Charity

Cian Heaslip and Noreen O'Halloran at the official launch of 'Full Stop'. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: ‘Full Stop’ Coffee Dock and Book Shop Opens Its Doors

February 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

‘FULL Stop’ opened its doors today for the official launch of the bookshop and coffee dock, above the 321 Down Syndrome Charity Shop on High Street. It’s part of the expansion of Down Syndrome Kerry’s services and there’s a team of about 18 volunteers who are excited about the opening […]

Read more ›
Kerry Stylists To Do Battle At Charity Fashion Show In Ballyroe

Kerry Stylists To Do Battle At Charity Fashion Show In Ballyroe

February 14, 2017 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

KERRY’S top stylists will do battle at a fantastic charity event next month which is a must for fashion lovers. ‘Rags To The Runway’, which takes place at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday, March 11, is a unique fashion event for anyone with an interest in thrift shopping, vintage clothes […]

Read more ›
Feel The Love At SVP Tralee this Valentines Day

Feel The Love At SVP Tralee this Valentines Day

February 11, 2017 at 10:59 am 0 comments

ST Vincent de Paul Tralee will hold their first customer appreciation event this year on Valentine’s Day, February 14. The customer appreciation day will begin at 12pm and finish at 4pm. The event will take place in the Saint Vincent de Paul’s Clothes shop, Friary Lane. The society of St Vincent […]

Read more ›
Tralee Lions Club To Hold Annual Table Quiz Night

Tralee Lions Club To Hold Annual Table Quiz Night

February 10, 2017 at 1:37 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Lions Club are holding their annual table quiz at the Meadowlands Hotel, at 8.30pm on Thursday, February 16. All are welcome to come and test their knowledge in aid of Kerry Cancer Support Group, Kerry Cork Health Link Bus. All funding comes entirely from sponsorship and fundraising events. The annual table […]

Read more ›
Test Your Knowledge At The Darkness Into Light Quiz Night

Test Your Knowledge At The Darkness Into Light Quiz Night

February 9, 2017 at 3:52 pm 0 comments

DARKNESS into Light Tralee will hold a Quiz Night in Kirbys Brogue Inn at 7.30pm on Thursday, February 16, in aid of Pieta House. Last year, the people of Tralee raised an incredible €45,226 for Pieta House, through the ‘Darkness Into Light’ walk in May. Over 3,000 people took part in the emotional walk […]

Read more ›
Ted Moynihan, Rachel Fitzgerald, Peggy Fitzmaurice, Dan Galvin, Anthony Lynch, Kathleen McCarthy, Sharon Leane, Aoibín Leane and Oisín Leane promoting the Maurice Collins Memorial Vintage Day. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Easter Sunday Fun At Maurice Collins Memorial Vintage Day

February 9, 2017 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

THE  10th annual Maurice Collins Memorial Vintage Day will take place on Easter Sunday, April 16, on the lands of Gerard McCarthy, Banna West Ardfert. This year, the nominated charities are the Palliative Care, University Hospital Kerry, and Down Syndrome Kerry. It promises to be an action-packed event, kicking off with […]

Read more ›
Liz Furlong, Christy Murphy, Mary Ellen Costello, Rachel Fitzgerald and John Sugrue prepare for the opening of  the new bookshop and coffee dock, 'Full Stop'. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Down Syndrome Kerry Prepares To Open New Bookshop/Coffee Dock In Town

February 7, 2017 at 3:35 pm 1 comment

‘FULL Stop’ is a newly opened bookshop and coffee dock which will be officially launched on February 14, above the 321 Down Syndrome Charity Shop on High Street. It’s part of the expansion of Down Syndrome Kerry’s services and there’s a team of about 18 volunteers who are excited about the […]

Read more ›
Kerry Volunteers Needed For Epilepsy Ireland Rose Week

Kerry Volunteers Needed For Epilepsy Ireland Rose Week

February 4, 2017 at 11:33 am 0 comments

  EPILEPSY Ireland are now looking for Kerry volunteers for their annual fundraiser – Rose Week 2017. The volunteers are needed to sell roses for a few hours during the day, outside Aldi or Supervalu stores. The money raised will go to towards Epilepsy Ireland’s services. They offer a range of services […]

Read more ›
Recovery Haven To Hold Open Day To Highlight Cancer Support Services

Recovery Haven To Hold Open Day To Highlight Cancer Support Services

February 3, 2017 at 10:58 am 0 comments

RECOVERY Haven Cancer Support House is holding an Open Day for Cancer Support as part of World Cancer Day. They will open their doors between 11:00 am- 1:00 pm this Saturday, February 4 at their centre in Haigs Terrace, Killerisk. They will be showing the public the free support services […]

Read more ›
Fourth Year Student of Mercy Secondary School MountHawk with their Teacher Ann O'Shea Daly. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Mercy Mounthawk Students Raise Awareness Of Blindness

February 2, 2017 at 11:25 am 0 comments

FIVE students of Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk walked around blindfolded yesterday to raise awareness of blindness in the school and the daily challenges people with visual impairment face. The five students – Alex Kelly, Sadbh Griffin, Mary O’Connell, Rachel O’Regan and Heidi Crean – were blindfolded for the day, guided by their helpers – […]

Read more ›
Colin 'Poshey' Aherne with Elma Walsh of the Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation and Jimmy Mulligan of Jigsaw Kerry. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Poshey’s Final 5k A Day Finishes In Style

February 1, 2017 at 11:25 am 0 comments

CLOUDLESS skies last night provided Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne with beautiful conditions to complete the final run of his ‘5k a day’ January challenge. The moon illuminated more than 200 runners as they took off from The Station House in Blennerville at 7.15pm. His goal was to raise awareness and break the stigma […]

Read more ›
Fenit RNLI Looks To Recruit New Crew Members At Open Day

Fenit RNLI Looks To Recruit New Crew Members At Open Day

January 26, 2017 at 1:09 pm 0 comments

THE Fenit RNLI are now seeking new members to join their ranks. The 24 hour rescue service requires a deep commitment, but if you are up for the challenge the station will be holding an open day at the station on March 26. The new lifeboat crew members would serve […]

Read more ›
Attending the 3k fun run at KCFE on Wednesday are Eve Roche and Ailish Buckley. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: KCFE Students Promote Wellness Week With 3k Fun Run

January 25, 2017 at 4:42 pm 0 comments

EVENT Management students from the Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) organised a week of events to promote Mental Health awareness this week. The 3k fun run took place on Wednesday with all proceeds going to the Tralee branch of Pieta House. The whole event was planned, organised and run solely […]

Read more ›
Tesco Kerry Stores Raise Over €3,100 For Hospital With ‘Great Irish Bake’

Tesco Kerry Stores Raise Over €3,100 For Hospital With ‘Great Irish Bake’

April 20, 2016 at 12:26 pm 0 comments

  OVER €3,100 was raised by Tesco stores across Kerry last Friday, April 15, in support of Temple Street’s Great Irish Bake. From 11am – 6pm, Tesco colleagues and customers in Tralee and Killarney baked, bought, ate and sold an abundance of culinary creations to help raise some much-needed dough for the children’s […]

Read more ›
Mods and Minis together with their customers raise nearly €3000 for local charities! Pictured from L-R: Margaret Kelly- from the Emly Ward at University Hospital Kerry with Alison Roche - Manager of Mods & Minis Tralee Store.

Mods And Minis’ Tralee Store Raises Funds For The Cashel Ward At University Hospital Kerry

April 13, 2016 at 2:41 pm 0 comments

THE Mods & Minis’ store in Tralee, along with their other five stores in Munster, came together with their customers and held a recent fundraising drive throughout all their stores, raising nearly €3,000 for local charities. The Tralee store raised over €495 for The Cashel Ward, which is the Children’s Unit […]

Read more ›
A Good Night’s Entertainment Raises Funds For Recovery Haven

A Good Night’s Entertainment Raises Funds For Recovery Haven

April 12, 2016 at 4:20 pm 0 comments

KILLORGLIN Golf Club recently presented a cheque to Recovery Haven after a successful night at The Rambling House held at Killorglin Golf Club on Thursday, April 7, raised €1,605 for the charity. The night was full of entertainment as musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers all gathered to support Recovery Haven on the night. […]

Read more ›
Tesco’s Tralee Stores To Host Charity Bakesale For Temple Street Hospital

Tesco’s Tralee Stores To Host Charity Bakesale For Temple Street Hospital

April 10, 2016 at 10:37 am 0 comments

TESCO in Manor West and Abbey Court, Tralee will join other stores around the country in hope of raising funds for Temple Street by hosting Ireland’s Big Bake Sale from 11am – 6pm on Friday, April 15. They have called on shoppers and burgeoning bakers to show their support for […]

Read more ›
Lip Sync Battle In Benners To Help Children’s Hospital

Lip Sync Battle In Benners To Help Children’s Hospital

April 8, 2016 at 11:03 am 0 comments

A GROUP of Kerry mothers called ‘Glow Hearts 4 Crumlin’, have come together again to organise a ‘Lip Sync Battle’ themed fundraiser, which will take place on May 28, at 8pm in Benner’s Hotel in aid of Crumlin’s Children’s Heart Centre. The mothers have all had children that had open heart surgery […]

Read more ›
Killarney Club Donates €1,000 To Kerry Cancer Support Group

Killarney Club Donates €1,000 To Kerry Cancer Support Group

April 7, 2016 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

KILLARNEY Soroptimists Club has presented a cheque of €1,000 to Breda Dyland, Manager, and Jay Galvin, Chairman, of the Kerry Cancer Support Group, at the Killarney Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, April 2, after making the most of their annual pancake and coffee morning which took place on Shrove Tuesday in […]

Read more ›
Enable Ireland Looks For Volunteers To Dance At ‘Strictly’ Event

Enable Ireland Looks For Volunteers To Dance At ‘Strictly’ Event

February 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

IT’S time to slip on your dancing shoes and sign up for the Enable Ireland Kerry’s Strictly Come Dancing Fundraiser. The charity will be holding the event at the Brandon Hotel on Friday, May 13 and they are looking for dancers to take part, regardless of their ability. Over the course […]

Read more ›
People Brave Storm Desmond To Raise Over €9,000 In Memory Of Mike

People Brave Storm Desmond To Raise Over €9,000 In Memory Of Mike

January 15, 2016 at 10:19 am 0 comments

THERE may have been a Status Red Rainfall Alert, but that didn’t stop throngs of people packing into O’Riada’s Bar back in early December to honour the memory of a Lyreacrompane man. The huge crowd turned out during Storm Desmond on Friday, December 4 to support Kerry Hospice in memory of the […]

Read more ›
Action Lesotho Shop Moves But Its Book Lovers Go With Them

Action Lesotho Shop Moves But Its Book Lovers Go With Them

October 17, 2015 at 9:34 am 0 comments

Fergus Dennehy talks to Paul Hanrahan of the Action Lesotho about the book shop, people’s reading habits and the work the charity does… THE big move is over and the books have settled back into the heaving shelves at the ‘Action Lesotho Book Shop’ at Tralee Shopping Centre. The NGO and charity organisation […]

Read more ›
Repro Free: 30/09/2015 RTE’s Miriam O’Callaghan and TV3’s Triona McCarthy, who have each lost a sister to cancer, join together to Paint it Pink for the Irish Cancer Society to fight breast cancer this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To join the fight against breast cancer this October visit www.paintitpink.ie for information on how to get involved. Picture Andres Poveda

ENDS
For further info contact:
Donna Parsons Communications Officer 
Irish Cancer Society
T: +353 1 2310 573
E: dparsons@irishcancer.ie

5km Walk To Take Place In Town As Part Of ‘Paint It Pink’ Campaign

October 14, 2015 at 12:56 pm 0 comments

TRALEE is getting ready to host a very special fundraising event later this month when the ‘Paint it Pink 5k Walk’ takes place from outside Greyhound Bar on Sunday, October 25 at 5pm. The event is being organised as part of the ‘Paint it Pink’ campaign that is being run […]

Read more ›
Inch Beach Set To Host Toddleathon Fundraiser For UNICEF

Inch Beach Set To Host Toddleathon Fundraiser For UNICEF

October 10, 2015 at 10:02 am 0 comments

  INCH BEACH is getting set to host a a very different type of activity later this month when the ‘Inch by Inch Toddleathon’ takes place to help raise funds for UNICEF Ireland. It will be taking place at 1pm sharp at Inch Beach on October 18 and will cost €10 […]

Read more ›
PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Enjoy Breakfast And Raising Cash For Childline

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Enjoy Breakfast And Raising Cash For Childline

October 9, 2015 at 11:05 am 0 comments

A GREAT fundraiser was held in Mercy Mounthawk on Friday morning to raise funds for a worthy cause. First year students sat down in the canteen area to enjoy a bowl of cereal thanks to an idea from Tori Lonergan, an LCA 2 student. “The event is to raise awareness about Childline and […]

Read more ›
At the launch of Mná Na nGaeil v Gardaí charity match were, from left: Sgt Eileen O'Sullivan, Majella Forde, Cecilia Scanlon, Liz Twomey, Eddie Sheehy, Siobhan Quigley, Margeret Maunsell, Sharon Roche, Mary Sheehy and Insp Tony Sugrue. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerry Gardaí Getting Set To Take On The Women Of Na Gaeil In Football Fundraiser

October 7, 2015 at 10:25 am 0 comments

THE SCENE is set for members of the Kerry Garda Síochána and Na Gaeil GAA ladies to take part in the upcoming community fundraiser, the ‘Carmel O’Connor Memorial Shield’. It is an event dedicated to the memory of their late Listowel-based former colleague who died over nine years ago after a […]

Read more ›
DKANE 05/10/2015
REPRO FREE
Brenda Doody, Kerry and Deirdre Finn, Mercy Foundation  at The Mercy Stars awards night in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork on Friday 2nd October. The Mercy Stars recognise those individuals, teams, and fundraising volunteers who go the extra mile for patients and colleagues at the Mercy University Hospital.
Pic Darragh Kane.

Brenda Receives Top Honour From Mercy Hospital

October 5, 2015 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

  A TRALEE woman was honoured by The Mercy University Hospital on Friday for her fundraising efforts for the facility. Brenda Doody from Curraheen was among the individuals, teams, and fundraising volunteers who go the extra mile for patients and colleagues at The Mercy University Hospital, officially recognised at The Mercy […]

Read more ›
DC 21/08/2015 - REPRO FREE
FREE PIC
Joe O'Sullivan, Dimitris Zogiopoulos, Dan O'Sullivan, Pat O'Sullivan, Mike O'Keeffe, bus driver, Liz Keane, and Breda Dyland, Service manager,
Pic: Diane Cusack

Tesco Raises €24,000 For Local Charities Through Community Fund Initiative

October 4, 2015 at 11:05 am 0 comments

  OVER 96 local causes across Kerry have shared a donation of €24,000 thanks to customer votes in the Tesco Community Fund. And Tesco customers across Kerry have been quick to show their support for the wellbeing of their community, voting (with their blue tokens) for more Cancer Support Services […]

Read more ›
Launching the St Vincent de Paul Loyalty Card during the St Vincent de Paul Customer Appreciation Day at the shop on Friary Lane  on Thursday were, from left; Breda Walsh holding Sophie Michelle Walsh, Helen Locke, Bridie O'Connell, Jean Hollywood, Junior Locke, Annette McElligott and Christy Lynch. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: St Vincent de Paul Services Still In Demand As They Hold Customer Appreciation Day

October 3, 2015 at 10:11 am 0 comments

ST Vincent de Paul held a ‘Customer Appreciation Day’ on Thursday and its Tralee President reiterated that while things are improving for some in society, there is still a huge demand for their services. A large crowd of shoppers and well wishers called into both their premises on Friary Lane, where they […]

Read more ›
Kingdom Care To Hold Information And Coffee Morning

Kingdom Care To Hold Information And Coffee Morning

October 3, 2015 at 10:08 am 0 comments

THE good people at the Kingdom Care charity shop are holding a coffee and information morning next week to raise awareness of the services they offer. The group held a similar event earlier this week in their Castleisland premises which was a great success. Anyone who attends will be greeted by […]

Read more ›

image