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!
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!
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.
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’!
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!
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.
Brian is a sports fanatic, but is best known for his footballing skills. He is also known as ‘The Quiet Man’ always calm and collected! He loves the buzz of the service, seeing kids enjoy their surroundings and them making new friends.
Jana came all the way from South Africa to join us! Jana is a reader and a music lover. She enjoys watching the children learn new things and experience new opportunities while on their sleepover..
My favourite colour is pink. My hobbies include cooking, music and make up, although I am far from a make up artist. My favourite thing about Lordship is seeing all of the kids smiling and laughing. I enjoy comedy and horror movies, even though I can be a scary cat.
I am a massive Gaelic fan and on my spare time play for Carrickcruppen GFC. My favourite colour is Blue and I am a child at heart as I love all things Disney. The best thing about Lordship is getting to know the kids individual personalities and characteristics and seeing their smiles when they enter the building.
Louise has loved supporting children for the past 15 years and takes delight seeing children learning through play and developing their independent skills. You will find her spending time with her husband and three children on the beach, out and about having a picnic with friends or listening to Elton John! She enjoys watching Downton Abbey and Escape to the Chateau!
Lordship is a fabulous place to work, the kids really brighten up your day!! I truly feel honoured to be part of such a wonderful team. I enjoy running, reading and getting pampered.
I love working with children with disabilities as I get to know all their personalities on a personal level and see them enjoying themselves, I love seeing the children happy and smiling! My favourite colour is pink and I love make-up and beauty and going to the cinema!
I enjoy listening to country music – both Irish and American and watching the latest series on Netflix. My favourite place to be is on a football field and the Maria Goretti Centre comes in at a close second. My job is to spend time with the most incredible children, play games and have fun. How lucky am I? I love watching the children’s faces light up while they are out in the community experiencing new things with us.
My favourite things about Lordship is seeing all the children smiling and experiencing new things. The children always put a smile on my face. My favourite colour is pink and I enjoy Disney Movies.