Cork ARC in Bantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays where cancer patients, their families and carers are warmly welcomed and have a space to feel at ease.

For many years patients and relatives in West Cork have been travelling to Cork for our services. Cork ARC in Bantry takes away this long journey. Living in West Cork brings specific challenges for cancer patients, rural isolation, large distances and issues of transportation being important ones. Cancer Connect provides support by transporting people from all over West Cork to our centre in Bantry.

The drop in centre is the focus of the house. Visitors may drop in without an appointment and will be met by one of our trained volunteer listeners in a relaxed atmosphere. Booking is essential for all complementary therapies, groups and information sessions, except for the ‘Hour of Calm’ which is a drop in group.

PROGRAMME OF SERVICES

ONE TO ONE SUPPORT

Drop In and Telephone Support Listening Service

Counselling

Therapeutic Massage

Reflexology

Bereavement Support

Art Therapy


IMPROVING HEALTH, EXCERCISE AND WELLBEING

Hour of Calm

  • Tuesday mornings from 11.00 am - 12.— pm

  • This is a drop-in group session led by experienced facilitators, offering techniques of progressive relaxation, breath work, meditation, visualization and mindfulness which invite you into a space of peace, rest and calm.

Introduction to Mindfulness

  • Commencing on Thursday 7th March, for six weeks.

‘Walk with Us’

  • Join Cork ARC for a series of six planned walks in the beautiful West Cork countryside.

  • Commencing Friday 26th April, 10.30 am, for six weeks.

Yoga

  • Commencing Tuesday 30th April, 11.00 am, for six weeks.

INFORMATION AND EDUCATION

Diet in Cancer Information Evening

  • Friday 10th May, 7.00 - 8.30 pm at the Beara Coast Hotel, Castletownbere.

Prostate Cancer Information Evening

  • Monday 20th May, 7.00 - 9.00 pm at the Maritime Hotel, Bantry.

Carers’ Morning

Bereavement Information Morning

Colorectal Cancer Information Evening

Breast Cancer Support

  • One to One Support with our Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor, Fiona Moriarty

  • Associated information sessions include our Lymphoedema and also our Hormone Therapies information mornings in Cork city.


A NOTE OF GRATITUDE

The Cork ARC service in West Cork has been generously assisted by Bantry Hospice and we would like to thank them for their contribution. We are also very grateful to the people of West Cork and South Kerry, whether based at home or away, for their continued generosity in helping Cork ARC's service in Bantry continue to provide such an invaluable support to all those affected by a cancer diagnosis.

I WANT TO DONATE

If you would like to contribute to our work in any way, you are very welcome to do so, and know that all funds donated will directly benefit the services of the Cork ARC Cancer Support House in Bantry.


CONTACT US

CORK ARC, Bantry

'The Bungalow'

Goureebeg

Bantry

Co. Cork 

P75 PK25

 

tel  027 53891

mob 083 198 8580

email westcork@corkcancersupport.ie

 

OPENING HOURS

Tuesdays, 10.00am  - 4.00pm

Thursdays, 10.00am - 4.00pm