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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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Catch Up On How Our Members Weekend and AGM Went Here.

  Take 30 Comhlámh members, put them up in the mountains for a weekend and what do you get?  Great discussion, inspiration for going forward, renewed contacts and a good dose of banter and fun. Mark Cumming has this report for those that missed it. Our AGM and members weekend in the Peace and Reconciliation Centre Glencree was just that.  The formal business of

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Come Along To Comhlamh After Hours 2 and Celebrate #IVD14!

Following on from the launch of our Afterhours meet up in the member’s space in March, Comhlámh are marking International Volunteers Day on Friday December 5th with another social gathering for members, returned development workers and volunteers in our offices on Parliament Street. We have decided to keep it very relaxed and laid back with some tea, coffee, nibbles and music which means there

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Interested In Joining Our Creative Writing Group?

In February 2014, Monica Corish encouraged a group of returned development workers, volunteers and Comhlamh members to come together and form a group we call the “peer facilitated creative writing for returned development workers group” or PFCWRDG for short. We meet every second Tuesday and every week a different member of the group facilitates the session by bringing along two or three prompts that

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Re-capping Culture Night 2014 At Comhlámh.

Pictured by Brian McCarthy: The voices of Resistance Choir performing in the Marius Schoon room and some details from the night. It rained. It even poured. Despite best efforts, who in their right mind was going to come out on a night like this? However, we were cosy inside 12 Parliament Street so it was easy to be oblivious to the mad weather outside. Grainne O’Neill

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Focus94 Just Landed Back From Print.

That’s right, Ireland’s leading magazine on development issues with a local twist has landed back from print. All 5,000 copies of the thing. Ran  by one of our member groups, Focus is open to your involvement and shaping. Right now we need a hand distributing the thing nationwide. Included are the following articles; What The Frack Is That? Rory Fogarty takes a look at the

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