Davena’s writing success to benefit charity

An Abbeydorney woman has turned a winning short story into a book and is donating all profits to charity.

Davena O’Neill has teamed up with a Wicklow-based artist, Evelyn Vazquez, and the pair worked together to create a charming picture book called ‘Little Star Lost’ - a name that ties in very well with the season.

She’s hoping that the book will sell well over Christmas.

Davena said: “This has been a labour of love, in memory of a precious little boy, and to raise funds for a very worthy cause.”

In October 2020, Davena entered a writing competition called ‘A Story for Daniel’, which raised funds in memory of Daniel Farbrace, a 21-month-old little boy, who died from cancer.

Davena’s story won the competition and it was the little boy’s parents who picked the winner.

Volunteers help deck the halls for church concerts

There was a huge show of generosity and community spirit at Balloonagh Church in Tralee last weekend when it was decorated ahead of a number of concerts and events this month.

Balloonagh Church was recently bought by Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre For Older Persons and, having been deconsecrated, is now being made available for community events with the first of a number of concerts starting on December 4.