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Kilcummin and Glenflesk GAA Clubs OsKaR fundraiser returns after five years

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A flurry of excitement can be felt throughout the parishes of Kilcummin and Glenflesk with the news that the neighbouring clubs are joining forces for a second time to present the ‘A Night at the OsKars’ on December 7 in the INEC.

It is five years since the two clubs first came together to undertake this type of fundraiser, the first time it had been done in Munster. It was a resounding success with a capacity crowd attending on the night and a fantastic buzz around the two parishes throughout the rehearsals and filming.

“There has been a huge interest in the communities to do the OsKaRs again’, says Derry Healy of Glenflesk, “Anyone who took part last time just loved it.”
This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than the last event and it is hoped to involve even more actors.

Seven brand new films will be produced this time around, the titles of which will be revealed at the Launch Night in mid-June. While the rehearsals and filming won’t take place until the autumn, plans are well under way at this stage by the organising committee which involves members of both clubs.

An Information night will take place on Monday (May 29) at 8.30pm in the Killarney Heights Hotel and all are welcome to attend.

This will give anyone interested in taking part a chance to find out what is involved to hear from Kevin Rowe, the events company helping with the fundraiser and chat to people who took part previously.

Following on from this the casting night will take place on June 12.

Those who wish to take part must be over 16 and anyone under 18 will need to have a parent present for rehearsals and filming.

Participants don’t need to be members of the clubs, this is an opportunity for people in the Kilcummin, Glenflesk and surrounding areas to see themselves on the Big Screen.

“When we did the OsKaRs in 2018, we had no idea what a huge success it would be. It went far beyond raising funds for both clubs, it lifted the spirits of both parishes in a way that we could never have foreseen. That is why we have decided to do it all over again and we look forward to an exciting six months ahead,” explained Niamh Dwyer, Kilcummin GAA.

For more information contact Niamh on 087-9801105 or Derry on 087-2707899.

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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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