Special Friends Mitchelstown


Helping improve and change lives for children with special needs. Its about Inclusion not Exclusion


Annual Christmas Hamper Draw

Each year we run a draw for a Christmas hamper kindly sponsored by Cork Prison Officers Social and Charity Club. This year as we are not out and about and most members are isolating with there children as a lot would have underlying health conditions we have put an option online to buy lines.

Thanks for your ongoing support for our group.

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Special Friends is a voluntary group run by parents in Mitchelstown which offers practical assistance and support to the families of children with special needs. The group organises specially designed activities, therapies, one-to-one support and outings tailored to the individual physical and emotional needs of its members.


This support is offered through a range of different activities which include family outings that allow members to enjoy themselves in a relaxed, safe and stress-free environment, sensory parties for children with touch and smell issues, the provision of equipment to help with both educational and physical development and outings for siblings who we often forget are carers too. Volunteers are also provided to enable children to attend mainstream summer camps.