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DONATION: Pictured at the Muckross Garden Restaurant for the official cheque presentation from the restaurant to the Kerry Hospice Foundation front row l-r were: Colin Baker (Restaurant Manager), Joe Hennebery (Chairperson Kerry Hospice Foundation) and Denis Reidy (General Manager of the Trustees Muckross House). Back row l-r were: Vincent Murphy (Chef), Dermot O’Reilly, Kay Spillane, Patricia Barrett, Cathal Walshe, Angela Curran and Pat Doolin.

A cheque for €1,500 was presented to the Kerry Hospice Foundation thanks to a kind gesture by one local business.

Denis Reidy, General Manager of Muckross House, was in attendance at the Muckross Garden Restaurant recently to make the cheque presentation. Funds were raised during December as Restaurant Manager Colin Baker and staff took some time out from their busy schedule and erected a seasonal themed display and crib at the restaurant.

They invited people to make donations to Kerry Hospice Foundation and  raised €1,500.

The Garden Restaurant is a popular and busy diner and Kerry Hospice Killarney Branch members appreciate this charitable gesture by Colin and staff.

“The Killarney branch are very grateful to Colin Baker and staff at Muckross Gardens for selecting us as beneficiaries for their fundraiser,” Pat Doolin from the Killarney branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation, said.

Their next fundraiser is the Good Friday Vivien O’Shea/Sheila McGillycuddy Memorial Walk which takes place on April 19.

“I also want to thank in general the staff at Muckross House & Gardens who have always been very helpful to us when organising our annual Good Friday fundraising walk. The restaurant staff in particular are always accommodating when it comes to event registration and raffle.”

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Local author’s debut book makes Late Late Toy Show

Killarney art psychotherapist Katie O’Donoghue was delighted to spot her first children’s book on last Friday’s Late Late Toy Show! ‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’ was written and illustrated by Katie, and published by Gill Books in July. With almost every eye in Ireland on the Toy Show every year, children’s authors, illustrators and publishers […]

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Killarney art psychotherapist Katie O’Donoghue was delighted to spot her first children’s book on last Friday’s Late Late Toy Show!

‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’ was written and illustrated by Katie, and published by Gill Books in July.

With almost every eye in Ireland on the Toy Show every year, children’s authors, illustrators and publishers compete for a much-coveted spot on the set. Aware that her book had been sent to Ryan, but not having heard anything from RTÉ, Katie was thrilled to see it in a prominent position. It was a wonderful surprise to discover ‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’ had been placed in the front row of the book corner. There, it had a little chair of its own and was even embraced by a cuddly toy.

It was visible many times over the course of the evening, particularly during the book discussion, an incredibly proud moment for first-time author Katie.

“I have to admit, when I saw ‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’ cradled in the teddy’s arms, I may have jumped up and down with excitement,” Katie told the Killarney Advertiser.

What began as a lockdown project while Katie was living in London and missing her family in Kerry, is providing comfort to children around the world.

Using a gentle story with gorgeous illustrations, Little Squirrel and his forest friends teach young people a variety of simple coping techniques.

“These skills will benefit children their entire lives and the book is even helpful for adults who are prone to worrying and overthinking,” she added.

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No 2021 return for Killarney on Ice

By Michelle Crean Fans of the ice will be disappointed to hear that Killarney on Ice will not return for a second year. Following its huge popularity year on year since returning to Killarney in 2015, the promoters of Killarney on Ice are disappointed to confirm that they are unable to operate again this year. […]

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By Michelle Crean

Fans of the ice will be disappointed to hear that Killarney on Ice will not return for a second year.

Following its huge popularity year on year since returning to Killarney in 2015, the promoters of Killarney on Ice are disappointed to confirm that they are unable to operate again this year.

Rising case numbers, uncertain COVID-19 restrictions, and insurance challenges have been the main drivers behind the decision not to open, according to the company.

As Kerry’s only festive ice rink, the facility has brought much fun and life to the town over the years, attracting thousands of people from all over the county, and indeed the whole country, with many families coming to stay overnight in Killarney and enjoying all that this great town has to offer.

As well as friends and families coming to skate, schools, youth clubs, sports teams and employees of local companies use the group booking discount rate to plan sessions on the ice, and Killarney on Ice would like to thank them all for their continuing loyalty.

“We sincerely hope to be back better and stronger in 2022, and we look forward to welcoming all of our valued customers,” Tim O’Donoghue, the promoter of the rink, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“In the meantime, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.”

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