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Éamon Ireland. Composer of over one hundred and sixty songs, including Island Girl and UKSC Winner folk/country Katie Riordan. Author of half a dozen books, including Island Stories and Under The Copper Tree, a seventy thousand word insight into the tribulations of everyday life. The name is becoming synonymous with the Islands Of Ireland.
You can often find me out there writing about things people have left behind or forgotten about completely.
Artist and producer of the compilation album for Alzheimer's Ireland, Forget Me Not.
Forget Me Not, Alzheimers Ireland.
Current mood: accomplished
Forget Me Not - International Singers & Songwriters Support Alzheimer's Ireland - UPDATE
Current mood: accomplished.
The International Singers And Songwriters Support Alzheimer's Ireland
Charity CD lineup is now completed - Launch Date 6 May 2009.
The Double CD will also be known under the pseudo name of
Forget Me Not
We would like to give a special Thank You to Terry Ferdinand. Terry
read Eamon's email on his Monday Night Folk Show which lead to people
from countries near and far donating their songs in support of Alzheimer's Ireland. The Monday Night Folk Show can be heard on Bishop FM Monday's 9:00pm to 11:00pm UK time.
is a list of those involved and the songs they have donated.
Kari Lynn - Strange World
Edward 'Teddy' Mikalski - Campari Girl
Mary Kathleen Burke - My Scotsman And Thee
Lynne Butler and Peter Fallowell- Thinking Bout Love
Julian 'Jules' Wilson and Hoeve - These Blues
Eamon O Maonaigh - Island Girl
Penni McLaren Walker - The Traveling Man
Charlotte Ryerson- Slipping Sideways
Shiregreen - Freedomfighter
Graham Hendry - You Set The Night On Fire
Sheedyfrost - Refugee
Leprechaun Water - Gravel Walk
Nick Barnes - Throwin' Stones
jiva - Some Way Home
Paul Thomas and Guitavio - Will Ye Nay Come Back Billy Boy
Mark Whitmore - Forget And Forgotten
Few Broth - The Aad Days
John Scullion - Belfast
Whipstaff - Beggars Litany
Mick Dunne - You Don't Know My Name
John Twist - Carousel
George Papavgeris - Memory
Landermason - All Roads
Paul Dunn and Marie-Claire Calvet - If You Could Hear Me Now
Penny Priest - What Dreams May Come
Terry Mostyn - Way Of The World
This project would have been impossible without the help of Timi Walk and Terry Ferdinand, Bishop FM, to them we thank for their dedicated and continuous support
Launch Date, The Fourth Of May 2009.
Where does Your Money Go
Funds donated to the Society are used to provide information and
support to people with dementia and their families and carers. There
are currently over 40,000 people living in Ireland with dementia, they
and their families need support and the Society works in the heart of
local communities to try to provide support, maximise quality of life
and to build awareness and understanding about dementia.
The Society provides the following support services around Ireland:
* The Alzheimer National Helpline
* Day Care Centres
* Home Care Programmes
* Carer Support Groups
* Overnight Respite Centre
* Weekly Social Clubs
* The Dementia Rights Advocacy Service
The Society also publish and distribute resources such as our
Information Pack for which we rely solely on your generosity to produce.
Capital Development Projects
The current programme for
capital development includes a number of projects around the country
presently under construction or in the planning phase. In recent years
a number of purpose built day care centres have opened in Cork City,
Waterford City, Navan etc enhancing the quality of service through the
use of latest thinking in dementia-friendly design and environment. The
2 major projects in construction phase are:
Blackrock Project (€5.6m): Purpose built facility
comprising of a day care centre and an 11 bedded 24/7 respite centre
within the walled gardens of The Orchard. The new national offices of
the Society will also be located in Blackrock.
Waterman’s Lodge (€4m): in Killaloe/Ballina was a
country house hotel that the Society is converting into a respite
centre to serve the mid west region. This will be the first specialist
respite service located outside Dublin.
If you would like to make a donation to one of these projects please
contact Niamh Sheeran or Emily Brew in our fundraising department at 01
Social Research Projects
The Society also embarks on cutting
edge research to explore and highlight the needs of people living with
dementia in Ireland as well as those of their families and carers. The
Society has commissioned research on areas such as Stigma and dementia
and the needs of younger people and dementia, copies of these reports
are available in our resource centre.
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