Majella O'Donnell Opens Cork ARC in Youghal

Majella O'Donnell has officially opened Cork ARC's cancer support service in Youghal.

In supporting, helping and listening to those affected by cancer, the work of Cork ARC Cancer Support House in this area is absolutely vital.
— Majella O'Donnell

Crowds of supporters and well-wishers gathered in Youghal on August 15th to celebrate the visit of Majella O'Donnell to Cork ARC at 29 Friar Street as she officially opened the service for the people of East Cork and West Waterford.

A celebratory event was held at the nearby Walter Raleigh Hotel, where Majella urged the local communities to continue to lend their support to Cork ARC as we welcome new visitors to our cancer support service in Youghal.

Picture: Brian Lougheed

Majella's own journey with cancer has given her a unique insight into the areas of treatment, recovery and support services. In an interview with Business Cork, Majella said of our service that its "...discretion, professionalism and experience make an enormous difference to men, women, children and families who are dealing with cancer."

Speaking at the official opening ceremony, Cork ARC Cancer Support House Chief Executive Aileen O’Neill said, “Cork ARC Cancer Support House Youghal is a special place where those affected by cancer can receive valuable support, through a diverse range of services. It is of paramount importance to us that our services are free of charge, confidential and absolutely discreet. We are always hugely grateful to the volunteer support team here led by Colette Cahill for their commitment and dedication, and to our supporters for their compassion and understanding.”

Picture: Brian Lougheed

Welcome to Cork ARC in Youghal

With a nurse led team of volunteers and professionals, Cork ARC Cancer Support House in Youghal is open every Wednesday from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

All of our services are available free of charge, and we encourage all those affected by cancer to reach out to our service for support. Our range of supports and therapies are designed to complement the medical model and aim to alleviate the stress associated with a cancer diagnosis.

If you are a cancer patient or someone close to you has cancer, we are here to offer you specialist professional support, free of charge. Cork ARC in Youghal is a safe haven, where cancer patients, their families and carers are welcome to call in without an appointment, and speak to a trained volunteer listener.

Cork ARC continues to raise funds to provide our vital services, which are designed to complement the medical model and aim to alleviate the stress associated with a cancer diagnosis. 

More than 86 people have already availed of our service in Youghal, which has received specific supports from the Ireland Funds, Trustees of Cuan House, Emer Casey Foundation, Alcon Laboratories and a wide range of donors, suppliers, visitors and community partners.

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Co. Cork

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