Online Support Groups

ISA are moving our support groups online. Our next group will take place on Tuesday April 7th from 7.00 – 8.00pm by Zoom conference call. Please register your interest in participating in this or future online groups by contacting info@stammeringireland.ie 

Please note that you will need a laptop with internet access and a microphone to take part.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you need advice or support.

Working from home?


On Saturday 4th April at 12.30pm the ISA Employment Support Clinic will hold a remote workshop on working from home. Among the topics discussed will be how to maintain productivity and how to achieve work / life balance while working from home. To raise any issues you’d like discussed and to register a place please contact es@stammeringireland.ie

Registration closes at 6.00pm on Friday 3rd April.

Women’s Phone Support Group – March 24th 2020

The Irish Stammering Association invites you to participate in the Women’s Phone Group on Tuesday March 24th from 8.00pm – 9.00pm.

The Women’s phone group is a support group for women who stammer and is also run by women who stammer. It is a telephone Conference call that takes place for approximately 1 hour one evening during the month. The phone call is free from a landline or mobile and is very informal, you can say as much as you like or just listen. There are usually 3 to 7 participants on each call. All are women who stammer discussing issues relating to their stammer.

Please let us know if you would be interested in participating in the next or any future Women’s Telephone Support group by emailing us at info@stammeringireland.ie

Public Speaking Workshop – 28th March

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Find the fun in public speaking!

If you’ve always found public speaking more fearful than fun, this workshop is for you.

Many competent professionals have wasted years avoiding speaking situations, only to discover that with the right guidance, they can really come into their own.

This workshop will help you take pressure off yourself in off-the cuff speaking situations, and train you to be concise and relevant.  You will have lots of opportunities to practice and get feedback in a way that feels easy and fun.

LEARN HOW TO :

  • Reduce self-consciousness and handle speaker stress. 
  • Think on your feet. 
  • Get to the point. 

YOU WILL DO THIS THROUGH: 

  • Confidence building exercises. 
  • Easy, fun improv games to improve creative thinking. 
  • Paired and individual speaking exercises. 
  • Individual feedback.

ABOUT THE TRAINER:

Fiona O’Meara is an award winning speaker who teaches public speaking privately and in schools.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/fiona-o-meara-8a6747b2/

The cost of this workshop is €20 per person for non ISA members.

For more information or to book a place please send an email to info@stammeringireland.ie or leave a message on 01 872 4405.

Employment Support Clinics

The Irish Stammering Association is pleased to announce the commencement of our monthly Employment Support Clinics.

Employment Support Clinics are a dedicated support service for people who feel that their stammer has negatively impacted their employment opportunities. They will take place regularly, on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 11am – 3pm.

Tailored advice and support in employment matters can be provided over video call through Skype or Zoom.

Please contact es@stammeringireland.ie for more information or to book a time slot.

ISA Walk & Talk: February 9th 2020

Location: Chapelizod Liffey Walk, Dublin.

Meeting Point: 12pm, February 9th 2020, outside the main entrance to Heuston Station, Dublin.

Length of Walk: A leisurely 2½ hours.

What is the Walk and Talk? This will be a social gathering and will provide an opportunity for those who stammer, their family and friends, or those with an interest in stammering to walk and talk as they make their way through city gardens, parks and along the banks of the river Liffey. We will begin in Heuston Station and make our way to the Gardens at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. We then head for Irish National War Memorial Park before joining the Liffey walk towards Chapelizod Village. After a short refreshment break in Chapelizod, we will enter the Phoenix Park and make our way towards the Knockmaree Dolmen which is one of the oldest structures in Dublin. We will finish our walk by making our way through the park towards Heuston Station. The walk is open to all ages, although children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

How do I take part? Please express your interest in this event before the February 7th 2020 by contacting  info@stammeringireland.ie

What should I bring? Please ensure to bring comfortable walking shoes, raingear and fluids.

How do I get there? Heuston Station is serviced by Dublin Bus, LUAS tram and intercity rail. It has car parking facilities. It is a 20-25 minute walk to the city centre.

Please contact  info@stammeringireland.ie for further details.

Women’s Phone Support Group 2020!

The Irish Stammering Association invites you to the first Women’s Phone Group call of 2020 which will be held on Wednesday 29th January from 8.00pm – 9.00pm.

The Women’s phone group is a monthly support group for women who stammer and is also run by women who stammer. It is a telephone Conference call that takes place for approximately 1 hour one evening during the month. The phone call is free from a landline or mobile and is very informal, you can say as much as you like or just listen. There are usually 3 to 7 participants on each call. All are women who stammer discussing issues relating to their stammer.

Please let us know if you would be interested in participating in the next or any future Women’s Telephone Support group by emailing us at info@stammeringireland.ie  

Or you can leave a phone message on 01 872 4405

Christmas Social 2019

Come for a Christmas drink and a catch up with the Irish stammering Association. Learn more about the ISA, meet other people who stammer, make some new friends or just have a drink and some free finger food!

2019 has been a great year for ISA. Join us for the final ISA social event of the year.

Free finger food from 8 p.m. Wednesday 11th December in The Church, Junction of Mary St and Jervis St, Dublin 1

Happy Christmas and we hope to see you there!

November 11th – Walk & Talk

ISA is hosting its November Walk and Talk on Sunday 11th November in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin 9. We’d be delighted if you would join us for a stroll and a chat.

Location: The National Botanic Gardens, Dublin 9
Meeting Point: 12.00pm, Inside the main gates of the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin 9
Getting there by car: From the South or city centre, leave Dublin via the Drumcondra road (N1), and turn left at Botanic avenue (Fagan’s pub), just before crossing the river Tolka. At the end of Botanic avenue turn left at the T-junction. Alternatively leave the city via Phibsborough, on the Finglas road (N2). Just after passing over the Royal Canal, follow the one way system around Hart’s corner, turning right then left onto Botanic road. At the bottom of the hill turn left at the traffic lights. The gardens are 100m past this junction and on the left. Car parking facilities are available ( the first 2hrs cost €1 / hr) after that the fee is €2 / hr. There is a bike rack in the car park where you can leave your bike during your visit.
Getting there by public transport from the Dublin area: The following bus routes go past the gardens: 4 – (Harristown – Ballymun – Botanic Avenue – Phibsboro shopping centre – O’ Connell street – Pembroke road – Blackrock – Stradbrook)
9 – (Limekiln ave. – South Circular rd.- O’ Connell street – Botanic Road – Beneavin rd. – Charlestown)
83 – (Kimmage {Sundrive rd, Rathmines} – Harristown {Ballygall rd East})
Length of Walk: Approx. 2hrs

What is the Walk and Talk? This will be a social gathering and will provide an opportunity for those who stammer, their family and friends, or those with an interest in stammering to Walk and Talk as they make their way around the relaxing and beautiful gardens. The gardens are noted for fine plant collections holding over 15,000 plant species from a variety of habitats worldwide, for award winning plant houses and for an array of garden features.We will visit the gardens cafe after the walk for refreshments. The walk is open to all ages, although children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

How do I take part? Please express your interest in this event before the 8th November 2018 by contacting mail@stammeringireland.ie

What should I bring? Please ensure to bring: Walking boots, raingear, snack and fluids. Please contact mail@stammeringireland.ie for further details.