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Welcome to Tick Talk Ireland, a charity set up to encourage awareness, prevention and treatment of Lyme disease (Borreliosis) in Ireland.
Lyme disease is currently the world's fastest growing vector-borne infection (spread by ticks). As Ireland's first Lyme disease charity we hope to spread awareness and encourage quick diagnosis and treatment of this debilitating disease.
The symptoms of Lyme may vary according to the stage of disease and can range from mild to severe, depending on the immune system of the sufferer, stress, length of infection as well as the level of co-infections in the body such as bartonella, anaplasmosis & babesia. Some people may have asymptomatic Lyme disease with no symptoms present, however symptoms may emerge months or years after the initial infection.
Visit our merchandise page for tick twisters, DEET and more
We are pleased to announce that a grant from the National Lottery has been received via the Department of Health. The grant is approved for partial funding of the Irish Lyme conference which was held in the month of June 2012. Conference DVDs covering testing, treatment & research are available for sale here For a review of the conference please refer here.
New Tick Talk videos available for download - 07/01/2013
Videos from the Lyme conference to watch online or download available now
Conference DVD's for sale - 11/12/2012
A DVD set of the hugely successful Lyme Conference 2012 in Dublin has now been released for sale
Pics of ticks - 05/09/2012
New photos added from the tick sweep undertaken this year.
Disability Forum Radio Interview - 20/06/2012
Niall McDermott is interviewed on Life FM 93.1 about Lyme Disease
RTE Radio Interview - 02/06/2012
Listen to Jenny O'Dea and Dr John McCormack interviewed on RTE Radio 1
Important Conference Notice - 31/05/2012
To guarantee a place for conference on 5/6 June all bookings must be placed by Sunday 3rd to avoid disappointment.
Cowden Support Program Workshop - 12/05/2012
Lyme Conference Sponsors - 17/04/2012
A big thank you to sponsors of the Lyme Conference so far.
Volunteers needed for Sponsored Walk - 10/04/2012
We need willing volunteers to do a sponsored walk through the Wicklow Mountains to help us raise much needed funds.
Lyme Conference Leaflet - 25/02/2012
If anyone would like to distribute leaflets about the upcoming Lyme Conference they can be downloaded for printing here. Thanks to anyone who does.
Jenny O'Dea has been shortlisted for The Ireland Involved Awards 2011! - These awards honour the wonderful individuals who contribute time and energy voluntarily to causes and communities all over the country. All of us at Tick Talk Ireland would like to wish Jenny all the best for the award ceremony which takes place on 5th December 2011!
We're now on Twitter! Click here to check it out - 28/10/2011
Free merchandise with donations over €10 - 19/10/2011