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Legion’s fashion pack poised to hit the catwalk

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Norma O'Donoghue, Elaine Howard and Aoife Begley with Legion chairman Enda Walshe at the launch of the Legion GAA Club fashion show at Killarney House and Gardens. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

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Norma O'Donoghue, Elaine Howard and Aoife Begley with Legion chairman Enda Walshe at the launch of the Legion GAA Club fashion show. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH
 


 
DEDICATED followers of fashion will be hotfooting it to Killarney before the month is out, thanks to Killarney Legion GAA Club.
Make sure you mark Thursday, April 28, in your diary as it will see leading Irish designers and boutiques unveil their latest creations and collections at a style extravaganza in The Malton Hotel.
Speaking at the launch of the event in Killarney House & Gardens, Killarney Legion GAA Club chairman Enda Walshe said: “Last year's show, which attracted close to 600 people, was a great night for fashion lovers and this year promises to be even better.”
Norma O’Donoghue of the Norma O’Donoghue Model Agency added: “The line-up is a who's who of top Irish designers while the country's top boutiques will also be showcasing what's hot for summer 2016.”
Norma and her team will host the evening. The agency’s models will be styled by Killarney's award-winning hair specialists at Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty, complemented by makeup by Before and After Make-Up Artists.
Pulling the strings on the night will be Radio Kerry's Alan Finn, joined by celebrity style guru Noel Cunningham. “Noel gladly mingled with the audience at the inaugural event last year, and his wit and charm wooed all in attendance,” added Norma.
The best-dressed lady award is kindly sponsored by Keanes Jewellers of Killarney, Cork and Limerick.
The event will commence with a wine reception. Tickets, €25, can be booked from The Malton Hotel, Kerry's Boutique, Sewell’s Pharmacy and Keanes Jewellers.

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Family to run in memory of the late Linda Eviston

By Sean Moriarty The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory. Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer. Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory.

Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer.

Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of her daughter Alannah, will run a 42.2km course, on the day before her anniversary to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

The route will be based on landmarks that were an important part of Linda’s life. Starting from the family home in Dromkerry, before heading for the town centre and passing the Eviston House Hotel, Linda’s grandmother’s home at Park Road, Linda’s childhood home and national school in Glenflesk, Loreto where Linda attended secondary school, back to Killarney and finishing at Linda’s pride and joy – Brook Lodge Hotel.

“It is tough but we wanted to do something in Linda’s memory and help other people who might find themselves in similar circumstances,” Pat told the Killarney Advertiser. “We originally hoped to do the Dublin City Marathon but that got cancelled. This route is much better, but much tougher as it’s more hilly.”

All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society and donations can be made via: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/inhonouroflinda.

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Women bravely bare all for Kerry’s first ‘Dip in the Nip’

By Michelle Crean  It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend. Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend.

Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst the all female grouping were some Killarney ladies who joined in the empowering adventure for what was described as “a special and unforgettable morning” all in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry.

According to Marisa Reidy from Recovery Haven, the women were of all ages and all walks of life who came together for so many personal reasons.

“Some were still on their own cancer journey, some were celebrating coming out the other side and of course, many were there to honour friends and loved ones who they had lost to cancer, but we were all equal on the day – flaws and all,” Marisa, who also took part in the event, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was a truly uplifting and exhilarating experience and we are so, so grateful to each and every lady who joined us for a morning we will never forget. One woman described it as ‘companionship among strangers’ and that really sums it up perfectly. It was emotional, there were some tears, but lots of laughter and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. When the ladies hit the water, they all formed a circle and held hands in a gesture that was totally unplanned – it just happened organically and it was quite overwhelming.”

She added that a very special mention has to be made to Michaela and John Edwards and their team from Wild Water Adventures for their support and expertise in ensuring no stone was left unturned in making it a fabulous, safe event.

“It was an all-female team from beginning to end, from our own volunteers, stewards, registration, Gardai, teas and coffees, lifeguards, sea rescue – girl power at its finest! Now all that’s left to do is start planning for 2022!”

Donations are still being taken via the link on the Recovery Haven Kerry Facebook page.

“So far we are close on €9,000 which is just fabulous.”

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