New Horizon Christmas Decorations

This year in our Christmas Arts and Crafts we were very adventurous and made our very own Christmas Tree from scratch . This was an idea we found on Pinterest which is a great website for all arts and craft ideas. We started by drawing out the template on a large piece of paper and…

Christmas Days with New Horizon On the 3rd of Dec a small group from New Horizon went into town for a Christmas day out with Gemma.  We met at the Jervis St shopping centre and had a small breakfast in Ann’s Bakery and then headed around the shops, mostly  window shopping.  The City looks very…

Visit to Hugh Lane Gallery

On Tuesday the 19th of November a group of us from New Horizons went into town to see some paintings in the Hugh Lane Gallery as part of our Leisure, Arts and Culture class.  We all met up at the GPO at 10 am and from there we walked to Parnell Square where the gallery…

The Joker PATH Group

On Wednesday 16th October a group of women from New Horizon went to see Joker. There was Christine, Louise T and Julie. We went to see the film in the IMC Cinema Tallaght. We all met outside the cinema.  The film started at 1.45.  The Joker was played by the actor Joaquin Phoenix, he was very…

Bowling in Tallaght

Michael O’C, Michael H, Jeff and David met up at Leisureplex  in Tallaght village at 3.30 p.m. on Friday 18th October.  We were  meeting as part of a non core group organised by David the staff member along with the participants.  We played ten rounds of bowling and enjoyed it very much.  It is a…

Rua Red Art Project

Our friends in Rua Red kindly invited us to be involved in a recent project after the success of our involvement  in the Finian’s Woke Project last year. This recent project was ran at the same time as an exhibition “Open Minds”, which was a creative exhibition of work made by people in custody and post…

Eve World Cup Tournament 2019

On the 21st Of Aug we all headed off to the Eve World Cup Tournament which took place in TU Grangegorman.  We got the Red Luas into town and then got the Green Luas out to the venue.  Goirtín hosted the event. The weather was great, ideal for our footballing skills!   We had a great…

Trip to Dun Laoghaire

We all met at the Square last Thursday 15th August at 9.30a.m.  Then we went on the 75 bus to Dun Laoghaire.  It took us about an hour and a half to get there.  When arrived, we all went to the pier and walked all the way to the end.  We enjoyed the walk and…

Rainbow Clubhouse

I started in Rainbow Clubhouse in July. I do Thursdays and Fridays. I learned about Rainbow clubhouse through the transition programme here in New Horizon. The Clubhouse is located in Ballyfermot in the Cherry Orchard hospital campus. I get the 76 bus to the Clubhouse. I really enjoy attending and the staff and members are…

Poetry Corner

Last Tuesday 6th August, we held a Poetry Corner reading. The poems we read were a collection of work that the creative writing group had written over the course of classes.  The classes were Co-facilitated by Gemma and Patrick.  We had compiled the poetry collection previous to the Poetry Corner reading. Gemma and Julie had…

Foolproof Brown Bread

Last week we made a few loaves of brown bread here in New Horizon.  It is a very easy recipe to follow.  We got it from the Healthy Food Made Easy booklet (the 2017 edition).  The only change we made was we added 1 tablespoon of treacle to the mixture as it gives the bread…

New Horizon smells the Roses

On the 30th July a group of 5 participants and 2 staff went to the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin.  We left  Eve New Horizon around 9.45am. We went in the people carrier. It was a lovely morning despite a forecast for rain. When we arrived we had a good look around the gardens and around…

New Horizon vs Hail Housing

We recently played a game of soccer against Hail housing at the Astropark on Greehills  road. It was 7 players in a five a side and two substitutes.   Great  game 20 minutes each way,  david  scored  about  7 or 8 goals.  Brendan scored  5 goals. I remember I scored 1 goal.  It was a super…

Grow Talks

Last Wednesday the 10th of August we had a speaker from the organisation Grow here in New Horizon.  Her name is Izabel.  Her talk was called “Understanding Your Mental Health”.  It was very good.  She showed us a YouTube video of Professor Stephen Ilardi who is a clinical psychologist from New York.  His Tedtalk is…

Creamy Chicken and Pasta

On Monday last we did a cookery group with Gemma.  We cooked a delicious creamy chicken and vegetable dish.  It is probably a winter type dish but we still enjoyed it, hope you do too! Creamy Chicken & Pasta 8 Chicken fillets Pasta ( enough for 8 people) 1 red pepper 1 green pepper 1…

DAY TRIP TO BRAY

Yesterday on the 16th of July a group of us from New Horizon met up at 9.30am in Rua Red.  We all got on the Luas into town.  We got the Dart from Tara street to Bray.  We arrived at 11.30am.  The weather was mild and dry and we had a lovely walk admiring the…

Acrylic Pouring Abstract Art Class.

On Friday the 21st of June 2019, a group of participants took part in an Acrylic Pouring Abstract Art class that was facilitated by Lauren. She gave us all a blank canvas each and we had to cover it all over in paint either in one colour or two. When the paint was dry, we…

Our Gratitude Jar

When we’re in a hurry Or just feeling blue We sometimes forget To be grateful, it’s true So we have a jar To remind us each day To say Thanks for the small things When they come our way We pop in a note And just for a while We stop to say ”Thank You”…

Book review

I enjoyed reading ‘The Pyramid of Mud’ by Andrea Camilleri which is an Inspector Montalbano mystery. It is a fictional story with murder, humour and character. I enjoy the way this author creates confusion from the pronunciation of foreign speakers of English. The plot includes Mafia involvement, potential Government cover-ups and corruption. The main character…

14 Henrietta Street

This is a museum dedicated to the history of tenement housing in Dublin from the grand Georgian times to their later years, finishing in the mid 1970’s. On Wednesday the 12th June a group of participants from Eve New Horizon went with Gemma and Dave to visit 14 Henritta Street. We got the luas at…