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Enjoy five-star treatment at Muckross Park Hotel

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THE Muckross Park Hotel and Spa will host a five-star day out next weekend. The big-hearted team at the hotel are organising a fundraiser in aid of Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre on Saturday, September 23, at 1pm.

Guests will be treated to a welcome drink on arrival followed by the newly launched Mrs Herbert’s afternoon tea at Muckross Park Hotel. The afternoon will also include live entertainment and spot prizes.

All services at Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre are free and are available on either an on-going basis or as a once-off. For more information contact Vera on 066-7123122 or email krcc@eircom.net. For tickets to next Saturday's event at the Muckross Park Hotel & Spa, contact 064-6623400.
 


 
Above: Vera O’Leary of Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre with Muckross Park Hotel Deputy Manager Veerpal Yadav, Sheila O’Callaghan and Lina Dalton.

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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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