Rath committee’s work proves a showstopper

With the help of the mini-heat wave we experienced in the last week, the flowers just inside the Ballinorig side of Rath Graveyard are in full bloom at present and the shower of colour from the hydrangeas are a stunning showstopper.

The Rath Graveyard Committee have completed their annual planting at the graveyard and while they are very disappointed that the annual Mass was unable to go ahead for the second year in a row because of Covid-19 restrictions, they are continuing to maintain the public areas around the People’s Altar.

This year, the local volunteer group have planted thousands of flowers around the graveyard.

Born to Run launches 5k to help Rose bloom

The Tralee Born to Run group are hosting a virtual 5k walk or run to raise funds for Rose, the four-year-old daughter of Karen and Thomas O’Flaherty from Ballymac who is living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and requires constant treatment to manage her symptoms.

The Born to Run group launched the fundraiser last weekend and ‘little superstar’ Rose was there at the launch.

A group of family, friends and the local community have set out to raise funds to help Rose with her needs and are encouraging everyone to take part in the 5k fundraiser.