COVID-19 update

Minister Rabbitte confirmed the following yesterday evening on foot of the move to Level 5 restrictions:
“As the country moves to Level 5 from midnight on Wednesday, I confirm that disability day services are deemed essential and will continue to remain open. I know how important these services are to people across the country and such support is crucial.”

for further information regarding Level 5 restrictions please click on the link:

5k for 50k Fundraising Event

St. Hilda’s Services are delighted to be invited to be part of the Arcadia 5KFOR50K.  This is a series of five 5K family events aiming to raise €50,000 for local charities including St. Hilda’s Services.  The events are virtual so you can run, walk or cycle around your own area, at home, any where in the world.

St. Hilda’s Services is one of the focus charities for Stage 1 of the series on the 17th/18th July and your support is appreciated.

There are no race entry fees.  To support the charities simply donate at  100% of all funds raised will go to charity.  A €10 donation gives €1 to each local charity.  Arcadia, as sponsors, will add €10,000 to the pot once donations reach €50,000.

Follow the Facebook page ( for 5KFOR50K event updates where you can upload photos of your 5k.  Sports clubs, running clubs and other organisations can also take part and enter their race times online.  Good Luck to everyone!

St. Hilda's Services

Positive Pegs Fundraising Event

“Positive Pegs started out with one main aim – to make the community smile a little more during the unsettling time we found ourselves in.The little project grew wings.Kindness, creativity, fun & community spirit blossomed. ” Jane Walsh, creator of Positive Pegs.

Over the past months Positive Pegs appeared around Coosan and has brightened up the lives of those in the community.  Positive Pegs creator Jane Walsh (The Button Studio) has kindly organised a fundraising event in aid of St. Hilda’s, “My last wish at the helm of the Positive Peg Train is to try to give back a little to a very special LOCAL cause”.  St. Hilda’s Services are delighted to be a part of the Positive Peg story.

For further information on the Positive Peg project click on the link below:

To donate please click on link below:

Thank you to everyone who has donated to date, and a special thank you to Positive Pegs creator Jane Walsh, your kindness is greatly appreciated


Resources COVID-19

Dr Cathal Morgan, Head of Operations, HSE Disabilities has recorded a video to speak directly people with disabilities and their families at

A number of key resources have been added to the HSE Partner Resources specifically relevant to disabilities and includes areas below: 

  • COVID 19 FAQs for people with disabilities and families
  • Staff Guide on Easy Communication with people with intellectual disability and with autism
  • Staff Guide on Easy Communication with people with intellectual disability and with autism (short version)
  • Guide on communication apps for people with disabilities – Easy Read version
  • Staff Guide on communicating with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
  • Staff Guide for working with an ISL-English interpreter
  • Poster explaining COVID-19 test Process for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
  • Updated List of Guidance

Detailed guidance on the testing process taking place across disability services is included in this site. Easy Read version: