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Glenflesk is perfectly pitched for politicians’ battle

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IT’S rare that politicians get the chance to do battle in the great outdoors but that’s just what’s about to happen in Glenflesk this weekend.

See which public representative has what it takes when it comes to showing sporting prowess in a three-legged race and a wheelbarrow challenge as MEP Sean Kelly along with TDs and senators go head-to-head this Sunday, August 13.

The fun is all part of GlenFest – a daylong celebration to mark 40 years of Glenflesk GAA Club’s pitch.

This will be the last great sporting event to be held on Glenflesk’s 40-year-old GAA pitch, said Derry Healy, club chairman.

GlenFest is being organised to mark the end of the current pitch in Glenflesk which his about to be dug up and redeveloped for future generations.

“The pitch represents much more than the GAA club’s focal point – it also stores a wealth of treasured memories and local history,” said Derry.

Throw-in for the free day of entertainment is at 2pm when open-air Mass will be celebrated on the field with many former priests of the parish and former club chairpersons in attendance.

“It’s a way of saying ‘thank you’ to so many people who have got us to where we are today. I’m sure there will be mixed feelings as we say goodbye to one chapter and look forward to the next with great enthusiasm,” Derry added.

Entertainment will include movies in the local hall, with a movie for teenagers being chosen by an online vote.

The premiere of the official DVD of the hit drama ‘Patrick’ – filmed live at the INEC and featuring numerous local performers – will be at 8pm.
 


 
Above: Deputy Michael Healy-Rae, James Furlong, Derry Healy, Deputy John Brassil, Michelle Morris, Deputy Danny Healy-Rae, Marie O’Connor, Peggy Horan, MEP Sean Kelly and Danielle Favier. PICTURE: DYLAN CLIFFORD

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

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Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

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