With Confirmation day fast approaching, the 5th & 6th class students of Rahan N.S. Mallow enjoyed their confirmation retreat in Mallow Community Youth Centre on Wednesday 8th March 2017. They explore the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit through various activities and plenty of fun. It was facilitated by Mallow Parish Youth Ministry - Bernadette and her team.
Thursday saw CDYS Drugs and Alcohol Project Co-ordinator Nicola Whelan and Local Training Initiative Co-ordinator Garry Mc'Donnell attending the Mallow Networking Conference facilitated by Community Health Worker Martina Daly at The Mercy Centre Mallow in Fair Street.
This was a Community gathering of groups/agencies: With Information stands: Talk: ‘Agency collaboration across the community’ with Eoin Coughlan, CDYS & Derek Chambers. Reachout.com DVD Showing: Traveller Pride DVD TNC.
This event helps strengthen ties between the different groups and agencies and enhances the services they provide to the community.
Between 26 June 2015 and 11 September 2016, Dillon has climbed to the highest point of each of the 32 counties of Ireland. That's almost 200 KM walked on mostly mountain terrain. Dillon is still 9 years of age and has smashed his earlier ambition to have it completed by the age of 11 and as a result is the youngest in the country to have done so.
Check out Dillon's website on
https://dillons32chpchallenge.github.io/progress/ to see the pictures and details for each walk and also keep an eye on the business's that have donated to the orginasitions. Dillon will be updating the website soon with some new sections also. Also check the news on the following facebook page.
John Dunlea and William O'Regan are currently collecting up the sponsorship cards from the Mallow area including unused ones. So if you have any still to return please return them soon. Thank you to everyone who participated in fund raising and sponsorship of young Dillon, he is truly a remarkable determined 9 year old.
This project is part supported by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.
CDYS organises and is involved in many events and activities.