Irish Fibromyalgia Support Groups
Carlow Fibromyalgia Support Group was set up in 2008 to cater for people diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, to provide a safe and confidential space for people to meet and share their experiences and in turn learn from one another. Both men and women are welcome. The group caters for people from, Carlow, Kildare, Wicklow, Wexford and Kilkenny.
The helplines for Carlow FM support group are as follows:
Contact John Maher 0861927547
Contact Katherine 089 4387283
East Clare and North Tipperary
This group is dedicated to everyone with fibromyalgia; there is no judgement and no pressure to attend on a regular basis. We offer peer support, help, advice and support based on our own experiences. We meet at Killaloe/Ballina Community & Family Resource Centre every second Monday 11am-1pm. Come along for a chat and a cuppa.
Contact Eileen on 085 8881480
West Clare Support
This is not a group but if you require support or information you can contact Margaret below.
Margaret 087 6528769 (phone or text, sorry no answer phone)
Meetings afford an opportunity to meet others with FM and we try to have guest speakers whenever possible.
Telephone /text (085) 1567924
The Donegal Fibromyalgia Support Group / Fibromates would like to provide strength through reassurance, friendship, comfort and support to all those living with the condition of fibromyalgia both patients and families alike.
Patients and family members welcome. Refreshments provided
Stranorlar - 1st Friday of each month (excluding Aug)
Milbrae Health Centre 6.30 - 8.30pm
Contact Jude Bromley 086 394 5008 mikejay1[@]eircom.net
Jude Fibromyalgia Bromley on Facebook
North East Fibromyalgia Support Group
The North East Fibromyalgia Support Group (formerly the Drogheda Support Group) meets once a month in the Boyne Valley Hotel, Dublin Road, Drogheda.
Blackrock, Southside Co. Dublin
This group meet once a month on a Monday between 2.30-4pm
For further info please email Ursula Hakman at fibrosouthdublin(at)outlook(dot)com
(between Mon-Fri 11am-4pm only)
Clongriffin Group, Northside, Dublin 13
The aim of this group is to provide an opportunity for people whose lives have been affected by Fibromyalgia to come into contact with people just like them and to share experiences in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
We meet once a month on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm. There is a either a speaker meeting or a general group meeting.
Dundalk Support Group
We will be celebrating our first year in July, and we had a very successful year. We are a group with 65 members, although not all can attend the meetings as most suffer so much pain that they are unable to get out, but they do attend the seminars that we run every 4 months.
We have guest speakers at a number of events held through the year, and its widely attended. People travel from as far as Cavan to attend our seminars.
Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm in Dundalk.
If anyone needs or would like to contact us, please do. We have a great group of ladies, who I must say are exceptional, despite the pain that they suffer, they are out there promoting our support group.
The Kerry Fibromyalgia Support Group acts to provide the required strengths through reassurance, friendship, comfort and support to all those living with the condition of fibromyalgia.
Meetings are held at St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock Street, Tralee, on the first Tuesday of each month throughout the year, with the exception of July, August and September. All are welcome and refreshments are served.
Telephone 086 160 7355
(An excellent booklet, “Living Day to Day with Fibromyalgia”, by founder and chairperson Josephine Fearns has been published by the Kerry group, and can be obtained by phoning their Help Line.)
Arthritis Ireland Kilkenny Branch, supporting people with both arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Weekly coffee, chat and support group, meets each Tuesday at 11am, Ossory Park Community Centre, off Hebron Road, Kilkenny.
Enquiries to: +353 87 149 1767
Email: email@example.com or check out our other activites on https://www.facebook.com/ArthritisIrelandKilkennyBranch
For more formal, weekly, therapeutic support there is the
Ceart-Grow Mutual help group which meets on Friday mornings at the Grow Offices, Ormonde Home, Barrack Street, Kilkenny.
For further information, please contact:
Mary Walsh, Grow Fieldworker on 087 284 3424 or 056 77 61624
Also The Grow Ireland Information line on 1890 474 474
Sligo / Roscommon Support Group
Vita House, Roscommon Town
Contact: Evelyn O'Brien 087 603 0426
If you are a group leader in the Republic of Ireland and your group doesn’t appear here, or would like to have your details provided on our site, please contact info[@]fibroireland.com
Other Irish Support Groups
Migraine Association of Ireland
If you experience migraine and would like support in this area The Migraine Assoication of Ireland provide literature on migraine as well as a help and advice line.
Tel: +353 1 8941280 or 01 8941281
Callsave Helpline: 1850 200 378 (ROI) or 0844 826 9323 (NI) Specialist Nurse Advice line: +353 1 797 9848
(10am-12 noon Mon-Thurs)
Arthritis Ireland is adding another dimension to its support services for people with arthritis or fibromyalgia, their families and carers. The Arthritis Ireland Helpline is a confidential service, which is open to anyone affected by FM. We provide emotional and practical support, and information by phone, by letter and email.
Lo-call Helpline: 1890 252 846 (10am-4pm weekdays)
By Letter: Arthritis Ireland Helpline, Arthritis Ireland, 1 Clanwilliam Square, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2.
Irish M.E. Trust
The Irish M.E. Trust provide literature on FM, a free counselling service as well as useful classes such as Yoga (modified for people with FM or ME), a writers group and also organise various seminars on a range of subjects.
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