Dundalk FC & their inclusion Louth family fun day
Dundalk FC at Oriel Park experienced a hive of activity on Sunday as the curtain came down on the summer holidays with the Inclusion Louth Family Fun Day. The day was held as part of Inclusion Louth’s 50th-anniversary celebrations. Entertainment was also provided, which included games and an on-site train, while the families were treated to hot food and ice cream.
Established in 1972, and formerly known as Dundalk Parents and Friends of the Intellectually Disabled, Inclusion Louth is a volunteer-led community association that supports parents and families of those with a range of intellectual disabilities. The association also liaises with service providers and the HSE, lobbies for improved services, organises a range of online talks, meetings, presentations and events, and raises funds to support the provision of services.
“It was great to celebrate 50 years of Inclusion Louth with so many families at Oriel Park on Sunday,” said Nevan Finegan, one of the organisers of the event.”(…) “There isn’t a lot of support out there for families of children with special needs and you can feel isolated at times so this was a great way to bring families together to share information with each other and hear from different special needs organisations.”(…) “It was a lovely day and great to see the families having so much fun together and sharing information that will benefit each other.”Nevan Finegan, one of the organisers of the event.
“Sunday’s Family Fun Day was such a great success.”(…) “Put simply, it couldn’t have gone better.”(…) “The magnificent volunteers and Dundalk FC worked seamlessly with our committee in ensuring everything went smoothly.“(…) “The feedback we received was very positive and you could see on the faces of our invitees that a great day was had by everyone, with something for all.”Eoghan Bailey, chairman of Inclusion Louth.