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									50	 |		 Rehab	News	   |	 December	2008

                                         Wicklow People of the Year Award
                                         Shay	Fitzmaurice,	Managing	Editor	of	Wicklow Times	(centre),	presents	the	
                                         Wicklow	People	of	the	Year	Award	in	the	Tourism	category	to	(left to right)	Jill	
                                         O’Hare	and	Sinead	Cox	of	the	Ritz-Carlton	Powerscourt.

                                         Kilkenny People of the Year Awards
                                         The	12th	annual	Kilkenny	Local	Authority/Rehab	People	of	the	Year	
                                         Awards,	in	association	with	the	Kilkenny People,	took	place	in	October.	
                                         Pictured	at	the	event	in	the	Newpark	Hotel	are	(back row, left to right)	
                                         Declan	McCann,	Chairman	of	the	Organising	Committee,	Ronan	Collins,	
                                         RTÉ	presenter	and	MC	for	the	evening,	Hugh	Maddock,	Rehab	Area	
                                         Organiser,	(front row, left to right)	Pat	McPhillips,	Regional	Manager,	
                                         RehabCare,	Catherine	“Kit”	Quinn,	Kilkenny	Person	of	the	Year	2008,	
                                         Tomás	Breathnach,	Chairman,	Kilkenny	County	Council	and	Debra	
                                         O’Neill,	Managing	Director,	Kilkenny People.

                                                                                            Kildare People of
                                                                                            the Year
                                                                                            Young	Person	of	the	Year,	
                                                                                            Orla	Tinsley,	was	also	
                                                                                            named	Kildare	Person	of	
                                                                                            the	Year	2008	at	a	gala	
                                                                                            award	ceremony	held	
                                                                                            in	the	Keadeen	Hotel,	
                                                                                            Newbridge,	in	November.	
                                                                                            She	is	pictured	here	
                                                                                            receiving	her	award	from	
                                                                                            Cllr	Senan	Griffin,	Mayor	of	
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                                                    Haven Staff Visit
                                                    Whisky Distillery
                                                    Pictured: Jackie Flynn, Haven Hillington’s
                                                    Learning Centre Co-ordinator, with
                                                    supervisors and staff from Haven Products’
                                                    Hillington and Ballieston outside the
                                                    Glenturret Distillery. Staff were treated to the
                                                    Famous Grouse Experience, which involved
                                                    a tour of the distillery, participating in the
                                                    virtual reality room and tasting some of
                                                    the famous malt whisky. The visit provided
                                                    an opportunity for Haven employees to
                                                    see how they contribute to the prestigious
                                                    image of the unique distillery through the
                                                    packaging process.

Sporting Chance Graduations and
Trip to Croke Park

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                                  The first graduations have taken place from the Sporting Chance
                                  course in National Learning Network in Tralee. Four of the
                                  graduates are pictured here displaying their certificates (left
                                  to right) Seamus Kelly, Philomena Bates, Nigel Baldock and
                                  Anthony Kerrigan. Earlier in the year, the group made a trip to
                                  Dublin and are pictured in Croke Park.
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         Chaseley Goes Ape
         Pictured: The Chaseley Trust’s Senior
         Physiotherapist, Rachel Wilson, at the Go Ape
         Challenge that raised over £2,700.

Rovers Visit National Learning Network in Sligo
Pictured above: Members of the Sligo Rovers football team visited National Learning Network in Bridge Street, Sligo, recently. Tony
Kelly holds up his signed Sligo Rovers shirt flanked by team members (left to right) - winger Brian Cash and striker Matthew Judge -
and the team’s PR Officer Keith O’Dwyer.
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TBG Learning Showcase
TBG Learning South London held a fun-filled community day in the Agnes Riley Gardens, Balham, to celebrate the end of the
academic year. The community day showcased the many courses on offer through TBG Learning, and gave potential new
learners a chance to meet tutors and current students, whilst having fun. Activities on offer included football, giant Connect 4,
sumo wrestling, bouncy castles, food-tasting, nail and beauty taster sessions and team games.

                                                                            National Rehab/Powers Whiskey
                                                                            Pub Quiz
                                                                            Pictured at the final of the National Rehab/
                                                                            Powers Whiskey Pub Quiz, in association with the
                                                                            Vintners’ Federation of Ireland were the winners
                                                                            from Farrelly’s pub in Oldcastle, Meath, (centre
                                                                            front row, left to right) Adrian Tuite, Padraig
                                                                            Finnan, Barry Kevin and Peter Smith, (back row,
                                                                            left to right) Concepta Farrelly of Farrelly’s pub,
                                                                            Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh who was the special
                                                                            guest quizmaster, Pauline Crowley, Rehab’s Head
                                                                            of Marketing, Val Hanley, President, Vintner’s
                                                                            Federation of Ireland, Tom Farrelly of Farrelly’s
                                                                            pub, Michael Maguire, On-Trade Sales Director,
                                                                            Irish Distillers, and Padraig Cribben, CEO, Vintner’s
                                                                            Federation of Ireland. The competition saw over
                                                                            2,000 teams take part in 316 pubs around the
                                                                            country, raising €90,000 for Rehab’s services.
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                                               RehabCare Carlow
                                               Pictured at the certification
                                               ceremony in RehabCare in
                                               Carlow recently are (back row,
                                               left to right) Debbie Coakley,
                                               Angela Carter, VEC Instructor,
                                               Marian Duffy, VEC Co-ordinator,
                                               Paul Collins, Rachel Doyle,
                                               Managing Director, Arboretum
                                               and Lifestyle Garden Centre
                                               who presented the awards,
                                               Karen Cullen, Patricia Nolan,
                                               Bridget Delaney, Maritta Kirwan
                                               and Fintan Kearns, (front row,
                                               left to right) Ann Donoghue,
                                               Marie Fennelly and Irene Daly.

National Learning
Network Hollyhill
Pictured at the
presentation of certificates
at the National Learning
Network centre in
Hollyhill are (left to
right) Noel Shannon,
Area Manager, National
Learning Network, Rita
O’Mahony from Mallow
who graduated from the
Employer-based Training
programme, and Minister
of State, Billy Kelleher TD.

                                               National Learning Network
                                               Pictured at the presentation
                                               of certificates to graduates of
                                               the Employer-Based Training
                                               programme at the National
                                               Learning Network centre in
                                               Carrick-on-Shannon are (back
                                               row, left to right) Nessa O’Connor,
                                               Sean D’Arcy, Area Manager,
                                               National Learning Network,
                                               James McGanity, Tom Brennan,
                                               Sinead Mulvey, Joseph Geelan
                                               and Tim Hardu-Pally, (front row,
                                               left to right) Vera Walsh, Patricia
                                               Anderson, Instructor, Lelia Pugh,
                                               FETAC, and Charlie McGettigan,
                                               guest of honour.
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                                     National Learning Network Galway
                                     Pictured at the presentation of certificates to a group of
                                     graduates who have completed a range of vocational
                                     and rehabilitative programmes over the past year at the
                                     National Learning Network centre in Galway are (back
                                     row, left to right) Alan Burke, Liam Corcoran, Alan Cusack,
                                     Christopher McCormack, James Coughlan, (front row, left
                                     to right) Denise Flattery, Alan Kerins, GAA star and guest of
                                     honour, Richard Casburn, Area Manager, National Learning
                                     Network, and Niamh Healy.

National Learning
Network Bray

Pictured at the Bray National
Learning Network’s certification
evening were, (left to right)
Ben Cranny, Caroline Mohan, Cllr
Ciaran O’Brien, Cathaoirleach of
Bray Town Council, Dick Roche
TD, Minister for European Affairs,
Cyril Gibbons, Regional Director,
National Learning Network, Ian
Graham and Deborah Coughlan,
Area Manager, National
Learning Network.

                                                                    National Learning
                                                                    Network Portlaoise

                                                                    Pictured at the
                                                                    presentation of certificates
                                                                    at the National Learning
                                                                    Network centre in
                                                                    Portlaoise is Jonathan
                                                                    Bracken (left) receiving his
                                                                    certificate in the Access
                                                                    programme from (right)
                                                                    Laois footballer Ross
  56	 |		 Rehab	News	     |	 December	2008

Long	Service	Awards	were	held	recently	across	the	Rehab	Group,	recognising	the	contributions	of	staff	who	have	
served	10,	15,	20,	25	and	30	years.	They	were	presented	by	Rehab’s	Chief	Executive,	Angela	Kerins.	Congratulations	
to	everyone	who	received	an	award.	

Chaseley Long Service Award
Pictured above:	The	Chaseley	Trust’s	Nursing	Auxiliary	Michael	Prescott	receives	his	Outstanding	Achievement	
Award	for	over	30	years’	service	from	Rehab’s	Chief	Executive,	Angela	Kerins.	He	is	Chaseley’s	longest-serving	
employee,	having	worked	there	since	1973.

Rehab Enterprises Long Service Awards
Pictured above top (left to right):	Noel	Walsh	of	Rehab	Logistics	in	Mountmellick,	and	Ann	Hyland	and	Patrick	
Fitzpatrick	of	Rehab	Packaging	in	Kilkenny,	display	their	awards	for	15	years’	service.
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National Learning Network Letterkenny
                                                                            Pictured at the presentation of
                                                                            certificates at the National Learning
                                                                            Network centre in Letterkenny are
                                                                            (back row, left to right) Dr Ken Kerr,
                                                                            Rehabilitation Psychologist, Norma
                                                                            Nolan, Programme Development
                                                                            Officer, Laura Harkin, Anthony McGlynn,
                                                                            Damien Cunningham, Grainne Doherty,
                                                                            Robina Barrie, Instructor, Mary Sweeney,
                                                                            Rehabilitation Officer, (front row, left
                                                                            to right) Mura Herron, Centre Manager,
                                                                            National Learning Network, Sean
                                                                            D’Arcy, Area Manager, National Learning
                                                                            Network, Francis Byrne, FÁS Community
                                                                            Services, An Tánaiste Mary Coughlan TD,
                                                                            Anne Marie Ward, Regional Development
                                                                            Manager, HSE West and Lucianne Bird,
                                                                            Regional Director, National Learning

 National Learning Network Monaghan
 Pictured are (left to right) Miriam McQuaid, Centre
 Manager, National Learning Network, Monaghan
 with Marie Conlon, a learner from the centre’s Access
 programme and Áine Nally, an Instructor at the centre.
 Marie has just begun a Certificate in Contemporary Living
 with the National Institute for Intellectual Disability in
 Trinity College Dublin.

                                                              West Cork Walk
                                                              Pictured are participants on the recent West Cork Walk
                                                              organised by Aidan Roche, a long-time supporter of
                                                              Rehab. The group spent four days walking through the
                                                              stunning West Cork landscape and raised over €6,500 for

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