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By Sean Moriarty

It only took 50 years of married bliss but one couple were finally able to invite one of their brothers to their wedding celebration.

50 YEARS MARRIED: Chris and Christy O'Brien (seated centre) with their family at the International Hotel on Sunday celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Front row l-r were: Denise McSweeney Chris and Christy O'Brien and their son Alan O'Brien. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

Chris (nee Cronin from Aghadoe) and Christy O'Brien from Marian Terrace were married in the now disused Saint Lelia's Church in Fossa on December 9, 1972.

Chris comes from a large family; she has 10 sisters and five brothers.

The second oldest or “second in command" as she jokes herself, was 21-years-old at the time of her wedding.

Her youngest brother, Michael had yet to celebrate his first birthday so he was unable to attend the ceremony or the celebration afterwards in The Gleneagle Hotel.

“He keeps asking me who was minding him that day, I keep telling him he was home all alone,” Chris jokingly told the Killarney Advertiser.

“We made up for it, he was at our 50th celebration in the International Hotel on Sunday.”

It was a double celebration for the O’Brien clan. Not long after their marriage they were one of the first couples to take up residence at the then newly constructed Pinewood estate in town.

On Sunday last they also celebrated 50 years in their home.

Chris and Christy have one son, Alan, and he and his wife Denise recently celebrated 10 years of marriage.

“I keep telling them they have 40 more years to go,” added Chris, who will be 72 in January.

She paid tribute to the staff at the International Hotel who organised a memorable celebration for the golden couple and their extended families.

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Coolick National School to launch online lotto

A popular primary school in the Killarney area is launching a new fundraising initiative this week to support and improve the education experience of the children it serves. The Coolick […]

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A popular primary school in the Killarney area is launching a new fundraising initiative this week to support and improve the education experience of the children it serves.

The Coolick National School Lotto is now live; offering a weekly prize, a weekly jackpot and a range of valuable spot prizes at launch.

Coolick NS first opened its doors in 1870 making it one of the county’s oldest primary schools. The school and pre-school is home to over 130 children from the locality. This is an increase of 20% over the past 5 years taking enrolment to an all-time high.

Coolick NS School Lotto Chairperson and parent, Pádraig Leane says properly resourcing primary school services is crucial:

“The cost of providing education is rising and the school grants provided by the department, although valuable, only do so much. We want to overcome this challenge with our school lotto. The school has a range of immediate needs but also longer-term goals to expand our facilities, add more sports equipment, wellness programmes, student support programmes and increase extra-curricular trips,” he said.

First on the list is a new set of school jerseys, gymnastics mats, replacement of end-of-lfe iPads and further expansion of their Tír na nÓg play area for the younger pupils.
Coolick National School Principal Gearoid O’Sullivan remains focused on providing the best for the children of Coolick.

“As a school we are committed to providing the best equipment, teaching and learning resources, outdoor spaces and a school interior that helps nurture each child. This school lotto will help us with our commitment to provide the very best for the school and especially for the pupils in our care,” said the principal.

The staff and students of Coolick National School are appealing to families, friends, past pupils, members of the local community, stakeholders and supporters to get behind the weekly school lotto. It is hoped that the option of 1 line for €2.50, 2 lines for €4 or 3 lines for €5 will encourage everybody to contribute. A lotto draw will take place each week with a maximum jackpot of €2,000 to be won.

Signing up is easy; through the school’s website https://www.ourfundraiser.ie/org/coolickns

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Live TV audience date with Daniel O’Donnell at INEC

People of Killarney will have the opportunity to participate in a live television audience with Daniel O’Donnell. TG4 television’s highest rating country music series of concerts is coming to the […]

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People of Killarney will have the opportunity to participate in a live television audience with Daniel O’Donnell.

TG4 television’s highest rating country music series of concerts is coming to the Gleneagle INEC Arena for the first time from June 17 to 19.

Recorded before a live audience over three nights with two concerts per night, Opry le Daniel offers a different music theme each evening and a host of special guests will join the legendary presenter Daniel O’ Donnell on stage to perform all your favourite songs.

The recordings of the show will be split into two one-hour blocks, taking place throughout each evening.

Now in its 14th year, Ireland’s favourite country music artist O’ Donnell will be joined on stage by Declan Nerney, Cliona Hagan, Mike Denver, Chrissy Mac, Dana and the Donegal balladeers ‘Onóir’ to mention but a few.

Tickets from €30.20 are available from www.inec.ie and the Gleneagle INEC Arena box office on 064 6671555.

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