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KERRY



                                                            By EIBHLIN NI CHATHAIN















        Hello to everyone from the kingdom
        of Kerry.

        ORGAN DONOR AWARENESS WEEK
           A huge ‘thank you’ to all our
        members and volunteers who gave of
        their precious time during Organ
        Donor Awareness Week. Once again it
        was a huge success! People power
        and team effort you can't beat it!
           A big ‘thank you’ to the staff and  FUNDRAISING                      HOLIDAY HOME
        students of Lissivgeen School who had  Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage  Our holiday home is in full swing for
        a ‘no uniform’ day and raised       Club have again chosen us as one of  the Summer months and it is great to
        €474.20 for the IKA.                their charities for the South Kerry  be welcoming new, and some
                                            Ploughing Championship Harvest      returning families. We are very grateful
                                            which will be held outside Killarney on  to Kerry University Hospital for
                                            September 3rd. The Club have spent  accommodating dialysis treatments
                                            the Winter months restoring an 1968  this year. The holiday home is
                                            Massey Ferguson MF135. The carefully  wonderful and greatly appreciated by
                                            restored vehicle will be raffled later in  those lucky enough to get a week
                                            the year. The IKA will be one of the  there.
                                            benefactors.
                                              The other prizes will be: 2nd: Log  WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES
                                            Splitter – A1 Engineering Cobh;       We are very proud of have our
                                            3rd: 2 nights B&B & 1D, Kenmare Bay  Chairman, Connie Brosnan,
                                            Hotel, Co. Kerry; 4th: 1 nights B&B,   representing Kerry and Ireland on the
                                            5* Castlemartyr Resort, Co. Cork;   Irish team in the World Transplant
                                            5th: 1 nights B&B 4* Woodlands      Games in Malaga this Summer.
                                            Hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick and 6th:   This will be his second time to
                                            €100 voucher for O’Shea’s Tyres &   represent us at the Games. He won a
                                            Battery Centre, Killarney.          silver medal when the European
                                              Tickets cost €10 and are available  Games were held in Ireland in 2010.
                                            from Theresa Looney on 087-2059205    Con is a tireless worker for the
                                            or email; tlooney@eircom.net.       branch and we wish him the best of
                                              The Dwyer family have organised a  luck.
                                            walk in aid of the IKA, which will take
                                            place on Saturday June 17th.        CONGRATULATIONS
                                            Registration is at 12pm at the Hub    We wish to congratulate Colm
                                            O’Dwyer Retail Centre Camp. After   Clifford on his recent transplant and
                                            the walk a BBQ will be ready at the  are delighted that his health is
                                            Junction Bar Camp.                  improving.


                                            ANNUAL OUTING                       CONDOLENCES
                                              Our annual outing for dialysis      We extend our sympathy to the
                                            patients was held on Saturday April  McHale family on the loss of John and
                                            8th. We travelled to Waterville and  to the Breen family on the loss of
                                            stayed overnight in the Butler Arms  Denis.
                                            Hotel. We had a superb night with lots  Finally we wish everyone a great
                                            of networking, songs and dance.     Summer and hope the sun will shine!

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