Friday, August 23, 2013


Maurice Nugent arriving at the Dr. Martin Centre on his Scooter,
two days before his 98th birthday!
We would like to wish a Happy Birthday to Maurice Nugent who was 98 years old today, the 23rd of August; Mrs. Kathleen Keane who was 90 on the 21st of August;  Eileen and Bucky O’Brien who are 75 and 80, also Myra Butler.  A celebration was held on Wednesday in the Dr. Martin Centre and a great day was had by all.

 The birthday cakes arrive!

Maurice Nugent having blown out the candles.

 Kathleen Keane receiving her 90th birthday cake. 

Johnny & Eileen O'Brien receiving their 80th and 75th cake!

Myra Butler about to enjoy her cake.

Still another picture of Maurice enjoying the proceedings!

Singer No. 1

Singer No. 2

Margaret Dooley - regular weekly singer. 

Even for Gerry Walsh, regular weekly singer, the sunshine was almost too severe!

 Further pictures to follow.

A trip to Mount Congreve was held yesterday, the 22nd of August, with lunch afterwards in the Holy Cross. Trips are planned for every month to various venues, such as Nell’s Cottage in Rathgormuck, Cinema, and Carrick-on-Suir.  Anyone interested, call the centre for more information

New programmes starting in September are - Flower Arranging classes, Cookery classes, also Art classes.  Please book, as numbers may be limited.

In the Dr Martin Day centre, holistic therapies are provided such as a complementary therapist;  a chiropodist is also facilitated.  The cost of treatments is €15 each, and booking for these is essential; please call the centre for further information.

Anyone ordering take-away dinners should please let us know before 12 o’clock. The contact phone numbers for the Dr Martin Day Centre is 051- 387111.  Manager Alice Kiersey - 087-0570652.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

LATEST NEWS - Saturday, August 17th, 2013.

We are planning a trip to Mount Congreve on Thursday the 22nd of August and lunch afterwards at the Holy Cross.  Anyone interested in coming along, please call the centre. We are planning to go on trips ever month, such as a trip to Nell’s Cottage in Rathgormuck, Cinema, and Carrick-on-Suir.  Anyone interested, call the centre for more information

We want to thank Tom Comerford for the generous donation to the Dr Martin Day centre which was raised on our night out in Waterford. Tom also raised money for the Solas Centre in Waterford. We would also like to thank Eileen Maher for her generous donation. This was raised doing the Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin in June. Also, Betty Baldwin, who gave a generous donation to the centre, and all the local business and all the community who have given generously to help keep the centre going.

New programmes starting in September are Flower arranging classes and also cookery classes please book as numbers may be limited.   


The contact phone numbers for the Dr Martin Day Centre is 051- 387111, Manager Alice Kiersey 087 -0570652.

AUGUST 17th, 2013.

Despite having a problem in getting this Blog properly off the ground, we continue to get viewers from distant parts; one such place being Indonesia! You are very welcome, indeed! We will list those countries at a later stage.

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