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Annual golf classic to remember Kilcummin man

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A Kilcummin man is to be remembered next weekend through a fundraiser organised in his memory. 

FUNDRAISER: The golf classic fundraiser is in memory of the late Anthony O'Sullivan from Kilcummin.

Kilcummin GAA Club are planning a golf classic in Kenmare Golf Club on Saturday, April 30.

This year, as in previous years, the event will be sponsored by a group called Family and Friends of Anthony 'Skinner' O'Sullivan. They have grouped their resources to sponsor an event which will remember their much loved friend and brother who passed away in 2017 at the age of 33. Currently they all live in Australia and would like to keep Anthony foremost in their minds as they celebrate a big day in the club's calendar.

To that end the winners of the golf competition will receive the ‘Anthony O'Sullivan Perpetual Cup’ as well as trophies sponsored by the O'Sullivan family Ballinamanagh. The group is comprised of Anthony’s brothers Patrick and Killian, Kieran Lynch, Helena and Anthony (Anto) O'Sullivan, David Healy, Patrick Buckley, Rosco Daley, John Hogarty, Johnny O'Donovan and David Harte.

The golf classic consists of teams of three for €180 while Tee boxes can be sponsored for €80. Great prizes have been lined up for the best five teams.

“We are very grateful to the Family and Friends of Anthony O'Sullivan for their continued support of the golf classic and we are delighted with the response of local businesses in sponsoring teams, tee boxes and prizes. We are looking forward to a great club outing,” Muiris Healy, from the organising committee, said.

As well as the golf prizes there are some fantastic raffle prizes up for grabs. Anyone who wants to buy lines for the raffle can do so at the Post Office in Kilcummin, the Klub Bar or by contacting Breeda on 086 8300248. For Tee times or Tee boxes contact Muiris on 086 1614136.

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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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