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Couple take on 100km goal for children’s charity

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100KM: John and Maxine McGrath from Pinewood Estate are taking on a 100k challenge this month to raise funds for the LauraLynn Foundation. 

By Michelle Crean

One local couple who set a fitness goal of running 100km this month are half way there and using the challenge to fundraise.

John and Maxine McGrath from Pinewood Estate made a New Year's goal to do something for charity this year and chose the LauraLynn Foundation, a children's hospice that provides specialist palliative and supportive care services for children with life limiting conditions, and their families.

"We have two small kids ourselves and we would be heartbroken if anything happened to them so this is why we decided on a children's charity," John told the Killarney Advertiser.

"We know there's plenty of good causes out there and we had seen plenty of these fundraisers on Facebook so we decided we would do a joint effort."

Although he doesn't like running all that much, John took on 100k for the month of May.

Maxine has decided to jog, run, or walk it.

"To date we've both got 50km done so we'll try and push on for the rest of the month.

"It's a great and worthy cause and we hope to raise as much money as possible. We want to thank everyone for their support in these challenging times."

To donate go to: 'Maxine and John's fundraiser for LauraLynn Ireland's Children's Hospice' on Facebook.

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Motorists urged to be vigilant during deer breeding season

Deer are most active from late September until early November as the breeding season gets underway – but this causes huge problems for drivers especially from dawn and dusk. “While the rut is an amazing experience to witness it is also a time when there is an increased incident of road traffic accidents involving deer […]

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Deer are most active from late September until early November as the breeding season gets underway – but this causes huge problems for drivers especially from dawn and dusk.

“While the rut is an amazing experience to witness it is also a time when there is an increased incident of road traffic accidents involving deer as male deer go in search of females and younger males are ousted by dominant males forcing deer to cross roads and motorways,” Damien Hannigan from the Irish Deer Commission said.

Drivers are being advised to reduce speed, stay alert and dip their headlights as the full beam may cause the deer to freeze.

“If a deer has crossed in front of your vehicle, be aware that others may follow. Do not approach an injured deer. If you are involved in a deer road traffic accident or come across a deer that has been involved in a road traffic accident, immediately contact the local Gardaí.”

The Irish Deer Commission operate a humane deer dispatch scheme with 75 trained volunteers assisting agencies and charities who deal with an increasing number of deer vehicle collisions nationally.

On Sunday October 10 the Irish Deer Commission will hold a Red Deer Rut Watch event in Killarney National
Park. It has taken place in Killarney continuously for over 5,000 years and Killarney National Park is acknowledged as one of the best locations in Europe to observe the red deer rut.
This family friendly event is being hosted by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and is free. There will be talks by a Conservation Rangers and the Irish Deer Commission, along with a display of native red deer antlers.

Booking is available only online via visit www.irishdeercommission.ie.

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Happy Birthday Sham

Well-known Killarney character Seamus ‘Sham’ Courtney celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday (Thursday) at his favourite town centre watering hole. Sham who has entertained countless tourists over the years with his pronounced Kerry accent is one of the town’s best loved characters. One video recorded by RTE’s Today Show around the time of his 71st birthday […]

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Well-known Killarney character Seamus ‘Sham’ Courtney celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday (Thursday) at his favourite town centre watering hole.

Sham who has entertained countless tourists over the years with his pronounced Kerry accent is one of the town’s best loved characters.

One video recorded by RTE’s Today Show around the time of his 71st birthday has amassed 7.5 million viewers.

Yesterday he visited one of his favourite pubs, Jack C O’Shea’s on High St, where proprietors John and Joan O’Shea and their ever-present dog Ginny placed decorative balloons around the bar to mark the occasion.

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