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HeartBeat Killarney is changing with the times

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HeartBeat Killarney’s Annual General Meeting will take a different format this year after the group learned a more efficient way of doing things during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

When the pandemic hit HeartBeat had to make a lot of changes so it could meet health and safety conditions to allow the AGM to happen.

“On reflection some of the changes actually improved the way things were run, and this plus consultations with our trustees, brought us to this new way of doing things for the AGM,” said chairman Billy O’Sullivan.

Their next AGM will be held on October 5 at 8pm in the Plaza Hotel.

New requirements, including those attending the AGM, will receive agenda and accounts ahead of the meeting.

“They are expected to read all the various reports beforehand. This will avoid time perusing reports in depth and allow us to deal with matters arising from any report quickly and efficiently,” added Billy.

Applications for AGM attendance must be made to HeartBeat Killarney committee members before September 15.

Meanwhile, the organisation's monthly meetings and wellness sessions continue at the Parish Hall.

Guest speaker at the August 30 meeting will be Noreen Tobin who specialises Qi Gong Wellness - a system of body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation which improves overall quality of life by enhancing mental and physical health, mobility, balance, memory focus and concentration, cardiovascular and respiratory health, immune system, stress, anxiety and sleep.

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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Summer of song with Grace Foley

Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night. ‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances […]

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Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night.

‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances that will be given by Foley during the summer months.

The first of the performances takes place this Saturday 7pm and will feature the songs and stories of well-known singers including Dolly Parton, ABBA, and an array of Irish artists as well as a selection of poems and famous quotes.

“It promises to be a lovely evening,” she said. “This the first of three performances.”

Tickets are €10 and will be available on the night. The performance is approximately one hour long.

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