IKA Holiday Homes
The Irish Kidney Association has three Holiday Homes in Ireland which are available, free of charge, for transplant and dialysis patients to use.
View a list of our most commonly asked questions about patient holidays, both in our Irish holiday homes and for dialysis abroad.
How To Book
We are now accepting applications for our holiday homes for the rest of this year and into early 2024. Click below to apply.
Tramore Apartments, Waterford
Tralee Holiday Home, Kerry
Killarney Holiday Home, Kerry
The Irish Kidney Association provides a service for dialysis patients looking to holiday abroad. Please contact us about arranging dialysis BEFORE booking your holiday. Please give at least 6-8 weeks notice as our holiday booking service is extremely busy.
- Please DO NOT book a holiday or flights before making arrangements for your dialysis treatment abroad.
- Your first port of call should be either to contact a member of staff in your dialysis unit or you can submit an enquiry using our online form.
- Patients need to give at least a minimum of 6-8 weeks notice for holiday treatments abroad.
The basic information needed to proceed with the booking of a patient’s request is the following:
- Patient’s name
- Holiday location
- Desired dialysis dates
. We will also need information on where you usually attend dialysis so we can contact them and start the booking process for your holiday.
The following documentation is required from your dialysis unit in order to confirm the dialysis sessions:
- Completed medical and dialysis application form.
- Up to date blood test results of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, MRSA and HIV (the test results must be dated no more than 4 weeks before the departure date).
- A letter from your consultant stating you are fit to travel.
- EHIC – European Health Insurance Card (formerly known as the E111).
If travelling outside Europe your EHIC is of no use therefore you must pay for dialysis treatments outside the EHIC card area.
Deborah Cervi, Holiday Co-ordinator
Deborah has almost 20 years experience with the Irish Kidney Association, specialising in co-ordinating dialysis for patients when they travel abroad. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and her insight over the years helps make holidays for dialysis patients as seamless and stress free as possible.