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€500,000 Killarney winner comes forward

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LOTTO WINNER: Staff Lyndsey Morgan, Ciaran Culloty (Manager) and Stacey Barrett from Centra The Rock celebrating after selling a €500,000 Euromillions ticket. Photo: Michelle Crean

 

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By Michelle Crean

 

A lucky EuroMillions Plus winner - who bagged €500,000 in Tuesday night’s €190 million Euromillions draw - has made contact with Lotto HQ to collect their winnings.

The ecstatic winner, who bought their Quick Pick ticket in the Centra Store on the Rock Road on Monday, rang the Dublin office first thing yesterday morning (Thursday), Lotto HQ confirmed to the Killarney Advertiser.

In total there were three winners of the Plus top prize of €500,000. The other two tickets were sold in Dublin and Meath.

Staff at the Killarney shop were celebrating on Tuesday when news reached them that they sold a winning ticket. And it’s not the first time that the Centra shop sold a winner as its sister shop across the road, Centra at The Reeks Gateway, sold a ticket for the same amount just 14 months ago, explained Store Manager Ciaran Culloty.

“We have two shops and we sold a ticket at The Reeks for the same amount last year,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It’s amazing that both shops had a winner for the same amount.”

And he said when news reached them on Tuesday – they got extremely excited as at first they thought their own staff syndicate had won the cash.

“First thing I did after we got a call from the Lotto rep was check our own ticket – but no luck!”

And he added customers are streaming in the door congratulating them on their news this week.

“All day everyone has been coming in asking who won and also congratulating us. We wish the winner all the best and hope they enjoy it.”

Tonight’s Euromillions draw is yet again €190m, draw closes at 7.30pm.

 

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Dancing classes set to unite communities

By Michelle Crean There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities. KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support […]

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By Michelle Crean

There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities.

KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support Centre, has teamed up with dance instructor John Moriarty to teach both Ukrainians and multiple cultures living in Kerry Irish set dancing steps from next week.

The first class will take place on Tuesday evenings, starting next week (September 27) at St Mary’s Parish Hall at 6.30pm and all are welcome to join.

The idea is to help Ukrainians living in Killarney and Kerry to come and have fun and get to know locals better, KASI coordinator, Marilyn Catapat-Counihan, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“We have a women’s group for all ages where we do crochet, sewing and art and crafts, where they can talk which is good. I had the music on and they were dancing. I asked if they would like to do dancing classes so I organised it with John Moriarty who is well known in Killarney.”

She added that the women are very excited to learn set dancing and get to know other people from the area.

“Sometimes when you meet new people the language can be a barrier and when you’re dancing everybody is moving. He will open it to everyone so there’ll be integration, it’s fun as well. They are all very excited.”

To find out more contact John on 086 1579381.

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Multiple Sclerosis Walk celebrates 20 years

By Sean Moriarty The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers. On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers.

On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk takes place over the Old Kenmare Road.

First run in 2002, this year’s event will celebrate 20 years since its foundation but two years were lost as a result of the pandemic.

This year’s walk will be limited to 150 people – three coach loads – so event organisers can cut back on running costs.

It will only be possible to participate in this year’s event if walkers pre-register.

“Walkers must raise at least €40 to make it worthwhile,” organiser John O’Shea told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Spaces are limited, 150 people equals three coaches and we need smaller coaches to get into the start of the Old Kenmare Road as that is just a bog road. We have limited numbers for cost and operational reasons.”

Mr O’Shea thanked event sponsors O’Callaghan Coaches and The Gleneagle Hotel for their support of the event.

Registration forms can be obtained by calling John on 087 2348824.

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