COVID-19 Closure

We have made the decision to suspend all DSL activities for the foreseeable future.
  • 2020:
  • To all who donated
  • Thanks to the UL Students & people of Limerick who volunteered with our Dunnes Stores bag pack day in November for Down syndrome Ireland. To Dunnes Stores in the Jetland SC & on Childers Road for allowing us fundraise.
  • To the Crescent Shopping Centre & the Jetland Shopping Centre for facilitating our Carol Singing in December & again thank you to the people of Limerick for supporting us.
  • Special thanks to the choir from Scoil Mhathair De Abbeyfeale & Jackie & Eddie Carey who joined in with our Carol Singing
  • To all those who sold and bought our Fab 2020 DSL Calendar & Christmas cards – Thank You (Delish Café Castletroy, Castletroy Park Hotel, Talking Leaves Bookshop Castletroy, Radisson Hotel Limerick, Urban Co-Op Limerick, our own members and supporters).
  • To Dublin Coach for their donation of €500.
  • To NanoDiamond Products DAC in Shannon who raised €700 doing “Operation BiRow”.

Saturday Club Volunteers Needed

Saturday Club (Drama & Hip Hop):  We run a drama and also a hip hop class for our adults every Saturday in our centre beside the Castletroy Park Hotel.  We follow a school calendar for the most part. We need 2 volunteers every Saturday

from 12.30 to 3.30pm to help the teachers run the classes.  Our hope is that each volunteer commits to one Saturday every month or so for six months where possible.  The Drama and hip hop is very popular with our older members, some of whom have been attending for a long time.  They love the opportunity to perform and we encourage self-expression and good speech.  We would hope that a volunteer would enjoy meeting this friendly crew and their guardians, they are very welcoming.  Also if the volunteer enjoys drama & dance Miriam & Baz (teachers) are always delighted to have Extras to step in and help.  The volunteers contribution, if they choose to go ahead, will ensure that Club activities stay going (without supervision we would not be able to continue), it will provide our adults with the opportunity to meet new people and learn from them.  The volunteers help will also allow a parent, who otherwise would have to supervise themselves, the opportunity of respite and time to themselves.  This is no small contribution.

We also are starting a Youth Club teens with Down syndrome over the age of 12 years to approx. 20 years.  This group is new and very excited to get started.  We hope to meet twice a month to begin with – most likely on a Monday night 8 to 9/9.30pm.  We will begin with board games and hope to have programmes that encourage independence such as “how to make a healthy snack”.  Later we hope to visit other youth clubs and go on outings such as bowling, cinema etc.  We would love volunteers to help run this group.  These volunteer roles would suit anyone with an interest in youth work or social work or working with people with intellectual disabilities.  It might also suit a sports student as we really hope to encourage physical activity in all its forms.  An idea is a Buddy System – a mentor for our teens to go for a walk with and to encourage healthy lifestyle, independence etc.

We are starting a junior Movement /Dance Class for children under 6 years of Age from September 16.  This will be run by a former student of UL Dance Academy.  It will run either on a Monday at circa 3pm for one hour.  A volunteer will be needed to help run the class with the teacher and would ideally suit a student of dance.  The Teacher we have is an excellent girl and whoever works with her will have a great friend and mentor. 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please download our forms and get in touch with a member of our staff on 061-334023.

To download our application forms, please click on the links below:

For more information about volunteering opportunities with our organisation, please see our Volunteer section.

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Our Address

Unit 2 Castletroy Park Business Centre, Castletroy, Limerick.

Our Eircode is V94 D998

How to find us – We are opposite Castletroy Park Hotel & beside Castletroy Medical Centre, on the same Campus.

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