Connect with us

News

Motorcyclist to remember tragic son

Published

on

0235093_Unknown-9.jpeg

A

.

.

A Cork man who lost his son to suicide is to visit Killarney next week as he attempts to ride his late son’s restored motorcycle in all 32 counties over the next month.

Bunny O’ Riordan, from Little Island, East Cork, lost his son in November 2009.

After many years of seeking to get well himself, he sought to restore his sons motorbike in his memory, and this has led to the setup of the Midleton Bike Project.

The Midleton Bike Project has developed into the Middleton Hub, a safe haven for people who need to help or who just want a quiet and peaceful place to go while suffering from mental health issues.

Over the past four years the hub has managed to rent an old warehouse and do very basic works to the building (recycled kitchens etc) and this has provided a safe place for people who have been left behind due to suicide.

The hub is completely voluntary and has no government funding at present. They are seeking to raise €100,000 to upgrade and renovate the facility.

Bunny is preparing to do a 32 county motorbike run around Ireland for suicide on the Yamaha RD350 bike that his son owned.

He will set of from Middleton on Monday morning, arriving in Bantry later that day.

On Tuesday he and his group of friends will leave the West Cork town before overnighting in Killarney.

They are due in Killarney around 4pm on Tuesday and will visit the Ballyspillane Family Resource Centre on arrival. They are also hopping to stop off at the Killarney Outlet Centre but that leg of the journey is not yet confirmed.

On Wednesday morning the group will leave Killarney and head to Limerick via Tralee and Abbeyfeale.

Advertisement

News

Coolick National School to launch online lotto

A popular primary school in the Killarney area is launching a new fundraising initiative this week to support and improve the education experience of the children it serves. The Coolick […]

Published

on

A popular primary school in the Killarney area is launching a new fundraising initiative this week to support and improve the education experience of the children it serves.

The Coolick National School Lotto is now live; offering a weekly prize, a weekly jackpot and a range of valuable spot prizes at launch.

Coolick NS first opened its doors in 1870 making it one of the county’s oldest primary schools. The school and pre-school is home to over 130 children from the locality. This is an increase of 20% over the past 5 years taking enrolment to an all-time high.

Coolick NS School Lotto Chairperson and parent, Pádraig Leane says properly resourcing primary school services is crucial:

“The cost of providing education is rising and the school grants provided by the department, although valuable, only do so much. We want to overcome this challenge with our school lotto. The school has a range of immediate needs but also longer-term goals to expand our facilities, add more sports equipment, wellness programmes, student support programmes and increase extra-curricular trips,” he said.

First on the list is a new set of school jerseys, gymnastics mats, replacement of end-of-lfe iPads and further expansion of their Tír na nÓg play area for the younger pupils.
Coolick National School Principal Gearoid O’Sullivan remains focused on providing the best for the children of Coolick.

“As a school we are committed to providing the best equipment, teaching and learning resources, outdoor spaces and a school interior that helps nurture each child. This school lotto will help us with our commitment to provide the very best for the school and especially for the pupils in our care,” said the principal.

The staff and students of Coolick National School are appealing to families, friends, past pupils, members of the local community, stakeholders and supporters to get behind the weekly school lotto. It is hoped that the option of 1 line for €2.50, 2 lines for €4 or 3 lines for €5 will encourage everybody to contribute. A lotto draw will take place each week with a maximum jackpot of €2,000 to be won.

Signing up is easy; through the school’s website https://www.ourfundraiser.ie/org/coolickns

Continue Reading

News

Live TV audience date with Daniel O’Donnell at INEC

People of Killarney will have the opportunity to participate in a live television audience with Daniel O’Donnell. TG4 television’s highest rating country music series of concerts is coming to the […]

Published

on

0273860_Opry_Le_Daniel_Ar_Thuras_2024.jpg

People of Killarney will have the opportunity to participate in a live television audience with Daniel O’Donnell.

TG4 television’s highest rating country music series of concerts is coming to the Gleneagle INEC Arena for the first time from June 17 to 19.

Recorded before a live audience over three nights with two concerts per night, Opry le Daniel offers a different music theme each evening and a host of special guests will join the legendary presenter Daniel O’ Donnell on stage to perform all your favourite songs.

The recordings of the show will be split into two one-hour blocks, taking place throughout each evening.

Now in its 14th year, Ireland’s favourite country music artist O’ Donnell will be joined on stage by Declan Nerney, Cliona Hagan, Mike Denver, Chrissy Mac, Dana and the Donegal balladeers ‘Onóir’ to mention but a few.

Tickets from €30.20 are available from www.inec.ie and the Gleneagle INEC Arena box office on 064 6671555.

Continue Reading

Last News

Sport