Tuesday 22 August 2017

Hospice activist Ted is Kerry Person of the Year

Ted Moynihan with Leesha Duffy of Kerry Association of Dublin, after he was named Kerry Person of the Year. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Ted Moynihan with Leesha Duffy of Kerry Association of Dublin, after he was named Kerry Person of the Year. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

He has spearheaded fundraising initiatives to help raise more than €11m for end-of-life care - and now hospice activist Ted Moynihan has been honoured for his work.

Mr Moynihan (80), from Tralee, Co Kerry, has been named Kerry Person of the Year by the Kerry Association Dublin.

Ted Moynihan who was announced as Kerry Person of the Year at Iveagh House in Dublin is pictured with his wife Breda and sons Teddy (left) and Simon.
Pic Steve Humphreys
Ted Moynihan who was announced as Kerry Person of the Year at Iveagh House in Dublin is pictured with his wife Breda and sons Teddy (left) and Simon. Pic Steve Humphreys

He was praised as the face of the Kerry Hospice and for dedicating 26 years of his life to the welfare of cancer sufferers.

"He has proved the power of one still exists, and is a major force," said Leesha Duffy, cathaoirleach of the Kerry Association.

Mr Moynihan said the award was a welcome recognition of those who work in palliative care in the area.

"I don't do this for awards, but it is nice to get them all the same," Mr Moynihan told those gathered at Iveagh House, on Dublin's St Stephen's Green.

Ted Moynihan is congratulated by Stephen Rae Group Editor In Chief at Independent News & Media and Leesha Duffy Cathaoirleach of Kerry Association of Dublin after he was announced as Kerry Person of the Year at Iveagh House in Dublin.
Pic Steve Humphreys
Ted Moynihan is congratulated by Stephen Rae Group Editor In Chief at Independent News & Media and Leesha Duffy Cathaoirleach of Kerry Association of Dublin after he was announced as Kerry Person of the Year at Iveagh House in Dublin. Pic Steve Humphreys

He said work was under way on a new 15-room inpatient facility.

Among the guests who spoke at the event were legendary broadcaster Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Stephen Rae, group Editor-in-Chief at Independent News and Media, publisher of the Irish Independent.

Forbairt na Dromoda scooped the Laochra Chiarraí award. The organisation was set up to help economic and social development of the Dromid region of the county.

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