Togher Learning Neighbourhood
This year, as part of the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival, Togher Learning Neighbourhoods hosted a Lifelong Learning Expo. This Expo which took place in St. Finbarr's Hall provided the community with a platform to showcase all that Togher and the surrounding areas have to offer. The Togher Learning Neighbourhood committee invited local community and education organisations to be represented at the event. The event highlighted a wide variety of activities within the area including sports, crafts, music, and adult education. Togher Learning Neighbourhood also launched their ‘Faces of Learning’ exhibition during the expo. The ‘Faces of Learning’ exhibition is a photographic exhibition which highlights local lifelong learners in the Togher community. Cllr. Fergal Dennehy presented the participants with their own portrait. The Togher Learning Neighbourhood committee were pleased to welcome the local community to the Expo and are proud to highlight the lifelong learning that is taking place in the local community.
Togher Learning Neighbourhood is delighted to announce the upcoming launch of its 'Faces of Learning'; a series of striking black and white photographic images by photographer Eddie Hennessy record portraits of learners local to the Togher Neighbourhood.
The Virtual Launch event took place on Friday 14th May 2021 with a great turnout of Lifelong Learners from all across Cork .
Faces of Learning featuring an intergenerational mix of people who have embraced lifelong learning and who participate in courses, schools and learning events locally.
Togher Learning Neighbourhood benefits from the collaborative work of the Togher Ballyphehane Community Education Network. Learning neighbourhoods all over Cork City are areas where the community pulls together and the community here have been working together for years to help make Togher a great place to Live and a great place to Learn.
Pupils from Togher Girls National School at a morning of musical mayhem with performances, demonstrations, talks and activities by the Togher Ballyphehane Community Education Network in St Finbarrs Hurling & Football Club as part of the Cork Life Long Learning Festival in 2017.