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A hurricane left a parting gift for one beach walker - a 10cm long fossilized megalodon tooth.

Millions of years-old and 21m in length with razor-sharp 17cm fangs, the prehistoric shark had the greatest biting power of any known animal to ever wander or swim the Earth, which was quite the spectacle in its time.

"It's something so ancient," Jacob Danner, who made the discovery, said. "You pick up something that's millions of years old from a creature on the planet, and it takes you back to that childlike fascination of dinosaurs and all the mysteries that are only hinted at when we read about them."

An avid collector and historian, Danner refers to himself more as a hobbyist than an expert. In his most fruitful venture, he said he once found 33 different shark teeth in a two-hour period. However, prior to this summer, he had never come across a megalodon tooth since moving to the coastal area last January.

But even more incredible than his megalodon find? It was his second such discovery in less than a month.
Just three weeks earlier, Danner had found his first-ever megalodon tooth, a long-awaited uncovering that he said almost made him feel guilty.

"The first one that I found, I think it was like June 17 or 18, I just froze and looked around like I was walking on the sidewalk and came across a $100 bill," he said. "There's part of it that's a surprise and another part of it that feels guilty, not sure how to feel. I looked and was just holding it, turning it in my hands."

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Angelic voices to take to local stage

Grammy nominated global music sensation Celtic Woman will be performing locally with a brand-new show next week.  Following a four-month tour of North America this Spring/Summer, Celtic Woman bring their ‘Postcards […]

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Grammy nominated global music sensation Celtic Woman will be performing locally with a brand-new show next week. 

Following a four-month tour of North America this Spring/Summer, Celtic Woman bring their ‘Postcards From Ireland’ show home for three dates in the Gleneagle INEC Arena, on August 18, 19 and 20.

This is a welcome return to Kerry for Celtic Woman, who filmed two videos for their ‘Postcards From Ireland’ DVD/TV special last year at Muckross Abbey and Inch Beach.

During its 17-year legacy Celtic Women has had over two billion global combined streams, had a Grammy nomination for Best World Music Album, sold four million concert tickets, had 10 million global album equivalent sales – went Platinum in nine countries, had 12 consecutive Billboard number ones and was 6 time Billboard World Music Artist. They’ve also have over 850k Facebook followers, over 70k Instagram likes and over 700k YouTube subscribers.

‘Postcards from Ireland’ celebrates the rich musical and cultural heritage of Ireland; taking audiences on a journey of story and song from across the Emerald Isle.

This stunning show features Celtic Woman performing their greatest hits plus brand-new songs from their ‘Postcards From Ireland’ album, DVD and TV special.

Embrace an evening of angelic voices, breath-taking harmonies and instrumental virtuosity, transporting you from your theatre seat through the lush landscapes of Ireland.

Celtic Woman’s fresh fusion of traditional Irish music and contemporary songcraft celebrates Ireland’s ancient heritage while reflecting the vibrant spirit of modern Ireland.

With Irish dancers, bagpipers and an array of traditional Irish instruments – including the bodhrán, tin whistle and uilleann pipes – this dynamic and multi-talented group has captivated audiences all around the world.

Tickets from €33.20 are on sale now and available from www.inec.ie or www.ticketmaster.ie

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Feast of free trad music concerts continue 

By Michelle Crean  The free Spraoi Chiarraí concerts continue in Killarney with the next one planned tomorrow (Saturday) at 2pm, Killarney House & Gardens. So far the talented youth who perform Irish folk […]

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By Michelle Crean 

The free Spraoi Chiarraí concerts continue in Killarney with the next one planned tomorrow (Saturday) at 2pm, Killarney House & Gardens.

So far the talented youth who perform Irish folk and traditional music, song and dance, storytelling, mentorship, and performance have entertained locals are tourists alike with the final summer date taking place on August 27 at St Mary’s Church of Ireland.

They also have had great success over the last 17 summers.

Breda Kelliher, Fossa (Concertina) and Bríd O’Sé Farranfore (Accordion) will feature with storyteller Pa Sugrue and Irish dancers.

This feast of young Irish Folk talent is joined by Tim O’Shea Director/Producer, himself a professional folk musician for decades.

“Open to all, this family entertainment is sponsored this year by Kerry Council Council Arts Office Arts Act and Community Support Funds, Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce who made it possible and offer increased support and promotion, Kerry Gems Publishing (Advert Sponsor),” Tim O’Shea said.

“The concerts feature Fiddle, Irish Harp, Accordion, Flute and Whistle, Irish Uilleann Pipes, Guitar, Harmonica, Bodhrán and Vocals as well as Irish dancing and Irish storytelling outdoor only. This year the group have also performed again at Puck Fair. All shows are free so come along, families welcome.”

Contact Tim on 087 2814550 for further information for free. 

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