Dublin Branch Information:

Contact for Dublin Branch - Eugene Cashel - dublinchairperson@parkinsons.ie (087 9389548)

DUBLIN SUPPORT GROUPS:

Parkinson’s Support Groups meet in the following locations:

 

Pastoral Centre, St. Cronan’s Church, Brackenstown, Swords

First Tuesday of the month

11am - 1pm 

Contact Noel Ryan  01-8405351

 

Naomh Mearnóg GAA Club, Portmarnock

The Portmarnock / Malahide support group meet every Tuesday at 10.30 am for Siel Blue exercise class. On the 3rd Tuesday of each month we adjourn for coffee afterwards. We welcome persons from any district despite our name.

Contact: Tony Brady  087 7953302. 

 

Ardboyne Hotel, Navan

Last Friday of the month 12.30pm

Contact: Frank McElherron 085-1547987 or Stella McElherron 085-1677325

 

Our Lady of the Rosary Church Pastoral Centre, Harold’s Cross

First Wednesday of the month

10.30am to 11.30am and afterwards straight into Siel Bleu exercise class.

Contact: Sinéad O’Kane 087-2869173

 

DUBLIN EXERCISE CLASSES:

Northside:

Community Centre

St Anthony’s

Clontarf

Mondays  2.30pm - 3.30pm

€5 per class

Contact: Adrienne 086-3872344

 

Southside:

Sisters of Charity

Donnybrook

Thursdays  2pm - 3pm

€5 per class

Contact: Christine 01-4906704

 

Exercise class for People with Parkinson’s

Siel Bleu exercise classes take place in the following venues:

Our Lady of the Rosary Pastoral Centre Harold's Cross Wednesdays at 11.30am

Naomh Mearnog GAA Hall, Portmarnock Tuesdays at 11

St Cronin's Pastoral Centre, Swords First Tuesday of the month at 12.

People with Parkinson’s and their carers are very welcome.

Contact for Dublin Branch - dublinchairperson@parkinsons.ie 

Latest Branch News:

Dublin Branch has had an eventful few months! We held our AGM on 23rd of February which was followed by a talk from Cathal Phelan, Speech Therapist from Personal Health. Cathal was excellent.

On Saturday 13th of April we held a mini Unity Walk in Harold’s Cross. A crowd of more than 100 turned out for our walk. It was a blustery pleasant day and everyone seemed to really enjoy the walk. We finished up in McGowan’s Pub for tea/coffee/soft drink and sandwiches. Tina and staff looked after us very well indeed. We were joined on the walk by Senator Kevin Humphries who is a great supporter of Parkinson’s. We also got a nice write up in the local magazine ‘Harold’s Express’.

Members of the Dublin Branch were also present at the protest outside Dáil Eireann on 11th April. We are delighted that we now have 4 Siel Bleu Exercise classes running in the Dublin area – one in Swords, Portmarnock, Harold’s Cross and Loughlinstown.  These are in addition to our two exercise classes in Clontarf and Donnybrook.

One of our members, Austin Hynes ( a member of Harold’s Cross and Loughlinstown exercise classes) will feature in the ‘I can’ campaign with Siel Bleu shortly.

Members of the DuSummer member’s meeting will take place

Our Summer members meeting will take place in the Marine Hotel in Sutton on the 9th June at 3pm and our speaker with be Isabelle Kelly, recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s, who will share her knowledge and wisdom on the subjects of Yoga, Meditation and Healing with us.

Dublin Branch have prepared a survey for research - details on page 9 of this magazine. We urge all members to fill it in. We keep our members informed by email and a

quarterly bulletin which we are starting to send by email and by post to those who have no

email.

Contact Sinead ph 087-2869173

 

 

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