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Models in Recovery at the INEC This Wednesday!

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The INEC is the place to be this Wednesday, September 19 as the Kerry Hospice Models in Recovery fashion show takes place at 8pm (wine reception from 7.30pm).

Tickets are €15 and are available from INEC booking office or Pat Doolan (085 1543514). All of the models are cancer survivors.

Among the male models this year is Fr Pat O Donnell, parish priest in Rathmore, who is setting aside his clerical attire for the evening. Once again the MC for the evening is Noel Cunningham who was such a popular host last year. Donegal native Noel is GM of Harvey's Point Hotel on the shores of Lough Eske near Donegal Town. He is a genial character and well known for his appearances on TV3 Ireland AM shows.

This is the fifth year of the show which has been attracting big crowds. It is the biggest yearly fundraising event run by the Killarney Branch of Kerry Hospice Foundation. Presently Kerry Hospice has to raise €500,000 annually to fund the running costs of the new inpatient unit, day care unit and night nursing service.

The Killarney Branch appreciates very much the ongoing help and support we receive from various quarters - the public, the business community, the media to mention a few.

If you missed our latest Chatroom with two of the models on the night, Katie Cremin & Mike Buckley you can catch it here:

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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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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 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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