International fun day in Cooley takes place this weekend

Ami Connolly

Reporter:

Ami Connolly

International fun day in Cooley takes place this weekend
On Saturday, 19 October from 2-6pm the Cooley Peninsula is hosting an International Fun Day in Cooley Complex Ltd.

On Saturday, 19 October from 2-6pm the Cooley Peninsula is hosting an International Fun Day in Cooley Complex Ltd.

Come and be prepared to participate in cultural drumming workshops, experience peace and well being with tai chi, allow your wishes to travel to the heaven on the wind of lanterns, wiggle the toes in Irish dance, embrace the current culture of hip hop, cheer at the World Cup soccer Blitz played by the world class players of the local primary schools, taste ethnic cuisine, have a cup of tea and learn about a variety of customs and traditions.

This project aims to raise awareness and celebrate the traditional and diverse cultures within the Cooley Peninsula.

The project has worked in a dual capacity where cultural workshops have been administered to the primary schools and the Bush Secondary School within the area.

The primary schools are submitting their world class players for the World Cup Blitz and the transition year students from Bush secondary school will be cultural ambassadors on the day.

“This is an amazing opportunity to bring people together,” said Ann Callan, chairperson of the project, “Where the traditions and cultures that makes us who we are, are celebrated for the whole community through sharing and getting involved”.

“We are united in our human connections and ties, it’s found in the wisdom of a mother eyes, the joy in the daughter’s laugh, the bit of craic in a friend banter, the friendly hand of support when we are down and when neighbours come together”.

Don’t miss on a great opportunity and join in the International Fun Day.

The project is funded by Louth PEACE 111 partnership and steered through the collective partnership of the Louth Minority Ethnic Consortium.