Kilkenny & Proud with Siobhan Donohoe

Jack & Jill open it's latest charity shop in Kilkenny

Siobhan Donohoe chats to Carmel Doyle, CEO of Jack & Jill Children's Foundation

Kilkenny People Reporter


Kilkenny People Reporter


Jack & Jill Children's Foundation launched the opening of their new Kilkenny charity shop on the 24th birthday of the late Jack Irwin. Jack lived for 22 months and his home nursing care plan became the blueprint for Jack & Jill.    

Siobhan Donohoe with the Devane family and son Michael's nurse 

(Photo by Christopher Dunne) 

Jack & Jill Charity Boutique on No. 12 Friary Street. The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation funds and delivers specialist home nursing care for a very sick children across Ireland.  Currently in Ireland there are 342 precious children who need their help and 15 in Kilkenny alone.

 Every €16 raised provides one hour of home care for these families. There are currently nine shops nationwide and you can find the Kilkenny boutique across from the Friary Church. They are also looking for Lego (loose or not) and volunteers. 

The Jack & Jill Children's Foundation must raise €3.5million every year to fund their unique home nursing care for sick children, aged 0-5 years.