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Posted on: August 30th, 2013

Seamus Heaney was a long standing supporter and friend of the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF). 

 The Board of Management and staff of the IHF extend their condolences to his wife Marie, their family and friends of Seamus. 

 Sharon Foley, CEO of the Irish Hospice Foundation said, “We are all deeply saddened by the news of Seamus’s passing and we send our deepest sympathies to his family, they are in our thoughts at this sad and difficult time.”

 Seamus was a much valued and generous friend of the IHF, particularly in his support of its work to bring about culture change towards end of life care in hospitals. Seamus contributed to a number of publications to raise funds for the IHF.

 His great legacy is not only in his literary works but in his activities as a promoter of human rights, including securing good end of life care for individuals.

The IHF was privileged to have had such a great supporter in Seamus.  Here is a link to Seamus reciting a poem in remembrance of his mother.   

 When That Tree Falls - Seamus Heaney


Support your local hospice service – Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Posted on: August 26th, 2013

 Sybil Mulcahy Launches 21st Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Support your Local Hospice with a Bewley’s Coffee on Thursday 19th September  

 Sunday 11th August 2013: Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning, in aid of Hospice and sponsored by Bewley’s, was launched today in Dublin’s Grafton Street by Sybil Mulcahy of TV3. This is the 21st year of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which takes place this year on Thursday, 19th September 2013. Sybil, who was joined today by Veronica Campbell of Bewley’s and representatives from hospices nationwide, launched the appeal asking people to enjoy a cup of coffee with friends or colleagues and raise much needed funds for local hospice services.

 Bewley’s, Ireland leading coffee company, is the long standing supporter of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning, providing complimentary Bewley’s fresh ground coffee packs to all coffee morning hosts. Over the past two decades, people have consumed 15 million cups of Bewley’s coffee and raised an estimated €30 million for hospice care.

 On Thursday 19th September, people in workplaces, homes and local organisations across Ireland are being asked to hold a coffee morning and to collect €2 for each cup of Bewley’s fresh coffee consumed. All money raised locally stays locally and goes directly back to fund local Hospice care services.

Click here to read more 

To register to host a coffee morning and be part of Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning visit www.irelandsbiggestcoffeemorning.ie 

TV3's Sybil Mucahy pictured at the launch of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of local Hospice services and sponsored by Bewley’s.

TV3's Sybil Mucahy pictured at the launch of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of local Hospice services and sponsored by Bewley’s.