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Flesk rowing celebrate end of season in style

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Flesk Valley Rowing Club celebrated the end of another successful season with a summer barbecue and one very special girl became the club’s newest member.

On Saturday the adult members of Flesk Valley Rowing Club came together for a BBQ and social evening at the Killarney Racecourse.

This was also a first opportunity for Steve and Teresa O'Mahony and their daughter Alexis to meet with club members following the Good Friday half-marathon that the club organised in support of Alexis' fund.

“It was great to finally meet the O'Mahony family and to hear about the progress Alexis has been making. Steve and Teresa spoke warmly of the contribution the funds raised were making to Alexis progress and thanked everyone who donated to the fundraiser. On the night the club also presented Alexis with her own club jersey and claimed her as a Flesk Valley girl,” said club official Donal Kelly.

“Thanks to Tadhg Kelly for organising a great evening and to Mark Doe and the staff at the Killarney Racecourse for the good food and hospitality. One of the highlights of the evening was a special delivery of the famous Muckross Ice-cream direct from the creamery at Scartlea, thanks to our chairman John Fleming. It was a great night and wonderful to meet up with old friends again and welcome new ones. We're looking forward to next year's event already.”

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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Caring group craft charity blankets

By Michelle Crean One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity. Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members […]

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By Michelle Crean

One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity.

Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members of Kilcummin Community Care worked together to make blankets for service users on the Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus.

“Each blanket is assigned as a personal gift to the clients using the Cancer Link Bus and is kept by them,” Kate Fleming, Chairperson of Kilcummin Community Care, said.

The knitting of the squares to make the blankets began at a gathering in the Rose Hotel in 2018. It was a gathering of different volunteer groups.

The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus were requesting knitted squares to make blankets for the clients who were using their facilities, she explained.

“Kilcummin Community Care were knitting at the time, so it was decided to help out this worthy cause. We received donations of wool from people in the parish and surrounding areas. Kilcummin ICA also got involved in the efforts.”

During the two years of COVID-19, members of both organisations continued to knit and are still knitting to the present day.

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