Down Syndrome Ireland are looking for a young adult with Down Syndrome who is over 18 years and a Meath GAA fan to attend and work on a voluntary basis in Croke Park on Sunday 21st July 2019. This is an opportunity to showcase the ability of people with Down syndrome.

The person with Down Syndrome will need to be able to deal with big crowds and not get overwhelmed or nervous when working in the grounds of Croke Park at the match on Sun 21st July. They will be there all day with the grounds man. They will be standing a lot but will of course get rests and staff members from DSI will be there to look after them.

There will be one person with Down Syndrome from each county represented on the day, Donegal, Kerry, Meath and Mayo.

Each person with Down Syndrome will be able to bring 1 Guardian as Down Syndrome Ireland have been allocated a limited amount of seats.

If you are interested and would like to volunteer please reply back directly to email The position will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

If you need more information before you commit, please contact Kathleen Fitzsimons in DSI on or phone 01 5632456.


Reminder: Wednesday 3rd April @ 7pm.

Hi All

Aoife Gaffney, National Employment & Projects Officer and Rosalind Walsh, Adult Education Officer from Head Office are visiting the Branch.

They will visit on Wednesday 3rd April @ 7pm in the Conyngham Arms Hotel Slane to give a talk to interested members.  They will present on the entire Ability Programme (Latch On, MOTE, Work Skills) and talk in more detail then about Work Skills and employment links.



Down Syndrome Ireland’s Ability programme was launched in September 2018 and is aimed at providing further education and preparation for employment for our over 18s. The programme has been developed in conjunction with Accenture, a global management consultancy firm and with the support of funding from Pobal.

In its complete format, the programme runs for 4 days per week from September to June for 2 years with modules in Practical Literacy and Technology; Decision Making, Rights and Responsibilities; Work Skills and preparation for employment.

Louth/Meath branch will run and subsidise the programme from September 2019 if there is sufficient interest. Location will depend on the level of interest. It is an option to run just parts of the programme and this may suit members who have already completed Latch on and Mote programmes who would prefer to do the only Work Skills module. Again, it will depend on demand.

Planning for a class in September 2019 must begin NOW. If you are interested in any way or would like more details, please contact;

Geraldine Regan, 087 8157542, or

Audrey O’Dowd, 086 0537177,

Expression of interest is not a commitment to enrolling in the programme.

Further details in the attached flyer and also in the current Down Syndrome Ireland magazine.

Adult Education & Employment Scheme 2018 3 (1)

Exciting Job Opportunities – Carlingford Adventure Centre

**Exciting Job Opportunities**


As part of the DSI Employment Support programme, we are looking for TWO adults with Down syndrome for upcoming work in Carlingford Adventure Centre.

The work will begin in March, but full training will be provided before beginning work.

Possible Duties/Job Roles available include:

-Catering Assistant

-Hospitality & housekeeping

-Admin assistant (working in reception)

-Assisting Instructors on centre activities e.g Laser Tag/pay & play

The team at Carlingford Adventure Centre are really excited to welcome 2 adults with Down syndrome onto their team.

Days & hours are fully flexible to suit the individual (Adventure Centre opens 7 days per week).

Please click on the link to see more about Carlingford Adventure Centre:

If you are interested, please email your CV to Aoife Gaffney, National Employment Officer, DSI on & cc Mike Egan, Regional Resource Officer, DSI Louth/Meath Branch, on .  Please contact Aoife(089.7036209) or Mike(085.8618866) if you have any questions.


We look forward to hearing from you!