Local women in West Donegal gathered for a unique culture event on March 8th, International Women's Day.

The Mna na Rosann celebration at CDP na Rosann gave a snapshot into the varied lives of all women, including carers, mothers, businesswomen and women in the community.

The event was organised by Breege Ward, Social Prescriber to the Rosses Primary Care team.

There were information stands present from Citizens Advice and WISE. There were also a number of demonstrations that took place including baking, recycling and local crafts such as spinning.

Light lunch was provided while attendees got the opportunity to relax and listen to a live music group from the local secondary school Rosses Community School.

Michelle Meehan Community Registered General Nurse, Susan McGarvey Public Health Nurse, and Iris Alcorn Assistant Director Public Health Nursing Northwest Network.

Free health checks were provided by the Donegal Public Health Nursing Service in Rosses, Dungloe CPD. In just two hours, over 40 women availed of the free health check.

The health check consisted of a one on one discussion on overall health that included a weight and blood pressure check. Information leaflets on women’s health issues were distributed, advice was also on hand on diet, breastfeeding, diabetes, alcohol awareness and getting active to name but a few. It was also an opportunity to signpost women to all health services available in the area.

The Public Health Nursing service would like to extend their sincere thanks to Breege for inviting them to attend.