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Talking About Cancer

Cancer Connect is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status that provides free transport for persons attending Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy treatments, and other cancer treatment appointments, at County Cork hospitals. It currently has a team of 320 Voluntary drivers, many of whom have been with the organisation for ten years or more and have connected deeply […]

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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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Memories Exhibition & Workshops

by Elaine Mears and Marie Murray Generously supported by Creative Ireland through our Seed Grant programme, Elaine Mears and Marie Murray’s ‘Memories’ exhibition returned to the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co Mayo, in January 2023. Also included were facilitated public workshops to coincide with the five-day exhibition.    Inspiration for ‘Memories’ comes from a collection of […]

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Memories Exhibition Opening

memories exhibition elaine mears 2023

We recently announced funding for 16 Seed Grant projects to support creative explorations of dying, death, and bereavement generously supported by Creative Ireland. A prime example is Elaine Mears ‘Memories’ exhibition returning to the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co Mayo, on Tuesday 24th until Saturday 28th January. Elaine and fellow textile artist Marie Murray are […]

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Writer in Residence

We were delighted to welcome theatre-maker Jenny Macdonald as our 2022 – 2023 Writer in Residence. Jenny used the time to write a script for a new play, ‘The Tightrope Walker’, which explores the tension between the inherent loneliness of illness and the deep connections grief makes possible with others. Directed by Joe Salvatore of New York […]

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Deadly Conversation at Axis Ballymun

We all face loss at some point in our lives. Places and pets, family, and friends. And then there is “the one”.  Getting through it all is complicated. Where do we go to make sense of loss, grief, and bereavement? How can we talk when we can’t find the words? Who listens? How can we help […]

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IHF Awarded an Impact Fund for Munster


Pictured: Deirdre Mortell, CEO of Rethink Ireland; Eileen Dukes from Kerry Parents and Friends Association; Dominic Campbell, Arts & Creative Engagement Officer, IHF; Mireya Gines, Fundraising Officer, IHF We are thrilled to be announced as an Awardee of the Impact Fund for Munster! We are very grateful to Rethink Ireland and the Department of Rural and […]

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