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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 Dublin.We offer a 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 Beginners
6 week Course
Starts:Monday 10 September
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin
Beginner guide to iPad. This course will show you how to get to grips with thew features and functions of your iPad
To Book Phone:014903237
Tablets Beginners and Beyond
4 week Course
Starts:Tuesday 11 September
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€40
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin
This course aims to refresh over the essentials of the Tablet and to update your skills. Topics covered include – Apps, Email, Internet, Camera/Gallery and more.
To Book Phone:014903237
Card Making
4 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 11 September
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€40
Tutor: Di Ryan
Learn the art of Card Making in this fun and friendly four week course. Di Ryan will show you each week how to create handmade and heartfelt cards for every occasion. All materials are provided!
To Book Phone:014903237
Golden Steps to Inner Peace & Happiness (Part 1)
6 Week Course
Starts:Wednesday 12 September
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: Mildread Ryan
Learn how to relax, reduce stress, boost your confidence, find inner peace and happiness, healing for mind, body and spirit, tips to help you cope with life’s challenges. Learn how to meditate and clear your mind of worrying thoughts and more.
To Book Phone:014903237
iPad Essentials
6 Week Course
Starts:Thursday 13 September
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: John Kelly
Suitable for those who have done Beginners and want to brush up on their skills before doing an Improvers course. This course will cover email, settings and the app store
To Book Phone:014903237
Chair Yoga Level 1
6 week Course
Starts:Thursday 13 September
Time:10am - 10.50am
Course Fee:€35
Tutor: Oksana Burke
Relax with a gentle form of yoga using a chair for support. Improve your flexibility, strength and concentration while enjoying yourself!
To Book Phone:014903237
Chair Yoga Level 2
6 Week Course
Starts:Thursday 13 September
Time:11am - 11.50am
Course Fee:€35
Tutor: Oksana Burke
Relax with a gentle form of yoga using a chair for support. Improve your flexibility, strength and concentration while enjoying yourself!
To Book Phone:014903237
Ukulele for Beginners
6 week Course
Starts:Friday 14 September
Time:2pm - 4pm
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin
Discover the joy of the ukulele starting from the basics. Join in with this group class and learn the fundamentals and easy tunes!
To Book Phone:014903237
History of Dublin City
6 week Course
Starts:Friday 14 September
Time:10am -12 noon
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: John Kelly/Anne Harte
This course will examine the history of our wonderful city! From its humble beginnings as a Viking settlement to the Medieval growth and expansion of Dublin, Georgian Dublin and its unique architecture and finally its change from the worst slums in Europe to a modern city. Filed Trips include visit to St Michan and 14 henrietta street Museum
To Book Phone:014903237
Crazy for iPhone
2 Week Course
Starts:Monday 17 September
Time:2pm - 4pm
Course Fee:€15
Tutor: John Kelly
Learn all about your iPhone, understand settings and find the best apps. Learn how to make calls, add contacts and delete text messages
To Book Phone:014903237
Needlecraft
6 Week Course
Starts:Wednesday 19 September
Time:2pm - 4pm
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: Bernie Sheridan
Needlecraft returns for another 6 Week Course with Bernie Sheridan. Participants bring along their own materials for either Crochet, Knitting, Tapestry, Cross Stitch, or Embroidery.
To Book Phone:014903237
New Make Up Techniques
1 week Workshop
Starts:Tuesday 25 September
Time:2pm - 4pm
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: Dorothy Godsil
A 3 Step workshop to a complete make-over starting with finding your right colours. Learn how to apply tones and shades of make-up that complement your own natural colouring. Learn how to co-ordinate your makeup, clothes and accessories and detox what you don’t need! *Participants are required to bring their own makeup and mirror.
To Book Phone:014903237
iPad Max
4 Week Course
Starts:Thursday 27 September
Time:2pm - 4pm
Course Fee:€40
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin
Suitable for those who have completed iPad Improvers and are looking to take their iPad to the next level! This course will cover the advanced Apps and features of the iPad covering iCloud, photos and more!
To Book Phone:014903237
Android Smartphone Refresher
2 week Course
Starts:Monday 1 October
Time:2pm - 4pm
Course Fee:€15
Tutor: John Kelly
Refresh and brush up your smartphone skills. Discover the latest apps and get the answers to all your questions.
To Book Phone:014903237
Modern Irish Writers
6 Week Course
Starts:Monday 1 October
Time:10am -12 noon
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: Marianne Mc Giffin
This new course will provide an Introduction to modern Irish writing through the genre of poetry, prose and plays. Writers will include Patrick Kavanagh, Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, Brendan Kennelly, Frank McGuinness, Brian Friel, Colm Toibin, Anne Enright, Nuala O’Faolain, and Frank McCourt.
To Book Phone:014903237
Come out and Play
4 week Course
Starts:Tuesday 2 October
Time:2pm - 4pm
Course Fee:€40
Tutor: Vasilena Vasileva
This course is a hands on exploration of playing and learning. Let’s come together and play, make a little mess and never again have a dull minute. This course is full of ideas how to share children’s play and become their favourite play partner. We will learn how to prepare fun activities for children, follow their interests, explore and create in- and outdoors
To Book Phone:014903237
Diet and Lifestyle for Optimum Health
4 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 9 October
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€40
Tutor: Sinead Griffin
This workshop will provide attendees with practical and easy tools to reach optimal health and wellbeing. Attendees will learn about the importance of diet, lifestyle and environment. Sinead aims to help in building confidence and selfesteem, reduce stress, increase skills for health protection, improve energy and mood. This course is aimed at women in particular.
To Book Phone:014903237
Tablet Refresher
2 Week Course
Starts:Monday 15 October
Time:2pm - 4pm
Course Fee:€15
Tutor: John Kelly
A short two part refresher course to keep your skills updated and answer all your questions. *Suitable for Android devices only.
To Book Phone:014903237
Instagram
1 week Workshop
Starts:Tuesday 16 October
Time:10am -12 noon
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin
Discover the wonderful world of Instagram! Covering setting up account, posting and using filters to maximise your photography skills
To Book Phone:014903237
Twitter
1 Week Workshop
Starts:Tuesday 23 October
Time:10am -12 noon
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin
Learn about the busy world of Twitter, set up your own account and post your own Tweets. Search for and follow your favourite famous celebrities and get to grips with what’s Trending, #Hashtags, ReTweets, etc
To Book Phone:014903237
iPad Improvers
6 Week Course
Starts:Monday 5 November
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin
Following on from Beginners, this course will build on your newly learned skills and help you to get more from your iPad
To Book Phone:014903237
Card Making
4 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 6 November
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€40
Tutor: Di Ryan
Learn the art of Card Making in this fun and friendly four week course. Di Ryan will show you each week how to create handmade and heartfelt cards for every occasion. All materials are provided!
To Book Phone:014903237
Introduction to Facebook
1 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 6 November
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin
Discover the world of Facebook and its users. Set up your own account and learn how to post, add friends, like pages, search for your family, friends, favourite celebrities and more!
To Book Phone:014903237
Golden Steps to Inner Peace & Happiness (Part 2)
6 Week Course
Starts:Wednesday 7 November
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: Mildread Ryan
A deeper exploration of how to heal on all levels – mind, body and spirit, and be the best you can be. Guidance and support to create the life of your dreams, filled with love, peace and happiness. *Participants must have attended Part 1 Course or completed a previous course with Mildred.
To Book Phone:014903237
iPad Improvers
6 Week Course
Starts:Thursday 8 November
Time:10am -12 noon
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: John Kelly
Following on from Beginners, this course will build on your newly learned skills and help you to get more from your iPad
To Book Phone:014903237
Maximising Your iPad Apps
2 Week Course
Starts:Thursday 8 November
Time:2pm - 4pm
Course Fee:€15
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin
This 2 part workshop will look at some of the latest iPad Apps for health, languages, travel, Podcasts and more.
To Book Phone:014903237
iPad Fun With Photos
6 Week Course
Starts:Friday 9 November
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: John Kelly
This course will get you familiar with the camera and video settings on your iPad. Learn how to build albums and create slide shows. This course will also cover editing your photos and add finishing touches such as frames and text and finally how to get your photos printed!
To Book Phone:014903237
Ukulele for Improvers
6 Week Course
Starts:Friday 9 November
Time:2pm - 4pm
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin
This Ukulele Course is aimed at those who have completed Ukulele for Beginners. We will refresh on the basics and increase our repertoire of fun and popular songs. Participants will learn more about strumming, chords and fingerpicking techniques.
To Book Phone:014903237
The Internet & Online Security
1 Week Workshop
Starts:Tuesday 13 November
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin
Learn how to search and use the Internet safely and securely. Get advice on the best practice for passwords, emails, online shopping etc.
To Book Phone:014903237
Podcasts for iPad/iPhone
1 Week Workshop
Starts:Monday 19 November
Time:2pm - 4pm
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: John Kelly
Learn how to search and subscribe to your favourite podcasts! Catch up on archived episodes and learn how to download and keep them for offline listening!
To Book Phone:014903237
Laptops Max
4 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 27 November
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€40
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin
This course is suitable for those who have completed Laptop Improvers. Learn how to maximise your laptop skills. Topics covered: Google Drive and cloud storage, Music Streaming, creating Youtube playlists, Podcasts, Gmail Features and more!
To Book Phone:014903237
Music Appreciation for Christmas
3 Week Course
Starts:Thursday 29 November
Time:2pm - 4pm
Course Fee:€35
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin
Explore some of the great composers, pieces and carols of Christmas time. Enjoy group activities such as quizzes, playing handbells and singing together. No experience needed, all are welcome to come along!
To Book Phone:014903237
Flower Arranging for Christmas
1 Week Course
Starts:Monday 3 December
Time:2pm - 4pm
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: Maeve Duke
Spend an afternoon discovering your own creativity learning floral design techniques to decorate your home this Christmas. Create your own Christmas wreath and get other flower designing ideas for your home for the festive season in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.
To Book Phone:014903237
Online Shopping
1 Week Workshop
Starts:Monday 10 December
Time:2pm - 4pm
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: John Kelly
This workshop will cover price comparison websites/apps and show you how to shop online securely!
To Book Phone:014903237

About the society

Since 2006, the center 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 two 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 proud to be partly financed by the Community Services Programme from the Dept. of Social Protection via 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