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For 20 years, one of Ireland’s most popular sporting legends Pat Jennings has organised his Annual Golf Classic at Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle to support Ireland’s leading peace building charity Co-operation Ireland and raise funds for its work with young people. To date over £500,000 has been raised through Pat’s efforts. Young people from diverse communities are given an opportunity... read more
The NCS Flyer and Expression of Interest are now available to download. These and all the details on the NCS project are available on the NCS pages of this website www.cooperationireland.org/2013NCS Young people interested in participating in this exciting and challenging project should download the Expression of Interest form, fill it out, scan and email back to ccrooks@cooperationireland.org.... read more
Co-operation Ireland is delighted to announce two exciting competitions sponsored by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board in support of the All Island School Choir Competition. The first is open to all Second Level Schools and offers schools the opportunity to win a fabulous 2 day trip to Colin Glen Forest Trust for up to 40 people, where students can enjoy the adventure activities on offer, stay... read more
Co-operation Ireland is delighted to announce their appointment as the delivery provider for National Citizen Service (NCS) in Northern Ireland for a second year. NCS is a once in a lifetime opportunity for all 15-17 year olds in Northern Ireland to build skills for work and life whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new friends. 400 young people will have the chance of an unforgettable... read more
Co-operation Ireland is delighted, that once again, Waterford Crystal has come on board as a Prize Sponsor for the Pat Jennings Golf Classic. This is an important year for the annual golf classic which is celebrating its 20th anniversary on the world famous links of Royal County Down Golf Club. Already 30 4-balls have signed up to take part in this prestigious fundraising event, hosted by... read more
Co-operation Ireland is seeking to recruit two second-level schools, one from the Lisburn area and the other from the Castlereagh area, to take part in our new intergenerational family engagement programme, “Connecting 4 Culture”. In this select initiative involving only four schools from the two areas, 25 young people from each school will have the opportunity to develop their physical,... read more
On Saturday, 10th August at Lord Lurgan Park, a rather special community festival took place. Organised by young people involved in the North Down Youth Leadership Programme, the festival had something for everyone, with most of the activities free to all. Activities ranged from the usual bouncy castles and funfair rides to football tournaments, DJ workshops and bungee runs. There was also... read more
This year's annual report is full of information on all the peace-building projects Co-operation Ireland delivers. Please take time to read the report - you can read it on-line or download the interactive format. read more
Well done to the pupils from Assumtion G.S, Ballynahinch and St. Patrick's H.S Keady whose excellent SPIRAL for Schools project work was showcased at the Co-operation Ireland event in the Canal Court Hotel on Thursday 20 June. There was over 50 in attendance and the quality of work was exceptional. Well done to all involved! We are currently working on the production of a project DVD and... read more
With one week to the Maracycle, Belfast Telegraph Journalist, Colin O'Carroll, talks with Co-operation Ireland Chief Executive, Peter Sheridan, about building new friendships on the road. read more