The Creatives Group Show

A  group of artists from Ballyraine and Bri NUa who work in a variety of art mediums from painting, felting, pyrography, print, upcycling textiles and embroidery are exhibiting in

The Arklow Gallery from Tuesday 4th of September until the 14th September.

This group of 29 artists have completed a wide range of work in their chosen medium offering this exhibition something to interest everyone.

Opening Night on Tuesday 4th September 5-7pm All Most Welcome

Participating artists are:

Aisling Maguire, Cathy Macken, Daphne Hollingsworth, David Stafford, Dervla Fallon, Emma Reynolds , Emma Kinsella, Geraldine Stokes, James Ledwidge, Jamie Clarke, Johnny Mc Grainer, Killian Byrne, Mark Hayward, Martin O Brien, Michael Grummel, Myles Kavanagh,  Nicola Riley, Patrick Grummel, Rosie Walshe, Sean Sheeky, Selina Whyte, Shirley Johnson, Tara Cawley, Tom Lawler, Tomek Rozanski, Trish Hurley and Wayne Scarfe.

There is also a group textile wall hanging created with artist Maeve Hunter who worked with Eimear Wixted, Grainne Lawlor, Kiera Broe, Nicole Appleby, Paul Roche, Rachel Langrell and Tomek Rozanski on a collaborative textile workshop.

Ice-cream Day

Some fun this week with an ‘Ice- cream Day’ and a trip to see Wicked at the Bord Gais Theatre.

POD group trip to Wells House

This is the POD group on a wonderful trip to Wells House in Wexford. It was interesting ,fun and we had lots of laughs.

Douglas Hyde Gallery Outing

We went to the Douglas Hyde Gallery to see the exhibition called “A Visibility Matrix”, at Trinity College.


Gerry ,Dervla Fllon,Lorraine,Myles ,Paul on a respite break in Kilkenny.


Rubix Cube

Looks like it has been a busy couple of months down at the Cube in Sunbeam.

Out and About

Eolas have been busy out and about in Bray this week!

A Day out in Dublin

Michael, Annette, Patrick, Roisin, Myles and Dervla In Grafton St having a lovely time just before going on The Viking Splash tour.

Eolas Sign

Here we are doing the arts and crafts class. Making a new sign for Eolas.

The Strand

We went to see the new redecorated Strand Hotel which was the former house of Oscar Wilde’s parents, so we also familiarised ourselves with Oscar Wilde’s life


Natalie and Kellyann from The Pod  fundraising doing a bag pack in Supervalue Wicklow Town –
for Wicklow Regatta Festival
“We really enjoyed it ” “made loads of money”
Well done Ladies!

All Smiles

Sean certSean is presented with a certificate from youth workers Angie and Paddy who run the music program at The Vault, Arklow youth centre for doing such a great job as lead singer with a youth centre band at a recent event. Sean was representing the Sunbeam house music program based at Ballyraine campus.

Fashion Show

It was a great day down in Arus Lorcain in Arklow for the Fashion Show. A lot of hard work went into this very entertaining event.


Nicky, Fergal, Joe and Alan enjoying the sunshine on their jam packed holiday to Madrid. Including taking a tour of real Madrid stadium, the city bus tour, rowing around the lake in Retiro park and eating lots of Ice Cream and tasting the Spanish coffee

Happy Hearts

Eimear, Andrew, Paul, Rachel and Nicole all braved the elements last Friday the 11th of May to volunteer their time to raise much needed funds by selling Happy Heart badges on the main street of Arklow, as part of the annual Happy Hearts Appeal.

Dignity Packs Ireland TO Handover to DCB

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To whom it may concern,

Dignity Packs Ireland, started in 2016, is the brainchild of a young Bray girl, Molly Comish. The idea first came to Molly on Christmas Eve, 2015, when she was in Dublin and noticed how many homeless people there were on the streets. Molly decided to put a plan into action to help. She thought about what Dignity meant to her and the idea of the “Dignity Packs” was born (rugsacks filled with essential hygiene items).

Molly is now moving to Canada for some time and hoped that somebody locally could continue her good work. Dargle Community Base Service Users, staff and Molly’s Mum, Janice, have come together to continue this worthwhile project. This entails creating Dignity Packs for those who need them most. These packs will then be distributed by volunteers to the homeless community in Bray and further afield.

To start this process Moly would like to officially handover the project to DCB. A radio interview with the service users, staff and Molly will take place sometime this week on East Coast radio followed by newspaper articles in our local papers.

Following this we hope to keep you all informed of the progress of this amazing project. If you have any queries please contact Monique or Bernie at: or on our Facebook Page: Dignity Packs Ireland.

Kind Regards,

Monique Jolly and Bernie Mooney