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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Fundraising for St Frances Hospice

Thursday the 19th of September was a special day at TLC Carton as residents, their families and staff gathered for a great cause raising money for the Hospice. There was live music and a raffle to create the fun. We offered out beautiful tea cakes and refreshments for...

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Shopping

Residents were generous in helping Mary O Conner shop for baby clothes for her Niece and Nephew at the Omni Shopping Centre. A group of residents showed their friendship and comradery by sifting through racks of clothing and were happy to be of assistance. TLC Carton...

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Howth

It was an all male trip to the famous Leo Burdocks fish and chips in Howth. The whole group really made the most of a tasty meal and demolished every bit that was ordered. Maybe the beautiful sunshine helped their appetites on the late summer, early fall outing....

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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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Donabate

We took a trip to Donabate for some fresh air and nice walks.  We stopped off at the Waterside Hotel where the gents had Guinness and the ladies had tea and cake. We had a lovely afternoon clearing the heads.

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GAA Finals

We spent two fantastic afternoons in TLC Santry watching the All Ireland Final’s. It was full house for the much anticipated games. The day room was packed and our residents were on the edge of their seats as they cheered on the boys in blue! Afterwards we enjoyed...

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Avoca

Avoca is one of Ireland’s most exciting retail stores with ceramics, clothing, perfumes, soaps and more.  We love having a look around and after a walk in the garden there’s nothing we enjoy more than to sit in the coffee shop and have some fabulous coffee and...

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Garden Games

We celebrated the last days of summer in style this month, playing games and having a good time outdoors while the sun is still shining

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Barge Trip

This month we enjoyed a barge cruise from Sallins down the Grand Canal. It was a relaxing trip where we got to learn about the history of the Kildare Aqueduct.

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Man Shed

Here in Maynooth, we have started a “Man’s Shed” project. Some of the men have teamed up with our amazing Maintenance crew to re-do an old shed to make it into a hang-out spot.

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Computer Lessons

Some of our residents are taking computer lessons at the Leixlip library. This has given them an opportunity to brush up on their typing and mouse skills, as well as setting up an email address and learning how to use Google.

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St Frances Hospice Coffee Morning

We had a fabulous time spoiling ourselves with beautiful cupcakes and coffee/tea in aid of St. Francis Hospice. As the Coffee Morning coincided with our art class, we started to paint our Halloween collage. We had a great morning for a great cause.

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Johnnie Fox’s

We all decided we would like to take a trip to Johnnie Fox’s this month.  It’s a lovely scenic drive there. We had a great afternoon. The staff in Johnnie Fox’s really looked after us all and the pints went down a treat. We were delighted to see there was a ballad...

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Knock

We took our annual pilgrimage to Knock Co. Mayo this month. When we arrived we had a delicious lunch and done some shopping before Mass.  We visited the holy shrine and attended a special mass which included the anointing of the sick. The sun shined on us all day...

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TLC Carton Sept’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Carton are delighted to announce Brian Pottinger – Maintenance as our September 2019 Employee of the Month. Brain started in TLC in August 2018 and has been a really integral part of the team. There is never a job too big or too small for Brian and he is always...

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TLC Cara Care Sept’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Jeeja George – Staff Nurse as our September 2019 Employee of the Month.  Jeeja started working in Cara Care in 2016 as a Staff Nurse, she loves gardening and cooking and spending time with her two children one boy and one girl....

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TLC Maynooth Sept’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Jordi Colomer – Activities Team Leader as our September 2019 Employee of the Month.  Jordi who is from Barcelona moved to Ireland in 2008.  He started his career in TLC Santry as a Health Care Assistant before moving into the...

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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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TLC Santry Sept’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Lyndon Inchoco - Health Care Assistant as our September 2019 Employee of the Month.  Lyndon who is from the Philippines is a very popular choice for this award.  He himself, is very grateful to be recognised for his hard work and...

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Botanic Gardens

The ladies from TLC Carton had a fragrant afternoon at the Botanic Gardens. We residents had a taste of the tropics in the palm house.  We also observed an impressive range of exotic garden displays. All of us felt the tropical atmosphere in the glass house like a...

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Richmond Barracks

The melodies and memories show at Richmond Barracks was a hit with our residents on the final day of July this year. Based on the 1916 rising, the songs and stories tell of an emotional time that Irish men and women endured. Every song from “Fields of Athenry” to...

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Music Therapy

Music Therapy is based on the understating that everyone can respond, enjoy and communicate through music.  TLC Carton are starting to introduce this method to some of our residents by listening to the most memorable tunes from the days of their lives in a different...

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TLC Carton August 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Carton are delighted to announce Rachael Chinedum- Physiotherapist as our August 2019 Employee of the Month.   Rachael joined the team recently transferring from TLC Maynooth and is a very worthy candidate to receive employee of the month.  Rachel has lifted the...

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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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Bray

Recently we went on a trip to Bray to get some fresh seaside air. The weather was not great, but luckily Bray has other things to do when it’s rainy. We ducked into the local casino to play one of the slot machines, and then finished off the day with fish and chips.

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Maynooth University College

On a beautiful and sunny day this month, we went for a walk around the historic Maynooth University campus where we got to enjoy the gardens and architecture.

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Clonfert Pet Farm

We were blessed with excellent weather this month, which meant a trip to the Clonfert Pet Farm! We got to see horses, sheep, and donkeys. After we had a fizzy drink and a few chips to celebrate such a great day. 

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Gardening

August was a good month for gardening. We had plenty of sunny days and we took advantage of it and we decorated some parts of the centre with lovely flowers.  We also had a lot of chats about flowers and everyone explained what their garden looked like in the past.

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TLC Maynooth August 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Karen Grogan – Clinical Nurse Manager as our August 2019 Employee of the Month. Karen joined our team in October 2011 as a Health Care Assistant and has since trained as a Registered Nurse and has worked her way up to her current...

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Knitting

As we can see the weather starting to change and Autumn creep in, we are two steps ahead thinking of our winter woollies. We have started to make some blankets for the cold nights ahead, and have also taken some orders for christening rugs. We will be very busy in the...

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Men’s Club

In August we started a new Men’s Club with many activities to choose from. The gents can enjoy card games, ring toss, bowling and music. We like to finish off our club with tea and chats together. We have had a great response so far and very much enjoying the new...

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Howth

Our trip to O’Connells in Howth was a great success, as Howth is one of our favourite days out! We enjoyed fresh fish and chips, the kind you would find only in Howth, and a trad music performance. Our resident Tommy was delighted with the onion rings on the menu, he...

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TLC Santry August 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Ewa Nowak – Senior Health Care Assistant as our August 2019 Employee of the Month.  Ewa, a Polish native, commenced working in TLC Santry in October 2014.  Her love of her work is very obvious and she constantly strives to reach a...

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Northwood Park

We love that we are so close to Northwood park and that the walk around is wheelchair accessible! We enjoyed the walk in the sunshine and the fresh air. In Northwood Park we visited the Santry community gardens. We admired all the beautiful flowers they have growing...

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Botanic Gardens

We had a lovely afternoon at the Botanic Gardens. The sun shined on us as we walked around admiring the flowers. We were amazed at all the vibrant colours of the beautiful flowers. We stopped at their café for some tea and cakes before we headed back!

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TLC Cara Care August 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Caoife Walsh – Health Care Assistant as our August 2019 Employee of the Month.  Caoife is working with TLC Cara Care Cara as a Health Care Assistant since November 2017. Caoife is reliable, hardworking and loves her job. Caoife...

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Bingo

Bingo is one of our favourite activities here in TLC Cara Care.  We always have a big crowd on a Friday afternoon. A big thanks to our resident Tom who has been helping us call out the bingo numbers!

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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

Good food. Good music. Good weather. Good company. What else can you ask for? With the 355 family members who joined the celebration, the Resident Family BBQ is nothing but a huge success. Kudos to the staff of TLC Carton who put all efforts to make this possible. Til...

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TLC Carton July’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Carton are delighted to announce Edel Cassidy – Catering Assistant as our July 2019 Employee of the Month. Edel who has been employed with us since the early opening has such a positive work ethic which includes hard working, dedication and good fun. The residents...

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Shopping

It was a real girl’s day out shopping at the Pavillion’s in Swords. After a fun filled trip throughout the centre where each resident had bought something new, some much needed refreshments and food were taken in the food court.

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Garden Fun

This fun project is made using an old palette.  Residents have been working on it over the past few days.  We just added paint and flowering plants and it turned out beautifully!

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Clonfert Pet Farm

Clonfert Farm is a visitor friendly destination set out in the farm land of Maynooth. There were many animals, from woolly sheep to slithery snakes but best of all the creatures were there to be shared. So if you were brave enough like Eamon and Celine, you could wrap...

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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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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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Residents Family BBQ

What a fantastic day we had for our annual family BBQ. The food was plentiful and the drinks were flowing. The guest singer Kathy Durkin had everyone up on their feet all afternoon. The atmosphere was electric and everyone had such a good day. Thank you to residents...

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TLC Santry July ’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Adrienne Gaffney – Activities Co-Ordinator as our July 2019 Employee of the Month.  Adrienne joined the company almost 14yrs ago in the role of Health Care Assistant before moving into her current activities role.  Adrienne is a...

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Dog Therapy

We were delighted to welcome therapy dog Rex to TLC Santry for his first visit. Rex really made a great impression on all of our resident’s. We could see everyone’s eyes light up as he entered the room. He was not shy at all and loved getting all of the attention. We...

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Garden Fun

We are loving the sunshine and dry weather so much we decided to have our Saturday music performance out doors in the Garden.  It was a fantastic open air performance by Brendan Shanahan who really knows how to get the crowd going. We enjoyed a sing song with some ice...

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Fishing

What a fantastic day of Fishing we had recently at Rathbeggan Lakes! We simply couldn’t miss the chance to cast a few lines and catch some fish. We set up at the lake and it was not long before the action started and our gents had some fish on their lines.  We...

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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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Residents Family BBQ

As you all know, we had our annual Summer BBQ here at TLC Maynooth. It was a fantastic time, with music, dancing, hotdogs and hamburgers, and lots of ice cream!  Thank you to all the family members who came and made the day so special for the residents.

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TLC Maynooth July’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Rosie Ducie – Domestic Assistant as our July 2019 Employee of the Month. Rosie is working with us for the past 8 years and is a very pleasant, approachable and hard worker. Rosie had a busy year between working full time and...

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Music in the Sunshine

We enjoyed music in the courtyard of the Main Building on one sunny day this month. Everyone put on their hats and sun- cream and had a fabulous time clapping and singing along to the music.

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Croke Park

We got to enjoy some hurling matches at Croke Park. The atmosphere was fantastic and we had a great time with a pint of Guinness and some food.

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Secret Gardens

The Secret Gardens are in full bloom here in Maynooth. We had a fantastic afternoon sitting in the sun and getting kisses from Mervin the foal.

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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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TLC Cara Care July ’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Cathy Kenny – Domestic Assistant as our July 2019 Employee of the Month.  Cathy started working here in September 2016 and is extremely reliable friendly and helpful at all times.  The residents love when Cathy is on the floor...

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Outdoor Painting

We love our garden here in TLC Cara care but thought it needed a little splash of colour. We painted some of our plant pots bright colours and are thrilled at how they’ve turned out and how they well they brighten up the garden

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Croke Park

We went to Croke Park to watch the Kilkenny v’s Wexford hurling match. We had an amazing afternoon the atmosphere was electric! We were delighted to see Wexford win.

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Fishing

We decided to take a trip to Rathbeggan lakes and take advantage of the glorious weather we’ve been having! A lovely few hours was spent fishing in the sunshine. Unfortunately only Gerard manged to catch a fish but we didn’t mind as we all had a terrific day

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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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The National Gallery of Ireland.

In keeping with the “Art” theme of Nursing Home Ireland Week we took a trip to The National Gallery of Ireland.  Such a beautiful quiet, spacious building that comfortably takes you through the history of Ireland as you view many great artist works

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TLC Santry June ’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Santry are delighted to announce Loredana Jurgea – Domestic Assistant as our June 2019 Employee of the Month. Loredana started working in TLC in 2016 and proved she is multitalented and can adapt to working in all areas, including household, laundry and...

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Art Exhibition

Lots of family and Residents came to see our Art Exhibition which displayed the pottery, knitting and crochet pieces made by the Residents. Some of the family members wanted to buy some of the pieces!  We enjoyed the music and lovely cakes that was also organised for...

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Mocktails

Our Mocktail party was a great success. The Residents enjoyed it very much. We were running out of the drinks by the end of the evening. Our bar tender was very devoted to keep our glasses full.

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Knock

Our annual trip to Knock was an absolute brilliant adventure across the country. Our destination was the wonderful Knock church for mass and a little bit of rain was not going to stops us. As we were driving from one side of Ireland to the other we made sure to take...

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Canal Walk

We enjoyed a walk along the Maynooth Canal where we saw the wildflowers that are growing there to promote pollination by bees. Once it started to rain, we followed our walk with a lovely tea and cake at the local café.

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TLC Maynooth June ’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Declan Fetherston – Maintenance as our June 2019 Employee of the Month.  Declan is always there to give a helping hand and is always dedicated to his work and ensuring it is of high quality. We would be lost without him. He is...

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Mocktails

One way we celebrated Nursing Home Ireland week was with Mocktails – shaken not stirred! A few nibbles and lovely jazz music on the radio made for a lovely atmosphere in the ‘Speakeasy.’

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BoatTrip

One of our outings this month was a boat trip down the Grand Canal from Sallins. We enjoyed crossing over the Kildare aqueduct and learning about its history from the boat’s skipper. Even though it was cold and rainy outside, the inside of the boat was warm and cosy....

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Art Exhibition

To kick off Nursing Home Ireland week, we celebrated all of our artists with a Summer Art Exhibition. We displayed our paintings, pottery and other crafts for our friends and families to see. The exhibition was followed with music and some yummy treats.

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Farmleigh House

We visited the beautiful and historic Farmleigh House this month.  Farmleigh holds important collections, an art gallery, a working farm, and the official Irish state house. We had guided tour of this exquisite property. We saw the library which holds many rare first...

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TLC Cara Care June’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care are delighted to announce Ewa Hodyas Staff Nurse as our June 2019 Employee of the Month. Ewa is from Poland and qualified as a registered nurse 24years ago. She has worked in surgical and neuro units in hospitals in Poland and Ireland.  Ewa joined TLC...

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Speakeasy Night

We held a “Speakeasy Night” during NHI Week. What a great evening we had, listening to our favourite songs from Vera Lynn, Bing Crosby and more. We were treated to some classic and delicious cocktails which were also a treat for the eyes. We had an amazing evening...

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Art and Pottery Exhibition

We held our Summer Art and Pottery Exhibition during NHI Week, showcasing the hard work and dedication our very talented residents have been putting in to their masterpieces! We displayed the art, pottery and jewellery and were delighted with the compliments received....

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60th Wedding Anniversary

Eugene and Kay Kettle celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday the 16th June. A morning mass was said in their honour as friends and family took part in congratulating the couple on many happy years together. May they have many more

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TLC Carton June’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Carton are delighted to announce Aleyamma Sunny Mathew (Betty) – Staff Nurse as our June 2019 Employee of the Month. Betty joined our team since the opening in December 2018 and has a huge amount of experience caring for older persons and has been very...

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St Ann’s Park

In honour of Nursing Home Ireland Week’s theme of “Art and Residential Care”, we took a trip to St Ann’s Park, Red Stables and Olives Café.  The court yard also housed an art exhibit from local artists that invited us to come in and view paintings in water colour, oil...

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Mocktail Night

Residents felt right at home on Mocktail Night as a menu of fancy cocktails were handed out and cheese platters were served to relaxing residents. It was a chance to chat with neighbours and become closer friends. So successful was the happy hour that we can’t wait to...

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Art Exhibition

TLC Carton’s Art exhibition was a grand affair. Resident’s art projects were displayed on the ground floor that included paintings, pottery and knitting projects. Teachers Jordanna and Michele hosted the afternoon against a backdrop of live music and finger foods....

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Vanessa Redgrave

“Hooray for Hollywood”… It’s not every day you get to be in the presence of one of the greatest living actresses of our time Vanessa Redgrave who has won the Oscar, Emmy, Tony, BAFTA, Olivier, Cannes, Golden Globe, and the Screen Actors Guild awards.  TLC Carton’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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TLC Cara Care May’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Cara Care proudly announces Receptionist Petrina O'Brien as our May 2019 Employee of the Month. Petrina who started working in TLC Cara Care in 2012 is very dedicated to the job, multitalented, energetic and an enthusiastic member of our team. She has proved to be...

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