Irish Hospice Foundation Archives
1986 -2016  

Founded by Mary Redmond in 1986, the Irish Hospice Foundation began with the aim to extend availability of hospice services across the country, promote awareness of the hospice approach and develop research and education.
In its early years IHF was instrumental in raising funds for Our Lady's Hospice Dublin and in fundraising for the establishment of the second Dublin Hospice, which became St Francis Hospice in Raheny. 
The Irish Hospice Foundation grew to develop programmes in education, research and bereavement services. They brought  hospice principles into acute hospitals and residential care settings and worked to extend palliative care to non malignant conditions. IHF also developed a strong fundraising base with national and international fundraising projects, events and initiatives, many endorsed by some of Irelands most well known figures.

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'Living with Loss' public information evening on bereavement November 3 2016

John McAreavey (centre) with representatives from Fanaghans and the Irish Hospice Foundation at 'living with loss' Nov 3 2016.jpg

The 2016 Irish Hospice Foundations annual November public information evening on bereavement took place on 3rd November. It was held in the Alexander…

Call for better conditions for the dying’ RTE News report by Fergal Bowers broadcast 19 May 2010

A report undertaken by Fergal Bowers of RTE concerning the suitability of hospitals for the dying and the possibility for people to die at home. The…

Address by Dr. Mary Redmond to the Naas and Newbridge Soroptimists, 1987


Address to Naas and Newbridge Soroptimists by Dr. Mary Redmond thanking them for their fundraising including future hopes for Hospice care

The first Hospice Foundation Leaflet


The first leaflet produced by the Hospice Foundation which details the work of Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross and how to donate