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Voluntary Groups

  • The Bereavement Support Group

The present group is community based. Confidential and understanding support is offered to those who are grieving – all members of the group have had personal experience of grief and loss. They have also had an initial training. The group’s role is seen as support rather than counselling.  Contact 064 6641081

  •  St. Vincent de Paul

They provide support for those in need-whether that be physical, financial or emotional. Those supported are treated with respect and with the utmost confidentiality. This group meets every Wednesday at the Church Lodge from 7.30pm – 8.30pm (except July & August)   Contact 087 2870551

  •  Pioneer Association

The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association members seek to address alcohol-related problems in society, mainly through prayer, self-denial, and the promotion of positive life-styles. Contact Donal O’Connell 064 6682086. For more information about the PTAA see http://www.pioneerassociation.ie/

  •  Graveyard Committees

There are committees for the four graveyards used by the Kenmare Parish. They maintain the graveyards, cutting the grass and other work as needed.   In this the various committees are assisted by the workers on the Rural Social Scheme.  They also organise an annual Mass in each graveyard.

Contact for Old Kenmare  Graveyard
Bertie McSwiney 064 66 40719
 
Contact for Holy Cross Graveyard (Crossroads)
Tom O’Connor   064 66 41406

Contact for Old Templenoe & New Templenoe Graveyards
Bridget Mahoney 087 9008202

Templenoe Graveyards Committee looks after the New Templenoe and Old Templenoe graveyards and also the Church of Ireland graveyard at the Vestry, Templenoe.