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 employmentdslm@gmail.com for more details

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Online Adult Learning Opportunities for Summer 2021

Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch in conjunction with the LMETB are offering online Art & Crafts Classes and online Cookery Classes to our Adult members.

Art & Craft Classes start  AUG 4/5TH and the Cookery Classes will be starting soon.  

To book places, please contact: Mike Egan mike@downsyndrome.ie or 085 8618866.

Online Adult Learning Opportunities Spring 2021

Online Adult Learning Opportunities Spring 2021 from Louth and Meath Education and Training Board and Down Syndrome Louth Meath Branch.


The Cookery Classes start April 15th 2021.

The Computer Classes are starting soon.

To book places, please contact: Mike Egan by email mike@downsyndrome.ie or Phone 085.8618866.



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, foleyregan246@gmail.com or

Audrey O’Dowd, 086 0537177, audrey.odowd@gmail.com

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.