TLC Lip Sync Battle 2019

Congratulations to TLC SANTRY - Runners Up in the TLC Lip Sync Battle 2019 with their rendition of Raining Men. TLC  Cara Care were the overall winners with Grease Lightning.  TLC Carton came a close 2nd with The Sound of Music. In 3rd place we had TLC Citywest who...

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Bowling

We went bowling recently and some family members came and joined our team. Things got very competitive but in the end the winner was Martin. We had a fun afternoon with great excitement had by all!

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Shopping

On Ash Wednesday lots of our lovely ladies were eager to get out on a shopping trip, so that’s what we decided to do! The ladies were in the market for some spring/summer updates to their wardrobe, and no shopping trip would be complete without a pit stop to a café...

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The Mansion House

Our trip to the Mansion house was amazing. We were treated to tea & coffee with the Lord Mayor. There was so much history and stories, our residents loved it. We participated in a tour led by the Lord Mayor. A wonderful day out with our friends from TLC Cara Care....

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TLC Lip Sync Battle 2019

Congratulations to TLC MAYNOOTH - Runners Up in the TLC Lip Sync Battle 2019 with their rendition of Mama Mia. TLC  Cara Care were the overall winners with Grease Lightning.  TLC Carton came a close 2nd with The Sound of Music. In 3rd place we had TLC Citywest who...

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Dublin City Tour

The other day we took the bus and became Dublin tourists for the day. We went to O’Connell street, Temple Bar, Dame street, Trinity, Merrion square…etc. Some were really amazed at how the city has change since last time they were there.  Of course, we could not finish...

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Walking Club

Looks like finally winter is leaving us and the sun and longer days are coming. A group of residents have decided to stretch the legs and create a walking club. We are lucky that TLC Maynooth has some beautiful fields to walk around.  Sunny evenings are the perfect...

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St Patrick’s Day

On the morning of St. Patrick’s Day, we decorated our bus and participated in the Maynooth St Patrick’s Day parade. We got in on the action, waving and singing while watching the other floats in the parade. That afternoon, each of our buildings had a party to...

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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 Lip Sync Battle 2019

Congratulations to TLC CARA CARE - WINNERS of the TLC Lip Sync Battle 2019 with their rendition of Grease Lightning. TLC Carton came a close 2nd with The Sound of Music. In 3rd place we had TLC Citywest who walked 500 miles and our runners up were TLC Maynooth - Mama...

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The Mansion House

We were all so happy to hear we were going to the Mansion House to meet the Lord Mayor Nial Ring. When we arrived we were treated to tea/coffee and biscuits in the Dining room. The Lord Mayor then joined us and brought us on a tour of the Mansion House. We loved...

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St Patrick’s Day

We had a great day celebrating St Patrick's Day. We started the day watching the St Patrick's Day mass followed by the parade. In the afternoon we celebrated with traditional Irish music from Ian and Brian, everyone got into the spirit dressed in their green! We had...

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TLC Santry February’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Nurse Sola Dada as our February 2019 Employee of the Month.  Sola is a great asset to our team due to her energy and good humour.  She has worked with us for over 3 years now and we feel lucky to have her.  Sola loves music and...

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Motown

We went to see MOTOWN the musical at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. It tells the story of the man who broke barriers and fought against the odds to define the sound of a generation complete with the ups and downs. Motown is a story behind the beat that changed minds,...

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Knitting Class

Each week our knitting classes are growing in numbers.  In addition to our lovely ladies, we have some gents now in attendance too. They especially enjoy the music, tea and chats and reminiscing that are all part of the class. We are happy to see new faces getting...

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Kealy’s Pub

We had a trip to Kealy’s pub recently where our gents had a few pints, and a couple of whiskeys. This is one of our favourite pubs to go to, as it is close to us, and not to mention the onion ring’s that our gents love!

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Valentines Day

Love was in the air, from early morning Cupid was busy delivering red roses to all of our ladies and gents. The centres decorations were warm and fuzzy, the place looked fantastic. In the afternoon we had music with Brendan who had us up dancing all afternoon and...

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TLC Maynooth February’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Stephen Reidy as our February 2019 Employee of the Month. Stephen is a hardworking, dedicated Health Care Assistant who goes the extra mile in all aspects of his job. Stephen is a very valued member of our team here in TLC...

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Bray

Recently we went for a trip to Bray to breathe in some fresh seaside air. Unfortunately, it began to pour almost as soon as we arrived! That’s Irish weather for you. However, we took refuge in a local pub and enjoyed delicious fish and chips and a lovely cup of tea....

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Couples Fine Dining

This year we had a really nice and romantic fine dining for Valentine’s Day. The location looked fantastic, the food incredible, but the best, by far, was the couples who went for the dinner. Everyone looked amazing!! We had time to chat with the partners, with the...

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Butlers Chocolate Factory

We decided to take a trip to the famous Butlers chocolate factory. Did you know it is the only Butlers factory in the world? No, neither did we.  We had an amazing time tasting all the different chocolates and seeing how they are made. We even got our own aprons and...

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Billy Dolls of Comfort

Billy Dolls of Comfort is an Irish charity organisation that donates dolls to lots of nursing homes to provide comfort for those in need. The dolls come with a handmade knitted outfit and a small gift. Our residents truly enjoyed this experience and it was also very...

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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 Cara Care February ’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Malwina Kolubka - Waitress as our February 2019 Employee of the Month. Malwina is working with us for almost 4 years and has been living in Ireland for 10 years after moving from Poland.  Malwina is reliable, polite, helpful,...

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Valentine’s Day

We had a great Valentine’s Day and started the day exchanging the cards we had made. Then we all received a beautiful red rose. We had live music from the much loved Ken in the afternoon for our Valentines party who we were delighted to see.  A fantastic day was had...

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Jameson Distillery

We took a trip to Jameson Distillery this month.  How lucky are we that this amazing place is right on our doorstep. We were shown around the distillery by our tour guide James who told us lots of interesting facts from the Jameson family history e.g. what happened...

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Glendalough

We went to Glendalough on a day when the weather was nice and bright. We really enjoyed the drive admiring all the beautiful views and sites along the way to Wicklow. We reminisced about when we used to visit these places when we were younger with our children. We...

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Couples Fine Dining

We hosted our annual Valentines Fine Dining with 7 of our couples. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the romantic atmosphere and complimented the gorgeous food.  A big thank you to our Chef’s and catering team for such a lovely evening.

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TLC Cara Care Jan’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Jenny Adams as our January 2019 Employee of the Month.  Jenny joined us over 4 years ago as a Health Cara Assistant and then worked her way up to Senior Health Care Assistant before moving into her current role as Activities...

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TLC Santry Jan’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Nurse Neethu Zacharia as our January 2019 Employee of the Month. Neethu joined TLC Santry in 2016. Neethu is originally from India and is living in Ireland the last 2 ½ years. She is married to husband Anoop and is the proud mammy...

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TLC Maynooth Jan’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Mrs Nadina Forfota as our January 2019 Employee of the month.  Nadina came to live in Ireland in 2004 and commenced working with TLC Maynooth in 2016 as part of the Domestic Assistants team. She is a very pleasant member of the...

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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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Golf to Go

We had the lovely people from Golf To Go visit us and they brought their portable golf course along with other fun activities like virtual horse racing, a giant connect 4, and some great quiz games. The residents, families and children all got involved (and a little...

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Wizard of OZ

“We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz”… This was another great show we went to see recently.  Some of the residents spoke about how this movie was one they knew and loved when they were younger so they were excited to go and see it on the big stage....

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Beauty and the Beast

“A tale as old as time”… We went to see Beauty and the Beast in The Mill Theatre. This is a classic love story that almost everyone loves.  Well we did anyway! We were singing along to all of the songs. The cast put on a fantastic performance.  The residents had an...

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Gospel Choir

A Gospel singing group came to perform for us here this month, and it was quite the treat! Their voices were spectacular. We loved hearing newer music and the old favourites.

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Golf to Go

Recently we had the fun folks at Golf to Go come to Kinvara House to teach us to play their variety of games, like miniature golf and horse racing. We had such a fun time that we can’t wait to see them again!

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Phoenix Park

We enjoyed a bus tour around the Phoenix Park, where we saw the famous deer and landmarks like the Pope’s Cross. We ended the day with tea and a HUGE slice of chocolate cake in the Springfield Hotel in Leixlip and enjoyed the lovely atmosphere

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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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Vegetable Planting

A very enjoyable morning was had getting our hands dirty potting our cabbage and broccoli into pots.  Everyone talked about their own gardens and what they grew. We have big plans for our garden in TLC Cara Care this Spring time.

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Crafts

Our Valentine’s Day crafts commenced by making cards for spouses/family and friends. We love making our own cards as it’s a great way to showcase everyone’s creative talents and unique styles. There was nearly an argument over who was getting one of the valentine...

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Farmyard in your Schoolyard

Farmyard in your Schoolyard came to visit us. They brought ducks, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and even a lamb. We all got to hold and pet the animals and our favourite was the lamb. It was a lovely afternoon.  Let’s hope they visit again...

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National Concert Hall.

We saw two concerts this month at the National Concert Hall. Vladimir Vienesse Christmas Gala and RTE National Symphony Orchestra Christmas Lunchtime Concert. Both shows  were amazing and they had some fantastic singers.  We all had a whale of a time and hope to...

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Christmas Logs

Our very creative residents made Christmas logs to sell in aid of the Make a Wish Foundation. We really enjoyed creating our masterpieces for this amazing cause!  We displayed them in our reception and are really proud of our work.

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Christmas Around The World

This month the very talented TLC Cara Care staff put on a fantastic performance of Christmas songs which they sang in their own language to the residents. We had staff from Poland, India, Romania, Barcelona, Nepal, Australia, Brazil, Portugal, Zimbabwe and of course...

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National Concert Hall

We enjoyed an afternoon with the New Dublin Voices an award winning choir in the National Concert Hall.  They really got us into the Christmas spirit with a variety of Christmas songs. There was something for everyone from Mariah Carey to Gospel songs.  Everyone was...

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Butlers Chocolate

What is Christmas without chocolate!!  We booked the Christmas experience back in September and it did not disappoint. We had a tour of Butlers Chocolate Factory and saw how each of the products and chocolate are made.  It was really interesting. We stopped off in the...

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Christmas Crafts

We were very busy over the last few weeks in our craft classes. With Christmas fast approaching there was lots to do.  We got down to work by making and decorating our Christmas wreaths and instead of buying Christmas jumpers we decided to create our own. We used...

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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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Christmas Logs

Every year the residents make Christmas themed logs that can be purchased for a suggested donation of €5 in aid of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This year we sold out in one day and so we had to make more!

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Art Exhibition

To show how incredibly talented the residents are, we held an art exhibition to display their hard work throughout the year. We had some amazing paintings and pottery pieces on show. The paintings were so beautiful that some families wanted to buy them!! We had a...

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Jack & The Bean Stalk

We made our way to Maynooth College for a panto based on Jack and the Bean Stalk. We enjoyed all the wonderful talent of the young people performing in it, and also sang along to the songs we knew. We also took part in the dance at the end and the raffle but...

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10yr Anniversary Party

TLC Maynooth celebrated our 10yr Anniversary.  In keeping with tradition of all TLC parties, the event was celebrated in style with lots of party food, drink and music that had everyone dancing and toes tapping.  A special addition to the celebrations was Doris who...

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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 Santry Oct’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Jaspalsingh Etwaree (Raj) as our October 2018 Employee of the Month.  Raj joined TLC as a Kitchen Porter in 2014 with 20 years previous experience in the catering industry.  He was soon identified as a person who would excel as a...

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Positive Ageing Week

TLC supports Positive Ageing Week every year, and this year was no different. The get together was held in Marewood which is very close to us here in Santry.  We met our friends from TLC Cara Care there for tea and cakes. The guest performer this year was Damien...

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Pink Day

We held a Pink Day fund raiser in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland. The staff wore pink for the day, we decorated our centre with pink decorations and at 3pm we held a Pink Party in reception. We had pink prosecco, pink cakes, muffins, and macaroons. Then we put our...

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Knock

We had an early start this morning for our trip to Knock. We met in the reception area and loaded the van. Everyone was in great form looking forward to the day ahead. The journey to Knock is quite long so we arranged to stop at the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone for tea...

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TLC Maynooth Oct’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Pedro Fernandez as our October 2018 Employee of the Month! From the moment Pedro joined our team, he has wowed us all. Residents love him, and it is clear that he loves them back! His joy and enthusiasm is infectious, and he is...

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Cinema

Today we went to see the new Johnny English movie in the cinema, and we could not stop laughing from start to finish. We were able to relax and enjoy the film in style in our recliner seats!  We had a lovely afternoon. After the cinema we had a walk through Liffey...

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Clonfert Pet Farm

October gave us some wonderful sunny days, and we took advantage of this and visited Clonfert pet farm. We spent a good bit of time walking around and saw plenty of different animals some of which we got to feed. There is also a lovely terrace there where we enjoyed...

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RTE Lyric Quartet

This month TLC Maynooth were treated to a live concert by the RTE Lyric Quartet. The harpist, cellist, flutist and violinist put on an amazing show with songs that everyone could sing along to. The concert was followed with a wine and cheese reception and chats with...

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Damien Dempsey

This month, we went to a concert by the talented Damien Dempsey in the Marewood Community Centre in Ballymun. We enjoyed tea, cake, and sandwiches while making new friends with residents and staff from the other TLC Centres. Then we danced and sang along to the music,...

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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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TLC Cara Care Oct ’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Mihaela Ferencz as our October 2018 Employee of the Month.  Mihaela joined us a year and a half ago working in the laundry department.  Mihaela is very reliable friendly and excellent at her job.  Mihaela came to Ireland from...

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Positive Ageing Week

We had a lovely time during Positive Ageing Week.   We had two trips to the Axis – first was to see “The Dressmaker” show which we all thoroughly enjoyed and our 2nd trip was to see the Gala Concert where the Artane Senior Band played all of our favourite Irish songs....

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Pink Day

What a great day we had for our annual Pink Day Bake Sale in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation. Everyone was spoiled for choice with all the delicious cakes that were on offer. A big THANK YOU to all our amazing staff and family members for baking, buying and...

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Slane Castle

This month we headed to Co. Meath to take a tour of Slane Castle. Luckily the weather was on our side! It was a lovely day and we really enjoyed the tour learning about the history of the castle and watching the footage of the castle from over the years. We then...

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Men’s Night Out

We headed to Fagan's pub for our night out.  We were delighted to watch the football whilst having our few pints! All the men chatted about their hobbies, jobs and where they grew up.  We had a great laugh telling each other stories and jokes. The craic was 90!

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Herb Planting

Lots of us here in TLC Cara Care love gardening so on a day of bad weather we chose to do some herb and vegetable planting. We love getting our hands dirty in the soil and planted lots of herbs like parsley, thyme and coriander.  We also planted some cabbage and...

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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 Santry Sept’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Ilona Agocs as our September 2018 Employee of the Month.  Ilona has worked for TLC Santry for the past five years. She started in the domestic department and for the last two years she has worked as an activity co-ordinator. Ilona...

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Art Therapy

We started a new Art therapy class with Ann our teacher. Art therapy is about using art materials to encourage free self-expression through painting and drawing, and is used as a remedial activity. Art therapy isn’t about being the best artist in the room. It’s about...

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Donabate

We took a trip out to Donabate this week.   Taking the scenic route we arrived at The Waterside Hotel in Donabate which is a favourite of ours. The terrace has steps that lead directly on to the beach. Enjoying the views of Lambay Island, Howth head and Irelands eye...

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Slane Castle and Distillery

We followed the footsteps of Royalty and Rockstars and took a visit to Slane Castle and Distillery which is located in the dramatic setting by the river Boyne.  The historical tour took us back to the 18th century interiors and covered the family’s colourful history,...

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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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