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Purple House Cancer Support is to the forefront in providing a range of professional support services to people of all ages affected by Cancer in Ireland.Our aim is to help rebuild the lives of families affected by Cancer. Purple House is at the heart of the community.

We have some exciting volunteer opportunities for the right people to join our team!

Founded in 1990, Purple House was the first Community-based Cancer Support Centre in Ireland and today operates a wide range of support services from Purple House at Aubrey Court, Parnell Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow as well as Cancer Support Clinics in Dun Laoghaire.


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We have a wide range of classes and programmes starting in January 2019 and running until June 2019.  Please see the timetable below and contact us to book a place.

As well as these programmes we have daily Counselling, Drop-In Support Centre, Complimentary therapies, hospital transport and play therapy for Children available.  Please contact us for more information.

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Please see our new January 2018 class timetable below. Please click on image to view. If you wish to book for any class, please contact us on 012866966 or email

To download the timetable click here Classes Timetable Spring 2018 Preliminary


Our Cancer Support Centre and services will be closed from 1pm on Friday 22nd December until 10am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.  We would like to wish all of our clients, friends and supporters a very Happy Christmas and every good wish for 2018.


Representatives of Purple House Cancer Support attend the launch of the new National Cancer Strategy by Minister Simon Harris in Iveagh House Dublin on Wednesday 5th July.

The Strategy sets out the framework for the treatment and support of Cancer patients in Ireland for the period 2017-2026

Community based charity Purple House Cancer Support have been heavily involved in helping to shape the community support services aspect of the Strategy which highlights the important role that Cancer Support Centre’s play in the psycho-social support of the Cancer patient.



With Summer fast approaching, leading Cancer charity, Purple House Cancer Support is opening a Sun Smart & Cancer Awareness Hub on Bray Seafront this Summer.

Ireland has the 14th highest rate of skin Cancer in the World and the aim of the Purple House Sun Smart Hub is to help reduce this statistic by giving out free sun cream and making the public aware of the simple ways to reduce their cancer risk and to stay safe in the sun.



Byron Hayes speaks about the sense of fear and isolation that a Cancer diagnosis can bring to a family. These feelings can be heightened at Christmas due to the emotion that this time of year brings.  Watch Byron’s video here

Help us to support more people like Byron this Christmas.



Lauren Kelly from Spin1038 Encourages young people to be Cancer Aware this Summer

Lauren Kelly, presenter of SpinTalk on Spin1038 has been announced as an Ambassador of Purple House Cancer Support and this Summer she is using her role to remind young people of the importance of being Cancer Aware.



Director of National Cancer Registry Dr. Harry Comber says:

“The large, and growing, number of cancer survivors in our community will have major implications for cancer support services in the coming years”

Purple House Cancer Support welcome the findings of the latest report from the National Cancer Registry, which shows that Cancer survival rates are improving.  This means that the high demands currently on our Cancer support services will increase in the coming years.




Ireland’s first 5km Sumo Run in aid of Purple House Cancer Support! Help us break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed in Sumo Suits!  Your Sumo Suit is included in the entry fee and is yours to keep!