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Parents & Carers Information Day »

Over 50 people attended the two afternoon presentations, the first by Allan Cuthbert on Specials Needs Trust Planning (Allan can be contacted on 021 482 3635 or at and,...[read more]


Irish Times Health Supplement 1st April »

One of our members, Emily Felix, featured on the front page of the above Supplement and you can click on the following link to read what she had to say on Page 13 about living with Friedreich’s...[read more]


Interview with John Creedon - Member »

John Creedon was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia at the age of six. This is a degenerative genetic neurological disease that affects the nervous system.  When he was diagnosed he was told...[read more]


NEWSTALK – 21st February, 2014 »

Ataxia Ireland CEO, Barbara Flynn, and Conor O’Riain, brother of one of our former members, were interviewed by Pat Kenny.  Listen to what they had to say here:- Members can listen back...[read more]


Sky Dive - 7th June, 2014 Abbeyshrule »

7th June, 2014 in Abbeyshrule   Yes, Kate O’Kelly, one of our members, is back organising the third Ataxia Ireland Skydive which will take place again in Abbeyshrule, Co. Offaly, on Saturday,...[read more]


Flora Women's Marathon 2014 »

Monday 2nd June 2014 Run for Ataxia Ireland this year. Register today at You can also call 01 2999 033 for t-shirt and sponsor forms. Best of luck to everyone...[read more]


NEXT SOCIAL 17th May, 2014 »

The Ataxia Ireland AGM and next social will take place at the Stillorgan Park Hotel on Saturday, 17th May.  Documents and invitations for this event have been sent out. ...[read more]


Archery Tournament – Saturday 12th April, 2014 »

Ataxia Ireland present an Archery Tournament. Whether you’re a Robin Hood or a Maid Marian, you are bound to have a blast at our event. This event is designed for all ages, and our aim is...[read more]

Recent Members Articles

Baby Steps »

A fictional story by Anita Gracey Mummy says I have to put on my Summer dress for the day that’s in it.  I pat down the pink sticky-out skirt, then twirl to feel the freedom of wind, on...[read more]

Sponsored Parachute Jump »

By Redmond O’Hanlon The sponsored parachute jump event, which is now held on an annual basis to raise money for Ataxia Ireland, took place at Abbeyshrule  Airfield, County Longford,...[read more]

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