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ARCH Club Contacts Rainbow 13+ Arch Club

CO. CAVAN
Bailieborough (Lakelands)
Jenine Smith
E-mail: lakelandsarchclub@eircom.net
CO. CLARE
Ennis: Mary Ryan
CO. CORK
Bandon: Aidan Leahy
Bandon Junior (B.A.P.S.)
Claire Desmond
E-mail: bandonautism@gmail.com
Ballincollig: Hillary ODonoghue
Cork City: Lisa Chandler
Mallow: Joy Buckley
Munster: Caitriona Campbell
E-mail: munstergreatescapes@eircom.net
Mobile 086 6180082

Mobile: 087 7540746

Mobile: 087 2463135

Mobile: 085 1319684

Mobile: 087 6421443


Mobile: 087 296 9061
Mobile: 087 2035945
Mobile: 086 3565539
There are a lot of things to celebrate this year. First of all we
are celebrating our 10th anniversary and also our club has
established a permanent home in the handball alley beside
Croke Park. Here up to 45 members meet for a couple of
hours on Monday evenings. This is where our group has
Archway to Funfilled, Friendship Clubs,
for People with Special Needs Archbeat NEWSLETTER OF
NATIONAL
DUBLIN & CO. DUBLIN great fun all year round and enjoys ongoing discos with their FEDERATION
Balbriggan: Nora Roban Mobile: 086 0457003
E-mail: fingalrememberus@eircom.net
Balrothery: Teresa OBrien Mobile: 086 0457003
favorite DJ. We also go bowling, do art, yoga, go out to OF ARCH CLUBS
E-mail: teresaob@live.ie restaurants, cinema, shows, etc. Not to mention an action
Dublin 3: (Rainbow 13+)
Peggie Rochford Mobile: 086 8350498 packed 6 weeks of summer programme activities and also
E-mail: rainbow13plusarchclub@gmail.com
Bayside: Phil Buckley Mobile: 086 8510800 ongoing weekend teenage birthday parties for all club ISSN 1393-9459
E-mail: philomenabuckley@gmail.com
Dublin 7/11 Junior (Jigsaw): members. Autumn/Winter 2017
Siobhan Baker
E-mail: bakersiobhan@msn.com
Mobile: 087 1202954
All our members are wonderful, beautiful young people and Vol 17 No 3/4
Dublin 12 (Arch D12): Michael OReilly Mobile: 085 7696888
E-mail: archd12@yahoo.ie we are delighted some of our members have decided to
Dublin South: Rosie Cahill Mobile: 086 2735101
participate at committee level and give fresh direction to
E-mail: dsarchsecretary@gmail.com
Dundrum: Lorraine Keegan Mobile: 087 6815337 their club. Over the coming months we will be preparing to Friendship Clubs for People with Special Needs
E-mail: info@dundrumarchclub.com
Finglas (Meeting Place)
Sandra Dillon Mobile: 087 9730003
help some of our members undertake the Gaisce programme
Chairperson
E-mail: sandratherese@eircom.net to dream big and realise their potential. Of course this is only
Glasnevin (Rainbow Jnr.)
Lisa Jones
E-mail: rainbowarchjuniorclub@gmail.com
Mobile: 085 8508316 made possible by the wonderful volunteers in our club 3 of Trim Arch Club E-mail:
CIARN CRONIN
ciacro@gmail.com
Hartstown: Kathleen ODwyer Mobile: 087 2358543 whom have undergone training to become Gaisce mentors to Editor
Iona: Nicola Elmes
E-mail: ionaarchclub@gmail.com
Mobile: 087 2237679
our members. If you would like to know more about our Trim Arch Club showcased their painting and ceramics for the year in an ANN MARIE ELLISON
Lucan: Lisa Greene
E-mail: lisagreene40@gmail.com
Mobile: 086 1525786
group contact: exhibition held in Trim Library. This exhibition was a big hit in the Meath Email: ameellison@hotmail.com
Ongar: (Little Seeds) area, was well attended and ran for several weeks. People who visited the
Ger Kenny Mobile: 087 9705467 Judy McGillicuddy Secretary
(after 2.30p.m.) library during the exhibition commented on how colourful and cheerful
E-mail: gerkenny160@hotmail.com
Portmarnock: Sinead Mc Gowan Mobile: 086 3401524
Phone: 085 202 1686 the art on display was.
GERALDINE BIRTHISTLE
74 Meadow Grove, Dublin 16
E-mail: sineadmcgowan1@mail.com
Ronanstown: Caroline Lawless Mobile: 086 1304596 Email: rainbow13plusarchclub@gmail.com Thank you Tel/Fax: (01) 295 1081
E-mail: clawless@crosscare.ie (Work)
Skerries: Pauline Cronin Mobile: 086 8109917 Anne Marie Govern, Trim Arch Club.
E-mail:paulinecronin1@hotmail.com Email: archclubs@eircom.net
Swords: Susan Watson Mobile: 087 9777737 Thank You,
Website: www.archclubs.com
E-mail:buttonmooney@hotmail.com
Tallaght: Kevin Connaughton Mobile: 087 6781560
Peggie Rochford
Printed by: Enprint, Churchtown, Dublin 14.
E-mail: nothguannock@hotmail.com
CO. GALWAY
Athenry: Vision Mobile: 086 3622416 Design by: Anita Johnston
E-mail: itacunningham@gmail.com email: anitajohnst@gmail.com
CO. KERRY tel: 087-1461673
South Kerry: Martina Fitzgerald Mobile: 087 3484328
E-mail: archclubssk@outlook.com
CO. KILDARE
Naas: Orla OConnell
E-mail: orlaoconnellnaas@gmail.com
Mobile: 086 8070809 Contents
North Kildare (Leixlip): Valerie Haugh Mobile: 087 4061070
E-mail: northkildarearchclub@gmail.com
CO. KILKENNY Trim Arch Club 1
Kilkenny: Frances Prince Mobile: 087 6896211
E-mail: frances.prince@yahoo.ie
CO. LAOIS AGM Extract 2
Portlaoise: Mary Heaney Mobile: 087 2188794
CO. LOUTH
Ardee: Lily Flanagan Tel: 041 6851986 Gaisce Award 2
Drogheda: Oonagh Dillon Mobile: 087 975 2243
Dundalk: Ciara Douglas
E-mail: ciaradouglas1988@gmail.com
CO. MAYO Voyage Arch Club 2
Ballina: Carmel Reilly Mobile: 087 6361371
E-mail: reillysara@eircom.net Thanks to all the members who have filled these pages.
Ballinrobe: Mae Langan Tel: 094 9541366 There is something on its way in the post to all whose contributions appear. Volunteer Thoughts 3
E-mail: irenelangan@eircom.net
CO. MEATH Paint a picture for your 'Archbeat', write a poem, send in a letter or a picture
Navan: Mary Davitt Mobile: 086 8649415 of yourself. Members Corner 3
E-mail: marydavitt@archclubs.com Don't forget to send us your name and club name with your entry.
Trim: Miriam Bradley Mobile: 087 4176817
CO. MONAGHAN Perhaps friends, volunteers, parents could help?
Monaghan: Grainne Rocks Tel: 047 81345 Send to: 74 Meadow Grove, Dublin, 16. Party News 3
CO. OFFALY
Tullamore: Mary Daly Tel: 05793 43628
To submit articles in the next edition of Archbeat, send your stories, Comedy Night 3
CO. WATERFORD
Dungarvan: Marie Curran Mobile: 087 2347918 news and photos to: Ann Marie Ellison, 39 Cherry Park, Swords, Co. Dublin,
E-mail: marieacurran@yahoo.ie or if possible, e-mail to: ameellison@hotmail.com
Tramore: Anne Crowley Mobile: 087 6402190 National Volunteer Award 3
E-mail: annecrowley74@gmail.com Head Office: 74 Meadow Grove, Dublin 16. Tel/Fax: (01) 295 1081
CO. WEXFORD
Enniscorthy: Maria Fenlon Tel: 053 9233285
Gorey: Aidan Daly Mobile: 087 6440053 F UNDED BY THE D EPA RTMENT OF Rainbow 13+ Arch Club 4
E-mail: doydan@hotmail.com C HILD REN A ND Y OUTH A FFA IRS .
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Archbeat Archbeat
AGM 01-04-2017 Voyage Arch Club Volunteer Thoughts A Comedy Night
Fundraiser
(Extracts from Chairperson Address) During the summer the Voyage Arch Club in Working with our club is a joy The National Federation of Arch Clubs is
Cork held an awards ceremony in the Planet I always go home in good mood after a running a comedy fundraiser in the
As you all are aware we are a volunteer led Centre, Blackpool, Cork hosted by their own club night. Being part of Rainbow 13+
organisation with our governing board made up DJ Jerry! Great craic was on offer to all as
Laughter Lounge Dublin Thursday 16th
volunteer team is a very rewarding November. Tickets 20 each or group
of volunteers from various clubs and two staff. Jerry rocked the roof and his friends danced
We are fully committed to maintaining the the night away.
experience in a safe place where fun and rates at 15 per person. This night
highest standards of Corporate Governance. bright smiles are all around. promises to be a night of fun and
2016 marked 40 years in operation for us as a
laughter. Tickets available through our
federation. Our planning in 2016 has included
developing a strategic plan to take us to 2019. Party News Facebook page or by contacting the Arch
office on 01 2951081
In 2016 I had the pleasure to present two young
volunteers with awards. Lastly I would just like to This years Annual Party
say thank you to our outgoing chairperson will be held on Saturday NATIONAL YOUTH VOLUNTEER
Turlough McDyer for his long term commitment 23rd October 2017 AWARD 2017
to Arch and to past council members who Club Nominations are now being sought
in the Lucan Spa Hotel, Lucan, Dublin.
resigned in 2016. for this years youth volunteer award.
Drop us a few lines telling us about your
young volunteer please send your
Members Corner entries to:
74 Meadow Grove, Dublin 16,
D16 FK15
Recently 44 from our club went down to Whites
Hotel in Wexford for the weekend. We had a fab "Hi all just a reminder,
that we can change the world.
Gaisce & Arch Clubs have teamed up to offer time and went swimming, bowling, shopping and
If you want help to find something
the Presidents Award to Arch members aged danced the night away. Lovely food and great fun,
new for your life
between 15 -25 years in their local Arch Club. I really enjoyed being away with my friends. Together, we can make it better for
This is a great opportunity for our young persons After swimming a few living our lives
and is open to all abilities in their Arch Club. of us met up with So be yourself
Most members are already meeting these targets Hector and chatted After that we can order some
highlighted by Gaisce (attending their club, with him and had pizza a night out
developing social skills, taking part in fit for fun or photos taken. or go to jump zone
bowling etc. and going on adventure trips with My friend Clifford If you want something of me
their club.) At the launch of this partnership in the met Brian ODriscoll Come over then and talk to me
in Wexford town I will tell Caroline or the staff (volunteers)
Phoenix Park Dublin were three Arch Club
and had a photo I will remind you to tell me what you want
members who will start their challenge in the
We will do the best for the club
coming weeks, Niamh Cooke, Conor Caffrey and taken with him.
About the letter I am doing now for you
Stephen Brown and we wish them the best of luck Show it to your family and friends or your
and to all the Arch club members throughout the Michelle Govern brother or you sister they will help you
country who we hope will take up the challenge (Trim Arch Club) Thank you for helping (selecting) me
and participate in the Gaisce Awards. Lee Ruth
xxxxxxx
(On his appointment as members representative to Rainbow 13 +
Arch Club).
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