Brain Tumour Ireland News

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Music Therapy Series

Brain Tumour Ireland is holding a series of music therapy classes online for brain tumour patients, their family members and carers.

Thank you to music therapist Jess O’Donoghue for the gift of her time and talents to this series, which is free of charge to participants.

The sessions incorporate guided music relaxation and allow time to switch off and focus on your wellbeing.

Contact to register your free place and we will send you the link and password.

The next session is on Friday 3rd July at 12pm.

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Caring for Carers- Coffee Morning and Information Session (via Zoom)


Caring for carers is so important, especially at this time.

We hope you can join our upcoming zoom coffee morning and information session, which is open to family, friends and carers of brain tumour patients.

Register for this free event by emailing and we will send out your Coffee Morning Gift Box ahead of the event.


International Survey – “COVID-19: the brain tumour patient and caregiver experience”

The International Brain Tumour Alliance and the US Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) are conducting an international survey “COVID-19: the brain tumour patient and caregiver experience”.

The survey closes on 30 April 2020.

Click here to take part.

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Coronavirus (COVID-2019)

Do you need information or support? Maybe even just a chat?

We are here.

We know that this is a very challenging time for people living with brain tumours, particularly anyone receiving a new diagnosis. We want to continue to support you, your families and/or carers.

What is the most difficult aspect of COVID-19 for you at the moment? Is there any way that burden can be eased for you?

Contact us at or by calling 085 7219000. The phone is manned Monday – Thursday but if you do not get us immediately you can leave a message and we will get back to you.

Together we will get through this challenging time.


See here for our dedicated COVID-19 advice page.

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Important notice for the brain tumour community in Ireland

An important public notice was placed in newspapers by Beaumont Hospital this weekend.

If you or an adult family member were treated for a brain tumour at Beaumont Hospital between 29 November 1987 and 7 August 2018 you should consult this website here.

The website describes a study being conducted by Beaumont Hospital and it explains how you or your family member can be excluded from the research if you so choose.

All queries in relation to the study can be directed to or by calling 017977726.

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UPDATE: Unfortunately due to the evolving situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the organisers of the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon have had to postpone this year’s race. We commend the organisers in this decision.

We hope you will be able to join team BTI for this great event whenever it is rearranged! 


Join team BTI for the 2020 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon!

This year’s event takes place on SUNDAY 31st May at 2pm.

We will be in D2 Bar, Harcourt St on the day to mind your bags and provide some well-deserved post-race refreshments and nibbles!

By joining the Brain Tumour Ireland team you will be helping to fund brain tumour research as well as our work in supporting brain tumour patients and their families.

It’s easy to sign up! Follow the simple three step process here:

Help us to make this the biggest BTI team yet for the Women’s Mini Marathon!


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Brain Tumour Ireland Family Day at Barretstown Camp!

Brain Tumour Ireland is holding a Family Day at Barretstown Camp, Co. Kildare!

It takes place on Sunday, 1st December, 2019, with registration at 10am.

This is a free event for children who have been affected by a brain tumour, as well as their siblings, parents and grandparents.

We hope you will join us for a day of carefree fun for all. Activities include Christmas decoration making and general arts and crafts; baking; archery; the climbing wall; the zipline; crazy golf; lego and lots of other fun games!

Pre- registration is essential. Please contact to book a place for your family.

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Remembrance Service 2019

The annual Brain Tumour Ireland remembrance service will take place on Sunday 24th November @ 3pm in the Wisdom Centre 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.

Please click here for a map of the venue. It can be accessed from Ormond Street, which is just off Cork Street, in Dublin 8.

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!


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

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.

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


RSVP: If you wish to attend please rsvp to Fiona by emailing

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Special Exhibition for Brain Tumour Awareness Week

Deb Fanning Millinery and Emma Synnott Photography present ‘TIL DEATH DO US PART.


Register on Eventbrite:

For one night only, Deb Fanning and Emma Synnott will present their very first joint exhibition ‘Til Death do us Part, taking place at Crow Street, Temple Bar on November 1st 2019, from 6pm.

Deb Fanning is an award nominated Irish Milliner who just recently had pieces on sale in Brown Thomas in the lead up to the Galway Races Summer Festival. Emma Synnott is a well established Irish Photographer with a huge interest in exploring editorial fashion photography.

Over the last year we have been working towards this very personal exhibition to showcase a collective piece of work. Having both lost our Dad’s over the last 18 months, we became a huge support system for each other through the unique journey of meandering grief. We decided to work on a project together that would help us to express our grief, and using our creative abilities, focus on opening and normalising a healthy conversation around grief.

The exhibition will display a brand new 12 piece collection from Deb under the theme ‘Til Death do us Part’ – including 6 white and 6 black hats and headpieces.

Emma will display photographs taken of the collection on the night, shot in editorial style, a new style for Emma to choose, alongside the actual pieces made by Deb for this joint exhibition.

November 1st is ‘Day of the Dead’ – a holiday which involves family and friends gathering to remember friends and family members who have died, and to help support their spiritual journey. In Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle. Mexicans view it not as a day of sadness but as a day of celebration. We want to encourage continuing this conversation as something that is healthy and part of life.

On the Night:

This exhibition is FREE OF CHARGE, however, donations would be greatly appreciated to support both the Brain Tumour Ireland and Irish Heart Foundation charities.

The venue has a full bar and we will provide snacks and nibbles for attendees on the night.