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vaccination centres

GAA clubs, hotels and stadiums: Here's where Ireland's 37 vaccination centres are going to be

There’s at least one in every county, and in the coming months large numbers will be vaccinated in these centres.

LAST UPDATE | 15 Feb 2021

THE MINISTER FOR Health has this afternoon confirmed the locations for 37 vaccination centres as part of the country’s Covid-19 vaccination programme. 

There’s at least one in every county, and they’ll vary in size and operating hours based on vaccine supply and the need in that particular area.

While vaccines are currently being administered in healthcare settings and by GPs – with the vaccine rollout for over-85s starting today – many people will be offered their vaccination in these centres.

In the coming months, people will be able to self-register online to go to a centre to receive their vaccine. 

The Department of Health said the design and layout of these centres also incorporates learnings from the Covid-19 swabbing centres. 

vaccination centres The location of the vaccination centres across the country. Google Maps Google Maps

Minister Stephen Donnelly said: “I would like to thank the HSE for their ongoing work in developing these vaccination centres across the country. These centres will be ready well in advance of vaccine supply when they will be used as part of our programme. People can expect to see these vaccination centres ready and waiting in their county.

“We have always said the vaccination programme would only be limited by the availability and reliability of supply in these early stages of the programme. In the coming months supply will increase substantially and we will see these centres operating to full capacity and administering vaccines to the general population, following the government priority list.”

The following are the locations of each of the vaccine sites:

  • Carlow – The Seven Oaks Hotel – Athy Road, Carlow
  • Cavan – Kilmore Hotel – Dublin Road, Kilgarry
  • Clare – West County Hotel – Limerick Road, Ennis
  • Cork – Páirc Uí Chaoimh – The Marina, Cork city
  • Cork -  City Hall Cork – City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork city
  • Cork - MTU Campus Melbourn Building - Melbourn Rd, Bishopstown, Cork
  • Cork - Bantry PCC - Bantry, Co. Cork
  • Cork - Mallow GAA Club - Mallow GAA Club,Carrigoon, Co. Cork
  • Donegal - Letterkenny Institute of Technology - Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
  • Dublin - Aviva Stadium - Landsdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
  • Dublin - Citywest Convention Centre - Citywest Hotel, Garters Lane, Saggart, Co. Dublin
  • Dublin - Helix Theatre DCU – DCU Santry
  • Dublin – TU Dublin Campus – Grangegorman
  • Galway - Galway Racecourse – Ballbrit, Galway
  • Kerry – Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre  -Bypass Road, Killarney, Co Kerry
  • Kerry – Kerry Sports Academy – North Campus, Dromtacker, Tralee, Co Kerry
  • Kildare – Punchestown Racecourse – Punchestown, Naas, Co Kildare
  • Kilkenny – Cillin Hill Conference Centre – Dublin Road, Leggettsrath, Kilkenny
  • Laois – Midlands Park Hotel – Jessop St., Portlaoise, Co Laois
  • Leitrim – Primary Care Centre – Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim
  • Limerick – Radisson Hotel – Ennis Road, Limerick
  • Longford* – Longford Slashers GAA – Longford Town
  • Louth – Fairways Hotel – Dublin Rd, Haggardstown, Dundalk, Co Louth
  • Mayo -  Breaffy House Resort – Breaffy, Castlebar, Co Mayo
  • Meath – Simonstown GAA Club Navan – Simmonstown Gales GAA Co Meath
  • Monaghan – Hillgrove Hotel – Old Armagh Rd, Latlorcan, Monaghan
  • Offaly* – Faithful Field GAA Centre – Kilcormac, Tullamore, Co Offaly
  • Roscommon -  Abbey Hotel – Galway Road, Co Roscommon
  • Sligo – Sligo IT Sports Arena – Sligo IT, Ash Ln, Bellanode, Co Sligo
  • Tipperary – Abbeycourt Hotel – Nenagh, Co Tipperary
  • Tipperary-  The Clonmel Park Hotel – Poppyfields, Cahir Road, Clonmel, Co Tipperary
  • Waterford – WIT Arena – WIT Sports Campus,Carriagnore, Waterford
  • Westmeath – International Arena AIT – Dublin Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath
  • Westmeath – Bloomfield House Hotel – Mullingar, Co Westmeath
  • Wexford – Riverside Hotel Enniscorthy – The Promenade, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
  • Wicklow – Arklow Bay Hotel and Conference Centre – Sea Rd, Ferrybank, Arklow, Co Wicklow
  • Wicklow – Charlesland Golf Club – Greystones, Co Wicklow

Reopening society

Speaking today, HSE chief Paul Reid said the government will have “more options” for reopening society once people over the age of 70 have received their Covid-19 vaccines.

Reid said the over-70s should be fully vaccinated by mid-May and that the next priority groups should start receiving their first coronavirus jabs in April and May.

He told Newstalk once residents of long-term care facilities, healthcare workers and people over the age of 70 are fully vaccinated, the landscape will start to change.

“It gives government more options because at that stage we’ll be protecting the most vulnerable,” he said.

“The people who we know have suffered the most in terms of mortality.”

Reid said the three main suppliers of vaccines have committed to supplying about 1.24 million doses by the end of March.

“That’s largely a function of some improvement from the AstraZeneca delivery,” he said.

“That starts to address the cohort one – around 92,000 people in long-term care facilities, residents and staff; frontline healthcare workers – there’s about 175,000; and then there’s almost half a million people in the 70-plus age cohort. It starts to address all of those.

“After that, the next cohort would be healthcare workers not in direct patient contact, and then 65 to 69-year-olds with vulnerable conditions.”

Speaking to RTÉ earlier today, Minister Donnelly said that once vaccine supplies increase, it will be possible to administer 250,000 a week. 

*Contracts at these centres are to be finalised, the Department said.

Includes reporting by Press Association and Hayley Halpin

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