Connect with us

News

Famous London choir to perform in charity concert in St Mary’s Cathedral

Published

on

CONCERT FOR CANCER BUS: The Westminister Lourdes Choir who will perform in St Mary's Cathedral on May 30. Photo: Philippa Knight

A Killarney native is bringing the Westminster Lourdes Choir to perform in St Mary’s Cathedral later this month.

 

Philippa Knight (nee O’Connell) is a Killarney native who now lives in London and is part of the Westminster Lourdes Choir. On Thursday, May 30 she is bringing over 50 choir members, and their families, to Killarney to perform.

The concert will raise funds for the Kerry Cork Health Link bus.

“As a choir we have been lucky enough to perform in many iconic places including Lourdes, Walsingham, Westminster Cathedral and The Grand Hall of the Old Bailey and on one of my many visits home I sat in the cathedral and thought how wonderful it would be to perform here too,’ she said. “I approached Fr Kieran with the idea and he very generously agreed a date with me. This has now resulted in just over 50 choir members, musicians and their families travelling from London to Killarney to stay and perform.”

Philippagrew up in Killarney with her parents, Ralph and Hazel O’Connell, and sister Nicola.

“I know how wonderfully supportive the people of my home town and surrounding areas are and know they will come out and support this event,” she said.

“As a choir we didn’t just want to come and perform, we wanted to give something back to the community as well, and this is why we will be having a shared collection in aid of the Kerry Cork Cancer Link bus,” she added. “I know this incredibly important service isn’t cheap to run but the area cannot afford to be without it. It plays such a vital role in the community, so it is important to us to be able to support it in this way.”

 

 

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

No 2021 return for Killarney on Ice

By Michelle Crean Fans of the ice will be disappointed to hear that Killarney on Ice will not return for a second year. Following its huge popularity year on year since returning to Killarney in 2015, the promoters of Killarney on Ice are disappointed to confirm that they are unable to operate again this year. […]

Published

on

0216212_KOI_square_logo_sm.jpg

By Michelle Crean

Fans of the ice will be disappointed to hear that Killarney on Ice will not return for a second year.

Following its huge popularity year on year since returning to Killarney in 2015, the promoters of Killarney on Ice are disappointed to confirm that they are unable to operate again this year.

Rising case numbers, uncertain COVID-19 restrictions, and insurance challenges have been the main drivers behind the decision not to open, according to the company.

As Kerry’s only festive ice rink, the facility has brought much fun and life to the town over the years, attracting thousands of people from all over the county, and indeed the whole country, with many families coming to stay overnight in Killarney and enjoying all that this great town has to offer.

As well as friends and families coming to skate, schools, youth clubs, sports teams and employees of local companies use the group booking discount rate to plan sessions on the ice, and Killarney on Ice would like to thank them all for their continuing loyalty.

“We sincerely hope to be back better and stronger in 2022, and we look forward to welcoming all of our valued customers,” Tim O’Donoghue, the promoter of the rink, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“In the meantime, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.”

Attachments

Continue Reading

News

10 new jobs announced for Kerry County Council

The Government has approved 10 new posts for Kerry County Council to assist with the delivery of their social housing targets. The news was announced today (Friday) as part of the Government’s new housing plan ‘Housing for All’ which commits to strengthening the capacity of Local Authorities to initiate, design, plan, develop and manage housing projects. The plan […]

Published

on

0216406_900x900.jpg

The Government has approved 10 new posts for Kerry County Council to assist with the delivery of their social housing targets.

The news was announced today (Friday) as part of the Government’s new housing plan ‘Housing for All’ which commits to strengthening the capacity of Local Authorities to initiate, design, plan, develop and manage housing projects.

The plan acknowledges that this requires the resourcing of housing delivery teams and the posts being announced include a wide range of positions from engineers to quantity surveyors and architects with provision also made for the necessary administrative resources.

“I welcome this announcement by my Cabinet colleague Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien,” Minister Foley said.

“Housing is a key priority for Government and these new posts are an endorsement of the excellent work carried out by Kerry County Council and a deserved recognition of their continued commitment to providing social housing to all local communities across Kerry.”

Attachments

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending