Calling ‘All And Sundry’ for Tipperary Volunteer Fairs

Questions: Does your organisation work with volunteers? Are you yourself a volunteer?

Then this post might just be of interest to you!

A series of Volunteer Fairs will be held across North Tipperary in July this year.

Venues: Friday 22nd July, 5-8 pm, Thurles Shopping Centre;  Saturday 23rd July, 12-3 pm in Grant’s Hotel, Roscrea;  Sunday 24th July, 12-3 pm in Nenagh Arts Centre.

We are now inviting any volunteer organisations based in the region to get in touch so you can be part of this initiative. At the fair, you will have the opportunity to attract potential volunteers and to raise awareness of the work being done by your organisation.

On the day, volunteer organisations will be invited to set up their stall and sell their wares – figuratively speaking – to members of the public who may be considering volunteering. Lack of information is a major barrier to participation in volunteering, so let’s try and make a difference.

Photo Shows: L-R:-  Rose Mannion, Chairperson of Lorrha Development Association; Ann Marie Brophy, Europe Direct; John Houlihan, Lorrha Development Association; Mary Coen, Lorrha Development Association; Noirin Leamy, CAVA; Lorraine Treacy, Europe Direct.

These events are being held to celebrate the European Year of Volunteering. You can find out what’s happening for the year in Ireland Here

North Tipperary Volunteer Fairs were launched with Lorrha Development Association, who are an excellent example of how volunteering can make a difference. They are the recent recipients of the CAVA Arts, Culture and Heritage award, the CAVA 2010 overall award and a Tidy Towns Endeavour Award. Congratulations to their hardworking volunteers!

To book your stand at the volunteer fairs, contact Ann Marie Brophy or Lorraine Treacy at Europe Direct, Thurles Library at Telephone No  0504-29720 or

These Volunteer Fairs are organised by a committee led by Europe Direct Information Centre, based in Thurles Library and have received funding from the European Commission.

In the words of the Galilean, Tax Collector, Saint MatthewLet your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Chapter 5:16)


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