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Get snapping for the Kingdom of Kerry and four deserving charities. PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN

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THE countdown is on and we are all excited about getting snap happy at the weekend! To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising 1916, The Trustees of Muckross House and Muckross Research Library, Killarney National Park, are inviting everyone to create a photographic record of County Kerry on Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24.
All you need to do is cast your creative eye about and take a photograph that reflects an aspect of Kerry. There are several categories to choose from on the website www.snapciarrai.ie – Kerry everyday life, Kerry street scenes, Kerry at work, Kerry at play, historical Kerry, and natural Kerry. "This is your chance to document the Kingdom of Kerry on this historical and commemorative weekend," said Patricia O'Hare of Muckross House Library.
There are four steps involved. After you’ve taken your picture, log on to www.snapciarrai.ie, upload your image, and vote for the charities. These include, Kerry Cancer Support Group, Kerry Diocesan Youth Service, Kerry Stars, and Kerry Skill Set. “Each charity is guaranteed to receive a minimum of €2,016,” said Patricia.
The aim of Muckross House Research Library is to document the traditions, way of life, and history of the people of Kerry, added Patricia. “Since its establishment, almost 50 years ago, the Library has played an important role as a centre for the collection, storage and preservation, of documentary material relating to Kerry,” said Patricia.
The library collections have all been collected, donated, purchased, or produced in house, down through the years. They are the property of the Trustees of Muckross House.
 


 
Get snapping for the Kingdom of Kerry and four deserving charities. PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN

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Sadness at death of much loved Killarney man

The town was saddened to learn of the death of Brendan Joy who passed away peacefully on Tuesday at his home in the loving care of his family. Brendan (88), […]

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The town was saddened to learn of the death of Brendan Joy who passed away peacefully on Tuesday at his home in the loving care of his family.

Brendan (88), from Muckross and formerly of Plunkett Street, who worked in the International Hotel and as a Jarvey, was laid to rest yesterday (Thursday) in Aghadoe Cemetery following Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral.

Brendan was predeceased by his beloved wife Mairéad and baby daughter Maura, his brothers John, Jerry, Pat, Willie and sister Nancy.

He’ll be sadly missed by his daughter Breda, sons Liam, Michael, Brendan, Martin, Pat and Andrew, daughters-in-law Margaret, Eileen, Norma and Helena, his grandchildren Brendan, Mairéad, Charlie, Claire, James, Kevin, Orla, Maurice and Maura, sister Mary Sie (London), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many great friends.

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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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