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Killarney Down Memory Lane Facebook page reaches 12,000 Membership milestone

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Established in 2012, a nostalgic Facebook page invited locals to share old photographs and post memories of years gone. Little did Legion GAA club colleagues Enda Walshe and Paddy Osborne think that it would soon become a social media sensation. Starting with a few photos of Legion teams of days gone by, locals historians soon joined driving the membership skyward and subscribers from all parts of the world have since been enthusiastically posting old images and memories of growing up in Killarney for the past four years.

Speaking to the Killarney Advertiser Enda Walshe said "when we started in Oct 18th 2012 we never would have imagined that it would reach 12,000 members and we’re sure there’s plenty more old photos and stories out there that people would like to share”

Enda also thanked all the people who contribute to the page, from the likes of local historians Damien Switzer and Peter O’Toole to countless other contributors who make the page are so informative and interesting.

Speaking to us Damien Switzer said for history buffs like him, who live to collect anything Killarney related the site is a great way of sharing… ‘posting a simple photo can spark a flood of facts and memories’ which brings the photos to life. He said the likes of Maurice Moriarty, Weeshie Fogarty, Maise O’Sullivan, Donal Whitty O'Sullivan and so many many more post and comment on a regular bases. Through this online community the history of Killarney is now being rewritten, made richer, more colourful...

 

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World Rally Champion Phil Mills’ Killarney visit

Former World co-driving champion Phil Mills will be one of the guests of honour at a special Killarney and District Motor Club event next month. The club is celebrating Prodrive’s […]

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Former World co-driving champion Phil Mills will be one of the guests of honour at a special Killarney and District Motor Club event next month.

The club is celebrating Prodrive’s association with the Rally of the Lakes on October 14.

The legendary British motorsport preparation firm was responsible for building some of the most iconic associated with the local rally.

The celebration, which will raise funds for the Jack and Jill Foundation, will be hosted by the voice of Irish motorsport Alan ‘Plum’ Tyndall.

Welshman Mills, who won the 2003 World Rally Championship, alongside Petter Solberg has confirmed his attendance at the Killarney Racecourse-based event.

He is just one of many superstars attending the showcase.
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“Accompanying the stars will be a collection of iconic Prodrive machinery, ranging from the BMW E30 M3, all the way through to the Subaru Group A and World Rally Cars the 1990s and early 2000s,” said Killarney and District Motor Club vice chairman and organiser Mike Shea.

“All proceeds of this event will go directly to the Jack & Jill foundation helping provide support and special care to children across the country and is a once in a lifetime event.”

This event is in association with: Lyons of Limerick; C.Wharton Tool Hire Ltd; BG Motors Ltd; Castleisland Tyre Centre; Aherns Motor Group; Reen’s Rathmore Peugeot; KC Print and Moriarty’s Central Car Sales

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National Park Autumn talks series 2023

The National Parks and Wildlife Service will run a series of talks on Thursday nights in October and November. Beginning on October 5 until November 16 the six-meeting programme will […]

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The National Parks and Wildlife Service will run a series of talks on Thursday nights in October and November.

Beginning on October 5 until November 16 the six-meeting programme will cover everything for the nature within the national park to the history of Killarney and its surrounding areas.

The opening lecture, by the NPWS’s Eamon Meskell will tell the story of the White-Tailed eagle in Killarney.

The following week, local historian, Owen O’Shea will deliver a speech on the Civil War in Kerry.

The final October talk is scheduled for October and its topic is the fungi growing in the park.

The lectures resume in November, on November 2, John Breen will talk about the various ant species in the park, the following week will feature a talk on the McShain family’s contribution to the town.

The final meeting, on November 16 covers the Blasket Islands, past present and future.

All events take place at Killarney House at 8pm – free admission but limited seating.

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