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Every cup counts as Killarney to brew up support for Hospice tomorrow morning

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Bewley’s brand director Mark Saunders, Ted Moynihan, chairperson of Kerry Hospice Foundation, Davy Fitzgerald, Mario Rosenstock and Mary Shanahan, Kerry Hospice Foundation.

OVER 750 people were cared for by Kerry Hospice Foundation in 2015 and comedian Mario Rosenstock is calling on everyone to get on board for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice together with Bewley’s.

To support the event in Killarney, you can drop into the Killarney Royal Hotel tomorrow, Thursday, from 10am to midday, where the Killarney branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation will welcome you.

The Gleneagle Hotel will also be among businesses in Killarney putting on the kettle tomorrow for the charity.

It is simply €2 per cup of tea or coffee, but feel free to donate what you can as all proceeds will go direct to Kerry Hospice.

In addition, O’Brien’s Sandwich Bar, Killarney Outlet Centre, and Killarney Credit Union, Beech Road, will host coffee mornings.

Other businesses and individual householders will host events to tie in with the funds drive also.

This year is Ireland’s 24th Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice since the major annual fundraiser first started in 1993 with some €32m raised to date. Last year, Kerry Hospice Foundation raised over €44,600 through 33 coffee mornings. Bewley’s provides all the coffee free of charge nationwide and all money raised locally goes directly to local hospice care services.

Mario Rosenstock said: “I’ve been delighted to be involved with the hospice for a few years now and in that time I’ve seen at first-hand the work they do and the care they give. I’ve always found it an uplifting experience meeting the patients and residents. Each and every hospice patient is treated with wonderful kindness and dignity at such a vulnerable time.”

In 2015, Kerry Hospice home care nurses attended 541 patients and made almost 4,600 home visits. In addition, there were 242 patients attending palliative care unit, making 1,815 visits. The cost of the home care service for 2015 was €76,733.

Money raised from Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will go towards the building of an inpatient unit consisting of 15 beds costing €6.2m and funded by the Kerry Hospice Foundation. The group has also committed to donating €400,000 towards the running of the unit for five years.

Ted Moynihan, chairperson of Kerry Hospice Foundation, said, “We are 26 years old this year and provide palliative day care and home care, serving 755 people annually. The Kerry Hospice is in the process of building an Inpatient unit with 15 beds all ensuite, construction has begun and it’s hoped that the facility will be ready for use in late 2016 or early 2017.”
 


 
Above: Bewley’s brand director Mark Saunders, Ted Moynihan, chairperson of Kerry Hospice Foundation, Davy Fitzgerald, Mario Rosenstock and Mary Shanahan, Kerry Hospice Foundation.

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The secret is in the book!

By Michelle Crean  The secret to finding your true happiness is all in a new book which will guide readers to unlock their potential. Brazilian native Michelle Hadad, who moved to Ireland 14 years ago has written ‘The Secret Box: Concave and Convex’, a 432 page book which addresses the issues of suicide and develops into […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

The secret to finding your true happiness is all in a new book which will guide readers to unlock their potential.

Brazilian native Michelle Hadad, who moved to Ireland 14 years ago has written ‘The Secret Box: Concave and Convex’, a 432 page book which addresses the issues of suicide and develops into two different narratives.

It is also a follow up to her previous work ‘The Secret Box…Finding the Key’, a 192 page paperback launched by Michael Healy-Rae TD and reviewed by now retired judge James O’Connor, in October 2017.

Michelle, who studied adult psychology and is a NLP practitioner who encourages clients to transform limiting self-beliefs, explains that this version continues the story of Maria from the first book.

In the first book, the reader compares and contrasts their own life experiences with those of Maria and ask themselves the very question posed at the end of the book in the final chapter or ‘Padlock 13’ – “who are you?”

“Readers are outside the box, they see their own stories – that’s when we judge others,” Michelle told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It is fiction and the story is in two versions, the positive is bigger than the negative. There is always hope regardless of pain.”

She added that people need to forget about what others think, and focus on their own values and traditions.

“It’s a self help book, it doesn’t matter what people think of us, life’s too short. I’m motivating people in a positive way because of my NLP and psychology qualification.”

However, she emphasised that readers don’t have to have read the first book to understand the second one.

“Maria is the leading figure and there’s a few characters from book one but you don’t have to read that to get book two.”

She added that she’s thankful to everyone who helped her along the way.

“I have been blessed to have met so many people to help with my books.”

Both books are available from O’Connor’s Centra, The Reeks and Horans Health Store on Beech Road.

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Green light for teen accommodation

By Michelle Crean  Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead. An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment. The teens living within the premises […]

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Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead.

An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment.

The teens living within the premises will be supervised by applicant Eileen O’Brien who will live on the ground floor of the premises.

The two one-bed apartments on the second floor would either be rented out or used for independent living for the teenagers as they reach adulthood.

The two-bed apartment will be on the third floor. There are also plans for balconies at second and third floor levels.

The proposed apartment building is contemporary in design with a mix of stone and render finish on the lower floors and synthetic burned timber finish on the upper floors. The second floor is recessed at the front and the third floor is recessed at the front and the rear with a decorative feature on the front elevation comprising dark grey timber steel poles. The building will also have a flat roof.

Planning permission was granted subject to 14 conditions including a two-metre high boundary wall to be constructed on south, south-western boundaries of the site and there’s to be no overnight commercial guest accommodation.

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Fans return to Fitzgerald Stadium after eight months

By Sean Moriarty Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game. Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the […]

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Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game.

Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the first game at the stadium since the 2020 Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship Quarter-Final when Glenbeigh-Glencar played Beaufort on October 4 last year.

Due to current restrictions only 200 fans were allowed attend Saturday’s big match. That will remain in place for Kerry’s opening Munster Championship tie with Clare on June 26.

“It had been more than eight months since Fitzgerald Stadium welcomed back fans to the venue,” stadium PRO Tatyana McGough told the Killarney Advertiser. “Everything went exceptionally well.”

She is hopeful that more restrictions will be eased on July 5, paving the way for an increase in capacity to 500 fans in time for the July 25 Munster Final.

“It is likely that from July 5 up to 500 spectators may be permitted to attend games. We hope this number will increase for the Munster Final. If it is a Cork versus Kerry Munster Final the game will be fixed for Sunday July 25 at 4pm in the Fitzgerald Stadium. The stadium’s staff are very confident in being able to host any number of fans that may be allowed.”

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