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Glamorous afternoon brews up support for charity

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Models at the Killarney Rotary Afternoon Tea at The Malton which showcased fashion by Clodagh Irwin Owens, Kerry Woollen Mills, Paco at Killarney Outlet Centre, and Lynes of Killarney, as well as jewellery from Brian de Staic and millinery by Mary Kelliher and Clodagh Irwin Owens.

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BREWING up support for a good cause proved extremely enjoyable on Saturday as Killarney Rotary Club hosted its eighth annual Afternoon Tea at The Malton. As always, the fundraiser was sold-out event well in advance and it was easy to see why. Ladies – and a few gents – mingled in the elegant hotel foyer during a champagne reception, which was followed by a mouth-watering afternoon tea in the Garden Restaurant.

Talented young Kilcummin singer Lily Foley held the audience spellbound throughout the afternoon with showstopping renditions of such classic songs as Diamonds are Forever and Hallelujah and the event had Killian Foley as DJ.

During the catwalk show, which was co-ordinated by award-winning fashion designer Clodagh Irwin Owens, Clodagh showcased her latest collection, while models also displayed outfits from Kerry Woollen Mills, Lyne’s of High Street and Paco at Killarney Outlet Centre.

Must-have accessories that featured in the glamorous fashion extravaganza included jewellery by Brian de Staic Jewellers and elegant headpieces by Mary Kelliher Millinery and Clodagh Irwin Owens.

Breda Dwyer of St Vincent De Paul told the gathering how the funds raised by the afternoon tea would make a difference to the lives of people in need in the community.

Killarney Rotary Club President Angela O’Connor thanked the businesses who supported the event, ensuring that all the funds raised go directly to The St Vincent De Paul.

Ciara Irwin Foley, former Killarney Rotary Club president and organiser of the event, thanked all those who bought tickets at the event on the day.

The raffle featured a number of exciting prizes, including first prize, an original painting by Carmel T Madigan, valued at over €450.

 


 
Pictured above: Models at the Killarney Rotary Afternoon Tea at The Malton which showcased fashion by Clodagh Irwin Owens, Kerry Woollen Mills, Paco at Killarney Outlet Centre, and Lynes of Killarney, as well as jewellery from Brian de Staic and millinery by Mary Kelliher and Clodagh Irwin Owens.

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Local activities this weekend for National Heritage Week

A number of events will take place in Killarney this weekend as part National Heritage Week 2022 which runs until this Sunday. This year’s theme is biodiversity and sustainability. Tomorrow […]

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A number of events will take place in Killarney this weekend as part National Heritage Week 2022 which runs until this Sunday.

This year’s theme is biodiversity and sustainability. Tomorrow (Saturday) the Life in the Bogs – Family Funday in Cronin’s Yard, Beaufort, runs from 10.30am – 2.30pm.
Activities include; Bog in a Bottle activity – learn about how bogs are made, Plants of the Bog – learn about the different plants in the bog and how to tell them apart, Pond Dipping in Bog Pool – Use nets and find out what creepy crawlies can be found in Bog pools, Birds and Mammals of the Bog – learn about the different animals that live in our bogs, and a Scavenger Hunt. Tickets are free but bring €2 for parking.

On Sunday the Harpers for Heritage concert takes place at Muckross Schoolhouse with Fiachra Ó Corragáin, Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman from 7.30pm to 9pm.

There’ll also be an exhibition from the Killarney National Park Photography Competition based on the theme of ‘Our History, Our Future’ in Killarney House and Gardens while the Me and the Moon will create Bee/Bug hotels and sustainable eco bird feeders today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) from 11am – 4pm at Muckross Schoolhouse.

The Heritage Council is encouraging people to visit www.heritageweek.ie to see what other events are taking place in their locality or across the country. Participants can browse the website and create a bespoke National Heritage Week ‘Events Trail’ to help them plan their week according to their location, their particular heritage interests and their preferred event type, such as a festival, performance, exhibition or re-enactment.

“This year, National Heritage Week looks to the past to create a better future,” Chief Executive of the Heritage Council of the Heritage Council, Virginia Teehan, said.

“The theme of sustainable heritage and biodiversity encourages us all to reflect on how our history and heritage can play a part in protecting our planet. Whether it’s learning a new skill like embroidery, blacksmithing or pottery making; better understanding how to prevent biodiversity loss in our own back gardens or country lanes; or gaining fresh insight into the history of our art, music or the Irish language and sharing this knowledge among friends and family, there are endless ways to get involved. I would encourage people to visit the National Heritage Week website and browse the vast array of events and projects taking place and plan their week.”

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Killarney girl has an important part to play in Rose Festival

By Michelle Crean A little Killarney girl has had her dreams come true after being selected as a Rose Bud in this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival. Chloe Nott […]

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By Michelle Crean

A little Killarney girl has had her dreams come true after being selected as a Rose Bud in this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival.

Chloe Nott (7) from Fossa was thrilled to find out that she has been paired with Arizona Rose Sophie Owen.

She’s now super excited as the Festival kicks off tonight (Friday) and is looking forward to being part of the big parades which attract thousands to the streets of Tralee tomorrow (Saturday) and again on Sunday.

“We found out about three weeks ago, she was picked from hundreds from all around the country,” Chloe’s mom Gemma told the Killarney Advertiser.

Last Saturday the Rose Buds came together for the first time in the Meadowlands Hotel in Tralee where they met the Kerry Rose Édaein O’Connell and received their sashes.

Tonight (Friday) they’ll enjoy a party in the Meadowlands and have a busy weekend meeting and greeting people when they take part in the Festival’s activities including a trip to the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium.

“I’m so excited to meet my Arizona Rose,” Chloe, who is going into Second Class in Fossa National School, said.

Gemma and her husband Eric and son Luke (9) went to Reidys in Killarney to tell Chloe the exciting news.

“My mom gave me a rose and told me I was a Rose Bud. After she told me I was bursting with excitement.”

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