Leinster Rugby
Nov 14, 2018 by

Leinster Rugby       We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Leinster Rugby along with MS Ireland as one of two charity partners for the next two seasons 2018-2020.   For a small, yet thriving charity, to be associated with a club that has achieved so many prestigious accolades over the last number of […]

Nov 6, 2018 by

       My sister Caroline was born on the 19th of February 2005. I was just two weeks shy of my sixth birthday. I remember certain moments from the days following her birth – going to visit her in hospital for the first time; holding her for the first time; and welcoming her to the […]

Speech and Language Therapist : Senior
Oct 31, 2018 by

Location:              Down Syndrome Centre, Shrewsbury House, Cabinteely ,Dublin 18 Closing Date:     20th November 2018 Application:       email CV to Maeve Meister, physio@downsyndromecentre.ie Role:                    To provide and develop Speech and Language Therapy  Services for the  Down Syndrome Centre Reporting:    […]

New Parents Evening
Oct 18, 2018 by

  Welcome! Welcoming all new parents. We would be delighted if you could join us for an informal evening at The Down Syndrome Centre. Our New Parent’s Evenings are a chance to meet other new parents, see the centre and hear about what we do and meet the staff.   Details Time:      7 […]

Adam’s Story
Oct 16, 2018 by

         On 6th July 2013 our second son Adam was born. We already had a 3 year old son Cormac, and had done everything under the sun to get pregnant this time round. I’d had acupuncture, taken traditional Chinese herbs, totally cleaned up my diet, did mindfulness, listened to mediation cd’s on […]

Peer to Peer Video Modelling
Oct 10, 2018 by

    Background When we attended the World Down Syndrome Congress in Glasgow earlier this year, we came across fantastic style of learning for children with Down syndrome and we are very excited about it – Peer to Peer Learning through Video Modelling. Children with Down syndrome are strong visual learners and find it easier […]

A Very Special Friendship
Oct 9, 2018 by

      It’s the 13th February 2014, my phone rang – “Incoming call from Edwina” read across the top of my phone. Edwina my best friend since the days of Take That, playing tip the can and Tamagotchi’s was ringing to update me on the birth of her niece. I had been waiting for […]

Neven Maguire’s Recipe for Meatballs
Sep 28, 2018 by

Meatballs   These authentic Italian meatballs in a rich tomato sauce are delicious piled up on spaghetti, but the meatballs are so versatile. They are also just as good served in a rich meat gravy with mashed potatoes or try serving them American-style by stuffing leftover meatballs and tomato sauce into a roll.   SERVES […]

Neven Maguire’s Recipe for Chunky Vegetable Soup
Sep 28, 2018 by

Chunky Vegetable Soup   When the weather gets cold, this is the soup I crave. It’s actually very healthy and brimming with goodness, but it certainly won’t leave you feeling deprived either. It really is a very flexible recipe and you can omit the barley if you are coeliac or substitute with brown rice if […]

The Next Stepping Stone
Sep 17, 2018 by

The Next Stepping Stone   Mia Preston (3) on her first day in Playschool   Mia started playschool in Stepping Stones Montessori on Tuesday, September 4th 2018.   Over the last 8 months there have been many conversations and communications with multiple contacts around our little girl Mia reaching the next “stepping stone” in her […]