12 September, 2021

st. patrick's centre

it's Irish name is Ionad Naomh Pádraig.  You can see the centre in the background.

From the very first day of opening there has been a comprehensive framework of activities that presents the people of our community with every opportunity to participate more fully in community life and thus foster a deeper sense of identity. These user groups include primary and secondary school children, Pobal ar Aire, people with disabilities & learning difficulties, women and men’s groups, parents and toddlers & people with environmental interests. The facilities available for groups and businesses include a function hall, fully equipped with audio visual, projector and screen, IT Suite, Board Room, classrooms and meeting rooms.
They also provide facilities whereby local tutors rent space to provide a myriad of services, including danceclasses,Aerobics, Yoga, Tai Chi, Martial Arts, Drama Pilates, public discussions/debates on relevant issues.
Info courtesy of gaoth dobhair website



39 comments:

  1. Every town should have something like this!

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  2. Seems like the whole community is involved. Every town needs such a space. Perhaps members of the various groups come into contact with each other, thereby fostering understanding between them.

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  3. Looks also a tribute to Clannad. Nice.

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  4. Hello,
    The center sounds wonderful for the community, I love the sculptures outside!
    Have a great day and happy new week!

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  5. Group is great! Just would like to see more than the 1 woman figure. Happy Sunday.

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  6. I could fit right in with some of those groups. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Some very cool artists you have around. So great that the community is coming together this way.

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  8. Hi Bill.

    That looks nice and inviting.

    Greetings from Patricia.

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  9. Sounds like a great planned community centre! Beautiful and inviting musical sculptures... love it

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  10. they are so cool:) Happy sunday.

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  11. I love the musical sculptures.

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  12. What lovely art in these sculptures. And Ionad Naomh Pádraig sounds like a good name instead of St. Patrick's Center...Irish should be embraced as you/they shake off the colonial grasp of the English. Is Irish the same as Gaelic?

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  13. Que linda inspiração.
    Adorei conhecer!
    Obrigada por partilhar!
    Um grande abracinho!
    Megy Maia🌸🌹🌸

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  14. It's very important to involve the communities.
    Beautiful sculptures.

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  15. I like the quiet of that beach.

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  16. Nadie se siente discrimminado y todos participan en la comunidad.

    Como buena amante de la música, me he sentido atraída por esas esculturas musicales.

    Besos

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  17. I see it's a sculpture of the band Clannad; Gweedore's most famous musical export to the wide world.

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  18. Very clever orchestra. But the callers are so very skinny... hih

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  19. Oi Bill! Gostei de saber que vc voltou ao blog,
    dei uma olhada nos posts que não tinha visto ainda.
    Linda a foto de abertura do seu blog.

    Boa semana! 😘🌺

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  20. Love the statues. Such a nice looking place.

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  21. That looks great. Quirky and cool at the same time :-D

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  22. Lovely photo and sounds like a great place!
    How far away from your old house do you live now?

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  23. A facility that has great positive management can do a community a lot of good.

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  24. Uy genial lindo lugar. Te mando un beso

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  25. Well, Bill, it is so nice to see you blogging again. I've been offline for over a week, too much veggies to put up, company coming, furniture to paint and so on. Life is back to something like normal again and I was so pleased to see your new posts. Can't wait to see more of your new home.

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  26. The sculptures are great fun. I can almost hear their music.

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  27. Adorei a imagem!!! um centro onde se promove a criatividade, imagino o quanto tal seja bastante enriquecedor para a comunidade... Adorei ver!
    Um grande abraço!
    Ana

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  28. It certainly seems that the whole community is involved ... excellent.

    All the best Jan

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