Saturday, 25 February 2017

Gateway Writers’ Group launching new writings in print Friday 10th March...

Dear Gateway Members & Friends, 


You are warmly invited by the Gateway Writers’ Group to attend the formal launch of their new writings in print!
When & Where? 
Upstairs in the Rathmines Library from 12-2pm 
on Friday 10th March 2017. 
 Readings, refreshments and good company await! 

We would love Gateway members, supporters and friends, old and new, to join us in marking the arrival of this wonderful anthology. 

It is a free event but we would really appreciate if guests could let us know their intention to attend in advance 
 by RSVP to info@gatewaymha.com
Note, this event will be professionally catered so please do help us to plan by letting us know if you can come. 

The Gateway Creative Writing Group is supported by our education partner The City of Dublin Education & Training Board. Thanks also to Dublin City Libraries for hosting our event and the HSE for their ongoing support to Gateway. 

Hope to see you there! 

Fionn & The Gateway Writers

Monday, 6 February 2017

Gateway seeking Development/Coordination Assistant for maternity cover (6 months)

Hi folks,

Updated deadline, applications now open until Thursday 16th February at 5pm.

As many of you already know, there are a few changes happening in Gateway this year with our Co-ordinator Fionn going on maternity leave from next month. Ali will be stepping in to cover the management and co-ordination of the project while Fionn is on leave but we will need extra support for the project.

As a result, Gateway is recruiting for a temporary development/co-ordination assistant role to ensure the project and team have enough support over the coming months.

Below is the job spec and advert for those interested in applying and available here on Mental Health Ireland's website. Mental Health Ireland are the employer and managing the recruitment for Gateway. See www.mentalhealthireland.ie/recruitment.  Please follow the application process explained in the advert which will mean applying to Mental Health Ireland, not Gateway.

Please be aware that the deadline is Thursday 16th February to enable enough time for shortlisting and interviews to take place before the maternity leave starts. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on the 24th February to facilitate a smooth handover in early March.

Feel free to circulate this to people who might be interested and/or experienced. We are looking for someone who has a community development background with good knowledge of the context and kind of work that we do in Gateway using a community development approach. It is a short term 6 month temporary contract which may be extended depending on the needs of the project. Good luck to all/any applying.

 Fionn & Ali

Job Advert - Maternity Cover by Gateway Project on Scribd


Gateway Development Assistant Maternity Cover Job Spec Jan 2017 by Gateway Project on Scribd

Friday, 3 February 2017

A poem for the weekend...

January Blues

Roll out the ending of an old year; roll in the beginning of a new year.
Expectations for January are high, in the right direction we hope to steer.
Sometimes after the festive season a lot of people have, January blues.
They maybe broke, overweight or just tired of hearing bad, negative news.
January can be a good time for some and for couples looking to start a new life.
 Family’s get reunited in January, some split up they can’t handle trouble and strife.
Professional sports people and teams, in January they plan to set their hopes high.
People get January blues from the dark evening’s cold, rain, snow and dull grey sky.
Some want to quit alcohol, drugs and smoking looking for a recovery solution.
Being aware of the affect these can have on a person’s life it’s a good new year’s resolution.
 This is the time of year where decisions are made you can’t really pick and choose.
So plan ahead with your hopes and dreams and always be aware of those January blues.



Patrick Clifford©2017
Gateway Creative Writer



Community Gardaí host Community Party

Our friendly local community Gardaí have very kindly organised a night of food , dance and karaoke for the Rathmines Community and have invited the members of Gateway and others along ! See below for details ....


Thursday, 2 February 2017

Gateway seeking Development/Coordination Assistant for maternity cover (6 months)...

Hi folks,

As many of you already know, there are a few changes happening in Gateway this year with our Co-ordinator Fionn going on maternity leave from next month. Ali will be stepping in to cover the management and co-ordination of the project while Fionn is on leave but we will need extra support for the project.

As a result, Gateway is recruiting for a temporary development/co-ordination assistant role to ensure the project and team have enough support over the coming months.

Below is the job spec and advert for those interested in applying and available here on Mental Health Ireland's website. Mental Health Ireland are the employer and managing the recruitment for Gateway. See www.mentalhealthireland.ie/recruitment.  Please follow the application process explained in the advert which will mean applying to Mental Health Ireland, not Gateway.

Please be aware that the deadline is Thursday 9th February to enable enough time for shortlisting and interviews to take place before the maternity leave starts. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on the 17th February to facilitate a smooth handover in early March.

Feel free to circulate this to people who might be interested and/or experienced. We are looking for someone who has a community development background with good knowledge of the context and kind of work that we do in Gateway using a community development approach. It is a short term 6 month temporary contract which may be extended depending on the needs of the project. Good luck to all/any applying.

 Fionn & Ali


Job Advert - Maternity Cover B by Gateway Project on Scribd

Gateway Development Assistant Maternity Cover Job Spec Jan 2017 B by Gateway Project on Scribd

Monday, 30 January 2017

February Schedule


Hello to all our members, friends and supporters,


We hope you all have had a good start to the new year and managed to avoid the flu epidemic making us all a bit under the weather...  January can be a long month so we hope everyone has had a chance to recharge and mind themselves as best they can.


This month there is lots on in and outside of Gateway.  Check out the Dublin Free Event Guide (www.dublineventguide.com) for the best of freebie things happening in the city and for any interested in the arts and film, check out the Irish International Film Festival on http://www.diff.ie/ .


Just to note that the newsletter team are taking a well deserved break at the moment.  They will resume when more members are trained and involved at the weekly Thursday meetings.  If you'd like to join or contribute to the newsletter and/or would be interested in training, please let us know in Gateway or by email to ali@gatewaymha.com. You can continue to send your articles and poems to thegatewaynewsletter@gmail.com in the mean time and these will feature in upcoming newsletters after the break.


To know what's happening in our project this month, check out the schedule below.


Best wishes,

Fionn and all at Gateway

February 2017 by Gateway Project on Scribd



Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Let's Get Writing


Let’s Get Writing!!

The Newsletter Team have been doing Trojan work recently but now we need your help!

They are looking for Stories, Poetry, Recipes, Current Affairs, Tips and any other items to add to our monthly read.  If you think you can contribute we would be very glad to hear from you.

If you want to write a piece at home you can get support to type it.  If you’d like to write in a group with other people we can set up a space on Thursdays from 2.30-4.30.

Speak to one of our Newsletter Team or email the newsletter on thegatewaynewsletter@gmail.com

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