Down Syndrome Dublin is the Dublin branch of Down Syndrome Ireland and is the founding and oldest branch of the organisation. We are an organisation of parents and families, striving to enhance the lives of our children through Inclusion, Independence and Choice.
There are approximately 380 members in our branch, ranging in age from babies to adults. The branch is run by a committee of parent volunteers who meet once a month to discuss the running and organisation of our branch. We provide a range of services, classes, therapies and activities for all age groups. All of these are organised by parent volunteers.
Become a member and sign up to our newsletter - Membership@DownSyndromeDublin.ie
Education and Therapy
- New Parent Support
- Parent Link
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Information Talks / Expert Speakers
- Music Therapy
- Latch On Adult Literacy
Breast Pump Rental for nursing mothers. Please contact Pump@DownSyndromeDublin.ie for more information.
Subsidies Available for Members for Speech & Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy etc. Please contact Stephanie at Treasurer@DownSyndromeDublin.ie for information.
Life Skills and Social Groups
- Parent & Toddler / Toddler Play Sessions
- Social Outings
- Summer Camps
Ages 0-4: Northside Baby & Toddler Group, Baldoyle Family Resource Centre, D13, Tuesdays @10am during school term, contact Judith via Secretary@DownSyndromeDublin.ie
Ages 0-4: Southside Baby & Toddler Group, DSI Head Office, Ballymount Drive, D12, Tuesdays @10am during school term, contact Sarah on 085 8153503
Ages 8-14: Fun with Numbers, Holy Trinity School, Donaghmede, D13. Wednesdays @4pm during school term.
Ages 8-15: Morning Art and Activity Club, Carmelite Centre, D2. Saturdays @11am during school term (spaces available), text Sarah Jane on 087 9317078
Ages 8-99+: Afternoon Art and Activity Club, Carmelite Centre, D2. Saturdays @1.30pm during school term (spaces available), text Sarah Jane on 087 9317078 (there are 3 groups in the afternoon session, children from 8, teens and adults)
Ages 16-99+: Musical Theatre Group, Carmelite Centre, D2. Saturdays @ 4.30pm, text Margaret on 086 1540652 (spaces available)
Sports and Fitness
- Dance / Hip Hop
Ages 7-12: Dance Class, Ballyroan Community Centre, D16. Fridays @ 5pm during school term (waiting list in place), contact Secretary@DownSyndromeDublin.ie
Ages 13-19: Dance Class, Ballyroan Community Centre, D16. Fridays @ 4pm during school term (waiting list in place), text Eithne on 087 6206957
Ages 13-18: Bowling, Leisureplex Coolock, D17. Every second Thursday @ 6pm during school term, text Bernie on 086 3375734
General Enquiries - 01-9022989 (Please note that this number is manned by a volunteer. If you do not get an answer, please try again at a different time of the day.)