Page 30 - Support Magazine Winter 2017
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Ruth Kelly, Mary and Dan McCarthy
                CLARE CONTD.

           John Quinn (living kidney transplant recipient) and
            Maureen Organ took time out for a photo at   Declan, Garry and Catherine Forde and their friend Tom Connolly from Galway. Well done to the Galway folks who all went
             Quinn Fruit & Veg store in Ennis recently.     home with a spot prize following the Clare branch Christmas social.
                                       CARLOW                     BY PAT MAY

         Katie Gleeson, Ned Gleeson, Niall O'Meara, Kay Farrell, Susan Tobin, Secretary, IKA Carlow  Bob O'Meara, Tommy Hughes, Ned Gleeson, Pat May, Susan Tobin, Nessa O'Meara
         branch accepting the cheque from Bob O'Meara and Christy Farrell.
         I would like to send a big ‘thank  healthy and happy Christmas and
         you’ to all the members and        New Year.
         volunteers who helped us with our
         Church Gate Collection. Your help is  BARROWHOUSE/KILEEN TRACTOR RUN
         really appreciated.                   The Tractor Run took place this
                                            year on the June Bank Holiday
         BEREAVEMENTS                       weekend. A total of 83 tractors took
            We    extend    our   deepest   part and €2,900 was raised for the
         sympathies to the family of Robert  IKA. Organiser, Ned Gleeson, chose
         Howard, Maganey and to the family  the IKA to benefit this year in
         of Johnathan Burroughs, Carlow     memory of his brother Michael, a
         who both died recently. May they   long-term kidney patient who passed  were greatly facilitated by local
         rest in peace.                     away last year. Ned was ably assisted  publicans Kay and Christy Farrell,
            We would like to wish all our   by Bob O'Meara, Nessa O'Meara, Niall  both on the day and on the night of
         patients and volunteers a very     O'Meara and Michael Moran and       the presentation of the cheque.
                                                                                       Around the Branches continues on page 35
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