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Killarney Advertiser and KC Print continue to support the Killarney Historic Rally

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The Killarney Advertiser and KC Print are, once again, supporting the Towers Hotel and Leisure Centre’s Killarney Historic Rally this weekend.

The event is always a fantastic celebration of classic cars and rich rally heritage in the Killarney area.

The Towers Hotel and Leisure Centre (part of the ODR Collection) was officially announced as the event’s headline sponsor last month and will be the main headquarters for this year's event.

The rally will officially commence with a ceremonial start on Friday night between 7-8.30 pm outside The Killarney Plaza Hotel (a member of the ODR Collection of hotels).

The traditional town centre start ramp, which is another highlight of the Christmas in Killarney Festival, will be placed directly outside the town centre hotel.
A number of stages will follow over the weekend including an exciting night-time stage which has been reintroduced for the first time in many years. Full details of rally stages can be found in the programme which is now on sale in the majority of local outlets.

Cormac Casey, owner of KC Print Group and the Killarney Advertiser has a long-standing tradition of supporting all events that Killarney and District Motor Club run throughout the year and this year's Killarney Historic Rally is no different.

To the frustration of the Killarney Advertiser and KC Print teams, Cormac has been a difficult man to get a hold of the past two weeks as he puts many of his business interests on hold to ensure the event is well looked in terms of their print, signage and branding needs. We did however manage to catch him between jobs for a quick few words.

"KC Print Group and the Killarney Advertiser are proud supporters of the local community and is committed to promoting events that bring people together. The Historic Rally is a perfect example of this commitment. Since the running of the first event, in 1996, the Killarney Advertiser has been proudly promoting the event locally, in fact, KC Print produced the very first event programme under the guidance of the, then Clerk of the Course and founder of the event, the late Maurice Nagle,” he said.

"Many Killarney locals may not realise it but this event has gained legendary status in the rallying community, with all credit going to the organisers and the town of Killarney which hosts it."

In addition to the rally itself, there will be a number of other other activities taking place throughout the weekend culminating with the finish ramp outside the Plaza Hotel around 6 pm Saturday and prizegiving ceremony at the Killarney Avenue later that evening.

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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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