2021 Annual General Meeting

Notice of Louth/Meath Branch AGM on Monday, September 20th, 2021 at 8.00pm in the D Hotel, Drogheda, Co Louth.
In accordance with Branch Rules the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Louth Meath Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland will be held on Monday, September 20th, 2021 at 8.00pm in the D Hotel, Drogheda, Co Louth.
Eligible members (Full members who have renewed their membership for the year 2021) are entitled to attend the meeting but must first register by email (secretarydslm@gmail.com) with the Branch, their intention to attend so that we have an idea of numbers. 
All relevant Covid-19 regulations will be followed on the night.
If you have not yet renewed your Membership for 2021, you can still renew it. Details on renewing your membership can be found on our website https://dsilmb.ie/becomeamember/. It’s very important for all members to pay their membership as they will not be covered by insurance for any branch activities that they are involved in. All parents of children availing of the Early Intervention (Home Teacher) Programme, the Funding Scheme or any other activity or event organised by the branch must pay their membership each year.
Please note that the meeting is being organised as per Government Covid-19 “Guidelines for Reopening” and details may change if the Guidelines change including moving the meeting to an online meeti
Rebecca Smyth
Branch Secretary
Down Syndrome Ireland
Louth/Meath Branch

INVITATION: Family Fun Day & BBQ


Family Fun Day & BBQ

Newgrange Farm

 Sunday 5th September 2021

DownSyndrome Louth/Meath Branch is holding a Family Fun Day & BBQ in Newgrange Farm, Slane, on Sunday the 5th Sept.

BBQ from 2pm-4pm approx. BBQ is free and is paid for by the Louth/Meath Branch.

Cost of entry for adults & children (who identify themselves as being with DSILMB) is €6 each.

Book online newgrangefarm.com – in the special needs section on the bookings portal for the 2 o’clock slot.

All Members Welcome

Committee Meeting

Our next Committee Meeting will be held on Monday 14th of June 2021 at 8pm on Zoom

Pound the Pavements


Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch in association with LMFM is holding a Fundraising Event called Pound the Pavements to raise vital funds for the Branch.

Pound the Pavements runs from 10 – 30 June 2021 and the funds raised will go directly towards our vital education programmes provided to our members in the Louth Meath Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland, including our early intervention and adult education programmes.

How to Register

You can register for the Event on myrunresults.

There will also be an option to donate further or to set up an iDonate page for the event to raise funds for the Branch.

When you register, there is also the chance to purchase optional merchandise for the event.


What are we doing?

We are asking friends, family and members of the local communities across Louth and Meath to join us in our virtual summer event – Pound the Pavements – to help raise much needed funds for DSI’s Louth Meath Branch.

When is this happening?

Over 21 days from 10th – 30th (inclusive) June 2021

Who can take part?

We are inviting all family, friends – at home and overseas – as well as members of our local communities across Louth and Meath to take part in this virtual event.

Dress up in purple and green and help us create a sea of walkers and runners across every town, village and road in Louth and Meath to Pound the Pavements over 21 km for the local Louth Meath Branch.

How can you take part?

This is a virtual event. Walk or run – you decide. The activity and pace for this event is entirely up to you. The goal is simply to have fun and reach 21km over 21 days. How you do it is up to you!!

Why 21km over 3 weeks?

Typically, a baby is born with 46 chromosomes. Babies with Down syndrome have an extra copy of one of these chromosomes, chromosome 21, hence the 21km.  Babies with Down Syndrome are born with 3 copies of chromosome 21 (rather than the usual two), hence the 3 weeks/ 21 days!

Cost of the event?

€10 for an individual

€20 for a family

There will also be an option to donate further when you register or an option to set up an iDonate page to raise funds.

We would love to hear about your progress.  Join us on our virtual challenge social media groups, connect with fellow participants, share your photos and stories on how you are progressing.

  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/downsyndromeirelandlouthmeathbranch/
  • Instagram: @louthmeathds
  • Twitter: @louthmeathds
  • Website: https://dsilmb.ie/

Committee Meeting

Our next Committee Meeting is on Monday 19th April 2021 @ 8PM on Zoom.i

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.



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:
Siblings Name:
Members Name:
Parents Name:
Email Address:
Contact Phone Number: