Cúnamh Iveragh

Cycle 170km My Way for Cúnamh Iveragh

Cúnamh Iveragh is a group of parents, families and friends of people with intellectual disabilities of all ages living in the South Kerry area. Cúnamh supports these intellectually disabled people in whatever way possible to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their families. 

There is an urgent need for a Respite Service in South Kerry. There has never been a Respite Service here before. Some of our children have challenging behaviour and the exhausted and ageing parents are finding their situation more and more difficult as the years go by.  The ever demanding needs of our children make it very difficult for other family members or friends to take them for breaks.  This means that most parents never get a break on their own. Our loved ones never leave their parents.

Our plan is to renovate a house we purchased in 2013 to HIQA standards, while at the same time ensuring that it is homely with a high level of comfort so that our loved ones enjoy staying there. We do not want to have a house that feels like an institution. Leaving home suddenly and permanently would be a very traumatic event for our children and we feel a phased transition would be much better. We want for our children

“A Home Away From Home “

We have secured planning permission for our development and we will commence the works in summer 2021.

The Ring of Kerry Charity “170 km My Way” will help us fulfil our dream and provide a much needed Respite Service for our children.

We would be most grateful if you would fundraise for our charity Cúnamh Iveragh. 

Thank you sincerely.