Sibling support – Sibshop Workshop

Saturday 25th February 2023 in Drogheda Presbyterian Church from 2.00 – 4.30 pm.

The Workshops are carried out by Liz Fitzpatrick & Linda Foley, both Nurses working with children with an Intellectual disability. They are qualified Sibshop Facilitators and run Sibshop workshops which are afternoons of fun for siblings of children with special needs.

As well as having lots of fun it provides a great opportunity for siblings to get together and chat about some of the difficulties and the positives of having a sibling with Special Needs.

The workshops are for our member’s Siblings aged between 7 & 13 and the members with Down Syndrome should be over 2.5 years old so that the Siblings can see and understand that their brother or sister has special needs.

These Sibshops are free to our members.

Please reply to or text Brendan at 083 8972044 to register your intention to attend.

Place on each workshop is limited to 12 and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Happy Valentine’s day.

Just a reminder of our Valentine’s party tomorrow night.

Please RSVP Ellie Cosgrove at 087 6671393 or🏹

We have organised a Valentine’s Party for our Adult and Older Teenage Members.🏹

When: Wednesday 15th February 2023

Time: 8 PM

Where: Conyngham Arms Hotel Slane

DJ: DJ Philmeister Philip Connolly

RSVP: Ellie Cosgrove 087 6671393

Finger Food Provided

Cover Charge €10


Employment Morning

We held a “Louth/Meath Employment Morning” on the 17th of February.

Adults with Down syndrome, parents/family members & key/support workers were welcomed on the day.

It took place from 10am-1pm in the D Hotel, Marsh Rd, Drogheda, Co.Louth, A92 HF5F.

The morning gave us an opportunity to tell you about our Employment Programme, but also to find out the interests of members locally in relation to work.

Schedule: 10am – arrive, tea, coffee & scones

10.30 – Employment talk for adults with Down syndrome, parents & support workers -Q&A & discussion about local employers -Complete employment questionnaires to gather info & create a database of job seekers

11.30 – Employment skills workshop (for adults with Down syndrome only)

1.00 – Finish

Please email for more details

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Coffee Morning Get Togethers

Sunday 26th February

Ark play centre in Pudding Hill

We would like to invite you to our February monthly coffee morning.

These monthly meetups aim to create an opportunity for parents and their children to meet up regularly in a fun environment.

The August coffee morning will be held at Ark play centre in Pudding Hill Moorepark, Puddenhill, Co. Meath, A42 Y046 on Sunday 26th February from 10 am to 12:30 pm.

(Coffee and tea are available for purchase at the venue)

The prices are €5 and free for parents.

We look forward to meeting you 😊

Insil & Avril

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Afternoon Tea Invitation

Warrior Wolves and Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch are inviting you to Afternoon Tea.

When: Tomorrow Wednesday, February 22nd 2023

Time: 3 pm

Where: McAleers The Food House, I5 Clanbrassil St, Dundalk.

We are having an Afternoon Tea next Wednesday in Dundalk with the Warrior Wolves.

Just to meet up and have a chat about the upcoming Athletics Come & Try day 🤩

RSVP: Tessa 0838758665

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.

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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


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 or scan the poster.