Dalata Partnership

The Marie Keating Foundation and the Dalata Hotel
Group, a partnership driving 100,000 lifesaving
conversations across Ireland.

For the next three years (2022-2025) as part of their Dalata Digs Deep initiative, the Marie Keating Foundation is delighted to have been chosen as the Dalata Hotel Group’s charity partner in the Republic of Ireland.

Together we aim to enable our caring and compassionate nurses to have 100,000 lifesaving conversations on cancer prevention and early detection over the course of the partnership.

“The support of Dalata and their staff over the next three years will allow us to fund our lifesaving community nursing and mobile information unit service, which is needed now more than ever as we start to experience the impact that the pandemic and its restrictions have had, and continues to have, on cancer services.”

Liz Yeates, CEO, Marie Keating Foundation

“Dalata Hotel Group are delighted to be partnered with the Marie Keating Foundation on Dalata’s Drive to Defeat Cancer campaign. Through our Dalata Digs Deep fundraising initiatives, our colleagues will facilitate Marie Keating Foundation nurses to have over 100,000 lifesaving conversations on spotting the early signs of cancer. We are so proud to see the positive social impact our people continue to make in our communities.”

Des McCann, COO, the Dalata Hotel Group

"It is an honour to be partnered up with Marie Keating Foundation as part of the Dalata Digs Deep campaign. So many families are touched by cancer each year and to be able get on board with a charity that is on the ground helping thousands of families in Ireland, It seems only fair to support them in whatever way we can. As Charity champion in the Maldron Hotel Wexford, I hope to bring the Fun into Fundraising, and with the team here bring as much awareness as we possibly can."

Charity champion – Angie Kinsella, HR Executive, Maldron Hotel Wexford

Dalata Staff and Communities Dig Deep for the
Marie Keating Foundation

“The support of Dalata and their staff over the next three years will allow us to fund our lifesaving community nursing and mobile information unit service, which is more important than ever as we start to experience the impact that the pandemic and its restrictions have had, and continues to have, on cancer services.”

Together, Dalata Hotel Group and Marie Keating Foundation will strive to deliver ‘Dalata’s Drive to Defeat Cancer.’ This will involve fundraising to support Marie Keating’s community nursing and Mobile Information Units and facilitate over 100,000 lifesaving conversations between nurses and members of the public on spotting the signs of cancer early. The Mobile Units will also visit Dalata hotels across Ireland, with local communities invited to come along, helping to save lives. You can learn more about this service and any upcoming public visits here (link to Mobile Info Unit section of site).

We are so grateful to Dalata’s 4307 employees across all their Irish hotels, including the Clayton and Maldron brands, who will be fundraising over the three years with a target of raising €600,000 over that time.

The Great Dalata Run, Cork City Marathon, June 5th, 2022

A number of Dalata employees and their families and friends are running the Cork City Marathon to fundraise for their charity partner the Marie Keating Foundation. Your support is very much appreciated.

Dalata Digs Deep Week, 12th – 18th Sept 2022

While Dalata run fundraising activities all year round, this is their primary week to focus on their charity partners and engage colleagues in fun activities to raise vital funds for their charity partners. Dalata Digs Deep week is running across hotels in Ireland, UK, and Germany to support each countries chosen charity


Mobile Information Unit Roadshow

Upcoming visits to Clayton and Maldron Hotels Near You:


Tuesday August 2nd, 12pm – 3pm, Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway

Donate to the Marie Keating Foundation

The Marie Keating Foundation offers all our community and public services for free. To help us achieve vision of creating a world free from the fear of cancer, please donate today.