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Cuidiú Conference 2019 – October 12th & 13th.

You’re an incredibly important part of Cuidiú and we want to say Thank You.

Cuidiú Conference 2019 is one big Thank You! It’s a celebration focused on our incredible volunteers’ past, present and future. It’s our chance to recognise the amazing individuals who allow Cuidiú to continue and to grow. So, if you are a volunteer or a member who would like to have a greater impact on the Cuidiú community, this is the conference for you!

You’ll leave with a new sense of how your work impacts the parents you support, how appreciated and vital your time is to the organisation and how best to showcase your skills for future endeavours.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the conference in Little Island in Cork on the 12th and 13th of October.

~ Inspirational talks about the impact Cuidiú’s volunteers have made
~ Advice from an HR expert on how to include the work you do in your CV
~ Yoga and mindfulness classes
~ Practical advice on creating boundaries and balancing work, life, parenting and Cuidiú
~ Some special treats and a goodie bag
~ MCing by the fabulous Kathriona Devereux
And much, much more.

Things to do in Cork!

We are thrilled to be hosting Cuidiú Conference 2019 here in Cork. Volunteers from all over the country will be arriving at Little Island for something a little special – a conference focused on what makes Cuidiúwork – us !

So, whether you are travelling with your family or taking a mini-break from them, we’ve put together some local recommendations. Here is just some of what Cork has to offer;

For some family fun:

Fota Wildlife Park (10 min drive) –

Air-tastic Trampoline Park (2 min drive) –

Leahy’s Open Farm (25 min drive). All the goodie bags attendees will receive at conference registration will include a 10% discount to Leahy’s Open Farm!

Trabolgan (30 min drive)

Raining? Check out these indoor soft play centres:, or

The Crawford Art Gallery have child-friendly fundays on Sundays. /

And of course, it’s not all about the kids! Cork has incredible attractions recalling its long history and some of the most stunning scenery Ireland has to offer.

Titanic Experience (15 min drive)

Spike Island (15 min drive + ferry)

Blackrock Castle Observatory and walkways (15 min drive)

The Crawford Art Gallery (15 min drive)

Shandon Bells & Tower (10 min drive)

Want more ideas? Join our Facebook group Cuidiu Cork and ask some local parents for advice and opinions. 


What does the ticket cover?

A; It’s a full conference ticket, covering all day Saturday and half a day on Sunday, including lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday.

Is there a special hotel rate for attendees?

A; Yes, the special rates are as follows.

€115 – Per Single room – B&B 
€130 – Per Double / Twin room – B&B 
€167 – Per Triple room – B&B 
€212 – Per Family room (Interconnecting based on 2 adults / 2 children) – B&B 

~ If you need a travel cot or space for your own cot, please just advise on booking.

Call the Hotel on 021 429 7000 – Option 1 and mention Cuidiú Conference to secure these rates.

Want some alternatives? There are plenty of hotels, guest houses, Air BNBs etc. in nearby Cork. If you’re using public transport, we recommend the city, Cobh, Glounthane or, of course, Little Island, as they are all on the hourly train route. A few of our committee members are happy to host a person or two too. Please email Niamh on if you’d like to take someone up on that. 

Do I have to stay in the hotel?

No. Although it would certainly be most convenient for you, you can buy conference tickets without staying in the hotel. The Radisson Little Island is located a short walk away from Little Island train station.

Other stops along the train route include Cork City, Fota (a great day out for families), and Cobh (lots of AirBnBs, playgrounds, and family activities).

For more information, please visit our Conference Facebook Page.