Mens Group and Active Retirement Group Join Forces

Last Friday (16th June) we teamed up with our friends in the Active Retirement Group and visited Aras an Uachtarain.

The staff were so helpful and gave us delicious homemade cakes and tea/coffee followed by a wonderful tour of the Presidents residence.

Following our visit to the Aras, we headed out to The Grasshopper in Clonee, Co. Meath for afternoon dinner.

Martin, the manager, and his staff were extremely nice. We will definitely be back.

We are taking a break now for 2 weeks before we start our 6 week Summer  Trips Programme. Watch this space for nationwide updates!


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ARG Dail Visit

20170524_103159blog2952017“ Members of our active retirement group are pictured outside the Dail on Wednesday, 24th May. We had a lovely scone and cuppa in the visitors bar before starting our guided tour which included time to watch and listen to proceedings in both the Dail and Seanad. We then ambled up to Stephen’s Green for a visit and guided tour of the Little Museum. It was a very enjoyable day out.”

Active Days in our ARG


The National College of Ireland recently had a Digital week which included an excellent class given to our members on digital skills. Eileen and Sean Quinn from our active retirement group entered a photograph into the competition that NCI held during the week and won first prize – a  Samsung tablet and beats headphones! They are pictured here receiving their prizes from the NCI team.


We had a very special day on the Wednesday before Easter – the active retirement group gathered with the children from our childcare pre-school classes in Mountjoy square Park and the little ones chose their favorite Easter Chick – all knitted by our members in an array of different colors and filled with a creme egg! It was a lovely morning event and ended with a few songs. We returned to Ozanam House for a session of games in the hall including a yellow plastic duck race before adjourning upstairs for a festive lunch.


We always celebrate birthdays, when we know they are coming up, with a card signed by the group and our favorite cake – a Victoria Sandwich. Sean Quinn is pictured here blowing out his candles.