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Fundraiser for seriously ill Valentia woman in London

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Family and friends of a Valentia woman who is seriously ill in London have started a GoFundMe campaign to help her road to recovery.

Edel O’Sullivan has been living in London for around 10 years.

She is well known in the local GAA scene having played for the Kingdom Kerry Gaels in London and Southern Gaels in her youth.

This year was supposed to be a very special year for the young mother.

She, her partner Shane and daughter Saoirse, were preparing for the couple’s wedding on New Year’s Eve.

That all changed in April this year when she started to suffer from sever headaches.

She was diagnosed with a brain tumour known as Chordoma. It is an extremely rare tumour affecting one in a million people each year.

Edel underwent surgery in August to remove the tumour.

Unfortunately, she has spent the last three and a half months in an Intensive Care Unit due to complications.

She is now awaiting a bed in a rehabilitation unit.

Doctors have indicated that there is a long road to recovery which will require substantial financial support and rehab. While she can now understand everyone, Edel needs day-to-day intense nursing support and physiotherapy.

She needs to relearn how to sit up, stand and walk, and relearn how to write. Speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and psychological support are also needed.

Donations can be made by searching 'Edel's Road to Recovery' on GoFundMe.
 

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Massive increase in numbers using local bus services

Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin. This is the highest […]

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Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin.

This is the highest increase nationally and is due to the investment by the Department of Transport during this government term.

“This service was lacking in former times, especially in rural areas and is a welcome addition to the countryside and villages of Kerry.’ says Green Party Candidate for Killarney,” said Griffin.

“While in the past, a taxi was the only option for those not cycling or driving. Now a service to Killarney is available every Friday morning from my townland of Barleymount. This is just one example of the network of bus routes criss-crossing the county thanks to local link.”

“This project is a notable success as the figures show. Investment in public transport helps alleviate congestion, increases community cohesion and reduces rural isolation. This is all welcome news for the locality,”

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Two weeks to go to Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’There is less than two weeks to show time for the cast of Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’

Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena. The launch was […]

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Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena.

The launch was followed by a full rehearsal and director Oliver Hurley was also there to lend a hand.

“We were delighted to introduce our lead characters to you. We had Abbey Theatre players Brigid Delia and Michael, who are the narrators throughout the musical drama. Eamonn De Valera , Harry Boland, Joe Emmett, Arthur Griffith, Cathal Brugha, volunteers and of course the beautiful Kitty Kieran were in full costume,” said KMS PRO Linda O’Donoghue.

“Mother Ireland and her five graceful dancers were fabulous. Our director and choreographer Oliver, our musical director Michael Young and the full cast of 64 were there. The singing was powerful. The music in ‘Michael Collins – A Musical Drama’ is distinctly Irish. People will definitely enjoy it.”

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Get your tickets in the INEC box office, online at universe.com or at the pop-up ticket office in the Laurel’s Pub, Market Cross from 12 pm to 4 pm between February 29 and March 2.

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