Danny Tim’s Lon­don dance raises funds for ma­jor re­fur­bish­ment project for Kil­lor­glin care cen­tre

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - NEWS - By SINEADKELLEHER

A MA­JOR ren­o­va­tion project at St Joseph’s Home in Kil­lor­glin will pro­vide state-of-theart fa­cil­i­ties for the res­i­dents of the vi­tal care fa­cil­ity in Mid Kerry.

Twenty new rooms have al­ready opened at the Kil­lor­glin res­i­den­tial care cen­tre, and works have now been com­pleted on nine new rooms.

This year, work will con­tinue to re­fur­bish the old part of the build­ing, which will in­clude five new rooms and an­cil­lary rooms. The first phase of this work is cur­rently un­der­way.

The work has been un­der­taken to bring St Joseph’s home up to the re­quired HIQA stan­dards nec­es­sary for a mod­ern-day fa­cil­ity.

Cur­rently there are 40 res­i­dents liv­ing at St Joseph’s home in Kil­lor­glin, span­ning all of Mid Kerry, and it is hoped to in­crease this to 46 res­i­dents when all the re­fur­bish­ments are com­plete, ac­cord­ing to Sr He­lena.

The mil­lion-euro project has been funded by do­na­tions and from the Ring of Kerry cy­cle, and a huge boost, too, has been the an­nual Dol­lis Hill fundrais­ing dance or­gan­ised by Danny Tim O’Sul­li­van.

The well-known Ker­ry­man has been a long-term sup­porter of St Joseph’s Home in Kil­lor­glin, and this year he has handed over a cheque of €16,500 to St Joseph’s Home in Kil­lor­glin thanks to the an­nual Oc­to­ber dance.

Sr He­lena said they are grate­ful for this sup­port.

“It is a won­der­ful do­na­tion. We are so grate­ful to him and to all his team who helped raised this money,” she said.

Danny Tim said that he could not raise this money with­out huge sup­port, and he thanked ev­ery­one that helped raise the money. “I want to thank ev­ery­body who sold tick­ets and gave do­na­tions,” he said.

Danny Tim said that many friends of his ended up at St Joseph’s, so it is a cause close to his heart.

Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Dan Tim O’Sul­li­van and his wife, Sheila, of Gleesk and Lon­don, pre­sent­ing the cheque for €16,500 to Sr He­lena for St Joseph’s Home, Kil­lor­glin, with (front from left) Mary Grif­fin, Ju­lia O’Sul­li­van, Sr Con­silii, Kitty and Teresa O’Sul­li­van. Back from left: John O’Sul­li­van, Paddy Joe Grif­fin, Ian Wheeler, Jerome O’Con­nor, Mary Bros­nan, Joe McGil­licuddy, Ann O’Sul­li­van, Patsy and Noreen Hor­gan, Maura Mur­phy, Sheila Mur­phy, Kevin Mo­ri­arty, Denis Mur­phy, Der­mot Galvin, Cathri­ona Clif­ford, Donal Man­gan and Donal Martin Grif­fin at St Joseph’s Home, Kil­lor­glin, on Thurs­day.

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