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Dundrum adult training education

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About D.A.T.E.

D.A.T.E. has been providing Adult Education courses in Dundrum since 1984. We are a voluntary committee who work with Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board to bring a wide variety of classes including, French, Spanish, several Art classes, Philosophy, Tai Chi, Bridge, Yoga, Creative Writing, Gaeilge and Mindfulness.

Classes are held on the 5th floor of Dundrum Town Centre in a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. We have a cheerful tea room where students and tutors can meet up between classes. Because of a shortage of space, some of our classes are held in Dom Marmion Hall on Sandyford Road.

Enrolling for Spring 2019

Half of the available places on D.A.T.E. courses will be available for online enrolling from:
Monday 7th January at 10am and will run continuously until 10am on Thursday 10th January.

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Remaining places may be booked in DATE from Monday 14th to Friday 18th January 9.30 – 12 noon daily.

Please note if enrolling in person for classes you must attend on the relevant day, i.e. if enrolling for a Monday class please come along on Monday 14th January, for a Tuesday class come on Tuesday 15th January and so on throughout the week.

All classes 12 weeks, Fee €128. Seniors (66+) €70 on the production of travel pass. Credit Cards preferred. Cheques to be made payable to Dublin and Dun Laoghaire ETB
Fees will be refunded if the class does not form due to the required minimum number of students.

DATE Bridge Club
Dom Marmion Centre, Sandyford Road.
Wednesday: 10.00am – 12.30pm. €6.00 per morning.

You may also download a brochure by clicking here >

Course Title Week Time Price Location

French 6 (Contd.) (M1)

French art, culture, gastronomy, literature, grammar and conversation. With Teresa Flynn

12 9.30a.m. €128 Dundrum

French 7 (Advanced) (Contd.) (M2)

French art, culture, gastronomy, literature, grammar and conversation. With Teresa Flynn

12 11.10 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Art Watercolours (M3)

Watercolour is the most exhilarating medium; it is immediate, fresh and versatile. It is practical with no messy clean-up. Enjoy exploring colour in a free and easy atmosphere. With Beatrice Stewart.

12 9.30a.m. €128 Dundrum

Art Oils/Acrylics (M4)

Acrylic paint can be used light and fluid or thick and opaque. Brushes can be washed with soap and water. Colours remain true. It is the easiest art medium to manage, ideal for beginners and most versatile for the more experienced. With Beatrice Stewart

12 11.10 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Enjoying History (M5)

World War 1 - the causes, consequences, the victims, players, poets and writers. With Frances Browner

12 9.30a.m. €128 Dundrum

Politics and Current Issues (M6)

Principles and theories of government and decision-making, political values, global and local politics. We examine current and recent events and tease out what they might mean or entail. A lively class. With Michael Carragher

12 11.30 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Yoga (Mixed Ability) (M7)

Explore and enjoy the benefits of Hatha yoga, in a gentle manner, through breathwork, stretching and relaxation. With Patricia Crimin

12 11.10 a.m €128 Dundrum

Reading Circle (M8)

We shall be reading, enjoying and discussing novels, plays and poems from contemporary writers and from the Classics. Studentsʼ and Tutorʼs choices. With Frances Browner

12 11.10 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Computers (Contd.) (M9)

Create and edit Word documents. Use Excel to create spreadsheets. Manage files and folders. Upload photos, send email attachments. Browse and shop safely on the Internet. (Basic computer knowledge desirable). With Miriam McGuirk.

12 9.30a.m. €128 Dundrum

French 2 (Contd.)(M10)

The French Experience Book 1. With Kitty OʼSullivan

12 11.10 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Traditional Tai-Chi (M11)

The Tai-Chi way to relaxation and health. Ancient exercises to develop calmness and strength. With Charles Thackaberry.

12 9.30a.m. €128 Dundrum

German 2 (Contd.) (M12)

Language and basic vocabulary, grammar and conversation skills. With Nadja Murphy

12 11.15am €128 Dundrum
Course Title Week Time Price Location

Italian Beginners (Contd.)( T1 )

For those who have completed the first term or equivalent. With Chiara Buldorini.

12 9.30a.m. €128 Dundrum

Italian 2 (Contd.) ( T2 )

For those who have some Italian, a chance to revise/expand vocabulary. With Chiara Buldorini

12 11.10 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Writers Group ( T3 )

Poems, short stories, memoirs or the novel. How to get ideas, to perfect form, how to write description, dialogue, how to use the five senses, show, donʼt tell, how to proofread and edit and how to respond to constructive criticism. With Frances Browner

12 9.30 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Writers Group ( T4 )

Poems, short stories, memoirs or the novel. How to get ideas, to perfect form, how to write description, dialogue, how to use the five senses, show, donʼt tell, how to proofread and edit and how to respond to constructive criticism. With Frances Browner

12 11.10 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Watercolours / Drawing ( T5 )

Drawing and watercolour techniques and styles covering a broad range of subjects. With Noel Long

12 9.30a.m. €128 Dundrum

Watercolours / Drawing ( T6 )

Drawing and watercolour techniques and styles covering a broad range of subjects. With Noel Long.

12 11.10 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Bridge Beginners ( T7 )

For complete beginners. With Bernie Rountree

12 9.45 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Bridge Improvers (Contd.) ( T8 )

For those who have completed term 1 or equivalent. With Bernie Rountree

12 11.25 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Bridge Improvers ( T9 )

With Bernie Rountree

12 1.30 pm €128 Dundrum

Music Appreciation ( T10 )

An enjoyable and rewarding course designed to help students gain a greater appreciation and knowledge of the different types of works and styles of music. With Andrew Robinson.

12 11.10 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Sketching & Drawing ( T11 )

Learn the basic skills of drawing, combined with an introduction to colour using pencil. With Caroline OʼFarrell.

12 9.30 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Computers, Tablets & Smart Phones (Beg. Contd.) ( T12 )

Class will cover a mixture of entertainment and technology without corporal punishment. With Stephen Matthews

12 9.30 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Computers, Tablets & Smart Phones (Inter. Contd.) ( T13 )

Emails, attachments, files. Popular Apps, security, tips and tricks to provide entertainment while getting your technical knowledge. With Stephen Matthews.

12 11.10 am €128 Dundrum

Italian 4 (Contd.) ( T14 )

For upper Intermediate level students. Italian Society, yesterday and today. With Chiara Buldorini.

12 2 p.m. €128 Dundrum
Course Title Week Time Price Location

Spanish Beginners (Contd.) (W1)

The basic tools to get by in Spain. With Maria Fernandez de Luis.

12 9.30 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Spanish 2 (Contd.) (W2)

Build on your basic skills. With Maria Fernandez de Luis.

12 11.10am €128 Dundrum

Introduction to Mindfulness (W3)

Learn what mindfulness is and the benefits of introducing it into your life. Discover specific techniques that will help develop your own mindfulness practice. Course CD included with specific exercises. With Elma Murray.

12 1 p.m. €128 Dundrum

Photography (W4)

Become more familiar with all basic camera functions and learn to take more creative photos, exploring different types of photography - phones and tablets also included. Upload and edit photos on the computer. Some local field trips are included. With Elma Murray

12 11.10 a.m €128 Dundrum

History and Appreciation of Art (W5)

A really enjoyable introduction to the History of Art: Finding the keys to understanding diverse works of artists and periods through images and discussion in class and gallery visits during term. With Mags Harnett

12 9.30 a.m. €128 Dundrum

German 3 (Contd.) (W6)

For Intermediate German learners, including grammar, reading, translation, conversation and writing exercises using the Studio DA2 course books. With Nadja Murphy.

12 11.10 a.m. €128 Dundrum

German 4 (Contd.) (W7)

Advanced German to improve grammar and vocabulary. General conversation and listening practised, reading articles and writing short texts using the Studio DB1 course books. With Nadja Murphy.

12 11.10 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Mandarin & Culture (Contd.) (W8)

Learn the fascinating Chinese language and culture and communicate in the most popular language in the World. With Deng xiao E.

12 11.10 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Italian 3 (Contd.) (W9)

For Intermediate level students who have studied Italian for at least 2 years. With Chiara Buldorini.

12 9.30a.m. €128 Dundrum

Art (W10)

All mediums catered for. Suitable for all levels of ability. With Noel Long

12 11.10 a.m. €128 Dundrum
Course Title Week Time Price Location

Spanish 3 (Contd.) (TH1)

Expand your Spanish. With Maria Fernandez de Luis.

12 9.30a.m. €128 Dundrum

Spanish 4 (Contd.) (TH2)

Practice and perfect your Spanish. With Maria Fernandez de Luis.

12 11.10 a.m. €128 Dundrum

French 3 (TH3)

For those with an adequate knowledge of French. With Teresa Flynn

12 9.30 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Enjoying English (TH4)

19th Century Classics, contemporary novels and poetry explored and discussed. With Michael Carragher

12 9.30a.m. €128 Dundrum

Enjoying English (TH5)

19th Century Classics, contemporary novels and poetry explored and discussed. With Michael Carragher.

12 11.10 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Sketching/Drawing (TH6)

Drawing techniques for beginners and improvers. With Caroline O’Farrell

12 11.10 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Tai-Chi (TH7)

The Tai-Chi way to relaxation and health. Ancient exercises to develop calmness and strength. With Charles Thackaberry.

12 9.30 a.m. €128 Dundrum

Gaeilge 1 (Contd.) (TH8)

Suitable for those with some Irish who wish to brush it up. With Mary Fitzgerald.

12 9.30a.m. €128 Dundrum

Gaeilge 2 (Contd.) (TH9)

Emphasis on conversation. With Mary Fitzgerald

12 11.10 a.m €128 Dundrum

Philosophy (TH10)

Do 20th and 21st Century Philosophers tackle our real concerns? Let us have fun teasing out the answers these eminent Philosophers give. Challenging, yes, but fun. With Rory Corvin.

12 11.10 a.m €128 Dundrum

Tackling Today’s Technology (Contd.) (TH11)

Using your P.C tablet and phone to get things done and find out more! Tailored to your interests. With Stephen Matthews

12 9.30 a.m €128 Dundrum

Pilates (TH12)

Pilates is a physical fitness system designed to improve flexibility, strength and posture. Ideal for beginners or those with some Pilates experience. With Una Whelan

12 11.10 a.m €128 Dundrum
Course Title Week Time Price Location

French 4 (Contd.) (F1)

Conversation class based on current French events and news. (Good level of spoken French essential). With Teresa Flynn.

12 9.30 am €128 Dundrum

French 5 (Contd.) (F2)

Conversation class based on current French events and news. (Good level of spoken French essential). With Teresa Flynn.

12 11.10 am €128 Dundrum

History & Appreciation of Art (F3)

A really enjoyable introduction to the History of Art: Finding the keys to understanding diverse works of artists and periods through images and discussion in class and gallery visits during term. With Mags Harnett

12 9.30 am €128 Dundrum

History & Appreciation of Art (F4)

A really enjoyable introduction to the History of Art: Finding the keys to understanding diverse works of artists and periods through images and discussion in class and gallery visits during term. With Mags Harnett

12 11.10 am €128 Dundrum

Yoga (Beg/Improvers) (F5)

Explore & enjoy the benefits of Hatha yoga, in a gentle manner, through breath work, stretching and relaxation. With Patricia Crimin.

12 9.30 am €128 Dundrum

Yoga (Beg/Improvers) (F6)

Explore & enjoy the benefits of Hatha yoga, in a gentle manner, through breath work, stretching and relaxation. With Patricia Crimin.

12 11.10 am €128 Dundrum

Art Group 1 (F7)

Enjoy exploring various subjects and painting techniques. The course will cover professional art techniques and develop visual awareness in a great atmosphere. All mediums welcome. With Beatrice Stewart.

12 9.30 am €128 Dundrum

Art Group 2 (F8)

Painting and drawing is an activity that can be both learned and enjoyed. The class will give an opportunity to learn and improve skills while heightening observational powers. Suitable for all mediums and levels of ability. Beginners welcome. With Beatrice Stewart.

12 11.10 am €128 Dundrum

Writers Group (Beg/Improvers) (F9)

Poetry, short fiction, radio and autobiographical pieces, novel and play writing techniques. With Áine Miller.

12 11.10 am €128 Dundrum

Italian 5 (Contd.) (F10)

Italian history, society and art. With Chiara Buldorini.

12 9.30 am €128 Dundrum

Italian 6 (Contd.) (F11)

Italia ieri e oggi. Un viaggio attraverso la letteratura, i costumi, e la storia degli Italiani.

12 11.10 am €128 Dundrum

Gaeilge 3 (Contd.) (F12)

With Mary Fitzgerald

12 9.30 am €128 Dundrum

Ciorcal Cainte (Contd.) (F13)

Cúrsaí reatha, ábhair shuimiúla. With Mary Fitzgerald.

12 11.10 am €128 Dundrum

Contact D.A.T.E.

Phone:
01 - 2964322 (9 - 1pm) or 01 - 2989283 after 2pm.
Email:
adte04@eircom.net
5th Floor,
Dundrum Town Centre,
Sandyford Road,
Dublin 16

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