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Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club raises €36,600 for charities

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Pictured at the presentation of prizes for the annual South Kerry Ploughing Comnpetitions which took place in the Killarney Valley hotel were seated from left, Mayor Brendan Cronin, Jacqueline Looney presenting a cheque to Breda Dylan, Kerry Cancer Support Group / Health Link Bus and Michael O'Connor, guest of honour. At back, Jason Stack, Laura Wickham, Tom Leslie, Chairman, , EIliis Cronin and Dan Horan. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

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DESPITE the weather playing spoilsport on the day of the South Kerry Ploughing Championships and Harvest Show, the event organiser Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club still helped to generate an impressive €36,600 for local charities this year.

Supported by the hard work and fundraising efforts of the four charities involved, the torrential downpour on September 11 didn’t completely spoil the day and the gate receipts, fundraising initiatives and other events organised by the club and its supporters helped to boost the charity coffers.

The four organisations to benefit were the Kerry branch of the Irish Kidney Association, the Irish Pilgrimage Trust, Kerry Down Syndrome and Kerry-Cork Health Link Bus and they all worked so hard to ensure the funds generating potential was maximised.
In addition, €500 donations have been made to support both the autism unit at Fossa National School and St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School in Tralee.

Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club also received huge support in the fundraising drive from Kerry Macra and Mid Kerry Macra, Kenmare Mart, the Killarney Water Rescue Unit and Kerry Hospice.

Other club events that helped raise funds for the charities involved were a vintage car show in July and a tractor and vintage car run in April.

The committee, sponsors and friends of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club gathered at the Travel Inn in Fossa for the presentation of ploughing prizes and the handing over of cheques to representatives of the four chosen charities.

As a number of the planned events had to be cancelled on the day, when the heavens opened, the committee still had an abundance of terrific prizes to be given away and, as a result, many of those in attendance on the presentation night went home very happy.

Event chairman Tom Leslie has thanked everybody that attended and supported the ploughing and show on September 11. “We would like to pay tribute to those who sponsored stands, prizes, exhibitors and competitors and, particularly, all the volunteers who helped out on the day and in the weeks leading up to the event,” he said.
 


 
Above: Pictured at the presentation of prizes for the annual South Kerry Ploughing Comnpetitions which took place in the Killarney Valley hotel were seated from left, Mayor Brendan Cronin, Jacqueline Looney presenting a cheque to Breda Dylan, Kerry Cancer Support Group / Health Link Bus and Michael O'Connor, guest of honour. At back, Jason Stack, Laura Wickham, Tom Leslie, Chairman, , EIliis Cronin and Dan Horan.
PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

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Sunflower day fundraiser for Killarney on Friday

Killarney Branch, Kerry Hospice Foundation are hoping the sun will shine for their Sunflower Day fundraiser which takes place on Friday, June 10. There will be collections at various locations […]

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Killarney Branch, Kerry Hospice Foundation are hoping the sun will shine for their Sunflower Day fundraiser which takes place on Friday, June 10.

There will be collections at various locations in and around town as well as Foley’s Spar Shop, Fossa and Hegarty’s Spar Shop, Muckross.

“This is our first Sunflower Day collection since 2019. It is one of our main annual fundraising events and is always well supported by the local community” says Cathal Walshe, PRO., Killarney Hospice Branch.

The services provided by Kerry Hospice Foundation for people with life limiting illnesses at it’s 15 bed inpatient unit and “Suaimhneas” Day Care Centre at University Hospital Kerry have been well documented in recent years. Also highlighted is the fact that it costs in the region of €10,000 weekly to provide these services.
Kerry Hospice Foundation has plans for further expansion of its services into the future. An outreach clinic has already been set up at Killarney Community Hospital where patients can meet with a Palliative Care Specialist. This service along with the existing services would not be possible were it not for the generous support Kerry Hospice gets from the people of Kerry.

People can find out more about the work of Kerry Hospice Foundation at www.kerryhospice.com, on Facebook or on Twitter @kerryhospice.

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Ted Healy Properties wins DNG Small Branch of the Year

A Killarney estate agents has received a national award at the DNG National Conference and Awards, which took place at The Curragh Racecourse last week. Killarney estate agent DNG Ted […]

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A Killarney estate agents has received a national award at the DNG National Conference and Awards, which took place at The Curragh Racecourse last week.

Killarney estate agent DNG Ted Healy Properties was named the ‘Small Branch of the year’ at the awards sponsored by the Irish Examiner.

The Conference and Awards ceremony was attended by more than 150 delegates from offices across Ireland where a range of topics from Ireland’s property market outlook to DNG’s recent partner affiliation with Hampton International and the role of DNG in the residential and commercial sectors, were discussed.
Delegates were entertained by guest speaker Ireland Rugby legend and La Rochelle coach Ronan O’Gara.

The judging panel of industry experts, included Peter Dargan of Irish Times, Adrian Bushnell of Pan Research, Ross Killeen of Media Pro and Keith Lowe, CEO of DNG.
The panel praised DNG Ted Healy for the high standard of service to customers and the team’s use of Social Media to enhance their business.

A native of Killarney, Ted Healy officially opened his estate agency practice in March 2006 and has gone from strength to strength ever since providing a highly professional and competent residential and commercial estate agency service to the people of Killarney and its surrounds.

“We are so grateful to be recognised as the DNG Small Branch of the year. The whole team at DNG Ted Healy has strived towards excellent for the last 12 months, and this only motivates us to continue exceeding expectations and delivering excellence to our clients,” said Ted Healy.

The awards celebrate the hard work carried out across the DNG Network and recognise the successes of individuals within the organisation, rewarding the high standards of service, business acumen and professionalism that are demonstrated in each DNG branch.

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