Connect with us

News

Davena’s book to help children’s cancer charity

Published

on

0217276_IMG20211209201241resized20211209081420856.jpg

By Michelle Crean

A local woman's beautifully written book in memory of a 21-month-old little boy has been released just in time for Christmas.

The charming book, 'Little Star Lost', was written by Davena O’Neill, originally from Park Road but now living in Abbeydorney.

The story came about in October last year after Davena entered a writing competition, 'A Story for Daniel', which raised funds in memory of Daniel Farbrace, a 21-month-old little boy, who died from cancer.

Featuring little Star who falls from the night sky and meets wonderful woodland creatures to help him get back home, it explores the themes of friendship, kindness and loss.

"It is a gentle introduction to the topic of grief, and how those we love never truly leave us," Davena told the Killarney Advertiser.

Daniel’s parents chose 'Little Star Lost' as the winner, and Davena set out to turn the story into a picture book to raise money for Daniel’s Brighter Future Fund in Great Ormond Street Hospital. The fund goes towards helping families while caring for a sick child, and cancer research. All profits from book sales go to the charity.

"Wicklow based artist, Evelyn Vazquez, generously donated her time and talent illustrating the book, bringing the story to life, and Killarney man Martin O’Brien graciously put it all together."

The book is available to buy at Polymath’s Bookstore Tralee, on Amazon as a paperback and on Kindle. Davena can also be contacted on davena4abbey@gmail.com.

"This has been a labour of love, in memory of a precious little boy, and to raise funds for a very worthy cause. All support is greatly appreciated."

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

Published

on

0244177_PATOSULLIVAN0577-Edit72.jpg

By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

Continue Reading

News

Caring group craft charity blankets

By Michelle Crean One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity. Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members […]

Published

on

0244631_Blanket_2022.JPG

By Michelle Crean

One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity.

Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members of Kilcummin Community Care worked together to make blankets for service users on the Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus.

“Each blanket is assigned as a personal gift to the clients using the Cancer Link Bus and is kept by them,” Kate Fleming, Chairperson of Kilcummin Community Care, said.

The knitting of the squares to make the blankets began at a gathering in the Rose Hotel in 2018. It was a gathering of different volunteer groups.

The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus were requesting knitted squares to make blankets for the clients who were using their facilities, she explained.

“Kilcummin Community Care were knitting at the time, so it was decided to help out this worthy cause. We received donations of wool from people in the parish and surrounding areas. Kilcummin ICA also got involved in the efforts.”

During the two years of COVID-19, members of both organisations continued to knit and are still knitting to the present day.

Attachments

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending