Neighbourhood News #11

Hi everyone!

After a blustery weekend… Happy Monday! We’ll be back out with our mugs this weekend and we would love to see your community get involved. As always, feel free to send us your physically distant tea snaps. Keep scrolling for a round up of this week’s neighbourly news!



What’s in  NN#11:

  • Tea O’Clock at Three O’Clock
  • Listen Local: David Keenan Album Session
  • Join our Neighbourhood Network Community Facebook Group
  • Eamonn Mallie Gives Us Our Daily Poetry Fix
  • Get Growing With GIY
  • Wine Online: Virtual Wine Tasting
  • The Better World Pledge – What Have You Learned During Lockdown?
  • Nominate Your Neighbour

Some stories to share

Tea O’Clock at Three O’Clock

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Tea At Three last Saturday at 3pm. It takes place again this Saturday. Let’s (safely!) check-in with our neighbours over some tea for the afternoon.

Want to register for a free Tea at Three kit? Head to our page here: streetfeast.ie/tea-at-3/ for all the details!

Twitter Listening Party with David Keenan

The uber-talented Dundalk musician David Keenan will be talking about his remarkable debut LP “A Beginners Guide to Bravery” on Twitter. Join David this Monday, the 22nd at 8pm for a fully immersive listening party.

Join our Neighbourhood Network Community Facebook Group

For more ideas, inspiration and advice, join our private Facebook group here.

Eamonn Mallie Gives Us Our Daily Poetry Fix

Under the banner Covid19poetry journalist and broadcaster Eamonn Mallie is reading poetry every morning on Facebook and Twitter. He has introduced us to a whole new array of poets, himself included. Follow Eamonn here.

Get Growing with GIY

Grow It Yourself is a not for profit social enterprise helping people to grow some of their own food at home, at work, at school and in the community. Get together with people in your community and share the joy of growing your own food. Sign up to GIY’s free course for a step by step guide to growing your own produce.

Virtual Wine Tasting

If you’ve been catching up with friends and family on Zoom, chances are you’ve had a glass of wine in your hand. Why not take things one step further and do a virtual wine tasting? Tune into Wines Direct on Facebook on Fridays at 6pm to listen to Gareth and Gavin Keogh talking through some of their wines and answering questions. Each Tuesday they announce the wines to be featured so you have plenty of time to order your bottles in advance.

Michelle Lawlor, runs virtual wine tastings on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8.30pm on Nude Wine TV on Instagram. You can order the drink in a box of three wines for roughly €50 from her website.

The Better World Pledge

Belfast optimist Sarah Hughes is urging people to pledge to make a better world when lockdown lifts. The Better World Pledge is a simple way for anyone to make a visible record of the positive aspects of their lockdown experience which they would like to continue into post-lockdown life, to make a better world for themselves, their family, friends and community.

Read more about the Better World Pledge here or join Sarah’s journey on Facebook here.

Nominate your Neighbour!

We would love to hear your stories and profiles of some of the amazing Neighbourhood Networkers doing great work in your communities.

Want to nominate a neighbour? Fill this short form out and we’ll be in touch!

We’ve designed Neighbourhood Network – a tool to help support the people all over the country who are responding to this call. Register your existing group or sign up as a volunteer/coordinator here!

We hope you have a good week, stay safe and mind each other from a distance!

All the best,

Neighbourhood Network

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Street Feast is a day of local lunches across Ireland hosted by you and your neighbours. They can be anywhere really - out on the street, in a local park or in your front garden.

There are lots of good reasons to have a Street Feast, but it's really just a great excuse to eat great food, celebrate your local community and meet new people who live near you.