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Community Partnership

Oct 23, 2019

Aldi’s Maynooth store team have generously donated €500 to Gheel as part of their Community Grants Programme. We would like to sincerely thank Aldi for their generosity and kindness. Over the next few weeks, Darragh Byrne from our Autism Practice Team will be running a series of training sessions with staff from the Maynooth store. […]

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Hard at Work!

Oct 22, 2019

Congratulations to Gráinne who has recently started working in her local library in Marino. According to Gráinne she is enjoying the role.

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Launch of the New Directions e-Learning Module

Sep 24, 2019

Mick Teehan (Director of Operations), Claudine Byrne (Day Services Manager) and Tara Lee (Day Services Manager) attended the launch of the New Directions e-Learning Module last week. The e-Learning module will support staff to provide supports to people accessing services in Gheel that are in line with the New Directions National Policy. The e-Learning module […]

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Lights, Camera, Action

Sep 24, 2019

Have you ever heard of a band called Little Hours? Well, Eoin who is supported in Gheel is in their latest music video! In July, he was an extra in their music video for the song “Dream, Girl”. The song is taken from the band’s debut album “Now the Lights Have Changed”. The video is […]

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Coffee and Cake for a great cause!

Sep 24, 2019

Paul hosted a coffee morning last Thursday 19th September for Hospice. He raised over €400 for St. Brigids Hospice in Kildare. He was delighted to be able to support the people who supported his Granny in her final days. He would like to thank Gheel staff, his friends and neighbors for coming and everyone for […]

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A Celebration of Gheel

Sep 24, 2019

Gheel had a wonderful day of celebration on Friday the 6th of September 2019 in All Hallows, Drumcondra. The gathering was a celebration of Gheel’s journey and also a “ceiliuradh” (the Irish traditional celebration of bidding farewell) to staff who have recently left Gheel. On the day I had the pleasure of talking about the past, present and future direction of Gheel in the privileged presence of […]

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Operation Garden Transformation

Sep 10, 2019

In May 2018, budding designers and gardeners set out to transform the back garden of ones of the Hives. When the project commenced the garden was a grey blank canvas as you can see in the picture above. Just over a year later it’s quite astonishing to think that it is the same garden! The […]

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The Golden Gheels

Sep 3, 2019

The Golden Gheels are an active aging social group with an emphasis on engaging in meaningful activities within the community.  Its also a chance to meet up with friends to have some craic, bants and nostalgia. Recently the Golden Gheels held a Summer fest in Milltown. There was delicious food, games, music, chats and it […]

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Framework for Quality of Life Course

Aug 27, 2019

In July staff from Hortlands and some members of the practice development team started a new course called Framework for Quality of Life. The course aims to provide participants with an introduction to the concepts of normalization, person-centred planning and quality of life and with a framework for assessing and improving the quality of life […]

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