News & Events
Northern Trust Presentation
Congratulations to Northern Trust for completing their fundraising cycle from their Dublin office to their Limerick office in aid of St. Gabriel’s in May. A massive €13,476 was raised and presented to St. Gabriel's. It will be put towards our new sensory room in the school. Many thanks for your kindness and generosity. We are incredibly grateful.
If you and your company would like to organise a fundraising event for St. Gabriel's, please contact Kate Sheahan at email@example.com or +353 61 302733. We would be delighted to have your support.
Dell Volunteer Day
St. Gabriel’s was delighted to welcome the Dell Supply Chain team of volunteers for a recent visit. They were put straight to work with some gardening and weeding, as well as some painting and decorating on the side for good measure. Your help is greatly appreciated. Many hands make light work!
If your company would like to work with us, please contact Kate Sheahan at firstname.lastname@example.org or +353 61 302733
Partner with St. Gabriel’s
Why Support us?
We are continuously working to improve existing services and develop new facilities to improve the lives of children with disabilities.
We cannot do this alone and so we need your support and co-operation in a variety of ways.
We would like to engage with local businesses seeking to enhance their social responsibility and bring pride to their communities to create a mutually beneficial relationship between our organisation and your company. Our fundraising department will work with your company and employees to generate ideas and a suitable programme to meet your company’s charitable goals.
If you are looking to partner with a charity that supports and cares for children with disabilities, please contact Kate Sheahan at email@example.com or +353 61 302733 to find out more.
We would be delighted to have your support, whether it be on a once-off event or a long-term journey to improve the lives of children with disabilities.
Northern Trust Charity Cycle
St. Gabriel’s is very grateful to Northern Trust who have generously nominated St. Gabriel’s as their chosen charity to benefit from their fundraising cycle. The cycle will take place on the 24th and 25th of May and will stretch from Dublin to Limerick. All funds raised by Northern Trust will go towards St. Gabriel’s Sensory Room fit out. If you would like to donate go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/northerntrustoffice2office2018
Many thanks to Draíocht Art Gallery and Shop, Adare for their very generous donation to St. Gabriel's with funds raised from the Adare Plein Air competition in August 2017.
Ladies Lunch 2018
We would like to thank our sponsors, the people who organised tables and our guests for attending the St. Gabriel’s fundraising Ladies Lunch which was held recently in the Dunraven Arms. We are pleased to let you know that €23,480 was raised on the day due to your exceptional support. Proceeds from the Lunch will be used to develop St. Gabriel’s Respite House Project. It will provide short-term and overnight accommodation for children with a complex disability and high medical needs who require specialist nursing care. Special thanks to our Ladies Committee for organizing the event and Mary Quinlan for her inspirational speech on the day. It was an enjoyable occasion for all!
St Gabriel’s Golf Classic 2018
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s St. Gabriel’s Golf Classic: Westpark Shannon! They took home the Punch Bowl Trophy with a score of 94 points. Well done!
Thank you to all of our teams and sponsors for taking part in and/or supporting the classic. A great day was had by all.
Thanks to your incredible generosity, the event raised a little over €17,000 which will be used to fund our new Respite House in Mungret, as well as some other projects we are undertaking at present to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities in our services.
Bon Secours Hospital Great Limerick Run
On behalf of St. Gabriel’s we are asking you to take part in the Bon Secours Hospital Great Limerick Run on Sunday 6 May. The event brings great excitement to the streets of Limerick and has three different races, a marathon, a half marathon and a 6 mile making it suitable for everyone no matter what age.
This event is a great way of challenging yourself as well as raising funds for a worthwhile charity. Your funds would be greatly appreciated and would be put towards the development of one of our ongoing projects,
• St. Gabriel’s school sensory room fit-out.
• Our 6 bedroom respite house development near Mungret
• The refurbishing of St. Gabriel’s existing nursing department.
It’s thanks to the support of people like you that we can move forward with these projects and continue to support children with disabilities to reach their potential and live their life in a dignified manner.
If you or your company/business is interested in taking part in the Great Limerick Run on behalf of St. Gabriel’s simply register at http://www.greatlimerickrun.com then contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org or 061 302733. We hope to hear from you!
Limerick Bar Association Visit
St. Gabriel's was delighted to welcome representatives from the Limerick Bar Association to the centre for a recent visit. We are very grateful for their donation which will be put towards the fit out of a new sensory room in St. Gabriel's School.
St. Gabriel’s Midwest Children’s Respite House Development
The Board of St. Gabriel’s has undertaken to build a purpose built six bedded children’s respite house in Mungret to cater specifically for children with disabilities who have complex medical needs and/or life limiting conditions.
St. Gabriel’s aim in developing the respite house is to ultimately support families in caring for their child at home by providing regular planned respite breaks.
There is a huge shortage of centre based overnight respite in the Mid-West area for all children with disabilities. However this is particularly noticeable for children with complex medical needs and/ or life limiting conditions who can avail of little or no respite outside their home due to their complex needs.
The respite house is situated on an attractive parkland site near Mungret with direct access by way of a rear gate to Mungret Park and the adjoining children’s playground which has adaptations made for children with disabilities.
Timeline and Facilities
The site was purchased by St. Gabriel’s Board in 2015. The building work commenced in 2017 and the building is due to be completed in August 2018
- The respite house will be completely wheelchair accessible with six bedrooms ensuite
- A large playroom with hoist and separate bathroom and entrance
- Piped oxygen and suction to the living and sleeping areas
- All rooms fitted with overhead host systems
- A clinical room and nursing area
- The building is being funded through funds from the JP McManus Golf Pro, grants, donations, local and community fundraising activities. It is hoped the HSE will come on board with funding to staff the house.
Limerick Thomond Rotary Club Visit
St. Gabriel's were delighted to welcome Limerick Thomond Rotary Club to the centre for a visit.
UL President Visit
St. Gabriel’s was delighted to welcome UL president Dr Des Fitzgerald to the centre yesterday for a visit. We look forward to further developing the relationship between UL and St. Gabriel’s in the future.
A big thank you to Analog Devices who presented St. Gabriel's with a donation at their recent charity awards ceremony.
John Sisk & Son Builders
Thanks to the Directors and staff of John Sisk & Son Builders
UL Christmas Community Celebration
A big thanks to the President of UL and staff for the generous donation at the UL Christmas Community Celebration
Michael Noonan TD turning the sod on St. Gabriel’s Respite House Development
Michael Noonan TD turning the sod on St. Gabriel's Respite House Development on the grounds of the former Mungret College
boogie4PayBack 12 hour international charity danceanthon day supporting St. Gabriel’s took place yesterday, it was an enjoyable occassion supporting a worthy cause
St. Gabriel’s Early Intervention Team Children’s Christmas Party 2017
St. Gabriel’s Early Intervention Team Children’s Christmas Party will take place this year on Tuesday 12 December. Our thanks to Dell, Music Generation and Limerick Prison Services for their sponsorship.
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Ladies’ Lunch 2017
A great thanks to all those who attended the St. Gabriel's Ladies' Lunch last Friday including the organising committee, our donors, sponsors and prize givers. St Gabriel's is very grateful to you all for your loyal support. We wish you all a very happy Christmas
Brown Thomas Gift Wrapping
A big thank you to Brown Thomas for nominating St. Gabriel's as one of their beneficiaries for this years gift wrapping initiative. Pop along to Brown Thomas for your gift wrapping and make a donation. Thanks to everyone who is supporting this wonderful cause, it's what Christmas is all about
Savoy Hotel Hosts St. Gabriel’s Christmas Fundraising Ladies’ Lunch
Thanks to the Ladies Committee for organising this years St. Gabriel's Christmas fundraising Ladies' Lunch which will take place on November 24. And a thank you to the Savoy Hotel for setting up a magnificent venue
St. Gabriel’s Wedding Favour Cards
If you are planning your wedding and are thinking about choosing a local charity in lieu of wedding favours, please consider St. Gabriel's for your special day. Your donation will go towards the St. Gabriel's children's respite fund
Wishing you all a Happy Halloween from everyone here at St. Gabriels!
We are delighted to announce that the St. Gabriel's annual Christmas fundraising lunch on November 24 is completely booked up. We greatly appreciate all of our supporters and friends of St. Gabriel's who support this event which marks the start of the Christmas season. A big thanks to the organising committee for all the work they have done in planning the event!
Glenstal Abbey School Fun Run/Walk
A massive thanks to Glenstal Abbey School for taking part in a 5k Fun Run / Walk in aid of St. Gabriel's earlier this month. We greatly appreciate the effort put in by all those who were involved!
Crescent College Comprehensive TY Girls get ready for Cook Medical Marathon
A big thanks to Crescent College Comprehensive Transition Year girls for coming to visit us last Tuesday. They will take part in Cook Medical womens mini marathon on behalf of St. Gabriel's. The proceeds will go towards the construction of our new Respite Centre. Best of luck with training for it!
St. Gabriel’s Annual Greyhound Benefit Night
A big thanks to the Irish Dancers from Fleming Ball, Scoil Rince Staic and Scoil Rince Uí Ruairc who performed brilliantly at our recent fundraiser. We would also like to thank Tom Morrissey, Captain of the All-Ireland winning Limerick u21 team for coming along with the winning trophy.
Annual Greyhound Benefit Night
Book your Places at the Races.
St. Gabriel’s 8th Greyhound Benefit Night on Saturday 16 September @7.30pm at Limerick Greyhound Track.
Purchase your ticket now directly from St. Gabriel’s!
Proceeds from the event will go towards the building of our new Children’s Respite Centre, which is our main fundraising project at the moment.
Overall it will be a fantastic night, bring your family and friends to the greyhound track, whilst supporting a worthwhile cause. Your generous support will be of lasting value to both children and their families.
Bookings: T: 061 302733 but don’t forget to book in advance and mention St. Gabriel’s.
Please note: Only funds generated from pre-sold tickets will go directly to St. Gabriel’s. Tickets bought at the door on the night will not benefit St. Gabriel’s.
Please call (086 3872575) or e-mail Kate Sheahan @ email@example.com
Greyhound Benefit Night Launch
We were delighted Minister Patrick O’Donovan TD launched the St. Gabriel’s Benefit night. He acknowledged the great work that is done in St. Gabriel’s for children with disabilities in the region. On the night the Minister was joined by Senator Maria Byrne, members of our voluntary fundraising committee and some children and families who attend St. Gabriel’s services.
Adare en plain air art competition
St Gabriel's was delighted to be associated with Adare en plain air, art competition. A big thank you to Andrew Timoney, Draiocht Art and Craft gallery, Adare for nominating St Gabriel's and well done to all the winners.
Roy Keane Visit
It was a great day here at St. Gabriel's last week when we were lucky enough to get a visit from Roy Keane. It was a fantastic experience for us and very enjoyable for all those who attended!
Dolores’s Coffee and Garden Day
A special mention of thanks to Dolores for hosting the wonderful fundraising coffee day in her beautiful garden, where a little over €2000 was raised. We would like to convey our sincere thanks to everyone who came along to show their support and raise money towards the purchase of a Motomed. This is a specialised therapy device designed to enable regular movement training for children with physical limitations. It was a lovely occasion made even more special because of this beautiful garden.
Sellors Solicitors come to St. Gabriel’s
Thank you to Derek Walsh and Orla Clancy from Sellors Solicitors who came on a recent visit to St. Gabriel’s. Also in the picture is Charlie MacDonnell, St. Gabriel’s Board member
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Brown Thomas clean up
We would like to give the staff at Brown Thomas a massive thank you for all their help in getting the hydrotherapy pool ready for the re-opening!
We are delighted to let you know the St. Gabriel's hydrotherapy pool has re-opened and we are delighted to welcome everybody back. For any enquiries please contact the pool manager. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We were recently treated to a lovely occasion by the Ukeladies in Primrose class!
It was a great achievement to receive our Green-School certificate from An Taisce
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St. Paul’s Colours Day
A big thanks to St.Pauls National School as they raised money for the development of the hydrotherapy pool by doing a schools colours day!
UL Student Union Donation
We would like to place on record our many thanks and sincerest gratitude to the UL Student Union for their recent very generous donation. The money raised will help towards the building of our respite centre and other projects in the coming months.
Visit by UL Hospital Management
It was great to welcome Collette Cowen, CEO of the UL Hospitals Group and her management team to St. Gabriel's. It was excellent to communicate with such a well established and informed group and we look forward to developing this relationship in the future.
We are delighted to announce that the pool will be opening in July and some of the new features have really brightened the place up.
Knocklong/Glenbrohane Charity Cycle
A great big thanks to our friends in Knocklong/Glenbrohane who completed a charity cycle on the 6th of May. They made a very generous donation to the St. Gabriel's hydrotherapy renovation fund. St. Gabriel's is very grateful to Helen Harty, Tom Aherne and the parish committee for their support.
Ladies Lunch 2017
The Dunraven Arms Hotel recently hosted the St. Gabriel's annual Ladies' Lunch on Thursday the 11th of May, with the event once again providing those who attended with a great day out on a sunny day! We would like to thank those in attendance for your continued support and also to the Dunraven Arms Hotel for their magnificent standard of hospitality and quality. We hope to see you all again next year!
Golf Classic 2017
We had a wonderful turn out at this year's annual St. Gabriel's golf classic which was our most successful to date. The weather was fantastic and helped make the occasion even more enjoyable. We would like to sincerely thank all of the teams and sponsors who played and/ or supported this years fundraiser.
We are pleased to let you know that in excess of £20,000 was raised. The proceeds will help to fund the building of a new five bedroom children's respite centre on the grounds of Mungret College and construction is expected to begin in August of this year.
We were delighted to welcome a number of new teams this year as well as welcoming back many of our very loyal supporters.
Congratulations to the 2017 winners, Laurel Hill Secondary School. Well done to them!!
Thanks to Punch Consulting, sponsors of the magnificent Punch Bowl Trophy. Our next golf classic will take place next year, on the 10th and 11th of May 2018.
Hydrotherapy Pool Refurbishment
Reconstruction work of the Hydrotherpay Pool here at St. Gabriel's Centre began yestersday the 18th of April. It is estimated that the reconstuction of the Hydrotherapy Pool will last six weeks. We will keep you posted on any other further updates in the coming weeks.
We were Delighted to be Joined by a group of Dell volunteers on the 11th of April to assist us in cleaning up around the grounds. Tremendous work and painting was done by all who attended. We are very thankful and grateful for this effort.
Ladies Lunch 2017
We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Ladies Lunch will take place on Thursday, the 11th of May in the Dunraven Arms Hotel. The event has proven very popular in the past and great excitement as already begun here! The launch took place on Thursday the 23rd of March in the Dunraven Arms, a beautiful hotel located in the picturesque Adare in County Limerick.
This years lunch is particularly special, as we are welcoming the following new committee members to our team: Thecla Roche, Mary Fehily, Dawn Quinn, Irene O'Mahony.
For much more information on this exciting event including ticket sales, please feel free to contact Thecla Roche at 086 4180140.
HYDROTHERAPY POOL CLOSURE - 16/03/17
HYDROTHERAPY POOL CLOSURE
It is with regret that due to health and safety concerns we have had to make the decision to close the hydrotherpay pool. Unfortunately, large sections of the pool have come loose and have fallen into the pool, and because of this the entire pool is having to be reconstructed. We are estimating these works could take up to 10 weeks to complete and so we will potentially be looking at a date in May for reopening.
We sincerley apologise to all our pool users for this disruption and will keep people updated via our website and our Facebook page. Please also see the link to our events menu where there is a full statement on this matter.
Rotary Club of Limerick Thomond
Kate Sheahan, head of the Fundraising and Development department here at St. Gabriel's was in attendance at an event held by Limerick Thomond Rotary Club to collect a very generous donation based on our efforts towards The Christmas Rememberance Tree in December.
Pictured with Kate and other attendees is Mr. James Shivnan, the president of the Limerick Thomond Rotary Club. We are very grateful for this generous gesture.
Urgent Notice-Hydropool Re-Open
St. Gabriel's Hydrotherapy Pool
We are delighted to let you know the St. Gabriel's hydrotherapy pool will re-open Wednesday, July 5th. The final bits of cleaning are now being completed for the big day! We are very excited here at St. Gabriel's for the beginning of a new chapter and look forward to seeing everyone again
Great Limerick Run Launch 2017
Our two Co-Op students, Brian Slattery & Leah Downey, as well as head of Fundraising and Development Kate Sheahan, were in attendance at the official launch of the Great Limerick Run 2017. The event took place at the Strand hotel Limerick on the 30th of January, exactly 90 days before the run itself on the 30th of April.
Also in attendance were a number of esteemed individuals including but not limited to- Mayor of Limerick Kieran O'Hanlon, Event Director John Cleary, Lyric FM's Lorcan Murray, and Senator Jan O'Sullivan. Pictured in gallery are Suzy Kennedy, Administrator for the Barrington's Hospital Great Limerick Run and Caroline McGarry, Marketing & PR for Bin Secours Great Limerick Run.
Planning on running but unsure on who to run for? Well your already in the right place. Browse our website and discover for yourself the magnificent and vital service that so many have supported before you, and if you too wish to generously support us, our contact details can be found here also.
REMINDER: Aqua Aerobic Classes
Aqua Aerobic Classes begin tomorrow the 31st of January 2017 and run for the next six weeks. All classes are now fully booked out.
Every Tuesday @ 11am- 12pm and 12pm- 1pm
Every Wednesday @ 6:30pm- 7:00pm
Due to popular demand we may run another block of classes after Easter. To avoid disappointment make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for any further information.
It was lovely meeting Emma Lambert and Katy Snyder, who visited us here at St.Gabriel's School and Centre Thursday.
Emma and Katy are two University of Limerick International Students taking part in the UL Engage progamme, helping us to advertise various projects, such as the Respite Centre for which we were awarded planning permission last week.
UL Engage serves as the hub for civic engagement activities across campus and works with staff in all faculties to amplity, incubate and co-ordinate the various ways that students, faculty and staff can work together to make a difference.
We look forwards to working with them in the coming months.
It was lovely meeting Emma Lambert and Katy Snyder who visited us here at St. Gabriel's School and Centre Thursday.
Emma and Katy are two University of Limerick International Students taking part in the UL Engage progamme, helping us to advertise various upcoming projects, such as the Respite Centre for which we were awarded planning permission last week.
UL Engage serves as the hub for civic engagement activities across campus and works with staff in all faculties to amplity, incubate and co-ordinate the various ways that students, faculty and staff can work to make a difference.
We look forward to working with them over the coming months.
St.Gabriel’s visit to SD Worx
Senior Speech and Language Therapist Kate Shinkwin recently visited SD Worx, formally known as Ceridien, to see their brand new offices.
SD Worx have created their own new branding and have moved into new and improved offices.
In the pictures below, Kate is welcomed to the new offices by a member of the SD Worx team.
We wish them great success in the future.
Christmas Remembrance Tree
We would like to convey our sincerest thanks to Limerick Thomond Rotary Club and all the volunteers who participated in this year's Christmas Remembrance Tree project.
It was a magnificent campaign with great support from the public. We are very grateful to be associated with it.
The mass for the Remembrance Tree will be held on January 6 at 4pm in the Augustinian Church (Opposite O'Mahoney's Book Shop)
Happy Christmas to all friends of St. Gabriel's!
Christmas Fest in UHL
Thank you very much for these wonderful photos taken by the University Hospital Limerick during their Christmas Fest on December 20 & 21.
We were delighted to be associated with the Christmas Fest and convey our thanks to all staff of the University Hospital Limerick for their efforts.
Santa Claus visits St. Gabriel’s!
There was plenty of excitement as Santa Claus made a very welcomed visit to St. Gabriel's today, Tuesday December 13.
Santa's welcomed many children to his grotto and the kids were lucky enough to meet and greet the iconic figure.
There was an abundance of food, presents and Christmas spirit to be found throughout the centre.
We hope all enjoyed this magnificent display.
Here are some pictures from the fantastic visit!
Thank you to St. Gabriel’s supporters
We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to those who supported in St. Gabriel's Christmas Children's Party.
Thank you to Dell for sponsoring the event, Limerick Prison Services for the wonderful food and Music Generation for providing the entertainment.
It was a fantastic party and we appreciate all who were involved and wish everybody a very merry Christmas.
St. Gabriel’s Ladies Christmas Lunch
Hydrotherapy Pool Aqua Aerobics
Our hydrotherapy pool are very happy to announce that aqua-aerobics sessions will commence soon. For more information, or answers to your queries, contact us on 061 302 733.
Thinking about supporting a charity this Christmas?
If you are holding a fundraiser in your company, your office or your business during the month of December and you are looking for a worthy charity, please consider St . Gabriel's. We would love to hear from you! Please contact Kate on 061 302733 or e-mail email@example.com. Nollaig Shona Duit.
Calling on Volunteers for Christmas Remembrance Tree Appeal
St. Gabriel's is delighted to be one of three local charities associated with Limerick Thomond Rotary Club's Annual Christmas Remembrance Tree campaign.
The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of and contribute funds to some worthy local charities at Christmas.
We are calling on volunteers who would be willing to offer a few hours of their time to help with the collection in support of St. Gabriel's for specific dates and times in December.
Please get in touch with us if you would like more information or think you can help. We would love to hear from you.
St. Gabriel’s Christmas Ladies Fundraising Lunch
This year St. Gabriel's will be holding a Christmas Ladies Fundraising Lunch which will be held this year on Novermber 25th in the Savoy Hotel at 12:30.
All places have been booked as of now so we would like to thank everybody for their wonderful response!
Special thanks the the hard-working committee.
St. Gabriel’s Greyhound Benefit Night
St. Gabriel's Annual Greyhound Benefit Night was held on September 24 and was yet again, a massive success.
The atmosphere at the track was vibrant thanks to the supporters, families and friends of St. Gabriel's.
We would like to thank all those who helped buy/sell tickets, sponsored the event/races, families who have children in the services, those who raised awareness, volunteers and the committee for a wonderful night.
We would also like to give a special thanks to Limerick Greyhound Stadium for hosting the event and warmly welcoming us to their stadium.
All funds raised will go to further improving the lives of children with multiple complex physical disabilities.
We hope everybody had a fantastic time.
Here are some photographs from the event.
Greyhound Benefit Night- 24 September 2016
Come and share in the fun, races and family friendly night at the Limerick Greyhound Stadium! Be sure to invite your family, friends and neighbours to an incredible night in aid of St. Gabriel’s Children’s Respite House! Looking forward to seeing you there!
Date of Event: September 24th 2016
Deloitte Volunteer at St. Gabriel’s.
We were very happy to welcome Deloitte to St.Gabriel's on Thursday, September 8 to do some volunteer work.
Deloitte provide audit, tax and finance services and are based in Limerick city.
The volunteers did a deep clean of our hydrotherapy pool and areas such as the changing rooms
They also painted the viewing room and hallway, as well as doing a general clean up (and gardening) outside.
We are Deloitted with their valuable efforts and thank them for their great work.
The Tut Tut Charity Cup
Paul Flannery's Bar (on Shannon Street) Golf Society take on Phil Flannery's (Denmark Street) in the Tutt Tutt Charity Cup, at the East Clare Golf Club, Sunday 11 September 2016.
They have kindly chosen to donate the proceeds of the golf event to St. Gabriel's.
We are very grateful to them and wish the best to all participants.
Tutt Tutt Charity Cup Cheque Presentation
Phil Flannery and Paul Flannery competed in the Tutt Tutt Charity Cup Golf contest at East Clare Golf Club on September 11, 2016.
They visited St. Gabriel's for a cheque presentation with St. Gabriel's Board Member, Charlie McDonnell.
We are very appreciative of this fundraising effort/donation.
Air Traffic Control Team, Shannon visit St. Gabriel’s
Nicola Ní Riada, Conor O'Cleary and Kate Quinlan from the Air Traffic Control team in Shannon visited St. Gabriel's on Monday 22nd of August.
They have entered the Cully & Sully's competition GivePeasAChance and nominated St. Gabriel's as their chosen charity, should they win.
They were welcomed with a tour and got a feel for what we do here at St. Gabriel's.
The winners receive a garden worth €3000 for their chosen charity.
We took some great photos for the competition. (Photos Below)
We are very pleased to be nominated for this great competition.
Abbeyfeale Charity Cycle
Abbeyfeale cycling club will hold a charity cycle on August 14 in aid of St. Gabriel's School and Centre.
Each cyclist will choose to tackle either a 60k or 100k route on the day.
Registration for the event will take place from 08:00 that morning at Fr. Casey club house in Abbeyfeale.
To take part, the prices are as follows:
- €25 for Cycling Ireland members.
- €28 for Non-Cycling Ireland members.
The participants will then leave Abbeyfeale at 10 o'clock sharp, taking the through West Limerick's scenic routes.
We would like to thank them for their generosity and for nominating as the charity associated with the event.
Funds raised will go towards the building of a new Children's Respite House for children with complex medical conditions.
For further information, contact Brendan on 087 6931385, or visit Abbeyfeale cycling club's Facebook page.
Charity Cycle Success
The Abbeyfeale Cycling Club completed their charity cycle on Sunday August 14 in aid of St. Gabriel's.
The turn out was fantastic (see pictures below) and the support was also great.
All proceeds from the event will go towards the building of a new Children's Respite House on the grounds of Mungret College.
Big thanks to everybody involved to those who supported the event.
St. Gabriels visit Sellors Solicitors
We would like to thank the employees at Sellors for their very generous donation for the Great Limerick Run 2016.
Sellors took part in the Run and chose St. Gabriel's as their charity partner.
Stephen Keogh and Derek Walsh, of Sellors Solicitors, made a cheque presentation recently to Helen McInerney, a voluntary member of St. Gabriel's Board.
Here are some pictures from the presentation.
We hope everyone had a fantastic time at this year's Pig'n'Porter.
St. Gabriel's were delighted to be the Charity Partner once again.
Thank you to Pat Rickard and the Old Crescent RFC committee.
GECAS Volunteering at St. Gabriel’s
We would like to give sincere thanks to all the volunteers from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) who did some painting and decorating in our school last Tuesday.
They did an amazing job!
We are very thankful to all who were involved in this very valuable project.
Enchanting Day at Dolores’s
We would like to thank everybody for attending the fantastic coffee day on Saturday 9th July, supporting St. Gabriel's.
We would also like to give a special thanks to Dolores for hosting the fundraiser, showcasing her exceptional garden, and her incredible hospitality throughout the day.
Proceeds gathered from the fundraiser will contribute to the purchase of specialised physiotherapy mats.
Huge thanks to everybody who donated generously.
Here are some photos from the day:
Green Schools Day of Action
The whole St. Gabriel's School community collaborated on our Green Schools Day of Action in April to create a wonderful panel of recycled art.
It depicts various scenes from "Our Beautiful World" and is adorning a wall in the school
We love it! Congratulations to all involved in this worthwhile project.
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Green Schools Day of Action
The whole St. Gabriel's school community collaborated on our Green Schools Day of Action in April to create a wonderful panel of recycled art.
It depicts various scenes from "Our Beautiful World" and is adorning a wall in the school.
We love it! Congratulations to all involved in this worthwhile project.
ATC/Wyeth Nutrition Charity Cycle Success
The ATC/Wyeth Nutrition Charity cycle that took place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 of June was a huge success.
We would like to express our thanks to all the cyclists, bucket collectors, volunteers, committee, sponsors and everybody who showed their support throughout the weekend.
All proceeds from the event will be going towards the building of the much needed children's respite house that will be built on the grounds of Mungret College.
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Celebrating the 10th of our Annual Ladies Fundraising Lunch
It’s an exciting year for the annual Ladies Fundraising Lunch organised in aid of St. Gabriel’s as it celebrates its 10th year supporting our charity. The event is organised by an exceptional committee of women who have made it the most popular and well supported charity lunch in the Mid-West.
On the 13th May 2016, you can come and enjoy a great day out at the Dunraven Arms Hotel, in Adare. Enjoy a pre-lunch reception, served lunch, superb prizes and entertainment while supporting our efforts to improve the quality of life of children with multiple physical disabilities.
We are hoping that this years event will be even more successful than previous years. The funds raised from the event will go towards the building of a new Children’s Respite House to be located in Mungret.
St. Gabriel’s is extremely grateful to all those who have supported the event in previous years and we would be delighted to have your support again. We would also welcome new friends and guests to come and join us this year for the event.
If you would like tickets to this event please contact members of the committee Suzanne Leonard on 086/8235431 or Breda Hayes on 086/6088159.
Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run
If you have any questions about the work carried out by St. Gabriel's or how you can get involved in our fundraising efforts please feel free to contact us. We would be more than happy to answer any of your questions and listen to any ideas you may have on how to fundraise on our behalf.
Simply get in touch with Kate by:
Phone +353 61 302733 (Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00pm)
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Donate to St. Gabriel's
Regular giving allows us to plan into the future to ensure we can continue to provide and expand our services to children with disabilities and their families who are in need of our support. As a registered charity we depend on the support of the public to help fund our much needed services.
With an increased rate in childhood disabilities and an increase in the demand for services and facilities, it is more important than ever that we continue to provide the best support for children and their families. Your donation can help to ensure children with severe disabilities receive the quality of life they deserve.
Whether it is a once off or a regular donation your support can truly make a difference in a child's life.
If you would like to make a monthly gift of €25, €50 or any other amount of your choice please contact us to find out more.
Or if you would like to donate a once off amount to help support our work then you can donate online today!
A donation no matter how small can make a huge difference to help us continue providing our services to children with multiple physical disabilities and their families.
Limericks Live 95fm Nice Bosses Competition
Congratulations to Michelle in the Nursing department here in St. Gabriel's school who nominated her boss as part of the Live 95fm's nice bosses competition. Michelle's entry was chosen as the winner and she won an executive KAB directors office chair for her boss and a day off for herself.
Thank you to KAB seating at W.W Doherty & Sons Ltd for their generous donation of the director chair and to Limerick's Live 95FM for organising the competition.
Family Centered Intervention Programmes
At St. Gbariel's we are currently running a number of programmes for the children availing of our services and their families. All of the programmes offerede are run by specifically trained clinicians. There are different times available for sessions to accomodate parents' attendance including during the day and in the evening. Some of the programmes outlined below include home visits as part of the package and the aim is that parents learn the skills that will help facilitate their child's ongoing development.
The following are a number of programmes offered in St. Gabriel's Centre:
This is a 14 week parenting programme for parents that has been developed by 'Incredible Years' in the Research Institute in the university of Washington and it has been specifically adapted for parents of children attending our services.
This is an 8 week post-diagnostic programme offered to parents of children that have just received the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It introduces what ASD is and strategies on how tohelp a child with ASD. It has been developed by the National Autistioc Society in the UK.
More than Words
The 'more than words' programme is another 8 week programme that is developed by the Hanen Centre in Ontario, Canada. It is aimed at parents of children with ASD and develops strategies in helping children develop their communication skills in the home environment.
Talkability is another 8 week programme developed by the Hanen Centre in Canada. This programme, however, is aimed at parents of children with social skills difficulties including but not exclusively those with a diagnosis of ASD. It focuses on social skills development and on developing friendships in the home environment.
We are currently offering baby massage programmes led by our paediatric chartered physiotherapist. This includes a 5 week programme introducing parents to massage that aims to help with bonding; attachment; colic and constipation. It is a lovlely ooportunity to meet other parents and proves extremely beneficial to families.
We also offer a number of Sibshop programmes for brothers and sisters of children with special needs as well as talks for parents in dealing with similar issues. We have ongoing parent information sessions on a rabge of topics such as respite, benefits and entitlements, trusts and wills, etc. Furthernore, St. Gabriel's also offer training to school and preschool staff in the areas of behaviour, sensory processing and communication on an ongoing basis.
At St. Gabriel's we are constantly looking for individuals to get involved in our fundraising efforts. This year, YOU can get involved in a number of different challenges on our behalf.
If you are feeling adventurous, why not set up your own challenge in aid of St. Gabriel's! Our fundraising department, can assist you with organising and running the event.
The sky is the limit with fundraising challenges from events on land, to in the sea and even in the air you can run, cycle, swim or skydive to raise funds and awareness for St. Gabriel's!
Whatever way you decide to challenge yourself this year, be sure to let us know of your event so we can do our best to support your efforts to raise awareness and funds.
Get active today for a worthwhile cause!
Askeaton Touring Club 170km Cycle
St. Gabriel's is delighted to say that we have been nominated as the chosen charity for the 27th Annual Askeaton Touring Club 170km Cycle in association with Wyeth Nutrition. The cycle will be taking place over two days the 18th & 19th June and will pass through six major towns along its route. The cycle will begin in Askeaton on Saturday and will continue on the Croagh, Ardagh, Tarbert and Kilrush. The cyclists will have an overnight stay in the Inn at Dromoland. Finally, on Sunday they will continue to cycle through Limerick city, stopping in St. Gabriel's for light refreshments before completing the cycle in Askeaton.
Over the two days, we need volunteers to conduct bucket collections along the route in the six locations. The more volunteers we have the more funds we will raise to build a new Children's Respite House.
If you or anyone you know might be able to volunteer for an hour or two in whichever location suits you best please contact us! We need YOUR help!
Team St. Gabriel’s and the Great Limerick Run 2016
On May 1st 2016, a number of people will be participating in the Great Limerick Run 2016 on behalf of St. Gabriel's. They will be walking or running the marathon, half marathon and 6 mile event as part of Team St. Gabriel's, all the while raising funds to help build St. Gabriel's new Children's Respite House.
If you would like to get involved in this event please contact us as we would be delighted to get more people involved!
St. Gabriel’s School Green Flag
Primrose Class of St. Gabriel's is taking on an environmental challenge this year as part of their work in science, geography and ASDAN. They are going for the school's first Green Flag and will be applying for it in September 2016. The children are deeply involved in the various steps related to the Green Schools Initiative including doing an environmental review, preparing and implementing an action plan and reviewing progress. Members of the Committee from Primrose Class can be regularly seen around the school collecting the recycling and reminding the school community of taking care of our wonderful planet!
Next order of business is the preparation of a Day of Action for Green Schools. This will take place in the coming months and we look forward to the whole school community getting involved!
Christmas Arrives at St. Gabriel’s
This week, a group of volunteers generously gave their time to help us decroate the centre and bring Christmas to St. Gabriel's. A big thank you to the helpers, and Happy Christmas to all of you!
Recently at St. Gabriel’s…
Recently at St. Gabriel's....
St.Gabriel's 6th Annual Greyhound Benefit Night
On Saturday the 26th September, St. Gabriel's had their Greyhound Benefit, it was a very successful night, with a great turn out and a wonderful night of racing! Jacko the clown and Elsa from Frozen made an appearance and the Kid's Corner was buzzing all night! Many thanks to everyone who supported us!
Crescent Comp. Students Visit St. Gabriels
On Wednesday the 7th October, we had a visit from some Transition Year girls from Crescent College Comprehensive. This visit has taken place for the past 6 years and each year, some students take part in the Limerick Ladies Mini-Marathon on behalf of St.Gabriel's. Thank you to the staff at Crescent for facilitating this visit, and thank you to the lovely students who came to visit us!
On Sunday the 25th of October, the Transition Year students from Crescent College Comprehensive took part in the Limerick Ladies Mini-Marathon on behalf of St. Gabriel's. We would like to say a huge thank you to all the girls for their support, and also to the teachers and staff at Crescent who made the event possible. We are extremely grateful your support!!
Greyhound Benefit Night Saturday 26th September 2015
Mad Hatters Night at the Dogs!
Join in the fun and wear a hat, bring the family along, encourage friends, neighbours and work colleagues to support the Benefit Night with lots to enjoy, music, face painting, colour- ing competition and a prize for the most spectacular hat and of course the racing!
FREE entry to U16s
We hope you can play your part by supporting one of the following sponsorship options
- Race sponsor €400 (12 races)
- Advertisement listing in the race programme & on stadium TV screen €100
- Event Sponsor €500
- Admission ticket €10. Special Student & Over 60s rate €5.
- Become a Patron or Donor, a subscription at your own discretion would be gratefully accepted
Our target is to raise €25,000 which will help fund
(i) building of a new Family Respite House
(ii) development of a Sensory Playground & Garden at St. Gabriel’s School
(iii) continued upkeep of St. Gabriel’s hydrotherapy pool
We hope to see you there for a great night out!
Sensory Garden in St. Gabriel’s School
We are delighted to inform you all that we are currently in the process of developing a Sensory Garden in the St. Gabriel's school location after funding was secured from KBC Bank's 'Brighter Communities', The National Lottery, and other private donors.
This sensory playground will be built with the St. Gabriel's children and their complex, special needs in mind and will enable staff to bring the learning experience outdoors, to encourage and support the health and educational development of the children. The garden will be located at the front of the school and various classrooms will open directly out onto the playground so as to extend the learning environment and encourage sensory learning and play.
Outdoor play and gardening activities are evidence based interventions, that are core elements to education and health development and we are excited for the opportunities that will be available to the children and their learning experience here at St. Gabriel's once the playground is built.
Garda Band Concert Tickets
Tickets for the Garda Band Concert in the South Court Hotel on 29th Oct. are now available from St. Gabriel's Centre. Feel free to contact us, to purchase a ticket.
Corporate Project Engagement
At St. Gabriel's we are delighted to already have partnered with a number of local and national businesses and corporations who have shown their support in a variety of different ways through employee volunteering days, donations of essential medical, therapy and IT equipment and financial donations. Their involvement with us has allowed for the completion of a number of very worthwhile projects that are all aimed to help improve the quality of life of children with multiple physical disabilities and their families.
Developement of a new Hydrotherapy Pool
In 2009, St. Gabriel's opened a new Hydrotherapy pool located in St. Gabriel's Centre in Dooradoyle. The development of this project was reliant on donations and fundraising activities that were carried out in aid of St. Gabriel's Hydrotherapy Pool.
The pool has high running and maintenance costs which require constant funding through donations and ongoing fundraising activities. A yearly cost of €150,000 runs and maintains the Hydrotherapy pool and while a small portion of income is generated from people paying to use the pool we still need YOUR help!
Refurbishment of the Nursing Department
Often overlooked at St. Gabriel's is the medical department and team that work tirelessle to provide support and treatment to the children attending the School. Through corporate partnership, the nursing department's clinical room got a much-needed refurbishment in 2014 funded by GECAS.
Installation of new IT Equipment
St. Gabriel's School has recently seen the fitting of new IT equipment like computers and interactive whiteboards to assist the children who attend the school. The installation of this new equipment was made possible by our partnership with DELL Solution Centre. Their support will allow for teachers to make learning more interactive for the 58 children with multiple physical disabilities and complex medical needs attending St. Gabriel's School.
We are delighted to be in partnership with a number of other companies:
- Ceridian Ireland
- Nothern Trust
- Chartered Accountants Ireland Mid - West Society
- Cara Energy Management
- KBC Bank
- BAM Ireland
- Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (seai)
Current and Upcoming Projects
Fundraising that is conducted for St. Gabriel's is carried out with a number of specific upcoming projects in mind. These include:
- Purchase of specialised equipment
- The building of a Resource and Respite House for children and their families, which, when built, will provide short-term residential breaks for families where their child is cared for in a home from home.
Here are just some of the most recently completed projects at St.Gabriel's, which would not have been possible without the generosity and goodwill of those who support us:
- Installation of an energy cost reduction unit
- The refurbishment of a clinical/nursing room
- The addition of two classrooms to St. Gabriel's School
- Development of a sensory playground
Recent Fundraising Events
In the past few months St.Gabriel's were ifortunate to be involved associated with a number of fundraising events which were organised by different fundraising committees. St. Gabriel's is grateful for this level of support.
Munster Stars launch Golf Classic
Ladies Lunch Committee
On Thursday June 18th, St Gabriel's held a charity snooker night in which fans of the sport were delighted with the opportunity to see the two sporting legends Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor.