What we do

Carrickmacross Cancer Society is a voluntary organisation primarily dedicated to helping people affected by cancer.

The main object of Carrickmacross Cancer Society is to relieve sickness and poverty, by primarily, but not exclusively, assisting people living with cancer, in the area of benefit, through the provision of practical and financial help.

The area of benefit is the town of Carrickmacross and surrounding areas.

The Society may:

Pay for a taxi service for patients to attend hospital appointments and appointments at other treatment centres.

Provide equipment on loan for the comfort of people who are ill in their own homes (special beds, mattresses, chairs etc)

Pay the expenses of patient treatment not covered by health insurance or Social Welfare, at the Committee’s discretion.

Help to meet other necessary expenses resulting directly from the illness – expenses not covered by other State or voluntary agencies at the committee’s discretion.

Pay for respite care and/or additional home nursing care for the terminally ill on the recommendation of a public health nurse, palliative care team or other suitably qualified health care providers.

Donate, as funds permit, sums of money to hospice care, palliative care or psychological support centres that treat/help people who are ill and/or their family members/carers from the area of benefit.

Organise, and if necessary financially support, events i.e. counselling seminars, workshops, self-help groups, etc. to help people who are ill and/or family members or other people who care for them.

The Society also organises the annual Irish Cancer Society National Daffodil Day in Carrickmacross in March. A great big thanks to all who buy the daffodils and to all the volunteers who help to sell them.

Who can avail of the service?

People who attend a Carrickmacross doctor
How to contact us

Ask a Carrickmacross doctor or public health nurse, who will make contact with the Society on your behalf.