Coláiste UISCE – Scoláireachtaí do Dhéagóirí na Gaeltachta

Tá maoiniú faighte ag Coláiste UISCE ó Roinn na Gaeltachta chun cúrsa ceannaireachta úrnua a reáchtáil atá go hiomlán dírithe ar dhéagóirí na Gaeltachta agus déagóirí le sárlíofacht sa Ghaeilge.

Tá an cúrsa ceannaireachta seo ar siúl i gColáiste UISCE an samhradh seo, ón 31 Iúil go 14 Lúnasa 2013.

Is deis í seo do dhéagóirí na Gaeltachta scileanna i ngníomhaíochtaí eachtraíochta agus uisce a fhoghlaim ina dteanga dúchais. Chomh maith leis sin, beidh scoláirí an chúrsa ag glacadh páirt i gceardlanna atá dírithe ar scileanna ceannaireachta, forbairt phearsanta, scileanna cinnireachta teanga, maraon le scannánaíocht agus teicneolaíocht trí Ghaeilge.

A bhuíochas le maoiniú ó Roinn na Gaeltachta, tá páirt-scoláireachtaí maithe (idir 33% agus 50%) ar fáil do dhaoine ar spéis leo freastal ar an gcúrsa iontach seo.

Cúrsa Ceannaireachta L1 pdf

Má tá aithne agat ar aon duine atá feiliúnach don chúrsa seo nó aon duine a bhfuil spéis acu i scoláireacht don chúrsa, bheinn buíoch díot dá ndéarfá leo teagmháil a dhéanamh le Antaine ag

New Funding Initiative targeting Fishing Communities and Inshore Fishermen in Mayo / Sligo

Press Release and Public Meeting Notice

BIM Takes Forward New Funding Initiative targeting Fishing Communities and Inshore Fishermen in Mayo/Sligo

Information and Ideas Meetings Will be Held in the

Broadhaven Hotel Wednesday the 15th May at 7.30pm

All those connected with or interested in fisheries, the marine economy, and Marine tourism are encouraged to attend.


Programme Description

The reduction in fishing activity, and continued challenges for the small boat fleet to remain viable, has impacted on the communities for whom fishing is a definitive part of their world and daily lives. The purpose of a new BIM Programme is to enable fishing communities to create new and sustainable sources of income and to improve their quality of life. It does this by empowering local people, those who best understand both the problems and the aspirations of fisheries communities, in particular by providing them with the tools and resources to develop and adapt.  The goal will be to protect that deeply rooted tradition, provide opportunities for the communities affected to re shape their economic future, while retaining as much as possible of their heritage, values and sense of being ‘fishing communities’.

A strategy is being prepared for the Coastal Counties of Mayo/Sligo coasts over the next eight weeks which will identify priorities for spend in the area. The strategy will be like a LEADER strategy, except with a very specific focus on fishing communities and activities that celebrate and build linkages to the sea and marine resources.

The strategy is just for the period 2013-2015 with a very modest budget in it for the region, but it is likely that more substantial support will be forthcoming in future programmes and it will be important to demonstrate the value of this initiative and to prove it can target fishing communities in a very specific way, as well as add value and complement other initiatives such as the Rural Development Programme.

In 2013 BIM will make calls for proposals under the programme, in accordance with the strategy that has been prepared. The programme could fund projects under the following headings:

  • Small fisheries and tourism infrastructure development: i.e. Improvements to port facilities such as, converting old ice plants/stores into tourist amenities coffee shops etc,
  • Skills transfer: i.e. training & up-skilling (perhaps to crewmen of vessels which have ceased fishing,
  • Diversification: i.e.  MarineTourism,
  • Promoting the consumption of seafood: i.e.. Seafood festivals, schools competitions,
  • Adding value to fisheries: i.e. supporting the development of artisan products/establishing regional branding.



Public Meeting

Consultant Kate Burns and associates have been contracted to develop the strategy and with BIM are holding a public consultation session at 7.30pm on Wednesday,  15th May in the Broadhaven Hotel in Belmullet.  We would encourage those communities living within 10 kilometres of the coast, who have a connection with coastal and fishing livelihood to come along and express their views and ideas.


Contact:  kate Burns 087 – 114 – 8078

LooseYoga dates Winter/Spring 2013

venue: Irish Wheelchair Association
Time: 7.30-9pm
you need: a mat, loose, comfortable clothing
it costs: 7.50 euro per session

TUESDAYS attentive stretches and flows
January 2013 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
February 2013 5th (NO CLASS 12th), 19th, 26th,
March 5th, 12th

THURSDAYS dynamic stretches and flows
January 2013 31st
February 2013 7th, (NO CLASS 14th), 21st, 28th
March 2013 7th, 14th

Classes resume in the final week of March for eight weeks (dates will be supplied at the beginning of the course).

Teacher: Lucy Weir Contact details: mob: 0861286449 land: 09781205

Qualifications (B.A., M.A., PhD candidate). YTTC trained, 300+ hours Certification (2002) Member: IYT

Workplace Food Safety & Hygiene

Workplace Food Safety & Hygiene (HACCP for Food Handlers)
FETAC Certified Level 5 – L22150

Course Date: Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th February 2013
Start Time 9.30am – 4.30pm
Venue Harlequin Hotel, Castlebar
Cost: €175.00 per person
(Booking is essential as spaces are limited/Lunch not provided)
Booking Online

It is a legal requirement that staff who are involved in a food environment are trained and/or supervised commensurate with their work activity. (Source: FSAI)
This Food Handlers training programmes is suitable for people working or seeking employment in food businesses such as food processors, catering, hospitality, crèche, nursing homes, grocery shops, deli’s, butchers, community care settings and home care settings.

Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta / Training Apprenticeships

Tá Údarás na Gaeltachta ag tairiscint Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta gur fiú níos mó ná €2,000 an ceann iad d’iarrthóirí le cáilíocht mar cheardaí a bhaint amach.

Ní mór d’iarrthóirí a bheith sé bliana déag d’aois ar a laghad agus na buncháilíochtaí seo a leanas a bheith acu:

Teastas Grúpa/Meánteastas/Teastas Sóisearach, le pas i gcúig ábhar nó a
chomhionann. (Tá matamaitic riachtanach i gcás printíseachtaí áirithe),

réamhchúrsa printíseachta atá aitheanta ag FÁS,

os cionn 25 bliain d’aois agus taithí aitheanta acu sa cheird le trí bliana.

Is d’iarrthóirí Gaeltachta le Gaeilge líofa na scoláireachtaí seo.

Tuilleadh eolais agus foirm iarratais ar fáil ó nó glaoigh ar 091 503139 / 091 503121.

Ní mór foirm iarratais comhlánaithe a bheith ar ais roimh 08 Feabhra 2013

New course from the Hope Project for Jan 2013

The Hope project (Healthy Options Project Erris) is offering a six week course in Belmullet to men and women called ‘Discover Your Interests’ starting on Jan 16th 2013.

This course offers participants a supportive weekly space to take time out to explore how new interests, hobbies, or social opportunities could enhance their health and wellbeing. Participants will also learn some self care techniques e.g mindfulness, relaxation etc.

The course begins on Wednesday Jan 16th in Áras Inis Gluaire and runs for six weeks from 10am to 12pm. It is free of charge and provided by the Hope project.  To enquire or book your place tel 087 1857280 (Mon-Wed) & 097 82568 (Thur-Fri) or email


The Hope project is organised by the family centre Castlebar with the support of the Erris primary care team and the local community organisaitons and the HSE.

Irish at home / Gaeilge sa bhaile

Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhiles Parent and Childrens group will commence for the winter on 6th November from 6-7pm.

This group will allow parents and children to meet socially and enjoy fun activities and games that can be repeated at home through the medium of Irish.

The aim of this group is to give creative ideas and foclóir to both parents & children which will help cultivate the use of Gaeilge sa bhaile.

Parents do not need to have a strong grasp of the Irish Language just a desire to use it at home.

There will be Arts & crafts, sports, baking, reading, poems, rhymes, songs etc. through the medium of Irish and both Parents & Children will learn the different terms involved in a fun way.

The workshops are aimed at 0 – 6 year old children and these workshops will be held in Eachléim.

If a group of parents from further out are interested we can discuss facilitating the workshops more centrally. These workshops will be held for 1 hour, once a week for 8 weeks (4 before Christmas and 4 after).

There will be no cost to this workshop. For more information call 097 85727 or email

Whats on 24/05/12

Ranganna sa Ghaeilge ghairmiúil
Beidh Ranganna sa Ghaeilge Ghairmiúil ar siúl san Ionad Teanga, Eachléim ag tosú go luath. Má tá suim agat déan teagmháil linn ar 097 85727.

Bealaí taitneamhach chun Gaeilge a labhairt
Ar mhaith leat bealaí taitneamhach chun Gaeilge a labhairt le do pháistí a fhoghlaim? Beidh grúpa tuismitheoirí, naíonáin agus páistí beaga ag tosú san Ionad Teanga, Eachléim go luath. Má tá suim agat déan teagmháil linn ar 097 85727. Would you like to learn enjoyable ways of speaking Irish to your children? A parents, infants and toddlers group is starting in the Language Centre in Eachléim soon. If your interested please call 097 85727

Beginners Computer Courses
Does anybody in your family need a general introduction to computer. How to set up an email address, book an airline ticket, how to use Facebook or Skype, search for something on Donedeal, take their pictures off their camera? 6 hour beginner courses running over 3 mornings in June 10.30 – 12.30. Contact Ionad Deirbhile 097 85727 to book your place.

Computerised Wages & Accounts Course
Do you wish doing the wages and accounts were easier? Well join a Payroll or Accounts computer class in Ionad Deirbhile Eachléim. No previous experience needed. Courses Starting in June – Contact 097 85727 for more information.

Community Hall / Sports Hall
Halla Naomh Bhreandáin, Eachléim invites groups, sporting & other who wish to use the hall to contact 097 85727 for more information. Tá Halla Naomh Bhreandáin ar oscailt arís do ghrupaí sport srl. Déan teaghmháil le 097 85727.

Campaí Samhraidh Eachléim
Beidh 3 campaí samhraidh trí mheán na Gaeilge ar siúil ó 10 – 3, 5 lá sa tseachtain.
Cúrsa A, 3 – 6 yrs, ó 23/07/12 – 27/07/12
Cúrsa B, 15 – 17 yrs, ó 30/07/12 – 03/08/12
Cúrsa C, 6 – 14 yrs, ó 07/08/12 – 11/08/12
Déan teaghmáil le Ionad Deirbhile roimh 29/06/12 chun áit a chur san áireamh.

WiFi Café in Eachléim
Café Ionad Deirbhile now has WiFi. Call in, have lunch, check your emails, book a flight or view our archives and research documents of times past. Computer available on site or bring your own laptop or smart phone.

Would you like to play Bingo? Join in the Bingo night every Friday night from 8.30 – 10.30 pm. Bíonn Bingo ar an Aoine ag 8.30 in Ionad Deirbhile, Eachléim.

Defibrillator – a life saver.
11 community members have now been trained in emergency CPR and using the Defib. The Elly to Blacksod Debrillator is located in Ionad Deirbhile Heritage Centre in Eachléim. If somebody is unresponsive you may need a Defib – Call the Ambulance 999 or 112 (from a mobile) and they will contact the community team. You can also call the community team directly 083 123 6 123 – write this number on the fridge or beside the phone.

Post Príomh-Stiúrthóra & Stiúrthóir Cúnta – Naíonra na hÉachléime
Tá Comhar Naíonraí na Gaeltachta Teo., ag lorg iarratas do phost mar Phríomh-Stiúrthóir & Stiúrthóir Cúnta i Naíonra na hEachléime, Eachléim, Fód Dubh, Co. Mhaigh Eo. Ní mór don iarrthóir taithí a bheith aige/aici ag obair le páistí faoi chúig bhliana d’aois chomh maith le taithí bainistíochta foirne agus cáilíocht FETAC leibhéal a cúig i gcúram leanaí. Tá líofacht Gaeilge riachtanach don phost seo. Is post páirtaimseartha é seo, ag obair ó Luan go hAoine. Má tá tuilleadh eolais uait is féidir glaoch ar Oifigeach Forbartha Chomhar Naíonraí na Gaeltachta ag an uimhir 094 95 43934. Seol litir iarratais agus CV roimh 25 Bealtaine 2012 + 8 Meitheamh chuig: Pattie Stundún, Oifigeach Forbartha, Comhar Naíonraí na Gaeltachta Teo., Cill Chiaráin, Partraí, Co Mhaigh Eo.

Ranganna Damhsa Gaelach Irish Dancing lessons
Beidh Ranganna Damhsa Gaelach ar siúil in Ionad Deirbhile le Sheila Moffatt gach Ceadaoin ó3.15-4.15 ag tosnú 2ú Bealtaine 2012. 25 euros go míosúil. There will be Irish dancing classes in Ionad Deirbhile, Eachléim every Wednesday from 3.15-4.15 with Sheila Moffatt commencing the 2nd May 2012. 25 euros per month.