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Kerry Rose Danielle O’Sullivan hitting the road to the Dome

WE WISH our Kerry Rose Danielle O’Sullivan the very best as she makes the short trip from Killarney to the Dome for the Rose of Tralee International Festival.

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Kerry Rose Danielle O'Sullivan with Legion members and sponsors, front, Paul Trant of Keane's Jewellers, and Tina Moynihan, Lela Thai Spa, back, Dave Randles, Randles Brothers, Sean Murphy of Lord Kenmare's, and Ian Trant, Sewells Pharmacy. PICTURE: DYLAN CLIFFORD

WE WISH our Kerry Rose Danielle O’Sullivan the very best as she makes the short trip from Killarney to the Dome for the Rose of Tralee International Festival.

The Killarney native will be among 65 Roses from all over the world who will take part in this year’s extended festival, from August 17 to 23.

Danielle’s club mates at Legion GAA Club are among her many supporters, as are her colleagues from the Killarney Grand Hotel.

The 2016 Kerry Rose played football with Killarney Legion and last night the club held a reception for Danielle where those wishing her well included her coach at juvenile level Paudie Breen.

“We presented Danielle with good luck gifts from the club and sponsors,” said Enda Walshe, chairman, Killarney Legion.

“Many thanks to Dave Randles of Randles Bros, Tina Moynihan of Lela Thai Spa, Sean Murphy of Lord Kenmare’s, Paul Trant of Keanes Jewellers and Ian Trant of Sewells Pharmacy who presented Danielle with her gifts, including her own personalised Legion jersey. The whole club wishes Danielle the very best of luck in the upcoming Rose of Tralee Festival.”

The 23-year-old, a Masters student at University of Limerick, said: “I feel so thankful and privileged to be given the opportunity to represent my county at this year’s Rose of Tralee, and look forward to the adventure ahead.”

Prior to arriving in Tralee, Danielle will embark on a five-day tour taking in some of Ireland’s top tourism landmarks.

The format for this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival has changed to allow every Rose travel to Tralee to enjoy the event in its entirety.

Each Rose who takes part in the qualifying selections, also presented by Dáithí Ó Sé in the Dome, on either August 17 or 18, will find out on August 21 if she will be appearing on the televised selections on August 22 or 23. However, the Kerry Rose will be the only one guaranteed a place on the live TV selection.
 


 
Pictured above: Kerry Rose Danielle O’Sullivan with Legion members and sponsors, front, Paul Trant of Keane’s Jewellers, and Tina Moynihan, Lela Thai Spa, back, Dave Randles, Randles Bros, Sean Murphy of Lord Kenmare’s, and Ian Trant, Sewells Pharmacy. PICTURE: DYLAN CLIFFORD

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Go on…put the kettle on to help a good cause!

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TEA TIME: Nora Murphy, Mary Lehane and Betty Carmody, drinking a cuppa as they raise awareness about this year’s Virtual Tea for Motor Neurone Disease which takes place on June 21.

By Michelle Crean

June 21 is Global Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Day and one local group is calling for participants to get involved.

Christy Lehane, Chairman of Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone and Ambassador for the IMNDA, will take part in the Virtual Tea for MND fundraiser and awareness event.

“We never thought this time last year that 12 months later we would be doing Virtual Tea for MND,” Christy told the Killarney Advertiser.

“In these COVID times our fundraising efforts have all ceased, but sadly there is no slowing down of Motor Neurone Disease. Providing the support and services to our Motor Neurone sufferers is now more important than ever before. I am now appealing to all you good people and friends who have supported us in the past to please hear my plea. I myself will drink Virtual Tea for MND again this year. So go on, put on the kettle and take out the china tea pot and get family and friends around to the garden for a brew and a catchup for a great cause. If you do not feel comfortable with having people around, you can go very modern and go Zooming and encourage your friends to do so also. I am aware that some of our MND sufferers are themselves organising Virtual Tea Drinking get togethers.”

Participating SuperValu stores are on board again this year providing tea bags etc. to raise awareness of MND, and staff will be asking shoppers for donations for the IMNDA starting on June 7 to 21.

“I seldom seek donations and financial support, but perhaps in these COVID times when our need is greatest you might be moved to help us.”

Every year MND Associations across the globe mark June 21 as a special day of recognition where the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations across the world undertake a range of activities to raise awareness and keep focused on the search for the cause, treatment and eventual cure for this terrible disease.

You can donate to www.imnda.ie or if you can contact Christy Lehane Chairman of Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone and Ambassador for the IMNDA on 087 9671011.

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Laura’s new look for Leaving Cert

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NEW LOOK: Laura Cronin, who is currently sitting her Leaving Cert, cut 14 inches off her hair for The Rapunzel Foundation.

By Michelle Crean

Rathmore’s Laura Cronin headed into her Leaving Cert exams this week with a whole new look after transforming her hairstyle for charity.

Laura, daughter of Una and Donal from Rathbeg, cut 14 inches off her hair for The Rapunzel Foundation.

As her long locks didn’t get cut over the last year Laura decided to get a good chop in Katelynn’s Hair Design in Rathmore instead, and use the left over hair to create wigs for sick children.

“I thought, rather than trim it I’d cut a lot off,” Laura, who hopes to study pharmacy in college, told the Killarney Advertiser. “I wanted to cut off a lot of it, I was sick of long hair. I said that if there’d be enough I’d donate it as it’d be a shame to see it on the floor.”

Laura said that hopefully it can make a child happy if it allows them to receive a specially made wig for their First Holy Communion, or a similar occasion.

“I’d encourage anyone who has long hair to think about what they could do with it.”

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€1m upgrade for Killarney store

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INVESTMENT: DV8 have invested €1m to update their store in the Killarney Outlet Centre. Pictured at the reopening were staff members: Clodagh McCarthy (Store Manager), Lorraine McGough (Assistant Manager), Anuka Altanson and Sarah Murphy. Photo: Don MacMonagle

A popular Killarney fashion shop, which reopened last week, securing up to 15 jobs, has had a facelift after a €1 million investment.

Leading fashion retailer DV8, which has a network of over 50 stores across Ireland, reopened its 4,000 square feet store in the Killarney Outlet Centre.

And customers admired the new look.

DV8 sells over 40 top fashion clothing brands as well as footwear and accessories in its stores and online at www.dv8fashion.com. The hip fashion house is well-known for its uber cool shop interiors and has dedicated customers across Ireland and the UK.

“We are delighted to be reopening our new store in Killarney and confident it will compliment the existing retail offering in the town, with DV8’s unique range of male and female clothing and footwear,” David Scott from DV8 said.

“We think local shoppers will enjoy the DV8 experience, including the top fashion brands and excellent customer service.”

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