The Coeliac Society of Ireland are set to hold a series of events in Cork to mark Coeliac Awareness Week 2018, which takes place nationwide from May 14th to 20th.

The events will feature dietetic talks, gluten free food samplings, and expert advice and tips from the Coeliac Society of Ireland on how to live a health and fulfilling, gluten free life. Ryan’s SuperValu, Crestfield Centre, Riverstown, Glanmire will host one such event, on Thursday, 17th May from 7pm to 9pm

This year, the Coeliac Society of Ireland are highlighting the impact of coeliac disease on families, and in particular, children, and how the risk of coeliac disease increases from one in every 100 people to one in 10, when a first-degree relative has the disease.

Coeliac Awareness Week 2018 is supported by Ireland’s leading grocery retailer SuperValu.


Coeliac disease is an auto-immune disease that prevents those affected from digesting gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.

The disease can manifest itself at any stage in a person’s lifetime, with symptoms including abdominal pain, recurring mouth-ulcers, weight-loss, vomiting and diarrhoea. It is estimated to affect 47,500 people in Ireland.

 For the full programme of events for Coeliac Awareness Week 2018, visit