The Hub – Coffee Morning – a Community Event.

COFFEE MORNING   IN   THE HUB, just off Main St. Bray   JUNE 5TH   10.30 TIL 12.00   TEA   FRESHLY BREWED COFFEE   BISCUITS AND CHAT ONLY 2.00 MUCH CHEAPER AND NICER THAN A CAFÉ!! Access through the lane behind Hollands Off-license or the Main St. Churches car park.


Nicola Riley sent in patches for the Wicklow Yarnbomb project.

Photography Workshop

Myles Doyle and Patrick Power recently completed a six week photography workshop with local professional photographer Denis Dunne. Denis suggested self portrait as the theme for this workshop and the results have been fabulous. Both Myles and Patrick were very creative and came up with some brilliant ways of expressing who they are with the camera. Their work and the …

No-Go Logo

About time – a new disability logo is being pushed in new York City. It seems so obvious now that someone’s thought of it.

Photo Comp 2013 Poster

Closing date is now Friday June 28th. The theme is ‘Photos that Set you Free’. Lots of great prizes already such as coffee grinders and rice cookers and steamers…..perhaps the theme should have been something to do with the kitchen. But more prizes to come. Good luck.

Woodwork Display

There is an exhibition of woodwork done by Richard Duff’s lads on display in the Canteen, SHS from today until the end of the month.

A Poem for Richard

Below are some examples of the work he helped create with the guys in the class. Richard Duff, one of our woodwork instructors has been involved in Sunbeam for decades. I’m afraid he is retiring in a few weeks. He will be sadly missed as this beautiful poem from Steven Browne will attest. Richard the lion heart, well he had …

Homeshare Meeting

Just to remind you our Home Share information evening is on this thursday, May 16th, in the Grand Hotel, Wicklow 7-9.30PM. The meeting is open to existing staff, staff’s family or friends and members of the general community who wish to provide home sharing. The meeting is also for the people in our service who wish to become a home …

Tidy Towners

Aislinn and Barbara have joined Bray Tidy Towns and would like to encourage more people to join. This year Bray tidy towns are focusing on maintaining certain areas of the town. One of these areas is the Florence road area. The Bray tidy town Volunteers meet up at the Florentine Carpark at 11am every Saturday. You can keep an eye …

Bilbao Respite Break

Michael Kirwan (Garden Team) tried out one of the new t shirts while I was over in Bilbao recently with some of our clients. “I tried to get them to join me in the photo but they were having none of it”.

Rays of Light Book Out Now

The book ‘Rays of Light’ has now been published, and we have a copy of it in Sunbeam if you would like to call by, have a look, and possibly place an order.  The books cost €10 each, and would make a great gift.  They contain stories, poems and photos.  There are entries from a diverse range of people, including John Lonergan, …

A Message from John Hannigan

Dear Colleagues Yesterday CQL confirmed that Sunbeam House Services continues to be Person Centred Excellence organisation. We went through the accreditation review with a reviewer in the USA and at the end of the process she confirmed that we had retained our accreditation. This accreditation recognises the work that each member of Sunbeam House Services undertakes in making the lives …

Better Bray Challenge Competition

A joint entry to the Better Bray Challenge competition organised by Bray Lions Club by Sunbeam House Services and Takeda Ireland Limited. You might recognise some of the footage from our previous video, ‘Better together 2012’. Stephen Deignan does a great job as interviewer. Also, well done to Eoin Buckley for working so hard on getting it all together. And …

The Hub Official Launch

Ray presenting some art he worked on to The Hub Our new location in the heart of Bray was officially opened today, The Hub! Rob and Laura from the Freshly Squeezed show on East Coast FM cut the red ribbon.

Don’t Forget The Dogs!

Don’t forget to get your ticket from James for the extra special night at the Dogs. Everyone is welcome, that means you! Contact James Doyle today.

Butlers Chocolate Factory

Just a few pics from a recent visit to Butlers Chocolate Factory in Dublin, by a group from the Training Centre in Bray.