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Grow-It-Yourself, in partnership with Healthy Ireland and Libraries Ireland, have launched Grow It Forward, an initiative that plans to give away 50,000 free food growing kits.

Budding GIYers are invited to claim a Grow It Forward pack at or by contacting carrick library at Each food growing pack includes seeds for beetroot, carrots, salad leaves, peas and tomatoes along with a guide to help grow them and a postcard and gift tags to help share them.

Keep Well

The “Keep Well” campaign was launched on 29 October 2020, and aims to support people and communities to mind their physical and mental health over the coming months.

The five key messages in the #KeepWell campaign are:

  • Keeping active
  • Staying connected
  • Switching off and getting creative
  • Eating well
  • Minding your mood

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Daniel Flynn, Principal Psychology Manager at Cork/Kerry Mental Health Services talks about recognising the emotional impact that living with COVID can have and how we can better manage the emotional triggers and the sort of mental and physical reactions that precipitate from these triggers.

Mid West ARIES (Advanced Recovery in Ireland Education Service) works with communities in North Tipperary, Limerick and Clare to provide educational programmes on mental health recovery and well-being. Click on the links provided to access their Online Prospectus and their list of FREE Mental Health & Well-Being Workshops taking place in February. #keepwell

With a wide variety of content that includes everything from Local History Tours through STEM Challenges to Baking Tutorials, Storytimes and Craft classes our YouTube channel really does have something for everyone! #KeepWell

For Book Reviews, Lectures, Positive Ageing stories and great Local History content our Soundcloud channel is well worth checking out!

For more events across the county check out Keep Well

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