Merry Christmas Wishing all our members a happy and safe Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We would like to thank all our members for your continued support throughout 2021 in what was another challenging year. We look forward to working with you all in the coming year for what we hope will be brighter times ahead. May your Christmas be blessed with love, peace, joy & happiness. From Tipperary PPN 

Recently, Alan Moore, from the Clonmel Municipal District, and Sean O’Farrell, from Thurles Municipal District, both had fascinating articles published about their environmentalist activism. The links are below. 

Alan, from the Clonmel Suircan group, is doing great work as part of Hedgerows Ireland (as well as being involved in other impactful environmental projects) and opens up about his life and developing his love for our native hedgerows. He gives us some fascinating facts on hedges to savour and digest in a recent Farmers Journal article, as well as a list of services these vital hedges give us and other animals. 

Sean, whose PPN group is An Taisce, also gives some of his personal story in an informative piece that was published in the in November. He took over the family farm fifteen years ago and has brought huge sustainable changes into the practices on his 60-acre farm. There is also a short video link at the end of his article that is hugely enjoyable and is very thought provoking.

LEADER Funding  

LEADER funding is open for communities and enterprises who wish to carry out capital projects, feasibility studies or training.  Key themes are COVID Recovery, Climate Change, SMART Towns and Villages.  Grants from €5,000 to €200,000 available subject to criteria.  

For more information contact or or visit

Before you makes plans to visit with family and friend, make sure that you R.S.V.P. Ask yourself;

Risk. What’s the risk? Am I vaccinated? Have I received my booster? 

Symptoms. Am I currently showing symptoms of COVID-19? 

Venue. Are they following the guidelines? Will I be wearing a mask? 

People.  How many people am I meeting? How many households are coming together?

Visit #BeRiskAware

Child Welfare & Protection in Sport Training 

Tipperary Sports Partnership is facilitating a Child Welfare & Protection in Sport Basic Awareness training. The course is aimed at sports leaders, children’s officers, parents or anyone working with young people in sport. A central goal for all those involved in sport for young people is to provide a safe, positive and nurturing environment where children can develop and enhance their physical and social skills.
Promoting a child-centred environment should go hand in hand with identifying and eliminating practices that impact negatively on safe and enjoyable participation in sport for young people.

The next series workshops will be delivered by Sport Ireland tutors via Zoom on:

February 7th from 6.00pm -9.00pm
February 14th from 6.00pm-9.00pm
March 7th from 6.00pm – 9.00pm
March 14th from 6.00 – 9.00pm
April 4th from 6.00-9.00pm
April 11th from 6.00 -9.00pm

The training will enable Children’s Officers/Sports Leaders to:

Implement best practice in protecting the welfare of participants
Create a child-centred environment within the sports club
List categories of abuse and some indicators associated with abuse
Make an appropriate response to a disclosure
Make a report to designated officer or appropriate Statutory Authorities

To book your place visit Cost is €15 plus booking fee.

Please book early as places are limited on the workshop. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded on completion of the course. For further information please contact TSP Clonmel office 052 616 6201 or TSP Nenagh office 052 616 6380

‘Hear Me, See Me, Keep Me Safe’ – children experiencing Domestic Abuse & Violence 

Barnardos and other agencies have been working in collaboration with children who have experienced Domestic Abuse & Violence to produce these two resources to reflect their experience:   

Hear Me, See Me, Keep Me Safe animation. You can watch Hear Me, See Me, Keep Me Safe here
Our Rights Your Responsibilities consists of a set 20 key messages for professionals responding to Childhood Domestic Abuse & Violence. View here

Please feel free to share this animation and infographic widely. Both of these resources will be on the Barnardos website shortly, but equally feel free to host them on your own sites or link to the Barnardo’s site.

Launch of Bereavement and grief information and signposting campaign 

Irish Hospice Foundation and a range of partners, the HSE is promoting supports and services for people who may be struggling and dealing with issues responding to loss – and people trying to support those bereaved. 

The supports include:

Dedicated pages on
Ongoing funding of the National Bereavement Support Line (Freephone 1800 80 70 77, 10am to 1pm)
Hospital resource packs
Commitment to funding five hospital-based Bereavement Liaison Officers to support bereaved families.

A broad public information campaign also begins today to help people understand their own grief and find support. It also provides advice for those supporting people dealing with a loss.

Download a slide deck with information and messages on bereavement, loss and grief.
Download social media images on bereavement, loss and grief.

It is important that we increase knowledge about bereavement support available. The National Bereavement Support Line 1800 80 70 77  is available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. It provides a confidential space for people to talk or get support about bereavement. There are also staff-specific resources available from the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). 

Campaign key messages: 

Grief is a natural process which occurs after a bereavement or other types of loss.
Grief experiences are different for everyone. There is no right or wrong way to grieve.
There are not five stages of grief, it ebbs and flows. Some feelings might come occasionally or catch you by surprise. Others might be more persistent.
There is no time limit to grieve – it takes the time it takes.
There are lots of ways people can develop their own personal coping strategies.
There is no hierarchy of grief. Grief is not time sensitive and it can trigger other grief.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has made grieving more difficult for bereaved people. Bereaved individuals and families may not have their usual expected supports through bereavement. This is especially important considering older people that were cocooning and unable to visit loved ones.
If your grief feels continuous for a long time, and your feelings get harder to cope with over time (rather than gradually easier), it is important to seek professional support and advice. Talk with your GP about how you are feeling – especially if your feelings get harder to cope with over time or if you feel prolonged agitation, depression, guilt or despair.

‘About the Irish Health Service – a guide for refugees and other migrants’ poster with QR codes in 15 languages now available

‘About the Irish health service – a guide for refugees and other migrants’ is now available in poster format via QR codes. The QR codes can be scanned by smart phone, which will then bring you to the guide booklet. There are 15 QR codes on the poster, one for each of the following languages: English, Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Farsi, French, Georgian, Kurdish, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Somali, Spanish, Urdu.

Click here to access the Irish Health Service poster with QR codes
Click here to download the booklets from the HSE website

The guide was developed by the National Social Inclusion office in response to a need for clear and accessible information on Irish Health Services and how to use these effectively. 

The guide has received National Adult Literary Agency (NALA) Plain English approval and is in three parts:

Part 1 gives information on how to access different types of health care, free services, and how the GP, Pharmacy and hospital systems work.
Part 2 gives information about specialist services (dental treatments, eye tests, hearing aids, vaccinations) and some of the staff you may meet in the health system.
Part 3 advises what to do in an emergency.


Newsletter Autumn 2021 Please find the latest newsletter from Communities Creating Jobs Winter Newsletter 2021

Latest Arts Office Newsletter Please find attached the latest Arts Office Newsletter

Rainbows Programme 

Referrals for the rainbows programme at the Knockanrawley Resource Centre CLG are now being taken  

The Rainbows programme provides 

10 week listening, group support programme for children an young people following a bereavement or parental separation 
Children of similar age (from 7-12 years ) and loss experience are in separate groups
Rainbows is not counselling or professional therapy 

For further enquired or to enrol your child please contact Helen Buckley on 062 52688 or email

In This Together Newsletter 

The In This Together Tipperary newsletter issues online every 2 weeks, community groups who would like to provide a contact for the newsletter to email or contact a member of the community team on 0761 06 5000. 

Content is welcome from your community for future newsletters, please email 

Past Editions can be found at 

To see the latest newsletter from In This Together Issue 40 click here