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.



‘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.

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