World Premiere in Arklow

The premiere took place in the Arklow Bridgewater cinema in Arklow of ‘New Beginnings’. The film was a roaring success. The stretch limo, red carpet and hovering papperazzi were all very appropriate. Heartfelt  praise to Marian and her talented crew of dramatists and the Dun Laoghaire film students who all did an amazing job. Everyone looked fantastic. More video and …

Better Bray Challenge Still On

The ‘Better Bray Challenge” invites all organisation in Greater Bray – manufacturers, retailers, service providers, professionals, voluntary organisations, residents associations, sports clubs and public bodies – to set themselves a goal to be achieved between May 2012 and March 2013. Those signing up to the Challenge and achieving their goal will be given special recognition at a ‘Better Bray Celebration Day’ in …

Podcast

For those of you that like to listen to your sony walkman while you go for a walk, here is a podcast from ‘Disability Now‘ in England. Simply click the download button and listen to it on your computer…..or transfer it to your mp3 player and listen to it when youre out and about. This episode discusses welfare reform and night-clubbing.

Pool to be closed to people who fundraised to build it

Families of disabled children who helped fundraise for a specially-adapted swimming pool have been told they can no longer use the facility on weekends…..continue reading at the Irish Times.Via Inclusion Ireland on Twitter.

Competition – Tenerife Holiday

http://posabilitymagazine.co.uk/win-a-week-in-tenerife/ We found the link above to a competition featured in a great website called Posability. Judging by the photo it seems to be an accessible hotel.

Botanical Gardens Trip

These photos were taken on a day trip  to the” Botanical Gardens”  in Glasnevin. This involved the clients and staff from Turas.  We had a lovely walk around the gardens ,there is a lovely river walk and a rose garden as well. We also went to see the big glasshouses, which houses really exotic plants and cactuses. The weather on …

Turas Day Out to Wicklow Organic Farm and Wicklow Gaol

We had a really lovely day. We were given guided tours of Wicklow Gaol and Wicklow Organic Farm. We got to meet some of the jailers and inmates ha! ha! but we managed to escape.  Then on to the organic farm to see the gardens where the vegetables are grown and to see the animals. We saw Sally the pig and …

Ballyraine Woodland Walk

The birds are singing in the trees just outside our door. We also have the woodland walk just outside our window and its great today to see people using it on this nice Spring Day. Going along the walk you will see bluebells just raising their leaves from the ground.   Yes it seems Spring has finally arrived. So why not …

Premiere!

Daniel Day may have won another Oscar last night but the Day weve all been waiting for is this Wednesday at 1pm. Because the Arklow Bridgewater cinema is hosting a movie exclusive. The sci-fi film youve been waiting for, filmed by Sunbeam House and film students from Dun Laoghaire.Can’t wait. You never know who you might meet on the red …

A Lot of Allottments

Darren has been very active at an allotment in Eniskerry and happily showed his friends around the plot which he enjoys in his free time.  Darren was introduced to the joy of working on an allotment by his ‘friend in deed’, Derek. Darren is particularly keen on growing potatoes and carrots and is very proud of the compost making and …

Exhibition and Online Store

The Sunbeam online art store has been re-stocked ahead of next Mondays exhibition. You can purchase quality art and crafts online or go down in person to the gallery space opposite Bank Of Ireland on Arklow Main street. Is Mise (I am) is a group show of five artists from Sunbeam House Services. The exhibition will be opening in The …

Carnation theatre

Today in the Taylor Centre, a play full of energy, comedy and laughter. The performers were most excellent.’Carnation theatre’ came to town. The show was a great success with lots of interaction and participation. We will definitely invite them back. Who we are: Carnation Theatre was formed in early 2009 by professional actors, Mairead Devlin (RTE’s The Savage Eye) and Mary O’Driscoll (Abbey …

Monster

……Monster.com will be the first job search and recruitment website to provide blind job seekers with full and equal access to its services and products……Continue reading

We are not amused….

http://www.flickr.com/photos/turgidson/8470806229/in/photostream Bray, yesterday.

G+

https://plus.google.com/113022364551732322250/posts?hl=en Sunbeam House Services are now on Google +. Join and follow us to stay up to date with whats going on!

Zumba

Zumba class is new to us here in Sunbeam but is already very popular. Both as a way to keep fit and to have fun. It is high energy with loud music and everyone has a great time. ‘Sunbeam Zumba – four weeks  later – dancing, fit, fun we’ve had for four weeks , It was very enjoyable, it was …

Be the Next Hero in Your Community

This is the latest poster for Friends In Deed / volunteering in Sunbeam House. So, if you know someone who is willing to give as little as a few hours a month to a good cause please pass this message on. Big shout out and thanks to the unstoppable Shane Byrne of Irish rugby fame who allowed us to use …

Visit to the New Sunbeam Location

Service-users from Bray, Wicklow and Arklow who visited the new (yet to be opened) location in Wicklow Town this week. More info on this new location as we get it. It will be of real value to people in the area.