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.

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