Social Inclusion Week 2010: 16-23 October 2010

16 October 2010 - 23 October 2010

During Social Inclusion Week, citizens of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown will have the chance to experience a local celebration of the great work being undertaken in your county.

Social Inclusion Week 2009 saw over 60 different organisations and community groups highlighting the great work that they are doing to eliminate disadvantage and improve the quality of life for all residents of the county. This year, the theme is "Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion".

Social Inclusion Week is an opportunity for your group to showcase its excellent work. Some ways you could highlight your services or the good work that you are doing during the week could include: holding conversation classes in different languages; launching a plan; holding a photograph exhibition; having a coffee morning and invite members of your community to come along; organising a sports event; holding art classes; workshops on various issues (e.g. older people and ageing); cultural evening; food festival and so forth.

Some dates for your diary:

- Launch - Monday 11th October at the Millpond in Dundrum Town Centre

- Opening and 5K Fun Run - Saturday 16th October, Kilbogget Park

- Garda Band - Sunday 17th October, Dún Laoghaire Garda Station

- Art and photographic Exhibition - Wednesday 20 October, ABI, Dún Laoghaire

- Inclusion Fusion 2 -Thursday 21 October, Mill Theatre, Dundrum, featuring the Holly House Belly Dancers, Discovery Gospel Choir and many more...

- 25 Year Celebration, Southside Travellers - Saturday 23 October, Dún Laoghaire

If you are interested in taking part in Social Inclusion Week 2010, please contact Rebekah Fozzard, dlr Social Inclusion Officer, at by 25th June 2010.

Please click here to view the full programme.