On the Sunday afternoon of September 24th, from 3pm to 6pm, a céilí is being held in Knocknagoshel Community Centre in aid of the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team.
The event is being organised by local man, John Nolan who has deep family connections with the service the team provides.
The music for the Céilí will be provided by Neilie O’Connor and admission is €10.
Entirely Voluntary Members
Kerry Mountain Rescue Team (KMRT) is made up of 35 entirely voluntary members who are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The team respond to climbers and walkers in distress in the mountains of Kerry and Southwest Ireland.
During 2016 alone KMRT responded to 41 separate calls for help and assisted 40 people and dealt with two fatalities.
So far this year the team has responded to over 25 calls.
Donations and Fundraising
Income for the team is primarily is sourced from donations and fundraising, with a small portion of funding coming from Government grants.
The main areas of expenditure are in search and rescue equipment, insurance, training, vehicles and fuel.
The generous donation of proceeds from this céilí is greatly appreciated. The funding will be used to purchase and upgrade our technical rescue equipment.
“We would like to thank John Nolan for this fund-raising effort. It will help ensure KMRT continue to provide a professional mountain rescue service for the Southwest of Ireland,” said Alan Wallace, PRO for the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team.
Anyone with any ideas for fundraising for the team or who my wish to donate can contact Alan on 087 26 75 360. Find out more about the team with a click on the link here: http://kerrymountainrescue.ie
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