Summer Raffle 2017

Supporting cancer care in the Mater Hospital


Be a Mini-Marathon Hero!

Join our team this June Bank Holiday weekend and make a huge difference to patient care in the Mater Hospital


Mater Heart Appeal 2017

Become a part of our drive to raise €95,000 for a new ECHO machine for family heart screening


Making a Difference

We need your support to raise €4 million per year to improve patient care in the Mater Hospital

Advancing care for every patient, every day.

The Mater Foundation raises funds to support the Mater Hospital deliver exceptional patient care that makes a real and lasting difference for over 315,000 patient visits, and the loved ones by their side, every year.

Who we are

The Mater 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 patients 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

NewsSupporter Stories
5th May 2017

Friends Come Together to Fight SADS

Rory Hegarty was just a month short of his 17th birthday when he passed away suddenly in his sleep in 2009. The cause was Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, more commonly…
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4th May 2017

Summer Raffle 2017

It is because of the amazing support of people just like you that so much has been achieved to improve cancer patient care at the Mater Hospital. When you give…
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NewsSupporter Stories
3rd March 2017

Heart Screening Saved the Lives of both my Mother and Brother

When factory operative Michael Bowe consulted his GP about the flu-like symptoms he just couldn’t seem to shake, he was a bit surprised to be sent to hospital. And utterly…
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NewsPatient Stories
13th February 2017

Saving Families Just Like Mine

Finding out I had a hidden heart condition wasn’t easy. But finding out that this potential killer might also affect my four children was much more difficult. I also know…
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7th February 2017

From a Big Idea to a Lifesaving Difference

10 years fighting inherited cardiac conditions was only possible because of supporters like you.  The Family Heart Screening Clinic was set up to reduce the number of tragic deaths due…
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1st February 2017

2017 Mater Heart Appeal

February 1st 2017 marks 10 years of life-saving work at the Family Heart Screening Clinic which screens families of those who have been affected by or who have lost loved ones…
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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


A Charity of the Year partnership or staff fundraising can improve the lives of Mater Hospital patients care while building workplace morale

Take on a challenge

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

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 events

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

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