From The Heart

Marc is 44 years old. He lives in Roscommon, near Carrick on Shannon, with his wife Geraldine and their two children who are 10 and 5 years old. He is also living with heart failure.


Kay Flynn is 67 years old. She lives in Sligo with her husband, Michael, where she worked as a registrar for the HSÉ. She is also living with heart failure.


David Best is 79 years old. He lives in Sligo with his wife, Dympna. He is also living with heart failure.


Attracta is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Heart Failure, working in Sligo University Hospital. When asked why she chose to [...]


Gerald McTernan is 72 years old. He lives in Leitrim with his wife Nora. He is also living with heart failure.


One of the programmes here at Croí is a Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme, designed to provide ongoing support and [...]


Written by Croí's Cardiovascular Nurse Specialist, Patricia Hall Cardiovascular disease is an umbrella term for all types of disease that [...]


By Christine Houlihan, Sligo IT student on placement with Croí Your beloved may have the key to your heart, but [...]


The New Year offers us a fresh start to make some changes in our lives. But change can be difficult [...]


This time of year can be overwhelming when it comes to food, especially if you are focused on losing some [...]


We received a lovely note from Róisín, a Transition Year student from St. Paul’s Secondary School, Oughterard, who just completed […]


The festive season should be enjoyed, but with temptations all around we may need that extra bit of motivation to [...]


Thank you, Team Croí Charities change the world and people’s lives but they would not survive without their supporters! Today […]


Below are some tips to help tweak your favourite recipes to make them healthier and still taste great! Watch the […]


The 2018 World Diabetes Day is happening on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The campaign is led by the International Diabetes [...]


Written by Croí Dietitian Aisling Harris. Extract taken from Aisling’s blog, The Superfit Foodie.  Quite often when I hear a […]


Day tripping along the Wild Atlantic Way – the best medicine! By Annie Costelloe, Croí Health Programmes Coordinator ‘Breathe deeply of […]


In recognition of 2018 World Stroke Day, we held a lovely tea party for our Stroke Yoga participants, Stroke Support Group […]


A huge thank you to the 5th year students at Yeats College, Galway, who organised a lovely bake sale on […]


  So I had one hell of an adventure cycling to Paris in aid of Croí Heart & Stroke Charity! […]


Welcome to the Couch to 5km plan  – don’t forget to register for the 4th annual Croí Night Run on October 12th […]


Welcome to the Couch to 5km plan  – don’t forget to register for the 4th annual Croí Night Run on October 12th […]


  If I can do the Croí Night Run 5km, anybody can!   No, really….  in late 2015 at 41, […]


Welcome to the Couch to 5km plan  – don’t forget to register for the 4th annual Croí Night Run on […]


“Healthy habits start at home, We want to help people establish a healthier way of life so they can be […]


Watching what you eat is one of the most important things you can do to prevent heart disease and stroke. […]


Physical activity helps to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke by lowering your blood pressure, increasing your ‘good’ […]


Welcome to the Couch to 5km plan  – don’t forget to register for the 4th annual Croí Night Run on […]


When you decide to start Couch to 5K such as our Night Run on the 12th of October this year, […]


Constant stress — whether from a traffic-choked daily commute, unhappy marriage, or heavy workload — can have real physical effects […]


Many women spend so much of their time chasing after others that their own health gets neglected. Did you know […]


Long gone are the days when treats were limited to after mass on a Sunday or in the lunch box […]


By adjusting the ingredients you use in cooking and baking, you can incorporate treats into your healthy eating lifestyle. Butter […]


A-Z of fundraising ideas! Did you know Croí is an independently funded charity, and that our fight against heart disease […]


The Summer party season is officially upon us with staff Summer parties, family get togethers and old friend catch ups […]


Salmon and other oily fish such as mackerel, herring, trout and sardines are a great source of polyunsaturated fats which […]


This is a lovely fruit summer salad, perfect for those hot summer afternoons or evenings. Avocados and nuts are a […]


Question: This is probably a silly question, but if I have low blood pressure do I have to worry about […]


Are medium chain triglycerides good or bad? Coconut oil is a source of medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s) (this is the […]


2 weeks to the Tour de Lough Corrib Charity Cycle in aid of Croí. Fueling your cycle is of utmost […]