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Family Solidarity Day Festival in aid of Palestine

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A Family Palestinian Solidarity Day Festival will take place on June 1 to raise funds for meal packages for displaced families in Gaza.

The event will take place at Spillane’s Bar in Headford and will begin at 2pm.
There will be Palestinian themed Art workshops for kids with Tracy from The Art House Killarney.

The Dingle Druid will perform a family inclusive, heart opening fire ceremony.

KASI will host a community style picnic table and will have African drummers performing on site.

Other activities include a bake sale, bouncing castles, food vendors, ice cream vans and face painting for all the kids, along with incredible musical performances and guest speakers to be announced closer to the event.

“Since late last year solidarity groups have been establishing themselves throughout the county with regular vigils for the people of Palestine now taking place once a week in almost every big town in the county, Tralee, Kenmare, Caherciveeen, Listowel, Killorglin and Killarney..” said organiser Sally McMonagle.

“Killarney for Palestine and Kerry Friends of Palestine have been proactive in fundraising and raising educational awareness for the plight of the Palestinians who are currently experiencing a genocide, forced famine and ethnic cleansing at the hands of the Israeli government.”

Killarney for Palestine meet every Sunday at 12pm outside the courthouse opposite the Friary and is open for everyone.

Last week hundreds of people gathered at the market cross for a memorial vigil to highlight the 14,000 innocent children brutally murdered.

The Procession walked silently down New Street accompanied by fiddle player Nicole Lonergan, to the unmarked children's famine grave in the grounds of the Cathedral.

The MacAcademy children’s drama group sang ‘True colours’ and local children walked on stage carrying images of some Palestinian children of the same age who lives were tragically cut short in this genocide.

Palestinian Poems were read by Dr John Geaney and Donal O’Riordan while Shinann Buckley O'Sullivan sang a heart breaking Irish lullaby accompanied by John Buckley on the uilleann pipes.

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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Summer of song with Grace Foley

Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night. ‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances […]

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Killarney singer Grace Foley is launching a summer series of concerts in Anam House Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night.

‘Storyteller’ is a series of intimate, one woman performances that will be given by Foley during the summer months.

The first of the performances takes place this Saturday 7pm and will feature the songs and stories of well-known singers including Dolly Parton, ABBA, and an array of Irish artists as well as a selection of poems and famous quotes.

“It promises to be a lovely evening,” she said. “This the first of three performances.”

Tickets are €10 and will be available on the night. The performance is approximately one hour long.

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