Brain Tumour Ireland News

Brain Tumour Ireland’s Inaugural Golf Classic

On Friday 24th May, Brain Tumour Ireland held its inaugural Golf Classic in Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare.

Sandra Doyle, Fay & Eugene McMahon, Pauline Nally, Liam Burke and Caroline O'Leary at the Golf Classic.

Sandra Doyle, Fay & Eugene McMahon, Pauline Nally, Liam Burke and Caroline O’Leary at the Golf Classic.

The day was a great success overall. The sun shone as the teams set out to tackle the challenging but beautiful Dromoland course.

Brain Tumour Ireland would like to thank everyone who took part on the day to help raise funds and awareness for the charity.

John Fox, Pauline Nally, Helen O’Donnell & Nolladgh Noonan.

The winning team! John Fox, Nolladgh Noonan,  Pauline Nally & Helen O’Donnell.



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Standard Life

I had always thought I would take Mom on a holiday just to say thanks for everything she had done for me over the years. Since I’m not really much of a shopper or a spa weekend kind of guy I thought a few days walking the Camino in Spain might be something we would both enjoy and would be a good way to spend some time together; walking and chatting. But you always think you have all the time in the world and as too often happens life got in the way, the holiday never happened and time unfortunately ran out for Mom.

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Brain Tumour Ireland – The Ronnie Fehily Foundation is holding its inaugural Golf Classic and would be delighted if you could join us

The charity golf classic is being held in Dromoland Castle Golf Course which is widely regarded as one of the finest 18 hole parkland golf courses in the Country. This is a great opportunity to play a challenging course which has been described as an experience never to be forgotten while also helping to raise much needed funds and awareness for Brain Tumours in Ireland.

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Join us for a discussion to assess the needs of the brain tumour community in Ireland.

This event is aimed at all those affected by brain tumours in Ireland; be they patients, families, carers, doctors, nurses etc. We would love to hear from you about the needs of the brain tumour community in Ireland Read more

This coming April, for 7 days straight, Michael Feeney will eat and drink nothing but camel milk…….

In an effort to raise much needed funds and awareness for Brain Tumour Ireland, Michael will embark on an ambitious campaign where he will fast for 7 days, relying solely on camel milk as his only source of nourishment.  Sounds crazy? Well, you’re right, it kind of is!

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Walk Around the World – Brain Tumour Ireland’s first official fund-raising event

Brain Tumour Ireland held our first charity fundraiser (Walk in the park) in Marley Park, Dublin on Sunday the 18th of November at 1pm.
It was a huge success. We were working in conjunction with the International Brain Tumour Alliance on their “Walk around the world for brain tumours” project which involves a symbolic donation of the miles you have walked to help them achieve their target of circling the earth for brain tumour awareness.
We were thrilled that 125 people came along on a chilly Sunday afternoon to support us. In all, we banked 500km (311 miles) for the International Brain Tumour Alliance and helped to fundraise just over €1,700 for Brain Tumour Ireland.
We had a great afternoon and are once again so appreciative of the support and encouragement received to date. We are excited about hosting more fundraisers in the New Year. Indeed we look forward to hearing from anyone who might be interested in getting involved or hosting their own event for the charity.

Official Launch of Ireland’s newest charity – Brain Tumour Ireland

Brain Tumour Ireland had its official launch in the Westbury hotel on Saturday the 3rd of November 2012. In what was a successful day, a number of prestigious guest speakers spoke to the assembled supporters. Kathy Oliver (Co director of International Brain Tumour Alliance) spoke about brain tumour patients, families and caregivers and the many challenges on the journey. Mr Stephen McNally (Neuro surgeon, Beaumont Hospital) addressed the packed room explaining where brain tumour treatment was at this current juncture in Ireland and where it hoped to be in the future. Liam Burke (Brain tumour survivor) recalled the shock and depression from the first diagnosis of his brain tumour to the positivity of attitude with which he used to take on the disease. He emphasised the importance of the love and support of family and those closest to you whilst undertaking this journey. And finally, Waterford native, Caroline Kane (Coordinator of Brain tumour support group in Cork and brain tumour survivor) spoke about the origins of the Irish Brain Tumour Support Group. She explained how she became involved in this group and the importance of having support groups. A very successful day concluded with a cup of tea and a chat amongst the assembled group that arrived as strangers and left as friends.

Ryan Tubridy

Leinster players Luke Fitzgerald, Jack McGrath and Leo Auva’a came out in force this week to help spread the word about Brain Tumour Ireland and Brain Tumour Awareness week running from 28 October – 3 November, 2012

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Ruth Scott and Gavin Duffy