About Us

NICHE is a community health initiative working within Knocknaheeny, Hollyhill and surrounding areas of Cork city to improve health, wellbeing and quality of life.

NICHE is core funded and supported by the HSE Cork North Community Work Department. It receives additional funding from the HSE and other sources for specific projects. Partnerships with other organisations and individuals provide non-monetary contributions, such as: expertise, time, skills, venues or catering, which supports our work.

NICHE is a limited company with charity status. It’s board of management is made up of representatives of the local community, HSE, UCC and independent members.

NICHE Vision

All people in Knocknaheeny, Hollyhill and surrounding areas can live full and healthy lives.

NICHE Mission

To involve the local community in meaningful partnerships with NICHE and others to develop actions to improve and sustain health and wellbeing outcomes.


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Who we are:


Manager Hilary Fitzgerald
Administrator Carmel Murphy
Community Health Worker Mary Byrd
Community Health Worker Paula Casey
Community Health Worker Amy Russell
Community Arts for Health & Community Garden Co-ordinator Charlotte Donovan
Community Gardener Triona Murphy
Tool Box Men’s Shed Facilitator, Caretaker & Maintenance John Paul O’Brien

Board of Management:

Helen McCarthy Chairperson
Professor Ivan Perry Deputy Chairperson
Eileen Collins Treasurer
Michael Freyne Secretary
Theresa McCarthy
Donal Morgan
Ger Philips
Pat Corbett
Tony Fitzgerald
Angela Kalatazake
Kevin O’Callaghan


Company Details:

Company Number: 304947   Charity Number: 13393

Solicitors: Fitzgerald Solicitors, Floor 3A, 6, Lapps Quay, Cork.

Bank: TSB North Main Street, Cork.

Auditors: Buckley & Co. Registered Auditors & Accountants, Floor 2B, 6, Lapps Quay,Cork.