Gallery 2016


100 pictures, 10 videos, 30 events!

Discover here below a picture report of most of the 2016 UN Day events in Ireland!
The Irish Committee for the UN End Poverty Day is grateful to all the stakeholders
and volunteers who made all these events possible!

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and see also the international website!


Early days in October 2016 – Volunteers are cleaning the 17 October Stone in Dublin!


To mark the UN End Poverty Day 2016, the trainees of the North Wall Community Training Centre
(see also Facebook) prepared a 32 meters giant banner bearing the text:
No Poverty – Leave No One Behind – No Hunger.
This banner was displayed on Custom House Quay between the Famine Statues
and the Human Rights and Poverty Stone on 16 and 17 October!

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Ballyfermot Community Civic Centre, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10 – Open Day at the Ballyfermot Community Civic Centre (12 October).
The day was an opportunity for people to come together, to share their stories with each other
and gain strength from the knowledge that they are not alone.


Rosie Hackett Bridge, Dublin 1 – The SAOL project event on Friday 14 October
was a combination of ‘hands across the bridge’ and a ‘join me on the bridge’
happenings to celebrate recovery from addiction and freedom for women from domestic violence.


Avondale Community Room, 123 Avondale Park, Tyrrelstown Road, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 – i-Smile International hold
‘Young People Reaching Higher than the Stars’,
an event for young people on 15 October to raise awareness around the UN Day.


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Famine Statues, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
“Zero Hunger, Zero Poverty Candlelight Vigil” : in a symbolic walk on 16 October, everyone could join
to help create a human chain of lights between

the Famine Statues
and the Human Rights & Poverty Stone to #LightTheWay for Goal 1 and Goal 2
in the 2030 Univerval Sustainable Development Agenda


Cork Life Centre, Sundays Well Road, Cork – 17 October
Launch of a video created by students “End Educational Poverty” and unveiling of an ‘#EndPoverty” mural.

cork-posteroctober-17thsDiscover here the report by TG4 Imeall programme about the creation of the mural in Cork
as well as the video prepared by the students of the Cork Life Centre!




National Commemoration of the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17 October
This public gathering organised by the Irish 17 October Committee was an opportunity for communities
to have their voices heard through personal testimonies from people who experience poverty,
as well as through music and drama presentation.
The President of Ireland Michael D Higgins attended the gathering.
The SAOL Project displayed a new exhibition “Object Poverty” at the event.


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President Michael D. Higgins spoke of the reasons why the day is being marked across the world,
and of the importance of going beyond strategies that merely alleviate poverty,
by resolving to eradicate poverty at its root causes.
Listen to his powerful address here! Full text of the address here!
Watch the video report by the Irish Times here below!


The SAOL Project displayed a new exhibition “Object Poverty” at the event.


An Cosan, Kiltalawn Vilage Centre, Jobstown, Dublin 24 – 17 October
Speakers gathered by An Cosan gathered around Sabina Higgins discussed their journeys
using innovative solutions for current world challenges in the fight against poverty.



Breffni Family Resource Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim – 17 October
Launch of a stone carving and a sensory garden project highlighting the work of people
who represent minorities and are experiencing social exclusion.




Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght – 17 October
The Rights Platform (formerly South Dublin Community Platform) launched
an exhibition of posters and factsheets highlighting the impacts of poverty.



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Mullaghmatt, Monaghan Town, Co. Monaghan
On 17 October, the Teach na Daoine Family Resource Center installed large billboards at all entrance
and exit roads of Monaghan Town. On the 18, October, the Family Resource Center hosted a Northern Sound FM radio show
from 11am to 1pm with key speakers & listener feedback debating the subject of poverty.




On 17 October, Liffey Sound FM held a 1 hour panel discussion with speakers from Trócaire, St. Vincent de Paul,
Barnardos and the North Clondalkin Community Development Program.

Listen to Liffey Sound special UN End Poverty Day programme




Tullamore, Co. Offaly – 17 October
The Arden View Family Ressource Centre invited members of the local community to join a film production “I bear witness”
that tells the stories of empathy. Local children will participate in a balloon release to mark the day.






To mark the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17th October,
Dublin Simon Community shared stories from clients on their path out of homelessness.
Please click on the links below to listen to the stories.





Ahead of the UN End Poverty Day, the “Global Citizenship Schools” project invited teachers
to run the “World Largest Lesson” on the 17 Global Goals and the 2030 Agenda.
The campaign ended with the momentum of the UN Day.
Here is how RTE news2day covered this initiative on the 17 October:


 The Irish Rural Link, Georgian Suite, Buswells Hotel, Molesworth St., Dublin 2 – 18 October
The Irish Rural Link launched a booklet with messages on poverty and social exclusion in rural areas
and asked elected representatives, members of Social Justice Ireland and Charities to react.



Clara, Co. Offaly – 18 October

The Clara Community and Family Ressource Centre held
a series of activities for the week of 17 October, including an artwork display on homelessness and human rights.




National Travellers Service, 61 Great Strand St., Dublin 1 – 18 October

Exchange House Ireland hosted
an event with young Travellers to raise awareness of the impact and experiences of homeless people and poverty.
The event included an art exhibit and participants will share their experiences and talk about their works



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The Ramsgrange Centre, Ramsgrange, New Ross, Co. Wexford – 18 October
Young people from the Glór Project (South West Wexford Family Resource Center) in Ramsgrange
produced a CD with the song “Struggle in my Shoes”. The CD was launched on 18 October.


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The Connect Family Resource Center unveiled an exhibition
exploring the ‘Eradication of Poverty’ through the medium of crafts.
Community members created individual and group works in ceramics and mixed media.








Tipperary town – 19 October
At the Knockanrawley Resource Centre
a Clearance Cookery Challenge workshop
took place including a cookery demo: “ how to cook affordable and healthy food?”
using the food donated through the Foodcloud Project and aiming to prepare a mexican meal!

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Lus Na Greine Family Resource Centre, Granard, Co. Longford – 19 October
The Lus Na Greine Family Resource Centre run an awareness raising event where they decided
to ‘Shine a Light on Poverty’. It included an exhibition of lantern sculptures that will be lit up to convey messages about poverty!


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EAPN Ireland, Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2 – 21 October
EAPN Ireland organised a workshop
on poverty, inequality and health


24 October – Mrs Sabina Higgins, wife of President Michael D Higgins,
was in Tullamore to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Offaly Traveller Movement.
The Offaly Traveller youth group performed a piece of Drama depicting the past
present and future of the Traveller tradition surrounding marriage.


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