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based in the office of ODTI.  ODTI present at the Service,  care in the presentation of  help and assist on the day.
       The Closing Prayer was read  including Prof. Jim Egan, it’s  the Altar’s appearance.  Without their support it
       by Rev Lorraine Kenny-     Clinical Director, who read at  The local car park facility,  would be impossible to host
       Ritchie, Minister in Clontarf  the Service. Each Co-   adjacent to the Church and  this Service.
       and Scots Presbyterian     ordinator provided vital and  kindly offered by Ms Clare  It is also important to
       Church. She was nominated  necessary encouragement,    Galvin, Principal of the   acknowledge Mark Murphy,
       by Reverend Alan Boal, the  support and comfort to the  School, was invaluable and  and his Donor House staff,
       Minister of the Abbey      donor families after the    facilitated the parking of  who put many weeks into
       Presbyterian Church in     Service.                    many cars. Thanks are      the preparation and lead up
       Parnell Square, Dublin who   The magnificent floral    extended to Ellen Flanagan  to the day. We also thank our
       has previously participated in  displays were assembled,  and her assistants who  volunteer Lenny Ryan who,
       many of our Services.      once again, by Audrey Snow  carefully organised the car-  hour after hour, packaged
         The presence of the ‘Book  and her mother and the IKA  parking facility on the day.   2,000 Service bags in the
       of Remembrance’ together   would like to acknowledge     Once again a wonderfully  weeks prior to the day
       with transplant recipients,  and thank her for the     tasty and substantial meal,  itself.
       donor relatives and friends,  personal interest she takes in  together with soup,   Finally, the Association
       all under the one roof,    our Service.                sandwiches etc was capably  wishes to thank Valerie
       touched the whole            Maurice, the Sacristan,   provided by Joe from Swan  Brady, Ellen Flanagan, Joan
       congregation. Many donor   was as helpful as always and  Catering.                Gavan, Patricia May, Peggy
       families viewed the entry of  no request was too much    The Association would like  Eustace, Colin MacKenzie
       their loved one in the ‘Roll of  trouble.              to acknowledge and thank   and Lorraine Costello for
       Honour’ after the conclusion  The Altar was beautifully  all the Board members,   their continued commitment
       of the Service.            dressed by Ellen Flanagan,  branch officers, members,  and dedication in producing
         The IKA was delighted to  IKA Kerry Board member     friends and family relatives  a sensitive and considerate
       have so many members of    who, each year, takes great  who all came together to  Service.

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