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Elaine’s communion locks get the chop

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GOT THE CHOP: Eight-year-old Elaine McCarthy from Gneeveguilla cut 14 inches off her hair as her communion is not going ahead next month.

By Michelle Crean

With home haircuts all the rage at the moment one girl from Gneeveguilla opted for a short bob – but with a twist!

Eight-year-old Elaine McCarthy, who was a bit disappointed that her Holy Communion was postponed this year, decided that since she wouldn’t need curls for her big day next month that instead she’d chop the lot for charity.

Elaine asked her mom Julia to cut it short and now that it’s done they plan to send the hair to the Rapunzel Foundation in Wexford where they make wigs for sick kids.
In all, 14 inches came off and Elaine is loving her new look, Julia explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“She was to make her communion on May 9,” Julia said.
“However, it’s not going ahead now due to COVID-19. She wanted to cut her hair last year but as her communion was coming up she wanted to have it long with curls on the day. Now that it’s not happening she asked last week if she could cut it. We put it in a ponytail and chopped it and straightened it after.”

Now, going for walks nearby their home, neighbours have been admiring it from afar.
“Elaine loves her new hairstyle. She can hardly tie it up but loves flicking it. She’s delighted with it and doesn’t know herself.”

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Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

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A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

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COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

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