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  1. Graham Memorial Clontibret Pipe Band collection for the Liver Unit

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    Clontibret Pipe Band recently held a dedication night for their founding member Kenny Graham who had passed away a few years ago. On the dedication night they formally renamed the band, in his memory, as Graham Memorial Clontibret Pipe Band (see photo of the new bass drum and pipe bag covers).

    The band took up a collection for Cavan Monaghan Palliative Care and also the Liver Unit in St. Vincent’s, which raised €1,200 on the night. We are delighted to acknowledge receipt of €600 for St. Brigid’s Ward in the Liver Unit and our thanks to all concerned for their generosity to St. Vincent’s.


  2. 2022 Women’s Mini Marathon – Thank you to our fundraisers

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    A very sincere thanks to all our supporters who took part in the 2022 Women’s Marathon on Sunday 5th June last, fundraising for various causes here in St. Vincent’s.

    From this year’s event, over €14,000 has been raised for causes such as Neuro Endocrine Tumour, I.C.U., Liver Unit, the Hugh Cooney Fund for Counselling support in St. Vincent’s Private Hospital and for Patient Care.

    See photos below of some of our great supporters.



  3. Tom & Yvonne Smyth, with Carnew Mart – fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research

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    In one of the most inventive fundraisers we have experienced, Tom & Yvonne Smyth decided to raised funds from the sale of a bullock, to support Breast Cancer Research in St. Vincent’s, where Tom’s sister Bridie had been a patient.

    In an outstanding partnership with Carnew Mart, the bullock was auctioned on Saturday 4th June and fetched an extraordinarily fine price of €2,500. Carnew Mart topped this up with a direct contribution of €500 and subsequent donations from people aware of the sale, amounted to €600. The €3,600 thus raised is a terrific contribution to Breast Cancer Research here in St. Vincent’s.

    Pictured are members of Tom & Yvonne’s family, including his sister Bridie and grand-daughter Casey, along with Dawn from Carnew Mart.

  4. Virginia Credit Union Coffee Morning Fundraiser in Memory of Amanda Brady.

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    Stephanie Bell, along with friends and colleagues in Virginia Credit Union in Co. Cavan, are organising a Coffee Morning to raise funds for a number of charities on Saturday, June 11th

    The event is in memory of their great friend Amanda Brady who died in 2021. May she Rest in Peace.

    We are grateful that St. Vincent’s Foundation is included among the beneficiaries of this day.

    We wish Stephanie and all involved, every success with our thanks.


  5. Take part in VHI Women’s Mini Marathon – Sunday 5th June 2022

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    We would like to thank all who have supported St. Vincent’s over many years, by taking part and fundraising in the Women’s Mini Marathon.

    If you are taking part in this year’s event, why not fundraise for St. Vincent’s Hospital to assist patient care.

    You can select the medical cause within the hospital that you want to support.

    To register and for further details log onto

    Please consider setting up a fundraising page for St. Vincent’s Foundation.

    After you have registered, please phone us on 01-2215065 or email for a sponsorship pack.


  6. Mine Electricians at Boliden Tara Mines – In Memory donation:

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    In memory of their late friend and colleague, John Galvin R.I.P., the Mine Electricians at Boliden Tara Mines, made a donation of €1,000 for Oncology Research here in St. Vincent’s.

    The group have on two previous occasions also raised funds for this great cause and their commitment is testimony to the affection in which John was held by his colleagues and friends.

    Our thanks to all associated with this donation, in memory and appreciation of the kindness and treatment shown to their late colleague.


  7. Jillian McNulty’s Valentines Ball 2022

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    One of our most extraordinary fundraising supporters over many, many years has been Jillian McNulty from County Longford.

    She has ranged across a multitude of fundraising events, all of them highly successful and in the process, has raised an enormous amount of money for medical care, particularly Cystic Fibrosis and Renal care. St. Vincent’s has been a beneficiary of almost €23,000.

    Jillian’s main event this year was a highly successful and enjoyable Valentine’s Ball in Lough Rynn Castle, Mohill, Co. Leitrim, following a series of these events. From this Jillian presented €4,000 to St. Vincent’s – of which €3,000 is committed to the Cystic Fibrosis Unit and €1,000 for the Renal Unit here.

    On behalf of our patients we owe so much to this extraordinary young woman. 

    Thank you, once again, Jillian.



  8. Eamonn & Mary Burke’s St. Stephen’s Day Charity Swim 26/12/2021 in aid of the Liver Unit

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    On St. Stephen’s Day last, Eamonn & Mary Burke from Arklow along with family and supporters took to the sea at South Beach in Arklow for their 11th annual Charity Day Swim in aid of the Liver Unit here in St. Vincent’s. 

    Because of the Covid-19 restrictions pertaining at the time, it appeared that the event would not go ahead. However, the annual event has engendered such popular support that many participants pressed for it to proceed again this year.  It did, and once again, was most successful. The proceeds from all supporters, including Rabobank’s Partnership Fund amounted to €3,905.

    All proceeds as normal from this event, are devoted to the Liver Unit in St. Vincent’s, where Mary and Eamonn over many years have raised approximately €63,000.  We are most indebted for this wonderful generosity.

    A big Thank You also to every supporter this year and over all the years, and of course a very special thanks to Eamonn Mary and their family.

    See below photos from the event and the recent cheque presentation by Eamonn & Mary.


    Mary Burke and Michael O’Reilly get knocked down by a wave during the St. Stephen’s day swim in Arklow, Co.Wicklow

    Cillian Finn at the St. Vincent’s Foundation, St. Stephen’s day swim on the South Beach, Arklow

    The Burke family at the St. Vincent’s Foundation, St. Stephen’s day swim on the South Beach, Arklow

    Kyle, Halle and David Burke at the St. Vincent’s Foundation, St. Stephen’s day swim on the South Beach, Arklow

    Michael O’Reilly and Mary Burke at the St. Vincent’s Foundation, St. Stephen’s day swim on the South Beach, Arklow

  9. L.C.C. Tennis Club fundraiser for the Liver Unit

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    In support of a club member, Finbarr O’Regan, the Tennis Club organised fundraising for St. Vincent’s Liver Unit. Finbarr, a liver transplant recipient and former member of staff in St. Vincent’s, was hugely supported, reflecting his popularity.

    Finbarr and Gerry Collery, representing the Tennis Club presented a cheque for €1,220 to Liver Unit Consultant, Prof. Ross McNicholas recently.

    We are greatly indebted to everyone who supported this successful outcome.

  10. Annual fundraising by St. Michael’s College

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    Apart from the educational and sporting achievements of St. Michael’s College, they have also placed a strong emphasis on imbuing their students with a high sense of social responsibility.  This is manifested every year in a huge fundraising for a variety of charities through the sale of Christmas trees.

    St. Vincent’s Foundation is fortunate to have been a beneficiary for many years now.

    This year the management and students presented €2,500 to the Foundation to be directed to Pancreatic Cancer research in the hospital.

    Over the years St. Michael’s College have raised €24,000 for projects in St. Vincent’s. The impact of these has been enormous for our patients and we deeply appreciate the continued support.

    Pictured below are St. Michael’s students, accompanied by Aidan O’Donnell, Deputy Principal, presenting the fundraising to John Hickey, St. Vincent’s Foundation