Remembering Mamie: The Long Good Friday Hospice Walk To Go On-line

Remembering Mamie: The Long Good Friday Hospice Walk To Go On-line

The Good Friday Walk has not only been a major fundraiser for the Kerry Hospice Foundation but it has also been a big part of communities throughout Kerry for over 20 years. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the walk did not take place last year. A year later and the foundation is facing the same…

The Late Mary ‘Mamie’ O’Sullivan, nee O’Connor, Camp, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Mary ‘Mamie’ O’Sullivan, nee O’Connor, Camp, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Mary ‘Mamie’ O’Sullivan, nee O’Connor, Camp, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Peacefully on December 26th 2020, surrounded by her loving family in the wonderful care of the Palliative Care Team at University Hospital Kerry. Sadly missed by her loving husband Mikey Joe, her family: Paul, Kieran, Conor and Marie, Marie’s partner James,…

Kerry Hospice Launches its Light to Remember Christmas Tree and Card Collection

Kerry Hospice Launches its Light to Remember Christmas Tree and Card Collection

The Kerry Hospice Foundation has launched its Light to Remember Christmas Tree fundraiser. The idea is to allow people to help light up the tree in memory of someone special. On the site you can remember a loved one and pay a tribute or leave a special message. “We have left the amount open so…

Thirty Year Old Hospice Coffee Morning Goes Virtual This Year

Thirty Year Old Hospice Coffee Morning Goes Virtual This Year

The annual Kerry Hospice Foundation Coffee Morning fundraiser is yet another event taking the on-line route this year. Castleisland fundraising branch chairman, Jack Shanahan said the change from live event to virtual is just another sign of the current times. “Rather than abandon the idea completely, we have decided to see if people could join…

Radio Kerry Rowing to Rescue Stranded Charities

Radio Kerry Rowing to Rescue Stranded Charities

Radio Kerry’s Celebrate4Life invites you to celebrate Kerry lives and support the work of four Kerry charities. Radio Kerry has launched Celebrate4Life, an initiative to help raise vital funds for four Kerry charities while celebrating the lives of those who have survived and those whose lives were lost to Covid-19. Radio Kerry Contribution of €10,000…

Castleisland Plans For Pre-Christmas Vehicle Run for Hospice

Castleisland Plans For Pre-Christmas Vehicle Run for Hospice

A pre-Christmas Charity Vehicle Run is just beyond the announcement stages and into the arena of finer detail planning. Being organised as a fundraiser for the Kerry Hospice Foundation and on behalf of the Castleisland fundraising branch, the event will be held on Sunday, December 22nd. Mart Yard Start and Finish Vehicle owners are being…

Joanne’s Hoops4Hospice Raised €7,712

Joanne’s Hoops4Hospice Raised €7,712

St. Mary’s Basketball Club has announced that €7,712. has been handed over to the Castleisland fundraising branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation. The funds are the proceeds of the recent Hoops 4 Hospice fundraising event which the club held in memory of the late Joanne Walmsley. Huge Numbers Attended “The club would like to thank…

Joanne’s Hoops4Hospice Fundraiser at €7,000 and Counting

Joanne’s Hoops4Hospice Fundraiser at €7,000 and Counting

The old ‘bird in the hand’ analogy was wisely rolled out by the organisers of Saturday’s Hoops4Hospice – a day long basketball extravaganza in honour of the late club stalwart Joanne Walmsley. Joanne passed away on March 7th last after a long battle with cancer at only 43 years of age. Ambition and Distinction In…

Margaret ‘Letting Go’ Poetry Book Proceeds to Kerry Hospice

Margaret ‘Letting Go’ Poetry Book Proceeds to Kerry Hospice

Margaret Naughton is from Killorglin, Co Kerry and she works as a healthcare chaplain in the Bon Secours Hospital in Tralee and as a lecturer at Hibernia College, Dublin. She studied English, History and Theology at University College Cork and IT Tallaght and is currently a PhD researcher in Theology and Religious Studies at Mary…

Is Catherine a Hospice Hero or a Hospice Heroine ?

Is Catherine a Hospice Hero or a Hospice Heroine ?

Congratulations to Catherine Horan of Castleisland Hospice fundraising branch. Catherine was recognised as a Hospice Hero at a special presentation in the Palliative Care Unit in University Hospital Kerry on Thursday night. Is Catherine a Hospice Hero or a Hospice Heroine – either way the distinguished honour applies. A Founding Member Catherine is a founding…