Lions Club Breaks
Congratulation to Carers Gena O'Grady from Clonmel, Barbara Kovach from Cashel, and Mary Condon O'Connor from Cahir who won the annual weekend in Sligo from 1st November to 3rd of November 2013 kindly provided from The Lions Club.
In attendance at the draw were (l/r) Richie Molloy ,Pascal Mansfield of the Lions Club ,Mary Shoer, Billy Shoer Mayor and Patricia Mathews President of the Lions Club
Easter Egg Hunt 2013
Congratulations to all who took part in the Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday 24th march.
The Easter Egg Hunt had a Wizard of Oz Theme where every child had to search Mulcahy Park for Wizzard of Oz characters and solve various riddles. Over 200 children turned out on Sunday 24th for The Carers Association raising €1000 for the Clonmel Centre in Mulcahy Park. Local Manager richie molloy thanked all for coming along especially the Red Cross, Sgt Kieran O'Regan , deputy Mattie McGrath and Simon Molloy for setting the clues for the hunt and Michael Donoghue for signposting the event and a special thanks to Tina Looby for providing face painting for all the children who attended the event .
St.Patrick's Day Parade 2013
St. Stephens Day Car Treasure Hunt
Pictured from left to right are Michael Donoghue, Lena McHale, Michael Brunnock, Kay Cooney, Richie Molloy, Noel Barnes winners of our annual car treasure hunt which raised over €600 for The Carers Association. Many thanks also to Princess Bar for allowing hunt to finish at their premises. A great days sport was had by all who participated.
The Clonmel 10K Mini Marathon, Sunday October 21st
Launch of The Clonmel 10k Mini Marathon.
The Clonmel 10K Mini Marathon in aid of the Carers Association was launched in the Town Hall by the Mayor of Clonmel Billy Shoer. In his address the Mayor paid tribute to the work undertaken by Family Carers caring for their loved ones at home and also mentioned that this wouldn't be possible without the work been done locally by the Carers Association in providing Home Respite, Group Supports and Training along with lobbying Government on Carers issues. He made reference to the recent cuts in supports for Carers and also highlighted the difficulties that these cuts will make for Family Carers down the line.
The 10K now in its 3rd year is the largest fundraiser of the year for The Carers Association and Richie Molloy Manager of services for Tipperary Carers outlined how neccessary fundraising has become to sustain services particularly in light of the proposed cuts in funding. Richie called on all supporters of Family Carers to come out on Sunday 21st October to show their support by participating in the 10K Mini Marathon which will take place at 3pm from Hotel Minella. The day promises to be a fantastic day out for elite athletes along with Carers and their families. Timing chips will be used and each successful participant will receive a medal for their efforts. Entertainment will be provided by Tipp F.M. on the day.
Registration is just €15 and forms can be picked up at the Carers office 8 Sarsfield Street, local retail outlets or can be cut out of the Nationalist/South Tipp newspapers. Online registration on www.carersireland.com/ www.runireland.com. Late registration of €20 will be accepted on the day.
The Carers Association thanked all the volunteers who help to make this event the highlight of their calendar year in Fundraising. The Civil Defense, The Red Cross, The Gardai, The Clonmel Borough Council, South Tipp Volunteer Centre, Tipp F.M. and the Nationalist/South Tipp newspapers.
Photographed at the launch of The Carers Association Clonmel 10K Mini Marathon that takes place on Sunday October 21, are Back L to R: Eileen Fahey, Gary Walsh, Cllr Gabrielle Egan, Sergeant Tom O'Dwyer, Dolores Fahey, Derek Fanning, Liz McCarthy, Pamela Crotty, Martin Fahey, Michael Donohue, Brian Lafford. Front L to R: Mary Terry, Richie Molloy (centre manager, Clonmel Resource Centre), Cllr Billy Shore, Mayor of Clonmel, Annette McCaul and Bill Maxwell.
Photographed at the launch of The Carers Association Clonmel 10K Mini Marathon that takes place on Sunday October 21, are L to R: Gary Walsh, Sergeant Tom O'Dwyer, Dolores Fahey, Richie Molloy (centre manager, Clonmel Resource Centre), Brian Lafford, Cllr Billy Shore, Mayor of Clonmel, and Derek Fanning.
South Tipperary Family Carers - Reception at Aras an Uachtarain
Family Carers Mary Terry, Eileen Fahey, Pat O' Connor and Mary Condon O'Connor pictured with President Higgins and Sabina Higgins.
Joan Looby and Noel Barnes pictured with President Higgins and wife Sabina.
Over 120 Family Carers were invited to a special reception at Aras an Uachtarain on 12th June to celebrate The Carers Association's 25th Anniversary and welcome the start of Carers Week. President Higgins hosted a wonderful afternoon with all Family Carers have a lovely time.
Hugh Mosse is South Tipperary's Carer of the Year 2012.
National Carers Week 2012
Garden tour of horticulturist Mildred Stoked's awarding winning garden. Pictured are from left to right Sheila Quinlan, Ann Marie Teehan, Bridie Norris, Mary Nugent, Bertie Norris, Noel Barnes, Helen Condon, Mary Phelan, Noreen Murphy, Richie Molloy
Upcoming Support Group Meetings
Support Group Meetings in Clonmel will take place on the following Wednesdays: 2nd May, 6th June, 4th July, 1st August, 5th September, 3rd October, 7th November and 5th December.
Support Group Meetings in Carrick will take place on the following Tuesdays: 8th May, 12th June, 10th July, 7th August, 11th September, 9th October, 13th November, and 11th December.
Please contact our office on 052 6170454 for more information.
Upcoming Training Courses
Palliative Care Support - 23rd/30th March, 20th/27th April, 4th May,
Communications - 17th/24th/31st July, 7th August
Work Experience and Care Support - 1st-29t October, 5th-26th November, 3rd/10th December.
Please contact our office on 052 6170454 for more information.
Photos from the Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday 1st April 2012
Presentation of FETAC Level 5 Certificates
Students from Carrick On Suir receving theire FETAC level five certificates in Practical Home Care Skills from the Mayor of Clonmel, Cllr Darren Ryan. Also in these photos is Ann Jacobs tutor, and Richie Molloy, centre manager, Clonmel Resource Centre.
European Rural Day Cashel
St.Patricks Day Parade 2011
Presentation of FETAC Level Five Certificates
Pictured here are The Clonmel Carers Support Group who recently received their Fetac Level Five Certs from Mayor of Clonmel, Councillor Siobhan Ambrose, Tutor Ann Jacobs, and Centre Manager Richie Molloy.
Clonmel Mini Marathon 2010
Presentation to Eileen Tobin from Fethard who collected the most sponsorship for The Carers Association in its recent Mini Marathon. The Mayor of Clonmel presented a beautiful painting to Eileen which was donated to The Carers association by well known local artist Ruth Brennan who herself is a family Carer also in the photo are Deputy Mattie McGrath, Centre Manager Richie Molloy, Noel Barnes, Michael Donoghue, Sangeeta Molloy, Patrice Tobin and Ruth Brennan, Avril Makim, The Carers Assocation and Annette McCaul, The Carers Assocation.
Richie Molloy of The Carers Association expressed his thanks both to Eileen Tobin for collecting the most sponsorship and also to artist Ruth Brennan for her very kind donation of a beautiful painting.
Pre Budget Submission 2011
Mattie McGrath T.D.,Catherine Cox The Carers Assocation, Tom Hayes T.D.,Mary Condon O'Connor, Pat Condon, Seamus Healy T.D., Richie Molloy The Carers Association at The Carers Association Pre Budget Submission to Government on 13th October 2010.
Family Carers from Tipperary pictured with Centre Manager Richie Molloy, Tom Hayes, TD & Mattie McGrath TD. at The Carers Association Pre Budget Submission to Government on 13th October 2010.
Clonmel Mini Marathon - October 10th 2010
Annette McCaul, Clonmel Mayor Siobhan Ambrose, Richie Molloy and Ellen & Selena Fahy pictured at the Clonmel Mini Marathon Launch recently.
The Clonmel Mini Marathon took place on Sunday 10th October . A great day out was had by all.
Carrick-on-Suir Carers receiving their Care in the Home Certificates from the Mayor of Carrick, Cllr Richie O'Neill.
National Carers Week 2012
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Presentation of Certificates in Patient Moving and Handling
Cork Carers attend reception at Aras an Uachtarain - 12th June 2012
Family Carers from Cork attended a special reception at Aras an Uachtarain on 12th June. Cork Carer of the Year, Ann Boyd (pictured) was in attendance along with her husband Pat. President Higgins extended a warm welcome to all 120 Family Carers in attendance and congratulated The Carers Association on its 25th Anniversary.
Congratualtions to Ann Boyd, Cork's Carer of the Year 2012, pictured here with Cllr. Terry Shannon, Lord Mayor of Cork city, and Peter Cox, Area Manager, The Carers Association, Cork.
Anne is pitured here with her family & friends. A big 'congratulations' to Anne from all in The Carers Association.
Pre-Budget Submission 2012
Family Carers from Cork pictured at Dail Eireann at the recent Pre Budget Submission to Government.
Carers Week Photos - Cork/Lismore/Mount Mellery
Stress Management Course for Family Carers
Carers pictured enjoying a Stress Management Course in the Imperial Hotel, Cork where tutor Elsie Cummins taught them techniques on how to relax and deal with stress in their daily lives as Family Carers.
Presentation of Certs by Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Dara Murphy
Photos taken at the presentation of Certificates to participants of our Care in the Home Course. Courses were held in Cork City, Carrigaline, Carrigtwohill, Youghal, Cobh and Midleton.
Munster Carer of the Year 2012 - Deirdre Horan
Congratulations to Deirdre Horan, Tralee, Co. Kerry who won the Munster Carers of the Year Awards 2012. Deirdre provides full time love and care to her daughter Rachel who has Retts Syndrome and part time care to her father. Deirdre was joined by other regional winners at a special ceremony in The Westbury Hotel, Dublin on 30th May and was presented with her award.
The Kerry Mini Marathon took place on Sunday 17th October from the Brandon Hotel, Tralee . A great day out was had by all.
Support Group Meetings
The Tralee Carers Support Group meets the second Tuesday of the month in the centre at 11am. All Carers are welcome to come along.
National Carers Week 2012
Limerick and North Tipperary Carers attending their day out in Clonea, Dungarven. We had a fabulous day and were well looked after by the Carers in Waterford.
Limerick and North Tipperary Carers Attend Special Reception at Aras an Uachtarain
Mary Foster, Family Carer, Steffani McDonagh, The Carers Association, Anne Kinsella, Family Carer and Limerick/North Tipp Carer of the Year Tadgh Kirby pictured with President Higgins and wife Sabina at a special reception for Family Carers at Aras an Uachtarain. The reception was held to honour Family Carers and The Carers Association's 25th Anniversary.
Local Carers of the Year Awards 2012 - Congratulations to Tadgh Kirby!
Tadhg Kirby (Centre) Carer of The Year Limerick- North Tipperaary 2012 with Mayor of North Tipperary Michael Lowry and Steffani McDonangh of The Carers Association
Congratulations to Carer of the Year for Limerick and north Tipperary 2012 - Tadgh Kirby. Tadgh is pictured here with his mother Nancy.
Presentation of FETAC Level 5 Awards
Congratulations to all who received their FETAC Level 5 Certificates in Practical Care Skills in Limerick on the 8th February 2012 last. The group was made up of Respite Workers and Family Carers from Limerick City and County. They all did exceptionally well and we are extremely proud of them.
We celebrated with a wonderful cake!
Congratulations to these ladies who were recently presented with their FETAC Level 5 Award in Practical Home Care Skills and some in Occupational First Aid, by Virginia O'Dowd, Mayor of Nenagh on the 1st of February.
A BIG 'THANK YOU' to Maria and Joan Franklin
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Maria Franklin who raised €480.50 through a Colours Day at St Josephs Secondary School in Doon is pictured here with Steffani-Jade, Area Manager of The Carers Association for Limerick.
Pictured in the second photo is Steffani-Jade, Olive and Celia from The Carers Association, Limerick, with Joan Franklin (Maria's mother) who raised €1000 for us through a fun cycle.
A big 'thank you' for your support.
Mini Marthon 2011
"Ladies from Limerick & North Tipperary took part in the Annual Limerick Women's Mini Marathon on Sunday 16 October. It was a great day and the weather almost held off! Thank you to everyone who took part on behalf of the Carers Association and especially to those who raised sponsorship for us."
Free Counselling Service
A free counselling service is available to Carers in the Limerick/North Tipperary area - please call the local office for further information and to secure some time with a Counsellor.
2011 National Dog Walk
The Limerick National Dog Walk on Easter Monday proved to be a great success. With almost 100 dogs taking part in so many different shapes, colours and sizes the walk was enjoyed by everyone.
The event was due to be started by Deputy Mayor Cormac Hurley, but when the dogs heard their cue music "who let the dogs out" they were off! There was no stopping them or calling them back. Weather wise we had a great day, a little overcast, but no rain.
Too early to say how much was raised, but we would like to thank everyone who participated and especially those who raised sponsorship money for us. A big thank you also to David who provided some great music, the Irish Red Cross for being on stand-by, the local Gardai, Carers Association staff who volunteered their time to support us and to all the Petmania staff who got behind the event 100%
To see a brief video of the day, follow this link National Dog Walk for the Carers Association www.youtube.com
Presentation of FETAC Level 5 Certificates
Presentation of FETAC Level 5, Practical Care Skills and Occupational First Aid Certificates.
Pre-Budget Forum 2011
Steffani McDonagh, Centre Manager Limerick pictured with family Carers along with Jan O'Sullivan, TD and Michael Noonan, TD at The Carers Association Pre Budget Submission in October 2010.
Limerick Mini Marathon 2010
The Limerick Mini Marathon took place on Sunday 3rd of October and a great day out was had by all. Over 25 ladies ran and walked on behalf of the Limerick Carers Association. Family Carers, Respite Staff and friends all joined forces to raise funds for the Limerick Centre. Thank you to all who came out on the day - the weather was good and spirits were high!!
Malin Head to Mizen Head for The Carers Association
On the 21st of May, Joanne Ui Chrualaoich departed Bamba’s Crown, Malin Head, Co.Donegal and commenced her Guinness World Record attempt to run to Mizen Head, Co. Cork in under six days. Joanne successfully completed her challenge in 5 days, 13 hours, 44 minutes and 45 seconds running approximately 380 miles which is the equivalent of nearly 15 Marathons! Joanne reached the Beacon in Mizen Head, Co. Cork after achieving her World Record attempt complete with Hard Hat due to the bridge at Mizen Head having being demolished. Brave Joanne had to cross over scaffolding to reach the beacon!! Thank you to everyone who supported Joanne along the way. Joanne's epic adventure managed to raise €18,640 for The Carers Association with money still coming in we hope to reach our €20k target!
Joanne pictured at the finishing point in Mizen Head after 5 days, 13 hours, 44 minutes and 45 seconds!
Fetac Level 5 Practical Home Care Skills Course
We are actively recruiting Family Carers for the FETAC Level 5 Practical Home Care Skills Course due to run at the end of the Summer. Two courses will be run, one in the morning and one in the evening. A venue is currently being sourced but we are still taking names of interested participants. Please call 061-310434.
Rose of Tralee Competition
Congratulations to Mattie Sheridan's granddaughter Aoife who recently entered the Rose of Tralee Waterford representing The Carers Association.
Waterford Carers attend special reception at Aras an Uachtarain 12th June 2012
Family Carers from Waterford including Teresa Collins, Waterford Carer of the Year attended a special reception hosted by President Higgins on 12th June. Over 120 family Carers from across the country visited Aras an Uachtarain and enjoyed a very special day to celebrate The Carers Association's 25th Anniversary.
Local Carers of the Year Award 2012
Congratulations to Teresa Collins Waterford's Carer of the year 2012 pictured here with Nuncie Murphy of The Carers Association and local Counsellor Seamus Ryan.
Dungarvan Mini Marathon
The Dungarvan 10k Mini Marathon took place on Sunday 26th September from the Park Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. The Mini Marathon got off to a great start with the weather in our favour ensuring a great day out for all. The overall winner was Alan Lyons in a time of 38.40. The first woman home was Sylvia Malone with a time of 41.02. Participants of all ages came out and showed their support for The Carers Association. Over €2,242.00 has been raised in fundraising to date. View list of participants race times.
Waterford Dog Walk
Our Dog Walk in April was a great success in Waterford with participants and their four legged friends enjoying their Easter Mondays.
Special thanks to WaterfordView for putting together a great video.
Congratulations to Waterford Centre Manager Nuncie Murphy - Waterford Person of the Year!!
The Carers Association are delighted to announce that Nuncie Murphy, Centre Manager of the Waterford Resource Centre was named Waterford Person of the Year at a special ceremony in Faithlegg House Hotel recently. Nominations were made by the public and the organisers received a huge response by Waterford People nominating Nuncie for the title of Waterford Person of the Year. Congratulations to Nuncie on her wonderful achievement.
Nuncie Murphy - Waterford Person of the Year.
The Committee Meetings for Members will commence on the 13th '10 and will be scheduled on the first Wednesday of every month threafter. It would be a
good idea if members are interested in attending these committee meetings that they ring the office in order to receive the minutes of previous meeting and
agenda for the forthcoming meeting.
The Carers Association Waterford Branch
The Carers Association Waterford Branch has recently formed on a pilot basis. The committee have been together since early 2007 to advocate on behalf of Carers in Waterford. The committee engaged in training in committee skills and media training and are now planning future work as the Waterford Branch.
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