RANGE OF FACILITIES AT MOSNEY VILLAGE
ACCOMMODATION AT MOSNEY VILLAGE
Mosney Village is comprised of 300 houses, bungalows and apartments. All residents have their own private home which allows them to live independently in a safe and secure environment. All accommodation at Mosney Village has its own living area, fully fitted kitchen, dining area and private shower or bathroom facility. The kitchen is equipped with a cooker, fridge, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, utensils and above and below counter storage areas. All accommodation is fully furnished with a Saorview TV and satellite stations. In compliance with the recommendations of Dr Bryan McMahon’s Working Group Report of June 2015, all families in Mosney Village have kitchens and full cooking facilities in their own homes. Mosney Village also provides dedicated accommodation for those with special and mobility needs.
MOSNEY FOOD HALL
Mosney Food Hall opened its doors in January 2017 and is the first of its kind in Ireland. This newly constructed, modern Food Hall offers all residents a large variety of fresh, nutritious and locally sourced produce, grocery and household items. The Food Hall also stocks a considerable selection of internationally sourced products that residents recognise and enjoy from their home countries. Residents shop for their grocery and household requirements, making their own dietary choices and cook for themselves and their families in their own homes when and how they wish. As recommended in Dr. Bryan McMahon's Working Group Report, the introduction of Mosney Food Hall enables all residents to have the “capacity to infuse their traditions and culture in their children”.
MOSNEY MEDICAL CENTRE
Mosney Medical Centre is a full-time medical service provided by the HSE which is solely dedicated to residents of Mosney Village. The Medical Centre has a full time GP and a Medical Receptionist each Monday to Friday. The centre provides daily medical check-ups, health screenings, enquiries, vaccinations and referrals for specialist treatment. Residents greatly benefit from having a private Medical Centre where they are seen to promptly by an efficient and experienced team. Prescriptions are sent electronically from Mosney Medical Centre to the local pharmacy as soon as they are issued by the GP. The local Pharmacist travels to Mosney Village each evening to personally dispense medication for patient convenience. There are also three dedicated consultation meeting rooms adjoining the Medical Centre for the use of the resident Public Health Nurse and visiting medical professionals.
THE LEISURE ROOM
The Leisure Room is a 200+ seater auditorium for all manner of recreational and formal events at Mosney Village. The auditorium is bright and spacious and custom designed with a seaside theme. The venue is fully equipped with a state of the art 10ft motorised screen, built-in projector and sound system, wireless microphone, tables and sea blue chairs in keeping with the theme of the room. The Leisure Room hosts a wide variety of events such as formal briefings and presentations, parties, graduations, movie nights, table quizzes, drama productions, concerts, choir performances and talent shows. The most prestigious event held in the Mosney Leisure Room was when President Michael D. Higgins presented Bronze Gaisce Awards to a group of talented young adults at a special ceremony for the award winners and their families.
THE GARDEN ROOM
The Garden Room is a 60+ seater function room with food service facility where residents can gather to celebrate formal special occasions at Mosney Village. Events range from awards ceremonies to Christmas parties with family & friends. Following on from the theme in the adjoining Food Hall, the design feature of this room is one of nature, with a display of tall grass plants, bright floral prints and birch framed mirrors. Ambient lighting adds to the atmosphere of the room in the form of hanging pendants with primary coloured flexes and LED filament bulbs.
The Conservatory is one of three large function rooms at Mosney Village. This 100+ seater multi-purpose glass walled venue is ideal for Parties, Functions, Mid-Term/Summer Camps, Dance and Talent Shows, Table Quizzes, Sporting Events, Birthdays Parties, Engagement Parties, Weddings, Christenings and Baby Naming Celebrations. This venue may be pre-booked by residents, at no charge, for all manner of family celebrations. The newly renovated interior of The Conservatory includes a carpet of shamrocks, with a pathway of pebbles and a wood effect dance floor. Colour changing LED strip lighting around the perimeter of the room enhances all events and celebrations. Large yellow hanging pedants provide the finishing touch to the room and give the atmosphere of sunshine in The Conservatory all year round!
MOSNEY INTREO OFFICE
Mosney Village has a designated Community Welfare Officer (CWO) from the Department of Social Protection. This CWO is based at the Intreo Office in Reception each Monday to offer services and advice exclusively to residents of Mosney Village. Under the services Intreo, all manner of queries and assistance is provided to residents under the following categories: Jobseekers, Employment, Children and Families, Carers, Disability and Illness, Retired and Older People, Bereavement, Public Service Identity among many other categories and sub categories. Residents greatly benefit from having a Intreo Office at Mosney Village, within a short walking distance from their homes. Having the continuity of a dedicated Intreo Officer is extremely advantageous for that personal touch and continuity of resident’s enquiries.
The Daughters of Charity run a Pre-School for children in the heart of Mosney Village. The Pre-School can accommodate up to 55 children aged 2 to 4/5 years in state-of-the-art facilities which include 3 classrooms, 2 offices, infant size toilets, kitchen, enclosed outdoor play area, Multi-Lingual Library and Sensory Room. In addition to classroom education and free play sessions, the children go on many educational outings within the locality such as Mosney Beach, Drogheda Fire Station, Drogheda Train Station, pet farms, playgrounds and a local residential home for the elderly. The Pre-School also runs regular parenting support sessions, liaises with schools and offers advocacy and informal support to parents. Mabuhay Pre-School has Siolta accreditation and won an 'Investing in Children Membership Award’ in June 2019.
CHILDREN ATTENDING LOCAL SCHOOLS
There are approximately 250 children living with their families in Mosney Village at any given time. All primary and secondary school going children attend local schools in Drogheda, Duleek, Julianstown, Laytown, Bettystown, Tullyallen and Drumcar. Children are taken by bus to and from Mosney Village to their particular school each day. With all children attending local schools, it greatly assists and promotes integration into the local community. Children attend after school clubs, sporting activities and study sessions with after school travel assistance provided by Mosney Village.
MOSNEY HOMEWORK CLUB
The Mosney Homework Club is provided for 7 to 12-year-old boys and girls. It is a great source of support for the children and their parents. The Homework Club is run by a trained, dedicated and committed team of volunteers from the locality for the past 20 years with the professional assistance of qualified teachers. The Homework Club hosts up to 80 children each week from 1st Class to 6th Class. The club consists of a fully equipped 25-seater classroom with mounted projector and white board. The club also extends to an adjoining art room and toy room for the children to enjoy after the task of homework is done. Teachers at the various local primary schools attended by the children from Mosney Village have found this learning resource to be of great benefit to the boys and girls. The club also co-ordinates and hosts classes in dance, fitness and music to supplement the children’s' education and learning of new skills and talents.
MOSNEY COMMUNITY ROOM
Mosney Village has a Community Room to support residents’ recreation, education, crafts and hobbies. The Community Room coordinator manages and organises a large variety of events including Mosney Village's 'Women Together' Group, Conversational English Classes, Chess, Yoga, Mindfulness, Mother and Baby Groups, Family Day Trips, Art & Craft Classes, Yoga, Drama and Summer Camps among other activities. The Community Room coordinator also works closely with the Irish Girl Guides and Brownies at Mosney Village each week as well as teaching children in the Homework Club. Management at Mosney Village regularly fund transport and entry fees to events, playparks, drama performances, concerts, art galleries and end of term dinners. Each week during the summer, Mosney Village arrange and fund family day trips to a variety of well-known leisure parks and historical attractions. Many other leisure events are organised by residents with assistance from Mosney Community Room coordinator.
LMETB ADULT EDUCATION QUARTER
The Louth Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) is the primary provider of adult education at Mosney Village. The courses on offer include spoken and written English, Computers and Technology Skills, Cookery Classes, Sewing and Tailoring, Horticulture and Beauty. The Adult Education Quarter at Mosney Village consists of a suite of 9 classrooms which are state of the art, bright, spacious, comfortable and very conducive to learning. The Education Quarter also includes a Computer and Technology Classroom with over 20 PCs, an E-Learning Language Lab, again with over 20 PCs and individual headphones, Training Kitchen, Beauty Salon as well as Ordinator a private office facility for the course co-ordinator, Tutor resource room and a fully furnished Break Room which is enjoyed by Learners and Tutors alike.
E-LEARNING & LANGUAGE LAB
The Mosney Village E-Learning Classroom consists of a bright modern classroom with 20 pcs with individual headphones. This facility is used as a resource which offers support to the learning, teaching and research within the English Language Department. All classes are taught by the Louth, Meath, Education and Training Board (LMETB).
MOSNEY IT CENTRE
Mosney Village’s IT Centre is a fully supervised Computer and Technology Classroom and Internet Café facility with free WIFI and 20 PCs which are all connected to the internet. By day, Computer and Technology classes are taught by the Louth Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB). Each evening, the facility is a designated and fully supervised Internet Café for adults and children. The Internet Café Coordinator manages the 20 computers and wi-fi access and facilitates and supervises the adults and children who frequent this popular facility. The Co-ordinator also assists with Primary, Secondary, Third Level and Further Education Supports in the Monsey IT Centre. The service includes the facility for students and adult learners to download, print, email, scan, photocopy school and college work.
MOSNEY TRAINING KITCHEN
Mosney Training Kitchen is a centre of training and upskilling for residents. Lessons are taught by the Louth, Meath, Education and Learning Board (LMETB). The class, entitled Food Choice and Health carries a Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Level 2 Certification. It covers modules such as Food Hygiene and Safety, Cooking for Beginners, Cooking on a Budget and Family Nutrition. The classes provide lifelong skills and training for resident learners. This fully fitted training kitchen facility also hosts classes taught by Mosney Food Hall personnel and Mosney Village's Fire and Safety Officer on safe cooking and fire prevention in the home. The course is designed to educate residents in the use of everyday household appliances and advise them of potential hazards in the home. On completion of the course, residents receive a reference that they may present to a potential landlord when they are preparing to move into the community.
MOSNEY BEAUTY SALON
The Mosney Village Beauty Salon is also a centre of training and education for residents. It is a custom built and professionally stocked salon for residents who wish to learn the skills involved in working in the beauty industry. The space is bright and modern and consists of made-to-measure work stations and professional salon furniture. The work stations are complete with professional Hollywood style vanity mirrors with LED natural white lighting to replicate daylight. Classes are taught by the Louth, Meath, Education and Learning Board (LMETB).
THE MOSNEY GYM
For adults who wish to keep fit, Mosney Village Gym is a fully supervised bright, airy facility with personnel trainer with ‘multi gym’ equipment. Residents are encouraged to partake and can have individual programmes.
MOSNEY VILLAGE PLAYGROUNDS
There are two exterior playgrounds for children of all ages at Mosney Village. The variety of attractions with the playgrounds include baby seat wings, hopscotch, springers, bicycle roundabout, trampoline, swings, slides, picnic benches, snakes and ladders, 4-person seesaw, climbing frame with castle, bridge and lookout tower. Both playgrounds are located in the heart of Mosney Village adjacent to residents homes.
MULTI USE GAMES AREA
The Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) is an all-weather surface Astro sports arena at Mosney Village. This extremely popular facility is suitable for football and basketball and is floodlit to allow for extended play into evening time.
FORÓIGE YOUTH CLUB
Mosney Village’s Foróige Club was founded in January 2016 with a dedicated club house for boys and girls aged 10 to 18 years. Members learn the skills required for organising their own club events. The also take part in regular local and national events where they integrate with teenagers from across Ireland. The club has already 3 trophies for winning regional and national finals of Foróige’s Got Talent. The club has been awarded several certificates of merit at the prestigious Youth Citizenship Awards which is the highlight of the Foróige annual calendar. The club’s volunteer leaders received recognition from President Michael D. Higgins in the summer of 2019 when he invited them to a Garden Party at Áras an Uachtaráin. The club is supported and funded by Management at Mosney Village to assist and promote friendship, inclusion and integration.
MOSNEY VILLAGE POST OFFICE
Mosney Village Post Office provides a service to residents to collect their daily post, registered mail and parcels. The Post Offices features a quaint shop front and interior. The exterior garden has an original 1950s post box that has been lovingly restored for residents use.
Named after the River Bradán that flows through Mosney Woodland Walkway, this suite of offices is another reception area in the heart of Mosney Village. With a spacious reception foyer and state of the art modern conference room, it is a welcome support to residents on a 24 hour basis if they require assistance.
The Accommodation Office is strategically placed in the centre of Mosney Village to meet the daily needs of residents. The office is attended by the Accommodation Manager who is the direct line of assistance to residents who may have queries regarding their accommodation, contact with the International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS), The Irish Refugee Protection Programme (IRPP), INTREO as well as a range of other services and supports.
LOCAL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
Many family day trips are arranged by Mosney Village throughout the calendar year. Destinations include Carlingford Village, Malahide Castle, Howth Head, Ardgillan Castle, Dublin Zoo as well as local activity centres, art galleries and museums. During July and August children from Mosney Village partake in the GAA Kellogg’s Cúl Camp and the FAI Summer Soccer School at local football clubs with children from the local community. The attendance by up to 90 children at each camp greatly promotes integration and inclusion and puts the children on a par with their school friends. Up to 50 children from Mosney Village train with St. Nicholas GFC in Drogheda weekly during the Gaelic season. Management at Mosney Village fund the transport and have sponsored club tracksuits to further the children’s integration and inclusion. Entitled ‘Integration through Gaelic Football’, this has proven to be very positive for children, their families and the club.
MOSNEY VILLAGE SPORTS FIELDS
Mosney Village has acres of open space, green lawns, tree lined avenues, tennis courts and sports fields assisting positive physical and mental health. The sports fields cater for Gaelic, Soccer and Cricket matches as well as informal training and playing. Mosney Village residents regularly co-ordinate their own matches and tournaments. In addition, visiting clubs and sporting agencies often arrange matches with Mosney Village residents to promote integration and forge new connects with their individual clubs. The sports fields are also enjoyed by walkers and joggers given the wide expanse of open space. Mosney Village provides travel for residents who train with FAI Dublin soccer clubs and to games with Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI). Mosney Village employs a Sports Coach who manages the Mosney Utd. Team at local tournaments and accompanies children and adults to all manner of sporting events.
MOSNEY VILLAGE BUS TRANSPORT SERVICE
Mosney Village has a well-established bus service in place to cater for the needs, welfare and integration of residents. This frequent free shuttle bus service provides residents with the opportunity to avail of the many services in the town of Drogheda such as Shops, Retail Parks, Banks, Post Office, Hospital, Medical Centres, Public Library, Drogheda Museum and a number of other local agencies and supports. The bus service provides the adult residents the opportunity to attend third level college in Drogheda Institute of Further Education (DIFE). The service also facilitates hospital, medical and dental appointments. Each Sunday, a bus is provided for residents to the local churches in Julianstown and Drogheda. A monthly a bus service is also provided to Dublin.
ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH
St. Patrick’s Church at Mosney Village dates back to 1949. This spacious 600-seater church celebrates special occasion masses which includes Mosney Village residents and neighbours from the locality. One of the most memorable occasions held in St. Patrick’s Church was the visit of the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux along with the relics of her parents, St. Louis and St. Zélie Martin. This visit was arranged during the 'World Meeting of Families' in the summer of 2018. It was a huge honour for St. Patrick’s Church to host the event which was attended by residents of all faiths, Mosney Village staff members and locals from the community.
MOSNEY VILLAGE MOSQUE
Mosney Village respects and caters for the individual faiths and religions of all residents. Mosney Village has its own Mosque as a dedicated place of worship for the Muslim community. Overseen by the resident Imam, Mosney Mosque takes guidance from the Irish Council of Imams with assistance in translation by the Mosney Village Cultural Liaison Officer. The Mosque is a vitally important place for daily and weekly worship as well as key events throughout the calendar year such as the observation of Ramadan and the celebration of Eid. There are also Multi-Faith Prayer Rooms available throughout Mosney Village for multi denomination faiths.
MOSNEY VILLAGE LAUNDERETTE
Mosney Village Launderette is a very bright and spacious open plan amenity with over 80 washing machines and over 80 tumble dryers for residents personal use. The facility is fully staffed in order to assist residents where necessary and to ensure a high-level sanitising protocol is in place at all times. residents are assisted and advised how to use the machines with guides in multi languages. All houses have washing lines for residents to use in fine weather.
MOSNEY VILLAGE WATER WELLS
Mosney Village has its own fresh and safe drinking water from an Aquifer Well 300 feet deep in rock. A very modern facility yields excellent drinking water of the highest quality throughout Mosney Village. The water is tested by an independent water testing company every month to ensure full EU compliance.
RAISED BED ALLOTMENTS
Mosney Village has 42 Raised Bed Allotments and Polytunnel for residents who wish to grow their own vegetables, herbs and flowers. Gardening implements and materials are provided free of charge to budding gardeners. The Louth Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) provide a Horticulture Course to adult learners in the Adult Education Quarter which adjoins the allotments. There is a dedicated classroom with entrance beside the allotments where the theory work is taught whilst the practical segment of the lessons takes place in the allotments. Residents often put their new found skills into practice with beautiful flowers and herbs outside their homes at Mosney Village.
Mosney Beach is just a 5-minute walk from the heart of Mosney Village. The 1km of private beach can be accessed via tranquil walk through 20 acres of woodland. The sand dunes are fully intact and are home to a variety of wild fauna and flowers given the protected location. Residents at Mosney Village enjoy visiting the beach all year round. The close proximity of such a tranquil beach is a very valuable resource for recreation, keep fit and mental health benefits. Mosney Community Room and Foróige Club often arrange summer and mid-term activities for children on the beach. Residents also enjoy walking to nearby Laytown and Bettystown to avail of the local amenities there.
ALL IRELAND POLLINATOR PLAN
Mosney Village joined the All Ireland Pollinator Plan in August 2019. In September 2019, the first project was the creation of a 20 square foot Wild Flower Garden at the main entrance to Mosney Village. Children from the Homework Club took part in the project in order to learn about the importance of pollination. The children raked the ground to prepare for the sprinkling of seeds with a mixture 48 varieties of annuals and perennial species of plants. This took place over 3 days and up to 40 children took part. In addition to the Wild Flower Garden, mature Giant Lupins and Foxgloves were planted at the entrance avenue along with some extra wild flower garden seeds. This initiative is ongoing with new projects and new areas of planting being designed and managed by the Mosney Village Landscape Gardener with pollinating promoting plants included in each phase.
WILDLIFE AT MOSNEY VILLAGE
There is an abundance of wildlife within Mosney Village. The village’s beachfront and woodland setting has the benefit of having a wide variety of nature and wildlife with Fox, Seagulls, Terns, Oyster Catchers, Curlews, Doves, Canadian Geese, Swallows, Rabbits and in particular, a lively population of Irish Hare.
Mosney Village carefully retains areas of long grass that remain unmown as dedicated Hare Habitats. Signage is in place to notify residents and visitors that the areas are protected Hare Habitats. To complement the largest area of habitat, Mosney Village added a pair of ‘Boxing Hare’ sculptures, mounted on rings of a felled tree from the Woodland Walkway.
TRANQUIL FOREST WALKS
Mosney Village boasts 20 acres of tranquil woodland adjoining Mosney Beach. Families enjoy peaceful walks in this undisturbed natural wild environment. The River Bradán flows through the woodland and into the Irish Sea at Mosney Beach. It takes its name from the Irish word for Salmon, therefore meaning ‘Salmon Stream’. The River Bradán is quite unique as it splits into two streams. One part joins the River Nanny which flows through Julianstown and into the sea at Laytown. The other part enters the sea at Mosney Beach.
The Seaview Walkway is a well maintained tightly mown track in a vast area of open green space in front of the Seaview townhouses. It provides residents with a peaceful meandering track amidst the abundance of wildlife at Mosney Village. Each lap of the walkway is 0.715km so 7 laps will enable the walker to reach 5km! Positioned adjacent to the seafront, it is common to spot Terns, Oyster Catchers, Curlews, Doves, Canadian Geese, Swallows, Rabbits and the lively population of Irish Hare. The question is, can you keep up with them!