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Brew up support for Killarney Cardiac Response Unit

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Killarney Cardiac Response Unit coffee morning takes place on February 26.

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ALL are welcome to a coffee morning raising funds for and awareness of Killarney Cardiac Response Unit. The event will take place in the Killarney Plaza Hotel on February 26, from 9am to 11.30am.
Potential volunteers or anyone who has ever wanted to know more about what getting involved in the organisation would entail should pop in to have a chat with the friendly, informative team.
Meanwhile, training will be commencing on Saturday, February 20, 9am to 6pm, with medical equipment and training provided.
Killarney Cardiac Response unit started 2016 with the knowledge that they have positively impacted many lives.
Since going live with the National Ambulance Service (NAS) in August, Killarney Cardiac Response Unit has attended 54 emergency cardiac calls. “This means 54 lives have been positively impacted, thanks to the dedicated group of volunteers,” said co-ordinator Damien Baker.
All are welcome to join the unit, which is seeking more volunteers; for further details on volunteering, contact Killarney Cardiac Response Unit on 085-8255280.
To join you are required to be 18 years of age and living within 6km of Killarney. “You will also need to have access to or own a fully insured vehicle and be interested and willing to save lives,” said Damien.
Contact Killarney Cardiac Response Unit on 085-8255280 for further details on volunteering.

 


 

Eoin O'Connell, Damien Baker, Nikki Taddei and Bridget Delaney of Killarney Cardiac Response Unit are inviting you to the unit's coffee morning on February 26 in the Killarney Plaza Hotel.

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Motorists urged to be vigilant during deer breeding season

Deer are most active from late September until early November as the breeding season gets underway – but this causes huge problems for drivers especially from dawn and dusk. “While the rut is an amazing experience to witness it is also a time when there is an increased incident of road traffic accidents involving deer […]

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Deer are most active from late September until early November as the breeding season gets underway – but this causes huge problems for drivers especially from dawn and dusk.

“While the rut is an amazing experience to witness it is also a time when there is an increased incident of road traffic accidents involving deer as male deer go in search of females and younger males are ousted by dominant males forcing deer to cross roads and motorways,” Damien Hannigan from the Irish Deer Commission said.

Drivers are being advised to reduce speed, stay alert and dip their headlights as the full beam may cause the deer to freeze.

“If a deer has crossed in front of your vehicle, be aware that others may follow. Do not approach an injured deer. If you are involved in a deer road traffic accident or come across a deer that has been involved in a road traffic accident, immediately contact the local Gardaí.”

The Irish Deer Commission operate a humane deer dispatch scheme with 75 trained volunteers assisting agencies and charities who deal with an increasing number of deer vehicle collisions nationally.

On Sunday October 10 the Irish Deer Commission will hold a Red Deer Rut Watch event in Killarney National
Park. It has taken place in Killarney continuously for over 5,000 years and Killarney National Park is acknowledged as one of the best locations in Europe to observe the red deer rut.
This family friendly event is being hosted by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and is free. There will be talks by a Conservation Rangers and the Irish Deer Commission, along with a display of native red deer antlers.

Booking is available only online via visit www.irishdeercommission.ie.

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Happy Birthday Sham

Well-known Killarney character Seamus ‘Sham’ Courtney celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday (Thursday) at his favourite town centre watering hole. Sham who has entertained countless tourists over the years with his pronounced Kerry accent is one of the town’s best loved characters. One video recorded by RTE’s Today Show around the time of his 71st birthday […]

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Well-known Killarney character Seamus ‘Sham’ Courtney celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday (Thursday) at his favourite town centre watering hole.

Sham who has entertained countless tourists over the years with his pronounced Kerry accent is one of the town’s best loved characters.

One video recorded by RTE’s Today Show around the time of his 71st birthday has amassed 7.5 million viewers.

Yesterday he visited one of his favourite pubs, Jack C O’Shea’s on High St, where proprietors John and Joan O’Shea and their ever-present dog Ginny placed decorative balloons around the bar to mark the occasion.

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