DEFIBRILLATOR: Glenflesk Community Defibrillator Group unveiled two new defibrillators in the parish on Saturday. Photo: Séamus Healy

 

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By Sean Moriarty

Glenflesk Community Defibrillator Group unveiled two new defibrillators in the parish on Saturday.

 

The latest two defibrillators will be located in O’Brien’s Shop and Filling Station in the village and at Clonkeen Church and will complement the existing one in the local GAA clubhouse.

 

Two more will be located at Knockanes National School and Spillane’s House, Rossalia – on the Lough Guitane Road.

 

The group dedicated the defibrillators to the memory of Denise Crowley, Gortdearg, Headford. The local woman suffered fatal injuries when she was struck by a car as she tried to cross the road in the village to meet her mother.

 

“We unveiled a plaque in her memory and in memory of all who lost their lives on our roads,” Derry Healy of Glenflesk Community Defibrillator Group told the Killarney Advertiser. “If anything good comes out of her accident, it will be this.”

 

Derry added that one of the reasons O’Brien’s shop was chosen was because there are lot of people around there, between Mass goers at St Agatha’s Church and players and fans attending the local GAA grounds.

 

“But there isn’t much point in having all these defibrillators and all these people if people can’t use them,” he said.

 

Free defibrillator training is offered to anyone who may be interested by contacting committee members Pádraig O’Sullivan 087 2707899 or Derry Healy 087 0530384.

 

Glenflesk Community Defibrillator Group praised the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle who donated €2,000, and a recent coffee morning earned a further €4000.