NEWS FROM TLC MAYNOOTH

Shoebox Appeal

We went to buy the various items needed for our shoe boxes. All the ladies took this shopping very serious, putting a lot of thought into what would benefit the children most. By the end of the trip, everyone had their bags full of presents.

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Castletown House

Co Kildare hides beautiful gems. One of them is Castletown House, a fantastic Georgian style house in the country. We went to visit the house and the gardens on a cold but sunny day. Beautiful place. After the walk we enjoyed a lovely hot cup of tea with cake.

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Halloween

What a fun we had for Halloween. Music, games, scary costumes and residents and families all together participating in the activities.

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TLC Maynooth Nov’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Robin Philip - Staff Nurse as our November 2019 Employee of the Month.  Robin started in August 2017 and is based in Kinvara. Robin is always happy and joyful and will always put the resident’s needs first.  He fast became one of...

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Halloween Crafts

Preparations for Halloween always brings out our creative side and we had great fun making decorations to make our centre as spooky as possible.

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TLC Maynooth Oct’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Tosin Lawal – Health Care Assistant as our October 2019 Employee of the Month.  Tosin has been a carer with us for almost two years now and it is her bubbly personality that shines for residents.   Her warm personality also makes...

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Knock

We had our annual trip to Knock in September! It was a glorious day with endless amounts of sunshine. We had our breakfast in the Hodson Bay Hotel, before heading to Knock for a delicious lunch, some shopping, and a really lovely mass in the Basilica. We then returned...

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Computer Classes

Residents who have been attending computer classes in Leixlip Library received their certificates of completion and are now experts! Thank you to Leixlip Library for the opportunity!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TLC Maynooth May’19 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Hannah Anderson – Activities Co-ordinator as our May 2019 Employee of The Month.  Hannah is originally from Michigan in the USA.  She came to Ireland 2 years ago and last year completed her masters in Maynooth University in...

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The Orchard

We enjoyed a walk around The Orchard Garden Centre in Celbridge smelling the flowers and herbs and browsing through the homeware.  We ended the trip with some tea and delicious cakes.

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Bray

We just couldn’t get enough of the glorious weather we experienced at the beginning of the month. So while the sun was shining we took a spin out to Bray to enjoy some delicious ice cream and of course some divine fish and chips!

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Springfield Hotel

The ladies decided to take a trip to the Springfield Hotel in Leixlip to sit in the lovely terrace and enjoy the sunshine while sipping on some shandy’s.  There was plenty of laughter talking about what we did during the summer months when we were children.  A great...

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Alzheimer’s Tea Party

What a wonderful afternoon we had enjoying some lovely cakes and tea in order to raise funds for a very important organisation. Thank you very much to everyone who took part and were involved in raising money on the day.

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Fun in the Sun

This Easter weekend, the Main Building and Kinvara enjoyed live music in the sunshine in each of their courtyards. We had a brilliant time singing along and soaking up the rays with an ice cream cone!

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TLC Maynooth April 2019 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce George Jakovljevic - Staff Nurse as our April 2019 Employee of the Month. George is an integral part of the clinical team. George is an enthusiastic and motivational person and always ensures that the residents are getting the...

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Happy Easter

A very special rabbit joined the TLC Team here in Maynooth! The residents enjoyed an appearance from the Easter Bunny, who delivered chocolate eggs for everyone to enjoy. The chocolate and laughter made for a very ‘Hoppy’ Easter!   

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Donadea Forest

Spring has brought us some amazing weather, and we took full advantage one day when we went for a walk in the Donadea Forest. We enjoyed watching the ducks on the pond and breathing in the fresh air of the forest. Afterwards, we stopped at the Straffan Inn for cups of...

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Mobile Pet Farm

This month we got a lovely visit from our furry friends. We met lambs and baby rabbits that were only 8 weeks old. We learned some interesting facts about what certain foods animals can or cannot eat e.g. did you know it’s bad to give rabbits lettuce?? No, neither did...

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Maynooth College

We had a dry afternoon here in Maynooth, and decided to take a stroll through the lovely buildings that stand in Maynooth College. Our residents enjoyed taking in some nature and fresh air as we admired the green grass and blue skies. Afterwards, we went to a nice...

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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 Maynooth Sept’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce David Hinton as our September 2018 Employee of the Month. David started working as a Kitchen Porter on the 11th of April 2017.  Since day one David has excelled in his role, exhibiting high levels of productivity daily...

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Day trip to Knock

This month, we made our way down to the beautiful shrine of Knock. On the way we made a stop off for some tea and scones. We then went on into Knock and had our lunch to have a look around the shops before entering the church for mass. It was a beautiful ceremony and...

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Flower Arranging

Our ladies loved putting together bunches of mixed flowers. We were able to use the bouquets for our fine dining that afternoon. The ladies loved smelling the different flowers and colour matching them to make sure they looked lovely. We have some floral experts here...

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Donabate

Earlier this month we went to the seashore at Donabate for a walk near the surf. It was a beautiful and sunny day despite the wind. After going for a walk and picking up some seashells, we went into the local hotel for some tea, coffee, and sweet treats. A good time...

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Tullamore Dew Distillery

Recently we went to the Tullamore Dew Distillery and learnt all about the process of making whiskey. The tour was fascinating, and ended with a tasting of the different types of whiskey made at the distillery. Slainte! Later on we followed the tour with tea, scones,...

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TLC Maynooth August 2018 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Receptionist Sinead Copas as our August 2018 Employee of the Month. Sinead is always such a huge help to all, and no job is too big or too small. She is so friendly, and always goes that extra mile to really get to know the...

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TLC Maynooth July’18 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth is delighted to announce Gerard Moran from our Maintenance Team as our July 2018 Employee of the Month. Ger’s hard work and dedication to the centre does not go unnoticed. He always pays attention to the fine details in his work and is a valued member of...

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TLC Maynooth June 2018 Employee of the Month

TLC Maynooth are delighted to announce Staff Nurse Janet Joy as our June 2018 Employee of the Month.  Janet has proven to be a valuable and devoted member of our team. We recognize and appreciate her dedicated efforts and positive approach. Janet, you are always going...

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Mondello Park

For Fathers’ day we got a very special present – a few tickets to go to Mondello to see motorbikes and sidecars racing. Amazing the speed of the motorbikes. We had a really good lad’s day and hopefully we will have the chance to repeat it again in the future

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Dunadea

What better way to spend a beautiful summer’s day, than a trip to the park to feed the ducks and go for a nice walk. We saw some beautiful sights along the way too and enjoyed the fresh air. We had a pit stop for some sunbathing before we came back because the weather...

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TLC Trishaw Bike

We have been lucky to get hold of the TLC Trishaw Bike that has a 2 person carrier to the front and we got to enjoy a cycle around the beautiful flower gardens and see the horses nearby. The residents truly loved this experience and were absolutely amazed by it all....

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Croke Park

C’Mon you boys in Blue!! Our residents enjoyed a trip to Croke Park to watch Dublin play Offaly in the all-Ireland semi -finals. We enjoyed some Guinness, wine and sunshine and it was a great day out. We have some real Dublin fans here in TLC Maynooth and they didn’t...

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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 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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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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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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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

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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