Recovery Haven’s Celebration Of Light Returns To Tralee Bay Wetlands

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Launching the annual Recovery Haven Celebration Of Light at Tralee Bay Wetlands were Dermot Crowley and Marisa Reidy of Recovery Haven, Chief Executive of the Rose of Tralee Festival Anthony O’Gara, Linda Lynch and Willie Keane of Kerry Choral Union, Margaret Kissane of the Tralee Bay Wetlands café, Mary O’Connor of Tralee Bay Wetlands, Tina Cunningham and Kathleen Collins of Recovery Haven. Photo by Dermot Crean

CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, has announced the return of its annual Celebration of Light ceremony to Tralee Bay Wetlands on Sunday, August 21, at 7pm.

Run in association with the Rose of Tralee Festival, this poignant event aims to unite those touched by cancer and remember those we have lost.

The evening will be MC’d by Sean Lyons and will also feature a performance from the Kerry Choral Union and will also include prayers and readings from a number of special guests, including the reigning Rose of Tralee Sinead Flanagan, Recovery Haven Kerry founder, Marian Barnes, Oonagh O’Gara of the Rose of Tralee Festival and long-time Recovery Haven supporter, Cathal Walshe.

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A number of this year’s Rose of Tralee contestants and escorts will also attend, as will Rose of Tralee CEO, Anthony O’Gara.

The emotional release of candles and stones will also form part of the celebration – with the valued support of Banna Sea Rescue – with candles available to buy on the night.

The event is also being kindly supported by Mary O’Connor and her team at Tralee Bay Wetlands and Margaret Kissane, who has recently taken over The Lakeside Café at the Wetlands and will be open for light refreshments on the night.

“This is always such a very special event for Recovery Haven, and we are so thrilled to be able to hold it in person this year, after a two-year absence,” said the charity’s PR & Marketing Officer, Marisa Reidy. “The evening is a much-loved opportunity for people to join together in solidarity, hope and light in honour of those touched by and lost to cancer.”

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