Linn Dara School
Linn Dara CAMHS Inpatient Unit,
Cherry Orchard Hospital,
Dublin 10
Telephone: 076 695 6525
Fax: 01 437 0782

Summer 2016 – School Outings

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Linn Dara School co-hosting International Conference on the Education of Young People with Mental Health Difficulties on March 30th and 31st 2017 in the Davenport Hotel, Dublin. Click here for more details.

We moved into our new inpatient building in December 2015. New photos will be updated soon.

The Little Museum of Dublin

On the 13th October 2015 we took a trip to the little museum of Dublin.  This much-loved museum tells the story of Dublin in the 20th Century.  The museum is housed in a beautiful Georgian building on St Stephen’s Green.

Take a look at our photos of some of the wonderful things we discovered at the museum:

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On 25 November 2014 we took a trip to the very interesting Dublinia in the fair city of Dublin.

What is Dublinia I hear some of you ask? Dublinia is a museum next to Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin 8. It covers 3 floors; the first floor focuses on the Vikings in Dublin; the second floor concentrates on medieval Dublin and the final floor looks at how the past is discovered.

We set off at 10 am with our OT in the driving seat. Within 15 minutes we arrived. The enthusiastic young people were excited to get started straight away. They were divided into two groups and given a worksheet to focus on. Each room taught us new and unusual facts about Dublin in the past. Each room was interactive and we even got to dress up in period costumes. The young people found the bathroom routine of the Vikings the most interesting. The young people thoroughly enjoyed the museum; gave it 8/10 and mentioned that they would return.

Afterwards we sat down to a nice hot beverage and spoke to the lovely cafe assistant who knew all about the vikings. We will definitely return in the future.

Bowling Trip

On Monday, 10 November 2014 we went on a school trip to Palmerstown bowling centre.
School staff Lisa, Siobhan,Lee and our SLT, Barbara took 4 of our students bowling for National Bowling Week 2014.
It didn’t take us long to get there. When we arrived we gave our names which were displayed on the screen at our bowling lane. We split up into two groups.

Lisa, one of the teachers, was not the best player as her technique was completely off. She tried her best however. Siobhan, another teacher, who commented that she was not a great bowler, ended up being streets ahead of everyone. There is an investigation into the legitimacy of her comment. Theory suggests she plays bowling for Ireland at the weekend! All the students tried their best, were in great spirits and demonstrated excellent sportsmanship. A fun afternoon was had by all.

Halloween Cooking

Halloween Cooking

Halloween Activities.

On Friday 17/10/14, three of the young people along with Lisa and Lee from Linn Dara School took part in some fun Halloween cooking to welcome the season of Witches and Wizards; Ghost and Ghouls. The young people did such an amazing job and were at home in the kitchen. We are so proud of them because they really gave it their all and tried everything, even though they had never used the recipes before. We made pumpkin soup, monster meringue nests, dirt cups and scary tombstones.

The funniest part of the morning had to be carving the pumpkin. In fact it was all of the young people’s first time to carve a pumpkin.
They named the orange faced pumpkin; Barry; with some suggestions from Lee of course. Barry now sits in the sitting room in Rowan Unit.


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