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Category: Arts & Creativity

“The Waking Walls” Audio Installation, September 8 – 9

A photo of Cloughoughter Castle in Cavan, Ireland. This is the location of the artistic installation "The Waking Walls," from artist Alan James Burns. Alan received a Seed Grant from Irish Hospice Foundation to fund this project.

About “The Waking Walls” “The Waking Walls” is an audio installation event by artist Alan James Burns, in collaboration with writer Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan and NYAH. It’s taking place at Cloughoughter Castle, an iconic national monument, in county Cavan, September 8 to 9. Alan, a Cavan-born artist, developed this installation with an Irish Hospice Foundation Seed […]

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Theme Announced for World Brain Day 2023

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The World Federation of Neurology has just announced ‘Brain Health and Disability: Leave No One Behind’ as this year’s theme for World Brain Day taking place on 22nd July.  Key messages – awareness, prevention, advocacy, education and access – remind us of what Danielle Manning, a senior social worker with Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, told us […]

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Arts & Culture at Irish Hospice Foundation

Our current round of 16 Seed Grant funded projects are now coming to fruition and reflect a wider engagement with the issues of dying, death, and bereavement. Our In-Residence programmes, where artists are in service to people at the end of life, in Limerick and Kilkenny hospitals, and projects for HSE staff currently being prototyped, […]

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Deadly Conversations across Munster

Generously supported by Rethink Ireland’s Impact Fund for Munster, we are delighted to announce our Compassionate Culture Network (CCN) is now expanding across Munster. Over the coming weeks, four safe spaces where people can have open and creative chats about loss, gently exploring how compassion connects, and share some deadly conversation, will be established in […]

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Irish Hospice Foundation Delighted with Renewed Partnership for Reimagined ‘Peter and the Wolf’

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Irish Hospice Foundation’s (IHF) ‘Peter and the Wolf’ book was originally created in 2003 with Bono and Gavin Friday part of the team who wrote, performed and illustrated the book. Both artists have continued their relationship with IHF and the story of Peter has now been transformed into a beautiful short animated film. The uniquely […]

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