Our most famous son is none other than Monsignor James Horan, dreamer and instigator of the creation of Ireland West Airport (Knock). He as parish priest of Knock was instrumental in developing Knock as a Marian Shrine and the Basilica there. My MS journey started in 2001 when I was diagnosed as having Primary Progressive. My MS journey started in 2001 when I was diagnosed as having Primary Progressive. Back then there was no specific treatment for that type of MS so I just had to carry on as if everything was normal . My mantra to overcome MS has always been “Failure is not an option". Any challenges MS threw at me were always overcome.
Galway, May 17th 2022: Active Neuro offers evidence-based health promoting physical activity programmes for adults living with neurological conditions in the community. The pilot project was funded by the Slaintecare Integration Fund in the Mid-West and Multiple Sclerosis Ireland are currently rolling out this service for people in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon with the support of the HSE disability services in CHO-2.
Last week (Part I) Rosie Farrell wrote about changing how we view and talk about disability to bring change & acceptance as part of someone’s life experience. This acceptance is part of creating personal, societal and systemic change so accessibility & equality become basic standards in Irish society. Read on for Part II: Why are you still blocking our way to equality
Active Neuro offers evidence-based health promoting physical activity programmes for adults living with neurological conditions in the community. The pilot project was funded by the Slaintecare Integration Fund in the Mid-West and Multiple Sclerosis Ireland are currently rolling out this service for people in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon with the support of the HSE disability services in CHO-2.
MS Ireland are delighted to announce that our MS Ireland Branded Jumpers are now available to buy as a limited-edition item in aid of our fundraising efforts for World MS Day. We have a total of 250 jumpers ranging in sizes available from S to XXL.
We will be selling these jumpers in Aid of our fundraising efforts for World MS Day. The jumper is a featured item on our online shop, containing artwork from one our artists Lauren White Murphy who will be taking part in our World MS Day Art Exhibition
Applications are now open for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland's annual awards. Nominate someone special today.
It is a great honour to be nominated for the national awards so we would encourage Branches, individual members and staff members to nominate members who they feel deserve recognition.
My disability is not a tragedy and I am not a burden. I am not to be pitied and most of all I am not an inspiration just because I live with MS.
My MS and disability is just one part of who I am. It is part of my identity, just like gender, sexuality, race or religion may be part of yours. Yet society rarely sees it that way. And for a very long time I did not see it that way either.
MS will push you to your limits and expose your vulnerabilities. Most of us have had those days when just getting out of bed is a chore, let alone mustering up the energy to exercise. After my anxiety became infinitely worse during the pandemic and the return to pre-Covid normality had become too people-y, my boyfriend convinced me to start running.
The May 50K kicked off on the 1st May and we were so excited to team up with Unislim for the month.
Unislim is running a “Walk Every Day in May” challenge and we were absolutely delighted when they said they’d come on board with us and promote The May 50k to their thousands of members. They are encouraging their members to get involved either solo or by getting a team together, friends, family, colleagues or fellow Unislimmers. A bit of “healthy” competition is a good thing.
I’ve lived with MS for almost a decade now and I’ve encountered numerous other people living with MS, most of whom have gone on to become very good friends of mine. One of the first topics of conversation between friends with MS is the initial diagnosis of their condition.
The when/where/how of their journey with MS. These stories can vary greatly depending on the stage of life, the family circumstances, and the financial circumstances of the person around the time that they were diagnosed.