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Annual Respite Weekend

HDAI provide a respite weekend for people with HD, family members and carers in Cuisle, IWA Respite Centre, Donammon, Co. Roscommon in June each year.

Members usually arrive on Friday evening and stay until Sunday afternoon. On Saturday HDAI host their Annual General Meeting followed by a Members Meeting where professionals speak on topics of interest to our members. The evenings are reserved for socialising and meeting old and new friends in a relaxed environment.

Superbly situated on the banks of the river Suck in Roscommon, Cuisle has been developed in the grounds of Donamon Castle – one of the oldest inhabited buildings in Ireland. Spacious and beautiful wooded grounds and green fields surround this charming holiday centre. It is miles away from everywhere!

IWA respite centre in grounds of Donammon Castle

Feed back from participants include:

"A wonderful weekend; ideal place for a meeting – great to see so many old friends." Prof. Mike Conneally

"We had a ball, good food, good crowd and an interesting meeting, Thank you al’." – Mary & Ed

"A great sense of being together with people who have the same level of HD. A great sense of camaraderie with all including speaker." – Patrick

"Great place, super people." – Bridget

"This was my first time to attend this lovely meeting and gathering of family and friends of HD. I hope to be here again next year. A great experience to talk with and chat with people who care." – Anonymous

"Thanks a million for opening the door for me and many others in future." – Olive

"Just great." – Shirley & Phil