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All eyes on the prizes at Gaelscoil Bingo

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BINGO TIME: Gaelscoil Faithleann's Parents Council are ready to play Bingo next week. Pictured were: Ann Marie Clifford, Alan Dower, Hanne Winther and Michelle Sweeney. Photo: Michelle Crean

By Michelle Crean

Eyes down and best of luck this coming Sunday as Gaelscoil Faithleann’s Parents Council are ready to play Bingo!

The Annual Family Bingo afternoon takes place from 3pm to 5pm in the Mangerton Room, Gleneagle Hotel.

The Bingo afternoon, which is open to all, will have fantastic prizes, donated by local businesses, for game winners and the opportunity to win raffle prizes. There will be spot prizes throughout the afternoon.

“We are building on our very successful Bingo afternoons in the last two years and are back in the Gleneagle Hotel, and again have the wonderful Ray O’Sullivan, Bingo caller extraordinaire, who will make the games so much fun,” Mary Carroll, Chairperson of the Parents Council, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Doors will open at 2.30pm and we encourage people to come early as we had a ‘full house’ last year! Entrance is €10 for adults and €5 for children – with max rate for larger families.”

These events are about much more than fundraising, but about bringing the school community together and creating shared memories, Mary explained.

“They are about getting to know each other beyond the school gate, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. We look forward to a great afternoon and welcome everyone to attend. All monies raised will go to supporting activities for children in the school – organising Pilates classes, purchasing equipment, organising guest speakers and activities.”

 

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No spare change – no problem, as charity embraces new technology

By Sean Moriarty With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier. For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank […]

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By Sean Moriarty

With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier.

For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank card to make a donation.

The Society’s annual churchgate collection will be held on the weekend of December 11/12 at places of worship in the town and surrounding areas. This year’s collection has be renamed as ‘Giving Sunday’ and makes a return after the pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s fundraiser.

“We are moving towards a cashless society,” explained Killarney Conference President Breda O’Dwyer. “You can tap and swipe your card to make a donation.”

Breda added that they are hoping to have the buckets ready by next week in time for the collection.

She said the local conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society has seen a marked increase in the number of families it is helping mainly caused by the increase in the cost of fuel and home heating products.

The annual St Vincent De Paul Society’s Christmas Jumper Day, in association with Radio Kerry is scheduled for December 10.

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SURVEY: Locals are reducing their social contacts

It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week. An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their […]

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It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week.

An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their level of contacts with people.

Interestingly, 37.10% of people had made no change to their lifestyle, but they could have been extra cautious already.

A tiny minority – just 1.61% – said they increased their social contacts over the last week.

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