Support Group

We run support groups for families affected by dementia around Ireland.

We run support groups for families affected by dementia around Ireland. These group meetings are usually held once a month in the evening.

Going to my first support group meeting was like a light going on in my life...I had felt so alone, so powerless,...suddenly I knew there were people I could talk to and I began to feel I could plan

Anonymous, Wicklow

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis. The support groups provide an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation, to share stories and experiences, and access information and practical advice in a relaxed, understanding and supportive environment.

We have a support group specifically for families whose loved one with dementia is under 65. People are welcome from any part of Ireland to attend this group, which is held in Dublin.

To find out where and when your local group meets click the link below to find the nearest support group to you and just call the coordinator of the group.

Support Group

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Monaghan Town Support Group

Monaghan Library Kilnacloy Monaghan H18RP20
Contact: Elaine Kearney
Phone: 0879783959
Wednesday 6:30 to 7:30 (Starting 4th Sept)
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

Roscommon Support Group

Rosscommon Libary Abbeytown Rosscommon F42RP49
Contact: Marketa Bednorikova
Phone: 087 9387533
Thursday 4pm to 6pm
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

Ladys Island Support Group

Lady's Island Broadway Co Wexford Y35 WKC9
Contact: Christina Furlong
Phone: 087 189 8710
Wednesday from 10am to 12pm
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

Carrick Support Group

Carrickmacross Library , Riverside Road Carrickmacross A81 HY83
Contact: Siobhan
Phone: 087 3432944
Monday
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

Sligo Support Group

Aughmore Day care Centre, Lakeview, Carraroe, F91 XW54
Contact: Debby Gregg
10.30-12.30 Last Thursday of every month
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

Athlone Support Group

Sensory Room, Athlone Library, Athlone Civic Centre, Church St, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Contact: Niamh Lynch
Phone: 086 145 0513
First Thursday of every month11am-12pm new support group starting in October
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

Mullingar Support Group

Sensory Room, Mullingar Library, County Buildings, Mount St, Commons, Mullingar, Co. Athlone
Contact: Johanna Bennett
Email:
First Thursday of each month 6.30pm to 7.30pm
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

Clonmel Support Group

Le Chairde Day Care Centre, Tipperary
Contact: Catherine
Phone: 086 0490548
Third Tuesday of the month

Note:

Pre-booking is required

How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

Letterkenny Family Carer Support Group (Commencing in Letterkenny in Spring ’24)

Units 4 & 5, Dunfril house, Ballybofey Co Donegal , F93 PY98
Contact: Dawn Thompson
Phone: 087 380 2957
Commencing in Letterkenny in Winter '23. TBC
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

Cavan Support Group

Breffni Integrated office/CCLD in Corlurgan Business Park.
Contact: Carole Beattie
Phone: 085 266 9542
First Thursday of every month at 7.30pm
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

Longford Support Group

No. 2 Earl Street, Longford Town, Longford N39 N254
Contact: Breda Dunne
Phone: 086 380 2183
2nd Wednesday of every month 7-8pm
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

North Tippeary Support Group

Nenagh Library, O'Rahilly St., Nenagh North, Tipperary E45 AK 56
Contact: Jennifer Woods
Last Wednesday of the month.
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

North Cork Support Group – Café de Mentia- Has yet to reopen

St Mary's Day Care Centre, Lenihans Lane, Lower Bearforest, Mallow, Cork. P51 WKE3
Contact: Amy Murphy, Dementia Adviser
Phone: 086 781 2217
Support meetings for families held every 3 months on the second Monday of every third month at 7:30-9pm (Anyone with a family member with dementia can attend - no geographical restrictions)
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

Cork City Support Group

Bessboro Day Care Centre, Bessboro, Blackrock, Co. Cork. T12 HF70
Contact: Vanessa Bradbury
Phone: 021 497 2504
2nd Wednesday of the month from 3-4.30pm
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

Ennis Support Group

Cuan an Chlair, Cahercalla, Ennis, Co. Clare. V95 P9V9
Contact: Fiona Staunton
Phone: 087 2525 791
Please contact Fiona for more details
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

Offaly Support Group

Offaly Centre of Independent Living Gayfield Clonminch Road Tullamore Co. Offaly R35 EC63
Contact: Noirin Chalouche
Please contact Noirin Chalouche in relation to dates and times.
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

Laois Support Group

Dunamaise Theatre Portlaoise
Contact: Grainne Roche Duff
3rd Wednesday of Month 6:30 to 8:30
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

Galway Support Group

Galway Family Carer Support Group Westside Library , Seamus Quirke Rd, Galway
Contact: Joanne Hourigan
Phone: 087 426 7870
3rd Thursday of the month 11- 1pm
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

Drogheda Support Group-Has yet to reopen

The Stables, Bachelors Lane, Lagavooren, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Contact: Ann Shortt / Helen Barron
1st Wednesday of each month, 7-8pm
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

Dundalk Support Group

The Birches Alzheimer Day Care Centre, Priorland Road, Dundalk, Louth
Contact: Olive Joyce
Phone: 042 935 1388
Last Thursday of every month @ 6.30pm
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

Under 65 Family Carer Support Group

Dublin
Contact: Adrienne McAvinue / Frances Redmond
Last Tuesday of each month between 8pm and 10pm.

Note:

This support group is strictly for carers of loved ones living with Young Onset Dementia (under 65's)

How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

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