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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DOWN SYNDROME GALWAY are delighted to announce our first ever “TEE IT UP FOR DOWN SYNDROME GALWAY” Golf Event!

This will be a terrific way to kick off the May Bank Holiday Weekend on Friday, May 3rd. A great day’s golf, catering for all levels, some tremendous sponsored prizes and
provide profile around your charitable support.

Oughterard Golf Club have generously come on board to support and host the event & Teams playing on the day will enjoy 18 holes of golf on this magnificent course, individual Golf Goody Bags,
halfway refreshments and food after – full details will be sent to you ahead of the day!

To Book Tee Times, discuss sponsorship or further information please contact Cola on 085 1220067

Connacht Rugby, the Galway Footballers & Hurlers and Galway United are all behind us to support this
event – watch the papers in the coming weeks for details!

Please Post on All your Social Media Sites.... and Get Booking
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Down Syndrome Galway have been given a fabulous last minute opportunity to help with funding the opening of our
long awaited DSG East Centre

Imagine if you didn't have to worry about parking or travelling into Galway City for every
Down Syndrome Class/Workshop/Meeting?

That is what we are aiming for when we open a centre in the East of Galway -
Easily accessible possibilities for social interaction for our members and families from
Tuam to Gort & Ballinasloe to Oranmore.
And we are so close.....

DSI Galway are selling tickets for a Fundraising Draw but if you happen to be a Card Player, it's the entry into a progressive 25 also (All details on poster)

Asking each DSI Galway member in the East to please sell a book (it's only 5 tickets in Each book @€10 a ticket)
Contact person for your area that a member can catch up with to pick up their book.

If your area isn't listed just contact:
Deirdre 086 8719000 or Hubert 086 8149091

Oranmore: Tom Cleare, Yvonne Flynn, Dearbhla Fadden, Carmel Carney
Claregalway: Evelyn Fanning, Trish Heneghan, Graínne Ní Alluín
Kilcolgan: Anna Lyons, Liam Horgan
Roscam: Maria Ryan
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Hear Keith Finnegan GBFM interview Carmel Hannon, VFDSG, following our great win at Mayor's Awards - Galway City Council Volunteers of the Year Award 2019
Podcast of Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan – Wednesday April 17th 2019
Click podcast link below to podcast, on player bar tune in at 24.40 mins to hear full interview, or 26.40 mins to hear interview with Carmel

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Galway City Council Volunteers of the Year: Voices for Down Syndrome Galway

Huge congrats again to Voices for Down Syndrome Galway who received the top award at the Mayor's Awards last night in the Galway Bay Hotel.

The award is in recognition of the fantastic speech and language therapy they provide to children and adults in Galway.
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