Christmas Party for Teenagers/Adults

Down Syndrome Ireland – Louth/Meath Branch are delighted to announce that the Christmas Party for Teenagers/Young Adults will take place this year with a Disco, and finger food.

Saturday 10th December from 7.00 PM till late.

Conyngham Arms Hotel, Slane

The theme of the night is “Sparkle & Glow”

If attending, please text Eleanor Cosgrove at 087 6671393 with the name of the teenager/ adult with Down Syndrome and the number of siblings/other adults attending.

The final date for replying is Monday 5th December.

Branch Membership Renewals for 2023 will be accepted on the night. Christmas Cards will also be on sale on the night.

#dsilmb #downsyndromeireland #ShareTheJourney #DSILMB #ChristmasParty

Children’s Christmas Party

We held a very successfull Children’s Christmas Party for our younger members (for 0 – 13ish-year-olds) in the spectacular Trim Castle Hotel on Sunday 27th November from 2 PM – 5 PM.

It was great to see everyone at the Christmas Party in the Trim Castle Hotel . Santa was there to give out some presents and even had time for a dance with the children.


A big thank you to our volunteers who worked as Santa’s helpers and made the day special.
A special Thank you also to Adam Morgan who collected memberships and sold Christmas cards.
We would also like to thank our DJ Philip Connolly DJ Philmeister who kept everyone on the dance floor and our event photographer Jass Foley.

Futsal Fun day in Dundalk!

You are invited!RockCelticFC with Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath are hosting a Futsal Fun day for players with Down Syndrome.

Come and join this fantastic collaboration of local organizations and be ready for some cracking football.

Sunday Decembr 11th 2022

Dundalk Sports Centre. Tom Bellew Ave., Muirhevnamore, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 X36T.

Thank you Football for All @FAI and @LouthLocalSportPartnership for your assistance and guidance hosting this event.

To Register, scan the QR code or follow the link on the flyer and complete the form.

For any enquiries, please contact tessa.tsenya@gmail.com

FUTSAL

FUTSAL : Down Syndrome Futsal Development Evening

Date: Wednesday, November 2nd

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Age: For Participants aged 12+

Where: Gormanston, Co. Meath, Ireland, K32NH30

Calling all players with Down syndrome!!

Footballers, great opportunity to try your hand …. foot at Futsal!!!

Registrations are open now.

To register please email footballforall@fai.ie or scan the poster.

Halloween Costume Party & Disco

I N V I T A T I O N

Halloween Costume Party & Disco

Saturday 29th October

Down Syndrome Louth Meath Branch is holding a Halloween Party

in The Conyngham Arms Hotel Slane

on Saturday 29th October for our Teenagers & Adults.

Disco from 7 pm till Late.

Finger Food Provided.

Fancy Dress Optional.

Bring a Friend

All Members and their Friends are Welcome

€10/member family

For numbers Please Text Brendan on 0838972044

VACANCY – EARLY INTERVENTION TEACHING CONTRACTOR

EARLY INTERVENTION TEACHING CONTRACTOR

needed to provide early intervention support to infants and preschool children with Down syndrome in their homes. 

Contract available for immediate start and will extend until the end of June 2023 initially. 

Please forward expressions of interest, including contract details, to: earlyinterventionprogrammedslm@gmail.com by Friday 21st October 2022

Full details available at https://dsilmb.ie/vacancies/ 

National Raffle 2022

Down Syndrome Ireland is holding a National Raffle along with our branch network throughout Ireland. Our branches 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, and their families in the Louth Meath area. 

Prizes are:

1st Prize – Disneyland Paris Holiday 

2nd Prize – Cashel Palace 5*Hotel 2 night stay  ( Sponsored)

3rd Prize – Patrick Guilbaud  Restaurant 2 Michelin Star Lunch for four ( Sponsored)

4th Prize – €500 Dunnes Stores gift card ( Sponsored)

5th Prize – Bruce Springsteen two tickets 5th May 2023 


Tickets this year are €5 for one, €20 for 5, €25 for 7


This year the Tickets can be purchased online. Each person purchasing a ticket online has to choose which branch to support on payment. 


To support your local branch click herehttps://www.idonate.ie/raffle/NationalRaffleforDownSyndromeIreland2022 and choose the Louth Meath Branch.


You can also purchase a physical ticket by contacting the Branch at 0838972044 or secretarydslm@gmail.com or any Committee member.

If you would like to sell tickets on behalf of the Branch please contact Brendan on 0838972044 or secretarydslm@gmail.com.

The draw will take place on November 11th 2022

https://downsyndrome.ie/event/national-raffle-2022/

https://www.idonate.ie/raffle/NationalRaffleforDownSyndromeIreland2022

Numicon Workshop

Numicon Workshop in Slane Saturday 22nd October 2022 for Professionals & Parents/Carers. 


Professionals: Saturday 22nd October 2022, 10 am -12:30 pm
Parents/Carers: Saturday 22nd October 2022, 1.30 pm- 3.30 pm


This Workshop will suit Children whose Maths level is from infants up to the end of Second Class (early multiplication).
The Professional Workshop will take place in the morning and the Parents/Carers Workshop will come in the afternoon on Saturday 22nd Oct. 

Professionals 

There is a Numicon Workshop for professionals on Saturday 22nd October 2022, 10 am -12:30 pm in Conyngham  Arms Hotel, Slane. 

This Workshop is aimed at teachers/SNAs who are working with children with Down Syndrome.  

Due to the limited spaces, the Workshop is offered to teachers/SNA’s of paid members on a first come first served basis. 

Please email secretarydslm@gmail.com or text 083 8972044 as soon as possible to reserve a space. 


To book a place we will need the following information

Name:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Name of School:Occupation (Teacher/SNA/Other Professional):

Parents/Carers 

There is a Numicon Workshop for parents on Saturday 22nd October 2022, 1.30 pm- 3.30 pm


Please let me know if you would like your child to take part.

 
Please email secretarydslm@gmail.com or text 083 8972044as soon as possible to reserve a place.

This Workshop is available to paid-up members of the Louth/Meath branch.


To book a place we will need the following information

Name:

Email Address:

Phone Number:


If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Fun With Numbers

“Fun with Numbers” is starting up again.

We run “Fun with Numbers” Sessions each week.  There are 2 sessions per week on Mondays and Thursdays.
We are starting again on Thursday 8th and Monday 12th September.

We have set up the following age groupings however if your child’s age falls outside these categories we will still try to accommodate.
Junior Group Ages   8-11 – 4 pm Mondays
Senior Group Ages 12 and up – 
5.30 pm Thursdays

The thought is that Deirdre will target older children on a Thursday and younger children on a Monday, however, all children are welcome to participate in either or both sessions each week if you think the content is suitable.
Down Syndrome Louth Meath will cover the cost of the sessions, so there will be no cost to parents for these sessions. The Sessions will run during the school terms as long as there is interest.

The students will need some materials ahead of the sessions, but Deirdre will let you know ahead of time what will be needed – it will all be inexpensive stuff that you may already have or can recycle around the house or will be able to get in the likes of Dealz. Deirdre will also send links for printable materials, should any member not have access to a printer please contact us immediately when Deirdre posts the links to printables and we can arrange to have them posted to you.

We have set up a WhatsApp group for each age group so that Deirdre can fill you in on what materials are needed and send you the Zoom ID and password.  Deirdre posts a video each week explaining the materials required.

Please let me know if you would like your child to take part. 
I will need the following details by the return of the email as soon as possible.

Child Name:Parents name and telephone number for WhatsApp Group:
Child’s age:Email Address:

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact secretarydslm@gmail.com.