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Chief Executive Greeting

Mary Nash (Copy)

This site is intended to be a source of information for those who wish to know who we are, what we do, and how our services can be accessed. It is also intended to be a source of information for the thousands of people who support Galway Hospice in so many ways – this site provides a means for us to recognise the huge community involvement that is behind Galway Hospice. We could not do what we do, to the extent that we do it, were it not for the support we receive from that community.

Mary Nash

(Chief Executive)

Galway Hospice is a wonderful example of “community in action”.   Of the major voluntary hospice providers in Ireland, it is the only hospice service that was not founded by a Religious Congregation.  It owes its origins and continuing existence to a level of community engagement and recurring financial support that is unparalleled in other parts of the country.  This has enabled Galway Hospice to weather the storm of difficult economic and operational circumstances, to become the leader in the promotion of certified care standards within the hospice sector in Ireland.

We are now embarking on major new service and capital developments that will propel Galway Hospice to a level of service delivery comparable to, and in some cases surpassing, those available at the major centres elsewhere. It is a privilege for us within the Board of Directors and senior management team to be leading Galway Hospice through this stage of its development.

Our sincere thanks to the many individuals and groups who do amazing fundraising work for Galway Hospice in every corner of the county, and sometimes further afield. Many of these people have experienced Hospice services directly or indirectly, and want to do something in return.  Many others work as “Volunteers” and provide wonderful and valued service in various capacities within the services we provide. We at the Hospice will continue to do our utmost to make the fullest possible range of services available to those who need them, for as long as they are needed. Ar son gach éinne a bhaineann úsáid as ár seirbhísí, míle míle buíochas dhíbh go léir!

Mary Nash
Chief Executive


“Thank you for all the kindness, care and attention you gave …. the care and compassion that was shown to us will never be forgotten, and we can never thank you enough.”

– Family of Hospice Patient