Useful Information

Below you will find useful information and places to visit when you are out and about such as

Gardens

Cinemas

  • Odeon – one Sunday a month 00800 4582 4582
  • Dundrum – 11am every tues and weds EXCEPT school holidays
  • IMC Dun Laoghaire – kids club screening offered regularly in the morning – phone for showings (01) 230 1367
  • Odeon Stillorgan Kids Club – most mornings 10 am odeoncinemas.ie/kids/#showtimes-anchor

Multi-Sensory Room in Drogheda Leisure Park

Multi-Sensory Room at Adam and Friends

  • Pre-book online
  • Opening Times: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm
  • Address: Unit 10b 4 Stadium Business Park, Ballycoolin Road, Dublin 11
  • €10 per child
  • adamandfriends.ie/sensory-zone/

JumpZone

Tayto Park

Swimming

Enable Ireland Pool Sandymount

NewPark School Swimming Pool

 Loughlinstown

 Clubs

  • Bray Lakers
  • Sports and recreation club for people with an intellectual disability
  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by Carmona School parents!
  • Bray Lakers offer a summer camp for 1 or 2 weeks for children that have attended the club for 12 weeks before the summer – they often have a waiting list so do not hesitate to contact them for more information specific for your needs!
  • Phone: 01-2022694
    Email: info@lakers.ie
  • lakers.ie/about-us/
 Tivoli Tigers
  • Special Olympics Gymnastics Club
  • Runs Thursday evenings from September to May only (keep in the diary for after summer!)
  • Sports Hall, Newpark Sports Centre, Newtownpark Ave, Blackrock, Co Dublin
  • facebook.com/tivolitigers

Arch Clubs

  • Friendship clubs for people with special needs across Ireland
  • archclubs.com

Information and Guide to entitlements
Guide to entitlements for people with disabilities

Other Information

Useful Links
Inclusion Ireland 
NCSE – National Council for Special Education 
Irish Wheelchair Association
HSE
Department of Education

Community Links
Carmona School seeks to constantly broaden its links with the local community.
We welcome approaches from organisations interested in learning more about our school community and we believe that the benefit of community contact is two-way.  Additionally, we are happy to have interest and ongoing support from local politicians and councillors.

Volunteers
Carmona Services has a very active volunteer corps under the guidance of a full time student and volunteer coordinator.
The volunteers help out with such school activities as horse riding and swimming.  We also maintain very close links with secondary and third level institutions, both local and national.  The students while on placement gain immense practical experience working with the pupils as well as providing much needed help and assistance to the full time staff.  All volunteers over the age of 18 years are fully vetted by the police authorities and sign a confidentiality agreement before they start work.

Angels Quest Respite Centre
Angels Quest is a children’s residential respite unit, situated in the grounds of Dunmore House.   Short-term quality care is provided for up to ten children who have moderate, severe or profound intellectual disability and attend St. John of God Carmona Services.
Residential respite care provides a warm, safe, caring ‘home from home’ environment.  We have six single rooms and two double rooms.  There is a nurse on duty at all times.  Respite is available for children from birth to within three months of their eighteenth birthday.  It is available for overnight, day and crisis care. To contact Angels Quest please telephone the Supervisor on 01-2024931.

St. John of God Carmona Services
We are fortunate to have, as partners in service provision, the long-established skills and expertise of Carmona Services.  Working under funding from the Department of Health and Children, Carmona Services provides input from its Clinical Team.  Input consists of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Psychology, Psychiatry and Social Work.  Because of the nature of many of our pupils’ needs, these therapy services must form an integral and intensive part of their educational curriculum and a team approach to their needs is a central component of overall service delivery. Our close relationship with Carmona Service also extends to their Parents and Friends Association and to Angels Quest respite services.

Parents and Friends
The Parents & Friends Association was established in 1964 to give support to each other.

Aims and Objectives of the Association:
• To assist the St. John of God Hospitaller Services in the development of Carmona Services for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the South East Dublin/Wicklow area.
• To encourage the highest standards in care, development, education and work enterprises.
• To create community awareness and positive attitudes towards integration of persons with intellectual disabilities into the community.
• To assist and co-operate with the St. John of God Hospitaller Services in providing funds for additional facilities for Carmona Services.
• To promote or engage in research.
• To encourage members of the Association to become affiliated with Inclusion Ireland (formerly namhi), and other groups such as Special Olympics, National Indoor Games, Clubs, Scouts, Girl Guides, Arch Club, etc.

The Association participates in various Seminars and Education Days which are held annually.  It is the policy of the Association to acquire tickets for Seminars, Talks, Forums etc and to invite parents to attend such organised events.  Feedback from parents keeps the Association abreast of developments in the field of Intellectual Disability.

School Information Bulletin
The school Principal has initiated an Information Bulletin which updates parents on matters such as general news, events, staffing changes, policy updates and any new planned activities or outings for the pupils.