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Irish show provokes “unforgettable” positive emotions

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More than 70 Ukrainians were left impressed by the Irish dance, the wonderful vocals of Giselle O’Meara and unsurpassed stage images, at a local show on Monday night.

NIGHT OUT: Niall and Suzanne Kelsh O’Donoghue pictured with Natalia Krasnenkova at the Gaelic Roots night in the Killarney Avenue Hotel on Monday night.

ENTERTAINING: Members of the Gaelic Roots team pictured entertaining their guests of honour on Monday night in the Killarney Avenue Hotel.

ENTERTAINING: Members of the Gaelic Roots team pictured entertaining their guests of honour on Monday night in the Killarney Avenue Hotel.

Ukrainians from the Innisfallen Hotel were guests of the traditional Gaelic Roots show in the Killarney Avenue Hotel at the invitation of Niall and Suzanne Kelsh O’Donoghue.

It was a great combination of traditional singing and dancing with more modern.

"Cultural language is understood by all without exception. That's why we wanted to share our culture with Ukrainians. We also wanted Ukrainians who came to Ireland to feel happy,” Niall O’Donoghue said.

Suzanne welcomed all the guests at the entrance to the hall and had even prepared sweet presents for Ukrainian children. Suzanne says that she learned about Ukrainians from her friend Tatyana McGough, and they immediately decided to arrange a show for Ukrainian guests.

Giselle opened the show with a greeting in Ukrainian “Glory to Ukraine!” (Thanks for the great pronunciation, Giselle), and the hall exploded with applause. There were tears in people's eyes.

For two hours we got acquainted with Irish music, dancing and singing. This show became a real therapy for our people and gave unforgettable positive emotions. For the first time in three weeks in Killarney, I saw the happy faces of our people.

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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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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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