A Tribute to Isolde McCullagh

 

A Tribute to Isolde McCullagh

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland is very sorry to hear of the death of Isolde McCullagh whose exercise book ‘Never Too Late’ raised €30,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland when it was published in 2010. Isolde was just four months short of her 100th birthday when she died.

The cheque presentation to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland took place in the Presbyterian Church Hall in Dun Laoghaire in March 2012 and Isolde was introduced by Professor Risteárd Mulcahy (d. 2016), the renowned cardiologist and health campaigner.

Professor Mulcahy said at the time ‘Isolde was one of the most formative influences in health and fitness in Ireland and was decades before her time’.

Philip Watt, CEO of CFI remembers 'the huge respect and warmth towards Isolde (and Risteárd) from those attending the cheque presentation, not just for her exceptional fundraising for CF - at the then sprightly age of 92- but also out of  respect for a lifelong contribution to health and fitness in Ireland and her bravery as a cancer survivor.  Isolde was an amazing woman and very kind friend of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland and we extend our condolences at this time to her family and many friends'.