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Befrienders Dublin 2017 Photography Project – ‘Every Picture Tells a story’.

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Earlier this year, Befrienders Dublin ran its third Photography Course. The first one was in 2014, the second in 2016. Once again, Paula Geraghty was the tutor and took the group on a series of day-trips to photograph their city. There were also classroom days where the group would review the pictures taken on the […]

Befrienders Dublin 2016 Photography Project – ‘Capturing The Moment’ – By The Photographers

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Canice Lawlor The photography course was a great experience. Having something to do and somewhere to go on a Saturday made the weekends more exciting and something to look forward to. Although I had done Photography in the past, I felt I still had new things to learn and it was important for me to […]

Befrienders Dublin 2016 Photography Exhibition – ‘Capturing The Moment’ – Pics & Video

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Earlier this year, Befrienders Dublin ran its second Photography Course. The first one was in 2014. Once again, Paula Geraghty was at the helm and took the group through its paces over ten weeks of day-trips to places like Powerscourt and Bray. There were also classroom days where the group would review the pictures they […]

Befrienders Dublin visit Japanese Gardens & National Stud, 20 Aug 2016

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Saturday August  20th 2016 was a rainy, windy day. Alas, we had chosen that day to visit the Japanese Gardens/National Stud in Kildare. Some of our number were put off by the dreadful weather, but the hardy crew that met at the Gresham Hotel were rewarded by a (mostly) sunny trip. The National Stud proved […]

Befrienders Dublin hit Powerscourt Gardens & Waterfall – 13 Aug, 2016

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

On a cloudy August Saturday, The Befrienders Dublin gang piled onto a bus & headed for Wicklow. First stop was Powerscourt Waterfall. At the entrance was a sign forbidding alcohol & anti-social behaviour. It was in English and Russian. This seemed an unnecessary slur on our friends from the former Soviet Union. Alas, as our […]

Befrienders Bundoran Holiday, July 2016

Monday, August 15th, 2016

In July, Befrienders headed to Bundoran for our annual holiday. It was another 10/10 experience.  As usual, we took part in a huge range of activities: Karaoke, Bingo, Cinema, Waterpark, Swimming, Kayaking, Horse riding and shopping.  We also went on a day trip around Sligo, visiting Mullaghmore, Glencar Waterfall and Rosses Point Beach (on the […]

Befrienders Dublin BBQ 2016

Monday, July 4th, 2016

On Saturday 25 June, Befrienders Dublin held our annual Barbeque at Goirtin. We had decided to hold the barbeque indoors due to the recent monsoon-like rain. But although it was cloudy on the day, the rain never fell & in fact it was quite sunny for a while. So, while we had our food indoors, […]

Befrienders run Mini-Marathon June 06, 2016

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Ann, Lola, Mary, Sharon, Marie, Jacinta, Dorcas & Eileen pounded the pavements of Dublin last saturday in the VHI Mini-marathon. Although showers threatened, the weather held for the duration of the ‘race’. Lola, a new edition to our crew took part for the first time. Although she bore a striking resemblence to one of our […]

Befrienders Dublin Aontas Star Award Winners!

Monday, March 7th, 2016

On Monday 22nd February, 2016, Befrienders Dublin hit the Hilton Hotel, Ballsbridge for the 10th Annual Aontas Star awards. We had a lovely meal & listened to some inspiring speeches. We were thrilled to win an award for making an outstanding contribution to Adult Learning. Thanks to Aontas for the award & many thanks to […]

Befrienders Xmas Party 2015

Monday, January 18th, 2016

On Friday 18 December 2015, Befrienders Dublin braved the wintry weather to attend the Befriender’s 2015 Christmas Party. It took place in the lovely Clayton Hotel at St. John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin’s Docklands. A Mulled wine reception got us in the mood for the excellent four-course meal to come. Lots of fun was had […]