Category Archives: News

New Down Syndrome Galway Hub

Official opening of the Down Syndrome Galway West centre in Moycullen. Such an amazing afternoon and massive congratulations to the Committe members & all involved in getting this wonderful centre up and running.

Ice Cream Funday June 2018

What a fantastic day we had today with our ice cream funday at the Moycullen Street Feast, we raised €1043.14 for Down Syndrome Ireland! Thank you so much to everyone who supported this event and again to the hard working helpers: Sophie Mullarkey, Sorcha McGee, Cola Murphy, Gillian Shaw, Anne Egan, Mary Howley, & Maureen Cox…could not do it without you all!

Bag Pack For Down Syndrome May 2018

Bag packing in Dunnes Stores, Westside to raise funds for the new Down Syndrome Hub in Moycullen.

Numicon Course Oct 2017

Attended a great and informative course at the Connact Hotel yesterday, Numicon is a proven system for teaching maths to young children. It is a multi-sensory approach, built on a proven track record that raises achievement across all ability levels with problem-solving, reasoning and conversation at its heart.  

Handwriting Without Tears Oct 2017

Just back from Limerick after attending the “Handwriting without Tears” full day course. It was an amazing course full of valuable information which will benefit the children I work with. Tania Ferrandino did an outstanding job in presenting this course. I can’t wait to start using these teaching methods. The course was sponsored by Sensational Kids, do check out their website.    

Làmh Research Seminar Sep 2017

Attending the Làmh Research Seminar at the Aishling Hotel Dublin today.  This is a manual sign system used by children and adults with intellectual disability and communication needs. Speech is always used with signs and only the key words within each sentence are signed.  

Ice Cream Funday July 2017

A great turn out for my ice cream funday at the Moycullen market on Friday, thankfully the weather was indeed on our side & we got the sunshine. The total raised this year over all events was € 1863.33  so a big thank you to all those who donated. Here are a few of the pictures from Fridays funday.  

Ice Cream Funday May 2017

A big thanks to all at St Paul’s Secondary School in Oughterard who raised € 328 in just one hour for Down Syndrome Ireland!!

Educational Conference Mar 2017

At the Special Educational Needs conference in the Carlton Hotel, Blanchardstown hosted by Sensational kids. A fantastic conference with so much valuable information to take away. I’m pictured here with one of the top speakers & author of the book “No where to Hide” Dr Jerome Schultz

BBC Documentary “A world without Down’s Syndrome”

A great documentary from the BBC about Down’s Syndrome, very informative and thought provoking.