My Work Experience

While I am looking for part time work in admin, clerical, accounts and attending Eve New Horizon, I am doing work experience in Tallaght Centre for the unemployed. I am doing seven weeks Monday to Thursday 1.00pm till 3.30pm. I started in December 2018 and I go to Eve New Horizon Hub from 9.30-12.30. The…

Red Shoes

The following poems were written by participants as part of our Creative Writing group we had here in New Horizons Hub we hope you enjoy them! The title we were given was ‘Red Shoes’ Poem 1 Red Shoes She’s ready to move, She’s nearly two She has to get that pair of shoes She shouts,…

CREATIVE WRITING CLASS 2018

Over ten weeks we had a creative writing class.  It was a co-facilitated class with Patrick and Gemma, which worked very well.  We started with a warm up exercise and had to go around the participants with a name game, it was like a memory game. We learned a lot and enjoyed this class.  One…

Film review

The UPSIDE A group of five of us went on a Path Group to the cinema, from New Horizon. We went to see ‘The Upside’. It is a film about a very disabled man seeking as assistant to help him to do the basic necessities like washing, shaving, and bringing him to wherever he needed…

Physiotherapy Workshop

On Tuesday 15th of January, there was a visit to Eve: New Horizon Hub by a community Physiotherapist.  The physiotherapist’s name was Miriam. To begin the physiotherapy workshop, Miriam gave a presentation on exercise and the health benefits of it.  She went on to explain that regular exercise can help to prevent many chronic diseases…

Yoga

On Tuesday 20th of November, myself and a few participants and a staff member went to Aras Chronain in Clondalkin to do some yoga. I found it quite good. We did some stretches, balancing exercises and some deep breath exercises.  I found it to be quite calming and relaxing and would recommend it to anyone…

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

In Eve New Horizon the participants decided to do the shoe box appeal for Focus Ireland.  On the 12th November 2018 Dave the facilitator brought a group of participants to the Square , Tallaght to get some shoe boxes.  We got some boxes in shoe zone. We wrapped the boxes in the centre with lovely…

Lithuanian Christmas Traditions

Christmas Season is unarguably the biggest among all public holidays in Lithuania – much like in most Western countries. What may surprise you, however, that not Christmas itself, but rather Christmas Eve (“Kūčios“) is more anticipated and has more traditions, both cultural and culinary, attached to it. On Christmas Eve we serve twelve dishes, these twelve dishes…

The Night After Christmas

T’was the night after Christmas, And no-one was near, So it was hard to celebrate, The season of good cheer.   I ate Christmas pudding, With custard on top, And minced pies and cake, I just couldn’t stop.   I got a Christmas card with money inside, I couldn’t believe it, I nearly died, So…

Photography with Jim

Over the last eight weeks, there has been a photography course running in Eve: New Horizon Hub.  The course was facilitated by Jim, through the ddletb. To begin the course, we started off by becoming familiar with our cameras and the settings on them.  For the second class we took a trip to Sean Walsh…

Launch of Social Inclusion Week

On Monday the 19th November 2008 a group of participants with Gemma and Dave attended the opening of ‘Social Inclusion Week’ in offices of South Dublin County Council in Tallaght. On arrival we had tea, coffee, sandwiches and fruit.   It was opened by Lord Mayor Mark Ward and guest speaker was GAA Dublin legend Michael…

A Taste of Cultural Diversity Coffee Morning

  On Thursday 22nd November, as part of Social Inclusion Week, Gemma one of our facilitators and a group of participants, attended a Taste of Cultural Coffee Morning.  The coffee morning was held in Whitechurch Community and Youth centre in Ballyboden. We headed off at around 10:30 am, with the fairy cakes we had prepared…

In House Gym with Dave

In the past Samantha was running dance classes in the gym. She was running Zumba and Salsa classes. Shortly after she left Dave took over as instructor in the gym.  He makes sure we don’t stop and keeps us going. ” Never give up “ so he says. The gym with Dave can be quite…

  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….