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Free webinar for professionals supporting children impacted by cancer

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Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will facilitate a free webinar this Friday (July 30) for professionals supporting children impacted by cancer.

The webinar will be hosted by renowned child and adolescent psychotherapist, Edel Lawlor, of Expressive Play and aims to offer support, advice and guidance to professionals who wish to learn more about supporting children who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis of a loved one.

Edel has worked with Recovery Haven Kerry for a number of years, offering one-to-one therapy to children affected by cancer, as well as facilitating the charity’s CLIMB programme for children aged five to 12 who are experiencing the impact of a parent’s cancer diagnosis. She also recently hosted a very successful ‘Parenting Through Cancer’ webinar for the charity.

This upcoming webinar is open to all professionals supporting children who are impacted by cancer, from healthcare workers to teachers to sports coaches, explaining cancer in a child-friendly way.

The aim is to help these professionals discuss cancer with children in a way that is manageable and easy for them to understand, while also helping them to recognise the signs of stress in the children they are working with or supporting.

The webinar will take place via Zoom at 11am, and anyone interested in attending is asked to contact Recovery Haven Kerry on 066 7192122 to register.

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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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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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