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Over 300 people have already committed to the Lily Daly Challenge

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Lily’s Pink Challenge is shaping up to be a very exciting day with well over 300 participants already signed up from all around Kerry and across Ireland.

The fundraiser kicks off on September 16 at Killarney Racecourse.

The Lily Daly Foundation’s primary mission and purpose is to support children and their parents when in hospital with heart related issues. Lily Daly was born in 21 June 2019 and suffered from Pulmonary Vein Stenosis, a very rare condition affecting the heart and surrounding arteries. Unfortunately, after frequent visits to Crumlin, major heart surgery in both Crumlin and the Presbyterian Hospital in New York, Lily passed away on the 26 February 2021.

Support for the Lily Daly Foundation has been phenomenal with growing numbers signing up daily to take on Lily’s Pink challenge, be that the 60km cycle through the Gap of Dunloe or the 10km run/walk around Ross Castle and Killarney National Park.

In addition, many individuals, families and companies have also made donations on the Lily Daly Foundation web site. All proceeds go towardsthe Heart Centre in Crumlin Children’s Hospital andthe Ronald McDonald house in Dublin
All participants, volunteers, families and friends are also invited to enjoy Link’s Pink Party after the event also at the racecourse, which includes music by DJ, Pat Dilworth, face painting, BBQ, drinks, Ice creams, Waffles, Crepes and much more.
(LDF), said this week,

“We have been truly blown away by the support, best wishes, donations by individuals from far and wide and especially the number of individuals that have signed up to take on Lily’s Pink Challenge,” said Caroline Daly Managing Director of the Lily Daly Foundation.

“It has been humbling and so touching to see the support out there. We have also recently had meetings with the Ronald McDonald House management team about the Lily Daly Foundation making a specific, significant and permanent contribution to the new Ronald McDonald House that is currently being built at the new Children’s Hospital in Dublin”.

Caroline is encouraging people to register for the event or alternatively make a donation via https://lilydalyfoundation.ie

Kerry Footballer Legend, Kieran Donaghy who helped launch the event said: “This is an amazing and touching story, it is for an amazing cause and promises to be an amazing day for all involved. I can’t wait for the 16th to come around now.”

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.

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