Events & News

Cuidiu organises regular meetings and a playgroup in addition to a number of events throughout the year. View our most current event sheet on the homepage.

Regular Activities and Meetings

Baby and Toddler Playgroups

Our baby and toddler groups start in September and run weekly during term times.

There is a charge of €4 for members & €7 for non-members.

Fridays 10 -12: Foxrock Parish Centre, Foxrock Church.

Parent Support

If you are feeling a bit blue, have a low mood or are just not as happy as you want to be, join us for a Parent Support event where you can talk freely about the stressful times of parenting, changed roles, and everything in between. Babies welcome.

Our Parent Supporters facilitate events every two months. You can view the current Cuidiú DSE events sheet on our latest news page to get further details on dates and times of Parent Support events.

Parent Supporters are mothers that have been trained with communication, facilitation and counselling skills; (but are not actual counsellors); they can provide a listening ear and support for anyone who would like to talk in confidence about the ups and downs of parenting. Email for more details or text

Catherine Griffin 087 121 3429
Sandy Connolly 086 043 8642
Margarita Grillis 086 225 3958
Isa Barrios Rios 087 783 1021
Melanie Clissmann 083 372 7113

to talk in confidence. Email for more details.


Breastfeeding Support Mornings

Meetings are 10am-12pm on the first, third and fifth Thursdays of every month.

Our breastfeeding counsellors are available to give information and encouragement and can be contacted at any time:

  • Sandy Connolly 086 0438642
  • Roisin Ó Coineen 087 6668069
  • Ruth Carey 01 2853178
  • Zita Hamilton 087 9793671
  • Grainne Gallwey 087 7596718
  • Clare Dillon 086 8585899
  • Stella Folan 086 3815497
  • Lea Doyle 087 2050617

Hospital standard Breast Pump available to hire. Please contact Cita Crefeld for details 086 8565787

Read more about our breastfeeding support network.