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Meetings and Events

Support Meetings

Support group meetings allow people impacted by HD to avail of peer support and share information with others who may have a similar experience to you. You will have an opportunity to speak with people who understand your situation because of their own experience. Meeting with other HD families can be an effective way of sharing coping strategies and useful tips. They also offer an opportunity to build friendships with others in the HD community. Family care givers are encouraged to look after their own health and wellbeing.

Support meetings are held online / regionally on a Saturday morning from 11am - 1pm. 2022 meetings include:

  • ONLINE             January 15th     February 5th          April 9th
  • Cork:                  March 26th,           July 23rd,          October 8th,    December 10th
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  • Dublin:               February 6th,         May 7th,              August 6th,     November 5th
  • Limerick:           January 16th          April 9th  (online)        October 22nd
  • Roscommon:       June  11th                  September  3rd       December 3rd

Meetings are subject to change. Please contact us at if you are interested in attending.


Members Meeting

HDAI’s 2022 Members Meeting & AGM took place on Saturday 24th September at the Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe, Co Galway. 

Minister Anne Rabbitte met family members and spoke about her commitment to improve services for families affected by Huntington's Disease. 

Minister Rabbitte, Centre meeting family members and Liz O'Sullivan HDAI at the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe 24/09/22. Copyright Andrew Downes

Colm Peelo, PhD Researcher in Clinical Medicine at Trinity College Dublin and Beaumont Hospital gave a talk on Neuropsychology in Huntington's Disease

Colm completed a Masters in Clinical Neuroscience at University College London where he did a project with Professor Ed Wild, looking at biomarkers in HD. Colm now works with Prof. Orla Hardiman and Prof. Niall Pender's teams in Trinity College and Beaumont Hospital. He is currently examining how changes in the brain due to Huntington’s disease and Motor Neurone Disease affect people’s cognition and behaviour.

Please contact us on for further information.


HDYO Congress

The Huntington's Disease Youth Organisation (HDYO) are holding the FIRST IN-PERSON HDYO International Young Adult Congress on March 17-19, 2023! To register or stay tuned to more details, visit HDYOCongress.Org.


Mindfulness & Wellbeing

HDAI hosted Mindfulness & Wellbeing Virtual workshops to mark Brain Awareness (March) and Huntington's Awareness Month (May) in 2021. 

See page 32 of Hope Annual 2021 for Mindfulness tips.


Previous Seminars

Meet the HD Researchers

The Huntington’s Disease Research Group at Trinity College Dublin and Beaumont Hospital, in collaboration with the Huntington's Disease Association of Ireland hosted an online Webinar 'Meet the HD Researchers' on May 31st 2021 to share information about their work.  

This webinar provides an overview of the exciting research in Huntington's Disease that is happening in Ireland right now! Hear about the work of  Professor Niall Pender, Professor Orla Hardiman and their HD research team here Meet the HD Researchers

Huntington's Disease: Hope For A New Decade  Saturday April 13th 2019

The British Neuroscience Association - in partnership with Neuroscience Ireland (NI) and the British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN) - hosted the 2019 international Festival of Neuroscience in Dublin. HDAI hosted an event  Huntington's Disease Hope For A New Decade as part of the public festival of events .

Presentations by Professor Bernhard Landwehrmeyer and Dr Tom Burke are available here:



HDAI and HDANI Joint Conference September 2018

Day 1 Information and workshops for health and social care professionals

Day 2 HD Family Conference. Presentations from Conference speakers are available online.


HD : The Future  March 2017