raising awareness (and Kites) for world narcolepsy day

On Sunday 22nd September Narcolepsy Ireland and Sound Ireland held a kite flying event on Enniscrone beach to raise awareness for narcolepsy and to mark the first World Narcolepsy Day.

The day was a huge success with up 200-300 people coming out to support us. At any one point there were up to 60 kites flying high in the sky in a beautiful display of support and hope. It was a joyful, fun filled and emotional day.

We have a great many people to thank,

  • Paul Bourke of Toymaster Ballina for his very generous donation of 116 kites which were handed out to families on the day to join in the fun

  • Pete Murtagh and Pearse Bourke of Sligo County Council for allow us to go ahead with the event, providing electricity and assisting us on the day

  • Brian Cronin and Sean Doherty of Order of Malta for watching over us

  • T2Coffee @t2coffeevan for providing refreshments and for his generous contribution to Narcolepsy Ireland

  • O’Grady’s Icecream Van @ogradysicecream for supporting our event, providing ice-creams and for his generous donation to Narcolepsy Ireland

  • Suas Drones #SuasDrones  for stunning photos and videos of the action from above

  • DJ Avocado for music and entertainment

  • Lauren Murray and Aine Killeen for providing their beautiful face painting services all afternoon

  • Tom Bullock and his magnificent giant kites which filled the sky with colour

  • All our volunteers and stewards who marshalled the crowds, assembled kites and provided information about narcolepsy and our awareness campaign to everyone on the beach.

Most importantly we’d like to thank everyone who took the time on a lovely Sunday afternoon to come fly a kite and helped us mark this important day. We were overwhelmed with the support and kindness.

If you would like to make a donation you can do so using the donate button available on the homepage or at the bottom of every page.

If you would like to get in contact with us, we’d love to hear from you: info@narcolepsyireland.com