Past Events

2018 Lyme Disease Conference

On Saturday 2nd June at Astra Hall, Belfield, Dublin 4 we held the 2018 National Lyme Disease Conference.

Awareness Rallies May 2017

May saw two awareness rallies which received attention from the Irish Times and the Irish Examiner. See the articles below:
- Irish Times Article
- Irish Examiner Article

Photo Gallery, Dublin Inst Technology

Dublin Inst Technology graduate sets theme on the struggles with Lyme disease: SPECERE by Natalia Marzec, June 2016


Lyme Conference 2016

Ireland's 2nd Lyme disease conference took place May 29th 2016 at Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise

Wicklow School

Headmistress Ms Dean is pictured here with Mr Middleton & Ms Watchorn at Powerscourt National school Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, whose 4th,5th,6th class, who took part in a Lyme awareness presentation May 31st 2016.


Lyme patients, relatives & carers had a meetup in May 2015, thanks to Kathy for the photo who expressed sadness that she didn't get all the attendees in the photo!


Thanks to Ann Maher who organised May's meetup bringing patients together who are often alone in the battle against Lyme disease.

You CAN do it!

A message from a young Irish girl following treatment from a Lyme doctor: "This time last year I was using a wheelchair, never give up hope and take a bite out of Lyme disease. You CAN do it!"

Take the Bite out of Lime

The 'Take the Bite out of Lime' Lyme Disease Challenge kicked off in March 2015. Celebrities, support groups & patients took part around the world.

Thurles Gathering

Gathering of patients & their family at the Anner Hotel, Thurles May 2014

Labane Farmers Market

Volunteers Mary & Ben, holding an information booth at the Farmer's Market in Labane, Co Galway, May 2014

Thurles Youth Project

Getting ready for a talk at the Thurles Youth Project by Lyme sufferer Laura, October 2013


Window display at a Chemist in Kinvara, Co Galway (organised by Ben & Mary) August 2013

Moycarkey School

Laura Cleary, a past pupil of Moycarkey N.S. who contracted Lyme Disease arranged to have complimentary copies of 'The Adventures of Luna & Dips' delivered to the school to help raise awareness.

Lisheen Mines Awareness Talk, July 2013

An awareness talk held at the staff day at Lisheen Mines in Co. Tipperary, July 2013. A huge thanks to our volunteers Sean & Annette for helping out on the day!

Tullamore Gathering, June 2013

A gathering of friends & family who are affected by Lyme Disease pictured here at Tullamore Court Hotel in June.

Tick Talk Awareness Table & Fundraiser Dec 8/9, 2012

A Tick Talk Awareness Table & fundraiser for the new book 'Adventures of Luna & Dips' by Jenny O'Dea of Tick Talk Ireland was held on 8/9 Dec 2012. Huge thanks to Tesco for donation of a christmas hamper for the raffle, for all the bakers who contributed goodies for the bake sale & all the volunteers who helped on the day, plus the Village Craft Project Galway for giving us space for our table. For more pictures of the event including winners of our hamper, name the bear & guess the smarties competitions head on down to our blog post.

Lyme Disease Conference, June 5/6 2012

Irelands first Lyme Disease Conference was held in Dublin this year and was a huge success! For more information see here.

Agricultural Fairs, County Galway Summer 2012

Huge thanks to Mary and Ben again for doing various Agricultural fairs in County Galway in the Summer 2012.

Volunteer Fair Eyre Square Galway May 19th 2012

Our thanks to Mary, Ben, Sean, Jenny, Janice and John who braved the elements to raise awareness at the Volunteer Fair in Galway with a Tick Talk Ireland stall. Keep up the good work guys!

Ireland Involved Awards 2011

Our very own Jenny O'Dea was nominated in 2011 for volunteer of the year. She was shortlisted as one of the final 30 nominees and was invited to a prize ceremony in Dublin Castle on 5th December 2011. Well done and thanks for all your hard work Jenny from all of us at Tick Talk Ireland.

Old Ship Darts Club, Arklow

On Sunday, 7th August Tick Talk Ireland were presented with a cheque for €1012 from fundraising efforts by the Sunday Darts Club, who play darts in the Old Ship, Arklow. A huge thank you to them, the Old Ship and in particular David Kavanagh for suggesting Tick Talk Ireland as beneficiaries.

One Night in May Fundraising Event

1st May 2011 saw Tick Talk Irelands first fundraising event as an official charity. The night was a great success and we would like to thank all who attended and all of our sponsors. Click here for more information about the evening.

Sponsored Walk From Brittas Bay to the Arklow Bay Hotel

A sponsored walk from Brittas Bay to the Arklow Bay Hotel took place on the 1st May. There were 10 walkers who took part. Thank you so much to all of them.

Dublin City Marathon

In October 2010 Barry Reid (left) and Mark McDonald (right) ran the Dublin City Marathon in aid of Tick Talk Ireland. With their help €250 was raised as the first official donation to the charity. Thanks so much to both of them from all of us here at Tick Talk Ireland.

Under Our Skin Screenings

In 2010 the documentary 'Under Our Skin' was screened by Tick Talk Ireland on April 15th at 7 to 9 pm at the Diseart Centre in Dingle Co. Kerry. Prior to this in 2009 screenings took placein Galway at Ballinasloe Library on the 18th June and Westside Library on the 20th June. Thanks to all who turned up. We hope to be continuing these screenings this year.