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Spirit Radio launching in Killarney today

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By Michelle Crean

Locals will today (Friday) be able to tune into a unique radio station for the first time as Spirit Radio will begin broadcasting in Killarney on 91.2FM.

The station, originally launched in 2011, was only available in other counties and towns throughout Ireland.
However, now Killarney locals will be able to tune in and hear a mix of uplifting music and chat.

CEO of the inspirational station, Rob Clarke expressed his delight to be up and running.
"It’s great to finally have the opportunity to connect with listeners in this beautiful area. We’ve had a few challenges but are now launching and are keen to engage with the people here.”
Spirit Radio has a Christian ethos. The music driven station plays an upbeat mix that includes leading artists from the world of contemporary Christian music. The station is broadcasting in all the main cities and 14 of the largest towns across Ireland. Rob said the response across the country has been terrific.
“People have warmed to our mix of uplifting music and chat.”

The station provides a magazine style programme which covers current affairs, plus a mix of health, fashion, food, relationships, fitness and faith.

And radio listenership in Ireland continues to be very high and recent surveys suggest that in the current health crisis people are using radio more and more to stay in touch, Rob added.

“There is a growing interest in radio. With the current lockdown and travel restrictions, people value the companionship and sense of connection that radio brings in its own unique way. People value Spirit Radio because it is upbeat, edifying radio. Our talk shows and presenters speak about a broad range of subjects, health, relationships, nutrition, finance, current affairs, sport and faith,” he said.
“We have one studio in Bray, Co Wicklow and produce one programme for the country. We will look to build links with people in Killarney who can help provide us with insights and news from Kerry. Currently one of our journalists is working remotely in Kerry. Uniquely in Ireland, Spirit is a listener supported radio station. The station has a large and growing support team who really drive the station forward.”

Spirit Radio is available via mobile Apps, Internet and on the Irish Radio Player. It is also broadcasting across Ireland on 549 Medium Wave.

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Family to run in memory of the late Linda Eviston

By Sean Moriarty The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory. Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer. Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory.

Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer.

Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of her daughter Alannah, will run a 42.2km course, on the day before her anniversary to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

The route will be based on landmarks that were an important part of Linda’s life. Starting from the family home in Dromkerry, before heading for the town centre and passing the Eviston House Hotel, Linda’s grandmother’s home at Park Road, Linda’s childhood home and national school in Glenflesk, Loreto where Linda attended secondary school, back to Killarney and finishing at Linda’s pride and joy – Brook Lodge Hotel.

“It is tough but we wanted to do something in Linda’s memory and help other people who might find themselves in similar circumstances,” Pat told the Killarney Advertiser. “We originally hoped to do the Dublin City Marathon but that got cancelled. This route is much better, but much tougher as it’s more hilly.”

All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society and donations can be made via: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/inhonouroflinda.

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Women bravely bare all for Kerry’s first ‘Dip in the Nip’

By Michelle Crean  It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend. Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend.

Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst the all female grouping were some Killarney ladies who joined in the empowering adventure for what was described as “a special and unforgettable morning” all in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry.

According to Marisa Reidy from Recovery Haven, the women were of all ages and all walks of life who came together for so many personal reasons.

“Some were still on their own cancer journey, some were celebrating coming out the other side and of course, many were there to honour friends and loved ones who they had lost to cancer, but we were all equal on the day – flaws and all,” Marisa, who also took part in the event, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was a truly uplifting and exhilarating experience and we are so, so grateful to each and every lady who joined us for a morning we will never forget. One woman described it as ‘companionship among strangers’ and that really sums it up perfectly. It was emotional, there were some tears, but lots of laughter and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. When the ladies hit the water, they all formed a circle and held hands in a gesture that was totally unplanned – it just happened organically and it was quite overwhelming.”

She added that a very special mention has to be made to Michaela and John Edwards and their team from Wild Water Adventures for their support and expertise in ensuring no stone was left unturned in making it a fabulous, safe event.

“It was an all-female team from beginning to end, from our own volunteers, stewards, registration, Gardai, teas and coffees, lifeguards, sea rescue – girl power at its finest! Now all that’s left to do is start planning for 2022!”

Donations are still being taken via the link on the Recovery Haven Kerry Facebook page.

“So far we are close on €9,000 which is just fabulous.”

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