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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Cake Sale – Maree- April 23rd

WLAC cycle event – 23rd April

Lamh Courses

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John Daly, Sybil Curley and Niall Murphy of WLAC present cheque to Aedin Collins (centre) and Cola Murphy (right) of VFDSG. This years event raised over €9k for the charity partners (Salthill Knocknacarra GAA, VFDSG, Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Bay Cycle Club) with €2400 presented to our charity. Big thanks to the event organisers and participants...your support is much appreciated . ... See MoreSee Less

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Deirdre, Hubert and Aoife Brennan (centre) present cheque to Cathy Keighery - Jack and Jill Liaison Nurse Galway (left) and Carmel Hannon - VFDSG Project CoOrdinator. Proceeds from recent Cake Sale & Coffee Morning held in Maree to celebrate Aoife's 2nd Birthday. The event raised an amazing €4340, with €2170 presented to each charity. Thanks to all who supported and helped celebrate gorgeous Aoife's 2nd Birthday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Inishbofin Half Marathon/10k

We are absolutely thrilled to tell you that with your fantastic support this year's event has raised more than €23,000 !!! We expect this figure to increase as money is still coming in.
Many thanks and well done to all runners, walkers, volunteers and supporters.
This money will go directly to providing speech and education services for children with Down Syndrome living in County Galway.
Looking forward to May 2018 already!
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13th May 2017

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Results from Saturday's Inishbofin Half Marathon & 10k.

Thanks to everyone who took part, walkers, runners, sponsors and volunteers. Photos to follow!
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Half Marathon results.

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Some of your families might be interested in the Dublin Branch House as a holiday staycation. Could you share?

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DUBLIN BRANCH HOLIDAY/RESPITE HOME Viewpoint,Quay Road, Rush, Co. Dublin (Sleeps up to 9/10) Rush house is again available for Holiday Breaks from now to September for those with Down Syndrome and their families. It is located on half an acre with a view of the sea & Lambay Island; and in close proximity to Rush harbour and two beaches. The house has a large kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, large lounge and conservatory; two bathrooms/toilets also one downstairs toilet. Four Bedrooms — two rooms of three beds; Double bed in main bedroom; and one bedroom with two single beds. Equipment: Electric cooker, fridge, washing/drying machine, kitchen & dining utensils, television. Oil central heating. For Enquiries, Rental Rates & Bookings contact Annemarie at Down Syndrome Ireland, Phone 4266500

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