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Ade’s stunning photo wins first prize

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Local amateur photographers were snap happy to hear that they had won in a recent competition.

Killarney Camera Club held the Open Digital competition, its first of the season, recently. It attracted a great interest with a total of 26 members entering a broad selection of high quality photographs.

"Well done to Ade Desbrow who came first in the Unrestricted category with a stunning photograph titled ‘Sunflower’," Seamus Long from Killarney Camera Club, said.

Ade gave an insight into how he took the photo.

“I used a 50mm lens to photograph one of the sunflowers in my kitchen," he said.

"Using a technique called focus stacking, I took 10 photographs at different focus points and merged them. This maximises the sharpness of the image from front to back and really brings out the detail in the leaves and the petals.”

The top three in the Unrestricted category were 1st Place: Ade Desbrow, Sunflower, 187 points, 2nd Place: Noel O’Neill, Milltown Bridge Reflections, 180 points, and 3rd Place: Seamus Long, Siskin, 177 points.

Check out all the competition entries on www.killarneycameraclub.ie.

"The club continues to meet fortnightly on Thursday night via Zoom. New members are always welcome."
Anyone interested in joining can email secretary@killarneycameraclub.ie.

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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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