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Four Killarney nurses complete Ring of London charity cycle

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By Sean Moriarty

Four London-based Killarney nurses have completed a 130km cycle around the city to raise funds for a new bus for St Francis’ Special School in Beaufort.

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FINISH LINE: At the finish line in Finsbury Park Elaine O'Donoghue Michelle Fleming Linda Daly and Aisling O'Donoghue

Outside the Swan (a well-known Irish bar) in Stockwell Linda Daly Aisling O'Donogue Elaine O'Donoghue and Michelle Fleming l

The four, Michelle Fleming and twins Aisling and Elaine O’Donoghue from Dalton’s Avenue and Linda Daly from Mangerton intended on returning home for the annual Ring of Kerry Cycle but pandemic restrictions mean the event is cancelled and they cannot travel anyway.

This year’s Ring of Kerry Cycle is being promoted as a virtual event with the tagline ‘Anytime -Anywhere.’

Michelle had the idea to do a Ring of London and on Monday of this week the four cycled from their Finsbury Park homes to some of the best know sites in the British capital.

They visited iconic sites like the Olympic Stadium in East London, Epping Forest in North London, Richmond Part to the west of the city and Woolwich on the southern banks of the River Thames.

They also visited the ExCel Centre in London’s docklands, the entertainment venue was famously converted into a Nightingale Hospital during the peak of the pandemic.

There journey took them to Wimbledon and within a stone-throw of Wembley Stadium.

The journey was not without drama either, heavy rain, punctures and London’s traffic all added to the challenge.

“You would think London is flat but there are a lot of hills with long drags and we were not expecting that,” Michelle told the Killarney Advertiser. “Three of us have completed the Ring of Kerry a few times and Elaine was always saying she wanted to do it. I came up with the idea of the Ring of London and the girls went for it.”

Donations can made via
https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11405041_rok--ring-of-london-2021.html

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Greywind announce home concert

By Michelle Crean Killarney band Greywind have announced that they will be playing their debut hometown headline show at the INEC Club early next year. Formed by siblings Steph and Paul O’Sullivan, Greywind have been called “The best band to come out of Kerry” by The Irish Times and have performed live at the biggest […]

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By Michelle Crean

Killarney band Greywind have announced that they will be playing their debut hometown headline show at the INEC Club early next year.

Formed by siblings Steph and Paul O’Sullivan, Greywind have been called “The best band to come out of Kerry” by The Irish Times and have performed live at the biggest festivals in the world such as Reading and Leeds Festival, the Isle of Wight Festival, Download Festival, Rock Am Ring in Germany and have supported The Coronas at the INEC Arena.

The brother sister duo from Ballydribbeen saw their album ‘Afterthought’ reach 2m streams on global music platform Spotify last year.

Now it’s their turn to headline their local venue and it takes place on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Talking about their upcoming INEC Club gig, lead singer Steph O’Sullivan says they’re so excited for this show.

“We’ve been waiting for the perfect time to finally play a headline show in our hometown so it’s going to be such an incredible night.”

Greywind are known for their energetic and jaw dropping live performances so this homecoming gig is sure to be a special night for Killarney so make sure you don’t miss out on tickets which are €20 and are now on sale from ticketmaster.ie and inec.ie.

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Mountain Meitheal documentary to feature in KIFF this Sunday

By Sean Moriarty The volunteers behind Killarney Mountain Meitheal will be featured in a short documentary to be screened during the Kerry International Film Festival (KIFF) this Sunday. The short film called ‘Hatchets and Hope – The Killarney Mountain’ will be one of the main shows in the Kerry Connection Shorts segment of the festival […]

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The volunteers behind Killarney Mountain Meitheal will be featured in a short documentary to be screened during the Kerry International Film Festival (KIFF) this Sunday.

The short film called ‘Hatchets and Hope – The Killarney Mountain’ will be one of the main shows in the Kerry Connection Shorts segment of the festival and will be screened in Cinema Killarney at 4.30pm.

The film will tell the story of a small group of volunteers who protect Ireland’s native woodland forests from Rhododendron.

“This charming short documentary film introduces an intergenerational group of volunteers in South Kerry. Each week they hike out to protect some of Ireland’s last surviving woodland forests from the alarming spread of Rhododendron,” Director and producer, Aoibheann O’Sullivan told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I know somebody who is involved in this project and I am really looking forward to seeing this screening myself.”

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