About Us

Find out more about the Friends of St Brigid's Hospice


The Friends of St. Brigid’s Hospice and Home Care Services is a voluntary organisation with charitable status and is a company limited by guarantee.

Our principal objective is to benefit the community of Co. Kildare and West Wicklow by assisting, promoting and supporting the aspirations and needs of St. Brigid’s Hospice. This is achieved through financial assistance towards Hospice, Specialist Palliative care and Home Care for patients with incurable life threatening illnesses and their families.

100% of the monies received from fund raising activities & donations to provide for:

Specialist Palliative Care

Palliative care is the continuing active total care of patients and their families, at a time when the medical expectation is no longer cure.

Building of additional patient accommodation

to the existing seven bedded unit, (in partnership with the H.S.E.).

Specialist equipment and other patient comforts

Funding for up-skilling/training courses

for palliative care nurses and ancillary staff.

Enhanced/ supplementary nursing cover

We need your help

Please donate now and all proceeds will go directly to helping at St Brigids Hospice.

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St. Brigid’s Hospice is situated in the peaceful pastoral surroundings of The Curragh and located approximately 200 metres from the M7 motorway at junction 12.

The registered address of St. Brigid’s Hospice is:
Drogheda Memorial Hospital,
The Curragh,
Co. Kildare.

However, for the duration of the current rebuilding project, St. Brigid’s Hospice has temporarily relocated to:
Moore Abbey,
Co. Kildare.

Phone number: 045 532060

Fundraising Support Groups

We have ten fundraising support groups throughout the region of Kildare and West Wicklow. A board meeting is held each month. Directors and representatives from each area attend. Directors and officers are elected. Our extensively audited accounts are approved, at the annual general meeting (AGM). The public are welcome to attend the AGM.


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Major Refurbishment Project

Currently happening at St. Brigid's Hospice

Currently a major rebuilding project is under way, and this will include the extension and total refurbishment of the premises of St. Brigid’s Hospice in its beautiful rural setting on The Curragh. This is an enormous and costly project which is a joint venture with the HSE. The HSE sets out the criteria required for such a facility but all of the funding must be raised by The Friends. The building is well under way, and we are confident that on completion it will be a beautiful environment for patients and their families.

Our Members & Directory

All directors and members are volunteers and receive no financial remuneration.


Executive Committee

Chairperson: Eileen McDonald – Phone Chairperson: 0872021314. Email: eileenmcdonald14@gmail.com

Vice Chairperson: Dr. Adelaide Hanlon – Phone:0876420068. Email: drahanlon@yahoo.ie

Treasurer: Don Higgins – Phone: 0857177050. Email: donhiggins16@gmail.com

Assistant Treasurer: Gertrude Conway – Phone:0868140412. Email: gertconway@eircom.net

Secretary: Jackie Taylor – Phone: 016288129. Email:jacqtay3@gmail.com

Minutes Secretary: Clare Martin – Phone: 0876825252. Email: claremartinmn@hotmail.com



  • E. Beattie
  • G. Conway
  • A. Hanlon
  • D. Higgins
  • P. Hynes
  • M. Kelly
  • E. McDonald
  • S. McNamara
  • C. Martin
  • C. Murphy
  • J. Murphy
  • M. Murphy
  • L. O’Farrell
  • D. O’Shea
  • C. Smyth
  • J. Taylor
  • P. Walker
  • D. Weller