Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association

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A Thank You to Brendan Gilligan

Our 2016 AGM at the beginning of this month was the first such occasion not presided over by Brendan Gilligan in a number of years.

Brendan stood down in 2015 following a period with the IHLTA extending over a decade, during which time he helped to make the Charity what it is today. His hard-work and dedication are hugely appreciated by all involved and, accordingly, we thought it fitting that he be presented with a small token of our appreciation, an IHLTA tie pin.

Only two of said pins are in existence, with the other having been given to President Higgins during our recent trip to Áras an Uachtaráin.

Brendan's work in the field of transplantation continues to this day in his role as Irish Representative and Chairman of the European Heart and Lung Transplant Federation.

Pictured below are current Chairman, Paddy O'Mahony, (left), and Brendan Gilligan (right).

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Committee for 2016-2017

Our AGM at the beginning of April saw the following persons elected:

Chairman: Paddy O'Mahony - 087 4128612 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Secretary: Gerry Scully - 087 6878763 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Treasurer: Robert McCutcheon - 087 2214753
 
Membership Secretary: Barbara Murphy - 087 7735981 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Committee: Kevin Hickey - 087 0536994 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
                     Liam Ryan - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Irish Representative and Chairman of the European Heart and Lung Transplant Federation:    Brendan Gilligan      0872281159

We welcome more Committee Members to join us in our work important for the Association. If you are interested in helping us out we would be delighted to hear from you.

IHLTA Facebook Page

For the most regularly updated source of information relating to the IHLTA, we would urge members to visit our Facebook page and give it a 'Like'.

Please note that you don't need a personal FB page to view our content, it can be accessed by clicking the following link: https://www.facebook.com/IHLTA/

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Follow us on Twitter!

We are pleased to announce that we have recently set up a Twitter account for the Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association.

We aim to use this account in conjunction with this website and our very active Facebook page to keep members up to date with the very latest news and events.

Please follow us by finding the handle @ihlta5 on twitter. Our account is searchable by using the term 'IHLTA'. We will endeavour to have the account up and running fully in the coming days. 

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Transplant Games Fundraiser April 29

As April flies by, we would like to remind everyone that fellow IHLTA member, Seamus Eager, is organising a fundraising concert in The Purty Kitchen, Old Dunleary Road, Monkstown, Co. Dublin on Friday 29th April.

All the proceeds from the night will go towards assisting athletes in travelling to the European Heart and Lung Transplant Games in Vantaa, Finland this July.

MUSIC BY :           "MACKIE"-----COUNTRY/COUNTRY BLUES

                             "HARVEST"---- TOP NEIL YOUNG TRIBUTE BAND

                             "OWENSIE"---- NEW ALBUM "DRAMAMINE"

                             TREVOR LEDWIDGE---- NEW SOLO ARTIST

A raffle on the night with 1st prize being 2 return Ryanair tickets. There will also be many other prizes.
Tickets €10 prebooked €12 on the night.
Raffle tickets €5

For tickets for concert or raffle contact Seamus on 087-2574362 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or get concert tickets directly from the following link:

http://www.purtykitchen.com/event/heart-lung-transplant-team-fundraiser/

A great night to support a great cause and help create Organ Donor Awareness.

FIve Nations Golf Tournament

We have been made aware of a golf tournament taking place this June Bank Holiday for transplant recipients. We would urge interested members to contact us.

The details are as follows:

TS Five Nations Golf Tournament 2016

3 - 4 June 2016

Lough Erne Resort, Northern Ireland

Where will I stay?

We've booked a mixture of 2 & 3 bedroom luxuary bungalows at the resort.

How much will it cost?

2 rounds of golf and 2 nights B&B

Transplant recipient                                   £200

Non transplant recipient                           £250

Non golfers                                                   £70 per night for B&B

Participants will need to make their own travel arrangements Alternative accomodation may also be sought.

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