Overview of Social Security Benefit System and Welfare Reform

24 01 2017


Overview of Social Security Benefit System and Welfare Reform
Thursday 2nd February 2017, 5.30pm – 8.00pm,  CRUN Building,  1 Brook Street, Coleraine

This FREE course provides a basic overview and introduction to welfare reform, including Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment and the mitigations package. This will enable participants to answer general queries, recognise when a client or service user may not be claiming what they are entitled to and when they may need a referral to specialist support.

Who Should Attend: 
The course is open to anyone involved in the community or in supporting roles who would like to become better informed about Welfare Reform.

This training is provided by the Citizens Advice Bureau NI and funded by DfC. Light refreshments will be available from 5.30pm

How to Book:
Call 028 7034 7032  or email community.development@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk
R.S.V.P by the Tuesday 31st January
Please provide the names, organisation details, contact numbers and email addresses for all participants you wish to book on to the course. Places are limited and will be allocated to eligible individuals on a first come, first served basis.

Support Small Business Saturday

2 12 2016


Saturday 3rd December is Small Business Saturday.

Small businesses are the beating heart of our communities. It is so important to support them. So let’s bang the drum for our small businesses this Saturday.

Let’s support those who help give our community its unique identity, celebrate those who contribute so much to community, and take the time to visit some of our fantastic businesses.

Is Sinne An 56

22 09 2016

Bí linn ar an Chorr Críochach lena fháil amach cad iad impleachtaí an Bhrexit duit agus an fáth go gcaithfear meas ceart a thabhairt dár vóta “fanacht” #IsSinneAn56

Good Morning Ballycastle – Coffee Morning – Sat 8th October

19 09 2016




“Living Well” Community Engagement -Wednesday 7th September Ramoan Parish Centre 2.00pm

1 09 2016

Older people

Dalriada Pathfinder Partnership will be holding a series of meetings throughout September to speak to the community about ‘Living Well.’ ‘Living Well’ will be rolled out in Moyle to support people with chronic conditions to access services and supports which will enrich their lives. The ‘Living Well’ approach places the person at the centre of their own care and allows them to live better, with the support of the community. We hope to meet with people from local Community Groups and Representatives, Churches, Businesses, Members of local Clubs and Forums and the general public so that they can get involved and help us get it right.

The meetings follow the ‘Dalriada Pathfinder Community Mapping Event’ held on the 27th of April in Ramoan Parish Centre Ballycastle, and will be informative giving an opportunity for the community to ask questions and get involved in the project.

Dates and times area as follows –

Ballycastle – 2pm Wednesday 7th September Ramoan Parish Centre

Bushmills – 10.30am Wednesday 14th September Dunluce Parish Centre

Cushendall – 2.30pm Wednesday 14th September Old School House

Armoy – 7pm Thursday 15th September Tilly Molloy Centre

Mosside – 2.00pm Monday 26th September Mosside Presbyterian Church Hall

Rathlin – 2pm Tuesday 27th September The Branson Centre

The Dalriada Document -Professor Brendan O’Leary

31 07 2016



A very interesting document by political scientist Professor Brendan O’Leary, the following is from the introduction

“This document was written in a cottage very close to Dalriada Avenue in the village of Cushendall in the Glens of Antrim on the north-east coast of Northern Ireland. Across the North Channel the Mull of Kintyre is strikingly visible in good weather. Dál Riata, also known as Dalriada or Dalriata, was an Irish-speaking polity that included parts of western Scotland and northeastern Ireland. The argument advanced here is not a romantic fantasy that wills the resurrection of the ancient polity of Dalriada (or its language); instead the Dalriada Document responds to the fact that the present needs and mandates in historic Ulster and Scotland are in deep danger of being ignored in current political deliberations. What is sketched here is a multinational compromise of potential benefit to the peoples of these islands, and the peoples of the European Union. It respects the preferences democratically expressed in different parts of the two Unions that make up the United Kingdom and those expressed in Gibraltar in 2016, and those expressed in both parts of Ireland in 1998, and in Scotland in 1997 and 2014.”


Special Lecture – Roger Casement – Realities and Illusions of Colonialism

27 07 2016

Casement Lecture

Tomorrow evening’s lecture will be in the Kenbane Lounge  of the Corrymeela Centre Ballycastle and will be given by John Gray former Librarian of the Linen Hall Library. John has written and broadcast extensively on Irish social and cultural history. Belfast. Amongst his publications are City in revolt: James Larkin & the Belfast dock strike of 1907 (1985), The Sans Culottes of Belfast: the United Irishmen and the men of no property (1998) and Troubled images: posters and images of the Northern Ireland conflict (2001). A Question and Answer session will follow. Please feel free to join us and bring a friend.