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CLARE



                                                               By MICHAEL MESCALL
















        We appeal to our members, their
        families and friends to help promote
        Organ Donor Awareness Week which
        runs from April 1st-8th. Promotion of
        the donor card, together with sales of
        merchandise, will take place at various
        locations including Ennis, Kilrush,
        Kilkee, Shannon and Killaloe at     Noel Quinn presents a cheque for €4000, proceeds from the recent Teagasc Green Cert Class 2016 Tractor Pull held in Ennis,
        selected days during the week.      to IKA Clare branch members Maureen Organ, Peggy and Val Eustace. Also pictured are class members Fergal Lyons ,Jennifer
           The Committee of Clare branch of  Aherne, Ann Marie Ryan, Derek O’Connor and Carina Roseingrave.
        the IKA West Clare Walk have        Kilrush Creek Marina are but
        organised a walk/run in Kilrush on the  some of the sights to be
        May Bank Holiday weekend to raise   observed on the walking
        funds for the IKA projects, to benefit  route. Refreshments will be
        both Clare patients and patients    available in Teach Ceoil,
        countrywide. Please note that the   Kilrush following the walk.
        walk will take place on Sunday April   The committee is under
        30th which is the beginning of the  the Chairmanship of Vincent
        Bank Holiday weekend .              O’Halloran. We invite you to
           The walk will take place along the  come to Kilrush on the May
        same route as last year commencing  Bank Holiday and participate
        at the Square in Kilrush, heading out  in the event. Sponsorship
        on the N67, the Wild Atlantic Way,  cards are available from
        towards Aylevaroo and return to     Vincent, 086-0854834;
        Kilrush via Cappagh on the edge of  Peggy Eustace, 087-         Kevin Moran, Lissycasey presents Colin White from Donor House with a
        the broad Atlantic. Splendid scenery  9392148; Geraldine Grace,    cheque for €500 proceeds of the DIT Rowing Club Rowathon.
        with views from afar of the Loop    087-9716814; Carmel McCormack,      sympathies to the relatives of the late
        Head peninsula, the Shannon Estuary  086-1500657 or any committee       PJ Daly, Cahercalla and Ann
        and Kerry, together with local views of  member.                        O’Halloran on the death of her
        Scattery Island, Hogg Island and       The Branch wish to extend its    brother Senan Lynch.

                                                                                Clare branch Chairperson Peggy
                                                                                Eustace (pictured left) paid a visit
                                                                                recently to the ‘Circle of Life’
                                                                                national Commemorative Garden
                                                                                to honour organ donors in Salthill
                                                                                where she remembered all donors
                                                                                and their families whilst also
                                                                                remembering her son’s donor
                                                                                twenty years on from when he
                                                                                received the precious gift of a
                                                                                kidney transplant
                                                                                  The site was inspired by Martina
                                                                                and Denis Goggin who donated
                                                                                their son Eamonn's organs for
                                                                                transplantation and undertook this
                                                                                imaginative and creative project in
                                                                                his memory and that of all organ
                                                                                donors.

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