Mícheál Ó hAodáin (Michael Haydon) fundraising for Westgate Foundation

in Cork City Marathon 2023 - https://eventmaster.ie/fundraising/pages/MH85689158/

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Mícheál Ó hAodáin (Michael Haydon).  Micheál Ó hAodáin will be taking part in this years Cork Marathon on 4th June 2023. It will be Micheál 390th marathon and Micheál has selected Westgate as his fundraiser again this year for the  (https://westgatefoundation.ie). Micheál has quoted the following – “Westgate is a fantastic non-profit organisation that supports older people in the wider Ballincollig and mid-Cork areas. The services provided include DayCare, Social and Active Retirement Group, Community Catering, Sheltered Housing and Transport. Westgate are currently fundraising to buy newer buses for our Transport – some of the buses are nearly 20 years old and need to be replaced. As an older person myself – I’m 70, I really appreciate the great and vital work done by Westgate supporting older people in the community. Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. Your support is really appreciated. If you can help me to promote this page I would greatly appreciate it. You can share my page on any social media using the social sharing sections. Thanks again!”

Westgate Foundation is a community based not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing the highest standards of services and supports that enable older people to enjoy a quality of life within the Ballincollig and mid Cork area.

Update on Social and Active retirement group activities:-

Social and Active Retirement group information up date:-
  1. Westgate Choir – Monday nights 7.30 pm -9.30 pm
  2. Westgate Bowling Club – Tuesday nights-  7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
  3. Westgate Art group – Wednesdays – 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
  4. Westgate Drama group – Wednesdays – 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
  5. Westgate Cards group – Friday afternoons – 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
  6. Westgate Seniors Gym sessions at the Maria Elite Gym – Mondays and Wednesdays – 2.45 pm – 5.45 pm
Westgate transport services support some of the Westgate Social and active retirement group activities. 
A lovely afternoon of tea and food at the Chapel Gate cafe, Ballincollig,. Thank you to Ann.

Westgate TV Channel

"Staying Connected"

A new Westgate Project from Westgate Foundation centered around connecting with our clients, members and residents through delivering live streamed and recorded programmes from Westgate Foundation. Please click –>

Westgate TV Channel – Staying connected   

 to read more on this exciting new project and to view our programmes and Tutorial Videos.


Demand for Digital Programme/IT equipment rental Scheme

Westgate Foundation – sign up today!!!

At the end of 2020 Westgate Foundation received funding from Comic Relief to institute an IT equipment rental scheme. The purpose of the scheme is to support older people in the community to sustain connection with others through the use of digital media  (e.g. Email, Digital Newspapers, Youtube, Facebook and Zoom). Great way of learning new skills too.
The IT equipment rental scheme enables older people to borrow suitable devices from Westgate Foundation (tablets, phones and laptops) to enable them to connect digitally with others. The scheme has been very successful so far. The equipment is free once you are a Member, Volunteer, Client, Service User, Resident or retired staff members of Westgate Foundation.

If you are interested or require more information, please contact IT Manager – Fiona O Connell – 021-4873648 or email – fionaoconnell@westgatefoundation.ie

Seniors Alert Scheme (SAS)

Applications are available from Westgate Foundation, for the provision and installation of monitored personal alarms, which can be worn as a pendant or around your wrist like a watch.

If you require a Pendant or Wrist Alarm, please contact Yvonne on 021 4873648 for an application form.

Yvonne is more than happy to answer any of your queries regarding the alarms.

Community Catering

Meals on Wheels Services

Our Community Catering Service (MOW) are always open to new applications. Since lockdown in March 2020, we have prepared and delivered over 6500 Meals to Ballincollig and the wider community.

To avail of this service please contact our Catering manager Maura Wood on 021-4873648 or email – maurawood@westgatefoundation.ie.
Westgate Foundation’s community catering team provides the highest standards of food to our recipients in the community. We at all times adhere to food Safety and HACCP guidelines.

All our meals are prepared fresh each day with wholesome nutritious ingredients. Our catering department aim, is to provide a varied menu  that caters for the food preferences and dietary requirements of all our clients. 

Westgate’s Community Catering service provides an average of 200 meals per week to older people living in 
the community, (some of who are unable to cook for themselves). We also provide weekend dinners which are cooked and then chill blasted to maintain the nutritious value and extend the shelf life.
A lot of attention to detail is put into preparing the meals to ensure the highest nutritional value and taste.

Social Activities

Please contact Phil Lynch for more details on any Social Activities on 021-4873648

Westgate Foundation Choir – every Monday night – 07.00pm – 09.00pm. All welcome to join.

Art Classes here at Westgate Foundation every Wednesday – 02.00pm – 04.00pm. All welcome to join and attend

CE Job Vacancies

Current vacancies

CE Scheme Job vacancies at Westgate Foundation.

3 x Healthcare Assistants
2 x Administration Roles
19.5 hours a week. This is a developmental opportunity, no experience is necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career. Adhere to all health and safety regulations and participate in mandatory training.
To apply – please register on https://jobsireland.ie/ using reference numbers:-
or email Westgate Foundation’s CE Manager -Marguerite Hayes at margueritehayes@westgatefoundation.ie
Application Details:-
Eligibility to participate in a CE Scheme is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over and in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for 1 year or more or 18 years and over for certain disadvantaged groups. Your eligibility will have to be verified by the Department of Social Welfare.

If you require any further information please contact Westgate’s CE Manager Marguerite Hayes on 021-4873648.


Service Updates/Lastest News

Our Services

Westgate main 2

Daycare Activities – Social Activities

 Community Catering – Transport

 Sheltered Housing – Social Work – Counselling

Our Team



Westgate Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the provision of quality services and supports to older people in the Mid Cork Area. 

Employment,Volunteering & Placement

Healthcare Newsletter Launch

We offer many types of positions 

  • Full-Time and Part-Time
  • Volunteers
  • Community Employment
  • Student Placement





The organisation promotes the value and self-worth of the Older Person through Education & Training, Advocacy, Self-Esteem/Confidence and Capacity building.  

West Village, Ballincollig, Co. Cork

Phone: (021) 487 3648

Music Returns to Westgate (at long last!)
We’re so proud of our residents for staying safe during these challenging times and were delighted to be able to provide some entertainment again. In the words of our own CEO, Julie Murphy, “we’re about people, and we’ve really missed the buzz and craic and connection that normally happens here with our clients and residents.”
A huge thank you to our team here for putting this event together. We hope to see you all dancing (together) again very soon.
Thank you to Neasa Hurley for putting the stories together for us and taking the wonderful photos and videos.

See More Here!

Thank you to everyone that supported in this event. We truly appreciate that you purchased the tickets from us.

Privacy Statement - Westgate Foundation

Westgate Foundation· Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Westgate Foundation is a community based organisation providing an integrated range of services for older people including Daycare, Community Catering, Sheltered Housing, Transport, Social and Active Retired Club, Social Work and Counselling. Westgate Foundation employs a staff team of 60 people and also enjoys the support of many volunteers. It is a registered charity and limited company and is funded through service income, fundraising and government grants. Westgate Foundation is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. As part of our on-going commitment we have prepared this privacy statement to help you understand how we manage your personal information. What is a Privacy Statement? A Privacy Statement is a statement describing how Westgate Foundation gathers, use, hold and discloses personal information about you. What type of data do we hold and why do we hold it? We may ask for or hold personal information about you to support delivery of high quality supportive services and care. This information is given directly by you, healthcare professionals, family/relatives and governmental agencies and may include:

• Name, date of birth, address and contact details.

• Next to kin/relatives contact details.

• Notes regarding contact which we may have had with you i.e. appointments, meetings and home visits.

• Notes and reports about your medical, health and social care needs and wishes.

• Information from caregivers/relatives and health care professionals involved in your life.

• Personal sensitive information such as: religion/beliefs, financial, disability status, marital status, employment and recruitment related details and other personal sensitive information disclosed to us.

Sharing of data In an attempt to provide a high quality service to you, we may need to share information about you with others. Information may be shared with health and social care organisations, local authorities, and other supportive services on a strictly need to know basis and with your consent. We may also share information where we have a duty to comply with any legal obligation to disclose such information. Storage of Data All digital data is stored on computers which are password protected. Paper files are kept in locked filing cabinets. Mobile phone numbers are sometimes saved on business phones which are key code protected. Disposal of data It is recommended that files be retained for a minimum of seven years under the Data Protection Act, 1998. Your rights You have the right to view, amend or delete personal data Westgate Foundation holds about you.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Westgate Foundation Data Controller.

Who is the Data Controller?

Ms Julie Murphy CEO Westgate Foundation, West Village, Ballincollig, Cork

Phone: 021-4873648 Email: juliemurphywestgate@gmail.com

Thank you so much to Lynda Tyers and Monika of Printout Station Road, Ballincollig, Cork for producing and donating beautiful Christmas Cards and Personal Greeting cards for Westgate to sell to raise funds. To order these beautiful Christmas cards and Greeting cards, please ring our reception team on 021-4873648