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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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Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

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A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

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COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

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