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Lucky local wins dream Barraduff home

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WIN A HOUSE: Barraduff Community Field Organisation fundraiser sub-committee members: Derry Healy, Michael O'Keeffe, Cathy Somers, Linda Dennehy, John Culloty and Rory D'Arcy pictured in the INEC on Sunday evening during the 'Win A Dream Kerry Home' draw.

By Michelle Crean

It has been seven months in the making but it was one lucky local who claimed the top prize - a ๐Ÿฏ-๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฑ d๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฑ h๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ณ๐—ณ.

Ticket no. 17033 owned by Catriona Moriarty was the winner, chosen on Sunday evening in the โ€˜Win A Dream Kerry Homeโ€™ fundraiser prize draw live streamed on Facebook and the website from the INEC Arena, Killarney.

The MC for the evenings event was Rory Dโ€™Arcy, fundraiser committee member.

Committee member, Liam Warren, joined Rory to speak about the history and aims of the Barraduff Community Field Organisation since its inception in 1977. It was then time for the prize draw, with the combined value of all prizes in excess of โ‚ฌ300,000. Rory introduced the independent adjudicating team of Peter Malone, Solicitor, Malone Hegarty Solicitors, and Denis Murphy, Auditor, Moriarty & Murphy Accountants.

It was certainly a night to remember for all prize winners, particularly Catriona Moriarty who will soon be receiving the keys to her new home.

"The Barraduff Community Field Organisation are forever grateful to all who supported this fundraiser, through purchasing of ticket(s) and sponsoring of prizes, to assist us in realising the vision of our local community. This is only the end of the beginning of another chapter!" Michael O'Keeffe said.

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Christmas magic begins as Santa arrives in Killarney

Yes, that’s right – Santa Claus took some time out of his very busy schedule and arrived to town for the annual switching on of the Christmas lights and magic […]

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Yes, that’s right – Santa Claus took some time out of his very busy schedule and arrived to town for the annual switching on of the Christmas lights and magic parade.

The streets were lined with children and their families and they’d huge smiles on their faces when they spotted the man in the red coat making his way around the town on the colourful float.

Grace O’Hare was pictured with her dad Conor – she had the best seat in the town to watch Santa Claus as she was perched high on her dad’s shoulders.

It was the same for the Patterson family, Alex, Irene, Catherine and Robert, while Parade safety steward, Marie Brosnan-Leahy, was on hand to make sure everything went off OK.

Killarney Municipal District Councillors, Cllr Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan, Cllr Donal Grady, Cathaoirleach Killarney Municipal District Cllr John O’Donoghue, Cllr Brendan Cronin, Cllr Marie Moloney, also enjoyed the occasion while the Sam Maguire took pride of place and centre stage in Killarney for the annual fun filled event.

And while he was in town Santa took some time off to have a chat with Killarney Advertiser columnist Marie Carroll-O’Sullivan – check it out on page 14 of this week’s edition. 

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Women’s health the focus of HeartBeat meeting

By Sean Moriarty HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to womenโ€™s health next week. Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific […]

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By Sean Moriarty

HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to womenโ€™s health next week.

Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific discussions on every decade of women’s lives.

Special guest on the evening will be Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Mary McCaffrey.

โ€œTopics will include hormones and how they affect health from puberty, the importance of bone health, a cameo on female cardiac symptoms, heart health and mid-life, as well as common health symptoms specific to women’s well-being,โ€ said HeartBeat chairman Billy O’Sullivan.

โ€œWe welcome women of all ages to this important meeting which is an opportunity not to be missed, especially if you have health worries.โ€

The meeting will take place at 8pm at the Parish Centre on Park Road.

It will be followed by a Q&A session and there is an optional blood pressure and pulse clinic from 7.30pm.

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