We are delighted to announce that from March 11th Jennifer Nolan will take up the position of Senior Speech & Language Therapist at Rainbow club . She is registered with CORU (SL 009259) and member of Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists. She has a BSc (Hons) degree in Speech and Language Therapy from UCC and has been working in the area of SLT almost 8 years. She has been in private practice (including work in Rainbow Club privately) since 2015 and regularly attend CPD courses. We are delighted that she is joining our team and will be a valuable asset to us in supporting families every day.

Details  email Jenniferslt@rainbowclub.ie

Social Innovation Awardees 2020



                  Rainbow Club Cork was one of 14 Awardees in the recent Social Innovation Nominations.

    We are delighted to have achieved this and to be getting this invaluable support from  the team at Social                                                                        Innovation and through these funds.

                       the Department of Rural and Community Development through Dormant Funds  



AIB Branches in Cork City & County  Raise an amazing amount of €24,500-00 during the year as our Charity Partners, the Rainbow Club is truly Grateful for all the hard work the Management &  staff did all year, Thank you to all the customers who supported their events !

AIB 2019 Charity Partners

Total RAISED  by AIB BANKS in Cork City & County for Rainbow club was €24,500-00 

Our charity partners are helping us all year long with various fundraising efforts but we feel one such effort needs a big shout-out.

Thank you to Gerard Burgoyne & his fellow hikers who climbed the Carrauntoohill summit 29th June raising an impressive €1200.

We were informed that the conditions were too windy to display a large Rainbow Club flag but here we have a snap of some of the team with a little flag. 

On behalf of the club we would like to thank you for your efforts. We're exhausted just looking at the photo!


During the year there were lots of fundraisers that were held in the many branches over the year .Many branches held cake sales and bake off, raffles and Spinathon's Thank you to all the staff and customers who put so   much work into supporting us. We had an amazing time getting to know you all.


                Irelands fittest Family the " Heffernans"

won €10,000 for Rainbow Club and it was indeed the most nerve wrecking episode we all ever watched ! A huge thank you to them as a family for the hard work and commitment they showed in the episode and tasks they went through to win. Derval O Rourke Coach was a great motivator and our thanks to her also for her hard work with Marion , Rob, Cathal & Megan ….. " Super Hero's " was one of the many titles they received from children at club.

Amazing night with these amazing inspirational people. Marian, Rob , Cathal & Megan Heffernan who won Ireland’s Fittest Family , Thank you for your support🌈 

Rainbow Club Golf Classic - Sat 20th July

Summer's here & it's that time of year. Let's get outside, stretch the legs & have a bit of fun in the process. The Rainbow Clubs Golf Classic is upon us so book Tee Times ASAP as slots are filling up fast.
We are also welcoming sponsors for Tee boxs & Green fee's - great for small businesses summer outings & get togethers.
As an extra incentive this year at Rainbow Club Golf Classic the 1st 'hole-in-one' on any chosen hole by Jon on the day can win a car to the value of €20,000 to drive for a year. Thanks to the amazing people Kearys CarStore who have come on this year as one of our main sponsors.

Don't forget to book your tee times ASAP

Marks & Spencer Cheque Presentation

Huge thank you our Charity Partner of 2018 - Marks & Spencer Cork & Douglas. You and all the wonderful customers have so generously donated to our buckets over the last year at the BAG PACKING events to the whooping tune of €47,570!

It was a great year, our parents and families are truly grateful to you all for your kindness and generosity. Thank you also for the welcome you all have shown our parents and families at these events. A big big THANK YOU from Rainbiw Club Cork

Cottage Café Official Launch

We have been working hard getting the Cottage Community Café off the ground and it's great to see that we already have our regulars. Last we had our official launch and we also opened the club to the public to showcase what we do here. Thanks to all who made it happen and for your on-going support to our cute and cosy community café. Check out some of the pics on the day.

We launched our New Mini Bus appeal with the help of Tesco of the local Tesco stores in Cork. The launch itself took place in the Mahon Point store with some of our Rainbow Club helpers in attendance. It was a lovely day and we're excited to be part of this on-going partnership. Don't forget those blue tokens for the next 8 weeks - as Tesco says - 'every little helps'!

ESB ENERGY for Generations has supported us this year with Funding towards Early Years Play Therapy in Autism and Processing differences. This will also give us the opportunity to role out training to our many volunteers and staff. This support has been an amazing start to giving the many children in need of it availability of it here at club. 



Our flag days got underway at Scallys Supervalu Blackrock & Quish's Supervalu Ballincollig. Huge thanks to the stores for their support, the people who donated and to everyone who came out on the days to lend a hand and give their precious time with this. Special thanks to Majella McGee who coordinated it.

Following the Lord Mayors Charity Spring Ball - all recipients attending the checque presentation. It was such a great night and we weredelighted to be considered and to be a recipient.

Another charity partner has just come on board for the year - all 27 branches of AIB Cork & County will support The Rainbow Club this year. It got off to a speedy start today 10/04 with a spinathon

Vintage Carshow Cork International Hotel

Thanks to all who came and supported us at the Vintage Carshow at the Cork International Hotel on April 7th - it was a great day out for young and not-so-young. The team really came together and helped us raise €7500 for the club. Here are some of the highlights.

Dress to Impress at Carrigaline Court Hotel

Major gratitude to Nessa O'Connell,  Hannah Colbert and all the wonderful ladies who helped out at this event  who held a fantastic charity dress sale 'Dress to Impress' at Mahon Community Centre and raised 2,458.50  for the club. The Weather on the day didn't deter ladies from coming to do some shopping for bargains. This will be an annual event each year !

Interview on Autism Journeys Podcasts with Karen O'Mahony, founder of the Rainbow Club Charity, in Cork. She shares her experiences as an autism parent and speaks about her current fundraising efforts to fulfill the dream of having a custom built premises to meet the needs of up to 1000 families a week.

We have had so much going on continously that we do our best to keep up but for those who are not aware and who haven't visited yet - please come check out our amazing Cottage Community Cafe.

The Rainbow Club is partnering with A.C.E from Enactus CIT, a project that aims to empower children with autism through baking! Everyone is enjoying it#WeAllWin #MakingItHappen

We were delighted to help rollout the sunflower lanyard initiative supporting passengers with hidden disabilities at Cork Airport. The discreet identification scheme, recognised in airports such as Heathrow, provides those with hidden disabilities the opportunity to avail of additional support.ch of a hidden disability lanyard as part of Cork Airport’s ongoing Hidden

The Rainbow Club Cork Centre for Autism, its members, families and supporters were out in force this St. Patricks Day 2019 - what a glorious day we had for it. We had new and old faces with us and the group gets bigger by the year. Thank you to all who came out,walked with us and cheered us on. It was an amazing day for the kids and built up confidence in alot of them. Here are a few pics courtesy of member families.

Our National campaign welcoming you into the world of Autism & The Rainbow Club Cork Centre for Autism…our Children’s voices, no longer hidden