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Culture vultures to swoop on Killarney

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ALL are welcome to enjoy the action as Culture Night unfolds in Killarney on Friday, September 22.

There is something for everyone to enjoy, promises Kerry County Council arts officer Kate Kennelly. “It’s a great way of showing your support for our cultural institutions and the many artists we have in Kerry,” said Kate.

Culture Night in Killarney kicks off at 5pm this year with the annual Visual Artists’ Showcase which features an exhibition of art at Government Buildings on New Road. Creative Ireland Kerry has a youth choral open session taking place for young people aged 8 to 18 years from 5pm at Killarney House, which is itself is open for free tours between 6pm and 7pm.

Kerry Film Festival has secured a screening of the first Irish short film to be nominated for an Academy Award. The film is called “Return To Glennascaul” and features Orson Welles. It takes place at Killarney Cinema from 7pm to 7.30pm.

Killarney Cultural Centre will be a hive of activity this year with events running from 5.30pm through to 10.30pm. PURE-Back to Basics kicks off the schedule and is led by DB O’Connor who promises to offer an insight into sean nós singing. It will be followed nicely by a traditional session from Killarney Comhaltas at 7pm. At 9pm St John’s Mill Theatre will present “She Had A Ticket In Mind” which features stories of legendary and contemporary Irish women. Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine will be in concert at Muckross Schoolhouse & Traditional Farms and all tickets for that must be pre-booked. At the same time a Feast of Folk will take place at St Mary’s Church of Ireland and will feature Tim O’Shea and Spraoí Chiarraí.

There are events in Fossa and Castleisland this year and in Scartaglin the launch of the 2018 ‘Handed Down Series’ that is part of the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail will take place.

All events are free to enjoy. For more details go to www.culturenight.ie/kerry or www.culturekerry.com or phone 066-7183541.

 


 
Above: Cathaoirleach of Killarney Municipal District, Cllr Niall Kelleher, along with Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer at Kerry County Council and Eileen O’Donoghue, Killarney Municipal District Officer, were in Killarney House and Gardens this week to launch Culture Night, which taks place on September 22.
Pic: Valerie O’Sullivan

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Training day for junior rowers

By Michelle Crean Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events. Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles. “Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior […]

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By Michelle Crean

Junior members of Muckross Rowing Club were delighted to take part in a training day recently to fine tune their skills for upcoming events.

Beginner to Junior 18 members competed in 19 races. The 500m sprints were held in octuples, quads and doubles.

“Taking part in this sprint regatta will help Junior Members prepare for upcoming regattas which are hoped to take place this summer,” Shóna O’Sullivan said.

“Those racing were cheered on by their fellow team mates at the Garden Quays. The races were exciting to watch, especially the races that ended in a photo finish.”

The competitors refuelled with a barbecue cooked by Bernie and Seamus O’Sullivan, she added.

“Thanks to Bernie, Seamus, all coaches and committee members that helped this training session run successfully in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.”

On the same day Seán Daly Chairperson of Muckross Rowing Club presented Jane and Lila Ryan with Honorary Associated Membership for their generous contribution of €500 to the club.

“Our rowing club are extremely grateful for their generosity.”

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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