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David’s work

I work in Eddie Rockets in Liffey Valley. I work every Monday. I start work at 10 in the morning and finish at 1 in the afternoon. I travel on the 18 bus to and from work. I listen to music on my phone while on the bus. I enjoy this time to myself before the busy day at work starts. I know the bus route well as I had a job in Liffey valley before but lost my job when the recession hit and the shop went out of business. In Eddie Rockets I clean the tables, I arrange the knives and forks, I gather the dishes from customers when they are finished their meal. Eddie rockets is an American style diner. I love the music they play and my cleaning duties goes quickly with the music going in the background. The staff are really nice. I  enjoy talking to them and having a laugh. I like to buy music CD’s with my wages and I’m saving to go to America for my mam’s birthday later in the year Eddie rockets Liffey valley    

The Sé Fleming Annual Charity Walk

This May will be the third Charity Walk by the Men and Women of Leo Drop in Club where they take on the challenging Glendalough Walk. The walk has grown over the past few years from a small number of individuals to a larger group last year and this year the event is being opened up throughout Menni Services

All Monies rasied will be split between the nominated centre’s Annual Holiday, and St Dypthna’s Centre, St Vincent De Paul.

St Patricks Day Parade 2014

For the third year running men and women from the Menni Drop In Club were invited by City Fusion to perform in the St. Patrick’s festival parade. City fusion are the largest pageant in the parade and provide an opportunity for creative artists, designers and performers to work with people across the city of Dublin who wouldn’t usually have such opportunities. Six men and women attended rehearsals twice a week for eight weeks in preparation for their performance.
David Dean, Barry Cryan and their instructor, practicing their dance for the parade

David Dean, Barry Cryan and their instructor, practicing their dance for the parade.

  The theme of this years parade was History and City Fusion had a pageant titled ‘The Wheels Of Time’. The men and women from the Menni Drop in Club along with young men from the Filipino Society of Ireland were ‘The Barry’s’ who charmed the audience on the streets of Dublin and viewers on television across the world with a mix of 18th Century refinement and disco trash! We put a lot of work into our performance and had an amazing experience in return.
Getting our face painted for the Big Day

Getting our face painted for the Big Day

David Deane one of the participants described the process as ‘amazing’ and added he ‘enjoyed performing in front of thousands of people at the parade’. Sharon Geraghty, another performer explained ‘at first I was very nervous but after time loved the dancing’. They both agreed they would definitely do it again!
Ciaran Mc Dermot, Jenny Malone and David Dean at the Parade.

Ciaran Mc Dermot, Jenny Malone and David Dean at the Parade.

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