Created to raise funds to advance the education of nurses in the Oncology Department at Cork University Hospital

Born in Bonane, Co Kerry, Aoife’s life ambition was to become a teacher and through her third level education in Mary Immaculate College in Limerick and her Masters in Education in the University of Limerick, she achieved her goal. Aoife spent two years in Ratoath College teaching Irish and Geography. During this time Aoife’s love of teaching shone through and was particularly evident in the relationship she built up with her students and colleagues.

Aoife was diagnosed with cancer on her 28th birthday in May 2018. 

Aoife’s resilience was amazing up to the end. She received treatment both as an inpatient in GB Ward and in the Dunmanway Day Unit in CUH. The professional attention Aoife received from the entire Oncology Department was extraordinary and her family quickly realised that the nursing staff are a vital link in the treatment of cancer patients. Their tireless work gave them the confidence and comfort that Aoife was receiving the best care. This team of people became their new family.

Throughout Aoife’s illness, her parents became aware that treatments for cancer are constantly being improved and recognised the importance of ongoing education and upskilling in this area of medicine.

We hope you can help us support the incredible staff in CUH and in turn support our community with the highest level of Cancer Care.



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