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Local coach firm offers free vaccination transport to over 85s

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By Sean Moriarty

 

Well-known local firm O'Callaghan Coaches and Chauffeur Services will offer free transport to residents aged over 85 from Killarney and surrounding areas who need to get to their vaccination appointments.

The family run firm will pick up the passengers from their front door and bring them to the location of their vaccine appoint, then take them back to their homes.

The company has over 20 coaches and buses, the majority of which are parked up since this time last year, so drivers and management are willing and able to offer this free service, while adhering to all safety and hygiene guidelines, to elderly residents of the Killarney District.

Owner Phillip O’Callaghan explained to the Killarney Advertiser the three main reasons for this offer.

The service will give something back to the community that has been very loyal to his firm for generations, the promotion of positive mental health for his out of work drivers, and allowing idle vehicles to be driven which helps prevent damage.

“It is win win for everyone,” Phillip told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are doing this to keep us busy when we have nothing to do, we are giving back to our community, our drivers are only delighted to help and it helps keep them busy. And we have to take the buses for a long drive every now and again to keep them charged up and stop them seizing.”

Anyone wishing to avail of the service can contact O'Callaghan Coaches and Chauffeur Services on 087 2611188 or sales@jocgroup.com to pre-book.

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Dancing classes set to unite communities

By Michelle Crean There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities. KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support […]

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By Michelle Crean

There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities.

KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support Centre, has teamed up with dance instructor John Moriarty to teach both Ukrainians and multiple cultures living in Kerry Irish set dancing steps from next week.

The first class will take place on Tuesday evenings, starting next week (September 27) at St Mary’s Parish Hall at 6.30pm and all are welcome to join.

The idea is to help Ukrainians living in Killarney and Kerry to come and have fun and get to know locals better, KASI coordinator, Marilyn Catapat-Counihan, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“We have a women’s group for all ages where we do crochet, sewing and art and crafts, where they can talk which is good. I had the music on and they were dancing. I asked if they would like to do dancing classes so I organised it with John Moriarty who is well known in Killarney.”

She added that the women are very excited to learn set dancing and get to know other people from the area.

“Sometimes when you meet new people the language can be a barrier and when you’re dancing everybody is moving. He will open it to everyone so there’ll be integration, it’s fun as well. They are all very excited.”

To find out more contact John on 086 1579381.

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Multiple Sclerosis Walk celebrates 20 years

By Sean Moriarty The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers. On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk […]

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The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers.

On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk takes place over the Old Kenmare Road.

First run in 2002, this year’s event will celebrate 20 years since its foundation but two years were lost as a result of the pandemic.

This year’s walk will be limited to 150 people – three coach loads – so event organisers can cut back on running costs.

It will only be possible to participate in this year’s event if walkers pre-register.

“Walkers must raise at least €40 to make it worthwhile,” organiser John O’Shea told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Spaces are limited, 150 people equals three coaches and we need smaller coaches to get into the start of the Old Kenmare Road as that is just a bog road. We have limited numbers for cost and operational reasons.”

Mr O’Shea thanked event sponsors O’Callaghan Coaches and The Gleneagle Hotel for their support of the event.

Registration forms can be obtained by calling John on 087 2348824.

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