Thank you to everyone who supported our first National raffle for Down Syndrome Ireland, the support nationally throughout our branch network was hugely appreciated.

The draw took place at the National Office in Dublin with Ross O’Neill, National Advisory Council, Barry Sheridan CEO of Down Syndrome Ireland and an independent observer Gerry Cully who checked all winning tickets were valid.

The winning tickets were sold by our branches in Sligo, Longford Westmeath and Louth Meath.

The winners are :

1st Prize Hyundai i10 Car – Winner Joanne Moore
2nd Prize Week Stay iNua Collection Hotels – Winner Marek Strutynski
3rd Prize €500 Dunnes Stores Gift Car – Winner Rebecca Finnegan

Seller Prize Weekend stay Kellys Resort Wexford – Winner Aine O’Sullivan

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the people who bought and sold tickets.

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50th Anniversary National Raffle through our local branch network

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, we are holding a national raffle through our local branch network throughout Ireland. We have 25 branches across Ireland that offer a range of services and supports to children and adults with Down syndrome and their families.

The raffle will support the DSI community at a local level as well as helping further develop supports at a national level ensuring continued support to people with Down syndrome across the lifecycle.

Your support will help make a real difference to the lives of children and adults with Down syndrome.


1st Prize – A Hyundai i10 Classic
2nd Prize – A week stay in one of the iNua hotels
3rd Prize – €500 Dunnes Stores gift card

Seller’s prizes – Weekend break for 2 adults & 2 children in Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa in Wexford!
Tickets €10

To support your local branch, purchase your ticket by contacting the Branch on 0838972044 or or any Committee member.

If you would like to sell tickets on behalf of the Branch please contact Brendan on 0838972044 or

If you wish to buy online, we have a dedicated iDonate page for you to do so.

Please note that proceeds from Tickets bought on the iDonate link do not come to the Branches but to DSI Head office to support national projects. If you wish to support the Branches please buy the tickets from the Branches.

The draw will take place on November 19th, 2021.

Pound the Pavements


Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch in association with LMFM is holding a Fundraising Event called Pound the Pavements to raise vital funds for the Branch.

Pound the Pavements runs from 10 – 30 June 2021 and the funds raised will go directly towards our vital education programmes provided to our members in the Louth Meath Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland, including our early intervention and adult education programmes.

How to Register

You can register for the Event on myrunresults.

There will also be an option to donate further or to set up an iDonate page for the event to raise funds for the Branch.

When you register, there is also the chance to purchase optional merchandise for the event.

What are we doing?

We are asking friends, family and members of the local communities across Louth and Meath to join us in our virtual summer event – Pound the Pavements – to help raise much needed funds for DSI’s Louth Meath Branch.

When is this happening?

Over 21 days from 10th – 30th (inclusive) June 2021

Who can take part?

We are inviting all family, friends – at home and overseas – as well as members of our local communities across Louth and Meath to take part in this virtual event.

Dress up in purple and green and help us create a sea of walkers and runners across every town, village and road in Louth and Meath to Pound the Pavements over 21 km for the local Louth Meath Branch.

How can you take part?

This is a virtual event. Walk or run – you decide. The activity and pace for this event is entirely up to you. The goal is simply to have fun and reach 21km over 21 days. How you do it is up to you!!

Why 21km over 3 weeks?

Typically, a baby is born with 46 chromosomes. Babies with Down syndrome have an extra copy of one of these chromosomes, chromosome 21, hence the 21km.  Babies with Down Syndrome are born with 3 copies of chromosome 21 (rather than the usual two), hence the 3 weeks/ 21 days!

Cost of the event?

€10 for an individual

€20 for a family

There will also be an option to donate further when you register or an option to set up an iDonate page to raise funds.

We would love to hear about your progress.  Join us on our virtual challenge social media groups, connect with fellow participants, share your photos and stories on how you are progressing.

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4 Peak Challenge

A big Thank you to Derek & Ian Primrose for choosing our Branch as part of their fabulous Fundraiser.

If you would like to support the fundraiser for these very worthy causes you can do so online (details below) or alternatively you can contribute in person 🙂

You can donate online via the following GoFundMe page:

All funds raised will be split equally between Nobber Cancer Support Group and DownSyndrome LouthMeath.

Derek and Ian are taking on a bit of a challenge this June to raise much needed funds for two brilliant local charities – Nobber Cancer Support Group and DownSyndrome LouthMeath. They are hiking the highest peak in each province in Ireland in just 48-hours!

As I’m sure many of you are aware, Nobber Cancer Support Group and DownSyndrome LouthMeath both provide much needed support and services to people in our local community. The services and support they make available make a big difference to the lives of those who benefit from them and every donation, no matter how small, helps to enable them to continue to operate. We would be very grateful for your help in making this fundraising effort a big success!!

If you would like to support our fundraiser for these very worthy causes you can do so online (details below) or alternatively you can contribute in person 🙂

The Fireside Sessions Summer Festival of Music

The Fireside Sessions Summer Festival of Music.

Rocks for Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th July 2020

McHugh’s Drogheda

Mickey Joe Harte, The Committments, and Ireland’s best Oasis Tribute ” Live Forever ” are the headliners amongst 60 other artist and bands at the 2020 Fireside Festival of Music and arts Rocks for Louth Meath down syndrome…

Text or call 083 8673499 for tickets

Weekend €32.50
Sat 18th €20
Sun 19th €20

DSI Christmas Cards for 2019

The Branch has received its allocation of DSI Christmas Cards for 2019.

Cards are available for purchase from Brendan on, 083 8972044, Ellie on email, 087 6671393 or from any Committee Member.

Cards cost 
Member designed cards (4 designs per pack) in packs of 12 @ €6.00 per pack
Small box of 10 cards (1 design per box) @ €7.00 per pack
Small Cello Packs of 10 cards (1 design per pack) @ €7.00 per pack
* NEW * Christmas Bonus Box of 30 Assorted Cards (16cm square) @ €8.00 per pack


TREDAGH SINGERS SUMMER CONCERT on Friday 31st May at 8 pm  in the Augustinian Church, Shop Street, Drogheda.


This is the fourth year that the Tredagh Singers have very kindly  donated ALL the proceeds of their Summer Concert to our branch.  In return they would like to see as many people there as possible, so even if you can’t make it, is there any member of your family or a friend who would like to come?  It is always a lovely evening and this year they have the Celtic Choir Berlin visiting and they specialise in traditional songs from Ireland and the United Kingdom. There will also be a raffle on the night with some very good prizes.  As we all know the branch is in urgent need of funds, so any support you can give us would be really great.  With many thanks in advance and best wishes.


Tickets are on sale at the door on the night, in the Augustinian Church Shop and in Sage & Stone in Duleek or from me, Clare, on 087 6383477 or

Golf Classic Greenore Golf Club Friday 31st May 2019

One of our members Darren Kirwan is organising a Golf Classic in aid of our Branch in Greenore Golf Club Friday 31st May 2019.

Are you a Golfer and want a great day out come and join us.

Friday 31st May 2019 Greenore Golf Club

€200 per team of 4 includes meal

Presentation afterwards in the Club House

Music by Leah & Cian

Raffle on night for various prizes

To Book a Tee Time or sponsor the event Contact
Darren 086 8282941 or
Ciaran 087 6772827