Welcome to FibroIreland

FibroIreland has been created for people affected by fibromyalgia. It provides general information to help you understand how fibromyalgia affects you and what you can do to manage it. It also tells you where to find further information. For information on support groups please go to the support page or click here.

We aim to :

• Listen with empathy to your experience of FM

• Make FM better understood

• Provide up-to-date information on FM

• Support those caring for people with FM


Student Support Group in Trinity College Dublin
- Tues 21st of April 6pm-8pm
Speaker: Deirdre McSwiney will be talking about Sleep Management


Deirdre McSwiney graduated from D.I.T., Kevin Street in the mid 70's. Originally working in Neurophysiology she trained in the Adelaide Hospital in Dublin. She moved to the Cardiology Department in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital and from there to the Mater Private Hospital when it opened in 1986. She has been working in Sleep Medicine for almost 20 years. She is the Chief Technologist in the Laboratory where all disorders within the spectrum are diagnosed and treated. Five years ago she trained in the Sackler Institute in Glasgow University with Prof. Colin Espie as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist in Insomnia ( CBT-I) . She has  also completed a course in CBT-I with Prof. Michael Perlis from Penn University.


Deirdre will talk about:

- Sleep Hygiene issues and will have a CD recording based on Progressive Relaxation Therapy (cover charge €3 euro for CD).   - Links between insomnia and Sleep Apnea Syndrome, as stand alone and interlinked.
- Q&A afterwards

Booking essential. If you would like to attend please contact Rachel Lynch M: 087 997 6252 or Ursula Hakman M: 086 450 3227or email: info@fibroireland.com




CPI FREE courses - An Introduction to
Self-Management Techniques

CPI are holding a number of FREE nationwide courses called An Introduction to Self-Management Techniques around the country.

Introduction to SMT – what to expect
The day is designed to give you an easy to understand overview to key themes in Self-Management of chronic pain. We then show some tools and techniques to help attendees implement some self-management strategies.

Topics include:
• Understanding Chronic Pain & how it differs from other pain
• Understanding the role of Healthcare Professionals
• Understanding all available options - – Medicines/Medical Devices/CBT/TM etc.
• Pacing skills
• Practical relaxation
• Review of Self-Management Strategies

Self -Management Strategies

1. Pace Activities
2. Consume Wisely
3. Use Medication Appropriately
4. Move/Exercise
5. Ease Tensions
6. Improve Sleep
7. Use Distraction
8. Think Constructively
9. Socialize/Recreate
10. Improve Mood
11. Use Good Ergonomics
12. Manage Relationships

Places are limited so early booking is recommended. You can book online at www.chronicpain.ie or by emailing info@chronicpain.ie

List of meeting locations here




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South Dublin Blackrock Support Group

The Blackrock Group will have their next meeting on Mon April 27th at 2.30pm.

For further info please email Ursula Hakman at fibrosouthdublin(at)outlook(dot)com or call 086 450 3227 (between Mon-Fri
11am-4pm only)


Support Group in Clongriffin Dublin

The next Clongriffin Group will take place on Thursday April 16th at 6.30pm - 7.15pm. It is a Siel Bleu exercise class. Booking is essential.

If you would like to attend this meeting please contact Rachel at northside(at)fibroireland(dot)com or text 0879976252 (between Mon-Fri 4.30am-7pm only). Please ensure to give your full name and contact details.

You can find us on facebook at NorthsideFibroDublin