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313,000 viewers watch inspirational Michael on RTE

A youngster from Killarney racked-up over 313,000 views and was trending on Twitter with thousands calling him ‘inspirational’, following the screening of his RTE documentary on Monday night.

‘When Michael Met Davy’ was shown at 6.30pm, and documented Michael O’Brien’s appearance on the Late Late Show last November, where he met his hero, Wexford Hurling Manager, Davy Fitzgerald. The youngster, who is visually impaired, was also invited to give an inspirational talk to the Wexford Hurling team, as well as given a trip to Croke Park for this year’s All-Ireland Football Final.

Croke Park tweeted ‘‘Dream Big’ is Michael’s motto and we couldn’t agree more. We can’t wait to welcome Michael to #CrokePark on All-Ireland Final day for the game and a VIP tour of the GAA Museum and Stadium. What a true inspiration he is to everyone!’

The programme is currently available on the RTÉ Player.

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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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