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By Con Dennehy

Walkers will put their best foot forward this month when Tomies Wood in Beaufort will form the picturesque and breathtaking backdrop for a special walk to commemorate the memory of local man Jamie O’Sullivan.

Friends, family and community will gather at the scenic location on Saturday June 11 for the 'Remembering Jamie' walk, an occasion to reminisce, share stories and remember a young man that made an indelible impact during his short and memorable life.

A native of Gerah in Beaufort, Jamie lost his brave and dignified battle with cancer in 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions at the time, many of his friends and wider community were unable to celebrate his life, his many talents and his ability to touch the lives of so many people in a variety of ways.

Now his family, parents Patricia and Simon and his brother Diarmuid, have organised a walk to remember Jamie with all funds raised on the day going to the Kerry Hospice Foundation Night Nurse Programme.

“Jamie was just 31 when he left us. He had an intrepid nature, was a music lover, social animal and had a deep lust and love for life. He lived in London and Dublin, but home at the foot of the MacGillycuddy Reeks was his endearing love, a place he called home and an area that inspired him. Jamie lost his hard fought and extremely brave battle with cancer in 2021,” Diarmuid said.

“His book, 'The Powerful Nan Nee', was a joyous labour of love, written during his cancer battle which he fought with dignity and passion. The book is a beautiful work, enjoyed by children and the not so young, and is a fitting legacy of a wonderful, talented and creative man that illuminated life and touched the lives of so many people in a variety of loving and caring ways.”

Registration for the Tomies Wood walk will start from 10am on Saturday morning June 11 in the main car park at Tomies Wood with the walk starting at 11am.

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Kerry v Cork match day parking

  Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday. This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will […]

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Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday.

This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will travel in their droves from the Rebel County.

As a result there will be parking restrictions and traffic disruptions in the town on Saturday afternoon.

“Please be aware that the town will be bustling with activity, and traffic congestion is expected. Some parking areas may reach capacity, so we recommend allowing extra time for your journey,” said a Garda spokesperson.

Parking will be available in the following areas near the stadium: New Street, The Glebe car park, Fair Hill car park, High Street, Rock Road car park and the Lewis Road car park.

Parking in the vicinity of Fitzgerald Stadium is reserved for residents with parking passes only.

For a full preview of the match turn to our Sports section on page 54

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Win tickets for Taylor Swift and support Palestine

Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh. The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of […]

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Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh.

The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of Palestine and who are currently displaced in tents in the Gaza Strip.

Their homes were destroyed in the city of Khan Younis by Israeli airstrikes.

“It currently costs between €5,000 and €6,000 per person to be evacuated from Gaza,” said Susan Larkin of Killarney For Palestine.

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets for the June 8 concert all you have to do is make a donation via the gofundme link below.

A minimum €5.00 donation ensures entry to the draw which will be made on April 24.

Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hx5ahx-help-my-children

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