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
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
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!