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.
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.”
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Trilogy of comedy on offer by Dóchas Drama
By Sean Moriarty Dóchas Drama Group will present a series of three short comedy plays next week. All three plays are written and produced by Dóchas and will be acted […]
By Sean Moriarty
Dóchas Drama Group will present a series of three short comedy plays next week.
All three plays are written and produced by Dóchas and will be acted out by the group’s members.
The opening act, ‘Flossing Around’ is written by Ger Madden and directed by Brian Bowler.
“A woman has an innate fear of the dentist. We go on the journey with her as she faces her fears, with hilarious consequences,” explained the group’s Liz Ryan.
This will be followed by ‘Faraway Hills’ which is written by Mary Quirke and directed by Michael Mills.
It is a tongue in cheek look at family life.
“A son wants to get away from small town life. His mother wants to keep him at home but his father can’t wait to see the back of him,” added Liz, who plays the mother in this short play.
Brain Bowler wrote the third instalment called ‘A Little Visitor’ which is directed by Ryan Jones.
“There are lots of misunderstandings when a hypochondriac visits a group of doctors who have other things on the their minds,” added Liz.
The run, which will feature all three performances each night, starts Wednesday next week and continues Thursday and Friday (February 8 to 10) at the Killarney Avenue Hotel. Tickets are €10 and are available at the door.
Sisters are back in the habit!
It was one of the great ’90s films – and now it’s live on stage locally as Sister Act – the Musical takes to the INEC tonight (Tuesday). The 1992 American […]
It was one of the great ’90s films – and now it’s live on stage locally as Sister Act – the Musical takes to the INEC tonight (Tuesday).
The 1992 American comedy film starred Whoopi Goldberg as nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier who was forced to take refuge from the mob in a convent – and the results are hilarious.
Now, her character Sister Mary Clarence and co will take to the Gleneagle INEC Arena from tonight and every night until this Saturday (February 4).
Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated brand new production of the Broadway and UK smash hit musical direct from London.
All your prayers have been answered with a stunning cast including West End sensation and Hairspray star Lizzie Bea and Emmerdale and Waitress legend Sandra Marvin as Deloris, everyone’s favourite nun on the run!
Disco diva Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Placed under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she shouldn’t be found – a convent! Encouraged to help the struggling choir, she helps her fellow sisters find their true voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
Featuring original music by Tony® and eight-time Oscar® award-winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted) and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, this heavenly musical is joyous and uplifting in equal measures. A musical sent from above, Sister Act is the brilliant, must-see show which raises the spirits and warms the soul time after time.
Stage and Stalls (Friday and Saturday and all shows after early bird) from €48.65.
Balcony, Upper Balcony, Side Balconies from €44.05 (Friday and Saturday and all shows after early bird)
Family of 4 from €156.20. OAPs and Students – from €36.50 (all shows).
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