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OMEP is an international, non-governmental and non-profit organisation concerned with all aspects of Early Childhood Education and Care. OMEP Ireland is a registered charity dedicated to promoting the well-being of all children and their right to high quality early childhood education and care. The mission of OMEP Ireland is to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood experiences by supporting early years research and sharing knowledge about what we can do to improve children's lives.


2017 OMEP Ireland Conference, University College Cork, Saturday 20 May 2017




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Booking form: Click here Closing date for bookings - Extended to 28 April 2017


Keynote Speakers:


Inclusion and diversity

  • Dr Sheila Garrity, (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUIG)
  • Sheila Dillon, National Service Co-ordinator, The Better Start Access and Inclusion Model



  • Dr Mary O'Kane


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Volume 11 of An Leanbh Óg (2017) is now open for submissions. Papers on any aspect of early childhood care and education are welcome. For guidelines on how to submit, please Click here


Volume 10 of An Leanbh Óg, the OMEP Ireland Journal of Early Childhood Studies was published in October 2016. Table of Contents for Vol 10: Please Click here


Group and individual (full) members of OMEP Ireland will automatically receive copies of Vol. 10. Non-members can order copies by contacting us: for details please email


Contents and Order form for earlier volumes are on our Publications page.


Other Conferences


69th OMEP World Assembly and International Conference, Croatia 2017
Early Childhood Relationships: The Foundation for a Sustainable Future
19 - 24 June 2017, Opatija, Croatia
Details at


Previous Conferences: please Click here for our Archive Section.