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Croí, the West of Ireland Cardiology Foundation

University College Hospital Galway.
Phone: 091 544310
Fax: 091 526000

Croí are a registered charity based at University College Hospital, Galway since 1985. The Charity relies entirely on a voluntary effort and the fundraising events held during the year are vital to achive the aims of the Foundation. The Foundations main aims can be divided into three main areas of activity namely: Education, Research and the Development of Cardiac Services and Facilities in the West of Ireland. The heart Charity is committed to providing the highest possible standard of Cardiac care for the people of counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.


Galway Bay Seafront Charity Fun Walk

Sunday, 30th April 2006

Location: Galway


Croí is delighted to have been nominated as one of the beneficiary charities of this year's Merlin Park Hospital Walkers & Friends Annual Charity Fun Walk. This year's event is the Inaugural 'Galway Bay Seafront Mini-Marathon Charity Fun Walk (5 miles)', which takes place on Sunday, April 30th, departing the Claddagh Hall, Galway at 12 noon. This event is open to men, women and children of all ages (children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult).


Inaugural Inishbofin Half-Marathon

Friday, 5th - Sunday, 7th May 2006

Location: Inishbofin Island, Connemara


The Inaugural Inishbofin Half-Marathon will take place on Saturday, May 6th, starting at 10.30am. The route, which will utilise the main road around the island, offers stunning views from every side of the island and will be challenging, particularly on the incline of the High Road.

Places for this unique event are limited to 65, with only 10 places now remaining. Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Runners and walkers are equally welcome.


Lough Corrib Cycle

Sunday, 28th May 2006

Location: Galway


Annual Croí Lough Corrib Cycle is a fundraising, family fun-cycle, offering the option of a 25-mile or a 75-mile route through scenic Connemara. Cyclists depart Galway for a route through Moycullen, Oughterard, Maam Cross (25-miles), Cornamona, Cong, Headford and finishing in Galway (75-miles).


Croí Raceday 2006 - 'The Ultimate Racing Experience'

Sunday, August 6th 2006

Location: Galway Races, Ballybrit, Galway

The Croí Raceday Event at the Annual Summer Racing Festival in Ballybrit, is now well-established as the 'Ultimate Racing Experience'. The day kicks off with a champagne reception, followed by luncheon, during which expert tipsters mark you card to help you pick the winners. A key feature of the day is the Croí Sweepstake Super Prize Giveaway - last year's prize fund was over € 15,000.

So for a special day out at the Races, book your place now in the Croí Hospitality Pavilion by calling Alma or Seóna on 091-544 310 or Email: or

Connemara Ramble (Croí)

Sunday, September 24th 2006

Location: Connemara


Take a "Ramble Through Scenic Connemara" in aid of Croí on Sunday, September 24th. This is an enjoyable 10-mile walk in the stunning Connemara countryside. Places are limited to 100 walkers. Refreshments will be provided. Entry fee of € 20.


Croí Inishbofin Island Trekking Challenge

Saturday, October 14th

Location: Inishbofin Island, Connemara, Co Galway


The 2006 Inishbofin Island Trekking Challenge is a new event for Croí, the West of Ireland Cardiology Foundation, located on one of the most westerly islands off the Atlantic coast of Ireland.

The trekking challenge will take places on Saturday, October 14th starting at 9am. The route will have you trekking on a variety of surfaces and terrain to include road, bog, beach, shale, 'hill and hollow'. Irrespective of weather, the Island offers stunning views from every side and is dotted with landmarks of historical, cultural and archeological interest. This trek will be challenging in it's mixture of terrain - and if we are unfortunate enough to encounter less than ideal weather conditions (a real risk in October)!!

The Croí package is based on 2-nights twin-sharing Bed & Breakfast (Friday, October 13th/Saturday, October 14th) and two evening meals at the newly appointed Days Inishbofin House Hotel. It also includes return ferry transfers from Cleggan Pier.

Places for this exciting event are limited to 45 and are available on a first-come, first-served basis

Further information/programme for the weekend is available by calling Alma or Seóna on 091-544310 or email:



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