Hi everyone! As you can see we have created a ‘By Us, With Us’ blog. The purpose of the blog is to give people a space to reflect on the progress of the Independent Living Movement and to commemorate those who have passed before us. It will also offer regular updates of the planning … Continue reading Welcome to By Us, With Us!
Hi folks! Here is an overview of the programme for our first event on Saturday, 23 September 2017 in the Mansion House, Dublin. IN THEIR NAMES IN OUR TIME 23rd September 2017 11am – 5pm The Mansion House, Dublin PROGRAMME OVERVIEW ... A History of the Independent Living Movement: - Presented using both visual and … Continue reading Event Update – 5/9/17
Hello everybody! Apologies for the radio silence, but rest assured that behind the scenes the By Us With Us team we have been working tirelessly to ensure that our first event is a success! We hope that by now you have received your invite to our event, ‘In Their Names, In Our Time.’ If you … Continue reading Only One Month To Go!
From Clare to here Who am I? My name is Martin Tobin I am from Newmarket-on-Fergus near Shannon, Clare. I was educated at St. Anne’s special school in Ennis, Clare where I spent fourteen years of my youth. I think it was in 1989 that a group came down from Dublin to Bunratty … Continue reading From Clare to Here – A Reflection, by Martin Tobin
Hello everybody! Sarah Fitzgerald here. I apologise that I haven’t blogged here in a really long time – I’ve been slacking off! But now it’s time to pull up my socks and play my part in forwarding the Independent Living Movement. Independent Living Movement? you may well be thinking. What is that? Does it even … Continue reading We Need You to Help Us forward the Independent Living Movement!
Martin Naughton, widely considered to be one of the most influential disability activists in Ireland over the last fifty years, passed away age sixty-two on 13 October 2016. Last March on his sixty-third birthday, those who knew and loved him posted some beautiful tributes to Martin on Facebook. These tributes illustrate the extraordinary person Martin was and how … Continue reading Memories of Martin
One Sunday morning, away back in the mists of time when it seemed most of the pa's in Dublin were from Serbia. I was in my living room minding my own business. I was probably thinking about going to my local in a couple of hours’ time when I got a phone call from the … Continue reading ‘The Accidental Host’ by Peter Moore
My name is Alannah Murray, and I met Martin almost to this day (2 April 2017) a year ago. While I’ve been disabled since I was 6 by an auto immune disease not uncommon to Lupus, I had no contact with the disabled community really. I went to a mainstream school, had a regular upbringing … Continue reading My ‘Brief Encounter’ with Martin Naughton, by Alannah Murray