Meet other Cork adults with ADHD at this casual evening meet-up
You might leave with a whole new perspective.
Cork adults with ADHD or who suspect that they may have ADHD are invited to attend an informal evening event in the city later this month.
Broadcaster and podcaster Keith Walsh, who was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 49, will host the get-together, organised by the Cork branch of ADHD Ireland, sharing his experience of living with the condition, including how he learned to cope with it and, ultimately, succeed because of it.
A panel discussion with two local professionals with ADHD – coach Ailín Kennedy and journalist Mike McGrath Bryan – will follow.
What is ADHD?
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental difference that affects approximately five percent of the population. Individuals typically struggle with organisation, staying focused, and self-regulation. This can lead to feelings of frustration, anxiety, and desperation as they navigate a world primarily designed for neurotypical people.
“I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 49 and my life has changed for the better since then,” says Keith.
“I always knew there was something about me and it was frustrating as I used to forget I had events on. But after getting the diagnosis I have been able to talk to people about it and I know what activities and what jobs suit me.
“I was delighted to be asked to speak at the Living and Working with ADHD event and I look forward to meeting other adults who’ve had a late diagnosis and let them know that there are lots of people they can turn to for advice.”
The awareness event takes place on Wednesday, May 17th at 7:30pm in St Peter’s, North Main Street, Cork City. Tickets are available for €5 on Eventbrite.