Gallery

Billy Rowsome Friends of St. Ita’s, Mary Kennedy Assistant Secretary Friends of St Ita’s. Mary T Mullane, Noreen Conway. Director of Nursing St. Ita’s Hospital.
Proceeds from the Friends of St. Ita’s June Sponsored Walk (Virtual) Fundraiser being presented to the Friends of St. Ita’s on behalf of West Limerick Community Supporters who raised the sum of €28,320.00
Mary Ita Curtin, Fergus Scanlon, Chairman, Friends of St Ita’s. Maureen Kennelly,
Noreen Conway, Director of Nursing. St Ita’s Hospital, Marie Corbett.
Proceeds from the Friends of St. Ita’s June Sponsored Walk (Virtual) Fundraiser being presented to the Friends of St. Ita’s on behalf of West Limerick Community Supporters who raised the sum of €28,320.00
James McEnery Friends of St. Ita’s, Pat Normoyle, Friends of St Ita’s, Monica Daly, Noreen Conway Director of Nursing St. Ita’s Hospital
.Proceeds from the Friends of St. Ita’s June Sponsored Walk (Virtual) Fundraiser being presented to the Friends of St. Ita’s on behalf of West Limerick Community Supporters who raised the sum of €28,320.00

Joan and Norrie Sheehan, Mountcollins presenting a cheque (proceeds of sponsorship raised for Friends of St. Ita’s Sponsored Walk (Virtual) June 2021)  to Fergus Scanlan, Chairman, Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital. The Friends would like to say a very special ‘Thank You’ to the Sheehan family for their great support on this occasion and down through the years since we started our fundraising campaign back in 2003”

Jonathan Harrington, Website Developer and Margaret Culhane, Secretary, Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital, were at St. Ita’s Hospital for the launch of the Friends website, last Saturday.
Margaret Culhane, Secretary (seated), Jonathan Harrington, Website Developer, Carol Noonan, Photographer and Helen Galvin, Assistant Director of Nursing, were in St. Ita’s Hospital for the launch of http://www.friendsofstitas.ie last Saturday.
 Noreen Regan, MTA, St. Ita’s Hospital, Peggy  MCMahon and Mai Markham, Residents and Noreen Roche Mthe TA, St. Ita’s Hospital relaxing in beautiful ‘Bloom Garden’ in the grounds of St. Ita’s Hospital. This fabulous garden was won in Dublin’s Bloom Garden 2019  Competition by  the HSE Mid-West and donated to St. Ita’s Community Hospital. The Friends of St. Ita’s paid the costs of the relocating and reconstruction in the grounds of St. Ita’s together with quite considerable and expensive associated works bringing the whole venture to over €52,000.00. All very well worth it as it is a beautiful amenity with the residents and patients making great use of it.
Gordon Lynch of Lyncare Ltd., who supplied this very specialised Rehab Equipment, giving a demonstration of its multi- functional multi-purpose touch screen uses to some of St. Ita’s staff.
Fergus Scanlan, Chairman, Friends of St. Ita’s; Hayden Gilbert, Senior Occupational Therapist, St. Ita’s Hospital; Helen Galvin, A/Dir. of Nursing, St. Ita’s Hospital St. Ita’s Hospital and Mary Walsh, Recreation co-ordinator, St. Ita’s Hospital : Caption – Fergus Scanlan on behalf of the Friends of St. Ita’s handing over a set of high- tech high-spec Rehab Equipment to Hayden Gilbert Senior O.T. of St. Ita’s Sunflower Rehab Unit – purchased by the Friends at a cost of €63,500.00 for the Rehab Unit.
Aurelija Barbsiene, Manager, Aldi Newcastle West, presents a cheque of €500 to Cora Mullane, Joint Treasurer, Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital, on behalf of the staff, who won the inhouse, national Halloween Decoration Competition and donated their prize. Also in the photo are Helen Galvin, Assistant Director of Nursing, St. Ita’s Hospital and Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital members Mary McCarthy, Maire Liston and Carmel O’Mahony.
Local author Pat McLoughlin (second left) presents a donation to Mary Kennedy, Ass. Secretary, Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital, the proceeds of the first run of his novel The Canary in the Mine. Also in the photo are Fergus Scanlan, Chairman and Helen Galvin, Ass. Director of Nursing, St. Ita’s Hospital. There are still copies of the novel available at Tony Hayes Newsagent, Newcastle West, Ann Lyons, Abbeyfeale, O’Gairbhi Newsagents, Rathkeale and online at http://www.limerickwriterscentre.com
Theresa Doyle McMahon, seated right, co-producer and singer, Helen Galvin, 3rd left, Assistant Director of Nursing and Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital Committee Members Patricia Sexton, Fergus Scanlan, Cora Mullane, Pat Normoyle, Maura Liston and Carmel O’Mahony were in St. Ita’s Hospital for the launch of the Le Cheile , A Musical Treat for Christmas CD in aid of Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital and the Butterfly Club, Rathkeale, last Saturday.
Donal Markham presents a cheque of €4,278, on behalf of the Markham Family, proceeds of their 10K for Mai Fund Raiser, in honour of Mai Markham, to Jimmy McKenry, Committee Member of Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital. Also in the photo Patricia Sexton, Carmel O’Mahony, Pat Normoyle, Maura Liston and Martina Mulcahy.

Donal Markham presents a cheque of €4,278, on behalf of the Markham Family, proceeds of their 10K for Mai Fund Raiser, in honour of Mai Markham, to Jimmy McKenry, Committee Member of Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital. Also in the photo are Fergus Scanlan and Maura Liston (3rd left) of Friends of St. Ita’s and St. Ita’s Hospital staff members Helen Galvin and Princy Varghese.
Members of Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital committee with representatives of the many groups who fund raised for them in 2019, gathered at St. Ita’s Hospital, last Wednesday night.
Michelle Lyons, Newcastle West Branch Manager, Cois Sionna Desmond Credit Union presents a cheque of €500 to Mary Kennedy, Ass. Secretary, Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital, their sponsorship of the recent West Limerick Athletics Club fund raiser. Also in the photo are Fergus Scanlan, Chairman, Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital and Odun Adeyemi, Night Sister, St. Ita’s Hospital.
At the Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital gathering in the hospital last Wednesday night were Ide Cremin, committee member, Helen Galvin, Ass. Director of Nursing, staff members Rebecca Geary, Ita Bourke, Anna Fogerty and committee member Catherine Crowley.
Memebers of Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital at the hospital last Wednesday night, seated, Helen Galvin, Ass. Director of Nursing and Mary Clifford, standing, Cora Mullane, Mary Philips, Fergus Scanlan and Noelle Ahern.
Maureen Kennelly (3rd right) presents a cheque on behalf of Loughill Alzheimers Fund Raising Group to Cora Mullane, representing Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital, at the hospital last Wednesday night. Also in photo are Helen Galvin, Ass. Director of Nursing, Olive O’Sullivan, Mary Lynch, Bridie Griffin, Helen and Daniel Regan.
Mike O’Shaughnessy (3rd left) presents a cheque on behalf of Mohernagh Ballyhahill Wrenboys to Mary Kennedy, representing Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital, at the hospital last Wednesday night. Also in the photo are Helen Galvin, Ass. Director of Nursing, Kay Walsh, Mary Enright and Mike Walsh.
Una Hayden and Joan Bucke presenting a cheque on behalf of Newcastle West Flower Show to Geraldine Loughnane, (center) representing Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital, last Wednesday night.
John Devine (2nd right) presenting a cheque on behalf of Wings Golf Society to Fergus Scanlan, Chairman of Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital at the hospital, last Tuesday night. Also in the photo are Billy Rowsome, committe member, Noreen Conway, Director of Nursing and Margaret Culhane, Secretary.
Members of the Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital committee who were at their gathering in the hospital last Tuesday night, seated, Patricia Sexton, Mary Kennedy and Margaret Culhane, standing, Eileen King, Geraldine Loughnane, Carmel O’Mahony, Fergus Scanlan, John Cussen, Maire Liston, Billy Rowsome and Evelyn Shanahan.
Margaret Lee Hannan presenting a cheque on behalf of Newcastle West GAA to Fergus Scanlan, Chairman of Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital, in the hospital, last Tuesday night. Also in the photo are Maire Liston, Noreen Conway, Director of Nursing, Eileen King, Valarie Geraghty, Siobhan Collins, Mary Kennedy, Ann Herbert, Helen Lyons and John Cussen.
St. Ita’s Hospital staff members Kerry Greaney, Ann O’Connor, Breda Muckle, Noreen Conway, Director of Nursing with Margaret Culhane, Secretary of Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital.
Members of Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital committee with representatives of the many groups who fund raised for them in 2019, gathered at St. Ita’s Hospital.
Con and Cait Warren presenting a cheque for €3,060 to Fergus Scanlan, Chairman of Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital and Assistant Matron Shivam Singh, the proceeds of the sale of Con’s CD ” Lovely Gougane Barra”. Also in the photo are committee members of Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital, Eileen King, Mary Kennedy, Billy Rowsome and John Joe Nash (seated), members of Con’s family Anthony and Cian Donnelly, Stephen and Aoibh Brouder, Áine Brouder, Triona and Sean Donnelly.
John Hogan, Glin with Fergus Scanlan, Chairman of Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital, at the start of their Sponsored Walk, in Coolyroe, on Sunday 22nd September.
The organising committe at the start of the Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital Sponsored Walk, in Coolyroe, on Sunday 22nd September, including Carmel O’Mahony, Billy Rowsome, Fergus Scanlan, Pat Normoyle, Mary Kennedy, Cora Mullane and Eileen King.
Patricia Coleman, Siobhan Lane, Shay and Mary Walsh, Abbeyfeale, at the start of the Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital Sponsored Walk, at Coolyroe, on Sunday 22nd September.
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Sean Tracey, Mairead and Eamonn Cagney, Brid O’Gorman and Shiela Tracey, Granagh, at the start of the Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital Sponsored Walk, in Coolyroe, on Sunday 22nd September.
Orla Scanlan and Collette McAuliffe, Newcastle West, at the start of
he Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital Sponsored Walk, in Coolyroe, on Sunday 22 nd September.
Eileen Liston, Castlemahon, Carmel O’Mahony, Siobhan Lane and Pat O’Mahony, Newcastle West, , at the start of the Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital Sponsored Walk, in Coolyroe, on Sunday 22 nd September.
Con and Cait Warren presenting a cheque for €3,060 to Fergus Scanlan, Chairman of Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital and Assistant Matron Shivam Singh, the proceeds of the sale of Con’s CD ” Lovely Gougane Barra”. Also in the photo are committee members of Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital, Eileen King, Mary Kennedy, Billy Rowsome and John Joe Nash (seated), members of Con’s family Anthony and Cian Donnelly, Stephen and Aoibh Brouder, Áine Brouder, Triona and Sean Donnelly.
John Devine (2nd right) presenting a cheque on behalf of Wings Golf Society to Fergus Scanlan, Chairman of Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital at the hospital, last Tuesday night. Also in the photo are Billy Rowsome, committe member, Noreen Conway, Director of Nursing and Margaret Culhane, Secretary.
Maire Liston, Eileen White and Martina Guina at the start of the Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital Sponsored Walk, in Coolyroe, on Sunday 22 nd September.
Pat and Kyle Gilbourne, Kilmeedy with James Connolly, Milford, at the start of the Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital Sponsored Walk, in Coolyroe, on Sunday 22 nd September.
Carrie Mullane, Rita King, Margaret Reidy and Lorraine Griffin, with children Gerrimai and Sadie Tierney, Liam and Leah Reidy, at the start of the Friends of St. Ita’s Hospital Sponsored Walk, in Coolyroe, on Sunday 22 nd September.