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Creative Killarney cartoonist Martin goes by the book

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Friends and family of Martin Carey at the launch of his book The Haha.

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READERS were clamouring to get their hands on a copy of Killarney artist Martin Carey’s first book The Haha on Saturday.

Martin, who is resident cartoonist with Killarney Advertiser, was in demand at the unveiling of the new publication at Killarney Library.

Officiating at the launch were the Healy-Rae brothers, Deputies Michael and Danny, who themselves feature in the book.

Martin, from Kilcummin, has always had a passion for art and will be known to many locally for his stunning watercolour paintings. Now his cartoons have won him another whole legion of fans both in print and online, particularly in the past few months.
His family were among those congratulating Martin, including his wife Tina and daughters Nicola, Hazel and Holly. Also wishing Martin well were his colleagues from his day job at Killarney Railway Station as well as his former teacher at Presentation Monastery National School, Councillor Michael Gleeson.

The Haha, which was designed by Ticketyboo Design & Print at Killarney Advertiser, features a whole host of eye-catching, humorous and thought-provoking cartoons and would make the perfect Christmas present.

It is on sale throughout Killarney, in Eason, O’Connor’s Newsagents, Eagers, Kerry GAA Store in Killarney Outlet Centre, Bricin, Serendipity and Muckross Gift Shop. It retails at €9.99. Martin will also be selling it online through Facebook (martincareyart) and Etsy.
 


 
Friends and family of Martin Carey at the launch of his book The Haha.

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Hairdresser reveals women “open up” on safety while getting their hair done

By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

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Traffic calming on the approach to Killarney Athletic

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is preparing plans to place traffic calming measures on the approach to Killarney Athletic Football Club’s grounds on Woodlawn Road. Cllr Maura Healy-Rae asked for measures to be implemented to improve pedestrian safety and access at the club. “We are currently preparing documentation required for the provision of Traffic […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Municipal District is preparing plans to place traffic calming measures on the approach to Killarney Athletic Football Club’s grounds on Woodlawn Road.

Cllr Maura Healy-Rae asked for measures to be implemented to improve pedestrian safety and access at the club.
“We are currently preparing documentation required for the provision of Traffic Calming at this location,” a council spokesperson told a recent Municipal District meeting. “
It is expected to brief the members at the next Municipal Meeting [in March]. From the records of the Road Safety Authority, no incidents have been recorded at this location.”

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