Comhlamh Events

Bashy Quraishy talk in Trinity

About 45 people turned out to here Bashy Quraishy talk about migration, racism and Islamophobia last night.  The event was co hosted by Comhlámh and the Trinity Global Development. Bashy Quraishy is internationally known for his work, being a leading voice on inter-culturalism, migration in the context of globalization, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. Bashy contributes regularly in the Danish and European media on various issues concerning

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Irish Aid Volunteer Fair 2016.

Irish Aid Volunteering Fair 2016 – Be Part of the Picture! #IrishAidVolFair @Irish_Aid @Comhlamh #VolOps This year’s Irish Aid Volunteering Fair will take place at the Printworks in Dublin Castle, from 11.00am – 5.00pm on Saturday 01 October 2016. 35 volunteer sending agencies and other organisations will have stands to showcase their overseas projects and answer your questions about the realities of volunteering and

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Tanks and aircraft and soldiers, oh my!

When Comhlámh’s Mark Malone and Ruth Powell found themselves surrounded by tanks and aircraft and soldiers, at the Roger Casement Memorial Day, on 03 August this year, their first thought was to wonder why!   At first glance it didn’t seem as if an aerodrome in the middle of Baldonnel, would be the natural habitat for Comhlámh staff, but the day, to mark the

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YouthSpeak Forum Ireland

YouthSpeak Forum Ireland is part of a global movement, creating a cross-sector, diverse, and multi-generational space to inspire action towards the UN Global Goals.   YouthSpeak Forum Ireland is part of a global movement, creating a cross-sector, diverse, and multi-generational space to inspire action towards the UN Global Goals. The agenda includes a range of interactive workshops, keynote address’ from diverse industry leaders, an expert panel

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Coming Home Weekend Testimonial

We received this lovely testimonial from Kathleen, who worked in Cambodia for VSO and came to Comhlámh’s most recent Coming Home Weekend.  Have a read. Details of our upcoming Coming Home Weekend are below.   My name is Kathleen and I spent over 19 months working for VSO in Cambodia. I came back to Ireland at the beginning of October 2015. Approximately six weeks

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Tearing up the Earth

Pictured here: People who attended Comhlámh’s “Tearing Up The Earth – Film Showing of ‘Open Pit” event earlier this month.  Maria McCloskey, a member of the Comhlámh Belfast group, writes about the recent film showing and campaign meeting that took place in Belfast. On Thursday 4th February 2016 a small group of concerned, or at least curious, individuals gathered in a room in Belfast

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Rossport Residents Reflect On Resistance To The Corrib Project.

  Comhlamh is delighted to be hosting an exhibition of photos and statements looking at experiences challenging the Corrib Gas project in Co Mayo. It’s taking place on Friday 30th January 2015,7pm, in the Comhlamh offices at 12 Parliament St. Full details are available on Facebook. After 14 years of challenging the oil and gas industry in north Mayo, what knowledge does the community

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A Shared Memory Of Dympna Meaney.

Robin Hanan has a long assocation with Comhlámh, currently he is sitting on our board and ahead of tonight’s launch of the Dympna Meaney fund he shares some memories. It is commonplace to eulogise someone after they die, especially when they die young. In Dympna Meaney’s case, her death was made more tragic by thefact that she really was such an inspiration to so

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Training for Facilitators.

What do you get when you cross a ball of string, 11 passionate people working with volunteers and a few post its? The Comhlámh Coming Home training of facilitators. Grainne O’Neill has this report from last week’s workshop. This week the 2-day training of facilitators for Coming Home training took place in the Comhlámh offices. Representatives from a range of volunteer sending agencies brought

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The Irish Aid Volunteering Fair Is Coming!

The annual Irish Aid Volunteering Fair is taking place this year on Saturday, October 11th. Last year saw the most successful fair to date, attracting over 350 visitors and being featured in a variety of media including RTE TV, the Irish Times and Metro Herald. The fair is an opportunity for those with an interest in overseas volunteering to meet agency representatives and to

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