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This week KC Print bids farewell to Jacek Zakrzewski. Jacek officially retired two weeks ago after 16 years’ loyal service to the company

Jacek Zakrzewsk has retired from KC Print and The Killarney Advertiser after 16 yers loyal service

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He made one last journey to KC Print and Killarney Advertiser to bid farewell to his work colleagues before he embarks on his journey home to Poland.

Shortly after arriving in Ireland Jacek joined KC Print and quickly made Killarney his second home.

He joined the company as a finishing operator and quickly expanded into the pre-press department.

His attention to detail and calm and systematic work ethic made for smooth-running of the pre-press department.

His dedication to the company and to his job was a constant.

Being an outdoor enthusiast, Jacek and Killarney hit it off from the word go.
He nailed the ‘work life balance’ whether it was biking or hiking, walking or running, Jacek was a familiar face in the National Park. Jacek could be seen participating in a park run one day and up Cardiac Hill the next.

There was neither a walk nor trail that was unknown to Jacek, most if not all explored.

Jacek’s appetite for the history of Killarney was so in-depth that he was able to engage knowledgeably in local historical conversations whilst occasionally correcting some misguided local in the process.

Jacek was responsible for laying out (imposing) and producing the printing plates for the print production including the Killarney Advertiser.
While going about his own job, from time to time he would catch an incorrect spelling derived from local or Irish backgrounds. A local would be forgiven for some, but they never got past Jacek!

Jacek was very active in both the local and Polish church communities, publishing a Polish church newsletter for a time.

Jacek is returning home to his family in Poland this weekend and we wish him safe travels. Jacek will be missed by his work colleagues and all he came in contact with within the community. Killarney became his second home, so we expect many return visits during his long retirement ahead.

On behalf of the management of KC Print and Killarney Advertiser, we wish Jacek a full and active retirement. See you soon…

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Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]

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The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.

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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]

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The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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