CENTRE CLOSED

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING  Due to the announcement of the Red Weather Warning, New Horizon will be closed until Monday 5th March. Please keep an eye on our blog for updates. Keep Safe, New Horizon  

Kevin’s Book Review

Ice  by Anna Kavan I first came across the name of Anna Kavan in a Rough Guide to Cult Authors. A description of her work and her life, which included bouts of mental illness, drew me to her, but it’s only now, some ten years later that I read  her work. The novel comes with…

Starting in New Horizon Hub

 I started in New Horizon Hub on the 5th January 2018. I was nervous starting I found everyone friendly. I’m enjoying the classes and every day is different, I also enjoy the social aspect. We do Art crafts, relaxation, health and fitness with an emphasis on Operation Transformation in this block. My goal is to…

Staff Well Being Day for Healthy Ireland

Last Wednesday Anne the Manager here in New Horizon Hub organised a Staff Well Being Day.  It was opened out to staff in other Eve centres to join us.  We had staff from Cherryfield, Phoenix Clubhouse and Rainbow Clubhouse.  Anne organised for the Health Screening  team from Boots come to the centre too. Kate the…

Drawing Classes in Rua Red

Last Wednesday morning a group of participants from New Horizon Hub commenced an Art group in Rua Red Centre in Tallaght. There are five of us from New Horizon and about another ten people there too! The class at the moment is focusing on drawing. Objects are put on the table and we draw them…

Keeping Fit in New Horizon

Before Christmas at New Horizon we all talked about getting fit. Then after Christmas our keyworker Samantha managed to get us 25 Step Counters from Dublin City Council. We called them steppers. So we decided from January we would go walking 3 times a week. On the other days we would try to reach 10,000…

 LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST

My name is Michael and the following is an article I have written as part of Creative Writing for the New Horizon Hub blog.  This was inspired by reading and life in general from day to day. ONE DAY AT A TIME! Choose to be well in every way, Choose to be happy no matter…

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…