The Annual Taxi Day Out – by Barbara

On the 15th of September we had a great day on the taxi outing. There were lots of police men on their bikes and we were waving our flags out the window at everyone that we saw waving at us. Then we went out to Leopardstown where we had a brilliant day. We had some…

Riverview’s Day Out At The Annual Taxi Drivers Outing

The 55th annual Dublin Taxi Driver’s Outing was an incredible success last Tuesday September 15th, and Riverview were there!!! Drivers donned fancy dress and fastened balloons and flags to their cars as they chauffeured us to the Hugh Lane Gallery in Parnell Square, where we were entertained with music from the Garda Band, face-painting and…

Many Hands Make Messy Work

Three Riverview Service Users got together and decided they wanted to build a scale model of the home of Riverview which is the Good Counsel Centre. This activity was completed using a variety of materials such as paint, plastercine, glue and paper Mâché. At first, we didn’t think this project was going to take so…

“Aim for the Frame”

Our Photography activity “Aim for the Frame” took us to the beautiful Sally’s Gap and Lough Tay in Co Wicklow. These spectacular views were captured by our budding Photographer Barbara Mc Loughlin on this activity.        

Random Colours

There are times when painting pictures can be enjoyable. But there is also times when just experimenting with colours can be just as enjoyable. This was the case with Brian one of our service users when he decided to get a piece of wood and by choosing his favourite colours he began painting at random…

Our Trip to the Cinema

When a question was asked to the service users where would they like to go for a trip and before I could finish the question one of them shouted lets go to the cinema. This was a great suggestion so we went about planning the trip. The movie they picked was the animation film Inside Out in Dundrum….

Relaxation Activity

Were Siel Bleu is recognised as one of the favourite activities amongst most of our service user’s with its fun and motivated exercises. But while this activity is taking place some of our service users would prefer to sit back and relax by either knitting or reading or even just closing their eyes while listening…

The Skill of Doing A Jigsaw

Sometime we all know it can be difficult enough to do a jigsaw when looking at the picture on the box but this doesn’t seem to be a problem for Margaret. As you can see Margaret not only can do a 100 piece jigsaw by memory instead of aid of front cover she can also…

Ceol agus Craic le Comhaltas in Christchurch

Friday 28th of August presented us with a very cultural and musical opportunity to travel into the city and while away the time in Christ Church Cathedral. As part of Irish Heritage Week 2015 the music of Turlough O’Carolan, the blind Harper and Bard of Ireland, was performed by Comhaltas, Navan, within the Cathedral. Afterwards we journeyed…