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Classic club presents €2,100 to the Mater Hospital

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Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club presented a cheque for €2,100 to the Mater Hospital Foundation following their classic car auction at the July 9 Car Show.

The club auctioned a Renault Megane Cabriolet which was donated to the club by a member and kindly sponsored by BG Motors Killarney.

Local businessman Dermot Healy came away the lucky owner of the car after the auction, which was conducted by Billy Hennigan.

Next up for the progressive club is a car show dedicated to woman motorsport and motoring enthusiasts.

‘Heels and Wheels’ will run at Killarney Racecourse on September 10 - Classic, Vintage, Retro and Modern Modified cars are welcome – but female drivers and enthusiasts will get centre stage.

Kelliher’s Toyota, from Tralee, will also attend the event. They will offer the general public to the chance to drive electric cars on the racecourse’s ambulance track. For many this will be their first opportunity to drive such vehicles – more details of this element of the show will be released in the next week or two

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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.”

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