The recently formed Offaly Dyslexia Group has moved from strength to strength since its formation in Oct last year. We have had many successful meetings with parents and teachers over the past few months with members of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland coming down from Dublin to answer our many questions.

Now with funding received from the EBS building Society, Oak Partnership, Mahon Oil and the Community Foundation of Ireland, we are now hoping to commence workshops for Children in Offaly with Dyslexia in the near future, for which we are presently compiling a pre-enrolment list of children who are interested in attending.

The workshops will be held in Daingean National School on a Monday Night from 5-7pm and are for children over 8 years of age, who have been assessed and diagnosed as having Dyslexia and who are registered members of the DAI.

There are a limited number of places on the workshops and any children who do not get into the first set of workshops will have their names placed on a waiting list for the next suitable place.

If you are interested in your child attending the workshops please contact us on 086-6005606 / 086-8258511 or email for a registration form.

We would like to thank all those who have supported us especially EBS Building Society, Oak Partnership and the Community foundation of Ireland, whose donations will go a long way to helping get our workshops up and running a lot earlier than was anticipated and provide a badly needed service for the children in Co Offaly.

We would also like to thank the Board of Management and Staff of Daingean National School who have made the school available to us for the purposes of the workshops.

We hope this is just the beginning; however, we would be delighted to receive any further help and support.