Epilepsy Ireland

Epilepsy Ireland (previously Brainwave - The Irish Epilepsy Association) was established in 1967 by a group of individuals concerned to improve the quality of life of people with epilepsy in Ireland.

Epilepsy Ireland is committed to working for everyone with epilepsy in Ireland; their family and carers, and to meeting their needs.


To act as a corporate facility through which EVE can provide directly through it's own services and others a rehabilitation network involving Certified Training, On the job training, quality long term supported and sheltered employment.

We offer opportunities which enable people to work, live, learn and develop to their utmost potential, and to experience a quality of life as close as possible to that enjoyed by society at large.

Festina Lente

Festina Lente is a not-for-profit organisation which provides a range of occupational, learning and employment opportunities for people whose needs have not been met in mainstream services as well as services and events for the general public and community.  We have a variety of public services and facilities for everyone to enjoy on our campus in Bray – an Equestrian Centre & Riding School offering private, group and therapeutic horse riding lessons, pony camps, yard & pony care courses and many equine facilitated learning programmes to name just some of our services, a beautifully

Fighting Blindness

Fighting Blindness is a charity which funds research into cures and treatments for blindness. It also provides a unique counselling service for families affected by eye conditions.

Finding cures for blindness will be one of the great human achievements of history and here in Ireland we’re at the forefront of the race. Most of the research funded by Fighting Blindness is at the cutting edge of science and cures for some conditions are in sight.

forgotten children

forgotten children has been working to help people with disabilities living in the worlds poorest countries for nearly 100 years.

We support more than 1,000 projects in over 100 countries and are the largest organisation helping people with disabilities in developing countries.

forgotten children believes that no child should be unwanted, abandoned or hidden away just because they have a disability.


The National Association for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) 'Aims to bring about positive change in the lives of all those affected by an acquired brain injury'

Headway Ireland campaigns for more services for those affected by ABI.
We also directly provides the following services:

Housing Association for Integrated Living

The Housing Association for Integrated Living (Hail) was founded in 1985 as a result of an initiative by members of St. Brendan’s Mental Health Association and others following the preparation of the report, Let's Look at Housing. This report identified the housing needs of single socially vulnerable persons, some of whom had been patients in hospital or other institutions and often have difficulty in coping on their own, or at least need start up help to integrate into the community.


IASE - Irish Association of Supported Employment - is a national voluntary organisation which was established in February 1994 with the aim of promoting and developing supported employment throughout Ireland.

IASE is the representative voice of over 500 members in Ireland.

IASE's mission is to promote best practice in Supported Employment for people with disabilities in Ireland.

What we Do

Inclusion Ireland

Inclusion Ireland - The National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability - is a national voluntary organisation working to promote the rights of people with an intellectual disability in Ireland to ensure their full and equal participation in society.

Inclusion Ireland was founded in 1961 as the 'National Association for the Mentally Handicapped of Ireland' and became widely known as namhi. Since December 2005 namhi has become Inclusion Ireland - National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability.

Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI)

About Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI): ILMI was established as the first Irish Center for Independent Living (CIL)  in 1992 by and for people with disabilities with the main aim of ensuring that people with disabilities achieved Independent Living, choice and control over their lives and full participation in society as equal citizens.

Our vision: is an Ireland where disabled people have freedom, choice and control over all aspects of their lives and can fully participate in an inclusive society as equals.

Website: https://ilmi.ie/

Irish Deaf.com

Irish Deaf.com was created in February 2003 as part of a project for European Year of People with Disabilities. The Directory is currently operated by one person - Stephen Gilligan. This is an independent project not funded by any Deaf group.

This Directory is created to help people find relevant, up to date, easy to access information to members of the Deaf and hard of hearing community. Many organisations including those in Northern Ireland are listed, thereby making this website directory a very handy tool the Deaf community.