***Under the guidelines set out by the Irish government, all Siel Bleu Ireland community exercise programmes are postponed until further notice.***

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, Finlgas Resource Centre, Mellow’s Road, Finglas, D11, D11 P654

Exercise, COPD & Me with Michelle

Wednesday 12:30

Directions

Exercise, COPD & Me – Church of the Holy Child, Collin’s Ave, Whitehall, Dublin, D09 HX99

Exercise, COPD & Me with Michelle

Thursday 11:45

Directions

Dublin-South

Exercise, COPD & Me – Balally – Balally Scout Den, Wedgewood, Blackthorn, Dublin 16, D16 X004

Exercise, COPD & Me Class with Matt

Monday at 11:45

Directions

Exercise, COPD & Me – Drimnagh – Our Lady’s Hall, Mourne Road, Drimnagh, D12 DW68

Exercise, COPD & Me Class  with Shane Lee

Wednesday 11:00

Directions

Exercise, COPD & Me – Tallaght – Rua Red Arts Centre, The Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24 KV8N

Exercise, COPD & Me Class with Cormac

Thursday 11:00

Directions

Dublin-West

Exercise, COPD & Me – Ballyfermot – Liffey Gaels GAA Hall, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, D10 YY48

Exercise, COPD & Me with Shane

Tuesday 11:00

Directions

Exercise, COPD & Me – Huntstown Community Centre, Huntstown Way, Dublin 15, D15 EDP8

Exercise, COPD & Me with Michelle

Tuesday 12:00

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Galway

Exercise, COPD & Me – Ballinfoile Castlegar Neighbourhood Centre, Galway, Co Galway, H91PN50

Exercise, COPD & Me with Laura

Tuesday 12:00

Directions

Exercise, COPD & Me – Coral Leisure Tuam, Co. Galway, H54 AV29

Exercise, COPD & Me with Laura

Wednesday 13:00

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Kilkenny

Exercise, COPD & Me – St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy, Kilkenny, R95 RF97

Exercise, COPD & Me with Oliver

Tuesday 14:00

Directions

Longford

Longford COPD – Longford Primary Care Centre, Flancare Business park, Athlone Road, Longford, N39 C650

Exercise, COPD & Me with Aisling

Friday 11:30

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Louth

Exercise, COPD & Me – The Barbican Centre, St Peter’s Parish, William St, Drogheda, A92 X004

Exercise, COPD & Me with Robbie

Monday 12:00

Directions

Exercise, COPD & Me – The The Dundalk Sports Centre, Louth County Council, Muirhevnamore, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 X36T

Exercise, COPD & Me with Robbie

Wednesday 12:30

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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

Friday 13:30 – Starting 13th September

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Sligo

Exercise, COPD & Me – Great Southern Hotel, Strandhill Rd, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo, F91 EW24

Exercise, COPD & Me with Fiona

Monday 12:00

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Tipperary

Exercise, COPD & Me – Clonmel – Moyle Rovers GAA, Clonmel, Co Tipperary, E91 PN29

Exercise, COPD & Me with Oliver

Tuesday 11:00

Directions

Exercise, COPD & Me -Thurles Rugby Club, Thurles, E41 YT54

Exercise, COPD & Me with Oliver

Thursday 13:15

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Waterford

Exercise, COPD & Me – Edmund Rice Chapel Building, Barracks Street, Waterford, X91 TK80

Exercise, COPD & Me with Darren

Tuesday 14:00

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Westmeath

Exercise, COPD & Me – Clonbrusk Resource Centre, Coosan Road, Clonbrusk, Athlone, N37 C1K2

Exercise, COPD & Me with Aisling

Monday 12:00

Directions

Exercise, COPD & Me – Columb Barracks Great Hall, Ashe Road, Mullingar, N91 XK06

Exercise, COPD & Me with Aisling

Thursday 11:00

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Wicklow

Exercise COPD & Me – Wicklow – De La Salle Pastoral Centre, Wicklow Town, A67 FX65

Exercise, COPD & Me with Deborah

Fridays  12:00

Directions

Exercise, COPD & Me – Ballywaltrim Community Centre, Boghall Road, Bray, A98 D2R4

Exercise, COPD & Me

Monday & Friday 12:00

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