Irish Red Cross Sunrise Summit Challenge

Are you looking for adventure? Would you like to do a hike with a difference? Then look no further than the Irish Red Cross Sunrise Summit Challenge which is a night-time hike where participants ascend one of Ireland’s six most challenging peaks. Now in its fourth year, this charity challenge sees participants hike through the […]

Ireland Cares – Celebrate Offaly’s Unpaid Carers

The Irish Red Cross is calling for Offaly to celebrate its unpaid Carers by nominating them for the 2016 Irish Red Cross Carer of the Year Award.  The award is open to any member of the public currently providing voluntary care.  Previous winners include men and women from around the country who provide care for […]

Offaly Carers Give 83,000 Unpaid Hours Weekly

Carers in county Offaly give more than 83,000 hours unpaid care to the county’s sick, elderly and vulnerable each week.  Of Offaly’s 3474 carers, 40% regularly work a minimum of one to 14 hours a week, whilst a further 48% work between 15 and 43 hours a week. To highlight the work of carers in […]

A Gathering of Operation Shamrock Families

Families of the children brought to Ireland in 1946 from Germany, France and Austria, as part of a Red Cross initiative which became known as “Operation Shamrock”, are invited to attend a day of celebration and remembrance as part of the Gathering 2013.  The event is being hosted by Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, […]

Open Your Garden for Syria

The Irish Red Cross is calling on all Offaly gardening fanatics to throw open their garden and take part in this year’s Open Gardens event, in aid of the Syria Crisis Appeal. No matter what the shape or size, anyone can open their garden for this charity event. Open Gardens allows those with green fingers […]