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Kilcummin’s brainest turn out for table quiz

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Thursday night last saw most of the “clever clogs” and "wise guys” of the Kilcummin Parish and beyond, congregate at the Klub Bar.

Seàn Derek Tara Karl Fionn and Ian O'Leary enjoying the quiz night.

The winning adult's table with Cathal Walshe presenting their €100 cash prize which they kindly gave back to the school funds. Pictured were: Seán Finnegan Sarah Pigott Louise Finnegan Eamon O'Donoghue Pat O'Donoghue Gerry Pigott and Treasa O'Donoghue.

Cathal Walshe pictured with Katie Brosnan Dan Barry Ella Kate Pigott Leah O'Connor and Orla Condon.

Joanne O'Sullivan (Kilcummin NS Parents Association Chairperson) and Cathal Walshe.

Some of the teachers and SNAs from Kilcummin NS Micheal Kelliher Micheal Murphy Mags Nagle Rena O'Keeffe Brid Casey Irene O'Donoghue with the Easter Bunny.

Joint quiz masters Mary T Moriarty and Cathal Walshe.

Timmy Moriarty Seán O'Leary Daragh Fleming and Stanley Trott.

Eileen Alan Zoey and Emma Nagle.

A huge turn out for the evening's event, the Kilcummin Parents Association Family Table Quiz, is what unfolded with 42 tables being registered on the night.

Quiz Master extraordinaire Cathal Walshe orchestrated affairs on the night and such was the crowd in attendance Mary Theresa Moriarty was promoted and called upon to assist in portraying the questions to the large crowd.

Not only did the night deliver a brain teasing quiz for all in attendance, but a monster raffle with an array of fabulous prizes were on offer to be won.

There was also a very special visit from the very busy Easter Bunny who arrived to much fanfare and delivered some Easter eggs to the boys and girls in attendance, a prelude to the impending season of Easter.

"The Parents Association would like to express their gratitude to all who sponsored prizes for the raffle and in particular, all those who attended and participated on the night," Joanne O'Sullivan, Chairperson for the Kilcummin Parents Association, said.

"Thanks to John and his staff in the Klub Bar for all their work setting up and helping out. Finally we would like to thank Kilcummin GAA for the use of the hall and their facilities. We’re looking forward to next year already."

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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

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 […]

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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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