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Patrick has triple marathon ambition for cancer charities

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By Sean Moriarty

A Killarney man is attempting to run three different marathons in three different locations in memory of his late wife.

Hotelier Patrick Eviston is participating in the Cork Marathon tomorrow (Sunday), his second in as many months.

He is doing so to raise funds for Kerry Cancer Support Group (KCSG) who helped his wife Linda during her battle with cancer. Linda passed away in October 2020 and Pat has been running marathons in her memory.

Last October, due to the pandemic related cancellation of the Dublin Marathon, Patrick along with his son Eric ran a 42.2km course near Killarney, supported by Patrick's daughter Alannah on the day before Linda's anniversary, to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Patrick has decided to run three marathons this year to raise funds for various cancer charities.

He has family in Vancouver, Canada, and a brother-in-law there who is a cancer patient. Last month he ran a marathon in the western Canadian city to raise funds for local organisations over there.

"Last year my family did our ‘local’ marathon for the Irish Cancer Society and raised €48,000. This year I wanted to do something for the local organisations,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I am in awe with the volunteers and the work that they do, driving people to chemo. The price of diesel is gone through the roof, they need it for the buses.”

Patrick has also set his eyes on the Dublin City Marathon in October.

Online donations can be made via www.eventmaster.ie and searching Patrick Eviston fundraising for Kerry Cancer Support Trust CLG (Kerry Cancer Support Group) in Cork City Marathon 2022.

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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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