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Killarney Rotary Club launches its 2016 Evening of Wine & Art. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

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At the launch of the Killarney Rotary Evening of Wine & Art at The Malton Hotel were front from left, Brian O'Connor (Killarney Swimming Club), Lottie Lyne (Stephen Lyne Foundation), Amelia Tucker (Football for All), John Daly (Dalys SuperValu), Angela O'Connor (Killarney Rotary Club  President) and Leo O'Connor (Killarney Cardiac Response Unit). In second row are John O'Sullivan, Katie O'Connell, Rev Simon Lumby, Paul Sherry, Denis Tucker and Tom Leslie. Back from left are James Tarrant, Mike Stack, Eduard Schmidt, Tim Horgan and Gert Maes. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

PUTTING charity in the frame has become part and parcel of the lead-up to the festive season for Killarney Rotary Club, which launched its annual Evening of Wine & Art on Wednesday.

The 13th annual event will take place in The Malton Hotel on Thursday, November 24, and will support a number of local charities. The main beneficiary this year will be the Stephen Lyne Foundation. Representatives of the foundation together with those from three of the others charities – Killarney Cardiac Response Unit, the Killarney Celtic Football for All Club, and Killarney Swimming Club – were present at the launch. "The event is held in association with Daly’s SuperValu without whom we could not hold this event every year," said Killarney Rotary President Angela O’Connor.
Killarney Rotary Club first organised the hugely successful and popular Evening of Wine & Art in 2003 and it is now regarded as one of the best nights out on the Kerry social calendar.

Expect the chance to purchase local art as well as locally produced crafts. If you’re a wine buff you will be spoilt for choice with a huge number of the best wine and beer labels around and you will also get to enjoy festive nibbles and speciality cheeses. "The main beneficiary this year will be The Stephen Lyne Foundation and the funds raised will go to The Barnardos Roots of Empathy Programme to benefit local Killarney schools including St Oliver’s, Holy Cross Mercy NS and Presentation Monastery Primary School,” said Angela.

“Amongst the other charities and community projects being supported by this year’s Killarney Rotary Evening of Wine & Art are the Order of Malta, Killarney Swimming Club, the Killarney Cardiac Response Unit, Killarney Football For All, the Kilcummin defibrillator group, the Order of Malta, Fossa Rowing Club, Gaelscoil Faithleann, Coolick and Tiernaboul national schools, and the Presentation Secondary School Music programme.”

Another highlight of the night is the exciting charity auction of artwork. The raffle, always eagerly anticipated, will be co-ordinated by the Irish Pilgrimage Trust and the proceeds of the cloakroom will support the Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club.
 


 
Above: At the launch of the Killarney Rotary Evening of Wine & Art at The Malton Hotel were front from left, Brian O'Connor (Killarney Swimming Club), Lottie Lyne (Stephen Lyne Foundation), Amelia Tucker (Football for All), John Daly (Dalys SuperValu), Angela O'Connor (Killarney Rotary Club  President) and Leo O'Connor (Killarney Cardiac Response Unit). In second row are John O'Sullivan, Katie O'Connell, Rev Simon Lumby, Paul Sherry, Denis Tucker and Tom Leslie. Back from left are James Tarrant, Mike Stack, Eduard Schmidt, Tim Horgan and Gert Maes. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

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Coveted KY-1 plate goes to Hyundai for 2022

  The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row. The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021. Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists. […]

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The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row.

The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021.

Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists.

With the switch to full electric not far away, Adams of Tralee’s general manager Marcus O’Shea believes that hybrid offers the perfect transition from fossil fuelled-cars to electric.

“It is a steeping-stone towards full electric,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It reduces the range anxiety for those not ready for full electric and it gets people used to new ways – plugging in the car at night at home will become normal and hybrid is the first step.”

The Tucson range has a model to suit all tastes and budgets. As well as being available in petrol, diesel or hybrid, each power variant is also available as in entry-level, mid or high specification formats.

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Hairdresser reveals women “open up” on safety while getting their hair done

By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

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Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

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