Our Development Timeline2020-05-05T16:33:38+00:00

Crann Achievements to Date


March – Notwill Spinal Injury/Rehabilitation Centre fact finding mission

August – Sourcing and purchasing Ballincollig property

November – Architectural refurbishment plans and planning Crann fact finding trip to TSCH


January – Building refurbishment commenced

November – Research/Needs Assessment commissioned


February – Fact finding trips to Musgrave and NRH Dun Laoghaire

April – Building refurbishment completed

November – Research/Needs Assessment completed
– Interim activities proposed


January – Introductory meeting with UNESCO Team, Institute of Technology, Tralee

March – USA fact finding visits to Boston Children’s Hospital and Riley Children’s Hospital
– Crann research presentation at Spina Bifida  World Congress Interim activities Teen Club commenced

April – Invitation for Crann research submission for publication in American Medical Journal

May – Strategic Planners Universal Learning Systems engaged

June – Turas Saol (wheelchair life skills programme in partnership with IWA)

July – Strategic governance planners Exodea engaged

September – Research submission accepted for publication in the American Journal of Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine


January – Monthly Teen Club meetings initiated

February – Charitable Registration achieved

May – Project visit by Indiana University School of Medicine partners

June – Development of all relevant policy compliancy

July – Companies House Registration achieved

August – Relevant policy compliancy achieved

October – Community Day

December – Teen Club performance of the play Alice in Wonderland


April – New CEO announced – Padraig Mallon

May – Wheelchair skills training gains ground

June – Summer Camp for children and teens held at the Centre

July – Spinal Injuries Ireland move their Cork/Kerry team into the Crann Centre

August – Visit to Swiss Paraplegic Foundation’s annual summer camp
– New Head of Services announced – Colette Cahill

September – Head of Services appointed – Colette Cahill

November – Communications and Marketing Manager Graham Lynch and Client Services Coordinator Carolyn Cotter appointed

December – The Breaking Barriers Theatre Group performs their Christmas show for parent, siblings , staff and visitors at the Crann Centre


January – Eimear Daly appointed as Programme Manager Health and Continence.

January – New service programme for children , adults and families launched.

March / April – Board of Directors and Steering Committee complete strategic review to support Strategic Planning process