Post Tagged with: "Kerry Hospice"

In front; Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice with Clinical Nurse Manager at Palliative Care Unit Eilish Herlihy and at back, Health Care Assistant Sheila O'Connor, Mary Shanahan of Kerry Hospice, Health Care Assistant Thecla O'Connor and Andrea O'Donoghue of Kerry Hospice at the Sunflower Garden at the unit on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Hospice Creates A Sunflower Garden At Palliative Care Unit

June 13, 2021 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Hospice Foundation created a special garden at the grounds of the Palliative Care Unit at UHK to mark Sunflower Day yesterday. The garden is part of a special fundraiser where people could make a donation and in return they would plant a sunflower card on your behalf, in memory […]

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Launching the Virtual Sunflower Day were, in front; Maura Sullivan and Andrea O'Donoghue. At back; Chairman of the Fundraising Committee Jack Shanahan, Mary Shanahan, Dr Patricia Sheahan, Patricia Power and Deirdre Walsh. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Hospice Prepares To Create Colourful Sunflower Garden

June 11, 2021 at 4:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’S still time to contribute to Kerry Hospice’s annual Sunflower Day which takes place on Saturday. The annual fundraiser, which raised over €40,00o in 2019, like many of these events over the past year, it will not take place in the normal manner. The street collections will not take place […]

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Launching the Virtual Sunflower Day were, in front; Maura Sullivan and Andrea O'Donoghue. At back; Chairman of the Fundraising Committee Jack Shanahan, Mary Shanahan, Dr Patricia Sheahan, Patricia Power and Deirdre Walsh. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Hospice To Create A Colourful Garden When You Donate For Sunflower Day

May 7, 2021 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

RADIO Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh and Kerry Person of the Year Dr Patricia Sheahan were on hand to launch Kerry Hospice’s annual Sunflower Day on Thursday evening. The annual fundraiser, which raised over €40,00o in 2019, will take place on June 12 but, like many of these events over the past […]

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Maura Sullivan (second left) accepts a cheque from Catherine O'Connor of the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee Patients Accounts Department. Also included is Aoife Cronin, Niamh McSweeney and (above) Aisling Tess and Denise Bowler. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bons Staff Take On ‘Strava’ Challenge For Kerry Hospice

April 28, 2021 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

BON Secours staff undertook a challenge recently in aid of Kerry Hospice Foundation. The team of ten staff from the patient accounts department, based at Monavalley Industrial Estate, took on a ‘Strava’ walking challenge. They clocked up 1,800 kilometres between them during March and raised €200 which was presented to […]

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Michelle Greaney (centre) presents a cheque for €5,300 to Andrea O'Donoghue and Maura Sullivan of the Kerry Hospice Foundation. Photo by Dermot Crean

Event In Jemma’s Memory Raises €5,300 For Kerry Hospice

April 21, 2021 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Hospice received a cheque on Tuesday, the proceeds of a well-supported event held over the Easter weekend. Local fitness/strength and conditioning coach, Michelle Greaney organised the Jemma O’Shea Memorial 5km & 10km Run/Walk in aid of the Palliative Care Unit at UHK and Jemma O’Shea, who fought a long […]

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Kerry Hospice is hoping people take part in the Long Good Friday Walk between St Patricks Day and Good Friday.

Kerry Hospice Calls On Public To Take Part In ‘The Long Good Friday Walk’

March 3, 2021 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

THE Good Friday Walks in aid of Kerry Hospice have become a staple of Easter events around the county over the past 20 years. However, last year people were deprived of the chance to meet up due to COVID restrictions and while this will be the case again this Easter […]

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Michelle Greaney with the late Jemma O'Shea's sister Josie O'Shea looking forward to the virtual run/walk at Easter.

Run/Walk To Remember Jemma And Raise Funds For Hospice

February 20, 2021 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL fitness/strength and conditioning coach is encouraging people to get out and about during the Easter weekend for a great cause. Michelle Greaney is organising the Jemma O’Shea Memorial 5km & 10km Run/Walk in aid of the Palliative Care Unit at UHK between April 2-4. Jemma O’Shea who fought […]

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Launching the Chain Gang Cycling Club's 'Spin Into Spring' fundraiser were Jennifer Crowley, Pat Keohane, Dave Elton, John Murray and Avril Hewitt.

Chain Gang To Get On Their Bikes For Kerry Hospice

February 6, 2021 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

THE Chain Gang Cycling Club has decided to organise a fundraiser for Kerry Hospice over Valentine’s weekend. With the present level 5 lockdown in place until at least March 5, they have decided on an event similar to the ‘Thumbs Up Cycle’ they ran last year for the Intensive Care […]

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Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice received a cheque for €2,900 from Tralee RFC members on Wednesday.

Tralee RFC Raises Over €2,900 For Kerry Hospice

January 1, 2021 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Rugby Club raised over €2,900 in memory of its former club president this with a Movember campaign in aid of Kerry Hospice Foundation. The Tralee J1s senior team wanted to recognise the fantastic care staff at the Palliative Care Unit gave Seán Kelly before he passed away and great work […]

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Anne Brick (second from left) presents a cheque to Kerry Hospice on Friday, the proceeds of a coffee morning held in September. Also included is Marie McSwiney, Emily Brick, Maura Sullivan and Mary Shanahan of Kerry Hospice. Photo by Dermot Crean

Anne’s Coffee Morning Raises Over €1,600 For Kerry Hospice

December 20, 2020 at 2:22 pm Comments are Disabled

A WOMAN from the Spa presented a cheque for over €1,600 to Kerry Hospice by hosting a coffee morning for friends and family back in September. Anne Brick has been holding the event — which is part of the annual Kerry Hospice coffee morning — for the past nine years. […]

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Aoife, Paula and Siobhan McSweeney presenting a cheque to Maura Sullivan and Mary Shanahan of Kerry Hospice on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Family Raises €7,000 For Kerry Hospice In Memory Of Donal

December 19, 2020 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

A KILCUMMIN family raised thousands of euro for the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry in memory of Donal McSweeney. The McSweeneys set up a gofundme page last month to thank Kerry Hospice for the amazing care Donal received during his illness and they eventually realised €7,000 which was […]

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Radio Kerry's Deirdre Walsh (centre) with Andrea O'Donoghue and Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice Foundation launching he 'Light To Remember' virtual tree recently. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Light To Remember’ Virtual Tree Returns To Help Kerry Hospice Foundation

November 10, 2020 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

AN annual fundraiser for Kerry Hospice is back this Christmas and your help is needed to make it a success. This is the third year of the ‘Light To Remember’ virtual tree and with the website now live, the Hospice is inviting people to log on to leave a tribute […]

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Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice with members of Tralee Rugby Club launching their Movember campaign.

Tralee Rugby Club Teams Up With Kerry Hospice For Movember Campaign

November 2, 2020 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Rugby Club will remember its former club president this month as they launch their Movember campaign in aid of Kerry Hospice Foundation. The Tralee J1s senior team want to recognise the fantastic care staff at the Palliative Care Unit gave  Seán Kelly before he passed away and great work that is […]

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Maura Sullivan and Andrea O'Donoghue of Kerry Hospice Foundation with the Silles family Paula, Amy, Luke, Oran and Tony who handed over a cheque for €3,720 on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Silles Family Raises Thousands With Drive-Thru Coffee Morning For Hospice

October 27, 2020 at 4:55 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE family handed over a cheque for €3,270 to the Kerry Hospice Foundation on Tuesday. Paula Silles and her husband Tony have been organising a coffee morning event every September for the past 15 years. It normally entails opening up their home in Corraghlea East to people who enjoy […]

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Maura Sullivan (second from right) of Kerry Hospice accepts a cheque for €1,795, the proceeds of a recent tractor run. Also included is Karen Walsh, Denis Murphy, Sean Kerins, Tadhg Kerins and Donal O'Riordan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Proceeds From Fundraisers Presented To Kerry Hospice

October 7, 2020 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Hospice Foundation received a number of cheques in the past week thank to fundraisers in the local community. Over 60 vintage and modern tractors took part in a tractor run on September 27 from Blennerville out west and raised €1,795 which was presented to Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice […]

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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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Kerry Rose Sally Ann Leahy is joined by Mairead Fernane, Mary Shanahan, Bridie O'Connor and Joe Hennebery in launching the annual Kerry Hospice Coffee Morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Hospice Launches Annual Coffee Morning Fundraiser

September 14, 2020 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

THESE are difficult times for the Kerry Hospice Foundation, as many of the regular events held in aid of the charity have fallen victim to the COVID-19 restrictions. One of their biggest fundraisers is the annual coffee morning later this month, where people and businesses host get-togethers in their homes […]

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Elaine McGillicuddy heading off on the West Kerry Honda 50 and Classic Bike Run charity event from Blennerville Windmill on Sunday. Photo by

PHOTOS: Bikes Of All Shapes And Sizes Take Off On Charity Run

August 17, 2020 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE car-park of Blennerville Windmill was revving with the sound of motorbikes and scooters for a special charity event on Sunday. The West Kerry Honda 50 and Classic Bike Run in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundartion saw over 60 bikes head off at 12 noon on a tour of […]

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Launching the West Kerry Honda 50 and Classic Bike Run charity event were, from left; Sean Kerins, John O'Regan, Dr Tom McCormack, Maura Sullivan, Elfa Asarina, Jason Clifford and Donal O'Regan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Great Fun For Honda 50 And Classic Bike Owners This Sunday

August 15, 2020 at 9:06 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re looking for something to do or look at this Sunday, the West Kerry Honda 50 and Classic Bike Run takes place from 12 noon and will see participants head to the wilds of West Kerry for a scenic day out on the open road, all in aid of […]

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Launching the West Kerry Honda 50 and Classic Bike Run charity event were, from left; Sean Kerins, John O'Regan, Dr Tom McCormack, Maura Sullivan, Elfa Asarina, Jason Clifford and Donal O'Regan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Saddle Up For The West Kerry Honda 50 And Classic Bike Run

August 7, 2020 at 2:29 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH summer passing by without many events taking place, those of you with a Honda 50 or classic motorbike might be interested in this day out next weekend. The West Kerry Honda 50 and Classic Bike Run takes place on Sunday, August 16 from 12 noon and will see participants […]

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Michelle Greaney (second left) with Tralee Triathlon Club members Damien Morrisson, Ann, Vicky and Leanne McCarthy who took part in the Sunflower Run/Walk during the weekend. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Thousands Raised For Kerry Hospice Through Sunflower Run/Walks

June 1, 2020 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of euro have been raised from a fundraiser which took place this weekend to help out the Kerry Hospice Foundation Palliative Care Unit. Michelle Greaney, AAI run coach, along with Andrea O’Donoghue of Kerry Hospice organised the Kerry Hospice Sunflower Day Virtual Run/Walk with people taking on a 5k/10k run […]

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Mairead’s Headshave Fundraiser Raises Over €2,400 In Memory Of Marlene

Mairead’s Headshave Fundraiser Raises Over €2,400 In Memory Of Marlene

May 26, 2020 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

WELL-KNOWN Tralee woman Mairead Fernane decided to shave off her hair in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation and in memory of her niece who passed away last September. The former Fine Gael town councillor and staunch Austin Stacks clubwoman has been volunteering with Kerry Hospice for years but decided […]

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

Virtual Run/Walk To Raise Funds For Kerry Hospice

May 13, 2020 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the Covid-19 pandemic affecting fundraising campaigns for the Kerry Hospice Foundation Palliative Care Unit, a local woman has decided to help organise an event at the end of the month. Michelle Greaney, AAI run coach, along with Andrea O’Donoghue of Kerry Hospice,  is organising the Kerry Hospice Sunflower Day Virtual […]

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Joe Hennebery of Kerry Hospice Foundation receives a cheque from Radio Kerry's Deirdre Walsh and her daughter Olivia after a fundraiser organised by Deirdre in Listowel in November. Photo by Dermot Crean

Thousands Of Euro Presented To Kerry Hospice From Separate Fundraisers

February 18, 2020 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Hospice Foundation has been presented with a number of cheques over the past week from separate fundraisers. Last night, Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh was at the Palliative Care Unit to hand over the proceeds from ‘Poetry From The Pulpit’. This was an event held back in November which saw well […]

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Launching the Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race on Thursday at The Rose Hotel were, seated; Joe Hennebery, Kerry Hospice; Michelle Greaney, MG Coaching and Maura Sullivan, Kerry Hospice. At back; Doreen Moore (past category winner in the 5k), Derek Griffin (Overall winner in the 10 Miler in 2018), Mark Sullivan of The Rose Hotel, Stephen Moore (2019 2nd place overall in the 10 Miler) and Niamh O'Mahony (5k winner for the last two years). Photo by Dermot Crean

Runners On Their Marks For Tralee 10 Miler/5k Event

February 11, 2020 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’S still time to enter the Tralee 10 Miler/5k which takes place this Sunday. Organised by Michelle Greaney of MG Coaching, the event returns for the third consecutive year and will bring together the ideal combination of club athletes and recreational runners over relatively flat fast courses taking in the outskirts […]

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At the presentation of a cheque for €3,000 from Chain Gang Cycling Club to Kerry Hospice Foundation were, seated from left; Bridie O'Connor, Kerry Hospice; John Murray of Chain Gang; Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice and Fiona Ryle of Chain Gang. Back from left; Declan Murphy,  Avril Hewitt and David Elton of the Chain Gang, Ita Behan of Kerry Hospice and Chris Murray of the Chain Gang. Photo by Dermot Crean

Chain Gang Presents €6,000 To Two Charities After Fundraiser In Nicky’s Memory

February 8, 2020 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

THE proceeds of a fundraiser held in The Meadowlands Hotel a few months ago, were presented to two charities on Friday night. Tralee-based cycling club, the Chain Gang, held a table quiz and a bike raffle in the hotel back on November 15 in aid of Comfort For Chemo Kerry […]

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Breda Dyland (seated left) of Kerry Cancer Support Group and Joe Hennebery (seated right) of Kerry Hospice, receiving cheques thanks to a Movember Fundraising effort. Also included in front are Willie Dennehy and Martin Cane. At back; Linda Daly of Kerry Cancer Support Group, Thomas Raymond, Richard Raymond and Billy Hennessy. Photo by Dermot Crean

Movember Fundraiser In Tom’s Memory Raises Thousands For Charities

December 20, 2019 at 8:41 am Comments are Disabled

TWO cancer charities were presented with thousands of euro each after a Movember event held in memory of Rahoonane man. Tom Raymond passed away in June of this year. During his battle with cancer, he travelled for treatment on the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus and received care in the […]

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Joanna Keane, Dara Ó Cinnéide, Deirdre Walsh and Elaine Kinsella at Poetry From The Pulpit at St John’s Theatre Listowel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night Of Humour, Warmth And Emotion At ‘Poetry From The Pulpit’

November 29, 2019 at 1:58 pm Comments are Disabled

WB YEATS, Percy French, Gerard Manley Hopkins and many more poets had their work read aloud at a charity event with a difference last night in Listowel. The brainchild of Radio Kerry presenter Deirdre Walsh, ‘Poetry From The Pulpit’ saw well known Kerry people take to the stage in St John’s […]

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Launching the 'Poetry From The Pulpit' fundraiser for the Kerry Hospice Foundation were, in front; Kerry Rose Sally-Ann Leahy, Radio Kerry's Deirdre Walsh and Joe Hennebery of Kerry Hospice Foundation. At back; At back; Linda O’Connor, Palliative Care Unit; Liam Hassett; Andrea O’Donoghue of the Kerry Hospice Foundation and Andrea O’Connor, Palliative Care Unit. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Captains, Radio Presenters And More To Read ‘Poems From The Pulpit’

November 26, 2019 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

FORMER Kerry captains, Radio Kerry presenters, an RTE journalist and many more will read their favourite poems and enjoy some friendly chat at a special evening in aid of a charity this Thursday night. Radio Kerry presenter Deirdre Walsh is hosting a poetry evening with a difference in Listowel to […]

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In front; Fearghal Grimes and Andrea O'Donoghue with, at back; Joe Hennebery, Maura Sullivan, Breda Barry, Eilish Herlihy, Tim Nolan and Breda O'Sullivan, launching the memorial tree at UHK. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Light To Remember’ At UHK Launched

November 17, 2019 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

THE launch of the ‘Light To Remember’ fundraiser for Kerry Hospice took place at the Palliative Care Unit on Saturday. The lights will be available to buy online until the end of December and will also be sold by Kerry Hospice volunteers in the near future. The lights are to remember […]

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