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 info@mariekeating.ie or call her on 01 628 3726.

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

Upcoming Unit Locations

Mon, 1st Oct - Maldron Hotel, Tallaght, D. 24. Staff health talk - 11am
Tue, 2nd Oct - Irish Life Assurance, Lr Abbey St, Dublin 1 - Nurse/Info Stand 12-2
Tue, 2nd Oct - Allergen Pharmaceuticals, Westport, Co Mayo - mobile unit/nurse 10.30-3.30
Wed, 3rd Oct - Mallow Community Centre, Mallow, Co Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
Weds,3rd Oct - Boyle Family Resource Centre, Boyle, Co Roscommon - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
Thur,4th Oct - Abbott Ltd, Clonmel, Co Tipperary (Caring Day). Nurse/Info Stand
Thur,4th Oct - University College Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
Fri, 5th Oct - Mahon Point Shopping Centre, Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
Fri, 5th Oct - McGorisks Pharmacy, Athlone, Co Westmeath - Nurse/Info Stand 11-3pm
Sun, 7th Oct - City Hall, Cork - Nurse/Info Stand 12-2pm
Mon, 8th Oct - Colaiste Muire, Crosshaven, Co Cork. Nurse/Student health talks 10-12
Mon, 8th Oct - Aurivo, Ballaghadereen, Co Roscommon - 10.30-12.30
Tue, 9th Oct - Aurivo Ltd, Finisklin, Co Sligo - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
Tue, 9th Oct - UCC Cancer Society Health Day, UCC, Cork - mobile unit/nurse 10.30-3.30
Wed, 10th Oct - Racket Hall, Roscrea, Co Tipperary - Health day/Nurse 11-3.30
Wed, 10th Oct - Aurivo, Aurivo House, Finisklin, Co Sligo - 10.30-12.30
Wed, 10th Oct - GSK Ltd, Curabinny, Co Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
Thur,11th Oct - Southside Women's Action Network (SWAN), 57 Ennel Ct,Loughlinstown,Dublin-Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
Thur,11th Oct - Manor & Gilberts Pharmacy, Manorhamilton,Co Leitrim-Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3
Thur,11th Oct - Portlaw Community Centre,Lr Queen St,Portlaw,Co Waterford-Health talk @ 10.30
Fri, 12th Oct - Harvey Norman, Eastgate Retail Park,Little Island,Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30

Sat, 13th Oct - Tesco, Oranmore, Co Galway - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
Tue, 16th Oct - NUIG Galway - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
Tue, 16th Oct - Irish Life, A1 Abbey St, Dublin 1 - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
Tue, 16th Oct - Alcon Laboratories, Model Farm Road, Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
Wed, 17th Oct - Cisco Ltd, Oranmore Business Park, Galway - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
Wed, 17th Oct - Melawarbytes, 1 Albert Quay, Cork - Lunch n Learn 12.30-2
Wed, 17th Oct - Nypro Ltd, Cork Road, Waterford - Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3
Thur, 18th Oct - Xerox, Dundalk, Co Louth. Health event 10am
Thur, 18th Oct - Boyne Grove Pharmacy, Drogheda, Co Louth-Mobile Unit/Nurse 12.30-3pm
Thur, 18th Oct - Aughinish Alumina, Askeaton, Co Limerick - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3
Thur,18th Oct - Schivo Ltd, Waterford. Staff health talk - 4.15pm
Fri, 19th Oct - McManus Pharmacy, Arva, Co Cavan. Mobile unit/nurse 11-3
Thur, 18th Oct - Woodford Library, Co Galway - mobile unit/nurse 11-1pm
Thur, 18th Oct - Portumna Library, Portumna, Co Galway - mobile unit/nurse 2-3.30

Fri, 19th Oct - Ballygar Library, Ballygar, Co Galway - mobile unit/nurse 10.30-1.00
Fri, 19th Oct - Tuam Library, Tuam, Co Galway - mobile unit/nurse 2-3.30

Fri, 19th Oct - McManus Pharmacy, Arva, Co Cavan. Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3
Mon, 22nd Oct - Friends First Dublin (Aviva), Hatch St, Dublin. Nurse/Info Stand 9-11
Tue, 23rd Oct - Friends First House, Loughlinstown, Co Dublin . Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
Tue, 23rd Oct - ESB Networks, Clanwilliam Place, D.2. Nurse/Health talk
Tue, 23rd Oct - Cavan Library, Farnham Street, Cavan. Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3
Wed, 24th Oct - Gorey FRC, Gorey, Co Wexford. Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-2.30
Wed, 24th Oct - Bros of Charity, Roscommon - Traveller workshops 10.30-3
Wed, 24th Oct - Friends First (Cork), Cork Airport Bus Park, Cork - Nurse/health event 9-11
Thur,25th Oct - Harvey Norman, Carrickmines Retail Park, D. 18. Mobile unit/nurse 10.30-3.30
Fri, 26th Oct - Harvey Norman, Airside Retail Park, Swords, Co Dublin - 10.30-3.30
Fri, 26th Oct - Cara Pharmacy, Donegal Town - mobile unit/nurse 11-3
Sat, 27th Oct - Shaws Dept Store, Portlaoise, Co Laois - mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
Tues, 30th Oct - National University of Ireland, Galway - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
Weds, 31st Oct - Cara Pharmacy, Drumshambo, Co Leitrim. Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3pm