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La Leche League of Ireland Conference 2015

March 7, 2015 @ 9:00 am - March 8, 2015 @ 3:45 pm

Our next national conference is taking place on the 7th & 8th of March, 2015 in The Portlaoise Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.


Online Registration has closed but you can register at the conference on the day.


The Portlaoise Heritage Hotel is now booked out.

Here are some alternatives for accommodation in the area:

  • Midway Maldron Hotel – (057) 8666702
  • O’Loughlins – (057) 8621305
  • Killeshin Hotel – ( 057) 8631200


Download the 2015 conference brochure


Conference Programme

Note: This programme may be subject to change


Saturday 7th March, 2015



Maryborough: Natural Term Breastfeeding

Speakers: Siobhan Kramer, LLL

Mairead Murphy, LLL

Moderator: Fionna Sheehy, LLL


O’Moore: Book Club

‘The Myth of the Spoiled Child’-Alfie Kohn

‘The Heart in the Womb’- Dr Amali Lokugamage

‘Breastfeeding Made Easy’ Dr Carlos Gonzales

Speakers: Jane Donegan, LLL, Monica O’Connor, LLL, Mary O’Boyle, LLL

Moderator: Ger O Connell, LLL


10.30-11.00 Coffee Break



Maryborough: Mother’s Mental Health

Speaker: Professor Agnes Higgins, Professor in Mental Health,

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin

Moderator: Elizabeth Quinn, PL, LLL


O’Moore: Parenting Effectively – Skills in Raising Happy, Confident Children.

Speakers: Julie Webb, LLL, Maire Morrissy, LLL

Moderator: Carol Smyth, LLL


O’Kelly: Teens Talk to Teens 


12.30 – 2.00 Lunch


2.00 – 3.45 Keynote Address:

Maryborough:Making More Milk – New Methods of Milk Production

Speaker: Diana West, BA, Lactation Consultant, LLL Leader, Author

Moderator: Jan Cromie, ACL, LLL


O’Dowling: Dads Talk to Dads


3.45-4.15 Coffee Break



Maryborough: Breastfeeding Basics – Early Days of Breastfeeding

Speakers: Eileen O’Neill, LLL, Caroline Connolly, LLL,

Moderator: Sarah Farmer LLL


O’Moore: Twins – Birth & Breastfeeding Experiences

Speaker: Siobhan Calandrelli, LLL,

Moderator: Aoife White, LLL


Evening Session


Maryborough: Millenial Mothers

Speaker: Diana West, BA, Lactation Consultant, LLL, Author

Moderator: Margaret McGuigan, CLA, LLL


Sunday 8th March 2015



Maryborough: Sweet Sleep

Speaker: Diana West, BA, Lactation Consultant, LLL, Author

Moderator: Mary Bird, AACL, LLL


O’Moore: Family Food on a Budget 

Speakers: Siobhan Ward, LLL, Christine Moore, LLL

Moderator: Ali Rooney, LLL


11.15-11.45 Coffee


11.45- 1.00

Maryborough: Policies, Practices & Attitudes Around Birth – Keeping Mother & Baby together

Speakers:  Aileen Doyle, BSc, MSc, RN, RM, IBCLC, Remmi Rabidoux, RM, IBCLC

Moderator: Jackie Atkinson, APL, LLL,


O’Moore: Workshops:

Staying Home Instead – Thinking About it?

Facilitators: Fiona Harford, LLL, Margaret McGuigan, CLA, LLL

Talking to Your Child About Difficult Topics

Facilitators: Jane Farren, LLL, Deirdre Sheridan, LLL


O’Dowling: Dads Talk to Dads


O’Kelly: Teens Talk to Teens


1.00-2.30 Lunch


2.30 -3.45

Maryborough: Flourishing – How Your Mind Can Make Your Life Great.

Speaker: Mary Kavanagh, LLL

Moderator: Maura O’Shea, LLL


3.45 Closing Address


March 7, 2015 @ 9:00 am
March 8, 2015 @ 3:45 pm
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Deirdre McDonnell


Portlaoise Heritage Hotel
Jessop Street
Portlaoise, Ireland
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