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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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Motorists urged to be vigilant during deer breeding season

Deer are most active from late September until early November as the breeding season gets underway – but this causes huge problems for drivers especially from dawn and dusk. “While the rut is an amazing experience to witness it is also a time when there is an increased incident of road traffic accidents involving deer […]

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Deer are most active from late September until early November as the breeding season gets underway – but this causes huge problems for drivers especially from dawn and dusk.

“While the rut is an amazing experience to witness it is also a time when there is an increased incident of road traffic accidents involving deer as male deer go in search of females and younger males are ousted by dominant males forcing deer to cross roads and motorways,” Damien Hannigan from the Irish Deer Commission said.

Drivers are being advised to reduce speed, stay alert and dip their headlights as the full beam may cause the deer to freeze.

“If a deer has crossed in front of your vehicle, be aware that others may follow. Do not approach an injured deer. If you are involved in a deer road traffic accident or come across a deer that has been involved in a road traffic accident, immediately contact the local Gardaí.”

The Irish Deer Commission operate a humane deer dispatch scheme with 75 trained volunteers assisting agencies and charities who deal with an increasing number of deer vehicle collisions nationally.

On Sunday October 10 the Irish Deer Commission will hold a Red Deer Rut Watch event in Killarney National
Park. It has taken place in Killarney continuously for over 5,000 years and Killarney National Park is acknowledged as one of the best locations in Europe to observe the red deer rut.
This family friendly event is being hosted by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and is free. There will be talks by a Conservation Rangers and the Irish Deer Commission, along with a display of native red deer antlers.

Booking is available only online via visit www.irishdeercommission.ie.

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Happy Birthday Sham

Well-known Killarney character Seamus ‘Sham’ Courtney celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday (Thursday) at his favourite town centre watering hole. Sham who has entertained countless tourists over the years with his pronounced Kerry accent is one of the town’s best loved characters. One video recorded by RTE’s Today Show around the time of his 71st birthday […]

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Well-known Killarney character Seamus ‘Sham’ Courtney celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday (Thursday) at his favourite town centre watering hole.

Sham who has entertained countless tourists over the years with his pronounced Kerry accent is one of the town’s best loved characters.

One video recorded by RTE’s Today Show around the time of his 71st birthday has amassed 7.5 million viewers.

Yesterday he visited one of his favourite pubs, Jack C O’Shea’s on High St, where proprietors John and Joan O’Shea and their ever-present dog Ginny placed decorative balloons around the bar to mark the occasion.

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