AGM 2020 – Thurs 10th Dec 2020, 8pm

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Guest Speakers Laura Duggan, Cleft Co-Ordinator Dublin Cleft Centre,
and Dr Triona Sweeney, Director & Founder of Speech at Home

The formal AGM will take place between 8:00 to 8:15

Update from the committee 8:15 

  • Bottles & BREXIT
  • Future Zoom events
  • Family Day 2021
  • Work Plan 2021
  • Questions

Guest Speakers  8:30

Meeting End 9:00 

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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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Information Evening & AGM

Venue: Merrion Room, Red Cow Moran Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin 22. (see location map below).

Doors open from 7:30pm. Admission is free, all are welcome.

Topic: “A to Z of Cleft Surgery”.
We are delighted to have two eminent speakers from the Dublin Cleft Centre for this event:.

Mr David Orr, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Our Ladies Hosptial Crumlin and Saint James’s Hospital.
Mr Gerry Kearns, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, Our Ladies Hospital Crumlin and Saint James’s Hospital.

With special guests Ms. Anne McGillivary and Ms. Laura Duggan, Cleft Co-Ordinators for Temple Street and Crumlin respectively

All babies born with cleft in Ireland will have either a lip and / or palate repair. Our speakers will cover these early surgeries. What happens next. Surgical options for improving speech. Surgery, in particular, bone grafting as part of the orthdontal treatment. Final surgeries for the young adult and options for older adults who may want to return for treatment. Each baby born with cleft will have their own unique treatment plan. Some may only ever have one operation, others may have more. The aim of this talk is to inform parents and other interested parties about the surgeries available, preparation, likely outcomes, how to balance surgery with other therapies. We will be looking to the floor for ideas on how to deal with soft food diet regime post surgery espically for teenagers – your input is welcome!

To help us plan numbers, please send a text or leave a message on 087 131 9803 or send an email to with your name and indicating numbers attending.

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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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Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland will hold its Annual General Meeting in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Newland’s Cross, Naas Road, Dublin 22, on Thursday, 2nd April, at 8pm. 

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November AGM & Information Evening / Afternoon

 We are planning an AGM combined with Information talks for November this year – the AGM is usually held in a Dublin city centre location midweek (evening, c.8pm).

This year we would like your views on whether a Thursday evening or Saturday afternoon would be most suitable. Let us know by e-mail ( or by commenting on this post.

We haven’t invited speakers yet but our suggested topics are
“Growing up with a Cleft – Dental Care”
“Growing up with a Cleft – Pyschological Considerations”

Please let us know what suits you best … we would like the talk this year to reach the widest audience …

Kind regards,
Georgina Wade

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Annual General Meeting

Listen to this post, see belowThe 2007 Annual General Meeting will take place in The Bankers’ Club, Stephen Street Upper, Dublin 8.

Mark it in your diary: Tuesday, 27th November, 8.15pm

All are welcome. Tea and coffee at 8.00pm

**Christmas Cards  will be available for purchase on the night!**

See map below for location .

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Annual General Meeting and Information Evening, 28th Nov 2006

Venue: Graduate Centre, William Stokes Building, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin 8.

Ms Anne McGillivary & Ms Laura Duggan
Cleft Co-Ordinators for Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street & Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, respectively.
Mr. Patrick Sheahan, Ear Nose & Throat Consultant with a special interest in Cleft, Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street & St. James’s Hospital.

Tea & Coffee available from 7:30pm

Remember, Tuesday 28th November, 8.00pm!

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