WATCH: Carlow Hospice officially opened after ten years of fundraising by local community

An incredible achievement by the local community

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


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The ribbon was cut last Saturday

County Carlow's first hospice has been officially opened after "over ten years of fundraising, meetings and planning". 

In a post on Facebook, County Carlow Hospice said: "YOU the people of Carlow can be proud of what we have all achieved. Special praise goes to Ann Byrne and her committee members.

"We especially remember John McDermott (the committee's first chairman) whose family are pictured (below) at this proud occasion."

The ribbon was cut at the four-bed hospice and palliative care unit at Carlow District Hospital last Saturday. 

Senator Jennifer Murnane O'Connor said: "I was very proud to share in the official opening of the County Carlow Hospice refurbished community Palliative Care Rooms at Carlow District Hospital, proud of the ten years of hard work that saw massive support from Carlow people for fundraising, meetings and planning.

"It is a service we can all be so very grateful to have. I joined Father John Dunphy and Bishop Denis Nulty but I was especially glad to give special praise to Ann Byrne and the hospice committee members who never gave up and we remembered the late John McDermott with his family."