Cardiac First Responders in the Ballynacally area

Village Defibrillator area

Kieran Browne
Patricia Carrig
John Clouhessy
Caroline Coffey
John Clouhessy
Mariam Crowley
Josephine Curtin
John Curtin
Edel Donnellan
Eoghan Donnellan
Paul Donnelly
Flan Enright
Ingrid Flynn
Vincent Garry
Joe Kelly
Elizabeth Kelly
Mary Kelly
Flan King
Rose King
Mary Kelly
Elizabeth Kelly
Lorraine Kelly
Marian Kelly
Joe Hehir
Brian Hehir
Claire Hester
Mary Hester
Mary Hill
Bernie McCarthy
Ann McMahon
Mike McMahon
Padraig McMahon
Fintan Meaney
Patricia Meaney
Pat Moore
Conn Moynihan
Martin O'Dea
Bernie O’Hare
Carmel Sheehan
Martin Sheehan
Mary Sheehan
Seamus Sheehan

Lisheen Cross Defib area

Claire Aires
Martin Aires
Patrick Breen
Susan Cahill
Ingrid Flynn
Ruth gilhool
Yvonne Harrison
Ann Kelly
Mary Kelly
Nigel Moloney
Helen Murphy
Ronan O'Ceallaigh
Ritva Ui Ceallaigh
Teresa Daly
Padraig McMahon
Rena McMahon
Marion Neylon
Cormac Ryan
Roisin Ryan
Pat Sheehan

Re-training for our first responders will be due in April/May 2015 but refresher training will be available regularly




Ballynacally / Lisheen Defib group

In a cardiac emergency CPR or Defibrillation response must be very quick. To a person in cardiac arrest, good quality and immediate CPR is vital, furthermore if a person is in need of defibrillation and receives it withing 2 minutes the survival rate is over 80%. This reduces by 7 to 10% each minute thereafter......

It is essential you have a plan in place before an emergency takes prepared

We suggest you consider the following BEFORE any emergency event

1. Familiarise yourself with where the two Defibrillators are fitted and which is the nearest one to your home, see the locations below.......

2. Look to the left column of this page and find trained "first responders" who you know on the list who live near you or near one of the defibrillators. Ask them for their phone numbers and enter them into your phone contacts as follows......... Make sure you are in their contact list too.

For example your first choice may be ...... 1. Mike McNamara DEFIB. 2. Mary Kenny DEFIB. and so on

In the event of an emergency or suspected cardiac event

FIRST ring 112 for an ambulance or appoint someone to do it. 
Then contact a local first responder by searching your phone contacts under defib to see your first and second choice etc. 
If they answer say "I need a defibrillator are you at home" If no answer or they are not at home, immediately go to your second choice, dont delay.

3. Being trained yourself if you feel their is anyone at risk, young or old in your house is always a good idea, at least you could be giving CPR while awaiting a defibrillator if needed. Also reading the information on these pages can help. Be Prepared!!

Where are the Defibrillators

In the event of an EMERGENCY you need to be prepared. Please read the following info here and make sure you are prepared to act

Defib location in Ballynacally

  • In the car park of Clondegad GAA grounds in Ballynacally Village

  • At Lisheen cross on the Main Ennis Road

    In the event of emergency break the glass in the key holder and carefully remove the key, open the lock and the 2 fasteners on the side of the yellow defib box to access the defibrillator.

    Video posted on Facebook of a survivor advocating the need for training and local defibrillators


  • life saving defibrillators in Ballynacally
  • Quick guide in emergency. Download Here

  • Guidance for carrying out CPR can be found here

  • Guidance for using a defibrillator can be found here

  • Listen to the CPR timing beat here (staying alive by the Bee Gee's)

  • Pictures of the training here



ballynacally defib training

Initial training of Cardiac First responders took place over a weekend in February 2013. Groups of 6 were trained over many sessions. Further training took place in 2014 and refresher training will take each year begining in 2015. However practice sessions with a drop in approach will take place regularly. 75 people are now trained in the area

Good Samaritan laws provide legal protection for those who provide first aid in good faith and accept no compensation, it would be expected that users have certifications for AEDs use. When the patient is in cardiac arrest, it is impossible to do more harm than good because the patient will be unlikely to survive without help. Without help - the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest is between 4% to 6%. Don't be afraid your actions will only help. (good Samaritan report here)


The defibrillator's will be checked regularly but if you notice any problems with them, the boxes they are contained in or the break glass key boxes, please contact us at the numbers below asap, thank you.

Mike McMahon ... 086 60 20 55 3 ... GAA Car Park unit
Ronan O' Ceallaigh..087 207 11088 ... Lisheen Cross unit

If you would like to be trained as a cardiac 1st responder please ring any of these numbers, training is provided by local nurse Mary Kelly, free of charge.










Speed is very important

To a person in cardiac arrest, good quality and immediate CPR is vital, furthermore if a person is in need of defibrillation and receives it withing 2 minutes the survival rate is over 80%

This reduces by 7 to 10% each minute thereafter......


Defibrillators used in for info

Helpful Video's for trained responders

BAllynacally CPR video

Adult CPR Video

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cpr video

Using a Defibrillator

choking in ballynacally

Helping a choking person

Step by Step CPR guide for trained responders