The children, staff and board members were delighted to welcome the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins, who attended the official opening of the Poppintree Early Education Centre, Ballymun on Monday 21st May.
Poppintree Early Education Centre is a purpose built community crèche facility situated in the recently developed Poppintree Community Centre, funded by Ballymun Regeneration Limited and Dublin City Council as part of the regeneration masterplan for Ballymun.
The centre currently has 73 children, and offers full-time, part-time and seasonal childcare services. It offers services to babies, toddlers and pre-school children and participants in the ECCE free preschool scheme, and Community Childcare Subvention Scheme funded by the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs through Pobal.
To celebrate National Bike Week, GAP will be hosting a Family Cycling Fun day in Poppintree Park. Activities on the day will include:
Where: Poppintree Park, Ballymun, Dublin 11
We deliver regular group work sessions throughout the year. The focus of the group is to work is to equip individuals with skills and coping strategies to manage or stop drinking.
Are you concerned about a loved one’s drinking? Does the amount they drink have an impact on your family? At BCMT we work with family members who are concerned about their loved one’s level of alcohol use. This is done through 1-1 work and/or group work and focuses on awareness, support, skills and strategies to help you move forward.
If you or someone you know would like support contact us at 01 862 3728 or call to our office at 176 Balbutcher Lane, Dublin 11 (third floor)
Runners, walkers and joggers limbered up to take to the streets of Ballymun on Wednesday 25th April to do their bit for both charity and their own fitness in the third annual 3km and 5km Mun-Fun-Run. After a mass warm-up instructed by the staff of Ballymun Leisure Centre, Roisin Shorthall TD, Minister for State and Department of Health set the runners off.
The day was a great success and the poor weather did not dampen the spirits. Over 289 competitors of all levels of fitness took on this challenge in the toughest of conditions. Monsoon rains pelted down on spectators and race marshals but spirits remained high and the atmosphere was electric at an event which has become and annual highlight for the community.
Speaking at the event, Rosie King, Sports Development Officer for BRL said “Despite the gloomy weather, we were all in it together – spectators, marshals and competitors” Well done to everyone who took part especially Virgin Mary Boys and Girls National School who came out and braved the elements. A big thank you to Supervalu for supplying bottles of water for all the competitors.
This event was funded by BRL and supported by DCC, Trinity Comprehensive School, An Garda Siochana as well as a number of community groups; it truly was a team effort.
Winners of Mens 5Km
Winners of Ladies 5km
GET INVOLVED! – If you live or work in Ballymun then enter at least one of our competitions
Best Front Garden Competition
Deadline for all entries is 22nd June 2012
Competition entry forms available from:
www.brl.ie (latest information section of home page)
Lost and Found
The Dream Factory
A cracking cuppa!
The 1st & 2nd phase of this scheme consisting of 16 units is now complete and handed over. The first group of families has moved into their new homes with the remainder of the families following in the coming weeks. The final handover is expected to take place near the end of the summer.
We would like to take the opportunity to offer our best wishes to all the families who have moved into their new homes.