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€25k raised for Pieta House in one day

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By Sean Moriarty

A Castlemaine woman, who lost her son in a tragic accident in 2019, has raised a staggering €24,534.04 in one day for Pieta House.

Irene Nagle's son Ryan died in a tragic quad bike accident when he was just 13-years-old.

He should have celebrated his 16th birthday on Sunday last so she organised ‘Ryan’s Motor Memorial Run’ in honour of his love for cars, trucks and tractors.

The event surpassed all her expectations and a total of 948 drivers signed on for the run that started at Milltown Mart last Sunday. The vehicles included 220 tractors, 28 trucks and 700 cars.

“They came from all over,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “One group of 20 tractors arrived from Killarney in a convoy.”

She chose Pieta House as she received grief counselling from the charity following the loss of Ryan in April 2019.

“The money raised will help save 25 lives,” she added. "After Ryan’s death, I found it very hard to come to terms with his death. Pieta House helped me through my most difficult days and this is my way of giving back to them. I am really hoping I can exceed the €25,000 mark before I close the JustGiving page.”

To donate go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ryan-nagle.

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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Caring group craft charity blankets

By Michelle Crean One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity. Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members […]

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By Michelle Crean

One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity.

Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members of Kilcummin Community Care worked together to make blankets for service users on the Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus.

“Each blanket is assigned as a personal gift to the clients using the Cancer Link Bus and is kept by them,” Kate Fleming, Chairperson of Kilcummin Community Care, said.

The knitting of the squares to make the blankets began at a gathering in the Rose Hotel in 2018. It was a gathering of different volunteer groups.

The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus were requesting knitted squares to make blankets for the clients who were using their facilities, she explained.

“Kilcummin Community Care were knitting at the time, so it was decided to help out this worthy cause. We received donations of wool from people in the parish and surrounding areas. Kilcummin ICA also got involved in the efforts.”

During the two years of COVID-19, members of both organisations continued to knit and are still knitting to the present day.

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