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Golf club all set for new year

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Killarney Golf and Fishing Club maintained a fine club tradition over the Christmas break.

CAPTAIN:The incoming Captain Killarney Golf and Fishing Club Tommy Galvin with his wife Mary and daughter Honor at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club Captain's Drive. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

FAMILY:Junior Girls Eimear O’Sullivan and Ellen Barry playing their first mixed foursomes event with their dads Eugene O’Sullivan and Tom Barry.

NEW TEAM:Tommy Galvin Captain Anne Duggan Lady Captain and Junior Boys Captain Ewan MacIndoe at their Drive In at the Killarney Golf and Fishing Club. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

As is decreed by club tradition, the incoming captains for the year ahead drive a golf ball into the lake to mark the start of their terms.
Tommy Galvin is the new club captain while Anne Duggan take the helm in the Ladies division. The new junior boys’ captain is Ewan MacIndoe.
“It’s a tradition at the Club, where our Captains and President would each hit a tee shot into the lake to mark the start of their terms followed by a Mixed Foursomes competition,” explained the club’s Meg Dalton.
The Mixed Foursomes competition provided the club with another unique milestone. Junior Girls, Eimear O’Sullivan and Ellen Barry played their first mixed foursomes event with their dads, Eugene O’Sullivan and Tom Barry.

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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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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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