Carrigoran House Art Exhibition by local artist Frances Bailey


“Into the Light” Art Exhibition @ Carrigoran House by Frances Bailey 

‘Into the Light’ is the title chosen by artist Frances Bailey for her latest exhibition which is currently running in the Health and Wellness Centre at Carrigoran House Newmarket-on-Fergus. On Friday night last it was launched by Centre manager Mary O’Dowd who had invited Frances to show her most recent work and some special works which are close to her heart. The title chosen for the exhibition reflects the light and colour in her paintings and also the ethos of the Health and Wellness Centre.  Frances spoke about the value of art to the painter and the effect that painting and the use of bright colours can illuminate the mind and have a beneficial effect on the health and wellness of the person. Mary spoke about how the art exhibition will light up the centre for the month of October 2015 and invites all interested to visit the centre during opening hours weekly Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 4pm. 


Rebecca Bailey and mother Frances Bailey

Mary O'Dowd, Mary Moynihan, Frances Bailey




September 29th, 2015|

Fundraising Golf Classic

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July 27th, 2015|

Carrigoran House Fair

The 8th annual fundraising Carrigoran Fair will take place on 17th May 2015.
If you would like to participate by having a stall or volunteering on the day please
contact us.

February 19th, 2015|

VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon will take place on 1st June  2015.
Any participants who would like to support Carrigoran House Alzheimer’s and
Elderly Care Services please contact 061 368100 for sponsorship cards.

February 19th, 2015|

Christmas Dance at Day Centre

A Christmas Dance will take place on Sunday 14th December from 3 – 6 pm at Carrigoran Day Centre with Danny Hunt.  Wear a Christmas Hat or Christmas Jumper.

Spot Prizes – Raffle – Refeshments.

December 9th, 2014|

Fashion Show At Carrigoran House Day Centre


Mary Brett

 Members of Staff and Models from Celia Holman-Lee Agency show a selection of styles for Autumn / Winter 2014.



December 9th, 2014|

Golf Classic 2014

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A Golf Classic will take place in Shannon Golf Club on Friday 29th August 2014
 This event will  support Carrigoran House Alzheimer’s and Elderly Care Services.
For further details contact Mary Arthur on 061 368100.

July 17th, 2014|


A very BIG THANK YOU to all the volunteers and musicians
who took part in this years Spring Fair.  It was a great succss
and even the weather behaved itself.  Its a huge undertaking and
we could not manage without all the support we receive from the community. 


Two Real Bonny Babies!Bling and Handbag stallBric a Brac with a Family of Volunteers!St Johns Brass bandMilatary DisplayICA Bottle StallFire Services in Action21Leading Armies Rock the Stage

Fire Services in Action

July 16th, 2014|



Easter brought lots of celebrations to the Day Centre this month. Exquisite Easter bonnets were the order of the day with clients bringing in hats they had made at home while others worked on making hats as part of our activities. All bonnets were shown off during a fashion show each afternoon 

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We were very grateful to have members of our local Garda Siochana and Rebecca Griffin play some wonderful traditional music and sing songs this month. Brian Flynn on guitar and singing with Fina Wurm from Newmarket-on-Fergus also provided great entertainment

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Both of these projects finished up this month and we would like to say a huge Thank You to the students, teachers, our clients and volunteers and May Moynihan for their participation. Both groups presented us with a comprehensive portfolio of their experiences and work done. Their last day was marked with a drumming collaboration between students and clients and also some beautiful seasonal flower arranging 

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Barry Keating from Road Safety in Clare County Council came and spoke to our groups around this issue and provided high visibility vests to everyone to promote their safety while out and about on our roads and walkways


John Conroy from Clare Local Development Company joined us again this month for a fun filled morning of exercise and games. Each month we have a week devoted to these activities which is hugely popular. In addition to our indoor equipment we are also putting a programme together to optimise the use and enjoyment of our outdoor exercise equipment 

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The Annual Family Day was held on Sunday April 13th and we would like to thank all who supported this event. Our volunteers and staff in the Day Centre gave generously of their time and talents on the day 

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May 12th, 2014|


St Patrick’s Celebrations & Cheltenham Races

We enjoyed a full week of St. Patricks Day Celebrations with everyone wearing their green and joining in on the fun. Music throughout the week was provided by Shay Callaghan, Rebecca Griffin, John Madigan and Tom Ryan. We are very grateful to them for coming and adding so much to each day. We had some winners for the Cheltenham Races which we watched on the big screen in the foyer followed by music, dancing and light refreshments.

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 We were thrilled after only 1 year in operation to be finalists for the National Health Care Centre Awards this year held in Dublin. We did not win on this occassion but recieving such recognition so early in our service is a great achievement by all involved. The staff and volunteers who attended on the night can be seen below

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We are delighted to have both schools engaging with us this month on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Inter Generational Projects. There are 10 mini projects underway in total covering topics such as arts & crafts, computer skills, traditional card games, horticulture and dancing. The focus of having this involvement with our Day Centre is to combat ageism and to provide a platform to pass on tradition and provide life long learning skills to both generations. Showcasing the positive aspects of growing older and also the positive aspects of youth is a beneficial reciprocal process for older persons services and also for community groups

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Hillary’s Pharmacy held a session to discuss this aspect of self care that is normally prominent at this time of the year for all of us.


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A huge thank you to Lucy Meechan (and all who sponsored her) who took part in ‘Run Amuck” earlier this month in Dublin to raise funds for our service.

On March 16th we held the first of our Annual St. Patrick’s Ceili Brunchs in our Day Centre. Thanks to all who came and supported us and to all who volunteered on the day. There was traditional music, dancing, raffles and a full Irish Breakfast enjoyed by all on the day


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The Annual Family Day is being held on Sunday April 13th this year. This is always a great day out for all ages and always provides a great variety of activities


April 28th, 2014|