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Firies GAA launch “The Big Drop’ for Irish Community Air Ambulance

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Firies Football, Hurling and Ladies Football club has launched an innovative fundraising drive to develop their new playing facilities in Firies village while also raising funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance Service and the vital work they provide throughout the country.

The club has grounds and facilities at Páirc Eamonn in Farranfore but, due to the substantial growth in the club over the past ten years, the grounds can very scarcely accommodate all juvenile football/ladies football teams as well as a vibrant hurling club serving the mid-Kerry hinterland.

The club has planning permission obtained for a new training facility adjacent to Firies village which includes grass pitches and a community walking track. In order to finance this development, the club are organising “Firies Big Drop” with prizes worth €25,000.

On Saturday, October 1, Firies Football, Hurling and Ladies Football grounds in Farranfore will be virtually divided into a grid with 4000 squares. Taking advantage of the clubs’ proximity to Kerry Airport, a helicopter will fly over Páirc Eamonn, dropping ten balls. Each ticket sold is allocated a random grid box and if the ball lands on your grid box, you could win a top prize of €10,000. There will also be prizes of €5,000, €2,500, €1,500 and six €1,000 on the day.

At the fundraiser launch, Chairman of Firies Football, Hurling & Ladies Football; Tom Kelliher said:
“The club is in a fortunate position of experiencing phenomenal growth and while we have secured land and planning permissions for the new pitch, substantial funds are now needed to ignite the spark in Firies. We believe this fundraiser will help Firies secure the future for our players and community for years to come.”

Firies Football, Hurling & Ladies Football Club Finance Committees’ Tim Clifford added “10% of all profits form the big drop will go to the Air Ambulance to acknowledge the phenomenal work that they are doing, not only in Firies but beyond."

Tickets for Firies Big Drop are on sale now from https://pallaslotteries.ie/firiesbigdrop at €50 per ticket with the added incentive of an early bird draw of two All-Ireland Football Tickets and overnight accommodation in Dublin when the ticket is purchased before July 16.

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Two Mile School “Says Yes to Japanese”

The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday. The Ambassador was at the school […]

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The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday.

The Ambassador was at the school to promote the teaching of the Japanese language and culture through the ‘Say Yes to Languages’ programme.

“The pupils in Two Mile were very interested to listen to stories about Japan and to learn about the links between our two countries,” said school principal Catherine Barry.
“As a multi-denominational school, we are very open to different languages and cultures and we look forward to working with the Japanese embassy from next September.”
Two Mile Community National School is the only multi-denominational school in the Killarney school district.

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 Photographer Anastasiia goes Out and About for Killarney Advertiser.

The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team. Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years […]

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The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team.

Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years and is trying to establish a freelance photography business.
“I love my job. I’ve been shooting for 11 years. I adore photography and connect my life with it. The best thing for me is to show girls and families, brides how beautiful they are. I think it’s my main mission.No need to be a model. We are all beautiful and special. You just need to build more self-confidence. And be sure, I will help you with it.”
Keep an eye out for Anastasiia as she goes Out and About for The Killarney Advertiser.
If you are organising an event and need a photographer email info@killarneyadvertiser.ie for more details.

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