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Town Centre Vaccination Clinic Opens – online registration possible

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By Sean Moriarty

 

A new vaccination clinic is set to open in Sheahan’s Pharmacy Main St on Friday.

The long-established family pharmacy in the heart of Killarney is ready to start administrating the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to over 50s who are still waiting for a jab.

A new clinic has been established on Bohereencaol to the rear of Sheahan’s Pharmacy.
Bookings will be possible via a newly launched online portal which is believed to be a first for any Killarney-based pharmacy.

Members of the public are invited to register for an appointment and even those outside the over 50 age group can book and they will be called once their cohort time goes live.

“Staff from Sheahan’s Pharmacy are delighted to welcome its first vaccination participants at our modern clinic which is just behind the pharmacy premises on Main Street,” William Sheahan told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are starting with the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine and will have 40 slots available in the next two weeks but are welcoming all ages to register interest on our website and we will contact them when we are able to vaccinate that cohort as more vaccines come on stream in the coming weeks.”
Other vaccines, including the Pfizer version, are expected to be released to pharmacies as the government ramps up its vaccine roll out.

Members of the public can book a slot on Sheahan’s website: www.sheahanspharmacy.ie or where this is not possible they are welcome to call the pharmacy 064-6631113 to make the appointment.

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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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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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