Information Evening and AGM, 27th November

When: Thursday 27th November at 8.00pm
(Doors open from 7:30pm)
Venue: Lucan Spa Hotel, order Lucan, ed Co. Dublin
Junction 4A, N4 Westbound (see map below)

The Information Evening Theme is “Speech Therapy for Children affected by Cleft“.
We are delighted to have eminent speaker Dr. Triona Sweeney , Adjunct Professor and Cleft Research Speech & Language Therapist.

Previous Information Evening Audience

Previous Information Evening Audience

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Family Day, Lilliput, 21 June – Photos!

Having Fun!

Having Fun!

A wonderful Family Activity Day was had at the Lilliput Adventure Centre on the shores of Lough Ennell, viagra buy Co. Westmeath, online on Saturday 21 June. The sun was out and what a time we had! From mucking about in the bog to orienteering through the beautiful surrounds, view from kayaking on the beautiful lake to running madly down a hill screaming your lungs out, what better way to have some fun! See you all again next year!

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Family Day, Saturday 22nd June 2013

clinic CLAPAI Family Day, nurse June 2010 by CLAPAI, on Flickr” href=””>Group Photo, CLAPAI Family Day, June 2010The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland is delighted to announce that its ninth family fun day will be held on Saturday, 22nd June. This year we are returning to Causey Farm, which offers outdoor activities. It is located between Trim and Navan, Co. Meath. Continue reading

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AGM and Parents’ Evening, 4 December 2012

Notice is hereby given of the 2013 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland, sick to be held on Tuesday, there 4th December, at 8.00pm,  at Bewleys Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin. The AGM will be followed by an informal get together of parents and carers.

Bewleys Hotel – Location.

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30th Anniversary Celebration Concert

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2012!

To celebrate, cialis we are having a special concert featuring;

The Garda Band, order

James Nelsonwith Special Guest, cialis James Nelson of the Celtic Tenors.

Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
Thursday 16th February 2012 at 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm).
Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time to be seated.

Tickets: €15 each.

Contact us at e-mail, or telephone 087 1319803.

Tickets also on sale locally in Maynooth Bookshop, 68 Main Street, Maynooth. Many thanks to Ursula Byrne and the team.

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Informal Parents’ Evening, 9th March 2011

Are you the parent of a child born with a cleft?  Are you new to cleft treatment? Is your child starting a new phase of treatment?

If the answer to any of these is YES, please join us for ‘Parents Evening’, Wednesday, 9th March, in the Aisling Hotel.  We will be there from 7:30pm to about 10.00pm.  Drop in when you can.

Parents’ evenings are informal occasions that allow parents of children born with cleft to meet and share experiences. It can be encouraging for parents to meet with other parents who have children of the same age or a little older.  It is also good to share tips with parents who have younger children.  The evening is not geared for children as such, but newborns are more than welcome – we know that getting babysitters in the early days is not always possible.  We look forward to seeing you over a cup of tea!

All you have to do is turn up on the night!

The Best Western Aisling Hotel is in Parkgate Street in Dublin.  It is on the Red Line Luas (Hueston stop) and is in view of Huestson station for mainline rail.  Parking is available in the hotel grounds at €2.00 per hour.  Drivers need to approach the hotel from Wolfe Tone Quay  – there is a left turn approximately 100 yards down the quay; it is for local access including the hotel. (see map below)

Association Contact Details



Phone (087) 1319803

It would be helpful if you could contact us in advance so we can ensure we have the appropriate amount of room booked  – many thanks.   Admission is free.

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February 2011 Update

Hi and a belated Happy New Year! Just to keep you up to date, the committee met on the 18th January for its first 2011 meeting.  As usual, we had a full agenda.  This year promises to be as busy, if not busier, than last year.  We plan to continue with our series of informal parents evenings – the next meeting is on the 9th March in the Aisling Hotel. Our Annual General Meeting and Information Evening will be held in May, and our annual Family Day will be on the 18th June.

This year the organisation celebrates 30 years.  We plan to mark the occasion with a musical fund raiser in the Autumn.  In addition to our organised events, we are planning to add to our leaflet series, collate another 300 maternity packs, complete a collaborative project with the medical profession and perhaps start another.  In the meantime we continue to work with maternity hospitals and team co-ordinators supporting new families.

There is more, but that’s enough for now!  We look forward to your ongoing support and to seeing you throughout the year.

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Annual General Meeting and Information Evening

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland is holding its Annual General Meeting and an Information Evening on Thursday, 15th April, 2010, at 8pm. Doors open from 7:15pm.

Venue: The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel (near Joel’s), Newland’s Cross, Naas Road, Dublin 22. (Location Map below).

The Information Evening theme is “SPEECH AND HEARING“.

Following our successful event last year, ‘Dental Care All the Way’, this year we are concentrating on Speech and Hearing. We will be looking at each area separately and where they overlap. We are delighted to have three excellent speakers for the event.

  • Nicole Prenderville, Senior Speech and Language Therapist, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital,  Crumlin.
  • Rob Wormald, Senior Ear Nose and Throat Registrar, Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street.
  • Julianne Gillen, Community Resource and Access Officer,

The information evening is aimed at parents, but will also be of interest to adults born with cleft or medical personnel working in this area.  Carers or close relations are also welcome.  While admission is free, we would appreciate an email, text or call in advance, so that we have an idea of likely numbers attending.

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Urgently Required – New Committee Members

We urgently need two new committee members to cover for a vacancy and for new projects that we want to undertake.

The committee meets 10 times a year in the Bankers Club in Dublin 2.  Meetings last from 8:15pm to 10:30pm approximately.  We divide work to suit our respective talents and interests.  We always try to maintain a balance in keeping work manageable for volunteers and doing all the things we want to do to make life better for families.  If you can help in some way please phone 087 131 9803 or email

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Information Leaflets Update

We have recently secured funding from the Lotto that will part pay for the reprint of our 10 leaflet series.  We are reviewing the series during the month of October and would appreciate feedback from you.

Send your comments to

We are also working on producing supplemental leaflet that will address specific procedures that occur later in treatment e.g Braces, viagra dosage Bone Graft. This will be a slower process as we will need to work on content, cost ensure quality and accuracy with our medical colleagues and of course go to print.  If you would be interested in contributing to this process please contact us by e-mail.

Many thanks,
Georgina Wade

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