Numicon Talk in Slane Saturday 6th November 2021

Numicon Talk in Slane Saturday 6th November 2021 for Professional & Parents/Carers. 

This talk will suit Children whose Maths level is from infants up to the end of Second Class (early multiplication).

The Professional talk will take place in the morning and the Parents/Carers talk will come in the afternoon on Saturday 5th Oct . 


There is a numicon talk for professionals on Saturday 6th November 2021, 10-12:30pm in Conyngham  Arms Hotel, Slane. This talk is aimed at teachers/SNAs who are working with children with Down Syndrome.  

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

Please email or text 083 8972044 as soon as possible to reserve a space.  


There is a Numicon talk for parents on Saturday 6th November 2021, 1.30pm- 3.30pm.  

Please email or text 083 8972044as soon as possible to reserve a place.

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

Reminder: Information Evening

On Thursday evening next, the Louth Meath branch are delighted to welcome Eileen Dunne from the Cavan branch to the information evening on our new Regional Advisory Council initiative. Eileen is the current Chairperson of the National Advisory Council(NAC) in DSI and will speak about her own experience of being involved in the NAC and how it works.

The Information Evening takes place on Thursday next, May 30th, at 7.30pm in the Conyngham Arms, Slane and all are welcome


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)