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By Natalya Krasnenkova

Last week at the Innisfallen Hotel, Irish and Ukrainian musicians came together for a joint music evening. The idea came about from amateur musician Ciaran Ryan.

MUSIC TO THEIR EARS: Liz Lucey and Kevin Tarrant making music together at the Innisfallen Hotel.

SWEET SOUNDS: Mary Daly Claudia Stocki Geraldine Guilfoyle and Ciaran Ryan playing music at the Innisfallen Hotel.

TUNES: Mary Daly Geraldine Guilfoyle Ciaran Ryan Billy Joy and Noel Lucey playing some trad tunes at the Innisfallen Hotel.

CONCERT: Ukrainian Tetiana Neliepova singing at the Innisfallen Hotel during a music concert last week.

“We are an informal band that gathers every couple of weeks to play music," Ciaran Ryan said.

"We don't have a name, but you can call us 'Le Chéile' which means "together" in Irish. We don't plan what we play, we just play what comes to mind or what someone has to offer in the evening"

Ronnie Moore added that they "never play for money, just for fun usually about every two weeks".

"Regarding the repertoire, that is never organised. Someone just suggests the next tune as we go along!” he said.

Ukrainians, who love music and singing, really liked the impromptu concert. After Irish musicians, Ukrainians took microphones and guitars and sang several folk and modern compositions.

“We all very much enjoyed your music. You have great talent. I think folk and traditional music is linked no matter where in the world it is played. It is about sharing emotions and our common human bond," Ciaran added.

Ukrainians offered to play a Ukrainian song together with Irish musicians. Ronnie Moore instantly read the notes and picked up the melody. Everyone was delighted with this lightning-fast duo of Evgenia Omelchenko and Ronnie Moore.

“We absolutely loved your singing and your music in general - the flute was beautiful. The singing was full of feeling and sounded professional. We all really enjoyed the evening and it was an amazing feeling to be able to communicate through music. We think you are all inspired to have experienced what you have experienced and still welcome us and show such good spirits. It is an example of what human beings can endure. It was a joyful evening with an awareness of much underlying sadness. Thank you all for that," Ronnie said.

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.

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