Reaching out for public involvement

Since our establishment (22 months ago) Cavan Disability Network have focused on numerous access issues in the towns of BallyjamesduffVirginia,and Cavan.

The access concerns that have been brought to our attention have mainly focused on disabled parking spaces and dished kerbs in appropriate locations. If a person with disabilities or indeed family members/advocates are aware of any access difficulties in any other small towns or villages throughout Cavan, we would be very grateful if you could either PM our Facebook page or email us at and we will bring all the concerns you raise to the attention of the access officer at our next meeting.

While we welcome all messages or emails if you could also attach a photograph of the problem on your mobile phone and send it, it would be ideal.

We look forward to hearing from you.

National Platform of Self Advocates Ireland; Regional Meeting

The The National Platform Of Self Advocates Ireland is holding a Regional Meeting in the Clayton Hotel Sligo.

The purpose of the meeting is to develop self advocacy in the areas of Sligo, Mayo, Donegal, Roscommon, Leitrim, Longford and Cavan.

Members of the Platform can put their names forward for election to local and national steering committees.

To become a member of the Platform please go to our website

See below for details


Assisted Decision Making Act Seminar

Inclusion Ireland in conjunction with Cavan Disability Network are holding an Assisted Decision Making Act seminar which will take place on the 29th November in the Cavan Crystal hotel from 10.30 am to 1 pm.  This event is free but places are limited, so to book your place please  RSVP via email or phone.  Please see below for contact details.

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Upcoming Events

This workshop is designed to build awareness around people with disabilities participating in community sport and physical activity.

disability awareness workshop

CARA National Inclusion awards 2017; Applications must be received by 12 noon Friday 20th October.   For more details see


Family Fun Day Celebrating Down Syndrome.

The Down Syndrome Centre – North East (DSC NE) are having a Family Fun Day, Celebrating Down Syndrome as a way of introducing themselves to families in the North East. This will be happening on 24th September in the Phoenix Centre, Carrickmacross from 2-5pm. For more details see below flyer.

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“Recovery and the Family” education course, focused on Mental Health

There is a “Recovery and the Family” education course taking place in The Bridge Street Centre, Cavan, from 4th October to the 15th November. This is a recovery focused course, exclusively for family members supporting a person with self experience of a mental health difficulty.

Any queries contact Derek Pepper, Regional Development Officer, North East Region,SHINE – Supporting People Affected by Mental Ill Health, on or before Friday 29th September. Mobile: 0868525422. Email:

2017 Cavan PosterCavan 2017 Recovery and the Family information promotion handout 23.02.17

Hi, see attached a number of #inclusive summer camp activities for #children with a #disability in August.
Activities include Hat-T Inclusive Summer Camp in August in the The PEACE Link Sports Facility, 1 Day Football Camp for Children with A Disability with FAI and 2 day G.A.A For All Camp in conjunction with Cavan GAA and HSE Ireland
Attached are posters with full details regarding booking, contact details etc. Please be aware you must pre-book in advance for some events.

The Sports Inclusion department of Cavan Sports Partnership have a number of inclusive summer activities for children with a disability over the coming months, which includes Hat Trick Football, Xcessible Rugby with Virginia Rugby Club and Inclusive Summer Camp.

For more information on Xcessible Rugby, a new exciting Xcessible Tag Rugby programme for children with a disability(at primary school level),  please contact Peter Skelly 086-2782787 or Jon Watt 087-7903098

Please see below for additional information on Hat Trick football and the Inclusive Summer camp.

Please note the Watersports Inclusion Games takes place in Dun Laoghaire.

Hat-Trick Academy

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