In loving memory of Anne McGillivary.

It is with deep regret that we learned of the sudden passing of Anne McGillivary, Temple Street Cleft Coordinator. Anne has helped countless families over many years. Her cheer, her work ethic, her vision and compassion will be missed by all who worked with her and all who met her through cleft services.

Anne had a long association with CLAPAI and in recent years was a valuable and dedicated member of our committee. We are sure that Anne’s influence will extend for generations. CLAPAI extends its condolences to Anne’s family, friends and colleagues.

Anne, we will miss you dearly, RIP.

https://rip.ie/death-notice/anne-mcgillivary-firhouse-dublin/361776

Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland Family Day 2018: 16th June 2018

The Cleft Lip & Palate Association of Ireland is delighted to announce this year’s trip to a new venue, Carlingford Lough Activity Centre, Co. Louth on Saturday, 16th June 2018.

We have an action packed day planned, full of activity on land and at sea for all age groups.

The Family day is for children and young adults who were born with cleft. It’s for parents, brothers, sisters, babies and grandparents too.

It is a time to enjoy activities together, to chat over tea & coffee, to enjoy the annual raffle and above all to meet other families.

Meet at 9:30am and finish around 4:30pm.  You can book your place using the attached form or by clicking the link to Eventbrite:

Email info@cleft.ie if you have any queries.

We look forward to seeing you for another great family day!

Closing date for booking is Saturday 9th June 2018.

Kind regards

Georgina Wade (Chairperson)

On behalf of Committee 

Calling adults attending cleft services at St James’ Hospital!

UPDATE- Due to the upcoming weather event in Dublin our information evening scheduled for  1 March has been postponed until 14 March 2018.

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland (CLAPAI) is hosting an information evening for adults attending cleft services in St James’ Hospital on Thursday, 14 March 2018 at 19:30 in the Clayton Hotel near Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.

The focus for the evening will be on dental work and the experience of adults who have returned to the service or require the service.

Please RSVP on 0871319803 or info@cleft.ie.

Please note that admission is free and tea and coffee will be served.

AGM & Information Evening 2017

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland AGM & Information Evening 2017

Thursday 30th November at 8pm, (Doors open from 7.30pm) Clarion Hotel Dublin, near Liffey Valley.

The themes this year are surgery and braces and our speakers are as follows:

1. A Parent’s Guide to Cleft Surgery by Mr David Orr, Consultant Cleft Surgeon, Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin & St James’ Hospital.

2. My Experience With Braces by Molly Wade, Lead Singer with The Enzymes.

These will be followed by our AGM, Tea/Coffee & General Chat.

The information evening is an ideal time to meet with other parents, adults born with Cleft and medical professionals. Please come along and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee with us all.

To help us plan r.s.v.p. to info@cleft.ie. Admission is free.

Thank you

The Committee