Cross Country Cycle In Aid Of Tallaght Hospital June 26, 2017

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Tallaght Hospital is one of the main teaching hospitals of the University of Dublin Trinity College specialising in the training and professional development of staff in nursing, emergency medicine and surgery, amongst many others. Tallaght Hospital is part of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group which serves a population of over 1.2 million across seven counties. Uniquely it is also part of the Childrens Hospital Group and a new satellite centre is to be built on the hospital campus as part of the new childrens hospital project. 

High Cholesterol

It is estimated that 330,000 people in Ireland have very high cholesterol levels. 80% of these go undiagnosed. High cholesterol is considered to be a contributing factor in several illnesses such as heart disease. High cholesterol is directly influenced by a diet high in saturated fat and low fruit and vegetable consumption. Which is, unfortunately, very common today.


Tallaght Hospital are fundraising in aid of their new Advanced Lipid Management and Research (ALMAR) Centre. This centre will allow the staff at Tallaght Hospital to help treat complex cholesterol disorders and enable them to conduct further research.


The purpose of this event is two-fold;

  1. To raise awareness about high cholesterol and the importance of cholesterol testing across the country by offering free cholesterol testing and cholesterol education to the public at different stops along the way.
  2. To raise vital funds to help establish the ALMAR Centre as the leading Lipid Management and Cholesterol Centre in Ireland

The 1st cycle will begin on June 30th 2017 in Malin Head, Co. Donegal and finish on July 4th 2017 in Mizen Head, Co. Cork. The second cycle will begin on July 7th 2017 in Dooagh Achill Island, Co. Mayo and will finish in Dillon Park, Dalkey, Co. Dublin on July 9th.

Contact Information

Contact : Dr. Vincent Maher / Meabh Prendergast

Phone : 014142052



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