Welcome to Forás!

We here at Forás- The Hub are committed to updating and maintaining our blog page daily. Here is some information you might like to know about us… we are located in the Hawthorns campus in Stillorgan. We are part of Eastern Vocational Enterprises (EVE) Limited which was established to co-ordinate, develop and deliver the Health Service Executive’s Vocational and…

EVEs Got Talent

Congratulations to all performers at Wednesdays Southside heat of EVEs Got Talent which was hosted in Riverview in Ballyboden. Well done to the oganisers, backroom staff, technicians and catering team. It was fantastic to see so many of our EVE friends and other familiar faces. Best wishes to all who made it through to the…

Congratulations Aubrey

To mark 15 years of tireless work in Tesco in Nutgrove Shopping centre, Aubrey and his gang of Riverview buddies celebrated his recent retirement in fine fettle. Aubrey is resourceful and extremely hardworking individual, and maintains this with a smile larger than life across his face. Congratulations Aubrey and here’s to many years of happiness…

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…

Breakfast at Riverview

Its not very often that Service Users can get together and have a chat. But when the opportunity came around the Service Users decided to combine an activity with a chat. The activity was one of making their own breakfast of tea and toast and then sitting down and enjoying having a chat and a…

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…