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September 2019

PALs Workshops Kildare – Be a Physical Activity Leader for your group

September 19, 2019

Go for Life, working with Kildare Sports Partnership are holding a series of workshops for older people who are interested in leading physical activities with members of their groups/clubs/organisations.  Participants do not need to have any background or formal experience in leading physical activities.  These workshops take place all over the country throughout the year, thousands of older people have participated to date and gone on to lead a wide range of physical activities in their own groups and communities.…

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August 2019

Age & Opportunity Visual Arts Residency at Cow House Studios, Wexford

August 26, 2019 - September 6, 2019
CowHouse Studio, Ballybawn, Rathnure
Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford Ireland
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Age & Opportunity and Cow House Studios are delighted to announce the 5th year of the Age & Opportunity Visual Arts Residency initiative, which commences on 26th August.   The idea behind the residency is to create a quiet space over the course of two weeks for artists of different generations to consider their practices, and the changing contexts of those practices as time has moved on in their career. This year the artists Richard Gorman, Tamsin Snow and Eithne…

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October 2019

Find Your Form with Eileen Casey – Writing workshops

October 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - October 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square
Dublin 1, D01 E102
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€5

Begins: Tues 17 Sept Time: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Duration: 10 Weeks Cost: €5 per Segment (x 2 weeks) - you can book one or more segments. In association with The Irish Writers Centre  Ever felt the need to write but never knew quite where to start? Whether it’s a case of seldom putting pen to paper or frequent flirtations between imagination and form, there’s never been a better time to explore different creative energies in a convivial setting.…

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September 2019

Find Your Form with Eileen Casey – Writing workshops

September 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square
Dublin 1, D01 E102
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€5

Begins: Tues 17 Sept Time: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Duration: 10 Weeks Cost: €5 per Segment (x 2 weeks) - you can book one or more segments. In association with The Irish Writers Centre  Ever felt the need to write but never knew quite where to start? Whether it’s a case of seldom putting pen to paper or frequent flirtations between imagination and form, there’s never been a better time to explore different creative energies in a convivial setting.…

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July 2019

Creative Exchanges Course – Graduation for Kerry Participants

July 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Manor West Hotel Tralee, Ireland + Google Map

Age & Opportunity invites you to join us to celebrate the graduation of the Kerry Creative Exchanges participants. RSVP by 8th July to:  margaret.roe@ageandopportunity.ie

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September 2019

Creative Exchanges – Training for Activities Coordinators

September 11, 2019
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham,
Dublin 8, D08 FW31 Ireland
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Creative Exchanges Creative Exchanges is a seven week accredited training course for activities coordinators in care settings and people from an arts background with an interest in working with older people.  It trains participants to plan and facilitate arts activities for older people. If you are an activities coordinator, working in a residential or day care setting or an artist interested in engaging with older people in a care setting, this course is for you.  The course is a QQI…

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June 2019

Go for Life National Games

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
DCU Sports Campus, Dublin City University
Dublin 9, D09 W6Y4 Ireland
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The Go for Life Games brings together almost 300 older players from all over Ireland to compete, get active and most importantly to have some fun.  Now in its eight year, it has grown to become one of the biggest social sports events for older people in Ireland. Go for Life is the national physical activity programme for older people, run by Age & Opportunity and funded by Sport Ireland.  The Go for Life programme and the Games event demonstrates…

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May 2019

European Parliament Elections – Pledge Signatories

May 24, 2019

This time I’m voting The European elections take place on May 24th, on the same day as local elections and the referendum on divorce. This year there are 59 candidates running in three constituencies. Age & Opportunity, in partnership with the Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme organised pre-election meetings in each constituency so that we could question candidates on their views and commitments regarding older people. The following candidates signed up to the Alliance of Age Sector NGO's European…

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Abair/Samaa – Choral Performance

May 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Smock Alley Theatre, 6-7 Exchange Street Lower
Dublin 8, Ireland
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€14 – €16

Kilcock Men’s Shed Choir and Libyan singer Farah Elle come together to perform traditional sounds from Ireland and North Africa Abair/Samaa is a newly commissioned intercultural choral performance by musical director Eimear Crehan, singer songwriter Farah Elle and theatre maker Rachel Bergin. Inspired by the festival’s theme of welcome and hosting, Kilcock Men’s Shed Choir and Libyan singer Farah Elle come together to perform traditional sounds from Ireland and North Africa. Through the common language of music Abair/Samaa (Speak/Listen) explores…

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June 2019

“Sofa to Saddle” for Adults 55+: Cycle Programme for Adult Beginner / Novice Cyclists

June 15, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cabra Parkside Community & Sports Centre, John Paul II Park, Ratoath Road, Cabra West
Dublin 7, D07 Y891 Ireland
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Get yourself from the  Sofa to the Saddle with our free Cycle Programme for Adult Beginner / Novice  Cyclists This is a 10 week programme for total beginners or novice cyclists to help you discover the camaraderie of leisure cycling within a group,  with the added bonus of improving your own health and fitness. The programme will include both theory and practical elements starting with an indoor session to learn basic road instructions, safety, cycle preparation, maintainence and all aspects…

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