Brain Tumour Ireland Events

Today we spent time with the people from Beaumont Hospital’s Centre of Education, talking to nurses who are taking a neuro-oncology course.

Meeting with nurses in Beaumont’s Centre of Education.

We spoke with them about brain tumours and the specific needs of brain tumour patients and their families.

Natasha Smith (Chair of Brain Tumour Ireland) explained why the charity was formed. She outlined both the work that has been done to date, and our plans for the future.

James Murphy, a brain tumour patient and great supporter of our charity, spoke about his hospital experiences, both negative and positive. He detailed his patient experience from the time of his diagnosis right through to his surgery and treatment.

We are very grateful to Beaumont’s Centre of Education for the opportunity to advocate on behalf of the brain tumour community with this great group of nurses who are seeking to achieve the highest standards in the care they give to brain tumour patients.

Brain Tumour Ireland is hosting a Remembrance Service on Saturday, 19th of November in Dublin. This event is open to people who have lost a loved one due to a brain tumour.

It is a non-denominational service taking place in the peaceful surroundings of the Wisdom Centre Dublin.

We are fortunate to have the wonderful Padraic Cawley to facilitate. You can learn more about Padraic’s work here.

All participants will have an opportunity, should they wish, to share memories, reflections, poems and music together. We also welcome those who wish to attend and simply listen, it is not compulsory to participate!

Singer and harpist Deirdre Seaver will provide music for the event. Those who attended last year will remember the beautiful music performed by Deirdre on the day. You can learn more about her work here.

Time: 10am with service starting at 10.30am.

Location: The Wisdom Centre, Dublin 8. Please click here for a map showing the location of the venue.

We would love you to join us for tea/coffee and a chat after the service.

To reserve your place please contact

The Dublin Wellness Day will take place in the Wisdom Centre, Dublin 8 on Saturday 10th September.

This free event is open to brain tumour patients as well as family members and carers. In addition to benefiting from the scheduled sessions, previous participants have reported the positives of meeting with other brain tumour patients and sharing experiences and advice.

The event will start at 10.00am and will finish at approximately 3.15pm.

Full details are available here: Wellness Day Dublin 2016

You can register your free place by emailing




The Brain Tumour Ireland Cork Wellness Day will take place on Saturday, 7th May in the Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork.

This is a chance for our friends in the brain tumour community to take some time out to focus on themselves and their well-being.

The day will feature mindfulness, art therapy and a nutrition session.

Full information about the event can be found here.

If you wish to attend, please register your interest by emailing



Volunteer Information Day and Launch of Strategic Plan

Brain Tumour Ireland is holding a Volunteer Information event to coincide with the launch of our Strategic Plan.

You can read the plan in full here.

 This is a chance for our friends and supporters to learn about Brain Tumour Ireland’s plans for the coming years and find out how you can get involved if you wish to do so.

Please note there is no requirement to commit to any involvement! You are more than welcome to attend this event if you simply wish to hear about our plans and/or suggest ideas.


We are extremely grateful to the Westbury Hotel for giving us complimentary use of their meeting room for this event.


When: Saturday, 23rd April 12-2pm

Where: The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2.

Register your place by emailing



Women’s Mini Marathon 2016

This year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon, takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th June 2016 at 2.00pm.

Please get in touch with us ( if you would like to run, jog or walk with the Brain Tumour Ireland team!

We can send you Brain Tumour Ireland t-shirts and we can also provide official sponsorship cards if you need.

The Brain Tumour Ireland team will get together on the day of the race and provide storage for your bags and some well deserved light refreshments after the race! We will meet in the Garden area of D2, Harcourt St Dublin. Drop in anytime from 11am.

All the race information you need can be found here.


The annual Brain Tumour Ireland run / walk event to fundraise for our work in supporting brain tumour patients and their families, takes place on Sunday, 1st November in Corkagh Park Dublin.

This event forms part of  “Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours”, a project co-coordinated by the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA). We will donate the mileage covered in Corkagh Park to the IBTA’s “World Walk” target of circling the earth to raise awareness of brain tumours globally.

To help contribute to the mileage and donate to the work of Brain Tumour Ireland, come join us in Corkagh Park! See further information below:

When: Sunday, 1st November 2015

Where:  Corkagh Park, Clondalkin,  Dublin 22

Start time:   11:00am

Meet:  Car Park at St. John’s Grove entrance off Fonthill Road South (main entrance to Corkagh Park). Accessible by bus 68 or 69 from Aston Quay to Clondalkin.

Sign in & t-shirt pick up:  9.30 – 10.15am

Registration is available here or you can register on the day at Corkagh Park between 9.30 – 10.15am

  • 10k timed run €20 (Free technical race t-shirt with timing chip)
  • 5k timed run €15 (Free technical race t-shirt with timing chip)
  • 5k untimed run & walk €10 (Free t-shirt)


  • Bag/key drop off point
  • Toilets
  • Parking

Women’s Mini Marathon 2015

We are extremely grateful to all those running, jogging and walking the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon for Brain Tumour Ireland and we look forward to seeing you on race day, Monday 1st June.

If you wish to run in aid of Brain Tumour Ireland it’s not too late! Just contact to let us know.

You can collect your Brain Tumour Ireland t-shirt before the race in D2 (Harcourt Hotel) Harcourt Street, Dublin 2. Directions and map are available here.

The BTI team will be in D2 from 11.30am onwards and will have someone present to mind your belongings if you wish to leave bags there.

Further information about the Women’s Mini Marathon, including the race route, is available here.
Please note the new start and finish points for this year’s event.

We hope you will join us in D2 after the race for some well deserved refreshments! See you all on Bank Holiday Monday.


Wellness DayBrain Tumour Ireland is pleased to announce two Wellness Days for brain tumour patients, their families, carers or friends.

This is a chance for our friends in the brain tumour community to take some time out to focus on themselves and their wellbeing.

Relax with our yoga sessions, rejuvenate through the medium of expressive art and inform yourself through our nutrition talks.

The Wellness Days take place in Dublin (Saturday, 11th April) and Cork (Saturday, 23rd May).

Full details of the upcoming Cork Wellness Day are available here: Wellness Day Cork.

Please contact if you wish to attend. Places are free of charge and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Thanks to all who made the Dublin Wellness Day a great success. Special thanks go to:
Orla Fitzgerald Yoga Instructor & Acupuncturist,
Patricia Daly Nutritional Therapist (BA Hons, dipNT, mBANT, mNTOI),
Cathy O’Brien Tamalpa Embodied Leader, who facilitated the expressive arts session.


Calling all Ladies!

Entries have opened for this year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon, taking place in Dublin on Bank Holiday Monday, 1st June 2015.

If you would like to run, jog or walk the Mini Marathon in aid of Brain Tumour Ireland, please contact us at and we will post you out a sponsorship card.

You can register for the VHI Women’s Marathon here.

Be sure to come and say hello at our meeting point on the day:

“D Two” on Harcourt Street, Dublin 2. 

We will be in D Two before and during the Mini Marathon so you can collect your free race t-shirt there and also leave your gear there where we will mind it.

We will also be there after the Mini Marathon, when, with the hard work behind us, we will all have more time to chat and enjoy some much needed refreshments!

Thank you for your continued support;  we really appreciate it and it allows us to carry out important work on behalf of the brain tumour community in Ireland.