New group launched to help out the homeless people in Clonmel

by admin on 24/02/2015

A superb turn out recently in Kate Ryan’s lounge for the official launch of our new group to help out the homeless people here in Clonmel.

As of from Monday 23rd of February we as a group will be meeting every night by the bottle bank in Super Quinn car park/opposite the cinema from “”7pm until 8.30pm”” 313 days of the year.

Our aim will be to supply sandwiches, soup or tea to the less well off in our town who find themselves homeless.

Vice Chair; June Looby
Secretary; Nathan Mc Neill
Vice Secretary; Natasha Mc Neill

So far we have 15 members and I know that there are other’s that I’ve met these last few day’s who have shown interest in helping out.

Between us all we plan on having 5 members of the group to attend our new meeting spot each and every night on a rota basis so that everyone can play their part.

I can only say that I’m over the moon with the response I have received with the launch of this new community initiative.

We plan to make a difference and tonight’s response holds true to our plans.

The “ONLY” night we will not be around will be each and every FRIDAY night, as there are others here in Clonmel who operate this same service at Clonmel railway station , one night a week.

So if there is someone out there who feels that they might have a more suitable location for us to operate out of, for the nights that will be freezing cold or raining for this hour and a half we would love to hear from you.

On behalf of our group I would like to say a massive thank you to those of you who are helping and those who have offered to help.

I want to say a special thanks to Johnny and Marian O Flaherty for leaving us use her premises (Kate Ryans lounge ) to hold our meetings.

Dermot O Donovan, elected Chairman of the Clonmel Homeless group

 

For more information you can contact Dermot @ 0860276656

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1 lynda November 15, 2017 at 7:37 pm

hi I’m interested in any voluntary work around Xmas time. Thanks.

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2 alan November 11, 2015 at 9:19 am

Hi all does anyone know if theres actually a homeless shelter place or a soup kitchen in clonmel? Im looking to get some blankets and food in for the homeless for the winter months

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3 Noreen Kenneally February 28, 2015 at 8:43 pm

i know it would be cold but under the gas house bridge you would have shelter,the army barracks their might be a room they could lend you,I helped in the Kosovo appeal and I asked the army barracks for a loan of a place and we got it.god bless your effort if I think again about somewhere I, will let you know even under the clock on the main St.as its only a hour or so.

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4 brigid Ryan February 25, 2015 at 8:32 am

The very best of luck to ye. Fantastic idea. I Wld really be interested in helping out. Do we turn up at meeting place.

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5 Sis February 24, 2015 at 10:52 pm

Dermot. ….
I am soooo proud of you!!!

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