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Oct/Nov 2012 Digital Media - Specializing in Digital Photography and Digital Video for LGBT & friends 2012

posted 10 Oct 2012, 06:52 by Kerry LGBT Project

Course Title: 

Digital Media - Specializing in Digital Photography and Digital Video for LGBT & friends

Course Description: 

This course aims to provide participants with a good understanding of digital media, in particular, in the area of digital photography and digital video. The course will instruct participants in the use of appropriate hardware and software in order to capture, edit and produce digital content for video and digital still production. 

Listowel Family Resource Center

For more information contact Bridie community development worker at the center on 086 855 6431

10th July 2012: Ciarrai Amach backs Cork City Council’s Landmark ‘Gay Marriage’ Vote

posted 8 Oct 2012, 07:15 by Kerry LGBT Project   [ updated 8 Oct 2012, 07:17 ]

Ciarrai Amach, the Kerry LGBT Project that supports lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people across Kerry, is delighted that their neighbouring County Council has backed ‘gay marriage’.

History was made in the Republic of Ireland on Monday night when Cork City Council became the very first local authority to vote for gay marriage which happened at the end of their council meeting. It was passed unanimously without any debate by any member, regardless of their political persuasion. A similar motion has already been passed by Belfast City Council. 

Martin Greenwood, Chair of Ciarrai Amach, who will next month have his own same sex Civil Partnership in Kerry, said ‘this action will hopefully trigger other local authorities to put forward and adopt similar motions, to help support a full legislative and constitutional change for same sex marriage’. ‘It’s just about any two people having the same rights and opportunities as any other two people who want to get together, regardless of what gender they are’ said Martin.  

Ciarrai Amach is a community and voluntary based organisation that promotes the rights and visibility of the LGBT community in Kerry and earlier this year, the group were finalists in the Kerry Community Awards 2012.

Ciarrai Amach is a partner with many community bodies across Kerry, including Family Resource Centres, North & East Kerry Development, South Kerry Development Partnership and Kerry Council Community & Voluntary Forum. For further information please contact the project number on 086 078 8260 or google ciarraiamach.

Martin Greenwood

Chair, Ciarrai Amach

086 22 88 313                                                                                                                                                                                                              10th July 2012

Sat 24th September 2011: Development Session with LGBT Diversity

posted 8 Oct 2012, 05:30 by Kerry LGBT Project   [ updated 8 Oct 2012, 05:50 ]

Ciarrai Amach, NKWL LGBT Support Group and The Butterfly Project have decided to reschedule this: We will keep you updated on the new dates.

We are committed to developing a Kerry LGBT community forum. 

10am - 4pm, Solas Building, Room L106




Hayley Fox-Roberts, Regional Development Worker, LGBT Diversity North West

Bernadette Smyth, Regional Development Worker, LGBT Diversity South East

(Individuals are welcome to attend, it is not necessary to be affiliated with a group, if you would like to have an input on everything below, please come along on the day)


A collective of Kerry LGBT groups invites you to a facilitated meeting to consider an umbrella group for the county and how it would operate.

This piece of work comes out of a session that Hayley Fox-Roberts and Bernadette Smyth (Regional Development Workers with LGBT Diversity) facilitated in March 2011 with representatives of CiarraiAmach, North Kerry & West Limerick Group (Listowel LGBT) and The Butterfly Project.

One of the agreed concrete actions was to further explore the viability of an umbrella grouping to support network development and communication between these and other LGBT groups in the region. It was suggested that an umbrella group could knit groups in the region together and create a stronger position with statutory organisations, and could create a strong LGBT network.


Bernadette Smyth and Hayley Fox-Roberts were invited to complete this body of work at a second development day in the autumn.

This day has now been scheduled for Saturday 24th September at Tralee IT and has been expanded to include all groups in the region.

LGBT Diversity, through its Regional Development Workers, actively supports the development of a cohesive LGBT sector in the Kerry region, and will use this second development day to assist the groups in identifying opportunities and challenges around the structure, management and maintenance of such an umbrella organisation.


 An effective and workable umbrella structure will be agreed.

 All voices will have been heard.

 Each group will feel a sense of ownership and identity within this umbrella group

 Each group will be confident in its autonomy within this umbrella group.

 An Action and Development Plan for the umbrella group will be initiated.

 Each group will be better informed on the practice and objectives of other groups in the region.

 A communications mechanism for linking with other LGBT initiatives and organisations outside Kerry will be explored. 

Unfortunately this day had to be postponed as there was a lack of commitment to attend from individuals/groups who had attended the first session. 

Ciarraí Amach was disappointed that the event could not go ahead. We as an organisation will continue to support and nurture individuals and groups within the Kerry LGBT community who wish to get involved and make a difference. 

Our doors are always open.

One Good Adult: 26th October 2011 Information Evening 7.30pm - 9pm

posted 12 Oct 2011, 07:20 by Kerry LGBT Project   [ updated 8 Oct 2012, 05:28 ]

Running Amach in Kerry, October Bank Holiday Weekend 2011

posted 29 Aug 2011, 12:58 by Kerry LGBT Project   [ updated 29 Jan 2013, 21:59 ]

Event at Running Amach

We are going indoor wall climbing instead of bowling!! Meet 6pm Foley's Bar on the Friday. Happy Days
Let the fun begin .....

Running Amach in Kerry - October Bank Holiday Weekend 

Ciarraí Amach womens group would like to invite members of the 
Running Amach social group down to the beautiful county of 
Kerry for a weekend on the 28th, 29th and 30th of October. 
There are self catering holiday cottages (each containing a 
double and a twin) available just off the famous Inch Strand. 
Which was heavily featured in those butter ads where an Inch is 
a mile!, at a rate of €20 pp without breakfast. €30 pp with 
breakfast, rates are per night. 

On the Friday night there will be a trip to Dingle. Which is 
the home of Fungi our famous Irish Dolphin for an hour or two 
of bowling and a stroll afterwards around the environs of 
Dingle town. Then in to a pub where we are guaranteed a taste 
of trad. Afterwards back home to the holiday cottages to get a 
good nights sleep, so you can enjoy the walk on Inch Strand the 
following afternoon followed by optional dinner in nearby bar. 

Saturday Night 
8.30pm kick off with the Ciarraí Amach traditional Fancy Dress 
(dress optional) Halloween party, with treats such as apple 
bobbing, a lucky dip and Halloween Pinatas. There will be 
plenty of candy present so pack your toothbrush!. There will be 
a €50 cash prize on the night for the best costume followed by 
a disco which will start around ten and will feature music from 
the eighties to the present with some classics thrown in for 
good measure. Here you will get to meet the other half of 
Ciarraí Amach as both the men and women work closely together 
to strengthen our LGBT community in Kerry. 

Admission is €10 whether you come early or late. 

On the Sunday afternoon there will a hill walk near Annascaul 
village (Birthplace of the internationally renowned Tom Crean) 
to Coun Dubh ( The Black Lake) with an optional pub stop at The 
South Pole Inn afterwards. Walking boots and wet weather gear 
is advisable. 

That concludes Ciarraí Amach's special weekend for the ladies 
of the Running Amach social group, may you run amuck in Kerry 
where the Craic is always mighty and your guaranteed a smile! ;-)

To book accommodation Fidelas, Foley's Bar 0879255281. Fidelas has quoted us the prices and accommodation mentioned above. If having any difficulties booking let us know. She's familiar with our group. So you shouldn't have any worries.

On the surfing was chatting to a woman from the group who loves surfing. She has offered free lessons to anyone who's interested. Let us know if any of ye are definitely up for it and we will put you in contact .

Looking forward to meeting you, 
Yours Sincerely, 

Martina O' Brien, Chairwoman Ciarraí Amach 085 8826607 
Margaret O' Donoghue, Secretary Ciarraí Amach 087 6387336 

For further info or to confirm you can contact either of us at 
the above or e-mail:

4th October 2011 update. Please be advised have just spoken to Fidelas


  Other  accommodation or  B & B's near by.

Venue on site
To book accommodation Fidelas, Foley's Bar 0879255281.
2 Double or Twin rooms

Next to venue
Mary O' Shea B & B available
2 Doubles
1 Twin
€30pp sharing including breakfast

10 mins walk up the road.
Sammys B & B
At the beach
€35 pp sharing including breakfast
Beds are king size



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