New defibrillator for Ballyhooly

At the formal handover of a new defibrillator which is situated at the Amber Costcutter Shop & Forecourt in Ballyhooly were, l-r: Annette O'Riordan (Ballyhooly Community Council), Anne O'Driscoll (Ballyhooly Community Council), Candice Bird (Amber Costcutter), Kay Magner (chairperson Ballyhooly Community Council), John Kearney (Rapid Responders), Kevin Rice (Amber), Breda O'Neill (Amber), Shane Ryan (Ballyhooly Community Council) and Patrick Leahy (Ballyhooly Community Council). Missing from photo are: Ella Whelan and Brian Weldon. (Pic: John Ahern)

Ballyhooly has its third defibrillator, thanks the goodwill and generosity of the public.

The new device which was formally handed over and installed recently at the Amber Costcutter Service Station & Shop, is in addition to those located in Ballyhooly Community Field and Ballyhooly National School (Scoil Mhuire). 

Acquiring this extra defibrillator is a major achievement for hardworking members of Ballyhooly Community Council, whose chairperson is Kay Magner.

The project was funded thanks to the public’s ongoing support of Ballyhooly’s jar collection which continues to be a valuable source of revenue for important initiatives. The defibrillator is contained within a heated case.

Valuable sponsorship

Amber Costcutter who run the local service station and shop also came on board with valuable sponsorship which has allowed for the purchase of a specially heated case.

Ballyhooly Community Council are delighted to have seen their plans realised and take this opportunity to thank all those who’ve given so generously to the jar collection over the years – on average the jar collection raises €2,000 per annum.

Thanks to great team effort, Ballyhooly is now well placed to deal with any medical emergency that may arise. The code to the village’s latest defibrillator is 1234.