Our Mission Statement

We aim to provide information, support and friendship to people with Down syndrome and their families in Galway City and County, working towards an improved quality of life with respect and acceptance of people with Down syndrome as valued members of their community.

We recognise the importance of early intervention and developing communication ability.

We aim to create opportunities for social and personal inclusion and integration across the age spectrum

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Winter Wonderland Gala Night

December 9, 2017, 7:00pm - December 10, 2017, 1:00am

Winter Wonderland Gala night The next big fundraising event in our calendar is the Winter Wonderland Gala night which takes place on Saturday 9th December in the Lodge at Ashford Castle in Cong, Co. Mayo. The Lodge at Ashford offers guests the chance to immerse themselves in a fabulous historical setting on the shores of Lough Corrib. It was voted Best Fine Dining Hotel of the Year – 2017 by the Irish Hotel Awards and voted number 2 in the Top Hotels in Ireland by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2017. The evening kicks off at 7 pm with a lavish mulled wine reception followed by a sumptuous fivecourse dinner created especially by the Lodge’s award-winning chefs. Entertainment on the night is brought by folk singer James Hope, Ian Canavan and special guests. Those who attend will also get the chance to win some fantastic prizes including a one night’s stay in the Lodge. Tickets for this unique event are priced at €75 and are available to purchased below A special B&B rate of €150 per room will be available for ticket holders who wish to stay the night and sample the top-class accommodation on offer (please call theLodge directly on (094) 954 5400 to book). That gives you the opportunity to enjoy a special package of bed, breakfast, dinner, drinks and entertainment in the luxurious surroundings of the Lodge for only €150 PPS. So this festive season, treat yourself and your loved ones to a fabulous night all for a good cause. For further information, please contact Aedín on 085-1573115. Tickets are limited so don’t delay, book today! Priced at €75 p/p, tickets can be purchased individually, double ticket, tables of 4 or 8 Click on link to purchase your tickets downsyndromegalway.ie/winter-wonderland-gala-night-…/

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Winter Wonderland Gala night

The next big fundraising event in our calendar is the Winter Wonderland Gala night which takes place on Saturday 9th December in the Lodge at Ashford Castle in Cong, Co. Mayo.

The Lodge at Ashford offers guests the chance to immerse themselves in a fabulous historical setting on the shores of Lough Corrib. It was voted Best Fine Dining Hotel of the Year – 2017 by the Irish Hotel Awards and voted number 2 in the Top Hotels in Ireland by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2017.

The evening kicks off at 7 pm with a lavish mulled wine reception followed by a sumptuous fivecourse dinner created especially by the Lodge’s award-winning chefs. Entertainment on the night is brought by folk singer James Hope, Ian Canavan and special guests.
Those who attend will also get the chance to win some fantastic prizes including a one night’s stay in the Lodge.
Tickets for this unique event are priced at €75 and are available to purchased below

A special B&B rate of €150 per room will be available for ticket holders who wish to stay the night and sample the top-class accommodation on offer (please call theLodge directly on (094) 954 5400 to book).
That gives you the opportunity to enjoy a special package of bed, breakfast, dinner, drinks and entertainment in the luxurious surroundings of the Lodge for only €150 PPS. So this festive season, treat yourself and your loved ones to a fabulous night all for a good cause.

For further information, please contact Aedín on 085-1573115.
Tickets are limited so don’t delay, book today!
Priced at €75 p/p, tickets can be purchased individually, double ticket, tables of 4 or 8
Click on link to purchase your tickets
downsyndromegalway.ie/winter-wonderland-gala-night-…/
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Winter Wonderland Gala Night

December 9, 2017, 7:00pm - December 10, 2017, 1:00am

Winter Wonderland Gala night The next big fundraising event in our calendar is the Winter Wonderland Gala night which takes place on Saturday 9th December in the Lodge at Ashford Castle in Cong, Co. Mayo. The Lodge at Ashford offers guests the chance to immerse themselves in a fabulous historical setting on the shores of Lough Corrib. It was voted Best Fine Dining Hotel of the Year – 2017 by the Irish Hotel Awards and voted number 2 in the Top Hotels in Ireland by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2017. The evening kicks off at 7 pm with a lavish mulled wine reception followed by a sumptuous fivecourse dinner created especially by the Lodge’s award-winning chefs. Entertainment on the night is brought by folk singer James Hope, Ian Canavan and special guests. Those who attend will also get the chance to win some fantastic prizes including a one night’s stay in the Lodge. Tickets for this unique event are priced at €75 and are available to purchased below A special B&B rate of €150 per room will be available for ticket holders who wish to stay the night and sample the top-class accommodation on offer (please call theLodge directly on (094) 954 5400 to book). That gives you the opportunity to enjoy a special package of bed, breakfast, dinner, drinks and entertainment in the luxurious surroundings of the Lodge for only €150 PPS. So this festive season, treat yourself and your loved ones to a fabulous night all for a good cause. For further information, please contact Aedín on 085-1573115. Tickets are limited so don’t delay, book today! Priced at €75 p/p, tickets can be purchased individually, double ticket, tables of 4 or 8 Click on link to purchase your tickets downsyndromegalway.ie/winter-wonderland-gala-night-…/

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Our annual Christmas Carol Singing takes place on Sat 16th Dec, on Shop Street, Galway. We are looking for choirs/singing groups to sing and fill the streets of Galway with festive song and cheer between 1 and 3pm (1 hr slots) while our volunteers bucket shake (garda permit secured)
If you have links to a local choir or singing group (schools, church choirs, singing groups) please ask on our behalf. Contact Carmel 087 6448277 for further info.
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Winter Wonderland Gala night

The next big fundraising event in our calendar is the Winter Wonderland Gala night which takes place on Saturday 9th December in the Lodge at Ashford Castle in Cong, Co. Mayo.

The Lodge at Ashford offers guests the chance to immerse themselves in a fabulous historical setting on the shores of Lough Corrib. It was voted Best Fine Dining Hotel of the Year – 2017 by the Irish Hotel Awards and voted number 2 in the Top Hotels in Ireland by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2017.

The evening kicks off at 7 pm with a lavish mulled wine reception followed by a sumptuous fivecourse dinner created especially by the Lodge’s award-winning chefs. Entertainment on the night is brought by folk singer James Hope, Ian Canavan and special guests.

Those who attend will also get the chance to win some fantastic prizes including a one night’s stay in the Lodge.

Tickets for this unique event are priced at €75 and are available to purchased below

A special B&B rate of €150 per room will be available for ticket holders who wish to stay the night and sample the top-class accommodation on offer (please call theLodge directly on (094) 954 5400 to book).

That gives you the opportunity to enjoy a special package of bed, breakfast, dinner, drinks and entertainment in the luxurious surroundings of the Lodge for only €150 PPS. So this festive season, treat yourself and your loved ones to a fabulous night all for a good cause.

For further information, please contact Aedín on 085-1573115.

Tickets are limited so don’t delay, book today!
Priced at €75 p/p, tickets can be purchased individually, double ticket, tables of 4 or 8

Click on link to purchase your tickets
downsyndromegalway.ie/winter-wonderland-gala-night-dec-9th/
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A HOME FOR DOWN SYNDROME GALWAY...

Below is a breakdown of what exactly is required in our search for a premises.

Requirements for the New building/house/office space/unit
1. Willing to rent/Lease unit
2. Cost vary €5,000 to €12,000
3. Size 1,000 sq foot to 1,500 sq foot approximately
4. Near other amenities.
5. Base group in particular area to run in conjunction with branch committee
6. near public transport
7. Adequate parking and it is easily accessible
8. short and long term plan - we are willing to discuss all options with us

Remember the plan is to hold regular social groups for upto 280 members with Down
Syndrome such as:
• Kids activity clubs, youth club, Summer Camps
• Project/Training Room for Educational and Therapy sessions
• Parent support group and a point of contact for resources
• Option of a pop up shop and coffee dock
As we have about 100 members attending Little owls and Speech therapy it would
be great to have:
• Reception area – suitable for people to just pop in and receive
information.
• Large room for Social gatherings, Meetings, etc.
• 3 rooms suitable for therapies, classes, small gatherings, etc.

Replies back by 1st week Nov to include answers to all of above. Phone Pat Coyne direct on 087/2850812 for any clarification.
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