27th May 2019
We had a very enjoyable morning of songs and laughter. We were accompanied by former parents Eamonn & Marion Mc Kevitt and the Castlebellingham Ukelele Group. The residents and day care visitors had a wonderful time singing along to many old favourite songs.
29th April, 2019.
We had a special treat in St. Olivers today. Jamie Skelton, magician, performed his magic tricks for us.
He was amazing! We had a great morning with our friends in St. Olivers.
8th April, 2019.
The residents of St. Oliver's enjoyed a keenly contested table quiz with us this morning.
The ladies claimed all the prizes on the day and were thrilled with the toiletries they received as prizes.
Ms. Sloane's class also sang a beautiful song'Don't Worry Be Happy' which was greatly appreciated by the residents.
Photo Memory Book
Last November we looked at a slideshow and at photographs of Dundalk from years past. Our elderly friends recalled memories of Market Day in Dundalk, buildings and shops in the town and landmark events from the past.
The photographs were kindly donated from the Paul Kavanagh collection of archived photos.
Joanne Daly, a parent here in Muire na nGael and a liaison officer in the HSE developed a photobook in partnership with our school and with Paula Kavangah well known local photographer.
Joanne presented the photobook to Marie Butler acting Director of Nursing and we hope the residents enjoy recalling memories from the past as they browse through the book in the future.
11th March 2019
We celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge with our friends in St. Olivers this morning.
Ms. Sloane's 5th class sang songs. New New, Hang Hang, Callum, Darragh & James played some traditional tunes and Ms. Daly, Mrs Doyle, Mr. Quinn & Ms. Sloane also played some traditional airs.
Mr. Quinn sang a beautiful rendition of "Grace".
We were accompanied by some of our pupils who are members of the McGee School of Irish Dance. Then Dervla & Mr. Ryan wowed the audience with a true spectacle of Irish dance!!
A great morning was had by the residents & staff of St. Olivers and by the pupils and staff from our school who attended.
Maith sibh go léir.
11th February, 2019.
A fantastic morning of fun was enjoyed by both students, residents, day care visitors & our parent helpers in creating beautiful framed word art for our elderly friends.
15th January, 2019.
We held a very exciting table quiz in St. Oliver's this morning. All residents, day care visitors, staff of St. Oliver's and our pupils keenly contested the quiz with the "Bay Estate Beasts" team taking the spoils on this occasion!
Another very enjoyable morning was had by all!!
Monday 17th December, 2018
Ms. Sloane's 5th class & Santa visited St. Oliver's this morning. The children sang Christmas songs and Santa brought gifts to the residents and day care visitors. A wonderful morning was had by all.
November 26th 2018
Today we participated in some reminiscence activities with our older friends in St. Olivers.
The project was led by one of our parents - Joanne Daly who was assisted by local photographer Paula Kavanagh. Our friends in St. Olivers recalled memories as they looked at photographs of Dundalk from years gone by. We were amazed to see how Dundalk has changed over the past 50 years!
November 5th 2018
John Byrne, well known G.A.A. stalwart & local musician accompanied us on our visit to St. Oliver's this morning. John entertained the residents with a repertoire of Irish folk songs.
Thank you to John for a wonderful morning's entertainment at St. Oliver's this morning.
15th October, 2018
Ms. Sloane's class visited St. Oliver's this morning and enjoyed a table quiz with their elderly friends.
They sang songs and played a game of "Play Your Cards Right" which everyone really enjoyed.
Thank you to our parents/family members who accompanied us and helped out.
24th September 2018
Ms. Sloane's 5th class visited St. Oliver Plunkett Community Hospital this morning. Excited and yet a little nervous the children met their "older friends" in St. Olivers. Soon the nerves disappeared and new friendships between young and old were formed. The children completed questionnaires and got to know more about the residents. Then they sang a number of songs and played a few games of bingo to complete the morning's activities.
The children were a credit to Ms. Sloane, their parents and the school.
Thank you to our parent volunteers for helping organise the activities today. We look forward to our next visit on 15th October.