St Patricks day celebrations have been a highlight of the month across all Beaumont Care services.
Residents have been doing crafts sessions creating four leaf clovers and Irish hats.
We had an Irish high tea with delicious cakes and slices and conversation about the interesting facts and trivia of Ireland.
To top off a great week of Irish fun, we celebrated with Irish singer Tommy Kimmits, singing, dancing and poetry and while there was no Blarney Stone, there was plenty of blarney in the air!
The Blarney Stone – The Stone of Eloquence
Once upon a time, visitors had to be held by the ankles and lowered head first over the battlements. Today, we are rather more cautious of the safety of our visitors. The Stone itself is still set in the wall below the battlements. To kiss it, one has to lean backwards (holding on to an iron railing) from the parapet walk. The prize is a real one as once kissed the stone bestows the gift of eloquence.
Story by Shona Murray – Diversional Therapist, Beaumont Care Peninsula