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All are invited to put health on their shopping list in Killarney tomorrow

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At the launch of HeartBeat 'Shop for Health Day', front row, Monika Falls, HSE, Carolann Fogarty, HSE,Máire O'Leary, HSE, Noreen O'Sullivan, Killarney Outlet Centre, back row, Michael F O'Connor, Rosemary Nolan, Kay Fleming, Donal McCarthy, Sue McDonagh, Billy DF O'Sullivan, HeartBeat Killarney, Brendan McCarthy. PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN

AT THIS time of year thoughts are already turning towards the gift-buying sprees that loom on the horizon, but first why not turn your thoughts towards drawing up a shopping list when it comes to safeguarding your health?

This fantastic concept was dreamed up by Billy DF O’Sullivan and his team at the HeartBeat support group in Killarney. They have teamed up with Killarney Outlet Centre, the primary care teams and the Health Service Executive to present a unique event entitled Shop For Health Day at the outlet centre tomorrow, Friday, October 7.

The event takes place from 10am to 6pm and will offer a whole host of services and advice for free. “The object of the day is to provide easy access to health experts in a relaxed atmosphere and to get people talking about their health and picking up information that normally might not be as readily available to them,” said organiser Billy DF O’Sullivan of HeartBeat. “The units in the centre will also be involved with many health-orientated offers available on the day.”

This day of free advice and services will give you opportunities to talk to health professionals such as a diabetes nurse specialist, physiotherapist, speech and language therapist, and diet and mental health specialists.
Screening services will be available and GPs will attend during the day also.

The Kerry Citizens Information Services will also have a presence, as will the Order of Malta, Killarney Community Services, Kerry Weight Challenge, MS Killarney/South Kerry, and breathing coach Eoin Burns.
Erina MacSweeney will offer advice on non-intrusive heart checks.

Kerry Volunteer Group, Audiology Medical Services, Home Chair Pilates, NCBI Sight Loss, Unislim, Strutters Walking Group and many more will also be available. “We are expecting even more to get involved between now and October 7,” added Billy. “Shop For Health Day will reach out to all ages in the community with advice and information that hopefully will be of use to those who participate.”
 


 
Above: At the launch of HeartBeat ‘Shop for Health Day’, front row, Monika Falls, HSE, Carolann Fogarty, HSE,Máire O’Leary, HSE, Noreen O’Sullivan, Killarney Outlet Centre, back row, Michael F O’Connor, Rosemary Nolan, Kay Fleming, Donal McCarthy, Sue McDonagh, Billy DF O’Sullivan, HeartBeat Killarney, Brendan McCarthy. PICTURE: VALERIE O’SULLIVAN

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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 […]

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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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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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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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