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Killarney Library opens a new chapter for young readers

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BOOKWORMS will always remember their childhood holidays as the perfect opportunity to catch up with the antics of our favourite fictional characters.
Now Killarney Library will help open new chapters to create happy memories for younger generations of readers. The Summer Stars reading programme was launched in libraries across Kerry this week and it invites children to participate in a challenge that will keep them reading throughout the school summer holidays.

The reading challenge started on Monday and will run during the summer until August 22. “Each year Kerry Library runs summer reading programmes for primary schoolchildren to promote literacy development during the holidays and to encourage non-readers to engage with books,” said Eamon Browne of Killarney Library.

“Taking part is easy, just call into to Killarney Library and register. Each child who registers for the free programme joins in the fun of reading lots of exciting books during the summer,” said Eamon. “Children will receive their own Summer Stars reading Card to record their progress and the Summer Stars Reward Stamp will be added to their card at the library for each book read.”

At the end of the programme, all children who have participated will be invited to attend an awards event. The challenge will also include an interactive website where participants can play related themed games, review books, communicate with selected authors at: http://www.librariesireland.ie/summer-stars/

“The Summer Stars programme provides the whole family with an opportunity to explore the full range of events and facilities which are available in their local library,” added Eamon.

Killarney and all other Kerry libraries – Tralee Listowel, Ballybunion, Dingle, Kenmare, Killorglin, Caherciveen, Castleisland and the mobile libraries – are offering the challenge.

“Through this fun activity Kerry Library hopes to continue the promotion of books and libraries as an enjoyable and rewarding activity throughout the summer,” added Eamon.
For more information contact: Killarney Library at 064-6632655 or check out our website www.kerrylibrary.ie or better still give a call to Killarney Library.

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

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Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

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