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KERRY'S EYE THIS WEEK - Published Thursday May 15th, 2013
It was never about himself. Up until the very end, Donal Walsh’s only worry was for those he’d leave behind: his dad, Fionnbarr, his mom, Elma, sister Jema, family, and so many friends.
Not for years has the county - and even the country - been so moved and inspired by any one person.
Donal Walsh’s journey softened even the hardest of hearts. The fact that he was just 16 years old made the power of his impact even more profound.
In other news this week, all emergency calls for ambulances in Kerry will be routed through a control centre in Dublin from today (Thursday), in a move that has been slammed as amounting to ‘playing Russian roulette’ with people’s lives.
The HSE plans to centralise all emergency calls across the country into two centralised stations in Tallaght and Ballyshannon. Cork and Kerry are the first of the eight centres nationwide to be changed.
Meanwhile, the fodder crisis continues, the weather forecast is dreadful and farmers are stretched like never before. Scenes of up to 40 tractors queuing at Kerry Co-op stores around the county are now becoming a regular feature - a sight never witnessed in this country in living memory.
There’s good news too though: a small rural school in is celebrating after winning an appeal over a teacher’s future, there’s a model railway planned for Tralee, and the community in Beaufort looks like it has a plan to retain its garda station.
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Killorglin Golf Club are celebrating. And rightly so. Their Jimmy Bruen team took on the likes of Dooks, Castleisland and Tralee at the weekend in Ceann Sibeal. And they came through their section with flying colours.
They now face Kanturk in the final. Read about the Bruen weekend in this week's Kerry's Eye.
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Much praise must go to the late Donal Walsh for the fact that the issue of suicide is being openly talked about these days. Donal’s bravery in the face of his terminal illness when speaking out against suicide helped raise the profile of the tragedy of suicide to what is probably its highest point ever in this country.
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