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Huntington's Disease Association of Ireland (HDAI) provides consultation, information and individualised support to those diagnosed with Huntington's Disease (HD), their families and their health care team.

Information on HD

Understanding Behaviour, Caregivers Guide and Physicians Guide are now updated, contact the office if you require an information pack to be sent out.

Annual Respite Weekend

Our Annual Respite weekend takes place in Cuisie, Co Roscommon in conjunction with a Members Meeting and Annual General Meeting. See Q2 10 newsletter for a report.


If you are affected by HD you are welcome to avail of our services. Become a member and receive publications and information regularly

Create Awareness

If you would like to help Create Awareness or take part in a Fundraising Event on behalf of HDAI we would be happy to hear from you.

HD Cafe Event at Bloomfield Health Services - Dublin 7pm April 5th, 2017

See Invite -  Contact to reserve a seat.

HD Papal Audience May 18th Vatican, Rome

Pope Francis will address thousands of people impacted by HD from around the world. See

HD Seminar March 4th 2017

 Presentations: Dr Ed Wild, Dr. Niall Pender, Professor Orla Hardiman

Research News     HD Buzz logo

HDBuzz Research Update Video from HD Society of America 2016 Convention. Click on HDBuzz logo above for latest news                  Video Postcard - 2016 CHDI Therapeutics

Enroll -HD Dr Niall Pender and Beaumont Hospital have established an Enroll-HD site at Beaumont. This is a worldwide study for HD family members. For more info watch the Information videos below and contact the study site email :

Enroll Study                          Nationwide 15/6/15 (8 mins in)


Support People with Huntington's Disease


HDAI Membership

Complete and return the Membership Form by post or by email to Click the Donate Now option to subscribe online.

HDAI Merchandise

HDAI Hoodies - click on Easy Pay button above to order

HD TV Features:    

RTE TV's Morning Edition         TV3 Ireland Am


Check out HDAI's Facebook Page

Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI)- Promoting Awareness

NAI's campaign We Need Our Heads Examined calls on government to tackle critical lack of rehabilitation services for people with neurological conditions.

Crisis in neurology services highlighted Report on National Survey of Neurology Services 2015

HD features in video : Ireland Gets a Red Card for Neurological Care

Support Meetings

Dublin February 4th* Change of Venue, Longford February 18th, Cork March 18th, Limerick April 8th, Contact HDAI for venue and info: 1800 393939

RESPITE Weekend and AGM June 9-11th 2017 Cuisle Roscommon

Donate or Sponsor a Fundraiser

Click on the link on right to donate or sponsor a HD Fundraiser

 Visit to Aras an Uachtarain

President McAleese hosted HDAI in Aras an Uachtarain on April 20th 2010 to mark our 25th Anniversary. President McAleese commented:
"While I am aware of the deep sorrow and pain this disease brings to each affected family, I want to commend you for the courage and perseverance many of you espouse".

Staying active delays HD By Samantha Donovan Fri May 14, 2010
Melbourne researchers have have found that leading a more active lifestyle can delay the onset of symptoms.