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."
Local DJ’s relief to be back behind the decks
By Michelle Crean It hasn’t been the easiest 19 months for most industries – and for one local man it’s pure relief to finally be getting behind the decks. DJ Cian Shiels from Pinewood, who runs Funktion Events is finally looking forward to his first gig back in almost two years. He has been booked to run […]
By Michelle Crean
It hasn’t been the easiest 19 months for most industries – and for one local man it’s pure relief to finally be getting behind the decks.
DJ Cian Shiels from Pinewood, who runs Funktion Events is finally looking forward to his first gig back in almost two years.
He has been booked to run his own event night at this year’s K-FEST in Killorglin which takes place on Saturday (October 23).
At the K-FEST gig he will headline the show in O’Sheas Bar, Killorglin and will team up with Killarney’s George Heelan, and Jonno Brien and Karl Seery from Tralee, for a night of techno and house music which is expected to last four and a half hours. It begins at 7pm and entry is free.
“I’ve been out of work due to COVID-19, and this will be my first gig back in almost two years,” Cian told the Killarney Advertiser.
“I’m nervous because it’s so long since I did a gig. It’s like starting all over again.”
Cian is no stranger in town as he helps set up the stages for gigs in the INEC and Europe Hotel. He was also working as backstage crew for the recent ANSEO gigs who hosted the first gigs for many singers and bands since the shutdown began.
He set up Funktion Events in 2017 and past guest DJs included Rebuke from Letterkenny, Mark Reeve from Germany, Ejeca from Antrim and Harvey McKay from Glasgow. The shutdown happened so suddenly, but Cian thought he’d be back to business within weeks.
“The last gig was set up in McSorleys but we didn’t go ahead with it. I left the gear in there and said we’d run it in a week or two.”
It was months later before he collected the equipment.
“It’s great to be back working again,” he said.
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 […]
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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