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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Well Done Rathangan Runners!

Rathangan Runners

The “Rathangan Runners” who participated in the 2012 Women’s Mini Marathon in order to raise much needed funds on behalf of the Association. Many thanks to Anne O’Brien and her fellow runners (including her son Joe, and seen here in front) for their unending support. (click image to see a larger version.)

Let us also add a big congratulations to Michael Sutton who recently completed the Liverpool Tunnel run with all sponsorship going to our Association. Well done Michael and thank you!!!


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Family Day 2011 Photos!


Family Day 2011 Group Photo
What a great day we had! Despite a heavy early morning shower of rain, symptoms the day brightened up in every sense of the word, with plenty of sunshine, fun, food, chat, and revelry.  As our Photo Gallery of the day will testify.

Right: Group Photo – Clock to view larger image.

The Association would like to extend a big thanks to Newbridge Scouts for their wonderful help on the day, and Coillte for the use of the beautiful Donadea Forest Park. But most of all we would like to thank all those who came on the day, children, teens, parents, grandparents, friends and trojan helpers, all who helped make it such a great success. Thanks a mill!

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Great Family Day at Causey Farm!

Group Photo, CLAPAI Family Day, June 2010[8 July] Photos! All the photos from the Family Day are now available to view on the Association’s flickr page. The photos are are not available for public viewing, so in order to view the photos use this Guest Pass. A selection will be added to the Gallery here on the website in due course.

Right: Group Photo, Family Day, Causey Farm. (click for larger image)

A wonderful Family Day has been had at Causey Farm near Athboy, Co. Meath.  With some 27 families present in blissful sunshine, the highlight had to be the bog jumping. The kids had such fun! And I did see some parents daring to take that leap, so as not to be outdone by their children! This video is made available thanks to Dallan O’Reilly.  Now you will know what ‘Bog Jumping’ is all about! Photos will follow soon, watch this space!


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What a Day!

medicine Family Day, 13 June 2009″ src=”http://www.cleft.ie/_newsite/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/dsc_0698-300×156.jpg” alt=”Group Photo, Family Day, 13 June 2009″ width=”300″ height=”156″ />Our Family Day was such a success! And what a beautiful sunny Saturday! A great turn out, our biggest to date, and everyone had a ball. Some 48 families or more, and over 200 in attendance between adults and children.

Right: Group Photo taken in Dublin Zoo. Click image to view large size (2019px x 1051px, 790kb).

Thank you to all who came, we expect that there were many tired children on Saturday night! And even more tired adults! And thank you too to the Zoo staff and to the army for hosting and feeding us in McKee Barracks.  This is the third year that the army have been involved with out Family Day, and they have been great!

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Information Evening a Great Success!

Information Evening April 2009Our Information Evening on the 2nd April was a huge success, sale with the turnout exceeding all expectations! Approximately 60 people showed up, pharmacy the topic for the evening (“Dental Care All The Way”) obviously  generating great interest.

Our speakers were Doctor Eleanor McGovern, Clinical Fellow Registrar, Paediactric Dentistry, Eamon McKiernan, Consultant Orthodontist with the national brief for Cleft Treatment, and Doctor Aisling O Mahony, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry. Many, many thanks to our three speakers!

Right: Eamon McKiernan, Doctor Aisling O Mahony, Laura Duggan, Cleft Co-Ordinator.

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Family Day a Great Success!

Lullymore Train RideWhat a wonderful day in Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park! Such a beautiful place! So much to see and do, and plenty of reasons to come back another day. And such a beautiful day weatherwise.

In the midst of the Bog of Allen, Lullymore is a treasure that gave great joy to the 80 children and 63 adults that attended our fourth annual family day. Families started arriving from 10.30am, from Dublin, Galway, Waterford, Monaghan, Kildare, to name just a few of the represented counties.

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Information Evening, Feb’08 – A Report

Listen to this post, see belowTalk from Tanya Knadjian , Changing Faces

Tanya Knadjian from Changing FacesWe had a very successful Information Evening (Tue 26th Feb), with over 40 people in attendance, and the talk by Tanya Knadjian from Changing Faces was very well received! Tanya gave us invaluable advice on how our children born with cleft can cope with difference in their school and play environments. Tanya engaged very well with the audience, and her advice was hugely practical and enlightening. Many thanks to Tanya and Changing Faces!

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Maternity Pack Launch

Dr Michael Robson, Master of the National Maternity Hospital, who launched our Maternity pack, had very positive words to say about the Pack and the contribution of the Association. 
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Family Day 2007 a great success!

Family Day 2007Listen to this post, see belowOur Family Day (Saturday, 16th June) was a great success, with the unseasonal weather failing to dampen spirits and curtail the fun. The light rain at midday and the low temperatures did not win out. From morning ’til late afternoon, some 35 families (72 adults and 76 children) had a wonderful time, with the army band performance being the highlight of the day. And of course http://www.mentalhealthupdate.com/valium.html there was the swimming, the gym activities, the t-shirt painting, bouncy castle and slide, the soccer, the teenage trek, and the army display! Not to forget the barbeque of course!

Many thanks to the Army for facilitating us again this year and helping out on the day.

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