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By Michelle Crean

There's a wide range of local, non-clinical services to support peoples' health and well-being - and an information session will be held next week.

Known as Social Prescribing, locals can benefit from being more involved in groups, clubs and activities within their community. It's run in collaboration with Killarney Library and South Kerry Social Prescribing Service.

And next Tuesday (April 4) an information session will take place from 11am to 1pm in Killarney Library on Rock Road.

"Join us for information on a range of activities provided by voluntary and community organisations, such as arts, group learning, life-long learning, gardening, befriending, volunteering, cookery classes, sports groups and physical activity," Deirdre Nagle, Social Prescribing Link Worker at Ballyspillane Community & Family Resource Centre, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

"Social Prescribing supports the health and well-being of people by helping them link into local supports and activities in the locality. Social Prescribing recognises that health is heavily determined by social factors such as poverty, isolation and loneliness. Social Prescribing offers GPs and other health professionals a means of referring people to a range of local, non-clinical services to support their health and well-being. Individuals can also self-refer to this service. It is a means to address peoples' needs in a holistic way while supporting the individual to take greater control of their own health."

This service is for adults over the age of 18 years, who feel they could benefit from being more involved in groups, clubs and activities within their community, she added.

"It is for those who are open to change within their everyday lives.”

For more information contact Deirdre on 087 429 3407 or Paula 087 447 5447.

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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