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ISA visits the Houses of the Oireachtas

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Irish Stammering Association Chair Michael Ryan and Development Manager Jonathon Linklater visited the Houses of the Oireachtas on Tuesday 9th June. Michael and Jonathon followed up with public representatives to call for continued funding of Irish Stammering Association’s work to support people who stammer. The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government recently announced bridging funding for ISA until June 2016 under the Scheme to Support National Organisations; further funding is unclear. ISA is the only charitable...

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Walk and Talk Summer 2015

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

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 take in the stunning views of the Howth Coastal Path. As the group will walk for between 2-3 hours, it is not suitable for children under the age of 10. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. How do I take part? Please express your interest in this event before the 10th of June 2015 by contacting mail@stammeringireland.ie What should I bring? Please...

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ISAYiT! Summer drama camps 2015

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in ISAYiT! | 0 comments

10am to 2pm 6th to 10th July Temple Bar, Dublin 2 ISAYiT summer drama camps for young people who stammer! Led by the Gaiety School of Acting, provides a place for young people who stammer from age 8 to 17 to try acting and stagecraft. There will be plenty of fun, games and activities during the week and new friends to be made.   The cost for the week is €100 per child to attend which is part funded by HSE / National Lottery grant. Financial assistance with fee is available. Text or call 086 0736328 for more information or to book a...

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Michael Ryan elected Chair of Irish Stammering Association

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Michael Ryan was elected Chair of Irish Stammering Association at May’s Board meeting.  Michael has been involved with ISA since 2009.  He is keen to meet with members of the association and will be visiting support groups around the country over the next 12 months. Michael served as Mayor of Templemore Town Council and has been raising the profile of stammering with public representatives.  Earlier this year Michael presented in Dáil Eireann with ISA colleagues Veronica Lynch and Jonathon Linklater to highlight the work that the association...

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Presentation Skills Course for Adults

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Presentation Skills course coming up in May. It will delivered by Donal Courtney from Gaiety School of Acting on Sunday 10th & 17th May from 2pm – 5 pm in Temple Bar. 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. This course will take place in Gaiety School of Acting, Temple Bar. Financial assistance with fee & travel is available. ( for information on Donal...

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Conference Day 2015 Schedule

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

ISA is pleased to announce the schedule for Conference Day 2015 taking place on Saturday April 18th.  Registration begins at 9.30 a.m.  A full schedule is presented below.  Our day ‘caint gan eagla’ meaning ‘talk without fear’. is a reminder that no one needs to fear speaking – including those who stammer.  The day is open to everyone connected by stammering including adults who stammer, young people who stammer, and parents of those who stammer. Attendance is FREE to ISA members.  If you’re not a member, you can join ISA on the day for €20....

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April Skype Group For Teenagers

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Young ISA | 0 comments

ISA runs a Skype group for teenagers who stutter.  The group is facilitated by Callum Wells, a speech and language therapist who also stutters. Teenagers who stutter can join the call from all over Ireland. It’s a friendly and informal atmosphere; you can talk as much or as little as you want. People share ideas of what helps them and it’s a supportive environment to make new friends. Our next call takes place on Tuesday April 14th at 7.15 p.m. Email jl@stammeringireland.ie if you would like to take part or to get more...

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Conference – Caint gan Eagla – Talk without Fear 2015

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

Hilton Kilmainham April 18th 2015 9:30 – 4:00 p.m. ISA is pleased to announce details of Conference Day 2015 for everyone connected by stammering including adults who stammer, young people who stammer, and parents of those who stammer. Our day ‘caint gan eagla’ meaning ‘talk without fear’. is a reminder that no one needs to fear speaking – including those who stammer. This year we welcome back Dr. Shelly Jo Kraft, Assistant Professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, USA.  Dr. Kraft has spoken at National Stammering Awareness...

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We’re Going to the ZOO

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in Events, Young ISA | 0 comments

We’re Going to the ZOO

YoungI SA are going to the zoo! (you can come too). We’re going on a trip to Dublin Zoo on Saturday January 10th. 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...

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Monthly Skype group for teenagers

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Events, Support, Young ISA | 0 comments

ISA runs a monthly Skype group for teenagers who stutter.  The group is facilitated by Callum Wells, a speech and language therapist who also stutters. Teenagers who stutter can join the call from all over Ireland. It’s a friendly and informal atmosphere; you can talk as much or as little as you want. People share ideas of what helps them and it’s a supportive environment to make new friends. Our next call takes place on Wednesday 26th November at 7.15 p.m. Email mail@stammeringireland.ie if you would like more...

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