Save Your Breath

Welcome to COPD Support Ireland’s # Let’s Talk COPD page.

World COPD awareness week is just around the corner! Starting  Monday, November 13th, 2017 through to November 17th, 2017. COPD Support Ireland are arranging events through the week in five national locations:

Monday the 13th  – Westwood Hotel, Galway   10.30am-4pm

Tuesday the 14th  – The Radisson Hotel, Athlone Town   10.30am-4.00pm

Wednesday the 15th  – Wynns Hotel, Dublin   10.30am-4.00pm

Thursday the 16th- Kilmore  Hotel, Cavan   10.30am-4.00pm

Friday the 17th – Ambassador Hotel, Cork  10.30am-4.00pm

All queries to

The site is full of useful information and resources. We are delighted to have the risk screener available here. More than 380,000 people in Ireland have COPD but 270,000 people do not know they have it.

You can take the risk screener here. It takes less than a minute to find out if you are at risk of COPD.

Health Check-in

Are you at risk of COPD?

More than 380,000 people living in Ireland have COPD, but more than 170,000 people don’t know that they have it.

Are you one of those missing thousands? Please take this 5 question health check in to find out if you are at risk of COPD, it takes less than a minute.

The risk screener is kindly provided by the COPD Foundation in the USA.

Click here to check if are at risk of COPD (you will be directed to the risk screener on a new tab).

After completing the 5 questions please return to our page for further information or if you would like to talk about your results you can contact COPD Support Ireland on 01 283350.

If your total score is 5 or more, your breathing problems may be caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The higher your score, the more likely you are to have COPD.

If you are experiencing problems with your breathing, please share your answers to the five question screener with your healthcare professional (HCP). Only your HCP can decide if you have COPD. Your HCP can also help evaluate your breathing problems by performing a breathing test, also known as spirometry.

Call your HCP today to make an appointment to see if you may be at risk for COPD. Remember, when speaking to your HCP, be honest and open in describing your symptoms and explain how your breathing problem affect your activity level on a daily basis.

You can review your responses and print your results.

We would like to thank our sponsors A. Menarini and GlaxoSmithKline. In addition, we would like to thank our collaborators, the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) and the COPD Clinical Program.

 COPD Programme Logo


Health Check-In Locations

Find your local COPD health check-in venue below.

Date Location Venue Time

World COPD Day Media

  • [caption id="attachment_3254" align="alignleft" width="3286"] Repro Free: Thursday 9th November 2017. COPD Support Ireland call on the country to join the conversation and talkCOPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) World Awareness Week (13th to 17th November) Nationwide events planned for World COPD Day on the 15th of November, COPD Support Ireland,…

  • World COPD Day 2016

    To coincide with World COPD Day COPD Support Ireland is hosting Ireland's first COPD patient Conference in the Royal College of Physicians at 6 Kildare Street Dublin 2.  Contact Wendy to book a place 01 2833500 or Early booking advised.


Subscribe to our newsletter for all the latest information.