Table Quiz Champs

We held the first of our winter table quizzes on Tuesday at the Mens Group.

After 4 rounds of general knowledge, music, sport & Irish trivia questions, Team A (or the A Team as they like to be called!) emerged as the champs. They are pictured below with their prizes. Well done to all the guys and volunteers for taking part.

We are going to alternate to Bingo every second Tuesday going forward so it’s eyes down and away we go….!!


Men’s Group Oldest Member Celebrates His (94th) Birthday

The Men’s Group is very diverse. From age to experience, we have such a broad range attending the group each week.
On Thursday, our oldest member, Patrick (Pat) Cummins, celebrated his 94th birthday by attending the group. When asked what he attributed his longevity to, Pat mentioned that he didn’t drink but that it’s not too late for him to start having a wee drop!!

Congratulations Pat from all us at the Men’s Group and Ozanam House.


Another Busy Week at the Men’s Group

The Men’s Group has been very busy doing activities this week.
On Tuesday the guys played pool and board games. We are planning to hold a table quiz (with some very nice prizes!) next Tuesday now that the pottery classes are finished.

As usual, Thursday saw some of they guys take part in cooking class and they made a delicious chicken stir fry with rice for the group this week.

On Friday, some of the men take part in yoga while others played pool, board games & cards.

That’s not all….. they even had time to  freshen up the window planters with some nice winter pansies.

All in all, it was another busy & fun week here at the Men’s Group.


Numeracy Week


We’ve just finished Numeracy Week where our focus was on symbols that we find in our environment. As part of this, we made a map of the area around Ozanam House and included some of the symbols that we see in the area. This prompted fantastic conversation with the children and we’re looking forward to expanding this learning over the coming weeks.

The Great Men’s Group Bake Off

3pm on Thursday afternoon at the Mens Group in Ozanam House is Bake Off time!

Some of the men are proper Paul Hollywood’s when it comes to preparing and baking their cakes.
This week Tony, Phillip, Joe and Larry did themselves proud when they made delicious strawberry cheesecake and lemon drizzle cake. There wasn’t time to check for soggy bottoms because the rest of the group devoured the yummy cakes.

We’re already looking forward to what they guys will cook for us next week.



Mens Group Day Trip to Bird of Prey Sanctuary

This months Men’s Group day trip saw us head off to the wonderful Bird of Prey Sanctuary which is based in the grounds of Russborough House near Blessington in Co. Wicklow. The staff were very informative and the guys from the group were able to handle some of the birds which they really enjoyed.
Afterwards, we headed off to Butt Mullins restaurant in Naas for a lovely early bird (!!) dinner. A huge thanks to the staff for allowing us in early out of the cold and providing us with tea to warm us up before dinner. We will be back.