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.
How To Book
Our holiday homes are currently fully booked for the rest of 2021, and we have a cancellation list in place. 2022 bookings will open early next year.
Tramore Apartments, Waterford
Apartment 1: Double bedroom, twin bedroom, and sofa bed (suitable for children) in living room - maximum 6 people. Wheelchair accessible.
Apartment 2: Twin bedroom and sofa bed (suitable for children) in living room - maximum 4 people
7-night holiday break
Tralee Holiday Home, Kerry
One 2 story detached 4-bedroom house for 1 patient and family.
Maximum 8 people
5-night holiday break
Killarney Holiday Home, Kerry
One 2 story terraced 2-bedroom house for 1 patient and family.
Maximum 4 people.
5-night holiday break
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 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.
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
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.