• All our Volunteers!,
  • Murroe Tractor Run for nominating DSL as a beneficiary this year. Our very own Ger, Eoin, Antoinette, and family for representing us on the day
  • To members who held coffee mornings over the summer,
  • Askeaton Touring Club for their fantastic efforts and large donation to us,
  • All those who have helped (and are still helping) with Church Gate Collections,
  • Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (Ireland),
  • Tour De Munster Cyclists,
  • Treaty City Brewing,
  • Patrickswell National School,
  • GECAS,
  • SD WORX,
  • Retro Ventures Adare,
  • Door Fix,
  • Rathkeale Ceile,
  • Castletroy College Pizza Day ,
  • Castletroy Transition Students Volunteers,
  • Askeaton Scouts,
  • Mayor of Limerick Ball,
  • Garda Recruits Templemore,
  • Wyeth ,
  • Askeaton Touring Club Cycle,
  • Our own Mike Bourke on his retirement,
  • All those who held a HB Ice Cream Day,
  • Carey’s Hardware Store Newport,
  • Northern Trust Volunteer Day,
  • To all those who participated in our Summer Camps & made them a great success.

LATCH ON

Just a brief outline of what LATCH ON is about. Firstly it is an adult literacy course devised in Australia.  It is a Queensland University project and has been running there since 1998. Ireland was the first country outside of Australia to offer the Latch On Programme to adults with Down syndrome. The licence was purchased by DOWN SYNDROME IRELAND and teachers were specifically trained by the AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONALS who were flown to Dublin in the spring of this year to provide this training. All teachers working with Latch on need a primary or post primary teaching degree.

In Limerick we are pleased that Latch On will run again for the 2018-2020 Programme. Our teacher, Lisa is a post primary teacher. For more information contact our offices on 061-334023

--LATCH ON Blog coming soon--

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Include your child in preparation for the new school year. Promote vocabulary development by talking about what is needed. Involvement in the process can make this a positive and exciting time.

Chairperson Message

Hello, my name is Paudie Murray and I am husband to Aoife and father to Rachael, Ciara and Hannah. Hannah who has Down syndrome is approaching her fourth birthday and is currently attending pre-school. Hannah is a unique individual with her own personality, family background and preferences that make her who she is. She is our child, our daughter, our sister but ultimately she is herself. Previous to Hannah’s birth we had little knowledge of the difficulties for people with Down Syndrome and their families. However, neither did we realise how rewarding it would be to parent a child with Down Syndrome. Hannah brings more joy and happiness to our family than anyone could ever imagine and we have learned so much already from her.

At Down Syndrome Limerick we are dedicated to being a primary source of information and support to people with Down syndrome and their families working towards an improved quality of life for our members and a respect for and acceptance of people with Down syndrome as valued members of our society. We place the person with Down syndrome at the centre of our organization and we value the uniqueness and diverse needs of our members and their families which govern all our activities.

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