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Volunteer motorcyclist still on the road helping others

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DELIVERY: Fiona O'Carroll, pictured here delivering to Denis Tagney in March last year, continues to operate her volunteer motorcycle delivery service. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

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By Sean Moriarty

 

She is as familiar a sight on the streets of Killarney as the post men and women doing their daily rounds. For 10 months local motorcycle enthusiast Fiona Carroll has been helping locals who cannot get out and about due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Every week, Fiona from Mill Road, goes shopping for elderly people in the Killarney area and delivers the goods on her Harley Davidson Road King.

Last March she started out by joining Legion GAA Club’s volunteer network (see separate story) despite not being a member of the club.

Since then she has struck up a friendship with several of her ‘customers’ to the point where they now contact her direct and bypass Legion’s network.

Every Tuesday and Thursday she goes shopping for one elderly gentleman whose sight is fading, and an elderly couple who live in a remote area outside town but who have been medically advised to continue cocooning.

“I started out in March when the schools closed first. Since then I have built up a trust with these people,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “It gives me an anchor and a purpose in my week.”

Fiona is a member of the Volunteer Network. Anyone requiring help can contact the club’s co-ordinator Lara O’Brien on 087 7766551.

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Artists invited to showcase work at Wine and Art night

It’s back – and not before time – the hugely popular Killarney Rotary Club evening of Wine and Art will return this November. The pandemic enforced its absence and now […]

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It’s back – and not before time – the hugely popular Killarney Rotary Club evening of Wine and Art will return this November.

The pandemic enforced its absence and now every effort is being made to make up for lost time.

Widely regarded as one of the social highlights of the year in Killarney, this year’s gathering will take place in the Great Southern Killarney on Wednesday, November 30, commencing at 7.15pm.

Tickets, which will be available at the door, are priced at €20 and all proceeds raised on the night will go to deserving local charities and community organisations.

Over the years the evening of wine and art has raised tens of thousands of Euro for great causes and the 2022 proceeds will be of enormous benefit to the chosen groups.

This year, once again, the event is being held in association with Daly’s SuperValu and supported by Killarney Brewing and Distilling Company.

Rotary Club President, Rayla Tadjimatova, has appealed to all artists who might like to showcase their work on the night to get in touch with club members, as soon as possible, to guarantee inclusion.

“We are reaching out not only to artists who have supported the event in the past but to any new artists who wish to take the opportunity to place their work in front of a very appreciative local audience of up to one thousand people on the night,” she said.

Those interested should email killarneyrotaryclub@gmail.com as soon as possible.

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Gardai seek whereabouts of missing Kerry teen

Gardaí are asking the public for their help in locating a 15-year-old teenager. Nicolas O’Sullivan has been missing from Ballyvelly, Tralee, since Monday (October 3). He is described as being […]

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Gardaí are asking the public for their help in locating a 15-year-old teenager.

Nicolas O’Sullivan has been missing from Ballyvelly, Tralee, since Monday (October 3).

He is described as being approximately 6ft in height, of a slim build with brown hair and green eyes. When last seen Nicolas was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a black hoody top. He was also carrying a black bag.

Anyone with information on Nicolas’ whereabouts is asked to contact Tralee Garda Station on 066 710 2300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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