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Beyond Limits

Our event for children and young people with disabilities

Beyond Limits is our event for children and young people with disabilities, showing them the opportunities open to them, talking about the issues they want to talk about, highlighting inclusiveness, talking about the role of technology.



In 2022, we brought Beyond Limits to two locations in Ireland – Sligo on October 1 and Limerick on October 15. Hosted by Paddy Smyth and Ellen Keane, our speakers included Mark Smith, Saoirse Ruane, Katie-George Dunleavy, Adam O’Brien, James Casserly, Jack Kavanagh, Dr.Colmon Noctor and so much more.

We also had some incredible performances from Music Generation, The Bluestack Choir, and Dancing With The Stars, as well as some sports try-outs with the Gaa, IRFU and FAI.

To help us organise Beyond Limits 2022, we have created a Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) of eight young people of all abilities. They advised us on how they wanted the event to be run, who they wanted to see, and what activities should be available to young people. We met with our YAP every month to update them on our progress and make sure they had their say in Beyond Limits 2022. Many of our YAP members took to the stage for Beyond Limits to tell their story of living with a disability as a young person in Ireland.

Beyond Limits Sligo


Beyond Limits Limerick


“Loved the variety of speakers. Amazing variety of activities during break times”

“I liked how the kids/children were heavily involved it wasn’t all adults speaking to adults”

“Very family friendly for all ages, entertainment was really good.”

“The event was very relaxed, inclusive and entertaining”

“It was amazing to hear directly from all the children and young people with disabilities who have achieved so much, it was inspirational. It was great that the event was so inclusive and accessible.”

“Excellent opportunity for people with disabilities and even those without, creating awareness, listening to the journeys, experiences and stories. Please make this an annual event!”

“It was family oriented and not just for the individual with the disability.”

What activities did you participate in?

  • Sensory story time. Football. Gaming station
  • The gaa, rugby, soccer, making sensory bottles
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Planting seeds. And we meet a lot of people.
  • Table tennis, musical instruments, football, computer games.
  • Yoga, arts and crafts, sensory unit, cooking class
  • The cookery demo. Silent disco, Mindfulness.