As a voluntary led and managed service, Athenry Cancer Care is dedicated to providing caring, holistic support to people whose lives have been affected by a cancer diagnosis, in a welcoming, homely environment. We aim to accompany each of our guests on their individual cancer journey, by providing a listening and counselling service combined with pampering and therapies that complement their …
Welcome to our website
Athenry Cancer Care provides confidential listening,
support and pampering when it is most needed -
after a cancer diagnosis.
"Healing is a process, not an event"
The Athenry Cancer Care Centre provides a voluntary support service for people on a cancer journey.
The Centre offers a holistic approach, recognising that a person who is on a cancer journey is not just a body to be treated,
but is body, mind, soul and spirit, all in one, in need of nurture.
We offer support and healing to people
with any form of cancer.
We support those caring for people
with cancer diagnosis
We help people achieve peace of mind through relaxation
We help people strengthen the body
through stress reduction
Trained volunteers welcome
all callers to a quiet haven
We facilitate people to shed fears
Ongoing monthly support meetings
Reference and lending library
Family income support
(Reiki, Massage and Aromatherapy)
(Relaxation, Visualisation, Meditation, Art,
Music, Yoga and Spiritual Healing)
Manual lymph drainage and fitness programme
Counselling by appointment
What is cancer?
Cancer is an illness that comes in many shapes and sizes. There are many, many different types of cancer, each with a name. All cancers have one thing in common - cells grow out of control, form a tumour and crowd out normal cells. This causes problems in the part of the body where the cancer started. Cancer cells can also spread to other parts of the body. When cancer cells spread, it’s …
“Athenry Cancer Care support group has made a real difference to my life!”
"The friendships formed and forged there,
the goodness and caring attitude of the
selfless volunteers give a real sense
of support and are true treasures"
"The informal nights when we sit around, chat, share a cupán and a little "deoch" and have the craic are always very enjoyable. The fresh scones topped with lots of jam and fresh cream served with the tea are delightful!"
"I love going to the monthly meetings with my friend and we try not to miss them. The formal meetings when we have a guest speaker are always relevant and informative."
"I also really enjoy the amazing massages while
others benefit from the Yoga, aromatherapy, Reiki
and other treatments that are on offer."
"Athenry Cancer Care is a place where you get a warm welcome,
practical advice and support in many different ways, all in confidence."