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Big screen for big match at Killarney Racecourse

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney football fans who are unable to get to Dublin for the All Ireland final will be able to watch the big game on an open air television screen just ten minutes-walk from the town centre.

BIG SCREEN: A TV screen like this one will be installed in Killarney Racecourse in time for the All Ireland football final

The Kerry v Galway clash is set for 330pm next Sunday, July 24.

As ever, tickets are in high demand and not everyone will be lucky enough to get one of the 75,000 or so tickets on offer.

Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club’s annual show is scheduled for the same day at Killarney Racecourse.

It returns after a two-year lay-off and it is one of the biggest shows of its kind in the county

Organisers were concerned that the clashing match would take crowds away from their event. They were also concerned that those who did attend would leave early so they could watch the match.

Both scenarios would detract from the event so the organisers came up with what they believe is the perfect solution.

They have booked a large-screen outdoor television for the day.

Families will be able watch the match in the beautiful surroundings of the racecourse. The venue offers a safe location for children, and the car show can go ahead without any fear of a crowd loss due to the game.

“It is win win for everyone,” said Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club’s James Looney who is one of the organisers of the event.

“It is ideal for families, we have done something similar before when we had a Harvest festival that clashed with a big game and that worked perfect. It is the best of both worlds, see the cars and the match at the same time and there is room for children to run around in a safe environment.”

Admission is set at €5 per adult and children go free – this is the same admission fee announced before the addition of the big screen.

The show will open to the public at 11am but all show cars need to be on site before 10am.

Those interested in showing a car should contact Tom Leslie on 087 238 3809.

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Massive increase in numbers using local bus services

Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin. This is the highest […]

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Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin.

This is the highest increase nationally and is due to the investment by the Department of Transport during this government term.

“This service was lacking in former times, especially in rural areas and is a welcome addition to the countryside and villages of Kerry.’ says Green Party Candidate for Killarney,” said Griffin.

“While in the past, a taxi was the only option for those not cycling or driving. Now a service to Killarney is available every Friday morning from my townland of Barleymount. This is just one example of the network of bus routes criss-crossing the county thanks to local link.”

“This project is a notable success as the figures show. Investment in public transport helps alleviate congestion, increases community cohesion and reduces rural isolation. This is all welcome news for the locality,”

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Two weeks to go to Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’There is less than two weeks to show time for the cast of Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’

Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena. The launch was […]

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Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena.

The launch was followed by a full rehearsal and director Oliver Hurley was also there to lend a hand.

“We were delighted to introduce our lead characters to you. We had Abbey Theatre players Brigid Delia and Michael, who are the narrators throughout the musical drama. Eamonn De Valera , Harry Boland, Joe Emmett, Arthur Griffith, Cathal Brugha, volunteers and of course the beautiful Kitty Kieran were in full costume,” said KMS PRO Linda O’Donoghue.

“Mother Ireland and her five graceful dancers were fabulous. Our director and choreographer Oliver, our musical director Michael Young and the full cast of 64 were there. The singing was powerful. The music in ‘Michael Collins – A Musical Drama’ is distinctly Irish. People will definitely enjoy it.”

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Get your tickets in the INEC box office, online at universe.com or at the pop-up ticket office in the Laurel’s Pub, Market Cross from 12 pm to 4 pm between February 29 and March 2.

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