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Following the closure of Hume Street Hospital in 2006, the Charity has adhered to the ethos and tradition established by its founder Andrew Charles a century earlier. In keeping with the principles of translational medicine to bring diagnostic and treatment discoveries from the “bench-to-the bedside”, the Charity has supported research into skin diseases and ways of maintaining skin health, as well as providing facilities to improve the delivery of dermatological services in Ireland

Are you affected by a skin condition or skin disease?

If you are one of the 30% of Irish people affected by skin disease, The Irish Skin Foundation offers a helpline, advice, information, and other resources which may help you manage your condition.

Are you researching or treating skin conditions?

The Charity offers grants for doctors, dermatologists, researchers and others seeking funding for dermatology related research projects which are based in Ireland and meet our selection criteria.

Academic Research

Launched in partnership with University College Dublin, the UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology on the Belfield campus is the first academic research institute devoted to dermatology in Ireland.

Clinical Support

The Charity has supported clinical services in the Charles Centre for Dermatology in St. Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin and the Charles Centre for Dermatology in University Hospital Limerick.

News & Events

Here you will find up-to-date information on the activities of the Charity, the Irish Skin foundation and the Charles Institute as well as upcoming events, news and research projects.