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Beaufort walk to remember Jamie

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By Con Dennehy

Walkers will put their best foot forward this month when Tomies Wood in Beaufort will form the picturesque and breathtaking backdrop for a special walk to commemorate the memory of local man Jamie O’Sullivan.

Friends, family and community will gather at the scenic location on Saturday June 11 for the 'Remembering Jamie' walk, an occasion to reminisce, share stories and remember a young man that made an indelible impact during his short and memorable life.

A native of Gerah in Beaufort, Jamie lost his brave and dignified battle with cancer in 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions at the time, many of his friends and wider community were unable to celebrate his life, his many talents and his ability to touch the lives of so many people in a variety of ways.

Now his family, parents Patricia and Simon and his brother Diarmuid, have organised a walk to remember Jamie with all funds raised on the day going to the Kerry Hospice Foundation Night Nurse Programme.

“Jamie was just 31 when he left us. He had an intrepid nature, was a music lover, social animal and had a deep lust and love for life. He lived in London and Dublin, but home at the foot of the MacGillycuddy Reeks was his endearing love, a place he called home and an area that inspired him. Jamie lost his hard fought and extremely brave battle with cancer in 2021,” Diarmuid said.

“His book, 'The Powerful Nan Nee', was a joyous labour of love, written during his cancer battle which he fought with dignity and passion. The book is a beautiful work, enjoyed by children and the not so young, and is a fitting legacy of a wonderful, talented and creative man that illuminated life and touched the lives of so many people in a variety of loving and caring ways.”

Registration for the Tomies Wood walk will start from 10am on Saturday morning June 11 in the main car park at Tomies Wood with the walk starting at 11am.

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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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