Under the Night Sky

This is a poem I wrote many years ago after my experience of homelessness.  Unfortunately this is such a big problem on the streets of towns and cities around Ireland today.  I vividly remember how it felt sleeping rough,  having nowhere to call home , being invisible to all the people who crossed my path…

The Concert Hall

One day a few weeks ago I decided to go to the Concert Hall.  I rang up to see what was on and book a seat.  I found out it was the RTE Symphony Orchestra which I love. I have always loved music and l did piano when I was younger and been in choirs…

Women’s Group Outing

Last Thursday 1st of November four of us myself, Mariea Gillian and Christine went to Molloy’s in Tallaght for a women’s group outing.  We picked here to try it out because we are going to go here for a non-core outing on the 15th of November.  Myself and Gillian met at the Cookoo’s Nest at…

Healthy Ireland Recipe Book

In the Eve New Horizon Hub Healthy Ireland group we are currently putting together a recipe book.  In the recipe book we are including seven recipes that we have cooked in our healthy Ireland cookery group each Thursday.  The participants in the Healthy Ireland group all took a different task to put the Healthy Ireland…

Active Citizenship

On Monday the 22nd of October 2018 a group of four participants and Gemma our facilitator from Eve New Horizon went to a talk about women’s rights in Fettercairn Community Centre.    We left about 9.45.  When we arrived we had some tea. The talk started about 10.30. It was given by a lecturer form UCD. …

Kevin’s Book Review

The Commanding Self by Idries Shah Idries Shah was a popularizer of Sufi thought in the west in the latter half of the twentieth century. Sufism originated in the Middle East as a form of spirituality, derived from Islam but its practitioners were often persecuted by the more militant form of Islam over the years….

Well Being Week

Recently a group of participants and Gemma attended the launch of Wellbeing Week in Adamstown Community Centre.  It was opened by Councillor Lord Mayor Mark Ward. There were a number of awards presented to some secondary school students for their participation of Healthy Ireland Activities within the community. Also there were some awards presented to…

The Nightingale and The Rose – Opera World Premiere

A group of participants and myself as well as staff member Gemma are going to see this opera tonight in the Civic Theatre Tallaght at 8pm. We are all looking forward to it. The story was inspired by Oscar Wilde’s timeless story and was composed and directed by John O’Brien and Eadaoin Majella Cullagh and…

The Nightingale and The Rose

Last Wednesday Oct 24th Gemma one of four facilitators had organised an out of hours trip for some of the participants to the Civic Theatre to see an opera called The Nightingale And The Rose. The opera is based on an Oscar Wilde short story. The music is composed by John O’Brien and staged by…

The Choir

The Choir is in operation for about six weeks. It is run by Gemma. It is very enjoyable. We all talked about songs and groups we like. Choosing songs that we were all comfortable with was important. We talked about commitment, the importance of listening and attentiveness. We also talked about how singing is good…

Stress Management with ddletb

Today we had a stress management class. It was carried out by the ddletb from Tallaght. It was very interesting. We all introduced ourselves to the speaker and talked about what we thought stress was. Someone said that they thought stress was our worries. We watched a video that said our fight or flight reactions…

STAMPA 2018

On Sunday Oct 7th I attended the annual Stampa event in Griffith College. Stampa is a yearly trade and exhibition fair hosted by Stampa.  Stampa is a nationwide organization that promotes and encourages stamp collecting. There were many stamp dealers present as well as Deutche Post and An Post. The theme of the special exhibition…

Business in the Community

In New Horizon Hub I am part of the transition group. I got in touch with Business in the Community as I am looking for part time admin, clerical, accounts work.  They are located in Phibsborough. They offer things from work experience to mock interview skills and mentoring to immigrants and people with high barriers…

Culture Night 2018

A couple of weeks ago the annual ‘Culture Night’ was held in Dublin. Anne the Eve New Horizon Hub manager had organized a trip into the city centre for a group of participants from New Horizon to sample some of the events and venues of ‘Culture Night 2018’. We had arranged to meet in town…

Botanical Flowers

On a recent trip to the Botanic gardens with a group from New Horizon I brought a small sketchbook.  I drew some of the flowers I noticed on my way around the gardens.  I coloured them in with markers that I also brought with me.  It’s only lately that I have started carrying a sketchbook…

Extra on Fair City

Hello my name is Suzanne  I’m a participant in Eve New Horizon. I recently started back as an extra in the Irish soap Fair City. When I started in New Horizon I met Julie who also works occasionally as an extra on the show.  When I started back yesterday on the set there was about…

Photography Course

Week one of the photography course started last Monday. We had an induction class of photography which was great. Jim is our facilitator.  Jim is an instructor with the ddletb  ( Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board). The ddletb provide various courses here in New Horizon.  This course is the first time I…

Chopped Review

As   part    of    the   healthy   Ireland   programme   we get   to   go   out   and   visit   five different    restaurant’s   over    five weeks   and   try   healthy    options    from   their    menus   and    review    them each week. This  week  we went to Chopped in the Square Tallaght. This is a fast food outlet, but it is a healthy fast food…

Tallaght Annual Health Fair

On the 11th of September a group of 8 participants and a staff went to the Tallaght Annual Health Fair in Fettercairn. We left after a break and we were back just before lunch. When we arrived there were lots of people there. It was held in Fettercain Community Centre. There were many stalls such…

EVE World Cup 2018

On 29th August we went to play football between Eve/HSE Centres.   Myself, Dave the staff member, Liam, Patrick, Farayi and Darius.   It was held on the D.I.T Campus in Grangegorman Dublin. It was great experience. There were eight  teams  playing from the different Eve/HSE centres.   The weather was really nice.  New Horizons won the cup. …