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Fossa parish publishes new history booklet

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NEW BOOKLET: Paudy O'Sullivan, Billy Mangan and Norann Moran of the Fossa Parish Pastoral Council with Fr Tom Looney at the launch of the parish's new booklet. Photo: Sean Moriarty

 

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By Sean Moriarty

 

Fossa Parish Pastoral Council has published a new booklet celebrating all the history of the parish and the Church of Christ Prince of Peace.

The 18-page full colour booklet, jointly produced by Fr Tom Looney and council committee member Norann Moran, outlines the history and story of Fossa parish by way of text, illustrations and photographs of the wonderful art and amazing features that dominate the church.

This parish directory lists the saints of Fossa and Innisfallen, the names of parish clergy since 1857, together with key parish committees and information regarding parish liturgies.

While Norann put the whole book together, she refused to accept any credit for her work and praised Fr Tom for his contribution to both the parish and the booklet.

Wednesday of this week marked Fr Tom’s final day as parish priest as he moved from the pastoral home to his former family home on Park Road to begin his retirement after 51 years in the priesthood.

“We get people from all over the world coming here to get married or visiting tourists and wanted to able to show them what the parish is all about,” Fr Tom told the Killarney Advertiser.

Pastoral Council Chair Billy Mangan added the idea came from Fr Tom’s writings in the weekly newsletter.
“We decided it would be nice to put it all together in a book.”

The publication is available from the parish council by way of a donation.

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Women’s health the focus of HeartBeat meeting

By Sean Moriarty HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week. Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific […]

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HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week.

Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific discussions on every decade of women’s lives.

Special guest on the evening will be Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Mary McCaffrey.

“Topics will include hormones and how they affect health from puberty, the importance of bone health, a cameo on female cardiac symptoms, heart health and mid-life, as well as common health symptoms specific to women’s well-being,” said HeartBeat chairman Billy O’Sullivan.

“We welcome women of all ages to this important meeting which is an opportunity not to be missed, especially if you have health worries.”

The meeting will take place at 8pm at the Parish Centre on Park Road.

It will be followed by a Q&A session and there is an optional blood pressure and pulse clinic from 7.30pm.

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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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