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Upcoming events in Cork area

Welcome back after the summer. 

We have some dates for your diary listed below.

Events are for members of P.A.I. Cork Branch

September 2023

Reminder Of Next Week’s Branch Activities

Monday 18th September

Time 7.30pm – 9pm

Perpetual Motion Choir continues next week and every Monday at the same time (excluding Bank Holidays) at the Lough Parish Centre on the grounds of the Lough Church.

All are welcome.

Tuesday 19th September

Time 2.00pm – 3.15 pm

Weekly Set Dancing Classes will resume at the Marian Hall, Ballinhassig

The monthly Coffee Mornings will continue in October.



A meeting of the Kinsale Parkinson’s Support Group

Will be held from

11.00 AM TO 12.30PM





Note: Going forward this event will be held on the 3rd Thursday of every month

Local support group – Glounthaune

Meet with your local support group in Glounthaune – all welcome

First Wednesday of every month

For further information please contact Jackie on 0872047169

Coffee Morning Oriel House Hotel Ballincollig

Time  11am  to 12.30pm

After the summer break the monthly coffee mornings  are returning on the 11th September.

Second Monday of every month after that. 

Everyone is welcome


We have provisionally booked a zoom class for Monday 2nd October 12 -1pm.  Two years ago I attended a class given by Brenda and I have attended many more since then.  I booked a time because she is  in demand in the Cork Area.  She has helped me and others  with relaxation,  reducing stress by gently nudging us to a more positive way of thinking while still being realistic.

If members enjoy this class,  we would like to offer an inperson class at a later date.  Why not give yourself a treat and try it from the comfort of your own home.  Just Ref Brenda’s Class


Jack O’ Halloran is a Physiotherapist  who incorporates a holistic approach.  Many members attended Classes in Ballincollig pre covid and the feedback was very positive   Also many of you attended his zoom classes during covid.  He uses various props to create a sense of fun while getting everyone moving.  If interested just Ref Jack’s Class

We are looking for volunteers to get past support groups up and running again and for new ones to be set up.  Help is available to get these up and running for your local area.  

Keep an eye on the Cork Branch page in the Branches section of the PAI website ( for more updates on more activities and classes coming soon for the Cork Branch members.

Joan & Deirdre

Caretaker Team Cork Branch



The Board of The Parkinson’s Association of Ireland  would like to announce the names of the new caretaking team for the Cork Branch.

Our immediate concern is that people with Parkinson’s in Cork will be well cared for with services to help them manage their PD.

Joan Cooney at – 

“My name is Joan Cooney I want to clarify to you the members my position with regard to the email you received from PAI yesterday.

My motivation in putting my name forward is solely with the intention of getting more services for you the members. I contacted PAI to confirm that they would fund these new services., I have been fortunate to have attended many different classes exercise , yoga , mindfulness etc over the past 13 years. I am so grateful to the people giving the classes who encouraged and listened to my needs I believe that all these different disciplines have resulted in keeping me well. Afterwards there was the social aspect when we went for coffee. We had the opportunity to talk about issues that concern us and get the support that comes from people who understand The best thing was the great friends we met who travel this road with us, Even Covid did not stop the classes because we went on Zoom. So that option would be available for anyone unable to attend in person due to location transport etc, These positive experiences spurred me on to try and give you the same . I saw this as a chance to reach out to as many people as possible . If you would like these services let me know and i will do my best to get them. My objective was and always will be to help others who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

Just to make it clear it is only a caretakers role until AGM no titles. My email address is a means of communication only, I hope that this makes things clearer”.

Deirdre Green.

The Board are very grateful to this team for coming forward. They will maintain the existing services and set up new ones where needed.

Board of Directors of PAI.


The Cork branch represents people living with Parkinson’s Disease in Cork city and county.

Our ultimate ambition is to drive better care, treatments and quality of life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s by developing a network of local support groups and campaigning for community-based Parkinson’s nurses.




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