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Killarney Soroptimists flip into action with the help of Mícheál Martin

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Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin with Ciara Irwin Foley and Emer O'Shea.

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MEMBERS of Killarney Soroptimist Club have thanked everyone who helped make their recent pancake fundraiser such a success.
It was a full house on Shrove Tuesday at Killarney Avenue Hotel for the club’s annual pancake and coffee morning.
As MC Theresa Irwin of Killarney Soroptimists welcomed all guests to the event, she revealed that a particularly famous guest was attending, with Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin making his way through the function room to meet, greet and address all present.
The pancake morning, which has been taking place for 11 years now, is the group’s main annual fundraiser.
And as the last remnants of Storm Imogen made their drizzly presence felt outside, ladies and gents attending enjoyed the super-relaxing morning get-together.
A raffle and auction added to the excitement, with all proceeds going to local charities and causes.
The ladies organisation, part of an international network, was established over 50 years ago in Killarney as a social and professional network for women in the professions and business. “It has raised tens of thousands of money for local and international charities in its history,” said president Noeleen O’Sullivan.
This year the designated charities for the annual pancake morning are the Kerry/Cork Health Link bus, the Order of Malta, and the Southwest Counselling Centre. The Church of Ireland Killarney will also receive money for the expensive repairs to its stained glass window as will Mary O’Leary who is going to Nepal to undertake charity work.

 


 

Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin with Ciara Irwin Foley and Emir O’Shea at the Killarney Soroptimists pancake and coffee morning.

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Coveted KY-1 plate goes to Hyundai for 2022

  The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row. The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021. Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists. […]

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The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row.

The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021.

Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists.

With the switch to full electric not far away, Adams of Tralee’s general manager Marcus O’Shea believes that hybrid offers the perfect transition from fossil fuelled-cars to electric.

“It is a steeping-stone towards full electric,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It reduces the range anxiety for those not ready for full electric and it gets people used to new ways – plugging in the car at night at home will become normal and hybrid is the first step.”

The Tucson range has a model to suit all tastes and budgets. As well as being available in petrol, diesel or hybrid, each power variant is also available as in entry-level, mid or high specification formats.

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Hairdresser reveals women “open up” on safety while getting their hair done

By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

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