Friday, December 8, 2017

Christmas Greetings . . .


Tuesday 12th December- 2pm , Carol Singing by the pupils of Portlaw Primary School
                                        – Cards for Turkey & Hams at 8pm
Wednesday 13th December  – 2pm, Music and Afternoon Tea with Bim Connors
                                               – Computer Classes, please notice the classes will finish today and recommence on Wednesday 13th January 2018
Thursday the 14th December - Our Christmas Party is at 12.30pm, followed at 2pm to 4pm with music by John O’Shea.
Tuesday 19th December – Christmas Bingo 11.00am to 12noon.
-                             - Christmas Lunch in Kiersey’s Tearooms, Kilmacthomas at 1 pm.                                - Last night of Cards at 8pm
Wednesday 20th December 2pm - Music with Tuller and afternoon tea.
Thursday 21st December – Peaceful and Relaxing Meditation 11.30am -12.30pm with Christmas movies and Treats in the afternoon.
The centre will close on Thursday 21st December and will reopen on Tuesday 9th January 2018.
Merry Christmas to all our members, committee, staff and volunteers and wishing you all a happy and peaceful new year.
Opening Hours: 10.00am - 4.00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday .Any enquires to the centre please call (051) 387111/ (087-4611309.

Sunday, November 26, 2017


A number of our clients are hospitalised at the present time.
Our Best Wishes to them all:

Michael O'Donnell, a regular visitor to the Wednesday Music Sessions,
now in Mooncoin Nursing Home, whom I had the pleasure of meeting recently there.

Ann Richardson, another Wednesday visitor, currently in St. Brigid's Hospital,
Carrick-on-Suir, whom I was able to visit yesterday, Nov. 25th;

Johnny O'Brien, a patient in University Hospital, Waterford, for quite a while.
Regrettably I have been unable to visit him.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Annual Christmas Cake Sale & Raffle -
Saturday, November 25th 2017, from 10 am to 1 pm.
Your baking would be very much appreciated. All welcome.
Christmas Party Thursday 14 December, 12 noon to 4 pm.

Christmas Lunch +entertainment and music in afternoon.


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Saturday, October 14, 2017


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A serious discussion between Terry Walsh and Pol Sexton
at last Wednesday's music session!

Two gentlemen arriving for computer classes,
when asked for a song, declined the offer!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Some August 2017 photos

At the weekly music session on Wednesday August 23rd
a birthday cake for Eily O'Brien.
Regrettably, Eileen's husband, Johnny, is ill in hospital just now.

The beautiful cake.

Volunteer helper, Anne Corcoran, and centre manager, Alice Kiersey,
assisting at the tea-break.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Best Wishes, Alice!

Addendum August 28th 2017:

With deep regret we wish to inform you that Alice passed away while in the U.K.
and was interred in Portlaw on Saturday last, August 26th.
Sincere condolences to all her family.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

At Today's Music Session - June 21, 2017

. . . the longest day of the year!

Peggy Brophy's birthday once more!
We daren't ask her age!

Mikey O'Sullivan (aka 'Tuller'), popular and regular entertainer at these Wednesday sessions.

Lorraine, the latest intern at the centre, helping at the tea-break.

Possibly the hottest day of the year too @ 28C.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Some recent photos . . .

All taken at Wednesday Music Sessions

Alice Power's birthday, celebrated on April 19th last,
which photo disappeared for a few weeks!

Mary Power's surprise birthday cake on May 10th last.

Gerry Walsh happened to be in the area and dropped in for a few minutes,
obliging with a song.
Gerry provides the entertainment every third Wednesday.

Tea time same day, with manager, Alice, on right
and young intern, Coady Moore,  on left.

Thursday, April 13, 2017


                                                                                                                                                               The fine selection of prizes for the raffle:

Some of the many supporters, including in photo hereunder:

Mary Coe, Canon George Cliffe and his wife Carol.

Some words from Alice, centre manager:

A big thank you to all the people who supported us at our cake sale on Saturday which was a huge success, to everyone who baked and to all who came to support us on the day. The results of the draw are as follows;
1st Prize Easter Egg in Basket – Rob Power
2nd Prize Easter Hamper – Marion Luker
3rd Prize Flavhans Hamper – Pauline Murphy
4th Prize Easter Cake – Marion Luker
5th Prize Cosmetic Hamper – Anne Corcoran
6th Prize Complementary Therapist Voucher- Teresa Dunphy
7th Prize – Tin of Sweets and Box of Biscuits – Dorothy Lennon

8th Prize- Easter Egg – Celine Harris

Monday, April 3, 2017


Pageviews for  month ending March 31st, 2017:
United States – 57;    Ireland – 37;
China – 29;    France – 26;
Russia – 24;    Canada – 20;
United Kingdom – 17;    Ukraine – 6;
Netherlands – 3;    Czechia – 2.
Only the top ten available in the statistics.

Chrome was the most popular browser equalling 68% of users,
followed by:
Internet Explorer – 17% and Firefox – 9%.
Especially welcome yesterday, April 2nd was a viewer from

T U R K M E N I S T A N!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tea Break

Mary arriving with the welcome tea during a break at yesterday's music session.
Instead of the usual, but varied, deliciious cake,
this time it was fruit pastries.

As usual, there was a 'full house'!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


. . . and up-to-date news from Alice!


 “The Dr. Martin Day Centre helping the Irish Mint collect your soon to be defunct 1 and 2 cent coins”. 
Please donate your 1 and 2c coins to us here, to help our fundraising for a transport for the elderly. Drop them in to us here on a Tues, Wed or Thurs and thank you kindly all those who have already donated their coins here.
If anyone in surrounding areas would like to come to the Dr Martin Day centre, and needs transport, we would be happy to try and arrange transport.  If lack of transport is preventing people from coming to centre please contact the centre and we will do our best to sort the situation. Everyone is always welcome here call in for a cup of tea and a chat.

We will have some new activities for the winter months such as Flower arranging this is on Tuesday the 14th  of  March  2-4 in the afternoon and music some weeks.  
We have music every Wednesday afternoon by our local musicians Tuller, Sean O Brien, Mgt Dooley, Gerry Walsh, Bim Connors, Busty Griffin and I would like to thank all the musicians for all their help and support in the centre.  We have Mediation on Thursday morning and Bingo on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. We have shower facilities and hair washing service in the centre if anyone would like to avail of this service please drop in.
Any older people in the community with any issues and problems with their medical card or any other type of forms call to the centre and I will try to help people to fill these in.

Eyes on the Road mobile optician’s are here by appointment only if anyone needs to see the optician’s please call to centre.

The Complementary Therapist will be here at the centre every second Tuesday you can make an appointment by calling the centre. The Chiropodist is also here every second Wednesday at the centre please ring for an appointment (051) 387111.

We now have a Beautician here in the centre every alternative Tuesday, so if you would like to pamper yourself with a facial, manicure or pedicure call to book or pop in. Very reasonable rates and comes highly recommended.

Thursday, January 26, 2017


                                                                                                                                                                 A somewhat bashful Hugh Maher was quite surprised when a birthday cake came along for him.
However, like all men, he wasn't revealing his age!

Presenting the cake here was Alice Kiersey, the centre manager.

"Hugh's Lucky Day", said Terry!

"Same, sez I" said Ann Richardson!!!

A birthday cake for volunteer musician/singer, Mikey Sullivan also,
but Mikey wasn't revealing  his age either!

Present also for the Wednesday session was Mick Hearne,
always good for a romantic song, or two, or more!

. . . and then Kevin, a well known entertainer from not-too-far-away arrived
on his way to a computer training session
and delivered another beautiful romantic song!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


The Top Ten countries
from which page-views originated during past month
are as follows:

Russia - 123;   Ireland -118;   France - 25; China - 20;   Canada - 18;
United States - 16; Germany - 13; Turkey - 12;
United Kingdom - 9; Netherlands - 9.