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June 2016

June Blog

June 2016

Applewood Homecare read with interest the recent reports from the Alzheimer’s Prevention Programme in the Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles that uses lifestyle planning and innovative neurological interventions to detect and treat Alzheimer’s earlier. They are currently conducting an 18-month clinical lifestyle intervention study, examining whether changes in lifestyle among patients with mild cognitive impairment or a family history of dementia can slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

The doctors there are advocating a ‘MIND diet’ which is based on the Mediterranean diet combined with a low-salt diet to combat high blood pressure. They are estimating that this approach to diet can delay the on-set of the disease by 5 years.  The diet promotes eating leafy greens, nuts, olive, fish and chicken and to avoid salty takeaways, sugary foods and too much red meat, cheese and butter.  In addition to the diet the centre is advocating both aerobic and anaerobic physical activity as exercise reduces the risk of depression, and can even allow the brain to make new connections between neurons.

Mindfulness and relaxation have proven to decrease stress hormones acting on the brain and studies have shown that stress worsens dementia. The importance of good sleeping behaviour is also shown to be a positive factor in combatting dementia.  The current studies find that people who retire to live sedentary lifestyles do worse than active counterparts and recommend that going out socialising and listening to music or attending other community events is highly beneficial and mental exercises such as Sudoko and crosswords helps greatly with memory and recall.

This benefits of mental stimulation and game techniques is tried and tested by Applewood carers who have produced some great results with our clients – we are always interested in new games to help support independence and build confidence to help people face their challenges.

 

Neil O’Reilly

 

Evergreen Events

Evergreen Club Tea Dance, 25 June 2.00pm-4.00pm

Lunches on Monday & Wednesday

Irish History on Thursday at 10am

Chair Exercise class at 11.00 on Fridays

Walking Group every Thursday morning at 9.30am from the Hall

 

Menshed Latest: Meeting every Wednesday at 3.00pm in the Evergreen, cups of tea, chats and projects.

 

June Out and About

June Dublin City Library Activities

Exhibition: South Dublin and the 1916 Rising County Library, Tallaght

Our historical exhibition for this year concentrates on the role played in the 1916 Easter Rising by people and locations in South Dublin. A large selection of artifacts and memorabilia will be on display, including original documents, medals and weapons. This exhibition will be on display from 15th February until 20th June during normal library opening hours. All welcome.

Computer Classes with Age ActionBallyroan Library

For further information, please ask at the library desk or contact 01-4756989. This event series starts on 07 January 2016, 6:30PM and finishes on 30 June 2016.

Little Stories, Little Prints – Exhibition – Walkinstown Library.

Fifty Printmakers from eight printmaking studios around Ireland were invited by The Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Co. Kildare to create ‘little prints’ on ‘little known events or incidents’ during or around the time of the 1916 Rising. This 1916 Commemorative Visual Arts Project through printmaking is organised and coordinated by studio member Pamela de Brí, assisted by Studio Manager Margaret Becker.

Each library displaying the exhibition will host a workshop in basic printmaking. Participants will be invited to illustrate an incident/artefact of their choice. A small selection of the resulting work may be added to the website and may be included in the display in the library

‘Surgeons and Insurgents – RCSI and the Easter Rising’ June 2016 in Rathmines Library

The Exhibition relates to the garrison at the Green and Royal College of Surgeons and the main 1916 revolutionaries stationed at these posts. Surgeons who were linked to the college played a part all over the city in providing medical aid to injured parties and they are also mentioned in exhibition.

Upcoming Months: July 2016 in Central Library, August 2016 in Ballyfermot Library and September 2016 in Cabra Library

 

June in the Music Library Central Library, Ilac Centre.Thursday

Thursday 9 June at 1pm Giants of Ragtime and Stride Piano

Colm “Stride” O’Brien plays the works of Ragtime & Stride Piano Legends Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, and Fats Waller.  Colm is Ireland’s leading exponent of Ragtime Piano and has performed regularly in the UK and USA including the prestigious Scott Joplin Festival in Missouri USA and Cork Jazz Festival. Tributes to Hoagy Carmichael and “The Ballroom of Romance” will be highlights of this Lunchtime event. “He can do Gershwin like Gershwin can do Gershwin” (Ragtime Bob Darch in the Sentinel Pennsylvania USA). The event is free. Booking is essential.

 

 

 

Thursday 9th June at 6.30pm in Central Library.A Sanctifying Thing: The life of PH Pearse in Poetry, Prose and MusicBryan Murray and Úna Crawford O’Brien present a fifty-minute tour of the development of Pearse’s character and politics, with performed extracts from his writings. Pieces include the graveside oration for O’Donovan Rossa, the court-martial speech, and passages from Pearse’s prose fiction and poetry. A sequence of diary entries from his friend Mary Hayden give a unique glimpse into the private man, and Pearse’s songs are presented in the harp arrangements of his sister, Mary Brigid.

Accompanied by harpist Mary Louise O’Donnell.

The performance is free. Booking is essential.

 

Thursday 23 June 2016 at 6.30pm in Dublin City Library and Archive Talk – Remembering and reinventing the Rising: Historian Donal Fallon will discuss the history of commemorating the 1916 Rising, looking at events such as the first anniversary in 1917, the often-violent Easter parades of 1930s Dublin and the fiftieth anniversary in 1966. Donal runs the Come here to me social history blog and is the author of John MacBride in the 16 Lives series.

 

Historical Societies

Thurs. 9th June Begins: 7:30 PM Dr John de Courcy Ireland: A Tribute to a Maritime HistorianNational Maritime Museum of Ireland. John Ellis a pupil and close friend of Dr John de Courcy Ireland will pay tribute to this noted maritime historian whose seminal work on the maritime aspects of the Easter Rising opened up this hitherto little researched field for future historians.

 

Sunday 12th June Visit to the Irish Jewish Museum. 3 Walworth Road, Dublin 8 Meeting at the museum at 12.00 noon Rathmines, Ranelagh & Rathgar Historical Society

Tuesday Jun 14th Yitzhak Herzog – the Sinn Fein Rabbi Genealogical Society of Ireland in Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin All welcome. Donation €3.

 

16th June at 1pm: Join Jennifer O’Mahony, National Museum of Ireland (Archaeology, Kildare Street) to trace the steps of Leopold Bloom and discover what the Museum would have looked like at the beginning of the 20th century. Feel free to bring your copy of Ulysses! Booking required, please phone 01 6486334 or email educationarch@museum.ie. Located in the Ceramics Room, First Floor. Not wheelchair accessible.

 

Every Friday in June- screenings of AFTER ’16 will take place in the AV Lecture Theatre of the Museum of Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks and will be free of charge.

Saturday 9th July 2016 ANNUAL OUTING Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society. Guided tours of Slane Castle andthe Irish Military War Museum where you can handle original weapons,visit a replica WW1 trench and see a blank firing weapons display. We will also have a guided tour of Collon C of I designed by amateur architect Rev Daniel Beaufort, learn about the Russians from Collon and visit the obelisk topped monument commemorating 2nd Lieutenant James Samuel Emerson VC.  For details contact Brendan Mc Govern on 086 273 4200. Cost: €55 includes tea/coffee break and dinner. Non-refundable deposit €20 to secure a place.


May 2016

May Blog

May 2016

Applewood Homecare staff are promoting community activities forming part of the Bealtaine 2016 festival this month – the theme this year Iconic Citizens – celebrating citizens of the Irish State. There are so many events on from Arts & Crafts, Theatre, Writing, Music, Cinema and History so there is something to appeal to anybody.

The festival is a celebration of creativity as we age and activities take place in libraries, arts centres, community centres, theatres and galleries – even some outdoor events! See below for details of some of the activities for an interesting day out – most activities are free or subsidised.

The Applewood Homecare care family is growing! If you know of kind, caring people who you would trust to care for your loved ones and they’re willing to spread their good vibes around Southside Dublin; Rathfarnham, Terenure, Tallaght, Drimnagh, Rathmines, Rathgar & Dalkey direct them to us as we are actively recruiting.  Applicants must have QQI Care of the Elderly or willing to work towards. We have full and part-time positions available. Please call us for more information on (01) 4992201 Email CV to jane@applewoodhomecare.ie

Neil O’Reilly

 

Evergreen Events

Evergreen Club Tea Dance, May 27th 2.00pm-4.00pm

Lunches on Monday & Wednesday

History 1916 on Thursday at 10am

Menshed on Wednesday at 3pm

Chair Exercise class at 11.00 on Fridays

Walking Group every Thursday morning at 9.30am from the Hall

 

Menshed Latest: Meeting every Wednesday at 3.00pm in the Evergreen, cups of tea, chats and projects.

 

Flower Sale – 25th May 2106 at 3pm


 

May Out and About

May 14th Bealtaine @ The Ark Eustace Street Temple Bar Dublin 2

2 Generations – 2 Writers – 1 Family Bealtaine presents a conversation and reading event with Marita Conlon-McKenna and her daughter Amanda Hearty exploring the different ways in which two generations of writers in one household influenced each other’s work. Marita Conlon-McKenna is one of Ireland’s best-loved authors and her books are enjoyed all over the world. Her first book ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’, set during The Great Irish Famine, was published in 1990 and became and immediate bestseller. Amanda Hearty lives in Dublin. Growing up in a house full of books, writing and ideas, and with her mother, Marita, a successful author, it was inevitable that Amanda would write herself. She has written two novels: ‘Are You Ready?’ and ‘Positively Yours’. Venue: The Ark – 2pm Booking required – free event.

 

Bealtaine National Writer-in-Residence – Brian Leyden will run a series of workshops, readings and events.

May 20th workshop is in Dublin’s Pearse St. Library. @ 11am

May 21st ‘Old Flames’ performance by Brian Leyden with Seamie O’Dowd, followed by a public interview with Brian @ 3pm, €6, followed by a public discussion with Brian Leyden. In association with International Literature Festival Dublin, email info@ilfdublin.com or go to ilfdublin.com Venue: Dublin – Workman’s Club

Arts & Disability Ireland – 4th Floor Sean O Casey Centre St Mary’s Road North East Wall Dublin 3 CARE and The Plough and the Stars audio described and captioned.Audio description is a narrative of the visual elements onstage. It’s useful for audiences who have sight loss and audiences who are blind. Captioning is like subtitling. It’s useful for audiences who have hearing loss and audiences who are deaf.

CARE fuses movement, live music and theatre, celebrating the people who help you live until you die. Every word, sound and image in CARE is drawn from daily Hospice life. With a little bit of Elvis thrown in for good measure. The Plough and the Stars The residents of a Dublin tenement shelter from the violence that sweeps through the city’s streets. A revolution that will shape the country’s future rages around them. The play was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in 1926. The audience rioted. Now regarded as a masterpiece, this provocative play is an essential part of our understanding of 1916.

May 21st CARE audio described and captioned at 8pm. Venue: Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire

May 23rd – 25th Bealtaine @ The Irish Theatre Institute 17 Eustace Street Temple Bar Dublin 2

Prime: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Mature Actors

Irish Theatre Institute in association with Age & Opportunity/Bealtaine presents Prime. Are you a professional actor aged 55 to 80? Interested in developing fresh approaches to your practice and ways to stimulate your ideas to create your own work? ‘Prime’ is a free six-day programme focusing on career supports and training opportunities for the mature professional actor. info@irishtheatreinstitute.ie Or Go To www.irishtheatreinstitute.ie

 

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle Dublin 2

Why not celebrate this year’s Bealtaine Festival by joining an art or craft workshop at the Chester Beatty Library? Learn about Iconic Yeats sisters and their contribution to the Irish arts and crafts movement or explore the wealth of the 16th-century Persian Qur’an and design your own colouring book. Limited to 15 Participants, booking essential on www.cbl.ie under Book Workshops Here. Phone booking on 01 4070772. Fee: €10.00 per person.

May 16th Lily and Lolly Yeats are usually overshadowed by their brother WB Yeats, but they too made important contributions to Irish arts. As part of the 2016 Bealtaine Festival, themed ‘Iconic Citizens,’ we will take a closer look at Lolly’s designs and Lily’s embroideries. With their work in mind, we will create our own contemporary embroidered designs. Limited to 15 Participants, booking essential on www.cbl.ie under Book Workshops Here. Phone booking on 01 4070772. Fee: €10.00 per person. 10.30am – 4pm

Friday May 27th Using the intricate decorative ornaments from the Lapis and Gold exhibition as an inspiration, why not join to design your own colouring book? During the full day session, we will learn and improve skills of sketching, composing, planning and detail drawing. Your compositions will be a great addition to personalised letterhead, family albums, bookmarks or a colouring book. Limited to 15 Participants, booking essential on www.cbl.ie under Book Workshops Here. Phone booking on 01 4070772. Fee: €10.00 per person. 10.30am – 4pm

 

Cine- Café Ranelagh Arts Centre, 26 Ranelagh (main street).

‘Older, no Wiser’ is a screening of a programme of recent Irish short films, each of which was selected because they reflect Bealtaine’s overall theme down through the years of ‘creativity as we age’ – illustrated in the films in various ways eg by the predominance of older-aged actors in the cast, or by their having been made by older-aged directors, producers and crew, or from screenplays written by older-aged writers.

May 11th afternoon screening of a selection of Irish short films that serve to illustrate the overall theme of Bealtaine, ie ‘creativity as we age’ in different ways eg by the predominance of older-aged actors in the cast of the film, or by their having been made by older-aged directors, producers and crew, or because the screenplay was written an by older-aged writer.

May 17th evening screening of a selection of Irish short films that serve to illustrate the overall theme of Bealtaine, ie ‘creativity as we age’ in different ways eg by the predominance of older-aged actors in the cast of the film, or by their having been made by older-aged directors, producers and crew, or because the screenplay was written an by older-aged writer.

May 24th ‘Happy Birthday, Bob’: multi-media event to celebrate the 75th birthday of Bob Dylan with a screening of one of his films, playing of recordings of his music and a discussion of his creative contribution over so many years.

 

Civic Theatre Tallaght, Dublin 24.The Civic Theatre offers reduced prices for their ballet programme delivered by the Irish National Youth Ballet as part of the Bealtaine Festival.

May 20th @ 12pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedy stories. This year marks the 400th year of his death. There are three other pieces in the programme; Dance Macabre, And Yet I Have My Joy, & Toy Box. The show is for families and all theatre and music lovers. The Irish National Youth Ballet will be performing with a live orchestra. This promises to make every performance a special one. Ticket Price: All tickets €8 – subject to availability Event 1 Venue: Main Auditorium @ Civic Theatre

 

This Bealtaine Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1) is delighted to be hosting a series of events, including gallery tours, talks, and a drawing and painting course. The aim of the programme is to provide different entry points to our exhibitions and Collection through discussion and active engagement. This year, in celebration of the 1916 commemorations the gallery has re-hung its Collection and curated a series of exhibitions that deal with the theme ‘Artist as Witness’. Exhibitions this May include ‘High Treason: Roger Casement’, Alan Phelan’s ‘Our Kind’, Jesse Jones ‘NO MORE FUN AND GAMES’ and Liam Gillick ‘What’s What in a Mirror’. For further information on all of our exhibitions and events, please go to www.hughlane.ie

Fridays@ 12pm May 6th – 27th Weekly Bealtaine Tours,. All ages for a fun and informative guided tour of the Gallery led by our art historian panel. Tours will focus on our centenary programme of exhibitions which reflects on the role of Artist as Witness, and includes exhibitions such as High Treason: Roger Casement, The Best of Decades, 1960s and a re-hang of our permanent collection. Free, no booking required.

Wednesdays@11am May 4th – 25th Coffee Conversations,

4 May, Liam Gillick, What’s What in a Mirror with Michael Dempsey.

11 May, The Best of Decades, 1960s with Logan Sisley.

18 May, Kathleen Fox, Science and Power with Jessica O’Donnell.

25 May, Patrick Pearse’s perspective on the role of art and visual culture in education with Brian Crowley. During these discussions participants are invited to join Gallery curators and guest speakers in an exploration of the Gallery’s permanent collection, exhibitions and conservation projects, followed by tea or coffee with the speaker in the Gallery café, to allow for further discussion. Fee €5, includes tea/coffee. Please pay at reception on the day.

Thursday @1pm May 12th In Conversation: Elizabeth Magill and Jesse Jones will be reflecting on Magill’s works Lodge 2 and Roger and the Swans, included in current exhibitions NO MORE FUN AND GAMES and High Treason: Roger Casement. Free, no booking required.

 

Fighting Words Behan Square, 12-16 Russell Street, Dublin 1,

May 6th, 13th & 20th Dublin In The Coming Times: Workshops for Fighting Words Tutors Over 55 a free, citywide workshop programme of creative writing in which Dubliners, young and old, can create their own stories and poems as they look to the future of their city going through another phase of evolution and renewal. Fighting Words, Dublin City Libraries and other partners will be working together with Dublin Unesco City of Literature to deliver the programme during 2016. As part of the project, Fighting Words tutors over the age of 55 will be asked to contribute their vision of Dublin in the future. Interested in becoming a volunteer creative writing tutor at Fighting Words, helping to deliver our programme of free workshops to children and young people? No previous experience is necessary and there is no minimum commitment.

 

Bealtaine @ Mill Theatre Dundrum :Dundrum Town Centre Dublin 16

AN AFTERNOON AT THE PICTURES

Join us in our bar for a complimentary cup of tea/coffee before each screening. TICKETS: €5

Monday May 16th 2.30pm: “RIO GRANDE” 1950 This screening is dedicated to friend and supporter of the Mill, Maureen O’Hara, who sadly passed away in 2015. This was John Wayne’s first film with Maureen – they starred together five times and would become known as one of Hollywood’s greatest on-screen couples.

Tuesday 17th May 2.30pm: “SHADOW OF A DOUBT” 1943 Often considered director/producer Alfred Hitchcock’s best American film and it was purportedly his own personal favourite. A tense thriller featuring one of Hitchcock’s creepiest villains.

Monday 23rd May 2.30pm: “IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT” 1934 Considered one of the pioneering “screwball” romantic comedies of its time. This madcap film was an unexpected runaway box office sleeper hit and it garnered the top five Academy Awards of 1934.

Tuesday 24th May 2.30pm: “TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT” 1944 Watch the birth of a legendary Hollywood romance between Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, plus Bacall’s delivery of one of the best lines in movie history. “You know how to whistle, don’t you?” she asks. “You just put your lips together and blow.”

 

Let’s Walk and Talk by Dublin City Council are social walking groups that meet every week at various locations in Dublin and include special themed historical walking tours led by local experts. All are free and no booking is necessary. Visit this link for details of schedule and locations www.letswalkandtalk.ie

 

21 March – 25 May 2016 Every Monday & Wednesday ‘Spring into Heritage’ 11-3pm Marlay House, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham. Free Guided Tour.

 

Bealtaine Dublin City Library Activities

Walkinstown Library, 26 May, 10.30am. How to Felt a beautiful Picture in Wool and Silk,Textile artist Miriam Brady demonstrates easy to learn felt making techniques. Work with wool and silk materials to create your own picture ready for framing. Suitable for beginners, no previous experience necessary. The workshops are free but places are limited. Booking is essential

Bord Scannán na hEireann / the Irish Film Board is delighted to present its collection of After ’16 short films. After ’16 is a once off short film initiative specially commissioned to commemorate and celebrate the centenary of the Easter 1916 Rising, a period in Irish history which forged the landscape of the century that followed.The nine short films that make up the collection are a creative response by Irish filmmakers to the 1916 events. The stories told are a mixture of live action drama, animation and documentary.

  • A Father’s Letter – 14 mins. On the eve of his execution on May 7th 1916, Michael Mallin’s letter to his 2 year old son Joseph.
  • A Terrible Hullabaloo – 10 mins. The story of young Vinny Byrne, a fourteen-year-old boy who found himself fighting for Ireland in the Easter Rising.
  • Baring Arms – 10 mins. There are many ways to commemorate the 1916 Rising, only one involves bloodshed.
  • Goodbye, Darling – 12 mins. The enduring love story of The O’Rahilly and his wife Nancy.
  • Granite and Chalk – 12 mins. This documentary tells the story of two spies, codenamed Granite and Chalk, who could have changed Irish history.
  • Mr. Yeats and The Beastly Coins – 10 mins. After the Easter Rising, W.B. Yeats is asked to chair the design committee for creating new coinage for the new state.
  • My Life For Ireland – 14 mins. Irish rebel Patrick Pearse leads a revolt. Owen, a young patriot, wants to join them.
  • The Cherishing – 15 mins. When The Rising starts the local sweet shops are the first to be looted by Dubliners living in the tenements.
  • The Party – 13 mins. A party of drinking, dancing and young love. By morning, reality catches up.

Viewing schedule

  • Thursday 5 May at 5.30pm in Raheny Library.
  • Tuesday 10 and 17 May at 5.00pm in Ballyfermot Library.
  • Wednesday 11 & 18 May at 6.30pm in Inchicore Library.
  • Wednesday 18 May at 6.30pm in Finglas Library.
  • Wednesday 18 May at 6.30pm in Rathmines Library.
  • Wednesday 18 May at 6.30pm in Terenure Library.
  • Saturday 21 May at 2.00pm in Cabra Library.
  • Wednesday 25 May at 10.45am in Charleville Mall Library.

 

May in the Music Library Central Library, Ilac Centre.Thursday

Thursday 12 May at 1pm A Lunchtime Concert including works from Haydn, Mozart, Debussy and others

Thursday 19 May at 1pm‘Singing Your Cares Away’, a workshop open to absolutely everyone, regardless of singing ability and age. Learn to sing a range of easy to learn, uplifting and inspiring songs from all over the world. You will also learn about some ways of using the voice to reduce stress and enhance wellbeing.

Wednesday 11 May at 6.30pm in Pearse Street Library.

The Love Letters of May & James: another side of 1916 – a performance. May and James were the grandparents of Tessa Finn. Tessa reads from the beautiful letters her grandparents wrote to each other during 1916. The letters provide an intimate glimpse into the lives of two people growing in love, not involved in the conflict but touched by it in many ways.

 

Tuesday 24 May at 6.30pm in Rathmines Library. I will speak their names to my own heart.Readings from the works of Patrick Pearse, actors Brian Murray and Una Crawford O’Brien movingly provide a revealing insight into the many facets of the Pearse’s life. Adding to the ambience of the event, Mary O’Donnell provides musical accompaniment on harp.The event is free but booking is essential at Rathmines Library.

 

Wednesday 11 May at 7pm in Walkinstown Library ‘ Mindfulness for Older People’ Mindfulness means to be aware of what is happening in the present moment. Trained facilitator Angela Amirault will introduce some simple exercises and techniques that can be easily incorporated into your daily routine.

 

Historical Societies

Wednesday 18 May at 1.00pm in Pembroke Library

Battle of Mount Street Bridge: For several hours on Wednesday 26th April 1916 in the environs of Mount Street Bridge, rebel volunteers fought off hundreds of British soldiers, inflicting heavy casualties on them. This talk by Michael Pegum will examine in detail the dramatic sequence of events around Northumberland Road and Haddington Road which accounted for a significant proportion of the British military casualties during the Rising. In association with Ballsbridge, Donnybrook and Sandymount Historical Society.

 

Thursday May 19th @6pm: Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse StreetNa Fianna Éireann and the 1916 Easter Rising: Dr. Marnie Hay (St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra) will examine the nationalist youth organisation Na Fianna Éireann, highlighting the involvement of some of its members in the 1916 Easter Rising. No booking required, but come early to ensure a place

 

Tuesday 17th at 8 pm: 75th Anniversary of the North Strand Bombing short talk by Padraig Laffanmain talk Mills on the Dodder by Don McEnteeto the Foxrock Local History Club in the Foxrock Pastoral Centre beside Foxrock R.C. Church, Foxrock. Co. Dublin. All welcome – admission €5.

Tuesday 10th @ 8pm: Forgotten but not gone – Experiences of Returning ExServicemen in the Irish Free State’Genealogical Society of Ireland in Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin All welcome. Donation €3.

 

Thursday 26th  8pm Things you did not know about the Statues and Sculptures of Dublin. Illustrated talk by Neal Dohertyto the Rathmines, Ranelagh and Rathgar Historical Society in Rathmines Town Hall.

 

Wed. 18th at 8 p.m. – “Dublin 1843, O’Connell’s Repeal Meetings”.Speaker: Vincent Ruddyto the Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society in The Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Rd., Dun Laoghaire. All welcome.


April 2016

April 2016

April 2016

Applewood Homecare Staff suggested the topic this month: Embrace the fact that Spring has finally Sprung! Bring some colour into your lives and those of your loved ones with a spruce up of the garden. For the indoor environment it is amazing the transformation a €2 bunch of daffodils has made here in the office – so far they are lasting 2 weeks and counting!!

Our carers remain committed to their New Year Resolutions and Keep Fit is at an all-time high – we currently have enthusiasts for Hot Yoga, Tag Rugby, Women’s Mini-Marathon and even signing up again this year for Hell and Back. Keeping physically and mentally fit is crucial for carer well-being and we are delighted to encourage people with their endeavours.  We are delighted to confirm the You Matters Talks will be on next month in the Evergreen with information and practical tips to support well-being.

Get out and about in the community now that the weather is finally improving. There are lots of things happening as you will see below and for most the cost is time and effort only.  It is remarkable the possibilities that emerge from taking part in activities that are happening in the area the potential for new hobbies, new friendships and a sense of doing something worthwhile.

If you are looking for a new career we are currently looking for staff on the Southside of Dublin; Rathfarnham, Terenure, Tallaght, Drimnagh, Rathmines, Rathgar & Dalkey. Applicants must have QQI Care of the Elderly or willing to work towards. We have full and part-time positions available. Please call us for more information on (01) 4992201 Email CV to jane@applewoodhomecare.ie

Neil O’Reilly

 

Evergreen Events

Evergreen Club Tea Dance 29th of April 2016

Lunches on Monday & Wednesday

Computer Classes on Thursday at 10am

Boules on Wednesday at 3pm

Chair Exercise class at 11.00 on Fridays

 

Menshed Latest: Meeting every Wednesday at 3.00pm in the Evergreen, cups of tea, chats and projects.

 

!!NEW!!

‘Dance for Life’ FREE contemporary Dance Classes for older adults will begin this Tuesday 5th April, 11am-12pm. The programme runs for 10 weeks in The Evergreen Club, Terenure, and Dublin 6W.

 

YouMatters Talks return in MAY 2016 dates to be confirmed

 

 

April Out and About

Let’s Walk and Talk by Dublin City Council are social walking groups that meet every week at various locations in Dublin and include special themed historical walking tours led by local experts. All are free and no booking is necessary. Visit this link for details of schedule and locations www.letswalkand talk.ie

 

21 March – 25 May 2016 Every Monday & Wednesday ‘Spring into Heritage’ 11-3pm Marlay House, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham. Free Guided Tour.

 

Creative Writing Groups

From April in Rathmines, Ballyfermot & Donaghmede Libraries

Have you a story to tell? Want to express yourself on paper? Learn the craft of writing at a library near you! Dublin in the Coming Times’ is a free creative writing project which will set you on the path to writing. Experienced mentors will guide you through the basics over a 4 week period. Writers’ groups will form and meet regularly to support and nurture each other’s work. The first group is already up and running at Donaghmede Library.

Rathmines Library is hosting their workshops on Monday 4, 11, 18 and 25 April at 6.30pm.

Ballyfermot Library‘s workshops are on Wednesday 13, 20, 27 April and 4 May at 6.30pm.

Booking is essential at both libraries as places are limited, so sign up early to avoid disappointment.

2016 Centenary Events

 

13th January to 25th June in the Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street. Citizens in Conflict: Dublin 1916 – Exhibition This new exhibition includes eye-witness accounts of the Rising and newly acquired sources such as the Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Logbook for Tara Street Station. With a particular focus on the Pearse Street area of the city (formerly Great Brunswick Street), where Patrick and Willie Pearse grew up and where Boland’s Mill garrison was commanded by Eamon de Valera, the exhibition also remembers the many civilians, including 40 children, killed during the Rising.

 

Tuesdays in April (5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th) at Council Chamber City Hall, Dame Street City Hall Lunch-time Lectures: Dublin City Council and the 1916 Rising: The popular City Hall lecture series will take as its theme the role of the Corporation, its staff and the 1916 Rising.

05 April 2016 at 1.10pm Sean Connolly, City Hall and the 1916 Rising lecture by Conor McNamara

12 April at 1.10pm Dublin Fire Brigade and the 1916 Rising lecture by Las Fallon

19 April at 1.10pm Major John McBride and Jacob’s Factory Garrison lecture by Séamas Ó Maitiú

26 April at 1.10pm Songs of the 1916 Rising with Francis Devine and friends.  No booking required, but come early to ensure a place.

 

Wednesday 6 April 2016 at 6.30pm in Dublin City Library and Archive Readings from the works of Patrick Pearse by actor Bryan Murray. ‘I will speak their names to my own heart’

No booking required, but come early to ensure a place. Location: Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 1.

 

Gilbert and Sullivan, Music Performance Wednesday, 13 April, 6.30pm in the Central Library. Enjoy a live performance of their music with Kathleen Níc Dhiarmada (Soprano) and Kevin Corcoran (Tenor/Pianist). Admission free, Booking essential. Contact: Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry St. email: musiclibrary@dublincity.ie Tel. 01 8734333

Historical Societies

Thursday April 7th (8.00pm) Community Centre, North Avenue, Mount MerrionMount Merrion Historical Society:Travels with Columbanus byEnzo Farinella.

 

Wednesday April 13th at 6pm: ‘Inside the GPO’-Ken Finlayto The Old Dublin Society in The Conference Room of Dublin City Library & Archive, 138 – 144 Pearse St., Dublin 2. All welcome –admission free.

 

Wednesday April 27th at 6pm: ‘Lives, Letters, Liberty: Dublin’s General Post Office’- Stephen Fergusonto The Old Dublin Society in The Conference Room of Dublin City Library & Archive, 138 – 144 Pearse St., Dublin 2. All welcome –admission free.

 

Tuesday 19th at 8 pm: James Mullett (Invincible) 1854 – 1915 short talk by Brian MacAongusa, main talk From market town to seaside resort -the transformation of Bray in the Victorian age by Liam Clare to the Foxrock Local History Club in the Foxrock Pastoral Centre beside Foxrock R.C. Church, Foxrock. Co. Dublin. All welcome – admission €5.

 

Tuesday 12th from 10.30am to 12.30pm: ‘Quaker Family Records’ by Noel Jenkins Genealogical Society of Ireland in Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin All welcome. Donation €3.

 

Thursday 28th  8pm Ireland and Argentina.  Illustrated talk by Tom Harris to the Rathmines, Rathmines, Ranelagh and Rathgar Historical Society in Rathmines Town Hall.Further to the January meeting of the Society – The 1914-1919 War Memorial, Holy Trinity Church, Rathmines – Chris Owen has kindly offered to give us a guided tour of the church and the war memorial. It will take place on Saturday 11th April; at 3.00 pm. Meet at the church.

 

Wed. 20th at 8 p.m. – “The James Joyce Tower in Sandycove”. Speaker: James Holohanto the Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society in The Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Rd., Dun Laoghaire. All welcome.


March 2016

March Blog

March 2016

‘Elder Awareness’ has taken a decidedly strange turn this month with the ESRI report investigating the housing shortage in Ireland. The media has picked up on an element in the report where a possible solution to improve the situation would be if older people downsized their houses were possible.

Facts are the ever increasing economic and time demands in terms of stress and long hours required to work and commute by older peoples family members means that older people struggle with loneliness and social exclusion as it is. It simply doesn’t stack up that their situation would be improved in any way if they moved out of their community at this stage of their lives to live someplace new amidst strangers.  Anyway if older people choose to downsize they can do so as things currently stand without the implication in national media that ‘older persons’ are contributing to the housing crisis/homelessness.

Applewood Homecare agrees fully with other elder advocate groups views expressed on the issue such as the lack of housing choice faced by many older people and the failure to strategically plan in terms of Ireland’s ageing population. From our experience working with older people it is imperative that people remain in their communities where they know their neighbours and are close to their family for their own self-interests.

The focus of the discussion on housing crisis would be better placed on the issue of supply of appropriate housing for societies needs and not targeting vulnerable groups such as older people within that society. Need we mention the ideals of 1916 other than see upcoming events listed below!

Neil O’Reilly

Evergreen Events

Evergreen Club Tea Dance, April 29th 2.00pm-4.00pm

Lunches on Monday & Wednesday

Computer Classes on Thursday at 10am

Boules on Wednesday at 3pm

Chair Exercise class at 11.00 on Fridays

Walking Group every Thursday morning at 9.30am from the Hall

 

Menshed Latest : Meeting every Wednesday at 3.00pm in the Evergreen, cups of tea, chats and projects.

 

March Out and About

The 1916 Commemorations are at fever pitch and you will see a selection below of what is on over so get out and about in the mild weather – most of these events are free.

13th January to 25th June in the Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street. Citizens in Conflict: Dublin 1916 – Exhibition This new exhibition includes eye-witness accounts of the Rising and newly acquired sources such as the Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Logbook for Tara Street Station. With a particular focus on the Pearse Street area of the city (formerly Great Brunswick Street), where Patrick and Willie Pearse grew up and where Boland’s Mill garrison was commanded by Eamon de Valera, the exhibition also remembers the many civilians, including 40 children, killed during the Rising.

 

Let’s Walk and Talk by Dublin City Council are social walking groups that meet every week at various locations in Dublin and include special themed historical walking tours led by local experts. All are free and no booking is necessary. Visit this link for details of schedule and locations www.letswalkand talk.ie

21 March – 25 May 2016 Every Monday & Wednesday ‘ Spring into Heritage’ 11-3pm Marlay House, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham. Free Guided Tour.

 

March 2nd & 9thDublin burning: the Easter Rising and its consequences lecturesby Dr Brian Hanley Rathmines Library, Part of the Dublin City Council 1916/2016 Centenary Programme. Booking required T: 01-4973539 E: rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie

On the eve: Dublin before the Rising:The first lecture looks at Dublin society and politics on the eve of the Rising. Among the topics examined are the impact of the world war, local politics, divisions of class and religion and the strength and variety of radical opinion and the personalities associated with it.

‘Thank God we have lived to see this day’: The Rising:The second lecture examines the first day of the Rising, looking at the impact of the countermanding order, the mobilizations at local level and popular reactions to the revolt. It also details the military strategy of the rebels and the first armed encounters with Crown forces.

Who fears to speak’: the legacy of the Rising:The final lecture looks at how the Rising has been remembered, why it has become controversial and the various interpretations of its significance 100 years on.

Library Exhibitions: Below are the exhibitions on display during library opening hours for the month of March 2016:

Ballyfermot LibraryRemembering the Leaders (18 January – 29 April) Ballyfermot Library - Action Aid’s Tax Power Campaign Photo Exhibition Charleville Mall Library – As part of the Five Lamps Festival, this Art Exhibition – ‘Na Leanaí’ an exhibition of Paintings by Visual Artist Barbara O’Meara commemorating the children who died in the 1916 Easter Rising. Dublin City Library & Archive – Citizens in Conflict: Dublin 1916 : an historic multi-media exhibition which includes eye witness accounts and sources such as Dublin Fire Brigade logbook. Guided tours for groups also available.

Inchicore Library – Great Book of Kilmainham Rathmines Library – Rathmines and the 1916 Rising, People and Places :an exhibition by The Rathmines Initiative in association with Rathmines Library. The exhibition is the result of research by the Rathmines Initiative into the multi-faceted heritage of Rathmines which was generally prosperous and staunchly unionist in 1916 yet the home of many activists, (republican, but also pacifists, suffragists and socialists), and the location of many initiatives that laid the foundations for the Rising.

 

Tuesday 15th March 2016 at 7:00 p.m. County Library, Tallaght

Thomas McDonagh, Jacobs Factory and the Easter Rising of 1916 – a talk by historian and author Shane Kenna, biographer of Thomas McDonagh as part of the O’Brien Press 16 Lives Series. All welcome.

Tuesday 22nd March 2016 at 7:00 p.m. County Library, Tallaght

The Lives of the 1916 Leaders – a talk by Seán O’Gorman. All welcome.

23rd March Tallaght Library: Launch of South Dublin 1916 Oral History

1916 seriesin dlr Lexicon, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire. All welcome, admission free:

9th at 6:30pm: Máire Nic Shiubhlaigh: an actress remembers 1916 – by Dave Kenny

10th at 7pm Michael Mallin – Brian Hughes

24th at 7pm Major John McBride – Donal Fallon

 

Lots more talks and exhibitions for March visit www.dublincity.ie

 

Historical Societies

Thursday March 3rd(8.00pm) Community Centre, North Avenue, Mount MerrionMount Merrion Historical Society :Dublin’s Victorian Heritage byMichael Barry

 

Wednesday 23rd at 6pm: ‘Mary (Molly) Adrien, Cumann na mBan Volunteer 1916′ -Frank Whearityto The Old Dublin Society in The Conference Room of Dublin City Library & Archive, 138 – 144 Pearse St., Dublin 2. All welcome –admission free.

 

Tuesday 15th at 8 pm: Traces of the old Dispensary System in our areashort talk by Martin McCarthy, main talk Lighthouses of the Irish Coast by Brian Maguireto the Foxrock Local History Club in the Foxrock Pastoral Centre beside Foxrock R.C. Church, Foxrock. Co. Dublin. All welcome – admission €5.

 

Wednesday 23rd from 10.30am to 12.30pm: ‘March Open Morning Meeting’of the Genealogical Society of Ireland in Hardy’s Bar, The Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire. All welcome.

 

Thursday 31st 8pm The Jacob’s Garrison & Portobello Bridge Easter 1916.  Illustrated talk by Séamas Ó Maitiú Rathmines, Ranelagh and Rathgar Historical Society in Rathmines Town Hall.

 

Wed. 16th at 8 p.m. – “ The Heart of Dun Laoghaire” – a journey through the streets of the town from 1960 to the present. Speaker: Colin Scudds to the Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society in The Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Rd., Dun Laoghaire. All welcome.

Finally Applewood would like to wish Ballyboden St Endas the best of luck in the All Ireland final in Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day.

 


February 2016

February 2016

February 2016

Happy February from all at Applewood Homecare – we made it through January and Spring is in the air if the plants are to be believed! Election fever is high on the media agenda and an interesting report on the power of the grey vote was on the radio this morning highlighting the significant proportion of voters in the over 65 category – over half a million according to the last census of whom a high percentage actually vote.

An ‘Earn our Vote’ campaign has been launched by an alliance of Active Retirement Groups and Senior Citizen activist groups to challenge election candidates on the doorstep to prove they represent the needs of older people. The National Dementia Strategy has been launched with funding for seven new projects to the tune of €4.5 million in funding.  The Alzheimers Association of Ireland have identified that over the term of the next government some 12,000 people will be newly diagnosed with the illness bringing the numbers of people with dementia to reach 68,000 overall, and to call on representatives to recognise the issue and that people want to stay in their own homes as long as they possibly can and be active within their communities.

It is affecting a wide spread of the population and bring it up on the doorstep if it is affecting you or your loved one’s – make your vote count for you!

Neil O’Reilly

Evergreen Events

Evergreen Club Tea Dance, 26th February 2.00pm-4.00pm

Lunches on Monday & Wednesday

Computer Classes on Thursday at 10am

Boules on Wednesday at 3pm

Chair Exercise class at 11.00 on Fridays

Walking Group every Thursday morning at 9.30am from the Hall

Neil on 087 609 6641 for further information

Menshed Latest

Meeting every Wednesday at 3.00pm in the Evergreen, cups of tea, chats and projects.

February Out and About

The 1916 Commemorations are at fever pitch and you will see a selection below of what is on over so get out and about in the mild weather – most of these events are free.

13th January to 25th June in the Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street. Citizens in Conflict: Dublin 1916 – Exhibition This new exhibition includes eye-witness accounts of the Rising and newly acquired sources such as the Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Logbook for Tara Street Station. With a particular focus on the Pearse Street area of the city (formerly Great Brunswick Street), where Patrick and Willie Pearse grew up and where Boland’s Mill garrison was commanded by Eamon de Valera, the exhibition also remembers the many civilians, including 40 children, killed during the Rising.

 

Let’s Walk and Talk by Dublin City Council are social walking groups that meet every week at various locations in Dublin and include special themed historical walking tours led by local experts. All are free and no booking is necessary. Visit this link for details of schedule and locations www.letswalkand talk.ie

 

Rathmines Library 1, 8, 15, 22 February at 1.00pm DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble – Enjoy some of Ireland’s finest young musical talent studying on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. Booking is essential.

 

Dublin burning: the Easter Rising and its consequences lecturesby Dr Brian Hanley (Central Library, Rathmines Library, Walkinstown Library) Part of the Dublin City Council 1916/2016 Centenary Programme.

On the eve: Dublin before the Rising:The first lecture looks at Dublin society and politics on the eve of the Rising. Among the topics examined are the impact of the world war, local politics, divisions of class and religion and the strength and variety of radical opinion and the personalities associated with it.

‘Thank God we have lived to see this day’: The Rising:The second lecture examines the first day of the Rising, looking at the impact of the countermanding order, the mobilizations at local level and popular reactions to the revolt. It also details the military strategy of the rebels and the first armed encounters with Crown forces.

Who fears to speak’: the legacy of the Rising:The final lecture looks at how the Rising has been remembered, why it has become controversial and the various interpretations of its significance 100 years on.

Lecture schedule:

Tuesdays at Central Library – 23 February at 1pm.Booking required. T: 01-8734333 E: centrallibrary@dublincity.ie

Wednesdays at Rathmines Library – 24 February at 6.30pm. Booking required T: 01-4973539 E: rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie

Wednesdays at Walkinstown Library – 3, 10, 17 February 2016 at 7pm. Booking required T: 01-4558159 E: walkinstownlibrary@dublincity.ie

 

Wednesday 10th 2016 at 6.30pm in Ringsend Library Lesser Known Facts about 1916 by Mick O’Farrell, author of 50 Things You Didn’t Know About 1916 will reveal more interesting gems of information that may surprise and intrigue. Booking required. Contact Ringsend Library T: 01-6680063 E: ringsendlibrary@dublincity.ie

 

Educational Opera: The Art of Extravagance Central Library on Thursday 11th, 18th and 25th February at 1pm. Three talks by Michael Grant tracing the story of the opera art form from its beginning in Renaissance Italy and ending with opera today – a global big business in the digital era.

Loads more talks and exhibitions for February advertised on www.dublincity.ie

 

Historical Societies

Thursday 4th at 7pm: 1916 and Ireland’s Revolutionary Tradition’lecture by Kieran Allan in Marlay House, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham. Admission free.

 

Monday 8th at 7.30pm: ‘Artillery inIreland from the Armada to 1800’lecture by Harman Murtagh to the Engineers Ireland Heritage Society in The Lecture Theatre, Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4. All welcome.

 

Wednesday 10th at 6pm: ‘South Circular Road on the Eve of World War 1’lecture by Ms. Catherine Scuffil to The Old Dublin Society in The Conference Room of Dublin City Library & Archive, 138 – 144 Pearse St., Dublin 2. All welcome –admission free.

 

Thursday 11th at 7pm: ‘Patrick Moran, Irish Volunteer and Trade Unionist’by Ms. May Moran in dlr Lexicon, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire. All welcome – admission free.

 

Tuesday 16th at 8 pm: ‘St. Enda’s, Rathfarnham (1916 Related)’lecture by Eanna De Burca to the Foxrock Local History Club in the Foxrock Pastoral Centre beside Foxrock R.C. Church, Foxrock. Co. Dublin. All welcome – admission €5.

 

Wednesday 24th from 10.30am to 12.30pm: ‘February Open Morning Meeting’of the Genealogical Society of Ireland in Hardy’s Bar, The Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire. All welcome.

 

Wednesday 24th at 6pm: ‘Rathbone Tallow Chandlers’lecture by Bernard Neary to The Old Dublin Society in The Conference Room of Dublin City Library & Archive, 138 – 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. All welcome – admission free.

 

Thursday 25th at 7pm: ‘Roger Casement’lecture by Angus Mitchell in dlr Lexicon, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire. All welcome – admission free.

 

Monday 29th at 8pm: ‘Kildare Connection to the Easter Rising 1916’ lecture by Seamus Cullen to the Clondalkin Historical Society in Áras Cronáin, Irish Cultural Centre, Watery Lane, Clondalkin.


January 2016

January 2015 Blog

January 2016

Best Wishes for New Year 2016 from everyone at Applewood Homecare. It promises to be a great year for events and socialising in the community with the 1916 commemorations promising something for everyone.

We are really looking forward to the coming year and are delighted to be announcing recruitment opportunities for people who share our person-centred care approach to independent living. The key requirement for the job, beyond the required qualifications, is the capacity to form friendly and caring relationships with the clients you work with – the ability to actively listen and talk with people is essential as is having and retaining a sense of humour. In Applewood, we are all about retaining/forming bonds with the community for health and well-being benefits and our carers are required to assist people keep in touch with families and friends and expected to supervise recreational activities and trips as they arise. Beyond these social aspects, carers must have an understanding of the needs of the people they are working and be actively alert to any changes in the persons health (physical or mental) and view these as cause for investigation not a consequence of old age. The job requires many competencies across the board – physical and mental health awareness, knowledge of legislation, health and safety and especially risks and hazards, and interaction with a variety of people such as public health nurses, doctors, social workers and therapists requires strong communication skills – including the ability to communicate effectively in writing. No two days are ever the same in this field – hours are flexible and the people you meet are diverse interesting and you are constantly learning.

‘It’s a cliché but a true one that there is No Place like Home and I get a lot of satisfaction being able to provide a positive intervention to people and see them happy in their own environment. I love everything about my job – the day to day care, the trips to events, the stories down memory lane, meeting people, but most of all the special relationships with my clients. I love being with my clients and having a bit of a laugh – even when times are challenging people still say thank you and you know they really mean it. Even with Dementia the laughs are still there – there is still the person there. It is hugely important to treat people with dignity and respect – I think of my job as being so worthwhile it’s a privilege – being able to give time to others and helping them out.’ Kate O’Reilly

If you are interested in working for us visit http://applewoodhomecare.ie/home/recruitment/

Evergreen Events

Evergreen Club Tea Dance, Feb 26th 2.00pm-4.00pm

Lunches on Monday & Wednesday

Computer Classes on Thursday at 10am

Boules on Wednesday at 3pm

Chair Exercise class at 11.00 on Fridays

Walking Group every Thursday morning at 9.30am from the Hall

Neil on 087 609 6641 for further information

Menshed Latest

Meeting every Wednesday at 3.00pm in the Evergreen, cups of tea, chats and projects.

 

 

January Out and About

13th January to 25th June in the Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street. Citizens in Conflict: Dublin 1916 – Exhibition This new exhibition includes eye-witness accounts of the Rising and newly acquired sources such as the Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Logbook for Tara Street Station. With a particular focus on the Pearse Street area of the city (formerly Great Brunswick Street), where Patrick and Willie Pearse grew up and where Boland’s Mill garrison was commanded by Eamon de Valera, the exhibition also remembers the many civilians, including 40 children, killed during the Rising.

 

Thursday 21st January 6:00pm – Dublin City Library & Archive 138 – 144 Pearse Street, D2: The 19th annual Sir John T. Gilbert Commemorative Lecture, titled ‘The women were worse than the men: crime in Dublin in 1916’, will be given by Pádraig Yeates and will be chaired by Ardmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh as part of the Dublin City Council 1916/2016 Centenary Programme.

 

Sunday 10th January Bird watching Walk in Shanganagh Park:Meet: at 10.30 am Castle Farm entrance close to Bird feeding station. All events details are listed on our web site www.southdublinbirds.com

 

Let’s Walk and Talk by Dublin City Council are social walking groups that meet every week at various locations in Dublin and include special themed historical walking tours led by local experts. All are free and no booking is necessary. Visit this link for details of schedule and locations www.letswalkand talk.ie

 

 

Historical Societies

 

Thursday 7th  January  - ASGARD, Kelpie, Chotah and Nugget 1914 gun-runners on the Road to the Rising – and beyond Illustrated talk by Pat Murphy, Mount Merrion Historical Society in Fitzwilliam Rooms The Community Centre, North Avenue, Mount Merrion.

 

Friday 8th January 8 p.m.: ‘Robert the Bruce’s Irish Wars’ lecture by Professor Sean Duffy to the Military History Society of Ireland in Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8. All welcome – admission free.

 

Tuesday 12th January – An Irish Australian in WW1–by Maura Flood to the Genealogical Society of Ireland in the Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire. All welcome. €3 admission

 

Thursday 14th January at 8.30 p.m.:Tales of Enniskerry’lecture by Brian White to the Enniskerry History Society in The Powerscourt Arms and Country House Hotel, Enniskerry Village. All welcome – Admission €3.

 

Wednesday 20th January at 8 p.m. – “Dun Laoghaire’s Greatest World First, the cradle of amateur yacht racing”. by Hal Sisk to the Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society in The Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Rd., Dun Laoghaire. All welcome. Members:€ 2.50 – Visitors:€ 3.50 – Retired:€ 2.00.

 

Monday 25th January at 8 p.m.: ‘Dan Donnelly: Irish Boxing Champion’ lecture by Larry Breen to the Clondalkin Historical Society in Áras Cronáin, Irish Cultural Centre, Watery Lane, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin. All welcome.

 

Neil O’Reilly

 


November 2015

November Blog

November 2015

Applewood Homecare are delighted to learn of the new joint initiative involving Trinity College Dublin and University of California San Francisco aimed at tackling the growing dementia epidemic. This ‘Brain Health Institute’ initiative which is sponsored by Atlantic Philanthropies involves the training of hundreds of health professionals over 15 years, to engage in dementia research, to deliver healthcare and change policies and practices around the treatment of the disease.

One ambition over the period is to develop 600 health professionals to be leaders in dementia related healthcare globally. In addition it is planned to have a scholars programme to train journalists, managers and filmmakers to teach others about the preventable causes of cognitive impairment. Training for both programmes will be multi-disciplinary, including geriatrics, cognitive neuroscience, public policy, health economics, health law and communications.

This can only be received as fantastic news in the fight against an epidemic which research shows that up to 30% of new cases may be preventable through changes in diet, exercise, mental stimulation and tackling risk factors such as diabetes and heart disease.

 

Evergreen Events

Christmas Tea Dance 2.00pm-4.00pm 4th December 2015

Christmas Lunch 16th December

Lunches on Monday & Wednesday

Computer Classes on Thursday at 10am

Bowles on Wednesday at 3pm

Chair Exercise class at 11.00 on Fridays

New Walking Group every Thursday morning at 9.30am from the Evergreen Hall

Neil on 087 609 6641 for further information

 

 

Menshed Latest

Meeting every Wednesday at 3.00pm in the Evergreen, cups of tea, chats and projects.

Men’s Exercise Class Tuesday mornings for 8 weeks, 10am – 11am. Suitable for Men who are not currently engaging in physical activity. For more info please call Michelle on 087 694 5082

November About Town

Shakespeare in the Libraries A series of information and exploratory talks on Shakespeare in Ballyfermot, Cabra and Rathmines libraries during October and November. http://www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/shakespeare-libraries

Sat. November 21st 8pm Rathfarnham Ukelele Group in Terenure Sports Club. Admission Free.

November 21st 10:00-13:30Study Morning John Butler Yeats (1839-1922)National Gallery of IrelandAdmission €12.

November 26th 8pm Author Ian Rankin in conversation with Declan Hughes in Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire Admission €8 -€10

November 21st – Dec 24th Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festivalstroll along the pier and a dip in Dún Laoghaire’s palpable festive spirit.

 

Historical Societies

Wed. 4th at 6pm - ‘Forger, Freemason, Freeman; the story of Samuel Clayton, Dubliner’ Margaret Smyth lecture to The Old Dublin Society in The Conference Room of Dublin City Library & Archive, 138 – 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

 

Thurs. 5th at 8pm - ‘Dublin Tramways’ John Kelleher lecture to the Mount Merrion Historical Society in The Community Centre, North Avenue, Mount Merrion. All welcome – Admission €5.

 

Sat. 7th – Dublin City Library & Archive Local history Day 10am -3.30pm - Dublin City Library and Archive 138 – 144 Pearse Street, D2:

The Last Voyage of the RMS Lusitania, 7 May 1915, James Scannell; ‘Irish Historic Town Atlas, Dublin part III, 1756 – 1847’, Rob Goodbody; ‘The historic role of the Dublin Pub in Irish social, economic and political life’, Eamonn Casey;

Palmerstown: its History and its Mills in the Liffey Valley , Raymond McGovern;

Artisan Dwellings at the Coombe, Danny Coburn. All welcome – admission free.

 

Tues. 10th at 1.05pm – 15th Century: The Manorial Court Rolls of Lucan’ in the Civic Offices, Wood Quay, D.8. All welcome – admission free.

 

Tues. 10th at 8pm – The National Archives as a Resource for the Genealogist’ to the Genealogical Soc. of Ireland in the Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire. All welcome.

 

Wed. 11th at 1pm – Anthony Trollope, In, Out and About Ireland’ Michael Gleeson lecture to the Ballsbridge, Donnybrook & Sandymount Historical Society in Pembroke Library, Anglesey Road, Ballsbridge, D.4. Admission free – booking recommended, call 01-6689575.

 

Wed. 11th at 6pm – Chasing the Smugglers; the Customs Service in Rush, 1674 to 1765’ Maighréad Ní Mhurchadha lecture to The Old Dublin Society in The Conference Room of Dublin City Library & Archive, 138 – 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. All welcome – admission free.

 

Wed. 11th at 8pm – St. Columban: an Irish Monk & a Great European’ Enzo Farinella lecture to the Knocklyon Historical Society in The Iona Centre, Knocklyon, D.16. All welcome – Admission €4.

 

Thurs. 12th at 8.30pm – The Kilruddery Hunt’ Padraig Laffan lecture to the Enniskerry Historical Society in the Powerscourt Arms & Country House Hotel, Enniskerry Village. Admission €3.

 

Wed. 18th at 1 p.m. – Old Dublin Society lecture ‘365 Days of Dublin’ by Ken Finlay in the Dublin Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, D. 1. All welcome – admission free.

 

Wed. 18th at 8 p.m. – Walking the Luas Line’ Myles Reid lecture to the Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society in The Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Rd., Dun Laoghaire. All welcome.

 

Thurs. 19th at 8 p.m. –A tribute to Fran O’Toole (Miami Showband)’ Peter Carroll lecture to the Bray Cualann Historical Society in The Kinsale Room, The Royal Hotel, Main Street, Bray. All welcome – admission €4.

 

Saturday 21st - Irish Family history Society day from 10 a.m. to 4.15 p.m. in Dublin City Library & Archive, 138 – 144 Pearse St, D2. ‘Francis Smyth & Son, Umbrella Manufacturers, Dublin’; Greg Young; ‘Robert Gardiner and the Cambridge Memorial Scholarship’;Alyson Gavin; The McCready Family: Rogues and Rebels’; Audrey McCready;

The Packenham Family: Earls of Longford, Hugh McFadden. All welcome – admission free.

 

Monday 23rd at 8 p.m. – ‘From Tumulus to Tenement: Images of Dublin in the RSAI Photographic Collection’ Dr. Rachel Moss lecture to the Clondalkin Historical Society in Áras Cronáin, Irish Cultural Centre, Watery Lane, Clondalkin. All welcome

 

Thursday 26th at 7.30 p.m. – Poulnabrone: An Early Neolithic Tomb of the Ancestors’ Dr. Ann Lynch lecture to the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland in Society House, Merrion Square South, D2.

 

Thursday 26th at 8 p.m. – World War One and the Dublin Townships’ Seamus Ó Maitiú lecture to the Rathmines, Ranelagh & Rathgar Historical Society in Rathmines Town Hall, Rathmines Road, Rathmines, D. 6. All welcome – admission €3. Swan Centre Car Park Evening Rate €1.50 (Total), from 6 p.m. to 12.30 a.m.

 

Neil O’Reilly

 


 


September 2015

September Blog

September 2015

Applewood Homecare notes the media reports that experts have underestimated ‘the current and future scale of the dementia epidemic’ by 12%-13%. The World Alzheimer Report 2015 finds that western Europe has the second largest population of people living with dementia after Asia, with 7.4m people thought to have the disease. This figures in this report are shocking as it is estimated that there are currently 46.8m people living with dementia with projections of figures to double every 20 years. For Ireland where Alzheimer’s is the most common form of the disease, it is projected that next year alone some 4,000 people will develop dementia. We completely support the sentiments expressed by the Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) chief executive that there is an “urgent need for governments to implement policies and legislation to provide a better quality of life for people living with dementia, both now and in the future.”

For relatives caring for loved ones living with this cruel disease, it is important to reach out for support and to take appropriate steps to look after your own health and well-being – both physical and mental. Preventative lifestyle and dietary changes are worth investigating early for yourself, and the benefits of exercise cannot be over-stressed.

Our own Applewood carers are walking, cycling, running and Boot-camping as de-stress methods – this summer Kate has done to Hell and Back and also Croagh Patrick!

Less strenuous activities such as Yoga, Pilates and swimming are all terrific stress busters, as are hobby activities such as knitting, jigsaws and even the latest trend of adult colouring, which provide a release to the emotional tension and stress that comes with dealing with high intensity one-to-one situations and are proven overall to be beneficial to your well-being.

 

Evergreen Events

Friday 28th Sept. The Evergreen Club tea dance, 2.00pm-4.00pm

Lunched on Monday & Wednesday

Computer Classes on Thursday at 10am

Bowles on Wednesday at 3pm

Chair exercise class at 11.00 on Fridays

plus much more call Neil on 087 609 6641 for further information

 

 

Menshed Latest

Meeting every Wednesday at 3.00pm in the Evergreen, cups of tea, chats and projects

 

September About Town

18th September is Culture night – a record 230 events will take place across Dublin alone in venues including Christ Church Cathedral, the National Museum of Ireland, the Science Gallery Trinity College, The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle State Apartments, The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children, the Chester Beatty Library and many more

The third annual Dublin Festival of History will take place from 25th September to 3rd October 2015. Events will take place in Printworks, Dublin Castle and public libraries throughout the City from 25th-27th September 2015. This year’s Festival will have a new Children’s Programme. The Dublin Festival of History is brought to you by Dublin City Council, and is organised by Dublin City Public Libraries.

24th September commences the Dublin Theatre Festival presents classic drama by world renowned companies and artists alongside work by exciting, emerging theatre-makers from home and abroad and incorporates theatre, music, dance and family events as well as talks, public discussions, works in progress showcases and artist development programmes.

History Societies this month:

South Dublin County Councilhas published details of its ‘History and Heritage 2015’ programme of free guided tours and lectures events which take place until the end ofSeptember 2015. Copies are available from South Dublin County Council library branches or downloaded from – www.southdublinlibraries.ie.

 

Wednesday 16th Sept. Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire at 8 p.mDun Laoghaire Historical Society.“Nurses from Dublin in the Great War” Speaker: Michael O’Flaherty.

Tuesday 15 Sept. 2015 at 8.00 pm. TBC Foxrock Local History Club, Foxrock Pastoral Centre

Saturday 19 Sept. 10am–5pm. Irish Georgian Society Glendalough, County Wicklow. Wicklow’s Heritage Buildings Show 2015: a weekend of Traditional Building Skills Demonstrations & Conservation Talks for anyone interested in period buildings, architectural conservation and traditional building skills.

Thursday 25th Sept. Rathmines Town Hall – 8:00 P.M.The Rathmines, Ranelagh & Rathgar Historical Society : Monica Roberts Collection of Letters from the Front, 1914-1918. Illustrated. By Bryan MacMahon

 

Oct 1st(8.00pm) Community Centre, North Avenue, Mount MerrionMount Merrion Historical Society :Tourist’s Tales of Old Rathdown – how visitors viewed us in Famine times, Liam Clare

 


August 2015

August 2015 Carers Corner

August 2015

 

Applewood homecare want to take opportunity this month to raise the important topic of Caring for the Carer. Tending to your loved ones needs at times of illness or accident is a huge responsibility and can become all-consuming – you might not even realise fully the impact because you ‘never get a minute’ to reflect.

A temporary situation can often develop into a total dependency scenario and without being mindful of the impact on their own lives, carers can be put under terrific mental and emotional strain. This can manifest in high levels of stress, reduced time for rest and exercise and can culminate into symptoms of depression.

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be especially challenging –your relative may not remember who you are or may have behaviours that are very difficult to deal with. In such cases you have to remember the person is not being difficult – they cannot help their behaviour they might be acting from a place of fear, isolation or sadness. Some tips:

  • A sense of humour and laughter with the person is a tension release for both
  • Try joining a support group (http://www.carersireland.com/ )
  • Timing is everything when you have to undertake challenging tasks Although every care situation is different our advice to carers is the same – be mindful of yourself, be kind to yourself.
  • Some tips:
  • Get out and about as much as you can
  • Make time for yourself and your interests
  • Maintain regular contact with your friends and family
  • Share any issues you have as not asking for help leads to problems in the long run
  • Avail of any practical help available for day to day activities e.g. home adaptations, appliances, incontinence services and help with transport
  • Know your entitlements and avail of them (Carer’s Allowance, Carer’s Benefit, Respite Care Grant, Disability Allowance, any Tax Reliefs that apply when seeking additional help)There are FETAC level 5 Courses such as Care of the Older Person if you wish to undertake formal training to assist with skills in the delivery of safe care in the home, topics include Health promotion, Nutrition, Exercise, Medication management, Safety and Prevention of Elder Abuse. All of our care staff in Applewood Homecare are formally trained and qualified in this area and also trained in areas of specific needs. Upcoming Events for Evergreen Club28th of August 2015, the Tea Dance returns with our favorite band “THE PAST TIMES”.   Menshed ActivitiesWe have computer classes starting in late September for the Menshed, new members always welcome, meeting every Wednesday at 3pm in the Evergreen.Men on the Move  August About Town:  
  • 22nd to 30th of August – National Heritage Week This years theme is Ireland’s Industrial and Design Heritage – with a number of exhibitions in the National Gallery, open historic buildings available nation-wide. New events are added all the time guide available at http://www.heritageweek.ie .
  • Thursday 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th August Dublin City Council with the French Embassy present French Opera in the Open 1-2pm, Civic Office Amphitheatre ph (01) 2225455 or www.dublincity.ie
  • Aug 15th – Aug 23rd 13th International Tango Festival - Celebration of Argentine dance, music and culture. This years theme is Bollywood Extravaganza. There are free and paid events available with workshops from professional dancers www.tangofever.net/festival.html for more information.
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  • A great men’s health initiative FREE HEALTH CHECKS the Evergreen club 1st Sept 2015 from 9.30-1130am
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  • Lunches and normal schedule back from September 1st
  • Great fun to be had from 2pm-4 pm, tea and cake served on the day

History Societies this month

Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th August 2015: Dun Laoghaire Historical Society– Photographic exhibition in the DLR Lexicon, “Trading Places, the story of shopkeeping in Dun Laoghaire”. Free event for Heritage Week continues until the end of September.

 

Wednesday 26th August 2015Dun Laoghaire Historical Society– “A Town & Coastal Walk of Dalkey”. A walk through the town of Dalkey. Meet at Dalkey Heritage Centre at 7.30pm. The walk is guided by Alice Cullen and takes about 1 hour. Free Event.

 

Wednesday Aug 12th: Irish Georgian Society:Afternoon Tour of Dublin’s City Centre East led by Arran Henderson, art historian and Dublin Decoded guide.

Leaving from City Assembly House, South William Street at 2.15 pm, this tour will visit Powerscourt Townhouse, the Old Parliament including the interior of the House of Lords then on to Trinity College including Parliament Square, Exam Hall, Chapel and Dining Hall going on to Kildare Street, St. Stephen’s Green finishing at the Royal college of Surgeons. €15 www.igs.ie

 

Security Alerts

A phone scam targeting people in relation to bogus fraud with their cards being used in a “well-known high-end” store has been occurring over the past two weeks in which fraudsters contact on landline numbers to inform that someone has tried to use their card in the store and advises them to either call their bank or, in some cases, their local garda station. The fraudster stays on the line when the person rings to make the follow up call and pretends to be a bank employee/garda and encourages the person to disclose their bank information – people have been scammed of amounts ranging between €7,000 and €38,000 in one case.

Gardai advice the following:

  • Treat all unsolicited calls with scepticism.
  • Never provide your bank details to an unknown person over the phone or otherwise.
  • Be sceptical and never transfer funds to other accounts unless 100% satisfied that the transaction is genuine.
  • If you receive a suspicious phone call of this nature, ensure you have a dial tone before making another call.
  • The next call you make on the landline should be to a person known to you and ensure that you speak to that person to terminate the contact with the fraudulent caller.
  • Never use contact numbers provided by unknown persons.
  • Get your bank contact details independently, establish you have a dial tone and commence the call yourself.
  • If you think you may have received one of these bogus calls please monitor your bank account transactions closely.
  • Report the matter to your local garda station.

July 2015

July 2015

July 2015

Applewood Homecare are delighted to see Alone’s Home First Campaign 2015 focused on lobbying to support the concept of older people ageing at home. It is quite stark to read their evidence that more than one third of older people in long-term nursing homes beds have low/ medium dependency needs which could be addressed with adequate homecare and that the current approach to older persons service has 57% of the budget being allocated to 6% of the older population.

Older persons like any other people have no desire to be forced to leave their homes and community because they have reached an inevitable stage of life and as a society we should work harder to enable people’s wishes especially as the data is showing that the approach of supporting people to remain in their homes is actually more economically sound then the alternative of institutionalisation.

Many of our clients have returned to their own homes and it has worked out to be very successful especially where their family and representatives are all onboard with their support. I am especially delighted to be involved in increasing community initiatives in our locality that provide activities for older persons and other home cared for people to facilitate variety in their days and afford opportunities for interaction with their friends and neighbours. By 2026 16% of the population will be over 65 years of age – as it is at present it is 11% of the population.

What would you wish for yourself when you get there?

http://alone.ie/why-are-we-forcing-older-people-out-of-their-homes/

Events for Evergreen Club 

  • Next Tea Dance the 28th August at 2.00pm
  • Petanque every Wednesday at 2.00pm
  • Menshed meeting every Wednesday in the Evergreen Club at 3.00pm, all men welcome

 

July about Town:

Friday 24th July launches the Dublin International Piano Festival: Those who love to listen can expect to hear great concerts performed by highly acclaimed artists and emerging artists alike. On Saturday 25th 10:00-12:00 in Christ Church Rathgar there is a piano masterclass by Lance Coburn –TICKETS (€5 at the door). For the full programme of events at www.pianofestival.ie

23rd of July Hugh Lane Gallery – Stephen McKenna: Perspectives of Europe, The first gallery showcases architectural works; a second, cities and ports of southern Europe; the third gallery features northern cities, rivers and parks; and the final gallery is devoted to paintings of trees and leaves of widely differing scales. Free entry. www.hughlane.ie

July 23rd – 26th Festival of Curiosity – all around Dublin

The Festival is Ireland’s annual celebration at the intersection of art, science, technology and design and has quickly grown to being one of the most exciting and innovative festivals of it’s kind in Europe.

 

History Societies this month

Saturday July 11th: Dun Laoghaire Historical Society Annual Outing 2015 – “Wexford” – visiting Wells House in Ballyedmond, The National Heritage Park in Ferrycarrick and dinner in the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy. Contact Anna Scudds on 01-2806213 to book a place.

Saturday July 11th: Irish Georgian Society:Historical Geographer and retired DCU lecturer, Peter Clarke, will lead a walking tour of the Royal Canal from Binns Bridge to Broadstone.Walk will last approximately one and a half hours and will begin mid-morning. €15 www.igs.ie

July – 6th September SUMMER OF HERITAGE no – prebooking for more information on a range of walks and guided tours around South County Dublin visit www.dlrevents.ie

Last chance this month to catch WW1 Centenary Exhibition in Glasnevin Cemetery Museum’s Prospect Gallery as that finishes Friday 31st July. For more details call the Museum (0)1 882 6550 or email booking@glasnevintrust.ie 

Until August 2015 : The Shackleton Endurance Exhibition at Ferry Terminal Building, Dun Laoghaire Mon – Sun 11am – 6pm full information on www.shackletonexhibition.com


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