Comhairle na nÓg are local Youth Councils which give children and young people the opportunity to be involved in the development of local services and policies.
Cork County Comhairle na nÓg is one of the 31 Comhairle na nÓgs around the country representing young people. These Youth Councils are designed to enable young people to have a voice on the services, policies, and issues that affect them in their local area.
Cork County Comhairle na nÓg's Recent Work:
- Transport in Cork: taking action for more affordable public transport costs for young people by campaigning for the introduction of the Leap Card, and more recently, the roll out of the Leap Card in Co. Cork
- Promoting positive mental health: Cork County Comhairle were involved in the nationwide Let’s Go Mental campaign in 2015 to promote positive mental health in young people.
National Comhairle na nÓg Website: http://www.comhairlenanog.ie/
Cork County Comhairle na nÓg:
Cork County Comhairle na nÓg Coordinator: Lorraine.Hogan@corkcoco.ie
How You Can Get Involved
New members join through the Comhairle na nÓg Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is held every year in October in County Hall. Young people are invited from local schools and youth groups. The aim is to have as broad a representation of young people of the area as possible.
A number of AGM places are held for individuals who would like to attend outside of the school invitation process. For further information please email: Lorraine.firstname.lastname@example.org
At the AGMs, a large number of local young people come together to discuss the issues that are of importance to them. New members for Comhairle are selected during the AGM. Comhairle meetings generally take place every three to four weeks where members research their topic and work to influence local decision makers.
The National Executive
One representative from each of the 31 Comhairlí na nÓg is elected to the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive, which follows up on the recommendations from Dáil na nÓg to make changes for young people in those areas.
The National Executive has a term of office of two years and meets once a month. The National Executive is facilitated and supported by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Foróige and Youth Work Ireland, who ensure that they get the opportunity to engage with appropriate Ministers, policy-makers, Oireachtas Committees, and other decision-makers.
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When you open the door to your local library, you will begin a magical adventure that will take you into the realms of imagination. Whether you like fairies, football, action or romance, you will find the key to fascinating worlds in every book you read!
Why not pick up a registration at your local library and begin your adventure today.
For more information visit the library page.
Playgrounds, Parks, & Walkways
Cork County Council is responsible for maintaining and providing access to a large number of public parks across the county.
We also manage playgrounds, skateparks, and walkways. Here are some examples:
- Regional Park Ballincollig
- Carrigtwohill Milennium Park
- Blarney Walkway
- Ballyannan Woods walk (Midleton)
- Youghal Boardwalk.
For more information, and a full list playgrounds, parks and walkways, please contact your local Municipal District here.