Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon – Open for Entries

Vhi Women’s Mini MarathonThe 2015 Women’s Mini Marathon is now open for entries. For all those wonderful women entering to raise funds for CLAPAI, contact clapai.treasurer@gmail.com for sponsorship cards.

Closing date for entries: 17th April.

We also have a facility to incorporate sponsorship on MYCHARITY.IE . We are aiming to raise €30,000 this year for Speech Therapy Research. If you wish to either raise funds or donate please don’t hesitate to contact clapai.treasurer@gmail.com

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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World Smile Day, October 3rd

CLAPAI, Proudly Supporting World Smile Day. Here we reproduce an appeal by Operation Smile Ireland.

“Operation Smile Ireland launched its first ‘World Smile Day‘ national collections campaign on September 17th in Dublin. We had many supporters on hand including rugby star, Ian Madigan, CLAPAI representative Sean Haughey, and Professor Triona Sweeney and Anne McGillivary who many of you will know from the Cleft team at Temple Street (both volunteers of Operation Smile).


Rugby star Ian Madigan, CLAPAI representative Sean Haughey, Professor Triona Sweeney and Anne McGillivary from the Cleft team at Temple Street

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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 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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Flora Women's Mini-marathonThe Flora Women’s 10k Mini-marathon is on Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd June 2014. As ever, we need YOUR help. Sponsorship cards and T-shirts can be arranged by contacting Anne Gilsenan at 087 131 9803, or by email at clapai.treasurer@gmail.com Continue reading

Moving on from Cleft team in Temple Street

Professor Tri­ona Sweeney began her career in the Children’s University Hospital (CUH), Temple Street, Dublin, over 35 years ago and throughout that time has made a major contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the area of cleft-related speech problems. She is an internationally recognised author of many academic papers, and most recently contributed a book chapter to ‘Cleft Palate Speech’ along with other prominent figures in the field of cleft. Continue reading

Disney’s The Lone Ranger – Shame on You

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland (CLAPAI) would advise parents to be prepared for the forthcoming release of the Disney movie “The Lone Ranger”, due out on the 9th August, certificate 12a.

Disney describes the villain of the movie (Cavendish) as “a ruthless outlaw whose terribly scarred face is a perfect reflection of the bottomless pit that passes for his soul”.

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Family Day, 22 June, a Great Success!

What a great day everybody! Hope you all managed to clean up after the bog. Thank you to the committee for making the day happen, drugs thank you to the fundraisers and everybody who gives their time for the Association. Well done to Causey Farm for looking after us so well. looking forward to seeing you again next year, already Áine is making plans.

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Family Day, Saturday 22nd June 2013

clinic CLAPAI Family Day, nurse June 2010 by CLAPAI, on Flickr” href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/clapai/4730998001/”>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