Ringsend & Irishtown Community Centre (RICC) – Covid 19

Covid 19 has brought many challenges for the RICC. Our newly refurbished Centre would normally be a busy hub of activity. But when the Government announced widespread closures of schools on 12th March due to Covid 19 the manager, Lorraine Barry knew we would have to change how the Centre would do their business serving the Community.

A team meeting was immediately held and looking after the elderly, health and wellbeing were the main topics of conversation. The team was very creative with ideas on how to serve the Community and the RICC Stay Safe in your own space campaign began. We would like to thank Avolon Aircraft Leasing, Artisan Food Co and the Bridge Café for their support by supplying the food for the vulnerable and elderly in the Community.

Since 16th March Team RICC have been delivering meals and providing essential services to the elderly. We are also delighted to have supported all the initial events that commenced in March in the Community by staff with music equipment, tables, projectors and prizes.

The Facebook Live Stay Day Parade was a huge success, hosted by Derek Buckley and entertainment was provided by Ringsend Rock School and all local entertainers. Our audience reached all the local Community and we had viewers from as far away as Canada and Australia.

Thank you to all our groups and users who sent videos which were also shown on the day. We would like to also take this opportunity to thank the Ringsend, Irishtown and surrounding Community for participating in all our on-line events and activities. Your support is always very much appreciated