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 or call us at (01)8742804.

ARG enjoy a day out in Kilkenny

The OPW kindly donated a guided tour of the castle for our group.

Giant Irish Elk Antlers
Giant Irish Elk Antlers
Posing with a Portrait
Posing with a Portrait

Afterwards the group had lunch in Lanigans and met the Liam McCarthy Cup.

With the Liam McCarthy Cup
With the Liam McCarthy Cup

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

Mens Group Activities in July

The Men’s and Active Retirement Groups are getting active with a busy schedule of excursions planned.
Here is what is planned for the coming week:

On Monday, we are heading off for some 10 pin bowling at ALSAA and having a lunch in Kealys across the road afterwards.

On Wednesday, we are visiting Powerscourt House in Wicklow to enjoy the gardens and have a spot of lunch.

Keep an eye out for news and photos of what happened in the coming days.

Mens Group photo
To join or for more information, please Contact the Mens Group Co-Ordinator on (01)8742804 or email You can also drop into Ozanam House to see us.

Active Retirement Group News June 2022

The Group has been very busy in the last few months since we have opened up more after the recent restrictions.

Take a look at what they have been up to…

Active retirement group enjoyed learning to cook new dishes on our Monday cookery classes in June.

Mary, a retired chef in our Active Retirement Group and volunteer Fionnula learning the tricks of the trade.

3 ladies prepping vegtables

ARG enjoyed some soft archery during June

ARG enjoyed a trip to the botanic gardens in June
visiting the Botanic Gardens

ARG baking up a storm making brown bread and Guinness bread in June
3 mixing bread flour

ARG enjoy a trip to Dublinia in May
2 of the group with dublinia warrior statue

ARG went to see a Play Called Philo in Bewleys Café Theatre followed by some tea and cake in Marks and Spencer roof top cafe.
Enjoying a meal in M&S

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

Meet Amy; Our New Active Retirement Coordinator

We are delighted to have brought on board our new Active Retirement group coordinator; Amy Elbay. Amy is Santry born and bred. She graduated from All Hallows with a B.A in Theology and English Literature with a Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia care from Trinity College. and a Masters in Chaplaincy studies from D.C.U.

In Amy’s words; “I’ve been working in providing activities and pastoral care for older people for the past eight years and have loved every minute of it. I’m really enjoying the role so far and I consider it a privilege to work for such a fantastic organisation.”

Our Active Retirement Group Are Back!!!

After such a long wait, we are delighted that the Active Retirement Group are back in the centre. Over the last few weeks, they took part in their usual activities like bingo and darts with new a few new ones thrown in like a virtual concert as well as trips to the Botanic Gardens and the Henrietta Street Museum.