May’s Christmas Garden

1st December 2020 - 5th January 2021 4:54 pm Tuam Road, Galway

May’s Christmas Garden is all aglow again this year and Croí is delighted to be the benefiting charity!

Every year, Galway Road in Tuam is lit up brightly by May’s Christmas Lights to the delight of families that come from near and far, all in an effort to raise much needed funds for Croí, the West of Ireland Heart and Stroke Charity.

Unfortunately, this year it will not be possible to walk in around the fantastic displays in May’s Christmas Garden, but you will be able to experience the magic of May’s Christmas Lights through pictures and videos on the Croí webpage.

You may also venture down to Tuam and drive past the garden to see the displays and lights in person. There will be a box to make cash donations at May’s Christmas Garden.

You can also donate by following the link here!

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28th Annual Annaghdown St. Stephen’s Day Turkey Walk

26th December 2020 12:00 am - 11:45 pm Annaghdown, Co. Galway

Organised by Croí Friends of Annaghdown

The 28th Annual Annaghdown St. Stephen’s Day Turkey Walk is going virtual this year and the Croí Friends of Annaghdown are inviting everyone to take part by walking or running a 5k or 10k in their local area!

Date: December 26th
Location: Your local area
Registration: €10 – register now!

All registrants are automatically entered into this year’s Turkey Walk Raffle – prizes include:

  • 2 nights B&B, plus 1 evening meal for 2 at the Clifden Station House Hotel
  • 2 nights B&B, plus 1 evening meal for 2 at the Great National Hotel, Ballina
  • Afternoon Tea with Bubbly for 2 at the House Hotel, Latin Quarter, Galway
  • Shampoo and Blowdry at David Martin Hairdressing Group
  • €30 Gift Voucher for Peter Mark

Over the last 27 years the Croí Friends of Annaghdown have held the St. Stephens Day Turkey Walk & Fun Run, raising in excess of €250,000 in the fight against Heart Disease and Stroke. We encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the 1st ever Virtual Turkey Walk & Fun Run and share your pictures on social media, making sure to tag Croí – fancy dress optional!!

If you would like to create your own personal Turkey Walk Fundraising page and help raise additional funds to support Croí’s work, you can do so here:

Please adhere to Government guidelines at all times.

Raffle terms and conditions:

  1. Raffle entry is €10 per person.
  2. Entry is through or by calling Peter Flaherty on 086 2515263 for more details
  3. Entry to raffle is closed at 8pm Saturday 26th
  4. Raffle draw takes place on 27th
  5. Prizes are as outlined on
  6. Winners will be announced on Croí Facebook Page
  7. Prizes cannot be exchanged for money

Anthony O’Brien Memorial “Virtual” Race Day

31st July 2020 4:50 pm - 6:00 pm Virtual Event
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Anthony O’Brien Memorial “Virtual” Galway Race Day, in aid of Croí

*Winners announced! Thank you to everyone who participated*

  • 1st place: Donal Curtin (Limerick) with 60.08
  • 2nd place: Stephen Rice (Dublin) with  24.16
  • 3rd place: Kevin O’Brien (Athlone) with 23.16

In April of 2015 the sudden passing of Anthony O’Brien left his family, friends, colleagues and the community of Athlone heartbroken.  Since his passing, Anthony’s family and friends have been committed to honouring his memory by raising funds for the Anthony O’Brien Memorial Fund at Croí, Heart & Stroke Charity. A year after his passing, Anthony’s family, friends and colleagues at Corrib Oil organised The Anthony O’Brien Memorial Cycle from Athlone to Galway, raising over €95,000 for Croí. Anthony’s family and friends have also supported the Croí Race Day at the Galway Races each year by gathering in his memory and raising much needed funds for Croí. Due to the current crisis, the Croí Race Day has been cancelled but we have decided to organise a “virtual” event on Friday, 31 July in Anthony’s memory to raise funds for those suffering from heart disease & stroke.

Please take part in our Galway Race Day event and help raise vital funds for Croí, plus be in with a chance to win one of three great prizes!

Race event: Friday, July 31st, Galway Summer Racing Festival. Your chance to pick the winners across the full race card, where the first race commences at 4:50pm.


How to take part:

  1. Simply make a donation of €50 through the entry form below
  2. Select one horse per race (8 races in total) from the dropdown form below (which will appear when you start to complete the entry form)
  3. You must enter before 3:30pm on Friday, July 31
  4. Once you have picked 8 horses, just sit back and watch the races!
  5. Competition winners will be announced before end of day Tuesday, Aug 4th, on the Croí website


Prizes to be won:

1st Prize: The Lodge at Ashford Castle Overnight stay for 2 with Breakfast in a Courtyard Deluxe Room

2nd Prize: Bed & Breakfast for two at the Eccles Hotel & Spa, Glengarrif, Cork

3rd Prize: 3 Course Dinner for two at Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe


How does it work?

For each race, you will gain points if your horse finishes in the top three. The greater the price (odds), the more points you gain. For example – if your horse is returned at 12-1 and finishes first you get 12 points, finishes second you get 6 points or finishes third you get 4 points. So starting price (odds) and finishing in the top 3 places determines the points you gain. Should there be a tie at the end of that day, a race will be picked on the Saturday to determine the winner with the same rules applying.



If your horse is a non-runner and you discover this before 2.30pm on Friday, you can change your selection by emailing If there is a non-runner after 3.30pm, you can’t change but you will be given an automatic pick.


It’s a game of luck so best of luck!

Croí’s Couch to Wild Atlantic Way

1st April 2021 9:00 am - 30th April 2021 11:45 pm Virtual Event
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Discover the beauty of Ireland’s West coast with Croí’s Couch to Wild Atlantic Way!


Details coming soon!

Proudly supported by:

My Summer Cycle for Croí

1st August 2020 12:00 am - 11:45 pm Your Choice!
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We are thrilled to announce ‘My Summer Cycle for Croí’, taking place this August Bank Holiday weekend!

Date: August 1 – 3, 2020, you pick!
Route: Your favourite route!
Distance: Your choice!
Cost: €25, all proceeds to Croí
All registrants receive a special Croí Summer Cycle neck snood!

All ages and cycling abilities are welcome to take part and help us raise much-needed funds to support our work in fighting heart disease and stroke.

We encourage participants to try and fundraise €1 for every kilometre cycled in aid of Croí. To set up your own fundraising page, click here.

Croí is facing an unprecedented challenge as those living with cardiovascular disease are also the group most vulnerable to COVID-19. Due to the burden this crisis has had on our health service, those suffering with cardiovascular disease are now disadvantaged and underserved and need our support, now more than ever. Please register now and help us continue to serve those most vulnerable.


Register Here:

Your Distance, Your Route, Your Way!

Thank you to our supporters:
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Quidel 100km Challenge for Croí

23rd May 2020 - 24th May 2020 12:00 am Co. Galway

Event organised by Quidel Ireland

The Quidel Ireland team are taking part in Quidel 100 km Challenge on Saturday 23rd of May.

100% of proceeds are in aid of Croí.

A message from the Quidel Team:

Croí has always worked tirelessly to respond to the needs of those living with cardiovascular disease and will continue to do that during the COVID-19 crisis. Those that they serve are also the most vulnerable to COVID-19 and with your support, they can continue to provide them with ongoing support they will need over the coming months.

We hope you can help us by donating whatever you can. Click here to give now. All donations are processed securely.

Many thanks for your support.

Virtual Run to Ruislip, in memory of J.P. Duffy

30th May 2020 - 31st May 2020 12:00 am Co. Sligo

Event organised by Curry GAA Club

Last November, Curry GAA in Co. Sligo were deeply saddened by the passing of their friend and key club member, JP Duffy at the age of 54.

This May 30th, to mark JP’s 55th birthday, Curry GAA will be taking on a 24hr virtual run from their club grounds to McGovern Park in Ruislip, London, marking important locations along the way which played a part in JP’s football career. In total, the Mens and Ladies adult teams will be completing 858km between them.

Support Curry GAA as they take on this mammoth challenge in memory of JP Duffy. All proceeds from this event are in aid of Croí.



Date: May 30th, 12 midnight to May 31st, 12 midnight

Leg 1: Curry GAA Club to McHales Park, Castlebar (43.5 km)

Leg 2: McHale Park to Fr. O’Hara Park, Charlestown (37.2 km)

Leg 3: Fr. O’Hara Park to Croke Park (204 km)

Leg 4: Croke Park to Ruislip GAA Grounds, London (573 km)

Total: 858 km


Follow their progress on Facebook and Twitter.

Matthew and Adam’s 2020K in May

31st May 2020 12:00 am - 11:45 pm Dublin, Ireland

We are Matthew and Adam McConnell, and we’re riding and running 2020km between us this May in aid of Croí, whilst abiding by the government’s COVID-19 guidelines at all times.

We lost two Grandparents to stroke in May 2017 and 2018. We hope this project will help to remember them and to support patients and families living with stroke.

Keep up with our progress on our respective Instagram pages:
@adammcconnellj, @mrmattmcc and with #2020kinmay

Donate now to support Matthew and Adam as they take on this Fundraising challenge in memory of their Grandparents, or visit their Facebook Fundraising page to give through Facebook.

In Ireland, strokes are a major health problem. Every year, over 8,500 people have a stroke and it is the third largest cause of death, after heart disease and cancer.

People who are over 65 years of age are most at risk from having strokes, although 25% of strokes occur in people who are under 65. It is also possible for children to have strokes.

Please give now and support Croí’s work in fighting heart disease and stroke.

7th Annual Croí Night Run

8th October 2021 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Virtual Event

Save the date for the 7th Annual Croí Night Run!


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Details to be released closer to the event date.

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Your support makes a huge difference!

The very people that Croí serves are also the most vulnerable to COVID-19, and they need our support more than ever before. Our fundraising has been decimated during this crisis with the cancellation of many of our events. Thanks to our sponsor, Evergreen Healthfoods, 100% of the proceeds from the Night Run go directly to supporting Croí services. This includes supporting our virtual health and support programmes including Heartlink West, our free dedicated community helpline.

In 2020, we raised


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Thank you so much for joining us in the 2020 VIRTUAL Croí Night Run! We had over 1,900 participants this year, and raised in excess of €70,000! It would not have been possible without all of your support. Thank you so much to everyone who took part and for sharing your virtual experience with us! A special thank you to those who took the Croí Night Run international this year, with entrants in the UK, Australia, the US and beyond! 

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors:

May’s Christmas Garden

31st December 2019 4:54 pm Tuam Road, Galway

May’s Christmas Garden is all aglow again this year and Croí are delighted to be the benefiting charity!

This amazing display of Christmas joy can been seen each evening throughout the season on the Tuam Road, and all are welcome to come along – it’s sure to put anyone in the festive spirit!

A collection will take place in aid of Croí in Tuam Road Post Office on December 6th. Thank you for your support!

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