Bluebird Care Meath Care Assistant Graduates with Honours

We would like to congratulate our Care Assistant Mary Halpin on receiving her BA (Hons) Degree in Social Care. Mary graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology.  Mary works as part of the team in County Meath. Well done Mary!

Bluebird Care 5K Fun Run / Walk in Aid of The Órán Nibbs Fund

Bluebird Care Donegal/Leitrim are holding a 5K Fun Run/Walk in aid of The Órán Nibbs Fund which will take place on Saturday 27th October at 11.30am in Churchill. Start point will be the Parochial House in Churchill and ending at Glendowan Chapel.

This is a flat, fast and accurate course and all avid, novice and leisure walkers and runners are invited to take part in this 5k fun run in aid of a very worthy cause.

Registration will take place from 10am at Mc Claffertys Bar Churchill. Registration fee is €10 for runners and €5 for walkers.

Refreshments & Prize Giving will be provided afterwards in the Gartan Outdoor Education Centre.

For more information on The Órán Nibbs Fund please log onto:


Care Manager Training Course

Care managers, supervisors and care co-ordinators from throughout the Bluebird Care network pictured in the Maldron Hotel, Limerick last week at an extensive care manager training course led by Lorna Liney, RGN, BSc (hons), National General Manager Bluebird Care Ireland.

Lorna is a qualified nurse with over 30 years experience in community nursing and as well as extensive experience as a clinical nurse specialist in a large hospital trust in the UK.

With her extensive knowledge of health and social care services in the community and understanding of the diverse needs of all people regardless of their age or ability, Lorna is responsible for the training and development of the care managers in each Bluebird Care office throughout the country.

Ensuring that the very highest of standards are met and remain consistent throughout the network the care manager training course is open to management across all levels of the network and includes the assessment process, staff recruitment and training, continuous professional development and quality audits.

The attendees included Olwyn Jordan, SRN, SCM, Care Manager Dublin North; Kathleen Scully, BSSS, Care Co-ordinator, Dublin North; Claire White, RGN, Care Manager (Acting), Kerry/West Cork; Kathy McGann, RGN, Nurse Supervisor, Galway; Anne Cox, Supervisor, Galway; Roisin Cunningham, RGN/RCN/BA (hons), Supervisor, Limerick; Tina Onyszko, RGN, RM, Care Manager, Northeast; Luan Lyons, RGN, supervisor, Carlow/Kilkenny/Waterford; Margaret Cartwright, MA (Leadership), MA (Supervisory Practice), Care Manager, Meath; Brandy Frizuki, Fetac 6 (Supervisory Management), Supervisor, Kerry/West Cork.

 Stay tuned to hear more news on what’s new in the network.


Introducing….Cuisine Genie

The Queen of Baking Catherine Leyden and Cuisine Genie Laoise Casey baking up a storm on Ireland AM this morning

Introducing…. Cuisine Genie, fantastic foodie blog by winner of The Big Bake 2012, Laoise Casey. Reeling after her experience of getting to bake with the Queen of Baking Catherine Leyden on Ireland AM this morning Laoise says: “It was an unbelievable experience and if you’ve seen the lovely Catherine on the telly she is even more fun in real life. She had me in stitches all morning. I’m very grateful to her, and of course Age Action, Bluebird Care and Media Box. Thank you for everything.

A special thank you to Gary O’Hanlon, for all his kind words of encouragement, coming from a Chef like him it makes me think this might just work out after all.
Just when I thought this morning couldn’t get any better, I tweeted another Irish hero of mine, Marian Keyes. And she watched me! On the telly! Thanks Marian. U.N.B.E.L.I.E.V.A.B.L.E.”
To view Laoise and Catherine cooking up a storm click here and to read more about Laoise’s Big Bake experience read up on the Cuisine Genie here.