Local group Sensory Fun with Friends are finalists at the upcoming National Inclusion Awards. The group is a parent led non profit group that organises activities and events for children and teens with complex additional needs and their typically developed friends and family ran by Eileen Birchall and Lynn Byrne from Tallaght.

Eileen and Lynn commented “We are honoured to be considered for the National Inclusion Awards. We are so delighted to be recognised and be in a position to represent our local community. Disability inclusion is high on our agenda and we have made strong connections within the community that has in turn opened a bigger world for our children who might otherwise be excluded.”


Pictured: Lynn Byrne, Eileen Birchall and Leoin Mc Carney.

Activities such as Pony Lessons with Fettercairn Horse Youth Project, Yoga with Tracy Leonnon of Evergreen Healing, Swimming Lessons, Sensory Circuits and Creative Art with our group Sensory Fun with Friends in Cheeverstown House, Teen Youth Club held in Killinarden community centre, Sensory Skate with South Dublin on Ice and Sensory Friendly Panto with the Civic Theatre.

Eileen and Lynn concluded “A huge thanks also to South Dublin County Sports Partnership for their guidance and support.”

The National Inclusion Awards winners will be announced on Wednesday 28th November.

For further information on upcoming activities email sensoryfunwithfriends@gmail.com or find on Facebook @sensoryfunwithfriends


Pictured: Lynn Byrne, Eileen Birchall and Leoin Mc Carney.