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Calls to support Cystic Fibrosis on 65 Roses Day

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Killarney people are being urged to help Cystic Fibrosis Ireland meet its fundraising target of €300,000 on 65 Roses Day, taking place on April 12.

Volunteers will be out in force in two Killarney locations - Dunnes Stores, New Street and Killarney Outlet Centre, Fair Hill - selling purple roses.

Funds raised on 65 Roses Day will help to provide exercise equipment, counselling sessions, and grants for people with CF undergoing a transplant, fertility assessment or families with CF who have recently been bereaved. Funds also go to support Cystic Fibrosis research and the building of new CF hospital facilities and the funding of specialist CF staff.

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that primarily affects the lungs and the digestive system. Ireland has the highest incidence of CF in the world and some of the most severe types. There are more than 1,400 people living with CF in Ireland and the number is increasing each year as a result of improvements in treatment and care.

Supporting the campaign this year and encouraging the public to get involved is Ashling Spillane from Tralee.

“I was diagnosed with CF as a baby so having CF is my normal. But there are things I have to consider that others don’t realise. For example, I have to manage my diet carefully, have daily medications and a regular sport regime to factor in every day to stay healthy,” Ashling said.

“This 65 Roses Day, I am asking everyone to get involved and support 65 Roses Day to help CFI continue to provide supports like the Exercise Grant, Fertility supports and Advocacy services for people with CF in Ireland.”

65 Roses Day derives its name from the way in which young children often first say the words "cystic fibrosis" and seeks to raise much-needed funds for Cystic Fibrosis services and supports for people with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland.

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Efforts to find owner of designer jewellery found in Fossa

A Killarney resident is trying to find the owner of a designer ring that she found outside her house a few months ago. Kristy Nicholas, pictured, found the ring on […]

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A Killarney resident is trying to find the owner of a designer ring that she found outside her house a few months ago.

Kristy Nicholas, pictured, found the ring on s footpath in the Lackabane Estate in Fossa on December 29 last.

Since then she has exhausted all channels in an effort to find the owner including regular contact with the Gardai and local word of mouth.

“Since that time I worked to find the owner through word of mouth and by filing a report with Gardai. Since I’ve been unsuccessful,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The owner could ring the Killarney Gardai station and provide details to be connected with me. To be reunited a description will be needed, such as the brand and designer and type of ring It’s quite an expensive ring so I’m really hoping to get it back to the right place.”

Kristy can be contacted on 087 3443500

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Celtic Whiskey Bar now offering wine Wednesdays and Sundays

The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder on New Street is adding another string to its bow and as well as offering whiskey tasting sessions the popular bar is set to […]

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The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder on New Street is adding another string to its bow and as well as offering whiskey tasting sessions the popular bar is set to become a wine lovers paradise.

The bar is launching a Wine Wednesday and Sunday experience.Every Wednesday and Sunday, with a full wine menu available, offering a delightful selection ranging from fizz to rich reds and delicate rosés. Whether you’re a seasoned sommelier or just beginning to explore the world of wine, there’s something for everyone to savour.“Step into the cosy establishment nestled in the heart of Killarney and prepare to embark on a journey through vineyards and varietals, all at heavily discounted prices that won’t break the bank,” said the bar in a statement.“And the best part? Bottles start from just €20, making indulgence accessible to all.”Each week, the bar will be showcasing special wines available by the glass to  complement a delectable menu offerings.“The perfect pairing with their new and updated menu. The perfect spot for some casual drinks and dinner. Treat yourself to cheeseboards, chowder or any of the tasting offerings the new menu has to offer. Whatever your preference, their knowledgeable staff are on hand to guide you through our extensive wine selection, offering expert recommendations and ensuring that each sip is nothing short of perfection,” added the statement.

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