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Recovery Month in North Inner City Dublin

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September is Recovery Month when people around the world participate in events to celebrate Addiction Recovery and increase Recovery awareness. 

See the Recovery Month Calendar below for to see the events that are happening in the North Inner City.

Check out the Facebook page: Recovery Month NIC 2020


All Recovery Month events will be held in compliance with COVID-19 public health guidelines and so some events involving groups have had to be changed, see Calendar below for updates.

Dublin is in Level 3 of the Framework for Restriction Levels: See full details here 

Communications Kit:

Recovery Academy Ireland has put together a Communications Kit which contains all the key messages, information, images and hashtags that you can use to promote Recovery.You can download this in PDF here or in PowerPoint format here.


North Inner City Recovery Month: Calendar 2020

1st to 30th of September

Recovery Mural

100-101 Seville Place, Dublin 1

Recovery Mural Launch 30th September


Who’s involved? How can I get involved? 

This project will be ongoing throughout the month of September and is being led by artist Fionnuala Halpin. People in Recovery and organisations supporting Recovery from across the NICDATF area are getting involved. 

The Recovery Mural is being officially launched by Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu at 12.15pm on International Recovery Day, Wednesday 30th of September.

Various groups have been hard at work, and the Mural is looking great!


Saturday 5th of September

Soilse Hill Walking in the Dublin Mountains

Who’s involved? 

Soilse is a HSE Addiction Rehabilitation Service based in Henrietta St and Green Street in Dublin 7. Find out more about Soilse here .

Soilse information leaflet here.

Soilse Facebook

Soilse Twitter

Social distancing but still connecting! See some amazing drone footage of the group in the Dublin mountains here.

Monday 7th of September

Soilse Cycle & Sea Swim

Who’s involved? 

A group from Soilse had a great day out in Howth.

This was a Recovery Coach led event. ‘Recovery Coaches’ mentor and give practical assistance to people in early recovery. To find out more about Recovery Coaching contact Recovery Academy Ireland. 

Spectacular drone footage of the cycle from the Dublin city and sea swimming in Howth here.

Every Monday in September @ 11am in NEIC

Singing through Recovery with SAOL

Who’s involved? 

SAOL Sisters have started a tour around various outdoor locations the North East Inner City, singing for Recovery Month. 


Watch wonderful footage of the SAOL Sisters Singing for Recovery Month:

Out and about in the North East Inner City here.

In Mud Island Community Garden and in the NEIC here.

At Liberty Hall here.

More to follow.

Tuesday 15th of September

Soilse Recovery Walk


Who’s involved? 

As the National Recovery Walk was not able to go ahead, Soilse did their own 20KM Recovery Walk this year.


Every Wednesday in September @ 11am in NEIC

SAOL does Recovery through Yoga

Who’s involved?

SAOL participants: This event is limited to a group from SAOL due to COVID-19 restrictions.



Every Friday in September from 10am to 1pm in SAOL

SAOL recording Recovery and Covid-19 experiences through Creative Writing and Drama

Who’s involved?

SAOL participants: This event is limited to a group from SAOL due to COVID-19 restrictions


Thursday 17th of September

Launch of Soilse Drama

Who’s involved? 

This is a Recovery Coach led project which is ongoing, and will be launched on Thursday 17th September. It will be available via digital media. More details will follow.


Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd of September


Holistic Treatments

Who’s involved? 

To celebrate Recovery Month, The Snug had planned holistic treatments for service users in Recovery on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd September, but due the upgrading of COVID-19 restrictions this was curtailed. 

Friday 25th of September

Run for Recovery


Who’s involved? How can I get involved?

Due to the restrictions on gatherings this event changed from a group to an individual event

People did their own 5K walk / run / cycle and uploaded their achievements on the  Recovery Month 2020 Dublin NIC Facebook page.

More than 25 people did the run. The goal was to the bring unity, even in social distancing, around the concept of recovery and to raise awareness that recovery is possible.This event was managed by Irene in the HOPE project who did a fantastic job managing this in the challenging and changing situation.

Wednesday 30th of September

North West Inner City Training & Development Project; providing rehabilitation to drug users in the north inner city

Who’s involved? How can I get involved?

Stepping Stones to Recovery, Recovery Rocks!  – an art project where the participants will decorate stones/rocks with what recovery means to them, what the theme ‘leave a light on’ means to them as they move forward in their recovery.

This will take place on September 30th 2020 from 10am-1pm 

Unfortunately due to covid restrictions the event will be limited to the service users of the project along with project staff and the art teacher for the project.

Wednesday 30th of September

International Recovery Day



Who’s involved? How can I get involved?

On the 30th of Sept, prominent buildings across Dublin including the  Mansion House, the Convention Centre, and City Hall will be lighting up in Purple for Recovery.

We ask that people in Recovery, addiction recovery services family and friends  come out and support the event by walking from the different buildings that will be lit up on the night, sharing your pictures and showing your support for this event.





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