We are organising a Virtual World Down Syndrome Day Disco Party for our Adult and Teenage Members to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.
When: Sunday 21st March 2021
Time: 6 – 8PM
Theme: Lots of Socks.
All you need to do is choose some socks that are going to get noticed – they might be mismatched socks or your craziest and most colourful socks, whatever takes your fancy!
Where : Zoom Platform. The invitation has been sent by email to our members.
The Party will be Hosted By Shay Casserley & Linda Farrell who will be assisted by Philip Connolly & Stephen Farrell.

Colouring competition in Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day

We have organised a colouring competition for all our members. We would love to see as many colourful socks and artistic designs as possible.

Every entry will be displayed on the branches Social Media Pages, for the world to see the amazing talent of our members.

There will be 5 Categories: 
0 – 4 years
5 – 8 years
9 – 13 years
14 – 16 years
17 years and over

A winner for each category will be chosen by our judge Debra Ann Woods.

Each winner will receive a €50 voucher for the Arts & Hobby Shop.

The lucky winners will be announced on 21st March 2021.

Entries can be sent by email by sending a PDF or a photo with the subject line WDSD Colouring Competition to by 14th March 2021.

You can colour whichever sheet is most suitable to your ability (or design your own with a Sock theme) but you will be judged in whichever category you fit into by age. 

Have fun & get colouring

Hoedown for World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)

A Hoedown in  celebration for World Down Syndrome Day on the 20th March in the Ardboyne Hotel Navan t 8.30pm

Hoedown Tickets are €20 each / €50 for 3 (family ticket).

We have a live band with guest singers

Ray Murtagh, 

Leah Barniville, 

Seanie Vaughan, 

Amy Rigney, 

Frank Foley, 

Eddie Quinn,  

Nigel Connell,

Leah Kirwan & Cian McKeever.

Tickets can be purchased from the Branch from Brendan on 083 8972044 or by email or any Committee member.

Grab your Stetson’s & come along.

It is a fantastic line up and we would love to see you on the night.


Down Syndrome Louth Meath Branch (DSLMB) are delighted to announce ROCK YOUR SOCKS fundraising event on Friday 20th March with primary schools throughout Louth and Meath.  This coincides with World Down Syndrome Day on 21st March which celebrates the uniqueness of triplication of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

Schools taking part in the ROCK YOUR SOCKS fundraiser will be entered into a prize draw for some great prizes

  • School website design, valued at €2,500, sponsored by Matrix Internet
  • €500 school tour voucher for Carlingford Adventure Centre
  • Birthday party at JUSTBFIT for 15 children
  • Library book bundles courtesy of Scholastic
  • Family Stadium pass for Croke Park

If your school is interested in taking part or you would like to make a donation go to for more information or contact Yvonne

“…more than medical” A booklet for parents with a pre or postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome for their baby.

To celebrate this year’s World Down Syndrome Day 2019 – Down Syndrome Ireland has launched some resources which challenge outdated ideas about Down syndrome and instead provide an insight into the realities of family life with a baby, child, teenager or adult with Down syndrome in Ireland today. 
“…more than medical” was launched on World Down Syndrome Day (Thursday, March 21st 2019).
The booklet includes a combination of experiences from our family and adult members from around the country and will be distributed free-of-charge to our nationwide network of 25 branches, to maternity and children’s hospitals across the country and HSE Early Intervention Teams.
The booklet is a resource for parents with a pre or postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome for their baby. It will also be an essential tool for professionals and healthcare workers to ensure complete and balanced information is provided to all parents.
Download more than medical here:
To complement the launch of “..more than medical” DSI have launched a video for new parents – ‘Having a child with Down syndrome’.

If The Shoe was on the other foot

If The Shoe was on the other foot

Marking World Down Syndrome Day, this is the official release of Prosper Meath’s new powerful and thought provoking video highlighting the day to day challenges faced by people living with a disability.



Prosper Meath, formerly named MIDWAY, became part of the Prosper Group in 2016.

Prosper Meath provides Day Services to adults with an intellectual disability across County Meath. It is a ‘not-for-profit’ community organisation with charitable status, committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities and their place in society.

In keeping with national disability policy, Prosper Meath operates from local centres in the towns of Navan, Trim, Kells and Ashbourne. Its primary funding comes from the Health Service Executive (HSE), through an annual Service Arrangement (Contract of Service).

Prosper Group today supports almost 500 individuals and their carers from 22 locations across its catchment areas of County Meath and County Fingal.

You can see that all that Prosper Meath do here

Happy World Down Syndrome Day

Down Syndrome Ireland LouthMeath would like to wish all our Members, their family and friends a very Happy World Down Syndrome Day.

Don’t forget to rock your socks today.

What is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.

Down Syndrome International (DSi)  and Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) encourages our friends all over the world to choose their own activities and events on WDSD to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.

For this purpose DSi created this dedicated website as a single meeting place where the global community can share their experiences and advertise their activities (see WDSD World Events) and participate in DSi’s WDSD initiatives, including our WDSD Call To Action, the WDSD Global Video Event, the WDSD Conference at UN Headquarters, New York, the WDSD event at UN Geneva, the LOTS OF SOCKS campaign and the WDSD Awards.

Join in with us to create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome on 21 March. Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder.

Why 21 March?

The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

History of WDSD

WDSD was first observed in 2006 in many countries around the world and Down Syndrome Association Singapore launched and hosted the WDSD website from 2006-2010, on behalf of DSi, for global activities to be recorded.

On 19 December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day. The General Assembly decided to “designate 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day, to be observed every year beginning in 2012” and “invites all Member States, relevant organizations of the United Nations system and other international organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and the private sector, to observe World Down Syndrome Day in an appropriate manner, in order to raise public awareness of Down syndrome”.

I Can I Will Video

Triona Cussen, who teaches at Tons of Fun Tots group in Ardee which is supported by Down Syndrome Ireland LouthMeath has produced the following lip sync video, featuring her three groups, Triona’s Tots (in Ardee), Team 21 Tots (Radisson Dublin Airport) and her group in the Down Syndrome Centre Dublin. The beautiful video features some of our members.

The hope is this video will raise positive awareness around Down Syndrome and change perceptions of children with special needs . We want to show the world how valued and cherished our kids are by their families and the words of the song echo that. We believe this video really does have the potential to go viral but we need your help in sharing it as far and wide as you can . So we urge you on March 6th to share share share !
#ICanAndIWill #howlongwillIloveyou #WDSD2019video #Team21tots #Triona’stots