Bowling is such fun

This was a quote made by one of our service users on our bowling outing this week, and its still as much fun as it was in the beginning for the Service Users. The activity is filled with high fives, clapping and cheering. As each person encourages the other to throw a strike. Then there’s the…

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…

“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.        

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….

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…

Collins Barracks Outing

  Our outing to Collins Barracks took place Friday. On arrival at the barracks we went for Tea and Scones in the Café which was located  in Clarks Square. After our break we meet up with Enda our guide who  took us on a tour of the military part of the Museum and I must say his knowledge about the history of…

A Week in Review 17th – 21st August

A Week in review saw our activities start off with “Keep I.T. Simple” in Ballyroan Library.         Tuesday saw our first of two weekly physical exercise activities Siel Bleu take place.         Thursday we had our joint activity with Good Counsel Day Service  “Aim for the Frame” / Cultural Outing. Aim for the Frame…

Open Day 2015

“Riverview and the Good Counsel Centre in Ballyboden hosted the finale of annual open days for friends and families of our service users. Thankfully, the supply of sunshine was plentiful, which lifted spirits even before the event kicked off. To get things literally “off the ground” our good friends in the maintenance department in Cork…

Glencree Trip

Our services user Michael, Chris, Eithne, Theresa, and Anne enjoyed a pleasant drive to Glencree Centre where they had refreshments.       

Colour Me Beautiful

Six of our service users made their way to the retreat centre in Tallaght where they were pampered by Paula and Lisa. Each of our service users had an input into choosing their own nail polish colours.          

Newbridge House & Farm Excursion

We picked the best day of the week, and boy weren’t we lucky! On Wednesday July 15th, a group of 46 of us took off on a day trip to Newbridge House in Donabate and then on to the Grand Hotel in Malahide for a beautiful meal. Newbridge House in Donabate is home to a…