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An Update From Us

A chara,  We hope you are all safe and well. We wanted to give you an update on some of the work we’ve been doing for the local community during this very difficult time. We’ve been overwhelmed with the communities generosity of spirit and resistance and we’re glad we can continue to play our part in making […]

Forty Shades of Green Knitted Quilt

Some of you will remember about 10 years ago when many of us got together and knitted a large quilt which we raffled and donated to St. Christopher’s hospice, we would like to begin this project again, this time you will need to knit the squares from home and we will collect each week when […]

‘Kilmallock Co. Limerick’ – Eamon Martin

We visited the Church where my Mother was married;Many years ago.A towering, gloomy placeEmpty and cold inside. I told my daughter a story of that wedding Uncertain to come to the alter,She married a day late;Family and guestsobliged to come back. Red hair spilling from under her hat;Her partisan laughRang around the dark,Reaching out to […]

‘Empties’ – Shelagh Doonan

I watchedas from the dark sweetcrumbling soil rising from his forkappeared potatoeswhite and hard. He dropped them in the bucket.“Take these to your mo’r”.A man of few words. In the kitchen she waswaiting with a boiling pan.A scrub of spuds A sprig of mintand soon their floury skins were peeling back.Drained and piled steaming into […]

Online Exercise Class Returns

We are planning an online zoom session for Thursday 30th July at 12:00 noon, this will be an opportunity to meet up with some familiar faces from the Centre (the club) and have an opportunity to join in with a yoga and Zumba class. If you are connected to the internet and would be interested […]

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Eye for Change

This month we are supporting Eye for Change by delivering their photography activity packs to help people stay connected and safely bring the inside out. Adults in Lewisham have the opportunity to be given single-use film cameras to produce a series of photographs, over the course of 2 weeks. Cameras will then be collected, processed and […]

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Celebrating Volunteers’ Week

Lewisham Irish Community Centre would like to thank all our volunteers who support with the provision of services and activities throughout the year. Our volunteer team support to run LICC weekly playgroup,  youth club, older adults program, garden project, and community Breakfast project. This year we want to highlight all those volunteers who have supported […]

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Bia Update

Lewisham Irish Community Centre has secured NCDP funding to team up with Catford Fridge and an enthusiastic group of cyclists from Wheels for Wellbeing in a project to deliver healthy meals to the older Irish; and those self-isolating in our community. Each Wednesday morning, our brilliant volunteer chef Andrea cooks up tasty lunches in the […]

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Bia Project

Lewisham Irish Community Centre are working in partnership with CatfordFridge and Wheels for Wellbeing to deliver healthy meals to the olderIrish and those self-isolating in the local community. The project is supported by Lewisham Local, Lewisham Foodcycle and GDCA. If you know someone in need you can make a referral, please email Kathleen Sheridan at […]

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Covid-19 Appeal

We at the Lewisham Irish Community Centre offer vital care and support to those who depend on us. The Irish community are amongst the oldest in Lewisham. The majority of our service users are vulnerable in terms of age or disability and are at high risk of becoming isolated at this time. We are working […]