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MIND ONAM 2018

Thiruvonam is a much sought out festival of Malayalee Indians all over the world. It is a time of the year in Kerala when the whole land transforms itself to its well know phrase ‘God’s  own country’. It is lush green everywhere and the nature’s beauty works wonders in the minds and moods of the people around. Onam is celebrated for over 10 days between the end  of August and the beginning of September. It starts with ‘Atham’ and the final day of the festivity is called ‘Thiruvonam’. As it is a time of harvest, it means plenty and bountiful everywhere, a new beginning and prosperity for many. Also, it is a time when the people of ‘God’s own country’ expect their  beloved and legendary king Mahabali to come and visit their homes and bless them with  good health, wealth, happiness and prosperity for the whole year round. On the first day of the festivity i.e. ‘Atham’, the women wearing traditional attire decorate  their houses and mainly the entrance of the home with ‘Pookkalam’, intricate design of colourful and fresh flowers, as a way to welco...

MIND KIDS FEST 2018

Malayalee Indians (MIND), Ireland is a voluntary community organisation established in February 2008 with a view to provide a platform for Malayalam speaking Indians in Dublin and to promote the rich culture, heritage and tradition of Malayalees (natives of Kerala, South India) in the larger Dublin area. We are also keen in promoting active citizenship and integrating with the mainstream community. To this effect we organise various activities round the year, including cricket tournament, badminton tournament, family tour, kid’s competitions, celebration of Thiruvonam (regional festival), Christmas and New Year. We are planning a two day MIND Kids Festival on April 6th and 7th. The age groups are: Sub-Juniors – upto 7 years; Juniors – 7 years to 11 years; Seniors 11 years to 18 years. We have more than 15 different competitions in all from storytelling, essay writing, elocution to performance arts like group dance, Irish dance, instrumental music, singing etc. The venue is Scoil Mhuire Boys National School, Griffith Avenue, Marino, Dublin 9. More than 150 children participa...

MIND Badminton Tournament

Saturday, 3rd December 2016 Baldoyle Badminton Centre, Baldoyle MIND (Malayalee Indians, Ireland) is a voluntary community organisation established in February 2008. We are based in Dublin. The main aim of MIND is to promote the culture, tradition and the rich heritage of Kerala (South India) in the society we live in and also use our events as a platform to share and learn the Irish culture and tradition and also integrate with other migrant communities in Dublin City. Apart from other cultural events, we also organise annual sports events like Cricket tournament and Badminton tournament. Both these events are well known in the community. There are lots of young talents playing cricket and badminton in the past years. This year one of the MIND Committee member has even started a badminton club exclusively for kids, “Whitehall Junior Badminton Club”. Some of the MIND Committee members are also part of the Irish League Badminton. Again this year we are gearing up to organise the “All Ireland Badminton Tournament – 2016” on Saturday, 3

MIND KIDS FEST 2016

Malayalee Indians (MIND), Ireland is a voluntary community organisation established in February 2008 with a view to provide a platform for Malayalam speaking Indians in Dublin and to promote the rich culture, heritage and tradition of Malayalees (natives of Kerala, South India) in the larger Dublin area. We are also keen in promoting active citizenship and integrating with the mainstream community. To this effect we organise various activities round the year, including cricket tournament, badminton tournament, family tour, kid’s competitions, celebration of Thiruvonam (regional festival), Christmas and New Year. We are planning a two day MIND Kids Festival on April 2nd and 3rd. The age groups are: Sub-Juniors – upto 7years; Juniors – 7 years to 11 years; Seniors 11 years to 18 years. We have more than 15 different competitions in all from storytelling, essay writing, elocution to performance arts like group dance, Irish dance, instrumental music, singing etc. The venue is Scoil Mhuire Boys National School, Griffith Avenue, Marino, Dublin 9. More than 150 children participat...

MIND ONAM 2015

Thiruvonam is a much sought out festival of Malayalee Indians all over the world. It is a time of the year in Kerala when the whole land transforms itself to its well know phrase ‘God’s  own country’. It is lush green everywhere and the nature’s beauty works wonders in the minds and moods of the people around. Onam is celebrated for over 10 days between the end  of August and the beginning of September. It starts with ‘Atham’ and the final day of the festivity is called ‘Thiruvonam’. As it is a time of harvest, it means plenty and bountiful everywhere, a new beginning and prosperity for many. Also, it is a time when the people of ‘God’s own country’ expect their  beloved and legendary king Mahabali to come and visit their homes and bless them with  good health, wealth, happiness and prosperity for the whole year round. On the first day of the festivity i.e. ‘Atham’, the women wearing traditional attire decorate  their houses and mainly the entrance of the home with ‘Pookkalam’, intricate design of colourful and fresh flowers, as a way to welco...

MIND Family Tour 2015

This year the family tour was organised on the 26th, 27th and 28th June. The team went to Ring of Kerry and Dingle. Around 18 families and about 50 persons including children went on this trip. Friday, 26th June - The bus left from Parkview Drive, Dublin 11. First day we visited Dingle Bay. We arranged a boat trip to see Dolphin ‘Fungi’. After that we went to the Dingle Oceanworld aquarium. Then we left Dingle to Kerry and got back at the Hostel - The Sleepy Camel, Glenbeigh, Kerry. As planned we had a barbeque dinner in the evening at the hostel. Saturday, 27th June – The day’s weather was not that favourable. Light showers most of the time. However, the party enjoyed the bus trip around the Ring of Kerry. There were loads of games, songs, and kids recital during the bus ride, which was packed with fun in its own way. The lunch was arranged by caterers at Caherdaniel, ‘The best view in Ireland’, overlooking Scarriff Island. It was mostly getting down at picturesque places, enjoying the raw beauty of Kerry and taking family and group pictures. We got back to The Sle...

MIND Badminton Tournament 2015

MIND (Malayalee Indians, Ireland) is a voluntary community organisation established in February 2008. We are based in Dublin. The main aim of MIND is to promote the culture, tradition and the rich heritage of Kerala (South India) in the society we live in and also use our events as a platform to share and learn the Irish culture and tradition and also integrate with other migrant communities in Dublin City. Apart from other cultural events, we also organise annual sports events like Cricket tournament and Badminton tournament. Both these events are well known in the community and the one’s the young men and adult look forward to actively participate every year. This year we are gearing up to organise the “All Ireland Badminton Tournament – 2015” on Saturday, 28th November 2015 at Baldoyle Badminton Centre, Baldoyle, Dublin 13. Last year we had 45 teams participated in the event and players came from all over Dundalk, Cork, Wexford etc., actively participated. This year we expect more participants from all over Ireland and also from other nationalities (In the...