Longford Comhairle na nÓg
- Coordinator name: Avril Gilchriest
- Contact email: email@example.com
C/O Laura McPhillips,
Longford County Council
Community and Enterprise
Áras an Chontae
Great Water Street
- Tel: Laura: 043 3343300 Avril: 061 412444 / 086 7945677
- National Executive representative: Luke Casserly
- Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: Comhairle Na NÓg Longford
- Twitter: @LdComhairle
- Instagram: longfordcomhairle
A Health Promotion Initiative is Longford Comhairle’s focus of work in 2016-17. We will run a workshop or media campaign or hold a seminar, but this has yet to be finalised, so watch this space!
Our secondary topic is based on the 1916 Centenary and coming up with new and innovative ways to commemorate it. For our Centenary Celebrations, we plan on commemorating 1916 by either commissioning a monument, or developing and making a video/play for Longford.
Work already completed
Longford Comhairle Na nÓg commenced work on a campaign against homophobic bullying in 2015. As secondary topics, we are also planning to develop a fun interactive means of learning on the rights of children for primary school students, through creative media.
As well as this, Longford Comhairle are redeveloping their “Longford 411” website, which will contain articles, information and events about all aspects of life for teenagers. Coinciding with this, the Comhairle intend on presenting their viewpoints in regard to the key social and economic problems in Co. Longford to our County Council.
We also hosted our #LetsGoMental2015 event in June 2015. To read more click here:
In 2014, Longford Comhairle na nÓg were working on the topic of bullying, with a particular focus on internet safety, and with a view to developing youth-friendly resources to combat cyber-bullying. Members took part in FAB FEB workshops as part of an anti-bullying campaign rolled out by Foróige, enabling us to get a clearer understanding of what cyber-bullying is and how Comhairle na nOg could apply their knowledge to prevent it from happening. At our AGM in 2013, we launched our DVD ‘Cyber-bullying Awareness’, scripted and acted out by our own Comhairle members, and which was directed and recorded by one of our peers Callum O’Brien.
We have also recently launched a promo video for our Comhairle – see below:
Longford Comhairle na nÓg have recently completed work on the topic of bullying with a focus on internet safety and cyber-bullying. We researched this topic with a view to developing youth friendly resources to combat cyber bullying in our area. The young people took part in FAB FEB workshops which was the anti-bullying campaign rolled out by Foróige. This enabled us to get a clearer understanding of what cyber-bullying was and how Comhairle na nOg could apply their knowledge to prevent it from happening. We recognised that every year young people beginning to use the internet are increasingly younger. The problem with this is the young people are not informed and as a result putting themselves at risk of cyber bullying. We produced and recorded a DVD on cyber-bullying to roll out to all the primary schools for sixth class students. We developed leaflets on Tips for Parents on what was online. Click on link below to view our Cyber-Bullying Awareness clip on YouTube.