If you want something done, ask a busy person. Well how about a young woman who has 2 roles for 3 days each and still enjoys helping out at home on a Sunday? Nicola is talking to me at a table in the corner of the bright and spacious Urru Bandon delicatessen. Read more
Cork, September 12 2016 – ESB Energy for Generations Fund has awarded funding of €25,000 to Down Syndrome Cork for its inspiring Field of Dreams project at a special cheque presentation in Cork city today.
It’s results day for many young Irish people today. Results of work put in over a number of years. The same is true in the Field of Dreams Cork team as we celebrate the news that Marks and Spencer are supporting our dream for the next 3 years.Read more in the Irish Examiner article by Helen O’Callaghan.
John Sweetnam writes about what working outdoors in a garden setting will mean to him and other adults with Down syndrome in the Cork region when Field of Dreams is operational. John is a Board member of Down Syndrome Cork and has been a strong supporter of Field of Dreams from the first stages of it’s planning.
Diarmuid Gavin was in town this week to discuss his design ideas for the ‘Fun’ element of the Field of Dreams project to commence soon in Curraheen, Cork. Diarmuid responded some months ago to a letter from Field of Dreams’ Chairman Ray O’Callaghan asking for his input.
Under the expert eye of Diarmuid Gavin
we held a sowing seeds workshop in Centre 21 in March 2016. Read more
Diarmuid Gavin popped into Centre 21 in March to meet us and begin a conversation about his part in planning our dream. He was relaxed, enjoyed the ‘Mayhem’ of Centre 21 and we even managed a first – introducing him to Hazel Sweetnam’s Mexican Tree Tomatoes.
Down Syndrome Cork Chairperson, Ray O’Callaghan, gives us the story behind Field of Dreams Cork. This short video also shows participants at a cutting propagation workshop in Co Cork this Spring.