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Community and Integrated Development

Age Friendly Projects and Events

Age Friendly IWAK Launch

Ireland West Airport Knock is recognised as age friendly airport by the World Health Organisation. Key criteria include low noise levels, places to rest and sit, safe footpaths, accessible toilets and clear signage.  Ireland West Airport Knock with Shannon Airport were both launched on the 17th June 2022 with Minister Hildegarde Naughton at Knock Airport. 

Mayo’s Older Persons Council were instrumental in the progress and delivery of this project.

Ìmage of Age Friendly team at Knock Airport Walkability Audit

Mayo Age Friendly Keep Well Booklet

To view the Age Friendly Keep Well Booklet please click here

Butter Making Project

This Butter Making Documentary offers an insight into the science of how butter is made and various methods of making it.

This Science Week intergenerational project, which was led out by Mayo Comhairle na nÓg in collaboration with Age Friendly Mayo, The Museum of Country Life, South West Mayo Development Company and Mayo County Council, shows us how we can easily make butter at home, the science behind making it, as well as some of the best tips and social history around making it.

Why is Irish butter better and why is it such a ‘sought after’ product? The documentary will also give us an insight into the utensils used in bygone days to make butter. Irish butter is an important food both in terms of our health and our economy. Why not learn how to make your own butter through this documentary and discover how you can reduce your carbon footprint by doing so.

This documentary is ideal for primary and secondary school children in particular but will be available and accessible to all.

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Christmas Connections

Christmas 2020

Age Friendly Mayo (Mayo County Council) and Mayo Older Person Council has collaborated with 2nd year students from Ballyhaunis Community School and An Garda Siochána to bring some festive cheer to older adults living in the Ballyhaunis area.   

“Connections” is a project hoped to, in a small way, reach out to those living alone and perhaps feeling isolated in pandemic times.

The 2nd year art students have written letters to older members of their community, sharing with them their feelings on how their lives have changed in recent times. The students also tried to reach out and imagine how life must feel for the elderly living alone and sometimes separated from their families.

Ballyhaunis Community School celebrates diversity within its classrooms, many of the students can empathise with separation from family as many of them have left their extended families in their native countries. 

The students created handmade Christmas cards to accompany their letters, they used mixed media including lino printing, pointillism and painting.

The Community Garda has collected the cards and will personally deliver them to the recipients for Christmas.

Croke Park Launch

Croke Park was launched as the first Age Friendly Stadium in April 2022

Image from Age Friendly Croke Park launch


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