Tesco Community Fund Donation

The Parnell Street Branch of Tesco Ireland, under their Community Fund scheme, has again very kindly donated the sum of €1,1340 to us at Ozanam House.

We are grateful for the kindness they have shown over many years and wish to thank them for their continued generosity.

The Tesco Community Fund was launched in July 2014, to support local good causes in the communities around each of our 176 stores throughout Ireland. Every 12 weeks, each Tesco store donates up to €2,000 between three local good causes in its community.

To find out more about the campaign and how the Blue Tokens work, please visit:
https://tescoireland.ie/sustainability/places/community-fund

Ozanam House always welcomes donations and to find out how you can help, visit: https://ozanamhouse.ie/pages/donate.html

SVP – Celebrating 180 Years in Ireland

Ozanam House as part of the Saint Vincent de Paul are delighted to celebrate our 180th anniversary.

In 1844, the first SVP Conference, St Michan’s, was established in Dublin and since then, has spread through every one of the 32 counties meeting the needs of those everywhere who seek our help.

Throughout every period of change our members have been a bedrock of support for hundreds of thousands of Irish people. Our 180th anniversary Members Day on 20th April in the Dublin Convention Centre will be an opportunity to celebrate our history in Ireland but also to use the occasion to reflect and renew our commitment as we face into another period of societal change.

Blessed Frederick Ozanam

Blessed Frederick Ozanam

We take our inspiration from Blessed Frederick Ozanam, one of our principal founders. As a young university student in Paris in 1833, he and six companions set up a ‘Conference of Charity’ visiting poor people, bringing food, clothing, and friendship. They adopted St Vincent de Paul as their patron.

Find out more about Frederick Ozanam and the the SVP.

Mary Robinson

Men’s Group Activities for April 2024

Sunday        Monday        TuesdayWednesday        ThursdayFridaySaturday
12
Pool & Bingo
1.00 -3.30pm

34
Quiz and Computers
1pm – 3.30pm
Quiz
5
Exercise Day
1pm – 3.30pm
6
789
Pool & Bingo
1.00 -3.30pm

1011
Quiz and Computers
1pm – 3.30pm
Quiz
12
Exercise Day
1pm – 3.30pm
13
141516
Pool & Bingo
1.00 -3.30pm

1718
Quiz and Computers
1pm – 3.30pm
Quiz
19
Exercise Day
1pm – 3.30pm
20
212223
Pool & Bingo
1.00 -3.30pm

2425
Quiz and Computers
1pm – 3.30pm
Quiz
26
End of the Month Trip
27
282930
Pool & Bingo
1.00 -3.30pm

We have fun activities and take exciting trips each month. Ages 55+ can join, just email us at mensgroup@ozanamhouse.ie or call us on (01)8742804.

Bewley’s Theatre Outing

The ARG group went to Bewley’s Café Theatre to see The Rising of the Moon a play by Lady Gregory. The staff in Bewley’s were very welcoming as was the staff in the Theatre. The lunchtime show was a short show of 30 minutes leaving plenty of time for anyone to watch it during their lunch break.

The actors were very good and there was a good suspensive atmosphere created whilst the officers were on the lookout for a dangerous criminal.

There was plenty of tables and chairs for everyone to sit at and you could buy some soup and brown bread whilst the show was on. The Theatre itself was fully accessible by lift and had full access to accessible bathrooms

Mansion House Outing

The ARG group went to the Mansion House for an exhibition and discussion on Accessibility. The exhibition was called Access to the Public Realm in Picture.

The discussion was supported by The Lord Mayor of Dublin Daithi de Roiste, Cllr Declan Meenagh and Mick Keegan a member of the Disability Thematic Group.

A very informative presentation was provided and at the end of the presentation there was time for questions and answers.

The group were also invited to participate in some tea/coffee and some croissants.

We have fun activities and take exciting trips each month. Ages 55+ can join, just email us at mensgroup@ozanamhouse.ie or call us on (01)8742804.

Adult Education Classes Feb-Apr 2024

Ozanam House Adult Education courses provide the North Inner City Dublin community with the opportunity to return to education.

Here is the latest update on our Adult Education Classes and start dates and times. Classes will start on the 5th of February.

  • Available Classes include:
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Computers
  • Sewing
  • Mobile Technology
  • Arts & Crafts

In general, courses are 10 weeks in duration.

Read/Download/Print the Adult Education Flyer for more information: course content, dates, times, fees.

We have a large selection of classes in many subjects open to ages 18 and upwards,
just email us at admin@ozanamhouse.ie or call us at (01)8742804.

In-Person Parenting Courses

Course TitleDayStart DateTime LengthLocation
Positive Parenting: Stay & Play Parenting CourseTuesday20th Feb10am – 12pm6 WeeksOnefamily, Smithfield, Dublin
Positive Parenting for Changing FamiliesThursday1st Feb10am – 12pm 8 WeeksOzanam House, Mountjoy Sq

For more information on costs (free), how to register and further details, please visit:

https://onefamily.ie/courses-parents/parenting-in-person-courses/

For other enquiries, please email us at emckiernan@onefamily.ie for the In Person Parenting or call One Family (01)662 9212.

Looking Back at Last Year’s Ozanam Come Dancing (Part 1)

Throwback to 2020 OCD and our lovely dancers!

Have you signed up for this year yet? Email niamh@ozanamhouse.ie or call (01) 874 2804 to find out more.

Check out what some of our dancers were thinking as they prepared their routines for the show.

White Lane Photography

Here is a sample…

Question 3:     Do you have any funny stories from rehearsals so far?

Yes. Last week at rehearsal, Harry bent down to lift me and tore open the back of his trousers!

Question 4:     Describe your partner in three words?

Messer, sweetheart, FLIRT.

More thoughts

Mens/ARG Outing – National Stud Farm & Japanese Gardens

Last Monday the Groups took in a visit to the National Stud in Kildare, and shared a great experience with the horses.

Afterwards, they went next door and took a tour of the beautiful Japanese Gardens and took in the wonderful scenery.

We have fun classes and take exciting trips each month. Ages 55+ can join, just email us at activeretirement@ozanamhouse.ie or call us at (01)8742804.