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Congratulations to Dublin Committee Member and National Office Dietitian, Richelle Flanagan (photo above), on being awarded the WPC Robin Elliott Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Parkinson Community for 2023.

Welcome to the Dublin Branch page. We’d like to introduce you to the activities and to the Committee.

We are trying to use a mixture of zoom and in-person activities to facilitate members. Members can attend a zoom Siel Bleu class on Thursdays or attend classes in venues around Dublin. See our posts below for details of times and contacts.

If we record a zoom event we upload it to Youtube, They can be found on the PAI – Parkinson’s Association of Ireland YouTube Channel.

Latest News-  

Dublin Branch Autumn Meeting Deferred
The Dublin Branch Autumn Meeting, due to take place at St. Anthony’s Parish Centre Clontarf 3pm on 7th October has been deferred due to a clash with a conference being organised by Trinity College on the same day.
We will re-organise the meeting and let members know the new date as soon as we can.
Mary Butler,
Chairperson Dublin Branch PAI
Four-Week Course for Meath Members, September 2023
The Navan Support Group are hosting a free four-week course with a speaker each week from the Meath Wellness Hub
The course will run 12 noon to 1.30pm approximately  on Tuesday 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th September 2023. 
The VENUE IS: The Balreask Arms, Trim Road, Navan Co. Meath.
This course is open to all PAI members in Meath. If any Dublin members are interested they can inquire as to availability of places.
To take part in this course or for more information, email Mary Burke:
 or phone Mary on: 087 2836794.
A reminder that the Navan Support Group also meet on the last Friday of every month at 12 noon for a cuppa & chat.
The next meeting is on  Friday 25th August 2023.



Clontarf: Classes resume 2.30pm Monday 14th August with Adrienne. Venue: Venue: St. Anthony’s Community Centre, St Lawrence Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3 (exit on coast road) Contact: St. Anthony’s Centre 01 8335300 or email Adrienne Towell: 

Loughlinstown Tuesdays 2.30-3.30pm Loughlinstown continues through August, back at their usual venue, DLRCC Loughlinstown Leisure Centre 2.30-3.30 every Tuesday. Contact Austin Hynes 086 073 6833.D6W

Harold’s Cross finish classes Wednesday 28th June and resume on Wednesdays at 11am from 6th September. Venue: Our Lady of the Rosary Church Pastoral Centre, Harold’s Cross Rd, Harold’s Crour support groups/exercise classes:  KW21 Contact: Gerry Lovett 087 8133743 

Portmarnock are losing access to their hall for the first two weeks of July so no classes on Wednesday 5th or 12th July. Apart from those two weeks classes will continue Wednesdays 1.30pm-2.30pm, with tea/coffee and chat from 2.30pm. Venue: Arch Club, behind St. Anne’s Church, Strand Rd, Burrow, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin Contact: Tony Brady 087 795 3302 

Tallaght will take a break after Friday 28th July and resume 11.30am Friday 8th September Venue: Rua Red Arts Centre Blessington Rd, Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24 KV8N  Contact: Sean Balfe 086 815 3606 or email:

Huntstown will take a break from Friday 28th July and resume Friday 1st September. Venue: Huntstown Community Centre,  Huntstown Way, Bl


We try to meet monthly to review progress and plan activities for our members. We recently began a series of social meet-ups in partnership with the YPI Branch on the last Tuesday of each month in a centrally located Dublin Hotel. We aim for a quiet place where the conversation can flow easily. Members and a guest are very welcome.

The Committee

Mary Butler – Chairperson

Teresa  Farrell – Secretary

Sean Balfe – Treasurer

Gill Connolly

Hilary Murnane

Kieran Connolly

Richelle Flanagan

Dublin Branch Committee & Contact Info
Mary Butler Chairperson

Mary Butler Chairperson

Teresa Farrell Secretary

Teresa Farrell Secretary

Kieran Connolly Membership Officer

Kieran Connolly Membership Officer

Richelle Flanagan “Ask The Dietitian”

Richelle Flanagan “Ask the Dietitian”

Dublin Branch Newsletters
Autumn 2021
Autumn 2021
Winter 2021
Winter 2021
Spring 2022
Spring 2022
Dublin Branch News

Dublin Branch Autumn Meeting Deferred

The Dublin Branch Autumn Meeting, due to take place at St. Anthony's Parish Centre Clontarf…

Four-Week Course for Meath Members, September 2023.

Four-Week Course for Meath Members, September 2023 The Navan Support Group are hosting a free four-week course with a…

Dublin Branch AGM Newsletter


PD & Menopause

Lisa Wynne, PD Nurse Specialist and Richelle Flanagan, Dietitian and PD Advocate discuss PD and…

PD Nurse Clinics – Videos

Lisa Wynne holds a weekly Zoom clinic where she discusses topics that come up in…

Spring Newsletter

Dublin Branch Newsletter – Spring Edition 2022

Download the Spring Newsletter

Winter Newsletter

Dublin Branch Newsletter – Winter Edition 2021

Download the Winter 2021 Newsletter

Autumn Newsletter

Dublin Branch Newsletter – Autumn Edition 2021

Download the Autumn 2021 Newsletter

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