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Early Christmas festivities for Killarney

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Halloween may just be over but hasn’t stopped the powers that be from organising the Christmas in Killarney Festival – taking place one week earlier than last year.

Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce are planning to hold the opening ceremony, which will be followed by the Magic Parade, on Saturday, November 23 - followed by the official switching on of the Christmas lights in the town centre.

Parades as usual take place at 6pm every Saturday in the run up to the big day on December 25.

Killarney On Ice returns to Beech Road Car Park and will operate from November 29 to January 5.

Dine in Killarney takes place on November 21 and 28, where visitors in participating restaurants can enjoy a three-course meal at the special price of €30 per person.

Santa Claus will be returning to Santa’s Cottage in the Old Market Lane on November 30, and boys and girls can come and see the big man himself on  December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 and 23.

“Join in the fun of the festival and make your Christmas one to remember at Christmas In Killarney 2019,” Paul Sherry, President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, said.

Additional shows and concerts at The INEC include ‘Picture This’, ‘Walking on Cars’, ‘Vladimir’s Viennese Christmas’ and ‘Cinderella the Magical Pantomime’, which completes a busy Christmas period in Killarney.

 

 

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No spare change – no problem, as charity embraces new technology

By Sean Moriarty With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier. For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank […]

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With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier.

For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank card to make a donation.

The Society’s annual churchgate collection will be held on the weekend of December 11/12 at places of worship in the town and surrounding areas. This year’s collection has be renamed as ‘Giving Sunday’ and makes a return after the pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s fundraiser.

“We are moving towards a cashless society,” explained Killarney Conference President Breda O’Dwyer. “You can tap and swipe your card to make a donation.”

Breda added that they are hoping to have the buckets ready by next week in time for the collection.

She said the local conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society has seen a marked increase in the number of families it is helping mainly caused by the increase in the cost of fuel and home heating products.

The annual St Vincent De Paul Society’s Christmas Jumper Day, in association with Radio Kerry is scheduled for December 10.

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SURVEY: Locals are reducing their social contacts

It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week. An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their […]

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It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week.

An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their level of contacts with people.

Interestingly, 37.10% of people had made no change to their lifestyle, but they could have been extra cautious already.

A tiny minority – just 1.61% – said they increased their social contacts over the last week.

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