Post Tagged with: "Kerry Hospice Foundation"

Getting the walking shoes out for the Kerry Hospice Good Friday Walks were front right Andrea O'Donogue with, at back, Mary Shanahan and Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice and Aine Moriarty, Clinical Nurse Manager at the Palliative Care Unit. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Hospice To Hold 22 Good Friday Walks Around The County

April 8, 2022 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Kerry Hospice Foundation Good Friday walks will take place right around the county on April 15. In total there are 22 walks taking place from Ballinskelligs to Ballybunion and everywhere in between. The walks have been hugely supported over the years but the get-togethers could not take place […]

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At the presentation of a cheque for the proceeds of the Hawley O'Sullivan Memorial Truck Run in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation, were, front from left; Anne Marie O'Sullivan, Tom O'Connell, Tony Mitchell O'Sullivan, Mary Shanahan, Karen Maher Hayles, Jack Shanahan and Martin O'Sullivan. At back; Eamonn O'Connell, Paudie O'Connor, Noel Prendiville, Brian Hayles, Michael Maher, Urney Maher, Tim O'Mahony, Emma Hayles, Ciara Hayles, Darren O'Sullivan, Claire Kelliher and Richie Piercy. Photo by Dermot Crean

Memorial Truck Run For Hawley Raises Over €21,000 For Kerry Hospice

February 20, 2022 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

A FANTASTIC event held last year to remember a much loved Tralee man raised over €21,000 for the Kerry Hospice Foundation. The Hawley O’Sullivan Memorial Truck Run was organised by Hawley’s niece, Karen Maher Hayles and saw over 100 trucks take part in the event back in October. Hawley O’Sullivan, from […]

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Sean Lyons, Chairperson of Tralee International Resource Centre receiving funding from Owen McCarthy, Head of Mission on behalf of the Bon Secours Hospital. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bon Secours Makes Donations To Tralee International Resource Centre And Kerry Hospice

December 21, 2021 at 1:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Bon Secours made donations today to two local organisations. Kerry Hospice Foundation and Tralee International Resource Centre each received cheques on Tuesday from The Bon Secours Hospital Tralee Community Initiative Programme. “We believe that, through our Community Initiative Fund, we can act as a catalyst in tackling social issues […]

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Members of Bibi Dillon's family, with the organisers of the fundraiser and Tarbert GAA members at he presentation of a cheque at Kerry Hospice Foundation on Tuesday.

Fundraiser In Bibi’s Memory Raises €9,326 For Kerry Hospice

December 1, 2021 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

A FANTASTIC sum of €9,326 was presented to Kerry Hospice Foundation yesterday after a fundraising juvenile football game in north Kerry a few weeks ago. Tarbert Under 13s took on their Listowel Emmets counterparts in a the Bibi Memorial Cup on November 13 to remember Bibi Dillon, who passed away […]

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Launching the Kerry Hospice Foundation's Christmas Cards were artist Jane Hilliard, Ronan Deasy of Kerry Group (sponsors), Christmas Car Committee Chairperson Ursula O'Connell and Liz Reidy, Clinical Nurse Manager (3) at the Palliative Care Unit. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Hospice’s Christmas Cards Pay Tribute To Essential Workers

October 31, 2021 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Hospice Foundation’s Christmas Cards for this year were launched at the Palliative Day Care Unit on Friday. This year’s selection of Christmas cards were unveiled by Liz Reidy, Clinical Nurse Manager (3) in Palliative Care Inpatient unit, artist Jane Hillard and Ronan Deasy representing Kerry Group who once […]

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At the launch of the Vintage Run in aid of Kerry Hospice this weekend. Photo by Dermot Crean

Vintage Car And Tractor Run In Aid Of Kerry Hospice This Sunday

September 22, 2021 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S a very busy week of fundraising for the Kerry Hospice Foundation with their big coffee morning fundraiser taking place tomorrow at venues around the county. There’s a very different fundraiser to close out the week though, when a tractor and vintage car run will take place on Sunday from […]

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Mairead Fernane (centre) with Jack Shanahan and Mary Shanahan of Kerry Hospice Foundation. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mairead Retires From Kerry Hospice Foundation After Many Years Of Service

July 27, 2021 at 2:32 pm Comments are Disabled

A STALWART of the Kerry Hospice Foundation, Mairead Fernane, has retired from duties after 15 years. Mairead got involved in the Foundation in 2006 and was treasurer since 2015. She said the decision to step down was a difficult one and it was a huge privilege to work for such […]

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At the presentation of €5,000 to the Kerry Hospice Foundation by the Chain Gang Cycling Club at The Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday evening were, front from left; John Murray of the Chain Gang and Maura Sullivan accepting for Kerry Hospice Foundation. Back from left; David Elton (Chain Gang); Bridie O'Connor (Kerry Hospice); Pat Keohane (Chain Gang); Avril Hewitt (Chain Gang); Ita Behan (Kerry Hospice) and Seamus Cotter (Chain Gang). Photo by Dermot Crean

Chain Gang Cycling Club Presents €5,000 To Kerry Hospice Foundation

June 18, 2021 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

THE proceeds of three fundraisers held over the past year were presented to the Kerry Hospice Foundation at The Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday. The Tralee Chain Gang Cycling Club held a ‘Spin Into Spring’ event aimed at getting people out cycling earlier this year. They held a coffee morning event […]

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The Aherne family presenting a cheque to Kerry Hospice Foundation at the weekend.

Fundraiser In Memory Of Brendan Raises Over €14,000

May 16, 2021 at 1:22 pm Comments are Disabled

A KILLARNEY family presented the Kerry Hospice Foundation with a cheque for over €14,000 after a running event fundraiser. Jennifer Aherne organised the event in memory of her dad, Brendan Aherne, who passed away on September 14, 2020 from a rare and aggressive Neuroendocrine Cancer. “From the moment of diagnosis in […]

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The presentation of a cheque for €106,000 at Listowel Mart on Friday.

€106,000 Presented To Kerry Hospice After Charity Calf Sale

April 9, 2021 at 9:10 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Hospice Foundation was presented with a phenomenal amount of money raised from a mart sale recently in memory of a Moyvane man. 41-year-old, John McGrath from Moyvane had oesophageal cancer and passed away in January of this year. John had himself raised €50,000 for the palliative care unit in […]

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The Christmas Cards were unveiled by Dr. Patricia Sheahan, Consultant, in Palliative Care Medicine,  on Thursday, from left Ursula O'Connell, KHF, Jane Hillard Artist, Dr. Patricia Sheahan Consultant, Frank Hayes  Kerry Group  and Mary Shanahan Sec KHF. Photo: John Cleary.

A Message Of Hope In Kerry Hospice Foundation’s Christmas Cards

October 18, 2020 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE new set of Christmas cards launched by the Kerry Hospice Foundation on Thursday last by Patricia Sheahan, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, which this year contains a message of hope for the times we live in. Also present at the launch was artist Jane Hilliard, who again designed the entire […]

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Paula SIlles, Caroline Healy and Rebecca Roche at the coffee morning in aid of Kerry Hospice at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Hotels Host Coffee Mornings For Kerry Hospice

September 24, 2020 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S a very different Kerry Hospice Coffee Morning this year, but a few events still went ahead at hotels around Tralee. The event is one of their biggest annual fundraisers, last year realising around €70,000 in the county. The Tralee Chain Gang Cycling Club hosted a coffee morning kindly sponsored by […]

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Michelle Greaney presents €11,300 to Joe Hennebery of Kerry Hospice Foundation. Also included is Andrea O'Donoghue and Mary Shanahan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Over €12,000 Presented To Kerry Hospice From Two Fundraisers

August 11, 2020 at 3:51 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Hospice Foundation received over €12,000 from two separate fundraisers on Tuesday afternoon. Donal Prendergast from Killorglin was at the Palliative Care Unit with his family to present a cheque for €2,725 to the Kerry Hospice Foundation. Donal decided to do a head and beard shave and chest and back […]

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Conor and Brian Reidy make a presentation to Joe Hennebery of Kerry Hospice Foundation on Friday.

Over €8,500 Presented To Kerry Hospice From Two Fundraisers

August 10, 2020 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE COVID-19 is scuppering many fundraisers this year, determined members of the community are still doing their best for worthy causes. The past few days have seen the Kerry Hospice Foundation receive over €8,500 from two separate events. Brothers Brian and Conor Reidy from Tralee raised €1,141 when they held […]

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Anne Kelliher, Andrea O'Donoghue, Tommy Horan and Michelle Greaney promoting the Virtual Run. Photo by Dermot Crean

Take Part In The Virtual Run/Walk This Weekend In Aid Of Kerry Hospice

May 28, 2020 at 1:41 pm Comments are Disabled

DON’T forget that a vital fundraiser is taking place this weekend to help out the Kerry Hospice Foundation Palliative Care Unit, especially since Sunflower Day has been cancelled. The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting fundraising campaigns for the Kerry Hospice so a local woman decided to help organise an event for […]

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Michelle Greaney (front right) presenting a cheque for €2,200 to Kerry Hospice Foundation representatives Andrea O'Donoghue and Dan Galvin. Also included is Claire O'Connor, Ita Greaney, Orla Greaney and Megan Barrero. Photo by Dermot Crean

10 Miler Race Raises €2,200 For Kerry Hospice

March 7, 2020 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE proceeds of a road race event last weekend were presented to a local charity on Friday. Michelle Greaney of MG Coaching organised the third annual Tralee 10 Miler/5k race on Sunday last, where hundreds of runners took part in what was a hugely successful event in aid of Kerry […]

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Table Quiz For Kerry Hospice At The Oyster Tavern

Table Quiz For Kerry Hospice At The Oyster Tavern

February 21, 2020 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

IF you fancy testing your general knowledge and the possibility of winning a few prizes, then this is for you next week. The Spa/Fenit branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation will host a table quiz next Thursday, February 27 at 8.30pm in The Oyster Tavern. They are encouraging everyone in […]

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Miriam O'Callaghan and Katie Gannon of RTE launch the Light To Remember fundraiser with Kerry Hospice volunteers Maura Sullivan, Andrea O'Donoghue and Margaret Crean.

Katie And Miriam Launch ‘Light To Remember’ For Kerry Hospice

October 31, 2019 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

VOLUNTEERS from the Kerry Hospice Foundation were at RTE Studios in Dublin on Tuesday where two well-known faces helped launch an upcoming fundraiser. Andrea O’Donoghue, Maura Sullivan and Margaret Crean met up with Kerry Hospice patron Katie Hannon and her Prime Time colleague Miriam O’Callaghan to officially launch the ‘Light To […]

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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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