Upcoming Events

Mayo Roscommon Hospice 25th Gala Ball @ McWilliam Park Hotel
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Mayo Roscommon Hospice will hold its 25th Silver Anniversary Black Tie Gala Ball in the McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris on Saturday 29 September.

The five-course banquet with wine will also include a special Champagne Reception, and music on the night will be provided by ‘The Afters Showband’.

According to Monica Brogan, Fundraising Manager for Mayo Roscommon Hospice, tickets are limited and they expect this event to sell out rather quickly.

So, you can book your tickets online or phone Mayo Roscommon Hospice on 094-9388666.

Mayo Association Dublin Annual Business Lunch @ Intercontinental Hotel
Nov 9 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Tickets for our Annual Business Lunch will go on general release on Friday 21 September. And we’re delighted to announce that Simon Harris TD, Minister for Health, will be our Guest Speaker at the lunch.

Simon Harris was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 2011 and was the youngest member of the 31st Dáil. He is a TD for Wicklow & East Carlow and Minister for Health. The Wicklow native, who has been involved in the community all his life, was re-elected as TD for Wicklow & East Carlow in the February 2016 General Election.

Simon first became involved in politics through his work as a disability advocate and is committed to providing a strong voice on issues relating to special needs and mental health.

Before entering politics, Simon established the Wicklow Triple A Alliance, a charity to support children and families affected by Autism.

PLEASE NOTE: All tickets for the business lunch will only be issued upon payment in full, and entrance will not be admitted without a ticket.

Fundraiser for St Nicholas Special School Ballina @ Mount Falcon Estate
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Board of St Nicholas Special School in Ballina is set to host a networking lunch on Friday 16 November at Mount Falcon Estate with funds being raised towards the replacement of their current school bus. 

A number of guest speakers will address the lunch including Harry Hughes, CEO of Portwest, former World Champion and Olympic Silver Medallist Sonia O’Sullivan and former Mayo GAA Manager Stephen Rochford. 

St Nicholas’ Special School provides education for pupils from 4 to 18 years of age, with moderate, severe/profound learning difficulties and/or disabilities. We have a special class for pupils with autism. “As a Department of Education school our teachers work most diligently to plan a differentiated educational programme for each of our pupils, according to their individual needs.

“Our team of special need assistants provide a high level of support to our pupils. There is a dedicated team of professionals from the HSE who support our pupils, these include; nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists. Some of our pupils are also supported by respite services,” according to Clare Vesey-Brennan, Principal/Secretary.

“Our school is fortunate to have a school bus, and this resource is essential to support our pupils’ experience within the local and wider community, providing them with a holistic and socially focused education which under pins our schools’ ethos.

“Our pupils, past and present, have benefited greatly from having access to a fully adapted means of transport. The luxury of having our own school bus brings much needed flexibility particularly regarding departure times from our school, for the purposes of class/school trips. There are occasions when our pupils experience difficulties making transitions from the school building to our school bus. Fortunately we can give each pupil the time and space they require to make transitions as we do not rely on schedules from bus companies.

“The school bus was first registered 14 years ago. Unfortunately additional funds are now required to address mechanical and physical issues which arise with vehicles of this age as such the Board of Management has identified the clear need for replacement of our school bus,” she added.