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GLAMOROUS pop star Una Healy and her dapper rugby star husband Ben Foden are the celebrity judges lined up for this year’s stylish Dawn Dairies Ladies Day at Killarney Races.

They will select the Best Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Gent at what is considered to be one of the real social highlights of the year in Kerry.

The eagerly awaited Ladies Day, sponsored for the 25th year by Dawn Dairies, has been scheduled for Thursday, July 19 and incredible prizes await the winners of the style stakes. The winning lady will receive a fabulous trip for two to romantic Paris and the winning gent will be presented with a VIP break for two people in magnificent Milan. A former member of the chart-topping pop band The Saturdays, who enjoyed a string of smash hits, Una Healy later became an adjudicator on The Voice of Ireland before she released a fabulous new solo album.

The Saturdays sold over five million records worldwide and racked up 13 Top 10 singles and five Top 10 albums in just six years. Her first solo album The Waiting Game, was released last year and her recent single, Never See Me Cry, was an instant hit.

Her husband, Ben Foden, is a rugby union star that has enjoyed a great career with Northampton Saints and England. An exceptionally versatile player, he has proven to be equally comfortable at full back, wing back or as scrum half.

This year’s July Festival of Racing in Killarney has been extended to five days, commencing on the afternoon of Sunday, July 15 with a family fun day and a Mad Hatters competition with great free entertainment for children.

The evening meetings on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will all feature a novel theme with Monday designated Ladbrokes Race Day during which the leading bookmaker is generously sponsoring all seven races on the card.

Heads will turn on Tuesday, which is Milliners’ Day, and leading and creative milliners from all around the country will be showcasing their spectacular pieces prior to Ladies Day.

The Rose of Tralee contestants will add a touch of extra glamour on the Wednesday, bring the magic of the annual festival from the streets of Tralee right on to the enclosure in Killarney.

Admission this year will be €20 and €25 on Ladies Day. Students and OAPs will

be admitted from €12 with valid ID and €15 on Ladies Day while children under

12 will be admitted free of charge if accompanied by an adult. For group or panoramic restaurant bookings call 064-6631125.

As an added attraction and to generate an even better atmosphere, all live sporting games occurring during this year’s Killarney Races will be shown at the racecourse on the Sunday.

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Sadness at death of much loved Killarney man

The town was saddened to learn of the death of Brendan Joy who passed away peacefully on Tuesday at his home in the loving care of his family. Brendan (88), […]

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The town was saddened to learn of the death of Brendan Joy who passed away peacefully on Tuesday at his home in the loving care of his family.

Brendan (88), from Muckross and formerly of Plunkett Street, who worked in the International Hotel and as a Jarvey, was laid to rest yesterday (Thursday) in Aghadoe Cemetery following Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral.

Brendan was predeceased by his beloved wife Mairéad and baby daughter Maura, his brothers John, Jerry, Pat, Willie and sister Nancy.

He’ll be sadly missed by his daughter Breda, sons Liam, Michael, Brendan, Martin, Pat and Andrew, daughters-in-law Margaret, Eileen, Norma and Helena, his grandchildren Brendan, Mairéad, Charlie, Claire, James, Kevin, Orla, Maurice and Maura, sister Mary Sie (London), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many great friends.

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Local activities this weekend for National Heritage Week

A number of events will take place in Killarney this weekend as part National Heritage Week 2022 which runs until this Sunday. This year’s theme is biodiversity and sustainability. Tomorrow […]

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A number of events will take place in Killarney this weekend as part National Heritage Week 2022 which runs until this Sunday.

This year’s theme is biodiversity and sustainability. Tomorrow (Saturday) the Life in the Bogs – Family Funday in Cronin’s Yard, Beaufort, runs from 10.30am – 2.30pm.
Activities include; Bog in a Bottle activity – learn about how bogs are made, Plants of the Bog – learn about the different plants in the bog and how to tell them apart, Pond Dipping in Bog Pool – Use nets and find out what creepy crawlies can be found in Bog pools, Birds and Mammals of the Bog – learn about the different animals that live in our bogs, and a Scavenger Hunt. Tickets are free but bring €2 for parking.

On Sunday the Harpers for Heritage concert takes place at Muckross Schoolhouse with Fiachra Ó Corragáin, Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman from 7.30pm to 9pm.

There’ll also be an exhibition from the Killarney National Park Photography Competition based on the theme of ‘Our History, Our Future’ in Killarney House and Gardens while the Me and the Moon will create Bee/Bug hotels and sustainable eco bird feeders today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) from 11am – 4pm at Muckross Schoolhouse.

The Heritage Council is encouraging people to visit www.heritageweek.ie to see what other events are taking place in their locality or across the country. Participants can browse the website and create a bespoke National Heritage Week ‘Events Trail’ to help them plan their week according to their location, their particular heritage interests and their preferred event type, such as a festival, performance, exhibition or re-enactment.

“This year, National Heritage Week looks to the past to create a better future,” Chief Executive of the Heritage Council of the Heritage Council, Virginia Teehan, said.

“The theme of sustainable heritage and biodiversity encourages us all to reflect on how our history and heritage can play a part in protecting our planet. Whether it’s learning a new skill like embroidery, blacksmithing or pottery making; better understanding how to prevent biodiversity loss in our own back gardens or country lanes; or gaining fresh insight into the history of our art, music or the Irish language and sharing this knowledge among friends and family, there are endless ways to get involved. I would encourage people to visit the National Heritage Week website and browse the vast array of events and projects taking place and plan their week.”

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