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Grief, it’s Complicated…10% of the Time by Dr Susan Delaney at TEDxUCD 2016

Posted on: December 23rd, 2016
University College Dublin (UCD)’s fourth annual TEDxUCD event, organised by volunteers from the UCD Research and Innovation team based at NovaUCD, took place recently. Among the TEDxUCD 2016 speakers was Dr Susan Delaney, a clinical psychologist and our Bereavement Services Manager. Click here to watch her TEDxUCD 2016 talk entitled, ‘Grief, it's complicated...10% of the time’. czov4uqwiaab4-x Speaking after the TEDxUCD 2016 talk Dr Susan Delaney said, “We tend to hold strong opinions about grief; how long it should take to heal, what helps the grief process, and whether every grief is complicated in its own way. During my TEDxUCD 2016 talk I outlined why our views are sometimes at odds with the research and discussed the concept of complicated grief and the new approaches that are being developed to treat this misunderstood condition.” profile-pic The 10 speakers who took part in TEDxUCD 2016 were members of the UCD community of researchers, students, alumni and friends who spoke on a wide range of ideas worth spreading on the overall theme of ‘contemplation’. Opening this year’s event, Professor Orla Feely, UCD Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact said, “Following the success of our previous TEDxUCD events I am delighted that we are hosting our fourth annual TEDx event at University College Dublin. Organising and running TEDxUCD is an excellent example of how we engage with the general public, not only in Ireland but across the world, to share the ideas, knowledge and expertise emanating from members of the UCD community.” At TEDxUCD 2016 a combination of live speakers and a selection of TED Talks videos were combined to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group of 100 attendees. The TED conference provides general guidance for the TEDx programme, but individual TEDx events, including TEDxUCD, are self-organised. 31249375160_98101bcc5a_k

Get on your bike

Posted on: December 22nd, 2016
cycle-news Ever wanted to visit Portugal and really see the sights?  Why not join us on our annual Cycle Challenge. We will be cycling over 600km from Porto to Lisbon on a stunning route. Dust off your bike, grab your helmet and start training!  You can register and download our brochure here! Save the date:  25th June - 1st July 2017 map

Take up a new challenge for 2017

Posted on: December 22nd, 2016
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Join us as we embark on our first ever Camino walk to raise funds for The Irish Hospice Foundation.

Our brochure will be ready soon but you can register your interest here to take part in this fantastic challenge.

Save the date:  24th September - 1st October 2017

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Thanks for helping us work towards the best care at end of life for all

Posted on: December 21st, 2016

Our offices will close at 12.30pm on Friday December 23rd and

open again at 9 am January 3rd

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at the Irish Hospice Foundation.

Damien’s Canal Run

Posted on: December 15th, 2016
Many thanks to Damien who presented funds to us following his “Canal Run” earlier in the year.   Damien challenged himself to run the full length of the Grand  Canal to raise funds and awareness for us and we are happy to say he completed the full xxx miles over two days.    We would like to thank Damien and his family and friends who turned out to support him along the route.   To date a total of €3,825 has been raised which will help our ongoing work and programmes.   If  you are tempted to run, walk or jog for The Irish Hospice Foundation in 2017 please get in touch with us at fundraising@hospicefoundation.ie and we can organise sponsor cards, online fundraising page to help you along the way. Damien running damien-running

Never Forgotten – Shane Peter Murtagh

Posted on: December 15th, 2016
For Shane Peter Murtagh, Son of Brendan and Tracy Murtagh

Never Forgotten – Maureen Russell

Posted on: December 14th, 2016
For Maureen Russell, Mother of Peggy Russell

Never Forgotten – Aine Dalton Williams

Posted on: December 14th, 2016
For Aine Dalton Williams, Sister of Fiona Dalton

Never Forgotten – John & Mary Leonard

Posted on: December 7th, 2016
For John & Mary Leonard, Parents of Kevin Leonard

Never Forgotten – Anne Keane and Tom Keane

Posted on: December 6th, 2016
For Anne Keane and Tom Keane, Parents of Claire Ashmore