Copyright Fran Veale 2018

Hello and welcome! My name is Holly. I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in December 2016 at age 32.

My cancer diagnosis has, without a doubt, changed me and changed my life. Back in 2017, I was sitting at home wishing for a book, a magazine, a website – anything – to help me get through my treatment. I had so many questions that weren’t suitable for my doctor, most of them surrounding the idea of how to be happy while going through cancer. This website is that place I longed for at the start of my cancer journey. A place to help a person cope with this time in their life, packed with positivity, inspiration, support, tips, motivation and encouragement.

I hope this website and our print magazine can be a support for you, something to help you on your cancer journey.

Please let me know what you think of the website and indeed our print magazine, and, if there’s anything specific you’d like to see covered, please don’t hesitate to let me know. Email me at holly@happymagazine.ie

For more about my personal cancer journey, click here.


Ireland’s first dedicated cancer support magazine

Happy Magazine launched a print edition in January 2019. The launch issue had a print run of 10,000 copies and was solely funded by relevant and responsible advertising revenue. The magazine was distributed across the country.

A second issue came out in May 2019 and a third and final, for now, issue came out in December 2019.


Content you can trust

HappyMagazine.ie publishes relevant positive and helpful content for anyone going through cancer or surviving after cancer (a patient or their friends/family).

A reader who follows Happy Magazine over time receives long-term encouragement, motivation and support to be happy in their life after a cancer diagnosis.

Content is managed by founder Holly Kennedy, a young mother-of-one and triple negative breast cancer thriver. Content is contributed by Holly as well as crowd-sourced from other cancer survivors, leading voices in the Irish health and wellness space, relevant organisations, charities, businesses and interested parties.

Content also makes the best use of available online resources to support cancer patients who do not have the energy or desire to attend a local support centre, sharing videos on cooking, yoga, home exercise routines, music therapy, meditations, podcasts and more.



As a brand, Happy Magazine has been accredited with the WellSpoken Mark, an international certification for brands who are committed to providing trustworthy wellness and wellbeing information to the public. The WellSpoken Mark certification aims to address and counter poor quality information that has become commonplace in the wellness and wellbeing sectors. Brands who have received the certification mark have undergone a robust assessment of both their content and editorial procedures and have made a public commitment to uphold the highest level of excellence when developing and sharing content.

For more information about the WellSpoken Mark, see www.wearewellspoken.com



The content on this website or in our print magazine is not intended to replace medical advice in any circumstance. It is important to always remember that any changes that you make to your diet, medication, cancer treatment or lifestyle should be discussed first with your medical team to ensure that they do not conflict or interrupt your specific treatment. If you have an immediate concern about your health, please contact your oncologist, GP or local emergency room.

The information on this site and in our print magazine is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own medical team and is for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical team with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you saw or read on the Happy Magazine website.

Happy Magazine is PRO “conventional” treatment for cancer – we encourage everyone diagnosed with cancer to seek immediate care from their local hospital and to engage fully with their medical team’s treatment plans.

Please also read our website’s Terms & Conditions page.