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Friday Outing to Croke Park

By Kate Morgan on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 in Blog.

Written by Cecilia Ryan 9 members of The Basin Club went on a tour of Croke Park on Friday 28 th July. We all had a ball of a time. There were lots of people on the tour. We saw 32 jerseys of the different counties, all different colours. The tour allowed us to see […]


Being- by Eva Burke

By Kate Morgan on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 in Blog.

Being. One way or another we are all in a state of being. Present. Living in the moment. Spiritual beings in an empty shell. What comes into being with the air that we breathe, the pulse in our body and the thoughts in our heads. We are separate entities each of us. Being makes me […]


Run with all of your heart for The Basin Club

By Kate Morgan on Friday, July 7th, 2017 in Blog.

Written by Angelín Fanning That morning I had mixed emotions, anxious would I complete the race, thrilled to be a participant and doing it for a wonderful cause. I arose about 8am and faced into the day, ready for what lay ahead of me.  I checked the weather and I knew that the day predicted rain […]


Eternity in the Palm of your Hand – By Eva Burke

By Kate Morgan on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 in Blog.

The passage of time. Eternity in the palm of your hand makes me think of religion. It makes me think of a crystal ball in the centre of your hand. Endless and Eternal. No beginning or end. Peace and tranquillity. Eternity is forever. Eternity in the palm of your hand makes me think of palm […]


June – A Poem by Liam O Donnell

By Kate Morgan on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 in Blog.

June Early in the morning, the rain-spattered leaves wave in the breeze, And the low whistle of the morning wind, provides a background, As I rise to face the day Darkness still lingers on, and rain just pitter–patters down, Summer is here, Exams are over, and the students, are out of school, to enjoy the […]


Me – a poem by Matthew Tubridy

By Kate Morgan on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 in Blog.

Me. Down, down I go, into myself, into the depths, where everthing is grey. I notice my slippery self, my brain is communicating with me with loudspeakers, There is no one there. Just me. I have split up like a broken mirror and the different parts are fighting. I walk over the broken bits but […]


The Lady of the Lake – a poem by Eva Burke

By Kate Morgan on Monday, May 22nd, 2017 in Blog.

The lady of the lake She stood in shrouded beauty On the emerald shores of the lake all around her reeds glistened with dew drops at her feet None knew who she was Or whos come to pass She was a figure of twilight with respect she visited last the lake was her solace her […]


Carlow Town

By Kate Morgan on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 in Blog.

By the Drogheda Phrenz Group   We’ve been lucky this year It may be hard to believe Some trips to arrange Lotto funding we did receive.   It’s to Carlow we go And it looks like the train We all have a travel pass So nobody’s paying.   We played plenty of pool And snooker […]


Stigma and Friendship

By Kate Morgan on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 in Blog.

By Barry Hurley, Mental Health Advocate, April 2017 Imagine your life stops for two weeks then starts again. Nothing has changed, except, you have been told you have schizoaffective disorder. What do you tell your family? What do you tell your friends? You might consider telling your boss, but what if everyone at work finds […]


Short Story by Aoife Burke

By Kate Morgan on Monday, April 24th, 2017 in Blog.

This is a story of a girl called Katie. She is a writer and on this day she sat in a busy cafe watching the world go by. She had to write a story for a magazine and she sat amongst strangers as usual, and tried to write and focus on her writing. People with […]



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