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Jul 17, 2015

Stars & Stripes

Guess where Amy is going? Thats Right, America. Los Angeles to be exact to represent Ireland. There have a been a couple of parties and coffee mornings lately to help her get there.

Jul 9, 2015

Coffee Morning for Amy

Delicious coffee morning in aid of helping Amy get to LA to represent Ireland. Lovely looking cake too, made by Lynn as top prize in the raffle. Wish I could say it tasted lovely too but I didnt win it!

Jul 7, 2015

Art Exhibition - Musica

You are warmly invited to the opening of


An exhibition of artwork inspired and formed by responding to music. New paintings by Ciarán Smyth, Jason Hayden & Conall Carney

Monday 13th July, from 7 – 9 pm

The Arklow Gallery, Main Street, Arklow

All very welcome!

‘Musica’ is a group exhibition exploring 3 Wicklow artists’ response to music through acrylic painting. Music has the ability to invoke a response in us all; it has a universal language that can reach our emotions and our minds while we do everyday things or something special. These three artists create work while listening to their choice of music, their individual responses to music reflected in their individual approach to colour, texture and every brushstroke. Let ‘Musica’ inspire you!

‘Musica’ opens at the Arklow Visual Arts Gallery, Main Street, Arklow on Monday 13th July from 7-9pm and runs until 23rd July. All are very welcome and the gallery is open to the public from 9:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Jul 6, 2015

Garden Team out and about

Service users from the Garden Team recently enjoyed an overnight stay in the Arklow Bay  Hotel. They went down to Courtown the following day for lunch and had fun playing crazy golf.

Berlin Marathon Week 1/15 - Joe & Ciaran

Jun 15, 2015

Bloomsday Celebration

Tomorrow, Tuesday in the Cube, Bray. 12-2pm.

May 27, 2015

Love Wicklow

Great news to tell.

The Eolas and The Pod - Monday group became involved in a Community based Wicklow Arts project(Love Wicklow) which was exhibited in Wicklow Arts Festival last weekend.
Hopefully some of you got to go to this great event.

The groups’ entry was voted OVERALL WINNER in the Competition by the General public.

All are thrilled with this achievement as are Briege, Catriona and Serena Baird (student) who supported them on the project.

May 18, 2015

Less than a Week to go Till the Big Race!

10K & 5K Run/Walk
Starting & finishing at the Coral Leisure Centre Arklow at 12 Noon
24th May 2015
Enter online with Precision Timing

May 7, 2015

Shave or Dye 2015 - Hair Pull

Not as good as the Beard Slap we did but Paul just wanted to say thanks for donating to the Shave or Dye 2015 charity fundraiser.

May 5, 2015

Job Shadow pics

The Job Shadow day is an exciting initiative which runs throughout Ireland every spring. It is driven by the Irish Association of Supported Employment to give job seekers with disabilities the opportunity to experience the world of work by shadowing a mentor in their workplace for a day. It also gives employers and their employees the chance to see the many skills of people with different abilities, and raise awareness of disability in the workplace as well as promoting inclusion. In previous years many participants have been successful in securing paid work, so it really is a very valuable learning experience for all involved.

This year, there are  seven  service users, supported by their job coaches  from Connect Employment, a supported employment team and division of Sunbeam House Services, who will be taking part in a variety of work places.

In Arklow, Ailbhe Kelly had a taste of the various elements of restaurant work  with head  chef Orla Killoran in the Park Bistro. 

Emma Reynolds took the reigns at the Kish Equestrian Centre. Paul Roche joined the team in the St Vincent de Paul charity shop and Sean Sheeky will be busy in Kidzone in Wicklow. 

 The new business the Bridgewater Centre, River Bank Café and Bistro, welcomed William Russell to their team.  William  had a great experience and is delighted to have secured a job there.

In Bray, Garret Seery visited the studios of TV3 and Levi Elf Clarke spent his Job Shadow Day in radio station Spin 103.8 FM.

Job Shadow Day Article in the Wicklow People


Apr 22, 2015

Job shadow

Levi meets the vamps!


Paul Reynolds doin his bit for charity yet again with this beardslap for Shave or Die 2015. Please donate at the link below. Or else give a few quid to Claire at reception in SHS Killarney Road Bray, she has teh donation form.


Apr 20, 2015

Sunbeam in 60 Seconds - Board of Directors

Another video in the series taking a minute-sized look at Sunbeam House.

Donal O'Brien, the chairman of the Board of Directors, gives us a brief overview of what they do.

Coffee Morning a Success

Sunbeam House Services (in particular Martin O’Rourke) and Ann Walker (The Orchard Café) organised a really successful coffee morning in collaboration with East Coast Radio on Friday the 17th of April. 

There was a fantastic atmosphere in this beautiful setting with everyone sitting outside catching up with friends and family. Ger Ryan came to have coffee with us, Ger is a well known actress who has worked in Family (BBC), The Commitments, The Van, Intermission and many more. Shanice Juste, The All Ireland women’s boxing champion 65kg came for coffee and many photographs and local DJ Jimmy Reid was our compere for the morning.

We were delighted with the support we received from Martin Lynch who provided a free taxi service from Arklow to The Ballyraine Campus and An Cisean Aran, an Arkow bakery who donated some lovely cakes. Some students from Gael scoil Arklow, the Men’s Shed with many more locals to enjoy a nice cuppa and some good company for a Great Cause. We raised €775 over the three hour coffee morning, what a result!
A big Thank you to all who supported a Fantastic cause and made a Great Day.

Fiona O ’Hara