FUNDS FOR THE DEFIBRILLATOR: Getting ready for the Glenflesk Community Defibrillator coffee morning from l-r were: Paddy Carroll, Paddy O’Donoghue, Mary O’Donoghue, Geraldine O’Brien, Derry Healy and Padraig O’Sullivan. 

By Michelle Crean

Locals in Glenflesk are planning to saves lives by installing a defibrillator in their community – but first they plan to fundraise for the equipment.

And in order to get the funds together, The Glenflesk Community Defibrillator Group are planning a coffee morning on Saturday, April 27 in The Kerryway, between 11am and 1pm.

All funds raised will go towards the purchase, installation and maintenance of a defibrillator and cabinet, which will be located at O’Brien’s Shop, Derry Healy from the group explained.

“The defib in the area is in the GAA grounds,” Derry said.

“We are fundraising for another which will be located in O’Brien’s shop.”

He added that four locals came together the time Danny Healy-Rae put in a deputation to lower the speed limit in the village. They’re hoping that an additional defibrillator will help somebody in the case of an emergency.

“We want to make the village safer.”

Four local schools will provide entertainment at the coffee morning and there will also be a raffle on the day with a painting worth €1,500, donated by Mark Eldred, to be won. Locals are providing food while The Kerryway will assist with teas and coffee. “There’ll be hampers and other prizes also.”

If anyone requires any more information or would like to sponsor a raffle prize please contact one of the committee members: Derry Healy on 087 2707899, Geraldine O’Brien 085 1641048, Jerry Mullane 087 2627815 or Padraig O’Sullivan 087 0530384.


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