Author Archives: Caroline

  • 2014 Christmas Cards

    Posted on 20th October 2014 by Caroline in Christmas Cards.

    Our 2014 Christmas Cards are now available. We have a variety of packs containing 2 designs – something to please everyone! Packs are €7 for 12 cards.  

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  • FARA Ireland – 2013 Donations

    Posted on 15th January 2014 by Caroline in News.

    1. €5,000 to a project, looking the effect of adult stem cells may have on Friedreich’s Ataxia in a laboratory animal model in November 2013. Dr Jonathan Jones, Miguel University, Alicante, Spain is currently working on a project which will help researchers understand if and how stem cells can protect nerve cells in Friedreich’s Ataxia, […]

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  • Christmas Cards 2013

    Posted on 26th October 2013 by Caroline in Christmas Cards, Fundraising.

    Our 2013 Christmas Cards are now available. We have a variety of packs containing 3 designs – something to please everyone! Packs are €8 for 15 cards.

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  • Fundraising success

    Posted on 10th August 2013 by Caroline in Fundraising.

    The bag pack in Dunne Stores, Newbridge went very well.  A huge crowd of bag packers turned out to help on the day from all over west Wicklow. This meant that everyone working got a well deserved break and the bag packing was not too much work for any one person. There was a great spirit of co-operation, […]

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  • An Invitation

    Posted on 1st April 2013 by Caroline in Meeting, News.

    FARA Ireland plan a meeting in the Maldron Hotel Portlaoise at 11am on Saturday 20th April 2013. Over the past year we have been fortunate to raise some money for research and we would like to discuss some of the different areas of research that are being pursued by different groups internationally. We hope to […]

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  • Rathsallagh Golf Classic – a great success

    Posted on 9th December 2012 by Caroline in Fundraising, News.

    The community in West Wicklow have all been inspired by the paralympian champion, Helen Kearney, on her triple medal win in the London paralympics. So inspired were they that Rathsallagh Golf Club chef Mark Fuston and Dunlavin Bacon Company Mark Walsh ran a golf classic on 26th October 2012. It was cold day but the […]

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  • Leinster Shorthorn Breeders Association raises funds for FARA Ireland

    Posted on 2nd December 2012 by Caroline in News.

    A table quiz, organised by the Leinster Shorthorn Breeders Association at Rathsallagh Golf Club raised €1600 for Friedreich’s Ataxia research. We are very grateful to all involved. Pictured in the photo are Elaine Stanley, James Whelan, Ivan Stanley, Niamh Darker, Dr. Mary Kearney, Paul Darker and Paralympian Medalist Helen Kearney

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  • Fundraising to find treatments and a cure for FA

    Posted on 12th November 2012 by Caroline in Events, Fundraising, News.

    There will be a fundraising night on Decemeber 8th in the Lord Bagenal Inn in Leighlinbridge, Carlow. With music from Four Penny Rock and a raffle, it promises to be a fun night. Tickets cost €10. For more information, click here.

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  • Thank You from Helen Kearney

    Posted on 25th September 2012 by Caroline in News.

    Helen Kearney, who returned from the  2012 Paralympics with a Silver and two Bronze medals would like to acknowledge and thank all of those people who have sent cards, flowers and gifts  since her return from London. Due to the overwhelming volume of gifts received, Helen has nominated Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance Ireland (www.faraireland.ie) as […]

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  • Thanks to our Mini Marathon Participants & Supporters

    Posted on 24th September 2012 by Caroline in Events, Ladies Mini Marathon.

    A big thank you to all who contributed to the Flora Ladies Mini Marathon held in June 2012 in aid of Friedreich’s Ataxia research. Marie Doran and her neighbour Eileen Bartley Narragmore jogged the marathon and raised €1,900. Geraldine Bracken had planned to jog but due to a minor injury, she was unable to take […]

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