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Representing people with Parkinson’s in the Midwest, Una Anderson Ryan met with Frank O’Mara successful athlete at a private book signing in Limerick.

One person who read the book said “it was not a good book— it was amazing”. As we all know Frank had a career most athletes only dream of and then went on to have another career in industry, reaching the top in his field. He is an inspiration to all those who are living with Parkinson’s. He has agreed to come back to Limerick on The 6th June to talk to the members of the local branch. We wish him well and look forward to his return.

In the meantime buy his book: ‘Bend don’t Break. A Memoir of Endurance.’

Limerick Lions Walk for Parkinson’s 2024

The Limerick Lions, Gerry McKeon Memorial Seven Bridges Walk will be supporting our Mid West branch on Sunday, 14th April.
The Event starts on George’s Quay at 11 a.m., taking in a Riverside City Route crossing 4 Abbey River Bridges 3 River Shannon Bridges, respectively.
You can make a contribution to the fundraiser through the donation page here.

Get in touch

Do you have a relative or friend with Parkinson’s Disease, who would like to chat to other people with the condition or who would like to obtain more information?
Or perhaps you would like to volunteer and get involved with some of our activities? See our contact details and our list of Mid-West based activities below:


Activities for the Midwest 2023

Movement to Irish Music with Pat O’Dea.

Improves Balance, Gait, Coordination, Mobility and general wellbeing.

Monday 2.30 to 3.30pm  at An Teach near Dromkeen/ Cloverfield. Co.Limerick

Monday 11 -12 noon Desmond Complex, Newcastle West. Co. Limerick

Friday 2.30 to 3.30pm  Community Hall, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare

Voice and Breathing exercises with Music.

Excellent for Breathing, Swallow and voice control and wellbeing.

With Cathy McGlynn and Ann Blake

At Redemptorist Music Centre, Corbally/ Kings Island Road..

Friday 11am to 1pm

With Maura Nolan – At Desmond Complex Newcastle west. Co Limerick

12.15 to 1pm

Jessica Coyle At The Community Hall, Miltown Malbay. Co. Clare.

3.30 to 4.30pm.

TAI Chi with Dara Mahon on Zoom

0874148501 to set up with Times.

Hydrotherapy St Gabriel Centre with Louise Carroll.

Wednesday. 12.15 to 1pm


To join any of the classes call Una 087 2511156

Or Gerry 086 576363

Mid-West Branch News

Mid-West Event for World Parkinson’s Day

Our Mid-West branch are hosting an event for World Parkinson's Day on the 11th April…


Driving range sessions and golf lessons

Tai chi

Redemptorist Music Centre

Voice Club

Fridays at 11am, Redemptorist Music Centre

Movement to Irish Music

Mondays at 11am, Desmond Complex Newcastlewest Mondays. 2:30pm, Clover field
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