Michael McGloin COPD Support


“Alone we can do so little : Together we can make a difference.”

Registered Charity Number CHY 19979

Benbulben C.O.P.D. Support Group
we would like to say a huge thank you to Carney Ladies Mini Marathon Team for choosing our charity in 2017 to fund raise for us , We are fully aware of the hard work and time that goes into fund raising,
What a lovely night we had in Laura’s in Carney on Thursday night 23rd November at the presenting of a cheque for €10,746 unreal . this will go along way to helping us with our goals , 3 Electric beds for our Respiratory ward in Sligo University hospital and requests for more equipment for our Pulmonary Rehab also it helps our group to help people and their families to cope and understand this devastating disease,
I would like to thank everyone who helped out with each event and all the sponsors,
Thank Laura’s for lovely food on the night,
Carney ladies Mini Marathon Team, your the best,
Can’t thank you enough,
Michael, chairman

Sad News… we lost another dear friend Stanley Trotter he lost his battle with C.O.P.D. on Sunday .. sincere sympthy to his wife and family R.I.P.Stanley

next meeting last Wednesday of every month

4pm to 6pm

in Sligo Southern Hotel

Nurse specialist Moira  will be there to answer questions

also special guest…….

All members requested to attend please

Come along for a cup of tea & a chat

Meet others with COPD  and their families

Special thank you to Management and staff of

Sothern Hotel for sponsorship of a room and refreshments to hold our meetings during the year

The meeting will be open to any one who has COPD and will be informal.

This will be an ideal opportunity for people with COPD and their families to discuss ways of making people more aware of COPD and how to cope with this debilitating disease.

More information contact Michael 071 9143172

“Alone we can do so little : Together we can make a difference”

Benbulben COPD Support Group


John Sweeney lost his battle with COPD, He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him especially the support group…He was such a happy man, always had a smile and a joke for everyone…R.I.P. John

John was such a great man and friend
Always managing to chat with everyone
His sense of humour knew no end
He just loved having fun
Although he struggled with COPD
He was always very happy
He’d show support for all to see
An all round amazing chappy
In Benbulben COPD support group
He enjoyed doing his part
He jumped through hoop after hoop
His inspiration warmed many a heart
John was also an avid fundraiser for us
And excelled on World COPD Day
He stood at Sligo hospital without a fuss
Selling home baking without delay
At summertime he loved our day trips
He was a great man I’m sure you’ll agree
And the words on everyone’s lips
Are John Sweeney R.I.P

words by Lyndy Loo


Smoke free Campus at Sligo Regional Hospital

Vitamin D Shown to Slash Belly Fat, Assist Natural Weight Loss

Minister for Health Dr. James Reilly TD Meeting with some members of Benbulben COPD Support Group Friday 22nd March

Smoking Survey


“Love Your Lungs” Love Your Lungs3

HSE to develop a national (health) strategy for COPD report in Spring 2008

More details later

(Strategy report complete and now lies on a shelf in the HSE)


The Prince Study

The Health Research Board has commissioned the National University of Ireland, Galway to conduct a study that examines the “Impact of a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Primary care Ireland”. One of the key strategies in improving care for people with COPD is the provision of a structured exercise and education programme


Battle for every breath

When breathing ia a struggle


New Plan to Cut Admissions

They Buried the Gift of Life today

World COPD Day

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Video 

Joe McCann Menswear, Wine St, Car Pk., Sligo, Ireland.

Lapel Pins created by Lori Palermo



Philip McCaffrey Photographer


Phone 071 9145912

Mobile 087 6637374

This Site is dedicated to the memory of Oonagh McEvoy

my Transplant Co-Ordinator 

who passed away

11th April 2011 

 Registered Charity Number CHY 19979

Contact :

© Oct.2006 Michael McGloin


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