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A COMMUNITY WELL-BEING INITIATIVE

ABOUT US

'Holding It Together Apart’ is a Community Development project aimed at helping people to maintain their physical, spiritual and mental well being while isolated and at home with Covid 19.

Developed by Declan Hayden, Community and Development Manager in South East Area, DCC and Muirne Bloomer, Artistic Director and Choreographer, the project was envisaged as a response to arising needs in the community following the COVID 19 Restrictions.

The unprecedented challenge for people staying at home sees new and difficult stresses at various levels. For the person living alone, increased loneliness, lack of engagement, confinement in one space brings one challenge. For the family space and entertaining, maintaining sanity, calm and equilibrium in the daily routine brings others. Cocooning in a small apartment is very different than a house with a garden.  Mental Health is a very core issue for all.

The aim was to develop a range of activities and interesting projects for all ages and backgrounds that were easy to do and could be followed each week.

We have links with many great artists, creative developers and professionals, many who worked with us in the Dublin City Area on ongoing projects  who also were challenged with very little work in their area who were also struggling with the lock down.

 

We started with the plan to provide classes in dance, meditation, movement and creative practice to help engage all members of families and households in staying active and calm.

Further classes will aim to include Yoga, cooking and baking, narrated stories and poems, pandemic pooches (a dog competition), ritual and grieving assistance and new dances.

 

We aimed to have the programme on as many platforms as possible to reach people. Please do share these videos and the email to as many people in  your community groups and help us all in 

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CLASSES

We are delighted to offer a large range of online classes. Join our experienced mentors for a variety of exciting and theraputic  workshops that will keep you and your family entertained. 

Click here to see all classes 

OUR COMMUNITY

With the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) everyone's lives and daily routines are affected by the measures that have been introduced to disrupt the spread of the virus and keep us all safe. This year, the Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Festival & Parade which occurs  every year in June, took place virtually.  And it was as fabulous as ever!  Check out the  Virtual Pride Parade that took place on June 28th.  Read more >>

Pride Bunting
Masks, the New Accessory
Dublin LGBTQ Pride
Staying Home
Row of Pride flags
Covid - 19, also known as Corona virus
Keeping safe on Sandymount Strand
Pride Flag
Together, Apart
Lone woman on a bench.
Wash Your Hands is still the message.
Social Distancing 2 metres apart
Dublin during time of Covid-19
Online Socialising
Canal Bank Walk
Safe Shopping.
Dublin Pride road
 
 

We  can’t forget our furry friends in these times, because in many ways they are keeping us active and sane. While many doggies think it’s Christmas with the amounts of walks they are being taken on, the pussycats seem to think everyone has been fired from their jobs and they want the house back to themselves again. We are running a competition each week to hear about your pets.  Read more >>

Pandemic Pup
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Photo of a kitten named William hiding under a plaid
Real life best friends
Sandy
Bonnie and Kittie eating cheese
Pandemic Pooches
Love Bird Portrait
Puppy love
Matthias Guenter - Hello!
Irina... snooze
Lucy the rabbit

There are many different types of loss and grief we are all dealing with through this crisis. Over the coming weeks we aim to partner with a number of organisations to offer assistance to those who feel deep loss.   

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CONTACT US

ADDRESS: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SECTION

SOUTH EAST AREA, DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL BLOCK 2, FLOOR 4, WOOD QUAY, DUBLIN2

TEL: 086-8150336  |  HOLDINGITTOGETHERAPART@GMAIL.COM

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If there is one aspect of Irish culture that has made a significant impact both around the world and on our own shores, it is without a doubt the many Irish writers who have achieved worldwide acclaim for their words.  We are running a weekly Creative Writing competition to showcase the work of budding writers.

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