2019
For further information or to book a place at this event please contact Tina in Ardscoil Mhuire at 090 9642206
There will be a coffee morning and cake sale in Creagh National School to raise money for the 6th class Tanzanian project on Wednesday 13th March. All welcome! The Cake Sale and coffee morning is from 9:20 to 14.20 and all donations most welcome.
A chance to have a chat over a cupán tae and bring home some delicious goodies from the díolachán cáca (cake shop!) during Seachtain na Gaeilge
By Donogh Moore
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