The 2023 Brain Tumour Awareness Week takes place from 29th October to 4th November with a special line-up of events.

Brain Tumour Awareness Week 2023 Events’ Line-Up:

Children’s Colouring Competition 

We are running a children’s colouring competition throughout our awareness week. You can download this years’ spooky image for printing here. Email your entires to and share on your social media pages!

Free Webinar: Brainwise – Living Well with a Brain Tumour

Wild Youth band member, Conor O’Donohoe, is the special guest at a forthcoming public webinar “Brain Wise: Living Well with a Brain Tumour” being organised by Brain Tumour Ireland, the national charity supporting people with a brain tumour and their families, to coincide with International Brain Tumour Awareness Week (October 30th to November 4th).

Conor sadly lost his mum, Jackie, to a brain tumour in 2011. Then, just 17 years’ old, Conor will speak about how he navigated that time, how that event spurred him to live his very best life, and how his mum continues to inspire him.

The webinar, which takes place on Tuesday October 31st at 6.30pm, will also see presentations from Nutritionist Gaye Godkin on eating well following treatment for a brain tumour, and jointly from Senior Social Worker (Beaumont Hospital) Stacey Devanney and Occupational Therapist (Beaumont Hospital) Mairead Traynor on navigating relationships at a time of great emotional trauma.

Register for free tickets to the webinar here.

Information Evening on Brain Tumour Research 

Hosted by the Royal College of Surgeons, Brain Tumour Ireland are hosting an information evening to discuss ongoing advancements in brain tumour research in Ireland. 

The event will take place on Wednesday, 1st November from 6.15pm in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Stephen’s Green. The research will be introduced by Professor Annette Byrne, Head of the RCSI Precision Cancer Medicine Group. 

Registration for RCSI Research Event tickets here.

Bedtime Stories with Brain Tumour Ireland

This year we have arranged for the paediatric consultants and neurosurgeons who treat children with brain tumours to read a bedtime story. The recordings will be available online for parents and children to hear their consultant and neurosurgeon reading some of their favourite bedtime stories. 

Stories will be read by:

Dr Jane Pears, paediatric consultant oncologist at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin

Mr John Caird, paediatric neurosurgeon at CHI Temple Street

Dr Irwin Gill, consultant paediatrician at CHI Temple Street

Ms Tafadzwa Mandiwanza, consultant neurosurgeon at CHI Temple Street

Walk and Talk event followed by lunch

Brain Tumour Ireland are hosting a ‘Walk and Talk’ event on Friday, 3rd November.

This Walk and Talk event will be held at:

The Regional Park, Ballincollig, Cork, meeting at 11.30am (main entrance car park, Inniscarra Bridge).

Register by email –

Let’s Dance: Céilí with Louise O’Connor

McAuley Place, Naas, Co Kildare from 2pm-3.30pm.

Register by email –

For further information on any of the events mentioned above, please email

You can also donate via our Enthuse page.

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