My Trip to the Philippines.

            Just over two weeks ago, I went on a trip to the Philippines.  The first part of my holiday involved doing best man for my brother at his wedding.  The wedding took place in Lipa City, where my brother’s wife is from.  On the day of the wedding it was very hot (35 degrees),…

BUSHY PARK

On Monday the 17th of June a group of us from New Horizon’s went to Bushy Park, the weather was absolutely fabulous we saw plenty of ducks and swans and one of our participants brought some vegetables with them to feed the ducks.  It is a lovely amenity located in Templeogue. These are some photos…

VHI Ladies Mini Marathon

On Sunday the 2nd of June 2019 I did the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon. Over 30,000 women and some men who dress up for fun to take part each year to raise money for different charities and have an enjoyable day out. My auntie and I did the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon this year. I…

Fit Walk

A group of us went on a fit walk with Gemma and Dave to Tymon Park from Eve New Horizon. It’s a beautiful park and we were lucky with the weather. We took advantage of the workout machines located in the park before we left. It is a great amenity to have near us.

Shamrock Rovers Vs Cork

Friday evening the 24th May 2019 5 of us from New Horizon arranged to meet for an evening out and meal, for the Shamrock Rovers match.   We met David the New Horizon facilitator at the square at 4.30pm Friday.  We went to Kays Kitchen for our dinner and also had an hour to ramble and…

Green Ribbon Event

On Tuesday the 21st of May all of the EVE centres came together for a special Green Ribbon event day. This was organised by the recent Social Committee that was set up to organise different events. The event was a walk in the Phoenix Park.  We here in New Horizon were delighted to take part….

ART WITH LINDA

We began art classes with Linda at the end of April.  For the first lesson she taught us about primary colours, what to use and what not to use, how to mix colours and what brushes to use.  We had to wait two weeks for our next class due to a Monday Bank Holiday. For…

A seminar by Shane Martin

A few of us from New Horizon went up to the county hall as part of the Bealtaine festival recently.  There was a talk by Mr Shane Martin, a psychologist.  The theme was “Moodwatchers”.  It was an informative and fun morning,  it was about how to approach life and to make life as happy as…

Healthy Ireland Showcase

On Tuesday the 14th May 2019 all the Eve centres came together for a healthy Ireland showcase event in the Estuary centre. All the centres arrived at approximately 10am and set up their display table. There was a lovely breakfast of fruit, yogurts, brown bread, granola, porridge and tea and coffee at approx. 10.30am. At…

ART COURSE IN RUA RED

I started an 8 week art course in Rua Red a couple of weeks ago.  It is being run by 2 girls one is called Niamh. There is an exhibition (MFA) by N.C.A.D (National College of Art and Design).  It’s an interim show and is running currently in the gallery in Rua Red.  Using the…

Collins’ Barracks

Last Wednesday a group of us in New Horizon got the Luas in to Collins’ Barracks where we met up with Gemma and Dave to see the exhibition.  It was absolutely amazing.  We saw how the soldiers lived when it was in operation and their bunks with all their kit laid out on them.  It’s…

New Horizons Vs Hail Housing

We recently played a football match on a Wednesday morning against Hale Housing.  It was a five aside match.  Michael, Brendan, David, Chris, Ger and Yvonne played. It was an exciting match. It was six goals to two at half time in favour of us and ended nine all. David was the best player.  It…

My Philippines Trip

On the 28th May, I will be flying out to the Philippines for the forthcoming wedding of my oldest brother Michael, for whom I am doing best man.             The flight to Manila will take twenty-one & half hours, as I have to get three planes to get there.  Firstly I will have to fly…

Path groups

As part of our path groups on Monday’s a group of us go to the cinema in The Square Tallaght. On the Friday we all get together to pick a film. On Mondays we usually leave after our lunch. Some of us walk and some get the bus to The Square Tallaght and we all…

FRIDAY’S NON-CORE EVENT

On Friday the 22nd of march a group of us from New Horizon’s went to The foxes covert also known as Molloy’s pub in Tallaght village for some dinner.  I had the pork belly for starter and it wasn’t very nice but my main course was delicious which was beer battered fish and chips.  We…

Starting in New Horizon

My first day at the centre went well. I found everyone very friendly. I enjoyed the activities we did. I found the class we did with Freida reading newspaper articles and then writing summaries about them challenging and interesting. I found the scrabble we played in the afternoon enjoyable and stimulating. I found the physical…

Creative Writing

Two seasons that I love the most. Spring and summer are the most loved seasons for me simply because the weather is getting warmer.  Days are longer,  it’s really really great.  Less rain more heat.  I love to go for a swim in lakes,   to the seaside or to the beach. Darius.

Book Review by Kevin

You Think it, I’ll Say it by Curtis Sittenfeld I first became interested in Curtis Sittenfeld after reading comparisons with J D Salinger and reading a novel of hers about psychic identical twins. If that makes her sound a bit fantastic what we have here is actually closer to social realism, albeit not the humourless…

Desktop Publishing and I.T. Skills Course

On the 4th February, I started a course in E.T.B.  The name of the course is Desktop Publishing and I.T. skills.  The course runs until the middle of June.  There are about 12 students taking part.             Desktop Publishing involves creating documents such as posters, flyers and menus.  It is also useful for creating zines…