Your support advances care for every patient, every day.

But, there is much more to be done. Our goal is to provide the best in medical care to all those who need it – irrespective of their means. That is why your support is so important. You make a lifesaving difference.

Who we are

The Mater Hospital Foundation exists to inspire financial support for the Mater Public Hospital, so that it can continue to provide world-class patient care

What we do

We make sure the amazing generosity of our supporters gives every patient and every family who loves them, the very best of care in the Mater Hospital

Get involved

Become a supporter and start fundraising to make a real difference to patients from all over Ireland

2nd April 2024

Enibas Unveils Heartfelt Pendant to Support Mater Heart Patients

Irish Fine Jewellery Brand Enibas Unveils Heartfelt Pendant to Support Mater Heart Patients Schull-based fine jeweller enibas has today launched a new special-edition pendant in support of heart patients in…
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Aer Arann Half Marathon Medal
12th March 2024

Aer Arann Islands Half Marathon returns to Inis Mór in ‘24 to support Mater Hospital patients

Run, jog or walk the Aer Arann Islands Half Marathon on the beautiful island of Inis Mór The Mater Hospital Foundation is calling on runners, joggers and walkers to join…
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29th January 2024

Just out – your Winter 2024 ‘Heart of the Mater’ newsletter!

The Winter 2024 edition of your ‘Heart of the Mater’ newsletter drops this week! Check out the incredible story of how your kindness gave Yvonne her life back.  Read heartfelt…
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Words of Light Christmas Appeal - Mater Hospital Foundation
29th November 2023

Light your own star over the Mater this Christmas

This festive season we’re inviting individuals and businesses to light a virtual star over the Mater Hospital and bring hope to patients’ hearts. As we get ready to gather in…
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24th November 2023

Remember Me Walk, 26th Nov – CANCELLED

Friday, 24th November: Update regarding Remember Me Walk, Sunday, 26th November  In light of events in the city centre over the past 24-hours and out of respect to our local…
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Mater Hospital Foundation launches The Dickie Dip 2023
5th October 2023

Guys, it’s time to take on The Dickie Dip for men’s cancer care

Calling on men to take on The Dickie Dip for men’s cancer care The Mater Hospital Foundation is challenging men to skip the speedos, strip off and brave the chilly waters in nothing but…
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Fundraise in memory of a loved one

Your loved one holds a special place in your heart. Creating a Mater Hospital Foundation In Memory page helps celebrate their life and your shared memories while giving friends and family the opportunity to support the Mater Hospital. Click here to create your own In Memory page. 

Create your own In Memory page – A space to leave messages of love and support, share photos and raise donations in memory of your loved one.

Donate in memory of a loved one – Give a donation to an existing In Memory page and support the Mater Public Hospital.

How you can make the difference

There are many ways to give and get involved


From regular giving, to a once-off donation, every cent counts

Organise an event

Get creative and organise an event in your community for the Mater Hospital


Your company can improve the lives of patients, while building workplace morale and engagement.

Take on a challenge

Running? Cycling? Hiking? There are countless ways to support us while having a wonderful time

The impact you’ve made

Thanks to you, life-saving care is given to patients every day in the Mater Hospital.

Over 8,000 patients are treated on the cancer day ward each year

Over 10,000 people have been screened for inherited cardiac conditions, such as sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) since 2007

Over 11,500 surgeries take place in the hospital each year

But, it isn’t just about numbers. There are real, brave people behind these statistics. Read their inspiring stories.

People you’ve helped

Improving care for patients of the Mater Hospital is at the heart of everything we do.

Thanks to our amazing supporters, life-saving care is given to patients every day in the Mater Hospital. On many occasions, we get to meet with those whose lives have been changed because of it, and it continues to inspire us to work even harder to ensure incredible care is delivered to all. Read some of these patient and supporter stories.

Take part in upcoming challenges

From fun runs to marathons, charity cycles to concerts – there are so many ways to support

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