Connect with us

News

Carols From The Cathedral Charity Event

Published

on

Kerry Scotia Ensemble and Dr Sharon Lyons are hosting an event ’Carols From The Cathedral’ this coming  Sunday 3rd.  December at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Cathedral Killarney,  in aid of MS Ireland Kerry South Branch.

Carols from the Cathedral will be a gala Christmas concert in aid of this worthy charity, with all profits from ticket sales, after costs and all proceeds from the raffle being donated. The concert will feature performances from Kerry Scotia Ensemble orchestra, Dr Sharon Lyons soprano and her Kerry Concert Choir. It will feature unique arrangements of Christmas classics arranged by composer Richard Rudkins from all genres of music, ranging from traditional carols, Irish music, baroque and pop.

Sharon Lyons is an internationally acclaimed soprano who has performed for presidents and the pope on stages all over the world. She has various albums, her latest being "This Holy Night" (available on Spotify). Kerry Scotia Ensemble is Kerry's only professional string orchestra. Established in 2016, it has been awarded various grants and funding from Kerry County Council, the Arts Council and the Department of Culture & Arts for its performances all around the County. 

More than 9000 people live with MS in Ireland. Since the early 70s, MS Ireland has been providing vital services to people with MS, their families and carers. MS Ireland Kerry South Branch is a voluntary organisation providing a support network, assistance through therapies and organised social gatherings.

Tickets are €20 available on Eventbrite or on the night with discounts. Also,  they are available for group purchases.    

This is the second annual charity gala concert organised by Kerry Scotia Ensemble and Dr Sharon Lyons. Last year we ran it in aid of Down Syndrome Kerry and it was a huge success. This year our partner charity is MS Ireland Kerry South Branch.

Advertisement

News

30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

Published

on

0279711_0259395shutterstock662847781.jpg

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

Continue Reading

News

Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

Published

on

0279697_Iryna_HalaievaOSullivans_Cascade29.jpg

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

Continue Reading

Last News

Sport