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Comhairle Members’ Networking Events

Comhairle Networking Days 2019

YP Networking Events 2019 REPORT

An important part of the annual Comhairle na nÓg programme are the Comhairle Members’ Regional Networking Events: one in Limerick, one in Sligo and one in Dublin. The purpose of these events is to allow members of Comhairle na nÓg from all over the country to network with other Comhairlí in a very informal and fun way.

Limerick: Absolute Hotel: Tuesday 16th April 2019
Sligo: Glasshouse Hotel: Wednesday 17th April 2019
Dublin:  Woodquay Venue: Thursday 18th April 2019

This is what they got up to this year: 

Networking session
– Show & tell your Comhairle story – each Comhairle had their own designated area
– Questions circulated in advance and information was shared with visiting Comhairle members. Examples of questions: Highlights of your Comhairle year, What Comhairle means to you, What       you do at a Comhairle meeting, what topics you are working on and what we’ve learned, among others.
– Comhairle groups could display answers to the questions in as creative a way as they liked
– Each young person got to visit all stations

Throughout the networking session, short vox-pops were filmed with soundbites from the different Comhairlí. You can view the edited videos from each day below.

LIMERICK:

SLIGO:

DUBLIN:

In the afternoon session, participants took part in an open space session, brainstorming what the biggest issue for young people in Ireland is. Using post-its they came up with lots of ideas which were then grouped and categorised under a number of over-arching themes. The themes were then voted upon by private ballot and the results are below. You will see that Climate Change came out on top at all of the three events.

LIMERICK: 
1: Climate Change
2: Mental Health
3: Youth Facilities

SLIGO:
1: Climate Change
2: Access/ lackoffacilities
3: RSE (Relationships and Sexuality Education)

DUBLIN:
1: Climate Change
2: LGBTI+
3: MentalHealth

The nine emerging themes will now be circulated to each Comhairle nationally and will be put to a vote by all their members. The winning theme will then be workshopped at a follow-up series of regional events taking place in September to come up with a number of recommendations for action. These recommendations will be voted upon at this year’s Dáil na nÓg and will form the basis of the work-plan for the incoming Comhairle na nÓg National Executive 2020-21.

A report of the three events is currently being compiled and will be uploaded here over the coming weeks so watch this space. Here are some images from each of the three days…

Limerick

Sligo

Dublin

Comhairle Networking Days 2018

YP Networking Events 2018 REPORT


Dublin, Woodquay Venue: Monday 26th March 2018

Comhairlí attending at this venue: Carlow, Cavan, Dublin City, Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown, Fingal, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, South Dublin, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow

Limerick, Absolute Hotel, Harry’s Quay, Limerick: Tuesday 27th March 2018

Comhairlí attending at this venue: Carlow, Cavan, Dublin City, Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown, Fingal, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, South Dublin, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow

Sligo: Glasshouse Hotel, Swan Point, Sligo, Wednesday 28th March 2018

Comhairlí attending at this venue were as follows: Donegal, Galway County, Galway City,  Longford, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo

Comhairle Networking Days 2017

You can read the report from the 2017 networking events here:
Comhairle Networking Events 2017 REPORT final

Limerick: 11th April 

Absolute Hotel, Harry’s Quay, Limerick

Comhairlí attending at this venue were as follows: Clare, Cork City, Cork County, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.

Sligo – Wednesday 12th April

Glasshouse Hotel, Swan Point, Sligo

Comhairlí  invited to this venue: Donegal, Galway County, Galway City, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo

Dublin – Thursday 13th April 

Woodquay Venue, Dublin City Council, Dublin 8

Comhairlí invited to this venue: Carlow, Cavan, Dublin City, Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown, Fingal, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, South Dublin, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow

Comhairle Networking 2016: 

Read the 2016 report here:  Comhairle Networking Events 2016 REPORT

Limerick: 22nd March 2016

Absolute Hotel, Harry’s Quay, Limerick

Comhairlí attending at this venue were as follows: Clare, Cork City, Cork County, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.

Sligo – Wednesday 23rd March

Glasshouse Hotel, Swan Point, Sligo

Comhairlí  invited to this venue: Donegal, Galway County, Galway City, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Monaghan, Roscommon and Sligo

Dublin – Wednesday 30th March

Woodquay Venue, Dublin City Council, Dublin 8

Comhairlí invited to this venue: Carlow, Cavan, Dublin City, Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown, Fingal, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Meath, Offaly, South Dublin, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow