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Celtic Steps to perform second of two outdoor shows tonight at Killarney Racecourse

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LAST night guests and friends of the Irish music and dance show Celtic Steps were greeted with a special surprise when they arrived at the Killarney Race Course to find the show transformed into a spectacular open-air theatre with the breath-taking scenery of the Killarney mountains as the backdrop. Tonight the group will take to the open-air stage once again to celebrate the arrival of the Summer Solstice.

Some of Kerry's most celebrated musicians and dancers took to the open-air stage for the very first time in their six seasons last night. David Rea of Celtic Steps said: “We have always wanted to combine the charm of traditional Irish music and dance with the natural beauty of our surroundings of Killarney so when the Summer Solstice coincided with such wonderful weather, we decided to make it happen. We can't wait to do it all again tonight."

Highlights of the night included a stunning rendition of the Irish classic Raglan Road, as well as U2's famous ballad With or Without You, the famous polka set, the traditional Irish Brush Dance and scenes of sensational freestyle Irish dancing by world champion Irish dancers.

To book tickets for tonight's performance, Wednesday, June 21, check out www.CelticSteps.ie

 


 
A scene from Celtic Steps' outdoor performance at Killarney Racecourse last night. PICTURE: DYLAN CLIFFORD

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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