CLAPAI Social Evening including First Aid for Toddlers

CLAPAI is hosting an informal meeting on Tuesday 16th May in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, on the Naas Road. (Link attached. below).

The doors will be open at 7:30 with tea and coffee served. At 8pm we are glad to have parent and committee member Aine Doyle give us a session on ‘First Aid for Toddlers’, Aine is a qualified Emergency First Responder as well as a qualified life guard. Her many qualifications include CFR,CFRA,CFRI,OPF,PFA &EFR. Responding to emergencies is something we think every parent will want to know more about.

Our emergency response session will be followed by a Q&A discussion on common things that affect us as parents of child born with cleft. As a committee we can share our combined experiences but we also want to know where the pressure points are in the service currently.

If you can send any items of specific interest in advance please email

There is no charge for the evening. All are welcome but please send us an email to help us with bookings.


CLAPAI Family Day 2017 – Book Now

CLAPAI’s Family Day, our most anticipated day of the year, is back for 2017. It will be held from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 17 June at Bay Sports Athlone!

We have planned a fun, active day at this great water park facility for the kids. There is always a great social atmosphere for parents to meet and catch up. The facility has a special baby water park for those under 6.


For further details on change of clothes needed, cost of wetsuit hire or to book please contact us by twitter, Facebook or email.


The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland Information Evening 2016

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland Information Evening 2016

Thursday 24th November at 8pm, (Doors open from 7:30), Clarion Hotel Dublin, near Liffey Valley.


8:00pm Welcome & Annual General Meeting

8:20pm “I found speaking pretty hard to do”, The impact of parents, teachers and speech therapists working together

Presented by Angie Dromgoole Mother, Audrey Byrne Teacher, Antonia Hussey SLT and facilitated by Roberta Fleming, Speech Language Therapist, Temple Street, CUH

8:50pm Dental Health getting the Best Results for Children Born with a Cleft

Presented by Dr Eleanor Mc Govern, Consultant Paediatric Dentist,Temple Street CUH

9:20pm Tea/Coffee & General Chat

Information evenings are a great way to meet people so please come along. To help us plan r.s.v.p. to Admission is free.


Smile, it’s Autumn!

It is that wonderful time of year again when the world appreciates smiles, and smiles of all types. It is also the time of year when charities around the world that help people with facial differences come together to both campaign for the people they represent and also to fundraise.

We’d love you to send us in your photos and also to help us fundraise this year. We are partnering with Operation Smile, a charity that supports operations for children with clefts across the developing world.

We are encouraging local communities to help us out this October by having tea mornings, bakes sales at work or school, book clubs and any other idea you can think off to raise money for us and Operation Smile.

If you want to get in touch, or if you are interested in helping us out please contact