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Fundraising dance for ‘Tiny Dancer’ Chloe tomorrow (Saturday)

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FUNDRAISER: Little Chloe Jenkins, who is pictured with her parents Deborah O'Connor from Killorglin and Gareth Jenkins from Dublin, is flighting a rare neuroblastoma.

 

Tomorrow (Saturday) The Manor Inn Killorglin will host a fundraising dance to raise much needed funds for ‘Chloe’s Journey’ and her family.
Doors open from 9pm with music with Ger Healy ‘The Singing Jarvey’.

In March 2019, 14-month-old Chloe Jenkins was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma; a very rare aggressive child cancer and one of the hardest cancers to cure. Chloe lives in Cork with mom Deborah who hails from Killorglin, and dad Gareth from Dublin.

Chloe immediately started intense chemotherapy in Crumlin followed by surgery in September 2019 when her left kidney and 85 percent of the tumour was removed. She was fortunate to be accepted on a months specialised treatment plan in Germany in November 2019 and is now back home and attending Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin for further treatment.

Chloe’s family formed a committee setting up ‘Chloe’s Journey’ to try to generate funds to help with Chloe’s ongoing care to alleviate some of the financial costs associated with caring for a seriously ill child to help with travel, accommodation and living expenses involved in multiple hospital stays and clinics.

The Six Nations Championship also kicks off tomorrow. Rugby fans can win a framed signed 2019 Ireland Rugby World Cup jersey, kindly donated by The Brand Geeks, Killorglin. To be in with a chance to win, there is a separate raffle on the night for the signed jersey along by a monster raffle with local businesses donating spot prizes.

Please support ‘Chloe’s Journey’ by donating €5 via the GoFundMe page to be in with a chance to win a signed Ireland Rugby Jersey.
Register your name when you are submitting your donation and your name will be entered into the draw.

Tickets €10 can be purchased by contacting: Angela on 086 3205253, Brendan 087 6475234 or contact ‘Chloe's Journey’ directly on Facebook.

 

 

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Sadness at death of much loved Killarney man

The town was saddened to learn of the death of Brendan Joy who passed away peacefully on Tuesday at his home in the loving care of his family. Brendan (88), […]

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The town was saddened to learn of the death of Brendan Joy who passed away peacefully on Tuesday at his home in the loving care of his family.

Brendan (88), from Muckross and formerly of Plunkett Street, who worked in the International Hotel and as a Jarvey, was laid to rest yesterday (Thursday) in Aghadoe Cemetery following Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral.

Brendan was predeceased by his beloved wife Mairéad and baby daughter Maura, his brothers John, Jerry, Pat, Willie and sister Nancy.

He’ll be sadly missed by his daughter Breda, sons Liam, Michael, Brendan, Martin, Pat and Andrew, daughters-in-law Margaret, Eileen, Norma and Helena, his grandchildren Brendan, Mairéad, Charlie, Claire, James, Kevin, Orla, Maurice and Maura, sister Mary Sie (London), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many great friends.

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Local activities this weekend for National Heritage Week

A number of events will take place in Killarney this weekend as part National Heritage Week 2022 which runs until this Sunday. This year’s theme is biodiversity and sustainability. Tomorrow […]

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A number of events will take place in Killarney this weekend as part National Heritage Week 2022 which runs until this Sunday.

This year’s theme is biodiversity and sustainability. Tomorrow (Saturday) the Life in the Bogs – Family Funday in Cronin’s Yard, Beaufort, runs from 10.30am – 2.30pm.
Activities include; Bog in a Bottle activity – learn about how bogs are made, Plants of the Bog – learn about the different plants in the bog and how to tell them apart, Pond Dipping in Bog Pool – Use nets and find out what creepy crawlies can be found in Bog pools, Birds and Mammals of the Bog – learn about the different animals that live in our bogs, and a Scavenger Hunt. Tickets are free but bring €2 for parking.

On Sunday the Harpers for Heritage concert takes place at Muckross Schoolhouse with Fiachra Ó Corragáin, Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman from 7.30pm to 9pm.

There’ll also be an exhibition from the Killarney National Park Photography Competition based on the theme of ‘Our History, Our Future’ in Killarney House and Gardens while the Me and the Moon will create Bee/Bug hotels and sustainable eco bird feeders today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) from 11am – 4pm at Muckross Schoolhouse.

The Heritage Council is encouraging people to visit www.heritageweek.ie to see what other events are taking place in their locality or across the country. Participants can browse the website and create a bespoke National Heritage Week ‘Events Trail’ to help them plan their week according to their location, their particular heritage interests and their preferred event type, such as a festival, performance, exhibition or re-enactment.

“This year, National Heritage Week looks to the past to create a better future,” Chief Executive of the Heritage Council of the Heritage Council, Virginia Teehan, said.

“The theme of sustainable heritage and biodiversity encourages us all to reflect on how our history and heritage can play a part in protecting our planet. Whether it’s learning a new skill like embroidery, blacksmithing or pottery making; better understanding how to prevent biodiversity loss in our own back gardens or country lanes; or gaining fresh insight into the history of our art, music or the Irish language and sharing this knowledge among friends and family, there are endless ways to get involved. I would encourage people to visit the National Heritage Week website and browse the vast array of events and projects taking place and plan their week.”

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