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Spa GAA raises €2,500 for the Irish Cancer Society

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KIND-HEARTED: A cheque for €2,500 was presented to the Irish Cancer Society on Monday night. The funds were raised at the weekend's Spa GAA coffee morning. Front l-r were: Kathleen O'Shea, Elaine Moynihan, Margaret Doyle and Michael Cronin (Spa GAA Club Chairman). Back l-r were: Kathleen Cronin, Deirdre O'Sullivan Darcy, Eugene O'Sullivan, Yvonne Jordan and Susan O'Sullivan.

 

By Michelle Crean

 

It was their first time holding such an event – but Spa GAA were blown away by the phenomenal support they received for a charity event on Saturday morning.

The club hosted a coffee morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and an incredible €2,500 was raised towards their work in the southwest.

Elaine Moynihan approached the club with the idea a few weeks ago and put together a committee of Health and Well-being Officer Margaret Doyle, PRO Deirdre O'Sullivan Darcy and Yvonne Jordan to plan the event.

“Unfortunately, there are so many homes affected by this, so the idea was to do something to give back to the wonderful staff and the centres that care for patients 24/7 during their treatment,” Deirdre O'Sullivan Darcy, PRO of Spa GAA Club, said.

The club opened its doors to the community and as well as the coffee morning in the main hall, they set up a children’s playroom and a TV room to make sure the visitors had a chance to watch the big rugby match too.

 

A number of businesses in both the Kerry and Cork regions got on board to sponsor the event and many people brought along some delicious home baking and treats on the morning.

She added, many thanks to their sponsors and everyone that was part of the event.

“A big thanks to all our sponsors and those who baked or gave prizes for the raffle, all those who donated and supported the event, to all our helpers who made it happen and to everyone who came along!”

 

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Free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer

Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30). The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney. The workshop, which […]

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Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30).

The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney.

The workshop, which takes place via Zoom at 6.30pm, is aimed at children who have been impacted by cancer in any way and will also see Katie read from her debut children’s book, ‘‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’.

Workshop facilitator, Katie, has worked for many years as a child and young people’s therapist with the NHS, before returning to her native Killarney this year. Her background is in fine art and design and she has a Masters degree in Art Psychotherapy.

If you would like to register your child for this free online workshop, please contact Recovery Haven Kerry on 066 7192122 to book your place.

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Not to be for Killarney as Waterford named Best Place to Live in Ireland

While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021. While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, […]

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While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021.

While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, Co Cork, Galway city and the village of Glaslough in Co Monaghan.

Among the things which impressed the judges about Waterford were its beautiful buildings, its liveability, its pedestrian friendly public space, its weather, and its easy access to the Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast.

The Chair of the judging panel Conor Goodman congratulated Killarney on its fine showing in the competition.

“Given the level of entries and the extremely high standard of those entries, making it into the Best 5 Places to Live in Ireland really is a wonderful achievement which I’m sure everyone in Killarney and Kerry is really proud of. We were delighted with the level of interest in the competition and would like to thank everyone who nominated a place or who engaged with us on it.”

The Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland contest, which is supported by Randox Health, began in June.

In total 470 locations were nominated by more than 2,400 people from all 32 counties for the title of ‘Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021’.

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