About the Blog

The Irish Hospice Library blog is the official blog space of the Information & Library service of the  Irish Hospice Foundation. Keep in touch for information about the library and updates on resources of interest to those working or researching in the areas of Hospice or Palliative care, bereavement support and end-of-life care issues.


About the Library

The  Thérèse Brady Library was established in 2003 as a core element of the education and training function of the Irish Hospice Foundation.  The library, which houses a specialist collection of material about bereavement, death & dying, palliative care and the hospice philosophy commemorates Thérèse Brady who developed the Irish Hospice Foundation’s bereavement services. On her death Therese’s library of books on bereavement were donated to the Hospice Foundation forming the central core around which the library collection was developed.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 5.30 pm *

*Check blog for updates on holiday closures or access restrictions

Access to the Library

Therese Brady Library Collection

The Therese Brady Library is primarily reserved for staff and students of the Irish Hospice Foundation and affiliated members, however other professionals and members of the public may access the library by appointment.

Professional & Research Memberships; An annual membership option is available to professionals or researchers working in the areas of Bereavement, End-of-life, Hospice or Palliative care. Membership can be obtained for a donation of €20. Members are entitled to full borrowing access including postal loans as well as addition to the library’s current awareness alerts and can avail of article ordering services. Further details are available by contacting laura.rooneyferris@hospice-foundation.ie

Public Loans

As part of the library’s bereavement support service members of the public who have been bereaved and those supporting them may borrow from our public loan collection, this includes postal loans. A series of recommended titles informed by the Irish Hospice Foundation’s bereavement information leaflets has been compiled and can be viewed HERE

For details on public loans contact jane.burns@hospice-foundation.ie or call 01 6793188

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