Patient Holidays

Please note that holiday arrangements, both domestic and international, are currently disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

IKA Holiday Homes

The Irish Kidney Association has three Holiday Homes in Ireland which are available, free of charge, for dialysis patients to use.

How To Book

Holiday Homes are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Bookings open in February of each year, and application forms are available from Dialysis Units, Social Workers, your local IKA Branch Secretary or you can contact our holiday coordinator Deborah directly.

Tel: 01 620 5306 | E-mail:

Tramore Apartments, Waterford
Tramore Apartments, Waterford
  • 4 self-Catering Apartments

  • Opens May to October

  • 1 week holiday (Saturday to Saturday)

Tralee Holiday Home, Kerry
Tralee Holiday Home, Kerry
  • 4 Bedroom House

  • Opens May to October

  • 1 week holiday (Sunday to Sunday)

  • 15 minute walk from Kerry General

    Kerry General provide Dialysis

Killarney Holiday Home, Kerry
Killarney Holiday Home, Kerry
  • 2 Bedroom House

    In a Holiday Village development

  • Opens May to October

  • 1 week holiday (Sunday to Sunday)

  • 30 minute drive from Kerry General

    Kerry General provide Dialysis

Holidays Abroad

The Irish Kidney Association provides a service for dialysis patients looking to holiday abroad. Please contact us about arranging dialysis BEFORE booking your holiday.

How do I book dialysis abroad?
  • 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 contact our Holiday Dialysis Coordinator Deborah directly.
  • Patients need to give at least a minimum of 4-6 weeks notice for holiday treatments abroad.
What information do I need to provide?

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
What documentation do I need to provide?

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.

Contact Deborah

Tel: 01 620 5306 | E-mail:


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