Resuscitation on the rural road

Learn how your hands can save a life

On 28 January, Irish Heart Foundation brings free CPR training programme to The Cuisle Centre, Ranelagh.

DublinHeather Keough

Irish Heart Foundation brings free CPR training programme to The Cuisle Centre, Ranelagh

The Irish Heart Foundation is offering free CPR training to members of the public on Tuesday 28 January from 11am-12pm, 12.30-1.30pm or 2-3pm at The Cuisle Centre, 47a Ranelagh Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. The training is part of a new free community CPR training programme, Hands for Life, run by the Irish Heart Foundation and supported by Abbott and ESB Networks.

With Hands for Life, the Irish Heart Foundation will offer free CPR training to 100,000 people in local communities throughout Ireland over the next two years. You can now sign up for the training course by visiting

Hands for Life training courses are free and open to all adults aged 18 and over. Communities, groups and clubs who have 90 or more people interested in a free Hands for Life training course can contact the Irish Heart Foundation directly on 01 668 5001 or handsforlife@irishheart.ieto arrange a training course in their locality. 

The training course takes just under one hour to complete and attendees will learn:

  • How to recognise a cardiac arrest
  • How to perform compressions, including hands-on practice on a CPR training manikin
  • How to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • How to respond to a choking emergency
  • How to recognise a stroke

Brigid Sinnott, Resuscitation Manager with the Irish Heart Foundation, said “Every day in Ireland 13 people die from a cardiac arrest. Around 70% of these happen at home in front of a loved one. If there is someone nearby who knows CPR and can start performing compressions quickly, you can double or even triple a person’s chances of survival.

“At the Irish Heart Foundation, we are on a mission to save lives. We want to create a nation of lifesavers by training as many people as possible in the lifesaving skill of CPR. That’s why we’ve developed the Hands for Life programme and now thanks to the support of Abbott and ESB Networks, we will train 100,000 people in the next two years which will in turn improve people’s chances of surviving a cardiac arrest in Ireland.

“We’re looking forward to bring our free CPR training to Ranelagh and hope that the people of Rathmines and wider areas will join us on 28 January to learn this important life-saving skill.”

For more information and to sign up for a local training course in Dublin, visit

For further information on this course in The Cuisle Centre contact: Heather Keough, Cuisle Centre Manager,, 0892111704 | |

For further information on Hands for Life / media enquiries, contact: Leanne Dempsey, Marketing and Communications Officer, Irish Heart Foundation: / 01 668 5001