Kevin’s Book Review

The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble  This is the first Margaret Drabble novel I’ve tried. I was aware of her as a well-respected novelist of the older generation but I had an idea that she was an unexciting novelist, maybe simply because of the ‘drab’ in Drabble. This has been proven wrong with this…

A Natural Piece of Sculputure

  Broccoli This is a sketch of a stalk from a piece of broccoli.  It is a natural piece of sculpture, that inspired me to draw it. It represents life and growth in its natural form. It is deteriorating in parts; yet new life is budding from it, with little shoots reaching to the light. …

Book Review

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet I recently read a sci-fi book named “The long way to a small angry planet” by Becky Chambers which I borrowed from Tallaght Library. This is by far the best book I’ve read in the past five years. The amount of genres she has included in one…

P.A.T.H. Pool

Hello, my name is Philip from Eve New Horizon Hub. Recently, we played in a Pool competition and won it for the second time. We all enjoyed taking part in it.  On Monday the 8th of January; we started a P.A.T.H. pool group. ( Participant led Activity Through The Hub) There are six of us…

Operation Transformation

    A group of participants in Eve New Horizon have decided to take part in this year’s Operation Transformation.  Anne, the manager of Eve New Horizon e-mailed South Dublin County Council and inquired about whether they would supply us with the free pedometers, which they were giving out to the public, to which they kindly…

Our Gym Membership 2018

We at New Horizon Hub were lucky enough to get a chance to apply for a years membership for Westpark Gym. Yesterday twelve of us heard that we got it and are starting next week. On Tuesday we are all going to meet the staff and trainers and get our membership cards. We will also…

InterConnect

Before I came to New Horizon I was involved with a group of people who took on the challenge of making the world’s largest Jigsaw. 26,000 peices! When we got together the facilitator told us that the idea was based on logotherapy, founded by Viktor Frankl. Frankl is a psychiatrist and a Holocaust survivor. He…

Our Christmas Party

I know Christmas is just over but this is just a little reminder of the lovely Christmas Party we had before we the holidays! We had a Christmas party Wednesday 20th December in the centre, it was a lovely Christmas atmosphere.  The karaoke was lots of people singing songs with Samantha and Dave.  While this…

Christmas Day Trip

 The whole group from New Horizon went into town last Friday 8 of December.  We all met up outside Jervis shopping centre at around 9.30 am.  From there we headed into Anns bakery on Henry Street for breakfast.  When we finished eating we split into groups of 3 or 4 participants headed by a staff…

Eve Pool Competition

The final of the Eve Pool Competition took place on 13th December in Airdnua. The team here from New Horizon Hub came through as the overall winner.  We had a great time taking part this year. We would like to thank Airdnua for hosting the event and for providing a lovely lunch afterwards.  A big…

Social Inclusion Tea Dance

One Wednesday a few weeks ago myself, Caroline, Ann and Gemma our facilitator went to a Tea Dance in the Red Cow. This event was a celebration to end the week of Social Inclusion, held by South Dublin County Council every year in November. This is a great week of events and classes for the…

New Horizon Christmas Cards

These are some of our Christmas Cards we entered for the Eve E-Card competition. Merry Christmas Everyone!

My Art Award

In November 2017 I received a beautiful glass trophy presented to me by the wife of the late Doctor Dermot Walsh. I am the first person to win the DR. Dermot Walsh Memorial Award for the NPIRS report cover design competition for the Health Research Board. The event was held in Grattan House, Grand Canal…

Quarter Finals of Eve Pool Competition

My name is Philip from New Horizon, we played pool on Tuesday the 28th of November, it was the quarter finals. We were playing against Castleview. The game was held in Tallaght Leisure Plex.   Myself and Michael walked to the venue, the weather was cold and brisk but we were warmed up for our game….

Living Life Well

On Thursday the 9.11.17 the H.S.E launched a new programme called Living Life Well, which means getting the most out of life and not just existing. It was held in the Maldron hotel Tallaght from 10am to 5 pm.  All the local groups, organizations and services were asked to attend to showcase what is available…

Our Russian Dolls

RUSSIAN DOLLS/MATRUOSHKE DOLLS Many of us had an opportunity to paint Russian dolls with Samantha the new facilitator, who held the class.  We were each given an undecorated set of dolls one inside the other.  Some people took inspiration from images from the internet, others did their own take on it.  We used various different…

Kevin’s Book Review

Death by Water  by Kenzaburo Oe I think this is the first work I’ve reviewed by a Nobel prize winner here. Maybe with Bob Dylan winning the prize too, it’s permissible to cover such a winner and not seem elitist! This is in fact quite an accessible work in terms of style. The difference with…

Doing Yoga

My name is Diarmuid and I like yoga.  I attend a yoga class in a centre called Threshold. The class is great and the teacher is great. It lasts about an hour which is good but as they say time flies as your having fun.  I love the stretching and the breathing involved in it….

Swimming at West Park Sport and Leisure Centre

On Friday morning two weeks ago Maureen, Sandra, and I went to the West Park Sport and Leisure Centre on Greenhill’s Road Tallaght for a swim. I was late getting there; Maureen and Sandra were already in the pool. I got into the pool and swam about six lengths or more.  We all got out…

A new chapter in my life

My name is Philip I have started in New Horizon on the 1st of September.  It’s going well for me.  We do lot s of things.  It gets me out of the house Monday to Friday and helps me fill in my days.  I got into a routine now and hopefully things will get better. …