Committee Meeting

Our next Committee Meeting will be held on Monday 15th February 2020 @ 8pm on Zoom.
Details will be sent out to the Committee by email.

VALENTINES VIRTUAL DISCO DANCE PARTY

VALENTINES VIRTUAL DISCO DANCE PARTY

We have organising a Virtual Valentines Disco Party for our Adult and Teenage Members.

When: Sunday 14 February 2021
Time: 6 – 8PM
Where : Zoom Platform

The Party will be Hosted By Shay Casserley & Linda Farrell who will be assisted by Philip Connolly & Stephen Farrell.

Online Sibshop Workshops

We are looking for expressions of interest for 2 Sibling Workshops. If we do not get enough interest for the Sibshops, we cannot go ahead.
 
The Sibshops will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
 
The proposed dates for the Sibshops are:
 
Saturday 13th February   16:00  -17.30
Sunday   14th February   16:00 – 17.30

 
  • Maximum number of children to attend a workshop is 8
  • Duration of Sibshop Workshop is 1½ hours.
  • Children attending must strictly be between the ages of 8 – 12 years (inclusive)
  • DSILMB will send an email address to Sibshop Ireland and the Zoom link will be sent to that email address by Sibshop Ireland
  • Prior to the Sibshop Workshop parents will receive safeguarding statement for on-line workshop by email
 
Please email Brendan on secretarydslm@gmail.com to register with the following details:
 
Details
Siblings Name:
Members Name:
Parents Name:
Address:
Email Address:
Contact Phone Number:

Fun With Numbers

Fun with Numbers is a fun way of working with numbers through games and creative learning aids. It is a light-hearted way of learning basic number skills like counting, adding, and subtraction, incorporating concepts of division and multiplication. Fun with Numbers presents opportunities for using life skills like following a recipe using measurements and time, along with planning journeys and using money.

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We have set up the following age groupings however if your child’s age falls outside these categories we will still try to accommodate, it’s not too late to get in touch. 

There are 2 sessions per week on Mondays and Thursdays.

The times of the sessions are as follows:

Junior Group Ages  8-11. 2pm Mondays
Senior Group Ages 12 and up. 4pm 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 those four weeks. We will review at the end of 4 weeks and will welcome your feedback.

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 links to printables  and we can arrange to have them posted to you.

We have set up a WhatsApp group for the groups, 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 about materials required.

Please contact Brendan on secretarydslm@gmail.com if you would like your child to take part with the following details.

Child Name:

Parents name:

Telephone number for WhatsApp Group:Child’s age:

Email Address:

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

Episode 6 of ‘Songs In The Quay Of Life with SJ McArdle

On Wednesday 27th January at 8pm the Spirit Store premiere Episode 6 of ‘Songs In The Quay Of Life’, with SJ McArdle on our youtube channel, https://youtube.com/channel/UCS4KzZoWuiSHHujDVGF2QhA.

This truly special performance features Carol Keogh, Brendan McCreanor & Barry Kieran and Trevor Hutchinson.
Stephen’s chosen charity is DownSyndrome LouthMeath.
Any donations will be greatly received at iDonate link: https://www.idonate.ie/976_down-syndrome-louth-meath…
Once again we would like to thank the help we recieved from the Live Venue Collective and all the support from Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and Catherine Martin T.D.
‘SJ McArdle presents songs from his song cycle Port and forthcoming album with a stellar cast of musicians including Carol Keogh (Plague Monkeys, Autamata), brendan McCreanor and Barry Kieran (Kern) and Trevor Hutchinson (The Waterboys, Lúnasa).

The songs draw on the stories and characters of Drogheda’s ancient Port and were written and researched during SJ’s tenure as Artist In Association at Droichead Arts Centre. These stories of shipwrecks, sea captains, dockworkers, prostitutes and customs officers are brought vividly to life by SJ and Carol Keogh (who Tony Clayton-Lea has called “one of the most unfairly overlooked vocalists of her generation”) with a supporting cast which includes uilleann piper Brendan McCreanor and fiddler Barry Kieran (both from Louth folk heroes Kern) as well as Lúnasa and Waterboys double bass player Trevor Hutchinson, who has also produced the album.’

Committee Meeting

Our next Committee Meeting will be held on Monday 7th December 2020 @ 8pm on Zoom.

Committee Meeting

Our next Committee Meeting and first meeting of the new Committee will be held on Monday 9th November @ 8pm on Zoom.
We would encourage new members to attend.
if you are interested in joining the Committee or attending the meeting please email Brendan secretarydslm@gmail.com

Fun with Numbers

Thank you for expressing interest in taking part in the Fun With Numbers Zoom workshops.

We had a lot of interest, especially from our teenage members, so we have set up the following age groupings however if your child’s age falls outside these categories we will still try to accommodate, it’s not too late to get in touch.

The workshops will be taking place on Thursdays with the first session scheduled for Thursday 5th November .

The times of the sessions are as follows:

Ages 8-11 – 3.30pm

Ages 12-18 – 4.30pm

Down Syndrome Louth Meath will cover the cost of the four weeks so there will be no cost to parents for those four weeks. We will review at the end of 4 weeks and will welcome your feedback.

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 links to printables and we can arrange to have them posted to you.

We will be setting 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 about materials required.

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

Child Name:

Parents name and telephone number for WhatsApp Group:

Child’s age:

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

Next Committee Meeting

Branch Committee Meeting
Our next Branch Committee is on Monday 12th October 2020 on Zoom at 8pm.
If you would like to get involved in the Branch or like to participate in the meeting please email Brendan secretarydslm@gmail.com for a copy of meeting Login details.