Coolmine TC 40th Anniversary


I attended Coolmine Therapeutic Community’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations today at Coolmine Lodge.  The Guest of Honour was President Michael D. Higgins who spoke very eloquently about the work that Coolmine TC has done over the last 40 years, and continues to do today, helping people recovering from addiction to rebuild their lives.

The weather stayed beautiful for us and we had a great day, culminating in the graduation of the most recent clients to successfully complete Coolmine’s programme.   The atmosphere is always wonderful at the graduation events, and it’s an honour to be invited and be a small part of something that is such a milestone in people’s lives. Special guest speaker for the graduation was Mr. Rowdy Yates, Senior Research Fellow from the University of Stirling.

Unfortunately Coolmine TC has been hit very hard by funding cuts over the last number of years, and they recently launched a fundraising campaign, Friends of Coolmine to help keep services viable.  Any donations, no matter how small, are gratefully received.  You can read more about Coolmine and the services they provide on their website.

Treasa ( and Pauline McKeown, CEO of Coolmine TC


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