National Community Weekend
Say a “Big Hello” to your neighbours this May Bank Holiday Weekend
Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, is urging people to reach out to their neighbours as part of The Big Hello! - the first National Community Weekend which takes place this May Bank Holiday Weekend (3-6 May).
In order to support these events, funding of €10,000 has been provided to the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) in each local authority area to support local events to strengthen community ties and help tackle the problem of social isolation. Minister Ring said: “I am challenging everyone to reach out and say The Big Hello! to their neighbours by organising an event, or attending one in their local community. In a world where people are spending less time in their communities and more time at work, it is important to find new ways to connect people and focus on the importance of neighbours.”