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Beaufort runners-up in Small Bowls Plate Competition

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BOWLING: Betty McAuliffe, Elaine Scully, Kathleen O'Brien and Gisela Gloge of The Beaufort Hobbits team taking part in the Active Retirement Ireland National Bowls Competition at the INEC, Killarney, last week. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

Members of the Beaufort Active Retirement team have taken home the runners-up prize at Active Retirement Ireland’s 2019 National Bowls Competition and Activity Break in the Small Bowls Plate Competition.

60 teams from across the country took part in the competition, which took place at the INEC, in Killarney.

“The Beaufort team of Margaret Sweeney, Michael Moloney, Alan Ferriter and Eileen Rooney, narrowly missed out on winning the Small Bowls Plate Competition,” Maureen Kavanagh, Chief Executive of Active Retirement Ireland, said.

“They are very strong and impressive runners-up in the competition. I have no doubt they will be back again next year to try and take the top spot.”

In addition to the national bowls competition, activity highlights at the three-day Active Retirement Ireland event included the organisation’s inaugural pickleball championship, walks, cookery demonstrations, and yoga.

 

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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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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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