8th March 2023, Cleft Surgeries for Adolescents & Young Adults

Book Here – Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley, Wed 8th March 2023, 7:30pm 

Click on link below or search Eventbrite for CLAPAI 2023


About the evening

The evening offers adolescents and young adults the opportunity to ask members of the Cleft Team questions about upcoming surgeries. It is also an opportunity to share experiences with people of a similar age that are going through cleft treatment.

This is the first time that CLAPAI have put together an event aimed at this group of people. We hope you will benefit from the evening and that you will help us to get things right on the night.


The evening is being lead by Professor Gerry Kearns, Dublin Cleft Centre with surgeons Dr. Kate Farrell and Dr. Kumura Ekanayake. The topics being covered are below

  • Teeth Removal
  • Bone Graft
  • Jaw Alignment

There will be opportunities to ask questions. The team have asked that you send them in advance if you can so that they can prepare their answers. Email info@cleft.ie.

We wish to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Kearns for making himself available for the evening and to thank the Cleft Teams in Ireland that work so hard on our behalf.

Tea & Coffee and Meeting

There will be an opportunity to talk more informally afterwards with a Tea & Coffee.  


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley is well serviced by public transport and has parking. Please see hotel website for directions.  www.claytonhotelliffeyvalley.com

What can I bring into the event?

Bring yourself & a friend if you wish 

How much does the event cost ?

Admission is free, donations are welcome but really more important to see you

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Text 087 131 9803 or 

Email info@cleft.ie 


CLAPAI Family Day 2022, Sat 18th June, Castlecomer Discovery Park

Dear Friends 

CLAPAI – Family Day 2022 – Castlecomer Discovery Park

We’re  going to Kilkenny for our  Family Activity Day, and we’d love to see you there. Join us for Cleft Lip and Palate Association Family Day 2022, June 18, 2022 at 9:30 AM. Activities for everyone from Elf Trails to Zip Lines, walks through the forest, and strolls by the lake. 

This is a chance for young people, grown ups and families affected by cleft to meet, chat & have some fun.  The event is subsidised by donations and fund raising.  

Register soon because so we can let Castlecomer Discovery Park know that you are coming – the link is above. 

We hope you’re able to join us!


CLAPAI Photo Booklet – Invite Tue 15th Feb

We are inviting families affected by cleft to an informal discussion on creating a Photo Booklet for CLAPAI.  Discussions are at an early stage.  We have set up a Zoom forum with agenda as follows 

  • Open 8:00
  • Some thoughts from the Committee 8:05
  • Open forum 8:20
  • Next Steps 8:45
  • Close 9:00

FAQs for the Meeting

How can I get the link to the event?

Book an Zoom ticket on Eventbrite. After you register you will receive an email confirmation that has the Zoom link. Click on the link to join the meeting. The meeting will open at 7:50 to allow people time to connect before hand.


How can I ask a question?

Questions can be sent in advance to info@cleft.ie or by raising a hand via Zoom.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Text 087 131 9803 or 

Email info@cleft.ie 

Check www.cleft.ie for updates

Also check Cleft Lip & Palate Association of Ireland on Facebook

Invite from Children’s Hospital Ireland – Family Forum 14th December

We have received an invite to join a family forum being hosted by Children’s Health Ireland. They are particularly interested in families who have been in a children’s hospital in the last three years. It would be good for families with cleft if some families could be involved. The link to register is attached.  If you can join let us know how you get on   http://childrenshealthireland.ie/chi-family-forum/.