Down Syndrome Mayo

  • Ireland West Airport staff this week presented a cheque for €33,000 to the airport's three staff nominated charities for 2018 – Down Syndrome Ireland, Mayo & Roscommon Hospice and The Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.. 

    Over the course of 2018 a number of events took place with Ireland West Airport employees getting involved to support the three charities.

    The most successful fundraiser in 2018 was the Portwest 5km Runway Run, which saw over 1,100 people take to the airports runway in glorious sunshine in late May whilst in August airport staff and charity volunteers took part in a ‘spinathon’ in the airport terminal to cycle the equivalent distance from the airport to Salou using stationery bicycles.

    The final fundraiser in November saw the airport host a charity bingo night attended by 500 people which was a huge success.


  • Adrian Doherty from Down Syndrome Mayo joined Tommy Marren this week to chat about the organisation's attempts to turn a house left to the society by the late Máirteen Campbell into a regional centre for children and adults with Down Syndrome and Autism. He outlined the work that they hope to carry out on the house and the help they have been receiving from people around the region as they try and raise money, all without Government funding. You can listen back to the interview here and also you can check out our visit to the house to see more of the gift that Máirt Campbell bequeathed the community at large. 

    You can donate to the ongoing GoFundMe Page to help with the transformation of the house here -