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Dan and Darragh do Ability

Dan and Darragh do Ability

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Podcast by Dan and Darragh
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Episode 11 Dan & Darragh doing Something Else
Lots covered in this episode, we discuss How's your Head, the Young Voices Covid-19 survey which is very revealing about the mindset of our youth during this very unusual time period. How can the Cure and Morrisey help? Have a listen World cerebral paly day? Just one day or everyday? Whats your USP? (unique selling point), we might have found one of Dan's.
October 26, 2020
Episode 10 Dan and Darragh do Something Else
In this weeks episode we look at access to TU Dublin Tallaght Campus for those with additional needs as students return to college. Dan brings us up to date on the survey he has been involved in with National Youth Council of Ireland, Young Voices to gauge just where the youth of Irelands heads are at during these Covid times, this is in conjunction with the Department of Health, and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. We have a chat about the Irish Wheel Chair Associations fund raising drive 'Stuck' which highlights just how important any money raised is to the organisation as without the funding many of its members will find themselves stuck. We also have a chat about work, the impacts of Covid and what opportunities it might bring. All this and some giggling too.
October 4, 2020
Episode 9 Dana and Darragh do Something Else
This is Episode 9 with Dan and Darragh doing something else. We discussed the Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix, disabled golfer Brendan Lawlor's full European Tour debut and more
October 1, 2020
E43 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
Episode 43, the truth, your truth, being kind and dogs making a difference.
March 11, 2020
E42 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
Its Episode 42 and this week we have a look at the week that was for politics and what impacts that a left government might have on disability, representation and disability in film along with death anxiety for the able bodied community living with disability on the screen giving us inspiration porn (yep). What more could you want?
February 17, 2020
E41 DanandDarraghdoAbility
Would you look who's back? After a long Christmas break Dan and Darragh are back at it again. In Episode 41 theres talk of horses for physio, wheelchairs as bomb disposal robots and so much more.
February 10, 2020
Episode 40 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
In Episode 40 we have a look at why a blind student was dragged from a debating chamber in Oxford, the right to a personal assistant and its impact on so many people across the country and the upcoming Ahead conference.
November 26, 2019
Episode 39 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
In episode 39 we have a look at toilet signage again in the UK, a sperm bank banned from advertising its wears, climbing Kilimanjaro with no legs and lots more.
November 20, 2019
Episode 38 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
Episode 38 and we have a look at Paddy McGuinness in a disabled parking spot, Luka Pezzillo challenges his teachers to spend the day in a wheelchair in school and the results are interesting, we have a look at people who are being labelled as 'Transabled' as they feel they should be living their life not as an able bodied person but as one with a disability and Dan tells us of his trip to the Positive Sexual Health Conference where he was talking about willies.
November 13, 2019
Episode 37 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
Dan gives his review of the 'Peanut Butter Falcon' movie, why is this story about cerebral palsy a story?, The blue buckets for Halloween trick or treat, Karl from 'Up' re-imagined and Dan previews hid involvement in the Youth Work Ireland Positive Sexual Health talk in the Mansion House on Friday
October 31, 2019
Episode 36 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
In episode 36 we preview 'Peanut Butter Falcon' and how its had an effect on its lead Shia LaBeouf and his rocky road. You think you have a worry waiting for a bus? We look at Ryan McDaids story from the UK. Cyborgs aren't that far away it would seem, we look at Dr. Peter Scott-Morgan and his efforts to give motor neurone disease the slip. There is also Dans trip out to TU Dublin Blanchardstown.
October 28, 2019
Episode35 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
In Episode 35, we talk about disability being described as a gender, the Workability 2019 Conference with @Irish_wheelchair_association and much more.
October 6, 2019
Episode 34 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
Episode 34 and we're discussing the right to live one's life to the fullest degree without unnecessary restrictions, back to college and more.
September 29, 2019
Episode 33 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
In Episode 33, we get to hear from Dave Barry in the Irish Wheelchair Association to follow up on the Roll and Stroll, Dan tells it like it is when it comes to relationships and lots more.
September 22, 2019
Episode 32 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
This week we talk more about the Diversity and Inclusion Conference, the Positive Sexual Health Conference coming up in November with @youthworkireland, yet more issues for @irishrail with a challenge to @seanokelly and so much more.
September 16, 2019
Episode 31 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
Its episode 31 and we get the low down on the roll and stroll, the National Diversity and Inclusion Conference and lots more.
September 9, 2019
Episode 30 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
Episode 30 with Anne Hopkins from the Irish Wheelchair Association. Anne is the Eastern Region Job Coach for the IWA's new Ability Programme. We also have a Run and Roll update.
September 2, 2019
Episode 29 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
Back from the holidays and recording Episode 29 of the award winning podcast. This week Dan has flash backs as we discuss one wheel chair users efforts to get to Dublin with Bus Eirean, parents helping their disabled kids at the school sports day and lots more up for debate.
August 19, 2019
Episode 28 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
In this week’s episode we are talking to Roslyn Moore about her volunteering work with the Tallaght Tornadoes, a Special Olympics bowling club based in Tallaght LeisurePlex. Roslyn graduated from IT Tallaght (TU Dublin) with her honor's degree in Creative Digital Media so she also gives us an insight into job hunting after college and the challenges of breaking free from University life.
August 3, 2019
Episode 27 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
In this weeks Episode we are in Oracle in Dublins East Point Business Park talking to Eva McEneaney about her journey, working in a corporate environment, travel, inclusion and lots more. There may be excuses from Dan regarding training for Roll and Stroll in September. A huge thanks to all the team in Oracle for having us.
July 28, 2019
Episode 26 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
Disability and representation in Toy Story 4 {spoiler alerts galore}, Podcasting in Oracle, 'getting mugged' and roll and stroll.
July 23, 2019
Episode 25 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
Episode 25 back in studio in college, we're covering accessible bike parking in Trinity College, Dan's work experience in Oracle, roll and stroll training progress and why we can't talk about Toy Story 4.
July 14, 2019
Episode 24 Dan Aand Darragh Do Ability
In this weeks episode we are out in the Irish Wheelchair Associations holiday village in Clontarf, talking to Niamh Dunphy about doors that aren't automatic, why 'Yesterday' is not 'Toy Story 4', how many wheelchairs you can squeeze into the Yacht, independent living and lots more. *a word of warning, this episode has been heavily edited to remove as much laughter as possible.
July 7, 2019
Episode 23 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
In episode 23 we talk about putting your child in a home and walking away, ways to alert the emergency services and first responders to hidden disabilities and Dans Roll and Stroll progress.
July 1, 2019
Episode 22 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
In episode 22 we talk about the National Youth Council and young people preaching to the old people, the DART app in beta testing phase and more on Dan's progress towards the Roll and Stroll in September.
June 23, 2019
Episode 21 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
In Episode 21 Dan starts the fitting process for his racing chair at the IWA headquarters, we talk fund raising and men's health.
June 16, 2019
Episode20 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
In this weeks episode we have a chat with James Cawley from the Independent Living Movement Ireland and talk all things independent living and personal assistants. The HSE's trip to court for placing a woman with a disability in a nursing home. Dan does some retail therapy and you won't look at a changing room the same way again.
June 7, 2019
Episode 18 DanandDarraghdoAbility
In this weeks episode we follow up on that bus, Dan talks diving, disabled parking bays and the Dublin dance festival
May 17, 2019
Episode 17 Dan and Darragh Do Ability
In this weeks episode we talk about our trip to the BICS (Board of Irish College Societies)awards night in the Shearton Hotel in Athlone. And Dan gets to experience yet again first hand the low standards of transport for people with disabilities in Ireland and the lack of interest there after.
April 14, 2019
Episode16 DanandDarraghdoAbility
In this weeks episode we go through Dan's post and find a very interesting letter from the HSE regarding his medical card. We're super excited as we're off to the BICS awards on Thursday 11th April as we've been nominated for an award.
April 10, 2019
Episode15 DanandDarraghdoAbility PS
In this weeks episode we chat to Paddy Slattery, Director, Producer and writer. If Jesus had an I-Phone and all things disability on screen and representation.
March 30, 2019
Episode13 DanandDarraghdoAbility
On this weeks Episode we have a chat with Niamh Dunphy a 1st year digital marketing student at TU Dublin (Tallaght campus). Niamh gives us an insight in the sport of Boccia, concert reviews and independent living.
March 9, 2019
Episode12 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
In this weeks episode we have a look at the new fuel service app that allows drivers with a disability to get assistance when filling up. Dan tells us of his trip out to RTE and his appearance on the Ray Darcy radio show. We also reveal some breaking news on an upcoming guest.
March 3, 2019
Episode11 Dan And Darraghd Do Ability
In Episode 11 we look at mental health and the upcoming Mens Mental health week, Dan tells us about the Mens Health Program he was involved in at the weekend creating videos on Physical, Mental and sexual health. We also have a chat about the projects we are involved in for our mini thesis this semester.
February 26, 2019
Episode10 DanandDarraghdoAbility
Episode 10 In this weeks episode we have a chat with the amazing Saoirse Schad about writing and mental health and impact both have had on her life. Well worth a listen. If you want some more of Saoirse this is where you can connect with her.
February 17, 2019
Episode 9 DanandDarraghdoAbility
In this weeks episode we have a catch up after the Christmas break. We here about Dan's upcoming appearance on First Dates Ireland, his trip to RTE to meet with Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show, more from the Europe and the youth.
February 1, 2019
Episode 8 Dan And Darragh Do Ability
In episode 8 we have a look at how visually impaired football fan has been treated following a Liverpool match, we kick the wheels of Dan's new chair and we have a chat with David Barry and Chris Cassini from the Bray Rollers youth club.
December 14, 2018
Episode 7 DanandDarraghdoAbility
Episode 7 In this weeks episode we have a look at what’s making the headlines. We report back on our eventful trip on the Dart and we have a chat with Luka and Sean at the Bray Rollers youth club. Remember if you want to get in touch you can send an e-mail to and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and YouTube.
December 8, 2018
Episode6 DanandDarraghdoAbilityA1
Episode 6 Dan and Darragh do Ability. In this episode we have a look at the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we have a chat with Marie Nolan from Tallaght about mobility and other issues and Dan tells up of his work with Eu's Youth Goals.
December 1, 2018
Dan and Darragh do ability Episode 5
In Episode 5 we have a look at the headlines from the week and we talk to Orla Doyle and Grainne Bulger at Rathfarnham Equestrian Center about therapeutic riding and why it works, we also talk to Alva and Izzy from Izzys Wheels about pimping your wheel chair with wheel covers.
November 23, 2018
This week we are having a look at transport, we have a chat with Chris Rafferty in Irish Rail about access to the Dart for people with accessibility issues and we have a look at some of the diability issues hitting the headlines.
November 16, 2018
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November 2, 2018
DanandDarraghdoAbility Episode1
Dan and Darragh do Ability, Episode 1. We'll be taking a look at the ability in disability.
October 26, 2018