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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Annual Annaghdown St. Stephen’s Day Turkey Fun Run

26th December 2019 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Annaghdown

Event organised by Croí Friends

Join the Croí Annaghdown Friends Group this St. Stephen’s Day for their annual Turkey Walk/Run! 

Date: Thursday, December 26th
Time: 12 noon
Starting Point: Annaghdown Community Centre

There will be 5K or 10K options available. Sponsorship cards are available at Corrandulla Post Office or by calling Peter Flaherty at 086 2515263.

All proceeds support Croí and the fight against heart disease and stroke.

Friends Annaghdown Poster with details

Glór na Róba Christmas Concert

15th December 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm St. Mary’s Church Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

Event organised by Glór na Róba

Get into the festive spirit and come along for enchanting evening at the Glór na Róba Christmas Concert!

Date: Sunday, December 15th
Time: 7pm
Location: St. Mary’s Church Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

This magical concert features an array of music, from timeless classics, to heart-warming contemporary pieces. It also features animations and sing along jingles for the kiddies, as well as a brief guest appearance from Mr Claus! A wonderful evening for all ages and a great way to start the Christmas!

All proceeds from this event are in aid of Croí and Mayo Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service 

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25 Card Game Christmas Fundraiser!

1st December 2019 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Croí House, Moyola Lane, Galway

Event organised by Croí programme participants

Join us at Croí House this December for our Progressive 25 Card Game Christmas Fundraiser!

Date: December 1st
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Croí House, Moyola Lane, Newcastle, Galway
Price: €20 per table of 2 – individual players welcome.

Tickets available at Croí Reception

Come along for an entertaining evening of 25. A raffle will take place on the night and there are  amazing prizes to be won. Refreshments will be provided. Don’t miss this fun event in aid of Croí!

For more information, contact Croí at 091 – 54310

Brown Thomas Galway Charity Fashion Showcase

8th September 2019 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway

Organised by Brown Thomas

On Sunday, 8th September, Brown Thomas Galway will launch the exciting new Autumn/Winter 2019 collections with a fashion show luncheon in partnership with charities Croí, National Breast Cancer Research Institute and Rosabel’s Rooms. The event will take place in the beautiful five-star surroundings of Glenlo Abbey to raise vital funds for these charities.

Date: Sunday, September 8th

Time: 2pm

Location: Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway

Price: €90 per person or €800 per table of 10

Guests will enjoy a champagne reception, music by Michelle Lally, and a delicious four-course luncheon. The highlight of the event will be an exclusive fashion show featuring this seasons’ key trends from the most sought after labels including: Ganni, RIXO, Victoria, Victoria Beckham, See by Chloé and MaxMara. 

MC Claire McKenna (‘Ireland AM’ Virgin Media) will oversee proceedings for the day which will also include a Special Charity Auction and will unfold with music by Yvonne Tiernan & The Raines finishing with evening music by The Rascals in the Dangan Suite. 

All proceeds donated to Croí will go towards our ‘Women at Heart’ campaign – an awareness campaign which targets women of all ages and highlights the fact that heart disease is not just a man’s disease. Women are six times more likely to die from heart disease and stroke than from breast cancer yet almost 90% of women are not aware of this fact. ‘Women at Heart’ aims to increase awareness of the risks, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease in women. 

For more information, contact Christine at:

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Women at Heart Campaign

Croí Autumn Open House

29th November 2019 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Croí House, Moyola Lane, Galway

Free Open House and Talk at Croí Heart & Stroke Centre!

Are you concerned about your heart health and want to learn how to protect your heart from disease? Come along to the Croí Centre for an Open House on November 29th from 1:45 – 2:45pm!

The health team at the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre in Newcastle, Galway, are opening their doors for a monthly Open House series, with a talk on understanding cardiovascular disease risk factors. Croí want to help people reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease (risks include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc.) and help reduce overall risk for further heart attack or stroke events.

The FREE drop-in Open House will include a talk on Top Tips for a Healthy Heart. The talk will place an importance on understanding your risk factors, and will include advice on exercise and a cardio protective diet to ensure you can live a healthy life. Specialist Cardiac Physiotherapist, Denise Dunne said: “It’s so important to understand your risk factors and engage in behaviour changes to enable you to make changes to live a healthy lifestyle, which without doubt will help decrease your future cardiovascular risk”.

For further information, please call Croí on (091) 544310.


Ballina Friends Group Golf Classic

16th August 2019 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Ballina Golf Club, Co. Mayo

Organised by the Croí Ballina Friends Group

Join the Ballina Friends group this weekend for a Golf Classic in association with Croí!

Date: Friday, 16th August – Saturday, 17th August

Location: Ballina Golf Club, Co. Mayo

Entry Fee: €100 per team/ Re-Entry: 15 per person (Teams of 4 – any combination)

For Bookings: 096 21050

There are lots of valuable prizes to be won over the weekend, including a ladies team prize! There’s also a separate prize for non-GUI teams

For more information and bookings, call 096-21050

See you there this weekend! Thank you for supporting Croí.

AMYA 5th Annual 5K Charity Walk

15th September 2019 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Salthill Prom, Galway

Organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Ireland

Love for all, hatred for none

Join us and show your support for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Galway!


Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Start time: 11.45 am

Location: Salthill Prom, Galway

Distance: 5K

Registration Fee: Single €10, Child €5, Families €15
(Register on-site from 11:00 am)

Light refreshments will be served after the walk

Join us for Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Ireland’s annual 5K charity walk on Sunday, September 15th on the Salthill Prom, Galway. 100% of funds raised will go to three charities; Croí, COPE Galway and Simon Community Galway.

Croí is delighted to have been chosen once again as a charity partner for this great event. This event has raised €7,500 in the last 2 years for Croí. This is the third year that Croí has been a beneficiary of this fundraising event.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) is a dynamic youth organization within the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, who strive to preserve human rights, help all in need and promote service to humanity and the community’s peaceful motto of ‘love for all hatred for none.’ The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has established itself in over 200 countries, with the Youth Association raising millions for various charities.

Donations in aid of Croí can be made by clicking here.

Thank you for supporting Croí!

For more information, please contact

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6th Annual Eugene McLoughlin Memorial Run

11th August 2019 6:00 am - 11:00 pm Charlestown, Co. Mayo

Date: Sunday, August 11th 2019

Time: 1pm

Location: Charlestown, Co. Mayo

Registration takes place on the day 

To date, this community event has raised over €30k in aid of Croí. This continued support is vital for our ongoing fight against heart disease and stroke. This is an incredible achievement and a testament to the dedication and hard work of the Mcloughlin family and friends of Charlestown and surrounding areas.

The committee of the Charlestown tractor run purchased a defibrillator for the community from the funds raised in 2017. This defibrillator, along with the heroic efforts of the local fire brigade, saved the life of a young father of four in 2018.

Part of the funds raised each year is now going towards providing CPR training for members of the public, to ensure that more lives are not lost in the battle against heart disease and stroke in the Charlestown area.

It’s a great honour for Croí to be a part of this amazing event celebrating the life of husband and father Eugene McLoughlin, who passed away suddenly in 2013.

This amazing support makes a huge difference and helps Croí to support patients and families, particularly through our Courtyard Apartment fund for those receiving critical heart or stroke care at Galway University Hospital.

Event Page:

The Big Gig, Cairde Seán Henry

6th October 2019 6:00 am - 11:00 pm Clayton Hotel, Galway

Come along for a night celebrating friendship and life, with Ireland’s greatest traditional musicians and singers.

Date: Sunday, October 6th

Time: 4pm

Location: Clayton Hotel, Galway

Tickets: €25 pp, available here.

This event has been organised in memory of Portumna publican, Seán Henry, and will feature performances from some of Ireland’s greatest traditional musicians such as: Frankie Gavin, Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies, Seán Keane, Matt Keane, Mary Bergin, Jimmy Crowley, Eileen O’Brien, Anne Conroy, Seán Gavin, John Faulkner, and many more. The event will also be relaunching a CD originally released by Seán in 2002 which includes some of Ireland’s finest performers, all friends of Seán.

Traditional music was a huge part of Seán’s life and this concert is a continuation of his unrelenting support of the West. Sadly, Seán was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1998. He survived the cancer and non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma during the following 18 years, but the treatment damaged his heart, leading to heart failure. Seán passed away five days after open heart surgery in Galway in November 2017.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to Croí Heart and Stroke Charity and Cancer Care West, raising much needed funds to lead the fight against heart disease and cancer in the West of Ireland.

Croí is honoured to be a part of this event. Please come along to show your support.

Tickets can be purchased here and also in the following locations:

  • Croí House
  • Cancer Care West
  • The Clayton Hotel
  • Tig Coilí’s
  • Taaffes Bar
  • Curley’s Bar, Portumna
  • O’Meara’s Supervalu, Portumna
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The Big Gig Cairde Seán Henry