Matt in the Studio

One of our service-users, Matt, recording his favourite ‘Sean-nos’ and old Irish ballads in the studio in Shankill. A huge thank you to Michael Quinn(pictured) for his recording expertise and time. It is very much appreciated. When I left the studio, Matt was just finished 3 tracks, all nailed in the first take. What a pro! He has a unique …

New eLearning Website Launch via Webinar

Today, John Hannigan(Managing Director) and Maura O’Loughlin(Senior Manager) hosted our first live webinar. They were showcasing our new eLearning website which will be an online training tool for staff and others. Typically, everything went smoothly in rehearsal but there were a few glitches during the live show but such is showbiz! The recorded webinar will be made available soon for whoever …

Deadly Art

View Larger Map Just to let you know about a really lovely coffee shop recently opened in Deansgrange, called The Tranquil tea rooms, Patricia Neylan is the lady who runs the business she bakes all her own cakes and tarts in the shop it has a really nice friendly& homely atmosphere. Patricia offered to put up some of our Sunbeam …

Photo Competition Results

Ed Byrne  Maura gleeson I am very pleased to announce this years winners in the photo competition…. Service-user category – Ed ByrneStaff category – Maura gleeson 1 Many thanks to the guys in Salesforce for judging the photos for us, its a fun job to do but not easy to pick a winner.


Seven of our service users did themselves proud and created this wonderful show:  It is opening this Friday in the Signal Gallery from 7-9pm, wine and snacks served. It would be fantastic to have some support for our 7 photographers, the more the merrier.  Collective is a group exhibition of 7 artists: Donna Fusco, John O’Reilly, Myles Doyle, Maureen Cullen, …

High Flyers

Thomas had a free flying course, the lucky chap.

Tal Kravitz in Dublin

ATEC and Turas took a trip into Dublin last Friday and they met Tal Kravitz who was performing in St. Annes church in Dawson St. Matt also had the privilege of meeting the Israeli embassador and his wife.

20K Rock & Roller

Ciaran Clifford and his brother Joseph are taking part in a half marathon, that’s 20 kilometres, in aid of Sunbeam House. It is taking part on 5th of August in Dublin. We think they are amazing. This is Joe’s own way of describing exactly how they both participate in this run: “I would appreciate your support as it’s something that Ciaran …

Art Project with Andrew Manson

Down in the new Connect office in Arklow Main Street, a talented artist by the name of Andrew Manson is helping some of the lads build their own canvases and paint quite catching paintings. There is a great vibe down there.

Tal Kravitz – Israeli Musician

Tal Kravitz came to visit SHS after staff at the Israeli Embassy in Dublin got in touch with the Training Centre saying they had a musician who likes to travel the world, meeting all kinds of people and tasting their culture particularly their music. He played music and songs from across the world, including Tanzania, Russia, Ireland, Spain, The Philippines …