Support Goes Full-Circle

Croí is honoured to have been chosen as Aurivo’s charity partner for 2019. Each year, Aurivo choose a different charity to support in an effort to give back to the local community. Throughout the year, Aurivo employees, members and customers are running a series of events to help support the Courtyard Apartments at Croí House.

The Courtyard Apartments are a much-needed facility which allow family members to be as close as possible to patients who are in hospital for cardiac or stroke care in Galway University Hospitals. The apartments are open 365 days a year and have a 98% occupancy rate, with many families coming from the Mid/North West. Due to the high demand of the facility, Croí is extremely grateful for Aurivo’s support in helping us to continue providing this vital service to families all across Ireland.

In an event of total serendipity, the day Aurivo announced their partnership with Croí, a member of their staff required the services of the Courtyard Apartments. Energy Manager, Marty Dervin, who has worked with Aurivo for over 30 years, travelled to Galway after he experienced a problem with his stents following a heart attack in 2011. Marty had previously been unaware of the Courtyard Apartments which meant that the situation was a complete coincidence. Croí was delighted to help Marty and his family, who are from Ballina, and because of the Courtyard Apartments, he was able to undergo his procedure immediately.

The Courtyard Apartments at Croí House are there for those in need. They consist of three self-contained ground floor accommodation units, located just a ten-minute walk from University Hospital Galway. They are funded entirely by donations and events organised by Croí and have supported families from all over Ireland and even internationally.


For more information about the Courtyard Apartments, contact:
Tel: +353 91 544310



A Fantastic Summer Outing

It was a beautiful day for the Croí Stroke Support Group summer outing!

We visited Rathbaun Farm in Ardrahan, where we met the wonderful Frances who served up her amazing homemade scones, rhubarb jam and cream! We also watched a sheepdog demo and a sheep shearing demo by Fintan on the farm.

We then visited Athenry Heritage Centre for a guided tour of the centre and we dressed up in medieval costume! Fantastic experience and welcome from the team at the Heritage Centre and Athenry Castle. We finished the day with dinner at The Old Barracks Restaurant – such a lovely welcome.

Our group of 45, including stroke survivors and stroke carers, had the best day for our annual summer outing, and we are so grateful to everyone that made it a great success.

Special thanks to Joe at Donoghues of Galway for transporting us safely and being so thoughtful with our group.

#strokesupport #strokecarers #stroke #summerouting #summerevent

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Ireland West Airport bumper summer draw

Ireland West Airport launches online bumper summer draw in support of Croi, Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation and Hope House

Ireland West Airport in partnership with our three charities for 2019, Croí the Heart & Stroke Charity, The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation and Hope House are delighted to launch a ‘Bumper Summer Draw’ with a chance to win some fantastic prizes, with all proceeds going towards the three charities.

The bumper summer draw, which is part of the airport’s year long series of fundraising events, to support our three staff nominated charities will offer those who enter the chance to win some fantastic prizes:


  • 1st prize – 2 x All Ireland Senior Football Final tickets plus overnight accommodation in Dublin
  • 2nd prize – 2 x Tickets to any home Republic of Ireland Euro 2020 to be played between September and November 2019 at the Aviva Stadium plus overnight accommodation in Dublin
  • 3rd prize – 2 x Return flights to Manchester and 2 match tickets to Manchester United versus Manchester City at Old Trafford on March 7th 2020
  • 4th prize – 2 x tickets to Ireland v Italy in the 6 Nations in the Aviva Stadium on March 6th 2020 plus overnight accommodation in Dublin
  • 5th prize – 2 x tickets to Rod Stewart in Concert in the 3 Arena, Dublin, on December 4th 2019 plus overnight accommodation in Dublin
  • 6th prize – 2 x return flights to Tenerife from Ireland West Airport with Ryanair in winter 2019/2020
  • 7th prize – 2 x return flights to Cologne from Ireland West Airport with Ryanair in September 2019
  • 8th prize – 10km pleasure flight from Ireland West Airport around Mayo with Adventure Ireland

Tickets cost €5 with 3 entries for €10 to be in with a chance of winning these fantastic prizes. To enter visit Closing date for entry is Midnight Thursday 8th August 2019. Tickets will also be available to purchase on select dates at a dedicated desk in the airport terminal over the next few weeks. All proceeds go towards our three charity partners Croi, Hope House and the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.

Draw for the winners will be done live on the Ireland West Airport Facebook page on Friday August 9th at 3pm. Prizes will be drawn in order as detailed above.

Commenting on the launch, Donal Healy, Head of Marketing, Ireland West Airport said ‘The airport are delighted to be working with our charity partners on this fantastic bumper summer draw with the aim of raising as much money as possible for three great charities. There are some fantastic prizes on offer and all proceeds from the draw will go towards the three charities. This is the latest fundraising initiative by the airport following the huge success of our annual 5km runway run which took place in March and attracted over 1,500 participants. This is the fourth year of our staff charity programme which has to date raised almost €100,000 for Irish charities who all undertake such fantastic work which really does make such a difference to the people that they support in our community. We encourage people to show their support for the charities and to enter the draw on to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes’

Down to a tee

Repost from the Connacht Tribune, July 12, 2019

Fionnuala Curran Gillian Traynor Catherine Quinlan Kate O Meara from Bearna golf club at the The Bearna Golf and Country Club 3rd Annual AM AM sponsored by BURKEWAY HOMES. Photo:Andrew Downes, xposure.

Annual AM AM helps fund free facilities for families of heart patients

The golfers enjoyed a day out in the spectacular and sunny surrounds of Bearna Golf Club – but real winners of the annual Croí Heart & Stroke AM AM were the families who will use the charity’s facilities in the months and years ahead. Because the money raised from this third annual outing sponsored by Burkeway Homes will specifically support the Courtyard Apartments at Croí House. These have been specifically designed for short-term stays to allow family members to be as close as possible to patients who are in hospital for cardiac or stroke care in University Hospital Galway.

These three self-contained apartments are available all year round and provide accommodation to over 100 families each year free of charge. These apartments offer the vital comforts of home for tired and worried families and are a key component of the fantastic work undertaken by Croí. And that explains why this annual event receives such huge support from numerous Galway businesses, Bearna Golf Club members and local people through entering teams as well as sponsoring tees. The popular event is a fantastic way to increase awareness of the great work undertaken by Croí in the community, and its role in leading the fight against heart disease and stroke in the West of Ireland.

Winners of the annual AM AM in aid of Croí and sponsored by Burkeway Homes (from left) Kevin O’Reilly, Croi , winners Gearoid Walsh and Kevin Costelloe; Michael Burke, Burkeway Homes; winner Jack McGovern, Bearna Golf Club President Michael Commons, and Fred Fullard, Burkeway Homes.