Ted’s Granddaughter Keeps Up The Fundraising Tradition

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Mary Shanahan (left) accepts the proceeds of a fundraiser by Bláthnaid Buckley, the granddaughter of the late Ted Moynihan who was the driving force behind Kerry Hospice for so many years. Photo by Dermot Crean

TED Moynihan would have been so proud.

The granddaughter of the man who did so much to bring the palliative care unit at UHK to fruition was at the unit on Saturday to present the proceeds of a fundraiser to Kerry Hospice.

Bláthnaid Buckley from Killorglin ran the Women’s Mini-Marathon recently in memory of her late grandfather who passed away in February.

She was sponsored by friends, family and work colleagues in Tallaght Hospital where Bláthnaid works as a speech and language therapist. So it seems her grandfather’s work influenced her to do the run for the charity.

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“Absolutely, yeah. It was a great day and it was nice to do it since grandad passed away at the start of the year. It’s something I want to keep up now as it’s important to give something back. As granddad used to say, ‘the end of life deserves as much respect as the beginning’,” she said.

Mary Shanahan of Kerry Hospice was delighted with Bláthnaid’s efforts.

“It was a lovely thing to do in memory of Ted who spearheaded the campaign for the inpatient unit and it wouldn’t be here only for him and the good people of Kerry,” said Mary.

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