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National Carers Week 2015 is taking place from June 8th to 14th 2015

Visit our Facebook Page nationalcarersweek for daily updates

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Latest News

May 11th

Only 4 weeks to go now to the 9th National Carers Week June 8th-14th.

May 5th

You can now send us your event details and order merchandise for your event. Download the event information sheet here and the merchandise order form here

April 9th

Primary School Competition launched on website. For more details click here

March 30th

Photo shoot taking place in The Carmichael Centre.

Mar 24th 

785 Responses to Carers Week Survey received. Last few days to take part

March 9th

First Partners planning meeting.

March 3rd

Our two minute Carers Survey 2015 is launched. You can find the survey here

February 16th

Nuala Carey has kindly agreed to support National Carers Week again this year.




June 13th 

Check out events in your area.Here

June 11th 

Luanch of Jointly App See Here

June 10th 

Events are continuing to take place in every county throughout Ireland.

June 9th 

Launch of the week with photocall @10.30am in Irish Hospice Foundation Offices. Survey Results Published Click Here  

June 9th

8th National Carers Week begins to-day;  with a National Launch and Events for Family Carers throughout the Country. Check out our Facebook Page nationalcarersweek for regular  updates.

June 8th

National Carers Week begins tomorrow, we now have 148 events planned for this week. Please join us at an event for a well deserved break.

June 5th

3 days till the beginning of Carers Week 2014! We now have over 120 events taking place across the country.

May 26th

Click here to see our new Carers Week posters, if you would like to order posters and other merchandise for your event please use our order form.

May 12th

National Carers Week will be at the first ever Care and Mobility show in the RDS on June 13th and 14th 2014. See for more information on the event.

May 6th

Photo shoot taking place with Family Carers and Nuala Carey.

April 24th

The Irish Red Cross Hand Massage Volunteers are supporting Carers Week again this year. If you would like to offer hand massages at an event you are organising please contact Elaine Monaghan, Irish Red Cross                                                                                                                     email: telephone: 01 642 4600

April 22nd

The Childrens Wrting and Art Competition was launched Today. Click here for details on how to enter.

April 3rd

Nuala Carey has agreed to support Carers Week again this year. Thank you Nuala

February 17th

First partner planning meeting for Carers Week 2014. 



September 15th 

Jimmy McGrath  to continue to Chair NCW into 2014.

September 1st

Planning and Review Meeting with National Partners to take place on September 30th

August 25th

Draft report  on National Carers Week Completed - Key Objectives met.

July 1st

Tell us what you thought about National Carers Week 2013 and help us make it better for 2014. Please complete this short survey and be in with a chance to win a €25 One for all Voucher. Deadline Wednesday July 3rd.


June 16th 2013

Nice slide show of National Carers Week Launch with images and music, 1min 23 seconds long.

(Pics thanks to Seán Brosnan,

June 16th 2013

Special thanks to all Family Carers out there who are dads too.

June 15th 2013

Events for Family Carers continuing throughout the weekend. 


June 14th 2013

Joint press Release  with Mens Health Week -  Men as Family Carers

June 13th 2013

See RTE News Coverage of the Week here

June 12th 2013

Events now in Full Swing. See

June 11th 2013

Good media coverage - see  coverage and some photos on our Facebook Page

June 10th 2013

Launch of the Week @ The Mansion House 10.30am. Survey Results Published Click Here

June 9th 2013

One Day to Go - lets Hope the Weather Holds !

June 7th 2013

Listen to Radio Campaign with Nuala Carey

June 6th 2013

Over 125 Events now confirmed! More coming in hourly!

June 5th 2013

Events now confirmed for every county!

June 4th 2013

Events now confirmed for 24 out of 26 Counties - Come on Leitrim and Cavan!

June 3rd 2013

One week to Go!

June 1st 2013

Radio Ads on 21 Radio Stations Nationwide with Nuala Carey to air from June 3rd to June 9th, thanks to EBS support.

May 27th 2013

Read our latest eZine to keep up to date with the Week.

May 23rd 2013

Visit our Facebook Page nationalcarersweek for daily updates. 

May 10th 2013

Launch of Updated Website.  If you've visited this site before, please refresh your cookies (press F5 key) so you can see the updated aspects.

May 4th 2013
The survey is now closed. Thanks to all those who took the time to complete it. Results will be made available closer to National Carers Week in June.

April 29th 2013
National Carers Week eZine Published

April 17th 2013
Updated Event Checklist Now Available

April 15th 2013
Survey of Family Carers launched (now closed)

April 8th 2013
Primary Schools Competition launched -follow the link for details on how to enter

March 27th 2013
First ever National Carers Week eZine Published

March 15th 2013
Fliers for National Carers Week launched.

March 5th 2013
Communications Plan meeting with partner organisations for Carers Week 2013

February 11th 2013
Initial strategy and planning meeting with partner organisations for Carers Week 2013