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Corcoran’s celebrate 25 year with charity partnership launch

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Corcoran’s Furniture & Carpets Ltd. launched their charity of the year partnership with Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI) on Valentine’s Day.

This is a landmark year for the company as they celebrates their 25th Anniversary this August.

In honour of this special year, Corcoran’s has partnered with their chosen charity AADI, to raise much needed funds, and to give back to the community.

The launch of the charity partnership took place in Corcoran’s Furniture & Carpets Ltd. Killarney store, and included a visit from AADI dog handler Elaine Buckley, Community Engagement Manager, as well as the star of the event, one of AADI’s ambassador dogs, Willis, who is a beautiful chocolate Labrador.

Speaking at the launch of the charity partnership,founder and Managing Director, Kieran Corcoran, said:

“This is a very important year for the company as we will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary this August. We wanted to give something back to the community, and our Corcoran’s team chose Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland as the recipient of our fundraising initiatives across 2024. AADI is a very worthy charity that makes a significant impact on the lives of children with autism and their families, and we look forward to supporting them, and to raising as much funds as possible,”

The team at Corcoran’s Furniture have a range of fundraising events planned between now and December and hope to raise as much funds as possible for this very worthy cause.

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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Summer of song with Grace Foley

Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night. ‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances […]

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Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night.

‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances that will be given by Foley during the summer months.

The first of the performances takes place this Saturday 7pm and will feature the songs and stories of well-known singers including Dolly Parton, ABBA, and an array of Irish artists as well as a selection of poems and famous quotes.

“It promises to be a lovely evening,” she said. “This the first of three performances.”

Tickets are €10 and will be available on the night. The performance is approximately one hour long.

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