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Horgan family thank people of Killarney for generosity



The Horgan family have expressed their gratitude to everyone who bought tickets for their raffle in aid of My Canine Companion. Shane and Deirdre organised the raffle when the charity provided them with Bosco, an autism service dog who has become great friends with their son Fionn, who is autistic, and Fionn’s older brother Brian.

“We would like to thank all the businesses/organisations who donated prizes for the raffle,” Shane said. “We are extremely grateful for the great support that we have received from the local community. We live in a beautiful part of the world but it’s the people of Killarney’s generosity and kindness that make this town so special. Bosco has made a big impact in our lives and the people of Killarney have also been very curious about Bosco.

“As a result of the article in the Killarney Advertiser, we were nominated to receive the the proceeds of the No Name Disco that was held at the end of May. We would like to thank Amanda Fleming who recently presented us with the cheque.

“We would also like to thank Pat Sheehan and Niall Dennehy who climbed the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in aid of My Canine Companion (see article below).

Raffle winners:

1st       Teddy Bowler – Fourball in Hogs Head Golf Club, Waterville

2nd     Tim Corcoran – Dinner for two in the Park Hotel Kenmare

3rd      Claire Keating – Fourball in Waterville Golf Club

4th      Marian O’Callaghan – Dinner for two in the Killarney Park Hotel

5th      Dolores Daly – Fourball in Tralee Golf Club

6th      Peggy O’Connor – Dinner for two in the Fáilte Resturarant

7th      Michael O’Sullivan Greene – Dinner for two

8th      Eddie Brophy – Parknasilla Spa Voucher for two

9th      Abby Sweeney – Afternoon tea for four in the Aghadoe Heights

10th    Eileen Galbraith – Dinner for two in the Ross Hotel Killarney

11th    Evelyn O’Donoghue – Fourball in Killarney Golf and Fishing Club

12th    Miriam O’Sullivan – Fourball in Cork Golf Club

13th    Siobhan Horgan – Afternoon Tea for two in the Great Southern Hotel

14th    Aidan O’Shea – Fourball in Ballybunion Golf Club

15th    JP O’Callaghan – Fourball in Dooks Golf Club

16th    Leah McMahon – Fourball in Monsktown Golf Club


Laura’s new look for Leaving Cert



NEW LOOK: Laura Cronin, who is currently sitting her Leaving Cert, cut 14 inches off her hair for The Rapunzel Foundation.

By Michelle Crean

Rathmore’s Laura Cronin headed into her Leaving Cert exams this week with a whole new look after transforming her hairstyle for charity.

Laura, daughter of Una and Donal from Rathbeg, cut 14 inches off her hair for The Rapunzel Foundation.

As her long locks didn’t get cut over the last year Laura decided to get a good chop in Katelynn’s Hair Design in Rathmore instead, and use the left over hair to create wigs for sick children.

“I thought, rather than trim it I’d cut a lot off,” Laura, who hopes to study pharmacy in college, told the Killarney Advertiser. “I wanted to cut off a lot of it, I was sick of long hair. I said that if there’d be enough I’d donate it as it’d be a shame to see it on the floor.”

Laura said that hopefully it can make a child happy if it allows them to receive a specially made wig for their First Holy Communion, or a similar occasion.

“I’d encourage anyone who has long hair to think about what they could do with it.”

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€1m upgrade for Killarney store



INVESTMENT: DV8 have invested €1m to update their store in the Killarney Outlet Centre. Pictured at the reopening were staff members: Clodagh McCarthy (Store Manager), Lorraine McGough (Assistant Manager), Anuka Altanson and Sarah Murphy. Photo: Don MacMonagle

A popular Killarney fashion shop, which reopened last week, securing up to 15 jobs, has had a facelift after a €1 million investment.

Leading fashion retailer DV8, which has a network of over 50 stores across Ireland, reopened its 4,000 square feet store in the Killarney Outlet Centre.

And customers admired the new look.

DV8 sells over 40 top fashion clothing brands as well as footwear and accessories in its stores and online at The hip fashion house is well-known for its uber cool shop interiors and has dedicated customers across Ireland and the UK.

“We are delighted to be reopening our new store in Killarney and confident it will compliment the existing retail offering in the town, with DV8’s unique range of male and female clothing and footwear,” David Scott from DV8 said.

“We think local shoppers will enjoy the DV8 experience, including the top fashion brands and excellent customer service.”

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Kodaline to play stripped down Killarney gig



By Michelle Crean

One of Ireland’s best known bands – who have had their recently released studio album streamed more than 60 million times – as well as reached 100 million YouTube views – are set to come to Killarney.

Kodaline will play their first ever stripped down fully acoustic tour on December 4 in the Gleneagle INEC Arena, which is part of a nationwide tour across the country.

Tickets went on sale yesterday (Friday) from the

‘One Day At A Time’ is the band’s fourth album, and adds a new chapter to a career that has already encompassed three number 1 albums in Ireland, two Top 5 albums in the UK, and more than a billion streams at Spotify. Kodaline approached the album with a streamlined process that took them back to their roots. The majority of the sessions revolved around the four band members alone in their modest recording space in Dublin, with bassist Jason Boland leading the production side of things.


In 2019, Kodaline played some of the biggest shows of their career. At home in Dublin they sold-out two huge outdoor shows at St Anne’s Park, while a 10-date UK tour culminated with a packed show at London’s historic Roundhouse. Further afield, they hit festivals including Lollapalooza, Benicàssim and Open’er before becoming the first Irish band to headline the massive NH7 Weekender in Pune, India. Their extensive touring throughout Asia also included a headline set at Monsoon Music Festival in Vietnam plus dates in China, Japan, South Korea, The Phillippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan and Singapore.

“We’re excited to do our first ever stripped down fully acoustic tour, it’s something we’ve wanted to do for a long time and something that’s gonna be very special for us. Hope to see you guys there,” the band said.

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