Macra na Feirme, and media partners Irish Country Living, have launched the annual Know Your Neighbour Weekend which is taking place on July 12 and 13.
The theme this year is ‘Neighbours – Near and Far’ as Macra encourage you to include your neighbours who are living abroad. You can do this by organising a skype call and getting everyone in the community to say hello to their distant friends or send them a postcard letting them know you’re thinking of them.
Communities across Ireland have lost neighbours to emigration and their loss is felt by those left behind – in the local Macra and GAA clubs, in their own homes and in their local communities. We’re encouraging everyone to make the most of technology like Skype to make their Know Your Neighbour event an international affair and help their neighbours abroad feel part of the gang again.
Everyone is asked to organise an event in their own community – whether it’s a low key coffee morning or an all-inclusive field day, why not take the opportunity to get your neighbours together.
You can find information on the weekend, event ideas and resources to download like posters, invites and name badges on knowyourneighbour.ie – it’s where you can register your event. You can also register your event by texting ‘KYN’ followed by your name and address to 51444.