The late Tim Moore


A popular annual table quiz, which raises funds to send Kerry children and young adults with special needs to Lourdes, will be held in Killarney on Thursday, March 7.

The Tim Moore Memorial Table Quiz will be held in the Gleneagle Hotel at 7.30pm and the question master will be local charity champion Cathal Walshe. The entry fee for tables of four is €40 and it is €20 for teams of schoolchildren.

Proceeds from the night will go to the Irish Pilgrimage Trust which organises pilgrimages to Lourdes every Easter for children and young adults with physical or intellectual difficulties.

Close on 500 young people from all over Ireland will be brought on the pilgrimage on Easter Sunday and they will return the following Saturday. All the volunteer helpers and medical staff that will accompany them cover for their own travel costs and expenses.

The annual quiz, which is running for close on 30 years, is dedicated to the memory of the late Killarney accountant Tim Moore, who was a tireless campaigner for the Irish Pilgrimage Trust.

He passed away, suddenly, in 2002 and his friends have continued the quiz as a tribute to his legacy and to ensure the charity continues to be supported.

Kieran Coffey, the retired principal of Fossa National School, is one of those who spearhead the Kerry pilgrimage to Lourdes and he has appealed to the public to support the very important fundraiser which helps offset some of the costs involved.

“We are delighted to be in a position to continue Tim’s great work and to dedicate the quiz to him,” Kieran said.

“The event is always so well supported by the people of the greater Killarney area and we greatly appreciate that generosity.”