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Cycle and coffee raises €13k for palliative care

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CYCLE: Paschal Dower, Bill Lyne, Gar Spollen, Mary O'Shea, Peggy Daly, John Kelly and Marian Lyne who completed an 80km charity cycle for palliative care on Saturday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

The family of the late Breeda McCarthy from Milltown, who organised an 80km cycle through Kenmare and Kilgarvan, have raised almost €13,000 for charity.

Up to 30 friends and family set off last Saturday in an event organised by her brother Bill Lyne for the palliative care unit in Tralee.

After the cycle the group hosted a coffee morning, sponsored by Daly’s SuperValu and Sheahan’s Centra, at the Killarney Avenue Hotel to raise additional funds.

“We are so grateful to all of the staff of the centre and are now hoping to help ensure they never have to close their doors to families who may need them in the future,” Bill said.

“This centre does not receive Government funding and therefore relies on fundraising and public donations. I hope to make it an annual event and continue to support the centre as long as we can. I still have a few cards to collect but it is looking like €13,000 at the moment.”

 

[caption id="attachment_26388" align="aligncenter" width="2471"] Triona Casey, Bill Lyne and Philomena Lyne at a coffee morning fundraiser for palliative care, in The Killarney Avenue Hotel on Saturday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_26387" align="aligncenter" width="2674"] Paschal Dower, Cara and Bill Lyne and Martina Dower at a coffee morning fundraiser for palliative care, in The Killarney Avenue Hotel on Saturday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_26386" align="aligncenter" width="3000"] Kay O'Leary, Kathleen Fitzgerald and Mary Lyne at a coffee morning fundraiser for palliative care, in The Killarney Avenue Hotel on Saturday. Picture: Eamonn Keogh[/caption]

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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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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