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'LIGHT' by Clodagh Clerkin - International Ataxia Research Conference »

The following poem was written and delivered by one of our members, Clodagh Clerkin, at the end of the International Ataxia Research Conference held in the UK - March 2015.   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The...

REDMOND'S THIRD SUMMER HOLIDAY WITH ATAXIA IRELAND - 2014 »

by Redmond O’Hanlon Day 1: Saturday We arrived at Cuisle on Saturday the 5th June , on a lovely sunny day, and once again the holiday was fully booked, with an attendance of about seventy...

Kiara Lynch's Blog »

A Blog by one of our members, Kiara Lynch https://friedreichsataxiajourney.wordpress.com/ ...

What is Ataxia? »

By Kiara Lynch Ataxia is the name given to a group of neurological disorders that affect balance, coordination, and speech and includes diseases such as multiple sclerosis and stroke as well as hereditary...

Sponsored Parachute Jump »

The sponsored parachute jump event, which is now held on an annual basis to raise money for Ataxia Ireland, took place at Abbeyshrule  Airfield, County Longford, on Saturday,8th June.  ...

Baby Steps »

Mummy says I have to put on my Summer dress for the day that’s in it.  I pat down the pink sticky-out skirt, then twirl to feel the freedom of wind, on cotton, on skin.  I stumble but,...

Yoga Classes »

Ataxia Ireland was recently invited to publicise and send members to a Yoga course organised by Muscular Dystrophy Ireland.   The course is ongoing, and will probably be extended. When I...

Coping with My Ataxia »

- by Pat Grant - Swirling a partner around a dance-floor; going for a long walk along the seashore; standing up to honour someone joining or leaving my company - these are some of the things I can...

Living Healthily with Chronic Ailments »

By Redmond O’Hanlon Recently I attended a very interesting course, on living healthily with chronic illness.  The course took place over a six week period, at the Library in Tallaght, ...

Our Wedding Day »

by Kiara Lynch Nick and I are both very easy going so the big white church wedding was never going to be for us. We decided what we wanted to do from the beginning was to have a small intimate civil ceremony with...

Ataxia Ireland Annual Vacation »

By Redmond O’Hanlon The holiday for members of Ataxia Ireland was held from 30th June to 6th July and took place in Cuisle Holiday Centre, Co. Roscommon. I was collected at my apartment by...

Lets Have a Cup of Tea »

By Kiara Lynch When I was thinking about writing this article, I wondered what did all the inhabitants of this country have in common and of course it didn’t take long - Tea – we all make...

Holidays - A Readers Experience »

by Kiara Lynch About to go aloft On 20th August 2005 I set off on one of the best experiences of my life to date. I flew from Dublin to Amsterdam got a taxi to the docks and I got my first glance...

Murphys Odyssey »

By Brendon Murphy Based on a 6 month trip to learn about FA in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa This book is dedicated with much love to Miss Kathleen Higgins Friedreich's Ataxia...

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