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Happy New Year

A chara / Dear friends,  We hope you and your family had a restful break.  Thank you for all your support in 2020. Though an extremely difficult year for everyone we have been overwhelmed by your support and kind donations. We have built a strong team of 35 volunteers who have given in excess of […]

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Christmas Closure

We will be closing the Centre services from 23rd December until 5th January 2021 for the Christmas Break. On behalf of everyone at the Lewisham Irish Centre we wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

Magical Performance from Kelly Sisters Lift Spirits

A small group of elderly Centre users were treated to a fabulous performance by the Kelly Sisters – local residents, volunteers and strong supporters of the Lewisham Irish Centre. The Sisters – Fiona (Flute) and Jean (Harp) – are accomplished and highly sought after classical concert musicians – who perform together and individually at the […]

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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 […]