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Befrienders’ Wax Museum visit – 30th December, 2015

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Just before Christmas, Befrienders Dublin visited Dublin’s only Wax Museum. We had a fab time posing with all the waxworks, especially in The Chamber of Horrors. Thanks to the staff & management of The Wax Museum for a wonderful day!        

Befrienders Dublin Mexican-themed BBQ, August 15, 2015

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Saturday, August 15th 2015 saw Befrienders Dublin throw its annual Barbeque. This year the theme was all things Mexican. Tacos & Fajitas were made by Wonder-chef Leanne, but there were also the usual BBQ staples of burgers & sausages. Vegetarians like this writer were provided with a choice of lovely salads. The music was by […]

Befrienders Dublin Annual Holiday – Bundoran 2015

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

In July 2015, Befrienders Dublin had their Annual Holiday in Bundoran. The weather was typically Irish (changeable), but we always had something to do. We took part in lots of interesting activities such as Horse-riding, Body-boarding and Sea-kayaking. We went to the cinema, to live music gigs and we also went on shopping outings to […]

Befrienders Dublin in the mini-marathon, June 2015

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

On Monday June 1st 2015,  Our Glorious Leader Ann & several of our members & volunteers took part in the annual women’s mini-marathon to raise funds for Befrienders Dublin. The weather was dreadful, the going was pretty tough, but in the end our brave runners crossed the finish line in (soggy) style. Thanks to our […]

In Memory of Barbara Lary

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Barbara Lary passed away on the 1st of October, 2014. When making the funeral arrangements, Barbara’s family asked that instead of flowers, people would instead make a donation (if they wished) to Befrienders Dublin. The following people very kindly donated a total of €1,351 to Befrienders Dublin: Lindy Bryant. Selina Cohen. Mary Denny. Christiane Durassier. […]

Thanks to Lucan School of Music!

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

We would like to say a big thank you to Lucan School of Music who recently made a very kind donation to Befrienders Dublin. Thanks folks! The Lucan School of Music has been providing individuals and groups with instrument, vocal and music theory tuition since September 2006.   The school is based in Coláiste Phádraig CBS, […]

Surviving Austerity

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Brother, can you spare a dime? The recession is ‘officially’ over. However, with water bills soon upon us along with soaring fuel costs and rising rents, people are feeling the pinch more than ever. How are people coping with these financial pressures? Some (especially those made unemployed) just can’t make ends meet. Some find themselves […]

Listening poem

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Listening poem When I ask you to listen to me and you start giving me advice, you have not done what I asked. When I ask you to listen to me and you begin to tell me why I shouldn’t feel that way, you are trampling on my feelings. When I ask you to listen […]

Diary Of A Depressionhead #2 – Austerity & Mental Health

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Austerity Kills. When you have mental health problems, are frequently very depressed and anxious and sometimes suicidal, Austerity can be what finally pushes you over the edge. Since the beginning of the current recession, the suicide rates have risen sharply. The rate of people seeking help from mental health services has soared while the funding […]

Befrienders Hit The Zoo – 23.07.14

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

On 23 August, The Befrienders were due to visit Fota Island Wildlife park in Cork. Due to circumstances beyond our control, that trip proved impossible and instead we headed for Dublin Zoo, and still had a fabulous time. In case you haven’t been there in a while, Dublin Zoo has changed a lot. The cramped, […]