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Great and good of Killarney sport and culture to be celebrated on Friday night




Several well-known Killarney people from the world of sport and culture are set to receive awards in annual Killarney Municipal District Award on Friday night.

The Killarney ceremony will take place at 7pm on Friday evening at the Anam Centre, East Avenue Road.

The elected members of the Killarney Municipal District nominate the award winners.

Cllr Maura Healy-Rae and Cllr Niall Kelleher both nominated the Rathmore Football Team for winning the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship.

The same two councillors have named All-Ireland Junior Football Championship winners Fossa as award recipients.
Cllr Brendan Cronin has nominated Tom O'Sullivan who won the World Sheepdog Trials last year.
World Irish dancing champion Caoimhe O'Halloran has been nominated by Cllr John O’Donoghue

“She beat 210 competitors in the final to be crowned World Champion. This is an extraordinary achievement as she competes in An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha (CLRG) World Championships. CLRG is the oldest and largest world governing body for competitive Irish Step Dancing. competitive Irish step dancing. This organisation would be recognised as the most elite level of Irish Dancing,” said O’Donoghue.

O'Donoghue also named his local Glenflesk GAA Ballad Group as winners of the All Ireland Scór competition.

He also named the two teams from Spa GAA Set Dancing Club who won gold at Scor Sinsir and Paddy O'Sullivan who is a performance analyst with the South African Rugby Team.

Cllr Marie Moloney nominated Oscar Nominee actress Jessie Buckley for an award.

Although Cllr Michael Cahill is elected in the Kenmare Municipal District he nominations were transferred to Killarney as he named Olympic walker David Kenny and Paralympics high-jumper Jordan Lee for awards.



Celtic Whiskey Bar now offering wine Wednesdays and Sundays

The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder on New Street is adding another string to its bow and as well as offering whiskey tasting sessions the popular bar is set to […]




The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder on New Street is adding another string to its bow and as well as offering whiskey tasting sessions the popular bar is set to become a wine lovers paradise.

The bar is launching a Wine Wednesday and Sunday experience.Every Wednesday and Sunday, with a full wine menu available, offering a delightful selection ranging from fizz to rich reds and delicate rosés. Whether you’re a seasoned sommelier or just beginning to explore the world of wine, there’s something for everyone to savour.“Step into the cosy establishment nestled in the heart of Killarney and prepare to embark on a journey through vineyards and varietals, all at heavily discounted prices that won’t break the bank,” said the bar in a statement.“And the best part? Bottles start from just €20, making indulgence accessible to all.”Each week, the bar will be showcasing special wines available by the glass to  complement a delectable menu offerings.“The perfect pairing with their new and updated menu. The perfect spot for some casual drinks and dinner. Treat yourself to cheeseboards, chowder or any of the tasting offerings the new menu has to offer. Whatever your preference, their knowledgeable staff are on hand to guide you through our extensive wine selection, offering expert recommendations and ensuring that each sip is nothing short of perfection,” added the statement.

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Gleneagle Concert Band Annual Charity Concert

A brilliant big band sound will ring out in Killarney at the eagerly awaited annual charity concert by the Gleneagle Concert Band on April 28 at 7.30 pm at The […]




A brilliant big band sound will ring out in Killarney at the eagerly awaited annual charity concert by the Gleneagle Concert Band on April 28 at 7.30 pm at The Gleneagle Hotel.

The town band will be joined by guest artists from Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine Choir Kenmare and all proceeds from this concert will be allocated to local causes – the Children’s Disability Network Team for South Kerry, Brothers of Charity Services Kerry, CanTeen Ireland and the Gleneagle Concert Band Music Education Programme instrument loan scheme.

The concert will cater for all musical tastes and will include military marches, classical music, jazz numbers, film music, choral music and vocal hits.

Gleneagle Concert Band Music Development Officer Vincent Condon said:
“We are delighted to collaborate with local charities and hope the public will come out in great numbers again this year to support this worthwhile fundraising venture.
The Children’s Disability Network Team for South Kerry, in partnership with Brothers of Charity Services Kerry, provides essential services to children and young people with complex needs and support for their families. CanTeen Ireland is a support group for young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years who have cancer or had cancer in the past. A large audience on the night of the concert will raise much-needed funds to support the wonderful work being done by both charities to empower and help young people who need support.
The band and choir musically are in excellent form and I extend an open invitation to music enthusiasts and all to come and join us for what will be an evening of great entertainment.”

The Gleneagle Concert Band has performed with distinction for former President Mary McAleese and President Michael D. Higgins on their visits to Kerry in recent years and has been proud ambassadors on tours to Germany, Holland, Sweden, Austria, Portugal, Paris, Lisbon, Monaco and Cannes over the past four decades.
Band manager Ciaran Lynch added:

“These are very exciting times for the band which would not be possible without the encouragement and support we receive from the political, business sector and general public in Kerry. This concert will be a highlight and a celebration of the voluntary work, community service and musical excellence that exists here in Kerry. “

Tickets are priced at €18 for adults and €12 for children/OAP and are available from the INEC Box Office, band members, Brothers of Charity Office 7 Countess Road Killarney, St. Francis Special School Beaufort, Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine office in Kenmare and at the door on the night of the concert.


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