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Gina is ready to raffle to help comfort cancer patients

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By Michelle Crean

A Firies woman who switched her in-person Little Women's Christmas charity event online last year is ready to do it all again.

Gina Herlihy began fundraising for Comfort for Chemo Kerry after she lost both parents to cancer. She successfully raised funds with her 'Big Christmas Raffle' before being forced to switch online last year, which was also very successful.

Now she's ready to do it all again as this year's online Christmas fundraising raffle will take place on Friday December 10 at 7pm live via Facebook.

So far, via her charity page, Gina has raised €1,475 bringing her closer to her €2,500 target.

All proceeds raised will go directly to the charity to help build a new chemotherapy unit on the grounds of UHK, she explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

"The prizes are fantastic and once again this year local businesses and local people have been extremely generous sending donations and lots of prizes which will be raffled on the night," she said.

"Last year there were 40 very happy winners from all over Kerry and beyond, and this year there will be lots lots more. The prizes range from hotel mini breaks, store vouchers, bikes, photoshoot, hair and beauty hampers, meat, food and drinks hampers, family fun day passes and much much more, and all just in time for Christmas."

And she's seeking further prizes if local businesses can help out.

"If there are any local businesses who are not already sponsoring the event and who would like to with a prize, or maybe a donation, they can get in touch with me."

To enter the raffle simply donate on the iDonate link: 'raffle/ComfortForChemo21' or contact Gina directly on 087 7708532.

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The late Peggy O’Callaghan was a founder of Kilcummin Scor

By Sean Moriarty Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week. Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7. Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week.

Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7.

Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the music and drama arm of the local GAA club.

“It afforded the opportunity to females to participate in club activities long before ladies’ football was initiated and it brought many people into the club, many of whom remained involved in different capacities over the years,” said a club statement.

“She has left us a wonderful legacy and will be remembered fondly by those lucky enough to have met her.”

Peggy will be sadly missed by her husband Michael, sons Diarmuid and Shane, daughters-in-law Trisha and Áine, grandchildren Dara, Caoimhe, Donnacha, Siún and Éabha, brothers Seánie and Frank, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

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Surprise: Details of town-centre inner relief road revealed

By Sean Moriarty Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District. Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District.

Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase order on lands that will link the two town centre streets.

If plans come to fruition it will be possible for motorists on New St to get to the top of High St, adjacent to the Killarney Advertiser’s town centre office, without travelling through the town centre. The plan was first mooted as far back as 2016.

The announcement caught councillors off guard, it was one of the last topics discussed at the four-hour meeting, but it was broadly welcomed by all.

“This access will change the dynamic of traffic movement in the town forever,” said Cllr Niall Kelleher.

Further details of the surprise project are set to be revealed to elected members over the next four to six weeks.

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