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Sheahan’s Pharmacy celebrating 70 years in business

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It is a milestone year for Sheahan’s Pharmacy on Main Street.

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This family-run business opened its doors on 34 Main Street in 1953 and for the past 70 years, it has provided the people of the town with all of their pharmaceutical needs, caring for their health and wellbeing in the process.

“My grandad Donal, who was known as Donie, was the first generation of the family to found the pharmacy business in Killarney,” says William, who is the latest of the Sheahan’s to run the business.

“He moved from Listowel to Killarney in order to take up a job as the Pharmacist at the District and Saint Columbanus’s Community Hospitals where he then met my grandmother Carmel (née Dowling) and the rest as they say is history.

“They lived over the pharmacy for many years where both he and Carmel operated the pharmacy business.

“Simpler times but many called it a South Doc before it’s time. People would knock on their door in the middle of the night or on a Sunday and Donie always looked after them. My Dad Liam continued this tradition having worked with Donie for many years by offering exceptional care to both locals and tourist alike”.

A recent refit at the pharmacy now mean’s that that Sheahan’s offers an expanded range of products.

“We have a comprehensive selection of over-the-counter, vitamins, first aid, footcare, dental, haircare, fragrances, cosmetics, electrical and much more now available in addition to all the dispensing services we’ve always offered. We have also expanded our consultation room allowing us to provide greater services at the pharmacy such as vaccinations,” added William.

“We have a great team here some of whom have been with us for over 30 years.

“There are three experienced pharmacists, a pharmaceutical assistant, four technicians and eight support staff. They’re on hand to help our customers from 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and from 11am to 1pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays with expanded hours during the summer months.”

William would also like to thank loyal customers for their support over the decades.

“We’re planning a week of celebrations to mark our 70th year and we’ll be giving away lots of freebies that week,”

“Starting on the morning of October 24, we’ll have different suppliers coming in every morning to showcase and educate customers on their products.

“We’ll be giving away hampers each day and in addition to this we have 70 bags with products and samples worth €30 to €40 each which will be given to customers who call in across the entire week! Finally, we will be hosting a coffee morning in aid of the Palliative Care Unit at UHK on the morning on October 27 to celebrate our recent refit and milestone. All are welcome.”

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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Summer of song with Grace Foley

Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night. ‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances […]

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Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night.

‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances that will be given by Foley during the summer months.

The first of the performances takes place this Saturday 7pm and will feature the songs and stories of well-known singers including Dolly Parton, ABBA, and an array of Irish artists as well as a selection of poems and famous quotes.

“It promises to be a lovely evening,” she said. “This the first of three performances.”

Tickets are €10 and will be available on the night. The performance is approximately one hour long.

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