Do you like to sing?

No matter if it’s singing solo, in a choir or just in the car along to the radio, join us next week for the singing for lung health in COPD project called SingStrong. There is NO singing experience (or talent!) required for this 12 week series starting on Wednesday next 14th October 2020 at 11am. … Read more

COPD Support Ireland Warns People with COPD 
May Not be Seeking Medical Attention 
Amid Fears of Contracting COVID-19 in Hospital

– New “Cocooning with COPD” Information Pack Being Made Available to Support People with COPD During Pandemic –  – Estimated Half a Million People Living with COPD in Ireland – Date of issue: Monday, April 27, 2020 Prof JJ Gilmartin, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Chair of COPD Support Ireland, has today expressed concern that people … Read more


2020 will see our COPD SI family grow – a huge welcome to all of those braving the weather in Donegal to attend Ionad Naomh Padraig Support Group in Bunbeg! We also welcome St Catherine’s Community Centre in Dublin 8 who are hoping to get a support group going – we are all here to … Read more


We have recently launched a wonderful new booklet called COPD and ME – click on HEALTH PROFESSIONALS – DOWNLOADS to find your way to a downloadable version.  Stick the EXERCISE CHAPTER on the fridge to remind you – and pop along to your nearest SUPPORT GROUP – 30 and growing thanks to the HSE National … Read more


COPD SI are very happy to welcome our latest affiliated support groups in Wexford, Finglas and Ballybough to the growing family.  Thanks to the HSE National Lottery we are currently expanding our reach offering more exercise classes locally so that a Support Group may evolve over time.  The next one will be in Dundalk at … Read more


Hi all Ann here to let you know our next meeting is on 27th Sept in Ballyfermot Library at 10am to 12pm I know it is a very early start for everyone but our guest speaker is DR MARCUS BUTLER from St Vincents Hospital and believe me you do not want to miss hearing him … Read more

Siel Bleu ‘I can stay out of hospital’

  Day 2 of our I Can Campaign – Empowering Through Exercise. Today we are sharing the story of our very own Thelma Foley, 77, who is living with COPD. After joining our Exercise, COPD & Me class Thelma is now able to stay out of hospital and no longer requires oxygen at rest! Watch … Read more

Living Well with a Chronic Condition

Yesterday, the HSE launched “Living Well with a Chronic Condition”, the National Framework and Implementation plan for Self-management Support for Chronic Conditions: COPD, Asthma, Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease. The document is now available on the HSE website at   Background Every day people with long-term conditions, their families and carers, make decisions and take … Read more


From all of us in the Ballyfermot support group, a huge big thank you to all the cyclists who took part in the challenge on Saturday especially Paul O’Connell who cycled 100km. He is a brother of one of our members Steph. I have just finished counting the money that we raised on his behalf … Read more

‘Get Breathless for COPD’ Cycle 2018: Registration Now Open

2017 cycle from Galway to Dublin saw doctors help raise €20,000 for COPD Support Ireland Visit to register for this year’s cycle The ‘Get Breathless for COPD’ cycle from Bray to Howth Head will travel a unique and scenic route along Irelands scenic East Coast. This is a “full service” cycle and is supported … Read more