By Michelle Crean


Locals are all set for their annual fundraising events with a walk and a dance coming up on Saturday March 2.

Now in its 7thyear, the Strickeen Walk and dance has become a firm favourite on the social calendar.

And organisers are hoping to add even more to their fundraising efforts again this year.

“We are proud to say this is the 7th year of our annual Strickeen Walk, and to date we have raised over €53,000 which has been given to local cancer charities which are very close to our hearts,” Mary Moloney, one of the organisers said.

“If you would like to help us raise more funds please join us for a family fun filled morning where we will walk to the top of Strickeen,located in the Gap of Dunloe,with our All-Ireland winning local football teams Beaufort and Kilcummin. There’ll be refreshments and raffle after in Kate Kearneys and later that night an auction and plenty of dancing with Neilly O’Connor.”

Last year they raised €9,701.21 for The Palliative Care Units in Killarney, Tralee, Cahersiveen and Killorglin, St Joseph’s Home and The Oncology Unit Tralee.

“All of these provide a vital service to our local communities across County Kerry.

“We are truly grateful for your continued support and we hope that this year you will help us once again to make our charity event a huge success.”

Registration for the climb will take place between 10.30am to 11am at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. And tickets for the dance cost €5and are available at the door on the night.