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Golf day to raise funds for Kerry Special Olympic Club

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GOLF CLASSIC: At the launch of the Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club golf classic at Beaufort Golf Club were front from left: John Spillane (Chairman), Helen Clifford (Beaufort Golf Club) and Mark Murphy (Killarney Credit Union CEO, sponsor of event). Back from left are: Kathleen McCarthy, Pat Looney, Tim Horgan, Lucy Scollard, Roger McCarthy, Tom Tobin and Luke Scollard. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

By Sean Moriarty

The popular golf day in aid of the Kerry Stars Special Olympic Club will return to Beaufort Golf Club next Saturday after a two-year absence.

The event, which takes place on June 8, is one of the biggest fundraisers for the local Special Olympic Club and comes on the back of one of the most successful seasons for the club.

“We have 95 athletes competing in various sports within the club and we need to be able to pay for travel expenses and team kits through the season,” Tom Tobin, Club Chairman, said. “We don’t get any funding from the Government or Special Olympics Ireland.”

In March this year Gary O’Sullivan from Castleisland won two medal at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.

Teams of three are invited to enter the golf classic by contacting Tom on 087 2338575. Slots are available from late afternoon.

 

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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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