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Killarney to hold its first ever Drive-In-Bingo tomorrow (Sunday)

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BINGO TIME: Looking forward to the Drive-In-Bingo in the new Liebherr car park at Lackabane, Fossa, Killarney tomorrow (Sunday) are from left: Dermot Cronin (Scotts Lakers officer), Keelin Houlihan (Scotts Lakers), Niall 'Botty' O'Callaghan (MC), Mark O'Shea (Scotts Lakers) and Paul Sheehan (St Paul's Basketball Club Chairman).

 

Killarney will hold its first ever Drive-In-Bingo in the new Liebherr car park at Lackabane, Fossa, tomorrow (Sunday) at 7pm.

St Paul's Basketball Club is hosting the Drive-in Bingo, which is an exciting alternative to a regular bingo night session, whilst adhering strictly to Government regulations and public health guidelines on social distancing.

Top cash prizes up to €3,500 will be available to win while great fun is guaranteed as you stay safe and comfortable inside your car with your family or friends.

Interested bingo players can turn up on the night, drive in to the car park, turn off their engines and buy a single or double bingo book and follow the game instructions and the calling of the numbers.

Well-known Killarney personality Cllr Niall 'Botty' O'Callaghan will be the official bingo number caller on the night and will keep
everyone entertained and amused calling out the bingo nicknames such as 'Stairway to Heaven', 'Jump and Jive', 'Knock at the Door' and 'Clickety Click'.

Game total is a total of 10 games with line across and full house.
Jackpot is after game eight. Winners can beep their horns or put on hazard lights to identify their car and a steward will then check the numbers before handing out a cash prize.

Stewards and volunteers will be available to assist with any queries and give out winning cash prizes. Car parking will be also be assisted by club stewards and COVID-19 regulations will be in place while toilet facilities and hand sanitiser will also be available.

Cars will be allowed enter the car park from 5pm and the bingo will commence at 7pm.

All proceeds raised from this novel event will go to St Paul's Basketball Club, Killarney.

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Black Valley broadband installation gets underway

Works are under way to install a high-speed fibre broadband network in the remote Black Valley area of Kerry. The Black Valley was one of the last areas of Ireland […]

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Works are under way to install a high-speed fibre broadband network in the remote Black Valley area of Kerry.

The Black Valley was one of the last areas of Ireland to be electrified but broadband in the region is expected to be live in the second half of the year with residents already able to pre-order their connection. 
“It is well known that Black Valley was one of the last locations to get electricity due to its remoteness and challenging terrain, so we are extremely pleased to be commencing the rollout of our high-speed fibre network now with a view to connections being available later this year,” said National Broadband Ireland Deployment CEO, TJ Malone.
  
“We are determined to ensure the rollout is as fast as possible and connection is made easy for Black Valley residents, and we have a plan in place to work around the location’s all-important tourist season.

“Black Valley is a symbol of NBI’s mission that no area will be left behind no matter how rural or remote and we are delighted that this beautiful location moves one step closer to high-speed fibre today, with all the opportunities that will unlock for the local community.” 

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Players of the year don’t duck a challenge

They never duck when faced with a big challenge on the field so it was safe to assume that GAA players of the year David Clifford and Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh […]

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They never duck when faced with a big challenge on the field so it was safe to assume that GAA players of the year David Clifford and Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh weren’t going to shy away from the latest task on their home patch.

The two top footballers in the country teamed up to launch a charity duck race which will form part of this year’s St Patrick’s Festival in Killarney, where they both live.

When the working day was done, busy secondary school teachers David and Louise had some great quack and they got caught up in the spirit of the occasion along the scenic River Deenagh in Killarney National Park.

The reigning Player of the Year and Ladies Player of the Year award winner demonstrated their competitive streak when they expressed confidence that their own ducks will win The Deenagh Duck Dash on the same river at noon on Monday, March 18.

But, luckily, festival chairman Jason Clifford was there to keep the peace and he even threatened to cry fowl and brandish a card at the star players – with duck yellow deemed the most appropriate colour.

Considered by many to be the greatest players of all time in their respective codes, between them, Fossa hotshot David and Corca Dhuibhne star Louise have an incredible nine All-Star awards.

But they might be tempted to swap one if their duck wins the fun-filled race on the day after St Patrick’s Day.

All proceeds from the event will go to St Francis Special School in Beaufort, Killarney which provides specialist education for young people with learning disabilities.
Festival chairman Jason remarked: “This isn’t just a race – it’s great fun for the whole family.
“Picture the scene with a flotilla of vibrant rubber ducks racing down a winding river, their owners cheering them on and all in the name of a fantastic cause”.
Super prizes await the winners, the cost of a rubber duck to participate in the race is just €5 and they can be bought online at https://stpatricksfestivalkillarney.ie/.

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