There are approximately 380,000 people living with COPD in Ireland, however only 110,000 of them have been diagnosed. COPD can often lead to a reduction in physical activity, caused by a fear of breathlessness. However, we know exercise is vital for people living with COPD as it can increase physical capacity, decreased anxiety related to breathlessness and greater independence.Our Exercise, COPD & Me project is helping to reduce the deficit for community based pulmonary rehab programmes after people are discharged from their hospital programmes.

The programme was designed in conjunction with Prof. Tim McDonnell, HSE COPD Clinical Lead and Shakila Deva Perumal, Lead Physiotherapist, St. Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoighre. Results have shown participants increase their muscle strength, agility, flexibility and most importantly their aerobic endurance.

The Exercise, COPD & Me programme is currently operating with 14 COPD Support Ireland Support Groups nationwide. To bring Siel Bleu to your support group contact us.

I am on much less oxygen now, down from 24 hours a day to only 1 litre but only on exertion, my medication has been reduced and my GP said he hasn’t seen my lungs working so well, all down to the exercise

– John, COPD Bray

My GP says this is the kindest thing to happen to me in years.

– Bernie, COPD Whitehall.

Find a class near you

 

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Dublin-North

Exercise, COPD & Me – Finglas – Finglas Resource Centre, Mellow’s Road, Finglas, D11

Exercise, COPD & Me with Michelle

Wednesday 12:30

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Exercise, COPD & Me – Whitehall – Church of the Holy Child, Collin’s Ave, Whitehall, Dublin

Exercise, COPD & Me with Michelle

Thursday 11:45

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Dublin-South

Exercise, COPD & Me – Balally – Balally Scout Den, Wedgewood, Blackthorn, Dublin 16

Exercise, COPD & Me with Maeve

Monday 10:45

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Exercise, COPD & Me – Drimnagh – Good Counsel GAA Club, Davitt Rd, Drimnagh, Dublin 12

Exercise, COPD & Me Class with Shane Lee

Wednesday 11:00 (At Suir Luas Stop)

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Exercise, COPD & Me – Tallaght – Rua Red Arts Centre, The Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Exercise, COPD & Me Class with Cormac

Thursday 11:00

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Dublin-West

Exercise, COPD & Me – Kilmainham – Liffey Gaels GAA Hall, Sarsfield Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin

Exercise, COPD & Me with Shane

Tuesday 11:00

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Exercise, COPD & Me – Huntstown – Huntstown Community Centre, Huntstown Way, Dublin 15

Exercise, COPD & Me with Michelle

Tuesday 12:00

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Carlow

Exercise, COPD & Me – Carlow – The Cathedral of the Assumption (Parish Centre), College St, Carlow

Exercise, COPD & Me with Adrian

Wednesday 12:00

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Galway

Exercise, COPD & Me – Ballinfoile – Ballinfoile Castlegar Neighbourhood Centre, Galway, Co Galway

Exercise, COPD & Me with Laura

Tuesday 12:00

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Exercise, COPD & Me – Tuam – Coral Leisure Tuam, Palace Grounds, Townparks (4th Division), Tuam, Co. Galway

Exercise, COPD & Me with Laura

Wednesday 13:00

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Kilkenny

Exercise, COPD & Me – Kilkenny – St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy, Kilkenny

Exercise, COPD & Me with Adrian

Tuesday 14:00

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Longford

Exercise, COPD & Me – Longford – Longford Primary Care Centre, Flancare Business Park, Athlone Road, Longford

Exercise, COPD & Me with Aisling

Friday 11:30

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Louth

Exercise, COPD & Me – Drogheda – The Barbican Centre, St Peter’s Parish, William St, Drogheda

Exercise, COPD & Me with Robbie

Monday 12:00

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Exercise, COPD & Me – Dundalk – The Dundalk Sports Centre, Louth County Council, Muirhevnamore, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Exercise, COPD & Me with Robbie

Wednesday 12:00

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Roscommon

Exercise, COPD & Me – Roscommon – Education Room, Sacred Heart Hospital & Care Home, Golf Links Road, Roscommon, F42 W866

Exercise, COPD & Me with Aisling

Monday 13:30

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Sligo

Exercise, COPD & Me – Sligo – Great Southern Hotel, Strandhill Rd, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo

Exercise, COPD & Me with Fiona

Monday 12:00

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Tipperary

Exercise, COPD & Me – Clonmel – Moyle Rovers GAA, Clonmel, Co Tipperary

Exercise, COPD & Me with Adrian

Tuesday 11:00 Starting 10th September

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Exercise, COPD & Me – Thurles – Thurles Ruby Club, Thurles, Tipperary

Exercise, COPD & Me with Adrian

Thursday 13:15

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Waterford

Exercise, COPD & Me – Waterford – Edmund Rice Chapel Building, Barracks Street, Waterford

Exercise, COPD & Me with Darren

Tuesday 14:00

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Westmeath

Exercise, COPD & Me – Clonbrusk – Clonbrusk Resource Centre, Coosan Road, Clonbrusk

Exercise, COPD & Me with Aisling

Monday 12:00

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Exercise, COPD & Me – Mullingar – Columb Barracks Great Hall, Ashe Road, Mullingar

Exercise, COPD & Me with Aisling

Thursday 13:00

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Wicklow

Exercise, COPD & Me – Ballywaltrim – Ballywaltrim Community Centre, Boghall Road, Bray

Exercise, COPD & Me with Maeve and Deborah

Monday & Friday 12:00

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Exercise COPD & Me – Wicklow – De La Salle Pastoral Centre, Wicklow Town

Exercise, COPD & Me with Deborah

Friday 12:00

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