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New Year, New Challenge?

Posted on: January 6th, 2020



New year, new you, the Irish Hospice Foundation has the challenge for you!

This year, our Cycle Challenge will take place at the end of June across the stunning landscape of Northern Italy while our Camino Challenge will take place in Portugal in September.

Why not get on your bike and or dust off your walking shoes and take on the challenge to raise funds for the Irish Hospice Foundation!

For more details and to register you interest, go here: https://bit.ly/36RvWgY

Will you host a Big Rugby Brunch during the World Cup?

Posted on: August 16th, 2019

Answer our call!

Join in the excitement kicking off in Japan during the World Cup (Sept 20th – Nov 2nd) by hosting a Big Rugby Brunch for The Irish Hospice Foundation.

The matches will be shown during the mornings, so why not organise a brunch for family, friends and colleagues either at home, at your local club or even at work?

Simply ask your brunch guests to give a donation in lieu of a cuppa and a bite to eat.

To join the scrum and raise money for those facing dying, death and bereavement in Ireland, go here. We’ll send you out your very own Big Rugby Brunch Fundraising Pack!

Rosabel’s Rooms- In partnership with the Irish Hospice Foundation

Posted on: June 8th, 2019






Rosabel’s Rooms was established by parents Suzanne McClean and Gary Monroe in memory of their beloved daughter Rosabel Monroe, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in April 2017, aged sixteen months.

Rosabel’s Rooms in collaboration with The Irish Hospice Foundation, was launched on the 5th January 2018, on what would have been Rosabel’s 2nd birthday.
The project is developing the following activities:
  1. Through the Design & Dignity Programme at the Irish Hospice Foundation, this project is facilitating the development of family-friendly bereavement suites in hospital emergency departments around Ireland, which will provide comfort and dignity for families following the loss of a loved one.
  1. The Rosabel’s Room-to-Heal fund is providing direct financial support to families, when a child dies in Ireland. The Fund is helping bereaved parents and families to take time off work, pay for funeral costs etc.
  1. Over the coming paths, this project will work to ensure required therapeutic supports are made available for individuals impacted by child loss.
Sharon Foley CEO of the IHF says: “We hope this partnership with Rosabel’s Rooms will give families sanctuary to be together in private at extremely difficult times. The essence of Design & Dignity is to convey a sense of reverence and respect for life, death and bereavement.”
For more information, email: rosabelsrooms@gmail.com or click here
For upcoming events, click here  To donate to Rosabel’s Rooms, click here

Rosabel’s Room-to-Heal Fund: Apply now

Rosabel’s Room-to-Heal Fund is providing financial support as an immediate response to the loss of a child. Click here for more information and eligibility. 
Design & Dignity is part of the Hospice Friendly Hospitals (HFH) Programme is an IHF initiative to ensure that palliative, end of life and bereavement care are central to the everyday business of hospitals. To date, the Design and Dignity Project has supported 34 projects around Ireland enabling hospitals to create relaxing spacious family rooms, inpatient suites and maternity bereavement suites and upgraded mortuaries into welcoming, respectful environments. For more information, click here
CHY 6830 – Registered Charity 20013554

New Year, New Challenge!

Posted on: January 2nd, 2019


Looking for a new challenge in 2019?
Why not get on your bike and pedal your from Santander to Santiago in aid of our Nurses for Night Care service this June.
Our Cycle Ambassador Paul Kimmage is also returning for our biggest annual event of the year.
Don’t miss the challenge of a lifetime where you’ll be taking the magnificent land and seascape of Northern Spain while supporting those nearing the end of life who wish to spend their final days at home.
For more info & how to register, please click here.
** To avail of the Early Bird Discount, make sure you sign up before 31 January 2019

Join Paul & Evelyn Kimmage on our CSI: Cyle for Care this June

Posted on: January 10th, 2018

Sports journalist and former professional cyclist Paul Kimmage is calling on cycling enthusiasts nationwide to join him and his daughter Evelyn on the CSI: Cycle for Care in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) this June. The duo will lead the way, covering 600km across the stunning landscapes of Croatia, Slovenia and Italy in just 5 days. They will be pedalling for the IHF’s Nurses for Night Care service, which provides care to people in their own homes at the end of life right around the country. This is a fantastic way to challenge yourself and see the beautiful mountains and beaches of Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. Starting in Piran and staying in picturesque towns along the way to Trieste, you will be supported throughout your journey by the IHF team.  Flights, accommodation and full board are included and full details can be found here or by calling 01 6793188. Registration closes Friday 16 March. Read more here.

Support your local hospice through Sunflower Days 2017 – 9th & 10th June!

Posted on: June 9th, 2017

On these days, people will be able to support their local hospice service by purchasing various pieces of Sunflower merchandise including sunflower pins or sunflower seeds for €2 each from collectors on the streets of cities, towns and villages across Ireland.

Hospice Sunflower Days is a major source of income for hospices and voluntary hospice groups countrywide. The IHF coordinates the event on behalf of the hospice movement but all of the funds raised locally, stay locally.

For more information on Sunflower Days or to volunteer with your local hospice, please click HERE

C’mon the Camino with Katherine Lynch

Posted on: April 18th, 2017

From Dancing Shoes to Hiking Boots

Make every step count for hospice care this September by walking the Camino de Santiago with actress Katherine Lynch in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF).

The Leitrim-native will walk the scenic coasts of Portugal and northern Spain to support hospice care and IHF programmes such as Nurses for Night Care and Hospice Friendly Hospital Programme (HFH).

Katherine’s idonate link if you wish to support is here.

The IHF event takes place from September 24th to 1st October taking in beaches, rolling hills and gentle, flat paths with walking distances of approximately 20km daily. This section of the Camino is located in the region of Galicia – a region also known as the ‘Ireland of Spain’.


Helen McVeigh, IHF Director of Fundraising, commented: “By stepping out on the Camino you are embarking on a personal challenge but also supporting people nationwide who are facing death or bereavement. Our vision is for no one to face these difficult times without the care and support they need. This is your chance to make every step matter.

Katherine is an amazing ambassador and we’re delighted to have such a high profile personality leading the way. Nurses for Night Care service provided 2,027 nights of care in 2016 and helped 600 families. 48 hospitals have been involved in our HFH programme since it was founded 10 years ago.”

Flights, accommodation and full board are included and full details can be found here or by calling 01 6793188.



Thank you to Bon Secours Health System

Posted on: April 11th, 2017

Bon Secours cheque presentation

We would really like to thank Bon Secours Health System for their very generous donation of €5,000.  This donation will certainly be a huge help funding our “Nurses for Night Care” Programme.

Running Miles for Smiles

Posted on: July 7th, 2016

Well-Known Former Offaly GAA Referee Runs Length of Grand Canal

Shannonbridge man Damien Brazil will attempt to run 132km in two days on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31 in aid of The Irish Hospice Foundation and Irish Autism Action.

The first day will see Damien run from Dublin to Edenderry and on day two the former referee will complete the track to Shannon Harbour.

Damien is training hard and excited about the challenge: “I was a footballer and also served on the National Referee’s Panel from 2007 to 2014. I was lucky enough to officiate in some wonderful games with some extremely talented players and fitness of course was important; but this challenge is a far greater obstacle and will see me at 49 years of age attempt a marathon and a half on both days, 132kms in total.

“This struggle for me is only minute when compared to the struggles borne by parents of autistic children or families of people who are at end-of-life and require that constant care for which there is little or no state funding. We can make a difference. So please join with me in whatever way you can to bring back a smile back to their faces.”

The Irish Hospice Foundation is extremely grateful to Damien for his efforts and for choosing to improve end-of-life care in our communities.

To donate online please click HERE or phone Damien on 087 9138767.

Damien’s website has links to his Facebook and Twitter. There will be collection points along the way. People are invited to join Damien on sections of the run, help with stewarding or simply support him along the way.


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If you would like to join Damien for a section of the route you can register by contacting Louise McCarron at 01 679 3188, or at any of the registration points listed below:

Saturday 30th July

  • 8.30-10am Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin
  • 11am Lucan Sarsfield GAA Grounds
  • 12noon Ardclough GAA Centre
  • 1.30pm   Sallins GAA
  • 3.30pm Glennon’s Bar, Allenwood

Sunday 31st July

  • 9am Harbour Place, Edenderry
  • 10am Rhode Parish Hall
  • 11.10am Seery’s Pub, Athlone
  • 1.30pm Tullamore GAA
  • 2pm Ballinamere Bridge
  • 3.30pm Pollagh National School
  • 4.50pm Noggus Bridge

On behalf of The Irish Hospice Foundation and Irish Autism Action, thank you so much for your generous support!

Celebration weekend for IHF at Lloyds Pharmacy stores nationwide

Posted on: September 16th, 2014

Lloyds Pharmacy stores donate 2% of all weekend sales to Irish Hospice Foundation 

There’s plenty of fun at LloydsPharmacy this September and an opportunity for you to support the Irish Hospice Foundation. 

There’ll be all manner of fun and games going on in-store with everything from face-painting and colouring competitions to tombola’s and refreshments as the company celebrates its partnership with the Irish Hospice Foundation over the weekend of September 18th – 21st. The company will also donate 2% of all sales from their 83 stores nationwide to the charity for the duration of the weekend. 

Sharon Foley CEO Irish Hospice Foundation & Goretti Brady, managing director, LloydsPharmacy

Sharon Foley CEO Irish Hospice Foundation & Goretti Brady, managing director, LloydsPharmacy

Speaking about the weekend, Goretti Brady, managing director, LloydsPharmacy said, “We’re all really looking forward to the weekend. It will be great to enjoy the fun with our customers and communities and know that we’re raising money for this really important organisation who carry out such critical work in our community”.

Speaking about the partnership, Sharon Foley, CEO of the Irish Hospice Foundation, thanked Lloyds for their support and wished them well with their celebration weekend. ‘’We do not receive any core funding from the State so partnerships like this are very important to us and vital so we can continue with our work. We also look forward to spreading the message of what we do through LloydsPharmacy’s extensive network of stores all over Ireland.” 

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