Welcome to Cian’s Kennels

Cian’s Kennels is a charitable organisation set up in March 2020 in memory of Cian Neary, our beloved 15 year old son.

Cian loved life generally – his love of fine food, socialising with his friends & joy found in sports & team games was clear to all who knew him but his greatest love was animals, of all shapes & sizes!

Our world fell apart when Cian was diagnosed with hepatosplenic T cell lymphoma in September 2018. While in hospital in the early days of diagnosis we asked him if there was anything we could get him to make him feel better. We already knew the answer!!….. and a few weeks later Cooper, a gorgeous golden Labrador puppy joined our other dog & cat as part of our animal family.

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February 9, 2022 in Latest News

Phase 1 Update with Steeltech Sheds!

Phase 1 plans are progressing extremely well so far, we can happily report! Groundwork began immediately to prepare the site for the real work ahead and the whole area was…
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January 21, 2022 in Latest News

Phase 1 Launch!

Ladies and gentlemen we are thrilled to announce that the construction of our planned Phase 1 works began on January 10th! We hope to have all works fully completed within…
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Kennelling Service at Crumlin

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We are delighted to be working with DSPCA for these services – their facilities are amazing, their staff so professional and caring and they are located approximately 20-minute drive away from the hospital at Crumlin. Remember Cian’s Kennels can also arrange transport for your pet to and from your home to DSPCA and also to and from the hospital for visits.

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Pet Transport Service

We can collect your pet(s) from wherever they may be in Ireland and transport them to the DSPCA Pet Hotel in our state of the art van! We will also use transport your pet(s) between the kennels and our Visiting Area at the hospital.

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2 days ago
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We are ✨️ open ✨️

There are several thank yous that still need to be said to the sponsors of the Visiting Centre at CHI at Crumlin, but while Friday is still fresh in our minds, we would like to acknowledge everyone who made Friday such a success....

Martina of Optimum Events - Martina Glennon who ensured the day ran smoothly from start to finish and indeed weeks in advance and provided the most gorgeous canapés 👌 And well needed umbrellas! Thank you so very much ❤️

To our MC extraordinaire Joe Kenny and all the staff of Ronald McDonald House Charities Ireland thank you isn't enough 🎉 For your constant support and hospitality, for the flow of progress pics during the build and for everything - thank you all ❤️

To Doireann Garrihy, Eugene and Ruaidhri - we loved having you guys on board, thank you all ❤️
I think Cooper has met a friend for life in Bertie! 🐶

To Irish Dog Foods who made sure that all of our 4 legged friends had something tasty to bring home as they arrived laden with literal doggy bags! They have also ensured that there is a supply of goodies in the Visiting Centre too! Like Martina, they also had the foresight to bring a bunch of umbrellas and we were very grateful!

To Richmount Cordials who provided us with the most gorgeous, locally produced sparkling Elderflower Cordial - thank you 🥂

Finally to Shelley Corcoran Photography for the phenomenal photos you took - thank you for getting all of our good sides! 📸
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Delighted to help you on this very special occasion Cian's Kennels - What a wonderful facility to add to CHI at Crumlin.

This is so amazing, a massive thank you to Cian, (your compassion and kindness of spirit live on thru this wonderful accomplishment)& to Cian's family. Your strength and generosity shine in this true act of kindness,x

Well done that’s brilliant. It’s a fantastic idea , pets play such a big role in our lives and are greatly missed when in hospital.

Congratulations to everyone involved as this is a fantastic achievement. So many families are going to be able to enjoy and have such lovely memories with Cian’s Kennels. 👏👏💕

Hugh congrats Evelyn Enda and Shane what a strong brave family. Cian's memory will forever be in all those children's hearts 💝

Huge congrats on this wonderful achievement. A wonderful legacy to Cian R. I. P

Congratulations to all concerned on the official opening of Cian's Kennels what a fantastic achievement. R.I.P. Cian.

Congrats Evelyn & Family on your wonderful achievement 👏

Congratulations Evelyn, Enda and Shane on such a wonderful achievement 💖

Fantastic work by everyone to get it to this stage- well done all 👍

Congrats Evelyn a great achivement well done

Fantastic, well done everyone ❤️

Congratulations to cians family

Well done Neary Family so happy for you❤

Well done wonderful achievement 😍

Unbelievable achievement. Congrats Evelyn, enda and Shane. Barry & Yvie x

Brilliant❤️ well done to all involved xx

Fantastic congratulations

Congratulations

I’m just so happy for you all.

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Fantastic well done to all involved 👏

Well done to all Fantastic achievement 👏👏👏👏

Congratulations well done 👏👏👏

Just brilliant, well done everyone.

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3 days ago
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After Doireann Garrihy officially opened our Visiting Centre, we couldn't send her off without a cake 🎂 and an outfit for her birthday bash tonight! 💃

We also met the wonderful Rachael, a physiotherapist in the hospital who shared her birthday with our opening day!

Happy birth-week ladies, hope you both enjoy your celebrations this weekend 🍾

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Congratulations 👏👏

Congratulations 👏

4 days ago
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I've spent ages tonight going through photos and thinking of captions and nothing seemed right or enough to try and explain the phenomenal day we had.....then we got sent this photo.....

This young man's name is Cian - he watched the opening ceremony out of his window today and told some of the nurses how much he'd like to meet the small dog, so @doireanngarrihy and @bertietheblogger had a window visit ❤️

One of our first family's pets was a lovely golden Lab named Cooper, who could have very nearly passed as our boy and now Cian - I'd like to think our Cian is making sure we know we're on the right path and just how proud he is ❤️

There'll be lots more photos to follow over the next few days but we'll leave you with this gem tonight.

#CiansKennels #CiansKennelsVisitingCentre #hisstoryhasnotended
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Ive spent ages tonight going through photos and thinking of captions and nothing seemed right or enough to try and explain the phenomenal day we had.....then we got sent this photo.....  This young mans name is Cian - he watched the opening ceremony out of his window today and told some of the nurses how much hed like to meet the small dog, so @doireanngarrihy and @bertietheblogger had a window visit ❤️  One of our first familys pets was a lovely golden Lab named Cooper, who could have very nearly passed as our boy and now Cian - Id like to think our Cian is making sure we know were on the right path and just how proud he is ❤️  Therell be lots more photos to follow over the next few days but well leave you with this gem tonight.  #CiansKennels #CiansKennelsVisitingCentre #hisstoryhasnotended

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Well done to everyone involved absolutely amazing 👏💕 I saw your post shared on another page earlier today and read about your beautiful boy Cian. I'm sure he is so very proud of all his family and everyone involved in this fantastic charity and would be beaming with pride up in heaven ❤ What a photo the joy you have an will bring to children going through that awful journey. Praying for Cian wishing him a speedy recovery 💗 Sorry for your loss your boy will bring so much joy to many many children 💕

Fantastic,it will make such a difference to families and is a wonderful tribute to Cian❤️Our angels are always sending signs that they are not too far away.🥰👼

Wow 👏🏼 Cian would be so proud knowing his legacy is bringing so much happiness to sick kids and their families❤️

Such an amazing picture, captures everything Cians kennels is about , what an emotional day it must have been for you all , congratulations, fun times ahead x Wishing Cian a good recovery x

So, so lovely .. someone is looking down.. for sure & the love comes through .. you’re doing something really special that brings pure joy & happiness.. continued success X

Amazing and well done to you all...fantastic achievement and yes Cian is looking down on you all and is so proud of all that ye have achieved...totally amazing ❤🙏

Amazing, just amazing. Huge congratulations everyone. What a legacy and future happiness for so many children. We are proud, so proud in Longford. ❤️

A picture that sums it all up. Not a coincidence either that the young boys name is Cian....if thats not the biggest sign....i dont know what is ❤️❤️

The ethos of your charity in this picture- huge congratulations to everyone involved - enjoy the journey - from all of us at LARCC Cancer Support Centre

Emotional and tears as I see this what an amazing charity

A picture paints a thousand words…. Congratulations to you all on your wonderful work❤️

Congratulations to you all. Amazing tribute to Cian 🥰

So wonderful to watch good people work Thank you to all

Fantastic photo! What an amazing achievement by you all, you're definitely on the right path.

Beautiful photo…what a wonderful idea and tribute to your son Cian

Well done to all a great cause someone special is looking down and smiling 😁😁😁

Amazing, wonderful to see, congratulations on all your great work

Absolutely amazing, well done.

Gid bless you and your great work.

Congrats Evelyn Quinn amazing project, great to see it up and running. This picture says it all!

Wow, that’s amazing. Just wonderful, congratulations ❤️

Congratulations amazing achievement 👏 ❤️

Fantastic achievement well done 👏🏼👏🏼

Fantastic - the difference it will make to families ❤️

Fantastic 😍 Well done everyone 👏

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5 days ago
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Today's the day! All roads lead to Cian's Kennels Visiting Centre located at Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin beside Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) 🎉

Our thank yous to businesses and sponsors aren't finished just yet and will continue over the coming days.

Today's thank you is different though, today's thank you goes to a very special young man, without whom none of this would be happening at all. ❤️

Cian had a dream bigger than himself and a heart full of kindness and compassion and we wish more than anything he could be with us today to see his dream become a reality.

Cheers to you Cian, your story isn't over 🥂

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Todays the day! All roads lead to Cians Kennels Visiting Centre located at Childrens Health Ireland at Crumlin beside Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)  🎉  Our thank yous to businesses and sponsors arent finished just yet and will continue over the coming days.  Todays thank you is different though, todays thank you goes to a very special young man, without whom none of this would be happening at all. ❤️  Cian had a dream bigger than himself and a heart full of kindness and compassion and we wish more than anything he could be with us today to see his dream become a reality.  Cheers to you Cian, your story isnt over 🥂  #CiansKennels #CiansKennelsVisitingCentre
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Cian would love today,the dream he had has come through,wish he was here to cut the ribbon,but his legacy will live on through Cians kennels and the amazing work that Evelyn, Enda and Shane do in his name. Enjoy this wonderful day ❤️ Congratulations to all involved.👏

Evelyn Quinn what a very special day. Cian is most certainly on everyone's mind today. Sending love, gratitude and best wishes to everyone involved in creating this incredible gift of time with furry family members when their unconditional love and comfort bring our sick kids so much joy and happiness. Love from myself Daisy and our cooper.

Massive Congratulations to you all ❤️ especially bestest boy Cooper. You'll help so many children in their saddest days with their ever loving pets by their side. ❤️ Cheers Cian 🥂❤️

Massive congratulations, such a wonderful place to have. Cian I'm sure is beaming with pride at the work you have done

Massive congratulations, well done everyone on creating such a special and important legacy

Best of luck today Evelyn, Enda, Shane of course Cooper too 😃. Cian would be very proud of you all today. Congratulations to you & all the Cian's Kennels crew on such a fantastic achievement 🦮❤

Huge achievement Well done to everyone involved in this I’m sure Cian is looking down proudly at what his family have done in his memory

This is the best news I've heard this week 💕 absolutely fantastic work by everyone who played a part in making it a reality xx

Congratulations & well done, Evelyn, Enda, Shane, family & friends!! A beautiful tribute in Cian’s memory, he would have been so proud & thrilled. 💙 👏👏

🐾🐾🐾❤ amazing Cian's kennels best of luck

Best of luck, such an achievement well done Evelyn and everyone involved 👏

Huge congratulations Evelyn, Enda & Shane. What a great achievement by you all. I'm sure Cian would be very proud. Paddy & Bernie

Congratulations Evelyn Quinn, Enda and Shane. Cians kennels will make such a difference to many children.

Congratulations!!!!! Well done to all involved 👍🐕‍🦺🐕‍🦺

Congratulations Cian be so proud 💙

Massive congratulations to you all and especially remembering Cian today💙

Congratulations to Cians family & everybody who made this happen for sick children

Congrats Evelyn Enda and Shane - you must be very proud of Cian’s wonderful legacy - and Cooper of course!!! 🐶

Thinking of Cian and his family today xx

Absolutely amazing, yous are incredible setting Kians Kennels up. Sending yous all my love 💙

Wishing you all the very best today and congratulations on all your hard work.

Congratulations that's fantastic

An amazing idea to honour a very special boy

Huge congratulations to you all.

Congratulations, fantastic work 👏💕

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5 days ago
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As our opening tomorrow draws near, we're all taking a minute to reflect on the journey to getting Phase 1, the Visiting Centre up and running....

Join us and take a few minutes out of your evening and look at what we've accomplished so far.
A RTÉ News report, with the amazing cover of Sanctuary recorded and released by two of Cian's classmates, speeches from Evelyn and Brendan at our hugely successful Malin to Mizen cycle, a few dodgy Hi5s from our Challenge and some other photos from events and fundraisers along the way.

Thank you so much Michael Conlon for putting together this gorgeous video - it's so very special.

Cian's story has not ended ❤️
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This is one of the best ideas and charities I’ve come across. It’s a credit to you all what you’ve done so far and what you’re going to do for so many sick youngsters. You should be very proud and enjoy every minute of tomorrow. You deserve it.

Absolutely fantastic, well done...thinking of you all ❤️

Have a great day, your hard work coming to fruition. Onwards and upwards. Congrats to all involved.

So excited for Evelyn Enda and Shane, ye have done CIan proud, the joy the kennels will bring to sick children and there families will be amazing xx

Cian would be so thrilled to have the kennels. He would be so proud of you his family and the thought, care and hard work you have put in to make the kennels a reality. Well done Evelyn, Enda and Shane. ❤️❤️❤️

Absolutely fabulous story congrats Evelyn Enda Shane and all involved 👏💙

Best of luck today to everybody involved

Absolutely fantastic ❤️👏👏👏👏

Well done and best of luck Evelyn, Enda and Shane.

An invaluable gift to benefit so many ♥️♥️♥️

Well done to all involved 👏

Best of luck, Evelyn Quinn, Enda & Shane

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Anne McTiernan Carmel Norton

Beautiful 💖❤️

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1 week ago
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As we gear up for our opening day on Friday we've some wonderful people and businesses we want to say a huge thank you to.

Without the support and sponsorship we've received, Cian's Kennels wouldn't be days away from opening our Visiting Centre at Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin.

First up is Steeltech Garden Sheds - they have just been incredible to deal with! Here's what they had to say;

"When Sean and the team at Steeltech heard about the Cian’s Kennels project, we knew we had to be part of this fantastic project and were instantly on board to help in any way we could so other children could have their beloved pet join them while in hospital.

Steeltech worked with the Cian's Kennels team to design, build, deliver and install the perfect unit to ensure their pets had plenty of space in a controlled environment and the visiting patients and family had a nice place to spend quality time with their pet.

The end result is a beautiful composite panel building split into 2 sections, a kennel and visiting room with a number of glass panels and windows ensuring the unit is bright and comfortable inside, all year round. The unit was delivered and installed in 1 day on-site at Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin."

Steeltech were phenomenal and we couldn't be more grateful for, or prouder of the unit - the heart of our Visiting Centre ❤️
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As we gear up for our opening day on Friday weve some wonderful people and businesses we want to say a huge thank you to.  Without the support and sponsorship weve received, Cians Kennels wouldnt be days away from opening our Visiting Centre at Childrens Health Ireland at Crumlin.  First up is Steeltech Garden Sheds - they have just been incredible to deal with! Heres what they had to say;  When Sean and the team at Steeltech heard about the Cian’s Kennels project, we knew we had to be part of this fantastic project and were instantly on board to help in any way we could so other children could have their beloved pet join them while in hospital.  Steeltech worked with the Cians Kennels team to design, build, deliver and install the perfect unit to ensure their pets had plenty of space in a controlled environment and the visiting patients and family had a nice place to spend quality time with their pet.  The end result is a beautiful composite panel building split into 2 sections, a kennel and visiting room with a number of glass panels and windows ensuring the unit is bright and comfortable inside, all year round. The unit was delivered and installed in 1 day on-site at Childrens Health Ireland at Crumlin.  Steeltech were phenomenal and we couldnt be more grateful for, or prouder of the unit - the heart of our Visiting Centre ❤️Image attachment
1 week ago
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Tune into the The Ryan Tubridy Show this morning around 9.15am to hear Evelyn announcing our opening day plans for Friday!
Less than a week away now - we're so excited 🎉

If you missed Evelyn's interview this morning you can listen back here eur05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F3PqqpoD&data=05%7C01%7Cmichael...
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Just listening now to the radio.. it’s a magnificent idea . such a tribute to Cian’s love of his family & his world, love of his pet dog.. the joy & comfort dogs bring .. the bond continues.. so very generous to allow other children to share and experience.. it will bring so much happiness & be therapy for them. Best of luck 🍀 X

Well done. What a lovely interview and a great achievement in Cian's memory

Lovely interview Not easy to talk about your sad loss. One day at a time. Grief is a long process. Good and bad days . Wishing ye the best that life can.bring. Cian is watching over ye all.

Wonderful initiative in memory of your Son.What a legacy Cian has left.❤ The very best of luck with it.Hope it is the start of many in other hospitals and care settings around Ireland. Fly the flag beautiful Cooper.❤

Well Done ❤️ I’ve a lovely quite Pomeranian who’d love to meet some of the kids in Crumlin

Well Done. Great interview Evelyn.

Just listened there; a fantastic piece. I am such a massive supporter of this, the incredible benefits which are to come for patients will be phenomal. ❤️

Thanks for sharing the link as was unable to listen "live'. Well done Evelyn - great to see the hard work by yourself, Enda and Shane get the recognition ye deserve!

Great interview Evelyn Quinn

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2 weeks ago
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY COOPER 🎂 🥳

Today marks Cooper's 4th birthday 🎉
What a special pup he is ❤️
We know just how proud Cian would be of you 💙
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Happy birthday Cooper!

Happy birthday Cooper

Happy Birthday Cooper🐾

Happy birthday cooper 🐾🐕

Happy birthday Cooper 🎂🥳🎉🎈

Happy birthday Cooper 🥳

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2 weeks ago
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Cooper playing in front of our banner - the logo of Cian and Cooper doing their tricks ❤️

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Ah I follow your story because my sister and her husband did the Malin Head to Mizen Head cycle and supported your wonderful Charity animal’s/ dogs bring joy to us all

Downward Dog ! 😊🤩👏

Beautiful ❤️

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