Strange Boat - Organ Donation Awareness


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Your support is a lifeline to our charity. Donating much needed funds has an immediate impact on our Foundation and we welcome your donation, regardless of size. There are no paid executives working with Strange Boat Donor Foundation.

By supporting Strange Boat Donor Foundation or any of its fundraising events in the future you will be helping with the maintenance, upkeep and development of:

Circle of Life - National Organ Donor  Commemorative Garden  in Salthill, Galway.

Since the Circle of Life garden opened at the beginning of May '14 - to mid May '24 the very generous sum of €36,829.09 was collected in the donation boxes located at the Salthill Hotel entrance to the garden, and at the main entrance from the prom.   

             Make a one off online donation:                             (donate button below)

The basic cost of creating Circle of Life Garden was €180,000.

The project was funded mainly through voluntary donations, a large proportion of which was procured through individual sponsorship of the many features of the garden.

The Foundation very much appreciates the support of the following : 

Galway/Chicago Sister Cities International (project's major sponsor)

Galway City Council; Dúchas na Gaillimhe;   ODTI (Organ Donation & Transplant Ireland);  Emma Dooley Foundation, Offaly; Astellas Pharma; Beaumont Transplant Foundation;  Irish Kidney Association;  Deborah & Eddie Burns, Co. Cork;  Punchestown Kidney Research Institute;  Irish Heart & Lung Transplant Association;  Belfast City Council;  Dan & Mary Breidegam, USA; Orla O'Malley Family, Cong, Co. Mayo; The Chartered Accountants Leinster Society;  Kenny Family, Loughrea; WNWHG & Galway Medical Consultants; Royal College of Surgeons; NUIG; Organ Donation & Transplant Ireland (ODTI); Dermot Divilly & Mary Divilly, Dublin;  Bill & Nancy Gilbane, Rhode Island;  John Killeen, Galway;  Powell Family and Eastern Harps GAA, Gurteen, Co. Sligo;  Peter Coyne Accountants; Roadstone Ltd;  McGrath's Limestone Works, Mayo; Collen Construction;  Marty & Margaret McGrath, Galway;  John Madden & Sons Ltd, Mayo;  Carey Developments, Galway;   Tim Goulding, Co. Cork;  Cold Chon Ltd., Galway; The Dolan Family, Carrick-on-Shannon; Salthill Rotary Club, Galway;  Ceoltóirí Chois Fharraige;  Finoil, Dublin; Andrew Clarke Family, Dublin; The Tighe Family, Limerick; McWilliams Family, Yorkshire;  The College of Anaesthetists, R.C.S.I;  O'Brien-May Family, Limerick;  Galway Bay Hotel;  Marian B. McManus, Dublin;  Gerry Hanniffy, Galway;  Burke Family, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath; Sweeney & Ryan Families, Galway;  Monaghan Family, Headford, Co. Galway;  Capt. Patrick O'Connor, Conamara;    Resource Group;  Gina & John Mannion, Galway; Eager Family & Friends, Co. Wicklow;  Mary Goggin & Gregory Savona, Sicily;  Tynan Family & Fenians Hurling Club, Kilkenny;  Bord na Móna; Coillte; Conradh na Gaeilge, Luimneach; Sorcha Ní Dhonncha, Conamara; Dr. Brendan Harding, Ballinasloe; Noreen O'Regan, Galway; Nell Moran & Bridget Moran Egan, Leitrim; Alec Taylor, Dublin; Frances and Paul Murphy, Dublin;  Muintearas na nOileán, Conamara;  Joe Maguire & Family, Dublin;  Noel Carrick & Family, Galway;  Lorraine & Frank Costello, Dublin; Noel Bolger, Galway;  Smith Family, Cavan;  Burke Family, Westmeath;  John & Kathleen Sullivan, Galway; Living Gift Transplant Support Group;  Larry Maloney, Thurles;   Lil McCarthy Family, Cork;  Pat Slattery, Tipperary; Bernie & John McGinley, Galway; Gerry Horan; Martina McGuire, Meath;  John Kennedy Family and Friends;  Catherine O'Dowd Family and Friends;  Northern Trust, Dublin;  Nora & Séamus ó Máirtín, Conamara; Ginetta Junior, Dublin; Angela Savage, Cork; Siobhán Fogarty, Galway; P & J Carroll, Wicklow; Lorna Siggins, Galway; Mercy Convent, Limerick; Declan Harte, Sligo; Kim Mulcahy; Fiona McMahon, Clare; O'Donnell Family, Donegal; Northern Trust, Dublin;  Padraic Regan, Galway; I Supply, Galway; Patrick J. Reilly, Dublin; Yvonne Cassidy, Kilkenny; Valerie Lyons, Galway; JJ Dowling, USA;  Feltech Software Innovations Ltd, Galway;  Thermo King, Galway;  Harrington Family, Co. Down;  Stynes Family, Melbourne;  Lil Griffin, Galway; McGoldrick/Reynolds Family, Leitrim; Mary Mundy, Galway;  Caitriona Uí Chuláin, Conamara; Angeline Cooke, Galway;  Annie Daly, Galway;  Evelyn McGann, Galway;  Kathleen Loughnane, Galway;  Marion Murphy, Leitrim; Annette O'Connor, Conamara;  Breda Ryan, Galway;  Mary Vaughan, Roscommon;  Brid Daly, Dublin;  Claire & Mary Conway, Dublin/Galway;  Anne Goggin, Limerick;  Sixmilebridge Cooperative Mart Ltd., Clare; Bernadette & Finbarr ó Muirí, Conamara;  Friends and Colleagues of Siobhán Brosnan;  Pat Folan & Aras Chois Fharraige, Conamara;  Véronique Thistlethwaite, Galway;  Bríd Concannon, Conamara; Stephanie Brennan, Aran Islands; Rita & Brendan Carolan, Monaghan;  Brendan & Maretti Pillion, Offaly;  Irene Kiernan, Monaghan; Ace Machinery, Portlaoise; Clochar na Trócaire, Conamara; P.A.Goodard, UK;  Family of Josphine Henry, Co. Kerry;  Pat Dunning, Wesport; Kathleen & Vincent O'Brien, Co. Kerry;   Family of Lil McCarthy, Co. Cork Individual smaller personal donations.

Thanks to the anonymous donor for the €5,000 contribution to the garden fund.

Fundraising Events:

Mike Scott & Waterboys Spiddal Concert;  Eleanor Shanley/De Dannan/Sean Keane concert, Carrick-on-Shannon;  Sophie's Ball - The Coll Family & Friends, Galway; Dordán Galway;   UCD Agricultural Society;  Collen Construction, Dublin;  Charlie, Eilís & Sean Lennon, Conamara;  Bridie and Gerard Lyons, Looscaun Vintage Tractor Run 2014, Portumna;  Johnny óg and Johnny Connolly, Conamara; Nóra Geraghty, Conamara;   Pa Curran & "Unintentional Hero" song release, Cork;  Erwin Rademaker - book release "A Letter to Mr. Scott", The Netherlands;  Connemara Isles Golf Club Event; Mary Moore and Friends, fundraising marathon, Dublin;  Maidin Caifé, Tigh Chualáin, Conamara; Air Corps "Push for Donors"; Monroes Table Quiz, Galway;  Seanie Hennigan & Friends, Sligo;  Fenian's Hurling Club, Kilkenny; Tigh Giblin & Giblin Family, Spiddal/Galway;  Eileen & Duncan Watson & friends  Connemara fundraising marathon, Yorkshire; Raheen Vintage & Classic Club, Portlaoise; Maurice Kavanagh, Wicklow;  Áine Bn. Uí Thuairisc fundraising marathon, Galway; Heywood Community School, Co. Laois;  Deirdre Goggin, Wolverhampton Half Marathon;  Sarah Sheridan, Co. Mayo (Women's mini marathon);Emma Haslett & Richard Atherton, Manchester 10K;  Trappers Inn Sports Society, Galway;  Wyeth Media Ireland, Dublin; St. Paul's Secondary School, Galway;  Community Aero-kick Gym, Birmingham;  "Under Connemara Skies  Towards Light", book of poetry.

Thanks also to the following LOCAL AUTHORITIES who took part in the tree sponsorship initiative in support of the garden:

Galway Co. Council;  South Co. Dublin;  Leitrim;  Sligo;  Offaly;  Monaghan; Roscommon; Dublin City; Meath;  Kildare; Cork; Wexford;  Derry;  Ards; Limavaddy; Moyle.

Míle buíochas  díobh uilig.


We really appreciate your support and thank you for your interest in the continued work of our Foundation.

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