5 Sep, 2019

Assistive Technology Enhancing Education for Students with Disabilities

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Crann is delighted to welcome Deirdre Madden, Assistive Technology Outreach Co-ordinator at University College Cork to the Crann Centre.

Deirdre will be speaking to teenagers in the Crann Centre at 2pm on Saturday 28th of September.

The talk will look at the importance of assistive technology and how it can benefit those with varying difficulties.

Assistive technology allows young people take control of their education, to learn in different ways in order to reach their full potential though methods that best suit each individual.

For more information contact Caroline here at the Crann Centre by phone 021 4289276 or by email ckiely@cranncentre.ie 

3 Sep, 2019

Bereavement Information Workshop’s

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The Crann Centre is hosting two separate Bereavement Information Workshops for Adults and Parents led by Deborah O’Neill Fearon an experienced bereavement psychotherapist.

The workshops will provide information about grief, loss, the grieving process and understanding its impact on a person’s life. Individuals will have the opportunity and space to talk about coping with loss and how it impacts their life. The workshops will also allow individuals a chance to remember and honor those who have passed.

  • Adult Bereavement Support Sessions will take place over two dates at the Crann Centre on Wednesday 25th of September 11am – 12:30pm and Wednesday 9th of October 11am – 12:30pm.


  • Parent’s Bereavement Information Evening will take place at the Crann Centre on Wednesday 2nd  of October 7pm – 9pm.

15 Aug, 2019

Visit to The Swiss Paraplegic Foundation’s annual summer camp

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Our Chief Executive Padraig Mallon was in Nottwil Switzerland last week, having accepted an invitation from The Swiss Paraplegic Foundation (SPF) to observe the closing days of their annual 3 week Summer Camp for teens with Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus.

SPF has an ongoing association with Crann which has been facilitated by Kerry native John Leen who works at the world class facility.  The summer camp which provides a range of clinical inputs and focuses on life skills and independent living was attended by 12 teenagers from across Switzerland. Their goals are to build their resilience and attain the skills to manage their transition from teenagers to adulthood in the context of the services they receive and aspects of daily living.

SPF have offered to support Crann as we plan and implement a programme to support children living with Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus and their families to manage their transition from teenage years to adulthood.…

14 Aug, 2019

Teens Club Is Back!

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We at the Crann Centre are thrilled to welcome back our Teens Club on Saturday August 24th. The Club will be hosting a special movie day from 12:30pm until 3:00pm in the Crann Centre, open to ages 12-18 years.

The club offers a fantastic opportunity to for teens to make friends and enjoy themselves in a comfortable, open environment. The Teen Club meets monthly with a date yet to be confirmed for September. Hosted by Aileen Buckley and Pauline O’Neill the Teens are sure to engage in various fun and social activities.

More updates and information on the Teens Club can be found on our social media pages or through phone @ 021 4289267 or by email info@cranncentre.ie

23 Jul, 2019

Reminder! Our Children and Teenager Workshops begin next week.

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We at the Crann Centre, are very excited to host workshops next week for both children and teenagers.

   Our 4-week workshop for children with Spina Bifida/Hydrocephalus or other physical disabilities age 6yrs – 12yrs, will look at the Uniqueness of Difference. This workshop will explore what difference means and how each individual is different regardless of whether they have a disability or not. Over the course of the four weeks, Children will have the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings of difference while learning ways to express these thoughts and feelings in a safe healthy way in the wider community. All this will be done through fun and creativity. The workshop will run for 4 consecutive Wednesdays commencing Wednesday 31st July from 11am-1pm.

12 Jul, 2019

First Aid Training At Weekly Adult Meetup

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We were delighted to welcome Keith from Rhythm First Aid and Safety Training to our weekly adult meet up on Wednesday at the Crann Centre.

Keith provided very knowledgeable and practical skills to all those in attendance.  Everyone was encouraged to take part and address practical ways to over-come restrictions and help save a life. There was no shortage of volunteers to get stuck into the life-saving tasks with much laughter and stories  shared along the way.

All those involved had a great experience and are keen for our next meet up.

Our adult group takes place every Wednesday at 11am here at the Crann Centre. This peer supportive environment offers the chance to meet like-minded and friendly people in a group led approach.…