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AltEnts Children's Festival 2012

From June 11th to the 15th, 2012, Alternative Entertainments is hosting its 7th annual Children's Art Festival, sponsored by the Arts Council. The festival provides an excellent introduction to a variety of art forms, and is highly renowned for its diverse range of creative acts. Workshops, led by acclaimed professionals and mentors, will be available in the realms of visual art, music, dance, film and drama. Additionally, children will have the opportunity to showcase the skills they've learned in a series of performances throughout the festival.

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Irish Hospice Foundation Dublin to London Cycle Challenge.

Join the Irish Hospice Foundation for the challenge of a lifetime and cycle from Dublin to London where you can experience the atmosphere and excitement of the 2012 Olympic Games!

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IAS Annual Conference

The Irish Association of Suicidology are hosting their annual conference on the 10th of October 2012. For more information please see:


Hospice Sunflower Days 8th & 9th June

Sunflower Days is one of the most popular national fundraising events in Ireland each year and is a major source of income for hospices and voluntary hospice groups. It is an all island fundraising event now in its 22nd year! We are delighted to have Irish Pride’s continuing support as sponsors of the event.

Sunflower Days 2012 will take place over June 8th and 9th. Some hospice groups will be concentrating on a single Sunflower Day on either the 8th or 9th of June 2012. Please refer to your local hospice for further details. You will find contact details for your local hospice service on the location page. Over the two days, thousands of volunteers will sell a range of items ranging from sunflower pins to nail files.

The aim is to raise €1 million to support local hospice services.
Everything raised locally, stays locally. The use of the funds depends on the
local needs - in some areas it will fund home care services and in others, it
will be invested in the hospice.

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The Wheel's Annual Conference

The Wheel's Annual Conference for the community and voluntary sector.

Irish Charities Expo 2012.

The Irish Charities Expo 2012 will be a one day first of its kind exhibition to be held in Ireland.

The Exhibition will get charities and businesses, along with members of the public, together in the same venue so that they can network, develop partnerships and share best practice.

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Ronnie Whelan's Walking Challenge: 4 Marathons in 4 Days.

Football Legend Ronnie Whelan will walk 4 Marathons in 4 Days from Belfast to Dublin on April 22nd to 25th in aid of the Myasthenia Gravis Association.

MG is a muscle weakening illness that Ronnie's eldest daughter suffers from.

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Ronnie Whelan's 10th Celebrity Golf Classic.

A team of 3 will play with a celebrity in the fabulous Palmer Course at the K-Club, home of the 2006 Ryder Cup. Team of 3 costs €1,200 to include snack on arrival, 18 holes of competition golf with great prizes and 3 places at the gala dinner.

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World MS Day 2012

Wednesday, 30th May will mark the fourth annual World MS Day celebrated around the globe. MS Ireland will join with other societies around the world to raise awareness of MS and mobilise the public around issues affecting people with MS and their families.

MS Ireland and friends will host lots of activities and events. 

Trek Borneo with MS Ireland

October 2012

We are so excited to announce our new destination for 2012... BORNEO...  this country offers amazing trekking opportunities. Join us on the ULTIMATE adventure in the jungles and mountains of Borneo.

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Further Information
To help you prepare for your trek please check out the following information:

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