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Camera club turns focus on a new beginning

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The view from Carrantuohill. PICTURE: BILLY HORAN

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MEMBERS of Killarney Camera Club invite you to its open night on Thursday, September 29, at 7.30pm in the Heights Hotel, Killarney, as it begins its new club year.

Killarney Camera Club is a welcoming group of camera lovers. Nearly all are amateur. “Some are quite new to photography and others have many years of experience. Whatever our standard, we all want to be better at photography and being in the Club helps us to do that while having a lot of fun,” said spokesman Billy Horan.

“You might use your camera to record events or to capture breath-taking scenes or to explore your own creative talent. Whatever your interest, if you want to do it better, come and join us. We all learn from each other.”

The club has a wide range of activities, inside and out. “We have regular outings to places of beauty, to places of historic or architectural interest, to nature spots or simply to the streets,” added Billy.

“We have teamed up with other camera clubs on weekend trips. We regularly cover some of Kerry's major events, including the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. Last year we also had an exhibition where Killarney Public Library showcased some of our best photographs.”

On every second Thursday from September to June, the club meets in the
Killarney Heights Hotel. Here we have presentations by various successful photographers, displays of work by our own members, demonstrations on how to use camera equipment and computer software including workshop sessions of indoor photography. Some of these nights are used for competitions where we have a chance to see the best work of other members and to get a critique of our own work from more experienced members.

If you have a camera and enjoy taking photographs, you can be involved as well. Come to Killarney Camera Club at its open night in the Killarney Heights Hotel on Thursday, September 29, and meet other people who share your interest. “You will be most welcome. Follow us on Facebook for regular updates or contact our secretary Christopher on 089-423 7574,” added Billy.
 


 
The view from Carrantuohill. PICTURE: BILLY HORAN

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Local soprano releases new single

Local soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan has released her second self-penned single. Following the success of her debut song ‘Forever and a Day’ which was released on July 16 and was aired on radio stations all over the world and on streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube and iTunes, her second single was released last Friday. ‘Before […]

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Local soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan has released her second self-penned single.

Following the success of her debut song ‘Forever and a Day’ which was released on July 16 and was aired on radio stations all over the world and on streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube and iTunes, her second single was released last Friday.

‘Before You Leave Me’ has a Jazz influence. Mary has been writing her own songs since March this year covering several different genres.

“Tony O’Flaherty of Sonas Studios has brought my songs to life and I am delighted with the production on the songs,” Mary told the Killarney Advertiser.

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Fun Urban Orienteering event coming to Killarney town

The event is free, open to all ages, levels of fitness and is both wheelchair and buggy friendly.Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership are calling on you, to get out and #BeActive as part of European Week of Sport 2021, which runs from September 23 to 30. Sport Ireland, the national coordinating body for European Week of Sport in […]

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The event is free, open to all ages, levels of fitness and is both wheelchair and buggy friendly.
Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership are calling on you, to get out and #BeActive as part of European Week of Sport 2021, which runs from September 23 to 30.

Sport Ireland, the national coordinating body for European Week of Sport in Ireland hope that this year’s event will inspire even more people than previous years and has funded multiple flagship as well as local events run by the Network of Local Sports Partnerships, including this ‘Family Street Orienteering Kerry’ event.

“This free event looks to offer everyone an opportunity the get out and be active and maybe try something new,” Gearóid O Doherty, the Coordinator of Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership said. 

“Urban Orienteering is an activity that you can do on your own or with your family and friends. You get to challenge yourself a little and still go at a pace that suits you – and what a beautiful location to do it all in, Killarney town!

“With many people possibly new to the Kerry region, be that through work, college or otherwise, this is an ideal way to get involved in the community and explore the streets and lanes of Killarney in a fun and active way.”

The Kerry Orienteers Club have designed the courses for this event and are looking forward to the excitement of it all and helping those new to the sport to continue taking part in the months and years that follow.

“We know that, for a lot of people, this will be their first time trying orienteering, but they can rest assured, as we will be there to talk them through it and help them out if needed,” Brendan O’Brien from Kerry Orienteers said.

“If it is something they want to try again, we can signpost them to other events, both locally here in Kerry and indeed nationally. Orienteering is a fantastic sport that allows you to build your skills and confidence, with all events having a variety of routes to cater for all levels.”

To cater for physical distancing and government guidelines, there are several staggered start times for participants to choose from, beginning at 6pm and the last group heading off at 7.30pm. With free t-shirts for all who sign up and additional workshops onsite, from the likes of Leave No Trace Ireland, it is sure to be a fun and vibrant evening, all stemming from the start point at ANAM – Killarney’s Arts and Culture Centre.

Places are limited for this event. Free online registration is available and those looking to attend are encouraged to book their place early to avoid disappointment.

For more information, you can visit any of the Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership social media accounts or go to www.sportireland.ie.

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