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Chamber pays tribute to former council worker

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Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce has paid tribute to the late John McSweeney who was a key member of Killarney Municipal District Council’s outdoor staff for many years.

John, who passed away following a tragic farm accident at his home in Ranaleen, Currow, joined the council staff in October 2006 and retired just eight months ago.

Chamber President Niall Kelleher said John worked tirelessly to help present Killarney at its best and he led by example when spearheading the daily street cleaning assignments.

“John more than played his part in keeping Killarney looking good and, thanks to his work and commitment, and that of his colleagues, Killarney has fared exceptionally well in the national tidy towns competition every year,” Mr Kelleher said.

“I know that the Killarney Municipal District outdoor crew supervisor, Noel O’Leary, held John in very high regard and his loss will be greatly felt by his former colleagues who remember him as a dedicated worker and a great help to his colleagues.”

Mr Kelleher expressed his sympathies to John’s sister Helen, brothers Donie, Gerard and Niall, sisters-in-law Mary and Lilly many other relatives, friends and former colleagues.

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Flesk Fest promises to be a great evening of fun

By Michelle Crean Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment. The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse […]

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By Michelle Crean

Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment.

The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse & Bar.

Two exciting bands ‘All Folk’d Up’ and ‘Super Ceili’ will be playing and there’ll be plenty of fun and games and a delicious barbecue, raffle with some great prizes, and of course the ever popular Hang Tough Challenge!

“Please come out and support this great event! Tell your friends and we will make it a night to remember,” Seamus Healy from Glenflesk GAA said.

” Admission is only €15, and tickets are available from Mary McCarrick 087 7750773, Padraig O’Sullivan 087 0530384 or any club officer. They are also available in the Kerryway on the night.

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Rising cycling star selected for Belgium Project

By Sean Moriarty Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders with ambitions to turn professional.

Northern Ireland-based Belgian Danny Blondell is the man behind the project.

For the last 15 years Blondell selects between four and six Irish riders and sends them to Belgium where they stay with local families and contest pro and semi-pro races.

As a race commentator Blondell is well placed to decide who is deserving of inclusion in the project.

Over the first six months of the year he makes decisions while attending early season races.

Those lucky enough to get selected go to live and race in Belgium for the second six months of the year.

Bolger, from Lewis Road, was selected after winning the junior race in the Cycling Ireland National Road Series in Mayo in March and the Orwell Stage Race in County Wicklow in June.

“He is delighted, it is a very big deal,” his father Paul told the Killarney Advertiser.

“He has had a very good year and the wins in Mayo and Wicklow secured the Belgium Project.”

Bolger will head to Belgium in late July and after to the Junior Tour of Ireland which takes place in County Clare between July 12 and 17.

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