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Healthy heart talk by leading cardiologist

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A cardiologist attached to the Bon Secours Hospital in Tralee will give a talk on healthy hearts on Tuesday evening.

Orgnaised by HeartBeat Killarney, the public event will take place at 8pm at the Parish Centre on Park Road.

“Dr Haytham Makki will talk about heart care and things that can hurt your heart. He will also cover Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation). There will be a Question and Answer session so here is the chance to raise and get information on anything that may be bothering you about your heart,” said a HeartBeat Killarney news release issued to the Killarney Advertiser.

“The purpose of these meetings is to raise public awareness about Heart Care and to allay any fears people may have around it. Dr Makki is looking forward to the meeting and to answering all your questions. Dr Makki has extensive experience in Coronary Interventions, ECHO, heart failure and assessment of patients with severe aortic stenosis.”

Heartbeat Killarney will also running a blood pressure clinic on the evening from 7.30pm.

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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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