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Killarney Legion Feile adventure continues

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The Killarney Legion Under 15 Ladies Feile adventure continues this Saturday when they travel to Moyle Rovers GAA in County Tipperary, where they will represent Kerry in the Regional Feile finals for 2024.

Having won the Kerry competition in May, the girls now advance to the regional finals where they are drawn to play teams from Limerick, Wexford and Westmeath in the group stages.
A lot of hard work has been put in behind the scenes within the club to fundraise for the occasion. A club bingo night was a roaring success which was followed by the clubs annual Under 10 girls’ blitz during which a monster bake sale was held.
The club also embarked on a Re-Turn to Feile initiative, whereby members were asked to donate their plastic bottles and cans so the club could benefit from a Re-Turn refund.
“Great credit goes to our Under 15 ladies on not only qualifying for the event but in the way they took ownership of the fundraising ideas we put in place to self-fund the occasion,” said Ladies Chairperson Ted Healy.
“Special mention also to our young ladies families for the support received over the past few weeks. Of course these events don’t run themselves and would not have been possible but for the hard work of a group of volunteers behind the scenes and the support of all club members.”
“We are very grateful to all our sponsors who very kindly got behind our events in donating prizes for our bingo night and indeed to all who contributed the delicious home baking to our bake sale. “
“It has been great to see the club get behind this group of young women to ensure Saturday is a day that will live long in the memory.”
The team were presented with their new Feile gear at training on Tuesday night where the excitement was palpable.
The group, who play at both Under 14 and under 16 level in the club, have been looked after this year by Ted Healy, Kieran O Shea, Donal O Leary, Timmie Joe Fleming, John Bowler, Shane MacSweeney, Sharon O Shea and Noelle O Brien. The team is being captained by full back Liadan Coleman.
The team bus departs Killarney at 7am Saturday morning when the adventure continues.

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Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]

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The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.

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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]

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The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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