Xmas Musical Performance

We had an excellent musical performance yesterday in the Taylor Centre. The band were real pros playing some of the finest folk and Rock n’ Roll this side of the Dargle.

CD Launch

Earlier this week Tommy Breen our music teacher and his bunch of amazing musicians launched their CD in The Old Ship pub in Arklow. It was a packed house for the performances and awards ceremony. Well done guys!

Mrs Brown’s Boy

Martin attended the comedy show at the 3 Arena of “Good Mourning Mrs Brown” on Thursday 14th December after a nice meal in Dublin and some Christmas shopping. The laughter was mighty and Martin said he is a big fan of Mrs Brown, delighted with the stage performance where he was rolling off his chair at the hilarious sketch on …

Garden Team at Xmas

The Garden Team are getting in the Christmas spirit, buying their tree to support the Laura Lynn foundation with a hot chocolate to warm up after! And everyone getting involved making the tree sparkle.

Chocolate Garden

On a recent outing to the Chocolate Garden of Ireland in Tullow, Grainne, Nicole, Keira and Emma, from Bri Nua, did a chocolate making workshop. They also samples some coffees, hot chocolates and of course some of the chocolates on offer.

Healthy Food Made Easy Course

Paul, Eimear, Killian and Tara from Bri Nua have recently completed a 5 week Healthy Food Made Easy Course with Nollaig Cruise Tutor from Wicklow Partnership. The course was devising but a dietitian in the HSE to promote healthy eating, to increase awareness of nutrition and learn new cooking skills to use going forward. Well done Guys!!

Art Exhibition in Google Dublin 2017

On Friday the 27th of November until 10th November four SHS artists have their work installed in Google’s reception in Grand Canal Dock as part of disability awareness week. Artist’s Tom, Emma, Nicola and Patrick’s vibrant, individual styles and mediums certainly advocate their talent exceptionally well to the 6,000 employees working in Google’s offices. Thanks to Stephen Lehane who co-ordinated …

Different Strokes Exhibition

At their opening Night Tuesday 26th september were particpating artist’s: Emma Reynolds, Mary Nolan, Emma Kinsella, Tom Lawler, Shirley Johnson, Martin O’Brien, Laura Cooper, Rachel Langrell, Nicola Riley. Different Strokes exhibition showcased a group of talented artist’s who work with a unique approach to their chosen media which range from, painting in gouache, inks, embroidery, wet feltmaking, print and ceramics. …


Some of the guys went to Wexford Oyster Lane Theatre’s production of Footloose the Musical on Wednesday night. The service-users were invited onstage afterwards to meet the full cast.

The Bridgewater Sunbeam 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Bridgewater Staff and Clients enjoyed the Birthday Bash of Sunbeam’s 40th Year.  The excitement was sizzling as we all celebrated in style with a lovely roast dinner at The Arklow Bay Hotel.  We remembered 1977, some may not have been born at that stage and some chatted about their growing up from their childhood days.  We sang a Happy Birthday …


Recently we were contacted by two young research students from the   School of Engineering research at  TCD.  Robbie  Fryers and Talita Saad have invented an app to support people  to travel independently.   They wanted our help to trial and pilot the app.    It consists of a smart phone and an  e.watch.  Family, carers etc can programme specific  routes and directions to …

Travels with Tomas

My name is Tomas, I am 49 years of age. I have always loved travelling.  I have a keen interest in air planes and air travel ever since my older brother Andrew had a pilots licence.  When I was about 14 he used to take me on flights in a Tampico plane.  A Tampico is a single engine air craft.  …

Plough About That Part 2

A great day was had by David, Brian, Alan and Paul at the National Ploughing Championships 2017. Some of the highlights being the brand new Range Rovers, the new born piglets, checking out the tractors, seeing Michael D. Higgins, meeting Jackie Tyrrell and getting lots of freebies to take home!

Plough About That?

Patrick, Killian, Martin and Pat attended the ploughing Championship in Tullamore Co Offaly on the 29/09/17 where they got to meet President Michael D Higgins, Ex Ireland rugby international player Shane Byrne. All had a most enjoyable day.