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Meet Our Tutors

                    Eoin  O'Brien
                    is a graduate of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin and Institute of  Technology                                     Blanchardstown. With over 15 years experience in the horticulture industry, Eoin has work in a range of areas including retail horticulture, landscaping and green-keeping. Focus then shifted to bringing the gardening experience to the classroom. To date, his teaching sees him involved with a number of organisations, with the primary focus being adult groups, from beginners to the more experienced, community groups, and addiction recovery groups. Eoin offers the garden experience using a combination of practical activities and classroom based discussion and slides, through both accredited and non-accredited courses, and seasonal workshops.

                      Jane Bailey
                     is an instructor with the Irish Tai Chi Chuan Association and has a deep  interest in the                                     practice of Tai Chi Chuan for health and well-being on all levels of the self. Although a practitioner and teacher of the Yang family style of Tai Chi Chuan she has also done some training in the Chen style in China with Master Chen Ziqiang. As well as her classes in the Loreto Centre, Jane also teaches Tai Chi to adults with special needs. She has trained in Medical Chi Kung, Reiki and other energy based therapies and brings this knowledge to her teaching of Tai Chi. Jane is also an accredited psychotherapist and counsellor, and maintains a practice as psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in the Crumlin area. B.Sc., M.Ed., MIAHIP, MIACP, ITCCA

                       Mirjam Keune 
                       Mirjam Keune is a visual artist with a degree in Fine Art from the National College of Art and                          Design. She has been working as an arts and crafts facilitator with adults and children for the last twenty years. Her emphasis is on process rather than product, allowing each person to find their own creative voice in a supportive classroom setting, and seeing their creative potential flourish. The classes have a relaxed, fluid, and playful approach, covering different strand of art and craft and exploring different methods and materials to create individual works of art or pieces of craftwork.

                         Terry Kelleher
                        Terry Kelleher has been working in the area of adult education for more than 20 years and                            has taught classes in philosophy, sociology and social work to numerous groups of adult learners. She trained in social work in UCC and holds post graduate degrees in social science and philosophy, she also holds post-graduate diplomas in adult education and theology. Her life-long interest in human development led her to train as a psychotherapist and she is an accredited member of The Irish Association for counsellors and Psychotherapists (IACP). She is currently the clinical co-director of the Counselling and Psychotherapy Service at the Loreto Centre where she also teaches a course to adults in personal development and meaning. This course offers insights into human development and how this development can be linked to a personal quest for meaning.



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