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Kerry National Ambulance Service has congratulated a long term employee on his retirement after 43 years of excellent service to the people of Kerry.

Pat O’Callaghan retired as Operations Manager for Kerry National Ambulance Service. He joined the ambulance service on March 12, 1979 and worked in multiple Ambulance Stations throughout the county.

Mr O’Callaghan was promoted to the position of Ambulance Controller on April 27 1984, when St Catherine’s Hospital closed, and Tralee General Hospital (now known as University Hospital Kerry) opened. He had the privilege to transfer the last patient from St Catherine’s Hospital and close the door for the last time.

In 2010, Mr O’Callaghan was promoted to the office of Manager of the Ambulance Service for Kerry. The service has changed and evolved over the years since he first joined in 1979, from what was basically a transport service with just one person for ambulance service, to current highly trained Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Paramedics and Advance Paramedics.

“I enjoyed every minute of my 43 years of service and while it was a challenging role it was most rewarding with a great sense of satisfaction. The service provided the best possible care that a patient requires in the pre-hospital setting, supported by the most up to date equipment, telecommunication and ambulance fleet," Pat said.

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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Caring group craft charity blankets

By Michelle Crean One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity. Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members […]

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By Michelle Crean

One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity.

Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members of Kilcummin Community Care worked together to make blankets for service users on the Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus.

“Each blanket is assigned as a personal gift to the clients using the Cancer Link Bus and is kept by them,” Kate Fleming, Chairperson of Kilcummin Community Care, said.

The knitting of the squares to make the blankets began at a gathering in the Rose Hotel in 2018. It was a gathering of different volunteer groups.

The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus were requesting knitted squares to make blankets for the clients who were using their facilities, she explained.

“Kilcummin Community Care were knitting at the time, so it was decided to help out this worthy cause. We received donations of wool from people in the parish and surrounding areas. Kilcummin ICA also got involved in the efforts.”

During the two years of COVID-19, members of both organisations continued to knit and are still knitting to the present day.

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