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

Fri, 13th Sept Cairde Health Fair, St Agnes Hall, Dunne Street, D.1 - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10-3.30

Tue 17th Sept  Mallinckrodt, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 - Seminar @ 11am

Tue, 17th Sept  Ballincollig Men's Shed, Co Cork - talk 7.30-9pm

Tue 17th Sept Abbvie Irl, Manorhamilton Road, Sligo 11-3pm

Tue 17th Sept National Ploughing Championships, Carlow - Nurse/Info Stand 9-5pm

Wed 18th Sept National Ploughing Championships, Carlow - Nurse/Info Stand 9-5pm

Wed 18th Sept  Headway, 9-11 Upr William St, Limerick - talk 10.30am

Wed 18th Sept Mens Shed Group, Ballynanty, Limerick - talk @ 1.30pm

Thur 19th Sept National Ploughing Championships, Carlow - Nurse/Info Stand 9-5pm

Thur, 19th Sept  Mulcair Men's Shed, Murroe, Co Limerick - talk @ 2pm

Fri 20th Sept  Supervalu, Clifden, Co Galway Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30

Mon 23rd Sept  Cook Irl, National Tech Park, Limerick - Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3pm

Tue 24th Sept  Naas Community Men's Shed, Anach Cuain House,Dublin Rd,Naas, Co Kildare Talk 11am

Tue 24th Sept  Men's Shed, Shannon, Co Clare 11-1pm talk

Tue 24th Sept Men's Shed, Parteen, Co Clare - talk @ 2pm

Tue 24th Sept  Loreto College, Foxrock, Dublin 18 - student talks 10am

Tue 24th Sept Naas Mens Shed, Newtownmountkennedy,Co Wicklow-talk @ 10.30am

Tue 24th Sept PM Group, Loughmahon Tech Park, Cork - health Seminar 12.30-2pm

Wed 25th Sept  PM Group, Kilakee House, Tallaght, D.24. Staff talk @ 12.30

Wed, 25th Sept  Irving Oil, Whitegate, Co Cork - Staff Workshop 1.15pm

Wed 25th Sept Abbvie Irl, Manorhamilton Road, Sligo 12-4pm

Thur 26th Sept  GMIT, Letterfrack, Co Galway.  Nurse/Info Stand 10-1pm

Fri 27th Sept Sam McCauley Chemist, Court St, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3

Fri, 27th Sept St Mary's College, Galway - student health talks

Mon, 30th Sept  Men's Shed, Knockanrawley Resource Centre, Tipperary - talk 3-5pm

Tue, 1st Oct Bank of America, Hatch Street, D. 2 - staff health talk

Tue, 1st Oct Adare Mens Shed, Adare, Limerick - health talk @ 7pm

Tue, 1st Oct Bank of America, Sandyford, D.18 - staff health talk

Tue, 1st Oct AirBnB, Ringsend, Dublin - staff health checks 945-330

Thur 3rd Oct Killoe Mens Shed, Longford - health talk @ 6pm

Thur 3rd Oct Lloyds Pharmacy, Ballincollig, Co Cork. Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30

Sat, 5th Oct Ovarcare Event - Nurse/Info Stand

Mon 7th Oct Bros of Charity, Upton Campus, Cork - health event 10.30-12.30

Mon 7th Oct Bros of Charity, Lota Campus, Cork - health event 1.30-3.30

Tue, 8th Oct Microsoft, Leopardstown, D.18 - staff health Seminar 11-2

Tue, 8th Oct Henkel, Tallaght Bus Park, Whitestown, D.24 Mobile Unit/Nurse

Tue, 8th Oct Elphin Community College, Roscommon - health talks

Wed,9th Oct Hudson Advisors, Leeson Close, D.2. Staff Seminar 12-2

Wed,9th Oct Ballymahon Vocational School, Co Longford - student health talks

Thur 10th Oct Carrigaline FRC, Church Rd,Carrigaline,Co Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30

Thur,10th Oct Interxion Ltd, Nangor Road, D.22 - Breast health talk 1-2pm

Thur,10th Oct Vodafone, The Park, Cabinteely, D.18 - health Seminar 12-1.30

Fri, 11th Oct McManus Pharmacy, Arva, Co Cavan - mobile unit/nurse 11-3pm

Fri,11th Oct North Leitrim Mens Shed Group, Bee Centre, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim - talk @ 10.30

Tue, 15th Oct Youthreach, Blessington, Co Wicklow - health talk

Tue,15th Oct Harmac Medical Products, Castlerea, Co Roscommon - health event 11-3

Tue,15th Oct Amgen, Pottery Road, Dun Laoire, Co Dublin-Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30

Wed,16th Oct Amgen, Pottery Road, Dun Laoire, Co Dublin-Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30

Wed,16th Oct Drumlish & Ballinamuck Mens Shed, Longford Rd, Drumlish - health talk

Wed,16th Oct McKesson Ltd, Kinsale Road, Cork - staff health event

Thur 17th Oct Mens Shed, Southill FRC, O'Malley Park, Limerick - talk @ 10.30am, all welcome

Thur 17th Oct UCC Campus (Pink Week)  Cork - health event. Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30.30

Fri,18th Oct Arklow Cancer Support, 8 St Mary's Rd, Arklow,Co Wicklow-Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3

Mon, 21st Oct Duggan Bros, Ballymount Road, D.12 - staff health talks

Mon,21st Oct Duggan Bros, Templemore, Co Offaly - staff health talks

Mon, 21st Oct Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai, Tralee, Co Kerry - student health talks

Mon, 21st Oct Killorglin Community College, Langford St, Tralee, Co Kerry - student health talks

Tue, 22nd Oct Ballyphenane Community Centre, Tory Top Road, Cork. Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30

Wed, 23rd Oct Bruff Mens Shed, Bruff, Co Limerick - health talk @ 10.30am

Wed, 23rd Oct Dochas Women Prison, Dublin 7 - health talks

Tue, 22nd Oct Manor Farm Chickens, Shercock, Co Cavan - Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3pm

Thur, 24th Oct Mylan Respiratory, Baldoyle, D.13 - Staff Workshop 12-2

Thur, 24th Oct Whitfield Cancer Centre, Waterford - 1-2pm

Fri, 25th Oct Walsh's Pharmacy, Green St, Dingle, Co Kerry - Nurse/Info Stand 11-3

Fri 25th Oct Men's Shed Group, Virginia, Co Cavan - talk @ 11am

Fri 25th Oct McCrystals Pharmacy, Virginia, Co Cavan. Mobile Unit/Nurse 1-3.30pm

Tue, 29th Oct Govt Offices, Spencer Dock, D.1 - Health Seminar 1-2pm

Wed, 30th Oct Dept of Public Expenditure, Upr Merrion St, D.2 - Health Seminar 1-2pm

Wed,30th Oct Moate Community College, Co Westmeath - student talks

Wed,31st Oct Merritt Medical, Galway - Staff Seminar @ 9am

Thur, 31st Oct Men's Shed, Clongriffin, Co Dublin - health talk @ 10.30am