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A lot of exciting news in November.

We have a new Breastfeeding Support Group for Leixlip, hosted by Wendy with the first group on the 8th Novmber from 10am – 12pm.

The Winter Family fair is on the 20th November and it’s going to be a fantastic day for all the family. There will be stalls selling a variety of goods, our tea room will be stocked with delicious cakes and tea/coffee and we have a few surprises in store for the kids on the day. Please see our Facebook Event for more details.

And lots more.

We, Cuidiú Dublin Southwest are hosting a Winter Fair on Sunday the 20th of November from 2pm to 5pm in the Zion Parish Parish Hall Rathgar.
The Winter Fair will have craft stalls and we want these to be showcasing the talents of our Cuidiú family. So if you make, paint, craft or create anything and you would like the opportunity to showcase & sell your wares please download & complete the attached form then send it through to Yvonne on:
Note: There is a €20 booking fee & all vendors are to be confirmed by the end of September.


newsThe new event sheet can be downloaded here

Spring is here and we are bracing ourselves for the different seasons that are upon us within just one day.
We are not resting and again we are hoping the next couple of months will bring as much enjoyment to you as we had organising the different events.
We have a lot of exciting events and don’t forget the Cuidiú National Members Conference with Cuidiú Week leading up to it.
You might as well take a week off because you don’t want to be missing out on all the events :)

We are also very excited about all the events in Dublin West and we would like to say “THANK YOU” to all the new coffee morning hosts and also the committee to make all the other events possible!

Here are just a few of the events but keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates:

Cuidiú National Members Conference
21st and 22nd May in the Clayton Hotel, Dublin Airport with Cuidiú Week leading up to the conference.
The week is jam-packed with events.
Please visit the Cuidiú National Website for more information and booking details.

Evening Talks
9th May 7:45pm -9:30pm: ‘Introduction to Mindfulness for Parents’ by Danielle Scanlon. Text Sara on 087-4198800 to book your place and see our Facebook page for more details
12th May 7:30pm : ‘Essential Oils Evening’ by Cuidiú member Vivenne Bwalya. Seating space is limited so please RSVP to Vivenne on 087-2702368

New Events
Monthly Monday Afternoon Coffee from 2:30pm – 4:30pm
“Lets go Outside” on Mondays meet @ 10:30am
Both have changing locations which are available on the event sheet and our Facebook page.

As always, we would like to encourage members and non-members to let us know what you would like to see happening in the branch. Do you have any ideas on talks or events or do you have a skill that you would like to share with us. Please approach any of the committee members or email

**Please note that all locations are subject to change and please check out our website and Facebook for up to date information**

The new event sheet can be downloaded here

Cuidiú Dublin South West AGM: Thursday 25th February 2016 8pm, Ballinteer Community School
We are looking forward to welcoming everybody who is connected with our branch in any capacity: those who come to events;
long standing members; those interested in joining the committee; those with ideas to share; and anyone with an interest in what
we have been doing over the past year.

Healthy Nutrition from breastfeeding to toddlerhood: Tuesday 8th March 7.45pm – 9.30pm, Ballinteer Community School
A 1 hour talk with Gwen Enright, Gwenright Nutrition, MSc, dipNT followed by a Q&A session, which will include tasting some yummy healthy treats. She will cover nutrient requirements, weaning and what to cook for the whole family. Meal ideas and recipes included.

breakIt’s the time to be merry and all our volunteers are looking forward to spending time with their loved ones.

Breastfeeding Group, PND Group, Baby & Toddler Coffee mornings, Playgroup, ICT2 meet ups and 5+ meet ups are all on a break and we will return to our usual schedule from the 4th January.

Please see our website for the full schedule in the new year and until now we wish you a Happy Christmas, Happy Holidays and a lovely new year.

Please note that breastfeeding counsellors are available to talk to you over the Christmas break but might refer you to the next contact in the list or advise a better time to call if they are busy.

Please see our website for breastfeeding counsellors contacts.

Due to popular demand we are having more baby and toddler coffee mornings in the Lucan area. Thanks to all the new hosts!

As a trial we are having 2 mornings on the same day on the 18th December and on the 15th January to serve the Lucan and the South Dublin area at the same time.

Please let us know if you like this idea and if you would like to see this happen more often.

We also look for new hosts all the time and would love to hear from you if you are interested in hosting. Please contact us on

kids_xmasHo ho ho!

Come and join us for our Kid’s Christmas Party in Mr B’s in Nutgrove Shopping Centre on the 19th of December from 10am – 12pm.

Refreshments are provided for kids and adults and you’ll have a chance to meet the REAL Santa!!

This is a free event for current members and for non-members the fee is €3 per child and €5 per family. If you sign up as a member for 2016, you can avail of the free entrance.

Please bring a wrapped present for your child which should not exceed €5 and ensure the name of your child is clearly marked on it.

Please text Susan on 087 2877 501 with the number of family members to confirm a place.

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The year is coming to an end and we have worked hard to make the dreary autumn months seem a little lighter. Here’s just a taste of things to come:

Cuidiú Dublin South West Christmas Craft Fair
Sunday 15th November 2pm – 5pm
Zion Church Hall, Rathgar, Dublin 6
Come along to our Christmas Craft fair featuring and exciting array of artisan foods, hand-made crafts, preloved toys and books, coffee shop and much more!
There’s something for the whole family to enjoy.
€2 for adults, children free.

Cuidiú DSW Christmas Party in Mr B’s Playcentre, Nutgrove
Saturday 19th December 10am – 12pm
Please text Susan on 0872877501 to reserve your place. Refreshments provided.
Cost: Members or sign-ups for 2016: No fee. Non-members: €3 per child or €5 per family.
Please bring a wrapped gift (max value €5) labelled clearly with your child’s name for Santa to distribute!

Evening Talk: Parenting & Careers – Can we have it all?
Career Coach Una Hearne will join us for our November evening talk to start the conversation on Parenting & Careers

Tuesday 10th November 8pm – 10pm
Ballinteer Community School
Book your place by texting Sara on 0874198800
This event is FREE for members and €5 for non members

And many more! We hope you will enjoy all the events in the coming months as much as we enjoyed planning them.
As always we appreciate any recommendations or ideas for other events/talks you would like to see. Please get in touch on with any ideas you have.