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Two wins for Recovery Haven at Volunteer Ireland national awards

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Volunteers at cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, have claimed two prestigious awards at this year’s Volunteer Ireland National Awards ceremony.

The charity’s entire volunteer team - including gardeners, listeners, fundraisers, therapists and board members - took home the top prize in the Outstanding Large Group category, while Tralee’s Noreen O’Flaherty claimed the top award in the Health and Well-being category.

The Volunteer Ireland Awards, which took place at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Athlone on Friday night, are a major annual initiative to celebrate volunteers in Ireland. The awards shine a light on the remarkable achievements of volunteers around the country by honouring them at a national level.

Recovery Haven Kerry manager, Siobhan MacSweeney, attended the awards ceremony and said she is extremely proud of the charity’s volunteers.

“We have the most wonderful volunteers who give of their time so selflessly, and they are truly vital in our day-to-day service delivery,” she said.

“It was so amazing to see Noreen O’Flaherty, my partner in delivering our self-management programmes, awarded in the Health and Well-being category for all her hard work. And for the entire volunteer team to win their category from a group of so many other deserving candidates from around Ireland was just wonderful. It was a truly great night, surrounded by so many wonderful examples of what volunteers contribute to our society. What a way to end National Volunteering Week.”

Noreen, meanwhile, said she was both shocked and overwhelmed to receive such a prestigious award, describing it as a "magnificent honour". Noreen also paid tribute to her fellow volunteers at Recovery Haven, saying that it is her privilege to volunteer at the charity alongside so many wonderful people.

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Documents for driving abroad in Europe

By John Healy of Healy Insurances As of August 2021, a green card (or international motor insurance card) is no longer required for travel in the European Economic Area. This […]

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By John Healy of Healy Insurances

As of August 2021, a green card (or international motor insurance card) is no longer required for travel in the European Economic Area.

This area includes all the European Union countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. You also don’t need a green card for Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Switzerland.

If you are travelling with your vehicle to the named counties you will still need to bring:

Your certificate of motor insurance
Your vehicle licencing certificate
Your driving licence
Your passport

If you are taking a company owned, hired or borrowed vehicle, you will need a letter of authorisation from the registered owner along with the vehicle licencing certificate.

It is important to check the legal requirements for the country you are driving in. Some EU countries including France will require you to carry the following items:

Reflective jackets for each occupant of the vehicle
Warning triangle
Headlamp beam deflectors
Breathalyser test
Spare bulb kit
First Aid Kit (compulsory in Austria, France and Germany)

It is advisable to have your travel insurance details, European breakdown cover details, health insurance details and your European Health Insurance card in your possession. Travel safe.

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Flesk Fest promises to be a great evening of fun

By Michelle Crean Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment. The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse […]

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By Michelle Crean

Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment.

The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse & Bar.

Two exciting bands ‘All Folk’d Up’ and ‘Super Ceili’ will be playing and there’ll be plenty of fun and games and a delicious barbecue, raffle with some great prizes, and of course the ever popular Hang Tough Challenge!

“Please come out and support this great event! Tell your friends and we will make it a night to remember,” Seamus Healy from Glenflesk GAA said.

” Admission is only €15, and tickets are available from Mary McCarrick 087 7750773, Padraig O’Sullivan 087 0530384 or any club officer. They are also available in the Kerryway on the night.

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