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Eco-charity concert planned in Killarney

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Eco-charity concert planned in Killarney

St Mary’s the Church of the Sloes is staging a charity concert in aid of eco-charities in Kerry tomorrow night (Thursday August 15).

St Mary’s is bringing back to Killarney the modern setting of St Francis of Assisi’ ‘Canticle of the Sun’.

The concert, ‘Canticle of Creation’, takes place at 8pm with the majority of proceeds going to Transition Kerry.

The piece is a musical setting and performed by Vincent Kennedy (trumpet) accompanied by Marina Cassidy (harp).

The sponsors, Muckross House & Gardens Trustees, Killarney Park Hotel with the Ross Hotel, Randles Hotel with the Dromhall Hote, have graciously provided for the publicity and other costs of staging the event so the whole of the ticket sales will go to charity, explained Archdeacon Simon J Lumby.

“It is fitting that we have this concert now, to draw people’s attention to the honour and respect in which our world is held by that most Celtic of the European saints: Francis,” he said.

“The encouragement of this Canticle links beautifully with the upcoming season of creation during which we focus our undivided attention on the way in which we, our actions and behaviour impact upon creation. The lifestyle of humanity has already used up this years’ allocation of our world’s resources! We’ll need 1.7 worlds to keep us going at this rate.”

Marina Cassidy is a well-known and well-loved performer and attracts a wide ranging audience for locals and visitors alike. Her playing of the harp and her singing are very well regarded, he added.

“The rich, pure quality of her soprano voice and her ability to interpret her material, musically and emotionally, combined with her craft as a harper, weaves a magical web which catches us all within its spell.”

Vincent Kennedy was commissioned by the Franciscan Order in Ireland to compose the piece and it has been performed at the Friary, in Dublin and Kinsale.

“Vincent is an internationally renowned composer and conductor who has written symphonies, cantatas, concertos, and works for practically every type of performance from solo to symphony orchestra with chorus. His music is played worldwide.”

Tickets on Eventbrite and on the door €20.

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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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Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

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Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

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