23rd Annaghdown Cycle
The Annaghdown Cyclists held their 23rd Annual Cycle from Clonboo to Westport on the 24th of April in aid of Galway Hospice. The cycle included a stopover stay in Westport for the night and a return cycle to Clonboo the following day. Pictured below presenting a cheque for €17,275 to Breda King (centre, front row) and Kevin Finnegan (right of centre) of Galway Hospice are participants and organisers of the cycle.
Nigel's Cycle Store on the Tuam Road, Galway raised €1,400 for Galway Hospice recently by having a sponsored cycle. Presenting the cheque to Grainne Dirrane of Galway Hospice are Joseph Kelly (right) and Nigel Forde (left).
"Record Breaker" Clíona Conneely of the Maggie C
Clíona Conneely from the fishing trawler, the "Maggie C", caught a huge wreckfish this week which is an Irish record breaker (18kgs & 96cm long). She has very kindly donated it to Galway Hospice. The fish sold for €160 and was bought by Stephane Griesbach from Gannet Fishmongers in Galway. The last Irish record was a measly 4.8kgs!
Rossaveal Fisheries Calendar
The local fishermen and women of Rossaveal Harbour produced a 2010 calendar that raised €3,220 for Galway Hospice. Pictured below are some of those involved in the production of the calendar. L-R John Conneely, Máirtin Éinne Ó Conghaile, Michael Munnelly, Mike O'Fatharta, Seánín Ned Ó Flatharta, Tomás Conneely, Seán Griffin and Clíona Conneely. Absent from the photo is Siubhan Curran without whom the production of this calendar would not have been possible.
Galway Arms Golf Society Fundraiser
Through their annual golf outing in aid of Galway Hospice, this year the Galway Arms Golfing Society raised an amazing €2,000 for Galway Hospice. From L-R are Martin Higgins, John Browne (Captain), Michael Craig (Galway Hospice), Dominick Downey (President), Miko O'Connor and Gerry Gore.
Cycle From Galway To Africa
A unique sponsored cycle from Galway to Africa is currently underway to raise much needed funds for Galway Hospice. The intrepid cyclists are en route to Morocco on the North West coast of Africa via France and Spain. After a hearty lunch at the Galway Hospice in Renmore on Wednesday 27th May before the start of their adventure, three of the four lads posed for a photograph! Pictured (R-L) are poet and author Stephen Murray, Zen Master Andrew Hasset and Ryan Skelton. Missing from the photo is actor Eoin Geoghegan. Log onto http://www.cyclefromgalwaytoafrica.com/ to track their progress!
After a Charity Bike Ride through Connemara, members of the biker group presented Galway Hospice with a cheque for €5,230.17. Pictured below are L-R Conrad Condon, Eddie Murray, Mary Tierney (Galway Hospice), Dolores Bermingham and Mike Corcoran.
Dominican College Galway Fundraiser
The 2nd Year students from Dominican College, Galway, who raised €380 for galway Hospice through the sale of baked goods in their school tuck shop, are pictured below presenting a cheque to Emer Molloy (Galway Hospice), with their teacher Mary Lyons.
Sunflower Day Launch 2010
Enjoying the beautiful sunshine at the Mansion House in Dublin for the launch of Sunflower Days 2010 are (L-R) Michael Craig (Galway Hospice), Agnes O'Boyle (Galway Hospice Sunflower Day Volunteer), RTE's Kathryn Thomas and the Sunflower girls (L-R) Samara Jones (8), Tara O’Sullivan (8) and Mia Lyons (3).
Corrandulla Foroige Club Fundraiser
Presenting a cheque for €1,000 to Patricia O'Connell (Galway Hospice) are the members of the Corrandulla Foroige Club who held a Life in Lights display last Christmas in aid of Galway Hospice.
Pictured below are the five brave men who shaved their heads bare in aid of Galway Hospice.
The BEFORE picture from L - R are Kevin McDonagh, Tom Coffey, Drew Doherty, Anthony McDonagh and Gerry Glynn, proprietor of the Village Inn, Fohenagh, Ballinasloe.
The AFTER picture!!
and then the cheque presentation .....
Presenting a cheque for €3,820 to Grainne Dirrane of Galway Hospice are Kevin & Nuala McDonagh.
Absent Friends Swim
Front row (l-r): Caitriona Moran, Fionuala Ni Cheitin, Eva Morgan, Anna Morgan, Maeve Moran, Caoilfhionn Ni Cheitin. Back row (l-r): Rita O'Leary-Healy, Hanna Loughane, Ciara Walsh, Georgina Healy, Tara Hession, Bridie Brennan and Robert Healy, all of whom participated in a swim on Easter Monday in memory of Absent Friends and raised €1,900 for Galway Hospice.
Connaught Veteran Rugby
Pictured during the presentation of a cheque for €6,200 by Connacht Veterans' Rugby during half-time at the Connacht v Bourgoin Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final at the Sportsground were (from left): Dave Hickey, Galway; Gerry O'Donnell, Ballina; Pat Finn, Ballinasloe and Grainne Dirrane of Galway Hospice.
23rd Annual Annaghdown Cycle
The Annaghdown Cyclists held their 23rd Annual Cycle from Clonboo to Westport on the 24th of April in aid of Galway Hospice. The cycle included a stopover stay in Westport for the night and a return cycle to Clonboo the following day.
The Crucifixion - The Michaelian Ensemble, Ballinasloe
Michael McCullagh, Director of the Michaelian Ensemble who presented "The Crucifixion" by John Stainer in St Michael's Church Ballinasloe on March 28th 2010, presenting a cheque to Sean O'Healy, CEO of Galway Hospice, from the voluntary donations received on the night. Photo courtesy of Tomas Gullane, Gullane's Hotel Ballinasloe.
A recent Headshave held in McNulty's Pub in Kilkerrin, Ballinasloe, raised an amazing €2,730 for Galway Hospice. Pictured below from left to right are Michael Ward, Brendan Kelly, Grainne Dirrane (Galway Hospice) and Pauric Finnegan.
Bernie's Birthday Remembrance
Michelle Moran's mother, Bernie Moran, passed away in October of 2009, prior to her 50th birthday. Bernie had been cared for by Galway Hospice. To commemorate Bernie's 50th Birthday, Michelle held a Birthday Remembrance Party and donated the proceedings to Galway Hospice. A great night was had by all in The Abbey Inn, Abbeyknockmoy, where a staggering €29,100 was raised for Galway Hospice. Pictured below (L-R) are Kevin Moran, Mary Tierney (Galway Hospice), Mary Geraghty, Jarlath Moran, Sean Moran, Michelle Moran and Enda Moran.
USAC Gun Push 2010
Members of the USAC Lions Club pictured with Grainne Dirrane (Galway Hospice) as they prepared for USAC's annual two-ton Gun Push fundraiser up and down Shop Street, Galway, in aid of Galway Hospice. Also pictured in the background are members of the Regimental Brass Band from Renmore Barracks who provided exquisite music for the event.
Menlo Park Hotel Dance
Joe Walsh and Mary Naughton organised a Fundraising Dance in the Menlo Park Hotel for Galway Hospice and raised €5,500 which was spent on much needed equipment for the Day Care Centre at the Hospice. Pictured at the presentation of the equipment are (L-R) Joe Walsh, Mary Thornton and Aoife Smith (both from Galway Hospice) and Mary Naughton.
Dublin City Marathon Runners
Pictured from left to right are Sinead Goaley, Leona Spellman, Louise Keane, Brenda Daly and Cathriona Pierce, all of whom participated in last year's Dublin City Marathon and raised €1,220.50 which was presented to Galway Hospice in March 2010.
Mean Scoil Mhuire LCVP Class Fundraising
The 2010 LCVP Class of Mean Scoil Mhuire, Newtownsmith, Galway present a cheque for €350 to Emer Molloy of Galway Hospice, the proceeds of a Table Quiz & a DVD Day.
Carnmore National School
Carnmore National School present a cheque for €3,205.06 to Emer Molloy of Galway Hospice, the proceeds of Bag Packing in Dunnes Stores, Terryland.
Portumna & District Active Retirement
A recent Tea Dance held in O'Meara's in Portumna by the Portumna & District Active Retirement raised €650 for Galway Hospice. Pictured below are members of the active retirement committee presenting a cheque to Colette Dodd of Galway Hospice.
Gort Community College
Seamus Robinson and the 2009 LCVP class of Gort Community College present a cheque to Fiona McKinnon for €1608.15 which was raised from their annual Coffee Morning held in September 2009.
Killimor Tea Dance
Moira Concannon from Killimor, Co Galway has been hosting a Tea Dance in aid of Galway Hospice since 2002 and has raised an amazing €47,490.70 to date. She is pictured below presenting this year's cheque for €9,000 to Colette Dodd of Galway Hospice.
Dance & Raffle in Memory of Sean Curley
Geraldine Dolan and Essie Curley present a cheque for €34,342.74 to Colette Dodd (centre) of Galway Hospice which is the total raised through their annual dance over the past five years in memory of Sean Curley.
Ladbrokes Ireland Ltd
Caroline Costello, Deputy Manager and Lilly Kersse, Shop Manager from Ladbrokes on High Street in Galway presenting Michael Craig (Galway Hospice) with a cheque for €1,400 which they recently raised doing sweepstakes. Their customers also played a big part in the fundraising.
Cookstown Textile Recyclers
Well done to everyone who recycled clothes through the Cookstown Textile Recycling Banks in Galway in 2009 resulting in a contribution of €25,650 being made to Galway Hospice. (To view a list of all areas where clothes banks are available click on the link below)
Castlegar National School
The pupils and Teachers of Castlegar National School presenting €800 to Fiona McKinnon of Galway Hospice, the proceeds from a Coffee Morning held last year.
Tuam Pony Club
Mary Tierney (Galway Hospice) accepting a cheque for €1,291 from Tuam Pony Club.
Covidien participation in Galway Memorial Walk 2009
Pictured below are staff and management of Covidien in Mervue who participated in the Galway Memorial Walk 2009 and raised €5,402 for Galway Hospice. Pictured (L-R) back row: Paul Flaherty, Hugh McFadden, Valerie Slattery, Joe Costello, Ger O'Connor and Richard Scymore. (Front row): Mary Loughnane, Christine Lally, Sandra Mooney, Pamela Murray, Rodney Cooks, Grainne Dirrane (Galway Hospice), Jacintha O'Connell, Sharon Quinn, Theresa Melia and Anita Feeley.
Heavenly Voices For Hospice
The choir members of Abundant Life Christian Centre in Galway have been carol-singing on Shop Street for Galway Hospice every Christmas for the past six years. To date the carol-singing has raised €20,057.17 for Galway Hospice. Thank you to all concerned and to the people of Galway for supporting the ALCC choir and the many other tremendous voluntary events held for Galway Hospice throughout the year.
Marks & Spencer Ireland Ltd
Michael Craig of Galway Hospice being presented with a cheque for €13,624.92 by (L-R) Trish Langan, Noelle Molloy and Mary Walsh of Marks & Spencer, Galway. M&S celebrated their 125th Anniversary this year and
hosted many instore fundraising events in aid of Galway Hospice to commemorate their milestone.
Gaelscoil Riabhach Loughrea
The 4th, 5th and 6th Classes of Gaelscoil Riabhach in Loughrea present a cheque for €300 to Colette Coen of Galway Hospice after a recently-held Pyjama Day and Carol Singing event.
Siuladoiri Chonamara ag bronnadh seic €17,432.95 ar Micheal De Craig o Oispis na Gaillimhe, airgid a chruinnigh na suiladoiri o siuil as TG4 go Indreabhan.
Beautiful Bird Pub
Presenting a cheque for €9,500 to Emer Molloy of Galway Hospice are Michael Stapleton, Aidan Dolan and the gang from the Beautiful Bird Pub in Laurencetown, Ballinasloe, the proceeds from a Tug-O-War.
This year Western Motors decided to donate €1,000 each to both Galway Hospice and Galway Simon Community in lieu of sending Christmas Cards to their customers. Pictured accepting the cheques from the staff of Western Motors are Grainne Dirrane from Galway Hospice and (far left) Barry McCann from Galway Simon Community.
Scoil Chaitriona Senior, Renmore
As well as entertaining the patients at the Galway Hospice Day Care Centre Christmas Party, pupils from Scoil Chaitriona Senior in Renmore also kindly donated €300 to Galway Hospice.
BMR Charity of the Year 2009
Bio Medical Research (BMR) in Parkmore Business Park nominated Galway Hospice as their Charity of the Year for 2009. Presenting a cheque for €4,000 to Fiona McKinnon of Galway Hospice are Elaine O'Neill and Susan Mohan from BMR.
Jarlath Fitzgerald participated in his 100th marathon this year in Barbados and in the process raised €2,160 for Galway Hospice. Pictured below accepting the cheque from Jarlath is Fiona McKinnon of Galway Hospice.
Bill Earls Memorial Race Day
Pictured below is Michael Craig from Galway Hospice being presented with a cheque for €30,383.58 from Regina, Fidelma, Caroline and Willie Earls, the proceeds from the Bill Earls Memorial Race Day 2009.
An amazing €10,505.42 was raised by Kathy Maloney and the gang in Menlough for a Sponsored Headshave organised in aid of Galway Hospice. Pictured below is a very happy Michael Craig from Galway Hospice accepting the cheque from Kathy.
Front Door Table Quiz
Jonathan Margetts and Richard Walshe presenting Emer Molloy from Galway Hospice with a cheque for €835, the proceeds of a table quiz they organised in The Front Door.
Christmas Cabaret Launch
This year's Gala Christmas Cabaret to be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel on 10th December 2009 will benefit three local charities - Croi, Irish Autism Action and Galway Hospice. This annual Cabaret is hugely popular with Galway audiences and promises to be a sell-out again this year. Pictured at the launch of the Cabaret are: Cllr Declan McDonnell, Galway City Mayor; Gala Cabaret Producer Mary Cunningham, and Italian Tenor, Fabio Stara.
Local musician and choir director Keara Sheeran is presenting a choral extravaganza "The Gift" in aid of local charities (including Galway Hospice) at St Joseph's Church (18th December at 8pm), at the Jesuit Church (20th and 21st December at 7.30pm) and at the Salthill Hotel (22nd December at 7.30pm). In the photo below, Keara is pictured with Grainne Dirrane (Galway Hospice) at the Launch of "The Gift" in the Meyrick Hotel on Friday 13th November 2009.
Ballinasloe Great October Fair
The Committee of Ballinasloe Show Limited (BSL) made a donation of €1000 to Galway Hospice from the proceeds of car parking at the 2009 Ballinasloe Great October Fair. Pictured at the presentation in Gullane's Hotel Ballinasloe are (L-R): Pat Sullivan (BSL committee member), Godfrey Gibbons (BSL Vice-President), Joe Brooks (BSL President), Sean O'Healy (CEO Galway Hospice) and Fr Christy McCormack (BSL Chairman). Photo courtesy of Tomas Gullane.
Gairmscoil na bPiarsach, Rosmuc
Gairmscoil na bPiarsach, Rosmuc hosted a Coffee Morning on September 17th 2009 and raised €500 for Galway Hospice.
In the picture: Students from Gairmscoil na bPiarsach with Bridie Ui Chonamha (Teacher) and Fiona McKinnon (Galway Hospice).
Castlegar Juvenile Hurling Club
Pat and Kevin O’Boyle presenting a cheque for €1,500 to Gráinne Dirrane of Galway Hospice on behalf of Castlegar Juvenile Hurling Club, from the proceeds of a fundraising walk held in October. In the background are members of the Juvenile Hurling Club and committee.
Martin & Mary Geary
Martin & Mary Geary present a cheque for €2374.99 to Michael Craig of Galway Hospice, the proceeds from the Dublin City Marathon and a bucket collection.
Pictured L-R: Michael Craig (Galway Hospice), Jessica Talbot, Mary Geary & Martin Geary.
Castlegar Charity Ride 2009
The 2009 Castlegar Charity Ride raised €15,686.95 for Galway Hospice.
Pictured L-R: Michael Craig (Galway Hospice), Gerry Geraghty, Graham Geraghty, Linda Geraghty & Declan Moloney.
People in Need
Galway Hospice Foundation received grant funding of €30,000 towards the cost of the fleet of vehicles used to provide the Home Care ("hospice at home") service from People in Need. Galway Hospice was one of a number of Galway charities to benefit from People in Need funding in 2009.
Pictured at the joint presentation of funding are (L-R):
Marion Heery (Secretary, People in Need), Patrick O'Flaherty (Treasurer, People in Need), Hildegarde Naughton (Co-ordinator, People in Need), Kerry Mossop (Galway Simon Community), Sean O'Healy (Galway Hospice) and Kay Tighe (Galway Rape Crisis Centre).
Boots Pharmacy, Shop Street recently held an instore Fragrancy Sale and also participated in this year's Galway Memorial Walk raising €4,530 for Galway Hospice. Pictured above are (Back Row L-R): Anne Keleghan, Michael Craig (Galway Hospice), Caroline Cubbard, Ann Burke, Sharon Lawlor, Martina Shaughnessy, Christine Nolan, Sandra Gartlan, Richard Eustace. Front row: Marian Burke, Joanne Byrne, Irene Walker and Clodagh Cummins.
Loughrea Athletic Club
Loughrea Athletic Club held a 100-mile relay and raised €500 in aid of Galway Hospice on the 23rd of August 2009t. Pictured L-R: Jarlath Fitzgerald, Committee Member; Colette Coen, Galway Hospice; Sheila Reilly, Organiser; Martin Smyth, Treasurer.
Kathleen Moloney (left) and Annie May Dowd (right), both from Ballinasloe, took part in the 2009 Galway Memorial Walk to raise funds for Galway Hospice. The photo shows Kathleen presenting €1043 and Annie May presenting €1255 to Sean O'Healy, CEO of Galway Hospice. Thank you to everyone who took part in the Galway Memorial Walk or contributed to it in any way. To date over €110,000 has been raised through the 2009 Galway Memorial Walk.
Hospital Saturday Fund
John Murphy, representing the Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF Health Plan) presenting Sean O'Healy (Chief Executive, Galway Hospice) with a donation of €1000 from the Hospital Saturday Fund. In 2008, the Hospital Saturday Fund paid out over €380,000 in donations and grants to medical charities, hospitals and hospices across Ireland and the UK. For more information: www.hsf.ie
Galway Golf Club
Emer Molloy (Galway Hospice) receiving a cheque from Anne Joyce, Lady Captain of Galway Golf Club. The cheque was the proceeds of a golf competition held at Galway Golf Club. Also in the photo are Antoinette Waldron, Lady Secretary and Collette Colleran, winner of the competition.
Joyce Country Challenge
The Joyce Country Hillwalking Challenge took place on Saturday 18th July and raised €1,500 for Galway Hospice. Pictured below are the Joyce Country Challenge committee and Fiona McKinnon from Galway Hospice (right of centre).
Galway Clinic supports Galway Hospice
Pictured below are staff from Galway Clinic who participated in this years Future 8K Road Race in Galway and raised €1,000 for Galway Hospice. (L-R) Bernie Doyle, Lorraine Garvey, Richard O'Connor, Mary Tierney (Galway Hospice), Mr James Sheehan (CEO of Galway Clinic), Margaret Laffey, Aishling Sheridan, Siobhan Burke.
Bill Earls Memorial Race Day - Best Dressed Lady
The winner of the Best Dressed Lady at this year's Bill Earls Memorial Race Day was Mary Doyle (centre) from Roscam in Galway. Also pictured are Denise Manning (L), proprietor of Pia Boutique in Loughrea who kindly sponsored the prize for Best Dressed Lady, and Maura Derrane (R), who judged the event.
Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge
From left, Marianne Ní Chinnéide (Administrator for the Performing Arts) and Peadar Mac Muiris (an t-Acadamh, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, NUI Galway) presenting Mary Tierney of Galway Hospice with a cheque for €1,526.00 raised by students of Dioplóma sna Dána, Cóiriú agus Stáitsiú an Cheoil Thraidisiúnta (Diploma in Arranging and Staging of Traditional Irish Music) at their final year stage performance of “Tonnta” which was directed by Fr. Charlie Lennon. Log onto www.acadamh for more information.
Doire Iorrais to Cill Chiarain Walk
The annual Doire Iorrais to Cill Chiarain Walk was held on Easter Monday this year and raised an amazing €10,000 for Galway Hospice. Pictured below are (L -R) Muiread Ui Dhomhnaill, Maureen Sullivan, Grainne Dirrane (Galway Hospice), Jennifer Ridge and Coleman Cooke.
Flora Mini Marathon
Taking part in this year's Flora Mini Marathon were Marie Burke and her two daughters, Sarah and Joan Burke. Portumna can be proud of these three ladies who raised €2010.00 for Galway Hospice. Also pictured are Helen Roche and Simon Scott from Galway Hospice.
Pictured below is Maria Donoghue presenting a cheque for €2,208 to Grainne Dirrane (Galway Hospice) after sucessfully completing the Paris Marathon on the 5th of April last.
Flora Mini Marathon
Pictured below is Michael Craig (Galway Hospice) with Tanya O'Brien who participated in this year's Flora Mini Marathon and raised €450 for Galway Hospice.
Menlo Park Hotel Dance
Joe Walsh and Mary Naughton organised a Fundraising Dance in the Menlo Park Hotel for Galway Hospice and raised €5,000 which was spent on much needed equipment for the Day Care Centre at the Hospice. Pictured at the presentation of the equipment are (L-R): Bridie Quinlivan from Galway Hospice, Joe Walsh, Mary Naughton and Aoife Smith, also from Galway Hospice.
When in Rome!
Brothers Gerard and Enda Callanan from Loughrea ran the Rome Marathon last month and raised €2,570 for the Galway Hospice. Pictured (L-R) Gerard Callanan, Enda Callanan and Karen Walsh (Galway Hospice)
Oranmore Golf Society
Pat Considine and Hugh Mullin presenting Michael Craig from Galway Hospice with a cheque for €1,325 which was raised through a golf tournament held recently by Oranmore Golf Society.
'Meet The Players' Night in O'Connells Bar
Independent Connaught Rugby Supporters Club & O'Connell's Bar, Eyre Square
Pictured below are Niall Sheil and Rob Murphy from the Independent Connaught Rugby Supporters Club with Grainne Dirrane from Galway Hospice receiving a cheque for €1,000. The ICRSC recently held a raffle in O'Connell's Bar from which the proceeds were kindly donated to Galway Hospice.
USAC Gun Push 2009
Members of the Usac Lions Club accompanied by Grainne Dirrane from Galway Hospice prepare for USAC's annual fundraiser. Beautiful weather brought people out in huge numbers to support the guys as they soldiered on all day long pushing a two-ton gun up and down Shop Street!
Talents Hair Creation Pyjamas Party
Pictured below "blowing up a storm" are Talents Hair Creation staff members Rosaleen Hussey, Valerie Jennings, Elizabeth Hussey, Orla Doherty, Leona Ryan, Susan Small and Catherine Gorman, who held a Pyjamas Party on the 13th and 14th March 2009 in aid of Galway Hospice.
Castlegar Charity Ride 2009
A great day out was had by all at this year's Castlegar Charity Ride in aid of Galway Hospice on a gloriously sunny St Patrick's Day. Pictured below in festive attire is Myra Gleeson from Gurrane, Oranmore, Co Galway.
Damian Dalton Fundraiser
A fundraiser in memory of Damian Dalton was held on Valentine's Night in the Westwood Hotel where a great night's entertainment was had by all, and an amazing €8,800 was raised for Galway Hospice. Pictured (L-R): Marie Dalton, Grainne Dirrane of Galway Hospice, Avril Dalton, Amy Mulkerrins and Angela Grogan.
Carnmore Juvenile Hurling Club
Boys and girls from the Carnmore Juvenile Hurling Club held a Bag Pack in Briarhill Shopping Centre in aid of Galway Hospice. They raised an amazing €2,500. Back Row (L-R): Mike Fox, John Brennan, Fiona Molloy, Kieran Finn, Hilda Murray, Willie Corless.
Front Row (L-R): Megan Murray, Ben Murray, Jessie Murray, Grainne Dirrane of Galway Hospice, Aaron Molloy, Mikey Cullina, Ben Molloy, Christopher Finn, Rebecca Finn.
Soroptimist International, Ballinasloe
The Ballinasloe Branch of Soroptimist International recently held a Poker Classic to benefit a number of local charities, including Galway Hospice. Mrs Mary Molloy, President of the Ballinasloe & District Branch of Soroptimist International, is pictured presenting Sean O'Healy, Chief Executive of Galway Hospice, with a cheque for €750 towards Galway Hospice Home Care and Day Care services.
Photo courtesy of Gerry Stronge Photography, Ballinasloe
St Cuan's College
Students of St Cuan's College, Castleblakeney, Co Galway presenting a cheque for €1,450 to Grainne Dirrane of the Galway Hospice for a Coffee Morning they hosted last September.
Cookstown Textile Recyclers
Well done to everyone who recycled clothes through the Cookstown Textile Recycling Banks in Galway in 2008 resulting in a contribution of €22,345 being made to Galway Hospice. (To view a list of all areas where clothes banks are available click on the link below)
(L-R) Mark Molloy from Galway County Council, Peter Feeney, Mayor of the County of Galway, Michael Craig of Galway Hospice, Tony McInerney and Tom Dunworth both from Galway County Council.
Annual Kinvara Christmas Day Swim
Some of the brave participants bracing themselves for their annual dip in icy waters at Tracht Beach on Christmas morning! Collectively they raised €4,910 for Galway Hospice.
Peter and Aileen Newell rasied an amazing €16,220 in lieu of having a Christmas party this year. Fiona from Galway Hospice was delighted to receive the cheque.
Linda Cribben and Damien O'Brien from Sarstedt presenting John Madden, Deputy CEO of Galway Hospice, with a cheque for €2,000 in lieu of sending Christmas gifts.
Maura Burke Memorial Fund.
A new hydraulic bed and Airflow mattress were recently donated to Galway Hospice to further enhance patient care. The equipment was purchased through the Maura Burke Memorial Fund. Sponsorship was raised by a group of 50 ladies who completed the Flora Women's Mini Marathon in Dublin on June 2nd this year on behalf of the Maura Burke Memorial Fund. Michael Craig of Galway Hospice is pictured accepting the equipment from Ciara Burke, eldest daughter of Maura Burke.
Pat McDonnell's Paints
Pat McDonnell Paints decided to make a donation to Galway Hospice in lieu of sending Christmas gifts to clients.
Pictured (L-R) are: Ruan Hickey, Grainne Dirrane of Galway Hospice and Declan Ryan.
Ballinasloe Fire Service and Friends
Ballinasloe Fire Service and Friends raised €9,000 for Galway Hospice through a sponsored cycle. Pictured (L-R) are Gerry Coughlan, Helen D'Arcy, Kyle Coughlan, Sean O'Healy (Galway Hospice), Kerrill Burke, Fiona Hoban and Dermot D'Arcy.
Galway Memorial Walk
Annie-May Dowd and Kathleen Moloney presenting Sean O'Healy of Galway Hospice with a cheque for €1,795 arising from their participation (with Kitty Creaven) in the 2008 Galway Memorial Walk.
Castlegar Charity Ride 2008
(L-R) Back Row: Gerard Geraghty, John Conroy, Pat Colins, Declan Maloney, Pat Connor. Front Row: Sarah Connor, Michael Craig (Galway Hospice), Linda Geraghty, Graham Geraghty and Emma Geraghty.
Nestor's Supervalu 5-A-Side Soccer Tournament
George Osbourne, General Manager of Nestor's Supervalu, Ballybane, presenting Michael Craig with a cheque for €1,500. The money was raised at a 5-a-side soccer tournament in aid of Galway Hospice.
(L-R) Mike Fox, Ger Lydon and John Keane from ESB donating €2,300 to Grainne Dirrane of Galway Hospice.
Monard Cross Country
Participants from this year's Monard Cross Country presenting a cheque for €5,130 to Michael Craig of Galway Hospice.
Invitation to The Áras!
The Galway Hospice Foundation was selected, from a large number of nominated voluntary organisations from the whole of Ireland, to send eight representatives to attend the ‘Community Groups Garden Party’ hosted by the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, at Áras an Uachtaráin on Thursday July 3rd.
Galway Arms Golf Society
Members of the Galway Arms Golf Society, Martin Higgins and Michael O'Connor present Grainne Dirrane from Galway Hospice with a cheque for €3,500... the proceeds from their annual golf outing.
Flora Mini Marathon
Proud sisters (L-R) Sarah Burke, Mary Tierney (Galway Hospice), Marie Burke and Emer Burke, raised €1,726 for Galway Hospice through their participation in this years Flora Dublin Mini Marathon.
Flora Mini Marathon
Both Pat Reidy and Anne McKeigue also raised an amazing €2,119 for Galway Hospice after taking part in this years Flora Mini Marathon in Dublin.
Sunflower Day Launch 2008
Officers of the 1st Infantry Battalion, Renmore Barracks Showing their support for Sunflower Day '08.
Portumna Pen Pushers
Members of Portumna Pen Pushers present a cheque for €750.00 to Galway Hospice, the proceeds of voluntary donations by readers of Portumna Pen Pushers first book PPP published in December 2007.
Eileen Smith, Gerry Davis, Mary Rourke, Noelle Lynskey, Declan Burke-Kennedy, Laura Coghlan, Colette Dodd (Galway Hospice), Anne Marie Hough & Mark Conroy.
Medtronic Galway held a Family Fun Run recently at Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit and raised €20,203.87 for Galway Hospice.
Randall Hubin, Dorothy Kelly, Michael Craig (Galway Hospice), Sean O'Healy (Galway Hospice) and Gerry Kilcommins.
Loughrea RFC presents a cheque for €2400.00 to Galway Hospice, the proceeds of an auction of a signed Munster jersey.
Brian McGrath (Loughrea RFC), Colette Dodd (Galway Hospice) and Seán Murray (Loughrea RFC).
Friends of Galway Hospice Lough Conneera
An annual 6 Mile Walk in memory of Margaret Ridge RIP organised by the Friends of Galway Hospice Lough Conneera raised €12,832.34 for Galway Hospice.
Colman Cooke, Maureen Sullivan, Michael Craig (Galway Hospice), Louis Ridge and Kealen Ridge.
Absent from photo Marcus Sullivan
Maura Burke Memorial Fund
Ciara Burke presenting Michael Craig Form Galway Hospice with €10,000 from her mothers memorial fund.
O’Donnells Bar, Gort
A 12 hour Darts Marathon in O’Donnells Bar, Gort raised €7000.00 for Galway Hospice.
Gráinne Dirrane (Galway Hospice) and Noel Corless (O’Donnells Bar Gort)
St. Patrick's Day Parade, Galway City
Galway Hospice says 'Thank You' to the people of Galway in this year's St. Patrick's Day parade.
Castlegar Charity Ride 2008
The Castlegar Charity Ride in aid of Galway Hospice will take place on St. Patrick’s Day starting at 12.30pm from Rockmount Riding Centre with registration at 11.30am. For more details contact the Galway Hospice.
Megan Keane, Michael Craig (Galway Hospice), Linda Geraghty, Emma Geraghty, Mayor of Galway City Tom Costello, Gerard O’Brien, Graham Geraghty and Ger Geraghty.
Cumann Michael Breathnach Indreabhan
Cumann Michael Breathnach Indreabhan present a cheque for €770.00 to Galway Hospice.
Una MacDubhghaill (Galway Hospice), Jimí Ó Conghaile and Pádraig Ó Fáthartha.
Presentation Secondary School, Galway
Staff and students from the Presentation Secondary School Galway present a cheque for €432.40 to Galway Hospice, the proceeds of a "Buy a Class" fundraising event.
Italian Society NUI Galway
The Italian Society in NUI Galway held it’s second Masquerade Carnevale Ball in the Radisson SAS Hotel. Proceeds from tickets sales and the raffle are all going towards the Galway Hospice Home Care and Day Care services.
(Pictured L to R)
Prof. Catherine O Brien (Italian Department, NUIG), Dr. Lindsay Myers (Italian Department, NUIG), His Excellency Lucio Alberto Savoia (Italian Ambassador to Ireland), Ms. Jessica D'Eath, Ms. Grainne Dirrane (Galway Hospice) & Prof. Maria A Stefanelli.
Castlegar National School
Students at Castlegar National School present €650.00 to Gráinne Dirrane Of Galway Hospice, the proceeds from a Christmas Day Swim at Silver Strand.
Galway County Council & Cookstown Textile Recyclers
Galway County Council in conjunction with Cookstown Textile Recyclers gratefully acknowledges everyone that used the Clothes Recycling Banks throughout the county in 2007. This resulted in a donation of €7,200 to Galway Hospice which depends totally on voluntary contributions to fund the Home Care and Day Care services.
Tony McInerney (Galway County Council), Michael Craig (Galway Hospice) and Billy Conway (Cookstown Textile Recyclers).
RBS Insurance Galway
The Royal Bank of Scotland’s Community Cashback Awards scheme encourages staff to support local charities, schools and community groups. In support of RBS Insurance Galway staff’s voluntary endeavours the RBS
Group made a donation of €750.00 to Galway Hospice.
Damian Oates, Dave McDonagh, Michael Craig (Galway Hospice), Mike Headd and Steve Fay.
30th Birthday Celebrations
At the recent 30th Birthday Celebrations of Michael Wall in The Quays, Galway €1800.00 was raised for Galway Hospice.
Niall McGuinness, Emer Mulkerrins (Galway Hospice), Irene Wall, Drew Lucas, Michael Wall, Mattie Hynes, Jonathan Margetts & Richard Walshe.
HALO Fashion Show
Presenting the proceeds of €8086.10 from this year's HALO Fashion Show are;
Ted Roberts and Michael Craig (Galway Hospice)
Gerry & Geraldine Briggs, Mountbellew recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and raised €3806.00 for Galway Hospice.
Evelyn Murphy (Galway Hospice), Gerry & Geraldine Briggs.
'A few ballads from The Horse’
'A few ballads from The Horse’ recorded by Martin ‘The Horse’ Coyne raised €5,700 for the Galway Hospice.
Martin Coyne ‘The Horse’, Colette Dodd of Galway Hospice and Martin Coyne Jnr.
4th Year LCVP Students at Coláiste Éinde organised a Milk Morning at their school recently and raised €1085.00 for Galway Hospice.
Seamus Kelleher at the Crane Bar
The Crane Bar in Galway played host to a memorable Seamus Kelleher concert on 17th November. Guitar virtuoso Seamus, originally from Salthill, has lived in the States for the past 30 years where he plays with renowned Irish/American band Blackthorn. A donation of €665 was made jointly by Mick Crehan (Crane Bar) and Seamus Kelleher to Galway Hospice from this event.
Bernard Williams, Gort presents a cheque for €8,222.00 to Galway Hospice, the proceeds of Gaelforce6, a multi-sport course of approx 65km.
Karen Walsh (Galway Hospice) and Bernard Williams.
Ballyglunin Races 2007
The Ballyglunin Race Committee recently presented the Galway Hospice with a cheque for €10,200.00, the proceeds from the 2007 Ballyglunin Races.
Bank Of Scotland
Bank of Scotland recently presented the Galway Hospice with a cheque for €10,000.00 towards the funding of equipment for Day Care.
Lorraine Clarke, Michael O’Keane, Rhona O’Connor, Breda King (Galway Hospice), Michael Craig (Galway Hospice) and Valerie Mullins.
Gort Community School
Students of the LCVP and LCA classes raised €1,404.78 from a Coffee Morning and recently presented the proceeds to Michael Craig of the Galway Hospice.
Fundraising Dance in The Malthouse, Mountbellew.
A Fundraising Dance in The Malthouse, Mountbellew raised €17,860 for the Galway Hospice.
Paddy and Margaurite Hughes, Mary Tierney (Galway Hospice), Brid Ruane, Patricia Heavey, Aine Ruane, Willie & Helen Hughes, Joe Heavey and Angela Hughes.
Oran Pre-Cast Ltd Customer Night
Robbie Keelan, Richard Burke & Bernie McGeough of Oran Pre-Cast Ltd present a cheque for €8435.12 to Michael Craig (Galway Hospice), which was raised at an Oran Pre-Cast Customer Night in the Radisson Hotel.
Siobhain (Naughton) Keavey Croagh Patrick Memorial Climb
On August 18th last, thirty nine people took part in the “Siobhain (Naughton) Keavey Croagh Patrick Memorial Climb”. Here, Siobhain’s son Kian, of Bluebell Woods, Oranmore, presents Michael Craig of Galway Hospice with a donation of €18,040 - the money raised from the climb.
Annual TG4 to Spiddal Walk
Members of the Connemara Walkers present Michael Craig of Galway Hospice with a cheque for €18,160 the proceeds from this year’s TG4 to Spiddal Walk, held every year in aid of the Galway Hospice.
Castlegar Charity Ride
Committee Members and Friends of the Castlegar Charity Ride present a cheque for €18,591 to Michael Craig of Galway Hospice.
Friends of Galway Hospice Lough Conneera
A cheque for €11,023 was recently presented to Galway Hospice, the proceeds of the sixth annual sponsored walk held in Kilkerrin, Connemara in memory of Margaret Ridge RIP. The money raised will go towards the funding of the Hospice Home
Care and Day Care services.
Louis Ridge, Colman Cooke, Maureen Sullivan, Keelan Ridge, Martin Conroy, Simon Scott (Galway Hospice) and Mairead Uí Dhomhnaill.
Ballinasloe Women's Group
Members of the Ballinasloe Women's Group present a cheque for €1910 to Galway Hospice arising from their participation in the 2007 Flora Ladies' Dublin Mini Marathon.
Pictured at the presentation are: (L-R)
Kathleen Moloney, Kitty Creaven, Sean O'Healy (Galway Hospice), Ita Hodgins and Patricia Hodgins. Absent from the photo is Sheila Hastings, who also took part in the Mini-Marathon to raise funds for Galway Hospice. The Ballinasloe Women's Group have supported Galway Hospice through the Ladies' Mini Marathon for many years.
CD Launch in aid of Galway Hospice
Pictured at the launch of Martin Coyne’s CD 'A Few Ballads from the Horse' in The Office Bar, Salthill
Mary Kearney, Ultan Bennett, Martin Coyne, Emer Mulkerrins (Galway Hospice), Siobhan Begley, Dermot Ward & Mike Kearney
Mayoral Charity Ball 2006
Pictured at the presentation of €12,500.00 to Galway Hospice, the proceeds of the Mayoral Charity Ball 2006 are;
Cllr. Brian Walsh and Michael Craig (Galway Hospice)
4th Year LCVP Students at Coláiste Éinde organised a Milk Morning at their school recently and raised €1033.00 for Galway Hospice.
East Galway Harriers
Michael Dempsey, Noel McDermott, Colette Coen (Galway Hospice), Joe McEvoy & Tony McKeigue of the East Galway Harrier’s Hunt Club presenting a cheque for €5000.00, the proceeds of a Cross-Country Hack, to Galway Hospice in Pardy’s Laurencetown.
Making Galway Proud
James Harris & Tom Considine (Making Galway Proud), Michael Craig & Des Tierney (Galway Hospice) at the presentation of a new mini bus to Galway Hospice. The purchase of the mini bus was made possible through the Making Galway Proud Fundraising Ball.
USAC Renmore Barracks
Defence Force Officers in NUI Galway and based in Renmore Barracks pushed a 1.8 ton Artillery Field Gun up and down Shop Street on Thursday 15th March in aid of the Galway Hospice & the John Paul Centre.
On Friday March 16th the staff of Debenhams Galway organised a ‘St Patrick’s Spectacular’, by dressing in green and raised €718.50 for Galway Hospice.
Back Row (Pictured L-R)
Karen Shaughnessy, Natalie Curran, Michael Craig (Galway Hospice), Martina Quinn, Grainne Healy, Marian Cummins, Sinead Folan & Ailish Connolly.
Front Row (Pictured L-R)
Maurice Power, Daragh Henderson, Jimmy Cummins & Dermod O’Brien.
Derek Cahalan, a student at NUI Galway, won a Talent Competition during Rag Week and selected the Galway Hospice as the charity to benefit from the €1000.00 to be donated to one of the 2007 Rag Week nominated charities.
Damien Corridan (President, NUI Galway Students’ Union), Derek Cahalan & Emer Mulkerrins (Galway Hospice).
Table Quiz, Portumna
Pictured presenting a cheque for €4690.00, the proceeds of a Table Quiz held in Portumna, to Galway Hospice are;
Kathleen O’Brien, Colette Coen (Galway Hospice) & Des Madden.
Missing from photo Breda Madden & Damien O’Brien.
Customer Day, Bank of Ireland Portumna
A recent Customer Day at Bank of Ireland Portumna raised €2324.77 for Galway Hospice. The staff of Bank of Ireland would like to thank all their customers who generously contributed to their fundraising efforts for Galway Hospice.
The staff of Bank of Ireland Portumna present a cheque for €2324.77 to Colette Coen of Galway Hospice.
Castlegar National School
Castlegar National School recently presented €210.00 to Galway Hospice, the proceeds of a Christmas Day Swim at Silver Strand.
Patrick O'Boyle, Emer Mulkerrins (Galway Hospice) & Dominic Curley.
Days Leisure Club
A recent Swimathon held by the staff and member of Days Leisure Club raised €3560.30 for the Galway Hospice.
Andrew Caulfield, Michael Craig (Galway Hospice) & Deirdre Houston.
Royal Tara recently presented €5089.00 to Galway Hospice, the proceeds of Santa and a Raffle held at Royal Tara, Mervue.
Catherine Burke (Royal Tara), Mary Tierney (Galway Hospice) & Noleen Cosgrove (Royal Tara).
Campbell Catering, FÁS Training Centre Mervue
The staff of Campbell Catering present €507.00 to Galway Hospice, the proceeds of a Halloween Themed Day held at the FÁS Training Centre in Mervue.
Fiona O Connor, Michele Diskin, Jean Samuel Bonsenge Bokanga, Caroline Ridge, Ann Marie Coyle, Stephanie Burke & Maria Mikusova.
Claire Moran, Maureen Sheppard & Emer Mulkerrins (Galway Hospice).
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