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Young Parkinson's Ireland (Diagnosed before 55)

Upcoming Events:

A few committee members plan on climbing Croagh Patrick on Saturday, July 1, 2017, 10am as part of a group of charities coming together for fundraising, and more importantly a fun day out (and probably a night out in Westport after!)  If anyone would like to join in, with/without family or friends, the more the merrier.  The emphasis is on taking part at any level - no pressure to complete it.  Let us know if anyone is interested, so we can plan better.

 

Our next social events in Dublin (visitors from elsewhere very welcome):

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017, 8.30pm: Stillorgan Talbot Hotel (Bar) - smallish local group, would love others to join us for a coffee/pint and chat.

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017, 8pm in the Mercantile Bar, Dame Street, Dublin 2.   This was a popular venue for a previous outing.   If anyone is thinking of a trip to Dublin, maybe you'd consider including this night out as part of your trip. 

Let us know if you plan to attend. - contact details below.

In September we are thinking about a day or overnight trip to Glendalough in Co Wicklow.

 

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Our Recent Meetings:

 

In April, 2017 we had an informative and inspirational Young Parkinson's Conference in the Teacher's Club in Dublin's Parnell Square.

We had further social meetings in the Stillorgan Talbot, the Clarion Hotel Lucan, and our first outing outside Dublin, O'Connells Bar near Annacotty in Limerick.  We hope this will be the start of a local group in Limerick, with more to follow.

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Our Facebook Group - 'Young Parkinson's Ireland' - is up and running, with membership gradually increasing.  It is a good way for easier contact for those scattered around the country.  This is a closed group to maintain member's privacy.  It gives an opportunity to share ideas and concerns and support each other. As we are operating within the Parkinson's Association, those wishing to join will need to be members of the PAI.  Anyone interested please contact us at youngparkinsonsireland@gmail.com or 087 6383465 and once your details have been registered you will receive an invitation to join.

Our first social event was in the Mercantile Hotel in Dublin.  It was a great success, with some members coming from Waterford, Cavan, Mayo, though mostly Dublin.  Many people walked in knowing absolutely no-one (not easy to do), and walked out having made new friends and finding a lot more in common than just Parkinson's. 

It proves the value of these meetings, and the need to extend this outside Dublin.  Before the summer we will organise a social meeting outside Dublin.  In the meantime, we plan to have some smaller local meetings in areas in Dublin where we have some numbers, though open to anyone who's interested.  An event will be organised as part of World Parkinson's Week, and we hope some will join us for that and maybe form a group at the Annual Unity Walk in April.

We have the Committee, but equally important we need the participation of members - this is your group, and its success will depend on how many join and participate. So please work with us and contribute your views. If you have any interest in support of any kind for 'young onset' Parkinson's, this is your opportunity to come on board and influence how this group will develop.  Contact Cathy Pollard at 087 6383465 or youngparkinsonsireland@gmail.com.

Branch Phone Email Website
Young Parkinson's Ireland
(younger members countrywide)
0876383465 youngparkinsonsireland@gmail.com www.parkinsons.ie

 

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