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Vigilance urged in wake of rise in meningitis cases

The head of a national meningitis support and awareness organisation is appealing to the public to be vigilant in the wake of an increase in meningococcal disease (the leading cause of meningitis in this country) recently.

Get a kick out of supporting two great causes

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Will you get a kick out of supporting local charities Rosabel’s Rooms & ACT for Meningitis?

A decade of remembering Aoibhe

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They say it is better to have loved and lost than never have loved at all. The day Aoibhe Carroll was born and placed in her parents' arms, they felt a love like they never knew existed. They had four wonderful years of love, hugs, happiness, and cherished memories before she was cruelly taken from them in April 2008. Now, 10 years on in a decade in which her parents established the ACT for Meningitis charity, we hear how losing her daughter has impacted on her mother's life, how she has gained the strength to live with this loss and how, in the face of such tragedy, she has built a legacy that is not only saving lives but is rebuilding the futures of others on that same horrific journey.

Run to remember Aoibhe at the 2018 Renville Challenge

Meningitis is sadly back in the news this week with the death of a little girl in Navan. You can do your bit to help raise awareness of the symptoms next month by taking part in a special running of the Remembering Aoibhe Renville Challenge which this year marks a decade since the loss of little Aoibhe Carroll.

Sadhbh’s Wish No 5 to benefit COPE at Rinville walk this Sunday

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The living memory of a young Oranmore woman who died after contracting meningitis eight years ago will be enhanced this Sunday (June 18) when the fifth of five wishes pledged in her honour will be furthered by a Midsummer Walk in the Park (Rinville Park) to raise funds for Sadhbh’s Wish No. 5 which is supporting COPE Galway.

A minute for meningitis — Download the ACT app now

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes to fruition. When an objective has been reached. When a difference has been made. And in particular I love it when I see the many worthy causes here in the west set out a long term plan and then go on to reach that. I walk with pride through the Croi building in Newcastle knowing that we ran or walked or shook a bucket to help it. Each time we pass the Galway Hospice we all take some pride from having donated in some small but not insignificant way to its being and its continuation. Those who sleep out for Simon and COPE each year know that their discomfort will help reduce discomfort for those who really need their services.

It’s Sadhbh’s Wish No 4 at Renville this Sunday — Get along and support

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The living memory of a young Oranmore woman who died after contracting meningitis seven years ago will be enhanced this weekend when the fourth of five wishes pledged in her honour will be furthered by a fundraising walk at Rinville Park.

Act now and take up the challenge for meningitis

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Renville Park in Oranmore will be buzzing with athletic activity on April 3 when ACT for Meningitis hosts the exciting annual sporting event "Remembering Aoibhe Renville Challenge” 2016.

Ardnaree take one more step towards the promised land

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“It’s a long way from the hill in Ardnaree to the hill in Croke Park” said Ardnaree chairman Johnny O’Malley on the field in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday afternoon as the faithful from the hamlet near Ballina soaked in the celebrations. They had just witnessed their side grind out a historic victory over Rockcorry from Monaghan in the All Ireland semi-final and book their place in Croke Park on Saturday fortnight where they will face Templenoe from Kerry in the final.

Meningitis centre of excellence to honour memory of Aoibhe Carroll

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A meningitis centre of excellence is to be built in the west as part of a five year plan by a locally based national charity.

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