Category Archives: CFRs

Local volunteers wanted – defibrillator register

Do you have some free time to do a small project to help your community and possibly save a life?

CFR Ireland, the national body of Community First Responder schemes, have started a project of building a register of all the defibrillators (AED – automated external defibrillator) in the country.

They are looking for one or two people in each community to:

  1. Identify the the location of all defibrillators in a town or village
  2. Make a note of the times these are available (eg public-access 24/7, business hours, etc.)
  3. Submit the details to the AED register
  4. Once registered, place an identification sticker on the AED

If you think that this is something that YOU can do to help in your community, please contact us at [email protected] and we will put you in contact with the CFR Ireland team.

We want to start with Westport and get all the AEDs identified and logged.  You don’t have to be linked to any organisation in particular or to CFR Ireland to do this job.



ICRR on Morning Ireland

Listen in to Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1 on Tuesday 5th January, shortly after 07:30h to hear about the new @ICRR_Official project, Operation Resuscitation.

Hopefully, there’ll also be some coverage on the RTÉ Six One News.

Listen back to the clips….

Morning Ireland
Part 1 – Tom Gainey Friends saved Killarney teenager thanks to CPR training
Part 2 – John Kearney (ICRR) National campaign to train people in CPR

Six One News


Christmas Raffle

Castlebar CFRs and Mayo ICRR are holding a Christmas Raffle on Wednesday 23rd December, in Coady’s Bar, Castlebar at 10:30pm.

Tickets are €2.00 each or 3 for €5.00. They are on sale in Coady’s Bar and will be available on the night. You might also meet our ticket sellers around town or at the Breaffy Christmas Market.


  • 1st prize – Dinner for 2 in Breaffy House
  • 2nd prize – Family pass for Mayo Movie World
  • 3rd prize – Winter driver safety kit

For more information see our Facebook event.