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By Sean Moriarty

A group of traders on the top of High Street are calling on local businesses to follow their example and deck the town in green and gold ahead of tomorrow's big match.

Kerry face Tyrone in the All-Ireland Football Semi-Final at 3.30pm afternoon in Croke Park.

Johnny Maguire of Bricín Restaurant, was the first to place green and gold bunting on High Street. He linked his decorations in with O’Sullivan’s Cycles and Jack C's Bar across the street.

A highlight of Bricín’s display is a painting of Johnny’s uncle, Jackie Wade, who was a mascot for Kerry during the 1914 All-Ireland Football final.

“It is very disappointing that so few have shown their support. It is up to each individual business and hope others follow us,” Johnny told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Getting past Tyrone in Croke Park is never easy. This could be the last time to show support but people seem to be blasse about the semi-final.”

Publican John C O’Shea added: “I hope they will be up for over a month.”

Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce also erected green and gold bunting on the streets of the town.

President, Niall Kelleher, and Chamber volunteers were out and about at 6am this morning (Friday) to decorate the town before traffic got heavy.

"The Chamber wishes Peter Keane and the Kerry team every success in their bid to lead the county back into another All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final," Niall Kelleher said.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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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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