Ireland remains in an containment phase of the COVID-19 Coronavirus which means that actions are being taken to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19.
The approach which has been taken to date in Ireland is in line with guidance from the WHO and ECDC (European Centre for Disease Control).

For the latest information about COVID-19 please see links:

“Our Space” Art Exibition

St. Hilda`s Service Users are set to host a one day only exhibition on Thursday 5th of December at 6pm in Abbey Road Studios. All are welcome to attend.

At the end of this exhibition, the work will be brought to Luan Gallery to be exhibited in the boardwalk gallery space from Saturday 7th of December until Sunday 29th of December.

Safeguarding Ireland’s Financial Abuse Public Awareness Campaign

Safeguarding Ireland’s financial abuse Public Awareness campaign in partnership with Banking & Payments Federation Ireland has commenced today and runs throughout this week. Following are three links for your information:

  1. NEWS RELEASE: 20% of Adults have experience of Financial Abuse
  2. RESEARCH: New RED C research on Financial Abuse in Ireland
  3. RADIO AD and VISUALS: Campaign materials

WEBSITE: A dedicated campaign landing page is at Also see

SOCIAL MEDIA: Please support activity on the BPFI @BPFINews and Safeguarding Ireland @safeguardingire Twitter accounts, #safeguardyourmoney

ADVERTISING: Ads will run on RTE Radio One & Lyric FM and Newstalk, plus online on the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner and

MEDIA COVERAGE: Today’s launch was covered on RTE, Newstalk, the Irish Times, Irish Independent and Irish Examiner.

Listen to Louise O’Mahony (BPFI) and Safeguarding Ireland Chairperson, Patricia Rickard-Clarke on RTE’s Today with Sean O’Rourke.

Safeguarding Ireland would be grateful of any support you can add on social media, or using and sharing the information.

Please get in contact at / 086 317 9731 if you have any questions or suggestions. 

One Tribe Presents “One Night One Movement”

Service Users from St. Hilda’s Services and Rehabcare Services in conjunction with Dean Crowe Theatre and Creative Ireland present “One Night One Movement” on Friday 29th November in the Dean Crowe Theatre. Performance time 6.30pm, tickets €10 are on sale at the box office or website please call 090 6492129 or log onto Wishing everyone involved the best of luck on the night.

Fundraising Event – Thank You

Thanks to Management, Stores, Shoppers and all involved at the recent shopping event / discount evening at Golden Island Shopping Centre. Mr. Pat O’Toole, Manager Golden Island Shopping Centre presented Ms. Sheila Buckley Byrne, C.E.O. St. Hilda’s with a cheque from proceeds of the night which will be used in the redevelopment of our Children’s Respite Service.

Happy Steps 5k/10k Fun Run/Walk

Friends Of St. Hilda’s annual “Happy Steps” 5k/10k Fun Run/Walk takes place on Sunday 29th September 2019 at 1 pm from St. Hilda’s Services, Grace Park Road, Athlone. This year we have introduced a 10k route for those who want to get a longer run / walk.

Registration from 12 noon at St. Hilda’s Services, Grace Park Road or call in and preregister. All welcome to attend.

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Friends of St. Hilda’s Fundraising Event

The Golden Shopping Event takes place at Golden Island Shopping Centre on Friday 20th September 6 pm – 9 pm. Purchase a wristband and avail of In store discounts. All proceeds to St. Hilda’s. Thank you to everyone involved in organising this event, it will be a great evening with music, giveaways, and massive discounts.

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The John Gately Memorial Shield Soccer Tournament 2018

On Thursday 13th September 2018 the 10th anniversary of the John Gately Memorial Shield Soccer Tournament was held at AIT’s John Count McCormack Hall.

The first match kicked off at 6.30 pm.  We had a fantastic group of players in teams of Ireland A, Ireland B, Liverpool A, Liverpool B, Bluebirds and Robbins.  In total we had over 40 players from across St. Hilda’s Services and School. Each player gave a very professional and skilled game which made for very entertaining viewing for families, staff and supporters.  We had great feedback as to teamwork and as to how the players were so proud and independent in reading and playing the game.

I would like to thank each player who were involved in the training and preparation at the matches played on the night.  Without you this very special event in St. Hilda’s Services calendar would not happen.

This year the sun shone so bright for our Wednesday Training sessions we sometimes had to call off training, but in the end it was truly a great success.

My thanks to  Mrs. Anne Gately and family, Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin and all Staff at AIT; College Support and Services, Gordon Brett, and the Students Union who as always give us great support.  Order of Malta, Sandy Hughes, Vincent O’Sullivan for DVD’s and all who helped make the evening another great success.

It was my pleasure to see such achievements.  Over the last 10 this has been a wonderful inclusive development through the John Gately Memorial Shield Soccer Tournament. The vision is that we can get local soccer teams involved going forward.

DVD’s are on sale for €10.

“Together we can achieve more”

Thank you,

Rosemary Joyce