Milltown Defibrillator Group was
set up in 2008 to provide ongoing 3-minute access to a defibrillator
unit to every citizen in the Milltown (Co. Galway) parish, supported by
free CPR and AED training.
Milltown resident and CPR/AED trainer
Breda Hyland came into the Good Morning Show studio to talk to host Paul
Halligan, and stand-in co-host Ed Coulson, about the history of the
group and its activities.
You can find the Milltown Defibrillator Group on Facebook here.
On Friday 3rd May, an exhibition opened in the Town Hall studio, showcasing art created by students of Mount St Michael Secondary School as part of a programme of workshops on sexual health, relationships and consent. The programme was funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland via its Women’s Fund.
It was coordinated by Nuala Gilligan of the Family Resource Centre, and facilitated by Grace McGee of Tacú in Ballinrobe with help from Chloe Horan McDonagh, a 3rd Year social care student.
Community artist Lanna Heyrman worked with the students to create a visual representation of what they had learned, and what they wanted to communicate about it. The exhibition was officially opened by health advocate (and former Dragon’s Den contestant) Olive O’Connor.
In this report, Ed Coulson talks to
those involved, including the students, on their experience of the
project, and the art that emerged from it.