Foroige Teen Parents Support Programme – summer programme

 Foroige’s Teen Parents Support Programme – Summer Programme

Lots of activities on over the summer for young mums, dads and their children.

Wednesday 21st June – Parent & Child Swim – Finn Valley Centre

Saturday 1st July – Trip to Wains World in Buncrana

Tuesday 4th July – Trip to Oakfield Park – Picnic and Play

Wednesday 2nd August – To finish up the Summer Programme we are going to Dublin ZOO.

For more information contact Michelle on 086 8186345 or Jacqueline 086 8371335 or check out our Facebook page :

Book a Summer Camp @ The Loft

Book a Summer Camp @ The Loft

Summer is fast approaching, even if it may not feel like it anymore since the first heat wave of the year has been replaced by what feels like constant rain.  Don’t let the weather get to you – book a Summer camp at The Loft and you’ll have something great to look forward to.  Summer camps are open to young people aged 12-18.  🙂

Multi Activity (3rd – 7th July) €70

A fun filled week of action packed activities to start the Summer off with a bang!

Cookery (10th – 14th July) €50

A week to learn to cook and enoy loads of tasty food from starters, to mains and sweet desserts.

Rockschool (31st July – 4th August) €70

Let your musical side come to life by taking part in this week.  Take part in master classes, jam sessions and gain confidence.

Fit for Lfe (8th – 11 August) €50

If you want to try out new sports, meet new people and get confidence and skills for your future then this week is right for you.


Summer Drop-in Times

 Monday to Wednesday 12 – 6pm

Thursday 12 – 8pm

Friday  12 – 10pm

Saturday  2 – 6pm

Sunday closed

The drop-in is a free space in Letterkenny for young people to meet friends in a comfortable, safe environment.  Facilities include a pool table, table tennis and a kitchen where young people can learn how to prepare healthy meals.  The drop-in is supervised by friendly staff and volunteers.  This space is open all year round in partnership with the Letterkenny Youth Information Centre.


LOFT (Learning Opportunities For Teens) Youth Project, 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny. E-mail or call (074) 91 29630 for more information or to book.



Bluestack Foundation summer camp for children with additional needs

Bluestack Foundation Summer Camp

The summer camp will run Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10.00am to 1.00pm. They Start on the 10th of July to 18th of August.

For children aged 4 to 12.

Pre-booking and payment is essential limited spaces. €10 per day. 

Our Summer Camp runs in the Bluestack Special Needs Foundation from 10.00am to 1.00pm Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays from the 10th July to 18thAugust. We provide a fun safe place for the children to enjoy themselves under the care of our trained staff and volunteers the children will be involved in many activities. Parents can choose to either stay and have coffee with other parents or leave and take a well-earned break.

Volunteers Are Warmly Welcomed!

Contact us at

or phone us on 074 9740828

click on the link below for more details

Summer Camp Poster


Music and Movement at the Greencastle Community Parent and Toddler Group

Greencastle Community Parent and Toddler group

meet every Thursday from 10-12 in the Greencastle Community Centre, Drumaweir, Greencastle. On Thursday 29th June they will be hosting a morning of music and movement for babies, toddlers and parents. Come along and join the craic! For further information call Susan at 074 9381054 or email You can also check out the website at

Autism Awareness Training

Donegal Local Development Company Gaoth Dobhair is organising two evenings – one In Dore and one in the Carrick/Kilcar area – on Autism Awareness. This short training session is suitable for parents, carers, early childhood education workers, teachers etc.  If you are interested in attending please contact Angela or Bridget on 074 9532712


Session 1             11/09/2017         Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dore        6:45pm – 8:45pm

Session 2             14/09/2017         Carrick/Kilcar Area                          6:45pm – 8:45pm


Course Title Autism Awareness 2 hours
Course Content




This introductory course aims to enhance knowledge about Autism.

The course will include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder – Definition, characteristics and behaviours in the young child with Autism
  • How the features of ASD can impact on the young child
  • Communication and sensory difficulties associated with Autism


  • Participants will recognise the signs and symptoms of conditions associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Participants will have an understanding of the communication and sensory difficulties associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Participants will have increased awareness of working with parents, carers and other professionals

Calling the families of Rathmullan babies born in 2016!


2016 was a ‘Baby Boom Year’ in Rathmullan with 25 new babies born in the seaside village.

And to celebrate, the Rathmullan & District Resource Centre are holding a ‘Welcome to the World’ party for all our special little citizens, at the RDRC on Sunday June 18 (Father’s Day) from 1pm.

Each special baby will receive a personalised gift at our tea party – there’s also a little thank you gift for mums and dads, for boosting the population.

ALL PARENTS: Please contact the RDRC by Friday June 9 with your email address/tphone number, so we can send out your invitation. Contact us at, on 9158724 or bt PM on Facebook.

Please note that we’ll hold a celebration for 2017 babies at the end of the year​

Anam Cara support evening for bereaved parents 8th June

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Thursday 8th June from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

A parent told us recently:

Nothing is normal after the death of a child and it never will be again. Anam Cara helps. People may say that after, for example, two years you should just be able to pull up your socks and get on with it, but life is not like that when you lose a child. There is no timeline for getting over grief, it’s a continuous, daily thing. I would encourage any bereaved parents to come along. I know that anything that is unknown is often really scary, however, it’s important people know there is no pressure or onus on anyone to talk at the meetings, just being there can help.

We would stress that this meeting is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age their child died, the circumstances of their death or whether the death was recent or not. However, please note that the meeting is open to bereaved parents only.

If you yourself are supporting or potentially supporting bereaved parents, you might be interested in viewing the Anam Cara videos at These involve testimonies from bereaved parents and couples who attend the Anam Cara groups. Anam Cara has also produced an Information Pack for Bereaved Parents, a free copy of which can be ordered by emailing or ringing our Information Line on 085 2888 888.

Take Care

Kind Regards,

Clodagh Dingle

On Behalf of

Anam Cara Parental and Sibling Bereavement Support

(View our videos with parent testimonies here)

The Bluestack Foundation Parent Support Network will hold a seminar on

‘Sexual health and Education and the right to a romantic relationship’

with Guest Speaker

Mary Browne Intellectual Disability Nurse Manager

on Tuesday 6th June 7-9pm

In the Bluestack Foundation Donegal Town

for parents and carers of people with additional needs

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session, coffee and networking

We hope you will join us.

Together we can support each other.

Booking is recommended for this event or phone 074 9740828


Summer fun and activities at Spraoi agus Spórt in Carndonagh

Here at Spraoi agus Spórt in Carndonagh we have a fantastic summer programme lined up this year, 9 weeks of back to back fully inclusive activities to suit all ages from 3-16 years.  We will also continue with our daily Parent & Toddler groups too.

Click here to download the Summer Camps 2017 Brochure.

Places can be booked online, by or text 0868420203.

Payment can be made as follows

  • By Electronic Bank Transfer – contact us for our bank details.
  • In the office Monday – Friday 9am-5pm