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Active IT Society

The Active IT Society based at Terenure Enterprise Centre is an I.T. community training initiative aimed at over 55’s. A voluntary society founded in 2007, we offer training and social activities to the wider community. The society is run from, and facilitated by, Terenure Enterprise Centre, a voluntary organisation strongly committed to supporting economic development in the South City area of Dublin.We offer a wide variety of training courses covering iPad, tablets, iphones, smartphones and laptops. We also offer a range of hobby learning courses.

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Current & Upcoming Courses

iPad Basics
4 week Course
Starts:Tuesday 30 April
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€40
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

Beginners guide to using your iPad. This course will show you how to get to grips with the basic features and functions of your iPad covering email, Apps, camera and more.
To Book Phone:014903237
Dancercise
6 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 30 April
Time:2pm - 3pm
Course Fee:€35
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

Want to improve your fitness and have fun while doing so? This class will incorporate a mixture of circle dancing with some more upbeat moves of Zumba and modern dance. Both classes are the same level and all levels of fitness are welcome!
To Book Phone:014903237
Make-Up Techniques for Summer
2 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 30 April
Time:2pm-4pm
Course Fee:€15
Tutor: Dorothy Godsil

Learn how to apply new tones and shades of make-up to suit you. A make-over starting with colour analysis.You will learn how to coordinate make-up, clothes and accessories with the right colours that complement your own natural colouring. *Participants are required to bring their own makeup and mirror.
To Book Phone:014903237
Needlecraft
4 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 30 April
Time:10am-12noon
Course Fee:€40
Tutor: Bernie Sheridan

Needlecraft returns for another four weeks with Bernie Sheridan. Participants bring along their own materials for either Knitting, Tapestry, Cross Stitch, Crochet or Embroidery.
To Book Phone:014903237
Summer Jewellery Making for Beginners
2 Week Course
Starts:Wednesday 1 May
Time:2pm-4pm
Course Fee:€15
Tutor: Vasilena Vasileva

This 2 week course will focus on teaching you the most basic crochet stitches while also making some summer inspired jewellery. Let’s get crafting. Beginners as well as more advanced level welcome! * Participants need to supply their own materials.
To Book Phone:014903237
iPad Improvers
4 Week Course
Starts:Thursday 2 May
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€40
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

Suitable for those who have done beginners, want to brush up on their skills and get a better grasp of their iPad. This course will cover email, the latest Apps, using safari, siri, voice dictation, settings and more.
To Book Phone:014903237
History The Revolutionary Period of Ireland
6 Week Course
Starts:Friday 3 May
Time:10am-12noon
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: John Kelly/Anne Harte

This course will cover the revolutionary period in Ireland from 1919 to 1921. The course will also look at a selection of global songs from the 1920s to the end of the century that reflects major historical events thus making history more interesting and engaging. *Course includes a field trip to one of Dublin’s historic sites, location TBC.
To Book Phone:014903237
Ukulele Refresher
2 Week Course
Starts:Friday 3 May
Time:2pm-4pm
Course Fee:€15
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

Refresh on the basics and learn to expand on your chords and play some simple and fun tunes together! *Participants are required to bring their own ukulele
To Book Phone:014903237
Ancestry Information Session
1 Week Course
Starts:Thursday 9 May
Time:2pm-4pm
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: Phillip Smithers

Starting with the basics of Ancestry and how to get information about relatives from online searches. Philip will guide you through filling in the relevant information and explain the results. Exploring how DNA works with ancestry, how to go about taking a DNA test and interpreting results. *Participants are advised to bring information about their relatives and DNA test results if taken.
To Book Phone:014903237
iPhone Basics and Beyond
3 Week Course
Starts:Monday 13 May
Time:2pm-4pm
Course Fee:€35
Tutor: John Kelly

Refresh on the basics and move onto the more advanced features of the iPhone. Topics include settings, making calls/texts, siri, email, App store, iCloud and more!
To Book Phone:014903237
Telling Tales
2 Week Course
Starts:Monday 13 May
Time:10am-12noon
Course Fee:€15
Tutor: Jean O'Brien

Everyone has a story to tell about how we got here, who we are, where we came from, what made us. In this two-part workshop we will explore the different ways to tell those tales, be it through memoir, poetry, short story or flash fiction. Just bring yourselves and a pen and some paper and we will figure out the resttogether.
To Book Phone:014903237
Wardrobe Tips for Summer
2 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 14 May
Time:2pm-4pm
Course Fee:€15
Tutor: Dorothy Godsil

Full wardrobe and nothing to wear?! Learn how to dress to suit your body shape. Unclutter and coordinate your wardrobe for Summer with Dorothy’s excellent guidance.
To Book Phone:014903237
Recording Memories with Video
4 Week Course
Starts:Wednesday 15 May
Time:2pm-4pm
Course Fee:€40
Tutor: Vasilena Vasileva

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be a million! This course will introduce you to the art of making videos in order to share your stories, talents, ideas or knowledge. Have you ever wanted to share your favourite recipe or tell the story of your family? Then this course is for you!* No previous knowledge necessary, bring your smartphone or tablet/Ipad and let’s start recording!
To Book Phone:014903237
Ukulele Addicts
4 Week Course
Starts:Friday 17 May
Time:2pm-4pm
Course Fee:€40
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

This course is aimed at those who have mastered the basics of the ukulele and want to increase their knowledge of chords and songs. The course will explore strumming, fingerpicking, finding chords by ear and more!
To Book Phone:014903237
Love Peace and Happiness
2 Week Course
Starts:Wednesday 22 May
Time:10am-12noon
Course Fee:€15
Tutor: Mildread Ryan

Learn how to enhance your sense of well-being by developing these 3 important qualities in your life. Refresh your mind, body and spirit, still your mind, clear worrying thoughts, and create the life you want to live. A gentle and relaxing course suitable for beginners and those who have attended previous courses.
To Book Phone:014903237
Smartphone Improvers
2 Week Course
Starts:Friday 24 May
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€15
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

This two part course will show you how to get a better grasp of your Android Smartphone. Topics covered include Apps, photos, connecting to wifi and Bluetooth, Google Chrome, cloud storage and more!
To Book Phone:014903237
Google Maps
1 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 28 May
Time:10am -12 noon
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

This workshop will look at how to find locations, directions and best routes in real time with Google Maps. Learn how to work GPS, use as a Sat Nav and download maps for offline use. *Best suited for smartphones, iPads and tablets.
To Book Phone:014903237
Nutrition and Wellness for Summer
2 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 28 May
Time:10am-12noon
Course Fee:€15
Tutor: Sinead Griffin

This course will provide attendees with lots of practical, easy and effective tools to support them in reaching optimum health and well-being. Each class will explore the importance of diet, lifestyle and environment on mental, emotional and physical wellness.
To Book Phone:014903237
Travel Apps
1 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 4 June
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

This workshop will look at useful Apps for travel and holidays including duolingo,Google translate, google trips and more!*Best suited for smartphones, iPads and tablets.
To Book Phone:014903237

About the society

Since 2007, the Centre has facilitated training relevant to older people in the locality with the objective of bridging the digital divide. The Active IT Society has a core objective to promote IT learning and practice among older people. The Active IT Society is run by a voluntary committee made up from its members and staff members from Terenure Enterprise Centre. The Society is reliant on community finance initiatives and strives to provide as many training courses as possible to ensure member’s interests and expectations are met and sustained.

We aim to encourage older people to learn and be creative with the use of technology and to ensure that new and innovative ideas are brought forward in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. Many highly skilled professionals have volunteered as IT trainers with the Society as well as many transition year students from St Colmcilles Community School. Their commitment, patience and efforts are highly valued by all members.

Terenure Enterprise Centre is funded by The Department of Rural and Community Development's Community Services Programme which is administered by Pobal. The objectives of the Community Services Programme are as follows:

  • To promote social enterprise as an approach to alleviating disadvantage and addressing local social, economic and environmental needs which are not being met through public or private funding or other resources.
  • To create sustainable jobs for those most distant from the labour market, in particular for those who are long term unemployed and from specific target groups.
  • To promote sustainable social and economic development
  • To enable service providers to lever additional public investment to improve facilities and services
  • To strengthen local ownership through participation in decision making
  • To support social innovation and encourage sharing of learning and expertise between participating service providers

Milestones

  • In 2015 the society’s total membership was 487 people, our highest ever.
  • During 2015 over 1.107 training places were taken up including one to one, courses and workshops.
  • 2013 marked the recording of local people’s memories: Terenure A Social History
  • In 2012 our Creative Writing group launched a book of memoirs, short stories and poems, “Ireland: The Dawning of the Day”
  • 2011 saw the addition of new tutors sponsored by Dublin City Council Adult Education section

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Terenure Enterprise Centre
17 Rathfarnham Road
Terenure
Dublin 6W
01 4903237