Circle of Friends

Cancer Support Centre


Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre provides non judgemental support service to persons affected by cancer in a safe and confidential environment while respecting the dignity and worth of the individual

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Jennifer Jones Hickey

Honoree of ‘The One Hundred 2016’ Awards

Great news that our Founder Jennifer Jones Hickey has been selected as an honoree of ‘The One Hundred 2016’ Awards from the Mass General Cancer Centre Boston in America.


Each year the Mass General Cancer Centre organisation honour just 100 from a total of 900 all around the globe everyday amazing individuals and groups, caregivers, researchers, philanthropists and volunteers  who are committed to fight against cancer and inspire us all to take action.    Jennifer was nominated by her aunt Frances Howley and they are invited to the 9th annual dinner on 24th May in Boston, Massachusetts.  They will be brilliant ambassadors for our Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre here in Tipperary.


 It is the first time an Irish person has been nominated and we are all very proud of Jennifer here at the Centre. Click Here

"Be a living expression of God's love"

What happens when I come to Circle of Friends


We know it can be difficult to come through the door but please don't worry. When you call to Circle of Friends, you will be greeted with a chat over a cuppa to explain about our services. It's entirely up to you to decide if Circle of Friends is for you.


Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm

Please contact us at 087 3412600 for further details on any of our services

“Spread love, everywhere you go Let no one come to you without  leaving happier.”

Mother Teresa

Our Aims


To offer emotional support and help to people affected by cancer, their families and friends in a warm safe environment. To provide a range of complementary therapies which can be beneficial to people suffering from fatigue. Complementary therapies can help reduce stress and anxiety by restoring a sense of well being. To provide a drop in centre where people who have been affected by cancer and their families may access support and information. To continue to develop and meet the cancer related needs of the people of Tipperary and Limerick.

Having secured a greenfield site from Tipperary Cashel Municipal District Council it is our intention to create a purpose built cancer support centre by 2018.

REFLEXOLOGY is a holistic therapy that helps to restore balance to the body in a gentle way. The Reflexologist uses only hands to apply gentle pressure to the feet.


REIKI is a gentle technique for stress reduction and relaxation, which involves the gentle laying of hands.


ACUPUNCTURE involves the insertion of fine sterile needles into specific points on the body in order to rebalance energy. Research has found that acupuncture is beneficial in dealing with nausea, which can be one of the side effects of chemotherapy.


INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE is a wonderfully relaxing therapy that involves massage of the soft tissues in the upper back, shoulders, arms, neck and scalp.


Complementary therapies will never interfere with the medications or treatment your doctor has prescribed for you.

Other Services


Holistic Massage

Men’s Support group

Women's Support group

Healing and Meditation evenings

Wellness and Relaxation Workshops

Art Therapy

Family Support Group

Post Cancer Support Group

Knit and Natter Group

One to One Counselling

Bra Prosthesis fitting by appointment


Drop in coffee mornings friday 11-1pm

“Services in Circle of Friends are free of charge

so donations

 are greatly appreciated”

Upcoming Events


Golf Day

Sunday 11th September, 2016



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Circle of Friends is a Cancer  Support Centre in Tipperary and is a much needed service in our county. We solely depend on donations and fundraising events in order to support people who have or had cancer, their families and friends.


Our demands are great and we seek your support for the continuation of our service.


All of our supports and therapies are provided free of charge thanks to the continuing generosity of our supporters.


If you have an idea for a fundraising event, or would like to participate in a fundraising event, please contact us!



*Please be assured that all donations made through iDonate are fully secure.


"The hardest thing was walking through the door for the first time, but then I realised I was not alone."


"I met new people whom I can now call friends on similar journeys."


"I have been so touched with the kindness, friendly caring nature of all the people involved. I truly feel part of a wonderful circle of friends, continually looking after each other in a very safe and confidential setting."



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OPENING HOURS: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm


Rooms 4,6 & 7 Station House, Station Road, Tipperary Town

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OPENING HOURS: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm

Please contact us at 087 3412600 for further details on any of our services

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