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Marion’s €350,000 house win is life-changing

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By Michelle Crean

 

A Killarney house worth €350,000 has been won - changing one person's life forever. The draw for 'Win a House in Killarney' - set up to benefit Ardfert Community Council's new development - took place via Facebook live on Saturday night declaring ticket number 5161 - naming Marion Foley, who is living in Bantry but originally from Gneeveguilla - as the overall winner of the 4-bed house Killarney house.

 

The second prize of €5,000 cash went to Angela Begley from Castleisland, and third prize of a €2,000 Great Southern Killarney hotel voucher was Richard Samakubar from Grosvenor Court in Killarney.

There were several other prizes including fourth prize, a €1,000 hotel voucher  which was won by Annette Nolan, fifth prize a €1,000 hotel voucher went to A.M Sugrue, sixth prize a €1,000 hotel voucher was Darragh Woulfe, while seventh prize a €500 hotel voucher was won by Bertrand Murphy.

Eight, ninth and tenth prizewinners of a €500 hotel voucher each were Timothy Doyle, Roscommon, Michelle Walsh, Kerry and Eoghan Darmody, Kerry, respectively.

Congratulating the winners, especially Marion Foley, Declan Raggett from the Ardfert Community Council's fundraising committee said a huge congratulations.

"She's overjoyed and we wish her all the best with her new house," he said. "Ardfert Community Council are delighted with all the support we got from all over Kerry and Ireland. It was a huge success."

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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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