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‘1000km of Chaos’ back following two sold out showings

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If you missed the premiere of '1000km of Chaos', then fear not, you have two more opportunities to see the film.

The story of Arctic Ultra marathon runner, Killarney man Kevin Leahy, and what it takes to prepare for and complete two 500km non-stop foot races in the Arctic, will once again be shown in Killarney Cinema, on April 28 and May 5.

Temperatures dip as low as -45°C with Kevin travelling on foot, dragging everything required behind him on a sled, day and night, through sleep deprivation, hunger, exhaustion and the constant imminent threat of frostbite and hypothermia. The races pose a very real threat to his health, his safety and sometimes his sanity. There is no prize money, no gold medal or worldwide acclaim.

Starting with record breaking runs across mountaintops in Kerry, followed up with a sub 24hr completion of The Kerry Way Ultra Marathon and culminating in 2 x 500km Arctic Ultra Races; The Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra and The Montane Lapland Arctic Ultra, both races just three weeks apart.

Filmed over two years by Adrian McCarthy, against the challenging restrictions of the pandemic, this test of body, mind and spirit takes place in some of the most beautiful, remote and harsh conditions in Ireland, The Yukon and Swedish Lapland. Providing a deep insight into what it takes for an amateur Irish Ultra Runner to train, prepare for and complete the toughest challenge anyone could imagine.

"We were blown away by the support we received locally and are delighted to be able to show the film exclusively in Killarney again," Kevin told the Killarney Advertiser.

Adrian added that it has been an "amazing few years" filming everything Kevin has managed to achieve both in Kerry and The Arctic.

"It was a story I felt needed to be told, and was lucky that it all came together so well despite all the challenges."

Tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.ie '1000km of Chaos'. To see the trailer visit www.1000kmofchaos.com.

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Massive increase in numbers using local bus services

Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin. This is the highest […]

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Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin.

This is the highest increase nationally and is due to the investment by the Department of Transport during this government term.

“This service was lacking in former times, especially in rural areas and is a welcome addition to the countryside and villages of Kerry.’ says Green Party Candidate for Killarney,” said Griffin.

“While in the past, a taxi was the only option for those not cycling or driving. Now a service to Killarney is available every Friday morning from my townland of Barleymount. This is just one example of the network of bus routes criss-crossing the county thanks to local link.”

“This project is a notable success as the figures show. Investment in public transport helps alleviate congestion, increases community cohesion and reduces rural isolation. This is all welcome news for the locality,”

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Two weeks to go to Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’There is less than two weeks to show time for the cast of Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’

Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena. The launch was […]

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Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena.

The launch was followed by a full rehearsal and director Oliver Hurley was also there to lend a hand.

“We were delighted to introduce our lead characters to you. We had Abbey Theatre players Brigid Delia and Michael, who are the narrators throughout the musical drama. Eamonn De Valera , Harry Boland, Joe Emmett, Arthur Griffith, Cathal Brugha, volunteers and of course the beautiful Kitty Kieran were in full costume,” said KMS PRO Linda O’Donoghue.

“Mother Ireland and her five graceful dancers were fabulous. Our director and choreographer Oliver, our musical director Michael Young and the full cast of 64 were there. The singing was powerful. The music in ‘Michael Collins – A Musical Drama’ is distinctly Irish. People will definitely enjoy it.”

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Get your tickets in the INEC box office, online at universe.com or at the pop-up ticket office in the Laurel’s Pub, Market Cross from 12 pm to 4 pm between February 29 and March 2.

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