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Ted Moynihan is Kerry Person of the Year

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DEDICATED Kerry Hospice Foundation campaigner Ted Moynihan has been selected as Kerry Person of the Year for 2017.

Mr Moynihan is a campaigner and tireless fundraiser for the foundation which supports a wide range of palliative care services to patients in Kerry, dealing with serious illness.

Mr Moynihan, a native of Blennerville, was instrumental in organising the first ever fund-raiser for the Kerry Hospice with a 150-mile walk along the Kerry way on the Iveragh Peninsula in 1990. Through his fund raising efforts, a Palliative Care Facility was opened in 2007 and recently in 2016, the sod has been turned on a new palliative care in-patient unit in the daycare centre in Tralee which will consist of 15 beds, costing €6.2 million.

During her tribute to Ted Moynihan, the cathaoirleach said: “This award is presented in recognition of the contribution he has made to the Kerry Hospice Foundation over the past 26 years.”

Forbairt na Dromada Teo (Dromid Community Development Company) has been selected to receive the Laochra Chiarrai award which recognises exemplary leadership in community activity in the county.

The announcements were made at a reception in Iveagh House, Department of Foreign Affairs, St Stephen’s Green, on Thursday by Leesha Duffy, Cathaoirleach of the Kerry Association in Dublin.

Many well-known personalities were among the 100 or so who attended the function. The Kerry Person of the Year Award, now in its 38th year, is being presented to people who are making a significant contribution to their locality and Kerry as a whole, or whose achievements have reflected credit on the county.

The award will be presented to Ted Moynihan and Forbairt na Dromada at the Association’s annual Oiche Chiarrai which will be held at the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin on Saturday, March 4.
 


 
Ted Moynihan, chairman, Kerry Hospice Foundation.

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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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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 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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Traffic calming on the approach to Killarney Athletic

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is preparing plans to place traffic calming measures on the approach to Killarney Athletic Football Club’s grounds on Woodlawn Road. Cllr Maura Healy-Rae asked for measures to be implemented to improve pedestrian safety and access at the club. “We are currently preparing documentation required for the provision of Traffic […]

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Killarney Municipal District is preparing plans to place traffic calming measures on the approach to Killarney Athletic Football Club’s grounds on Woodlawn Road.

Cllr Maura Healy-Rae asked for measures to be implemented to improve pedestrian safety and access at the club.
“We are currently preparing documentation required for the provision of Traffic Calming at this location,” a council spokesperson told a recent Municipal District meeting. “
It is expected to brief the members at the next Municipal Meeting [in March]. From the records of the Road Safety Authority, no incidents have been recorded at this location.”

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