Amahi and the Night Visitor
by Cian Carlo Menotti
Please contact NnRHA on 045-897833 for booking enquiries.
Sunday 4th December 2011, doors open 19.30
Nás na Ríogh Housing Association (NnRHA) is a voluntary, not for profit association with charitable status. It was established in 2000 to address the isolation of older persons (who are not managing to remain independent in their own homes) by providing smaller units of accommodation in the heart of the town with onsite intergenerational facilities. 53 one bedroom apartments will be opened in spring 2011 in the centre of Naas town on the grounds of the old Convent of Mercy.
McAuley Place is creating incredible opportunities to volunteer locally and in this way is enabling active citizenship. We value volunteers as individuals who bring a unique contribution to the group and the community with whom they work. Currently volunteering opportunities are available in the following positions:
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Volunteering opportunities in the future will continue to be varied and cover a range of different activities, from
hospitality, to home visits; getting involved in intergenerational and cultural events; gardening; fundraising; assisting at arts workshops; the list is endless. Volunteering adds to your C.V. It improves your own life and the lives of others. Your time is a valuable resource that can be shared with the whole community.
Anyone can volunteer. It does not matter whether you are young or old, male or female, in paid work or not, there is something you can do. You may wish to volunteer for a single event, or a few times a year when you have spare time, or perhaps you would prefer to give a regular commitment of several hours per week or even volunteer on a full time basis. If you have a special skill that is not reflected in the positions outlined that you would like to contribute to McAuley Place, please contact us to see how your talents can best be used. We will strive to help you to work within your own area of interest and to aid your self development.
For more information, including information on volunteer positions, please contact:
Tom Walsh, Naas Community Centre Manager
Tel: (045) 883 599
- To assist in the smooth running of Naas Community Centre.
- To welcome people to the Centre and provide a safe and clean environment
- To prepare rooms for various groups.
- To handle out of office hours queries and bookings
- To assist with activities that promote the Community Centre
Experience an advantage but not essential. It is anticipated that the work will be for nineteen hours per week with a flexible pattern of work.
This is a Community Service program offered by Nás na Ríogh Housing Association (NNRHA) and funded by Pobal. NNRHA is an equal opportunities employer.
Please send your application form to:
Community Centre Manager
Naas Community Centre
Mc Auley Place
Closing date 19/02/2010.
The format will be a four-person team event/scramble and the cost to enter a team is:
- €300 per team (8am–10am early bird tee time)
- €400 per team (10am–4pm tee time)
- Tee-box sponsorship is also available for €100 per tee-box
To reserve a team or tee-box, contact Tom Walsh, Manager of Naas Community Centre on 045 883599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment for teams and tee-boxes to be paid in advance. Cheques to be made payable to Community Centre Golf Classic.
Golf Classic Sub-Committee: Fr. John Brickley, Fr. Jimmy Doyle, Frank Cleary, Tim O’Connell, Tom Walsh, Paddy Power, Tom Keightley.
Link: Emma Birkett Photography.
FUNDING of E7.4million for the Nás na Ríogh housing project at Old Convent, Sallins Road, for the provision of 53 units of accommodation has finally been approved. The accommodation will be provided for older people in Naas and the surrounding area.
The accommodation units are being provided by Nás Na Ríogh Voluntary Housing Association. The Minister for Housing, Michael Finneran, made the announcement and it is hoped will make a significant contribution in meeting the needs of older people in Naas and the surrounding area.
Mayor Seamie Moore said the development would provide accommodation for people who may be living in less suitable accommodation.
“Some people may be living alone in isolated rural areas and may be in fear of their own safety and others may be living in areas which are subjected to anti social behaviour. This new development will provide safe, secure accommodation for older people. All those involved in the project are to be congratulated,” said Mr Moore.
Article source: Leinster Leader
Once approved, the application will be brought to the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government for final approval.
The Community Centre is now being managed by Tom Walsh. Sheila Brady has also joined the team as a volunteer bookkeeper.
We are grateful for the recent donation of a defibrilator by J.F. Dunne Insurances Ltd. Staff have been trained in CPR and use of the defibrilator. The chairpersons of the student councils of St. Mary’s College Naas (Sarah Dudley) and CBS Naas (Stephen Wolfe) also participated in the CPR training.
The use of the centre is growing daily. Any groups that wish to avail of the centre can contact Tom at 045 883599.
Attached below are some press clippings of the event from the Leinster Leader.