Remembering Mary Jones, our wonderful friend and former CCRT colleague. May she rest in peace x


Mary was the founder clinical research oncology data manager in St. Vincent’s University Hospital. She defined the top end of the scale of excellence for this crucial job. The quality of her work was the subject of rave reviews by international trial monitors and auditors over the years. Above all she was a dear friend to us all on the CCRT team. She will be deeply missed.

Our sincerest sympathies to her daughter Annie, her granddaughters Isabel and Mollie, her son-in-law Rob and her family and friends x

11th International Symposium on Translational Research in Oncology, Sept 27th-29th, Herbert Park Hotel

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Please click below for the full programme of 40 speakers.

Programme Final- 11th International Symposium on Translational Research in Oncology

External CPD points awarded: 4 (27th)   6 (28th)    2 (29th)

Attendance is free. To register please email:

‘Taking Stock’ Book Launch, October 11th @ 8pm, Matt Molloy’s Yard Bar, Westport


Join Michael O’Donnell and the Molloy family and friends on Thursday October 11th @ 8pm in Matt Molloy’s Yard Bar, Westport for the launch of ‘Taking Stock’ – A Collection of Poetry by Michael O’Donnell. All proceeds of the sale of this book go directly to The Cancer Clinical Research Trust’s triple negative breast cancer research programme, in memory of two beautiful young women, Catherine and Claire.

Huge thanks to Michael O’Donnell, Kate O’Malley and the Molloy family for their wonderful fundraising efforts. Join them on October 11th for an evening of music, song and hope. For those who cannot make it on the night but wish to support this cause ‘Taking Stock’ is available to purchase online on the Achill Tourism website

Motivational Diaries – Be Inspired to Beat Cancer

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Buy your unique motivational diary TODAY and support Cancer Research. The compact A6 diaries feature a motivational quote for each day of the year and beautiful paintings from Irish artists.

These timeless diaries are not year specific and so can be used for 2019.

Diaries cost 8 euro and are available to buy from 50% of all profits go to The Caroline Foundation.

The Inspirational Diary was created by Mary Heeran White to support the work of Professor John Crown and the The Caroline Foundation.

Taking Stock – A Collection of Poetry by Michael O’Donnell – On Sale Now


To order your copy of the book please click here

We are very grateful to Michael O’Donnell the author of Taking Stock – A collection of Poetry. All proceeds of the sale of this book will go towards the Cancer Clinical Research Trust’s triple negative breast cancer research programme in memory of his daughter Catherine, RIP.

About the book:

Prologue by Dr. Naoise Synott

Foreword by Dr. Lucy O’Donnell

  • The Friends
  • The Window
  • Adopted
  • Achill Henge
  • Dooagh Beach
  • Cillin na Leanai
  • Cutting the Grass
  • Dom Allum
  • Fishing Sandeels
  • If You Will Only Have Me
  • Chroniclers of Old
  • Loneliness
  • Kilbane’s Tractor
  • Remembering the Bog
  • Colour Plates, scenes of Achill
  • On Slievenamon
  • Ol’ Seamus’ Car
  • Trial and Error
  • She Means Business
  • Sleet and Snow
  • Is There Anyone Here I Can Trust
  • Ancient Achill Tombs
  • Stolen
  • The Magpie
  • Spring to Life
  • The Road That Leads to Keem
  • The Seasons
  • The Weaver
  • The Big Wash
  • The Deserted Village
  • The Old Seadog
  • The Tatie Hokers
  • Train Station 1961
  • Ode to Catherine