Croí Women at Heart Brunch at HYDE

Croí Women at Heart Brunch at HYDE

On Sunday November 19th, the Croí Women at Heart brunch took place at HYDE Bar on Galway’s Forster Street – and it was an incredible success!

The afternoon saw dozens of women get together for this fantastic event to raise awareness around heart health. The event was a lot of fun and it also included a great deal of important information about how best to practice good heart health.

A fantastic panel, chaired by PorterShed and Galway City Innovation District CEO Mary Rodgers, brought about a whole host of interesting points throughout the afternoon – and there was phenomenal engagement throughout the event.

Speakers included Dr. Jennifer Jones, Director of Training and Education, National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health; Dr Lisa Hynes, Head of Health Programmes and Health Psychologist at Croí; and Aisling Harris, Cardiac and Weight Management Dietician at Croí.

Speaking after the event, Annie Costelloe, Head of Patient & Community Engagement at Croí said: “Once considered ‘a man’s disease’ the number of deaths from heart disease and stroke are now virtually the same for men and women. Women at Heart is a campaign by Croí, to educate and empower women to make their heart health a priority. The aim of the campaign is to highlight the prevalence of heart disease and stroke among Irish women. Croí are delighted to facilitate many events throughout communities to ensure that we can share this important message”.

Eveanna Ryan, Group Marketing and Innovation Manager for the Connacht Hospitality Group, also spoke afterwards: “Women’s heart health is such a key topic that needs every bit of airtime it gets. The fact we were able to host this brunch at HYDE Bar is great because it allows Croí to reach even more people,” she said.

If you are impacted by any of the topics mentioned, Croí provide a free telephone helpline, Croí Connects for those living with, or affected by, heart disease and stroke. When you call, you will be connected with one of Croí’s Cardiac Nurse Specialists or you can join one of the weekly online health chats. For more information, visit: or phone 091 5443210 or email:

Feature photo courtesy of Aoife Kilkelly

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