News from Arklap

Hi everyone just to let you know Arklap is extending its canteen in order to facilitate our service-users in some cooking skills. Maybe the next Jamie Oliver in the making, who knows? It is also being run as a project involving our service-users who are getting a great buzz out of working on it they are really proud of the …

TV3 Appearance

Ireland AM played host to Dan the Man and Maura from Sunbeam. They were invited on to talk all about voting and the election in relation to the disability sector. And also about the voting video which Dan helped to make with Sunbeam Media. As you can see from the first photo, Dan looked rather nervous before going on…..not! Both …

Voting Video to be Featured on TV3

Next Tuesday,22nd February, at 9am Dan Ryan, presenter of the video and Maura O’Loughlin, one of our quality Co-Ordinators will be live on air on Morning Ireland. They will be there to discuss issues around voting and disability. Featured will be Sunbeam Medias ‘Your Power, Your Vote’ election video.

Video – Your Power, Your Vote

Please enjoy the latest offering from Sunbeam Media in association with the Sunbeam House service-users forum. Dan Ryan talks us through why we should vote, how to register and how to vote.It was great fun making the video and we hope people find it informative and entertaining.

Political Candi-dates

A few famous and soon to be famous faces turned up in the Esplanade this morning for a bout of speed-canvassing. Service-users from Sunbeam House, Festina Lente, Bray Lakers and other local organisations grilled the political candidates on the issues close to their hearts. The event was organised by Bray Area Partnership and was a resounding success. Each candidate had …


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The Beat of Their Own Drum

Pictured is members of the Garden Team during an overnight respite break. They took part in a drumming workshop where they got the opportunity to bash the hell out of a variety of authentic, high-quality drums in all shapes and sizes. It looks like a load of fun.

Astellas Achievement

The Astellas Changing Tomorrow Awards took place recently. Sunbeam House was the only Disability Service to be short-listed for an award and the only company to be nominated twice! Pictured is Lyn Kirby and her team from Hall Lodge who won in their category. Also pictured is Jerry Buckley and his team from Connect Employment who came second in theirs. …


Lyn Kirby, Unit Manager of Hall Lodge, shared this great photo of Glendalough that she took. What a beautiful place Wicklow is.

‘The sad goodbye’ by Stevie Browne

Stevie has a way with words. Here is a poem he wrote upon hearing of the news that a long time member of staff and his boss, Kevin, will be leaving us for pastures anew. Kevin has worked hard in Sunbeam for just shy of 30 years and will be sorely missed by staff and service-users. The Sad Goodbye – …

Beauty and the Beast Panto – A Review

Louisa, a keen play-goer describes her recent trip to see a play in Dublin… Beauty and the Beast Show My Name is Louisa and I went to see a Show in the Panto Tivoli Theatre in Dublin 8 It was off St. Thomas Street, with Sugarloaf Gang from Bray with Nicola Murphy and Karolina, We went to see Beauty and …

Employee of the Month

Pictured is Danny from Sunbeam who won the title of ‘Employee of The Month’. Danny works in the Martello Bar, Bray. The photo was taken by the Bray People for which it appeared. Danny received the award from his supervisor, Fran and the Martello owner, John.