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Simple Soda Bread

Simple-Soda-Bread-1White soda bread is easy to make and tastes good. We have made a loaf here in the Clubhouse and here is how we did it!

First get your ingediants:

  • 450g Plain Flour
  • 1 level teaspoon Bread Soda
  • 1 level teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • Good pinch of Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Caster Sugar
  • 25g Margarine
  • 300ml Buttermilk

Then the method!

  1. Sieve flour, bread soda, cream of tartar and salt into a bowl. Add sugar if used.
  2. Rub in the butter/margarine to resemble breadcrumbs, lifting mixture with fingertips to introduce air to the dough.
  3. Add milk and mix to make a soft dough.
  4. Put the dough in a bread tin
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/400°F/Gas 5-6 for 40-45 minutes.
  6. let cool

Wednesday Social

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Wednesday evening we had a 70’s get together. 11 of us sat and listened to a 70’s CD and reminisced about the wonderful years we had experienced. Breda and Mary led the way and James led the dancing.

 

Cycle against suicide

The newbridge patrician boys school was chosen for a stopover for a country-wide cycle rally. The town was decorated with orange balloons and banners all along the high street. Shops helped with window dressings. Carmel D Francis H Noel C and Paul C had a stand at the front hallway of the dining hall. We gave away green ribbons and spoke to interested people about the Clubhouse. There were several hundred in attendance and the boys and girls put on an entertainment for the crowd. The stage was alive with music, singing and dancing. It was thoroughly enjoyable.

The event started in Dublin, took in Dundalk, Belfast, Roscommon, Galway, Limerick, Fermoy, Thurles, Carlow and Newbridge and back to Dublin. Sunday 23rd of April to Saturday 6th of May. Congratulations to all who took part in a very well organised event.

 

LGBT Talk

On Monday the 8th we held an information talk about LGBT matters here in the clubhouse. The talk started in the morning and there were two ladies hosting the event, Pauline and Colette. The talk was very informative, a wide range of subjects were covered from gay rights to the challanges of daily life and how we can change attatudies towards LGBT people. The event was well attended and the members felt we gained alot of info from the talk. We would like to thank Pauline and Colette for a wonderful talk and we hope to see them again!

michelle Fogarty

Gone in sixty seconds

The clubhouse met up for a games evening on Wednesday 3rd of may. We split into two teams to play a game, it’s a bit like charades. You throw a dice and pick a card which has five subjects on it, we took it in turn to describe what was written on the cards. Many a guess was made as the sands of time were running out. The teams were James P, Sheena H, Michael T, Paul c, Tommy K and Theresa K, Clive C, Joe C, Carmel, Noleen and Ailish. It was a very enjoyable hour.

Green Ribbon month in the Clubhouse

Wear-the-Green-Ribbon

This month of May is Green Ribbon Month. A month dedicated to mental health and open discussion about it, to raise awareness and reduce stigma that often goes along with it. This is important because fear or stigma can make a person not reach out for help. Green Ribbon month hope to help change this and make it easier to talk about your own mental health.

Here in the Clubhouse we will be marking the date with some events.

On the 6th of May cycle against suicide will be passing through Kildare.

On the eight of May there will be an information talk in Saint Pauls school

On the eight as well there will be an L.G.B.T talk in the Clubhouse.

These are the events we have planned out for now, there may be more comming so watch our blog for more info!

LGBT Talk

On Monday the 8th May there will be a LGBT Talk at 10:30 am. All are welcome to attend the talk . This is part of our green ribbon for May . 

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The Kitchen Garden

Paul C, Philip F and Mark N, we collected seven herb plants from the local garden centre, walked them to the plot then we weeded the plot, planted and watered them in and took photos. Parsley, wild rocket, oregano, fennel, lemon thyme and rosemary.

A Trip To Bray

Carmel, Breda, Francis H, Paul C and Michael P, we attended a meeting at Bray Clubhouse. It was a lovely morning, we had tea and fresh scones then went to view the allotment. It was beautiful, the rhubarb, gooseberries, raspberries, black currents, were all well on the way. We then had a drive along the sea front, it was a wild sea with large waves. The weather was snow and hail.

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