My 10 Years at Tesco

I got a lovely award this year for my 10-year celebration working in Tesco.

I work with my colleagues facing off items on the shelf and then I put empty boxes from the shelf into a baler, this flattens them down. I have made a lot of friends over the years working in Tesco and I enjoy my job.

I got a lovely cake, balloons, bangers and my boss Andy took a few pictures of me with my colleagues. I also got a lovely badge to celebrate my 10th year. I will start wearing my badge on my uniform when I go back to work next week. My parents are happy for me and I really like my job in Tesco.


Stephen Deignan

Friday Fun

A group from Eolas went for a stroll and exercise around Ballywaltrim Community Centre on a sunny Friday morning!

New Ross Bridge

“I really enjoyed my day with Wicklow county council staff. We went on a site visit to see the New Ross Bridge. I did a tour of the new bridge and saw all the works being carried out. It was really interesting, this was one of my goals. I enjoyed the lovely meal afterwards also” – Paul.

Time to say Goodbye

Kiera Broe and Eoin Hayden pictured on the red carpet with Sunbeam House music instructor Tommy Breen and St.Marys college orchestra leader Christine Steele before their performances at the Asgard theatre Arklow. Eoin “sang Time to say Goodbye” and Kiera performed a contemporary dance. Both of the guys got standing ovations and it was a very positive experience.

Glenart College TY woodwork class

Gavin, Paul, Tomek and I go up to Glenart Collage every Monday morning.

There are transition year students and the woodwork instructor Richard Fleming in the class.

I walk myself up to the Glenart Collage independently.

First, I made a coffee table then we made a hedgehog hut.

We are making the hedgehog hut for the Arklow tidy towns.

I met the man I know when he was living in Aughrim.

We get our lunch in the canteen in the Glenart collage

I enjoyed the class I like being busy working hard

I would like to make a cup holder for the couch as my next project.

Lollipop Day

A group from Eolas were involved in Lollipop Day last Friday 1st March, fundraising in Tesco Bray  for Oesophageal Cancer. The group were made up of Joseph Lenehan, James Woodgates, Audrey Jackson and Paul Fulham. This group have volunteered for various charities over the years so well done too all. 


Congratulations to Gerry Byrne who graduated from his course in Dunlaogahaire lately.

Blue Diamond Academy Ceremony

We went yesterday to DR’s graduation from Blue Diamond Academy ceremony in Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. We had a great time all together and were very proud to see DR on the stage and in spotlight!

Team Hope Shoebox Update

shoebox gangCan we say a big thank you to anyone who took time to fill a shoebox for Team Hope this year. We sent 51 shoeboxes to the sorting centre in Greystones today.
The boxes we filled are going to Africa this year. Once again well done to Cathy Macken from Arklow who has coordinated the appeal for 11 years straight.

13th Annual Photo Competition

The 13th annual SHS photo competition – thanks to all who entered. Congrats to Dan Wilson and Amanda Mannix who were the winners and to all the runners up and entrants.

Dan on TV

DanDan the Man with some serious acting in Virgin Media’s ‘Blood’ on TV currently. Lookin’ good Dan!

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal – Year 11

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Hi Everyone,

Cathy Macken here. It’s time to start filling your shoeboxes again for Team Hope.  This is my 11th year doing this appeal.

Closing date for boxes is the 9th of November  so we need to get busy filling our shoeboxes. Please help to make a difference for a child this Christmas.

Shoeboxes can be dropped in to Bri Nua, Main Street, Arklow or at the Gallery, Main street.

Servier – Funding our Music Program

A big thank you to Servier in Arklow who have given funding to our music program.

Pictured here are members of the Servier social committee with Sunbeam music instructor Tommy Breen collecting a cheque for €922 which is going towards Filming, sound and lighting costs of our Inclusion concert in November.

We will have details of the concert, which is a major event and includes no less than six organisations, in the coming weeks.