Deirdre loves seeing the smiling faces of the children in the centre, and the happy relaxed faces of the mammies and daddies as they know that their child will be happy in the centre overnight. She’s a walker and a talker! So her time off is spent walking the beach with her two daughters and their dog and calling into friends for tea and a chat! She’s a self-confessed home-improvement show addict and loves the colour purple!
Charlene loves when the sun comes out so that she can spend her days by the sea with her family. To unwind she likes walking, swimming, going to the cinema and teaching her daughter some football skills! Her favourite colour is blue. Classic cartoons like Tom & Jerry have her in stitches and when it comes to films the crazy animals in Madagascar win out for her! Her favourite part of her job is seeing the children coming into the centre smiling, knowing that there are fun times ahead!
When Agnieszka isn’t glued to the Xfactor she spends her spare time travelling, reading, spending time with family, walking on the beach or spending time in Markethill Park. She has two favourite colours – green and blue! To relax she likes to watch comedy films, documentaries or shows like Two & a Half Men and Friends. When it comes to cartoons, she’s a fan of the classics like Mickey Mouse and the Smurfs. Robbie Williams, Olly Murs, Sixto Rodriquer and Vanda Shephard (Ally Mc Beal film) will always get her on the dancefloor! Her favourite part of the job is learning new skills and doing activities with the children.
When not refereeing soccer matches himself, sports mad Garrett likes nothing more than watching Dundalk FC play. It is easy to know what his favourite colour is red – the colour of Louth and Man Utd! When he gets control of the remote, it’s Gladiator, Deadliest Catch or Fast ‘n’ Loud that will be on the TV. If it’s cartoon time, it’s Top Cat or Tom & Jerry! Garrett loves seeing the children who use the service enjoying themselves and having fun.
When it comes to cartoons, Peppa Pig is the winner in Colm’s house. He loves spending time with his partner and their two children. He’s been known to cook up a storm in the kitchen. He loves the outdoors and spends his time off gardening, fishing, surfing, going for walks on the beach and watching Walking Dead and Salvage Hunters on TV. In the centre, he loves seeing the progress that the children make.
For Jonathon, the best part of the job is the variety of experiences that he gets, the team he works with and the getting to know the children and families really well. The Wire fan spends his weekends with his young family and hill walking. He gets his spots fix playing football, pool and handball. Blue is his favourite colour and when it’s cartoon time, Thundercats gets his vote.
Sascha loves seeing the happy faces on the children when they are at the centre – it makes everything worth it! The Family Guy fan spends her weekends playing pitch & putt, going for walks and catching up with family and friends. You’ll often find her at the cinema – her favourite film is Planet of the Apes!
For music fan Lisa, the endless reruns of the Frozen movie are great! As someone who loves Irish Dancing, playing the piano and listening to music, she just can’t Let it Go when it comes to her music interests! A fan of weddings, Lisa’s favourite film is Father of the Bride and her favourite TV show is ‘Say Yes to the Dress’!
For Gillian, seeing the children in the centre smile, makes her job worthwhile. She loves doing arts & crafts and dancing with them. At the weekends you’ll find her at the cinema (The Notebook and White Chicks are her all time favourites!) or hanging out with friends. When it comes to colours, she’s a pink girl all the way!
Nuala loves watching the children having fun and interacting with each other in the centre. Outside of work, green-fingered Nuala can be found in her garden. The Dirty Dancing fan also likes spending time with her family, going out to dinner and catching up with the soaps!
Paddy enjoys keeping fit, doing half marathons and coaching kids athletics at Glenmore AC. Paddy is a big Dundalk FC fan.
Laura loves checking out the latest movies and heading to the cinema. Laura is loads of fun and is very energetic as she heads to the gym every chance she gets. She loves watching GAA also.
Darraghs favourite part of the job is getting to spend time with so many fantastic children that never fail to put a smile on his face. His favourite colour is green. He has been know to belt out a Disney song or two in the privacy of his own bedroom. Darragh loves boxing and spending free time in the gym.
Claire loves to see the kids in the centre having fun and experiencing new things. The Harry Potter fan enjoys reading by the beach and all things Disney.