Empowering Communities

Muintir na Tíre – National Association for the Promotion of Community Development in Ireland

Community Alert Month

This October is national Community Alert month and over 1,000 Community Alert groups around the country are being encouraged to Participate. Community Alert is a crime prevention and community safety programme run by Muintir na Tíre, in partnership with An Garda Síochána. Muintir na Tíre President, Jackie Meally, said “Community Alert is one of the most proactive grass-roots programmes in [...]

Muintir na Tíre, Fr John Hayes and Northern Ireland: ‘Names and flags avail nothing’

FOR nine decades the Irish social movement Muintir na Tíre (Irish for 'People of the Land') has been embedded in rural communities across the 26 counties. The organisation, founded by Limerick-born priest, Fr John Hayes, played a significant role in periods of the Irish state's social life in the 20th century. Its leading role in rural electrification in the 1940s [...]

Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation

Sheep would prefer to eat sweet grass than be warned of a prowling wolf. And so too it is with us. There is a strong tendency to ignore much of what is unpalatable so we can continue just as we are. There is a role in America called the Surgeon General. On the 2nd of May, Dr Vivek Murty, who [...]

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Muintir na Tíre is a national voluntary organisation dedicated to promoting the process of community development. Canon Hayes founded the organisation in 1937. Muintir na Tíre aims to enhance the capacities of people in communities, rural and urban, to become involved in local social, economic, cultural and environmental development.

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