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This is the homepage for County Roscommon on Rainchild Network.

  • My friend Flicker's picture

    Asperges group for teens/young adults


    I am trying to find a group that meets up in the Leitrim/Longford/Roscommon area for older teenagers and young adults. Just an informal social group where they can be themselves, talk about what helps them, or talk about similar experiences, go out and do activities together.

    If there is a group I would love to get in touch. Or if anyone would be interested in getting together.

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    Music Therapist available for sessional work (Mar/2014)

    My name is Louise Keegan and I am a qualified music therapist and accredited member of the Irish Council of Creative Art Therapists.

    I have experience in working with children aged 2-12 with Autism and various other developmental disabilities.

    I am based in Roscommon and I am available for sessional work.

    If you are interested in learning more about music therapy please feel free to contact me.

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    Teacher/Play Therapist, Boyle (Oct 2013)


    Qualified and experienced Teacher/Play Therapist available for home tuition, mornings only. Meets requirements of Department of Education. Full Teaching Council Registration. Boyle area.

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    Christmas Party, Longford, 2012

    21 Dec 2012 15:00
    21 Dec 2012 18:00

    Rainchild members are invited to a kids Christmas party hosted by MWB autism support group on Friday 21/12/12 in PV's bar, Ballymahon St, Longford town from 3pm to 6pm. If you would like to go please contact Catherine on 0868281439 with childs name, age & gender.

    A Christmas Party
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    Domacillary Care Allowance

    Catherine Beirne has been invited to the Sligo forum to discuss DCA (domicilary care allowance) on behalf of parents of kids with autism.

    Please send in your views and comments. via post here or pm Catherine.

    No names will be used.

    This is your opportunity to be heard.

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    RainChild water activity camp 2012

    12 Aug 2012 11:00
    26 Aug 2012 16:00


    RainChild Water
    Activity Camp Summer 2012

    by Leitrim Development Company and Keadue’s annual pony drive

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    10k Walk in aid of Roscommon Carers - Ballymoe (31/10/2011)

    31 Oct 2011 12:30

    Dodge city - Round ‘em up (10k walk)

    In aid of Roscommon Carers Association


    10k Walk takes place on Monday 31st Oct 2011 at 1pm

    To Register:

    Time:  12.30 – 1.00 pm

    Where: The lone star hotel (eileen’s), Ballymoe, Co Roscommon.

    Fee: €10 Entry

    Carers Association Roscommon
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    NEW Sensory Room for Special Needs Children in Mohill Library. 28th/Sept/2011

    28 Sep 2011

    Leitrim County Council has installed a sensory room for children with special needs in its library in Mohill.  This will provide educational and therapeutic supports for these children in a fun environment.

    It is envisaged that when it is open the room will be booked in advance by parents and carers of children with special needs who will accompany them and assist them when using the equipment. There will be no charge for the use of the facilities.

    Autism Boy and Bubbles
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    Good news for Abbey Community College in Boyle - 1/09/2011 (Shannonside FM)

    The Abbey Community College in Boyle is being approved to deliver classes in Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
    It's one of 39 schools nationwide to get the go ahead for the programme, which starts this September.
    Roscommon based Senator John Kelly who’s welcoming the announcement, says it's important that these classes, which facilitate the education of children with severe autism, are part of the mainstream system, thereby aiding their integration into the wider school community.
    It is expected that these classes will assist six children with ASD, which will be delivered by a dedicated teacher and two special needs assistants.

    Local TD Frank Feighan is also welcoming the announcement.

    Source:, 1st Sept, 2011

    Autism Boy and Bubbles
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    Carers Association Roscommon, Barbecque June 12th 2011/ DayTrip June 19th 2011

    12 Jun 2011 14:00
    12 Jun 2011 17:00

    The Carers Association Roscommon has organized two Social Events for Carers Week, 12th-19th June 2011


    Carers Association Roscommon
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    Carers Meet the Candidates Evening, Roscommon South/ Leitrim 17/Feb/2011

    17 Feb 2011 20:00

    The Carers Association Roscommon has organised a Carers Meet the Candidates Evening for Carers from the Roscommon South/ Leitrim Constituency

    All Candidates have been invited, and have indicated that they will be in Attendance:

    Date: - Thursday 17th February, 2011, 08.00pm

    Venue: - Hannon's Hotel Roscommon

    This evening is for you if you are a Carer/ perhaps you were a Carer don’t forget you might be a Carer in the future, its vital that the rights and entitlements of Carers are on the table of Government at all times. 

    We all are at some stage visited with the role of Caring. 

    Carers Association Roscommon
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    MWB Autism Support Meeting, Guest Speaker Dr Brian McClean, Longford, 21/Oct/2010

    21 Oct 2010 20:30

    MWB Autism support are a support group based in Longford but has members from Roscommon, Cavan, Leitrim, Westmeath.  MWB Autism Support are holding their next support meeting as follows:

    Date:    October 21st
    Time:    8:30pm
    Venue:  The Family Life Centre, Longford  

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    Keadue Pony Drive raises funds for RainChild (Roscommon Herald, 28/9/2010)

     Sunday, August 29th saw local pony enthusiast Jimmy Gray host a very successful ponydrive.

    The magnificent animals travelled from Keadue to Leitrim Village and returned to a warm welcome in the Saddler’s Bar.

    Fun and craic ensued and a raffle raised funds for RainChild, the local Autism network.

    RainChild is a parent led group working under the Irish Autism Action Charity, offering support and assistance to local families affected by autism.

    RainChild would like to express gratitude to Jimmy and the other pony drivers for attending in such great numbers and to the local individuals and businesses that contributed such generous raffle prizes.

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    Connacht Gold Autism Fundraiser, Sponsored Car Wash (17/7/10)

    17 Jul 2010 10:00
    17 Jul 2010 16:00



    Connacht Gold
    Sports and Social Club


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    Connacht Gold chooses Autism as their Charity of the Year, 2010

    We are pleased to learn that Connacht Gold has selected Irish Autism Action to be its Charity of the Year for 2010.  Connacht Gold has always been very supportive of good causes in the community and this year they wish to help support local autism initiatives in the region.  As part of the partnership they will make a direct financial contribution and hope it can be supplemented through staff fund-raising efforts in 2010.
    Connaught Gold Group Logo
  • Bernie Dowling's picture

    Carers Roscommon Support Meetings, February 2010

    24 Feb 2010 14:30
    25 Feb 2010 10:00

    Roscommon Carers Association, February Support Group Meetings

    Venue: Prince of Wales Hotel, ATHLONE
    Date: Wednesday 24th February 2.30pm
    Guest Speaker from DSFA Rights & Entitlements

    Venue: Spells Pub, BALLAGHADERREN
    Date: Thursday 25th February at 2pm
    Nicola from HSF Health Plan better known as the Hospital Saturday Fund

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    Christmas Came Early For Calum in Roscommon

    By Maresa Fagan, Roscommon Herald, 8th December 2009.

    Christmas has come early for five year-old Calum Leyden from Strokestown. Calum is enjoying a new lease of life thanks to his new canine companion, Juni, an assistance dog for families with children with Autism.

    Christmas Came Early For Calum in Roscommon
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    Roscommon Hopes For New Pitch

    Councillor Orla Leyden has proposed that a seven acre field owned by the local council in the Lisnamult area of Roscommon town be used for an all weather sports area to cope with a range of sports as well as giving Special Olympics athletes somewhere to train.
    At present many sports groups have to travel to Castelrea or Athlone to use all weather facilities and a proposal to develop the Lisnamult site would be aided by the local Residents' and Tenants' Association, chaired by Anthony Doolan, who are open to working with other groups for the good of their community.

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    Carers Barbecue in Roscommon, 10th June 2009

    10 Jun 2009 15:00

    Carers Week commences 8th of June. Roscommon Carers Association is marking this week by hosting a Barbecue with live music in Cuisle Holiday Centre, Donamon on Wednesday 10th June at 3pm. The afternoon is for all families who are caring for family members in County Roscommon. Carers from Longford, Westmeath, Sligo, Offaly and Dublin will be there on the day. This will be a great social event for Carers. For transport details and if you are going to attend please contact Bernie on 086 8099494 or 090 64 89296.

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    IAA's CEO Kevin Whelan visiting Carrick on Shannon

    28 May 2009 20:00
    28 May 2009 21:30

    Irish Autism Action (IAA) is pleased to announce an: Information Meeting - Irish Autism Action

    Venue: The Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon

    When: Thursday, 28th May, 8PM

    Speaker: Kevin Whelan, CEO, IAA

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