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It’s Obi-Wan Killarney

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Front, Max Coyne O'Gara and Jason Lee, back, Tracey Coyne, Conor Hennigan, Declan Mulvaney and Killarney Chamber President Kate O'Leary launching Star Wars film in Cinema Killarney.

 
Force set to awaken in town this Thursday

IT’S official – the people of Kerry will be among the first in the world to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens when they are treated to a special screening in the county this week.

Killarney Advertiser caught up with some very excited Star Wars enthusiasts at Cinema Killarney where the movie will be screened at lunchtime on Thursday, December 17, in partnership with Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, Disney and LucasFilm.

The special preview screening is a thank you to the people of Kerry for hosting the shoot of some scenes for the movie on Sceilg Mhichíl.

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, has welcomed the decision. “The enchanting and mystical beauty of South Kerry caught the attention of the filmmakers, but it was the hospitality of the local people which helped to make the film shoot a success,” said Minister Humphreys.

“I am really pleased that Disney and LucasFilm are arranging a special Kerry screening of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens as a way to say thanks to those locally who gave such a welcome to the cast and crew.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will help to showcase the unique natural and built heritage of Sceilg Mhichíl and it will bring images of this beautiful region of South Kerry to an unrivalled global audience, she added. “The success of the shoot also helps to reaffirm Ireland’s capacity to support high-end film production,” said Minister Humphreys.

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Coveted KY-1 plate goes to Hyundai for 2022

  The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row. The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021. Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists. […]

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The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row.

The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021.

Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists.

With the switch to full electric not far away, Adams of Tralee’s general manager Marcus O’Shea believes that hybrid offers the perfect transition from fossil fuelled-cars to electric.

“It is a steeping-stone towards full electric,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It reduces the range anxiety for those not ready for full electric and it gets people used to new ways – plugging in the car at night at home will become normal and hybrid is the first step.”

The Tucson range has a model to suit all tastes and budgets. As well as being available in petrol, diesel or hybrid, each power variant is also available as in entry-level, mid or high specification formats.

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Hairdresser reveals women “open up” on safety while getting their hair done

By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

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