The Killarney Rotary Club held their Annual Afternoon Tea at the Great Southern Killarney on Saturday last.
The dining room was full to capacity.
“We had four other Rotary Clubs who attended to support this event. Rotarians from Cork, Dingle, Limerick and Tralee Rotary Clubs all enjoyed themselves after making the journey to Killarney. Many other groups have attended year-in-year-out since it began in 2008 so Rotary Killarney must be doing something right,” said Ciara Irwin.
“There were a few new faces this year and hopefully they will all return again.”
The afternoon started with a drinks reception in the foyer. Everybody was in great form gathering with friends and family members. The guests were entertained on the piano by Conn and by a local group of five children who recently represented Kerry at the National Community Games Final in the ballad singing finals.
The current Rotary President Mr. Barry Murphy addressed the guests and explained what Rotary does both in the local community and through Rotary internationally.
“He told everybody about Rotary Killarney celebrating 40 years in Killarney. He also thanked the team at the Great Southern for their wonderful service on the day. He mentioned the beneficiaries of the event,” added Ciara.
Barry said: “It is wonderful to be associated with such an event, it flowed from start to finish in a non-stop relaxed atmosphere. Well organised, well attended, very fashionable, very sociable and in aid of two worthy causes.”
The Night Nurses service is a very important part of the Irish Cancer Society. They provide night-time care for patients and families in their own home from 6pm to 7am.
The Fuchsia Ward at Killarney Community Hospital provides care for older people in need of a high level of advanced care for dementia.
“Thank you to all here today for supporting such deserving services in our community. Thank you to Ciara and the team, for all your hard work, it is much appreciate,” added Barry.
Mr. Michael Jacobi, Managing Director of the Hayfield Family Collection congratulated the Killarney Club on reaching 40 years and he wished them well into the future. Guests were invited to visit Fredericks Restaurant, newest addition to the Great Southern afterwards.
The fashion show included clothes from Scarlett Boutique (Scotts Street, Killarney).
Clodagh Irwin Foley co-ordinated the fashion show again this year with models Abigail, Aggie, Monika, Sherry and Siofra.
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