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Killarney events raise Aware-ness

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THE people of Killarney have thrown their weight behind the dedicated work carried out by depression support charity Aware.
Two local ladies were behind key fundraisers at the end of the year that generated cash that will be put to good use by the charity locally.
The now-annual Christmas Day dip at Dundag, organised by Niki McCarthy, Tiernaboul, raised an impressive €5,431 for Aware this year.
Meanwhile, a new event, a special Christmas concert, was the brainchild of local singer and singing teacher Grace Foley.
Grace co-ordinated the concert along with Paul O’Raw in the Church of the Resurrection and it raised
€785.
.“Christmas can be such a magical, happy time of year, but it can also be a very difficult time for some people. I was aware of the fact that some people feel quite low and alone at Christmas and all the festivities and celebrations can be very overwhelming,” said Grace.
“I am already brainstorming for this year's concert and I hope even more people will come along and not only experience something quite unique, but also support a very good cause. Aware is a very important charity. We all have either experienced low times in life, or know someone who has, so the support that Aware provides is invaluable.”
Thanking all involved in the fundraisers, Dolores Gallagher, Aware’s Kerry co-ordinator, said: “Aware support groups support people who are impacted by Depression, anxiety and other mood related disorders.”
Meetings in Kerry are held in Killarney on Mondays in the local Kerry Diocesan Youth Service centre at 8pm and in Tralee on Tuesdays, at the rear of St John’s Church at 8pm.
Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary. www.aware.ie
 


 
Fr Niall Howard, Grace Foley, Paul O'Raw, Dolores Gallagher, Aware, and Mary Foley.

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Dan Tim to drive sheep over London bridge

London-based South Kerry man, Dan Tim O’Sullivan, will exercise his rights as a Freeman of the city by herding sheep over a London bridge on Sunday. Mr O’Sullivan from Kells, was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2019, in recognition for his work in the construction industry. He employs over one thousand […]

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London-based South Kerry man, Dan Tim O’Sullivan, will exercise his rights as a Freeman of the city by herding sheep over a London bridge on Sunday.

Mr O’Sullivan from Kells, was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2019, in recognition for his work in the construction industry.

He employs over one thousand people through his labour hire firm ‘Danny Sullivan and Sons’, and has employed countless Kerry people, many of them from his native South Kerry, since its foundation in the mid-1980s.

The Freedom of the City of London allows the bearer to herd one hundred sheep over the landmark Tower Bridge.

However, logistical issues and traffic management plans mean the number of sheep has been reduced to less than 10 and the event will now take place over nearby Southwark Bridge.

London-based news channels, including the BBC, are expected to cover the event while hundreds of his family and friends from South Kerry will be in London to witness the unique event.

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BIG CELEBRATION

Well-known Killarney man, Donncha Crowley, who lives in Woodlawn Park, was joined by his friends and staff from Centra, Muckross Road, to help him celebrate his very special 50th birthday on Saturday. Donncha is a keen cyclist, and well-known for his mastership of Suduko, and expertise on puzzles and general knowledge quizzes, winning many competitions […]

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Well-known Killarney man, Donncha Crowley, who lives in Woodlawn Park, was joined by his friends and staff from Centra, Muckross Road, to help him celebrate his very special 50th birthday on Saturday. Donncha is a keen cyclist, and well-known for his mastership of Suduko, and expertise on puzzles and general knowledge quizzes, winning many competitions down through the years. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

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