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.

ISAYiT! Summer Camp – July 2018

Irish Stammering Association will be hosting its ISAYiT! Summer Camp for young people from 9 -13th July in Dublin. The camp offers young people an opportunity to meet other people who stammer in a safe, fun environment. ISAYiT! is open to young people who stammer between the ages of 8 and 17 years; they can express themselves creatively among a group of their peers in an environment where they will not be judged by how they speak.

All camps are supervised by experienced staff in collaboration with the Gaiety School of Acting.

You can register your interest by emailing: mail@stammeringireland.ie You can also text or call Veronica on 086 0736328 or Jonathon on 083 8830001 for more information.

Cost is €100 for week. Financial assistance with fee is available.


An Evening with Dr David Shapiro



David is the Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor of Communication Sciences
and Disorders at Western Carolina University (North Carolina, USA). He is a speech-language pathologist and a person who stutters. He is a past president of the International Fluency Association and the author of Stuttering Intervention: A Collaborative Journey to Fluency Freedom (2nd ed., 2011, PRO-ED).

David will share his story informally and is interested in hearing ours, so there should b a good discussion that evening. You may want to take a look at a few of his writings to become familiar with him as a person and as a professional:

I walk the line: Being a person who stutters and a speech-language pathologist (2015): http://isad.isastutter.org/isad-2015/papers-presented-by-2015/stories-and-experiences-with-stuttering-by-pws/i-walk-the-line-being-a-person-who-stutters-and-a-speech-language-pathologist/.

Stories of people who stutter: Beacons of hope, portraits of success (2011): http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad15/papers/shapiro15.html.

Being real (2007): http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad10/papers/messages10/shapiro10.html.

As always, everyone over eighteen is welcome to attend the Dublin Support Group, and you can you can let us know you are going to be there by contacting the ISA Office or emailing mail@stammeringireland.ie; this will help us get an idea of numbers. However, you can just turn up on the night too. The venue as usual will be Carmichael House.

Extraordinary General Meeting – 22nd October 2016

In line with the requirements of the Companies Act 2014, the Irish Stammering Association proposes to replace their existing Memorandum and Articles of Association with a constitution encompassing both of these documents. In order to do this, there will be an extraordinary general meeting of the Irish Stammering Association at the National Stammering Awareness Day at 1 p.m. on 22 nd October in the Hilton Kilmainham Hotel, Dublin 8. The sole purpose of this meeting will be to deal with the adoption of the following special resolution: “That, following a review of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of Irish Stammering Association, and in order to update same for reasons of best practice and to ensure continued corporate compliance with the Companies Act, that the amended Constitution, but subject to the approval of the Charities Regulator, the Revenue Commissioners, the Registrar of Companies, the Company adopt the Constitution attached to this notice in submission for the existing Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company”.

The test of the constitution can be found below Proposed-Constitution-of-the-ISA

Presentation Skills course June 2016


ISA is running another Presentation Skills course for adults who stutter. It will be delivered by Donal Courtney from Gaiety School of Acting

on Saturday 18th & 25th June from 11 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. in Dublin City Centre.

This course is open to adults who stammer and looks at all aspects of

presenting and communicating. The cost is €50 for members or €70 for

non members which includes a year’s membership. Financial assistance with fee & travel is available.

For information on Donal see http://www.playactireland.com/donal-courtney

For more information send an email to jl@stammeringireland.ie or text or call 0871210044

We are going to the Zoo (Part 2)

YoungISA are going to the zoo! (you can come too)
We’re going on a trip to Dublin Zoo on Sunday May 29th.
We went last year and had a fun time. Once again, we’ll be getting a special tour where we go behind the scenes with the zookeepers. We’ll getting close up with some of the animals – but not too close!
The zoo has over 400 animals and is one of the world’s oldest and popular zoos. We’ll be learning about wild animals and those which are endangered.
The trip will be subsidised and is open from children aged 8-16 years. If you’d like more information, please email us at mail@stammeringireland.ie or contact 0871210044



Walk and Talk Summer 2016






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 Dalkey village and up Killiney Hill. A walk up Killiney Hill offers panoramic views of Dublin city and environs. As the group will walk for 2 hours, it is not suitable for children under the age of 10. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. ŽHow do I take part? Please express your interest in this event before May 22nd 2016 by contacting mail@stammeringireland.ie ŽWhat should I bring? Please ensure to bring: Walking boots, raingear, snack and fluid. ŽPlease contact mail@stammeringireland.ie for further details.

Caint gan Eagla – 2016

Caint gan Eagla

Talk without fear

ISA Conference Day 2016

April 16th 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham


Mix and mingle – tea and coffee at 1 p.m.

ISA Chairman’s address: Michael Ryan

Dr. Triona Lanigan & Sarah McCormack

“Breaking down the iceberg; tips for coping with the psychological impact of stammering”

Aisling Keogh, speech and language therapist

“Practical tips for parents of children who stammer”.

Free for ISA members, or €20 to attend for non-members.

You can join ISA for €20 on the day.