EVE Plantmarket

Open Day

EVE Plantmarket, which is located at Blake’s Cross, Lusk hosted a very successful open day as part of Men’s health week on 14th June last. Despite the rain, it did not dampen the spirits, as County Mayor, Cllr David O’Connor, who was in attendance took the time to speak to trainees. Visitors from a number of different EVE services participated in a fantastic day along with members of the general public. Many media ouheis tlet turned up and the event featured in many publications and webiste, some of which were the North County leader (http://www.northcountyleader.ie/2016/06/21/eve-plantmarket-open-day/), Fingal Independent and Balbriggan Information (http://www.balbriggan.info/men-united-health-well/).                

There were information talks regarding Exercise, Nutrition and Mindfulness. A number of EVE Plantmarket students gave skills demonstrations showcasing their abilities in horticulture and retail.

EVE Plantmarket is a programme within the HSE, contracted by the DDLETB (Dublin Dun Laoghaire Education) to deliver vocational training to people who have experienced mental health difficulties. There are three programmes within the centre: These include QQI level 3 course in employability skills, QQI level 4 course in Horticulture and QQI level 5 course in Retail Practice. To find out more vist their webiste or their FaceBook page

The EVE Plantmarket centre offers students an opportunity to come together, to learn in a supportive environment and allows space for recovery.


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