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Mar 2, 2015

Arklow 10k and 5k Run is Back

This is your chance to get off the couch after the long and cold Winter and get back in training.

Whether you wish to run or walk this race is for you. Tell your friends, tell your families. All are welcome.

For those that would like to take part by pushing someone in a wheelchair with the 'Push Power' team just get in touch on 01-286 8451.

Thanks to D'arcy Sands and Ellis Well drilling for their kind sponsorship!

Colleges running fewer courses suitable for students with disabilities, says report

A culture of “low expectations” and a limited supply of appropriate training courses have been identified as key barriers to people with intellectual disabilities entering further education.

Our friends over at W.A.L.K. compiled a great report. Once we get our hands on that final report we will post it here too. In the meantime read the full article on the Irish Times ....


Feb 12, 2015

A Valentines Poem

Your face is like Diamonds

Your smile is as pure as silk

Your lafter is as good as gold

Your hart is warm and loving

Your voice is as pure as the sun

You walk like a lady of leisure

Your teeth shine like pearls

you talk with love and conviction

you gleam with pride and passion

You stand tall and never fall

I love you and i hope you love me to

Stephen Browne

Feb 11, 2015

Safer banking tips

Safer banking tips for people with a disability


Making Wicklow more supportive of people with dementia

All Welcome to this Free Event. Please share, print out and put up anywhere, forward, put on your facebook page, etc.

Understand dementia and the small things you can do to make a difference, by coming to this event.

Feb 10, 2015

Valentines Disco All Ready to Rock & Roll

This is a photograph of Jess Browne who was with us here in the Cube for 5 months placement from Sallynoggin College. Today is her last day with us and we will miss her very much. Jess coordinated this Mural of a beautiful ‘Wish Tree’ with our service users here in the Cube.

Preparing for the Valentines Disco here in The Cube this Friday from 1pm to 3pm please drop in for music by D.J Ger Byrne goodies and lots of romance.

Siobhan Curran

Jan 30, 2015

Fire Training 2015

Ian Woods in the house for Fire Training keeping us all safe and up to date and comfortable handling a fire extinguisher.

Jan 27, 2015

Open Evening

Just some of the great projects on display at the open evening for Eols and teh Cube tomorrow, Wednesday 28th Jan. here in Bray. Starts at 5pm.

Jan 16, 2015

Photos from the Premiere

Some of Ed Byrnes photos from the Premiere of the film Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Cutbacks in Arlow yesterday.

Jan 13, 2015

No More Secrets

Here is a fantastic and honest video about mental health and creativity. Hope you enjoy.

Jan 9, 2015

Poem: Love is in the Air by Stephen Browne

Love is in the air

it Starts from your hair

It goes all over your body

Its Like floating on a big white cloud

And it ant to loud

it stays around your hart

you fell like your a King Or Queen

It makes you feel like shouting from the roof tops

Hart to hart soul to soul  

It puts you in a spin And it ends with a ring

You me and baby make three

love is life life is love put them together and give a hug

Regards Stephen Browne

Valentine's Disco with D.J. Gerry Byrne

DJ Gerry is a person who knows his music Frontwards and backwards!

He has a definite taste in music that is a little bit of everything from ballads to rock&roll, country and western to classical.

Gerry is available as a DJ for parties, discos and other events too.

Please contact Lorraine for bookings on 086 791 3770.

Jan 8, 2015

Difference Days and Perno Ricard

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard - 29th September 2014 - Difference Days from Difference Days on Vimeo.

Heres a great video from Difference Days when they came to Sunbeam in Ashford.

What an amazing difference we all made together in only one day!

Difference Days will feature for the next 4 weeks on RTE's Renovation Nation.

And some more videos of work theyve done with Sunbeam.....

Hostelworld 2011 - Difference Days from Difference Days on Vimeo.

Hostelworld.com 2012 - Difference Day from Difference Days on Vimeo.

Jan 7, 2015

Premiere: Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Cutbacks

On behalf on the actors in Ballyraine Drama Group we would like to invite 3 clients from  each location, and the staff required to support them, to the World Premiere of “Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Cutbacks”. 
The Premiere will be held in Gaiety Cinema, Bridgewater Shopping Centre, Arklow at 1pm on Thursday 15th January 2015.  Attendance at the Premiere is free of charge.
For anyone who is unable to attend the Premiere there will be another showing on Friday 16th January at 1pm in the Gaiety Cinema – there is a nominal charge of €3 to this showing to cover cost of the cinema and hopefully, raise money for the drama group in Ballyraine.
Please let your  families and friends know that the film is open to all on Friday 16th January – a good time is guaranteed!

This is the drama groups second film and your support will be greatly appreciated.

Jan 5, 2015

Kyle Maynard Extraordinaire

Not sure if we have posted this before but this guy is amazing. Nothing holds him back. Very inspiring indeed.

Dec 18, 2014

DJ Gerry Visits Eastcoast FM

Gerry Byrne drops by Eastcoast FM to hang with Laura and Rob. He soaked up the atmosphere throughout the show and watched the masters at work. See clip above, taken during a song break.

Dec 12, 2014

Sunbeam Shines in the Community Project 2

The Cubes first community project has been complete with a beautiful Mural on the wall of The Sugar loaf and the Sunbeam Logo  By Signal arts project staff. This project has been on going for 8 weeks and involved service users from the Cube and signal Arts  Bray.

We loved having you here and we look forward to our next project in the community with Signal Arts for the St Patricks Day parade 2015 !! 
 Siobhan Curran

Nov 28, 2014

A Christmas Poem

A Christmas cheer

A can of  beer

a Mothers tear

kids playing with all there toys and enjoying  all the festive cheer

giving and receiving of  gifts

Turkey cooking in the oven

Christmas tree glowing in the front room

pulling the Christmas crackers with friends and loved ones

Standing under the mistletoe with your wife

Jesus Christ the king was born to day 

Hall the king of  heaven

Granny and Granada Sleeping by the fire

By Stephen B