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Hotel staff raise funds for Palliative Care Unit

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LOOKING GOOD: Lake Hotel staff members took part in the Movember challenge for the Palliative Care Unit in University Hospital Kerry (UHK). Pictured were: Patrick Ihli, Noel Enright, and Jose Rodriguez. Photo: Don MacMonagle

 

By Michelle Crean

 

Their kindness knows no bounds as staff from one local hotel teamed up once again to raise funds for charity. Led by Executive Chef, Noel Enright, the kitchen team at The Lake Hotel not only completed a series of 5k events but the male staff also opted to change their look - for the month of November - by taking part in the Movember challenge all in aid of the Palliative Care Unit in University Hospital Kerry (UHK).

Each participant’s entry fee will be donated to the chosen charity. A GoFundMe page: 'Lake Hotel raise funds for Palliative Care Unit' has also been created to help raise funds for this very worthy cause.

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering. Kerry Specialist Palliative Care is a fully integrated service providing care to patients across all settings; home, nursing home, community hospitals, acute hospital and specialist inpatient unit. The hub of the service is the specialist palliative care unit which is attached to UHK and has access to all its services. The palliative care team work together to provide the best possible holistic care for patients, their families and loved ones.

[caption id="attachment_35165" align="alignleft" width="353"] A DIFFERENT LOOK: Lake Hotel staff members from left: Noel Enright, Patrick Ihli, Jose Rodriguez, Jordan O'Sullivan, Alan McGough, Vishant Sharma, Cian O'Donahue, Richard Keeley, Darren Oliver and Dinesh Mauree with their Movember beards. Photo: Don MacMonagle[/caption]

“We are delighted to be raising funds for this very worthy cause," Noel Enright from The Lake Hotel said.

"The Palliative Care Unit do such tremendous work and we look forward to making our donation to them. Last year we raised funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital and we also completed a sky dive in aid of Kerry Mountain Rescue, we’re excited to see what next year will bring.” As a seasonal hotel, The Lake Hotel will remain closed until January 21, 2021. During this time, The Lake Hotel reservations team remain fully operational and are happy to assist with any queries for 2021 and beyond. Christmas vouchers may be purchased either at the hotel or via phone/online 064 6631035 www.lakehotel.com.

 

[caption id="attachment_35169" align="alignleft" width="1024"] HELPING CHARITY: Lake Hotel staff members in front from left to right: Asta Penggai, Yvonne Coughlan, Breda O'Sullivan, Dinesh Mauree taking part in the charity day. Pictured at the back were: Jose Rodriguez, Darren Oliver, Richard Keeley, Vishant Sharma, Patrick Ihli, Noel Enright, Jordan O'Sullivan, Cian O'Donahue and Alan McGough. Photo: Don MacMonagle[/caption]

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Katie celebrates 20 years in business

If you enjoy what you do, sure it’s not work at all – and that has been the case for Katie Hickey who has been in business locally for two decades. For the past 20 years Katie has been successfully running Sheer Beauty which is now located at 1 Hogans Lane (Hillary’s Lane). 

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If you enjoy what you do, sure it’s not work at all – and that has been the case for Katie Hickey who has been in business locally for two decades.

For the past 20 years Katie has been successfully running Sheer Beauty which is now located at 1 Hogans Lane (Hillary’s Lane).



She said that it was a milestone she felt she may not reach on more than one occasion after coming through a pandemic, a recession, a re-location, and three maternity leaves.

However, she said that the loyalty of her clients over the years have given her great encouragement.

“Sincere thanks to my clients past and present who, without doubt, have been the reason I kept going,” Katie said.

Originally located in Fleming’s Lane for 19 years, Katie then re-located her business to Hogan’s Lane in Norma’s Flair for Hair.

“The beauty industry has evolved so drastically over the past 20 years. For me it is keeping things simple and enjoyable. Realising a client’s needs may not be the treatment itself but the time you give to them. Through the years you get to know your clients so well and some beautiful friendships have developed. I hope my clients have gained from me what I have from them. I have so many people I would like to thank and I will personally, but without doubt my husband Andrew and my family, 20 years in business would not have been achieved.

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She has remained loyal to the brands she has carried over the years including Lycon Waxing, Aviva Tanning, Shellac and Jessica Manicure and Pedicure.

“I was also delighted to bring on board the fabulous facial range that is Killarney Organic. Killarney has been incredibly kind to me. I’m so proud to be part of such a wonderful community. If the past 19 months have proved anything for business it is together we are stronger.”

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County Board open to GAA museum proposals

By Sean Moriarty The Kerry County GAA Board said it would operate “an open door policy” for any plans to build a GAA museum in the county. There have been talks at a political level to build such a museum in Kerry with political rivals in Killarney and Tralee both pushing for it to be built […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The Kerry County GAA Board said it would operate “an open door policy” for any plans to build a GAA museum in the county.

There have been talks at a political level to build such a museum in Kerry with political rivals in Killarney and Tralee both pushing for it to be built in their home town.

Before he retired from politics in April, Michael Gleeson was campaigning to build a GAA and cultural museum on the grounds of Fitzgerald Stadium.

His campaign goes back several years before the recession set in, with a €0.5 million bridging loan secured from Croke Park along with funding from Fáilte Ireland. That funding was lost with the onset of the recession before 2010.

Tim Murphy, the outgoing chairman of the Kerry County Board, has confirmed to the Killarney Advertiser that no approaches have been made to the County Board at executive level during his five year stint at the helm.

However, he said the Board would be open to such approaches provided there is sound financial planning behind the project in place.

“The first and most important aspect is the capital funding and my understanding is there needs to be Fáilte Ireland funding in place first,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “If it gets up and running, there needs to be very clear talks with all stakeholders so everyone knows each others expectations. A museum attracts footfall, but it costs a lot of money to run. We would offer an open door policy to all proposals but funding, first from a capital point of view and then from an operational point of view, will need to be in place.”

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