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The Irish Kidney Association has 25 branches around the country. Click on the tabs below to find the Branch Secretary nearest you.

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We wish to say a hugh thank you to all our volunteers who helped out over donor awareness week. It was a very successful week.

Chairperson: Pat May
Secretary: Tom Phelan
Treasurer: Thomas Hughes

The Carlow Branch was founded in September 1979, and we have a membership of around 40 people.

Branch Meeting: Seven Oak’s Hotel, Carlow. All members are notifed in advance and if you would like to check the date of out next meeting please contact Gertrude on 087-7809481 You would be most welcome to come along.

Our main social event is our Christmas party which is usually held in early December on a Sunday afternoon around 5pm. It is an evening for chat and catching up with fellow members and patients.

For anyone who would like to join our branch or contact the Carlow Branch, please phone Tom on 087 267 3605

Branch Meetings:
Branch Meetings are held 5-6 times a year between October and June.
Usually on a Monday night, 8.30pm to 10.00pm.
New meeting venue: The Errigal House Hotel, Cavan Road, Cootehill, Co. Cavan.
Secretary notifies members who have expressed an interest in attending meetings 8 to 10 days beforehand.

Organ Donor Awareness Week March/April.
Church Gate Collections – 3rd weekend in June every year.

Social Events:
Annual Christmas Party held on first Sunday in December for patients.
Alternates between a hotel in Cavan and Monaghan every year.

Branch Committee:
Chairperson – Eamon Malone, Toneymore House, Toneymory, Cavan
Secretary – Richard Conlon, Drumnaveil North, Station Road, Cootehill, Co Cavan
Treasurer – Karl Cronin, 13 Landsdowne Manor, Swellan Lower, Co Cavan
Board Member – Eamon Malone, Toneymore House, Toneymory, Cavan

by Karl Cronin
Over the last number of months, there was a notable increase in the number of patients called for a kidney transplant from the area. We extend our congratulations to them all and wish them continued good health for many years to come. On their behalf, we extend our deepest gratitude to the fantastic staff in both the Renal Unit in Cavan General Hospital and the Transplant Unit in Beaumont Hospital for their tireless care and dedication to all our renal patients.

Our monthly meetings will resume shortly in The White Horse Hotel, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. If you would like to receive notification about our meetings, please text your details to (086) 8513173 and I will include you on our mailing list.

First Tuesday of every second month except January, April and summer months. Members are advised by circular; newcomers are recommended to check with the Secretary.

The Dublin North Branch of the IKA consits of over 290 members. The Branch meets regularly in the Renal Transplant Support Unit, Beaumont Hospital usually at 8:15pm. on Monday evenings. Members are informed of each meeting 10 days in advance.

A Note for new members
We hope that, as Dublin North is such a big branch, that some of the new members might consider coming on a Monday evening, meet the members and have a cuppa. We would love to meet you some time. All the meetings take place in the Beaumont Renal Transplant Support Unit (near the top of the main driveway to the hospital after the 1st roundabout, take the next left through the barrier).

Branch Committee

Board Member – Karen Concannon
Chairperson – James Reynolds
Secretary – Peter Pardoe
Treasurer – Owen Kelleher


Branch Meetings

We meet on the second Thursday of each month in Cheeverstown House, Kilvare, Templeogue, Dublin 6W.


Branch Facebook Page

Branch Meeting: 3rd Thursday of every month at 8.00pm. in the Anno Santo Hotel, Threadneedle Road, Salthill, Galway. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have any queries about our branch and our activities.

Branch Committee:
Stephen O’Sullivan – Chairperson
Eoin Madden – Secretary

Branch Meeting: Usually every three months. Venue: Alternate between Killarney and Tralee.

Branch Committee: Theresa Looney – President
- Chairperson
Brona Tennyson – P.R.O.
Ellen Flanagan & Pat Joyce – Treasurer
Patsy Kelleher – Secretary

The Louth/Meath Branch of the Irish Kidney Association was founded in August 1987. At that time there was only 10 members, which has now increased to over 100 members at present.

We hold our Branch Meetings on the first Tuesday of every month. We have 10 meetings every year, one of which is the AGM. We also have a Mass of Remembrance and Thanksgiving in the month of May. All meetings begin at 8.30pm and finish off with a cup of tea where it gives members a chance to have a friendly chat with one another.

Anyone wishing to obtain more information about the Branch can do so by contacting one of the following members.

Tom Geary – 042 932 6641
Valerie Brady – 046 907 2447

Branch Committee:

Jimmy Jervis – Chairperson
Maura Quigley – Secretary
John Cormican – Treasurer

Branch meetings are held from from September to June in the Abbey Hotel.

Our branch meetings take place on the 1st Tuesday of the month and are held in The Sligo Park Hotel at 8pm. Meetings run from Sept to June.

Chairperson Michael mcHugh 086 1736232
Secretary Geraldine Jenkins 086 0550936
Vice Chairperson Eileen Nolan 086 1963500
Treasurer Bernie McHugh 087 6824574

Branch Meeting: Our next meeting is on Tuesday 31st January at: Children’s Group Link, Military Rd, Waterford. New members welcome.

Donor Week 31st to 7th April 2012: We will be selling flowers etc at the local supermarkets in Waterford City, Tramore and Dungarvan.

We welcome anybody who would be interested in joining our Association or even to help out at any of the above, please contact us.

Branch Committee: Patrick Davin – Chairperson
Georgina Butler – Treasurer

Branch Meeting
Meetings are held in both the Annebrook Hotel, Mullingar and The Shamrock Lodge, Athlone. If you are interested in attending our meetings please text me on 087 7566579 and I will include you on our mailing list. We would like to welcome any new members to our join our friendly meetings and enjoy a cup of tea with us.

Branch Committee
Edward Flood-Chairperson
Cathy Smith -Secretary
Eileen Duncan -Treasurer

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