Healthy Food Made Easy

Healthy food made easy was a six week course held in New Horizon. There were different dishes cooked by Carol who facilitated the course with the help of David a member of staff. We cooked healthy foods like brown bread with homemade soup, delicious!  Chilli Con Carne,to die for! Homemade Chicken Fingers using cornflakes with…

Feria De Sevilla

A big river called the Guadalquivir River goes through Seville. The city of Seville is the capital of the Spanish region called Andalusia and of the province of Sevilla. The people who live in the city are called Sevillanos and there are almost a million of them: Every year around April(after holy week, semana santa) for a week the people from Seville(Sevillanos)celebrate the week with a festival…

New Horizon PATH Groups

  New Horizon has 3 path groups one of which is a movie group. The other two groups are a bookclub and board games club. The path group goes on for a 16 weeks cycle. The movie club  is a fairly large group. We usually watch a film every Thursday. We watched a film called Mall…

Culture Night 2017

Culture night was held on Friday the 22nd of September all over Dublin. Five participants of New Horizon went into Temple Bar in Dublin City Centre. We arrived there at 4pm. So before it got too busy we went for a lovely meal in Luigi Malones which was only €10 for 2 courses and a…

Up coming Pool Competition

The pool competition will be starting next Wednesday 11th of October.  There will be 16 teams among all the centres.  New Horizon won it last year and we will be fighting to retain our title. We call ourselves The Sharks from New horizon.  There was tough competition last year, there were some very good teams. …

Grandchildren.

Grandchildren are a blessing in disguise.  Invisibility would be the best disguise some times (only joking). Since my grandchildren came along it has changed my life forever, for the better.  I have found a new way to live and love.  I wake up every morning thinking of them all and wondering when I will see…

Meditation & Acupuncture

On Tuesday the 5th of September 2017 David from New Horizon and myself went to threshold in Tallaght village. The session runs on Tuesday afternoons from 1:45pm to 3:00pm. There was about fourteen participants led by the instructor Stephen. He started with acupuncture by placing needles in both ears. Then the class began Meditation. Stephen…

Shamrock Rovers Match

On Fri Sept 1st, David one of our facilitators arranged a trip to the Shamrock Rovers v Cork City match, which was held in Tallaght Stadium. We arranged to meet at 6:45 pm outside the stadium.  There was David, myself, Michael and Alan.  There were already quite a few fans in the stadium, by the…

Autumn by Caroline

Autumn is a very enchanting month. The colours of the leaves are very vibrant, spiritual and inspiring.  I love walking on the leaves and hearing them crunch and rustle.  Some animals like squirrels add a bit of excitement to the atmosphere.  Children get excited watching animals and birds playing and having good fun. There is…

Healthy Food Made Easy

  Healthy Food Made Easy was a six week course held in New Horizon. There were different dishes cooked by Carol who facilitated the course with the help of David a member of staff. We cooked healthy foods like brown bread with homemade soup, delicious!  Chilli Con Carne, to die for! Homemade Chicken Fingers using…

Culture Night

  On Friday Sept 22nd, Anne the New Horizon Hub manager has organised a trip to go to Culture Night in the city centre. Culture Night is a nationwide yearly event where museums, galleries and other public institutions open their doors one night of the year, to members of the public.  The aim of Culture…

New Beginnings

Starting a New Horizon   My name is Philip I have done a course for level  3 and level 4 in Threshhold Training Network ,it lasted 1 year and 9 months ,when I finished the course I applied for a place in New Horizon. I started on the 1st of September .The course is for…

The Secret

THE SECRET   EVERYBODY HAS THINGS THEY DON T WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW BUT SOME OF US HAVE SO MANY WE THINK WE’LL OVERFLOW.   IF ONLY WE COULD SLEEP AND WHEN WE WOULD WAKE A SECRET WOULD DISAPPEAR WITHOUT OUR SANITY AT STAKE.   LIFE WOULD BE SO HAPPY IF ONLY WE COULD CHOOSE…

Ireland vs Serbia

My friend’s and myself headed of for the match at about 5 o’clock.  I was really looking forward to it. I was only ever in Aviva Stadium once before, a few years ago, when Ireland played Uruguay. We got a bus into town, then went for something to eat. After that we headed for the…

Book Review: The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’ Brien

Edna O’ Brien is a major figure in Irish literature but I must confess I don’t know a great deal about her and her writing, save for my reading of a previous novel, In the Forest. By reputation though she is synonymous with writing about the lives of rural women and particularly of Ireland’s repressive…

Review of the last 17 weeks

The last 17 weeks in New Horizon has been very good. The gym started back up and there has been group outings and health session talks. A few weeks ago we went to Glendalough. We had a great day. We had a picnic and the weather was beautiful. We walked around for 1 hour it…

Day Trip to The Hellfire Club

A couple of weeks ago the participants led by key worker David headed to the hell fire club. It rained heavily in the morning.  David drove us in the people carrier. We arrived at the bottom of the hell fire club at 10.30. We had a sandwich and then walked up the hill to the…

Eolas Training Group

On the 22nd of August myself and Liam were collecting after lunch an brought to Cherry Orchard for the introduction to the Eolas Training by a very kind girl named Emer. When we arrived we were given booklets and a man named Ned showed us a video of various service users and family members speaking…

Looking Forward – Block 3

I am looking forward to the next sixteen week timetable as this is my last three months in New Horizon, I can’t believe I am almost two years here. During the last timetable I missed out on so much due to my mental illness and needed to take time off, I was in a very…

Fishing Trip to Rathbeggan

New Horizon went on a fishing trip to Rathbeggan which is in Dunshaughlin. There was about five or six of us that went. It was a beautiful day that we got. We left the centre around 9.15am and we went on the M50 motorway. It was a lovely drive out. The facilitator brought water and…