World Smile Day, 2nd October

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Operation Smile and the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland are partnering to celebrate World Smile Day 2015 on Friday, 2nd October. We will be running several bucket collections around the country.

The confirmed Collection Points for October are… Continue reading


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Family Activity Day, 20th June 2015

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Event: Family Activity Day

When: Saturday 20th June 2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Lilliput, unhealthy Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeath.

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland is delighted to announce a return this year to Lilliput Adventure Centre, located just 10 minutes drive time from Mullingar (GPS Lat 53.445714 Long -7.4351689). Continue reading


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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 Activity Day Coming Your Way, 21 June 2014!

When: Saturday, 21st June 2014, 10am – 4pm

Venue: Lilliput, Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeath.

10 minutes from Mullingar (GPS N 53.2680 E 07.2610)

Group Photo, CLAPAI Family Day, June 2010The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland is delighted to announce that its tenth family fun day will be held on Saturday 21st June. This year we are going to Lilliput Adventure Centre, which offers us many activities suitable for all ages. It is located 10 minutes from Mullingar.

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Family Day, Saturday 22nd June 2013

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Charity Night Fundraiser

A charity night fundraiser is being held in aid of the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland in St. Maur’s GAA Club, Rush, County Dublin, on Friday the 5th April. Doors open at 8.30pm. There will be both a live band (The Hitmen) and a DJ present.

For tickets please contact either
Eoin Boyle on 086 8599273, or
Colm Leonard on 086 8092581

Tickets cost €10, and this is a ticket-only event.


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Fundraising Event, Limerick City, 5th May 2013

Re. Marathon, marathon-relay, half marathon and 6 mile run on 5th May 2013 in and around Limerick city.

If participants could fundraise on behalf of the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland your efforts can go a long way towards assisting
(1) the funding, purchase, installation and fit out of the children’s and adolescents’ waiting room in the National Maxillofacial Centre in St James’s Hospital in Dublin, and
(2) the provision of maternity packs and emergency bottle supplies.

We would be most grateful for your efforts towards raising funds for these worthy causes!

You can email me, Anne Gilsenan (Treasurer), at clapai.treasurer@gmail.com, and  I will get back in touch with you to organise t-shirts and sponsorship cards etc.


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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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Family Day 2012 – Saturday 16th June

Location: Kippure Estate, Wicklow, near Blessington (20 mins from M50/Tallaght junction).

Our 8th Family Day promises to be another action-packed occasion. Kippure Estate Adventure will be running activities for all ages. For children there are bouncy castles, bouncy slide, face painting, balloon animals and a play area. For older children and adventurous ‘grown ups’ there is archery, climbing with helmets and harnesses, abseiling and a treasure hunt. In an estate of 240 acres, there are plenty of walks too.

We must have final numbers by Wednesday 6th June. Forward family details to info@cleft.ie (family name, address, contact number / email, names of those attending, children’s ages, special needs, transport help).Alternatively, download booking form as follows:

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Registration from 9.30 to 10.00am. There is a tuck shop on site selling tea and coffee. As before, bring your own picnic.

We are asking for a donation of €20 per family to help cover costs (payable on the day). We are also looking for prizes for our raffle.

Please pass on the details to families you know who may not be on our mailing list. Georgina


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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 info@cleft.ie, 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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