The date for the Family Weekend is the 13-15th October 2023.

If it’s your first time to come to the family weekend, if you haven’t been to one in a few years or if you are in the never miss a weekend club we can’t wait to see you. A huge thank you to the O’Neill family for organising the family weekend.

You will find answers to some FAQ about the Family Weekend below.

Where will the weekend take place?

It will take place in The Garryvoe Hotel, East Cork

The hotel have invited all families who wish to attend the weekend to please book their room.

Contact the hotel directly at 021 4646718

Room rates

2 nights B&B is €155 per person sharing or €215 single occupancy

1 night B&B is €75 per person sharing or €105 single occupancy

Special rate for Children & Teenagers:

Under 4 years old – complimentary B&B, all other meals extra

4 to 12 year olds – 2 night B&B is €36 per child. 1 night B&B is €18 per child

Teens under 16 years of age – 2 nights B&B €66 per teen. 1 night B&B €33 is per teen.

What happens at a PWSAI Family weekend?

The Saturday of the weekend is the main day. There is a meet and greet in the morning, followed by an activity or two. Lunch is provided by PWSAI.

On the Saturday evening, we host our Gala dinner and disco. This is provided by PWSAI with thanks to all our fundraisers.

At the Gala dinner, we celebrate all our amazing people with PWS.

Is there anything on the Friday?

Many families choose to arrive on the Friday evening. There is nothing officially organised but usually a group joins together to catch up. If this is your first weekend or you haven’t been in a few years, please reach out to us and we’ll keep an eye out for you.

Is there a cost to the PWSAI Family weekend?

PWSAI provide lunch and dinner on the Saturday, along with the activities. There is no cost to our families for this.

Do I need to let anyone know that we are coming?

YES! Please email Emma, the PWSAI secretary to let us know you’re coming. Emma can be reached at

Closer to the time, Emma will be emailing all families for details (number in their group) and most importantly a photo of their person with PWS to be included in our Saturday evening celebration!

If you have any questions or would like more information on The PWSAI Family Weekend, please get in touch with Emma at

Please take note that the weekend will be subject to the Covid 19 pandemic. All government guidelines will be adhered to.