Community Association

The Association is a not for profit limited company that was established in 2012 after a parish wide survey was conducted and 8 action items were identified.

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Red Cross

The Irish Red Cross is part of the largest global network of voluntary humanitarian action in the world – the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – which has a national organisation in nearly every country in the world – some 189 Red Cross or Red Crescent societies in total. The Irish Red Cross provides voluntary Ambulance Services, Mountain and Lake Search and Rescue Services, and a broad variety of Community Based Health, Social Care and Youth programmes here in Ireland.

The local branch was established in November 1982 and has provided first aid services to many events over the years. Practical First Aid courses are organised twice a year for the general public. Training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) are conducted on a regular basis for the Cardiac First Response (CFR) programme in the parish.

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First Aid Camp
Description: Are you between 10-17 years of age? Would you like to learn first aid in a fun environment? We are running a First Aid Camp on 10th-14th July in Ballinora GAA Hall. Register via email youth.south@irishredcross.com. Closing date for registration - 16th June. Bring a friend!
Location: Ballinora GAA Hall
Date: Saturday, 7 October 2017
Cost (€): 60
Organiser: Ballinora Red Cross
Time: 09:30

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Scouts

Since it’s establishment in 1990, Ballinora Scout group continues to provide Scouting on a weekly basis to young people of Ballinora. The aim of Scouting is to encourage the Social, Physical, Intellectual, Character, Emotional and Spiritual development of young people so they may achieve their full potential and become responsible citizens in society. Ballinora Scout group strives to achieve this aim through weekly meetings and various activities including; hiking, pioneering, backwoods cooking and camping just to mention a few. Previous trips include summer camps to Malta, France, Switzerland as well as Irish based camps.

Ballinora Scout Group is made up of five sectionss: 

Beaver Scouts – 6 to 8 years of age and they engage in a variety of activities on Monday nights.

Macaoimh’s (cub scouts) – 9 to 11 years of age meet on Tuesday nights.

Scout section – 12 to 15yrs meet on Thursdays and enjoy camping alongside various challenges.

Venture Scouts – enjoy adventures on Sunday evenings and have fun planning their own programme before becoming a Rover Scout from 18-26 years of age.

Ballinora Scout Troop engages in a variety of activities and our youth members are allowed the opportunity to embrace new challenges and achieve their own personal goals in a safe environment. Keep up to date with our activities on www.facebook.com/Ballinora.Scouts. Our group welcome new youth members and leaders and should you require further information please make contact with Group Leader Catherine Waldock.

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Knockmealdown Mountain Hike
Description: Weekend trip. Arriving home Sunday evening
Location: Knockmealdown
Date: Friday, 24 February 2017
Cost (€): 0
Organiser: Billy Hegarty
Time: 09:00

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Tidy Towns

Ballinora Tidy Towns is entering the village of Waterfall and its immediate surrounds in the National Tidy Towns competition. Judging in the competition can take place at any time in the months of June, July and early August. All parishioners are asked to help ensure the area is maintained to a very high standard.

Help us keep our area clean and litter free by calling the County Council Litter Warden on 021 4285417 if you see litter. For more information, or if you would like to help, contact Marie Twomey, Pat Desmond or Mary Beasley.

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