About Us

About The Down Syndrome Centre



The Down Syndrome Centre was founded by Peter Gaw and his wife, Mary as a result of their frustration at not being able to access relevant services for their two youngest children, both of whom have Down syndrome.

Our charity has been around for a few years and, in October 2014, we opened¬†the doors to Ireland’s first (and only) services-led centre for children with Down syndrome and their families.



Our Goal

Our main function is to provide vital early-intervention services to children with Down syndrome aged 12 and under. To find our more about these services click here.


We’d recommend checking out our Facebook page where we have built a group of over 77,000 followers. The Facebook page echoes our organisation’s positivity and pro-active approach to helping our service-users.


The Down Syndrome Centre receives no government support. As a direct result, all of our initiatives are dependent on goodwill and gifts from our supporters, corporate bodies and the public at large to continue our vital work. If you would like to support our charity click here.


Take a look at what happens in our centre by checking out our video!