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‘Smart Art’ Celebrating the Creative Talents of RehabCare Artists


“Art plays an important role in our lives. I look forward to it” says artist John Megan.

According to Rachel Tinniswood, programme facilitator with RehabCare, there’s a wealth of creativity and enthusiasm within the centre, which makes her work hugely enjoyable.

Ten talented artists from the RehabCare resource centre joined 8 artists based in Blackrock to create the arts and crafts on display which includes paintings (acrylic, watercolour, and pastel), drawings and hand-crafted jewellery. Most of the art work and jewellery on display is available for purchase with the proceeds being divided between the artists and the RehabCare centre.

“The arts and crafts classes are an enjoyable and valuable part of the activities in the centre,” said Deirdre Quinn, Community Services Manager, RehabCare. “It has been wonderful to see how participants from various backgrounds and with differing abilities have embraced the project and how, over time, their self-esteem and confidence blossomed as they developed new skills and discovered hidden talents.

“The finished exhibition is a testament to their creativity and enthusiasm. I hope many members of the public will visit the Dundalk Local Museum to experience the exhibition for themselves.”

RehabCare, the health and social care division of the Rehab Group, operates a wide variety of services which reach into communities the length and breadth of Ireland. Each year, some 3,000 people avail of these services which range from resource centre activities to home support delivered in people’s homes. Further information on the exhibition is available from Deirdre Quinn on (042) 933 4726

For further information, please contact:

Deirdre Quinn, Community Services Manager, RehabCare, Tel: (042) 933 4726 Email:

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