Welcome to Terenure Enterprise Centre, a haven for those Starting in Business since 1984. Our art deco building was once the Classic Cinema in Terenure and now provides small business owners and entrepreneurs with professional incubation space at affordable prices and on flexible terms.

Active IT Society

The Active IT Society based at Terenure Enterprise Centre is an I.T. community training initiative aimed at over 55’s. A voluntary society founded in 2007, we offer training and social activities to the wider community. The society is run from, and facilitated by, Terenure Enterprise Centre, a voluntary organisation strongly committed to supporting economic development in the South City area of Dublin.We offer a wide variety of training courses covering iPad, tablets, iphones, smartphones and laptops. We also offer a range of hobby learning courses.

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Current & Upcoming Courses

Smartphone Basics and Beyond
2 week Course
Starts:Tuesday 10 September
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€15
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

Beginners guide to using your Android smartphone. This course will cover how to make calls, texts, send emails, finding information online, camera and photos, downloading Apps etc.
To Book Phone:014903237
Dancercise
6 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 10 September
Time:2pm -3pm
Course Fee:€35
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

Level 1

Want to improve your fitness and have fun while doing so? This class will incorporate a mixture of circle dancing with some more upbeat moves of Zumba and modern dance. All levels of fitness are welcome and no partner needed! The Level 1 class will be a taken at a light to moderate pace!
To Book Phone:014903237
Dancercise
6 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 10 September
Time:3pm -4pm
Course Fee:€35
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

Level 2

Want to improve your fitness and have fun while doing so? This class will incorporate a mixture of circle dancing with some more upbeat moves of Zumba and modern dance. All levels of fitness are welcome and no partner needed! Level 2 is suitable for improvers or those who would like to push it a little bit more!
To Book Phone:014903237
Card Making
4 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 10 September
Time:10am-12noon
Course Fee:€40
Tutor: Di Ryan

Learn the art of Card Making in this fun and friendly four week course. Di Ryan will show you each week how to create handmade and heartfelt cards for every occasion. All materials provided!
To Book Phone:014903237
Needlecraft
6 Week Course
Starts:Wednesday 11 September
Time:2pm-4pm
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: Bernie Sheridan

Needlecraft returns for another six weeks with Bernie Sheridan. Participants bring along their own materials for either Knitting, Tapestry, Cross Stitch, Crochet or Embroidery.
To Book Phone:014903237
Ukulele Beginners
6 Week Course
Starts:Thursday 12 September
Time:2pm-3.30pm
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

Discover the joy of the ukulele – starting right from the basics. Join this fun and friendly group session learning the fundamentals and easy tunes.
To Book Phone:014903237
iPad Basics and Beyond
2 Week Course
Starts:Thursday 12 September
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€15
Tutor: John Kelly

This course will cover the basics of the iPad such as the buttons, home screen, default apps, settings and email. Suitable for complete beginners and those who want to refresh the basics before doing another course.
To Book Phone:014903237
History ‘Conflict and Harmony’
6 Week Course
Starts:Friday 13 September
Time:10am-12noon
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: John Kelly/Anne Harte

This course on World History will cover from the Renaissance, the Age of Discovery, Rise and fall of empires to the emergence of Civil Rights Movements in USA and Northern Ireland. This course includes a field trip to the National Gallery. *No previous history experience needed, new members welcome!
To Book Phone:014903237
Ukulele Club Course 1
6 Week Course
Starts:Friday 13 September
Time:2pm-3.30pm
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

This course is suitable for those ukulele players who have been playing for a while and would like to learn some more fun and exciting songs while having fun and making friends!
To Book Phone:014903237
iPhone Beginners
2 Week Course
Starts:Monday 16 September
Time:2pm - 4pm
Course Fee:€15
Tutor: John Kelly

Get to grips with your iPhone. This course will cover the basics such as texting, making calls and the settings. Suitable for complete beginners and those who want to brush up on the basics.
To Book Phone:014903237
New Course - All Write
4 Week Course
Starts:Monday 23 September
Time:10am -12noon
Course Fee:€40
Tutor: Jean O'Brien

This four week creative writing workshop is for all levels. We all have something to say and need to find our own way of saying it. We will look at the work of successful novelists, short story writers and poets to see how they fitted the nuts and bolts together. We will try our hand at our own creative writing in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Bring your pen, some paper and your imagination and we will go from there.
To Book Phone:014903237
Smartphone Essentials
2 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 24 September
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€15
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

This 2 part course will show you how to get a better grasp of your Android smartphone. Topics covered include Apps, photos, connecting to Wifi/Bluetooth, cloud storage, Google Chrome, WhatsApp, Google Maps and more!
To Book Phone:014903237
iPad Essentials
4 Week Course
Starts:Thursday 3 October
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€40
Tutor: John Kelly

This course will cover the latest Apps for your iPad including TV players,streaming music, eBooks and more to get the most out of your iPad. Suitable for those who have done iPad beginners or who feel comfortable using their iPad.
To Book Phone:014903237
Smartphone Crazy
2 week Course
Starts:Tuesday 8 October
Time:10am-12noon
Course Fee:€15
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

This 2 part course is suitable for those who have completed previous Android smartphone workshops or who have a good knowledge of how to use their device. Topics covered include – Apps, photo editing, creating WhatsApp groups, music streaming, settings and more!
To Book Phone:014903237
iPhone Improvers
2 Week Course
Starts:Monday 14 October
Time:2pm - 4pm
Course Fee:€15
Tutor: John Kelly

This course will cover the more advanced features of your iPhone such as iCloud, downloading apps and freeing up storage. Suitable for those who have completed iPhone beginners or are proficient at using their iPhone.
To Book Phone:014903237
Google Maps
1 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 22 October
Time:10am-12noon
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

This workshop will look at how to find locations, directions and best routes in real time with the Google Maps App. Learn how to work GPS, use as a Sat Nav and download maps for offline use.
To Book Phone:014903237
New Course - Introduction to Modern Psychology
6 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 22 October
Time:10am-12noon
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: Marianne Mc Giffin

This course aims to provide a general introduction to the nature and history of modern psychology. Theories of human development and personality will be examined, with relation to the participants’ life experiences, where appropriate. Allied psychological issues such as understanding behaviour, emotion, motivation, learning, perception, attention and memory will also be explored.
To Book Phone:014903237
New Course - Origami Workshop
1 Week Course
Starts:Wednesday 23 October
Time:2pm-4pm
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: Vasilena Vasileva

Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper to create beautiful decorations. This beginner’s workshop will give you a taste of this ancient art. We will learn basic folds, how to read instructions and make our own cranes. No previous experience needed. Materials will be provided.
To Book Phone:014903237
Tablets Refresher
2 Week Course
Starts:Monday 4 November
Time:2pm-4pm
Course Fee:15
Tutor: John Kelly
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This two part workshop will cover the latest Apps for your Android tablet and refresh over the basics to help you to get the most out of your tablet.
To Book Phone:014903237
TV + Movie Streaming Apps
1 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 5 November
Time:10am-12noon
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

This workshop will look at downloading and using the latest free TV player Apps to catch up on your favourite programmes. We will explore the best free movie streaming Apps/ websites available and there will also be a Netflix demo.
To Book Phone:014903237
Mindfulness for Positive Ageing
4 Week Course
Starts:Wednesday 6 November
Time:2pm-4pm
Course Fee:€40
Tutor: Mildred Ryan

Returning due to popular demand! Under the guidance of Mildred Ryan, learn how to live more mindfully for positive ageing. Learn meditation techniques to live a more mindful and stress-free life. All levels welcome!
To Book Phone:014903237
iPad Fun with Photos
4 Week Course
Starts:Thursday 7 November
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€40
Tutor: John Kelly

This course will show you how to edit your photos using the Snapseed App and add finishing touches such as text and frames to your photos, we will also cover the best way to back up your photos and print them. An essential course for any aspiring shutterbugs out there!
To Book Phone:014903237
History ‘ Revolution and Liberation’
6 Week Course
Starts:Friday 8 November
Time:10am-12noon
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: John Kelly/Anne Harte

This course on World History will cover the American and French Revolutions, the Rise of Fascism and the Spanish Civil War (its links to the Irish who fought on both sides) and focus on the Social History of Ireland, changing of Cinema, Transport, Housing and Women’s Liberation. This course includes a field trip to a Dublin Site Location TBC. *No previous history experience needed, new members welcome!
To Book Phone:014903237
Ukulele Club Course 2
6 Week Course
Starts:Friday 8 November
Time:2pm-3.30pm
Course Fee:€50
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

The Ukulele Club will recommence learning new and fun songs from a mixture of genres. Participants can suggest new songs in advance if desired.
To Book Phone:014903237
Instagram
1 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 12 November
Time:10am-12noon
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

This workshop will help you get to grips with the Instagram App! Covering how to post and use your filters to maximise your photography skills!
To Book Phone:014903237
Pinterest
1 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 19 November
Time:10am-12noon
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

Discover the wonderful world of the Pinterest App, this workshop will show you how to search and save articles to your Pinterest board.
To Book Phone:014903237
Google Docs and Google Drive Apps
1 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 26 November
Time:10am - 12 noon
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: Eileen Mc Loughlin

This workshop will show you how to download Google Docs App, create, edit and share documents for free! There will also be a short demo of how to organise your documents online with Google Drive App.
To Book Phone:014903237
New Course - Jewellery Making Workshop
1 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 26 November
Time:2pm-4pm
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: Vasilena Vasileva

Let’s have fun making jewellery! This workshop will teach you how to use jewellery findings and make your own unique bracelet and set of earrings. No previous experience needed. Materials will be provided.
To Book Phone:014903237
New Course - Gaeilge na Nollaig
1 Week Course
Starts:Monday 9 December
Time:2pm-4pm
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: John Kelly

Want to learn some Irish in a relaxed environment? Come along and learn “cupla focal”. We will have a bit of craic and ceol as we learn some Irish sayings and Irish Christmas songs to get you through the festive period! Beginners welcome!
To Book Phone:014903237
New Course - Christmas Decorations Workshop
1 Week Course
Starts:Tuesday 10 December
Time:2pm-4pm
Course Fee:€10
Tutor: Vasilena Vasileva

Get into the Christmas spirit, make your own fabulous Christmas decorations and give your home a special handmade touch. No previous experience needed. Materials will be provided.
To Book Phone:014903237

About the society

Since 2007, the Centre has facilitated training relevant to older people in the locality with the objective of bridging the digital divide. The Active IT Society has a core objective to promote IT learning and practice among older people. The Active IT Society is run by a voluntary committee made up from its members and staff members from Terenure Enterprise Centre. The Society is reliant on community finance initiatives and strives to provide as many training courses as possible to ensure member’s interests and expectations are met and sustained.

We aim to encourage older people to learn and be creative with the use of technology and to ensure that new and innovative ideas are brought forward in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. Many highly skilled professionals have volunteered as IT trainers with the Society as well as many transition year students from St Colmcilles Community School. Their commitment, patience and efforts are highly valued by all members.

Terenure Enterprise Centre is funded by The Department of Rural and Community Development's Community Services Programme which is administered by Pobal. The objectives of the Community Services Programme are as follows:

  • To promote social enterprise as an approach to alleviating disadvantage and addressing local social, economic and environmental needs which are not being met through public or private funding or other resources.
  • To create sustainable jobs for those most distant from the labour market, in particular for those who are long term unemployed and from specific target groups.
  • To promote sustainable social and economic development
  • To enable service providers to lever additional public investment to improve facilities and services
  • To strengthen local ownership through participation in decision making
  • To support social innovation and encourage sharing of learning and expertise between participating service providers

Milestones

  • In 2015 the society’s total membership was 487 people, our highest ever.
  • During 2015 over 1.107 training places were taken up including one to one, courses and workshops.
  • 2013 marked the recording of local people’s memories: Terenure A Social History
  • In 2012 our Creative Writing group launched a book of memoirs, short stories and poems, “Ireland: The Dawning of the Day”
  • 2011 saw the addition of new tutors sponsored by Dublin City Council Adult Education section

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Terenure Enterprise Centre
17 Rathfarnham Road
Terenure
Dublin 6W
01 4903237