Mobile Information Units

The Marie Keating Foundation’s work focuses on raising awareness of all of the common cancers affecting men and women in Ireland and the healthy lifestyle choices that reduce the risk of cancer. The Marie Keating Foundation has three purpose-built mobile information units which travel around Ireland to bring our life-saving messages of prevention and early detection to as many people as possible. The service is free of charge to community groups, schools and colleges. We do ask for payment from corporate companies in order to continue to allow us to provide the service free of charge to others.

Marie Keating Foundation Mobile Information Units

Staffed by a specialist nurse, the mobile information units visit community groups, workplaces, organisations and public places to bring cancer information straight into the heart of communities nationwide. The mobile information units are stocked with take-home information leaflets and packs on the various cancers. The Marie Keating Foundation nurses can talk to people in a private area on board the unit about any concerns that they may have about cancer, either for themselves or for someone else such as a family member or friend. The Foundation is keen to ensure that the harder-to-reach groups are included as part of this nationwide service and makes a concerted effort to target those living in socially deprived areas and people in areas which have a high occurrence of cancer.

Each mobile information unit has interactive displays such as Smokerlyzer® test to measure the carbon monoxide levels in your lungs (for smokers), Fizz to Fat which shows how sugary beverages can turn into body fat, and Fat Chunk models which realistically represent the look and feel of fat inside the body.

The Marie Keating Foundation nurses also visit schools, colleges, workplaces and community centres to give presentations about cancer. These can be general presentations or bespoke for the audience. Topics include:

  • Your Health: Your Choice- how to reduce your cancer risk through healthy lifestyle choices
  • Men's health- an overview of common men's cancers and how men can reduce their cancer risk or spot cancer early
  • Women's health- an overview of common women's cancer and how women can reduce their cancer risk or spot cancer early
  • Breast cancer- risk factors, reducing your risk, checking your breasts
  • Cervical cancer- reducing your risk, smear tests, the HPV vaccine and signs and symptoms of cervical cancer
  • Skin cancer- how to be SunSmart, how to spot skin cancer and monitor your moles and freckles
  • Survivorship- life after cancer and adjusting to the new normal

If you would like one of the Mobile Information Units to visit your school, community centre, etc, please email Angela at or call her on 01 628 3726.

For further details on our Corporate Wellness Programme for Workplaces, click here.

Upcoming Unit Locations

Thur, 17th Jan Cork College of Commerce, Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30

Fri, 18th Jan IAUN Education Conference, Strand Hotel, Limerick. MKF Nurse/Info Stand

Mon, 21st Jan Beneavin De La Salle School,Finglas,D.11 - student talks 11-1

Mon, 21st Jan St Michael's Holy Faith School, Finglas, D.11 - student talks

Tue, 22nd Jan Galway Technical Institute, Galway. Student talks

Wed, 23rd Jan Dundalk Institute of Technology,Dundalk,Co Louth - Nurse/Info Stand 10-2pm

Wed, 23rd Jan Health Talk @ Red Store, Main St,Youghal, Co Cork - 7.30pm. All welcome

Thur,24th Jan Dochas Cancer Support Monaghan. Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3

Fri, 25th Jan  St Dominics School,Kylemore Road, D.10 - student talks 9-11.30

Mon, 28th Jan Mercy College, Coolock, D.9 - student talks

Mon, 28th Jan Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin 9 - student talk 2.20-4pm

Tue, 29th Jan Ballinteer Community School, Dublin 16 - student talks

Tue, 29th Jan - Youghal Library, Youghal, Co Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3.30

Tue, 29th Jan ESB Networks, Longford - employee talk 1.30-2.30

Wed, 30th Jan Murdochs,Kilbarrack,D.5 - staff health event 10.30-12

Thur,31st Jan Murdochs, Ballymount, D.12 - staff health event 2-3.30

Thur,31st Jan ESB Networks, Mullingar, Co Westmeath - employee talk 1.30-2.30

Thur,31st Jan Glenart College, Arklow, Co Wicklow - student talks 2-4pm

Fri, 1st Feb ESB Networks, Tullamore, Co Offaly - employee talk 1.30-2.30

Fri, 1st Feb Beech Hill College, Navan, Co Meath - students talks 11-2.30pm

Mon, 4th Feb St Finian's School, Swords, Co Dublin student talks 10.25-12.00

Mon, 4th Feb Trinity Comprehensive School,Ballymun,D.9 - student talks 2.20-4

Tue, 5th Feb ESB Networks, Portlaoise, Co Laois - employee talk 1.30-2.30

Tues, 5th Feb - Colaiste Iascaigh, Easkey, Co Sligo - student talks

Tue, 5th Feb Macroom Library, Co Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 11.30-3.30

Wed, 6th Feb ESB Networks, Kilkenny - employee talk 1.30-2.30

Wed, 6th Feb, St Paul's CBS, North Brunswick St,D.7 - student talk 12.00-1.10

Wed, 6th Feb St Joseph's CBS, Stanhope St, D.7 - student talk 1.40-3.00

Wed,6th Feb Charleville Library, Co Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3.30

Thur, 7th Feb ALDI, Youghal, Co Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30

Thur, 7th Feb ESB Networks, Ennis, Co Clare - employee talk 1.30-2.30

Fri, 8th Feb Gorey Family Resource Centre, Co Wexford - Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3

Fri, 8th Feb ESB Networks, Limerick - employee talk 1.30-2.30

Fri,8th Feb Ardscoil Mhuire, Corbally, Limerick - student talks 10.30-12.30

Tues, 12th Feb Exterion Media, Adelaide Rd, Dublin 2 - staff health talk 13.30

Wed, 13th Feb ESB Networks, Roscrea, Co Tipperary - employee talk 1.30-2.30

Thur, 14th Feb ESB Networks, Thurles, Co Tipperary- employee talk 1.30-2.30

Tue, 19th Feb Southend FRC, Co Wexford - Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3

Wed, 20th Feb Institute of Technology, Sligo - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-2.30

Thur, 21st Feb Croi Na Gaillimhe, Mill St, Galway - cancer info talk @ 4pm