Back in Ireland

Playgroups:

The following groups get together on a regular basis
(note: these groups are not part of Vinaf but organised independently).

Waterford & South East Group:
Usually last Sunday of each month in Runamuck in Tramore from 11.00 to 1.00pm. There is usually a
discounted entry fee.

Kilkenny & South East Group:
Usually last Saturday of each month in Kiddies Kingdom in Bagnelstown.

Wicklow & South Dublin Group:

PLEASE LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR GROUP SO THAT WE CAN ADD IT TO OUR WEBSITE.

 Language Classes/Language CDs/Language DVDs:

CD/Book option for kids: Sing & Learn Vietnamese by Hop Thi Nguyen and Selina Yoon(available from Amazon).

Sandford Language Institute in Dublin runs evening courses in Vietnamese. Details are available on thier website:
www.sandfordlanguages.ie

INFORMATION ON OTHER OPTIONS WILL BE ADDED AS AVAILABLE


Shopping (in Ireland and on-line):

Buy Vietnamese Clothes:
Childrens Clothes from Vietnam – Hanh Nangle

Ao-Dais: members have sourced these from the following:
– http://www.vietnameseartwork.com/
– http://www.elitedresses.com/

Asian Dolls/toys: members have sourced these from the following:
– Smyths have an Asian baby doll in stock from time to time –
http://www.toys.ie/Lots-to-Love-Baby-!103302-prd.aspx

– Imaginarium have a number of Asian dolls:
http://www.imaginarium.ie/53755/ecommerce_12/53755/
http://www.imaginarium.ie/53652/ecommerce_12/53652/
http://www.imaginarium.ie/dolls/ecommerce_12/49247/356
http://www.imaginarium.ie/51436/ecommerce_12/51436/356
http://www.imaginarium.ie/51421/ecommerce_12/51421/356

– Ikea have an Asian soft body doll:
http://www.ikea.com/ie/en/catalog/products/20196303/

– Wesco in Galway also have some Asian dolls in stock:
http://wescoireland.com/?portfolio=dolls

 

Decorations: members have sourced these from the following:
http://www.mandysmoon.com/Qstore/Qstore.cgi (they ship to Ireland though price varies)
http://www.orientaltreasures.ie/oti/oc/whatsnew.seam (they have a store in Cork that you can visit or
buy on-line)
– local asian supermarkets or wholesalers may also have these in stock though normally only at the time of TET

FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED AS AVAILABLE


Food Stuffs:


Dublin: http://www.asiamarket.ie/ – stores in Drury Street and Ballymount
Waterford: Spice World, The Quay

FURTHER SHOPS WILL BE ADDED AS AVAILABLE – PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR LOCAL

Restaurants:

Pho Viet, Parnell Street, Dublin 1(see link for details and menu) http://www.menupages.ie/Dublin/city_centre/city_centre_north/pho_viet_vietnamese_restaurant/

FURTHER RESTAURANTS WILL BE ADDED – PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR LOCAL

 

Books:
You will find a list of suggested books in the Before You Go section. These are sometimes available from local
bookshops but if not www.amazon.com or www.amazon.co.uk are useful as is http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/.
Books can be in or out of print at different times.

 

Medical Information etc.:
The following website has a lot of useful information in regards to possible medical conditions of children adopted
from Vietnam, along with suggested medical tests etc.

http://www.adoptvietnam.org/adoption/health.htm

It is also possible to discuss issues with other members on our forum. If you have any concerns about your child
please discuss it with your own GP.

Growth Charts:
The following website has a number of growth charts specifically for asian children. It is a good idea to have these
to show PHNs and GPs along with the WHO chart.

http://www.adoptvietnam.org/adoption/growth-chart.htm