Planning permission has been granted for a therapeutic centre at Lisloughrey, Cong to support children and young people affected by cancer.

The Cancer Fund for Children Ireland already runs the Daisy Lodge Centre at Newcastle in Co Down, and are planning a second facility in Mayo to provide short breaks for families coping with a cancer diagnosis.

Mayo County Council has granted permission, subject to 18 conditions, for the centre at Lisloughrey, which will include the Daisy Lodge building, the Narnia building and a community hub.

The charity says it has chosen Connacht for its second centre, as families in the region have the furthest distance to travel to Dublin treatment hospitals, and have limited access to any community-based specialist support services.

The organisation said previously that, subject to planning permission, the new Mayo centre would be modelled on the Daisy Lodge facility in Co Down.



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