Howth

We took a trip to Howth, taking the scenic route through Malahide and Portmarnock. It was a lovely tour of the coast. The sea was choppy but the sun was shining, and the smell of the sea air was so refreshing. We took a quick walk around the harbour having a look at...

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Sunny Days

The weather has been so good to us lately, meaning our residents are spending more and more time in the garden to soak up some vitamin D and get some fresh air. We are making the most of music in the garden, sing songs and exercise classes in the sun, and ice cream...

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Alzheimer’s Tea Party

What a success our Alzheimer’s tea party was! Residents, staff and families baked tasty treats to support us in raising money for the Alzheimer’s society. Our cake stand in the day room was buzzing all afternoon, with singsongs and music playing.  The atmosphere was...

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The Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens are always a good idea, and even better when the sun is shining. We walked all around the flower beds and through the green houses taking in the beautiful colours and smells of fresh flowers in bloom. To finish off a wonderful afternoon we stopped...

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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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Newbarn Farm

We love visiting one of our favourite places, Newbarn farm in Ashbourne. It is a small working farm and farm shop, where you can visit the animals and buy their home grown and locally sourced products.  Our favourite animals there are the donkeys and chickens! The...

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St Anne’s Park

We visited the Beautiful St Anne’s Park this month. The drive along the coast is always enjoyable and very scenic.  We went on a short walk when we arrived then had tea and cake sitting outside in the garden area of the café.

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Garden Fun

We were so delighted to have a few visits from Mr Sun this month! It’s great to spend time out in the garden again. The ice cream cones and sun cream have made an appearance which is always a sign in TLC Care Care that summer is here! We also got our hands dirty...

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Irish National Stud

A great place to visit is the Irish National Stud and Japanese gardens out in Co Kildare.  It is a working stud farm allowing the public in to see the goings on and admire the magnificent gardens, a unique attraction of outstanding natural beauty. We really enjoyed...

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Alzheimer’s Tea Party

Every year, places all around Ireland have an Alzheimer’s tea party to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s society of Ireland, as we do here in TLC Cara Care. We had a great turnout on the day, The music was by Aiden Flynn and he kept everyone entertained...

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Summer Sun

How different a day can be with some sunny weather!! This month we took advantage of the good days to enjoy the sun and fresh air in the garden. We had activities outside and plenty of laughs and good humour…and of course, ice creams included.

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Botanic Gardens

Summer is the perfect time to go to the Botanic Gardens. Plenty of colours and different smells everywhere you go.  We enjoyed the walk and the chat and were very lucky the rain held off until we were already in the van. Thank you Ianas for the lovely gesture of...

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Dog Therapy

TLC Maynooth welcomes dogs Murray and Ted to the centre, thanks to their owners Mark, Linda and Deirdre.  Murray is a lovely golden retriever who comes here twice a week - one day in Kinvara and another day in the main building. Ted is a gorgeous pug who visits the...

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Talented Residents

Here in Maynooth we are so blessed to have some of the most talented people you could meet.  With singers, dancers and some of the finest musicians around.   Today we had Christopher singing Roy Orbison and Marie playing the piano whilst signing “When Irish eyes are...

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Barberstown Castle

The Ladies Who Lunch! What a beautiful setting for some afternoon tea - Barberstown Castle.  A true delight to visit and a wonderful afternoon relaxing by the fire with some fabulous company. Oh the tea and desserts were pretty fab also.

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Trip to Howth

We had a trip to the beautiful village of Howth today. Luck was on our side as the sun was shining  which meant we could take a stroll along the pier and admire all the fabulous boats. Then as always it was time for a cuppa and some treats in one of the local pubs...

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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 Maynooth May 2018 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Emma Collier as our May 2018 employee of the month. Emma has proven to be a dedicated and valued member of the healthcare team. She goes above and beyond for each resident and pays attention to every detail. We thank her for all...

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TLC Santry May 2018 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry is delighted to announce Caroline Roe as our May 2018 Employee of the Month.  Caroline was a year working in TLC Santry in March this year.  Since commencing here as a housekeeper, Caroline has been a happy and joyful team player.  She cheers us up just by...

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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 Cara Care May 2018 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care is very pleased to announce Shinta Rani John as our May 2018 Employee of the Month.  Shinta is a registered nurse qualified in India who moved to Ireland in 2016 when she began working with us.  She is a hard working staff member and a great team player....

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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 Maynooth – April Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Vaiva Navickiene as our Employee of the Month. Vaiva is a hard-working member of our housekeeping team and is a great asset to TLC. She is always seen with a smile on her face and has a great positive attitude. Vaiva always puts...

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Exercise Class

This month has been filled with fun and games as our activities co-ordinator Jordi is back with us and he has had lots of fun with residents. We have been expanding on our exercise classes to include both body and mind.  Here is some of our residents up bright and...

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Garda Museum

It was a bit of a blustery morning in Dublin’s fair city but luckily for us we got some sunny weather for our trip to the Garda Museum in Dublin Castle. We had a lovely walk around the grounds to take us up to the museum itself. We were met with a friendly face who...

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Age Action Dance

We got an invitation to the third Age Action Dance this month. To say we were surprised by what they put together was an understatement. We started off with a turkey and ham dinner with all the trimmings, to then be given a lovely cheese cake or trifle dessert! After...

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CARE CARE – April Employee of the Month

Cara Care Centre is delighted to announce Margaret Markowska as Employee of the Month. Margaret came to Ireland 13 years ago from Poland and has worked with us here for 5 years. Margaret started out in our housekeeping department and has now become a full time...

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Airfield Estate

We took a trip out to Airfield estate in Dundrum this month as we had heard good things about it but hadn’t been yet! They have a working farm, gardens and kitchen. We really enjoyed seeing the animals and the old fashioned farm cars. Tony wanted to bring one of the...

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AVOCA

We took a drive out to the new Avoca in Dunboyne this month.  It’s so handy only being twenty minutes away! We loved looking around the flowers and plant section, as well as all the beautiful home wear. At the food market Teresa got chatting to the fishmongers and...

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TLC Santry – April Employee of the Month

TLC Santry is delighted to announce Sarah Lynch - HCA as our Employee of the Month. Sarah is very dedicated, pleasant and hard working. We received a very heart-warming message from an anonymous caller from Beaumont Hospital, who spoke highly about Sarah’s care and...

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Phoenix Park

What fabulous weather we had for our trip to the Phoenix Park.  Andre our driver knows the park inside out, so after our scenic journey around the park stopping off at some lovely parts, he knew the best place to go to catch a glimpse of some reindeer.  We found a...

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Tullamore D.E.W Distillery

Our trip to Tullamore D.E.W distillery was a blast from the past to the future.  We all enjoyed shots of whiskey and enjoyed the historical experience just as much.  On the way home we stopped at a near-by restaurant for a lovely meal. A great day was had!

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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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Mini Golf

We had a fun filled afternoon at mini golf. Some of us even managed to get a hole in one! The laughter was none stop and the crack was 90. A lovely trip overall seen as the weather has been a bit miserable. It won’t stop us having a good time.

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DSPCA Animal Shelter

We took a trip up the mountains to visit the animal shelter. They were so nice to us and gave us a tour around. We got to meet some lovely animals and managed to get a kiss off a goat!! Yes, a goat. It was a bright but nippy day, but that didn’t stop us. The lady who...

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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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Cara Care – St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Cara Care has always had a great reputation for its parties, we strive to live up to this and feel that this Paddy’s day we did just that! The week leading up to Paddy’s weekend is always full of excitement with very patriotic activities going on, planting cress,...

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TLC Maynooth March Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Octavian Buzanschi as our Employee of the Month here in TLC Maynooth for March! Octavian is part of our maintenance crew, and his hard work and dedication to the centre does not go unnoticed. Not only does he ensure all...

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TLC Maynooth February Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Ashitha Augusty as our February Employee of the Month! Ashitha is a staff nurse and has been working with us here in TLC Maynooth since 2015. She is a hardworking, valued member of the team and we would be lost without her. She...

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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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Cara Care March Employee of the Month

Cara Care Centre is delighted to announce Karolina Stasik – Health Care Assistant as our March employee of the month.  Karolina is from Poland and came to Ireland 12 years ago. Karolina started with Cara Care in 2016 and has grown in confidence ever since. She is a...

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Cara Care February Employee of the Month

Cara Care Centre would like to congratulate staff Nurse Ms Joana Medeiros on being our February Employee of the Month. Joana is from Portugal and came to Ireland in Sept 2016 before joining us in early 2017. Joana is a conscientious and friendly member of staff. In...

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TLC Santry March Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Andre Gontaru as our March Employee of the Month.  Andre is a valued TLC employee who has worked with the company for over 8 years.  Andre has always been an important part of TLC Santry but excelled himself in successfully keeping...

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TLC Santry February Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Lindsey Burke as our February Employee of the Month.  Lindsey has been a valued Health Care Assistant for the last five years and to our delight has moved from part-time to full-time. Lindsey wins this award because she is...

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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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January 2018 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Andreea Dandu as our Employee of the month. Andreea has been working with TLC for over two years as a Domestic Assistant. Andreea is very approachable and is always flexible in her role. Her calm attitude and willingness to help...

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We’re Hiring!

TLC Maynooth are now recruiting Health Care Assistants who are motivated to provide high quality patient centred care. Availability to work both day and night shifts required along with excellent communication skills. Training will be provided. Package includes:...

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January 2018 Employee of the Month

Cara Care Centre are delighted to announce Lee Taaffe as our Employee of the Month. Lee joined us in July’16 and is working in the role of Kitchen Assistant.  Since then Lee has proved himself to be a hardworking and reliable member of our busy kitchen team and we are...

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January 2018 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth would like to congratulate Anthonine Mynes on being our first Employee of the Month for 2018! Anthonine does so much for our residents, and is always so friendly. Anthonine developed our Prayer Group Meeting, which has become such a popular and worthy...

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Afternoon Tea!

A few of us took a trip down to the Glenroyal Hotel close by in Maynooth village for some Afternoon Tea.  We were treated to lots of goodies including scones with cream & jam, and cakes.   Great chats and laughter was had around the table, reminiscing about old times...

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Movie Time!

It was a cold day with some rain - a perfect day for the cinema.  “The Greatest Showman” was the movie of choice with popcorn, sweets and hotdog burgers on the menu.  The title definitely lived up to its name.  Great cast, great songs and overall great...

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New Year Awards

Kick starting the New Year we wanted to recognise talents and achievements of some of the resident’s throughout 2017 with our “New Year Awards”.  Categories included Best Dancer, Best Singer, Best Arts & Crafts,  Best Exercise class participant and Best Quiz...

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Resident’s Art Exhibition

Some of the unbelievable work done by our residents for our Christmas art exhibition. We truly had an amazing night showing off everyone's hard work that was put in over the last few months. We also enjoyed some wonderful music over the course of the evening.

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Beauty & The Beast

A visit to The Bord Gais Theatre always creates great excitement and this time was no exception going to see Beauty and The Beast.  The show was amazing!  Jam packed with music and dancing and we couldn’t help but sing along to the well-known songs.  It was a...

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Lourdes Trip 2017

Lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees, the small town of Lourdes is famous for the Marian apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. It is the largest Catholic pilgrimage destination in Europe which is known as a place that offers hope and...

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Collins Barracks

A great  " boys day" was had during our visit to Collins Barracks to see the  exciting  exhibition where we explored the ideas of our residents, movements and personalities of early 20th century Ireland, the dramatic events of Easter Week, the impact it had on the...

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Now Hiring

 TLC are currently recruiting for a full time and relief Kitchen Porter based in our TLC Santry Centre. Interested applications should send their CV to emma.garrigan@tlccentre.ie or call 01-8628080 for more...

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Employee of the Month

We are delighted to announce our employee of the month, Andrea Trudjen.  Andrea joined TLC Maynooth in July 2016.  Since joining the team, Andrea has proven to be a beneficial and dedicated member of the healthcare team.  she is committed to enhancing the lives of our...

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Santry’s Mens Club

This month a few of our green fingered men helped plant some flowers in the garden to brighten it up in preparation for the fabulous Summer we are all expecting.   We had a great afternoon, thanks to the Brilliant Brian, and Remarkable Robert who shared their...

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Congratulations Doreen, Silver Surfer 2017

TLC Maynooth now has a celebrity in our midst! Doreen Thew has won the acclaimed Silver Surfer Award 2017 run by Age Action.  Catherine Tighe, Director of Nursing, Charlotte Pye Assistant Director of Nursing, HCA Mary O Brien, HCA Collette Noonan, all had the pleasure...

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TLC Virtual BUS

http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/the-local-eye-30003665/10667572/ On the 29th of December we were all captured by RTE 1 programme "The Local Eye". Our maintenance manager Matthew Lacey made us proud by introducing TLC Virtual Bus ! It is a new activity that our...

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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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TLC MAYNOOTH RESIDENTS PARTY

The residents and family Christmas Party was held on the 18th of December. This was a family filled fun day with live music, a children’s entertainer and of course a visit from Santa. Santa arrived by a horse drawn carriage which caused great excitement around TLC....

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Cara Care Christmas party

Residents, staff and family had all been looking forward to the day and it did not disappoint! Preparations began in the early hours, and it was obvious a lot of hard work went into the day! There was music by the very talented Karen Black who performed a great...

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Residents Christmas Party

Our residents Christmas party was a great success with so much happening, there was fun for all our family and friends. The highlight of the day of course was Santa’s arrival, coming in on a beautiful wooden sleigh. The afternoon was filled with songs and dance, music...

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TLC STAFF AWARDS 2016

TLC AWARDS / CHRISTMAS PARTY 2016 On the 14th of December we hosted the first annual TLC staff awards. Not to be out done by the Oscars, everyone turned up in their most glamorous apparel. As anticipation of the night grew, we were delighted by the staff and...

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Guinness Storehouse

On Friday the 23rd of September we brought a few of the ladies and gents to the Guinness Store House where we learned all about how the famous Guinness was made.

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TLC T-Shirt Day

TLC held national t-shirt day on Friday the 19th of August. Staff were encouraged to design and create t-shirts for the day and wear them at work. The most original and colourful t-shirt on the day won a prize. We decided to get our residents involved too and they had...

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Birds of Prey

During last month we heard our local pet shop was having a birds of prey demonstration where we got to see some fantastic birds.

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