PHOTOS: Over €4,000 Raised For Recovery Haven At ‘Movember’ Shave In Rose Hotel

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Thirteen of the participants in the Movember fundraiser for Recovery Haven have one last feel of their beards before shaving at The Rose Hotel. Front from left; Mike Walsh, Eoin O’Hanlon, Mike Slattery, John Martin, Joseph Sweeney. At back; Kevin Foley, Tommy Brosnan, Kevin Boyle, John McCrohan, Anthony Doyle, John O’Sullivan, John Denny and Pat Tobin. Photo by Dermot Crean

SIXTEEN men had a close shave at The Rose Hotel last night to raise funds for Recovery Haven Cancer Support House.

It’s the second year the charity has held the Movember Challenge and many other men are having their facial hair removed at locations all over the county in the coming days.

There were men of varying ages going under the razor from staff at The Barber, including Mercy Mounthawk student, John McCrohan, who raised over €600 for the cause.

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Many of the men were doing it to support loved ones or friends who had gone through cancer and had used the Recovery Haven services.

One man, Kevin Foley, had a moustache for 50 years, while another, Pat Tobin from Tralee was doing it for the second year in a row.

Recovery Haven thanked all the men involved who delivered over €4,000 on the night as well as MC for the evening, Mike O’Halloran and The Rose Hotel.

Further mass shaves are taking place on Saturday in The Abbey Tavern Ardfert, the The Half Way Bar in Ballymac and in Ballyheigue. Scroll down for photos…

Doing the shaving were, in front; Joe O’Brien and Sean Jackman. At back; Maldrit Xhemaili, Laura Horgan and Gary Carey from The Barber in Tralee/Listowel. Photo by Dermot Crean


Tommy Brosnan, Eoin O’Hanlon, Kevin Foley, Pat Tobin and Joseph Sweeney about to go under the razor….

…and all finished. A clean-shaven bunch. Photo by Dermot Crean


Eoin O’Hanlon getting shaved by Maldrit Xhemaili. Photo by Dermot Crean


Kevin Doyle being shaved by Laura Horgan. Photo by Dermot Crean


Joseph Sweeney relaxes while Gary Carey shaves. Photo by Dermot Crean

MC Mike O’Halloran interviews Pat Tobin. Photo by Dermot Crean


Joe O’Brien gives MC Mike O’Halloran a few tips as he attempts to shave Tommy Brosnan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Applying the finishing touches. Photo by Dermot Crean


JP O’Carroll all set to go. Photo by Dermot Crean

Joe O’Brien interviewed by MC Mike O’Halloran. Photo by Dermot Crean

Dan Hayes getting shave. Photo by Dermot Crean

A clean shaven John McCrohan. Photo by Dermot Crean

The participants, barbers and volunteers from Recovery Haven at the shave-off in the Rose Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

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