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Daffodil Centre Blackrock Health Hermitage Clinic

Our Daffodil Centre in Blackrock Health Hermitage Clinic provides cancer information, support and advice, drop-in at any time during opening hours – you don’t need an appointment or a referral.

The Daffodil Centre is a supportive cancer information service provided by the Irish Cancer Society in the Blackrock Health Hermitage Clinic.

The centre is staffed by a trained Cancer Nurse and volunteers who provide free practical information about all types of cancer and support to anyone affected by or concerned about cancer.

The centre is open to the public and if you have a question or concern about cancer you are welcome to call in at any time during opening hours. An appointment or referral is not necessary. Everyone is welcome – patients, their relatives and anyone with worries about cancer. We can also help if you want to learn about how to reduce the risks of developing cancer. The Cancer Nurse will take the time to listen to you and provide you with information, advice and support that is tailored for you. All Daffodil Centre conversations are held in confidence.

If you are a healthcare professional, we can advise you about the information and support that is available to you and your patients or clients.

If you are unable to visit the centre the Cancer Nurse will accept phone calls and e-mails.

Alternatively you may speak with a Cancer Nurse by phone on our Support Line at 1800 200 700.

The Blackrock Health Hermitage Clinic Daffodil Centre is open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm.

Drop in and visit us

Your cancer nurse in this centre is Karen Fitzmaurice.

How to get there

Directions from the City Centre:

  1. From O’Connell Street Bridge in the city centre drive along the quays (westbound) and follow signs for The West / N4 / M50.
  2. Take the exit for the N4 and when on the N4 move to left hand lane and follow signs for Liffey Valley Shopping Centre (this will be the first exit off the N4). Stay on the right side of the slip road.
  3. Once you have reached the end of the slip road you will arrive at a roundabout. Take a right, bringing you under the N4. Please note that once you arrive at the first set of lights the immediate left is not accessible as it will bring you against emerging traffic.
  4. Take the next left off the roundabout and gain access to the facility by taking a left at the next entrance.

Bus Services

Dublin Bus: 
From Merrion Square: 25A, 25B, 66, 66A, 66B, 67   
From O’Connell Sreet: 40 
From Blanchardstown Centre: 239

Please note that the nearest bus stop for the Blackrock Health Hermitage Clinic (travelling West from the City Centre) is the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre stop. Take the footbridge over the N4 to the other side of the road and turn left. After approximately 800m you will come to a roundabout and the entrance to the Blackrock Health Hermitage Clinic is straight ahead

The Liffey Valley Slip Road bus stop is the nearest stop to the Blackrock Health Hermitage Clinic for people travelling from west Dublin. From this stop please walk straight down this road until you come to a set of traffic lights. Take a left and the entrance to the Blackrock Health Hermitage Clinic is on your left. 

Please check www.dublinbus.ie for current bus timetables


There is a public car park located beside the Hospital which is open 24 hrs. There is a charge for the use of these facilities. The car park paystation is located in the main reception area of the hospital.


Centre Type

Daffodil Centre



Working Hours

The Daffodil Centre at the Blackrock Health Hermitage Clinic is located on the Lower Ground Floor. The opening hours are 8.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

Centre Address

Daffodil Centre, Blackrock Health Hermitage Clinic, Old Lucan Rd, Dublin 20.

Phone Number

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