World MS Day 2022

World MS Day 2022 took place on Monday May 30th and the theme of this year's campaign was 'Connections'. To coincide with World MS Day  MS Ireland in partnership with Novartis Ireland, held an Art exhibit The Art of MS – Symptoms Under the Spotlight’ featuring 12 original works of art created by people living with MS in Ireland.

We had some brilliant ambassadors sharing their stories on what life is like living with Multiple Sclerosis all of which you can now read and listen back below.

Art of MS Coverage

The  Art of MS exhibition was organised to raise awareness of MS and the wide-ranging symptoms to mark World MS Day 2022.

Featuring paintings, digital illustrations, freestanding sculptures and creative video content, the artists used their chosen format to illustrate the symptoms of their disease and the impact it has on their life. You can read more about their work here and a selection of featured media below.

Marion Mulhern

Marion Mulhern Irish Times

 

“I was lost when I was first diagnosed. I didn’t know anyone with MS. Many people don’t talk about it because they don’t want people to feel sorry for them or think that they aren’t able to do their work,”

Evelyn O'Keefe

Evelyn O'Keeffe Irish Examiner

 

"I have MS, but I am healthy and happy — I have a lot of hope for my future"

Ruth Donnelly Burden

Ruth Donnelly Burden Irish Independent

 

"It’s not the life I thought I would have, but I have managed to create a very good life living with MS"

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Joan Jordan Sunday Business Post

Joan Jordan Sunday Business Post

 

Artist and MS and Me blogger, Joan Jordan spoke with Arlene Harris from the Sunday Business Post.

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Patrice Brady Carton

Pat Kenny Show Newstalk Patrice Brady Carton

 

Pat was joined on the show by Patrice Brady who lives with MS and also Prof Christopher McGuigan, Consultant Neurologist at St.

RADIO TAKeOVERS AND INTERVIEWS

MS Ireland Takeover of Flirt FM

MS IRELAND TAKE OVER OF FLIRT FM (101.3FM)

 

Interviews with Trevis Gleeson Chef, MS Blogger, Food writer and man living with MS, Dr. Jill McMahon, MS Research Group Biomedical Sciences Dept. NUIG, Amrit Kaur (young woman living with MS), Dr. Susan Coote, MS Ireland National Health Promoting Physical Activity Coordinator.

*This link will be updated shortly please bear with us.

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HIGHLAND RADIO

 

On Wednesday the 25th of May we had another radio slot with Catherine Peoples a Regional Coordinator at MS Ireland and Paul Dawson on Highland Radio.

Their segment begins at 2 hours and 5 mins in the link below.

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CLARE FM

 

On Monday’s Morning Focus, Alan Morrissey was joined in studio by Michael Conneely, originally from Ennistymon now residing in Ennis about his journey over the years living with MS and how he keeps the sunny side up.

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Kilkenny Community Radio

 

Hosted by MS Ireland Chairperson, Maurice O’Connor, the two hour special will feature extreme activity fundraiser Andrew Lynch, eminent neurologist Gavin Giovannoni’s, MS Ireland’s National Health Promoting Physical Activity Coordinator Dr. Susan Coote and South East Regional Community Work Coordinator Katie Hourigan, with local Kilkenny people who are either living with MS or caring for a person with MS. Maurice was also be joined by MS Ireland Board member and Associate Professor of Psychology in Maynooth University Rebecca Maguire, and to
round off the show, the inimitable chef, food writer, MS Blogger and man living with MS Trevis Gleason. All with our guests’ music selections sprinkled throughout, on Community Radio Kilkenny City.

 

 

Radio Na Gaeltachta

Raidió na Gaeltachta

 

Bhí Tríona Ní Ráinne, Oifigeach Forbartha Brainsí ar Nuacht a hAon ar Raidió na Gaeltachta inné ag caint ar Lá Domhanda MS agus ar an taispeantas ealaíona atá ar siúil faoi láthair á chéilliúradh. Tosaíonn ag 54.42

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