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7 fathers and sons (and one daughter) named in Rally field

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The list of entrants for this year’s Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes has been revealed and a host of familiar faces have confirmed their attendance at the legendary Killarney event.

Heading the international entry list is last year’s winner, Sam Moffett from Monaghan. Moffett will start in the top slot alongside local co-driver Noel O’Sullivan. Declan Boyle, a former leader of the Rally of the Lakes, will start in second and Irish Tarmac Championship leader Josh Moffett, who recently had back-to-back wins on both the West Cork and Easter Stages Rallies, is up next in his Ford Fiesta. Manus Kelly and Derek McGarrity will follow in their Subarus.

Rob Duggan (co-driver Tara Duggan) is the top-seeded Kerry driver (15), while Kevin O’Donoghue, Charlie Hickey and Tadhg O’Sullivan all appear in the top 30.

There are 101 crews in total in the main field with a further 27 taking part in the juniors section. Interestingly, there are seven fathers and sons or daughters participating in this year’s Rally of the Lakes: Kevin and Colin O’Donoghue, Charlie and Johnny Hickey, Joe and Brian Connolly, Ken and Keith Lyons, Noel O’Sullivan Senior and Junior, Kieran and Cormac Phelan, Denis and Ryan O’Brien and Philip McKibbin and his daughter Lynn.

Speaking to the Killarney Advertiser, Clerk of Course Dermot Healy confirmed that the Rally of the Lakes will be availing of Liebherr’s brand new 477-space car park at Lackabane in Fossa, which he says will be a “huge bonus”.

Dermot also said preparations are going well for the event. “Everything is going pretty good,” he confirmed. “Programmes will be on sale this weekend and all is good to go.”

Speaking directly to motorsport fans who are looking forward to next weekend, the COC had a clear message. “Be safe and enjoy the rally. Obey the marshals and obey the gardaí. A safe rally is my priority – for both spectators and competitors alike.”

The three-day event will begin with a ceremonial start in Killarney’s town centre at 7pm on Friday May 4 with the Rally itself beginning the following morning at the iconic Molls Gap. Next it’s the Tim Healy Pass and centralised service in Castletownbere Pier. Then it’s time to head out on the famous stages of Cods Head and Ardgroom with a repeat run over the Healy Pass and into service for a break. Cods Head and Ardgroom are repeated and it’s a blast through the Kilmakilloge Harbour Stage to finish off the day.

Sunday Morning starts with Molls Gap once again, followed by the mountainous Beallaghbeama Pass, then into service at Liebherr. This loop of Molls Gap and Beallaghbeama Pass is repeated with the inclusion of a new version of the fast flowing Shanera Stage called Brook Hill. It’s into service once again before heading out to the Spectator-friendly loop of Rossanean, Brook Hill and Rossanean again as the final stage. The crews will arrive back to the finishing ramp at the Rally Head Quarters, The Gleneagle Hotel, at 5.30pm for celebrations and champagne.

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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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