Fundraising Events

Joe McCarthy backs “Lots of Socks” for World Down Syndrome Day

01 Mar 2024

Tour de Munster 2023 – a triumph!

17 Aug 2023

Woodie’s Heroes 2023

18 Jul 2023

Down Syndrome Ireland is delighted to be one of the featured charities in this year's Woodie's Heroes campaign. 100% of donations will be split between Down Syndrome Ireland, ISPCC Childline, Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland, and Make-A-Wish Ireland. Woodie's customers can donate in store, via QR code or by text. All funds raised for Down Syndrome Ireland will go towards our vital Early Years programmes. You can donate in-store at your local Woodie's, or online at this link: If you're a member or supporter of DSI, please let your local Woodie's staff know how much you appreciate their support - and why not take a picture for social media, and tag Down Syndrome Ireland?

Tour de Mace gets Rolling

28 Jun 2023

Down Syndrome Ireland and MACE are delighted to announce the launch of Tour de MACE 2023. MACE retailers across Ireland will be inviting customers and staff to donate between 15 minutes and 1 hour of their time to cycle on static bikes and raise much needed funds for Down Syndrome Ireland, MACE’s official charity partner, this summer. MACE Sales Director Keith Crawford and Down Syndrome Ireland CEO, Barry Sheridan, were recently joined by DSI members, Newbridge native Conor O’Donnell, star of Apple+ show ‘Bad Sisters’ and Mary-Clare Shaughnessy (Laois Branch), on a recent visit to MACE Mountrath in Co Laois to officially launch the Tour de MACE static cycling initiative, which will see MACE stores throughout Ireland host an event during the summer months.

Tour de Munster charity cycle comes to a close as participants tackle the heights of Patrick’s Hill

08 Aug 2022

The 22nd Tour de Munster charity cycle came to a thrilling end on Sunday, August 7th, as cyclists tackled St. Patrick’s Hill in Cork City, driven on by the cheers of supporters who lined the famous hill.

MACE retailers and customers hit the bikes to raise an extra €100,000 for Down Syndrome Ireland this summer

11 Jul 2022

Tour de MACE static cycling fundraising events proving hugely popular.

Down Syndrome Ireland urges people to GO FOR GOLD this Summer and raise vital funds for the charity

19 May 2022

Rugby star Alex Kendellen and Limerick Person of the Year 12-year-old Padraig O’Callaghan from ‘The Paudcast’ are asking people to ‘Go for Gold’ in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland this Summer.

Macquarie Group Take on The 50 For 50 Challenge!

08 Oct 2021

The Macquarie Group kick off some 50 for 50 Challenges this week, supporting a great cause undertaking a decathlon.

Dust off your dancing shoes and Dance4DSI this Sunday June 21st

17 Jun 2020

On Sunday, June 21st Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) is inviting households, neighbours and communities to join them for Ireland’s biggest street dance and Dance4DSI to help raise vital funds to continue and improve upon their growing online services to support children and adults with Down syndrome and their families throughout Ireland.

Purple Run 2020 – Postponed Until Further Notice

12 Mar 2020

In the interest of public health and to help protect our members with Down syndrome, their families, our staff and volunteers from the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, we have made the decision to postpone our planned World Down Syndrome Day celebrations in the Phoenix Park on March 22nd until further notice.