Trinity College Dublin (TCD) proudly presents its Disability Week 2023, a week dedicated to promoting understanding, awareness, and celebration of the diverse experiences of its disabled student and staff community. This year, the events are particularly remarkable as they are led and inspired by the very individuals whose voices and experiences they aim to highlight.

27th November - 1st December


Mon 27th Nov

 Tue 28th Nov

Wed 29th Nov

Thu 30th Nov

Fri 1st Dec


Event: DU Neurodiversity Society Coffee Morning
Location: Atrium Room 3
Time: 11am-2pm

Event: Senator Tom Clonan to TCD
Location: An Meitheal, Printing House Square
Time: 11:30-12:30

Event: Theatre Improv class with “Improv she wrote”

Location: Players Theatre

Time: 10am-12pm


Event: TCDSU Careers fair

Location: An Meitheal

Time: 11am-1pm





Event: TCD Sense Map Launch

Location: An Meitheal

Time: 12pm











Event: disAbled Student Stories

Location: Online

Time: 2pm


Event: Inclusive Internship session

Location: An Meitheal

Time: 2pm





Event: DUNeS End of Term Celebration of Neurodiversity

Location: An Meitheal

Time: 3pm-7pm










Event: Ability co_op X TCDSU Art exhibition (Postponed)

Location: An Meitheal

Time: 5pm-7pm (Postponed)







Event: Screening of movie “An Irish Goodbye”

Location: Arts block (SL JM SYNGE THEATRE (A)

Time: 6pm

Event: SU Ents: Chilled inclusive night at the pav

Location: Pavilion bar

Time: 6pm-8pm





Event: Disability/Winter themed film watch with DUNeS

Location: Online (Discord)

Time: 9pm




4th - 8th December

 Tue 5th  Thu 7th

Event: TCD Sport Reindeer Run

Location: Meet at front square

Time: 1pm

Event: ADHD Research Findings

Location: An Meitheal

Time: 2pm

Senator Tom Clonan to TCD

The TCD Student Union have arranged for independent Senator Tom Clonan to speak about current projects he is working on in the Dáil at the moment. Speaking about his advocacy work on getting more guaranteed supports for people with disabilities in Ireland, and specifically in higher education. This will take place in An Meitheal in the Printing House Square, from 11:30-12:30. Director of the disAbility Hub, Declan Treanor will also give insight into the supports available for students in TCD now. A short reception will follow with tea, coffee and sandwiches.

disAbled Student & Staff Art Exhibition (Postponed)

In collaboration with The Ability co_op and the TCD Student Union, An Meitheal in the Printing House Square becomes the hub of artistic expression on November 27th from 5pm-7pm. This exhibition displays the artwork of the college's talented disabled student and staff community. To add depth to the visual spectacle, the evening of the 27th will feature poets elucidating their verses and artists giving insight into their creations.

The Provost will open this event at 6pm on the 27th of November.

disAbled Student Stories

Declan Treanor curates a powerful segment where disabled students share their personal journeys, challenges, and triumphs. This narrative platform aims to humanize the myriad of experiences that often go unheard.

Launch of TCD Sense Map

A ground-breaking initiative by Kieran Lewis and the TCD Sense interns introduces the TCD sensory map of Trinity. Designed thoughtfully, this map highlights a plethora of unique spaces across campus, from quiet spots for introspection to vibrant social areas. This initiative reflects the college’s commitment to inclusivity, ensuring every individual finds their comfortable space.

TCDSU Careers Information Event

The TCD Student Union have organised a careers event specially tailored to students with disabilities. This event will be comprised of different stalls and speeches giving students valuable information on their rights in the world of work after college. There will be a specific talk on legal rights as a disabled worker, ensuring that students know what they are entitled to for their future careers. Eithne Coleman, a senior occupational therapist of the disAbility hub will also be present to talk about the internships provided within TCD for students with disabilities across campus.

This will take place on the 30th of November in An Meitheal, Printing House Square from 11am-1pm.

Lighting Up Trinity

Spearheaded by the Provost, the front of college buildings overlooking College Green will be illuminated in the international disabled colour purple, symbolising solidarity, understanding, and support for the disabled community.

Sunday 3rd of December International disability day.

TCD Sport Reindeer Run

Their fun run will feature their iconic 3k route through the campus and participants will all receive a custom t shirt. This event is fully inclusive to all students, staff, and community members, and features an accessible route. You can even choose between walking or running the route. Click here to sign up for the TCD Sport Reindeer Run event.

TCD Sport will hold their annual reindeer run on the 5th of December at 1pm

ADHD Research Findings

Dr Alison Doyle and Dr Kieran Lewis will present an overview of the ADHD in Higher Education research study completed in collaboration with Dr Olive Healy, School of Psychology.  Information will also be provided on the Trinity ADHD Clinic pathway and the student-led ADHD Support Group hosted by the disAbility Service.  The event will conclude with a representative panel discussion including students, Trinity staff, and ADHD Ireland. Alison takes the lead in presenting invaluable research on ADHD, delving deep into the intricacies of this condition. This session promises to be insightful for both those unfamiliar with ADHD and those who live with it.

This information session will be held on the 7th of December from 2-4pm in An Meitheal, Printing House Square.


In sum, Trinity Disability Week 2023 stands as a testament to the college's dedication to creating an inclusive environment where every individual, irrespective of their abilities, can thrive, learn, and contribute. This week serves as a vivid reminder of the rich tapestry of experiences that disabled students and staff bring to the TCD community, and the world at large.

DU Neurodiversity Society Runnings for the Week 

All events we have planned, that have a confirmed date/time have been put above on the table, below are some events we are planning but have yet to confirm a time/date 

  • Neurodiversity Communications Workshop in collaboration with the Provost 
  • Neurodiversity Awareness & Cooperation Workshop in collaboration with the SU