Connect with us

News

Coffee morning remembers Denis P Counihan

Published

on

0232438_Mable_Counihan_Comfort_for_Chemo_8.jpg

By Michelle Crean

A much loved member of the community, businessman Denis P Counihan was remembered last week during a fundraiser in his memory.

TEA TIME: Ready for a cuppa at the Comfort for Chemo coffee morning in the International Hotel from l-r were: Doireann O'Connor Emma McCarthy and Seoidín O'Connor. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

Emily Cusack and Lucas McCarthy had a cupán tae at the Comfort for Chemo coffee morning at the International Hotel. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

Pictured at the Comfort for Chemo coffee morning at the International Hotel in remembrance of Denis P Counihan from l-r were: Seoidín O'Connor Mary Foley Doireann O'Connor and Donal O'Grady. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

COFFEE MORNING: Pictured at the International Hotel for the Comfort for Chemo coffee morning in remembrance of late Denis P Counihan from l-r were: Teresa Cronin Mary O'Leary Mabel Counihan Gobnait Carmody and Angela Griffin. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

Enjoying the Comfort for Chemo coffee morning at the International Hotel in remembrance of Denis P Counihan from l-r were: Tom O'Regan with his mom Lysa Madeline Griffin with her daughter Emily Cusack. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

Family, neighbours, friends, as well as those from the business community joined his wife Mabel and children Michelle, Kieran and Mike, in the International Hotel.

Support was immense as so far the Riverside Drive family have raised €4,700 for Comfort for Chemo Kerry.

Denis, who along with his wife and son Kieran ran Fine Designs in Park Road, sadly passed away on May 20 last year after being diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. He was aged 64.

His family wanted to do something to honour his memory and help a local charity at the same time.

"It was the first coffee morning we held in his memory and we said we'd do it for a local charity," Mabel told the Killarney Advertiser.

"It was incredibly busy. Thanks to the International Hotel for hosting the event. They have been absolutely wonderful to us, they couldn't have been nicer to us. We really appreciate everything. Everyone, friends, family, neighbours and business people we have dealt with over the years, were absolutely wonderful. Thank you also to Killarney Cardiac Response Unit for their support especially to me personally. Without everyone's help it wouldn't have happened."

She added a huge thank you also to Colin Baker and The Trustees of Muckross House who donated a whole array of beautiful cakes, scones, and pastries for the coffee morning.

"We, as a family, are delighted that all the funds raised will now stay in the county, and patients and families of Kerry will benefit from them."

Advertisement

News

Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]

Published

on

0280961_Unknown-1.jpeg

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.

Attachments

Continue Reading

News

A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]

Published

on

0281014_0277837FleskFest2024LaunchMaryOBrienGavinKellyNicoleOBrienDeclanODonoghueandNiamhOConnorPhotoSeamusHealy.jpg

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

Continue Reading

Last News

Sport