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Gala homecoming planned for Fitzgerald Stadium

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By Sean Moriarty

Win or lose on Sunday, the Kerry football team will be assured of a gala welcome home on Monday night.

A special homecoming event is being planned for Fitzgerald Stadium from around 9pm on Monday.

This is a break from tradition as previous homecomings took place in the Glebe Car Park on College St.

Staying with tradition, the team will visit the county town of Tralee first from around 6pm on Monday, where up to 10,000 people are expected on Denny St should Jack O’Connor’s men be successful against Galway on Sunday.

The Tralee event is expected to last until about 800pm when the team will be transferred by coach to Killarney.

The new venue, which includes the construction of a new stage for the occasion, will accommodate 40,000 fans according to GAA chiefs in the country.

The event will include live DJs and music ahead of the arrival of the team.

The Killarney Advertiser understands that the main reason the venue was changed was the unavailability of the Glebe car park.

This year’s All Ireland Football final is being played in July for the first time as opposed to the traditional September date.

The tourist season is in full flight, Bird’s Funfair are still in town and are in residence in the Fair Hill car park.

New health and safety regulations and connected red tape also forced the County Board’s hands when it came to planning the homecoming celebration.

“This could be the way forward,” county board chairman and Dr Crokes GAA club member Patrick ‘Tatler’ O’Sullivan told the Killarney Advertiser.

“[As a county board] our main priority was the needs of the team and players, a separate team are looking after the homecoming, they worked with the Gardai and did all the safety statements. Kerry is unusual in that we have to have two separate homecomings – one in Tralee and one in Killarney – and there is a lot of planning in deciding who gets where and at what time.”

Looking ahead to the big game Patrick said: “It is in the hands of the gods, hopefully they will be shining down on us on Sunday.”

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Efforts to find owner of designer jewellery found in Fossa

A Killarney resident is trying to find the owner of a designer ring that she found outside her house a few months ago. Kristy Nicholas, pictured, found the ring on […]

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A Killarney resident is trying to find the owner of a designer ring that she found outside her house a few months ago.

Kristy Nicholas, pictured, found the ring on s footpath in the Lackabane Estate in Fossa on December 29 last.

Since then she has exhausted all channels in an effort to find the owner including regular contact with the Gardai and local word of mouth.

“Since that time I worked to find the owner through word of mouth and by filing a report with Gardai. Since I’ve been unsuccessful,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The owner could ring the Killarney Gardai station and provide details to be connected with me. To be reunited a description will be needed, such as the brand and designer and type of ring It’s quite an expensive ring so I’m really hoping to get it back to the right place.”

Kristy can be contacted on 087 3443500

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Celtic Whiskey Bar now offering wine Wednesdays and Sundays

The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder on New Street is adding another string to its bow and as well as offering whiskey tasting sessions the popular bar is set to […]

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The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder on New Street is adding another string to its bow and as well as offering whiskey tasting sessions the popular bar is set to become a wine lovers paradise.

The bar is launching a Wine Wednesday and Sunday experience.Every Wednesday and Sunday, with a full wine menu available, offering a delightful selection ranging from fizz to rich reds and delicate rosés. Whether you’re a seasoned sommelier or just beginning to explore the world of wine, there’s something for everyone to savour.“Step into the cosy establishment nestled in the heart of Killarney and prepare to embark on a journey through vineyards and varietals, all at heavily discounted prices that won’t break the bank,” said the bar in a statement.“And the best part? Bottles start from just €20, making indulgence accessible to all.”Each week, the bar will be showcasing special wines available by the glass to  complement a delectable menu offerings.“The perfect pairing with their new and updated menu. The perfect spot for some casual drinks and dinner. Treat yourself to cheeseboards, chowder or any of the tasting offerings the new menu has to offer. Whatever your preference, their knowledgeable staff are on hand to guide you through our extensive wine selection, offering expert recommendations and ensuring that each sip is nothing short of perfection,” added the statement.

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