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Horgan family thank people of Killarney for generosity

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The Horgan family have expressed their gratitude to everyone who bought tickets for their raffle in aid of My Canine Companion. Shane and Deirdre organised the raffle when the charity provided them with Bosco, an autism service dog who has become great friends with their son Fionn, who is autistic, and Fionn’s older brother Brian.

“We would like to thank all the businesses/organisations who donated prizes for the raffle,” Shane said. “We are extremely grateful for the great support that we have received from the local community. We live in a beautiful part of the world but it’s the people of Killarney’s generosity and kindness that make this town so special. Bosco has made a big impact in our lives and the people of Killarney have also been very curious about Bosco.

“As a result of the article in the Killarney Advertiser, we were nominated to receive the the proceeds of the No Name Disco that was held at the end of May. We would like to thank Amanda Fleming who recently presented us with the cheque.

“We would also like to thank Pat Sheehan and Niall Dennehy who climbed the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in aid of My Canine Companion (see article below).

Raffle winners:

1st       Teddy Bowler – Fourball in Hogs Head Golf Club, Waterville

2nd     Tim Corcoran – Dinner for two in the Park Hotel Kenmare

3rd      Claire Keating – Fourball in Waterville Golf Club

4th      Marian O’Callaghan – Dinner for two in the Killarney Park Hotel

5th      Dolores Daly – Fourball in Tralee Golf Club

6th      Peggy O’Connor – Dinner for two in the Fáilte Resturarant

7th      Michael O’Sullivan Greene – Dinner for two

8th      Eddie Brophy – Parknasilla Spa Voucher for two

9th      Abby Sweeney – Afternoon tea for four in the Aghadoe Heights

10th    Eileen Galbraith – Dinner for two in the Ross Hotel Killarney

11th    Evelyn O’Donoghue – Fourball in Killarney Golf and Fishing Club

12th    Miriam O’Sullivan – Fourball in Cork Golf Club

13th    Siobhan Horgan – Afternoon Tea for two in the Great Southern Hotel

14th    Aidan O’Shea – Fourball in Ballybunion Golf Club

15th    JP O’Callaghan – Fourball in Dooks Golf Club

16th    Leah McMahon – Fourball in Monsktown Golf Club

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Pedestrianisation poll: Our readers have their say

By Sean Moriarty The question of pedestrianisation in the town centre has divided Killarney for years but a survey by the Killarney Advertiser this week shows the town slightly more in favour of it. A total of 37.14 percent of respondents want the pedestrianisation of Plunkett St to remain as it is – closed to […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The question of pedestrianisation in the town centre has divided Killarney for years but a survey by the Killarney Advertiser this week shows the town slightly more in favour of it.

A total of 37.14 percent of respondents want the pedestrianisation of Plunkett St to remain as it is – closed to traffic on a permanent basis while 24.76 want it to go back to its pre-pandemic arrangement where the street was only closed to vehicular traffic between 7pm and 7am each night.

An additional 34.29 percent want to see an increase in pedestrianisation in town centre by extending the Main St arrangement that was in place during the summer. In that period the town’s main thoroughfare was closed to traffic, day and night, during the weekend.

Only 20 percent of the respondents want to abolish pedestrianisation altogether, but that is still a significant number ensuring that this debate will linger on for a long time yet.

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National television exposure for local campaign

By Michelle Crean A local group hosting a life-saving information day tomorrow (Saturday) are to receive huge exposure on national TV after a crew came down to interview them about their campaign. Members of Killarney Cardiac Response Unit (KCRU) – who are planning a ‘Restart a Heart Day’ to raise awareness about life-saving techniques – […]

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By Michelle Crean

A local group hosting a life-saving information day tomorrow (Saturday) are to receive huge exposure on national TV after a crew came down to interview them about their campaign.

Members of Killarney Cardiac Response Unit (KCRU) – who are planning a ‘Restart a Heart Day’ to raise awareness about life-saving techniques – invited journalist Paul Byrne and Virgin Media TV crew to town this week.

It’s hoped their campaign will be broadcast tonight (Friday) or tomorrow (Saturday).

The KCRU event takes place tomorrow in ANAM Arts and Cultural Centre between 10.30am and 4pm as part of the European Restart a Heart Day. It’ll include CPR demos, public information, an art display, a video launch w️ith many prizes to be won.

“The crew interviewed Community Responder Helen Duggan who explained the events taking place on Saturday,” Kevin O’Leary from KCRU told the Killarney Advertiser.

“European Restart a Heart Day was founded with the support of the European parliament and takes place on October 16 every year. We’re spreading the message that 20 minutes of your time could make all the difference saving a life.”

In 2021, the focus of the event is on survivors with the hashtag #CPRSavedMyLife.

“With this campaign we want to create awareness that everyone can learn CPR and facilitate BLS courses in schools and public locations.”

He said they hope that Kerry TDs Danny Healy-Rae, Brendan Griffin and Minister for Education Norma Foley will be in attendance throughout the day, and the public are invited to attend.

“Find out how simple actions can save lives. Prizes include a three day First Aid course valued at €300, two First Aid kits, and a voucher for a local business.”

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