There was a lot of planting and appreciation of flowers, colour and new life in the centre this month
Clients enjoyed getting involved in pottery making with the assistance of Marie Rice.
We enjoyed the beautiful singing once again of Bernie McDonald from Shannon and we had great traditional tunes provided by Eddie Moloney and Kevin Ryan.
Our monthly tea dance was a great success with Shay Callaghan playing music and our clients, volunteers and transition year students taking to the dance floor
Our art class were producing beautiful paintings and our knitting and crochet group were as busy as usual
Our Intergenerational Project concluded having been in progress since February with the students from St. Caimins School in Shannon. The theme of this project was building a bridge between both generations. Students and clients designed, constructed and painted this symbolic bridge as a project. Another project produced a beautiful gardening collage that represents the flora in our heritage walled garden, the knitting project made a wall hanging and tea cosies as a result of clients teaching the students this traditional skill. The fourth project involved clients passing on the tradition of hurley making and the skill and knowledge of local fishing to the students including how to make their own fishing flies
Our cookery demonstrations were as popular as every and this month Mary Russell and Mary Woods made apple tarts, scones and fairy cakes.