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Bird’s funfair say thanks to the people of Killarney

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By Sean Moriarty

Bird’s Euroshow Funfair has thanked the people Killarney for their support during the funfair’s annual visit to Killarney.

The travelling funfair took up its usual position in the Fair Hill car park on July 3.

It marked the return of the funfair to Killarney after the pandemic forced its cancellation last year which brought an end to an unbroken 83 years run in the town.

The family funfair returned this year under strict COVID-19 rules and without the large numbers of people usually associated with Killarney summer events like the 4th of July Festival and the Ring of Kerry Cycle.

“We were delighted with the feedback and welcome we got this summer and we thank the people of Killarney for this,” Don Bird, grandson of founder of William Bird, told the Killarney Advertiser.

The funfair left Killarney on Saturday last. It will operate in Killorglin until Sunday, taking up its traditional Puck Fair slot.

On Monday next (August 16) the funfair will move to Tralee and operate in the Brandon Car Park. The Rose of Tralee International Festival should be taking place next weekend in the county town but has been cancelled for the second year in a row.

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Dan Tim to drive sheep over London bridge

London-based South Kerry man, Dan Tim O’Sullivan, will exercise his rights as a Freeman of the city by herding sheep over a London bridge on Sunday. Mr O’Sullivan from Kells, was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2019, in recognition for his work in the construction industry. He employs over one thousand […]

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London-based South Kerry man, Dan Tim O’Sullivan, will exercise his rights as a Freeman of the city by herding sheep over a London bridge on Sunday.

Mr O’Sullivan from Kells, was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2019, in recognition for his work in the construction industry.

He employs over one thousand people through his labour hire firm ‘Danny Sullivan and Sons’, and has employed countless Kerry people, many of them from his native South Kerry, since its foundation in the mid-1980s.

The Freedom of the City of London allows the bearer to herd one hundred sheep over the landmark Tower Bridge.

However, logistical issues and traffic management plans mean the number of sheep has been reduced to less than 10 and the event will now take place over nearby Southwark Bridge.

London-based news channels, including the BBC, are expected to cover the event while hundreds of his family and friends from South Kerry will be in London to witness the unique event.

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Well-known Killarney man, Donncha Crowley, who lives in Woodlawn Park, was joined by his friends and staff from Centra, Muckross Road, to help him celebrate his very special 50th birthday on Saturday. Donncha is a keen cyclist, and well-known for his mastership of Suduko, and expertise on puzzles and general knowledge quizzes, winning many competitions […]

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Well-known Killarney man, Donncha Crowley, who lives in Woodlawn Park, was joined by his friends and staff from Centra, Muckross Road, to help him celebrate his very special 50th birthday on Saturday. Donncha is a keen cyclist, and well-known for his mastership of Suduko, and expertise on puzzles and general knowledge quizzes, winning many competitions down through the years. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

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