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.

We also have a support group for people with dementia themselves which takes place in Dublin once a month. People are welcome from any part of Ireland to attend this group.

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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Waterford Support Group

Pinegrove Day Care Centre, Passage Road, Waterford City, Waterford
Contact: Waterford Office C/O Pinegrove Day Centre
Phone: 051 856 831
Meets monthly on different days. Please phone to enquire.
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.

Nenagh Support Group

ASI 3 Ormond Court, Summerhill, Nenagh, Tipperary
Contact: Mary Ryan
Phone: 086 609 9414
Monthly meetings on last Wednesday at 11am
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.

South Tipperary Support Group

Le Cairde, Glenconnor Road, Clonmel, Tipperary
Contact: Catherine Bartels
Meets 3rd Thursday of every month from 2pm - 3.30pm
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.

Limerick Support Group

Garryowen Day Care Centre, Kilmurray Court, Garryowen, Limerick
Phone: 061 313 456
Carers meeting on the first Wednesday of every month, 3-4pm.
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

St Mary's Day Care Centre, Lenihans Lane, Lower Bearforest, Mallow, Cork
Contact: Amy Murphy, Dementia Adviser
Manager Call:
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, Cork
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, Clare
Contact: Fiona Staunton
Meets every 6 weeks. Please contact Fiona for 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.

Ennistymon Support Group

Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, Clare
Contact: Brendan Cusack
Phone: 086 069 4643
1st Wednesday or Thursday of each month 8-9.30pm.
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.

Wicklow Support Group

Arus Lorcain Hall, Castle Park, Arklow, Wicklow
Contact: Laurence Collins
Meets the second Monday of every month. All welcome.
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

Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Offaly
Contact: Margaret Maher
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 Carers Support Group

Laois Alzheimer's Society Resource Centre, 47 Main Street, Portloaise, Co. Laois R32 VRX8
Contact: Anne Munnelly
Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month between 7.30pm and 9pm.
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.

Kilkenny Carers Support Group

No. 1 Father Walsh Close, Cootes Lane, Kilkenny
Contact: Moira Knowles
Phone: 056 777 1230
Meets the first Tuesday of every month at 3pm.
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.

Newbridge Support Group

St Anne's Parish Hall, Station Road, Newbridge, Kildare
Contact: Mary Bolger
Phone: 086 607 5089
Contact Mary Bolger for information re dates and times. Normally 7-9pm
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.

Kilcock Support Group

Mountpleasant Lodge Nursing Home, Kilcock, Kildare
Contact: Mary Bolger
Phone: 086 607 5089
Meets second Thursday of every month between 7pm and 9pm.
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.

Carlow Support Group

Bethany House, Barrack Street, Carlow Town, Carlow
Contact: Moira Knowles
Phone: 059 913 4736
First Tuesday of every month at 11am
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
Contact: Jo Canning
Phone: 086 367 1770
Contact Jo Canning re meeting date each month. Usually meets the last Tuesday of every month 8-10pm
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

Menlo Park Hotel, Headford Rd, Galway
Contact: Maureen Mannion
Phone: 086 821 1540
Last Thursday of every month, 11am-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.

Cavan Town Support Group

The Bridge Street Centre, Bridge Street, Cavan Town, Cavan
Contact: Carol Beattie / Claire Finlay
1st Thursday of every month at 8pm (no meetings July and August)
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.

Athboy Support Group

The Old Convent, Kildalkey Road, Athboy, Meath
Contact: Geraldine McNally
Phone: 086 8814 047
Thursday 2-4pm. Please contact Geraldine to confirm frequency.
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.

Navan Support Group

Whistlemount Day Care Centre, Kells Road, Navan, Meath
Contact: Gayle Drury / Cathy O' Rafferty
Phone: 046 902 7007
Usually meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at 8pm. Contact Gayle or Cathy for details of next meeting.
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.

Rath Abbey Support Group

St James' House, Rath Abbey, Grange, Carlingford, Louth
Contact: Olive Joyce
Phone: 042 935 1388
1st Wednesday of each 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.

Drogheda Support Group

The Stables, Bachelors Lane, Lagavooren, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Contact: Ann Shortt / Helen Barron
1st Wednesday of each 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.

Dundalk Support Group

The Birches Alzheimer Day Care Centre, Priorland Road, Dundalk, Louth
Contact: Olive Joyce
Phone: 042 935 1388
1st Tuesday of every month at 7pm.
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.

Crumlin Support Group

Clonmacnoise Day Centre, Clonmacnoise Grove, Crumlin, Dublin 12
Contact: Christine O'Rourke / Edel Byrne
2nd Wednesday of every month. 7.30-9.30pm
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.

Forget Me Not Support Group

Cairdeas Day Centre, St Joseph's Hospital Grounds, Springdale Road, Raheny, Dublin 5 Co. Dublin
Contact: Danielle Keogh
Manager Call:
Phone: 085 8047904
Meets third Tuesday of every month.

Note:

This group is for families whose loved ones have entered Long Term Care or are now deceased.

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

Bloomfield Care Centre, Stocking Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
Contact: Adrienne McAvinue / Frances Redmond
A Support Group for family members of people with dementia who are under 65 meets in Dublin and surrounding areas on the first Tuesday of each month between 8pm and 10pm.
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.

Person with Dementia Support Group

Carmelite Community Centre, Beside White Friar Street Church, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2
Contact: Ashley Morgan
Phone: 085 871 3654
This is a monthly support group and meeting point for persons with dementia. Meeting on the last Thursday of each month in the afternoon from 2-4pm.
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.

Glasnevin Support Group

Beneavin House Nursing Home, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Contact: Mary Mooney
Phone: 086 607 9614
Second last Tuesday of every month at 6.30-8.30pm
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.

North Dublin Support Group

Cairdeas Day Centre, Springdale Road, Raheny, Dublin 5
Contact: Danielle Keogh
Phone: 085 8047904
Meets third Wednesday of every month 7-9pm.
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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