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Camera club turns focus on a new beginning

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The view from Carrantuohill. PICTURE: BILLY HORAN

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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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

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Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

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