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POSTPONED from last Sunday, a fundraising walk will make its way through the Gap of Dunloe this Sunday, October 29, and all are welcome.

It is being organised by two Glenflesk men who are set to exchange Carrantuohill for Mount Kilimanjaro in December.

Pat Sheehan of the Loft Fitness Studio and his friend Niall Dennehy are training on Kerry’s hills and slopes and you can join them as they host Sunday’s 11km trek. It commences at 10am and forms part of the duo’s efforts to generate cash for the Irish Kidney Association.

Refreshments will be served at Lord Brandon’s Cottage and tickets, €25, include boat and bus transfer.
“We are climbing Kilimanjaro on December 27, funded by ourselves, to raise funds for the Irish Kidney Association,” said Pat.

There is limited availability for the Gap of Dunloe walk and tickets must be pre-booked; contact Pat on 087-6856930 or Theresa Looney on 087-2059205.
 


 
Above: Pat Sheehan and Niall Dennehy on Carrantuohill.

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No spare change – no problem, as charity embraces new technology

By Sean Moriarty With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier. For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank […]

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With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier.

For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank card to make a donation.

The Society’s annual churchgate collection will be held on the weekend of December 11/12 at places of worship in the town and surrounding areas. This year’s collection has be renamed as ‘Giving Sunday’ and makes a return after the pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s fundraiser.

“We are moving towards a cashless society,” explained Killarney Conference President Breda O’Dwyer. “You can tap and swipe your card to make a donation.”

Breda added that they are hoping to have the buckets ready by next week in time for the collection.

She said the local conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society has seen a marked increase in the number of families it is helping mainly caused by the increase in the cost of fuel and home heating products.

The annual St Vincent De Paul Society’s Christmas Jumper Day, in association with Radio Kerry is scheduled for December 10.

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SURVEY: Locals are reducing their social contacts

It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week. An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their […]

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It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week.

An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their level of contacts with people.

Interestingly, 37.10% of people had made no change to their lifestyle, but they could have been extra cautious already.

A tiny minority – just 1.61% – said they increased their social contacts over the last week.

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