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Kerry to roll out the red carpet for Féile Peil na nÓg

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Kerry FŽeile Peil na nOg and FŽeile na nGael participant Amy O'Sullivan being presented with a commemorative jersey by John West ambassadors Philly McMahon, left, and Danny Sutcliffe and Edwina Keane, Kilkenny camogie player, at the John West FŽile National Skills Star Challenge 2016, at the in the National Games Development Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin. PICTURE: PAUL MOHAN/SPORTSFILE

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KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL has joined forces with sports enthusiasts across the county to issue a warm welcome to the estimated 70,000 people who will visit Kerry and neighbouring counties over the course of the annual Féile Peil na nÓg, which takes place next weekend, from June 24 to 26.

The elected members of Kerry County Council recently announced funding under the Community Support Fund towards the hosting of the event which will see 125 GAA clubs – most of them in Kerry – hosting clubs from around the country for the annual underage football tournament.

The cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Pat McCarthy, extended a warm welcome to all the teams who will participate.

“With almost 70,000 people expected at almost 700 matches around the county and in Cork and Limerick, this is an enormous sporting event. Kerry GAA clubs have been working hard to prepare for the Féile and I wish it every success,” he said.

In addition to the allocation towards Féile Peil na nÓg, Kerry County Council has also provided support to over 60 community, sport and physical activity projects under this year’s Community Support Fund.

Niamh O’Sullivan, head of the community department at Kerry County Council, confirmed that councillors approved over €50,000 under this year’s Community Support Fund to support projects that focus on increasing participation in sport and physical activity.


Kerry Féile Peil na nÓg and Féile na nGael participant Amy O’Sullivan being presented with a commemorative jersey by John West ambassadors Philly McMahon, left, and Danny Sutcliffe and Edwina Keane, Kilkenny camogie player, at the John West Féile National Skills Star Challenge 2016, at the National Games Development Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin.
PICTURE: PAUL MOHAN/SPORTSFILE

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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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Caring group craft charity blankets

By Michelle Crean One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity. Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members […]

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By Michelle Crean

One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity.

Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members of Kilcummin Community Care worked together to make blankets for service users on the Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus.

“Each blanket is assigned as a personal gift to the clients using the Cancer Link Bus and is kept by them,” Kate Fleming, Chairperson of Kilcummin Community Care, said.

The knitting of the squares to make the blankets began at a gathering in the Rose Hotel in 2018. It was a gathering of different volunteer groups.

The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus were requesting knitted squares to make blankets for the clients who were using their facilities, she explained.

“Kilcummin Community Care were knitting at the time, so it was decided to help out this worthy cause. We received donations of wool from people in the parish and surrounding areas. Kilcummin ICA also got involved in the efforts.”

During the two years of COVID-19, members of both organisations continued to knit and are still knitting to the present day.

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