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 a very Happy Christmas and my very Best Wishes for the New Year.            This has been another challenging year for all of us. For people with disability – like me and […]

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 events in Ireland and across the world where we celebrate the lives and contribution to society of people with disabilities and highlight the special challenges which we face. The focus […]

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 one of the featured portraits on the Dublin City Council Winter Lights programme in Smithfield, Dublin. Winter Lights is a celebration of people in the community who have worked particularly […]

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) will be held on Tuesday, 7th December 2021, at 3:00pm.   Due to the continued presence of COVID-19, the meeting will be held remotely using Zoom technology. All members and supporters are […]

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 July 2021. In a short but intense interview, Lana spoke about her work with BADIG, how her new mobility aid, LifeGlider, has greatly changed her life and how she hopes […]

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 event was part of the Sickle Cell Society Ireland education and awareness programme of events. Before becoming disabled in 2006, Lana was at the start of a promising modelling career.  […]

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 seen her making her way to the local shops, health centre and sports centre, using her legs to pull herself along in her wheelchair.  But since last November, Lana has […]

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 Council facility is a great resource at the heart of Ballymun.  The swimming pool, training facilities and equipment on offer are class-leading and open to everyone irrespective of ability.  More importantly […]

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.  As we slowly emerge from lockdown, we thought that it would be an ideal time to review what BADIG should be concentrating on in the coming months and how we […]

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 International Day of People with Disability. It’s an opportunity for people with disability, and people who support them, to get together to swap news and share experiences. It also gives […]