Creative Crafts on display at Cahir Day Care Open Days

Pictured at the Craft Open day in Cahir Day Care Centre on Monday. L/R. Emma Crotty, Mary Phelan, Mary O'Meara, Ellen Marnane, Lil Davis, (Centre Manager).
The wonderful arts and crafts that are created by those attending Cahir Day Care Centre have gone on display to the public this week to show just how busy and vibrant the centre is!

The wonderful arts and crafts that are created by those attending Cahir Day Care Centre have gone on display to the public this week to show just how busy and vibrant the centre is!

The exhibition has been organised to coincide with the Bealtaine Festival, which showcases creativity in older age, and, according to Centre Manager Lil Davis, this exhibition is showing the outside world that those attending the centre are not just ‘waiting to be called’ but people who have a good social life in their later years.

The centre will be open to the public every day this week from 10am to 3pm, and all are invited to drop in for a cuppa and take some time to see the arts and crafts that are made there, including knitting and sewing.

“This is a social occasion for people to come in and see what we do,” Lil told The Nationalist.

If you see something you particularly like don’t forget to ask if it’s one of the items that is for sale at the end of the exhibition. There will also be a raffle over the week for beautiful crafts including a baby blanket, a full christening outfit, including a blanket, shoes and bonnet, and jewellery. All these items have been made by people attending the Day Care Centre.

This is the first time the Day Care Centre has thrown open its doors for such an exhibition and everyone is looking forward to welcoming in people who have never been to the centre before.

“It’s a really social event here every day, we have a lot going on,” Ms Davis described the centre. “We are telling people this is not a place for people who are ‘waiting to be called,’ it’s for people to have a social life in their later years. We have great fun.”