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Daffodil Day bloom is in full bloom in Killarney

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The committee of the Killarney and South Kerry Branch of the Irish Cancer Society Kathleen O'Shea (treasurer), Eugene O'Sullivan (chairman), Kathrina Breen (secretary); back,Eleanor O'Doherty, Timmy Moriarty and Kathleen Cronin. PICTURE: MAREK HAJDASZ (MHPHOTOS.IE)

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YELLOW blossoms are adding wonderful colour to the streets of Killarney today as Daffodil Day is in full swing.
Let's all get behind the dedicated local volunteers who are helping the fight against cancer and enhancing supports for cancer patients.

Some 1,277 people in Kerry were diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and this figure is increasing every year. This year Daffodil Day volunteers across Killarney and Kerry will be collecting to help provide free services for cancer patients including services where patients are brought to their chemotherapy treatments; the Cancer Nurseline, 1800 200 700 where people can get expert support and guidance; and where patients in the last days of their life are able to stay at home surrounded by the ones they love, cared for compassionately and with dignity by one of the Irish Cancer Society’s Night Nurses.

It’s a busy time for the hardworking team on the Killarney and South Kerry branch of the Irish Cancer Society which hosted its annual coffee morning in the Killarney Towers Hotel last Friday. Kathrina Breen of the committee described the event as a “brilliant success”.

Indeed, Killarney is really showing support for the society as Kathrina and her colleagues in the society were yesterday presented with the proceeds of the “pink day” fundraiser organised by the big-hearted team at Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty.

“Everyone involved in the Killarney and South Kerry branch of the Irish Cancer Society has had a friends and family who have been touched by cancer in one way or another so it really means a lot,” Kathrina told the Killarney Advertiser.
The public can support Daffodil Day by buying a daffodil from one of the volunteers in your community; donating online at www.cancer.ie or donating at CallSave 1850 60 60 60 or texting Daff to 50300 to donate.
 


 
The committee of the Killarney and South Kerry Branch of the Irish Cancer Society Kathleen O'Shea (treasurer), Eugene O'Sullivan (chairman), Kathrina Breen (secretary); back, Eleanor O'Doherty, Timmy Moriarty and Kathleen Cronin. PICTURE: MAREK HAJDASZ (MHPHOTOS.IE)

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Free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer

Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30). The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney. The workshop, which […]

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Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30).

The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney.

The workshop, which takes place via Zoom at 6.30pm, is aimed at children who have been impacted by cancer in any way and will also see Katie read from her debut children’s book, ‘‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’.

Workshop facilitator, Katie, has worked for many years as a child and young people’s therapist with the NHS, before returning to her native Killarney this year. Her background is in fine art and design and she has a Masters degree in Art Psychotherapy.

If you would like to register your child for this free online workshop, please contact Recovery Haven Kerry on 066 7192122 to book your place.

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Not to be for Killarney as Waterford named Best Place to Live in Ireland

While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021. While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, […]

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While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021.

While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, Co Cork, Galway city and the village of Glaslough in Co Monaghan.

Among the things which impressed the judges about Waterford were its beautiful buildings, its liveability, its pedestrian friendly public space, its weather, and its easy access to the Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast.

The Chair of the judging panel Conor Goodman congratulated Killarney on its fine showing in the competition.

“Given the level of entries and the extremely high standard of those entries, making it into the Best 5 Places to Live in Ireland really is a wonderful achievement which I’m sure everyone in Killarney and Kerry is really proud of. We were delighted with the level of interest in the competition and would like to thank everyone who nominated a place or who engaged with us on it.”

The Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland contest, which is supported by Randox Health, began in June.

In total 470 locations were nominated by more than 2,400 people from all 32 counties for the title of ‘Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021’.

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