The Glen Learning Neighbourhood
In September 2021, The Glen Learning Neighbourhoods held a recognition ceremony for a committee member, Ann Long, to acknowledge her contribution to Lifelong Learning in The Glen. Ann's colleagues came together to organise a special ceremony to mark Ann's Lifelong commitment and dedication to learning in The Glen Community. Ann was presented with her own 'Faces of Learning' portrait by Fiona Long, ABLES, The Glen. Cork City Council Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr John Maher presented Ann with a beautiful bouquet and spoke about Ann's work in the Glen over the past years. This event provided a platform to highlight and celebrate the impact of a strong community leader.
In April 2022, The Glen hosted a 'Faces of Learning' exhibition in the community. The exhibition took place locally in The Glen Resourse centre. The Glen Learning Neighbourhood committee welcomed the local community to the exhibition. A number of local people came to the exhibition to support their friends and family members whose portraits were on display. The event recognised the importance of local learners and their contribution to the community.
The community of people working and living in The Glen have come together to celebrate and promote the benefits of learning on the Northside of Cork City.
Awarded Learning Neighbourhood status in 2018, The Glen kicked off their learning year with a variety of initiatives including a focus on Mental Health for all ages, recording the oral heritage of the Glen as it heads for its 50th birthday and an emphasis on learning for life.
Adopting the phrase 'Living is Learning and Learning is Living' is a key aspiration for the Glen Learning Neighbourhood.
The highpoint of the year so far was the unveiling of the Glen Learning Neighbourhood Flag on Thursday 22nd November 2018, followed by a Charity Art Sale for Suicide Awareness in ABLES in The Glen Community Services Building, in conjunction with Shine A Light Suicide and Mental Health Awareness group to raise funds for Shine A Light and to raise awareness on Mental Health issues as part of the year-long Learning Neighbourhood Programme.