Christmas Aquafit

The next Aquafit is Tuesday 20th December, at Aura Trim Leisure Centre @ 2 PM.
This Camp will be facilitated by Eleanor Murray, Aura Trim Employee and Branch Member, and another Aura Trim Staff Member.
We have organised an AQUA Boot Camp in association with Aura Trim Leisure Centre.
Great Music And Great Moves in the pool.
Where: Aura Trim Leisure Centre
When: Tuesday 20th December
Time: 2 PM
Aged 13 up (Have to be able to stand independently in the water, in the Shallow End and follow instructions . There will be a lifeguard but no assistant in the water)
Contact Cara 0857105437
Minimum of 6 participants and a Maximum of 15. Places will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.

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.

#dsilmb #downsyndromeireland #ShareTheJourney #DSILMB #ChristmasParty

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 tessa.tsenya@gmail.com

FUTSAL

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 footballforall@fai.ie or scan the poster.

Halloween Costume Party & Disco

I N V I T A T I O N

Halloween Costume Party & Disco

Saturday 29th October

Down Syndrome Louth Meath Branch is holding a Halloween Party

in The Conyngham Arms Hotel Slane

on Saturday 29th October for our Teenagers & Adults.

Disco from 7 pm till Late.

Finger Food Provided.

Fancy Dress Optional.

Bring a Friend

All Members and their Friends are Welcome

€10/member family

For numbers Please Text Brendan on 0838972044

National Raffle 2022

Down Syndrome Ireland is holding a National Raffle along with our branch network throughout Ireland. Our branches offer a range of services and supports to children and adults with Down syndrome and their families.

The raffle will support the DSI community at a local level as well as helping further develop supports at a national level, ensuring continued support to people with Down syndrome across the lifecycle.

Your support will help make a real difference to the lives of children and adults with Down syndrome, and their families in the Louth Meath area. 

Prizes are:

1st Prize – Disneyland Paris Holiday 

2nd Prize – Cashel Palace 5*Hotel 2 night stay  ( Sponsored)

3rd Prize – Patrick Guilbaud  Restaurant 2 Michelin Star Lunch for four ( Sponsored)

4th Prize – €500 Dunnes Stores gift card ( Sponsored)

5th Prize – Bruce Springsteen two tickets 5th May 2023 


Tickets this year are €5 for one, €20 for 5, €25 for 7


This year the Tickets can be purchased online. Each person purchasing a ticket online has to choose which branch to support on payment. 


To support your local branch click herehttps://www.idonate.ie/raffle/NationalRaffleforDownSyndromeIreland2022 and choose the Louth Meath Branch.


You can also purchase a physical ticket by contacting the Branch at 0838972044 or secretarydslm@gmail.com or any Committee member.

If you would like to sell tickets on behalf of the Branch please contact Brendan on 0838972044 or secretarydslm@gmail.com.

The draw will take place on November 11th 2022

https://downsyndrome.ie/event/national-raffle-2022/

https://www.idonate.ie/raffle/NationalRaffleforDownSyndromeIreland2022

Numicon Workshop

Numicon Workshop in Slane Saturday 22nd October 2022 for Professionals & Parents/Carers. 


Professionals: Saturday 22nd October 2022, 10 am -12:30 pm
Parents/Carers: Saturday 22nd October 2022, 1.30 pm- 3.30 pm


This Workshop will suit Children whose Maths level is from infants up to the end of Second Class (early multiplication).
The Professional Workshop will take place in the morning and the Parents/Carers Workshop will come in the afternoon on Saturday 22nd Oct. 

Professionals 

There is a Numicon Workshop for professionals on Saturday 22nd October 2022, 10 am -12:30 pm in Conyngham  Arms Hotel, Slane. 

This Workshop is aimed at teachers/SNAs who are working with children with Down Syndrome.  

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

Please email secretarydslm@gmail.com or text 083 8972044 as soon as possible to reserve a space. 


To book a place we will need the following information

Name:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Name of School:Occupation (Teacher/SNA/Other Professional):

Parents/Carers 

There is a Numicon Workshop for parents on Saturday 22nd October 2022, 1.30 pm- 3.30 pm


Please let me know if you would like your child to take part.

 
Please email secretarydslm@gmail.com or text 083 8972044as soon as possible to reserve a place.

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


To book a place we will need the following information

Name:

Email Address:

Phone Number:


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

Sibling support – Sibshop Workshop Saturday 10th September 2022

We have organised a Sibling Support Workshop for our Branch.

Saturday 10th September 2022 in Drogheda Presbyterian Church from 2.00 – 4.30 pm.   

The Workshops are carried out by Liz Fitzpatrick & Linda Foley who are both Nurses working with children with Intellectual disabilities. They are qualified Sibshop Facilitators and run Sibshop workshops which are afternoons of fun for siblings of children with special needs. Please see attached leaflet.

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 secretarydslm@gmail.com 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.

 
“SIBSHOP WORKSHOPS (duration 2.5 hours)
Sibshops are fun workshops for siblings of children with special needs. We run them on weekend afternoons or during school holidays. They are lively, with games and discussions. We also prepare a snack and/ or make pizzas with the children.
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 aimed at children aged between 8-12 years with a maximum of 12 children in the group recommended as we find this works best in order to give all the children a chance to contribute to the discussions and games. Their sibling with special needs should be over 2 and a half years old so that they can see and understand that their brother or sister has special needs.”