Clare Public Participation Network Event Notice
Rural Rejigs -a day of ideas and discussions on how our communities can thrive
What: Day-long conference on building sustainable communities.
When: December 9th 2017 from 9.30 am – 5.00 pm
Where: Corofin Community Hall, Corofin, County Clare.
Please note that journalist Michael McCaughan is available for interview about this event. He can be contacted on 087 6124011
Clare Public Participation Network and Clare Local Development Company are holding a community think- in next Saturday in Corofin Community Hall. The day which is free of charge and open to the public will provide an opportunity for people from all over Clare to discuss and learn from each other’s efforts in building vibrant thriving communities. There will also be invited guest speakers from organisations such as award winning start up social enterprise FoodCloud, Social Farming Ireland, Loop Head Tourism, Wild Kitchen, Feasta, Clare County Council, the Leader Programme in Clare and others.
The day’s events will be chaired by Clare based journalist and author Michael McCaughan, who during his time as the Latin American Correspondent for the Irish Times and Guardian Newspapers reported extensively on communities’ efforts to organise themselves in places such as Bolivia, Colombia and Mexico. There will also be music from internationally renowned Palestinian percussionist Raed Said who will discuss the role of art and culture in communities under pressure.
Speaking on the plans for the day Clare PPN Coordinator Sarah Clancy said;
‘Very often people involved in community development don’t get a chance to get together to think or plan, we have to keep reacting, keep chasing funding and deadlines and trying to provide services on a shoestring. Even though community groups and activists are vital to the survival of all that is good about rural Ireland they are under a lot of pressure now and Clare PPN wants this day to be a break from that- a day at the end of the year to regroup and to think and to imagine what is possible for us to achieve working together in County Clare.
Clare PPN and Clare Local Development Company invite everyone with an interest in building sustainable thriving and inclusive communities to come and join us in Corofin on Saturday. The only request we have is that attendees come with open minds and a willingness to share their experiences and to listen to others.
Lunch will be provided and there is childcare available. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance – more info and a link to get tickets are available at www.clareppn.ie
Contact: Sarah Clancy, Clare PPN Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org /087 161 7375