Daisy Lodge Co. Mayo

We opened our first therapeutic short break centre, Daisy Lodge, Newcastle, in 2014. In just five years, we have provided nurturing short breaks to more than 2,214 families affected by cancer from across Ireland.

Following a short break:

98% of families rated their short break as excellent

99% of families said they felt less stressed

96% of families said they were able to relax during their short break

94% of families said that spending time together was very important

We’re building our new therapeutic short break centre – Daisy Lodge, Co. Mayo – on the beautiful shores of Lough Corrib, beside Cong Village, which is nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The benefits of nature and the therapeutic qualities of the scenery, fresh air and beautiful surroundings will enhance every family experience.


Our plans are being backed by professional golfer Rory McIlroy who has donated €1.2 million towards the project to help us turn our vision into a reality. We are delighted to tell you that we’re already on our way – we’ve finished the building design, received planning permission and purchased the land.


What Our Supporters Say

  • I have gone from no running to looking to completing my second marathon in a month! To me this opportunity would not have been complete if I did not use it to raise funds for a great cause. I found out though a friend about the support Cancer Fund for Children provides to children with cancer and their families and it is a privilege to be the first person to run Dublin Marathon to help bring Daisy Lodge to Co. Mayo.

    Anthony Turlough

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