ISA ‘Walk & Talk’

Join us for a Dublin city Walk & Talk on Sunday 10th November 2013.

Meet at the front gate at Trinity College at 12.45pm. The walk takes about 2 hours and our guide for the day will be Joe Cully an
experienced guide and archaeologist.

Our Walk and Talk event is a social gathering which provides an opportunity for those who stammer their family and friends or those
with an interest in stammering to Walk and Talk with others in a welcoming environment while enjoying the outdoors. Please note under 16’s should be accompanied a parent/guardian.

This event is free but to help us estimate numbers attending please register your interest by email to or by text message to 086 073 6328.  Please see our website for updates on this event

Looking forward to seeing you all there, keeping our fingers crossed for some nice weather

National Stammering Awareness Day 2013

National Stammering Awareness Day (NSAD) will take place in the Hilton
Kilmainham Hotel on Saturday 19th October this year.

The 2013 National Stammering Awareness Day will be in its 7th year and
once again it is being kindly sponsored by ‘Speak Soon

“People Who Stutter Supporting Each Other” is this year’s theme. This
is a great opportunity for all who are interested in stammering to
attend (family & friends are very welcome) and get involved.

There will be a range of speakers throughout the day including people
who stutter and professionals who work in the field including speech
and language therapists.

The day will also feature a breakout session for parents and an
ISAYiT! drama group for young people who stutter facilitated by the
Gaiety School of Acting.  For the first time at NSAD there will also
be a group running for teenagers to meet and talk about stammering.

The day starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. Admission is free;
refreshments will be served.

For more information go to


October 19, 2013 10:00 am
October 19, 2013 5:30 pm
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Self help groups starting up for Autumn

Irish Stammering Association’s self help groups are starting up again this week.

If you’re a person who stammers and would like some support, a place to talk and a place to perhaps change your stammering, this could be the place for you.

ISA operate groups in Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Letterkenny, Portlaoise and Waterford.

We also have telephone support groups for those who can’t make meetings.

Templemore Information Night

A very enjoyable meeting took place in Templemore last night!

Thanks to Councillor Michael Ryan, who made all feel very welcome at the first of our Midlands Support Groups.

People who stuttered attended the event and spoke about how stammering impacted on their lives. There was a very positive atmosphere and those who attended spoke of the support that they gained from speaking freely among other people who stutter.

Parents of young people who stammer also attended the group and gained information as well as being able to hear that there is hope to be an effective communicator and achieve your goals in life even if you do stammer.

It can be a big step for a person who stutters to walk into a room of strangers, so if you are reading this don’t hesitate (!) to call in to a future event…

Sarah McCormack spoke about another ISA Information meeting coming up in Portlaoise, Tuesday 6th March, 8pm in the Maldron Hotel.

Anyone who stammers or who would like more information are warmly invited to attend!

ISAYiT is back!

ISAYiT! drama group for young people who stammer is back!

We start up again Wednesday 15th Feb with Gaiety School of Acting (5.30-7p.m.) for 7 weeks (€60).

New members welcome! For details drop us a line…

0851857721 /

Information Night in Templemore

Do you stammer?
Or know someone who stammers?

Why not come along to our informal Information Night In

Templemore Arms Hotel


Tuesday 21st Feb. 2012

At 8pm Sharp

All Welcome

Speakers on the night will include;
Cllr.Michael C. Ryan Templemore & Sarah McCormack Portlaoise.
Organised by the Irish Stammering Association Carmichael Hse, Nth Brunswick St, Dublin 01 872 4405,

ISA Compete in Women’s Mini Marathon

Team ISA put in a fantastic performance at the Women’s Mini Marathon in June,

The picture of Veronica Lynch was taken after completing the mini marathon in under 2
hours………..all technically true, it was taken several days after completing the event in 1 hour 59 minutes & 55 seconds.

Veronica was raising money for ISA. Our current total is over €150. Remember that your money goes directly to support ISA events and can have a big impact on those who attend.

Our next event is ISAYiT! summer camp. You can click here to donate to ISA.

ISA Day – ‘Caint gan Eagla’ – Talk Without Fear

Following last year’s succesful conference day, this April ISA is organising another for everyone who is challenged by stammering including adults who stammer, young people who stammer and parents of those who stammer.

‘Caint gan eagla’ means ‘talk without fear’. A reminder that no one needs to fear speaking including those who stammer. The event will have a range of talks, presentations and breakouts…

  • ISA Chairman Stephen Greene brings us up to date with a busy year
  • Joe O’Donnell of The Irish McGuire Programme talks about his experience of stammering
  • Take part in a friendly forum if you are an adult who stammers or the parents or carers of young people who stammer
  • Get new advice and information on how you can help yourself in stammering.
  • Find out what a Speech and Language Therapist does
  • Young ISA will also meet for a fun session (guaranteed fun!)
  • Members of Young ISA will talk about drama, stammering and what respect means to them.
  • ISAYiT! and Gaiety School of Acting voice coach Cathal Quinn talk to us about finding your voice.
  • ISA’s AGM will also take place at 1 p.m.

Location: Hilton Hotel Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Date: Saturday 16th April
Start: 10:30 a.m. registration / 11:00 a.m. start
Finish: 3.30 p.m.
Cost: €20 per person
€40 maximum cost for a family
Free for students of Speech and Language Therapy.

Check our website closer to the day for running times. Check the Hotel website for details of parking and public transport options.

You can register to attend the day by contacting the ISA office on 01 872 4405 or emailing

Notice of AGM

ISA News

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Date Added:22nd March, 2011
The Annual General Meeting of the Irish Stammering Association will be held in the Hilton Dublin, Kilmainham, Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, on Saturday April 16th 2011 at 1pm.

The AGM will take place during Caint gan Eagla – Talk Without Fear ISA’s conference day 2011. A motion will be proposed to change Irish Stammering Association’s legal status to a company limited by guarantee.

The conference day will build on the success of last year’s event, featuring talks and presentations on stammering. We will post further details of Caint gan Eagla in the next few weeks. A full attendance at the conference day and AGM would be greatly appreciated.

There will be one place available on ISA’s committee. If you would be interested in joining
the committee, please contact ISA.

Only fully-paid-up members are entitled to vote at the annual general meeting. Subscriptions (€20) may be paid at the hotel prior to the start of the meeting, either by cash or cheque. This payment will cover membership up to the end of 2011.