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Members of Tralee and Spa/Fenit branches at the Kerry Hospice Foundation Sunflower Heroes Awards on Thursday night. In front; Mairead Moriarty, Eileen Brosnan, Pearl Browne, Lisa McElligott and Marie McSwiney. At back; Margaret O'Shea, Bridie O'Connor, Mary Shanahan, Ita Behan, Margaret Crean, Norma Lee, Christine Gallagher and Mary Kelly. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Honouring The Local ‘Sunflower Hospice Heroes’ In Kerry

May 31, 2019 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

PEOPLE who have done sterling work for the Kerry Hospice Foundation over the years were honoured at a special event in the Palliative Care Day Unit at University Hospital Kerry on Thursday night Seventeen men and women (although three couldn’t make it on the night) were honoured with local ‘Sunflower […]

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Ted Moynihan  receiving a citation to mark his civic reception from Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Tom McEllistrim. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

Ted Receives Civic Reception Honour At County Council Buildings

May 10, 2016 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

A MAN who helped raise €11 Million over 27 years for a cancer charity in Kerry was honoured with a civic reception on Monday. Ted Moynihan of the Kerry Hospice Foundation was given the civic reception by the Tralee Municipal District at Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass. The ever humble […]

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Chairperson of Kerry Hospice Foundation, Ted Moynihan, turns the sod at the new in-patient palliative care unit at Kerry General Hospital. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Sod Turned On €6.2m New In-Patient Palliative Care Unit

December 11, 2015 at 3:50 pm 1 comment

IT was a joyous afternoon at Kerry General Hospital as chairperson of the Kerry Hospice Foundation, Ted Moynihan, turned the sod on the planned new in-patient palliative care unit. Work can now begin on the €6.2m project which will have 15 in patient beds en-suite rooms. The turning of the sod also marks […]

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New Rose Of Tralee Encourages Businesses To Help Out Kerry Hospice

New Rose Of Tralee Encourages Businesses To Help Out Kerry Hospice

August 22, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee was on hand to help Kerry Hospice promote their big coffee morning fundraiser next month. Elysha Brennan turned up at Kirby’s Brogue Inn on Wednesday morning and met members of Kerry Hospice for a photo to promote the offee mornings/evenings on the day of Thursday, September 17. […]

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PHOTOS: The Kerry Four Peaks Challenge Raises Over €2,000 So Far For Kerry Hospice

PHOTOS: The Kerry Four Peaks Challenge Raises Over €2,000 So Far For Kerry Hospice

July 2, 2015 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerry Four Peaks Challenge has come and gone for another year with last weekend seeing 17 local and non-local climbers take on the toughest peaks that the Kingdom has to offer over a gruelling two day period. The climbs were more than just a physical challenge for those […]

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Irish Hospice Foundation. Launch of Sunflower Day 2015, and presentations to local ÒSunflower HeroesÓ who give tirelessly of their time to bring vital hospice services to communities all over the country.

Public Support Needed For National Sunflower Days Next Week

May 31, 2015 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY people are being encouraged to come out show their support next week for the ‘Kerry Hospice Foundation’ on the National Sunflower Days of June 5 and June 6. The two days are one of the biggest annual fundraisers for the hospice movement in Ireland, so it is hoped that […]

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PHOTOS: Abbey Inn Quiz Night For Hospices Raises €700

PHOTOS: Abbey Inn Quiz Night For Hospices Raises €700

May 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Abbey Inn played host to another great night of fundraising on Wednesday night. The quiz in aid of Kerry Hospice and the Marymount Hospice in Cork drew a large number of tables thanks to Leith resident, Sarah O’ Donnell, who wanted to organise the event to help out the two organisations which are very close […]

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Fundraising Quiz To Be Held For Kerry Hospice And Marymount Hospice Cork

Fundraising Quiz To Be Held For Kerry Hospice And Marymount Hospice Cork

May 22, 2015 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

  A FUNDRAISING quiz will be held in the Abbey Inn on Wednesday May 27 with all the proceeds from the night going towards the Kerry Hospice and the Marymount Hospice in Cork. Sarah O’ Donnell from Leith, just outside Tralee has taken it upon herself to organise the night […]

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RTE’s Mary Kennedy launches Sunflower Days 2015 (to take place on June 5th and 6th 2015) 

Hospice “SUNFLOWER HEROES” honoured for outstanding contribution to hospice care in Ireland 

Hospice movement appeals to the public to donate and volunteer  

Fourteen dedicated local volunteers were honoured at a special ceremony in The Mansion House in Dublin today (Thursday May 7th) for their outstanding contribution to hospice care in Ireland. 

RTE’s Mary Kennedy made a special presentation to local “Sunflower Heroes” who give tirelessly of their time to bring vital hospice services to communities all over the country. 

Ms Kennedy also announced details of national Hospice Sunflower Days, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and takes place on Friday, June 5th and Saturday, June 6th.  This is one of the biggest annual fundraisers for the hospice movement in Ireland and it is hoped that €1 million will be raised. 

The event is coordinated on behalf of the hospice movement by the Irish Hospice Foundation and all of the funds raised locally, stay locally. People are being encouraged to support their local hospice service on June 5th and 6th by purchasing various pieces of Sunflower merchandise - including sunflower pins for €2 each from collectors on the streets of cities, towns and villages across Ireland.  

Amongst the “Sunflower Heroes” honoured were: ·         

Mother and daughter, Debby and Chloe MacNamara, both volunteers with Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services in Dublin. Debby got involved in the hospice in 2009 after her husband Gerry died in the Extended Care Unit of Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross.  Debby is also a keen gardener and helped Our Lady’s Hospice bring a new garden to the Bloom Festival. She also helps maintain the garden of the hospice itself.·         

Nora Gahan, St Francis Hospice volunteer, who was nominated for her dedication to raising funds for the St Francis Hospice since 1989. Nora began working with the hospice as she wanted to help in her local community. Her sister also passed away under hospice care and Nora continued her fundraising efforts in her memory.·         

Poet and artist Olive Murray-Power, a longstanding supporter of Wicklow Hospice Foundation, who has used her talents to create a book of her paintings and poems, with all proceeds in aid of her local hospice. Olive’s first husband Martin passed away from cancer so hospice is a cause very close to her heart. 

A recent national survey commissioned by the Irish Hospice Foundation revealed that 75 per cent of Irish people want to die at home – however only 25 per cent will get to do so partly due to lack of services. 

Launching Hospice Sunflower Days Mary Kennedy commented: “There is probably not a family in Ireland that has not been touched by the amazing work carried out by hospice services across the country. The care and support afforded to families in need, at a very difficult time, is so important and I am encouraging members of the public to show their support for Sunflower Days once again this year. By simply buying a pin you are helping to bring comfort and dignity to people at the end-of-life.” 

She added: “It is so inspiring to meet the “Sunflower Heroes” and the dedicated volunteers from all over the country who do so much to secure hospice services locally. Without them there are many patients and their families whose end of life would be so much harder. They are all heroes in the true sense and need to be acknowledged. I am honoured to be here with them today.”  

For more information, please contact:     Mary Ellen Breen Maryellen.breen@hospicefoundation.ie or 083 425 7674.

Pictured - Sunflower Hero Kay Woods and Ted Moynihan, Chairperson of Kerry Hospice Foundation, with Mary Kennedy

Kerry Hospice Volunteer Honoured With Sunflower Hero Award

May 9, 2015 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

  A KERRY Hospice Foundation volunteer has been named as a Sunflower Hero for outstanding contribution to hospice care. Kay (Kathleen) Woods, received the honour at an event in Dublin on Thursday to mark the launch of National Sunflower Days in June. The award was presented to the Killorglin woman by the well-known RTE […]

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Charity Concert To Be Held For Kerry Hospice Foundation

Charity Concert To Be Held For Kerry Hospice Foundation

April 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

  A CHARITY concert will be held on next Sunday, April 26 with to help raise funds for the Kerry Hospice Foundation. ‘The Voices For Hospice’ concert, featuring the Kerry Choral Union (Seniors and Juniors) will celebrate 25 years of the Kerry Hospice Foundation (KHF) which was formed back in 1990. Proceeds […]

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Taking part in the charity wheelchair basketball match in Mercy Mounthawk, were, front from left: Ciaran Hattar, Dept Principal Pat Fleming, Dara O'Keeffe, Dara Devine, Mark Maloney,  Liam Culloty. Back: Eoin McElligott, Giles Appleby, Donagh O'Brien, David Williams., Evan Doody,  Ronan Fitzgerald and Robbie Dinan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Students Face Teachers In Wheelchair Basketball Fundraiser

April 16, 2015 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk transition year students faced off against teachers in a match with a difference. On Wednesday, competitors strapped themselves into wheelchairs for a charity basketball match with all proceeds going to the Kerry Hospice Foundation and the Irish Wheelchair Association. The initiative was the brainchild of Mercy Mounthawk PE teacher, […]

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