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Glenflesk locals plan fundraiser for additional defibrillator

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FUNDS FOR THE DEFIBRILLATOR: Getting ready for the Glenflesk Community Defibrillator coffee morning from l-r were: Paddy Carroll, Paddy O’Donoghue, Mary O’Donoghue, Geraldine O’Brien, Derry Healy and Padraig O’Sullivan. 

By Michelle Crean

Locals in Glenflesk are planning to saves lives by installing a defibrillator in their community – but first they plan to fundraise for the equipment.

And in order to get the funds together, The Glenflesk Community Defibrillator Group are planning a coffee morning on Saturday, April 27 in The Kerryway, between 11am and 1pm.

All funds raised will go towards the purchase, installation and maintenance of a defibrillator and cabinet, which will be located at O’Brien’s Shop, Derry Healy from the group explained.

“The defib in the area is in the GAA grounds,” Derry said.

“We are fundraising for another which will be located in O’Brien’s shop.”

He added that four locals came together the time Danny Healy-Rae put in a deputation to lower the speed limit in the village. They’re hoping that an additional defibrillator will help somebody in the case of an emergency.

“We want to make the village safer.”

Four local schools will provide entertainment at the coffee morning and there will also be a raffle on the day with a painting worth €1,500, donated by Mark Eldred, to be won. Locals are providing food while The Kerryway will assist with teas and coffee. “There’ll be hampers and other prizes also.”

If anyone requires any more information or would like to sponsor a raffle prize please contact one of the committee members: Derry Healy on 087 2707899, Geraldine O’Brien 085 1641048, Jerry Mullane 087 2627815 or Padraig O’Sullivan 087 0530384.

 

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

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Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

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