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By Michelle Crean

Taste, textures and flavours were enhanced during a unique dining experience on Saturday night in the Brehon.

WALK THIS WAY: Pictured at the Dine In The Dark gourmet experience where diners were blindfolded during the meal in Danú Restaurant at The Brehon Hotel in aid of the National Council for the Blind were Sinead Desmond and Den Joe Brosnan from Mastergeeha Killarney being led by Brehon staff member Krtstine Zeiza. Photo: Don MacMonagle

EXPERIENCE: Diners experienced their meal blindfolded during their meal in Danú Restaurant in aid of the National Council for the Blind. Pictured were: Elaine Doyle (left) and Anne Culloty Killarney with staff member Sean Tangney. Photo: Don MacMonagle

READY TO TASTE: Pictured in the Danú Restaurant at The Brehon Hotel for the National Council for the Blind were Emer Corridan Denis Murphy Sinead McCarthy and Eimear Scannel with Head Chef Chad Byrne and Francisco Serafim (Conference and Banqueting Manager). Photo: Don MacMonagle

The team at Danú Restaurant at The Brehon hosted the Dine in the Dark event which meant customers are blindfolded.

It was part of a national campaign for the National Council for the Blind Ireland (NCBI) who provide a range of supports for clients. €10 from every meal will be donated to the sight loss charity.

“We challenged our customers to dine in the dark to raise vital awareness for the NCBI who support those who are affected by sight loss and their families," Sinead McCarthy, General Manager at The Brehon, said.

"Our amazing guests on the night were treated to a wonderful dining experience when the taste, textures and flavours of our food tantalised their tastebuds.”

The NCBI is a charity particularly close to Sinead’s heart, as they supported her brother, Donnacha, and family when he lost his sight at 10 years of age.

"Without sight to guide our guests, they can experience complex tastes, flavours and textures in a completely new and innovative way. Senses are heightened, altering taste, touch, smell and communication during the meal. Sight loss affects one in six people in Ireland, this event brings people together to raise awareness, vital funds and of course to have fun."

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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