“ 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.”
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.
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Once a month, some of our Active Retirement Group attend a creative writing class here in Ozanam House. We are privileged to have Sheila O’Flanagan, renowned best-selling Irish author, provide mentoring to our members. Sheila comes to us through Fighting … Continue reading
On Thursday we had our first group of 2017 when we headed out to Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel, which is a national army air base. We had an excellent guide who brought us to the hangers and the guys were very impressed to be allowed into some of the aircraft and helicopters. We also had time to browse the impressive museum which houses lots of old aircraft and memorabilia from times past.
Following the 2 hour tour we went to An Poitin Stil restaurant on the in Rathcoole for a delicious meal which was served up by some very courteous staff. Thanks to our volunteers Noreen, Gerry and Tom who came on the trip and helped make it a great day for all.