Young Parkinson's Ireland (Diagnosed before 60)

Young Parkinsons Ireland (YPI) is a Nationwide branch of the Parkinson's Association of Ireland, aiming to provide an additional layer of peer support for younger PD people (diagnosed before age 60). 
It is looking forward to a busy 2018 with regular events to support its members.  The committee is dedicated to help its members by being a source of information, by providing support and by advocating for better services for people with young onset Parkinsons.  We will do this by hosting events and promoting our ideals. Our monthly informal social meetings provide a setting for members and family members to get together and share information and experiences in a relaxed setting.  

At our speaker events we invite speakers who can provide insight to living well with Parkinsons. 

Our closed Facebook Group (Young Parkinson's Ireland) is proving a great way to share interesting links, experiences - the good and bad days, and keep ourselves positive.  Please email -

We especially welcome new members.  Keep an eye out for updates for our events below.  We look forward to seeing you!


Web:  Twitter: #ypievents2018  Contact us: phone 01 2544410  Email:

Cork local YPI group now up and running.
Meeting regularly 2nd Wednesday of the month, Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, 8-10pm.
Visitors very welcome to drop in. Contact:   087 9967582 or  086 3614572.   

Local volunteers to help organise more of these groups would be most welcome!

CALENDAR: - RSVP's for events appreciated!

Friday November 23, 2018 @ 7.30pm

Insight Series Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Cork

Free event open to all with an interest in Young Parkinson's

Navigating Family Protection with Parkinsons Rachel O'Shea, Protection Manager, O'Leary Life.

This event will also be streamed live - Phone-in details sent after registration.

Registration required by 22nd November via:  

Eventbrite:   Calendar link on this page or Phone: YPI @ 012544410

Further details on all these events will follow in due course. We encourage as many as possible to participate - it's worth it.

The New Music film

The New Music is an Independent, no budget and non profit feature film which follows the life of Adrian, a young pianist of rare talent, who gets diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease. Unable to cope and in denial, Adrian runs away from home and comes to Dublin, where he becomes friends with Will, David and Jodie, who play in a punk band. Their attitude and lifestyle slowly infect Adrian and give him a new perception of life and music.

Their friendship helps him to redefine himself and realise that, despite the illness, there will always be someone there for him and music to be played. From the pre-production phase, the young film makers decided to get involved with Young Parkinson’s Ireland and to make The New Music a non-profit film since the main aim of the film is to help shine a light on Young Parkinson’s as a rare condition. Partnering with the Association helped them to understand Young Parkinson’s better and their support has been essential to ensure they were moving in the right direction with their story.

The New Music was filmed by a team of volunteers throughout the Summer of 2017. In September a crowdfunding campaign was launched to help cover the post-production phase. 20% of the raised funds are being devolved to Young Parkinson’s Ireland, and any future profits from the film will go to YPI. Gofundme:

You can follow the film and check out their progress here:

Facebook: The New Music – Feature Film
Twitter: @thenewmusicfilm
Instagram: thenewmusicfeaturefilm
YouTube Channel: The New Music Feature Film


Branch Phone Email Website
Young Parkinson's Ireland
(younger members countrywide)
Joe Condon
01 2544410


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