Irish Red Cross

Health service

Head Office
16 Merrion Square
Dublin 2
D02 XF85

Irish Red Cross branches contribute to the health of their communities through their First Aid training activities; their First Aid support at community events; and their assistance to vulnerable members of the community in times of emergency.

There are six branches around the county, in: Carrick-on-Siúir; Clonmel; Roscrea; Nenagh; Cashel; and Tipperary town. The members of the Seniors section of the branches undertake regular First Aid training, which can range from Basic level to training qualifying for Emergency Medical Technician status. They can also be deployed to assist at a range of community and social events. The members of the Cadets section also undertake regular First Aid training as well as enjoying organised social activities. There are two Cadets sections: in the Carrick and Nenagh branches respectively.

The local branches deliver different levels of First Aid training to the members of community, including basic Practical First Aid, CFR (Cardiac First Response) Community, and First Aid Responder (FAR) training. The FAR training, which includes CFR Community training, provides a qualification recognised for a workplace setting.

The local branches also can provide patient transport to medical appointments for people without access to private transport.

Target Group: General public

For volunteering: Young people and adults, aged 12 years and upwards:

  • Age range for Cadets: 12 years – 17 years.
  • Age range for Seniors: 18 years and upwards.

Adult candidates for volunteering are Garda vetted

How to access: Contact Head Office.