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.

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



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