HOLY GLOVE: St Pio's glove will be in Killarney this coming Monday evening and a large crowd is expected to attend. Pictured front l-r were: Phil Leen, Michael Clifford, Marian O'Callaghan and Mary B O'Sullivan. Back l-r were: Kate Murphy, Jimmy Dennehy, Eileen O'Connor and Angela Leahy from the Killarney St. Pio Prayer Group. Photo: Michelle Crean
By Michelle Crean
A very special glove worn by Padre Pio - which many believe has helped carry out miracles – will be in Killarney early next week.
The fingerless glove St Pio used to cover his stigmata which, devotees believe corresponded with Christ's crucifixion wounds, is set to attract huge crowds to the town.
Many people over the years have been blessed with St Pio’s glove and will agian get another opportunity this coming Monday evening at the Church of the Resurrection on the Cork road.
The evening, which was organised by the Killarney St Pio Prayer Group, begins with rosary at 7.15pm, followed by Mass at 7.30pm, Benediction and then the blessing of the glove.
“Large crowds are expected to attend,” Michael Clifford, from the Killarney St Pio Prayer Group who meets the third Monday of each month, told the Killarney Advertiser.
“We bring it down to Killarney once a year and people have shown great interest and devotion to it in more recent years. People attach a lot of importance to the glove and like the opportunity to be blessed by it.”
Michael’s mother Sheila Clifford founded the local St Pio group 45 years ago and the group enjoys a yearly trip to San Giovani.
“She had an enormous devotion,” Michael, a retired secondary school teacher, said.
“She went on the trip 29 times. The yearly trip is usually in September/October with people from all over Kerry and Ireland going. This year’s trip is to Lourdes, Benevento where St Pio was ordained then we’re going to Pietrelcina where he was born and onto Piana Romana where he had a little farm, then onto San Giovani where he lived, and onto Mugnano where there’s a shrine to St Philomena.”
Anyone interested in going on this year’s trip can contact Michael on 085 1309835.
Ian makes his debut as a radio presenter
By Sean Moriarty Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week. The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017. Since the accident he has been a […]
By Sean Moriarty
Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week.
The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017.
Since the accident he has been a champion for the less fortunate under his mantra: “If you can’t stand up – standout”.
This was the inspiration behind his brand new radio show which aired for the first time on Wednesday evening.
‘Stand Out with Ian O’Connell’ will feature interviews with people who have overcome great adversary to reach even greater heights.
His first guest was fellow Killarney man Jordan Lee. The Paralympian represented Ireland in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
“I was used to being in the studio from people interviewing me, but this time I turned the table,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.
“It was great to have Jordan on, two Killarney men! I really enjoyed it, it got a massive reaction and I got loads of emails and messages afterwards and into Thursday morning.”
Ian will reveal his guest for the show on the previous Monday through various social media channels.
Sinead is queen of the court
By Con Dennehy With a mix of excitement, drama and impressive solo performances on offer, the Spa/Killarney Handball Tournament on Monday night showcased the best of upcoming talent in the sport. Competitions for Beginners and Advanced players at the magnificent Spa GAA facility has ensured the long term success of the sport in the greater […]
By Con Dennehy
With a mix of excitement, drama and impressive solo performances on offer, the Spa/Killarney Handball Tournament on Monday night showcased the best of upcoming talent in the sport.
Competitions for Beginners and Advanced players at the magnificent Spa GAA facility has ensured the long term success of the sport in the greater Killarney region.
One of the most impressive performances on the night was in the Beginners Category where local star Sinead Moriarty secured a number of electrifying victories to win the overall title.
“This was a very competitive competition. In the opening games Neill Horgan was defeated by Rosin King from Glenbeigh 13-15 with Sinead Moriarty getting the better of exchanges with Bríd Horgan (Spa) 15-8. In the other game Niamh Faulds from Glenflesk lost to Elena O’Donoghue (Spa) 15-10 despite a very brave effort from Niamh,” said Eoin O’Donoghue, secretary of Spa Killarney Handball Club.
In the semi-finals Sheila Kelliher lost to Elena O’Donoghue (Spa) 15-11 with Sinead Moriarty defeating Rosin King 15-12.
“In a pulsating final Sinead saw off the dogged challenge of Elena O’Donoghue 15-11. While Sinead dominated this game, she looked in control and played a brilliant tournament throughout and was a deserving overall winner.”
In the Advanced category there were wins for Evan Enright and Eoin O’Donoghue in the opening games.
In the quarter finals Even Enright saw off the challenge of Brendan O’Donoghue 15-8 while Eoghan Daly defeated Eoin O’Donoghue 15-11, Aoife Walsh (Currow) defeated Maggie Quirke (Glenbeigh) 15-7 and Brian McEvoy beat Michael Clifford 15-6.
Semi-final success for Evan Enright and Eoghan Daly saw them battle it out in a pulsating final with Daly taking the title on a 15-12 scoreline.
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