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Killarney women named as ‘Hospice Heroes’

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AWARD: Angela Curran from Woodlawn and Noreen Collins from Ross Road, pictured with RTE’s Mary Kennedy, with their ‘Hospice Heroes’ award.

Two Killarney women have been named as ‘Hospice Heroes’ in recognition of their outstanding volunteering work on behalf of Kerry Hospice.

Angela Curran from Woodlawnand Noreen Collins from Ross Road, are two of 25 people who were nominated as ‘Hospice Heroes’ nationally, and recognised at a special ceremonyin St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 recentlyto coincide with the launch of this year’s Hospice Sunflower Days, which will run in Killarney on June 7.

Both Angela and Noreen have been involved with fundraising for Kerry Hospice for over 20 years. They have a wealth of experience and knowledge in relation to fundraising events and they are always willing to take on leadership roles within their local Killarney Branch.

They were presented with their plaque at the ceremony by Mary Kennedy, Hospice Sunflower Days Ambassador and RTE Broadcaster.

“We are not in this for awards,” Angela told the Killarney Advertiser. “It is nice to be recognised but only for the generosity of the people of Killarney we would not be able to do what we do.

“All money raised stays in Kerry.”

Angela and Noreen have been involved in fundraising for the Kerry Hospice Foundation almost since its foundation in the early 1990s and, along with other volunteers, helped to raise over €6 million to build the hospice in Tralee.

They have also organised baking for the annual coffee morning and help run the annual fashion show at the Gleneagle each September.

Noreen is a committee member since day-one and Angela joined the committee shortly after.

 

 

 

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  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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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty 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 […]

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By Sean Moriarty

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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Investigation continues into New St fire

  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 […]

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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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