Madhouse is based on the unbelievable true life story of comedian PJ Gallagher.
When PJ was ten, his Ma, a nurse, moved six men with schizophrenia into the family home to care for them full time. Many psychiatric institutions were closing down and there were few places for long term residents to go. She did everything for them from administering their medication to cutting their hair.
Balbriggan is situated in the north of Fingal and enjoys a seaside location. Ardgillan Castle is on the outskirts of the town and is a wonderful attraction to visit. Both can be easily reached by public transport or by car via the M1 Motorway.
On Thursday 3rd October 2019 the Fingal Greener Communities Awards were held in County Hall, Swords. This important competition has over the years enhanced Fingal County Council’s relationship with residents, community groups and individuals of the county.
Fingal County Council along with two other local authorities and Age Friendly Ireland piloted the ACORN tablet with members of Older People’s Councils. Minister Ring officially launched the findings from the ACORN Pilot Project last week.