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Cork Children's Services

Enable Ireland Cork has been providing services for over 50 years. We have services at the Lavanagh Centre in Curraheen, Little Island, Blackrock and Ladysbridge and offer a wide range of services for children and adult service users with physical disabilities.


Lavanagh Centre,




T12 D768

021 – 466 3300
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We provide a wide range of services for over 600 children and their families living in Cork city and county. Our interdisciplinary teams working with children and their families offer assessments, early years intervention and education, training and support services, child and adolescence services and respite to children with a primary physical disability who need an ongoing team based intervention.

In addition to the core service we offer the following specialist clinical services which children can access by referral from their primary team: 

  • Feeding, Eating, Drinking and Swallowing
  • Assistive Technology
  • Spasticity and Tone Management
  • Seating
  • Upper Limb Assessment  Clinic
  • Orthopaedic Clinic
  • Hip and Spinal Surveillance
  • Prosthetics and Orthoses
  • Casting
  • Gait Analysis

Who is eligible for services?

All children in County Cork who present with a physical/ sensory disability.

How do I get a referral?

Referrals can be made by a GP, hospital consultant, Area Medical Officer or by the child's parent/guardian. Children under 6 years should be referred through the Early Intervention Referral Forum for their area.

South Lee: Clinical Link, South Lee, Early Intervention Forum, Room 20, Block 8, St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Douglas Road, Cork.
Tel. No.: 086 -7872281/021 4923893

North Lee and North Cork: Clinical Link, Early Intervention Services, HSE, Disability Services, Blackpool (Adj Shopping Centre), Cork.
Tel: 086 7872250 Email:

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