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Healy-Raes take to the catwalk for basketball club

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Newly elected Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae, pictured, and his brother Deputy Michael Healy-Rae were crowd favourites when they strutted their stuff on the catwalk at the St Paul's Basketball Club Killarney fashion show at Killarney Racecourse. Danny also entertained the crowd on his accordion while his daughter Elaine joined him on stage playing the tin whistle. Picture: Eamonn Keogh (macmonagle.com)

Newly elected Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae, pictured, was a crowd favourite when he strutted his stuff on the catwalk along with his brother Deputy Michael Healy-Rae at the St Paul’s Basketball Club Killarney fashion show at Killarney Racecourse. Danny also entertained the crowd on his accordion while his daughter Elaine, also pictured, joined him on stage playing the tin whistle. Picture: Eamonn Keogh (macmonagle.com)
 


 
FROM the Dáil to the catwalk, the Healy-Rae brothers strutted their stuff in Killarney to loud applause at the St Paul’s Basketball Club fashion show.
The TDs were a huge hit at the show as it unfolded in Killarney Racecourse on Friday night.
The event attracted a capacity crowd and was a major success.
The highlight of the night was the performance on stage of the Healy-Rae brothers.
Cheers rang out for Deputy Michael Healy-Rae TD who appeared at the very start of the show in the blue Kerry football jersey, togs and socks.
Newly elected TD Danny Healy-Rae also brought the house down as he modelled the green and gold Kerry football jersey during the second half of the fashion show.
He also performed traditional music on his accordion while his daughter Elaine joined him on stage playing the tin whistle.
Popular local radio personality Brendan Fuller was another familiar face on stage while well-known basketballers Philip O’Connor and Jordan Lee also took to the catwalk. Kerry Stars Special Olympian Janet O’Donoghue was one of the many other models which included several juvenile members of St Paul’s Basketball Club.
All the models showcased items from Mods and Minis, Wisteria Boutique, Elvery’s Sports, Villa Clothing, The Kerry GAA Sports Store, Miss Darcy’s, Shirley’s Unique Headpieces, New Look, Urban Heroes, Dowlings Sports Tralee and The Pillbox Boutique.
Master of ceremonies extraordinaire Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan also entertained the crowd before inviting St Paul’s Basketball Club chairperson Tricia O’Shea to address the audience. Tricia was loud in her praise for everybody who helped and contributed to make the club’s fashion show a resounding success.
Tricia thanked her fellow committee members and made a special presentation to fashion show organiser Patricia Ryan in recognition of all her hard work in contributing the success of the event.
Several spot prizes were won in the raffle while the winner of the door prize of a hotel break at The Maritime Hotel Bantry (sponsored by The Gleneagle Group) was Vera Healy.

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

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Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

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