South Eastern CFRAM Study Draft Flood Maps – Public Consultation Days – Co Laois

Notification – Public Consultation Days – Draft Flood Maps


RPS, who are conducting the South Eastern CFRAM Study on behalf of the OPW and with the support of Laois County Council, have produced Draft Flood Maps for several areas in County Laois.

To provide an opportunity for all interested persons to view and comment on these maps, two Public Consultation Days are taking place; at the following times and venues; at which the maps will be on display:



Maps on display for: Date and time: Venue:
Portlaoise, County Laois Wednesday 18 March 2015, 3pm to 7pm Portlaoise LibraryDunamaise House

Lyster Square


Co. Laois

Mountmellick, County Laois Wednesday 18 March 2015, 3pm to 7pm Mountmellick Development AssociationMDA Buisness Park



Co. Laois


Members of the South Eastern CFRAM Study project team will be available to discuss and explain the maps to all attending on the day and to collate any local flooding information.  The Draft Flood Maps will be on display on the date stated and will also be accessible on the Study website www.northwestcframstudy.ie from that date.  Interested persons may provide observations on the Draft Flood Maps at the public consultation events and/or through the study website.

Please take two minutes of your time to fill in the survey below.

The bend in the road in Lucan is being redeveloped and will no longer be an accessible access point for kayakers, clubs and providers. Canoeing Ireland are looking to address this issue and need you help gathering the facts on how this will effect water users. Please take two minutes of your time to fill in the survey below.



See Change – help reduce the stigma around mental health

Canoeing Ireland is supporting the See Change – Green Ribbon initiative this May to help reduce the stigma around mental health. Green Ribbon would like our help to promote #greenribbonIRL on twitter and facebook by taking pictures and videos of kayaking adventures around Ireland and the world in the month of May with people wearing Green Ribbons. We have over 1,000 ribbons here in the office to distribute to our members to promote this initiative. So whether you’re going for a leisurely paddle on your local run, training for a competition or heading off on an adventure abroad in May, get in touch with us and we’ll send you on some ribbons to take photos with and help reduce the stigma around mental health.

So go on – show people that Irish kayakers are fully up for reducing the stigma around mental health!

We have attached a poster and information letter for your information or go to http://www.seechange.ie/ for further information.

To order, please email info@canoe.ie requesting a quantity of ribbons.

See Change Poster and Letter


Wetsuit revival project

Wetsuit revival project are looking to rehome some preloved kids wetsuits to deserving groups – if you can think of any, please send them to Wetsuit revival project way. They also have some adult wetsuits thanks to G’town Surf in Cork that either need new homes around there or to be transported to Galway. If you have any wetsuits you would like to rehome, please contact them on their facebook page.


Grants Available for Women in Sport Funding 2015

Grants Available for Women in Sport Funding 2015

“The Women in Sport Initiative” was developed to raise overall physical activity levels among women and to support women’s roles within sports organisations.  Less than one in five Irish women came close to accumulating 30 minutes of physical activity per day, for at least five days per week, as recommended by the World Health Organisation for good health.  More than three quarters of Irish women do some recreational physical activity such as walking, swimming or aerobics, but that the majority do so with insufficient regularity or intensity of effort to meet the minimum standard.  Over 20 per cent do so little that from a health point of view they can be considered sedentary.
Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership are making grants available to all eligible local clubs, groups and community organisations that promote increased participation in recreational sport or physical activity for women.  Applications are encouraged from clubs/organisations that have the potential to increase levels and frequency of participation in recreational sport and physical activity among women in the local area, can act as showcases or successful demonstration projects that can be replicated by other clubs/organisations in the future, have the potential to develop into a sustainable, longer-term programme.


Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnerships are particularly interested in developing initiatives in designated disadvantaged areas of for minority populations or groups with special needs.


Some of the activities covered last year were Walking groups, Renew to be new Yoga Classes, and Introductory programmes to Golf and Tae Kwon Do.


Grants will be between €250 and €400 and may be allocated towards the cost of activity programmes.  The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, the 11th of November 2015, at 5pm.

Women in Sport Activity Programme 2015 Application Form

2015 Poster Women in sport

Please find application form attached. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the office at 056 7794991.


Kind regards



Michelle Grennan-Mc Williams

Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership

Johns Green House

Johns Green



t   056 7794991


f   www.facebook.com/Kilkennysports

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