Remember Us Summer Fun Continues…

August 3, 2015 0

Our week started with a trip to Moneygall to Loughton house at the kind invite of Dorothy Reilly wife of Minister James Reilly. Approximately 70 people headed down and were greeted by Dorothy and her son Jamie on arrival. We started the day with a picnic followed by games  on the lawn and in the wood. We had a lovely walk in the beautiful walled garden.

remember_us_special_needs_group_144x97Dorothy then invited us in for a delicious bite to eat, and also lovely cakes. We then finished off the day with a sing song. Jamie played the drum and some of our members played the guitar and bowran. Just before we left minister Reilly joined us and joined in the singing. A big thank you to Dorothy James and sons for a lovely day.

The following day we headed to Balbriggan beach for a bushcraft session. The weather wasn’t to kind but it didn’t deter the young people from collecting seaweed and shells to decorate their sea creatures. After a picnic we were shown some perry winkles and other sea creatures. A big thank you to Sean for all his help on the day.  We then preceded to the exercise machines for some more exercise.

Wednesday night our adult members went bowling to ALSAA.  Thursday we headed down to Mullingar to Clonard House for some High Jinks (Victorian Escapades). Well what a day we had, firstly members, parents,volunteers hot dresses up as servants and participate at drawing water to wash clothes on the wash board followed by ringing them out. Then it was egg collecting,  next it was turf building. Chamber pot races, butter making, followed by apple tart making, then it was up stairs for parlour games and dancing in the drawing room. Out to the lawn for some etiquette training.

To finish off the day the members ate their Apple cake and there was plenty of tea an homemade scones and jam for the parents and volunteers. A massive thank you to Helen and all the staff at Clonard house for one of the best days out in a long time. Here’s to the coming weeks outings.

~ Nora Roban ~