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Killarney firms behind Bill Murray’s golf tour of Ireland

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By Sean Moriarty

American actor Bill Murray is on a tour of Ireland to film a new a series of his golf travel documentary ‘The Links Life’ and it is all thanks to two Killarney-based firms.

The ‘Ghostbusters II’ and ‘Groundhog Day’ star will play at some of Ireland’s best golf courses, including Ballybunnion.

The tour started at Druids Glen on Tuesday and will continue until next Thursday.

Carton House, Carne Golf Links, Portsalon, Rosapenna, Cruit Island, Narin and Portnoo, Enniscrone, Connemara and the Galway Bay Golf Resort are also on the schedule.

Muarry’s findings will be broadcast on YouTube at a later date and will be narrated by legendary golf journalist and writer Tom Coyne.

The trip is supported by Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland with help from two Killarney-based tourism companies.

Local firm Experience Ireland Golf and Travel is providing the logistics support and access to the golf courses for the trip.

“Tom Coyne approached us, he used us before and was happy with the way we do things,” said founder Tom Kennedy. “We organise the hotels and additional activities like trips to distilleries and falcon watching.”

O’Callaghan Coaches and Chauffeur Services is providing the transportation for Murray and his crew.

“It is great to be back on the road,” said Phillip O’Callaghan after months of being parked up.

His brother Seamus is the coach driver.

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Dan Tim to drive sheep over London bridge

London-based South Kerry man, Dan Tim O’Sullivan, will exercise his rights as a Freeman of the city by herding sheep over a London bridge on Sunday. Mr O’Sullivan from Kells, was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2019, in recognition for his work in the construction industry. He employs over one thousand […]

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London-based South Kerry man, Dan Tim O’Sullivan, will exercise his rights as a Freeman of the city by herding sheep over a London bridge on Sunday.

Mr O’Sullivan from Kells, was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2019, in recognition for his work in the construction industry.

He employs over one thousand people through his labour hire firm ‘Danny Sullivan and Sons’, and has employed countless Kerry people, many of them from his native South Kerry, since its foundation in the mid-1980s.

The Freedom of the City of London allows the bearer to herd one hundred sheep over the landmark Tower Bridge.

However, logistical issues and traffic management plans mean the number of sheep has been reduced to less than 10 and the event will now take place over nearby Southwark Bridge.

London-based news channels, including the BBC, are expected to cover the event while hundreds of his family and friends from South Kerry will be in London to witness the unique event.

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Well-known Killarney man, Donncha Crowley, who lives in Woodlawn Park, was joined by his friends and staff from Centra, Muckross Road, to help him celebrate his very special 50th birthday on Saturday. Donncha is a keen cyclist, and well-known for his mastership of Suduko, and expertise on puzzles and general knowledge quizzes, winning many competitions […]

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Well-known Killarney man, Donncha Crowley, who lives in Woodlawn Park, was joined by his friends and staff from Centra, Muckross Road, to help him celebrate his very special 50th birthday on Saturday. Donncha is a keen cyclist, and well-known for his mastership of Suduko, and expertise on puzzles and general knowledge quizzes, winning many competitions down through the years. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

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