Castleisland Hospice Fundraiser at The Market House

Castleisland Hospice branch Chairman, Jack Shanahan is leading his committee to The Market House for coffee on this Thursday morning, September 14th from 9am to 5pm. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Castleisland Hospice branch Chairman, Jack Shanahan is leading his committee to The Market House for coffee on this Thursday morning, September 14th from 9am to 5pm. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Lots of local people did lots of things – strange things too – at The Market House in the course of its several hundred years of trading at the bottom of the town.

I bet you that no generation of Islanders ever gathered within its deeply historic walls – there since 1747 – to drink coffee for a local and worthy charity.

We can make our own bit of history on this Thursday, September 14th by doing just that for the Kerry Hospice Foundation Coffee Morning from 9am to 5pm.

That makes it a coffee morning, noon and evening and so be it.

Major Hospice Fundraiser

“Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning is one of the major fundraiser for Hospice nationwide and this year the event will take place Thursday September 14th in venues all over the country,” said local branch PRO, Liz Galwey.

Castleisland branch is on the move this year and its members have announced that the Market House building on Lower Main Street will be the venue for the day.

Liz said that the committee is inviting people to host an event in their own homes or businesses. Coffee and promotional material will be provided by Hospice. This is a very worthy cause and one of the main fundraisers in the locality for Hospice each year.

Flexibility Around Hosting

The Market House, one of Castleisland’s and Kerry’s most famous landmarks – where the Hospice Coffee Morning will be held on Thursday. ©Photograph: john Reidy

“There is flexibility around the event so if the 14th doesn’t suit you, then you can hold your event on another morning,’ she said.

“Jack Shanahan will host a coffee morning on the 14th in his Haven Pharmacy at Garvey’s Supervalu and Eileen O’Shea, Droumroe, Currow will host a coffee morning on Friday, September 22nd in her home,” said Liz.

The local branch is also putting out a request for assistance on the day so if you have a free hour please contact Liz on 086 28 33 328.

Coffee Morning Pack

Kerry Hospice Foundation is a completely voluntary organisation. All funds raised locally will remain in Kerry.

The official Grand Opening of the new Palliative Care Inpatient Unit, located on the grounds of University Hospital Kerry, will take place on Friday September 22nd 2017.

For further details or to obtain your coffee morning pack please contact Jack Shanahan on 066 71 41225 between 9am and 7pm or any other committee member.

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