One good thing that came out of  COVID through the power of Zoom was that our members had an opportunity to connect  with fellow members all around the Country. and here is another chance to do just that…
DS Tipperary Branch wants to hear from you, All teenagers & adults, (14 years plus) and would like to connect with other teenage & Adult members around the country.
Just send directly to Rachel (All Details below)
My name is Rachel O’ Regan and I work for the Tipperary branch.  I was hoping to see if we could work together to create a national Pen/email Pal programme for our teenagers and adults to support their reading and writing.  To match up abilities for our members to get the enjoyment of receiving a letter or email from each other. We could do a different theme each month and a set of questions to answer to get them started,
For example,
month 1 – introducing themselves
month 2 – favourite hobby
month 3 – favourite music

To see if this is a possibility, firstly we will need the support of parents/carers.  Would you be willing to send out an expression of interest message to your members families?
Ask them to contact me via email at
Kind regards
Rachel O’ Regan
Branch Administrator
087 9821047
Down Syndrome Ireland
Tipperary Branch