Branch Website Relaunch

Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch has relaunched our Website
We launched it in conjunction with PayPal as part of their 3rd annual Charity Opportunity Hack 2018 which took place on Thursday 1st & 2nd November. The event, which took place at the Castleknock Hotel in Dublin, brought together 30 PayPal teammates to create and develop digital resources and systems for Irish charities over a 28-hour period of which Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch was one.
The Branch has a fabulous new Website where we will be able to keep our members informed about our services, News, Events as well as allowing us to fundraise for the Branch online as well as being able to take payments on line..
We would like to extend a huge thank you to PayPal for including us in their Hackathon as well as to the four Hackers on the day that came from as far afield as France, The Netherlands, Italy and Spain.
Hackers in the Photo are Andrea Cavallini from Italy, Meias Ahmad from The Netherlands, Francois Panassac from France, and Ubaldo Colmenar from Spain.


Congratulations to 5 hardworking students who completed a 2 year Latch On programme in Drogheda run by Down Syndrome Ireland Louth/Meath Branch.

Our graduates were:

Conor Byrne
Jason McGivern
Conor O’Dowd
Leonie Sarsfield
Barry Smith

The graduation celebration for the students was held in the Westcourt Hotel in Drogheda on Thursday 22nd November 2018 with families, friends, teachers and invited guests.

The Latch On Certificates were presented to our Graduates on the night by the Mayor of Drogheda Frank Godfrey.

A big Thank You to our Latch On Coordinators Audrey O’Dowd, Monique McGivern, Clare Leonard and Geraldine Regan.

#ShareTheJourney #PersonFirst #AbilityCounts #LatchOn

C H R I S T M A S / C A R D S

The Branch has just received its allocation of Christmas cards from Down Syndrome Ireland as per photos attached.
Member designed cards (4 designs per pack) in packs of 12 @ €6.00 per pack
NEW Small box format of 10 cards (1 design per box) @ €7.00 per pack
NEW Small Cello Packs of 10 cards (1 design per pack) @ €7.00 per pack
Please contact Brendan on 083 8972044 or email or any Committee member to buy your Cards.
Please note there are no DSI Calendars this year.

Sadhbh’s Tribe Cheque Presentation of €40,127.06

Sadhbh’s Tribe presented the Branch tonight Wednesday 7th November with a cheque for €40,127.06. It is an extraordinary amount of money and we are very grateful to all who were involved. We would especially like to Thank Conal Kelleher, Kevin Haughey, Sorcha Dullaghan and BD, Pat Rogers, Jeff Mc Ardle, Dee Martin, Joanne Matthews and our own Kevin Hampson for their outstanding work. We would also like to Thank all who took part in the Hell & Back. Rest assured that the money raised will be spent very carefully providing vital services for our members.


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There are still a limited number of places left at our conference for parents of babies and young children with Down syndrome, taking place on Tuesday, the 13th of November in Limerick.

Are you a parent of a baby or young child with Down syndrome? We are delighted to announce that we are running a conference in Limerick to support you and your child. The day will look at themes such as supporting positive behaviour, optimum nutrition, entitlements and the Access and Inclusion Model and more. Our early intervention officer Eimear will also be on hand to offer support, advice and answer any questions you may have.

To book your place, please visit our website here:…/parent-information-workshop-day-…/.

We also plan to roll out further events around the country during 2019 in order to best meet the needs of families. Any questions or queries can be directed to