Know your neighbour weekend gets underway

Know Your Neighbour Weekend kicks off today with events taking place nationwide. The 7th year of the initiative, Macra na Feirme hopes that the events will help communities to reconnect. Groups and individuals across the country will get together this weekend, the 14th and 15th July, to hold community events and build their local support network.

Know Your Neighbour Weekend kicks off today with events taking place nationwide. The 7th year of the initiative, Macra na Feirme hopes that the events will help communities to reconnect. Groups and individuals across the country will get together this weekend, the 14th and 15th July, to hold community events and build their local support network.

Macra National President, Alan Jagoe, said, “The Know Your Neighbour Weekend slogan is “Don’t walk by, say hi” - a simple action that could open up doors. Reaching out to your neighbours over Know Your Neighbour Weekend is a chance to build relationships and enrich your life. It’s not too late to hold an event with your neighbours this weekend or in the coming weeks in the spirit of community.”

The initiative aims to bring neighbours together to socialise and have fun. Macra na Feirme is calling on people and groups in communities to hold a Know Your Neighbour event such as a coffee morning, a BBQ, a themed party or a field day. It is an opportunity for neighbours to get together in a fun and informal environment. Taking the time to build these relationships will ensure you have the support network you may rely on in the future.

Those interested in holding an event can find more information on www.knowyourneighbour.ie where they will get event ideas, tips and resources they can download. Register your event on www.knowyourneighbour.ie or by texting KYN followed by your name and address to 51444.

Send in your event photos to macranafeirme@gmail.com before the 31st July to be in with the chance to win one of two SAORVIEW approved TVs or one of two One For All Vouchers worth €150. Prizes courtesy of SAORVIEW.