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Great turnout at Kerry Clubs Fair

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Over 600 people attended the Kerry Clubs Fair at Killarney Racecourse on Sunday to see exhibitions by a wide variety of clubs and voluntary organisations.

The event, which set out to highlight volunteering opportunities and new activities everyone can participate in, was organised by Killarney Lions Club and sponsored by Killarney Credit Union.

“This was the third Kerry Clubs Fair and once again the turnout was fantastic,” said Killarney Lions Club President, Denis Doolan.

“The feedback from all who attended was very positive, which is thanks to the great effort put in by clubs and organisations like Kerry Local Link, Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club, Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club, Camp Drama Group and many, many more. We are very grateful to all who took part.”

Karena McCarthy, Marketing & Development, Killarney Credit Union added that Killarney Credit Union "was delighted" to sponsor and be a part of this great initiative organised by Killarney Lions Club.

"Some great clubs and organisations were there showcasing all that is good about communities and also the importance of being involved and volunteering.”

The Killarney Lions club through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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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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