NEWS FROM TLC CITYWEST

Shoebox Appeal

We would like to say a huge Thank you everybody that put together a shoebox for the team hope Shoebox Appeal. It really makes a huge difference to children this Christmas. Here are some of our residents putting together their boxes.

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Newbridge Silver

We had a wonderful visit to Newbridge Silver this month. We enjoyed walking around the museum part and seeing all the clothes that our idols wore. It brought back memories of seeing them on the screens when we were younger. After this we had beautiful tea and cakes in...

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Halloween

What a Spoocktacular Day had by all. Everyone made a great effort. We had treats and so much fun dancing and singing and showing off our costumes.  A special thanks to the staff and families that made it such a fantastic Halloween for everyone involved. We had music...

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TLC Citywest Nov’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Suzette Dube – Health Care Assistant as our November 2019 Employee of the Month.  Suzette has worked here since July 2018 and has been a brilliant addition to the team.  Suzette works very hard and is so kind to the residents....

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Hollywood

We had the pleasure of visiting Hollywood this month – unfortunately not Hollywood in LA but Hollywood Co. Wicklow.  It is such a picturesque part of the world and not too far from Dublin.  A few famous films have been filmed here for example Michael Collins and The...

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TLC Citywest Oct’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Shijimon Narayan – Health Care Assistant as our October 2019 Employee of the Month. Shijimon who joined us in September 2015, is such a kind and gentle person to work with.  He works on all of the floors and knows all the...

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Knovk

The trip of the year! We were off to Knock in Co Mayo for the day.  And what a day it was! From start to finish, everything went so well. As it was a long drive across country, we made a stop in the Hudson Bay hotel for a little refuelling. They supplied us with the...

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Pink Day Bake Sale

Here in Citywest we had our Pink Day Bake Sale in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. We were spoiled with all the delicious cakes and tea along with the wonderful Capella Choir. All our residents and families really enjoyed the afternoon. Thank you to all our staff,...

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Rose of TLC 2019

TLC MAYNOOTH hosted the “Rose of TLC 2019” and what a fantastic success it was. The reigning champion Joan presented this year’s crown to Lucy from TLC Carton . Other winners on the day were: Best Escort: Tony (TLC Santry), Best Presentation: Anne (TLC Maynooth), Best...

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Howth

We took full advantage of the beautiful Irish weather today and went on a seaside trip to Howth. What a lovely place to be on a sunny afternoon! We started off with fish and chips from the famous Leo Burdocks while sitting on the pier. It did not disappoint!  We then...

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Sallins

On a beautiful sunny afternoon where better to be than by the canal watching the boats go by. We took a trip to The Bridgewater Inn in Sallins and sat in their Beer Garden where some enjoyed a pint of Guinness and others had tea and cake.  We chatted away the...

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Kildare Open Farm

We had a really enjoyable afternoon in Kildare Open Farm.  Not only is there and open farm where you can see lots of animals up close, but there is also a farm shop where you can get lots of baked and other goods.  We saw animals such as Camels, Ostrich and Wallabies...

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TLC Citywest Sept’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Niamh Brophy - CNM as our September 2019 Employee of the Month. Niamh has worked in the centre as a CNM from June 2017. Niamh is such a special person and does so many thoughtful things for staff, residents and families and...

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Avoca

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon at Avoca in Wicklow.  As the sun was splitting the skies, we took full advantage of the warm weather and went for a lovely stroll around the shop and through the gardens. It’s honestly one of the most beautiful places to visit along with...

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Guinness Storehouse

We decided to take a tour around Guinness Storehouse at St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin. The storehouse covers seven floors surrounding a glass atrium shaped in the form of a pint of Guinness. On each floor we were welcomed with some great activities. We enjoyed...

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Golden Years Tea Party

We were invited to attend the annual Rathcoole Afternoon Tea Party in their community centre.  Having been there in previous years we were very excited to accept the invite and they did not disappoint.  When we arrived the hall was set up all the tables beautifully...

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TLC Citywest August 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Narvesh Ramphal – Kitchen Assistant as our August 2019 Employee of the Month. Narvesh has been working with us since January of this year and during this time has proven he is a team player and always there to help. Narvesh is...

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TLC Team Games

On Sunday 14th July it was time for TLC Staff and their families to come together for a BBQ and some fun in the sun with the TLC Team Games.  A fantastic day was had by all with games including Whack a Mole, Crazy Golf, Obstacle Course, Foot Dart and the much loved...

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Resident Family BBQ

We had a fantastic day here in TLC Citywest at our summer BBQ!! What a day and beautiful weather we had. The food was amazing and the drinks were flowing, along with the wonderful music by the one and only Kathy Durkin. We sang and danced the afternoon away. Thanks to...

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TLC Citywest July’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Athish Joseph - Physiotherapist as our July 2019 Employee of the Month. Athish has worked in TLC Citywest since April 2016 and is an excellent physiotherapist and has contributed so much to the team and the residents here in...

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Jewellery Making

Jewellery Making is one of our favourite activities in TLC Citywest.  We love making bits and pieces for ourselves, family and friends.  The chats and singing that goes along with it is great fun. As one of our jewellery makers said “I never thought I’d like it but it...

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Baking

Our baking Queens joined us today for some baking whilst listening to music from the 80’s and having a few cups of tea.  The Chefs in the kitchen placed our muffins in the ovens and we had them later that evening whilst hosting our new Friday night musician.

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Make-up Artist –in house

We have added a new and very exciting aspect to our voluntary programme here in Citywest. The lovely, talented Becky famously known as an amazing bridal make-up artist has just started to volunteer with us once a week, sharing some of her best kept secrets and glam up...

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Johnnie Fox’s

Our men are open for getting together and discussing times past and with that in mind we arranged a men’s afternoon doing just that. We headed off up to the Dublin Mountains and we had a drive around the old Army Barracks and the weather was perfect for it. Afterwards...

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TLC Citywest June ’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce that Tenzi Onete – Health Care Assistant as our June 2019 Employee of the Month. Tenzi has worked with us since January 2017 and works as a healthcare assistant on the 1st floor. Tenzi is so kind and caring towards residents and...

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Fathers Day

As usual we had a fantastic Father’s Day here in Citywest.  The men got treated to lovely bottles of aftershave which they were delighted about.  In the afternoon we celebrated in style with music, tea, cakes and even a few hot whiskeys.  Everybody sang along and was...

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Mocktails

What better way to spend a weekend evening then listening to great music and having a few Mocktails at our speakeasy evening. The staff put on a great spread as always and the Chefs made us up some lovely cakes to enjoy. We spoke about times past & present, laughed...

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Art Exhibition

We held our annual art exhibition this month as always it was a superb evening here in the TLC Citywest. Our residents love to show off the lovely items they meticulously made by hand. We had pottery, paintings, knitting along with handmade cards. Our resident’s...

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TLC Citywest May’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted announce Primrose Guerra - Nurse as our May 2019 Employee of The Month. Primrose has worked in Citywest as a staff nurse since December 2017 and has recently been promoted to CNM and will be taking on this role shortly. The residents and...

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Powerscourt

We are taking full advantage of the beautiful Irish weather at the moment, and so we decided to take a trip to Powerscourt – probably one of our most famous tourist attractions. It was so relaxing there. We walked around the beautiful gardens and sat looking at the...

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Music with Eddie

We had music with Eddie this month and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon.  Not only does he sing a huge range of songs and have us up dancing, but he makes us laugh with his jokes and slagging off the staff!! Everybody came up for the tea still humming songs...

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Newlands Garden Centre

One lovely afternoon we took a trip to our local garden centre.  Not only is it a garden centre, but also a pet store. It also has the all-important coffee shop for our tea and cakes too! So there is always something new to see.  Their floral displays are amazing and...

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The Avon

We always enjoy a day trip to The Avon and we waited patiently for it to open for the upcoming season and we were not disappointed. We had our usual reserved spot overlooking the lakes. The view is quiet panoramic and breath-taking. We had a relaxed afternoon enjoying...

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TLC Citywest April 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Baiju George as our April 2019 Employee of the Month. Baiju has worked as a health care assistant in Citywest since October 2014.  He is an excellent care assistant and very quietly goes about his work. He is very kind to...

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Dog Therapy in Sunshine

Sun is out and so are we!  We like to do as many of our activities outside when we get the chance and Dog therapy is one for us all to enjoy outside. Dana is so loved by all our residents that she runs around making us all happy and being outside helps us to interact...

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Easter Bonnetts

This is one of our favourite Arts and Crafts pastimes that we love to do each year here in Citywest. We can go as crazy or as subtle as we wish. With that in mind we got stuck in and spent the afternoon getting our creativity on. We all made very decorative bonnets...

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Local Vocals Choir

The wonderful Local Vocals Choir returned to Citywest this month and we enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of singing.  They brought a hand held microphone with them this time and the residents sang their own party pieces.  Edel, the lady that leads the choir joked that...

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Johnstown Gardens

Now that the weather is getting warmer we took a trip to the garden centre to get some ideas of suitable plants for our own garden.  We got chatting to some of the staff there and got great tips for making our garden bloom this summer.  After picking up a few plants...

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TLC Lip Sync Battle 2019

Congratulations to TLC CITYWEST who came 3rd Place in the TLC Lip Sync Battle 2019 with their rendition of 500 miles. TLC Cara Care were the overall winners with Grease Lightning.   TLC Carton came a close 2nd with The Sound of Music and our runners up were TLC...

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Dublin Mountains

As it was a lovely clear day we decided to take a journey around the Dublin Mountains. Although the sun was out it was still quite chilly so we enjoyed the warmth of the bus. The scenery is amazing, like something out of a movie and even better when the sun is...

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Novena of Grace in Gardiner Street Church

Some of our residents attended the opening of the Novena of Grace in Gardiner Street Church.  One of our residents Christina has been attending the opening mass for the past 84 years – the only exception was last year’s due to beast from the east! It also happened to...

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Bray

It was a warm sunny day so we seized the opportunity to head out to Bray in Co. Wicklow to blow off the winter cobwebs and treat ourselves while we were there. We sat on the sea front wall enjoying the view and listened to the waves coming in.  It was so peaceful...

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TLC Citywest February ’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Lisa Kelly – Domestic Assistant as our February 2019 Employee of the Month! Lisa started working with TLC City West in November 2011 and is one of our supervisors. Lisa is a valuable part of our team who is always there to help...

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Donabate

One of the outings this month was a trip to The Waterside House Hotel in Donabate.  The weather turned out not to be so nice and so we were glad to take shelter inside.  The hotel bar was undergoing renovations so we could not look out at the waves as we had hoped. ...

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Bowling

It was a cold and wet Tuesday afternoon so we decided to keep active and warm and took a trip to our local Leisureplex, down the road in Tallaght. We got a good few games of bowling in followed by some tea and cake. It was a lovely afternoon and we all had such great...

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Sweetheart Tree

Our activities team came up with the wonderful idea of putting together the first Valentines Sweetheart Tree this year.  We gathered together photographs of the residents with their significant others and stuck them onto hearts which we hung on the tree which was...

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Stan and Ollie

We headed to the cinema in Tallaght to watch the movie Stan and Ollie.  It is the story of Laurel and Hardy in their later years as they tour England in 1953 to try to reconnect with their fans and make a break again.  It was a brilliant movie.  It made us laugh so...

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TLC Citywest Jan’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Renny Joseph - CNM as our January 2019 Employee of the Month.  Renny started working in TLC Citywest in June 2011 as a staff nurse and was promoted to CNM in February 2017. Renny has gone from strength to strength as a Staff...

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Pamper Morning

One cold and miserable day we decided to have a pamper morning with all the ladies.  We had eye masks, foot spa, nails painted, the whole works was done! Everyone really enjoyed getting pampered but most of all the chats and social interaction. It can be hard to...

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Teelings Whiskey Distillery

The weather was not the nicest so we decided to take a Gentleman's afternoon trip to Teelings Whiskey Distillery right in the heart of the Liberties. When we went in we were privileged to meet a member of the Teeling Family. He gave us lots of interesting background...

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Knitting

Our Knitting and Natters group has been working away the past few weeks making baby & kids hats and they have decided to donate what we have made so far to the Temple Street Hospital. We are going to keep going and our next group project is to knit our very own TLC...

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Piano Singalong

We have started to bring the piano up to the nurse’s stations in the evening so residents can relax to some music before bed.  There’s always a lovely singalong too with our old favourites.  Everybody really enjoys it and residents that are in their rooms also benefit...

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Christmas Quiz

Our Director of Nursing Linda McKenna hosted a winter wonderland quiz. It was such good fun and everyone loved getting into the Christmas spirit.  We even had a sing along. It was great fun all round.

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Christmas Tree Decorating

We love Christmas here in Citywest and there was great excitement when the trees and decorations were put up. Our residents really love to put the finishing touches to them so a big Thank You for all your help.

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10yr Anniversary Party

Here in Citywest we celebrated our 10th Anniversary. There was music, great food, dancing and even the world premiere of TLC shark. Thanks to everyone involved in organising this fantastic event. Of course this event made us reflect on all our residents both past and...

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TLC Citywest Oct’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Abhilash Pattathil as our October 2018 Employee of the Month. Abhilash who joined TLC in June 2016 is an excellent Nurse and valued member of the team, always going above and beyond for everyone. He has great timekeeping and...

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Positive Ageing Week

What a lovely afternoon in Ballymun celebrating Positive Ageing week with the local community. We had some delicious food and enjoyed lots of singing and dancing with the one and only Damien Dempsey. It is so nice to see all of the various communities coming together...

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Shopping

We spent a lovely afternoon wandering around Penny’s in Liffey Valley.  We were amazed at how big the store was.  Most of us were interested in buying cosy fluffy pyjamas now that the cold winter is coming. There was so many different pairs it took ages to choose the...

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Knock

This month we put on our finest clothes and packed our bags for the trip of the year to Knock in Co Mayo. It was a long drive, so we made a stop in the Hudson Bay hotel in Athlone for some sandwiches, tea and delicious scones which gave us the energy we needed for the...

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Rose of TLC 2018

TLC Cara Care played host to this years “Rose of TLC” yesterday afternoon and what a fantastic success it was. The crown was awarded to Joan.Other winners on the day were - Best Escort - Michael , Best Dressed - Frances, Best Sash - Catherine, Best Introduction -...

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TLC Citywest Sept’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce catering and household staff member Alex Matalica as our September 2018 Employee of the Month. Alex started working with TLC City West in November of 2016 and became a Supervisor in May of this year. Alex has proven to be an...

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Glencree

We took a drive up over the Dublin Mountains one beautiful sunny afternoon.  We actually missed the turn to the mountains so went a different route than we knew – but it was to our advantage in the end! The views were spectacular and the afternoon was so relaxing.  We...

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Teelings Whiskey Distillery

The weather was not the nicest so we decided to take a trip to Teelings Whiskey Distillery right in the heart of the Liberties.  When we went in we were privileged to meet a member of the Teeling Family.  He gave us lots of interesting background information while...

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Blessington Lakes

What a Beautiful day it was for a 20K drive around the Blessington lakes. To be so close to the sound of nature was lovely and we were lucky enough to have the sun splitting the stones. We soon realised what a peaceful place it is. On our way home of course we had the...

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TLC Citywest August 2018 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Nyana Paul, Staff Nurse as our August 2018 Employee of the Month.  Nyana has been working in the centre since July 2016 along with her husband Jyothish.  Nyana is an excellent Nurse, is a great team player and has really stepped...

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TLC Citywest July ’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest is delighted to announce Ajin Prabha as our July 2018 Employee of the Month.  Ajin joined us in May 2015 as a Health Care Assistant and was promoted to Senior Health Care Assistant in June 2017. Ajin is very kind and caring towards the residents and...

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TLC Citywest June 2018 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest is delighted to announce Alan Brady - Maintenance Manager, as our June 2018 Employee of the Month.   Alan started working in TLC in August 2017 and is a fantastic addition to the team.  He works extremely hard and gets everything done that he is asked to...

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Sunny Days

One sunny day during the month we decided to do our card and jewellery making outside in the garden. Whilst doing this we played some of our favourite music. Everybody was in great form and the staff decided to show the residents a few moves to more modern dance songs...

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Dun Laoghaire

One fine afternoon we took a visit to an old favourite of many – Dun Laoghaire.  On arrival we had to drive straight through as there was no parking! This turned out to be a bonus as we drove through the picturesque village of Dalkey and enjoyed the fantastic views as...

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Bray

Today was such a beautiful day that we decided to take a trip to Bray Co. Wicklow. We walked down the board walk and sat with the view of the ocean on front of us. It was so nice to sit and relax listening to the waves coming upon the shore. While we sat we enjoyed a...

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Rathfarnham Castle

We enjoyed a beautiful visit to Rathfarnham Castle this month. It dates back to the Elizabethan Period and has been beautifully restored. The ceilings are amazing works of art. We remarked on how dark it must have been when there was no electricity, as the day we...

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Garden Fun

We enjoyed several wonderful garden afternoons during our fine spell of weather.  We did many activities outside, including a sports day involving residents and staff, music sessions and friendly chats.  Of course we also planted some flowers too. We hope that we will...

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Firhouse Day Centre

We were delighted to receive a request from the Firhouse Day Centre to come and sing for us one morning.  Some of our residents used to attend there before they came to TLC so it was extra special for them.  We really enjoyed their singing and we all joined in as...

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Johnstown Garden Centre

One wet and windy day we took shelter inside the beautiful Johnstown Garden Centre.  Once inside it was easy to forget about the rain outside with all the beautiful plants and flowers to be seen.  There really is something for everyone there.  When we finished having...

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Glencree

We took full advantage of the warm weather and decided to take a drive around the Wicklow Mountains. We stopped off at Glencree for a nice cup of tea and some yummy cakes! This was definitely one of our favourite trips this month with the beautiful sights that we saw....

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Clondalkin Round Tower

Today we had such bad weather that we decided to go visit the Round Tower in Clondalkin Exhibition which explores Clondalkin’s Medieval origins. We explored the dramatic and colourful history of Clondalkin. Within the exhibition there was lots to see and do. Then...

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TLC Oscars 2018

On Thursday 31st May 2018 TLC Maynooth rolled out their red carpet and hosted the first ever TLC Oscars. It was a star studded event with all of the staff and resident actors and actresses from each of the films in attendance along with their families and colleagues...

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TLC Citywest May 2018 Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest is delighted to announce Seena Jose as our May 2018 Employee of the Month. Seena joined us in 20th June 2016 and since day one has quietly and happily gone about her duties.  Her colleagues find her a pleasure to work with. Seena is also extremely kind...

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TLC Citywest – April Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce Lorraine Travers as our Employee of the Month. Lorraine started working with us in August of 2016 and became a Supervisor in July of last year. Lorraine has proven to be a valuable part of our team with her can do attitude and...

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Bird Feeders

Now that Spring is in the air we decided to try and make some bird feeders for our garden.  We got some cardboard toilet roll holders and smeared them in peanut butter.  Then we rolled them in birdseed.  It was such a simple idea but was really effective.  We hung...

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The Witness Musical

We had a wonderful night at the opening of The Witness Musical in The Priory, Tallaght by The Now and Then Production Company.  A group of us went along and we had a fantastic night.  The cast were all amazing but a special mention has to go to Anne Davison whose...

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TLC Citywest Dementia Cafe

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce the opening of their Dementia Cafe.  A relaxed and informal gathering for people living with Dementia and their family / carers in a welcoming environment. 17TH April 2018 (Mr. Michael Doody, Superintendent Pharmacist, Median...

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International Women’s Day 2018

To celebrate International Women’s day our much loved Alan arrived in a suit and surprised the lovely female staff with a bunch of flowers. Our chief Michael also made a cake for all our staff and residents to enjoy on the day.

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Citywest International Street Food

TLC CITYWEST had their very first International Street Food Festival where we had Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Indian, American and European food. So while the snow was falling outside we had a great time with residents and their families along with our staff.  We all...

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Citywest St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

St Patrick's Day went off without a hitch and was full to the brim with Irish music, shamrocks and lovely Irish food to fill our bellies and of course Irish coffees and cookies to finish the night. Some of us even got the opportunity to take part in the Rathcoole...

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Famine Exhibition

Today was such a nice day that we decided to go to the Dublin Castle Art Gallery in the coach house to see the exhibit on the famine. The gallery was composed of paintings from Irish and Irish American painters from 1830 to-date and their vision of what it was like...

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TLC Citywest March Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted to award staff nurse, Daniella Ruso as our March employee of the month. Daniella has worked here since 29th November 2010, and has been promoted from HCA to Staff Nurse when she completed her Nursing adaptation in April 2015.  She is an...

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TLC Citywest February Employee of the Month

TLC Citywest are delighted announce Anthony Canwe as our February Employee of the Month.  Anthony commenced employment in November 2011 and is an extremely hard worker and team player who is well liked by residents, families and his colleagues.  Anthony is always...

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TLC Dementia Cafe

TLC Citywest are delighted to announce the opening of their Dementia Cafe.  A relaxed and informal gathering for people living with Dementia and their family / carers in a welcoming environment. 20th March 2018 (Dr. Sean Kennelly Consultant, Geriatrician, Tallaght...

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TLC CITY WEST RESIDENTS CHRISTMAS PARTY

I think I speak for everyone when I say that the highlight of not only December, but the whole year was the residents Christmas party! Our residents got to invite their family members up to the centre to celebrate with them. We had children, grandchildren and even...

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