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By Sean Moriarty

The business community is preparing to put the town back on the map and is calling on Killarney natives to lend a hand.

Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce is producing a series of promotional videos that show local people enjoying the best of the town, its famous beauty spots and its wide variety of attractions.

They want local people to feature in the videos and are calling on townsfolk to get in touch with them.

The idea is to record locals visiting their favourite location, either an iconic site or one that only locals would know about, and collate the various recordings into several promotional videos that will be broadcast on as many social media platforms as possible.

They want to record locals engaging in a favourite pastime, like cycling, fishing, golfing or walking, while using a local beauty spot or attraction as the backdrop.

The video will be created by a professional production company, all locals need to need to is contact the company (details at the end of the article) and set up a time and a place.

The production company will take care of the rest and as a result, locals will become the stars of the latest video that will be used to promote our town to the world.

“The point of this shoot is to show how it feels to be in Killarney, not how Killarney looks and the people in the shots are central to this. We want to film people that do not look out of place in various locations in Killarney town and National Park,” said Adrian McCarthy of Grandview Media. “Participants will be doing something for a few seconds that they have done before. Walking, cycling, hiking, taking a photo, standing admiring a view. They will not be expected to be an actor.”

The producers are particularly looking for families with school-going children who enjoy the great outdoors, and who hike in places like Torc Waterfall, Dinis Cottage, Strickeen and the Old Kenmare Road.

They are also looking for participants in their 20s who would showcase an ideal weekend in Killarney, promoting the vibrant town centre and more adventurous activities like horse-trekking, mountain biking, water sports or rock climbing.

“As well as some well-known spots, we are going to go a little bit off the beaten track but not so far away that you would only find locals there,” added McCarthy. “If you or anyone in your circle fits the brief now is your moment to offer up some of your time. Real people who actually know each-other are better onscreen than models or actors.”

HOW TO REGISTER

If you like to participate in this project get in touch with Adrian McCarthy of Grandview Media on 086 1582923 who will explain the specific requirements of the project and book and create an appointment to record the video.

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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Caring group craft charity blankets

By Michelle Crean One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity. Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members […]

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By Michelle Crean

One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity.

Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members of Kilcummin Community Care worked together to make blankets for service users on the Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus.

“Each blanket is assigned as a personal gift to the clients using the Cancer Link Bus and is kept by them,” Kate Fleming, Chairperson of Kilcummin Community Care, said.

The knitting of the squares to make the blankets began at a gathering in the Rose Hotel in 2018. It was a gathering of different volunteer groups.

The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus were requesting knitted squares to make blankets for the clients who were using their facilities, she explained.

“Kilcummin Community Care were knitting at the time, so it was decided to help out this worthy cause. We received donations of wool from people in the parish and surrounding areas. Kilcummin ICA also got involved in the efforts.”

During the two years of COVID-19, members of both organisations continued to knit and are still knitting to the present day.

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