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Number 185 supplement: January 2011

Seeds of Change Féile Bríde 2011, Kildare
Afri’s Féile Bríde takes place on Saturday 5th February beginning at 1.15pm in the Derby House Hotel, Kildare Town on the ‘Seeds of Change’ theme. Programme includes music, theatre, sessions on pastoralism, sustainability, thinking globally and acting locally; the close of the main programme is around 6pm but there are readings, music and a seisiún from 8.30pm, finishing by 11.30pm. Full fee is €12 and concessions €7. Afri, 134 Phibsborough Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7, ph 01 8827563, e-mail: and web

Restorative circles, Dublin
An ‘Introduction to Restorative Systems – Building compassionate responses to conflict in our communities’ with Dominic Barter will take place on 21st and 22nd January at the Alexander Hotel, Fenian Street (off Merrion Square), Dublin. A process emerged from the favelas/shanty towns of Rio de Janiero in the mid-1990s which has now been applied in communities, schools, families, businesses, courts, prisons, policing, universities, social services, churches and local government in several Brazilian states and a further 14 countries. Dominic Barter will present the key elements of a restorative system, focusing on the evolution and practice of Restorative Circles, and their application to diverse areas of our personal and collective lives. Participants will be invited to apply the learning to their own issues and increase their ability to see and act from our shared humanity. The individual fee is €100 and bursaries are available. To register go to: If you have any queries, email or call Mary on 086 - 2073841.

Advanced Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills Course, Derry
Facilitated by Michael Doherty, director of the Peace and Reconciliation Group in Derry/Londonderry, this course is designed to develop the skills of those who have completed introductory and intermediate conflict training programmes or related conflict management programmes. It is particularly relevant for Human Resource Managers, Community or Good Relations Officers, Housing Managers, PSNI Community Officers, Trade Union Members, Fire and Ambulance Service Personnel, Solicitors and Health Care Trust Managers. It runs on 27th & 28th January 2011, 24th & 25th February, 24th & 25th March, 14th & 15th April, 19th & 20th May. All days from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm in the PRG Training Rooms. Cost: £300 per participant including accreditation and course materials. Further information, including the detailed learning outcomes, and booking form from; Peace & Reconciliation Group,16 Bishop Street, Londonderry, BT48 6PW, ph 028 71 369206, e-mail:

Chernobyl Children International series on TG4, 25th anniversary
TG4 at 9.30pm on Sunday 9th January sees the first part of a four-part series ‘Ó Bhearna go Carna’  featuring CCI’s Galway (Camp Claddagh) Volunteer Outreach Group in the Connemara and Galway region. The work of volunteer Fiona Conneely and her family is captured in this documentary series and gives us a sense of the passion, determination and struggle of CCI’s dedicated volunteers working in their own communities. Meanwhile Chernobyl Children International (CCI) is gearing up for the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster which occurred on the 26th April 1986, with events planned through 2011. Chernobyl Children has teamed up with GreenYourGoods, in a new fundraising initiative which will allow people to turn old electronics such as mobile phones, iPods and game consoles into funds for CCI; contact for further information. Chernobyl Children International, Ballycurreen Industrial Estate, Kinsale Road, Cork, ph 021 – 4312999, e-mail - and web

Shannonwatch vigil
The next vigil is on Sunday 9th January from 14:00 - 15:00 just before Shannon Airport Entrance. January 11th 2011 marks the beginning of the 10th year of confinement, abuse and injustice for the men at Guantanamo; there are 174 men still imprisoned there, despite U.S. President Obama’s promise to close it and to end torture. The Irish government has been complicit in the shameful kidnapping and torture of the men in Guantanamo. Many of the aircraft that brought kidnapped prisoners there passed through Shannon, and to date no effort has been made by the Irish Government to investigate or to end this complicity in torture. For more information phone 087 8225087 or visit

Shell to Sea national meeting, Achill
This will take place on Saturday 22nd January at Achill Island, Mayo. The camp proposes having meeting from 10-4pm (lunch 1-2pm)   Paula Leonard has kindly agreed to facilitate. Agenda will include feedback, strategy and tactics, and small group discussions, and Sunday 23rd can be left open for people to see Achill or if anything comes up that isn't covered in Saturday's meeting, folks can plan another meeting. Accommodation: There should be enough beds in the hostel, and people can bring sleeping bags as well. Help with food etc very welcome.

Anarcha feminist skillshare, Mayo
This will take place from Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th February 2011 at Rossport Solidarity House, Mayo. A weekend of sharing and learning skills, run by women for women; accommodation provided, food will be cooked collectively, donations welcome. Poster and flyer downloadable from camp website soon- please put up in your house/social centre/library/college etc.

People Power for Positive Planning, Newry
People Power for Positive Planning is a two day event to take place 5th – 6th February 2011 at Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre, Newry. A residential weekend with training and workshops, the aim is to teach you how to engage with the planning system in a way that benefits your community and Northern Ireland. People Power for Positive Planning hopes to empower people to make a difference. Find out how to beat the system - learn how to use legal and planning knowledge and share experiences and ideas with others. Get the knowledge, confidence and contacts to make your community a cleaner, healthier place to live. A delegate fee of £60 is suggested to cover this weekend, but is negotiable as cost should not stop you from coming. For details, call Friends of the Earth on: 028 9023 3488 or email 

Researching Peace and Conflict in Divided Societies
INCORE are offering a 12-week distance learning short course on Doing Research in Divided Societies because we understand that you have to fit your study around your life and not vice versa. This course will provide an introduction to the key concepts, ideas and debates in the field of peace and conflict research; the theoretical understandings of the course, dynamics and resolution of societal conflict; and the key methodological and ethical issues involved in carrying out research in divided societies. Classes begin the end of January 2011. For more information visit:

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