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Oiche Chiarrai

Kerry Person of the Year 2017

Oíche Chiarraí 2017, the flagship event in the yearly calendar of the Kerry Association in Dublin, will place on Saturday 5th March in the elegant surroundings of the Ballsbridge Hotel. At this gala dinner dance, Ted Moynihan will be presented with the accolade of Kerry Person of the Year 2017. Ted is a tireless fundraiser and campaigner on behalf of the Kerry Hospice Foundation. The Foundation funds a wide range of palliative care services to patients in Kerry, dealing with serious illness. Ted has raised in excess of €11 million towards this great cause. The award is being presented in recognition of the contribution he has made to the Kerry Hospice Foundation over the past 26 years.

Laochra Chiarrai 2017

On the same evening, Forbairt na Dromada Teo (Dromid Community Development Company) will receive the Laochra Chiarrai Award which recognises exemplary leadership in community activity in the county. The Development Company was established in 1996 when a number of parishioners recognised that isolation was detrimental to the area. Since then it has provided services to the local community such as child-care to Elderly Programmes, a Respite Service, Language Classes, Enterprise units and a Community Hall.

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