At Callan Tansey we believe that our success is linked to the success of our community. We are committed to integrating our social and environmental responsibilities in our business operations. It is important to us to support the local communities close to our six offices, as well as the wider community through fundraising events and environmental initiatives. Our Corporate Social Responsibility Programme (CSR) focuses on supporting cultural events and community organisations as well as fundraising for charities and voluntary organisations. This activity is driven by Partners, Solicitors and our Professional Support Staff. Some of the support we have given in recent years is listed below and you will find the link to apply for support here
Summerhill College ASD Support
Our firm’s links with Summerhill College stretch from the early years of the last century to the present day, with generations of Callan Tansey Solicitors and their families educated there. We are therefore delighted to support the new Practical Living Demonstration Room for ASD students.
In the course of our work we meet children and families navigating life with different abilities. We see the challenges they often face, and the need for educational support, recognition of their ability and the importance of integrating students with their peers for social development. The work done by the Summerhill College Additional Educational Needs Team in providing support to all students is considered to be the best in the country.
The Practical Living Demonstration Room supported by Callan Tansey will be a key element for the students in the schools Autism classes as they learn day-to-day life skills. Here they will experience diverse scenarios, enabling them to acquire a range of skills – from basic ones such as self-care and cooking to money management and travel. In repeatedly doing these daily tasks, the students grow in confidence and most importantly independence. Building on what is learned in Summerhill, they can then practice these routines at home and in the community.
This room is one of a few across the country. Callan Tansey is proud to be associated with such a progressive programme.
Our Brian Gill, Partner Commercial and Employment Law was a keynote speaker at a conference on Autism, “What Next? – Pathways into further studies and employment”, hosted by Summerhill College. He highlighted that while it was just 25 years since legislation to protect the rights of people with autism had been intorduced there was a lot still to do. Legislators need to conside positive discrimination to ensure employers with “a narrow mindset” cannot continue to keep people with disabilties our of the workplace. “A workplace that keeps people with disabilites out and keps them on the margins is alll the poorer. It’s like watching black-and-white television in a coloured world.” Click here to read the report of the conference published in The Irish TImes.
Sligo Grammar School Senior Rugby
Callan Tansey Solicitors was delighted to sponsor the Sligo Grammar School Senior Rugby team this season – and what a season it was! Sligo Grammar School Senior Rugby team achieved an unprecedented ‘double-double’, winning back to back Connacht Schools Senior League and Senior Cup titles
Sligo Grammar School is renowned in Connacht for producing talented players and successful teams over a number of years. Many students have been capped for Connacht Rugby at underage level over the years, including several of the current Senior Rugby Team. While a further six players have been capped for Ireland, including three of the current team being named on the Ireland U18 squad. All three of these players have gone on to score tries for Ireland.
Niamh Ní Mhurchú, Joint Managing Partner and Brian Gill, Partner at Callan Tansey Solicitors are pictured here with Vice – Principal Jimmy Staunton and with members of the Senior Team who were presented with a set of jerseys at the start of the season
Christmas Charity Donations
Every December the team at Callan Tansey Solicitors LLP makes a particular effort to support both local and National charities. This year we supported three different charities
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides a wide range of services for vulnerable people though its local offices. These services include personal visiting, education grants, family support services, social housing projects, child and youth services as well as Adult and older peoples services. We made donations to local offices in Boyle, Galway and Sligo to help support the great work done by the organisation and voluteers in our local communities.
Once again Callan Tansey Sollicitors LLP supported Focus Ireland by sponsoring a star on the Focus Ireland Christmas Tree. We share the Focus Ireland belief that everyone has the right to a place they can call home and that no child should have to face Christmas without a safe and secure home. The organisation provides advice, information, advocacy and help with finding a home. Since opening at its initial location in Dublin in 1985, Focus Ireland has expanded its role and activity and now provides services and housing projects across Ireland including in Sligo and Limerick.
Our team was delighted to bring some festive cheer to the offices recently by wearing their Christmas Jumpers to raise vital funds for The Children’s Health Foundation. Many of our clients are families and young children with catastropic injuries and complex health needs. We see at first hand the important work done by our Children’s Hospitals and the urgent need for funding to support their efforts. The funds we raised went towards the purchse of essential equipment at CHI hospitals and urgent care centres.
Boyle Arts Festival
Boyle Arts Festival is an award winning festival which takes place in July each year. Callan Tansey Solicitors has been delighted to support this highly regarded Festival for many years. It attracts well-respected artists and performers as well as audiences from across Ireland and overseas. During the 10 days of the festival audiences enjoy a great mix of visual arts, literature, drama, workshops and a variety of musical events and performance to suit all tastes, including clasical, traditional, jazz, and popular music.. Many events are free and tickets for other events can be bought online or at the Festival Office in Boyle.
Ballina Salmon Festival
Festivals could not happen without the hard work and support of local communities. They represent the best elements of a community, encourage local participation and prompt visitors to travel to enjoy various events.
This year we are delighted to sponsor the Ballina Salmon Festival Busking Competition. After a difficult few years for everyone it is lovely to once again have the opportunity to gather as communities and attend events. It is also important that we all support the creative and artistic community who were particularly hard hit by Covid lockdowns and closures.
The busking competition has run all week across Ballina, giving talented performers a chance to showcase their talent as well as significantly contributing to the festival atmosphere. Thank you to all the wonderful performers who entered and we hope you see your audiences grow.
Darkness Into Light 2022
On a foggy and misty morning members of the Callan Tansey team from across our offices rose before dawn to participate with family and friends in the Darkness into Light walk in aid of Pieta. They were among the almost 120,000 supporters walking to raise almost €4million in much needed funds to support people affected by suicide and self-harm.
March Into March 2022
We were delighted to support our neighbours Sligo Cancer Support Centre in their recent March into March Fundraiser and present them with much needed funds. Pictured are some of our team who participated in the fundraiser and members of the Sligo Cancer Suppert Centre. Aoife Bromley, Majella Lynch, Annamaria Toolan, Attracta Higgins, Caroline McLaughlin, Loretta Coyne (Sligo Cancer Support Centre), Bridget Kerrigan (Sligo Cancer Support Centre)
Pocket Forest at Callan Tansey Ballina
We were delighted to work with Pocket Forests recently at our Ballina office. First the team from Pocket Forests helped us rejuvenate some ground behind our office building then we planted a diverse range of native trees and shrubs. The goal is promote biodiversity in this urban location which will support pollinators and the wider environment in the community.