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A Voice for Hannah

A FAMILY in Annascaul is undertaking a major fund-raising initiative to raise money to help their little daughter Hannah to be able to communicate with her family.

Hannah Falvey is a 2 ½ years old girl with a very rare condition called Rett Syndrome, a complex genetic disorder that affects mainly girls which makes her unable to communicate with anybody.

Some of the syndrome’s most common features are non-verbal communication, scoliosis, epilepsy, motor function difficulties, stereotypical hand movement as well as difficulties with swallowing and chewing.

Hannah lives with her family in Annascaul – her parents Nancy and Brendan and her sister Lily. With the help of an eye-gaze computer called Tobii she will be able to communicate with her family.

The Falveys have undertaken the task of raising funds to be able to buy this specialised technology with an expensive price tag of €12,000.A Voice for Hannah

Tobii produces touch-based and eye-controlled computers that help individuals with motor and speech impairments lead richer and more independent lives.

Hannah has been tested for the technology and has been declared to be a perfect candidate for this new technology and has been assured that her quality of life will greatly improve because of it.

As Hannah will never be able to talk or use her hands for sign language, this type of communication will be her future language. In order to master the eye gazing skill, it is necessary to start from a young age, and so it is vital to her development.

The only limitations on the Falvey family now of course are financial. And this is why they have set up ‘A Voice for Hannah’ appeal in the Go Fund Me page.

The fundraising initiative revolves around a 70km walk that will be undertaken by two good friends of the family on Friday 12th August 2016 from Castlemaine to Brandon Point.

They will walk the length of the Slieve Mish mountains running along the middle of the Dingle Peninsula and will climb all the mountains along the way, including Mount Brandon.

Both Nancy and Brendan are so proud of their brave and kind friends to take on this challenge so that Hannah will have a chance to find her voice in this world.

To make a donation to ‘A Voice for Hannah’, and to read more about Hannah’s story, visit https://www.gofundme.com/27fn964

For more information about Rett Syndrome, visit www.rettsyndrome.ie

 


June 13th, 2016

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Annascaul Adventures

Well done to Annascaul Adventures who had a fantastic Nature walk today lead by Elizabeth Brookes. Thank you to Grogans Pharmacy Dingle who gave a wonderful informative talk & donated his fee to A Voice for Hannah. Thanks to Joan Greene who opened specially for this event where everyone enjoyed fresh home-baking & tasty home-made soup. Will keep you updated with more successful events coming up
Annascaul,Camp, Inch, Lispole Community Games

If anyone is interested in coaching boys futsal/indoor soccer, please message their facebook page or email suzannespillane@gmail.com asap.

 
Fundraising Quiz

Annascaul Gaa snd Coiste na nOg are having a fundraising quiz Fri Jan 27th in Fitzgeralds bar camp, 9.30.

 
Annascaul River

 
Well done to Annascaul man Pat Ferriter who recently had a winner at the Tralee Greyhound track with his greyhound called Annascaul river. Pat has had many winners over the last few months and hopefully will have many more with his new assistant trainer Dan Sheehy. We wish Pat and Dan the best of luck for the future.

 
Whist Results
Ladies: 1st Dora Moriarty, 2nd Kathleen Hennessy, 1st Interval: Margaret Whelehan, 2nd Interval: Ann Kavanagh.
Gents: 1st Joe O’Sullivan, 2nd Michael Rohan, 1st Interval: John McEnery, 2nd Interval: Joan Sayers, Mystery: Breda Baker, Betty Johnson, Mary Moriarty, Raffle: 1st Breda Baker, 2nd, Betty Johnson, 3rd Ann Kavanagh, 4th Ann Kavanagh, 5th Mickey Murphy, 6th Elizabeth Brookes.
 
Birthday Wishes
Birthday wishes go out to Trish Boland, Annascaul who recently celebrated her Birthday with family and friends.
Annascaul ICA

 
Annascaul ICA meet every Thursday in the Community Centre at 8pm. New members are always welcome. 
 
EXPERIENCED CHEF REQUIRED

Looking for a unique opportunity.
The South Pole Inn is one of Ireland’s most iconic public houses, steeped in history and adventure. If you have drive, ambition and the ability to help take our growing business forward in the coming season and beyond contact Gary Percival 0858128129 or southpoleinn@hotmail.com
 
 

 
If you would like anything included in the Annascaul Notes. Contact Noel Spillane. Ph 087 2184757 or forward an email to info@annascaul.ie

January 26th, 2017

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Bingo night in Annascaul 24 July

24 July Bingo for Hannah. Proceeds to A Voice for Hannah. Annascaul community centre 7.30pm prompt.

All Welcome.


July 24th, 2016

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The Summer programme of rambles is taking place each Thursday.
Summer rambles –
14th July-to be announced. Contact Ros 087 75345486.
24 July Bingo for Hannah. Proceeds to A Voice for Hannah. Annascaul community centre 7.30pm prompt.
Info Anne 087 9697391
Congratulations
Congratulations to Scoil Bhreac Chluain, Annascaul N.S. who won overall school award in the West Kerry Show.

Annascaul Road Race

 
Pole to Pole Annascaul 10K Road Race &5 K Fun Walk/Jog/ Run
Saturday 6th August @11am
Reg fee €25.00 for the 10K race, €10.00 for the 5 k Fun run Children accompanied by adults are welcome on the 5 K Walk/Jog/run(No dogs/bikes) Registration for both events from 7am at Annascaul Sports hall.
Both events will be time chipped
Special thanks to our past sponsors, full list in westkerry live, watch out for their ad 
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Annascaul Singing Club
 
The next gathering is scheduled to take place at Patcheen’s Pub, Main Street, Annascaul on Thursday 21st July from 9pm. Bring your songs, stories and poetry and join them around the fire. Or come in and have a listen if you feel so inclined. As usual it’s free and it’s fun.Annasca
 
Whist Results for 06/07/16
Ladies: 1st Ann Kavanagh, 2nd Mairead Dowd, 1st Interval: Dora Moriarty, 2nd Interval: Rita Nolan.
Gents: 1st Michael Rohan, 2nd John Ford & Sandra Hoffman, Femma Haverman, Martin Courtney, Eileen Hickson. 1st Interval: Ethne O’Leary, 2nd Edward Hennessy. Mystery: Sandra Hoffman, Eileen Hickson, Raffle: 1st Noreen Walsh, 2nd Sheila O’Connor, 3rd Edward Hennessy, 4th Edward Hennesy, 5th Elka Hochstrate, 6th Jer Knightly, 7th Mairead Sheehy, Mickey Murphy, Breeda Baker, Jer Knightly, Eileen Moriarty, Mairead Sheehy, Marcia Gantor, Mike Dolan, Siobhan Kennedy.
Volunteer Hour
Come along and join the volunteers every Monday evening this summer and work together to make our village even more beautiful. Meet at 7pm outside the Community Centre.
Welcome
Welcome to Joan’s Café Nua recently opened in the Old Annascaul pottery shop. Pop in and enjoy home baking, lovely veggie food and singing dinner parties.
 
Art Lessons.
 
Art lessons are being held in Annascaul. Community Centre every Friday 6.00-7.00. For further information contact Abe Boland Ph. 0872975588.
 
If you would like anything included in the Annascaul Notes Contact Noel Spillane Ph. 087 2184757 or forward an email to info@annascaul.ie.

July 12th, 2016

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Congratulations

 

Congratulations to Annascaul Youth Club U15 soccer team – All Ireland winners.

Annascaul ICA
 Summer rambles- Thursday 7th July-cliff walk. Meet at the Blasket Centre car park at 7.30. Not a walker? Join us for refreshments afterwards! Further details 087 7535486.
Thank you
The Annascaul-Lispole underage football would like to thank Grogan’s pharmacy, Dingle for sponsoring & helping out with first aid bags recently. This was very much appreciated by all involved.
Whist Results for 29/06/16
Ladies: 1st Jon McEnery, 2nd Mary Kenny, 1st Interval:Nora Devine, 2nd Interval: Ann Kavanagh.
Gents: 1st Seamus O’Donnell, 2nd Martin Courtney, 1st Interval:Thomas Maunsell, 2nd Bridie Lyne. Mystery: Sandra Hoffman, Eileen Hickson, Raffle: 1st Seamus O’Donnell, 2nd Ann Windle, 3rd Mary Shanahan, 4th Femme Haverman, 5th Ann Kavanagh, 6th Micheal Rohan, 7th Betty Johnson,
Charity Whist Drive on July in Annascaul Community Centre in aid of “A Voice for Hannah”.
Volunteer Hour
Come along and join the volunteers every Monday evening this summer and work together to make our village even more beautiful. Meet at 7pm outside the Community Centre.
 
Art Lessons.
 
Art lessons are being held in Annascaul. Community Centre every Friday 6.00-7.00. For further information contact Abe Boland Ph. 0872975588.
If you would like anything included in the Annascaul Notes Contact Noel Spillane Ph. 087 2184757 or forward an email to info@annascaul.ie.

July 3rd, 2016

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