Eamonn’s old beard comes good for Recovery Haven

Ardfert's Olivia Murphy plans leap year skydive

Eamon Kirby with family and friends as he presented a cheque of €5,150 to Recovery Haven, raised through his Movember beard shave late last year. Front, from left: Joe Egan, Eamon
Kirby (grandson), Eamon Kirby, Dermot Crowley of Recovery Haven and Declan O’Connor. Back,from left: Olivia Murphy, Brenda and Nicole O’Connor, David O’Mahony, Mairead Kirby, Elaine Casey and Helen Geary. Photo by Joe Hanley
Eamon Kirby with family and friends as he presented a cheque of €5,150 to Recovery Haven, raised through his Movember beard shave late last year. Front, from left: Joe Egan, Eamon Kirby (grandson), Eamon Kirby, Dermot Crowley of Recovery Haven and Declan O’Connor. Back,from left: Olivia Murphy, Brenda and Nicole O’Connor, David O’Mahony, Mairead Kirby, Elaine Casey and Helen Geary. Photo by Joe Hanley
Ready to leap for Recovery Haven - Olivia Murphy launching her February 29 parachute jump for Recovery Haven with help from Dermot Crowley (left) of the charity and Eamonn Kirby of Kirby’s Bar in Ardfert

Ardfert publican Eamonn Kirby was delighted to present the vital charity Recovery Haven with a cheque for €5,150, the proceeds of the great night of beard-shaving fun he hosted for the service for Movember.

But Kirby's Bar is going above and beyond now for the Recovery Haven - quite literally - as staff member Olivia Murphy launches her skydive fundraising campaign.

Suffice to say that the Haven is over the moon with the efforts of everyone in Kirby's and Ardfert, where the public was certainly not found wanting for the month of Movember.

Brave Olivia will take to the skies to leap into the Leap Year as she exits the door of a plane high above the land on February 29; combined with Eamonn volunteering his iconic beard back in November it is making for an impressive sacrifice by the bar.

It also made for another great night in Kirby's this week as Eamonn presented the proceeds as Olivia launched her campaign, joined by their many friends from the Recovery Haven.

Based in Killerisk with outreach in Killorglin and Killarney, the Haven provides a lifeline for people in treatment with its healing spaces full of vital therapies and activities.

Kerryman

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