Video: Photo Comp 2011

Well, it’s been a slow month so my apologies but the Photo Competition video is finally finished. The judges, comprising members of the public and associated organisations, will sit to judge the entries this Thursday. The winner in the service-user and staff categories will be announced shortly thereafter. The raffle for the other prizes will also take place. Enjoy, and …

Difference Days

www.differencedays.ie are coming to Sunbeam House, Bray this Friday. What they do is to team up with a local organisation or group that need something done, e.g. a playground built, and they blitz the job in a day. Maybe it is painting a nursing home, running a funfair or planting a garden. We here at Sunbeam are very excited and …

Dell Volunteer

Many thanks to the volunteers from Dell who spent the day (yet again) with our service-users teaching things such as core computer skills. It was a great day for all. It is fantastic to have such good relations with local, and not-so-local, businesses and organisations. Here is the link to when they came last year.

ART EXHIBITION AT ELAVON

Ballynattin Road, IDA Business park 29th of August to 2nd of Sept 2011 An exhibition of art work created by artists with disabilities from Sunbeam houses services in Ballyraine. If you can’t make it to our exhibition please check out our artists painting in Ballyraine Garden centre, Vale road, Arklow. We will be selling work on our website from September …

Inclusion Ireland Poetry Competition – Celebrating 50 Years – 2011

Several of our guys have been selected as one of the 20 finalists from 150 entries for their poetry to be judged by some famous Irish poets on November 30th 2011. The finalist’s poems will take the form of an exhibition in the National Library of Ireland. Stephen Browne’s poem “Footprints”, John Power with his poems “Crazy man from Cork” …

Dolls and Toys in Enniskerry

hi there everyone, a few of us at the Garden Team just went up to Powerscourt House in Enniskerry to view the antique dolls houses. This is called “Tara’s Palace” with old style dolls, dolls -houses and teddies dating back to the 18th Century. Many of the dolls houses were made by Irish craftsmen. Little replicas of cutlery and porcelain …