Welcome to Ballymun Active Disability Interest Group
It’s time to stop treating disability as something exceptional in society. Disability is a normal part of everyday life. We all have varying levels of ability – physically, intellectually, socially. During our lives, everyone is likely to experience reduced ability, even for a short time. As we get older, our abilities can change – and often decline! People with disability are part of our community. We have hopes, dreams and needs like everyone else. We don’t want special treatment. But we also don’t to have to fight for our basic rights every day. We want to be empowered to live life to the full.
Ballymun has come a long way in building an environment which is accessible and open. But there is still some way to go before we have a community which is truly welcoming and inclusive of everyone. BADIG is working to bring about change to make this happen. Our work is guided by an understanding of the reality of living with disability. We believe that we will only succeed if everyone in Ballymun works together to bring about change.
And we believe that this will make Ballymun a better place not just for people with disability – but for everyone!
Annual General Meeting
Annual General Meeting NOTICE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 1 February 2023 Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Ballymun Active Disability Interest Group
Coffee Morning @ AXIS 29 September 2022
Coffee Morning @ AXIS – 29 September 2022 BADIG will be hosting a coffee morning in the AXIS coffee shop, Ballymun, on Thursday 29 September
Mail on Sunday interview with our chairperson, Lana
At last, people talk to me rather than looking at me like a child An interview was published on 6 March 2022 between the Mail
A Christmas Message from our Chairperson
A Christmas Message from our Chairperson Hi, I am Lana Salome Kurasidze, Chairperson of BADIG. I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all
International Day of People with Disabilities 2021
International Day of People with Disabilities 2021 Today, 3 December 2021, is the International Day of People with Disabilities. This is a day marked by
Dublin City Winter Lights 2021
Dublin City WInter Lights 2021 Dublin City Winter Lights 2021 We are very pleased and honoured to report that our Chairperson, Lana Salome Kurasidze, is
Annual General Meeting 2021
Annual General Meeting 2021 NOTICE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 28 November 2021 Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Ballymun Active Disability Interest Group (BADIG)
BADIG on Dublin City FM 103!
BADIG on Dublin City FM 103.2! Lana Kurasidze, our Chairperson, and Frank Scalzo, long-time Committee member, were interviewed on Dublin City FM on Wednesday, 7
Fashion Show to Support Sickle Cell Society Ireland
Fashion Show to Support Sickle Cell Society Ireland Lana Kurasidze, our Chairperson, participated in the outdoor Sickle Cell Fashion Show on 19 June 2021. The
Local Disabled Model is Walking Again!
Local Disabled Model is Walking Again! Lana Kurasidze is a well-known disabled resident of Ballymun. Over the past few years, many local people will have
New equipment at Ballymun Sports & Fitness Centre!
New equipment at Ballymun Sports & Fitness Centre! We have always been big fans of Ballymun Sports & Fitness Centre, in Main Street, Ballymun. This fantastic Dublin City
Please tell us your ideas for the Future Work of BADIG!
Please tell us your ideas for the future work of BADIG! Like everyone else, BADIG’s plans and activities were severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
International Day Of Disability 2020.
International Day Of Disability 2020. BADIG Virtual Coffee Afternoon. Each year, BADIG hosts a Tea and Coffee Afternoon in the Civic Centre, Ballymun, to celebrate
Tennis For The Blind And Visually Impaired Demonstration
Tennis for the blind and visually impaired demonstration in Trinity Comprehensive School Claire Whelan, our Treasurer, is visually impaired. You have probably seen her around
The New LifeGlider Mobility Aid
The New LifeGlider Mobility Aid Lana Kurasidze, demonstrates her use of the new LifeGlider mobility aid. Lana learned about this revolutionary new aid online and
We are grateful for funding for this website and other activities received through the Dublin Northwest Partnership from:
“The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022 is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020”