Written by rehabadmin - 20 February 2019 - Category1 LATEST NEWS

Children and staff sing for Maria Goretti…

‘We all need someplace where love is not a question, where love is all we do… and I have found that place.’

So sing the children who attend RehabCare’s Maria Goretti Children’s Respite, Lordship, Dundalk, in tribute to the centre.

In an original song and accompanying video they show day-to-day life at the centre, which is part of the Maria Goretti Foundation.

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Music therapy at the Maria Goretti Children’s Respite Care centre, Lordship, Dundalk

The video focuses on the important role music plays through music therapy sessions and the colourful new outdoor instruments dotted around the gardens.

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The new outdoor instruments are a big hit at the respite centre, Lordship, Dundalk

Give It Up for the Lordship Family was written by Sinead McNally and recorded at Black Mountain Studios by Peter Baldwin.

RehabCare’s Maria Goretti centre provides a holistic service, supporting both child and family, in a home from home environment for children with Autism, intellectual disability or physical and sensory disabilities.

The children, who currently range in age from six to 18 years, are referred to the service by the Louth HSE Respite Referral Team. The service currently provides respite care for up to 12 children each week.

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Connecting through music therapy at the six-room Maria Goretti Children’s respite centre in Lordship, Dundalk

Nestled in peace and tranquility, the centre rests on the shores of the Cooley peninsula, sheltered by high mountains, with sweeping views right down to the sea.

It’s a perfect setting for those who need solace and understanding in their young lives.  Warm, welcoming, and colourful, each child receives a high level of care.

RehabCare is the health and social care division of Rehab Group, it was established in 1995 and today supports more than 3,000 people throughout Ireland each year. RehabCare employs over 1,000 staff who provide a wide variety of responsive health and social care services to people of all ages and from all walks of life.

If you would like to support the RehabCare Maria Goretti Children’s Respite centre contact: +353 (0)42 93 73136, or email:

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