Posts in the "Wicklow" category

National Balloon Actions in Wicklow, Limerick, Offaly, Cavan & Waterford

Posted on November 22, 2013


WEB women's group at Little Bray Family Resource Centre will release the balloons on Monday November 25th on the steps of the Holy Redeemer Church, Main Street, Bray, County Wicklow at 11 am. We will also hold a street collection for Women's Aid. All invited to join them for the release.

Offaly Domestic Violence Support Services are delighted to have Cassie Moore recite from her book on Wednesday 4th of December from 12.30 - 1.30.p.m. at the ODVSS main office No 2 Cormac Street Tullamore, followed by a balloon release in the Tullamore Town Park in association with 16 Days Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign. All are welcome.

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Campaign Spotlight on Local Action: St Fergal's Resource Centre

Posted on October 30, 2012

Balloons Campaign Spotlight Version 1 and 2

Women's Aid recently spoke with St. Fergal's Resource Centre in Bray, Co Wicklow, to find out how they used the 16 Days of Action to highlight the issue of violence against women in their community. We hope that you will learn from the experiences, challenges, and successes they share here.

If you would like to share your campaign experiences, you can send this questionnaire in to and we will share your contribution here on the blog.

Women's Aid: What is it that makes the 16 Days of Action an important priority for your organization.

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Day 5 Roundup of Events

Posted on November 29, 2011

Day Five Roundup of Events


Sonas launches "A Safe Space" a feasibility study showing the need for
a refuge in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown at 11.30am at the Dublin Region Homeless Executive Conyngham Rd

Ballymun's Women's Festival kicks off with a wide range of classes from computers to angel card reading

"Hitting Home" - a conference on the impact of domestic violence on children is taking place at the Ramada Hotel in Bray, Co. Wicklow.

Further Trafficking Training for those who attended the 2-day training in 2010 organised by Limerick Area Network


Panel Discussion on 102 FM West Limerick Community Radio 'The Exchange' programme by members of West Limerick Network on V.A.W.

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The People's Project in Greystones join National Balloon Action

Posted on November 15, 2011

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Greystones Family Resource Centre, "The People's Project", are inviting all in the community to the national Balloon action in Solidarity with Women's Aid.

On Thursday 24th November form 10:45am at our Dr Ryan's Centre, Kenmare Hts, Greystones,Co Wicklow for a Balloon Release at 11:00am, which will also be attended by the local media.

Followed by a speaker from the Bray Women's Refuge and a Light lunch to finish off.

For more information please contact: Christine Davis - 087-514579 Or Nicola Lawless : 01-2557528 or 087-9176401.

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“Hitting Home” – the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

Posted on November 08, 2011


"Hitting Home" - the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children Conference, Tuesday 29th November at the Ramada Hotel in Bray, Co. Wicklow.

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Day 1: Roundup of Events

Posted on November 25, 2010


Today marks the first day of the 16 Days Campaign and there are lots of events taking place all around the country;

Women's Aid launched its National Balloon Action today with the release of 200 balloons outside Dail Eireann at 11am. The balloons were released in solidarity with the one in five women in Ireland experiencing domestic violence. Today also saw the launch of the Women's Aid online virtual balloon release . Details on how to launch your own virtual balloons are on


The Women's Aid National Balloon Action was mirrored across the country with groups participating in nearly every county including Wexford, Mayo, Clare, Galway, Wicklow, Tipperary and Carlow.


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Greystones Family Resource Centre 16 Days Campaign

Posted on November 22, 2010

Balloon Release

Greystones Family Resource Centre is taking part in the Women's Aid National Balloon Action Campaign to highlight the one in five Irish women living with Domestic Violence. On Thursday 25th November at 10.45am the balloons will be released at Shoreline Leisure, Mill Rd, Greystones. Further information is available form 01-255 7528

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Arklow CDP Balloon Release and Refreshments

Posted on November 11, 2010


Arklow CDP will take part in the Women's Aid National Balloon Action on 25th November in solidarity with the one in five women living with domestic violence. This will take place at 11am at the town bandstand on Main Street.

Afterwards you are cordially invited back to the centre for refreshments - 28 Lower Main Street.

For more information on this event contact Katy Hughes at Arklow CDP on 0402-33837 or email

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Bray Women's Refuge Awareness Raising Seminar "Domestic Violence: Youth Matters"

Posted on October 22, 2010

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"Domestic Violence: Youth Matters"
Wednesday 1st December 2010
Ramada Hotel, Bray, Co Wicklow

Bray Women's Refuge invites you to An Awareness Raising Seminar on Domestic Abuse and its effects on the mental health, addiction and homelessness of young women who are increasingly accessing our services.

9:00 am Registration

9.30 am Official opening of seminar by Mr. Barry Andrews, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs

9.45 am Session 1: "Homelessness & Domestic Violence: Exploring the connection."

Dr Paula Mayock, Lecturer and IRCHSS Research Fellow School of Social Work and Social Policy & Children's Research Centre, T.C.D.

11.15 am Session 2: "Homelessness amongst young people, cause and effects"
Fr Peter McVerry, S.J, of Peter McVerry Trust

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