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A stylish virtual twist for this year’s Ladies Day

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Aidan O’Mahony and Denise Healy are this year's judges for the Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day 2020.

 

The Dawn Milk Ladies Day at the Killarney Races is one of the most prestigious fashion events in the social calendar and this year will be no different, as the Dawn Milk Ladies Day will continue - but with a stylish virtual twist!

Ladies and gents will this year enter online and there's €500 up for grabs for Best Dressed Lady and also Best Dressed Gent, plus, both winners will also receive two VIP tickets to the Dawn Milk Ladies Day in 2021.

Judges this year are Killarney’s stylish couple Aidan O’Mahony and Denise Healy.

“While we are incredibly disappointed not to be able to welcome our loyal patrons, sponsors and guests to Killarney this year, we are very much looking forward to getting back to racing,” Philip O’Brien, Racing Manager at the Killarney Racecourse, said.

“Killarney has a long history of high-quality racing and this will be no different in 2020. Even though we are racing behind closed doors on July 7, 13 and 15, we are so happy that our wonderful sponsors of 27 years Dawn Milk, have yet again supported our July Ladies Day this year. The event is always the highlight in the social calendar for so many. We hope that people enjoy taking part in the Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day and bring the glitz and glamour that Killarney is famous for into their homes!”

To enter the Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day, ladies and gents should complete the following steps.

Firstly, style the perfect racing outfit. Secondly, pick up one of the new Dawn Milk 1 litre cartons. Thirdly, strike a pose and include one of the new Dawn Milk 1 litre cartons in your entry photo. Ladies and gents can either email their entry photo with details of their outfit and contact details to dawnmilkladiesday2020@gmail.com or upload your photo and outfit details on your Instagram or Facebook page and include #dawnmilkladiesday2020 in your post.

Entries will be accepted from today until 5pm next Wednesday, July 15. The winner of the Best Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Gent will be announced on social media on Thursday, July 16.

John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Dawn Milk added that Dawn Milk has sponsored Ladies Day in Killarney for 27 years making it one of the longest Ladies Day patronages in Ireland.

"Year after year the event has had a positive impact on the local economy supporting boutiques, designers, milliners, hair stylists, beauty and make-up artists, and the hospitality industry. Dawn Milk is a local brand and we understand the importance of supporting local businesses. This year we are hoping that by hosting the Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day 2020, the event will continue to boost our local economy in Kerry as businesses open their doors once again.”

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Volunteers wanted for street collection

By Michelle Crean October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and local volunteers are keen to not only raise awareness but also funds. Kathrina Breen, Eleanor O’Doherty and Kathleen O’Shea who […]

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By Michelle Crean

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and local volunteers are keen to not only raise awareness but also funds.

Kathrina Breen, Eleanor O’Doherty and Kathleen O’Shea who have been supporting the Irish Cancer Society for many years are delighted to be able to get back to their Pink Ribbon street collection in Killarney town next Friday (October 7).

They are the only group in the country doing the collection as many fundraisers have moved online since the pandemic struck.

“We’re the only town in Ireland doing it this year,” Kathrina, who feels it’s important to keep a street collection going, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“We haven’t done it in two years since before COVID. I pushed to do it as it raises a lot of money. People have been supporting this for years, this money goes towards breast detection equipment, information leaflets in doctors surgeries and towards cancer grants.”

In 2021, donations helped 254 breast cancer patients with free transport to and from 2,380 chemotherapy appointments by volunteer drivers, 154 patients received 514 nights of end-of-life care from Night Nurses and 3,430 enquiries were made about breast cancer through the Freephone Support Line 1800 200 700 and at 13 Daffodil Centres across the country.

And she added that they’re looking for a few volunteers to help out on the day.

“If anyone would like to help they can contact me on 087 2612992.”

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Calls for Council to acquire vacant Rock Road properties

By Sean Moriarty There are calls to make two vacant properties on Rock Road available to Kerry County Council’s housing inventory. The two cottages, one either side of the entrance […]

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By Sean Moriarty

There are calls to make two vacant properties on Rock Road available to Kerry County Council’s housing inventory.

The two cottages, one either side of the entrance to St Finan’s Hospital, are vacant for some time.
Cllr Maura Healy-Rae raised the issue at a recent Killarney Municipal District meeting.

“Regarding two vacant houses at the entrance to St Finan’s on Rock Road which appear to be vacant for a significant period of time. One of the properties is in the ownership of the HSE. I requested that Kerry County Council would liaise with the HSE with a view to potentially acquiring this house,” she told the Killarney Advertiser after the meeting.

“I stressed that it is important that the local authority exhaust all possibilities when it comes to providing more houses, particularly properties located within the town of Killarney where the need and demand for housing is critical.”

Kerry County Council said it would get the Vacant Homes Officer to contact the owner of the privately owned bungalow.

“They will inform the property owner that there is funding available under various schemes and grants to aid the return of this property to habitable use. Such schemes include the Repair and Lease Scheme and the recently launched Croí Cónaithe vacant property grant,” said a Council official.

Cllr Healy-Rae added: “I requested that KCC would liaise with the HSE with a view to potentially acquiring this house.”

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