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Croí is delighted to collaborate with the University of Galway to bring Heartfest 2023 to the public with a choice of two events this September. The public is encouraged to visit either or both events which will run on Wednesday the 27th and Thursday the 28th of September.

Croí Heartfest Day 1 

Where: University of Galway, Upper Aula Maxima

When: Wednesday, September 27th

Time: 10am – 3pm

On Wednesday, September 27th, the University of Galway will host a community heart health awareness event as part of Croí’s Heartfest 2023 at the Upper Aula in the Quadrangle from 10 am – 3 pm.

To highlight World Heart Day, members of the public and University of Galway staff and students are invited to join the University’s Student & Staff Health and Wellbeing Team and the Croí Health Team to avail of heart health checks, talks on goal setting and physical activity for heart health, Nordic walking, and Tai Chi demonstrations and lots more. Through its cutting-edge research and academic endeavors, the University of Galway contributes daily to the fight against heart disease and stroke. It is fitting that Croí and the University of Galway are joining forces to host this event to promote cardiovascular health and to highlight the many ways that research and academia extend beyond lecture halls, labs and research papers to its beautiful campus and beyond. This special event aspires to positively influence the cardiovascular health and well-being of the lives of the people of Galway.


10:30 AM – 3:00PM

Pop up clinics & informational stands. Blood pressure monitors, Tai chi , Galway Sports Partnership, Fun
Fitness spot events.

1:10PM – 1:30PM

Heart Health & the importance of nutrition.

1:35PM – 1:55PM

The difference between scheduled & Fitbit
exercise in our journey of
good Heart Health.

2:00PM – 2:45PM

Taichi Taster

Meet Our Speakers

Dr. Lisa Hynes,
Health Psychologist & Head
of Health Programmes with Croí.

Dr. Ananya Gupta,
Assistant Professor,
Discipline of Physiology
Director of MSC in Exercise Physiology.


Croí Heartfest Day 2

Where: Croí House, Newcastle, H91 FF68

When: Thursday, September 28th

Time: 10am – 3pm

On Thursday, September 28th, Croí will celebrate Heartfest 2023 at the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre. In its second year, Heartfest is a free and holistic cardiovascular health and wellness day dedicated to empowering individuals and communities to get proactive about their cardiovascular health.  It will take place from 10 am – 3 pm at the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre, Moyola Lane, Newcastle, Galway, H91 FF68.

Visitors to the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre can avail of free Heart Health Checks, interactive educational sessions delivered by Croí’s multidisciplinary health team on topics such as risk factors for heart disease and stroke, healthy eating, goal setting and physical activity, and tasters for yoga and strength training. There will be a range of interactive digital stands offering attendees an insight into the future of technology and robotics in healthcare. In addition, there will be CPR demos and information on arts and health, music therapy and much more. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the facilities available at the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre and learn of the valuable community supports that are in place for heart and stroke survivors, families, carers and healthcare professionals.

‘Top Tips’ Talks from the Croí Health Team:

  • Managing risk factors for cardiovascular disease
  • Top tips for managing stress
  • Heart healthy nutrition advice

The talks will take place at 10.30am and 12.30pm

Both sessions will cover the same topics and will be followed by Exercise Taster classes in the gym upstairs.

Heart Health Checks | ‘Top Tips’ Talks from the Croí Health Team | Yoga & Back to Fitness Tasters | Interactive Digital Health Stands

These two important events are being held in recognition of World Heart Day which falls on Friday the 29th of September. World Heart Day is a reminder to everyone around the world to take care of their hearts. Because when we know more, we can take better care.

This event is brought to you thanks to AstraZeneca.

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